Product News: Software

EM Simulation Software reduces computation and prep times.

Press Release Summary:

Oct 11, 2012 - Along with waveguide ports, XFdtd® Release 7.3 features XStream® GPU Acceleration that covers magnetized ferrite materials, thin wire materials, and periodic boundary conditions. Using multiple CPU cores optimizes meshing performance, while overall functionality accelerates simulation preparation. In addition to accuracy when utilizing meshes with variable grid spacing, static solver offers ability to calculate and assign static potentials to uninitialized conductors in problem space.

Original Press Release

Remcom Announces Major Update to XFdtd EM Simulation Software with Waveguide Ports and Dramatically Reduced Computation Times

Press release date: Oct 10, 2012

Remcom announces a major upgrade to XFdtd® Release 7 (XF7), with waveguide ports, additional XStream® GPU Acceleration coverage, multi-core meshing, and other significant performance improvements in simulation creation. The point release updates XFdtd to Release 7.3.

Specific highlights of the release include:
• Waveguide ports
• Magnetized Ferrite Materials, Thin Wire Materials and Periodic Boundary Conditions are now accelerated with XStream GPU Acceleration
• Meshing performance has been improved by utilizing multiple CPU cores
• Dramatic reduction in overall time to prepare a simulation
• The static solver has been enhanced to calculate and assign static potentials to uninitialized conductors in the problem space
• Improved accuracy of static solver when utilizing meshes with variable grid spacing
• Dissipated Power Density field plots
• Active VSWR result for antenna array analysis

Scott Langdon, director of Remcom’s EM software tools, said, “XF7 has had significant growth in the last year, with many new features being added every few months. The large collection of additional features has not only benefited specific industries, such as mobile device manufacturers and the MR and biomedical communities, but also the general user population with universally useful upgrades such as new complex geometric modeling features, usability, and speed improvements. All have been in direct response to customers’ needs and requests. These consistent and purposeful improvements are a result of our flexible, responsive approach to product development; we feel this is more beneficial than waiting for larger releases to offer benefits to the market.”

Rodney Korte, product manager for XFdtd, said, “Our development team considers the efficiency of the software when evaluating any new feature. Our goal is to make XF7 faster and able to leverage maximum computing resources with every release. With Release 7.3, we focused on improving the preparing and running of simulations. Users should see dramatic reductions in the time it takes to complete their computations.”

XF7 is available in both Pro and Bio-Pro versions. Both include XStream GPU Acceleration, 32- or 64-bit analysis module, geometric modeler and postprocessor, shared memory multiprocessor (MPM) at eight cores, and a comprehensive variety of 3D CAD import modules. The Bio-Pro version also includes SAR capability and high fidelity human body meshes. XFdtd users without an active Remcom Professional Support contract can upgrade to the latest version of Release 7 by contacting

About Remcom: Remcom provides innovative electromagnetic simulation software and consulting services. XFdtd, the company’s full wave 3D EM solver, simplifies the analysis of complex EM problems and leads the market in FDTD-based modeling and simulation. Remcom’s products are used for antenna design, bio/EM effects, MRI, microwave circuits, RFID, military and defense applications, EMC/EMI, and more. Remcom is committed to its customers’ unique needs, offering flexible licensing options for installations of all sizes as well as custom engineered solutions.