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FEKO, part of Altair’s HyperWorks® suite is a comprehensive electromagnetic simulation software tool, based on state of the art computational electromagnetics (CEM) techniques, enabling users to solve a wide range of electromagnetic problems. FEKO’s multiple solution techniques make it applicable to a wide range of problems for a large array of industries. Typical applications include analyses of horns, radiation patterns & hazard zones, wire, reflector, conformal, and broadband antennas, microstrip patches, arrays, antenna placement & design. Analyses related to EMC (including shielding & cable coupling), RCS (scattering problems), waveguide structures (RF components), SAR extraction (Bio-electromagnetics), and multiple dielectric layers (Radomes)
Altair is focused on the development and broad application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for improved business performance. Privately held with more than 2,300 employees, Altair is headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA and operates more than 40 offices throughout 22 countries. Today, Altair serves more than 5,000 corporate clients across broad industry segments.
FEKO, now part of Altair HyperWorks, is available under Altair’s patented on-demand software licensing system. Users can run multiple HyperWorks applications (including FEKO) and other Altair products for a flat rate, rather than paying for each license in use. As part of Altair’s portfolio, the FEKO version number will jump from FEKO Suite 7.0 to FEKO 14.0 to align with HyperWorks 14.0, the next version of HyperWorks.Read More
The first Altair HyperWorks Units (HWU) enabled version of FEKO is now available on the Altair website. HWU licensing will allow access to many Altair products, including the powerful HyperMesh pre-processor. FEKO Suite 7.0.2 has major runtime and memory improvements for the Ray-Launching Geometrical Optics (RL-GO) solver. This applies specifically to electrically huge problems.Read More
With the belief that no single computational EM (CEM) method is capable of solving the whole spectrum of problems, EMSS introduces fully integrated finite difference time domain (FDTD) and multilevel fast multipole/physical optics (MLFMM/PO) hybrid solvers. FEKO’s Suite 7.0 release will take the next step toward a complete solution.Read More
FEKO Suite 6.2 introduces several completely new features to FEKO. Characteristic mode analysis (CMA) is the numerical calculation of a weighted set of orthogonal current-modes that are supported on conducting bodies (similar to waveguide modes). The eigencurrents are independent of any specific source or excitation and thus only depend on the shape and size of the conducting body.Read More
Antenna Magus is the first antenna design tool of its kind. Its huge searchable collection of antennas can be explored to find, design and export models of the designed antennas to FEKO for further analysis, optimization or integration and placement on platforms.Read More
FEKO offers several techniques (MoM, MLFMM, FEM, asymptopic high frequency PO, GO, UTD) and special extensions for the efficient solution of a broad spectrum of RF problems in a single code. Applications include analysis and design of antennas, antenna placement, scattering, RF and waveguide components, EMC, and radiation hazards.Read More
Ting-Yen Shih, a Ph.D. student from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was announced the 2015 winner of the FEKO Student Competition. The contest, now in its 11th year, supports engineering education and academic excellence and is aimed at students interested in antennas, microwave devices, bio-electromagnetics, electromagnetic compatibility and other electromagnetic related fields.Read More
Altair announced that engineering students from across the globe are once again invited to compete in the popular FEKO Student Competition. The competition is open to all under-graduate and post-graduate students who work on a supervised project in the area of electromagnetic engineering and make use of FEKO, Altair's comprehensive electromagnetic (EM) analysis software suite, included in HyperWorks®.Read More
Altair announced that Gastón Ezequiel Pérez, a final year electrical engineering student from the Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Facultad Regional Buenos Aires, Argentina, has won the 2014 FEKO Student Competition, an international contest organized in support of engineering education and academic excellence.Read More
Altair Engineering, a U.S. based engineering company, recently acquired EM Software & Systems-S.A. based in Technopark which sees FEKO, the electromagnetic field analysis software now becoming part of HyperWorks. With this acquisition Altair will now have a local presence in the South African market, covering all sales and support activities in the region.Read More
Altair has completed its acquisition of 100 percent of EM Software & Systems – S.A. (Pty) Ltd and its international distributor offices in the United States, Germany, and China. This development adds the FEKO® solver to the HyperWorks® suite.Read More
An agreement-in-principle has been reached between Altair and EMSS, pursuant to which Altair will acquire 100 percent of EM Software & Systems and its international distributor offices in the United States, Germany, and China.Read More
EM Software & Systems – S.A. (Pty) Ltd. announced that from 1 September 2013 all import and export CAD filters will be enabled in the FEKO Silver, Gold and Platinum Licences free of charge. FEKO users with paid up M&S will therefore immediately benefit from this change.Read More
Optenni Ltd. announces a new version of the Optenni Lab matching circuit optimization and antenna analysis software featuring a unique easy-to-use simultaneous multiport matching capability for antennas and other RF applications.Read More
Now in its 11th year, the FEKO Student Competition is open to all under-graduates and post-graduates who work on a supervised project in electromagnetic engineering and make use of FEKO. This annual competition is organised to give students an opportunity to showcase their work.Read More
Optenni Ltd has signed worldwide distribution agreements for the Optenni Lab matching circuit optimization software with both Computer Simulation Technology AG (CST) and EM Software & Systems-S.A. (Pty) Ltd (EMSS).Read More
MAGUS Ltd, EMSS Ltd., and CST AG, announced the version 4.0 release of Antenna Magus. It has crossed the 200 antenna mark, giving rise to the claims that it is the world’s leading antenna design tool.Read More
Matching circuits for antennas and other RF components based on 3D models can now be easily optimized by designers who use FEKO together with Optenni Lab.Read More
Introduction to 6.2, the latest version of the product, which offers new tools that provide more flexibility and deeper insightsRead More
Presents a detailed workflow for the design of a four-element transceiver array for 3 Tesla cardiac MRI with sufficient mutual decoupling and good field coverageRead More
Details the complete workflow of an antenna design for the LTE mobile phone applications, starting from the antenna design to the bit rate channel capacity calculationsRead More
This introduction to FEKO formed part of the Altair Hyperworks Partner Alliance (http://www.hyperworksalliance.com) Introductory Webinar Series, presented in August 2011.
The popular FEKO Student Competition is once again open to all under-graduates and post-graduates who work on a supervised project in electromagnetic engineering and make use of FEKO. This annual competition is an opportunity for students to showcase their work.Download
In this paper the authors investigate and present a patent pending novel micro-strip coupler structure that exhibits very low RF insertion loss (high coupling) while insuring high electrical isolation (>10kV) between the wireless Network Interface Card (NIC) RF connection and the external antenna.Download
Microstrip filters, planar antennas and other RF structures are solved efficiently using the planar Green's function. Only the stripline or antenna needs to be discretised with this method. Ground planes are treated implicitly by the formulation and do not add to the number of unknowns.Download
Antennas are increasingly incorporated into the windscreens of automobiles. FEKO has a special formulation to design the antenna and calculate the effect of the vehicle on the radiation pattern of the antenna.Download
The combination of the integral equation (MoM) and the differential equation (FEM) solvers allows the efficient solution of real world radiation hazard problems e.g. calculating the effect of an antenna's radiation on humans sitting inside a vehicle. SAR is calculated according to international standards.Download
The combined MoM and the Multi-conductor Transmission Line (MTL) theory enables the analysis of coupling into and radiation from cable harnesses in their real-world environments.Download
Several extensions and special solvers are used in FEKO for efficient EMC analysis, e.g. adaptive frequency interpolation, cable harness analysis, SAR calculation, low frequency stabilisation, time domain analysis. Applications include shielding and coupling investigations, reverberation chamber design and EMC test environment modelling.Download
Offering both a MoM and a FEM solver FEKO is well-suited for the full-wave analysis of waveguide structures e.g. Magic-T coupler, slotted waveguide antenna, cavity- and waveguide filters. Port modes are specified or calculated and near-fields and S-parameters are extracted with ease.Download
A case study, showing the design of an array antenna for the proximity fuse of an air defence missile, is performed to illustrate the combined use of Antenna Magus and FEKO.
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