Microwave Journal

CST MICROWAVE STUDIO® 2006B Now Available for 32 and 64Bit Linux

February 19, 2007
RF design engineers involved in the electromagnetic design and optimisation of passive components such as antennas, filters and connectors, as well as those interested in signal integrity or emc effects can now choose to run their CST EM simulation solvers on Red Hat Enterprise Linux v. 3 or 4, as an alternative to the already available Microsoft Windows versions. Alongside the 5 fully featured high frequency CST MWS solvers, the low frequency and static modules included in CST STUDIO SUITE™ have been ported to Linux. In addition to Linux support, CST MWS 2006B offers enhanced performance and robustness particularly in the Time Domain solver, thanks to the new Fast PBA mesher and the new flexible subgridding scheme with drastically reduced memory requirements. Alongside increased mesher and solver performance, users of the Frequency Domain solver now benefit from numerous new features and improvements such as the facility to excite structures by plane waves and slanted ports. A new solver has been introduced for electrically large structures. This Integral Equation solver will be used for radar cross section and antenna placements calculations. Coupled simulation has also been a focus of this release. The newly implemented co-simulation between CST MWS' Frequency Domain TET solver and CST EM STUDIO™’s Magneto-Static solver facilitates the simulation of realistic biasing of ferrites, and the interoperability between the high frequency solvers and the thermal solver has also been further improved. CST MICROWAVE STUDIO® 2006B key features: • 5 fully featured solver modules, seamlessly integrated within one interface o Market leading time domain simulator, which uses proprietary PERFECT BOUNDARY APPROXIMATION (PBA)® technology o Frequency domain on hexahedral and tetrahedral meshes o New Integral Equation solver for large structures o Fast s-parameter solver dedicated to highly resonant structures o Eigenmode solver • Co-simulation o EM/circuit co-simulation with CST DESIGN STUDIO™ o EM/thermal co-simulation with CST EM STUDIO™ o Magnetostatic simulation for realistic biasing of ferrites • Workflow integration o Interface with AWR Microwave Office® circuit simulation o Interface with Aglient EEsof ADS o Interface with Mician uWave Wizard mode matching code o Import of multi-layer structures from Cadence, Zuken, Mentor Graphics o Interfaces with industry standard CAD tools o Export of s-parameters, touchstone files and spice models • New flexible subgridding scheme • Hardware acceleration for Time Domain solver • Distributed computing scheme for fast optimisation and parameter studies Further details available at www.cst.com. About CST MICROWAVE STUDIO® CST MICROWAVE STUDIO® (CST MWS) is the leading edge tool for the fast and accurate simulation of high frequency (HF) devices such as antennas, filters, couplers, planar and multi-layer structures and SI and EMC effects. CST MWS offers considerable product to market advantages such as shorter development cycles, virtual prototyping before physical trials, and optimization instead of experimentation. About CST STUDIO SUITE™ CST STUDIO SUITE™ comprises CST’s 3D EM simulation tools: the renowned CST MICROWAVE STUDIO® for high frequency applications, CST EM STUDIO™ for low frequency and statics and CST PARTICLE STUDIO™, for charged particle dynamics, and is rounded off with CST DESIGN STUDIO™ for synthesis and circuit simulation. All programs are accessible through the CST DESIGN ENVIRONMENT™ which facilitates multiphysics and co-simulation. About CST CST is one of the two largest suppliers of electromagnetic simulation software and has continuously enhanced its position as market and technology leader in 3D Time Domain simulation. With over 100 employees worldwide and a network of qualified distributors, 140 people are dedicated to the development and support of its EM products in more than 30 countries.