December 1, 2021: The content below helps navigate the features in this release. A full list of updates is available in the Reference Manual's Appendix.

XFdtd 7.10.0 upgrades several third-party libraries, adding support for Linux RHEL7.5 and dropping support for Windows 7 and 8.

Schematic Editor

Digital phase shifter schematic.

This release adds a schematic editor and frequency-domain circuit solver to XF. Users can analyze both matching and corporate feed networks, and then apply them to steady-state full-wave FDTD results during post-processing.

The following support site pages provide additional information about the editor and its functionality:

Plot Far Zone Statistics

Far zone statistics graph.

The Plot Far Zone Statistics macro is available for download on the support site, and allows users to plot the data displayed in the statistics tab of the far zone visualization controls. This enables convenient analysis of the results when multiple steady-state frequencies are specified.

Floating License Timeout

The user interface was updated to monitor activity and return a floating license to the license server when inactivity exceeding 24 hours is detected. System administrators can enable this feature through their FlexLM configuration.

Supported CAD Files

XF 7.10.0 upgraded several third-party libraries, which added support for the following CAD files:

IEC/IEEE Standards

XFdtd 7.10.0 is compliant with and passes all tests outlined in the international standards determined by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Additional Capabilities

There are over 30 usability, performance, scripting, and other updates in this version.

Here is a select list of modifications: