IMST Releases 3D EM Design Suite EMPIRE XPU v7.50

IMST_Logo_neu_vektorisiertKAMP-LINTFORT, Germany, Sep 6, 2016 – IMST presents the brand new edition of the leading 3D electromagnetic field (EM) design suite EMPIRE XPU – Empire XPU 7.50, based on the powerful finite difference time domain method (FDTD). The unique XPU technology guarantees a superior performance for a wide range of applications such as antennas, microwave circuits, components, chip design, medical equipment.

Empire XPU simulation model of 5G antenna frontend module

Empire XPU simulation model of 5G antenna frontend module

Designing complex modules with highly integrated RF frontends for wireless communication, multimedia entertainment, and 5G mobile applications, for example, can be a real challenge for EM solvers but becomes an easy task with EMPIRE XPU.

The key features of the new edition are:

Intuitive 3D design mode

You can easily create and edit sophisticated models in 3D with little or no effort. The 3D design mode allows user friendly modeling and supports unlimited local coordinate systems. It perfectly complements the 2D design mode which has superior editing functionalities for planar multilayer assemblies.

Data exchange

EMPIRE XPU supports now all industry standard CAD formats, for example ODB++, ACIS, CATIA, IGES, and STEP, and supports direct data exchange between different field solvers.

Cloud computing

The Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud can be easily directly accessed via an encrypted connection from the EMPIRE simulation control. The EC2 cloud provides worldwide a large selection of instance types fitting all simulation needs from small single core PCs up to large 64 core workstations with 2 TB main memory.

Demo videos and tutorials are available at

An evaluation version of EMPIRE XPU 7.50 can be downloaded free of charge at

For more information about Empire XPU, please visit

About IMST GmbH

IMST GmbH is a competence centre and professional development house for high-frequency circuits, wireless modules, and communications systems. They provide individualized support to any customer during every phase of product development, from initial consulting to series production. IMST has the added resources of critical partnerships in the commercial marketplace and in the publicly sponsored research sector.

The company was founded in 1992 and currently has 145 employees in the areas:

  • IMST.Research: Applied research for radio communications, radar systems, microsystems and nanoelectronics.
  • IMST.Development: Contract-based industrial design and development, from microelectronics to product realizations in software and hardware.
  • IMST.Products: EDA-Electronic Design Automation Software: Empire XPU – A full 3D electromagnetic simulation tool; wireless solutions and radio modules – customized and tailored to our clients needs.
  • IMST.Testing: Accredited test center for type approval, mobile terminals, antennas and RF circuits.

One of their core competencies is antenna design and development. They can elegantly integrate electronically controllable antennas for mobile satellite communication into the outer shell of vehicles, ships, and aircraft, while allowing electronically controlled repositioning of the antenna beam.

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