Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Trends from the CST European User Conference 2014

This year’s European User Conference helped to show us just how users are implementing electromagnetic (EM) simulation into their design workflows. The event, including workshops and a two-day conference, was held in Berlin from May 7-9 and gathered users from diverse industries to facilitate knowledge exchange through various application-based technical presentations. Even during the coffee and lunch breaks, insights on engineering design challenges and solutions were being shared between users.

We covered topics in a range of application areas. Although antennas remained a popular session, we saw an increasing amount of interest in EMC and also introduced new sessions on high power microwaves, high performance computing, components and optical applications. With the diversity in applications continuing to grow, the conference is incredibly useful in seeing how CST software is being used to address today’s complex engineering challenges in industries ranging from phones to particle accelerators, and from railways to radio-astronomy.

Our keynote speakers brought with them expertise from the cutting-edge of industry. Prof. Wolfgang Heinrich shared his knowledge of extremely high frequency integrated circuits operating in the 100 GHz regime, while Dr. Bruce Archambeault both spoke about the role of simulation for EMC/EMI analysis on PCBs and led a workshop on EMC simulation.
 
Now with this year’s event over, we are already planning for CST EUC 2015 to be held in Darmstadt, Germany from April 28-29. Keep a look out for more news as we get closer to the date.

As always, some of the technical presentations from CST EUC 2014 are available to download with the permission of their authors.

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