AN-SOF Antenna Simulation Software: What’s in Store for 2024?
Dear AN-SOF Community,
As we kick off 2024, we’d like to reflect on the strides made in 2023 and provide a sneak peek into the exciting developments awaiting you in the year ahead.
Our commitment to enhancing AN-SOF revolves around your needs, and last year, we diligently incorporated several user-requested features, including:
✅️ Transmission Line Models: Now boasting over 160 models meticulously fitted to real cable datasheets, AN-SOF facilitates the seamless modeling of phased arrays and feeding systems with multiple transmission lines.
✅️ Solid Surfaces with Thickness: We’ve expanded our capabilities to include the modeling of solid surfaces, moving beyond wire grids.
✅️ Enhanced Impedance Options: Introducing Fixed Load Impedance, allowing the addition of R+jX impedance alongside RL and RC impedances.
✅️ Efficient Convergence Analysis: The Segments per Wavelength option optimizes convergence analysis by adjusting the number of wire segments based on their lengths measured in wavelengths.
✅️ New Plots Tab: A dedicated tab for quick insights into input impedance, VSWR, gain, Front-to-Rear, and Front-to-Back ratios as a function of frequency.
✅️ EMF Compliance: Evaluate compliance with Average and Peak Effective Isotropic Radiated Power (EIRP) limits stipulated by regulations.
✅️ Axial Ratio: Recognizing the importance of polarization analysis, we’ve introduced Axial Ratio in both dB and dimensionless formats.
✅️ Performance Enhancements: Optimized algorithms for faster results while maintaining the high accuracy AN-SOF is known for.
In addition, we’ve shared valuable models and articles, with the top 5 being:
As we dive into 2024, our commitment to improvement remains unwavering. AN-SOF is evolving, and we’re thrilled to announce a glimpse of what’s to come:
⚠️ SPOILER ALERT:
AN-SOF 9 is on the horizon, featuring a groundbreaking Tuner Calculator. This tool will enable you to incorporate an impedance matching network (L, Pi, T), account for output stray capacitance, and include a balun. Additionally, you can model quality factors in capacitors and inductors, along with balun losses, providing a comprehensive solution for simulating real-case scenarios and accurately representing all components between the transmitter and the antenna.
And this is just the beginning.
If you’re in search of an easy-to-use, accurate, and affordable antenna simulation tool, look no further than AN-SOF.
AN-SOF never stops evolving, and we invite you to stay tuned for more exciting updates.