Friday, October 14, 2016

European Microwave Week wrap-up

We’re now back from a very busy, productive and enjoyable European Microwave Week. As ever, it was good to catch up with our customers and partners, and to introduce new visitors to electromagnetic simulation.

This show was especially important to us, both as an opportunity to introduce our new colleagues from Aurorasat (who were also presenting at the exhibition) and Idemworks, and as our first major event as part of the Dassault Systèmes SIMULIA family. Working together, we hope to take the potential of simulation further than ever before.

We also developed our co-operation with Rohde & Schwarz through our “Measurement Meets Simulation” live demo. At our booth, we measured the S-parameters of a cavity filter kindly provided by Kathrein, and a planar filter developed at our new CST Lab in Prague, using a VNA provided by Rohde & Schwarz, while at the same time showing simulation results from CST STUDIO SUITE® simulations of the same filters. We were able to show how closely simulation and measurement can agree, and how these two approaches – usually thought of as rivals – can actually be used together: for example, in order to extract the properties of materials.

Finally, we thank like to congratulate everyone who took part in the modeling competition. Participants were asked to model and simulate a coaxial-to-rectangular waveguide transition using the CST STUDIO SUITE Student Edition. If you want to try for yourself, you can download the Student Edition for free from our website and follow the instructions

Next year, European Microwave Week will be returning to Nuremberg, Germany. See you there!


Martin Timm
Director of Global Marketing, CST