||Dec. 2000/Jan. 2001|
|Index of all FAUSTUS Newsletters|
|Greetings from the President|
Announcing Version 2 of MEFiSTo-3D Pro
Desktop computing power is growing at an amazing pace. Dual-processor PCs running Windows NT and 2000 are found more and more frequently in universities, research institutions and in the private sector. This is why Faustus Scientific Corporation has taken steps to provide you, its customers, with a new version of MEFiSTo that can automatically detect and exploit the presence of multiple processors in your computer. Version 2 is born!
The secret lies in MEFiSTo's novel multi-threaded programming paradigm that dramatically accelerates its field solving speed on multi-processor computers. The new MEFiSTo code defines multiple execution paths (threads) that are automatically executed in parallel if the computer has the capability to do so. On a single-processor computer, the threads are simply executed in a time-sharing fashion. An added bonus of the multi-thread concept is that even on a single-processor platform, the field computation is now decoupled from the field processing and display routines. This means that you can now change the simulation and display control parameters in the middle of a simulation without interrupting the field computation.
Version 2 of MEFiSTo also features highly accurate dispersive lossy boundaries and nonlinear superconducting boundaries that allow you to include losses accurately in wideband transient field simulations. Our Simulation Corner presents these new features in detail and explains the theory behind them.
Whether you have a single or multi-processor computer, if you are looking for a superb time domain electromagnetic simulator with an unbeatable performance/cost ratio, I urge you to test drive MEFiSTo and to request your free evaluation license with complete electronic documentation, tutorials, and example files that you can download from our website. A detailed brochure is available in electronic form as well.
If you are planning to attend the upcoming Applied Computational Electromagnetic Symposium (ACES2001) in Monterey, or the IEEE MTT International Microwave Symposium (IMS2001) in Phoenix, please visit us at the Faustus booth (#3623) to discuss your electromagnetic modeling needs or to enjoy a comprehensive demonstration of MEFiSTo's intuitive interface and its numerous, powerful features. Whether you specialize in microwave circuits, antennas, high-speed interconnects, packaging, RF heating and processing, or other application involving electromagnetic fields, MEFiSTo will be your powerful ally.
Last, but not least, this Newsletter features Professor Natalia Geogieva of MacMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, who has adopted MEFiSTo-2D and MEFiSTo-3D Pro simulators both as educational and research tools.
Please accept my very best wishes for the still young Year 2001!Sincerely Yours
Wolfgang J.R. Hoefer
President and CEO