Friday, June 28, 2013
With the inclusion of additional predefined radios in the integrated EMIT library, this release makes the setup of cosite simulations faster and easier. 23 new radio definitions of transceivers, receivers and transmitters have been added. These definitions include architectures and programming, and will assist engineers in the process of certification or mitigation of cosite interference. Performance and visualization have also been improved in this version. Efficient simulations can be expected with initial feedback on cosite interference issues now being relayed at a faster speed.
As authorized resellers, we’ll also be setting up installations for those on a software maintenance contract through the customer support account on our website. If you want more information on EMIT software, simply contact us.
Read the official press release for more information. Press read more to access the German version.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
|(Courtesy of Prashanth Kumar, Univesity of New Mexico)|
As part of our series of interviews promoting university research, we asked Prashanth a few questions about his work.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
By Jonathan Oakley, VP Sales & Marketing CST of America
During a week of surprisingly perfect weather in Seattle, CST of America were at a particularly busy show – IMS 2013, the leading international symposium for microwave theory and practice. High traffic through the booth, a full presentation schedule and a very active demo station kept our staff occupied over the 3 exhibition days as we showcased electromagnetic (EM) simulation software tool, CST STUDIO SUITE®.
It was noticeable during the Q&A after our presentations and general booth conversations that engineers and their managers want more from their software tools than ever. So what are they looking out for? What I noticed is that companies are demanding more integrated software tools that fit seamlessly into existing workflows as well as being easy to use. However, it was clear that they needed EM simulation software that is both fast and accurate, without losing its depth of capability. What’s more is that the sheer range of applications mentioned by people visiting the booth was huge, ranging from antenna placement on large mining vehicles to exotic materials on aircrafts.
We were pleased to have all visitors drop by to say hello at our booth. If you want to have a look at what we were up to, check out our IMS 2013 Pinterest board for snapshots from the show or watch some of our interviews by Microwave Journal, RF Globalnet, and Engineering TV.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
|Detail from a PCB cross-talk simulation|
To make CST STUDIO SUITE® as useful as possible, we devote a substantial amount of development time to improving the performance of our products and optimizing the solver technology. Thanks to our co-operation with Intel®, our products can take full advantage of the power and speed of the latest generation processors. For more information about this, please see the Intel/CST solution profile.
Innovations such as the Perfect Boundary Approximation (PBA)®, the Thin Sheet Technique (TST)™ and True Geometry Adaptation enhance the efficiency of our flagship time domain and frequency solvers by improving their accuracy without compromising on speed. For models that are difficult to solve with these solvers, CST also have a range of other technologies which offer excellent performance for certain types of simulation. The asymptotic and integral equation solvers for example offer a practical approach for solving electrically large problems, such as antenna placement and RCS. High-Q structures, which are hard to simulate in the time domain because of how long they keep ringing, are much more efficiently calculated with the fast resonant solver.
Performance is not just about raw power, however. Usability also plays a key role in helping users achieve their goals, by streamlining the simulation workflow and allowing it to slot more easily into the product design process. To that end, we also work to ensure that CST STUDIO SUITE is very user-friendly. The Ribbon-based user interface guides the user through the simulation process, and the Project Wizard tool suggests the most suitable configuration and solver type for a fast, accurate simulation.
These three elements together – speed, accuracy and usability – are the basis of an effective workflow. Only when all three are available, without compromise, can a simulation be called high performance.