CST announces EMI and EMC simulation software
EMC is an important consideration in product design across a wide range of industries. CST develops electromagnetic simulation software that help identify potential compliance issues before the actual prototype is built, and to analyze products that fail compliance testing. Engineers can study effects such as radiated or conducted emissions in consumer electronics devices, or susceptibility to electrostatic discharge, lightning strike and high-intensity radiated fields (HIRF).
CST EMC STUDIO contains a toolkit of proven solver technology for the study of EMC effects, with general purpose 3D modules for time and frequency domain simulation alongside more specialized solvers. In particular, it includes the 3D transmission line matrix (TLM) method solver, which implements technology that simplifies numerical EMC analysis, such as compact models and octree meshing. The bidirectional cable/field simulation enables more realistic modeling of noise propagation and radiation over cables. True transient EM/circuit helps analyze the effect of nonlinear circuitry on EMC performance.
Radiated and conducted emissions from PCBs can play a critical role in EMC performance of devices. For analyzing printed electronics, the powerful import functionality and the EMC rule checker are of interest. EDA import formats supported include those used in Cadence® Allegro®, Mentor Graphics® Xpedition®, Zuken® CR8000 and ODB++ databases. The EMC rule checker allows the detection of potential problems on PCBs that can be then analyzed in 3D by the full wave solvers.
“In the last few years, we’ve seen increasing interest in our products from the world of EMC analysis,” said Dr. Bernhard Wagner, Managing Director, CST. “Through the development of simulation tools and specialized workflows specifically for this segment, numerical EMC analysis can be integrated earlier in the design process. With the introduction of CST EMC STUDIO, we further demonstrate our commitment to this field.”