A new iSAR2 software release is now available. This release is the result of the popularity of our ultra-fast SAR scanners (iSAR Head and iSAR Flat) and great suggestions from our customers. Version 2.1 of the iSAR software has several new features, including a new multi-iSAR interface, a smart Combiner feature, and full extension of the software for frequencies up to 6 GHz. It also includes enhancements to our existing features, such as an improved Python interface and enhanced control of the CMU200.
With the iSAR V2.1 release, you can control two or more iSARs from the same software interface. This feature makes it possible to use one computer to measure several wireless transmitters. Simply connect each iSAR to the computer through USB, and you are able to control each iSAR separately. This enhances the ability to integrate the iSAR into the production line. It also saves money now that a separate computer is not required for each iSAR.
The Combiner feature (a powerful tool to combine multiple measurements in order enhance the resolution and to statistically improve the radiation pattern determination) is now smarter. The smart Combiner consists of two new features. One is the visualization of the measurement repeatability that is updated each time that a measurement is added to the combiner. The other is a new display that will allow you to see the individual measurements in the combined distribution. This feature enables a visual assessment of each distribution, and it allows you to select which ones to use for the combined distribution.
The CMU and IronPython interfaces provide flexible and automated control of radio communications testers and other equipment. The GPIB control of the CMU200 Universal Radio Communications Tester has been enhanced for ease of use and extended for better control of the wireless transmitter from the iSAR interface. Further control and flexibility of other devices is provided with an improved IronPython interface. The new IronPython interface can receive multi-threaded feedback through the interpreter window while handling user input commands at the same time.