In the competitive electronics market, electromagnetic simulation can offer a decisive advantage, reducing the number of costly prototypes needed and shortening the design cycle. The CST Webinar Series 2013 will examine design challenges across the field of electrical engineering, in microwaves and RF, EMC, EDA and charged particle dynamics.

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MW and RF & Optical

Simulation and Measurement: Complementary Design Tools

The usual aim of engineers employing simulation in their design flow is to reduce the number of prototypes, ideally to one, reducing time to market. However, this is only possible if the simulation can accurately mimic the measurements. There are many possible causes of discrepancies, including geometric differences (over-etching, over-milling, rounded corners), material properties (anisotropic dielectrics, surface roughness), installed performance (surrounding structures) and feed discrepancies (connector modeling).

This webinar will explore the relationship between simulation and measurement, and explain what each technique is best suited for; in some situations measurement can be difficult to perform while simulations easy. Many applications of simulation are more resilient to these sorts of inaccuracies, such as sensitivity and yield analysis, and in some cases, a faster but less accurate tool like Antenna Magus can give engineers the results they need more effectively than a full-wave simulation.

The webinar will also demonstrate simulation for what-if analysis and feasibility studies at early stage of design before first prototypes. Finally, the application of measured data to calibrate simulation tool will be shown, for hard-to-model effects like surface roughness and PIM.

October 17th 2013: 8AM (PT), 11AM (ET), 5PM (CET)

Approx. 60 minutes

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Vratislav Sokol received M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in radioelectronics from the Czech Technical University in Prague in 2000 and 2004, respectively. He was a Post-Doctoral Research Associate with Cork Institute of Technology in Ireland where he dealt with an ultra-wideband transceiver. His activities are focused on microwave circuit design and modeling using electromagnetic field simulators and precise microwave measurement and calibration. Since 2006 he has been with CST as an application engineer.

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