Antenna Engineering & Certification

Improve integrated antenna quality and reduce development cost by using accurate and validated virtual prototyping

Antennas are the keystone technology that allows connected smart devices to communicate wirelessly with the world. A modern cell phone contains multiple antennas to provide location awareness and connectivity for a whole host of communication standards. Including support for emerging 5G communication standards (e.g. MIMO and mm-wave array functionality) alongside existing standards - like 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GNSS - in already crowded devices has wide-reaching implications for system design and integration. At the same time, developers are facing increasing pressure to streamline development processes, e.g. by reducing the number of costly physical prototypes and time-consuming measurements.

The antenna engineering and certification solution by Dassault Systèmes SIMULIA provides a comprehensive set of simulation tools to address the full design process, from antenna concept, where the antenna design tool Antenna Magus accelerates the discovery of new antenna options, to optimizing antenna performance in the full device while complying with electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and human safety (specific absorption rate, or SAR) requirements. The range of advanced simulation technologies included with CST Studio Suite allows fast and accurate simulation of the antenna in its real environment.

Seamless collaboration between designers, electronic and mechanical engineers using a model-based – as opposed to a file-based – approach allows them to make and communicate necessary changes to the product quickly and thus improves the engineering efficiency, enabling them to make better informed design decisions.