Version 3.1, part of Release 2018a, includes the following enhancements:

  • SINR Visualization: Visualize transmitter site signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR) on a map
  • Antenna Site Visualization: Visualize line-of-sight path between transmitter/receiver sites and clustering of adjacent sites
  • Meshing Engine for Metal Surfaces: Improved performance for analysis of metal antennas
  • E-Shaped Patch, Triangular Patch, LPDA, and J-Dipole: Design, visualize, and analyze four additional printed antennas with parameterized geometry
  • Corner Reflector: Design, visualize, and analyze an antenna in the presence of an additional reflector element with parameterized geometry

See the Release Notes for details.

Version 3.0, part of Release 2017b, includes the following enhancements:

  • PCB Stack Antenna: Design Custom PCB antennas with arbitrary metal-dielectric layers, solid feed/via models, and advanced meshing control
  • Gerber File Generation from pcbstack: Prototype and implement antennas using customizable library of RF connectors and PCB manufacturing services
  • Conversion of 2-D/2.5-D Antenna Elements to pcbStack: Get started with the design of custom printed antennas using available library elements
  • Inset-Fed Patch, Circular Patch, Cloverleaf, Circular Reflector, and Circular Cavity: Design, visualize, and analyze three additional antennas and two additional backing structures using parametrize geometry
  • Birdcage Antenna: Design, visualize, and analyze an additional antenna, including the effects of human heads modeled with phantoms
  • Visualization Within Dielectric Volume: Inspect charge and current separately in the metal and dielectric layers
  • RF Propagation: Visualize transmitter/receiver sites, links, and coverage on map using outdoor and weather-based path loss models

See the Release Notes for details.

Version 2.2, part of Release 2017a, includes the following enhancements:

  • Plane Wave Excitation: Compute the scattering solution of antennas and arrays when excited by plane waves​​​​​
  • Antenna Designer App: Interactively select and analyze antennas with desired characteristics​​​​
  • Lumped RLC Load for Antenna Elements: Modify the resonant frequency using load elements at an arbitrary location on an antenna surface​
  • Array Factor Analysis: Compute the array pattern using pattern superposition of individual antenna​s
  • PCB Stack Antenna: Describe custom printed antennas on multilayered substrates​​​​

See the Release Notes for details.

Version 2.1, part of Release 2016b, includes the following enhancements:

  • MultiLayered Dielectric Substrate: Include multilayered and thick dielectric substrate effects in antennas and antenna arrays
  • Antenna Design Function: Design the geometric properties of antennas to resonate at a particular frequency
  • Custom Planar Antenna Geometry: Describe a custom antenna by defining its geometric boundaries
  • Lumped RLC Components for Antenna Elements: Modify resonant frequency using load elements at the antenna feed point
  • Circular Antenna Array: Position elements of an antenna array on a circle
  • Custom Patch Antenna: Create a probe-fed patch antenna with arbitrary shape
  • Dipole Helix, Coplanar Inverted-F, and Coplanar Inverted-L Antennas: Design, visualize, and analyze three additional antennas using parameterized geometry

See the Release Notes for details.

Version 2.0, part of Release 2016a, includes the following enhancements:

  • Dielectric Modeling: Account for the effects of the substrate in antennas and finite antenna arrays
  • Import Antenna Arrays as a Planar Mesh: Design antenna arrays with custom planar geometries
  • Conformal Antenna Arrays: Position the antenna elements of an array at arbitrary position
  • Polar Plot: Interactively visualize the radiation pattern and perform measurements using polarpattern
  • Custom Pattern and Field: Visualize any arbitrary 3-D radiation pattern data or electric/magnetic field data usingpatternCustom and fieldsCustom
  • Radiation Pattern Import/Export: Import and export radiation pattern data using the MSI file format with msireadand msiwrite
  • Rectangular Horn and Waveguide Antennas: Design, visualize, and analyze rectangular horn and waveguide antennas with parameterized geometry
  • Multi-Axis Tilt Property for Antennas and Antenna Arrays: Rotate an antenna or an array around any arbitrary axis

See the Release Notes for details.