Remcom Updates XGtd EM Simulation Software with Enhanced Co-site Analysis Support and 64-bit GUI

Co-site interference simulation finds the strongest propagation paths between two patch antennas mounted on the exterior of a Boeing 757.

Co-site interference simulation finds the strongest propagation paths between two patch antennas mounted on the exterior of a Boeing 757.

Remcom today announced a new version of XGtd®, its high frequency ray-based EM simulation software.  This version, Release 2.8, adds several new co-site analysis features, support for importing KMZ and COLLADA geometry files, and usability enhancements including a 64-bit graphical user interface (GUI).

Co-site analysis features allow users to calculate paths and coupling between transmitters and receivers for EMI/EMC assessment.  The addition of transceivers simplifies co-location of functionally independent transmitters and receivers.  Different transmitter and receiver properties may be assigned to a common transceiver location, including antenna gain pattern, antenna rotations, and waveform.  In addition, the new release provides S-parameter output for analyzing antenna coupling, which may be plotted like other output or exported to a Touchstone file.  The Touchstone export functionality is also new, allowing users to take advantage of this industry-standard format.

Usability upgrades in the release include a 64-bit GUI, which improves performance when processing complex, memory-intensive models.  In addition, projects have been made completely portable, making it convenient for users to move or copy an XGtd project between devices for later access at any location.

Finally, XGtd now supports the import and creation of KMZ (.kmz) and COLLADA (.dae) geometry files, expediting the import of complex, high-resolution objects to a project.  These formats are also supported by many 3D digital content creation (DCC) and 3D Geographic Information System (GIS) tools, allowing greater compatibility among industry norms.

Ruth Belmonte, product manager for XGtd, said, "Users will notice significant changes with this release, including sophisticated upgrades that make the software more intuitive and streamlined.  The co-site analysis updates are particularly useful when constructing and analyzing an antenna coupling project.  And usability updates such as drag-and-drop functionality in the project view and the new 64-bit GUI improve performance and efficiency for users.”

To learn more about these upgrades and additional new features, visit

About XGtd:  XGtd is a general purpose ray-based electromagnetic analysis tool for assessing the effects of a vehicle or vessel on antenna radiation, estimating radar cross section (RCS), and predicting coupling between antennas.  It is ideally suited for applications with higher frequencies or very large platforms where the requirements of a full physics method may exceed available computational resources.

About Remcom: Remcom provides innovative wireless propagation and electromagnetic simulation software for commercial users and U.S. government sponsors.  Remcom’s products are designed to work together to provide complete and accurate results when modeling propagation with real world devices in real world scenarios.  Applications include antenna design, radar and scattering, EM propagation, bio/EM effects, MRI, microwave circuits, wireless communication, RFID, military and defense applications, EMC/EMI, and more.  Remcom is committed to its customers’ unique needs, offering flexible licensing options for installations of all sizes as well as custom engineered solutions.

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