Monday, January 30, 2017

What's on this week. Jan 30-Feb 5 2017

This week CST is busy! We will be exhibiting around the globe, offering training and looking forward to our Getting Ahead of... Webinar Series.


DesignCon 2017

January 31st-February 2nd

Santa Clara, CA, United States

DesignCon, the premier conference for chip, board, and systems design engineers; returns to Silicon Valley for its 22nd year. DesignCon serves the high-speed communications and semiconductor communities offering state-of-the-art design methodologies, applications, technologies, and unparalleled networking opportunities.
Taking place annually, DesignCon remains the largest gathering of chip, board, and systems designers in the country. Combining technical paper sessions, tutorials, industry panels, product demos, and exhibits; DesignCon brings engineers the latest theories, methodologies, techniques, applications, and demonstrations on PCB design tools, power and signal integrity, jitter and crosstalk, high-speed serial design, test and measurement tools, parallel and memory interface design, ICs, semiconductor components, and more.

CST presentations:

"Can Flexible PCBS carry High Density DDR4 Signals?" 
Date: Wednesday, February 1 
Time: 4:00pm - 4:45pm 
Details about the presentation can be found here.

"Signal Integrity and Electromagnetic Interference Modeling of Smart Watch Wearable Device Using Structural and Electromagnetic Co-Design Methodologies" 
Date: Thursday, February 2 
Time: 8:00am - 8:45am 
Details about the presentation can be found here.

Visit us at booth #627

SPIE Photonics West 2017 
January 31st-February 2nd
San Francisco, CA, United States

SPIE Photonics West is one of the world's largest multidisciplinary event focusing on photonics technologies. Every year over 20,000 people come to hear the latest research and find the latest devices and systems driving technology markets including state-of-the art medical technologies, the Internet of things, smart manufacturing and “Industry 4.0,” autonomous vehicles, scientific research, communications, displays, and other solutions powered by photonics. With more than 1,300 companies, its exhibition continues to be the flagship event to find the latest products, tools, and applications for your research or business needs.

Visit us at booth #2614

13. Kooperationsforum 
31st Jan 2017
Nuremberg, Germany
The co-operation forum will discuss current trends from PCB technology, such as power packaging, embedding, chip-on-chip and increasing miniaturization, especially with respect to cooling and reliability. The contribution of PCBs to digitalization will be shown with real examples from the automotive, medical and engineering industries. The accompanying exhibition is an ideal meeting place for continuing discussions and targeted networking.

JOURNÉES SCIENTIFIQUES DE L'URSI - Radiosciences au service de l’humanité
1st - 3rd February 2017

The URSI-France 2017 Workshop, under the sponsorship of the French Academy of Sciences, will be dedicated to “Radio Science for Humanity”.

A wide spectrum of areas will be covered, including waves and electromagnetic fields, both from the point of view of metrology and theory, spread, modelling, etc., and communications systems together with their applications. We will also address environmental electromagnetic propagation, both global (surface and subsurface), ionospheric or through matter in particular plasma and radio astronomy. Electromagnetism in biology and medicine will also be included.

CST Presentation: "Characteristic Modal Analysis with CST MWS" - Dr. Hassan CHREIM

Date: 01.02.2017 

Sophia-Antipolis, France

Antennas, Propagation & RF Technology for Transport and Autonomous Platforms 
2nd Feb 2017
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Intelligent transport systems critically depend on wireless communication, sensing and navigation to and between mobile platforms, as well as mobile platforms and fixed infrastructure. Such platforms span automotive systems, railway systems, and aeronautical and maritime systems and typically operate from the VHF to the mm-wave bands. Recent technological developments such as cooperative communications, autonomous vehicles such as the Google Car, the introduction of the European Rail Traffic Management System, the potential for exploiting TV white spectrum, etc., have created new antenna design constraints, antenna in-service performance demands, and necessitate the characterisation of radio propagation channels in hitherto unexplored environments and/or frequency bands.

2nd February 2017

HSPICE is the industry's "gold standard" for accurate circuit simulation, offering foundry-certified semiconductor device models with state-of-the-art simulation and analysis algorithms. The Synopsys HSPICE special interest group (SIG) is an active community for all HSPICE users and design engineers who want to stay connected with the latest developments in the field of circuit simulation. This year, the SIG presentations will focus on challenges and solutions for FinFET circuit analysis and verification to ensure design robustness. Experts from a number of industry-leading companies will share their experience on transistor-, block-, and package-level design.

Santa Clara, United States


Demystifying EMC
Reading, United Kingdom
January 30th 2017

Demystifying EMC 2017 is about delivering high quality, free of charge training to industry and we are thrilled to have attracted a who’s who of UK EMC that share this concept. As with the previous event there will be room in the day to network with peers and speak with industry experts. If you have an EMC challenge, want to brush up on your knowledge or are venturing into the topic for the first time this event will cater to you.


Vector Network Analyzer - Measurement Training

Dolni Brezany, Czech Republic
January 31st-February 1st

The training class will cover the following topics

  • Scalar and vector measurement
  • Random and systematic errors
  • VNA architecture and channel setup parameters (Npts, RBW, Pwr)
  • 1-port calibration techniques (OSM, SSS, SOS)
  • 2(N)-port Calibration techniques (TOSM, UOSM, TRL, NIST mTRL)
  • Verification of the calibration
  • Calkit design
  • Extraction of substrate complex permittivity using automatic macro
  • Extraction of hybrid SMD model
  • Comparison between simulation and measurement

This course is available exclusively to CST customers. Lunch and refreshments will be included.


Durant une journée, CST® et Rohde & Schwarz vous invitent à participer au séminaire "De la simulation à la mesure", à l’hôtel Novotel Pont de l’Arc d’Aix en Provence, le 2 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.

À 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.

Aix-en-Provence, France

Monday, January 23, 2017

What's on this week- Jan 23-29 2017

It's a quiet week here at CST, we are getting ready for a big week next week with the launch of our Getting Ahead webinar series and some exciting exhibitions!


Toward 5G Mobile
January 25th 2017
London, United Kingdom

Mobile and fixed networks have reached a point of unprecedented change as each attempt to meet the insatiable demand for data that is essentially driven by smart phones and tablets. In order to meet the huge demand for increasing capacity, ubiquitous super-fast connectivity and seamless service delivery several major leaps in technology development are needed. Hence a number of research initiatives on 5G wireless technology have been launched around the world recently including the 5G PPP an EU-funded collaborative industry-led research totalling €1.4 Billion. Also frequency regulation and standardization activities will be launched very soon for the next generation standard. The event provides a valuable opportunity to meet and interact with the 5G drivers in terms of wireless industry, players, researchers and stakeholders.


This week, join us in Massy, France for a two-day CST STUDIO SUITE - EMC/EMI Training 
24th - 25th Jan 2017

The CST MWS EMC/EMI training class will cover the following topics

  • CAD import + healing + simplification for EM analysis
  • Geometry modeling, variables and parametric sweeps
  • Definition of materials, thin panels, conductive coatings, absorbers
  • Antenna modeling, ports, s-parameters and far-field calculation
  • External plane wave sources and internal noise sources
  • Meshing and boundary conditions
  • Cable modeling (shielded cables, twisted pairs)
  • Compact aperture models (slots, seams, vents)
  • Incorporating lumped component circuits into the simulation
  • Post processing and field/current visualization
  • Shielding effectiveness calculation
  • Emissions and immunity analysis
  • Decomposing models using Near-field sources (optional workflow)
  • Susceptibility (optional workflow)
  • Lightning (optional workflow)
  • Efficient cable simulation and extraction of transfer impedance (optional workflow)
  • ESD analysis (optional workflow)
  • Customer specific questions and discussion (please send your models in advance)

This course is available exclusively to CST customers. Lunch and refreshments will be included.

There is a registration deadline one week prior to the training class and subject to availability. To apply register online.

Monday, January 16, 2017

What's on this week- Jan 16-22 2017

CST has got lots going on this week, and we hope to see many of you at our exhibitions or our training events. 


Radio & Wireless Week 
15th - 18th Jan 2017
Phoenix, AZ, United States
RWW consists of five related conferences that focus on the intersection between wireless communication theory, systems, circuits, and device technologies. This creates a unique forum for engineers to discuss various technologies for state-of-art wireless systems and their end-use applications.
Visit us at booth #11
Magnetics 2017  
18th - 19th Jan 2017
Orlando, FL, United States

This two-day conference is a leading global event focused on the latest economic developments and technical advancements in magnetics markets and technologies bringing together worldwide magnetics experts. This is a once-a-year opportunity for professionals involved in magnetics technologies to learn the latest advancements in magnetic applications, technology and materials as well as global issues of supply, demand and pricing of magnetic materials. Magnetics 2017 will focus on the latest advancements in magnetic applications, technology and materials. Serving OEM developers of products that utilize magnets and magnet systems, design engineers, OEM developers involved in EMC technology and magnetic effects, magnetics manufacturers and integrators, and material suppliers in the magnetics industry.

Visit us at booth #517


CST STUDIO SUITE - Microwave and Antenna Training 
17th - 18th Jan 2017
Anaheim, CA, United States

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 post processing
  • Antenna matching network in CST DESIGN STUDIO™
  • Performance tuning and meshing
  • Template-based post processing
  • Thermal co-simulation
  • Horn antenna + reflector (farfield source) (optional workflow)
  • PIFA antenna & matching network (optional workflow)
  • RFID-NFC + mobile phone (optional workflow)
  • Patch antenna array (optional workflow)
  • RCS calculation (optional workflow)
  • Customer specific questions & discussions (please send your models in advance)

This course is available to customers or evaluators who want to become proficient users of CST STUDIO SUITE. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

CST STUDIO SUITE - Microwave and Antenna Training 
Advanced Training
19th Jan 2017

Framingham, MA, United States

  •  CST MWS Training will cover the following topics
  • Advanced materials modeling
  • Macros and VBA scripting
  • Optimization
  • CST DESIGN STUDIO™ and System Assembly and Modeling (SAM)
  • High Performance Computing (optional topic)
  • Phased Array (optional workflow)
  • Radiated Emission on Differential Traces (optional workflow)
  • Installed Performance Antennas (optional workflow)

This course is available to customers or evaluators who want to become proficient users of CST STUDIO SUITE. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. 
The class is subject to availability (group will be up to 10 people). Please register for a place online