We have been very busy in keeping up with advances in antenna designs and EMF compliance techniques and are very proud to announce the release of IXUS 3.4. Proper support for various antenna types, full 3D rendering of compliance zones and one click document generation makes IXUS the most advanced EMF compliance tool available. Here are a few of the things you will notice in this release.
We reworked our internal representation of antenna models to support multi-port antennas as well as multi frequency band configurations on our custom antennas models. IXUS 3.4 also supports much higher power levels on antennas, accommodating levels typically used for radio and television broadcasting. These changes led to the optimisation and refinement of the IXUS calculator, now updated to Version 12.2.
We’ve added a point to point method to create environmental slices, similar to the way the polygon and building shapes are created. This makes adding an environmental slice on oddly shaped objects and roofs much easier. We have also made big improvements to the interaction speed of the IXUS Modeller with regards to rendering of environmental slices. The detail levels are adjusted dynamically which makes it possible to add multiple environmental slices without slowing the application down.
We’ve extracted the safety standards into an isolated level. This allows users to update or add new safety standards without having to update the IXUS Modeller software. Users can perform calculations at the proposed (in some cases more conservative) levels even before they are published, future proofing simulations and reducing the number of re-assessments required.
Supported standards still include the ICNIRP limits endorsed by the World Health Organisation, ‘FCC (OET65)’ standards used in the USA, ‘BRV B11’ used in Germany, and the Industry Canada (IC) ‘Safety code 6’ standards. This update allows us to be much more flexible in the build-up and roll out of proposed changes.
Have a look below at the change log and keep an eye out for the update.