Microwave Journal

CST and Acceleware Announce Hardware Acceleration

September 14, 2006

Computer Simulation Technology (CST) and Acceleware Corp. announced their channel arrangement and availability of Acceleware’s hardware acceleration solution for CST’s market and technology leading Time Domain solver within CST MICROWAVE STUDIO® 2006 (CST MWS).


Demonstrations are being provided at EuMW 2006, CST booth #309 and Acceleware booth #313 A key concern in industry’s R&D departments is the time required to bring a design idea to the virtual prototype stage. Speeding up design cycles and optimizations is crucial to achieving improvements in R&D throughput and productivity. Acceleware’s technology significantly reduces simulation run times and opens up new dimensions for design and development engineers relying on the accuracy and versatility of CST’s market leading Time Domain solver. Projects in areas like antennas, passive component design, signal integrity and many others will greatly benefit from this new development. The combination of Acceleware’s technology with CST’s Time Domain solver will notably increase simulation speeds by a factor 3-10 times, when compared to CST’s previously recommended computer specifications.

"Computer simulation is becoming increasingly attractive for all kinds of design processes due to a steady flow of improvements in software development and also due to a rapid improvement in computer hardware. The Frequency Domain has been benefiting from the increase in available memory in the recent years, but users of CST’s Time Domain technology will now gain a significant advantage through hardware acceleration" said Bernhard Wagner, managing director, sales and marketing, CST.

"Hardware acceleration is the differentiator for CST’s customers who want to develop and bring new products to market in record time. A product development schedule that may have taken a year or more can be reduced to months with our integrated acceleration technology. The positive financial impacts and ROI resulting from a faster time to market need no further explanation” states Chris Mason, director of EM product management, Acceleware.

The acceleration board will operate from version 2006B of CST MICROWAVE STUDIO and will be available to purchase from November 2006.