March 29, 2023

Streamline Your Design Process with Aviat Design’s New Features

Streamline Your Design Process with Aviat Design's New Features

Aviat Design, a free and feature-packed microwave link planning tool, has recently been enhanced and improved to add new features, that are based on network engineer’s recommendations, that will enhance your user experience and produce more precise calculations and performance predictions. Aviat Design’s new features are:


Simplified Radio Template Filters

We have improved and simplified the Radio template filters that will make it easier for you to find the templates you are looking for. Also, you can now store and filter your “favorite” radios for fast site designs.


Expanded controls for ACM (Adaptive Coding and Modulation)

Aviat Desing’s new feature allows users to easily select and report desired modulation options for AMC links. This includes minimum and maximum modulations. The user can also select the base modulation. This option will be shown in detail on the first page of the link budget report.This new feature allows users to easily select and report desired modulation options for AMC links.* Base modulation details will be shown in first page of link budget report.


Aviat Design’s New Feature to Add Clutter

You can now add clutter at a project level for more personalized and accurate predictions. There are two options: Users can modify clutter heights using NLCD layer or/and input trees, building or other structures directly into the path profile.

Learn how to add clutter in Aviat Design


Latest Terrain Data

For the continental US, the USGS 1/3 sec terrain database has been updated to the latest version. Also, the NLCD clutter layer (expand what NLCD is) has been updated to the 2019 version (latest).The USGS database within Aviat Design has been updated to the latest version

Federal Frequency Bands

If you need to design links for US Federal Government applications, we have added separate NTIA frequency bands. Selecting these bands will filter equipment to only Federally approved equipment and channel sizes.Aviat Design includes a separate NTIA frequency bands


Aviat Design’s New Features to Calculate Multi-Band, MB X and XD

WTM 4800 MB-XD

You can now quickly and easily design Multi-Band, MB-X and MB-XD with their recently added radio templates. Most link design software requires you to create multiple paths for multi-band links, but with Aviat Design the calculation is done in a single path.


Learn how to calculate Multi-Band, MB X, and MB XD links in Aviat Design


More Accurate Rain Estimation and Water Vapor Density and Atmospheric Pressure Adjustments

We have enhanced our ITU rain rate estimation (ITU-R P.837-7) calculations to give you better predictions in wetter, humid climates. We have also given more control over your predictions for atmospheric losses with new fields for water vapor density and atmospheric pressure. (ITU R. 676-12)


Learn about the more accurate rain estimation features in Aviat Design


Direct Antenna Code Input

If you’re a user of Aviat Design’s products, you’ll be pleased to hear about their new feature that allows you to directly input antenna codes into your projects. This innovative addition streamlines the design process by enabling you to easily search and select the appropriate antenna for your project based on specific needs and requirements. With this feature, you’ll no longer need to manually enter antenna specifications, saving you valuable time and reducing the risk of errors in your designs.


Learn how to use the Direct Antenna Code Input on Aviat Design



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Our goal is to lower the total cost for owners which starts with easy and accurate planning. Our latest updates are designed to make Aviat Design even more accurate, efficient, and user-friendly for all users, whether you are network engineer or a novice.

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