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Antenna Magus
Current version - Version 2017.0 - 7 March 2017

General Features:

  • Native Windows user-interface built on the .Net framework
  • Zoom to sub-windows of workspace to view details of plots, images and data
  • The state of the application is constantly stored so that there is no need for save or load
  • Each user on a specific PC can have an independent state
  • Backup and restore capability for the state including all user-entered content
  • Product licenses can be automatically retrieved using an internet connection
  • Product updates can be retrieved and applied using an internet connection
  • Product updates may be stored and shared from a local repository to avoid multiple downloads for users at the same location
  • Full support for Metric and Imperial unit systems
  • Intelligent unit and multiplier conversion of input and export values and selection of degree of display precision
  • Automatic report generation in Microsoft PowerPoint format (version 2003 or newer)
  • Export of images in the interface to popular raster formats
  • Export of design and plot data to text formats (comma-separated, tab-separated and xml formats)
  • Export of all information documents and articles to adobe pdf format
  • Indicators show which devices support export to specific CEM tools
  • Start Page provides quick access to Help documents and recently used items

Information and database:

  • Starting Specifications for many industries and applications. These may be edited and shared by the user.
  • Keyword-based searchable database of over 300 antennas / devices
  • Keywords may be activated/deactivated
  • Explore devices using interactive 3D rendered images, information documents, sketches and design guidelines to choose optimal topology
  • Information documents for different antennas may be compared side-by-side
  • Chosen topologies may be added to a managed Collection; Collection items may be removed, re-ordered and renamed as needed
  • Articles are provided that cover some typical antenna-related topics

Design capabilities

  • Each antenna/device caters for a broad set of relevant design objectives
  • Smart Design workflow including objective suggestion, integrated conversion calculators and immediate re-design
  • Messages and warnings provided to guide users in assessing their designs
  • Quick Performance estimation to predict design performance using algorithmic and/or computational electromagnetic methods and approximations
  • Plotting of 2D and 3D plots showing quick performance estimation results
  • Parameter tweaking and re-estimate of designed structures*
  • Array tool to assist engineers in synthesising array layouts of various shapes.
  • General array radiation pattern synthesis including excitation distributions and radiating elements (imported or built-in)
  • Specification library including basic specifications common to many industries; can be expanded to store various custom specifications in a structured format; Specifications may be used in the design workflow
  • Substrates library includes properties of many commercial substrates as well as common substrate materials; can be expanded to store custom substrate properties; Substrates may be used in the design workflow
  • Library of common waveguides
  • Library of common RF connectors (including simulation export models)
  • Useful tools for the antenna engineer that can be used to simplify everyday antenna tasks, including:
    • Chart Tracer with value extraction
    • Length and angle unit conversions
    • dB/Voltage/Power conversions
    • Two-port network conversions
    • VSWR/Reflection_Coefficient/Mismatch_Loss conversion
    • Radar range equation calculations
    • Signal-to-noise ratio calculations
    • Passive remote sensing calculations
    • System temperature calculations
    • Communication downlink equation calculations
    • Expected Gain from an aperture area (including efficiency)
    • Antenna efficiency and radiation efficiency calculations
    • Antenna temperature calculations
    • Realised gain calculation
    • Parabolic reflector pattern approximation
    • Skin depth calculator

CAD Model generation

  • Fully parametric models can be generated for
    • CST Microwave Studio
    • FEKO
    • AWR
    • CHAMP
    Generated models include correctly united as-designed parameter values
  • Generated models include notes to guide further usage
  • Generated models are ready-to-run and include all solution settings
  • Generated models have been validated for a broad range of designs and parameter combinations

Custom antenna Templates:

  • Custom antennas may be added by users including:
    • Images and design sketches
    • Keywords describing the structure
    • Information about the structure and performance within a structured documentation format
    • Reference documents
    • Parameter definitions
    • Design notes
    • CAD models***
    • Measured or simulated performance charts
    Custom templates may be protected using a password
  • Custom templates may be shared/transferred using an export/import mechanism

Documentation:

  • “Antenna Magus: Getting Started”
  • “Help: How do I design an antenna?”
  • “Help: How do I use the Array synthesis tool?”
  • “Help: How do I use the Specification Library?”
  • “Help: How do I use the substrate and waveguide libraries?”
  • “Help: How do I use the Toolbox tools?”
  • “Help: How do I work with Antenna Templates in Antenna Magus?”
  • “Help: Some frequently asked questions”
  • “Help: What do the terms in Antenna Magus mean? (Technical notes).”

Minimum Hardware Requirements:

  • 64-bit PC hardware
  • 64-bit Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10
  • Node-locked licencing – no network connectivity required, but the licensing procedure is simplified by allowing Antenna Magus to connect to the internet.
  • Floating licences – all machines using the floating licence must be connected to the same local-area-network as the floating licence server machine while Antenna Magus is open.

General:

  • The Evaluation version of Antenna Magus requires no licence keys or registration for installation.
  • The Classroom version of Antenna Magus provides access to a larger subset of antennas than the Evaluation version, and requires a licence key.
  • The Professional version of Antenna Magus is available as a node-locked installation, a dongle-locked installaton or as a floating network installation.
  • Not all listed features / antennas are available on all licences.
  • A list of resellers is available at www.antennamagus.com

* Some devices may not allow tweaking-or have limitations on the tweak range/s

** Only a subset of the antennas available on export

*** Native support is only available for FEKO and CST Microwave Studio CAD models