CST - Computer Simulation Technology
Learn what's at the heart of CST simulation software. This short video gives you a quick look at the advantages CST STUDIO SUITE can offer in the product design and development process. More information at http://www.cst.com.
A common strategy when designing an electronic communication device is to use an off-the-shelf antenna. Although the ease with which such antennas can be obtained is a certain benefit, the designer is limited to commercially available antennas which may not be of the right shape for the application, and when purchased in bulk, could become quite costly. In this webinar we aim to illustrate, through demonstration of a real world example, how an existing chip antenna on a GSM tracking device designed to monitor the acceleration (and thus level of distress) of sheep, can be replaced by an embedded, integrated antenna. The final design shows improved antenna performance and communication range while adhering to the technical and spatial requirements. In addition, its planar nature allows it to be integrated with the existing PCB layout, resulting in reduced manufacturing and assembly time and costs.
This webinar proposes a global methodology which combines three dimensional (3D) electromagnetic (EM) analysis for PCB and package with chip power switching macro-modeling.
Today memory interfaces have single-ended data rates in the 1GHz-plus range and serial links can run up to 10 gigabits per second. A precise analysis of each of these signals is required at silicon, package and board level. The design and optimization performed on each one of these interconnection levels must be done in a global context.
The difference between the segmentation approach (where silicon, package and PCB are analyzed separately and then combined with standard cascading technique) and the integrated/global approach (where chip, package and PCB are analyzed as a single entity in a co-simulation mode) are discussed. Based on the results, this webinar outlines the guidelines.
Satellites provide a challenging environment for electromagnetic components and antennas. The limited available space has to be shared by multiple tightly-clustered systems that have to operate correctly in extreme thermal conditions. Electromagnetic simulation plays a critical role in ensuring that mission-critical components work as intended once in orbit. Satellites typically use high-gain antennas with electrically large apertures. The design and integration of the antennas on satellites require careful analysis and optimization. Coexistence between antennas, and possible interference with other systems on the satellite, can cause EMC issues which should ideally be understood at an early phase in the design process.
Although wireless energy transfer is an old idea (Tesla patented one design in 1901), technological advances and the rise of portable devices have made it relevant again for different applications, such as wireless charging and energy harvesting. This webinar will consist of two parts. The first part is a review of low frequency power transfer in two categories: short range-inductive charging and powering of electronic devices and electric vehicles, and mid-range power transfer through coupled resonant circuits. The second part of the webinar is concerned with wireless energy transfer over longer distances, where the far-field transfer of RF energy may be used.