Engineering software startup CENOS is announcing today the launch of its new application, RF 2.0, which addresses radio frequency and antenna design projects in the computer aided engineering (CAE) market. RF 2.0 is a complete rebuild of CENOS’ Antenna Design application; the new application moves beyond antenna design to incorporate a broader radio frequency design spectrum, significantly expanding the coverage of the application while improving the user experience and workflow management.
In general, access to the highest quality simulation software platforms in engineering is limited by high prices and long learning curves. Conventional software in the engineering simulation space is marketed to only the top firms: hugely expensive and hugely bloated programs that are simply unavailable and unworkable for the majority of engineers – those who are working for SMEs. This causes SMEs to lose time and money, by keeping too few software licenses in house or by requiring outsourcing of critical engineering design operations. In radio frequency design in particular, product cycles are highly accelerated, which causes these smaller firms to sometimes skip prototyping or iterative design altogether.
CENOS has been filling this demand for better access to better simulation software since 2017. By utilizing best-in-class open-source simulation tools and focusing them tightly for working engineers, CENOS is able to offer applications that compete in quality with the top products but at a fraction of the price. Making the job easier for more engineers has the effect of raising the quality of work being put out across the entire field. With top-quality software tools at their disposal, SMEs and engineering startups are free to work at the level of engineers in the biggest firms.
RF 2.0 is an application designed for anyone working in satellite design, drones and other UAV designs, wireless or radio communications, IoT, and the broad spectrum of other consumer and industrial applications dealing with microstrip patch and reflector antenna designs. Besides antennas, the software platform is also capable of simulating multi-port networks and waveguides.
RF 2.0 promises to reduce the time to market, lower production costs, increase agility by making simulation available to engineers of all skill levels, and boost the overall efficiency of the engineering design process. The new application is a ground-up rebuild that makes several major improvements over the Antenna Design application, including CAD file import, a more intuitive interface, faster set-up times, and better handling of lumped RLC elements. RF 2.0 is designed to be learned quickly and used widely.
Mihails Scepanskis, CEO and co-founder of CENOS, had this to say: “RF 2.0 represents a complete rebuild of a product that was already finding success in the field, all based on feedback and observations on what’s happening with working engineers. There is no other product right now in CAE that can deliver this kind of quality design experience at such a low price point. We are excited by the business potential here, but we are motivated by helping engineers at startups and SMEs to achieve more and to work more efficiently. Our competition isn’t other companies but rather an old way of doing things.”
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