Thursday, September 21, 2017

What's on next week: September 25-October 1

Next week, there are many opportunities to learn with CST, whether you attend our webinar on Gyrotron Simulation online or join us in Darmstadt for a day-long workshop on Photonics, both of which take place on Thursday. We will also be attending several exhibitions at which you can meet CST experts in person. We're also gearing up for European Microwave Week and the rest of our webinar series which runs until December with new webinars every Thursday.


Gyrotron Simulation

September 28th
17:00 CEST
Duration: 60 min

Register here

A gyrotron is typically challenging to simulate in 3D, as they often are electrically large. High-performance computing using one or multiple graphics processing Units (GPU) can accelerate simulations significantly and make the 3D Particle in Cell (PIC) simulation of a gyrotron a viable proposition. A brief introduction will be given of a gyrotron working at the fundamental frequency, but the focus of the webinar will be a simulation of a gyrotron operating at 2nd harmonic frequency. The B-field can be reduced by a factor of 2, but this operation is sensitive in both the physical domain and in simulation. This webinar shows aspects to keep in mind when setting up the simulation and explains the differences between simulation and measurements.


NVEC 2017

September 26th 
Huddersfield , United Kingdom

NVEC represents the national UK meeting for early career researchers and PHD students in the area of Vacuum Electronics, giving researchers an opportunity to network and discuss their research with other researchers and experts from around the country.

Coiltech 2017 

Pordenone, Italy 
 27th - 28th September 

Coiltech is one of the fastest-growing international Coil Winding exhibition. It's focused on materials, machinery and equipment for the production and the maintenance of electric motors, generators and alternators as well as power distribution, industrial trasformers and coils in general.


Optical Workshop

CST Workshop Series 2017

September 28th  
Darmstadt, Germany

Join us for an exciting opportunity to learn about the latest developments in 3D electromagnetic simulation for optical application and to meet other researchers working in this field.

This workshop is part of the CST® Workshop Series 2017 which will give design and research engineers an insight into CST STUDIO SUITE® 2017 and a preview on CST STUDIO SUITE® 2018. Both novice as well as experienced users will benefit from presentations and live software demos.

We will mainly focus on the analysis of optical devices, such as photonic integrated circuit (PIC) components, photonic crystals (PC), and plasmonic devices.

The workshop will be held in English.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Support of Intel Omni-Path HPC Interconnect

The Transient Solver is one of the flagship solvers of CST STUDIO SUITE®, and with MPI computing it can be used to simulate electrically very large and complex models efficiently – for example: lightning strike, large antenna arrays, or antenna placement. Typically, the solver loop/solver run is where most of the computational time is spent during a transient simulation. MPI computing allows the computational workload of a large model to be split across computer cluster with a high-speed interconnect. CST STUDIO SUITE 2017 adds support for Intel’s new Omni-Path HPC interconnect. The picture shows the strong scaling of the transient solver loop on cluster system consisting of dual Intel® Xeon E5-2697A v4 processors, 64GB RAM per node, and an Intel® Omni-Path interconnect. The model size is 200 million mesh cells.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

What's on next week: September 11-17

Our 2017 webinar series is finally here! Next week, we'll kick off with a webinar on CST Filter Design Technology. Be sure to check out the full roster of webinars, there's sure to be many that you won't want to miss. We'll be at several shows including the ever exciting PCB West in Santa Clara, California.


Overview of CST Filter Design Technology
September 14th 

Modern communication systems are becoming increasingly demanding on the use of the frequency spectrum. In order to deal with stringent spectrum specifications, filters are required. The design and analysis of such devices can be challenging and simulation can play a vital part in the development process.
In this webinar, we will give an overview of the different capabilities that CST STUDIO SUITE offers for filter design. We will discuss the various tools that can be used for synthesis and tuning, as well as the multiphysics simulation that is required for power handling analysis.


UCMMT 2017 

Liverpool, United Kingdom 
11th - 13th September 2017

UCMMT was created in 2008 to stimulate and strengthen scientific collaboration and knowledge and cultural exchange. The workshops are held yearly, alternating between Europe and China.


Nagoya, Japan 
13th - 15th September 2017

The International Conference on Lightning & Static Electricity is a biennial conference with the aim bringing together experts from all fields on the subject of lightning and static electric. It is concerned with all aspects of lightning interaction with ground, air and sea systems. Papers will be presented that contain original material to promote discussion at all levels and address problems of present and future technologies. Visit us at the CST booth.

PCB West 2017 

Santa Clara, United States
13th September 2017

Since 1991, PCB West has been the place designers, fabricators and assemblers have gathered to exchange ideas and learn better ways to make printed circuit boards. Join the nearly 2,000 other industry professionals in Santa Clara, CA on September 12 - 14, 2017, for the highly acclaimed PCB West, the Silicon Valley's largest event for the PCB industry. Featuring a one-day exhibition and three-day technical conference, PCB West brings together the entire PCB industry to take advantage of unique opportunities to improve skills, increase knowledge and network with peers, colleagues and experts.Visit us at booth #602



12th - 13th September 2017
Dolni Brezany, Czech Republic

Develop your potential with CST EMC STUDIO®, a CST® software package of CST STUDIO SUITE solvers dedicated to electromagnetic simulation of EMC applications.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.

Depending on the language preferences of the registrants, this workshop may be held in English or Czech.

CST STUDIO SUITE - Microwave and Antenna Training

12th - 13th September 2017Dolni Brezany, Czech Republic

Develop your potential with CST MICROWAVE STUDIO® (CST MWS®), a CST® software package of CST STUDIO SUITE® dedicated to electromagnetic simulation of high-frequency applications.Improve your performance with our hands-on training course. The full CST STUDIO SUITE Microwave & Antenna Training course consists of 2 full days. It is helpful to be familiar with the Getting Started manual. The training course is focused on modeling and solver overview and concentrates on antenna simulation.

Depending on the language preferences of the registrants, this workshop may be held in English or Czech.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Performance of CST STUDIO SUITE® Solvers on new Intel Xeon Scalable Processor

The new Intel Xeon Scalable Processor (also known as “Skylake”) improves the memory bandwidth and compute power (core count) significantly compared to the previous generation (Broadwell). This means that computationally-demanding and memory-intensive algorithms both benefit from the enhancements of the new CPU generation. CST has performed benchmarking on a system equipped with dual Xeon Gold 6148 CPUs and has seen performance improvements for a broad range of applications and solvers when comparing to a system with dual Xeon E5-2697 v4 CPUs as shown in the picture below.

To learn more about CST STUDIO SUITE®, see our website.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

What's on next week: September 4th-10th

Next week we are exhibiting at EMC Europe, and URSI Cartagena, both exhibitions should be fascinating and as always, the best part is when we get to meet with CST users so be sure to find us on the exhibition floor! For those of you on the west coast of the USA, we are hosting a dedicated antenna simulation workshop in Santa Clara, California on September 7th.
We will also host a Czech-language workshop on the 5th and 6th which will be focused on measurement of vector network analyzers. We look forward to seeing many familiar faces at all of these events.


EMC Europe 2017 
Angers, France
4th - 8th September 2017

EMC Europe 2017 focuses on the high quality of scientific and technical contributions as well as the fruitfulness of exchanges among EMC researchers and practitioners from all over the world, in a spirit of openness and conviviality. The conference will cover the whole spectrum of EMC topics, including emerging trends. Special sessions, workshops, tutorials and a large exhibition will be organized along with regular sessions.

URSI Cartagena 2017 
Cartagena, Spain
6th - 8th September 2017

The XXXII Simposium de la Unión Científica Internacional de Radio (URSI) will take place from 6th to 8th of September 2017, in Cartagena, Spain. The URSI annually brings together more than two hundred researchers, professionals and students from the field of Information Technology and Communications (ICT) in order to present their research and technological development work in areas like Wireless and Mobile Communications, Antennas, Fotonoic and Optical Communications, Electromagnetism, Radioastronomy, Satellite Communications and a lot more.
The Symposium has been celebrating uninterruptedly since 1980 and its main objective is to constitute a technical reference forum for the telecommunications sector, as well as to foster collaboration between researchers and technologists of universities and companies in the sector.


CST Antenna Simulation Workshop
7th September 2017
Santa Clara, California, United States

Antenna engineers are rising to design challenges with new generations of antenna concepts, enabled by powerful simulation and computation advancements in recent years. CST has been an industry leader in Antenna Simulation since its formation 25 years ago. This workshop offers an excellent opportunity for engineers and scientists from industry, research and universities working on antenna applications to meet. Industry experts will deliver keynote discussions about their work and future trends, and CST will present both current technology and the newest developments in EM simulation, together with workflow examples relevant to the field.


CST STUDIO SUITE Vector Network Analyzer - Measurement Training (Czech)
5th - 6th September 2017
Dolni Brezany, Czech Republic

Develop your skills with VNA measurement for the experimental verification of the simulation results from CST STUDIO SUITE®. The course will focus on a practical application of VNA calibration techniques for on-board and coaxial line measurement of S-parameters. The training course consists of 2 full days including theoretical and hands-on parts. The measured data will be consequently used for an extraction of substrate complex permittivity and evaluation of hybrid model of SMD component. The challenges of the proper comparison between the simulation and measurement results will be discussed in the end.The training will be held in Czech.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

What's on next week: August 28th-September 3rd

We are so excited for our upcoming webinar series on September 14th, but as always, there is a lot going on in the CST universe until then. We are hosting many training courses, which are ideal for both novice users of CST STUDIO SUITE®


MT2528th - 31st August 2017
Amsterdam, Netherlands 

The 25th International Conference on Magnet Technology is the international forum addressing all aspects of magnet research, development, construction, testing, and operation. MT25 is a 5 days conference starting on Sunday evening with a welcome reception, 4 days with presentation and exhibitions, and ending on the Friday with tours. The program includes 8 plenary sessions highlighting catching topics of general interest. Each morning and afternoon there are oral presentations in 3 parallel sessions while posters are presented in a daily session. In parallel during all four days, there is a technical exhibition with 40 to 50 companies expected to present their activities and products in the field of superconductors, superconducting and resistive magnets, materials and tools for magnet construction, as well as associated technologies for vacuum, cryogenics, powering, measurements, controls and much more.

Meet us at the CST booth!


We have a lot of training courses taking place next week across the globe. 

See the them all here and register for a training near you today!

29th - 30th August 2017
Dearborn, MI, United States

29th - 30th August 2017
Massy, France

CST STUDIO SUITE® - Microwave and Antenna Training
29th - 30th August 2017
Darmstadt, Germany

CST STUDIO SUITE® - Low Frequency Training
29th August 2017
Darmstadt, Germany

CST STUDIO SUITE® - Microwave and Antenna Training
29th - 30th August 2017
Seattle, WA, United States

Monday, August 21, 2017

Announcing the CST Webinar Series 2017

We are excited to announce the CST® Webinar Series 2017. Every year we host a marathon of webinars on the most fascinating and prescient topics in EM Simulation, and we have quite the lineup this year. Registration is already open for all of our webinars, so sign up today to be sure you don’t miss out.

We’ll explore several ways that electromagnetic simulation can be used in the design process to characterize signal integrity (SI), power integrity (PI) and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) effects in “Design and Characterization of SerDes Channels” (October 19), “SI/PI Co-Extraction and Simulation” (November 9) and “Precise Characterization of Multipin Connectors” (December 7)

We will also demonstrate how EM simulation can be applied to some of the latest, most active fields of microwave engineering, and will demonstrate how simulation and measurement can be combined to characterize the RF properties of materials. If you are interested in Microwave & RF and antennas, you won’t want to miss “Overview of CST Filter Design Technology” (September 14), “Cubesat Antenna Design” (October 12) and “Automotive Radar Simulation with CST MICROWAVE STUDIO” (October 26)

Ensuring compliance with EMC and EMI regulations is necessary for designing all types of electronic devices, yet it can also be one of the most arduous parts of the design process.  “EMC Simulation for Automotive Ethernet” (November 2) will show how electromagnetic simulation can be used in the development of an automotive radar system, and in integrating an Ethernet system into a car.

Electromagnetic simulation offers considerable advantages for the design of power engineering components and devices. “Wireless Power Transfer” (September 21) will demonstrate the use of workflows and best practices to predict the performance of coils and inductive charging systems in an automotive environment.

The combination of particle simulation and electromagnetic simulation offers a powerful tool for the analysis of high-power devices. “Gyrotron Simulation with CST STUDIO SUITE” (September 28)will show how gyrotrons can be simulated in CST STUDIO SUITE  using a 3D Particle in Cell (PIC) Solver.

The photonics market is growing rapidly, and devices using photonic effects are used in an increasing number of industries. At optical frequencies, nonlinear material effects become very important and need to be taken into account in simulation. “Efficient Design of Integrated Photonic Circuits using Luceda IPKISS and CST STUDIO SUITE(October 5) will demonstrate how CST STUDIO SUITE can be used, together with the partner tool IPKISS from Luceda Photonics, to design and simulate photonic devices.

You can register for any webinars that pique your interest today!