Wednesday, March 22, 2017

What's on next week: March 27-April 2 2017


A weekly roundup of events in the CST world. 

We've been busy at CST! With the release of both CST STUDIO SUITE 2017 and Antenna Magus 2017 and some major shows but that never slows us down. Next week we are exhibiting across Europe and providing training and workshops in Israel, Czech Republic and France.  


Exhibitions

ACES 2017
International Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES) Symposium

March 26th - 30th 2017
Firenze, Italy

The International Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES) Symposium serves as a forum for developers, analysts, and users of computational techniques applied to electromagnetic field problems for all frequency ranges. The symposium includes technical invited plenary and regular presentations, software tutorials, vendor booths, and short courses.
CST Vendor Tutorial on March, 28: How to simulate electrically large platforms for RF and EMC applications


EMV 2017

March 28th - 30th 2017
StuttgartGermany

EMV is Europe's leading event on electromagnetic compatibility. Meet the industry's leading companies for EMC-equipment, components and EMC-services from 28 - 30 March 2017 in Stuttgart, Germany. The event offers a wide range of EMC-specific topics. The perfect platform to get the latest information on newest trends and developments!
Visit us at booth #C2-513


IET Colloquium on Millimetre-wave and Terahertz Engineering & Technology 2017

March 30th, 2017
GlasgowUnited Kingdom
The millimetre-wave and terahertz regions of the electromagnetic spectrum have recently attracted new interest with new applications beginning to appear such as communications, non-destructive testing and medical imaging.
The availability of higher power solid state sources, more efficient multipliers and room temperature detectors is pushing the boundary of solid state systems to 1 THz, opening up a raft of commercially driven industrial applications. The emergence of 5G communications and E-band radios is providing a cost-effective entry into the lower millimetre wave part of the spectrum.
Quantum Cascade Lasers (QCLs) operating at ever higher temperatures are becoming a practical alternative to gas lasers for the multi-terahertz region. New machining and fabrication techniques such as 3D printing coupled with powerful finite element analysis and testing capability offers further reductions in cost and more complicated system architectures.

Workshops

CST Workshop Series 2017 (Czech language)
PragueCzech Republic
Join us for an exciting opportunity to learn about the latest developments in 3D electromagnetic simulation.
The CST® Workshop Series 2017 will give design and research engineers an insight into the latest 3D simulation technology for designing electromagnetic components as well as assembled systems using CSTSTUDIO SUITE® 2017. It will include presentations as well as live software demos that will be both beneficial for the novice as well as the experienced user.

Training 


CST STUDIO SUITE - EMC/EMI Training 

Tel Aviv-YafoIsrael
The CST STUDIO SUITE® EMC/EMI training course consists of 2 full days. We recommend that you participate in both days in order to benefit from the complete range of intensive application based exercises which will be carried out over the two day period. This training class is intended for Engineers involved in electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), electromagnetic interference (EMI), electrostatic discharge (ESD), electromagnetic environmental effects (E3) and antenna integration.


CST STUDIO SUITE - EDA / Signal Integrity Training 

MassyFrance
Develop your potential with CST MICROWAVE STUDIO® (CST MWS®) and CST PCB STUDIO® (CST PCBS®), CST® software packages of CST STUDIO SUITE® solvers dedicated to electromagnetic simulation of electronic devices.
Improve your performance with our hands-on training course. This CST STUDIO SUITE® EDA / Signal Integrity Training course consists of 2 full days. It is helpful to be familiar with the Getting Started manual. This training course is focused on modelling and solver overview, and concentrates on EDA / SI / PI applications.


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

What's on next week: March 20-26 2017


A weekly roundup of events in the CST world. 

With the release of the latest version of our flagship software, CST is presenting a webinar to guide users through the exciting new features of CST STUDIO SUITE® 2017. We will also be attending the much anticipated European Conference on Antennas and Propagation in Paris, France. Be sure to stop by the CST booth to try your hand at our modeling challenge. Every participant will receive a Ritter Sport chocolate bar (We couldn't resist! We are German, after all.). Participants will also be entered to win a drone or a hands-free bluetooth car kit at our drawing on Tuesday.

Webinar 

Technology Highlights of CST STUDIO SUITE 2017 

March 23rd 2017

Explore all of the exciting new features in the 2017 edition of CST STUDIO SUITE. These webinars will provide an opportunity to see our latest technology in action. We are offering two sessions to accommodate our customers in different time zones
CST STUDIO SUITE® is an industry-standard electromagnetic (EM) simulation tool for microwave, radio frequency and optical product design. The latest release, CST STUDIO SUITE 2017, introduces a range of new features and improvements to increase the versatility and performance of EM simulation.
This webinar will highlight some of the updates in CST STUDIO SUITE 2017, including features relevant to microwaves and RF, antennas and bio-EM. In addition, it will introduce the new tools Filter Designer 3D for cross-coupled and diplexer filter design, the Interference Task for co-site interference analysis, and the Conjugate Heat Transfer Solver for electronics cooling.

Exhibitions


March 19th - 24th 2017
Paris, France

The 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation is owned by the European Association on Antennas and Propagation (EurAAP) and organized each year since 2006. It has become over the years a major and referenced event in the area of antennas and propagation and now attracts a wide audience from all continents. From its early times, EuCAP has been created to foster the meeting and cross-fertilization between academia, research centers, and industry. To that aim, tools such as application tracks, industrial workshops, technical tours and above all a large exhibition have been implemented, in association with the conference.
Be sure to join our modeling challenge. All participants will recieve a free Ritter Sport and will be entered to win a drone or bluetooth set at a drawing on Tuesday. 

Visit us at booth #C1 + C2

CST experts will be presenting the following workshops:

Industrial Workshop

Title: Antenna Design by Simulation with CST STUDIO SUITE 2017 
Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 13:30
Room 315
Speaker: Marc Ruetschlin, Tilmann Wittig

Scientific Workshops


Session title: Advances in Commercial Electromagnetic Simulation Tools

Title: Antenna Design by Simulation with CST STUDIO SUITE 2017 
Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 13:30
Room 315
Speaker: Marc Ruetschlin, Tilmann Wittig

Title: Designing antennas for a location tracking system
Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 15:40
Room 315
Speaker: Brian Woods, Antenna Magus

More exhibitions.


ECEDHA 2017

 March 19th - 20th 2017
Miramar Beach, United States
The ECEDHA Annual Conference and ECExpo is the leading conference for academic advancement in electrical and computer engineering. The ECExpo technology demonstration provides ample time for networking with leading industry corporations while discovering the most cutting-edge products and services to enhance the experience of your students and graduates.

Visit us at booth #204A

OFC 2017 

March 21st - 23rd 2017
Los AngelesCAUnited States

The Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC) is the largest global conference and exhibition for optical communications and networking professionals. For over 40 years, OFC has drawn attendees from all corners of the globe to meet and greet, teach and learn, make connections and move business forward. OFC attracts the biggest names in the field, offers key networking and partnering opportunities, and provides insights and inspiration on the major trends and technology advances affecting the industry. From technical presentations to the latest market trends and predictions, OFC is a one-stop-shop.

Visit us at booth #1440


Microwave & RF


March 22nd - 23rd 2017

Paris, France

The 6thedition of Microwave & RF Show is THE event dedicated to the sectors of Radiofrequencies, Microwaves, Wireless, EMC and optical Fiber that will - for 2 days - provide a 360 ° view of these markets. One highlight of this trade show is the conferences: 8 sessions and conferences already planned for 2017 with: Connected wireless objects, the field of EMC, New methods of measurements or EMC tests, the EMC connectivity, architectures and technologies of microwave functions applied to drones, backhaul to 94GHz Network for 5G, trends or "point" on the RAN 5G.
To the 700 delegates expected, the experts will provide more concrete information on these markets and answers to questions asked by engineers and projects managers who came along to find useful information for their projects.

Training 

CST STUDIO SUITE® EMC / Signal Integrity training (Italian)

March 21-22 2017
Treviglio (BG), Italy
How to work efficiently with CST MICROWAVE STUDIO® (CST MWS). Improve your performance with our hands-on training course.
The CST STUDIO SUITE® EMC / Signal Integrity training course consists of 2 full days. We recommend that you participate in both days in order to benefit from the complete range of intensive application based exercises which will be carried out over the two day period. It is helpful to be familiar with the Getting Started manual. This training class is intended for designers of printed circuit boards, digital electronics, IC packages, connectors, etc., and EMC engineers.

Product Highlight: CST STUDIO SUITE® 2017


CST will be hosting a live webinar on March 23rd,2017 detailing the new features of CST STUDIO SUITE® 2017. Register today to see these tools in action.

The latest version of CST STUDIO SUITE® 2017 is now shipping. Our flagship software offers a range of general purpose and specialized solvers for electromagnetic and Multiphysics problems in our user-friendly interface. CST STUDIO SUITE is used by engineers, designers, and researchers in a wide range of industries. In the most recent edition, many exciting new features help simulate phenomena that appear when distinct components are combined into systems. 

Filter Designer 3D (FD3D) is a design and synthesis tool for cross- coupled cavity filters. With FD3D, filter designers can design for arbitrary filter response with the easy placement of transmission zeros and a wide range of coupling resonator topologies available to realize the corresponding filter response. FD3D can also extract the coupling matrix which helps to analyze and tune a device, and is the first commercial product to include diplexer filter synthesis. When combined with CST's unique moving mesh technology and the advanced trust region framework optimizer, FD3D allows the user to design complex high order and multimode cavity filters with unprecedented precision.
The introduction of antenna to antenna couple for the asymptotic solver offers an efficient way to simulate multiple antennas on very large platforms such as ships and aircraft. This feature is especially useful for system integrators because data from a wide variety sources can be brought together in a single system-level simulation. Combined with the new nearfield monitor, users can now identify and visualize the coupling paths between antennas, and the new Interference Task can identify potential EMC issues caused by co-site interference.

Antenna array design has also been improved: CST STUDIO SUITE 2017 can now automatically construct full 3D simulation models of arbitrary arrays, including non-periodic structures. Even large arrays can then be simulated accurately and quickly, on modest hardware, using CST’s numerically efficient time domain solver with conformal meshing technology.


There are many other new features in CST STUDIO SUITE® 2017- to explore them in detail, see  our website which describes all of the exciting new possibilities our complete technology software opens up for our users.



Wednesday, March 8, 2017

What's On Next Week: March 13-19 2017


Exhibitions and conferences provide indispensable opportunities for CST staff to meet with our users and expand our reach. Our experts speak at events around the world, sharing the importance to EM simulation in the many industries that use our software. We also give workshops around the world, which gives our customers a chance to improve their skills, learn from experts and have the opportunity to speak with our support staff person to person. 


Partner Workshops

Rohde & Schwarz Nordic EMC Tour

CST principal engineer Tilmann Wittig will be presenting "EMC Simulation: Early Stage Analysis and Troubleshooting".

Gothenburg, Sweden
March 13

Stockholm, Sweden
March 14


Vantaa Finland
March 15

Oulu, Finland
March 16


When combined, measurement and simulation are powerful tools for Electromagnetic Compatibility. CST is very proud to be a guest speaker at the Rohde&Schwarz Nordic EMC Tour 2017.

Exhibitions

Homsec 

March 14th-16th 2017
Madrid, Spain


HOMSEC is the only professional fair aimed at National Security in Spain, a country with an exceptional geostrategic situation regarding its relationship with Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East. This trade fair turns to be the perfect framework for OEMs, developers, and integrators, product, system and service suppliers to offer and find new business opportunities and collaborations. HOMSEC is a privileged platform for discussion between first class speakers, decision makers and opinion makers from governments, companies, and R&D. You will see a sample of the latest developments in the different technological areas of Defense and Homeland Security. It is a unique opportunity for companies and institutions to increase their networking and establish new contacts.


Embedded World

March 14th-16th 2017
Nuremberg, Germany


Be it security for electronic systems, distributed intelligence, the Internet of Things or e-mobility and energy efficiency – the embedded world trade fair in Nuremberg enables you to experience the whole world of embedded systems. Discover the innovations from the embedded sector, meet experts and acquire new customers.
Visit us at booth #4-344


WSA 2017

15th - 17th March 2017
Berlin, Germany

The 21st International ITG Workshop on Smart Antennas (WSA 2017) provides a forum for presenting the most recent research on smart antennas and related theoretical and technical aspects in modern wireless communication systems. The objective is to continue, accelerate, and broaden the momentum already gained through a series of ITG workshops which started in 1996.


ENOVA STRASBOURG 2017

15th - 16th March 2017
Strasbourg, France
Boosted by the development of the IoT and connected objects, electronics is increasingly found in all sectors that now have to integrate intelligence and connectivity into their products and services: aeronautics and military but also automotive, transportation, agriculture, agri-food, smart cities, medical, industry 4.0… ENOVA - the focal platform for technology applied to electronics, measurement, vision and optics – brings together professionals in industry and research seeking to find innovative solutions for their projects.

Visit us at booth #E29


EuCAP 2017

19th - 24th March 2017
Paris, France

The 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation is owned by the European Association on Antennas and Propagation (EurAAP) and organized each year since 2006. It has become over the years a major and referenced event in the area of antennas and propagation and now attracts a wide audience from all continents. From its early times, EuCAP has been created to foster the meeting and cross-fertilization between academia, research centers, and industry. To that aim, tools such as application tracks, industrial workshops, technical tours and above all a large exhibition have been implemented, in association with the conference.

Visit us at booth #C1 + C2


ECEDHA 2017

19th - 20th March 2017
Miramar Beach, United States
The ECEDHA Annual Conference and ECExpo is the leading conference for academic advancement in electrical and computer engineering. The ECExpo technology demonstration provides ample time for networking with leading industry corporations while discovering the most cutting-edge products and services to enhance the experience of your students and graduates.

Visit us at booth #204A

CST Workshop Series 2017

March 14th, 2017

March 15th, 2017

Join us for an exciting opportunity to learn about the latest developments in 3D electromagnetic simulation. The CST® Workshop Series 2017 will give design and research engineers an insight into the latest 3D simulation technology for designing electromagnetic components as well as assembled systems using CST STUDIO SUITE® 2017. It will include presentations as well as live software demos that will be both beneficial for the novice as well as the experienced user.

Friday, March 3, 2017

E3 Simulation and Analysis: A conversation with David Johns.


In anticipation of our upcoming workshop on Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3), we spoke with David Johns, Vice President of Engineering at CST of America. David will be leading the workshop and we spoke to him about some of the topics attendees can expect to learn more about. The workshop will take place on May 11th 2017 in National Harbor, MD just outside of Washington DC. If you are interested in attending, head over to our website to register. 

CST: Thanks for taking some time to speak with us about the upcoming E3 workshop. To begin, could you give us an overview of the workshop?

David Johns: Certainly. This workshop is intended to provide a forum for Engineers and Scientists working in the area of Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3) to meet and exchange ideas about the use of electromagnetic and multi-physics simulation. Simulation is playing a growing role in E3 design and analysis for several reasons. Modern materials such as composites may provide less protection from E3 threats and simulation can be used to study the potential vulnerabilities early in the design phase. Physical testing of vehicles and aircraft for E3 requirements and verification can be both time-consuming and expensive. There is a trend towards balancing physical testing with simulation. Simulation may also provide information that is difficult to obtain by testing. For example, many tests have to be performed on the ground. Simulation can be used to simulate free space environments, enabling normalization of ground-based test data.

Radiation Hazard (RADHAZ) is one of the prominent topics of this workshop. What are some of the threats that it poses, and how can it be mitigated?

Radiation Hazards are an important part of the E3 consideration. It is important to maintain the safety of personnel in an electromagnetically dense environment, and it is important to protect against high-intensity fields from accidentally triggering fuel tank ignition or ordnances. Measures to mitigate RADHAZ include controlling current paths taken through the structure, applying shielding in critical areas and positioning high-intensity transmitters to avoid field levels in personnel areas that exceed permitted thresholds, while also avoid co-site interference (EMI) between different electronics systems.

E3 analysis is usually carried out on large platforms such as vehicles, aircraft, and buildings, but very small features such as seams, vents, and cables have a significant effect on shielding performance. How can these multi-scale models be simulated effectively?
A narrow gap or seam in a conducting structure can be a serious weakness in the design, especially if it runs over a long distance. If the wavelength of the EM field is comparable to the gap/seam length, resonances will be excited. The dimensions of seams can be several orders of magnitude smaller than the overall structure dimensions. This makes it a real challenge to capture this important detail. This multi-scale problem can be handled efficiently by incorporating equivalent electrical models of the behavior of the detail into the electromagnetic field solver.

You mentioned co-site interference as another subject of particular interest in regards to E3. What tools does CST offer for co-site interference analysis?

The complete electromagnetic solver technology in CST STUDIO SUITE® is ideal for simulating the unintentional coupling between different electronics systems (antenna to antenna, PCB to antenna, etc.). In the latest version 2017 release, a new tool has been introduced called the Interference Task. This tool enables the spectral profile of transmitters/radiators and sensitivity of receivers to be defined and combined with the coupling information to analyze the possibility of co-site interference (EMI). The interference task is integrated fully into CST STUDIO SUITE enabling parametric studies such as the relative positioning of electrical components and impact on EMI.

David Johns:
Vice President of Engineering- America














Wednesday, March 1, 2017

What's on next week: March 6-12, 2017
















Formal and informal partnerships are a valuable part of CST's mission to educate and inform people about the benefits of 3D Electromagnetic Simulation. In the coming week, we will present workshops and seminars with our partners across the globe. In addition, we will be attending several exhibitions including the Photonic Integrated Circuits (PIC International) Conference in Belgium. We are also excited to be participating as a speaker at the EMC club in Denmark.

Special Event 

CST at EMC Klubben Denmark

CST's Marco Kunze presenting at the EMC club meetings in Aarhus and Hørsholm, Denmark. EMC club members have access to 10 specialized lectures on EMC issues per year. The meetings on March 6th and 7th will focus on the benefits of EM simulation for electromagnetic compatibility. To learn more about the clubs and see the calendar see their website.

Partner Workshop

EMC Measurement and Simulation: CST and Rohde & Schwarz

March 6th 2017
Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain

This one day workshop includes both a hands-on session as well as presentations aimed to give engineers an insight on how to achieve accurate simulations and show best practice guidelines to getting better measurements.

The focus of the afternoon sessions will be on measurement and simulation advantages for tackling emissions problems of electronic devices.

The workshop will be kindly hosted by UPC-ESEIAAT.

Webinar

Getting Ahead with Antenna Design – A Real-Time Location Tracking System

March 9th 2017

This webinar will show how to best use CST STUDIO SUITE® and Antenna Magus to develop realistic models for complex communication and help engineers identify and assess problems and potential solutions quickly.Join us live or view on-demand.
Register here for this webinar 


Exhibitions

World ATM Congress

March 7th-9th 2017
Madrid, Spain

A global mix of Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs), Air Traffic Management (ATM) experts, and leading product developers and service providers will converge in Madrid, 7-9 March 2017, at the fifth annual World ATM Congress - one of the largest international exhibition and industry forum of its kind.

Visit us at booth #1196.

PIC International Conference

March 7th-8th 2017
Brussels, Belgium

Sales of Photonic Integrated Circuits are soaring, with their deployment helping to boost the capacity of networks and data centers. The 2nd PIC International is strengthening the relationship between the makers and the users of these integrated circuits - a global conference dedicated to this industry. Attendees to the conference will hear industry-leading insiders delivering more than 30 presentations spanning five sectors. The conference will equip the delegates with an up-to-date overview of the status of the PIC industry and provided them with many opportunities to meet other key players within this community. Registration at PIC International allows not only access to all sessions of two other conferences (Compound Semiconductor International and IoT International) but also includes a professional exhibition.

Training

CST STUDIO SUITE - Microwave and Antenna Training 

7th - 8th Mar 2017
Munich, Germany

CST MWS training will cover the following topics

  • Basic and advanced parametric modeling
  • CAD import and parameterization
  • Solver overview and help overview
  • MW / RF applications using different solvers
  • Antenna simulations including detailed farfield postprocessing
  • Antenna matching network in CST DESIGN STUDIO™
  • Performance tuning and meshing
  • Hybrid Simulation using SAM Field Source Coupling
  • Template-based postprocessing
  • Thermal co-simulation

Customer specific questions and discussion (please send your models in advance)
This course is available exclusively to CST MWS customers. Lunch and refreshments will be included.

There is a registration deadline one week prior to training and subject to availability (group will be 3 - 6 people). To apply, please register online.



Tuesday, February 28, 2017

CST at Rohde & Schwarz Nordic EMC Tour 2017



CST has partnered with Rohde and Schwarz, a leader in testing and measurement for wireless communication systems. Simulation and measurement are used in conjunction to improve the way
electronic systems are designed.

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) is a concern for every designer of electronic systems in order to develop reliably operating devices and to fulfil legal requirements. While measurement has been well established for EMC testing for decades, it increasingly gets complimented by electromagnetic simulation as well. Especially for early stage analysis, before the first prototype is built, and last minute troubleshooting, EMC simulation is of significant help. It offers additional insight into the problem, for example, field visualization can point out directly problematic design areas. It also enables quick testing of EMC improvements and allows long-term understanding of EMC mechanisms.

This spring, Rohde and Schwarz is touring Nordic countries presenting their technology and CST is proud to be joining them to share how our own powerful simulation tools complement testing and measurement. CST principal engineer Tilmann Wittig will be presenting "EMC Simulation: Early Stage Analysis and Troubleshooting."

To register, head over to the Rohde and Schwarz website.

Dr. Tilmann Wittig
Workshops will take place in the following cities:

February 28: Norway, Oslo
March 1: Denmark, Kolding
March 2: Denmark Glostrup
March 13: Sweden, Gothenburg
March 14: Sweden, Stockholm
March 15: Finland, Vantaa
March 16: Finland, Oulu