Altair FEKO and WinProp 2018.0

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Altair FEKO and WinProp 2018.0

Altair FEKO and WinPro 2018.0 | 1.5 Gb

FEKO and WinProp 2018 is available with a long list of new features, corrections and improvements. FEKO 2018 is a major release. It can be installed alongside other instances of FEKO.

Highlights of the 2018 release;

The most notable extensions to FEKO and WinProp in the 2018 release.

- WinProp is included as part of the FEKO HyperWorks installation. WinProp is a leading software for wireless propagation modelling and radio network planning. It interfaces with FEKO through the import of FEKO .ffe far field patterns. The legacy licensed FEKO installation does not include WinProp and a legacy licensed WinProp installation is available.
- A new FEKO + WinProp launcher utility reduces the number of icons added to the Windows start menu. This utility contains options to launch the various FEKO and WinProp components. It also provides easy access to the FEKO documentation and the Altair licence utility.
- Characterised surfaces for the ray launching geometrical optics (RL-GO) solver greatly speeds up RL-GO analysis of complex multilayer structures
- The hybrid FEM/MoM supports dielectric objects solved with the surface equivalence principle (SEP) in combination with dielectric objects treated with the finite element method (FEM), provided the regions do not touch. This can reduce the simulation requirements significantly for some applications. The ferrite circulator example below completed in half the runtime, using seven times less RAM than the FEM-only solution.
- Various cable modelling extensions, including:
◦ A reference direction can be defined for a cable path. This provides precise control over cable orientations, instead of letting the solver search for the closest ground to the cable path.
◦ Error handling is improved for cables requiring a ground plane.
◦ A newly developed cable cross section mesh library results in improved cable meshes, especially for cables close to geometry and for closely spaced cable conductors.
◦ N-port Touchstone files can be used as interconnections or terminations of cables.
◦ HyperSpice is supported as a SPICE solution method for cable and network simulations. This SPICE solver provides a great speedup compared to the NGSPICE solver that is also available in FEKO.
- Numerous meshing improvements, including:
◦ Automatic meshing (Standard, Fine and Coarse) now yield different meshes for models where the mesh size is governed by the geometry curvature rather than the electromagnetic properties like frequency.
◦ Automatic meshing rules for metal faces between dielectric regions are relaxed to be more in line with practical requirements.
◦ Many performance enhancements and improvements to the meshes generated by the mesh engine introduced in FEKO 2017.
◦ A comprehensive check is added to detect overlapping or intersecting triangles when the solver is run.
- Improved DC estimation for time analysis.
- Graphs and displays are updated as adaptive frequency sampling results (results calculated over a continuous frequency range) become available.
- Untracked characteristic modes can be displayed in POSTFEKO.
- A phase reference point can be set for a plane wave source (before the reference was assumed to be the global origin).
- WinProp extensions include:
◦ Full polarimetric analysis through the import of Tx and Rx antenna patterns from FEKO. Polarisation can be taken into account in WinProp.
◦ Support for the import of OpenStreetMap data (.osm XML files).
◦ In Virtual Drive Test, a velocity profile can be defined along the trajectories. The results will include the Doppler shift.
◦ WinProp radio channel data can be exported to the ASCII format supported by Keysight Propsim.
◦ Increased user-friendliness through the use of relative paths when archiving antenna patterns and databases. Properties of antenna, sites, transmitters and cells can also be imported from existing WinProp projects, simplifying the setup of similar projects.
- The documentation is reworked with many improvements and changes, including the following:
◦ The FEKO manuals are incorporated into the HyperWorks help format.
◦ The FEKO documentation is improved to be more task driven.
◦ The FEKO User Manual includes more information, for example, a new section lists common errors and warnings that may be encountered.
◦ Improved syntax highlighting of code snippets.
◦ The location of the help folder is updated to: c:\Program Files\Altair\2018\help.

Note: For the full list of new and improved features, please refer to the release notes located in the folder of your Altair FEKO 2018 or here

Altair FEKO and WinProp 2018.0

Altair FEKO and WinProp 2018.0

Altair FEKO and WinProp 2018.0

About FEKO and WinProp 2018. Altair FEKO is a comprehensive computational electromagnetics (CEM) software used widely in the telecommunications, automobile, aerospace and defence industries. FEKO offers several frequency and time domain electromagnetic (EM) solvers under a single license. Hybridisation of these methods enables the efficient solution of a broad spectrum of EM problems including analyses of antennas, microstrip circuits, RF components and biomedical systems, placement of antennas on electrically large structures, calculating scattering effects and performing electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) studies.

WinProp is the most complete suite of tools in the domain of wireless propagation and radio network planning. With applications ranging from satellite to terrestrial, from rural via urban to indoor radio links, WinProp’s innovative wave propagation models combine accuracy with short computation time.

About Altair. Altair is focused on the development and broad application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for improved business performance. With more than 2,000 employees, Altair is headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA and operates 69 offices throughout 24 countries. Altair serves more than 5,000 customers across broad industry segments.

Product: Altair FEKO and WinPro
Version: 2018.0 Build 319328
Supported Architectures: x64
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Language: english
System Requirements: PC
Supported Operating Systems: Windows: 7even or newer
Size: 1.5 Gb
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