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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.

 

SIMULATION

12/07/2012

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SEMCAD X v14.8.1 Update Release

The SEMCAD X Team is pleased to announce the release of SEMCAD X v14.8.1, an update of SEMCAD X Aletsch v14.8.

 
MEASUREMENT

11/07/2012

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France Enforces SAR Requirements in Limbs

Recent information has been issued by the French government that wireless devices must comply with SAR limits in the limbs and hands. DASY52 is fully compatible with all testing requirements and international measurement standards. SAR phantoms and tissue equivalent liquids are available from SPEAG.

 
SIMULATION

26/06/2012

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SEMCAD X Student Research Award 2011 Winners

Schmid & Partner Engineering AG (SPEAG) is very pleased to announce the winners of SEMCAD X Student Research Award 2011.

 
MEASUREMENT

25/05/2012

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Next Generation 3D Compliance SAR Systems - cSAR3D

SPEAG is pleased to introduce the next generation in fast, high-precision Compliance SAR (cSAR3D) Systems, a system concept that had been developed during the last months to meet the various requests/suggestions of our highly valued customers.

 
MEASUREMENT

23/04/2012

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DAK Frequency Extension

We are pleased to announce that the frequency range of DAK has been extended.  A novel algorithm has been implemented that extends the dielectric measurement capability of the DAK-12 Probe to 10 MHz - 5 GHz.

 
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.

 
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