Virtual prototyping cuts down on the costs of R&D by shortening the iteration cycle, identifying and addressing design flaws early in development, and bringing parts to market faster.
CST Studio Suite provides fast, accurate, accessible electromagnetic simulation for engineers, designers, and researchers working in many fields, including microwaves, RF & optical, EDA & electronics, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), particle dynamics, statics, and low frequencies.
9 high-frequency, 5 low-frequency, 4 multiphysics, 3 particle dynamics solvers, and 3 EDA & EMC solvers.
Solvers are bundled into CST modules according to purpose, such as CST Microwave Studio, CST EM Studio, CST PCB Studio, CST Particle Studio, CST Cable Studio, and more.
Two-way SOLIDWORKS, PTC Creo, Altium, and other connectors.
A powerful standalone low-frequency electromagnetic, electromechanical, and multiphysics solution.
Supports high core counts and multi-GPU acceleration for the largest simulations.
CST MICROWAVE STUDIO
3D EM simulation of high frequencies
CST EM STUDIO
3D EM simulation for statics and low frequencies
CST PARTICLE STUDIO
Interaction of EM fields with free moving charges
CST CABLE STUDIO
Signal integrity and EMC/EMI analysis of cable harnesses
CST PCB STUDIO
Signal and power integrity and EMC/EMI analysis of PCBs
Signal integrity and rule-checking of PCB layouts
CST MPHYSICS STUDIO
Thermal and mechanical effects of EM fields
CST DESIGN STUDIO
Circuit simulator, coupling of 3D models, system assembly modeling
Import, generate, and model complex structures with ease
Easily visualize results and process data with VBA/Python/MATLAB
“If you need to try everything in the real world, it will take forever before you develop something as complex as a small hearing aid. The better approach is that you try a lot of things in a simulation. That’s how we achieve our short development times.”
– Stefan Menzl
Chief R&D Officer
Antenna Magus has proven to be an invaluable aid to antenna design engineers and to anyone who requires antenna models for antenna placement and/or electromagnetic interference studies. An engineer can make a more informed choice of antenna element, providing a good starting design and thus increasing efficiency.
FEST3D employs a mathematical combination of Method of Moments (MoM) and Boundary Integral-Resonant Mode Expansion (BI-RME) methods for extracting the modal chart of complex waveguides with arbitrary cross-section, with high accuracy at low computational cost.
A synthesis tool for designing bandpass and diplexer filters, where a range of coupling matrix topologies are produced for the application in arbitrary coupled-resonator based technology. It also offers a choice in building blocks to realize the 3D filter by making use of the Assembly Modelling.
IdEM is a user-friendly tool for SPICE model extraction and processing for any kind of linear structure, component, interconnect, package, whatever your native characterization and application area.
A proprietary causality check module enables the detection of possible measurement/simulation errors that compromise the physical consistency of the raw data.
Top-class algorithms are available for model passivity enforcement, ensuring safe use of models in system-level EMC/SI/PI simulations.
An advanced module enables multi-thread capabilities, with an extraordinary speed-up in simulation time and guaranteeing an efficient macromodeling of ever-larger structures.
Typical approximate approaches to determine the RF breakdown power level of any component are intentionally extremely conservative. SPARK3D is based on advanced methods which analyze the breakdown phenomena numerically, predicting more realistic breakdown power levels, and thus improving the design margins.
The transient solver’s finite integration technique (FIT) calculates broadband S-parameters from one single calculation by applying DFTs to time signals. The transmission line method (TLM) is also available.
A classical approach to solving Maxwell’s equations with time-harmonic dependence using the finite element method (FEM) and adaptive tetrahedral meshing with multiple broadband sweep solutions.
Calculate the frequencies and corresponding electromagnetic field patterns when no excitation is applied.
Discretize the object boundary using the multilevel fast multipole method (MLFMM) for electrically large models.
Frequency domain analysis based on a raytracing technique, typically used for scattering or antenna placement for electrically very large domains.
Simulate multilayer geometries accurately and efficiently using the method of moments (MoM).
Evaluate transient behavior, including eddy currents, non-linear effects, motion, and resistive-capacitive effects, useful for electric motor design.
Simulate the time-harmonic behavior in low-frequency systems, useful for coils, wireless power transfer, and electric motor design.
Calculate equivalent circuit parameters in the frequency domain, including partial inductances, partial resistances, and partial capacitances.
Simulate static electric fields.
Simulate static magnetic fields.
Simulate the flow of DC currents through a device, especially with lossy components.
Steady State Thermal
Calculate the stationary temperature distribution of a system, supporting many heat sources, including human bio-heat and particle collisions.
Calculate how a system heats over time, including human bio-heat and particle collisions.
Conjugate Heat Transfer
Calculate the heating of a device with thermal and fluid dynamics simulation methods.
Calculate the displacement and deformation of structures using linear or nonlinear methods.
Calculate both particle trajectory and electromagnetic fields in the time domain, taking into account the space charge effects and mutual coupling between the two.
Simulate particle trajectories through electromagnetic fields.
Calculate the fields around a particle beam and the wakefields produced through interactions with discontinuities.
PCBs & Packages
Calculate signal integrity (SI), power integrity (PI), and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) analysis on printed circuit boards (PCB).
Calculate, in 3D, signal integrity (SI), conducted emission (CE), radiated emission (RE), and electromagnetic susceptibility (EMS) of complex cable structures in electrically large systems.
Design systems and circuits with this powerful and easy-to-use schematic design tool.
Integrate complex structures for synthesis and optimization with this layout tool.
Design Study & Optimization
Do parametric design and optimization studies with fully-integrated optimization tools built into every design module.
A user-friendly tool for the generation of macromodels of linear lumped multi-port structures (via fields, connectors, packages, discontinuities, etc.), known from their input-output port responses.
An invaluable aid to antenna design engineers and to anyone who requires antenna models for antenna placement and/or electromagnetic interference studies.
Filter Designer 3D
A synthesis tool for designing bandpass and diplexer filters, where a range of coupling matrix topologies are produced for the application in arbitrary coupled-resonator based technology.
Microwave filter design tool that extracts the modal chart of complex waveguides with arbitrary cross-section, with high accuracy at low computational cost.
Multipactor and corona analysis tool that analyzes breakdown phenomena numerically, predicting more realistic breakdown power levels, and thus improving the design margins.
Launch CST Studio Suite in a web-browser and build your model from product data saved on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform.
Send models to the official Dassault Systèmes to compute on up to 288 cores or 48 cores + 8 GPUs.
Web-Based Results Viewer & Reporting
See geometry, 1D results, farfield plots, and 3D field plots from a web browser.
SOLIDWORKS (2013 - 2023)
PTC Creo Elements (5.0)
PTC Creo Parametric (3.0)
ACIS SAT/SAB (R1 - 2020 1.0)
CATIA V5/V6 (V5R8 - V5-6R2021)
CATIA V4 (4.1.9 - 4.2.4)
SOLIDWORKS (2003 - 2023)
Solid Edge (V18 - SE2020)
Parasolid (9.0.x - 33.0.x)
Autodesk Inventor (V11 - 2021)
Siemens NX (NX 1 - NX 1926)
PTC Creo (16 - Creo 7.0)
STEP (203, 214, 242)
IGES (up to 5.3)
Cadence Allegro PCB / APD / SiP
Mentor Graphics Expedition
Mentor Graphics HyperLynx
Mentor Graphics PADs
A tool to accelerate the generation of complex 3D chip models, starting from the 2D chip layouts imported from OpenAccess databases (lib.defs, cds.lib) and GDSII files. The Process Queue allows the user to mimic an actual fabrication process which results in the generation of a 3D model.
Training and Support
Get up to speed fast using online training content, a vibrant community and support from GoEngineer.
Users can construct and edit simulation models using CST Studio Suite’s powerful parametric CAD interface. It supports all major CAD and Electronic Design Automation (EDA) options and then some.
SOLIDWORKS users can enjoy a direct two-way link in their CAD operations. Whatever your software choices, you can expect a smooth transition between workspaces.
EM simulations apply to many substances, including magnetics, photonics, and biological physics, which each display unique characteristics.
CST Studio Suite includes the material models necessary to simulate a wide range of electromagnetic phenomenon, including plasmonic and photonic effects, ferromagnetism, secondary electron emission, and biological heating.
An accurate model of the human body is critical to many EM fields, especially in healthcare and life sciences.
CST Studio Suite includes both voxel-based and CAD-based body models with detailed internal structure and realistic EM and thermal properties.
The fast, accurate meshing provided by CST Studio Suite offers mesh refinement and automatic adaption to increase mesh quality in key parts of the model.
Proprietary Perfect Boundary Approximation models even the most complex CAD data, even for models with billions of mesh cells.
CST Studio Suite provides users with an array of synthesis tools to automatically build models of potential designs for planar and cavity filters, antennae, antenna arrays, and waveguides.
CST Studio Suite's huge solver array and co-simulation capabilities make it suitable for a wide variety of applications, including antennas, microwaves & RF, biological EM, optical, EDA/electronics, EMC/EMI, particle dynamics, statics/low frequency, and coupled thermal and structural multiphysics.
CST Studio Suite scales to the highest-end workstation CPUs, GPUs, and distributing computing setups.
Additionally, a base CST license will support parallelization across all cores of your first two CPU sockets with no additional license purchases necessary.
Consolidate your enterprise into a cloud server environment for easy collaboration with for team with CST Studio 3DEXPERIENCE.
CST Studio Suite is powerful software, so learning to make the most of it isn’t trivial. Thankfully, Dassault Systèmes and GoEngineerprovide plenty of resources on the path to proficiency: