"About 10 years ago, I needed to access a Body-of-Revolution code to analyse circular-symmetrical SATCOM-on-the-Move antennas. I contacted QWED and purchased a licence of QuickWave V2D. Now, 10 years later, I have two QW-V2D licences installed on two dedicated computers running QW-V2D pretty much 24/7 for contract work or internal R&D. I run QW-V2D under Matlab control as it gives me a lot of flexibility to tailor my optimization goals and techniques. QWED support, over the years, has been very good when I needed help. I would recommend the multi-processor option as it has proved very useful to me to speed up the analysis of my designs."
Dr Christophe Granet, Lyrebird Antenna Research, Sydney, Australia
"I have been using QuickWave since it first came out in the late 1990’s, and have seen the software continually refine and improve, becoming what I believe is the most intuitive, quick, and easy to use EM simulator tool available today. For me, the best features have always been the extensive component library and the unmatched technical service that the team at QWED provides. I highly recommend QuickWave for both beginners and experts alike, and the license fees are much more affordable than similarly equipped programs on the market."
Dr Peter H. Siegel, Caltech/JPL/THz Global, USA
"I started my consulting firm in microwave energy applications already in 1979, and had a research contract with the Swedish Institute for Food Research for several years in the 1980’s. During that time I got my first contacts with a commercial FEM microwave modelling software, and also what I think was the world's such first commercial FDTD software. There were many problems with both kinds, so I had to focus quite much on the FDTD source code, since FDTD gave better field images than FEM. This led to a good understanding of the inherent problems with the method, but the computers at the time were extremely expensive and very slow, from to-day's perspective.
In the mid-end 1990's I was consulting for Philips/Whirlpool in microwave oven R&D, but modelling software was still not as useful as I wanted. A very crucial moment for me was when I first met the QuickWave founder Wojciech Gwarek at a seminar at the Chalmers Institute of Technology in Goteborg Sweden. I think it was the company’s first such outside Poland. When I was shortly thereafter given an opportunity to test the software, I immediately realised that it represented a quantum leap over all other existing software. A review in an IEEE magazine said the same.
I was shortly thereafter president of the non-profit organisation International Microwave Power Institute (IMPI), arranging annual conferences and issuing a scientific journal in the area of microwave power non-communication applications. I then created four scenarios which I knew would be particularly problematic for FEM and/or FDTD methods, and presented them to the four companies offering commercial microwave software at the time. Not only did QuickWave solve all four correctly, but none of the others solved more than two. I vividly remember being called up at night by puzzled developers wondering what I had done to make their systems crash….
As a result of the widely published "contest", QuickWave of course got several new customers, and I began communicating with the company on extensions that would be of interest for in particular microwave heating, initially on dielectric property changes during defrosting. This resulted in the QuickWave BHM module.
I have authored and still am authoring/co-authoring many conference papers using the QuickWave software, in particular in recent years as adjunct professor in microwave physics at the Malardalen University in Sweden."
Adjunct Professor Per Olov Risman, Malardalen University, Sweden