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CST announces technology acquisition of Portunus system simulator

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Computer Simulation Technology (CST) has announced the acquisition of a source code license for the Portunus system simulator and the start of a multi-year collaboration contract with of Adapted Solutions.

System simulation helps engineers working on applications such as electrical, energy systems, power electronics and drives with many elements interacting in multiple domains. The Portunus simulator models systems using approaches such as network, block diagram and state machine in order to simulate electrical, mechanical and thermal systems in time and frequency domain as well as for steady-state (DC calculation) and operating point (OP). It also supports VHDL-AMS and SPICE to exchange models with other simulation tools and offers comprehensive thermal and power electronics component libraries.

CST’S acquisition of the Portunus source code, supported through Adapted Solutions, will enable this technology to be integrated seamlessly into the CST STUDIO SUITE product environment. Access to the Portunus multi-domain system simulation will be available as an extension to the CST STUDIO SUITE license. Models generated by CST simulation software can be implemented in Portunus system simulations, expanding the capabilities of both tools.

‘Being able to simulate entire systems unlocks new possibilities for hybrid and multi-domain simulation,’ commented Dr Peter Thoma, Managing Director, CST. ‘Our vision is to create a seamless system simulation environment for our customers, and the integration of Portunus into CST STUDIO SUITE is a key part of this strategy.’

Founded in 1992, CST offers the market’s widest range of 3D electromagnetic field simulation tools through a network of sales and support staff and representatives. CST develops CST STUDIO SUITE, a package of high-performance software for the simulation of electromagnetic fields in all frequency bands, and also sells and supports complementary third-party products.