Gauss Instruments’ EMI64k Automation Software: Fully Automated Emissions Measurements

Gauss Instruments’ TDEMI family of EMI receivers provides an expansive, fully CISPR-compliant, real-time bandwidth that allows you to dramatically—and simultaneously— accelerate your measurements and reduce measurement uncertainty. By using Gauss Instruments’ full automation software suite EMI164k, test procedures can be configured in accordance with the CISPR 16-2-3 standard for FFT-based measuring instruments. Compared to previous pre-scan and final measurement strategies, this greatly increases overall test quality—and reduces test times by orders of magnitude.

Previously, pre-scan and final scan test procedures were performed to reduce overall test times. Today, Gauss Instruments’ offers a novel real-time scanning feature for the TDEMI X test receiver series that provides a real-time bandwidth spanning several Gigahertz, allowing final optimization to be performed at all frequencies—simultaneously, in just one step.

With a newly designed, very powerful hardware module, such measurements across several Gigahertz can be done in the real-time spectrum analyzer mode. In the 1-18 GHz frequency range all frequency points can be directly measured at a very high resolution in time and the results can be optimized instantly.

Over the entire frequency range the results are displayed in real time. Detectors’ peak, average and RMS are all available in this mode. What’s more, video bandwidths required in accordance with the standards can be applied. Of course, all measurements in accordance with the standards CISPR 16-1-1 MIL 461 and DO 160, as well as many other national and international standards, are fully covered.

Automated Emissions Measurements

EMI64 graphical user interface

For the first time, a typical measurement in the 1-18 GHz range can be scanned in real time by testing with Gauss Instruments’ TDEMI X receiver. The DUT is rotated in just one continuous movement and the angular position and the maximum level of emission are recorded. All requirements of CISPR 16-2-3, ANSI and FCC standards are met by the TDEMI X receiver.

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Full 3D radiation pattern of the DUT

The upshot of all this is that EMC testing can now be more sustainable. For example, it is now possible to create an entire database and documentation with radiation patterns, test procedures and casing construction, as well as with much more information. Newly developed products and designs can be tested right from the beginning to make sure all required limits are met. This allows you to reduce the time and money you spend in the development, design and final market certification processes.

The EMI164k is not limited to CISPR applications. It also performs measurements in accordance with FCC and ANSI, or MIL-461 and DO-160 standards!

The TDEMI receiver family is ideal for all kinds of tests and applications, starting with pre-compliance, ultra-compact and mobile receivers right up to high-end EMI test solutions with up to 685 MHz real-time bandwidth and 40 GHz real-time scanning—all with the lowest noise floor available in the receiver and real-time analyzer market.

Thanks to the modular architecture of Gauss Instruments’ TDEMI EMI receivers, as well as the EMI164k automation software suite, ACA TMetrix can provide an optimized, cost-effective software solution tailored to your requirements.

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