Friday, October 20, 2017

A look back at European Microwave Week 2017

CST Modeling Challenge in action!
Exploring Wi-Fi signals in a bus with VR
This year's European Microwave Week, which ran from October 8-13 was a wonderful success for CST. We sponsored the wifi for the exhibition and our booth was busy as we welcomed attendees to learn more about CST STUDIO SUITE and electromagnetic imulation. One of the highlights was our ever popular CST Modeling Challenge. This year, we asked attendees to model and simulate a simple waveguide filter. We were impressed with the entrants’ work, and surprised by the interest – our computers were often all in use. Everyone who successfully completed the challenge received the classic Nuremberg delicacy: a Lebkuchen (gingerbread) heart and were entered into a raffle to win prizes
at our booth party.

We provided demonstrations in the CST lab on the finer details working with both EM simulation and measurement, providing a preview of the joint "Measurement Meet Simulation" workshops we run with Rohde & Scwarz throughout the year.

CST Measurement Meets Simulation demonstration.
The CST booth also featured a demonstration with virtual reality glasses that gave people the chance to see EM fields in 3D and explore them digitally. With VR, people could see Wi-Fi  signals propagating through a bus and see
how signals can jump from one PCB trace to another causing crosstalk. We had a great deal of fun meeting old friends and new who came to try for themselves.

On Wednesday afternoon, we held our booth party and the winners of the Modeling Challenge were announced and picked up their prizes from Samsung, Bang & Olufsen and Bose. The party featured local food and drinks and was well attended and we're already looking forward to European Microwave 
The lucky draw marked the end of our modeling challenge
Week 2018 in Madrid!

Martin Timm
Director, Global Marketing
CST-Computer Simulation Technology

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

What's on next week: October 23-29

Next week, CST will present two fascinating webinars on Tuesday and Thursday. Register today to learn from CST experts as they walk you through simulation strategies and analysis. We will also be attending several exhibitions, including the IME/China in Shanghai. Read on for the details on where you can meet us and learn with us.


RF Co-Site Interference Simulation in Complex Electromagnetic Environments

October 24th 2017
08:00 PDT (UTC -07:00)
Approx. 60 min

In this webinar, we will demonstrate how a 3D full-wave simulation can be used to analyze the antenna to antenna coupling for an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). The coupling data will then be used to estimate possible RF interference using one of the newer products of CST STUDIO SUITE: The CST Interference Task. With this new system-level tool, RF systems can be defined to analyze inter-system coupling. The analysis delivers the possible occurrence of RF interference at a glance. The interference task is fully integrated into the CST design environment, making it easy to run different scenarios and test mitigation strategies after the detection of possible interference.
Register here

Automotive Radar SimulationWebinar Series 2017

October 26th 2017
17:00 CEST (UTC +02:00)
Approx. 60 min

Automotive radar is becoming increasingly important for car designers, due to the huge role it plays in securing and ensuring the driver’s safety. In this webinar, we will show how CST STUDIO SUITE can be used to perform and study all of the design stages of automotive radars, starting from the basic element which is the antenna, through its integration inside a radome, to actually placing and calibrating the whole package inside the car, using CST Complete Technology’s versatility and solver diversity.
Register here


Radar 2017 

Belfast, United Kingdom
Oct 23rd-26th, 2017

RADAR 2017 is the world’s premier international conference making a welcome return to the UK and the vibrant city of Belfast, Northern Ireland. The conference focuses on the challenging topics of radar theory and applications covering many aspects of radar systems for defence, security and civilian applications.

Space Tech Expo Europe 2017 

Bremen, Germany
Oct 24th-26th, 2017

The free-to-attend Space Tech Expo & Conference is Europe's meeting place for space business, technology & innovation. The three-day trade fair will showcase the latest from technical designers, sub-system suppliers, manufacturers and components through the systems integrators for civil, military and commercial space.Visit us at booth #F72

IME/China 2017

Shanghai, China
Oct 25th-27th, 2017

China International Conference & Exhibition on Microwave and Antenna (IME/China), which is one of 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 #A082

CST Automotive Conference 2017 preview: An interview with Matthias Tröscher

We spoke with Matthias Tröscher, one of the primary organizers of the CST Automotive Conference to discuss this year's event which will take place November 14th at the Audi Forum in Neckarsulm, Germany. If you are interested in attending, you can register here.

What are the goals of the 2017 Automotive Conference?

Automotive Conference 2015- Munich
There are several key goals of this conference. First, we want to provide a forum for decision makers and engineers in the automotive industry who are dealing with electromagnetic simulation to concentrate on simulation techniques and simulation applications.
We are also seeking to bring together both OEMs and tier 1 and tier 2 suppliers in a neutral environment to facilitate mutual discussion and knowledge exchange.
This conference will combine all EM simulation related topics in a single conference: from DC / low frequency up to high-speed design and radar applications. We have presentations that discuss the complete value-added chain: from IC and package to PCB, connector, cable, and antenna and finally to the entire vehicle in its (electromagnetic) environment.
There will be a focus on Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS), autonomous driving, electric vehicles, connected vehicles, and electronic components and we will show state-of-the-art EM simulation, demonstrate best practices and highlight improvements from recent years.
Attendees will be able to talk with experts and presenters from various world-leading automotive companies and learn from them how they use EM software in their processes. We will have a panel discussion with representatives from OEMs and suppliers on how much simulation cooperation is required between the parties.
Automotive Conference 2015- Munich

What are you most excited about at this year’s conference?

I’m particularly excited about this year’s keynote speeches from Audi (representing the OEMs), TE Connectivity (an important tie-in auto industry as connector manufacturer) and Dassault Systèmes (demonstrating the vision of simulation in Transportation and Mobility industries).
For the first time, the conference will feature a combination of EM simulation and mechanical simulation of electric vehicles (Vibro-Acoustic Simulation of Electric Powertrain) and we plan to include more in future conferences.
We have 21+ high-quality technical presentations from more than 15 different companies and academic institutions; including a plenary talk presented by BMW on the democratization of EM simulation which will be followed by panel discussion on how to achieve this between OEMs and suppliers.

Why should people choose this conference and who should consider coming?

This conference is mainly concentrating on electromagnetic simulation in automotive industry, so we welcome all people who are working in this field. I’d encourage people to attend because there is no other entirely open conference with similar content right now.
Attendees get a comprehensive overview of the field condensed into one day about all the relevant aspects of electromagnetic simulation on the component level as well as for full vehicles.

Register today to save your place at the CST Automotive Conference!

Matthias Tröscher
Business Development Manager
Germany, Austria & Switzerland

Friday, October 13, 2017

Student Contest – Gesponsert durch das deutsche Chapter der IEEE EMC Society.

Das Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) ist mit derzeit 360.000 Mitgliedern das weltweit größte Netzwerk von Wissenschaftlern und Ingenieuren und in rund 150 Ländern vertreten. Einer der Schwerpunkte der IEEE liegt in der Organisation und Unterstützung von Weiterbildungsmaßnahmen sowie dem fachlichen Austausch zwischen Hochschulen und Industrie.
Das Deutsche IEEE EMC Chapter trägt mit zahlreichen Aktivitäten dazu bei und hat mit freundlicher Unterstützung von Dr.-Ing. Mathias Magdowski von der Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg einen Student Contest entwickelt. Ziel ist die Entwicklung eines Simulationsmodells (Ersatzschaltbild) eines einphasigen Netzfilters für einen Küchenmixer. Teilnahmeberechtigt sind alle Studierenden der Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik oder ähnlicher Fachrichtungen, die noch keinen Master- oder Diplomabschluss besitzen.

Die zwei besten Einreichungen erhalten eine namentliche Auszeichnung durch das IEEE German EMC Chapter mit Urkundenverleihung auf der Internationalen Fachmesse und Kongress für Elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit Düsseldorf 2018. Weitere Details zu den Student Contest mit der konkreten Aufgabenstellung finden sich unter diesem Link:

Matthias Tröscher
Business Development Manager
Germany, Austria & Switzerland

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

What's on next week: October 9-15

What a week we have coming up! With both European Microwave Week and our Asean User Conference, we are excited to see many of you in person. EUMW features our modeling challenge, a virtual reality experience, plus conference talks from CST experts and demonstrations on measurement and simulation. See you next week!


CubeSat Antenna Design 

For CubeSats, antenna size and weight is a critical factor for RF performance, structural considerations, aerodynamic and thermal performance. This webinar reviews modern trends of antennas on CubeSats, demonstrating how software tools such as Antenna Magus and CST STUDIO SUITE can be used to address antenna design challenges.

Register here


EuMW 2017

Nuremberg, Germany
8th - 13th October 2017

CST will be exhibiting at European Microwave Week in Nuremburg, Germany at booth #105. In addition, CST staff will be presenting talks at the conference. Come by to discuss your simulation requirements and to see the benefits EM simulation offers in microwave and RF design.

Modeling Challenge

In the CST Modeling Challenge, participants are asked to design and optimize a filter. All successful entrants will receive a Lebkuchen heart- a local Nuremburg delicacy – and will be entered into a prize draw, with the results announced on Wednesday at 16:30. For those who want to fine-tune their skills in advance, students can download a copy of CST STUDIO SUITE Student Edition.

Conference Talks

CST staff and customers will be giving talks throughout the conference. CST highlights at the conference are:

WS-15, The Basics of Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers: “Traveling Wave Tube Design with Simulation” with Monika Balk 

Sunday, October 8th
Room Neu Delhi 

EuMC46-1, Industrial Session Keynote:“Multi-Scale Electromagnetic Simulation from Component to System Level” with Timo Euler

Thursday, October 12th
Room Prag

Measurement & Simulation

Although often thought of as competing, measurement and simulation can complement each other, allowing deeper and more accurate analysis of devices and systems. Staff from the CST lab, in collaboration with Rohde + Schwarz, will be on hand to demonstrate how measurement and simulation work together.

Virtual Reality

At the virtual reality demo, you can enter the simulation and explore in 3D. Whether investigating wifi coverage or walking along the traces of a PCB, virtual reality offers an intuitive, immersive way to understand simulation.

EPEPS 2017 

San Jose, United States 
15th - 18th October 2017

EPEPS is one of the premier international conference on advanced and emerging issues in electrical modeling, analysis and design of electronic interconnections, packages and systems. It also focuses on new methodologies and design techniques for evaluating and ensuring signal, power and thermal integrity in high-speed designs. EPEPS is sponsored by the IEEE Electronics Packaging Society.


EMC Measurement and Simulation

CST and Rohde & Schwarz
10th October 2017
Lisbon, Portugal

CST and Rohde & Schwarz, would like to invite you to attend joint workshop titled "EMC Measurement and Simulation". The workshop will be hosted at ISQ's (Instituto de Soldadura e Qualidade) Auditório. This 1 day workshop includes both a hands-on session as well as presentations aimed to give engineers an insight on how to achieve accurate simulations and show best practice guidelines to getting better measurements. Focus of the afternoon sessions will be on measurement and simulation advantages for tackling emissions problems of electronic devices.

CST ASEAN User Conference 2017

11th October 2017
Singapore, Singapore

Join us for an exciting opportunity to learn about the latest developments in 3D electromagnetic simulation. The CST ASEAN User Conference 2017 will give design and research engineers an insight into the latest 3D simulation technology for designing electromagnetic components and systems using CST STUDIO SUITE® 2017. It will include presentations as well as live software demos that will be beneficial for both novice and experienced users.