Monday, July 14, 2014

Antenna Magus Version 5.0 Release

Magus (PTY) Ltd (Magus) has just announced their fifth major release of Antenna Magus and with it has included several exciting new updates.

Smart Design

Magus describes this feature as “Design at the click of a button, using the information you have”. Effectively this means that many of the design steps have been simplified down to just one click. The option to specify all design objects is, of course, still possible, but “Smart Design” caters for empty or incomplete objective sets using intelligent predictions. The suggested values can be further adjusted to refine the design appropriately.

Specification Library

The “Specification Library” introduces several pre-defined specifications which can also be expanded and refined. Each specification contains values that represent the performance requirements of the targeted design, with the possibility to include keywords to describe the required antenna. The library can also be used to store various design specifications in a structured format and are easily accessible for later use.

Chart Tracer Tool

The Chart Tracer Tool has been updated with value extraction capabilities. Once a trace has been captured and the X and Y axis types specified, the tool automatically calculates the relevant performance parameters. Useful values such as bandwidth, beamwidth, etc. can now be extracted and determined quickly from plots or images and can be further used in the design process.

25 New Antennas

Antenna Magus continues to expand their antenna database and this release sees an additional 25 new antennas including array antennas, waveguide and reflector antennas, wire antennas, planar antennas and more.

We’ve just given a preview of Antenna Magus Version 5.0. To read more about the range of new antennas, general updates and to get a deeper insight into the new features, read the latest Antenna Magus newsletter.

Existing Antenna Magus users can download version 5.0 from the CST homepage. For those interested in this antenna design tool, an evaluation license can be requested.

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