What is New in EMC Studio V8.1

EMC Studio v8.1 comes with many new features and includes significant enhancements to current functional capabilities. This new release includes extended tools for working with conformal antenna features, special post processing tools for deep analysis of smart entry systems, import of KBL harness data, and more. Also EMC Studio v8.1 introduces new Distributed Calculation Management System. Build-in Queue Manager communicates with calculation server and provides possibility to schedule user tasks and distribute them to different computational resources.

Construction of Antenna Pattern:

  • Automatization of antenna pattern pre-processing (reduce pre-processing time from one week up to 2 hours)
  • Full automatization of procedure required to generate discrete model for glass surface and antenna pattern (obtain guaranteed result within several minutes)
  • Improved handling of glass antenna to assign physical properties (substantial improvement in GUI)

Construction of Antenna Cables:

  • Generation of 3D MoM model for wires passing in route tubes

Construction of Antenna Pigtails:

  • Automatic generation of wires on defined base points and length

Extended Functionality for Multi Task Calculation

combination of fast calculation techniques (Multi Excitation Solution and Matrix Partitioning Method) for optimization and tuning purposes. Advanced GUI tools give flexible possibility to prepare simulation model and configure calculation tasks.

Model Partitioning: model geometry needs to be divided into main (Base Layer) and additional parts (Additional Layers).
Excitation Sets Definition: all excitations need to be combined into groups (Excitation Sets).
Computational Tasks Definition: after model partitioning and excitation sets definition, all layers and sets are combined into special groups (Tasks) that form the computational tasks and can be executed in user defined sequence.

Flexible Definition of Z Level for Infinite Ground Plane

Very often imported geometry models intersect ground plane. For such cases model adjustment above ground can be done very easily by defining required Z level for ground plane. This way is more flexible than applying transformation operations on imported model. By default, ground plane is placed in z=0. It is possible to shift ground plane along Z axis by defining required Z Level value in Ground Properties dialog.

Advanced Control of Sources and Fields Calculation Parameters
  • Definition of phase center for plane wave sources
  • Definition of phase center and local coordinate system for far field observation region
  • Definition of local coordinate system for export of calculated near field data
Support of BICGSTAB Matrix Solver in EM Analysis Type

EMC Studio v7.0 provides combination of effective acceleration techniques supported in TriD solver for solving electrically large EMC problems:

  • BICGSTAB (Biconjugate Gradient Stabilised) method for numerical solution of linear systems
  • ACA (Adaptive Cross Approximation) technique for matrix compression and memory reduction
  • SPAI (Sparse Approximate Inverse) preconditioner to speed up convergence of iterative solver
Advanced Construction of Impressed Current Sources

EMC Studio v7.0 provides new functionality for advanced construction of impressed current sources:

  • Impressed current source generation based on curves defined in Geometry Mode
  • Creation of multi-segmental impressed current objects
  • Handling of impressed currents sub-segments (add, delete, modify)
  • Impressed current element boundary points definition based on existing geometry points
  • 2D and 3D view of impressed current data
  • Operations on impressed currents sub-segments (export to file, create new impressed current based on selected sub-segments, create termination nodes, merge impressed currents, etc.)
New Stochastic Analysis Method

EMC Studio v7.0 provides improved calculation of stochastic bundles and advanced tools for its analysis. Stochastic analysis method allows characterizing a system of stochastic cable bundle by performing a number of simulations of a given system and applying statistical processing methods to calculated data. Obtained results are visualized as stochasticity map with colors indicating result probability in each map region.

LF Magnetic Field Analysis Type. New Features and Improvements
  • Support of ferrites and wire segments for coil antenna applications
  • Surface Partitioning method for fast iterative calculations
Near Field Source. New Features and Improvements
  • Advanced construction of near field source
  • Support of local coordinate system for translation and rotation operations
  • Multi Excitation solution for near field sources
  • Transformation operations for near field sources
  • Improved visualization settings
System Diagram and Schematic. New Features and Improvements
  • Improvements in access cable reference point in System Diagram
  • Reengineering of local and global ground ideology
  • New Junction Point element in Schematic
More Features
  • Support of Magnetic Induction B Analysis
  • Support of Binary File Format for Input/Output Data
  • New System of Geometry Checking Functions
  • Automatic Geometry Healing Functionality
  • New Conformal Antenna Tool for Automotive Glass Antennas
  • Generation of Base Curves from Imported Tubes
  • Generation of Midline for Partially Parallel Sets of Curves
  • New Type of Segment - Segmented Spline
  • New EMCoS License Manager
  • Library of MATLAB Scripts for Advanced Post Processing
  • Updated Visual Style of the Program
  • Improved Geometry Operations
  • Improved Geometry View Quality in Viewer 3D
  • Ruler Tool for Distance Measurement between Geometry Objects
  • Redesigned Conductor and Dielectric Materials Library
  • Import of CBEAM Elements from NASTRAN File
  • Improved Support of Extended NASTRAN Format
  • Improved Processing of Closed Model Objects (Dielectrics and Near Field Sources)
  • Definition of Radius and Insulation Thickness for Cables and Wire Segments in Millimeters (mm)