EMCUBE Modular 3-D Simulation And Design Environment

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EM.CUBE™ stands for Electro-Magnetic Collaborative Userware By EMAG. Its core functionality utilizes a modular approach to the solution of large-scale electromagnetic problems. EM.CUBE features a number of computational modules built upon a common framework that work together seamlessly to provide practical solutions to system-level RF problems.

EM.CUBE's core architecture consists of a tightly integrated suite of modules that are capable of modeling electromagnetic problems with utmost accuracy and efficiency. Each computational module has been optimized to address a certain class of electromagnetic structures based on a particular numerical technique. These highly customizable modules work together seamlessly providing practical solutions to real world system-level RF problems.

EM.CUBE's universal framework provides the ideal environment for hybrid simulations of complex, multi-scale electromagnetic problems, where a single numerical technique often proves to be computationally inefficient or simply impractical. In such cases, one usually breaks up a large structure into a number of smaller manageable sub-structures with common length scales or similar physical characteristics. Each sub-structures can be analyzed in EM.CUBE using the most effective simulation engine. The simulation results from different sub-structures can then be interfaced with each other using a number of cross-module utilities to arrive at the final solution.

The integration of EMAG's older products within EM.CUBE's unified and streamlined framework has been more of a necessity than a mere convenience. In the last fifteen years, EMAG Technologies has got involved in a large number of projects that required complex hybrid simulation tools for modeling multi-scale RF problems. Examples of these are co-site interference among tactical vehicular communication systems, adaptive networking in high multi-path urban environments, networks of unattended sensors with near-ground operation, antennas on engineered meta-material substrates or complex platform structures, and see-through wall imaging radar systems, to name a few. With the introduction of EM.CUBE, we hope to bring a totally new level of simulation capability to the desktops of user like you at a very low cost.   

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CAD.module is an easy-to-use 3D modeler for generation, import and export of complex large-scale structures and scenes with micro-scale details.

New features for 2009 include:

  • All-New CAD Objects: Ellipsoid, Circle Strip with Partial Angle and Ring Options, Radial Strip, Spiral Strip, Taper Strip with Exponential Option, Regular Polygon, NURBS Strip, Polyline, NURBS Curve, Circle, Super-Quadratic Curve, Parabola, Hyperbola, Spiral Curve and Helix with fully editable geometrical parameters
  • Mouse-based editing of nodes of Polygons, Polylines and NURBS objects
  • Extrude, Loft, Revolve and other edit operations on curve objects
  • Exploding Surface objects into their boundary curves
  • Merging curve objects using Boolean Union
  • New Strip-Sweep Tool: Turn a given curve object into a planar strip object with an adjustable width.
  • New Pipe-Sweep Tool: Turn a given curve object into a 3-D pipe with an adjustable radius.
  • New Rail-Sweep Tool: Rail a given curve or planar surface object along another curve object and adjust its position and/or angle.
  • New Fillet Tool: Smooth the edges of Polylines or Polygons by filleting, chamfering or blending their corners with an adjustable radius
  • New Polygonize Tool: Convert curve objects into Polylines or curved surfaces into Polygon Strips with adjustable chord lengths or number of segments
  • New Fill Tool: Convert a single closed curve or a set of nested closed curves into a planar surface
  • New Distance Tool: Measure the distance between any two points.
  • New Angle Tool: Measure the angle between any two edges.
  • New Info Tool: Measure the length of curves, area of surfaces and volume of solids.
  • Temporary Rotate View, Pan View and Dynamic Zoom using the right mouse button while creating or editing objects
  • Full IGES Support


FDTD.module is a time domain FDTD simulator (with optional hardware acceleration) for full-wave EM simulation of 3-D structures, circuits, and antennas.

EM.CUBE's fdtd.module is the evolution of EMAG's former EMLOUNGE product, which was originally developed in 2005 for the U.S. Navy for modeling EMC/EMI and shielding effectiveness in electronic equipment. EMLOUNGE was later extended to handle complex 3-D antenna structures and mounting platforms. As EM.CUBE's fdtd.module, the tool can analyze a wide range of 3-D electromagnetic radiation, scattering and propagation problems. It also features an integrated SPICE-based circuit simulator, which together with the FDTD kernel can solve mixed circuit-EM modeling problems in a self-consistent manner. 

New features for 2009 include:

  • Simple RLC Lumped Elements
  • Linear or Nonlinear Active Lumped Circuits Defined by Netlist Files
  • Conductive Sheet Surfaces



PROP.module features an asymptotic SBR simulator for physics-based, site specific modeling of radio wave propagation.

EMAG's popular EMTerrano product, first introduced in 2003, reemerged as EM.CUBE's propagation.module. EMTerrano was originally developed for the U.S. Army to model communication system connectivity in urban battlefield environments. Its simulation engine was extensively validated by the U.S. Army in a number of real-world urban scenarios, and its performance surpassed all the competition tools by large margins. In its reincarnation as propagation.module, the older product is now equipped with a versatile and dynamic scene generator capable of treating arbitrary building geometries and interacts with EM.CUBE's full-wave analysis modules.

New features for 2009 include:

  • New Radiator Sets in Propagation Module: Define radiator sets consisting of multiple arrays and point radiators in arbitrary configurations and edit them individually or as a group
  • Arbitrary Block Geometries: The SBR mesh generator converts arbitrary objects to polygonal prismatic block with user-defined edge length and slice height.
  • Standard Material Interfaces vs. User-Defined Macromodels for Reflection and Transmission Coefficients at Blocks and Terrain



Metal3D.module is a 3-D structure simulator for modeling metal structures. Its full-wave Method of Moments (MoM) simulation engine analyzes wire structures or wire-frame models of metallic surfaces and volumes with utmost modeling accuracy.

New features for 2009 include:

  • Analysis of metallic wires and curve objects and wireframe models of solids and surfaces
  • Gap Sources and Gap Arrays with Amplitude/Phase Distribution
  • Multi-port or Coupled Port Definitions
  • Plane Wave Excitation
  • RLC Lumped Elements on Wires
  • Regular and Structured Surface Triangular Wireframe Grids
  • Automatic Connection of Lines to Surfaces and Solids
  • 3-D Pocklington Integral Equation Formulation of Wire Structures
  • Infinite Material Half-Space Green's Functions for Calculation of Far Fields in Presence of a Lossy Ground
  • Uniform and Fast Adaptive Frequency Sweep
  • Far Field Radiation Patterns: 3-D Pattern Visualization and 2-D Cartesian and Polar Graphs
  • 3-D Array Factor Augmentation of Radiation Patterns
  • Port Characteristics: S/Y/Z Parameters and Smith Chart



Planar.module is a planar structure simulator for modeling and design of printed antennas, planar microwave circuits, and layered periodic structures. 

In 2001, EMAG Technologies Inc. introduced its first software product EMPiCASSO, Printed Circuit Antenna System Simulator and Optimizer. It was originally developed for the U.S. Army for modeling and design of large planar phased arrays. The product has since been showcased every year in the International Microwave Symposium Exhibition. EMPiCASSO's core functionality transitioned to EM.CUBE's planar.module. As part of this transition, the new planar.module now boasts a powerful CAD modeler that can easily create and mesh very sophisticated, interconnected, trace geometries on multilayer substrate configurations.

New features for 2009 include:

  • PEC and Conductive Sheet Traces, Slot (PMC) Layouts and Vertical Interconnects and Embedded Objects
  • Unlimited Number of Substrate Layers and Trace Planes
  • Full Periodic Structure Capability with Unit Cell Continuity
  • Gap Sources on Lines and Vias (Coaxial Probe Feeds)
  • Gap Arrays with Amplitude/Phase Distribution
  • Periodic Gaps with Beam Scanning
  • Multi-port or Coupled Port Definitions
  • Plane Wave Excitation
  • RLC Lumped Elements on Lines and Vias
  • Optimized Automatic Mesh with User-Defined Edge Cells
  • Regular Triangular and Maximally Rectangular Mesh
  • Variable Mesh Resolution Based on Traces
  • 2.5-D Mixed Potential Integral Equation (MPIE) Formulation of Planar Structures
  • 2.5-D Spectral Domain Formulation of Periodic Layered Structures
  • Accurate Scattering Parameter Extraction Using Prony's Method
  • Plane Wave Excitation with Arbitrary Angles of Incidence
  • A Variety of Matrix Solvers Including LU, BiCG and GMRES
  • Uniform and Fast Adaptive Frequency Sweep
  • Uniform and Fast Adaptive Angular Sweep for Plane Waves
  • Polarization Sweep for Generation of Reflection and Transmission Coefficient Macromodels
  • Current Distribution Intensity Plots
  • Far Field Radiation Patterns: 3-D Pattern Visualization and 2-D Cartesian and Polar Graphs
  • 3-D Array Factor Augmentation of Radiation Patterns
  • Far Field Radiation Patterns of Finite-Sized Periodic Arrays
  • Reflection and Transmission Coefficients of Periodic Structures
  • Port Characteristics: S/Y/Z Parameters and Smith Chart

EM.CUBE's streamlined and intuitive user interface places an extensive array of CAD, simulation and visualization tools at your fingertips. The common interface environment allows you to migrate easily and intuitively among different modules or move various parts of structures and scenes back and forth across these modules.

Minimum System Requirements

  • Windows 2000/XP 32bit
  • Intel Pentium 4 1GHz
  • 512MB of RAM with 60MB of disk space
  • SVGA Display (1024 x 768)
  • OpenGL compliant video card

These are the minimum requirements for EM.CUBE to run efficiently. If you have any questions regarding the ability of your system to run EM.CUBE, please contact us.

Click Here To Download:
Product Brochure: EM.CUBE Modular 3-D Simulation And Design Environment
Video: Features Of EM.CUBE Modular 3-D Simulation And Design Environment
EM.CUBE Demo Download And Installation Instructions