(July 13, 2016) Remcom Inc. has introduced a new version of its XGtd general-purpose, high-frequency ray-based EM (electromagnetic) simulation software.
Highlights of the XGtd 2.8 release include several new co-site analysis features, a 64-bit graphical user interface (GUI) and support for KMZ and COLLADA geometry files.
Remcom said XGtd’s new co-site analysis features allow users to calculate paths and coupling between transmitters and receivers for electromagnetic interference (EMI) assessment as well as electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) assessment. The addition of transceivers simplifies co-location of functionally independent transmitters and receivers. Different transmitter and receiver properties may be assigned to a common transceiver location, including antenna gain pattern, antenna rotation and waveform.
The new release of XGtd also provides S-parameter output for analyzing antenna coupling, which may be plotted like other output or exported to a Touchstone file. The Touchstone export functionality is also new, allowing users to take advantage of this industry-standard format.
Remcom reported that XGtd’s new 64-bit GUI improves performance when processing complex, memory-intensive models. Additionally, projects have been made fully portable, enabling users to move or copy an XGtd project between devices. The company further said that the new support for importing and creating KMZ (.kmz) and COLLADA (.dae) geometry files will expedite the import of complex, high-resolution objects to a project.