CST is pleased to announce that the Optenni Lab™ matching circuit optimization software is now available through the global CST sales channels. Optenni Lab will be fully supported by the CST sales and technical support teams distributors worldwide.

An important challenge in the daily work of antenna design engineers is to ensure the technical specifications are met for antenna bandwidth and efficiency. These characteristics can be enhanced significantly faster and easier using matching circuits than by modifying the antenna’s geometry. Traditionally, designing matching circuits has required special expertise in the areas of impedance matching and circuit simulation tools. Optenni Lab provides fully automatic matching circuit generation and optimization routines.  The user only needs to specify the desired frequency range and number of components in the matching circuit after which Optenni Lab provides a choice of optimized matching circuit topologies. Optenni Lab uses accurate inductor and capacitor models from major component manufacturers and a fast tolerance analysis to ensure that the manufactured matching circuits will meet the design criteria. 

CST, one of the two market leading providers of 3D electromagnetic simulation software, and Optenni have sustained a close technical and marketing relationship over the past two years. This has included designing a two-way link between CST STUDIO SUITE and Optenni Lab, presentations at CST User Conferences, and  joint webinars, video tutorials and white papers.The logical next step in enhancing service to our end customers is for CST channels to distribute and support Optenni Lab directly.

“Facilitating the work of antenna designers was our key objective when starting our collaboration with Optenni two years ago. The goal was to implement a streamlined designflow that spans antenna synthesis, 3D analysis and matching,” stated Dr. Martin Timm, Marketing Director, CST. “We are convinced that the incorporation and support of the integrated Optennni/CST product solution through our channels will greatly benefit an important application group in CST’s customer base.”