CST STUDIO SUITE 2013 Now Shipping

Darmstadt, Germany, April 18, 2013, CST - Computer Simulation Technology AG (CST) announces that shipping has begun for CST STUDIO SUITE® 2013, the latest version of their flagship product. CST STUDIO SUITE comprises a range of EM simulation tools, including the industry-leading high-frequency package CST MICROWAVE STUDIO® (CST MWS). The shipping process is expected to be completed by April 30, 2013.  

CST STUDIO SUITE is widely used by engineers working in fields ranging from communications and electronics to healthcare and aviation, helping them to model electromagnetic phenomena and evaluate their designs for optimal performance. Combining high-frequency and low-frequency simulation tools alongside specialized solvers for applications such as PCBs, cables and charged particle devices, CST STUDIO SUITE can be applied to many typical engineering tasks, such as EMC/EMI evaluation, SI and PI analysis, design optimization, and the tuning of antennas and filters.

The most obvious enhancement in the 2013 version is the Ribbon-based user interface. The Ribbon is centered on the standard simulation workflow, leading the engineer from set-up and modeling to simulation and post-processing. The Ribbon is supplemented by new features, including the Project Wizard and QuickStart Guide, which make the process of preparing and configuring a new project straightforward.

These changes are complemented by technological improvements behind-the-scenes. Through CST’s close collaboration with Intel®, the solver code has been optimized to boost performance on the latest generation of processors.

To improve the versatility of the software, CST STUDIO SUITE also includes brand-new analysis tools, such as cylinder scans and range profile sinograms. These broaden the number of applications that the software can be used for, and allow it to slot into many different workflows easily.

We are proud of the newest version of CST STUDIO SUITE,” commented Bernhard Wagner, Managing Director, CST AG. “It is extremely fast, has an incredible user interface and brings many important improvements. We are looking forward to receiving feedback from our customers and new potential users.”

Highlights of CST STUDIO 2013

•   General

  • Ribbon based user interface
  • Project wizard
  • Automatic storage of parametric results
  • Cylinder scan for farfields of all solvers

•    CST MWS transient solver

  • Faster, more memory efficient mesh generation
  • Kernel optimized for the latest processors
  • Non-linear, frequency-dependent materials, such as Kerr and Raman materials
  • More than 2 billion mesh cells
  • GPU acceleration for TLM solver

•    CST MWS frequency domain solvers

  • Curved tetrahedrons now default
  • Improved mesh set-up
  • Improved performance and memory efficiency
  • Efficient eigenmode solver supports lossy dielectrics

•    CST MWS asymptotic solver

  • Range profiles and sinograms for RCS


  • Improved automation for model set-up and result creation


  • GPU support for particle-in-cell simulation



CST STUDIO SUITE 2013 is now shipping to all customers with a valid maintenance contract. For more information or an evaluation license, please contact your local sales representative.

About CST

CST develops and markets high performance software for the simulation of electromagnetic fields in all frequency bands. Its success is based on the implementation of leading edge technology in a user-friendly interface. CST’s customers are market leaders in industries as diverse as Telecommunications, Defense, Automotive, Electronics, and Medical Equipment. Today CST employs 210 sales, development, and support personnel, and enjoys a leading position in the high frequency 3D EM simulation market.

CST STUDIO SUITE is the culmination of many years of research and development into the most accurate and efficient computational solutions for electromagnetic designs. From static to optical, and from the nanoscale to the electrically large, CST STUDIO SUITE includes tools for the design, simulation and optimization of a wide range of devices. Analysis is not limited to pure EM, but can also include thermal and mechanical effects and circuit simulation. CST STUDIO SUITE can offer considerable product to market advantages such as shorter development cycles, virtual prototyping before physical trials, and optimization instead of experimentation. 

Further information about CST is available on the web at http:// www.cst.com.

For further information please contact:

Ruth Jackson, Communications Manager, CST AG

Tel: +49 6151 7303-752

Email:  Email Contact, Web:  http://www.cst.com


CST, CST STUDIO SUITE, CST MICROWAVE STUDIO, CST EM STUDIO, CST PARTICLE STUDIO, CST CABLE STUDIO, CST PCB STUDIO, CST MPHYSICS STUDIO, CST MICROSTRIPES, CST DESIGN STUDIO, CST BOARDCHECK, PERFECT BOUNDARY APPROXIMATION (PBA), and the CST logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of CST in North America, the European Union, and other countries. Other brands and their products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and should be noted as such.

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