CST STUDIO SUITE 2017 is Now Available!

Computer Simulation Technology (CST) has launched the 2017 version of its electromagnetic simulation tool, CST STUDIO SUITE. The latest edition includes a range of new tools for synthesis and analysis and improvements to existing features. It is now available to order globally.

The CST STUDIO SUITE is an electromagnetic (EM) simulation software package with solvers for various applications across the electromagnetic spectrum, as well as multi-physics and particle applications. All of CST tools are available within a single graphical user interface and can be linked together for straightforward hybridization of simulations. It is currently being used in leading companies across the high-tech and manufacturing industries to develop new ideas, optimize products, and ensure standards compliance. The 2017 release of the suite builds on the success of previous releases with new features for broader and more in-depth analysis of EM systems.

The new tool Filter Designer 3D (FD3D) can now automatically synthesize cross-coupled and diplexer filter designs to meet the specifications, including transmission zeroes, Q-factor, and equiripple. The complex and sensitive nature of these filters makes them challenging to design and tune with traditional methods. Coupling matrix extraction with FD3D offers an efficient way to fine-tune 3D filter structures. 

The new Interference Task offers a straightforward approach for investigating potential EMI issues using coupling data from simulations.  At a glance, it shows which combinations of RF systems can potentially lead to co-site interference problems, allowing mitigation approaches to be tested on a virtual prototype. The updated ray-tracing Asymptotic Solver in STUDIO SUITE can now directly calculate the coupling between antennas. It can simulate extremely large platforms such as aircraft, ships, and buildings very efficiently, making it well suited to many kinds of antenna placement scenarios. This can be combined with the Interference Task for detailed co-site analysis of vehicles, vessels, and aircraft.

The 2017 version also sees the expansion of CST MPHYSICS® STUDIO tools with the Conjugate Heat Transfer (CHT) Solver. This uses Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to simulate the flow of air through devices, taking fans and vents into account. With the CHT Solver, users can include the cooling systems in their multi-physics simulation, allowing these systems to be designed and optimized before constructing prototypes.

Shipping of CST STUDIO SUITE 2017 has now started, and electronic delivery is available from the CST support area www.cst.com/support