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Antenna Magus 4.5 Released

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

We are pleased to announce the new release of Antenna Magus Version 4.5. This release sees the addition of 7 new antennas – taking the total number of antenna templates shipped with Antenna Magus to 225. The new antennas are:

 

  1. Linear resonant narrow wall slotted guide array
  2. Linear array of rectangular patches (including a corporate feed network)
  3. Short dual-waveguide-fed pyramidal horn antenna
  4. Dual-ridged pyramidal horn antenna with sidewalls removed
  5. Dual-band self-phased quadrifilar helix antenna
  6. 4-arm Sinuous antenna with an absorber-loaded cavity-backing
  7. 2-arm log-periodic antenna with an absorber-loaded cavity-backing

 

Read more in newsletter 4.5.

A selection of new antennas in Version 4.5.

A selection of new antennas in Version 4.5.

Author: Brian Woods

Version 4.4 released

Friday, July 5th, 2013

We are pleased to announce the release of Antenna Magus Version 4.4. This release sees the addition of 5 new antennas:

  1. Horn-fed truncated reflector antenna
  2. Shunt-fed slanted V-dipole pair
  3. Offset Pattern-fed Cassegrain reflector antenna
  4. Monopole dielectric resonator antenna
  5. Bifilar helix antenna

The array synthesis tool has also been extended to include the effects of a reflective ground plane when calculating the radiation pattern of a synthesized array.

Read more in Newsletter 4.4

Planar array excluding the reflective ground plane.

Planar array excluding the reflective ground plane.

Planar array including a reflective ground plane at z = - 0.25 ?.

Planar array including a reflective ground plane at z = – 0.25 ?.

Author: Robert Kellerman

Version 4.2 released

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

We are very pleased to announce a new release of Antenna Magus Version 4.2. This release boasts 4 new antennas and an article about commonly used coaxial RF connectors which contains useful FEKO and CST MICROWAVE STUDIO simulation models of each connector.

As 2012 draws to a close we look back at an exciting year where Antenna Magus has become an integral part of the design process of more antenna engineers, assisting in making intelligent antenna design and modelling choices. 2013 is going to be an even more exciting year with lots of feature extensions and antenna additions planned.

Read more in newsletter 4.2

Preview of RF connectors included in Antenna Magus

Preview of RF connectors included in Antenna Magus.

Author: Robert Kellerman

Models available for export to the AWR Design Environment ? (AWRDE) increased by 50% in 3.4

Friday, January 13th, 2012

We have received very positive feedback and growing interest from customers about the AWR model export capability, which was released in 2011. As with all the EM Analysis products supported by Antenna Magus (like FEKO and CST MICROWAVE STUDIO) the number of exportable models for these tools is continually growing. With the release of version 3.4, the number of models that can be exported to from Antenna Magus to AWRDE increased by 50%!

This functionality enables users to export models of antennas directly to AWRDE for analysis using the AXIEM solver. As with all Antenna Magus export models, the AWRDE models are fully parametric and validated across the entire design range. A number of the models use specially developed PCELLS to provide flexible geometries that can?t otherwise be created parametrically. These models can easily be integrated into circuitry and optimized together with other parts of the system.

More information on exactly which antennas can be exported to AWR can be found in the latest release notes.

Example of a capacitive disc fed patch which was exported from Antenna Magus to AWR?s Design Environment. The S-parameter simulations were performed in AWR MICROWAVE OFFICE.

Example of a capacitive disc fed patch which was exported from Antenna Magus to AWR?s Design Environment. The S-parameter simulations were performed in AWR's?Microwave Office? software.

Author: Robert Kellerman

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Version 3.4 released

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

During the development of a customer case study centered on the design of a Ka-band reflector antenna, the usefulness of exposing more of these design decisions to the user for parabolic reflectors became apparent. Version 3.4 is dedicated to releasing design algorithm extensions that do exactly that. There are 2 new parabolic reflector antennas, 2 new tools to aid in parabolic antenna design and 58 new objective groups added to existing parabolic reflector antennas. This added complexity makes the reflector class of antennas much more flexible, and will allow users to realise even better designs!

Read more about the added features and?extensions?in newsletter 3.4

Preview of newsletter 3.4

Preview of newsletter 3.4

Author: Robert Kellerman

Version 3.3 released

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

We recently launched Antenna Magus 3.3. Antenna Magus Version 3.3 introduces some very exciting extensions to Antenna Magus.

  • 6 new antenna topologies
  • A new array distribution in the Array Tool
  • 3 new tools added to the Toolbox
  • Antenna Magus extended to include models for AWR Design Environment
  • Many improvements to the Antennas and Models that are already available.able.

Read more about the added features and?extensions?in newsletter 3.3

Preview of newsletter 3.3

Preview of newsletter 3.3

Author: Robert Kellerman

Version 3.2 released

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

We recently launched Antenna Magus 3.2. Antenna Magus 3.2 is the 16th product update since the release of Version 1.0. With a growing database of 159 antennas, 10 transitions and more handy calculators added to every release, the product has established itself as an essential tool in any antenna engineers’ toolbox.

Read more about the latest antennas, transition and handy Friis calculator in newsletter 3.2

Click here to read newsletter 3.2

Preview of newsletter 3.2

Author: Robert Kellerman

Antenna Magus 3.0 released

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

We are proud to announce the third major release of Antenna Magus, version 3.0!

Here’s a quote by Sam Clarke, our Managing Director:
“Soon after the first release of Antenna Magus we received numerous requests from customers who wanted to add their own antennas and designs to the Antenna Magus database. Having a tried and tested system that was already regularly used by our own engineers in developing content for our product, and having received valuable feedback from a group of selected users, we developed a way to store antenna information which makes sense to antenna engineers. We are confident that this feature will not only improve the way antenna information is managed but will become the norm for any organisation who wants to capture, reuse and share valuable knowledge efficiently.”

This calls for a celebration! Read more about Version 3.0 in Newsletter 3.0.

Here are two movies which highlight the “Add your own antenna” and new “Chart tracing tool” features:

Add your own antenna movie.

78 Second Chart tracing tool demo.

Author: Robert Kellerman

Antenna Magus version 2.4 released!

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

We recently launched Antenna Magus 2.4.0. This update features 8 new antennas – 6 of which are dielectric-supported helical antenna variations. The other two antennas are the Sierpinski gasket antenna and a blade antenna. The Sierpinski gasket was a very popular antenna in the late 1990’s when fractal antennas were being widely researched, while the blade antenna family is one of the most frequently requested antennas in our communications with Antenna Magus users.

You can read more about this release in the latest Newsletter 2.4

Preview of newsletter 2.4

Preview of newsletter 2.4

Author: Robert Kellerman

Antenna Magus Version 2.3 released!

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

To all our blog subscribers and those of you who might not be aware, we recently launched Antenna Magus 2.3.0. This update features 10 new antennas, as opposed to the usual 6. Extensions have been made that allow Antenna Magus to export models comprising multiple files where needed. This feature enables Antenna Magus to export models that use impressed excitations defined in secondary files. You can read more about this release in the latest Newsletter 2.3

Preview of newsletter 2.3

Preview of newsletter 2.3

Author: Robert Kellerman