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Tie-up to tackle inteference issues

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Computer Simulation Technology (CST) and Delcross Technologies (Delcross) have signed a distribution agreement to make CST the authorised reseller of EMIT and Savant products.

EMIT analyses multi-antenna platforms and predicts co-site interference between RF systems attached to the antennas. EMIT is able to take output data directly from CST Studio Suite and, along with other data such as parametric radio models or actual measurements, build up a complete system-level picture of potential interference problems. Once the system has been simulated, strategies for mitigating interference effects can be explored within the software.

Savant predicts the performance of antennas as installed on electrically-large platforms. Through hardware and algorithmic acceleration, Savant can rapidly simulate in-situ antenna performance on platforms spanning hundreds or thousands of wavelengths.

Both near- and far-field antenna data from CST Studio Suite can be used as input to Savant, not just for far- and near-field simulations, but also for antenna coupling simulations.

Savant contains a number of advanced physics models, including creeping wave, PTD wedge diffraction and curved surface divergence factor, along with diagnostic features, built-in antenna models and an intuitive user interface.

With these products, CST is now able to offer a complete workflow solution for antenna design, installed performance and co-site analysis. System integrators can now investigate the complete performance of their system before any metal is cut. With real estate at a premium on complex vehicular platforms, small wireless devices and base station towers, such a workflow can allow fast feasibility studies and ensure the best possible real-world performance.

'Delcross is excited about this opportunity to work with CST to provide our customers with integrated and state-of-the-art solutions to challenging co-site interference and in-situ antenna performance problems,' said Matthew Miller, president. 'We look forward to working with CST in this endeavour.'