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First DASY8 System Shipped

SPEAG’s next generation modular electromagnetic near-field scanning platform DASY8 has been released with important new features. In addition, the software of three DASY8 Modules has been released, namely Module SAR V16.0, Module mmWave V2.4, and Module WPT V1.2. Module HAC2019, Module R&D, and the DASY8-3D extension will follow later this summer.

SPEAG has released DASY8!

Our new flagship measurement system is based on DASY6 and has been further optimized for both compliance testing and R&D measurements. It provides:

  • the greatest flexibility possible and simplified use thanks to its modular software;
  • faster measurements and enhanced evaluations with improved precision and less overestimation;
  • extended application program interfaces (API) for workflow automation;
  • easy adaptation for emerging technologies.
DASY8 SAR web

DASY8 Module SAR V16.0, Module mmWave V2.4, and Module WPT V1.2 have also been released and come with important new features, as listed below. They will also be made available for DASY6 users soon.

Precise and Flexible Hardware for Quicker Measurements

DASY8 is centered around Stäubli’s new high precision 6-axis robotic arm, the TX2 series, which provides the ideal combination of speed, rigidity, size, and accuracy. The Mounting Platforms (MP8) have been redesigned to provide improved mechanical rigidity and flexibility at the same time. The phantoms are now detachable and fixed at the correct location using a smart locking mechanism.

The robot arm is now interfaced with a new Quick Adapter Change System (QACSV1) that allows fast (<5s) and easy reconfiguration of the system, i.e., a change of probe system (DAE, MAGPy-DAS, third-party probes, etc.) or mounting the device positioner of DASY8-3D. The Electrical to Optical Converter (EOC8) further provides all interfaces (USB, Ethernet) for the entire functionality of the various modules. The Measurement Server (MS8) has increased computation power, enabling smarter planning of robot movements to further reduce measurement time.

Application-Specific Software Modules

The DASY8 software has five different modules. Each module has been optimized for a specific application:

  • Module SAR is optimized to demonstrate compliance with local and whole-body Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) limits from 4 MHz to 10 GHz and Absorbed Power Density (APD) from 6 GHz to 10 GHz;
  • Module mmWave is optimized to demonstrate compliance with the incident PD limits from 6 GHz to 110 GHz as close as 2 mm from the Equipment Under Test (EUT);
  • Module WPT is optimized to demonstrate compliance of magnetic field sources (e.g., wireless power transfer (WPT)) operating from 3 kHz to 4 MHz with reference levels limits and basic restrictions;
  • Module HAC2019 is optimized to effectively demonstrate hearing aid compatibility (HAC) with IEEE C63.19-2019;
  • Module R&D is optimized to perform user-specific scans and data processing with SPEAG's own probes as well as those of third parties.

Two additional DASY8 products will be released later this year:

  • DASY8-3D, which combines the speed of cSAR3D with the precision and versatility of DASY8;
  • DASY8 Module AIMD (Active Implantable Medical Devices) from our partner company ZMT Zurich MedTech AG.

All modules include the latest and most advanced high-performance-computing (HPC) enabled reconstruction and evaluation algorithms of Sim4Life. SPEAG is committed to continuing to bridge the gap between measurements and simulations to create even more powerful compliance and R&D tools.

Module SAR V16.0: Easy Multi-TX Evaluations

SPEAG has rewritten the SAR postprocessor to semi-automate the evaluation of a device that can transmit on multiple bands simultaneously. The measurements can be performed on different DASY6 and/or DASY8 systems. Combining SAR results from different bands is done via postprocessing only, i.e., without the need for additional measurements. This has proven to be the most efficient workflow to prove compliance without any significant overestimation. Check out the video below to experience how easy Multi-TX evaluations have now become:

The most important new features and improvements of Module SAR V16.0 are:

  • Extended API option for the further automation of measurements. The scanning commands now support additional parameters such as EUT offsets. The set of tutorials has been reviewed and the examples have been made more interactive;
  • Improved probe sensor linearization verification using our Modulation and Audio Interference Analyser (MAIA);
  • Simplified handling of Tissue Simulating Liquids (TSL) for measurements in the 6 GHz to 10 GHz frequency range;
  • Modernized Graphical User Interface (GUI).

Module mmWave V2.4

Besides including various bug fixes, the postprocessing algorithms of Module mmWave V2.4 have been updated to the latest version of Sim4Life V6.2 so that cubic evaluations as required by the Japanese regulators are possible in addition to spherical ones.

 DASY8 mmWave detail web

The upcoming release, Module mmWave V3.0, will also offer a reconstruction of equivalent sources on the outer shell model of the devices. The device model can be created as a simplified device or imported as a computer aided design (CAD) model of the actual device. This means that evaluations are now also possible for non-planar surfaces and at distances closer than λ/5, overcoming two of the major limitations that existed so far. Furthermore, the new procedure will simplify the testing.

Module WPT V1.2

SPEAG also released DASY8 Module WPT V1.2 which further simplifies compliance testing of small to medium sized magnetic field sources by providing:

  • Flexible volume scan options for various types of magnetic field sources;
  • Easy setup of the EUT, probe positing and improved saving/restoring options;
  • Improved performance for grid creation and visualization and advanced notification options (e.g., estimation of scan size, duration, etc.).

For further information, please contact us at info@speag.swiss or any of our sales channels.

 

CORPORATE

30/08/2016

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SPEAG Provides State-of-the-Art Phantoms for the World's Fastest GPS Air Performance Test for Wearable Devices

Verkotan has developed a real over-the-air GPS field test environment into the test laboratory. The test (patent pending) has been developed in close collaboration with the Centre for Wireless Communication (CWC) at University of Oulu, the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, and SPEAG. It allows the testing of a device’s total GPS air performance (chipset, mechanics, and antenna) in one test run.

 
MEASUREMENT

05/08/2016

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cSARD6 – Taking SAR Measurements to the Next Level

SPEAG is pleased to announce the release of cSARD6 in Q4 2016, the smart SAR testing solution. cSARD6 integrates cSAR3D with DASY6 and adds new features to create a fully automated and powerful SAR compliance system. This is the most advanced SAR measurement system available today, combining speed and versatility, while maintaining full SAR testing capabilities and compatibility to any of the worldwide standards.

 
SIMULATION

18/07/2016

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semx-support@speag.swiss

 

SEMCAD X Matterhorn V16.0 Released

The SEMCAD X Team is pleased to announce the release of SEMCAD X Matterhorn V16.0, an update of SEMCAD X Matterhorn  V15.6.

 
MEASUREMENT

13/07/2016

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info@speag.swiss

 

cSAR3D V2.6 Release - Faster Automation

Our new cSAR3D software release 2.6 features a further improved reconstruction algorithm, more precise determination of the peak spatial SAR close to the border of the sensor array, and faster and more reliable handovers of 2G, 3G and 4G signals. We are also pleased to announce that this quarter we are releasing both automated testing of devices with dynamic antenna tuners and autonomous DUT positioning based on DASY robots with integrated camera and device charger. 

 
MEASUREMENT

01/07/2016

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ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation for Calibration

ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation for Calibration of probes & validation sources extended down ot 4 MHz and Calibration of dielectric materials awarded

 
MEASUREMENT

31/03/2016

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DASY Measurement Protocol for Capacitively Coupled SAR Distribution

SPEAG recommends an updated measurement protocols for compliance testing with DASY52 to account for new technology trends and regulator requirements. cDASY6 will have a more advanced automated approach.

 
MEASUREMENT

21/03/2016

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Chinese OTA Hand Phantoms

Release of the first Chinese OTA hand phantom developed in collaboration with HWA-Tech for the Chinese Academy of Broadcasting Planning (ABP).

 
CORPORATE

11/03/2016

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info@speag.swiss

 

SPEAG Fast SAR Solutions Featured at MIC MRA Workshop in Tokyo

The performance of SPEAG’s products for fast measurement of specific absorption rate (SAR) – DASY6 and cSAR3D – were featured in a presentation by Prof. Niels Kuster at the MIC MRA International Workshop held March 2 – 3, 2016 in Tokyo hosted by the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.

 
SIMULATION

08/03/2016

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semx-support@speag.swiss

 

SEMCAD Matterhorn V15.6.3 Update Release

The SEMCAD X Team is pleased to announce the release of SEMCAD Matterhorn V15.6.3, an updated version of SEMCAD Matterhorn  V15.6.

 
MEASUREMENT

23/02/2016

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Still Groovin’ to the E-Field Probe Blues by Prof. Howard Bassen

The first paper to describe the design and fabrication of a miniature broad-band electric field probe was published more than 40 years ago in the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Biological Effects of Nonionizing Radiation.

 
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