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Design engineers interested in PCB and cable harness simulation will profit from this acquisition through full exploitation of synergies in product development and support. This step will accelerate the incorporation of SimLab's cutting edge technology into CST's design environment.
Two products, based on SimLab technology, have already been integrated successfully in CST STUDIO SUITE™. CST PCB STUDIO™ (CST PCBS) and CST CABLE STUDIO™ (CST CS) are used to study signal propagation on PCBs and cable harnesses, with high efficiency.
CST PCB STUDIO
CST PCBS is a specialist tool for the investigation of Signal and Power Integrity and the simulation of EMC and EMI effects on Printed Circuit Boards (PCB). Applications include high speed digital, analog/mixed signal, and power supply. CST PCBS seamlessly integrates into various design flows, calculating parasitic crosstalk effects and simulating the electronic network in time or frequency domain. Of particular interest is the interface with CST MICROWAVE STUDIO(r) (CST MWS) which enables linking PCB simulations with subsequent full 3D analysis of electromagnetic emissions.
CST CABLE STUDIO
CST CS is focused on the analysis of SI, EMC and EMI effects in cable harness systems. Applications include the optimization of shielding, weight and space consumption on single wires, twisted pairs, and complex cable harnesses with an unlimited number of cables. Typical analyses include voltage distributions on probes, current flow through components, scattering parameters, impedances, and emissions simulation through CST MWS.
"The aim of this acquisition was to address the growing demand for EMC and Signal Integrity analysis tools," commented Dr. Bernhard Wagner, Managing Director, CST. "SimLab's extensive know-how in the EMC market has proven invaluable, and complements CST's expertise in the 3D EM simulation market. Our customers will benefit from a combination of tightly integrated technologies which is unique in this market."
CST CABLE STUDIO™ and CST PCB STUDIO™ are available as part of CST STUDIO SUITE™ 2009. More information from www.cst.com