Engineering & Scientific Software
Antenna, Electromagnetics & Transmission Line Simulators
and transmission line simulators are a special breed of software because of the sophisticated 3-dimensional
electromagnetic equations that must be applied. Designing antennas for first-pass success requires a very high
level of sophistication by the software. It must contain component models (including substrates and enclosures)
that accurately compute values that take into account the many parasitic effects of lead inductance, interwinding
capacitance, resistance of the component, etc. Generally, price correlates directly to the capability of the
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ACS designs, develops and sells Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software tools for RF and microwave engineering
applications. ACS's main product is the
circuit simulator and RF Tools products. LINC2 runs on versions of MS Windows for the PC and compatibles.
- Standard & Pro, are linear circuit simulators that include a suite of design and synthesis tools
seamlessly integrated into one program for the ultimate experience in the automated design of RF and microwave circuits.
LINC2 Pro Features:
• Circuit Synthesis
• Accurate Simulation
• Optimization •
Statistical Yield Analysis
• Large Component Library (>30,000 device files)
Visual System Architect --:
• RF System-Level
• Gain, NF, IP2/3, P1dB, etc. • Table or Graph
-- AMP Pro --:
Amplifier Design & Simulation
• LNA, Multi-Stage, Balanced & Unbalanced, Push-Pull
** All products include FREE technical support!**
4nec2 Antenna Simulator
4nec2 is a completely free Nec2, Nec4 and windows based tool for creating, viewing,
optimizing and checking 2D and 3D style antenna geometry structures and generate, display and/or compare
near/far-field radiation patterns for both the starting and experienced antenna modeler.
frequency sweeps, linear or logarithmic style SWR, Gain, F/B-ratio and impedance line-charts are produced.
With the included Optimizer and Sweeper one is able to optimize antenna- and/or other
environment-variables for Gain, resonance, SWR, efficiency and/or F/B, F/R-ratio.
Agilent Technologies | agilent.com
| Santa Clara, CA
Test equipment, racks, cables, adapters, amplifiers, cables, RF switches, EEsof EDA products.
Ansoft | ansoft.com
| Pittsburgh, PA
Designer™ is the seamless solution for physics-based RF, high-speed, & communication design. By linking
physical attributes to electrical performance, Ansoft Designer makes it possible to get it right the first
time. With Ansoft’s Solver on Demand™ technology & seamless integration, the software eliminates design
risk & uncertainty by providing engineers with the information necessary to make correct decisions during
all stages of the design process.
Antenna Design Associates
413-548-9919 | Leverett, MA
PC and workstation software for the
analysis and design of antennas and phased arrays. founded in 1990 by Dr. David M. Pozar, a well-known
researcher and author in the areas of antennas and wireless communications. Smith Chart for Windows, PCAAD
Personal Computer Aided Antenna Design, Specialized Microstrip Antenna Analysis Software Packages.
APLAC Corporation (now AWR) | appwave.com
+358 9 540 450 00 | Espoo, Finland
APLAC Solutions was acquired by
Applied Wave Research. AWR-APLAC is the developer of APLAC analog and RFIC circuit simulator. APLAC
simulator is now integrated into AWR's Analog and Microwave office design tools.
Applied Wave Research (AWR) | web.awrcorp.com
High-frequency EDA products for the design of wireless telecom equipment, semiconductors,
high-speed computers, networking systems, automotive mobility systems, & a variety of other products.
Visual System Simulator,
Aurora Software and Testing | fest3d.com
FEST3D is a very efficient software tool for the analysis and design of passive RF and microwave
components using advanced modal techniques based on waveguide technology, and is the first commercial
software capable to integrate high power effects in the design process.
831-688-8919 | Aptos, CA
TraceSim transmission line simulator, and LinkCAD file format translator.
781-273-3322 | Burlington, MA
Provides software solutions for multiphysics modeling.
Concerto EM Solver | vectorfields.com
Concerto is an advanced analysis package for RF and Microwave design. It
includes a 3D Geometric Modeler that allows easy data import from CAD systems, as well as the facility to
create and parameterize new models.
Computer Simulation Technology (CST)
| Framingham , MA
Microwave Studio is a specialist tool for the 3D EM simulation of high frequency components. Microstripes
is a powerful 3D electromagnetic simulation tool, used extensively for solving challenging radiation
problems including complex antenna structures, installed performance, EMC/EMI/E3 issues. Design Studio is
a versatile tool that facilitates 3D EM/circuit co-simulation and synthesis. Antenna Magus is the first
antenna design tool of its kind - has a huge database of antennas that can be explored to find, design and
export models of designed antennas to Microwave Studio.
Clemson University Vehicular Electronics Laboratory |
The Clemson Vehicular Electronics Laboratory
(CVEL) collaborates with industrial sponsors to provide research and education services involving all
aspects of automotive and aerospace vehicle electronics including electronic components, circuits,
sensors, communications, power distribution and mechatronics with an emphasis on systems integration,
electromagnetic compatibility and modeling.
CST Computer Simulation Technology | cst.com
CST STUDIO SUITE™ - comprises CST’s full 3D
electromagnetic simulation as well as other tools, dedicated to specific problems such as cable harness or
EM/circuit co-simulation. Antenna Magus – the first antenna design tool of its kind – has a huge database
of antennas that can be explored to find, design and export models of designed antennas to CST MICROWAVE
STUDIO®. MicroStripes is the most powerful electromagnetic simulation software for microwave, antenna
design and installed antenna performance. Its 64-bit parallel-executing TLM technology enables you to
solve complex electromagnetic problems beyond the scope of other EM analysis tools.
Efield AB | efieldsolutions.com
+46 8 410 03 510 | Stockholm, Sweden
Provides an integrated environment for computational
electromagnetics containing a complete set of solution techniques in both time and frequency domain.
Geometry import from all common CAD systems and a productive graphical user interface makes it feasible to
compute and visualise accurate solutions to real world problems for example in antenna design and EMC
Electric Field | physics-software.com
Very cool program
where you place charges on the grid and it draws equipotential electric and magnetic field lines. Other
emGine Environment | petr-lorenz.com
+49-176-24030711 | München, Germany
The emGine Environment is a full-wave
time-domain 3D electromagnetic simulation environment. It is used for the modeling, characterization and
optimization of microwave circuits (planar, 3D), antennas, resonators, hollow waveguides, etc. The emGine
Environment includes an open source graphical user interface - the emGine GUI - and a free EM simulator
(for non-commercial purposes) in binary format - the tlmGine simulator - and is highly portable, running
on Microsoft Windows, Linux/Unix and Mac OS X.
EM Software & Systems
27 21 880 1880 | South Africa
FEKO is a full wave, method of moments (MoM) based, computer code for the
analysis of electromagnetic problems such as: EMC, shielding, coupling, antenna design, antenna placement
analysis, microstrip antennas, & circuits, striplines, dielectric media, scattering analysis etc.
EMWonder | emwonder.com
EMtoSPICE™ S-parameter to SPICE model coverter, generates
SPICE macromodels (or subcircuits) using S-parameter data, allowing SPICE simluation of S-parameters in
time & frequency domain, unprecedented accuracy over broadband frequencies.
EZNEC | eznec.com
Antenna software by W7EL.
Fast Field Solvers |
Lots of FREE EM field solver software, like FastHenry and FastCap.
Dr. Fritz Dellsperger | fritz.dellsperger.net
Berne Institute of Technology | Switzerland
Smith 2.03 - advanced Smith Chart software, interactive
user input builds schematic by clicking in chart area, constant gain, noise, stability & Q circles.
Line V1.0- Planar Line Calculator for Stripline, Microstrip, CWG, Coax, Twisted Wire, Coupled Stripline,
Coupled Microstrip. IM V1.0 - Intermodulation Calculator.
El Segundo, CA
Tel (310) 726-3000
AWR, the innovation leader
in high-frequency EDA, provides software solutions that maximize user productivity for the design of high-frequency
ICs and communications systems for the aerospace / defense, semiconductor, computer, consumer electronics, and telecommunications
Free Trial Downloads Available
– complete RF and microwave software for IC design, from integrated microwave assemblies to MMICs and everything
Visual System Simulator™ – RF/wireless communication systems software for end-to-end
design of today's complex communication and radar systems.
Office® - high-frequency analog/RFIC software for the design of RF and analog ICs.
– 3D planar EM simulation of passive components on RF PCBs, modules, LTCCs, MMICs, RFICs, and antennas.
- 3D FEM EM simulator for passive interconnect on chip (MMIC), its related packaging, as well as RF circuit boards.
FEKO | feko.info
757-224-0548 | Hampton, VA
FEKO is a software suite for the analysis of a wide range of electromagnetic
problems. Application include EMC analysis, antenna design, microstrip antennas and circuits, dielectric
media, scattering analysis, etc.
GNECView | sourceforge.net
OpenGL based, very fast, the application reads E/H fields & displays them, along with
calculation of the Poynting vector when the E/H's are aligned, FREE from Bradley Flubacher.
Guided Wave Technology
Waveguide EM Filter Analysis and Design - microwave online
waveguide filter design using exact EM software tools, Filter Coupling Matrix Calculator.
Infolytica | infolytica.com
Full Wave - generates full-wave solutions of arbitrary-shaped 3D high frequency structures, including
animations of 3D electromagnetic fields, includes resonant modes, scattering parameters, & port solutions.
Integrated Engineering Software
204-632-5636 | Canada
Huge collection of EM simulators. SINGULA
3D electromagnetic analysis software.
Interactive Products Corp
919-932-3033 | Cary, NC
IPC focuses on the development of
Electromagnetic and Signal Integrity Computer Aided Engineering tools that offer accurate and quick
solutions. Our tools solve the field equations by use of the boundary element method. Our user interface
is designed for speed allowing you to choose from Stack Up Templates, Pseudo Arbitrary Design, and
Completely Arbitrary Design using your CAD tool DXF exports.
Kovac Software | autotraxeda.com
+44 (0)1889 508094
AutoTRAX schematic capture, simulation, layout, autorouting.
LC - Cray | lc.cray.com
LC is a Unix-based simulation tool for the
analysis of the EM properties of electrical interconnects. The full 3-D circuit is modeled, so all
interactions are automatically included in the solution. Circuit parameters such as inductance,
capacitance, and impedance can be derived from the transient response, and frequency-domain results such
as S-parameters can also be calculated. Far field radiation patterns can be obtained. Finite-Difference
Time-Domain (FD-TD) technique used.
linSmith | linsmith.sf.net
Argentina, So. America
A Smith Chart program for Linux!!! linSmith is a Smith Charting program, mainly designed for educational
use. As such, there is an emphasis on capabilities that improve the 'showing the effect of'-style of
operation. Lots of other resources, too. By John Coppens ON6JC/LW3HAZ.
408-922-0765 | Milpitas, CA
Lorentz Solution is an EDA company delivering the industry's first
IC-focused EM Design & Verification solution. The company’s product suite, PeakView™, provides a fully
automatic 3D EM Synthesis and flexible EM Design Verification for users of the Cadence™ custom IC design
and circuit simulation environments.
Where in the world is Max Froding?
+39 347 8279009 | Italy
EM3DS (Electromagnetic 3D Simulator) is a novel, full-featured,
frequency-domain full-wave simulation tool tailored to efficiently accomplish the analysis of quasi-planar
structures. EM3DS (ElectroMagnetic 3D Solver), a novel, full-featured, frequency-domain full-wave
simulation tool tailored to efficiently accomplish the analysis of quasi-planar structures – specifically
planar structures over complex substrates, where the finite conductors' thickness and the dielectric
discontinuities are accounted for with no compromise – thus, rendering EM3DS a full 3D tool., Download a
completely free version, having some functional limitations, MEM Research also offers services in terms of
design of Microwave devices (especially filters & mux) & consumer electronics.
MiCIAN | mician.com
+49 (421) 168 993 51
EM CAD µWave Wizard, waveguide network simulator.
MiG Microwave Innovation Group | mig-germany.com
+49 421 220 8299
WASP-NET (WAveguide Synthesis Program) hybrid EM CAD solver, MoM/FE/FD, OpenGL visualization,
PowerSmith | qsl.net/va3diw/powersmith.html
RF circuit simulator for
impedance analysis, matching, S-parameters, noise, & stability circles, DOS compatible, old, but works,
Intuitive & no mouse needed, VA3DIW, OK1RR.
QuickSmith | nathaniyer.com
This is a very popular Smith
Chart program by Nathan Iyer, of RF Micro Devices, Windows-based, FREE. Other programs also available like
Cascade, PLLSim, and CoilSim.
Remcom | remcom.com
| State College, PA
XFDTD - 3D
full wave electromagnetic solver based on Finite Difference Time Domain, Wireless InSite - propagation
prediction tool using ray-tracing models.
RTS Scientific | rtsscientific-software.ca
905-882-2599 | Toronto, Canada
EMPIRE XCcel™ for microwave engineers, features a new
GUI, designed from the ground up for ease of operation and is very intuitive. The XCcel replaces previous
software tools available from IMST and now offers an even faster speed which has been accelerated even
more by a highly advanced exploitation of modern processor architecture, full package includes a
parametric OPTIMIZER. The new XCcel is for microwave engineers involved in the design of antennas,
waveguides, filters, resonators, interconnects etc., as well as dosimetric investigations of mobile
phones, EMC of implants and other body modeling work.
Sonnet Software | sonnetusa.com
315-453-3096 | Liverpool, NY
Sonnet Suites - 3D planar high-frequency
electromagnetic software, CST MICROWAVE STUDIO - 3D high frequency EM simulator, Sonnet Lite - free EM
SWAN-Soft | swan-soft.com
+39 075 585 3658 | Perugia, Italy
Waveguide ANtennas) is a powerful CAD tool for the design and analysis of very large slotted waveguide
arrays having a wide range of capabilities: fixed or scanning beam, very low side lobe patterns, shaped
beams such as cosecant or flat top patterns, customizable waveguide dimensions, dielectric filling of the
waveguides, many different feeding configurations, etc.
Tera Analysis Ltd | tera-analysis.com
877-215-8688 | Denmark
QuickField electromagnetic simulator with plug-in modules for magnetics, heat transfer & stress analysis,
Student Version FREE.
Zeland Software, Inc | zeland.com
510-623-7162 | Fremont, CA
IE3D - MoM-based EM
simulator, FIDELITY - FDTD-based EM simulator, MDSPICE - mixed-domain SPICE simulator, COCAFIL -
waveguide filter design suite, FilterSyn - planar/coaxial filter synthesis module for IE3DLibrary,
LineGauge - transmission line design tool.