Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Lighting the Way at the International Symposium on EMC

We’re glad to be a part of the 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), taking place this year in Raleigh, North Carolina from August 3-8. The event gathers the best in the industry through its focus on learning and collaboration and presentation of top-rated technical papers. The theme of this year’s event is, ‘EMC Lights the Way’. As part of the show, we’re hoping to contribute our own insights on how electromagnetic (EM) simulation can help light the way throughout the EM design process.

Drop by to one of our talks below or visit us at booth no. 711 to have a chat about how CST STUDIO SUITE® can be used to analyze EMC issues. 

CST Show Schedule

Monday August 4

8:30 am - 12:00 pm Room 306C
Electromagnetic Analysis of Installed Antenna Performance on a UAV and Assessment of Co-site Interference

8:30 am - 12:00 pm Room 302B
EM Modeling of High-Speed Interconnects for Signal Integrity Analysis

1:30 pm - 5:30 pm Room 302C
Co-chair of 'Using CEM Modeling to Understand the Underlying Physics in EMC Problems' session

1:30 pm - 5:30 pm Room 302C
Combining Electromagnetic Field Simulation and Physics Based Models

Tuesday August 5

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Room 302B
Electromagnetic Simulation of 3D Stacked ICs: Full Model vs S-Parameter Cascaded Based Model

1:30 pm - 5:30 pm Room 302C
Standalone Removable EBG-Based Common Mode Filter for High Speed Differential Signaling

Thursday August 7

8:30 am - 9:00 am Room 302B
Effective Roughness Dielectric in a PCB: Measurement and Full-Wave Simulation Verification (Finalist for Best SI/PI Paper Award)

Radiated emissions coupling through a cable into an enclosure

Monday, July 14, 2014

Antenna Magus Version 5.0 Release

Magus (PTY) Ltd (Magus) has just announced their fifth major release of Antenna Magus and with it has included several exciting new updates.

Smart Design

Magus describes this feature as “Design at the click of a button, using the information you have”. Effectively this means that many of the design steps have been simplified down to just one click. The option to specify all design objects is, of course, still possible, but “Smart Design” caters for empty or incomplete objective sets using intelligent predictions. The suggested values can be further adjusted to refine the design appropriately.

Specification Library

The “Specification Library” introduces several pre-defined specifications which can also be expanded and refined. Each specification contains values that represent the performance requirements of the targeted design, with the possibility to include keywords to describe the required antenna. The library can also be used to store various design specifications in a structured format and are easily accessible for later use.

Chart Tracer Tool

The Chart Tracer Tool has been updated with value extraction capabilities. Once a trace has been captured and the X and Y axis types specified, the tool automatically calculates the relevant performance parameters. Useful values such as bandwidth, beamwidth, etc. can now be extracted and determined quickly from plots or images and can be further used in the design process.

25 New Antennas

Antenna Magus continues to expand their antenna database and this release sees an additional 25 new antennas including array antennas, waveguide and reflector antennas, wire antennas, planar antennas and more.

We’ve just given a preview of Antenna Magus Version 5.0. To read more about the range of new antennas, general updates and to get a deeper insight into the new features, read the latest Antenna Magus newsletter.

Existing Antenna Magus users can download version 5.0 from the CST homepage. For those interested in this antenna design tool, an evaluation license can be requested.