On October 25th, 2004, Thomas Weiland, founder of CST, was made an honorary professor of Tongji University, Shanghai. This position was conferred in connection with a new Masters course in computational engineering, to be offered from 2005.
Born in 1951, Thomas Weiland studied electrical engineering and mathematics at the Technische Hochschule, Darmstadt, and gained his PhD in 1977. As fellow at the European Institute for Nuclear Research (CERN, Switzerland) he began the first studies on EM simulation of relativistic particles in the time domain. In 1983, at the Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron (DESY) in Hamburg, he set up an international collaboration in order to develop the software package MAFIA for 3D EM and charged particle simulation. In 1986 he received the Physics Prize from the German Physical Society for his contributions to the field of scientific computing, and the US Particle Accelerator School’s Prize for Achievements in Accelerator Physics and Technology. In 1987 he received the Leibniz Prize from the German Research Association. Since 1989 he has been a full professor at the Darmstadt University of Technology, as well as head of the Computational Electromagnetics Laboratory. In 1992 he founded CST GmbH, which is recognised as the market leader in 3D EM Time Domain technology, and was elected a member of the Academy of Science and Literature, Mainz. In 1995 he won the Max Planck-Research Prize for International Collaboration and in 1997 was awarded the Philip Morris Research Prize.
CST of America is pleased to announce its 3rd annual user group meeting and call for papers. The event is scheduled for April 21st and 22nd and will be held at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Monterey, California.
The event is designed to showcase the very latest developments in CST STUDIO software and to encourage feedback and user participation. Presentations are invited from customers who may wish to present their latest work using STUDIO tools to a wider audience of design engineers.
CST MICROWAVE STUDIO® v5.1 is now available for download. This new release contains major new features, in particular the FD solver on tetrahedral grids, the new MOR solver, and 64bit computing for the Transient solver. For CST DESIGN STUDIO™ v3.1 the new powerful cache concept for any 3D simulation should be emphasised here. Results of simulations are stored in a library path, which can be shared between different users or even be transferred to other places. The most significant change in CST EM STUDIO™ v2.1 is the implementation of an electrostatic solver on tetrahedral meshes. Customers are invited to download these upgrades from the support area.
October 12th 2004, CST announces new 3D em solver module at EuMW 2004. CST MWS' new Model Order Reduction (MOR) solver is particularly effective for the simulation of higly resonant structures such as filters. This new module complements the existing Transient, Frequency Domain (on Cartesian and tetrahedral grids), and Eigenmode solvers already available in CST MWS.
October 12th 2004, CST announces new global caching scheme in CST DESIGN STUDIO™ at EuMW 2004, booth #H52.
This powerful new innovation is implemented in version 3.1 of CST DESIGN STUDIO™ (CST DS). It minimises the number of numerically expensive simulation runs for repeatedly used components. The global Cache stores and administers, for example, the results of CST MICROWAVE STUDIO® simulations for varying parameter sets. CST DS can speed up optimisation by interpolation between existing parameter sets. It automatically extends the global cache by launching new simulations whenever needed. A unique identifier allows the sharing of caches and thus 3D EM simulation results inside and between workgroups.
October 12th 2004, CST- Computer Simulation Technology announces the completion of phase one of the integration of CST MICROWAVE STUDIO® with Agilent ADS at EuMW 2004, booth #H52.
In addition to the existing option of importing planar layouts into CST MICROWAVE STUDIO® (CST MWS), users can now easily create ADS DAC components. This enables parametric access to S-Parameters of pre-computed 3D em simulations through the ADS schematic and makes use of the advanced interpolation schemes.