Remcom announced an updated version of Wireless InSite, its site-specific radio propagation software for the analysis of wireless communication systems. This update, Release 2.8.1, includes performance enhancements such as XStream GPU Acceleration support for NVIDIA Maxwell architecture-based GPUs for the X3D model and a 64-bit graphical user interface (GUI).
This release updates Wireless InSite’s X3D model with support for version 7 of the NVIDIA CUDA parallel computing platform, allowing XStream to use NVIDIA GPUs with compute capability 2.0-5.2. This encompasses high-performance NVIDIA Maxwell architecture-based GeForce and Quadro GPUs in addition to NVIDIA Kepler and NVIDIA Fermi architecture-based GeForce, Quadro and Tesla GPUs. In addition to these computational improvements, the move to a 64-bit GUI improves performance of processing and rendering within the graphical interface.
Other updates are enhancements to the floor plan editor and several new model capabilities that facilitate more robust rendering. Model enhancements include the availability of ground bounce calculations in the triple path geodesic and vertical plane urban propagation models, as well as support in the full 3D model for frequencies above 10 GHz and into millimeter wave bands.