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19/02/2019
MEASUREMENT

Release of cDASY6 Module mmWave V1.6

SPEAG’s latest software release incorporates many new features and improvements to facilitate power compliance testing of devices operating >10 GHz

With cDASY6 Module mmWave V1.6, power density compliance testing is now easier than ever:

  • A new Generic Scan that allows determination of the power density with the far-field approximation based on a single plane measurement has been added. Now, assessments valid in the far-field and quasi-far-field are much faster compared to generally valid 2-plane method with phase reconstruction
  • The Generic Scan also allows to determine the E-field amplitude anywhere with a one plane measurement
  • The user can create test channels at any frequency
  • The grid settings are now more open, allowing more flexible and user-friendly operation of the software
  • The measurement grid can now be previewed for all scan types
  • The power density results for different averaging areas can now be visualized simultaneously
  • Completed measurements can be re-evaluated with different communication systems
  • The computation time to post-process scans has been speeded up by x4 on average
  • The report generator, in particular the screenshot functionality, has been improved
  • The measured data can now be exported at any grid resolution
  • The power density viewers show now the location of psSavg

New Generic 2D Scan

The new Generic 2D Scan is used to compute the E-field and estimate the power density on a rectangular two-dimensional grid. The power density value, derived from the E-field distribution without any phase reconstruction, is valid in the far-field only. cDASY6 allows the far-field distance to be determined as function of the antenna radius based on the latest research. This feature dramatically speeds up the time for measurements in the far-field region (by x8 on average).

cDASY6 mmWave Module V1.6 Generic Scan

Power distribution measured with the generic 2D scan in the far field from the source (1-plane)

Custom Test Channels

Custom test channels can be now added in V1.6. This feature allows to test at any frequency even for bands not yet added to the mmWave module.

Grid Settings Flexibility

The flexibility of the grid settings has been greatly improved in V1.6. It is now possible to:

  • Offset the position of the device-under-test relative to the reference point
  • Manually offset and resize the Fast Area Scan grid
  • Define the 5G scan-grid based on the Fast Area Scan

Further, measurements for all scan types can now be previewed.

cDASY6 mmWave Module V1.6 Grid Preview

Grid scan preview with cDASY6 Module mmWave V1.6

Re-Evaluation of Completed Measurements

With V1.6, we have added the possibility to re-evaluate already completed measurements with any communication system. The specificities in hardware (probes, DAE) design do not allow similar re-evaluations based on different hardware components. In these cases, new measurements with the desired hardware must be performed.

Post-Processing

Small but very important improvements to benefit our DASY6 users have been introduced in the post-processing procedure:

  • Power density distributions can now be computed and visualized simultaneously with different averaging areas
  • The computation time for post-processing of scans is on average 4× faster
  • By default, settings in the “options”-view are adjusted to user the needs
  • The measurement data can be exported at any grid resolution

Note that the post-processing algorithm itself has not been modified.

Report Generation

Review of the “report generator”-tool has resulted in the following improvements:

  • The size of the field plot can now be defined by the user for more consistent result reporting
  • The scalar bar is now considerably larger to improve overall readability

cDASY6 mmWave Module V1.6 Report Generator

E-field distribution measured with a 2D-generic scan in the near-field of the source

Improved Power Density Viewers

The power density viewers have been improved based on the feedback we have received from you:

  • The peak averaged power density is displayed with a grey circle
  • The averaged power density plots have now the same size as the measurement grid. The post processing algorithm uses zero padding to compute the averaged power density where the averaging circle would be truncated. This area is delimited by a dashed grey line on the plot. Averaged power density values outside this line might be underestimated and should not be considered as accurate.

cDASY6 mmWave Module V1.6 FRONT 2 00 0 CW 60000 00MHz 3dcDASY6 mmWave Module V1.6 Savg

Power Density S (left) and Averaged Power Density (right). The averaging circle shows the maximum of the averaged power density. Only values inside the dashed line should be considered as accurate

The next major cDASY6 software release, V2.0, will feature two major optional modules:

  • The Optimizer Module for determination of the worst-case power density of antenna arrays from a series of single-element measurements
  • The Forward Transform Evaluation (FTE) Module for evaluation of the power density distribution along any virtual surface (e.g., SAM Head) from a single measurement and estimation of the radiation pattern

For further information, please contact us at info@speag.swiss.

CORPORATE

23/01/2017

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info@speag.swiss

 

EMPIR-Funded Project: Metrology for Inductive Charging of Electric Vehicles

SPEAG is a partner on the recently approved EMPIR-funded project “Metrology for Inductive Charging of Electric Vehicles”.

 
MEASUREMENT

10/01/2017

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info@speag.swiss

 

New Free-Space Probes for Precise Near-Field Characterization from 4 – 30 MHz

Novel magnetic and electric field probes suited for precise measurements in the closest vicinity of WPT systems or other sources operating in the low MHz range.

 
MEASUREMENT

29/12/2016

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info@speag.swiss

 

cSAR3D Release V2.8

In response to several user requests, SPEAG has added a quick and intuitive measurement setup feature to its cSAR3D software that is optimal for quick & easy measurements as needed in R&D applications or for special analyses. A new remote interface now provides an exceptional level of convenience for QA testing by allowing sites to use their own automated test software and analysis tools, and extending scalability to multi-site environments.

 
SIMULATION

21/12/2016

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semx-support@speag.swiss

 

SEMCAD X Matterhorn Release V16.2

This SEMCAD X release represents a breakthrough in efficiency. Thanks to its new GPU empowered sub-gridding method, simulations that were impossible to solve can now been solved in a few hours. After a year of devising the essential software infrastructure for the most advanced optimizers, SPEAG is proud to announce the release of a preview version of the Sweeper. Exploit its possibilities right away! In addition, we responded to industry leaders and added special tools for the design and analysis of 5G and of other wireless transmitters.

 
MEASUREMENT

07/12/2016

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info@speag.swiss

 

New DAK-TL Demonstration

Watch our recent product video demonstrating the latest advancement of our Dielectric Assessment Kit product line. DAK-TL brings automated precise measurements of dielectric permittivity, conductivity and homogeneity of boards, sheets, foils and small samples of tissues or liquids to your bench – giving you results in seconds.

 
MEASUREMENT

17/11/2016

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info@speag.swiss

 

DASY6 and cSAR3D Regulatory Acceptance: SAR Standards Move Forward

SPEAG is very happy to provide you with an update of the IEC 106 Standard Meetings in Hangzhou, China, together with exciting new data regarding the performance and regulatory acceptance of DASY6 and cSAR3D.

 
MEASUREMENT

02/11/2016

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info@speag.swiss

 

User Video Shows Unrivaled Repeatability of cSAR3D Fast SAR Test System

User Video Shows Unrivaled Repeatability of cSAR3D Fast SAR Test System

 
CORPORATE

26/09/2016

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info@speag.swiss

 

EUMW, October 4 – 6, 2016: We look forward to welcoming you to our booth (Hall S11, Booth 134)!

SPEAG will exhibit at EuMW conference (Hall S11, Booth 134) in London, UK to display and demonstrate new products and solutions optimized for the demanding applications in the wireless, automotive, aerospace, and defence industries. 

 
CORPORATE

30/08/2016

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info@speag.swiss

 

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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info@speag.swiss

 

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.

 
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