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Launching Optenni Lab from CST STUDIO SUITE

Customers who have both CST STUDIO SUITE® and Optenni Lab licenses can easily construct matching circuits in Optenni Lab using the impedance data calculated in CST STUDIO SUITE and return the optimized matching circuits to CST DESIGN STUDIO in an easy, fast and transparent way. In brief, the procedure is as follows:

  • In CST MICROWAVE STUDIO® use the command "Home->Macros->Matching Circuits->Launch Optenni Lab" to launch Optenni Lab using the simulated impedance data.
  • In Optenni Lab analyze the impedance data (e.g. obtainable bandwidth) and generate optimized matching circuits.
  • In Optenni Lab, right click on any of the generated circuits and select "Transfer circuit to CST DESIGN STUDIO" whereafter the circuit is constructed on the CST DESIGN STUDIO™ schematic, connected to external ports and simulated.

Using the integrated workflow the whole matching circuit optimization process only takes a few tens of seconds. After the matching circuit has been tranferred to CST DESIGN STUDIO the user can further analyze the original design, taking into account the effect of the matching circuit. For example, total efficiency through the matching circuit, near and far fields and SAR and HAC values can be computed as a postprocessing steps in CST DESIGN STUDIO™.

Post-processing templates for parameter sweeps and optimization in CST MICROWAVE STUDIO

In addition, CST MICROWAVE STUDIO's template based post-processing tools can be used to launch Optenni Lab's  matching circuit optimization capabilities and bandwidth potential and electromagnetic isolation calculations within a parameter sweep or an optimization task in CST MICROWAVE STUDIO. Thus, a combined electromagnetic and circuit optimization task can be easily defined, where the goal is to design an antenna such that the efficiency through a matching circuit is maximized.

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