CST – Computer Simulation Technology

CST PCB STUDIO®

Technical Specifications

1 May 2016

General
  • Native graphical user interface based on Windows
  • Tight interface to CST DESIGN STUDIO™
  • PEEC method specialized for the simulation of single-layer and two-layer boards
  • Transmission line modeling method for SI analysis of high-speed multi-layer PCBs
  • Specialized FEM method for PI analysis of high-speed multi-layer PCBs
PCB Structure Modeling
  • EDA import from Cadence Allegro/ADP/SiP
  • EDA import from Mentor Graphics Expedition
  • EDA import from Mentor Graphics PADS
  • EDA import from Mentor Graphics HyperLynx
  • EDA import from Zuken CR-5000/8000 ASCII
  • EDA import from ODB++
  • PCB layout checker with automatic geometry healing
  • Interactive PCB editing tools
  • Advanced navigation through the PCB
  • Hiding/visibility selections
PCB Electric Modeling
  • Automatic meshing and extraction of 3D PEEC models
  • Automatic meshing and extraction of 2D transmission line models
  • Automatic meshing and extraction 3D (FE FD) models
  • Automatic calculation of PDN impedances
  • Consideration of skin-effect and dielectric loss in time and frequency domain
  • Export of SPICE equivalent circuits
  • Export of current distribution and near fields for EMI analysis
  • Advanced Export of PCB sub-structures to CST MICROWAVE STUDIO®
  • Decoupling capacitor (decap) tool, including discrete optimization and Pareto front calculation
Circuit Simulator
  • Schematic editor for passive and active device definition
  • Fast circuit simulation in time and frequency domain
  • Import of SPICE equivalent circuits (Berkley SPICE and Synopsis® HSpice® syntax)
  • Support of IBIS models
  • Import and export of S-Parameter data via TOUCHSTONE file format
  • Parameterization of termination circuitry and parameter sweep
Minimum Hardware Requirements
  • Intel® Xeon® based PC, 4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended), DVD drive, at least 30 GB of free hard disc space (60 GB recommended).
  • Fully OpenGL compliant graphic card
  • Windows 7, Windows 2008 Server R2, Windows 8, Windows 2012 Server, Windows 8.1, Windows 2012 Server R2 and Windows 10
  • Hardware recommendation depends on your application. If in doubt, please contact your local sales office for further information. For further details, please see our hardware recommendations.

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