Tuesday, February 28, 2017

CST at Rohde & Schwarz Nordic EMC Tour 2017



CST has partnered with Rohde and Schwarz, a leader in testing and measurement for wireless communication systems. Simulation and measurement are used in conjunction to improve the way
electronic systems are designed.

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) is a concern for every designer of electronic systems in order to develop reliably operating devices and to fulfil legal requirements. While measurement has been well established for EMC testing for decades, it increasingly gets complimented by electromagnetic simulation as well. Especially for early stage analysis, before the first prototype is built, and last minute troubleshooting, EMC simulation is of significant help. It offers additional insight into the problem, for example, field visualization can point out directly problematic design areas. It also enables quick testing of EMC improvements and allows long-term understanding of EMC mechanisms.

This spring, Rohde and Schwarz is touring Nordic countries presenting their technology and CST is proud to be joining them to share how our own powerful simulation tools complement testing and measurement. CST principal engineer Tilmann Wittig will be presenting "EMC Simulation: Early Stage Analysis and Troubleshooting."

To register, head over to the Rohde and Schwarz website.

Dr. Tilmann Wittig
Workshops will take place in the following cities:

February 28: Norway, Oslo
March 1: Denmark, Kolding
March 2: Denmark Glostrup
March 13: Sweden, Gothenburg
March 14: Sweden, Stockholm
March 15: Finland, Vantaa
March 16: Finland, Oulu








Monday, February 27, 2017

What's on this week: February 27th-March 5th, 2017


Webinar

Getting Ahead with FilterDesigner 3D

March 2nd 2017

Register here for this webinar
In this webinar, we will show the steps needed to perform the simulation of RF interference and receiver desense using the new CST® interference task to analyze inter-systems and intra-system coupling and delivers information about the possible occurrence of RF interference at a glance. The interference task is fully integrated into CST STUDIO SUITE®, making it easy to run different scenarios and test mitigation strategies. 



Exhibition

iWAT 2017

1st - 3rd March 2017
Athens, Greece

The International Workshop on Antenna Technology (iWAT) is an annual forum for the exchange of information on the research and development in innovative antenna technologies. It especially focuses on small antennas and applications of advanced and artificial materials to the antenna design. At iWAT, all the oral presentations are delivered by invited prominent researchers and professors. iWAT has a particular focus on posters by which authors have the opportunity to interact with leading researchers in their fields.


Partner Workshops

Rohde & Schwarz Nordic EMC Tour
February 28th- Oslo, Norway
March 1st- Kolding, Denmark


When combined, measurement and simulation are powerful tools for Electromagnetic Compatibility. CST is very proud to be a guest speaker at the Rohde&Schwarz Nordic EMC Tour 2017.

Monday, February 20, 2017

What's on this week: February 20th-26th 2017










Webinar

February 23rd 2017

This Thursday, February 23th join us for Getting Ahead with the EMC Interference Task
Register here for this webinar
In this webinar, we will show the steps needed to perform the simulation of RF interference and receiver desense using the new CST® interference task tanalyze inter-systems and intra-system coupling and delivers information about the possible occurrence of RF interference at a glance. The interference task is fully integrated into CST STUDIO SUITE®, making it easy to run different scenarios and test mitigation strategies.


Training

CST STUDIO SUITE -
Microwave and Antenna Training 
21st - 22nd Feb 2017

Massy, France


This CST MWS training will cover the following topics

  • Basic and advanced parametric modeling
  • CAD import and parameterization
  • Solver overview and help overview
  • MW / RF applications using different solvers
  • Antenna simulations including detailed farfield postprocessing
  • Antenna matching network in CST DESIGN STUDIO™
  • Performance tuning and meshing
  • Template-based postprocessing
  • Thermal co-simulation
  • Customer specific questions and discussion (please send your models in advance).


CST STUDIO SUITE -
Microwave and Antenna Training 
22nd - 23rd Feb 2017

Framingham, MA, United States


This CST MWS training will cover the following topics

  • Basic and advanced parametric modeling
  • CAD import and parameterization
  • Solver overview and help overview
  • MW / RF applications using different solvers
  • Antenna simulations including detailed farfield postprocessing
  • Antenna matching network in CST DESIGN STUDIO™
  • Performance tuning and meshing
  • Template-based postprocessing
  • Thermal co-simulation
  • Customer specific questions and discussion (please send your models in advance).





Friday, February 17, 2017

Electromagnetic Simulation and the future of aircraft design: A conversation with Marco Kunze

Marco Kunze is gearing up to present at the 2017 Workshop on Aircraft System Technologies (AST 2017) on February 22nd in Hamburg, Germany.  While there are many applications for EM Simulation in aircraft system development, the market has yet to adopt EM simulation as a standard practice. Marco talked to us about the future of simulation in this space and about the clear benefits it offers aircraft designers.

The program at the AST Workshop includes multiple presentations on Electromagnetic Comparability (EMC). Marco’s talk, “Electromagnetic Simulations to Complete Aircraft Testing” will address the vast potential for EM Simulation to improve the aircraft prototyping and testing process by offering accurate simulations of potential issues like lightning, EMP and HIRF. Marco stressed the importance of being able to simulate the interior of an aircraft, where EMI can affect the functioning of electronics. The Interference Task is especially good for calculating interference to electronic and RF systems. CST STUDIO SUITE is capable of simulating a wide range of EM effects quickly and accurately, potentially cutting down on the number of prototypes needed for the testing process.
The process, Marco says is simple:
“An engineer starts with a digital mockup of the aircraft with the Pure CAD and Material parameters. Then CST STUDIO SUITE enables them to run an electrostatic simulation for lightning attachment, and then a full-wave 3D simulation.”

After the simulation has been generated, CST STUDIO SUITE provides a visually informative image of the EM fields in and around an aircraft. Marco mentioned the potential for these visualisations down the line.
With the introduction of augmented and virtual reality, these visualizations will be able to be accessed in ever more interesting and useful ways as engineers and designers optimize aircraft.”


Composite materials are increasingly being used in aircraft production so we asked what the EMC consequences of that are. Marco responded, "The move away from aluminum means aircraft can be lighter, but it also means the aircraft is less conductive and that has consequences. Composite materials offer less shielding from environmental EM, whether radar or lightning strikes. CST can model complex multilayer materials efficiently, making it possible to simulate these new materials accurately. The calculated power loss in the materials can then be used in a multiphysics simulation in order to investigate thermal effects during a lightning strike." 

CST STUDIO SUITE also allows for the accurate simulation of the small details on a plane. "Potential weak points, such as seams and holes can be simulated with compact models, which provide accurate results with less computational effort and an engineer can visualize how fields propagate through them."
CST also has the capability to simulate complex cable networks in CST CABLE STUDIO. These can be included in the aircraft model with hybrid simulation.

To learn more, check out the AST 2017 site.

CST will also be hosting a workshop on Aerospace on April 26th, 2017 in Darmstadt. If this has piqued your interest in EM Simulation for aircraft, we encourage you to join us and continue to learn about this exciting industry. Registration is now open.




Monday, February 13, 2017

What's On This Week February 13-19








Webinar

February 16th 2017

This live webinar will feature CST’s powerful new tool for generating passive, causal models for SPICE simulation from S-parameter data.
Join us and explore broadband macromodeling with IdEm

Training

CST STUDIO SUITE -
Microwave and Antenna Training (Italian)
14th - 15th February 2017

Treviglio (BG), Italy


CST MWS training will cover the following topics

  • Basic and advanced parametric modeling
  • CAD import and parameterization
  • Solver overview and help overview
  • MW / RF applications using different solvers
  • Antenna simulations including detailed farfield postprocessing
  • Antenna matching network in CST DESIGN STUDIO™
  • Performance tuning and meshing
  • Hybrid Simulation using SAM Field Source Coupling
  • Template-based postprocessing
  • Thermal co-simulation
  • Customer specific questions and discussion (please send your models in advance)
This course is available exclusively to CST MWS customers. Lunch and refreshments will be included.














Thursday, February 9, 2017

The Getting Ahead webinar series is back for 2017!

Later today, we will kick off our popular "Getting Ahead with..." webinar series. This series aims to present technical material in an approachable, tutorial-style webinar.
Designed to help our customers and interested engineers make the most of the CST software packages, this series of webinars will cover how to work effectively and efficiently with CST tools and those of its partners Magus (Pty) Ltd., IdemWORKS and Aurorasat.

Beneficial for both experienced users and curious engineers looking to simplify design tasks, these webinars will present workflows for common design challenges using clear examples provided by our expert presenters.


This year's webinars are:







We invite you to register today and join us live to explore the potential of CST tools. 

For more information, see our website.


Monday, February 6, 2017

What's on this week: February 6-12 2017

This week, CST is offering training opportunities across Europe. If you are interested in attending one of our training sessions to improve your performance with CST STUDIO SUITE® check out all of our upcoming courses and register today.

Training

CST STUDIO SUITE - Low-Frequency Training
7th February 2017

Darmstadt, Germany

Develop your skills in CST EM STUDIO® (CST EMS), a CST® software package of CST STUDIO SUITE® dedicated to electromagnetic simulation of low-frequency and static applications.


CST STUDIO SUITE - Microwave and Antenna Training
7th - 8th February 2017
Nottingham, United Kingdom

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.

CST STUDIO SUITE - Microwave and Antenna Training
7th - 8th February 2017
Darmstadt, Germany

CST STUDIO SUITE - EDA / Signal Integrity Training
7th - 8th February 2017
Darmstadt, Germany

Develop your potential with CST MICROWAVE STUDIO® (CST MWS®) and CST PCB STUDIO® (CST PCBS®), CST® software packages of CST STUDIO SUITE® solvers dedicated to electromagnetic simulation of electronic devices.


Workshops

De la simulation à la mesure
CST et Rohde & Schwarz (French)
7th February 2017
Talence, France

Durant une journée, CST® et Rohde & Schwarz vous invitent à participer au séminaire "De la simulation à la mesure", à l’IMS, 351 Cours de la Libération à Talence, le 7 Février 2017.

Cet évènement a pour but de vous donner la méthode à suivre pour atteindre une simulation conforme à la réalité, ainsi que les précautions à prendre pour obtenir une mesure précise sur analyseur de réseau vectoriel.

A l’issue des présentations théoriques, les participants pourront utiliser le logiciel CST STUDIO SUITE® 2016 et réaliser des mesures sur la nouvelle famille d’analyseurs de réseaux vectoriels Rohde & Schwarz (ZNB – ZNC – ZND).

Les équipes de CST et de Rohde & Schwarz se tiendront à votre disposition pour échanger sur vos questions techniques.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Five organizations to follow that support women in engineering.


The electrical engineering industry in Germany has the lowest rates of female participation in the country and so CST is keenly aware of the importance of supporting the education and retention of women in engineering. Currently, women engineers represent 10.9% of our engineering staff. The German average is only 7.2% and we hope to continue to grow our representation. CST has a strong record of providing flexibility to working mothers and so far all of our mothers have returned from maternity leave and not faced any kind of career interruption. These policies are critical for ongoing representation in our staff and in leadership roles.
We have had the honor of participating in Girl's Day, a fantastic initiative supported by the German government which brings young girls into professional science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) environments. That got us thinking about some of the other organizations which are doing important work supporting women in engineering. Engineering as a discipline will benefit from the inclusion of women and other minorities that have historically underrepresented. The data has shown that conclusively and we look forward to what the future has in store for engineering.

1. IEEE Women in Engineering

IEEE WIE provides a network for women in engineering and science.Their mission is to facilitate the recruitment and retention of women in technical fields.
 They give awards for outstanding achievements and facilitate programs that promote the entry and retention of women in Engineering programs. Maybe most importantly, they facilitate the creation of communities for women to network and support each other in a male dominated field. We recently interviewed prominent WIE member and supporter Helen Duncan.


How to support WIE: 

-Join- engineers of all genders are welcome to join.
-Attend and encourage your coworkers to attend the Women in Engineering leadership conference. 

Learn more about WIE here



 2. Girl's Day 
While there are organizations across the globe which bring girls into professional STEM environments, the German one is close to our hearts here at CST. We last participated in 2015- you can read all about that here. That year the organization facilitated visits for 10,000 girls to 3,000 companies across Germany. It is crucial to encourage girls to explore STEM fields while they are still young, before societal expectations shape their perception of what they can do. 

How to support Girls Day:
-Locate a Girls Day in your country. Here's a list of corresponding days across the globe.
Register your organization to be a host. Don't worry, Girls Day provides lots of guidance to help you put together a fun, educational program.
-Talk to your kids' school to ask if they participate and if they do, how you can help

3. Women of Color in STEM Conference
The WoC in STEM conference provides an opportunity for minority women to connect with each other, attend workshops and find mentors. Every year, awards are given for outstanding research and leadership contributions.


How you can support theWoC in STEM Conference:

-Follow their Facebook page and share their profiles of women who are leaders in STEM.
-Spread the word about the conference, particularly to university programs.

-Nominate outstanding minority women in your company for WoC Awards.

Learn more here



4.National Girl's Collaborative Project
The National Girls Collaborative Project is a large network of individuals, programs, and organizations sharing resources and collaborating to better engage girls in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). They also offer mini-grants to girl-serving STEM-focused programs. NGCP operates internationally as the Global Girls Collaborative Project.                                                                                                                               How to support NGCP:                                                                    - Get involved with your local collaborative organizations. These range from robotics teams, free after school programs to camps and conferences for girls from primary school to university.



5. International Women in Engineering Day
The idea behind National Women in Engineering Day is to encourage all groups (Governmental, educational, corporate, Professional Engineering Institutions, individuals and other organisations) to organise their own events in support of the day, and link them together for maximum impact.

How to support INWED:

-Attend or host an INWED event.
-Volunteer to become a mentor and pass on your experience to other women.
-Celebrate being an engineer - tweet about what you do and tell your friends using #INWED17