Thursday, November 30, 2017

What's on next week: December 4-10

It's a quiet week here at CST, the last webinar of our 2017 series will air on Thursday and we are hosting several fully booked training sessions. All the previous webinars are now available to stream, so why not check them out and catch up on anything you missed?


Precise Characterization of Multipin Connectors 

December 7th, 2017
17:00 CET (UTC +01:00)

Join us next Thursday for the final webinar of our 2017 series.
Connectors are an integral part of any electronic system, allowing multiple parts of one system to interconnect. However, they represent a discontinuity, and this discontinuity causes reflections, differential-to-common-mode conversion and radiation. All these phenomena are more intense at higher frequencies and they can significantly distort the transmitted signal which leads to the reduction of transmission speed/bitrate.


December 5th-6th, 2017
Vélizy-Villacoublay, France

CST STUDIO SUITE - Low Frequency Training
This event is full
December 5th, 2017
Darmstadt, Germany

CST STUDIO SUITE - Microwave and Antenna Training
This event is full
December 5th-6th, 2017
Darmstadt, Germany

This event is full
December 5th-6th, 2017
Darmstadt, Germany

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

CST Automotive Conference 2017: A great success

This year's Automotive Conference in Neckarsulm, Germany was booked to capacity as we welcomed attendees from 14 European countries as well as the US, Singapore, and Japan. Companies represented included Audi, BMW, JLR, Renault, Volkswagen, Volvo as well as tier 1 & 2 suppliers including Autoliv, Brose, Continental, Delphi, MAGNA, Rheinmetall Automotive, Robert Bosch, TE Connectivity, Valeo, Yamaichi as well as several research institutes, universities and service providers.
We held a panel discussion at the end of the conference with representatives from Audi, BMW,
Continental, Robert Bosch and TE Connectivity discussed how to better cooperate regarding simulation, how to define requirements, how to validate them, how to exchange simulation models and how to deal with the many variants and car models. It was nice to hear BMW and Bosch saying, that using a combination of CST STUDIO SUITE and the 3DEXPERIENCE platform would be probably the best and most efficient way to guarantee smooth workflows and fruitful cooperation.

See the full program of presentations here.

This is the fourth year in a row that CST has held a dedicated conference for the automotive industry. In 2014, we held the first automotive related conference in Bundang near Seoul, Korea. We realized that specific conferences are more interesting for our customers and prospects than general EM workshops. That first conference was a success with good attendance which we credit to its original content as a specialists meeting.

In 2015 CST held our second automotive conference at BMW World Munich and again, we were impressed by the number of attendees who came out. We were asked to have the conference on a regular basis, and many of the attendees told us that it was both informative and beneficial for networking as the conference provides a non-competitive environment for the exchange of ideas in the industry.

In 2016, CST held the third conference at the Henry Ford Center in Detroit, as with previous conferences, it was well received and according to an attendee-“A perfect platform for knowledge exchange.” These words could easily describe this year's conference as well, so thank you to everyone to attended, we could not do this without you!

We look forward to continuing engagement with the automotive industry as it continues to innovate and evolve. 

To learn more about upcoming CST events that might interest you, check out our website.

Matthias Tröscher
Business Development Manager
Germany, Austria & Switzerland

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

What's on next week: November 27-December 3

We've got a busy week ahead with plenty of training and we're excited to present the next installment of our webinar series. We just wrapped up several workshops and our 2017 Automotive Conference. We hope to see you at in Marseille if you are attending and be sure to register today for our Thursday webinar.


Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3) Simulation

November 30th
17:00 CET

This presentation focuses on the simulation of E3 including lightning strikes, high-power electromagnetic pulses (EMP) and high intensity radiated fields (HIRF). Simulation is playing an increasingly important role in evaluating system performance when subjected to E3 and investigating strategies for protection. A new approach in CST Studio for modeling radiated susceptibility using a virtual reverberation chamber model will be presented.

Register today.


Mediterranean Microwave Symposium 2017 

Nov 28th-30th, 2017
Marseille, France

The 17th edition of the Mediterranean Microwave Symposium (MMS 2017) is one of the best conferences to discover the newest developments in RF / microwave and antenna technologies. The conference will cover topics such as Microwave-Media Interactions, Microwave Metrology, Measurement Techniques, Microwave and Millimeter-wave Components, Circuits and Devices, Energy Harvesting, Antennas and Telecommunication Systems, IoT, Propagation, Scattering and Diffraction, 3D Printing for Microwave Applications and a lot more.



Nov 28th-29th, 2017
Dolni Brezany, Czech Republic

CST STUDIO SUITE - Microwave and Antenna Training 

Nov 28th-29th, 2017
Dolni Brezany, Czech Republic

CST STUDIO SUITE - Signal Integrity and Power Integrity Training 

Nov 28th-29th, 2017
Framingham, MA, United States


Nov 28th-29th, 2017
Framingham, MA, United States

Friday, October 20, 2017

A look back at European Microwave Week 2017

CST Modeling Challenge in action!
Exploring Wi-Fi signals in a bus with VR
This year's European Microwave Week, which ran from October 8-13 was a wonderful success for CST. We sponsored the wifi for the exhibition and our booth was busy as we welcomed attendees to learn more about CST STUDIO SUITE and electromagnetic imulation. One of the highlights was our ever popular CST Modeling Challenge. This year, we asked attendees to model and simulate a simple waveguide filter. We were impressed with the entrants’ work, and surprised by the interest – our computers were often all in use. Everyone who successfully completed the challenge received the classic Nuremberg delicacy: a Lebkuchen (gingerbread) heart and were entered into a raffle to win prizes
at our booth party.

We provided demonstrations in the CST lab on the finer details working with both EM simulation and measurement, providing a preview of the joint "Measurement Meet Simulation" workshops we run with Rohde & Scwarz throughout the year.

CST Measurement Meets Simulation demonstration.
The CST booth also featured a demonstration with virtual reality glasses that gave people the chance to see EM fields in 3D and explore them digitally. With VR, people could see Wi-Fi  signals propagating through a bus and see
how signals can jump from one PCB trace to another causing crosstalk. We had a great deal of fun meeting old friends and new who came to try for themselves.

On Wednesday afternoon, we held our booth party and the winners of the Modeling Challenge were announced and picked up their prizes from Samsung, Bang & Olufsen and Bose. The party featured local food and drinks and was well attended and we're already looking forward to European Microwave 
The lucky draw marked the end of our modeling challenge
Week 2018 in Madrid!

Martin Timm
Director, Global Marketing
CST-Computer Simulation Technology

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

What's on next week: October 23-29

Next week, CST will present two fascinating webinars on Tuesday and Thursday. Register today to learn from CST experts as they walk you through simulation strategies and analysis. We will also be attending several exhibitions, including the IME/China in Shanghai. Read on for the details on where you can meet us and learn with us.


RF Co-Site Interference Simulation in Complex Electromagnetic Environments

October 24th 2017
08:00 PDT (UTC -07:00)
Approx. 60 min

In this webinar, we will demonstrate how a 3D full-wave simulation can be used to analyze the antenna to antenna coupling for an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). The coupling data will then be used to estimate possible RF interference using one of the newer products of CST STUDIO SUITE: The CST Interference Task. With this new system-level tool, RF systems can be defined to analyze inter-system coupling. The analysis delivers the possible occurrence of RF interference at a glance. The interference task is fully integrated into the CST design environment, making it easy to run different scenarios and test mitigation strategies after the detection of possible interference.
Register here

Automotive Radar SimulationWebinar Series 2017

October 26th 2017
17:00 CEST (UTC +02:00)
Approx. 60 min

Automotive radar is becoming increasingly important for car designers, due to the huge role it plays in securing and ensuring the driver’s safety. In this webinar, we will show how CST STUDIO SUITE can be used to perform and study all of the design stages of automotive radars, starting from the basic element which is the antenna, through its integration inside a radome, to actually placing and calibrating the whole package inside the car, using CST Complete Technology’s versatility and solver diversity.
Register here


Radar 2017 

Belfast, United Kingdom
Oct 23rd-26th, 2017

RADAR 2017 is the world’s premier international conference making a welcome return to the UK and the vibrant city of Belfast, Northern Ireland. The conference focuses on the challenging topics of radar theory and applications covering many aspects of radar systems for defence, security and civilian applications.

Space Tech Expo Europe 2017 

Bremen, Germany
Oct 24th-26th, 2017

The free-to-attend Space Tech Expo & Conference is Europe's meeting place for space business, technology & innovation. The three-day trade fair will showcase the latest from technical designers, sub-system suppliers, manufacturers and components through the systems integrators for civil, military and commercial space.Visit us at booth #F72

IME/China 2017

Shanghai, China
Oct 25th-27th, 2017

China International Conference & Exhibition on Microwave and Antenna (IME/China), which is one of the largest and most influential Microwave and Antenna exhibition in China, will be a good platform and channel for technical exchanges, business cooperation and trade promotion between global Microwave and Antenna products & technology suppliers and Chinese Microwave and Antenna customers. IME/China is a must-attend event for design engineers, technical managers and purchasing executives in China.

Visit us at booth #A082

CST Automotive Conference 2017 preview: An interview with Matthias Tröscher

We spoke with Matthias Tröscher, one of the primary organizers of the CST Automotive Conference to discuss this year's event which will take place November 14th at the Audi Forum in Neckarsulm, Germany. If you are interested in attending, you can register here.

What are the goals of the 2017 Automotive Conference?

Automotive Conference 2015- Munich
There are several key goals of this conference. First, we want to provide a forum for decision makers and engineers in the automotive industry who are dealing with electromagnetic simulation to concentrate on simulation techniques and simulation applications.
We are also seeking to bring together both OEMs and tier 1 and tier 2 suppliers in a neutral environment to facilitate mutual discussion and knowledge exchange.
This conference will combine all EM simulation related topics in a single conference: from DC / low frequency up to high-speed design and radar applications. We have presentations that discuss the complete value-added chain: from IC and package to PCB, connector, cable, and antenna and finally to the entire vehicle in its (electromagnetic) environment.
There will be a focus on Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS), autonomous driving, electric vehicles, connected vehicles, and electronic components and we will show state-of-the-art EM simulation, demonstrate best practices and highlight improvements from recent years.
Attendees will be able to talk with experts and presenters from various world-leading automotive companies and learn from them how they use EM software in their processes. We will have a panel discussion with representatives from OEMs and suppliers on how much simulation cooperation is required between the parties.
Automotive Conference 2015- Munich

What are you most excited about at this year’s conference?

I’m particularly excited about this year’s keynote speeches from Audi (representing the OEMs), TE Connectivity (an important tie-in auto industry as connector manufacturer) and Dassault Systèmes (demonstrating the vision of simulation in Transportation and Mobility industries).
For the first time, the conference will feature a combination of EM simulation and mechanical simulation of electric vehicles (Vibro-Acoustic Simulation of Electric Powertrain) and we plan to include more in future conferences.
We have 21+ high-quality technical presentations from more than 15 different companies and academic institutions; including a plenary talk presented by BMW on the democratization of EM simulation which will be followed by panel discussion on how to achieve this between OEMs and suppliers.

Why should people choose this conference and who should consider coming?

This conference is mainly concentrating on electromagnetic simulation in automotive industry, so we welcome all people who are working in this field. I’d encourage people to attend because there is no other entirely open conference with similar content right now.
Attendees get a comprehensive overview of the field condensed into one day about all the relevant aspects of electromagnetic simulation on the component level as well as for full vehicles.

Register today to save your place at the CST Automotive Conference!

Matthias Tröscher
Business Development Manager
Germany, Austria & Switzerland

Friday, October 13, 2017

Student Contest – Gesponsert durch das deutsche Chapter der IEEE EMC Society.

Das Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) ist mit derzeit 360.000 Mitgliedern das weltweit größte Netzwerk von Wissenschaftlern und Ingenieuren und in rund 150 Ländern vertreten. Einer der Schwerpunkte der IEEE liegt in der Organisation und Unterstützung von Weiterbildungsmaßnahmen sowie dem fachlichen Austausch zwischen Hochschulen und Industrie.
Das Deutsche IEEE EMC Chapter trägt mit zahlreichen Aktivitäten dazu bei und hat mit freundlicher Unterstützung von Dr.-Ing. Mathias Magdowski von der Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg einen Student Contest entwickelt. Ziel ist die Entwicklung eines Simulationsmodells (Ersatzschaltbild) eines einphasigen Netzfilters für einen Küchenmixer. Teilnahmeberechtigt sind alle Studierenden der Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik oder ähnlicher Fachrichtungen, die noch keinen Master- oder Diplomabschluss besitzen.

Die zwei besten Einreichungen erhalten eine namentliche Auszeichnung durch das IEEE German EMC Chapter mit Urkundenverleihung auf der Internationalen Fachmesse und Kongress für Elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit Düsseldorf 2018. Weitere Details zu den Student Contest mit der konkreten Aufgabenstellung finden sich unter diesem Link:

Matthias Tröscher
Business Development Manager
Germany, Austria & Switzerland