RE: [SI-LIST] : Field solver

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From: Dan Swanson (dswanson@bartleyrf.com)
Date: Wed Apr 05 2000 - 04:52:27 PDT


Kim,

Many of the major vendors for solvers that have an interface
for RF users support workstations and PCs. HP can sell you
a planar solver or a 3D finite element solver. Ansoft supports
all their tools on both platforms.

I don't know of any open source tools. There is a little shareware
out there, but in general you get what you pay for, no interface and
no postprocessing.

I teach a survey class on what is available from the RF point
of view. I don't cover the tools that are slanted towards SI, not
the area I work in every day.

The gap is still closing between PC and workstation performance.
But I believe a good workstation is still 2 to 3 times faster than a
good PC. These tools suck up all the resources you can throw at
them. I prefer the UNIX boxes for stability, but end up doing a lot
under NT on my notebook or PC.

If you have questions on a specific tool I will help if I can.

Dan

Dan Swanson EMAIL: d.swanson@ieee.org
Bartley R.F. Systems TEL: (978) 241-1091
38 Water Street FAX: (978) 388-7077
Amesbury, MA 01913

-----Original Message-----
From: Kim Helliwell [SMTP:khelliwe@acuson.com]
Sent: Tuesday, April 04, 2000 6:05 PM
To: si-list@silab.eng.sun.com
Subject: [SI-LIST] : Field solver

Does anyone know of a standalone field solver that runs under Solaris?
I probably could persuade my management to spring for a commercial product
of
this type, but would prefer an open source solution if available.

I know there are ones that run on Windoze; we have one, even. The question
is
going to be: is it cheaper to buy a windows machine to run this or to buy
software that runs on what I already have?

--
Kim Helliwell
Senior CAE Engineer
Acuson Corporation
Phone: 650 694 5030  FAX: 650 943 7260

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