CST demonstrates virtual realityfor EM design and simulation

Darmstadt, September 3 2015, CST® - Computer Simulation Technology AG (CST) in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD, will demonstrate how the emerging technology of immersive virtual reality can be used in the EM design workflow and integrated with its flagship electromagnetic simulation tool, CST STUDIO SUITE® 2015, at European Microwave Week (EuMW) on September 8 2015, booth 311.

CST STUDIO SUITE is used by engineers and researchers across a wide range of fields to model electromagnetic systems and optimize designs. In order to allow it to be used in as many design workflows as possible, CST supports its powerful electromagnetic and multiphysics solvers with import/export tools for a wide range of CAD and EDA formats, and with a visualization engine that can plot field propagation and radiation patterns in full 3D. At European Microwave Week 2015, CST will demonstrate how next generation technologies such as virtual reality will also be entering the EM design process in the near future and how these technologies can be used to supplement simulation. 

Virtual reality is still thought of as a platform for games and entertainment, but also offers advantages for engineers who need to visualize complex behavior in their device. Using software developed in cooperation with Fraunhofer IGD, CST will demonstrate how immersive virtual reality can be used to explore coupling paths on a complex PCB in order to identify the sources of EMC issues such as cross talk more simply. Visitors to the CST booth can try on a pair of Oculus Rift goggles and fly through a CST STUDIO SUITE simulation of a PCB in an enclosure in order to quickly and intuitively identify couplings. 

“Virtual reality offers a new way for users to visualize simulation data and investigate the behavior of their devices,” commented Dr. Martin Timm, Director Global Marketing, CST. “Being able to immerse yourself in your system and experience the fields and currents as if they were tangible quantities is not only fascinating, but gives you a new way to explore the physics of your system.”

About CST

Founded in 1992, CST offers the market’s widest range of 3D electromagnetic 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 electromagnetic fields in all frequency bands, and also sells and supports complementary third-party products. Its success is based on a combination of leading edge technology, a user-friendly interface and knowledgeable support staff. CST’s customers are market leaders in industries as diverse as telecommunications, defense, automotive, electronics and healthcare. Today, the company enjoys a leading position in the high-frequency 3D EM simulation market and employs 280 sales, development, and support personnel around the world. 

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 <https://www.cst.com>.

About Fraunhofer IGD

Fraunhofer IGD is the world’s leading institute for applied research in Visual Computing. Visual Computing is image- and model-based information technology and includes computer graphics and computer vision, as well as virtual and augmented reality.

In simple terms, the Fraunhofer researchers in Darmstadt, Rostock, Graz, and Singapore are turning images into information and extracting information from images. In cooperation with its partners, technical solutions and market-relevant products are created.

Prototypes and integrated solutions are developed in accordance with customized requirements. In doing so, Fraunhofer IGD places users at the forefront, providing them with technical solutions to facilitate computer work and make it more efficient. One example is the 3D visualization engine for CST STUDIO SUITE, which was developed in the long-standing cooperation between CST and Fraunhofer IGD.

Owing to its numerous innovations, Fraunhofer IGD raises man-machine interaction to a new level. Man is able to work in a more result-oriented and effective way by means of the computer and visual-computing developments. Fraunhofer IGD has more than 200 employees and budget amounts over 19 million euros.

For further information please contact:

Dr. Martin Timm, Director Global Marketing, CST Tel: +49 6151 7303-0

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Web:  https://www.cst.com/

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