CST - Computer Simulation Technology
CST is a market leader in providing 3D electromagnetic (EM) field simulation tools through a global network of sales and support staff and representatives. CST develops CST STUDIO SUITE, a package of high-performance software for the simulation of EM fields in all frequency bands. Its growing success is based on a combination of leading edge technology, a user-friendly interface, and knowledgeable support staff. CST solutions are used by market leaders in a diverse range of industries, including aerospace, automotive, defense, electronics, healthcare, and telecommunications. CST is part of SIMULIA, a Dassault Systèmes brand. Further information about CST is available on the web at www.cst.com.
About SIMULIA The SIMULIA brand of Dassault Systèmes enables users to leverage physics-based simulation and high-performance computing to power sustainable innovation for products, nature, and life. Powered by Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform, SIMULIA realistic simulation and optimization applications accelerate the process of making mission-critical design and engineering decisions before committing to costly and time-consuming physical prototypes.
Antenna Magus is a software tool to help accelerate the antenna design and modeling process. It increases efficiency by helping the engineer to make a more informed choice of antenna element, providing a good starting design. Validated antenna models can be exported to CST MICROWAVE STUDIO®from a huge antenna database which means that the engineer can get to the customization phase of an antenna design quickly and reliably.
Antenna Magus is a product of Magus (Pty) Ltd. It can be purchased through CST distribution channels.
CST BOARDCHECK™ is an EMC, SI and PI rule checking program that reads popular board files from Cadence, Mentor Graphics, and Zuken as well as ODB++ (e.g. Altium) files and checks the PCB design against a suite of EMC or SI rules. The kernel used by CST BOARDCHECK is the well-known software tool EMSAT.
CST CABLE STUDIO® (CST CS) is dedicated to the three-dimensional analysis of signal integrity (SI), conducted emission (CE), radiated emission (RE), and electromagnetic susceptibility (EMS) of complex cable structures in electrically large systems. It provides powerful import filters from popular MCAD and ECAD tools for smooth integration into the industrial workflow.
CST DESIGN STUDIO™(CST DS) is a powerful and easy-to-use schematic design tool that radically speeds up the analysis, synthesis, and optimization of complex structures and electromagnetic systems.
How does it work? CST DESIGN STUDIO™ (CST DS) enables the synthesis of complex systems from simulation blocks This blocks may represent circuit components, Ibis or Touchstone models, or analytic models from an inbuilt library. Particularly valuable are parametric models from various members of the CST STUDIO SUITE®, such as CST MICROWAVE STUDIO®, CST PCB STUDIO®, or CST CABLE STUDIO®. All the simulation blocks can be synthesized in CST DS. The simulation task concept enables the rapid analysis of various aspects of the complete system's behavior.
CST EM STUDIO® (CST EMS) is dedicated to the simulation of static and low-frequency devices. Embedded in the same CST user interface, CST EMS features a variety of solver module to tackle electrostatics, magnetostatics, current flow and low-frequency problems and can be coupled to other CST STUDIO SUITE® modules for charged particle and multiphysics simulations.
Applications include: actuators, brakes, EMC, generators, motors, sensors, transformers measurement instrumentation, and shielding effects.
CST EMC STUDIO® (CST EMCS) is a specialized software package for analyzing electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and electromagnetic interference (EMI) using 3D electromagnetic field simulation. The solvers and tools in CST EMCS have been selected to be especially relevant to EMC engineers, and are drawn from the mature technology of CST STUDIO SUITE and CST BOARDCHECK.
The range of solvers allows emissions and susceptibility to be investigated across a range of different components. Alongside the general purpose time and frequency domain solvers, CST EMCS also includes cable harness solvers, EDA and CAD import tools, circuit simulation tools, PCB design rule checking and compact models for simulating vents and seams efficiently. With CST's System Assembly and Modeling (SAM) framework, simulations of individual components can also be combined for a hybrid simulation. Through its dedicated EMC workflows, including the Interference Task for analysis of multiple RF systems on a platform, CST EMCS can be integrated into a wide range of product design processes.
CST MICROWAVE STUDIO®(CST® MWS®) is a specialist tool for the 3D EM simulation of high-frequency components. CST MWS' unparalleled performance makes it the first choice in leading R&D departments.
CST MWS enables the fast and accurate analysis of high frequency (HF) devices such as antennas, filters, couplers, planar and multi-layer structures and SI and EMC effects. Exceptionally user-friendly, CST MWS quickly gives you an insight into the EM behavior of your high-frequency designs.
CST promotes Complete Technology for 3D EM. Users of our software are given great flexibility in tackling a wide application range through the variety of available solver technologies. Besides the flagship module, the broadly applicable Time Domain solver and the Frequency Domain solver, CST MWS offers further solver modules for specific applications. Filters for the import of specific CAD files and the extraction of SPICE parameters enhance design possibilities and save time. In addition, CST MWS can be embedded in various industry standard workflows through the CST STUDIO SUITE® user interface.
CST MPHYSICS® STUDIO (CST MPS) is a powerful and easy-to-use tool for thermal and mechanical stress analysis. Systems and devices very rarely fall neatly into just one area of physics, and multiphysics simulation is often necessary for a complete simulation of the device’s characteristics.
High-frequency fields, currents, and particle collisions are all sources of heat that EM engineers frequently encounter, and so CST MPS is fully integrated into CST STUDIO SUITE® to enable coupled EM-multiphysics simulation with other tools such as CST MICROWAVE STUDIO®, CST EM STUDIO®, and CST PARTICLE STUDIO®. With the CST MPS thermal solver, the changes in temperature generated by these interactions can be modeled, and heat flow within the device simulated to test the performance of heat sinks and ensure the reliability of temperature-sensitive components. The thermal solver can even simulate bioheat effects, to calculate how fields will interact with the body.
CST PARTICLE STUDIO® (CST® PS) is a specialist tool for the fast and accurate analysis of charged particle dynamics in 3D electromagnetic fields. Powerful and versatile, it is suitable for tasks ranging from designing magnetrons and tuning electron tubes to modeling particle sources and accelerator components.
The particle tracking solver can model the behavior of particles through static fields, and with the gun iteration, space charge limited emission. The particle-in-cell (PIC) solver, which works in the time domain, can perform a fully consistent simulation of particles and electromagnetic fields. For relativistic applications, the wakefield solver can calculate how the fields generated by particles traveling at (or close to) the speed of light interact with the structure around them.
CST PCB STUDIO® (CST PCBS) is a specialist tool for signal integrity (SI), power integrity (PI), and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) analysis on printed circuit boards (PCB). It integrates easily into the EDA design flow by providing powerful import filters for popular layout tools from Cadence, Zuken, and Altium. Prior to modeling and simulation, the imported layout is automatically checked in order to correct potential geometric errors.
The intuitive workflow of CST PCBS and its accurate and modern simulation techniques allow for investigations of any kind of PCBs, from single-layer boards up to multi-layer high-speed designs. Effects like resonances, reflections, crosstalk, power/ground bounce and simultaneous switching noise (SSN) can be simulated at any stage of product development, from pre-layout to post-layout phase.
CST STUDIO SUITE 2018 builds on industry-leading CST electromagnetic simulation technology with a range of new features for the design, simulation and optimization of components and systems.
These tools increase the versatility of CST STUDIO SUITE for modeling and simulating complex systems, and strengthen workflows for applications such as antenna placement and installed performance, co-site interference mitigation, and SAR and exposure analysis.
Easy-to-use matching circuit optimization and antenna analysis software
Optenni Lab is a novel software with innovative analysis features that increases the productivity of antenna designers and speeds up the antenna design process. Optenni Lab offers fast fully automatic matching circuit optimization tools, estimation of the obtainable bandwidth of antennas and calculation of the worst-case isolation in multi-antenna systems.
Optenni Lab is a product of Optenni Ltd. It can be purchased through CST distribution channels.