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12/01/2021
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DASY6 Module mmWave V2.2: Fully Compatible with IEC/IEEE 63195-1/-2 FDIS

SPEAG has released DASY6 Module mmWave V2.2 together with the MEO and API Options. Version 2.2 fulfills all requirements of the Final Draft of the IEC/IEEE 63195-1/-2 and national regulations (e.g., in the United States, Canada, and Japan) and offers the necessary features for MIMO testing and for testing automation above 6 GHz

Even before the Final Drafts (FDIS) of IEC/IEEE 63195-1 and 63195-2 have been submitted to the national committees for voting, SPEAG has released DASY6 Module mmWave V2.2. Version 2.2 is fully compatible with these standards, giving all DASY users a head start in compliance testing. The new key features are:

  • Updated computation of the spatial-average power density (sPD) 
  • Measurement automation with the API (Application Programming Interface) Option
  • Release of the MEO (Maximum Exposure Optimizer) Option for evaluation of MIMO antennas based on measurements only
  • Auto-Extend feature to automatically increase the measurement grid when the user-specified one is not sufficient for PD evaluation

Updated Spatial-Average PD (sPD) Algorithm

Sim4Life/SEMCAD X and DASY6/8 have reached another level of integration and sophistication. DASY6 Module mmWave V2.2 and Sim4Life V6.0 use identical software modules to interpolate and compute the various sPD values as defined in IEC/IEEE 63195-1/-2 or by national regulators on any surface. The implemented algorithms are currently the fastest for determining the following:

  • sPDn+: surface normal propagating power flux density into the phantom (square and circular on planar surfaces and spherical on any other surface)
  • sPDtot+: total propagating power flux density into the phantom (square and circular on planar surfaces and spherical on any other surface)
  • sPDmod+: total power flux density into the phantom considering near-field exposure (square and circular on planar surfaces and spherical on any other surface)

Note that with the next release, an optimized algorithm to compute sPD using a rotating cube on non-planar surfaces will also become available.

11470243sPDn+ measured at 2 mm distance from the surface of the CDA-10G (Cavity Dipole Array 10 GHz).

Beam-Forming / MIMO Transmitter Evaluation with the MEO Option

Beam-forming technologies are commonly used in mobile devices supporting 5G New Radio Frequency Range 2 (NR FR2), also often referenced as MIMO antennas. The direction of the beam is controlled by changing the relative phase and amplitude of the signal at each transmitting element of the antenna array. However, the codebook, which represents all possible steering directions, can be too large, meaning that it is not realistic to measure each configuration individually.

Our advanced MEO Option for fast and reliable determination of the maximum exposure for any small to very large MIMO transmitters for Sim4Life/SEMCAD X is now also available for DASY6 Module mmWave 2.2+. Combined with the FTE (Forward Transform Evaluation) Option, it is the most effective way to determine the maximum peak spatial-average mpsPD within any volume or on any surface for an infinite or user-specified codebook.

Automatic Extension of the Measurement Grid

In DASY6 Module mmWave V2.2, the measurement grid will be automatically extended during scanning in case the initial user-specified grid size is not sufficient to ensure accurate PD evaluations. The measurement grid will be auto-extended if:

  • the peak spatial-averaged PD (psPD) is on the boundary of the sPD grid (5G / FT scans)
  • expanding the measurement region changes the psPD values (5G / FT scans)
  • the radiated energy on the measurement plane has not been fully captured (FT scans)

This new feature eliminates the need to repeat scans and leads to further time saving during PD compliance testing.

Measurement Automation with the API Option

After the successful launch of the API Option for DASY6 Module SAR in May 2020, the API Option is now also available for Module mmWave. Together with the automatic extension of the measurement grid and the new DAE4 with Integrated Power (DAE4ip), the measurement process can be fully automated:

  • User-specific tools (e.g., test software) can be integrated to set the device under test to the desired transmission mode without interrupting the measurement sequence
  • Dynamic decisions about the next scan can be taken to allow automation of customized test-reduction procedures

Based on a web framework, the API Option is compatible with a broad range of programming languages and operating systems.

The Jupyter Notebooks available in the DASY6 Module SAR API Tutorial have been improved to guide users in the development of customized scripts via interactive examples.

Existing user programs for Module SAR can easily be ported to Module mmWave as the set of commands are very similar.

User-Friendly Robot Commands

The user-friendly robot commands introduced in Module SAR V6.12 have been ported to Module mmWave V2.2:

    • Move to the phantom “Section Home” Point
    • Move to the phantom “Section Park” Point
    • Move to a user-defined point (i.e., Global Park)

All features have been extensively validated and results can be exchanged between the DASY6 and Sim4Life/SEMCAD X, providing significant advantages for R&D teams using both measurements and simulations side by side. With next release, DASY6/8 Module mmWave 3.0, scheduled for 2Q2021, users will be able to directly use measurement results to perform simulations, eliminating the need to import and validate transmitter modules.

The new DASY6 Module mmWave V2.2 software can be downloaded here.

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

 

SIMULATION

27/02/2012

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SEMCAD X V14.8.0 Aletsch

The SEMCAD X Team is pleased to announce the release of SEMCAD X V14.8.0 Aletsch, a major upgrade offering a range of powerful new Modules and features, more robust handling as well as new customization options.

 
MEASUREMENT

23/12/2011

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Advance Notice: Next Generation of Probe Systems – TDS

We are proud to announce a breakthrough in EM probe systems. The Time-Domain-Sensor (TDS) is the basis of our novel product line of high-performance active optical radio-frequency field sensor systems. The TDS concept allows the measurement of the full complex vectorial EM field distribution (amplitude and phase) in the time and frequency domains. First TDS probes for E- and H-field measurements in the 10MHz to 6GHz frequency range will become available in the next quarter.

 
MEASUREMENT

22/12/2011

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DAK Release

Our first DAK shipments were made to customers in December. We are very pleased about the successful launch and strong customer interest in this new product line for high-precision dielectric measurements. Expansion of the frequency range and applications for the DAK product line will continue in 2012.

 
MEASUREMENT

09/12/2011

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iSAR Calibration Lab in Korea

SPEAG and Dymstec are delighted to announce the opening of the joint SPEAG Calibration Laboratory Korea, Inc. The laboratory is now fully operational and completed its first iSAR calibrations this month. iSAR calibration is performed using the same high-quality equipment and procedures as the SPEAG iSAR calibration laboratory in Zurich, with the additional benefit of much faster iSAR calibration service for many Asian customers.

 
SIMULATION

22/11/2011

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MUSAIK v1.2 Release

The MUSAIK and SEMCAD X Team is pleased to announce the release of MUSAIK v1.2, a feature release of Musaik.

 
SIMULATION

27/10/2011

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SEMCAD X EUMW Raffle Winner

At the end of the exhition at European Microwave Week 2011, a NVIDIA Tesla C1060 card was given away in a raffle.

 
MEASUREMENT

19/10/2011

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New Product: DAK (Dielectric Assessment Kit)

DAK is our new product line for high-precision dielectric measurements. Our probes are optimized for precision, robustness and ease of use. The software is flexible and operates with the most popular network analyzers on the market. The DAK system is calibrated by our ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory.

 
SIMULATION

06/10/2011

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SEMCAD X Promotions for EUMW 2011 Attendees

European Microwave Week 2011, Manchester, UK

SEMCAD X end-of-the-year promotions, only for conference attendees

 
SIMULATION

27/09/2011

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SEMCAD X in Microwave Engineering Europe Magazine

SEMCAD X: Enhanced Simulation of Waveguide Structures

 
SIMULATION

02/09/2011

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SEMCAD X v14.6.2 Update Release

The SEMCAD X Team is pleased to announce the release of SEMCAD X v14.6.2, an update of SEMCAD X Aletsch v14.6.

 
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