Computer Simulation Technology (CST) featured its CST STUDIO SUITE 2006B, including the industry-standard 3-D EM Time Domain tool, CST MICROWAVE STUDIO, at this year's IEEE Radio & Wireless Symposium and Exhibition (RWS) in Long Beach, CA.

In this latest release, improved and extended solver technology has been at the forefront of CST STUDIO SUITE’s development. Users of CST MWS’ Time Domain solver can now take advantage of the new Fast PBA mesher for higher performance, and a more flexible subgridding scheme with reduced memory requirements. The transient solver engine is the first module to run with Linux operating systems. The Frequency Domain solver features plane wave incidents and slanted ports, and the performance of mesher and solver has been increased. CST MWS 2006B’s range of solvers of has been enriched by the addition of an Integral Equation solver based on the Multilevel Fast Multipole Method (MLFMM).

CST continues to focus on connecting software. Two completely new interfaces have been developed, to Mician’s ìWave Wizard mode matching software and AWR’s Microwave Office circuit simulation tool. In addition, there have been improvements made to the interfaces with EDA tools from Cadence, Zuken, Mentor and Agilent. Coupled simulation between CST MICROWAVE STUDIO’s (CST MWS) high frequency solvers and CST EM STUDIO’s magneto-static and thermal solver has now been enabled.

"2006B is a major release which contains a number of significant improvements which are especially valuable to those wishing to solve complex structures such as antenna systems or SiP/SoP,” said Bernhard Wagner, CST’s managing director, sales and marketing. “And the addition of an Integral Equation Solver to our portfolio further enhances CST’s leading position in offering the most complete solution for 3D EM simulation.”