Version 3.0, part of Release 2017b, includes the following enhancements:

  • PCB Stack Antenna: Design Custom PCB antennas with arbitrary metal-dielectric layers, solid feed/via models, and advanced meshing control
  • Gerber File Generation from pcbstack: Prototype and implement antennas using customizable library of RF connectors and PCB manufacturing services
  • Conversion of 2-D/2.5-D Antenna Elements to pcbStack: Get started with the design of custom printed antennas using available library elements
  • Inset-Fed Patch, Circular Patch, Cloverleaf, Circular Reflector, and Circular Cavity: Design, visualize, and analyze three additional antennas and two additional backing structures using parametrize geometry
  • Birdcage Antenna: Design, visualize, and analyze an additional antenna, including the effects of human heads modeled with phantoms
  • Visualization Within Dielectric Volume: Inspect charge and current separately in the metal and dielectric layers
  • RF Propagation: Visualize transmitter/receiver sites, links, and coverage on map using outdoor and weather-based path loss models

See the Release Notes for details.

Version 2.2, part of Release 2017a, includes the following enhancements:

  • Plane Wave Excitation: Compute the scattering solution of antennas and arrays when excited by plane waves​​​​​
  • Antenna Designer App: Interactively select and analyze antennas with desired characteristics​​​​
  • Lumped RLC Load for Antenna Elements: Modify the resonant frequency using load elements at an arbitrary location on an antenna surface​
  • Array Factor Analysis: Compute the array pattern using pattern superposition of individual antenna​s
  • PCB Stack Antenna: Describe custom printed antennas on multilayered substrates​​​​

See the Release Notes for details.

Version 2.1, part of Release 2016b, includes the following enhancements:

  • MultiLayered Dielectric Substrate: Include multilayered and thick dielectric substrate effects in antennas and antenna arrays
  • Antenna Design Function: Design the geometric properties of antennas to resonate at a particular frequency
  • Custom Planar Antenna Geometry: Describe a custom antenna by defining its geometric boundaries
  • Lumped RLC Components for Antenna Elements: Modify resonant frequency using load elements at the antenna feed point
  • Circular Antenna Array: Position elements of an antenna array on a circle
  • Custom Patch Antenna: Create a probe-fed patch antenna with arbitrary shape
  • Dipole Helix, Coplanar Inverted-F, and Coplanar Inverted-L Antennas: Design, visualize, and analyze three additional antennas using parameterized geometry

See the Release Notes for details.

Version 2.0, part of Release 2016a, includes the following enhancements:

  • Dielectric Modeling: Account for the effects of the substrate in antennas and finite antenna arrays
  • Import Antenna Arrays as a Planar Mesh: Design antenna arrays with custom planar geometries
  • Conformal Antenna Arrays: Position the antenna elements of an array at arbitrary position
  • Polar Plot: Interactively visualize the radiation pattern and perform measurements using polarpattern
  • Custom Pattern and Field: Visualize any arbitrary 3-D radiation pattern data or electric/magnetic field data usingpatternCustom and fieldsCustom
  • Radiation Pattern Import/Export: Import and export radiation pattern data using the MSI file format with msireadand msiwrite
  • Rectangular Horn and Waveguide Antennas: Design, visualize, and analyze rectangular horn and waveguide antennas with parameterized geometry
  • Multi-Axis Tilt Property for Antennas and Antenna Arrays: Rotate an antenna or an array around any arbitrary axis

See the Release Notes for details.

Version 1.1, part of Release 2015b, includes the following enhancements:

  • Infinite Array Object: Analyze a library antenna as a unit cell in an infinite array
  • Custom Planar Mesh Object: Import an arbitrary 2-D mesh to describe a custom antenna
  • Infinite Ground Plane Specification: Model an infinite ground plane for antennas connected to the ground
  • E-H Field Visualization: Inspect the electric and magnetic fields at an arbitrary distance from the antenna
  • Biquad Antenna Object: Design, visualize, and analyze biquad antennas with parameterized geometry

See the Release Notes for details.