System requirements for Polar products
Application Note AP605 

Hardware

Computer

IBM® PC compatible

Processor

2GHz Pentium® minimum

Intel I7® (or equivalent) recommended

Operating system

Servers:

Windows Server 2008®

Windows Server 2008 R2® – supported by Polar software versions 10.xx and later

Windows Server 2012® – supported by Polar software versions 13.xx and later

Clients (for Polar software):

Windows 7® – supported by Polar software versions 10.xx and later

Windows 8 / 8.1® – supported by Polar software versions 13.xx and later

Windows 10® – supported by Polar Software versions 16.xx and later

Limited support:
Windows XP®
Windows Vista®

Clients (for Polar Atlas and CITS)

Windows 7® – supported by versions 10.xx and later

Windows 8 / 8.1® – supported by versions 13.xx and later

Clients for GRS500 flying probe system

GRS500 upgrades – see upgrade information on software and replacement PC controllers.

System memory

2GB minimum

4GB or more recommended

Hard disk space required

500GB recommended

Video standard

FHD (1920 x 1080*) recommended
2 FHD (1920 x 1080*) monitors recommended for Speedstack

* Note: refers to effective resolution (some systems automatically apply scaling to render text readable – i.e. effective resolution refers to the screen resolution after scaling.)

Connectivity

(Polar Atlas software products)

TCP/IP Ethernet connection for communication with compatible measurement system (static IP address required for compatible measurement system)

USB 2.0 for communication with Atlas 800

CITS880/CITS880s

USB 2.0 for communication with CITS system

Software

 

(Si8000m / Si9000e
spreadsheet functions)

Microsoft™ Excel 2000 or later (32-bit only)

 Software activation

FlexNet licensing

 

Software Activation Fixed
(FlexNet node-locked license)

A range of license options are available, including node-locked to ethernet (MAC) address or FlexNet ID (software key/dongle)

Software Activation Floating
(FlexNet server license)

FlexNet floating license (counted/uncounted)

 Speedstack links

Links to field solver calculation engines

Link to Si8000 Controlled Impedance Field Solver

Requires Si8000m V8.00 and upwards

Link to Si9000e Transmission Line Design System

Requires Si9000m V8.00 and upwards

 Microsoft .NET Framework

Polar software products requiring Microsoft .NET framework

Products requiring the .NET frameworks are detailed in the Support page.