CENOS Launches Simulation Software For Antenna Design

Electromagnetics simulation software company CENOS releases its newest application designed for radiofrequency and antenna design engineers.

Electromagnetics simulation software company CENOS releases its newest application designed for radiofrequency and antenna design engineers.

CENOS Antenna Design is an intuitive finite element method-based software. Image courtesy of CENOS.

CENOS released its first electromagnetics simulation software focused on induction heating applications in 2019. After a year of development and testing in close cooperation with its beta-tester community, the Antenna Design simulation software was released for public use at the end of April 2021.

CENOS Antenna Design is an intuitive finite element metho-based software that helps engineers to speed up radio frequency antenna design, it solves Maxwell’s equations directly with no simplifications or limitations, the company reports. Results provided by CENOS are accurate for wide ranges of geometries and antennas, including complex geometries, CENOS adds.

The software is designed to handle high Q, multi-port simulations with arbitrary 3D structures, according to the company. It is specialized for the simulation of microstrip- and wire-type antennas that include various geometries (fractal, helix, horn, loop, slot, patch, spiral, and others), as well as dipole and monopole antennas.

“Two years ago we launched a specialized induction heating simulation software to cover the growing demand in the SME sector—smaller equipment manufacturers, tooling shops and production plants,” says CENOS Co-Founder Mihails Scepanskis. “Following the success in the low-frequency applications, we decided to move to the microwaves with the same mission—to democratize the simulation software, make it accessible for every engineer.

“I believe, it is an awkward situation in the market—engineers have to choose either to pay tons of money for enterprise-type generic simulation packages to utilize just a fraction of their functionality or to use over-simplified 1D approximations with the hobbyist-level software,” Scepanskis adds. “With CENOS we have leveraged the power of open-source algorithms to break the status quo—to deliver a full-functionality FEM software for price-sensitive business users and individuals.”

CENOS Antenna Design is free to try for 10 days; then, users can choose from two subscription plans—for an individual or business use, starting at 20 euros per month ($25). The business version includes features to automate and speed up simulation processes and has more integrations with the existing software and it has a live customer support through the chat and video calls. More features are planned to be added in 2021.

The company name CENOS stands for “Connecting ENgineering Open Source,” highlighting the new software approach. It is a platform that connects tcommunity-driven open-source algorithms into one user experience. Since it is a desktop software, the data does not leave the owner’s computer.

CENOS offers a 10-day trial here.  

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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