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Making Practical High Frequency Electromagnetic Simulators--Past, Present and Future
James C. RAUTIO
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics
Publication Date: 2001/07/01
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Issue on Techniques for Constructing Microwave Simulators--Design and Analysis Tools for Electromagnetic Fields, Circuits, and Antennas--)
electromagnetic, high frequency, microwave, computer-aided-design,
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Although Maxwell's equations have been known for over 100 years, it was not until the last decade that they have seen regular use in applied high frequency design. The availability of sufficient computer processing capability is only part of the reason Maxwell's equations now enjoy regular application. Other developments requiring considerable effort are needed as well. These include increased attention to robustness, software testing, ease of use, portability, integration with other tools, and support. These developments are detailed in this paper.