Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Getting Ready for Getting Ahead

Next week, we will begin our first live webinar series of the new year.: “Getting ahead with…”, a format that we first used last year. The excellent response to our “Getting Ahead With…” webinar series last year clearly showed that there is a demand for this more hands-on type of presentation. So, why not do it again?

 New examples, new workflows also some new features in our software demonstrated as they should be operated. We kick off the series with “Getting Ahead with Antenna Magus”, which will explore how Antenna Magus can be used in conjunction with CST STUDIO SUITE®.  Brian Woods will show how to create Antenna designs that can beat off-the shelve alternatives, because they are customized to your needs. We will also feature webinars on Antenna Installed Performance Simulation, Coupled Field-Circuit Simulation Antenna Array Design, and High Speed Digital Simulation.

These webinars are designed to show new and experienced users how they can use the simulation workflows efficiently in their day-to-day work. With their clear focus on the “How-To” part the “Getting Ahead With…” webinars complement our upcoming update webinars and CST webinar series which focus on the latest features and more specific applications.
Please see our website to register for these webinars and to see when each will take place.
Cheers, and see you there!

Martin Timm
Director of Global Marketing, CST 

Registration for the “Getting Ahead With…” series is now open at

Monday, January 18, 2016

Contribute to the European User Conference!

With the 11th CST European User Conference (EUC) fast approaching, it’s now time for us to call on you hard working engineers to submit your presentations, which make every EUC an unmissable learning experience.

This year’s EUC is being held from 25-27 April, 2016 at the Hilton Strasbourg , France.

Your presentations are the core of the conference. They provide an opportunity to discuss work experiences, innovations and the challenges shared on the job. The insights attendees gain from one another allow everyone to advance their understanding of and ability with EM simulation.

We always look forward to learning about your work with the CST STUDIO SUITE product family. To show our appreciation, CST honors all accepted contributions by offering a discount of 50 % on the attendance fee. If you would like to submit a presentation to EUC, please send a text-based abstract of between 100-200 words to Please be sure to use the EUC Template-In this template you can specify which session is most relevant to your paper. As an example of the abstract format, a pre-filled specimen abstract is available here.

Please note in order to qualify for the 50 % discount, the final abstract must be submitted by 26.02.2016 and the finished presentation by 18.03.2016. Presentations from 2015 can be viewed at

See below for a list of topics 

Automotive and Transportation

  • Antennas and Antenna Placement
  • EMC
  • Cable Harnesses
  • Wireless and V2V Communications
  • Radar
  • Driver Assistance
  • Sensors
  • Touchscreens
  • Power Electronics
  • Wireless Charging
  • Motors and Actuators
  • Train Protection

Aerospace and Marine

  • Antennas and Antenna Placement
  • Radar
  • Installed Performance
  • Cosite Interference
  • E3, EMP and Lightning
  • Cable Harnesses
  • Satellite Components
    • Reflector Antennas
    • Feed Chains
    • Multipactions
    • High-Power Devices
    • Synthetic Aperture Radar

Accelerator Components

  • Cavities
  • Couplers
  • Collimators
  • Wakefield and Impedances
  • Electron Guns
  • Magnets
  • Beam Position Monitors


  • High Field MRI
  • Thermoablation
  • Hyperthermia
  • Vital Sign Monitoring
  • Body Area Networks
  • Microwave-Based Diagnostics and Imaging
  • Life Detection Radar
  • Bioheat and SAR
  • Treatment Planning
  • RADHAZ and Exposure

Mobile Communication and Consumer Electronics

  • Mobile Phones
  • Antennas
  • SAR
  • 5G
  • EMC and ESD
  • Smart and Reconfigurable Antennas
  • MIMO
  • Touchscreens
  • Touchscreens
  • Base Stations
    • Filters
    • Coverage

Internet of Things

  • Antennas
  • Wearable Devices
  • Wireless Charging and Energy Harvesting
  • Communications Technology
    • ZigBee
    • Bluetooth
    • Wi-Fi
  • Sensors
  • Smart Grid
  • Medical Systems
  • NFC

Industrial Automation

  • Sensors
  • Actuators and Motors
  • Circuit Breakers
  • Lifting Magnets
  • Wireless Charging
  • RFID
  • Microwave Heating


  • Plasmonics
  • Gratings
  • Photonic Crystals
  • Nonlinear Materials
  • Nanoantennas

PCB Design

  • Chip/Package/Board Co-Design
  • Modeling Methodologies
  • Packages and SIPs
  • PDN
  • EMC
  • Signal Integrity
  • Power Integrity
  • Connectors
  • Digital

Vacuum Electronic Devices

  • Magnetrons
  • Traveling Wave Tubes (TWTs)
  • Vircators
  • Gyrotrons
  • Klystrons

Wireless charging and RF Energy Harvesting

  • High-Power Wireless Power Transfer
  • RFID and NFC
  • Long Range Power Transfer
  • Rectennas
  • Energy Harvesting

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Lorentz Force Detuning for Cavities

There was a nice paper published at the last SRF conference by S. Verdú-Andrés et al about Lorentz Force Detuning in cavities. The described effect is basically the change in resonance frequency due to a deformation caused by the electromagnetic fields. This analysis involves different types of physics, which have to be simulated in a coupled workflow. First, the EM simulation is needed. Then, a structural analysis driven by the pressure calculated from the EM fields is performed. As result the deformation is observed, which can be also visualized as illustrated in the picture below with a generic example. At the end, the deformation has to be taken into account in the recalculation of the EM fields, which is done by a sensitivity analysis. The paper describes the workflow very nicely and compares simulation and measurement. Moreover, it also shows how different levels of simplification affect the match between simulation and measurement.

S. Verdú-Andrés, LORENTZ DETUNING FOR A DOUBLE-QUARTER WAVE CAVITY, Proceedings of the Conference on RF Superconductivity (SRF), Whistler, 2015 

Monika Balk
Market Development Manager for Particles Dynamics