March 28, 2017
Magus Ltd. and CST – Computer Simulation Technology AG have released Antenna Magus 2017, the latest version of the antenna design tool. The latest edition includes several new antennas and design updates.
Antenna Magus includes over 300 antennas, and the specification-based workflow introduced in 2016 allows users to find, design and export suitable antennas based on their requirements. The 2017 version introduces 13 new types. Four specialized horn antennas have been added – the smooth spline profiled pyramidal horn, the 4 waveguide-fed dual polarized pyramidal horn antenna, the waveguide-fed pyramidal array and the TEM horn with magnetic dipoles (or “Koshelev antenna”).
There are also five antennas commonly used in RF application notes and reference designs. These are standard antennas such the PIFA and the meandering monopole, which are provided by RF component manufacturers for testing during product development. With Antenna Magus, these can now be customized for different frequencies or different substrates, and parametric models can be directly created for 3D simulation with CST STUDIO SUITE.
Finally, there are four other antennas for special applications: the square truncated capacitively, pin-fed circularly polarized patch, the self-phased backfire quadrifilar helix, the six mode loop antenna and the center-fed linear resonant waveguide slot array with longitudinal broad-wall slots.
The 2017 version also sees improvements to the Specification and Array Design workflows to streamline the design process. In addition, Antenna Magus is now entirely 64-bit and various performance improvements have been made to individual features. Meanwhile, CST customers who have both CST STUDIO SUITE and Antenna Magus can now manage both licenses within the same tool.
“With the 2017 release, many ‘behind the scenes’ changes are starting to become visible in Antenna Magus,” says Brian Woods, managing director, Magus. “With new antennas, extended functionality and improved performance we believe that 2017 will be a successful and productive year for our users and for Antenna Magus.”
Sources: Press materials received from the company.