Monday, January 19, 2015

CST at DesignCon 2015

In less than two weeks DesignCon 2015 is on in Silicon Valley and CST, a platinum sponsor, will be offering demonstrations and a touch of magic there.

One of the world's premier EDA conferences, DesignCon is now in its 20th year and this year will offer more than 100 technical sessions, including four from CST, three keynotes and an exhibition so large you need a map and compass to find your way around it.

EDA simulation and CST STUDIO SUITE 2015

At exhibition stand 627 (see the map), CST engineers will demonstrate the new features for EDA simulation included in soon-to-be-released CST STUDIO SUITE 2015.

EM simulation can be a huge benefit to electronic engineers by allowing them to analyze the performance of virtual prototypes before tape-out. To be effective for the EDA workflow, however, simulation must be fast and accurate and offer a more detailed understanding of the causes of SI/PI and EMC issues than measurement alone can provide.

To meet these requirements, CST STUDIO SUITE 2015 will have the following new features:
  • A new tetrahedral meshing algorithm optimized for printed electronics that for frequency domain simulations of complex packages can reduce the total meshing time seven fold 
  • A Pareto frontier optimization for decoupling capacitors that can significantly improve the PI performance of a PCB, while minimizing fabrication costs.
  • A range of other performance and productivity improvements developed to make the integration of simulation into the EDA workflow easier and more powerful
If you're attending DesignCon 2015, we invite you to visit our stand to see demonstrations of these new features in action. 

A touch of magic

On the exhibition days, January 28 and 29, visitors to the CST stand can watch specialist trade show magician Scott Tokar do his thing. Scott will be astounding and confounding visitors between 12:30pm and 6:00pm on both exhibition days. Check out this YouTube video of Scott at a previous trade show.

Conference papers

CST engineers and customers will  present the following conference papers. Click each to find its date, time and session code.