Wednesday, April 26, 2017

What's On Next Week: May 1-7 2017


A weekly roundup of events in the CST world. 

This week, we are hosting our Bio-EM workshop in Santa Clara, California. We are also working with our partner, Rohde & Schwarz to present a workshop in Meudon-La-Forêt, France on the benefits of combining simulation and measurement. 

Workshops

CST Workshop - Bio Electromagnetic Simulation

4th May 2017
Santa Clara, CA, United States

Join us for an exciting opportunity to learn about the latest developments in 3D electromagnetic simulation. This workshop aims to give design and research engineers insight into the latest 3D simulation technology for designing electromagnetic devices and systems for the BioEM and medical market. This workshop will provide an informal environment for technical discussions, presentations and user talks that will be beneficial for both novices as well as experienced users.

Measurement meets Simulation with CST & Rohde & Schwarz

4th May 2017
Meudon-La-Forêt, France

CST and Rohde & Schwarz are pleased to invite you to attend the one-day workshop “Measurement meets Simulation” that will take place at Rohde & Schwarz France, on May 4, 2017. This event teaches techniques to help achieve a simulation that meets reality, as well as precautions to take to get an accurate measurement on a vector network analyzer (VNA). After the presentations, participants will use the CST STUDIO SUITE® software and compare these measurements on the new family of Rohde & Schwarz (ZNB - ZNC - ZND) VNA. CST and Rohde & Schwarz teams will be available to discuss your technical questions.

Exhibitions

A&T

3rd - 5th May 2017
Torino, Italy
A&T is the reference exhibition event in Italy for manufacturing industries, system integrators and research centers. It is an unmissable appointment: three days exhibition at the service of the productive world with a unique program of previews, presentations, technical and application comparisons useful for companies that want to increase their competitiveness. Further news is represented by the IoT - Internet of Things: the exhibition program will serve to clarify to companies how and what to do to take the path of Industry 4.0. The 2017 edition also includes a new exhibition hall, the Oval Lingotto Fiere, a modern and prestigious structure with over 20,000 square meters of exhibition. Within a single exhibition, there will be two main exhibition areas: the Fair of Robotics and the Fair of Tests & Measurements.
Visit us at booth #H 19

Training

CST offers training courses across the globe, these are open to all users and provide a chance to improve your skills and learn tips and tricks from CST experts.

CST STUDIO SUITE - Microwave and Antenna Training

2nd - 3rd May 2017
San Mateo, CA, United States

CST STUDIO SUITE - Low-Frequency Training

3rd May 2017
San Mateo, CA, United States


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

What's On Next Week: April 24-30 2017


A weekly roundup of events in the CST world. 

This week we host our annual European User Conference in Darmstadt, Germany. We look forward to seeing our customers for networking, presentations and of course, fun! For customers outside of Europe, though we have plenty of events at which you can learn more and meet our support staff.

European User Conference 2017

Registration closes on April 19th so save your place today. This year’s European User Conference is taking place in Darmstadt from April 26-28. Don’t miss out on the year’s best opportunity to network with and learn from other CST STUDIO SUITE users and experts from CST, SIMULIA, TU Hamburg, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits and more. 

Register today 




Workshops

CST Aerospace Workshop

This workshop offers an excellent opportunity to meet engineers and scientists from industry, research and universities working on aviation and space applications. CST will present both current technology and the newest developments in EM simulation, together with application examples relevant to these fields. The Aerospace Workshop forms part of the European User Conference, which runs from April 26 – 28 at the darmstadtium. The Aerospace Workshop can be booked as part of the EUC or as a separate one-day event.

Exhibitions

IVEC 2017

24th - 26th April 2017
London, United Kingdom

IVEC 2017 aims at being an international forum of information and technical discussion between the various players in the field of vacuum electronics: designers, researchers, young and experienced engineers, scientists, device users, manufacturers, operators, government/institutions, academics and, of course, our valuable students. Therefore, we invite you to submit papers with the results of your work and experiences in the field of vacuum electronics. Submissions from all groups are highly encouraged and appreciated. IVEC 2017 will provide a unique place for the exchange of scientific and technical information and will foster collaboration and cooperation in the vacuum electronics domain both at European and worldwide level.


EDI CON China 2017

25th - 27th April 2017
Shanghai, China

EDI CON China celebrates electronic design innovation, bringing together RF, microwave, EMC/EMI, and high-speed digital design engineers and system integrators for networking, training, and learning opportunities. Attendees come to EDI CON to find solutions, products, and design ideas that they can put into immediate practice for today's communication, defense, consumer electronics, aerospace, and medical industries.

Drawing attendees from both the analog and digital spheres, with a special focus on EMC and Radar through its partnerships, EDI CON enables designers to see techniques and technologies used in other applications that could be applied or adapted to solve their latest design challenges.

The exhibition hall features product displays, demonstrations, networking opportunities, and poster sessions that address all aspects of design, simulation, test, and verification.

Visit us at booth #326

BMR 2017

27th April 2017
Herzliya, Israel

BMR 2017 (Broadband, Mobile, RF) providing a multidisciplinary forum for the exchange of ideas, research results, and industry experience in the areas of RF, Mobile, microwaves, Wireless Technologies & Innovation, Wireless IoT and M2M, and Antennas Engineering.

Visit us at booth #9

Training

CST offers training courses across the globe, these are open to all users and provide a chance to improve your skills and learn tips and tricks from CST experts.

CST STUDIO SUITE - Microwave and Antenna Training


25th - 26th April 2017
Seattle, WA, United States

CST STUDIO SUITE - Signal Integrity and Power Integrity Training

25th - 26th April 2017
Framingham, MA, United States

CST STUDIO SUITE - EMC/EMI Training

25th - 26th April 2017
Framingham, MA, United States


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

What's On Next Week: April 17- 23 2017





A weekly roundup of events in the CST world. 


This week we're excited to share our bio-electromagnetic simulation workshop which will take place at the Dassault Systemes North American HQ next Wednesday. This workshop aims to give design and research engineers insight into the latest 3D simulation technology for designing electromagnetic devices and systems for the BioEM and medical market. Along with a general introduction to CST® STUDIO SUITE®, this workshop will provide an overview of human models and specific BioEM functionality.

Exhibitions


The International Workshop on Integrated Nonlinear Microwave and Millimetre-wave Circuits (INMMiC) is a forum for promoting, discussing and spreading ideas in the field of nonlinear microwave and millimetre-wave circuits and systems. INMMiC 2017 will feature a two-day archival series of oral and poster presentations with distinguished invited talks. Additionally, a special session on integrated RF and mm-wave circuit design will be held. An industrial exhibit featuring a selection of state-of-the-art microwave products, measurement instruments, and CAD software will also be held.

Training

CST offers training courses across the globe, these are open to all users and provide a chance to improve your skills and learn tips and tricks from CST experts.

CST STUDIO SUITE - EMC / Signal Integrity Training

18th - 19th April 2017
Ankara, Turkey


CST STUDIO SUITE - Microwave and Antenna Training

18th - 19th April 2017
Massy, France

CST STUDIO SUITE - Low Frequency Training

20th April 2017
Massy, France

Workshops

CST Workshop - Bio Electromagnetic Simulation

19th April 2017
Waltham, Massachusetts, United States

Join us for an exciting opportunity to learn about the latest developments in 3D electromagnetic simulation. This workshop aims to give design and research engineers insight into the latest 3D simulation technology for designing electromagnetic devices and systems for the BioEM and medical market. This workshop will provide an informal environment for technical discussions, presentations and user talks that will be beneficial for both novices as well as experienced users.



Friday, April 7, 2017

Problem Solving with Antenna Magus: A conversation with Brian Woods

We sat down with Brian Woods, Managing Director of Magus Pty to talk about some of the latest trends in Antenna Magus and how the software is being used by designers with varying levels of specialization to create innovative systems for the Internet of Things. To see more about the exciting applications for Antenna Magus - from consumer electronics design to exacting, highly specialized antennas for aerospace and communications - check out the Antenna Magus website.

What are customers asking for these days?

First, Antenna Magus users can request antennas that don’t already exist in our database. This has allowed us to innovate in line with what people are actually looking for. In the commercial space, we have seen demand for more compact and wide-band antennas - possibly in response to the increasing requirement for antennas that can be easily integrated into devices while supporting multiple communication standards and frequencies. We also find that antenna arrays are quite popular – particularly with applications like next-generation communication (5G) and far-field wireless power transfer. 
One interesting observation is that modern applications generally do not need newly thought-out antenna types. We find that designing well-known antenna types for modern specifications, materials and manufacture methods – and if needed combining concepts from different antennas - often delivers the best solution. Being able to use a tool like Antenna Magus to help with this investigation process is really valuable in defining what is possible and what you are looking for. 

What emerging technologies are having an impact on Antenna Magus users?

Besides the applications that I have already mentioned, one technology that is really having an impact is additive manufacturing (3D printing) - it’s starting to change the way that antennas and other RF components are made - making more things possible. 3D printed structures can be lighter, and the number of parts and assembly requirements (such as screws and flanges) can be reduced. It is even possible to manufacture the antenna and a complex 3D feed structure as one seamless part. The actual as-built antenna can look a lot more like the original electromagnetic design without being encumbered by supports or the limitations of traditional manufacturing methods. 

What’s exciting to you about the latest version of Antenna Magus?

There are many new antennas an expanded design capabilities and also feature improvements. One thing to mention in line with the Internet of Things is the set of typical ‘RF application note antennas’ that we have recently added specifically for RF design engineers who need antennas but aren’t antenna specialists.
RF engineers use off-the-shelf RF chips in their layouts. Application notes and datasheets for these chips generally include reference layouts which include a microstrip or stripline antenna layout. These reference layouts, however, will only be for one particular frequency range and one specific substrate. If the designer needs to use a different substrate or work at a different frequency Antenna, Magus can help get a well-designed antenna layout without the RF design engineer having to spend time getting stuck in the technical minutiae of antenna design or trial and error testing.

Where can people learn more about Antenna Magus?

Brian Woods is the Managing Director
of Magus Pty
If someone is interested, they can learn more about the latest release and download a trial version of Antenna Magus on our website. I recently presented a webinar that focused on using Antenna Magus to do the kind of problem-solving I've talked about here, specifically, for an RFID location tracking system in a Football stadium. That's available to watch that online.
Getting Ahead with Antenna Design – A Real-Time Location Tracking System

I will also be presenting at the E3 workshop in Washington, D.C. on May 11th, and my colleague Konrad Brand will be giving presentations on Antenna Magus at the CST European User Conference and Aerospace workshop.

Be sure to follow Antenna Magus on Facebook and Twitter 




Wednesday, April 5, 2017

What's On Next Week: April 10-16 2017


A weekly roundup of events in the CST world. 
We're excited to be attending the China International Conference & Exhibition on Microwave and Antenna (IME/China) in Beijing. CST's Chiang, Chun Tong will give a technical presentation titled "Advanced PCB Rule Checking for Signal Integrity and EMC". We will also be exhibiting in Frankfurt, Germany and Sheffield, in the United Kingdom. Whether at a workshop, exhibition or a training course, we look forward to meeting and working with our users across the globe. 

Workshops

CST Workshop Series 2017- Bangalore

10th April 2017
Bangalore, India

Exhibitions

Electrostatics 2017

10th - 13th April 2017
Frankfurt am Main, Germany

The International Conference on Electrostatics is a quadrennial conference that has been successfully held around Europe since 1973. It provides a unique interdisciplinary forum for discussion about the electrostatic phenomena and the industrial applications. Fundamentals, applications, hazards, measuring techniques, standards and other related topics are within the scope of the conference.

Joint APP and HEPP Annual Conference

10th - 12th April 2017
Sheffield, United Kingdom

This is the annual joint meeting of the IOP High Energy Particle Physics group and the IOP Astro-Particle Physics group. The meeting will take place at the University of Sheffield, in the new Diamond facility. Mid-way through the event on Tuesday 11 April, there will be an STFC town meeting followed by a public lecture.

IME China

11th - 13th April 2017
Beijing, China

China International Conference & Exhibition on Microwave and Antenna (IME/China), which is the largest and most influential Microwave and Antenna exhibition in China, will be a good platform and channel for technical exchanges, business cooperation and trade promotion between global Microwave and Antenna products & technology suppliers and Chinese Microwave and Antenna customers. IME/China is a must-attend event for design engineers, technical managers and purchasing executives in China.

Visit us at booth #155

Training

CST offers training courses across the globe, these are open to all users and provide a chance to improve your skills and learn tips and tricks from CST experts

CST STUDIO SUITE - Microwave and Antenna Training

11th - 12th April 2017
Framingham, MA, United States

CST STUDIO SUITE - Low Frequency Training

12th April 2017
Framingham, MA, United States