AR Has Made It Easier To Create EMC Test Facilities

New AR/Comtest Partnership Provides Everything Needed With A Single Source

Souderton, PA — July 30, 2019 — As a leader in EMC test equipment, Amplifier Research (AR) realized that testing new products and getting them to market quicker has become more critical than ever. AR knew it could help its customers by streamlining the process of creating EMC test chambers. So the company sought out a partner that builds EMC test chambers and shared its dedication to the highest quality and customer responsiveness.

AR eventually found such a partner in Comtest Engineering who has delivered over 1,000 chambers worldwide.

Now there’s a new partnership agreement between AR and Comtest Engineering that makes it possible to design, build, and service an EMC test facility using a single source provider. This relationship combines the expertise of two of the most respected industry leaders with AR providing high-performance EMC instrumentation and system design expertise, and Comtest Engineering supplying best in-class EMC chambers.

In North America, AR now distributes all Comtest Engineering products including chambers, shielded rooms, absorbers and antenna measurement chambers. AR has the capability to separately provide EMC instrumentation and EMC test systems , and can now offer complete turnkey systems that include various types of chambers and all required test equipment from one reliable source.

“AR was founded 50 years ago on the principle that providing the best solutions and service should always be our top priorities,” says John Kim, Chief Operating Officer of AR. “The partnership with Comtest Engineering allows us to do just that for the growing EMC market.”

Bas de Groot, Managing Director of Comtest Engineering, echoes John Kim’s sentiments: “Since our companies serve the same customer base and have the same high standards for quality, reliability and service, this partnership really is the perfect match. Our customers no longer have to shop around to come up with a working product, nor do they have to deal with potential warranty, planning and budgeting issues. By offering a complete solution, we take on all of those responsibilities and make it much easier while assuring the highest quality.”

About AR

AR supplies a multitude of unique RF solutions to organizations around the world. The company’s unlimited support network reaches the far corners of the globe. AR products are backed by the company’s “Competitive Edge” warranty , the most comprehensive warranty in the industry. When users purchase from any AR company they have the peace of mind that comes from knowing the global leader will be there to help with any problems today, tomorrow, and always.

About Comtest Engineering

Comtest Engineering is a privately owned, second-generation family business that was founded in 1985. The company designs, manufactures and installs best-in-class RF shielded rooms, (semi) anechoic chambers and reverberation chambers used by industry leaders across the globe. Full control over the construction process allows a singular focus on delivering a quality product. More information is available at www.comtest.us.

 

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ACA TMetrix is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Chris Inrig as our new account manager for southwestern Ontario. Chris will be responsible for outside sales and B2B business development.

Chris studied electrical engineering technology at Mohawk College and was awarded an advanced diploma in energy systems engineering. Prior to joining TMetrix Chris worked as an engineering technologist at Toronto Hydro, where he gained insights into the technologies and operations of hydro utilities.

In his spare time Chris enjoys playing with his two boys, Jackson and Henry, weightlifting, and playing and watching hockey, especially his beloved Toronto Maple Leafs. Chris also enjoys woodworking and taking on any project that involves working with his hands.

Contact Chris at chrisi@aca.ca.


About TMetrix

ACA TMetrix Inc. is a leading Canadian distributor of test and measurement instruments and design tools. For over 55 years we have provided products manufactured by the world’s leading instrument manufacturers. The company is a subsidiary of Allan Crawford Associates (ACA), one of Canada’s largest distributors of imaging, embedded computing, test equipment, scientific instrumentation and custom-engineered solutions.


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Unlock Your RF and EMC Testing Needs Request AR’s Full Line Catalog

AR products provide solutions to a range of RF and EMC testing needs. AR’s Full Line Catalog includes virtually everything necessary for RF and EMC testing. You’ll find important information on everything from RF and microwave amplifiers to antennas, probes, analyzers, accessories, and integrated test systems that make testing quicker, easier, and more accurate. You’ll discover innovative new products like MultiStar Field Analyzers, and test systems that use groundbreaking technology to perform multiple tasks simultaneously, reducing test times from days to hours. The latest developments in hybrid power modules, and dual band technology are also represented in the catalog—along with products that will exceed your expectations, and take your RF and EMC testing to the next level.

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About AR

Amplifier Research (AR) is a leading supplier of RF/microwave benchtop and rack-mounted broadband, high-powered, solid-state RF and microwave amplifiers, antennas, amplifier modules, complete EMC test systems, EMI receivers, military communications booster amplifiers and more. The company has a strong customer base in a wide range of markets, including communications, military, commercial, wireless, medical, automotive, aerospace, product compliance testing, research and education.

 

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ACA TMetrix Inc. is a leading Canadian distributor of test and measurement instruments and design tools. For over 55 years we have provided products manufactured by the world’s leading instrument manufacturers.

Together with suppliers, TMetrix offers customers complete technical and logistical assistance and training. This includes seminars led by the world’s leading experts, pre- and post-sales technical support, warranty and language help, instrument repair and calibration, currency conversion and assistance gaining various electrical safety certification marks. We strive for continual enhancement of our offerings through unparalleled customer service and support.

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Holiday Inn & Suites Pointe-Claire
6700, Route Transcanadienne
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QC H9R 1C2 

Tel: 514.697.7110

Mississauga
March 7, 10am-4pm

The International Centre, Hall 5, Aviation Ballroom
6900 Airport Road, Mississauga, ON L4V 1E8 

Tel: 1.800.567.1199

Calgary
April 16, 10am-4pm

Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre
1316 33rd St NE
Calgary, AB T2A 6B6 

Vancouver / Coquitlam
June 12, 10am-4pm

Hard Rock Casino Vancouver 
2080 United Blvd.
Coquitlam, BC V3K 6W3 Map

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Quebec City
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Waterloo
October 29, 10am-4pm

Bingemans Conference Centre
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Ottawa
October 31, 10am-4pm

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Microwave Vision Group (MVG) – EME Guard XS 40 GHz, EME Guard XS Radar, EME Wide

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ACA TMetrix is pleased to announce the release of three new products from MVG.

EME Guard XS 40 GHz: An EMF monitoring device for workers near antennas, including installation and maintenance workers, broadcast, PMR and mobile phone operators or regulatory body employees

EME Guard XS 40 GH

  • Continuous monitoring of electromagnetic field levels with isotropic tri-axis E-Field sensors
  • EMF level indicated by a LED color scale
  • Audio and visual alarms triggered when EMF exceeds the reference level
  • Frequency band of 80 MHz — 40 GHz

EME Guard XS Radar: An EMF monitoring device for workers near radar transmitters or antennas, including installation and maintenance workers, broadcast, PMR and mobile phone operators or regulatory body employees

EME Guard XS Radar

  • Continuous monitoring of electromagnetic field levels with isotropic tri-axis E-field sensors
  • EMF level indicated by a KED color scale
  • Audio and visual alarms triggered when EMF exceeds the reference level
  • Short-pulsed signal detection
  • Frequency band of 80 MHz — 30 GHz

EME Wide: A wideband field meter for monitoring and recording EMF exposure for: workers near antennas, including installers, maintenance workers, broadcasters, and cellular carrier employees—for control of compliance of the exposure level with the standards and safety perimeter definition; certification laboratories, regulatory bodies—for control and monitoring of exposure in public or private locations and site certification.

EME Wide

  • Continuous EM field level measurements
  • Frequency band of 100 KHz to 6.5 GHz

All three of these handheld devices—the EME Guard XS 40 GHz, EME Guard XS Radar, and EME Wide— have alarms that alert users to potentially dangerous exposure to radiofrequency (RF) electromagnetic fields, as specified by Health Canada’s Safety Code 6, a safety standard protecting the health and safety of Canadians from environmental risks. The exposure limits in Safety Code 6 are set well below the lowest exposure level (threshold) at which any scientifically-established, adverse health effect occurs and take into account the total exposure from all sources of RF energy.

 

For more information or to request a quote, contact us.

About the Microwave Vision Group

MVG has developed unique expertise in the visualization of electromagnetic waves. These waves are at the heart of our daily lives: smartphones, computers, tablets, cars, trains and planes — all these devices and vehicles would not work without them. MVG offers systems that allow for visualization of these waves, while evaluating the characteristics of antennas, performing EMC tests and helping speed up development of products using microwave frequencies.

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Amplifier Research’s Multi-tone Testing System

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TMetrix is pleased to announce the release of AR’s Multi-tone Testing System, which reduces RF immunity testing from days to minutes. The advantages of the new system are multiple:

  • Saves on building additional chambers and avoids throughput problems with present resources
  • Saves on equipment and personnel costs because of increased testing speed
  • Provides one-year ROI (in many cases)
  • Can be used with your existing amplifiers
  • User-friendly software; short learning curve; free upgrades
  • Includes test profiles for radiated and conducted immunity—no inputting and no charge
  • Enables testing to commercial, automotive, aviation and military standards
  • Increases test lab capacity

Two models available

MT06000A: 65 MHz – 6 GHz, 200 MHz instantaneous BW

MT060002: 10 kHz – 6.5 GHz, with up to 1 GHz instantaneous BW

Multi-tone Testing System
Multi-tone Testing System

For more information or to request a quote, contact us.

About AR

Amplifier Research (AR) is a leading supplier of RF/microwave benchtop and rack-mounted broadband, high-powered, solid-state RF and microwave amplifiers, antennas, amplifier modules, complete EMC test systems, EMI receivers, military communications booster amplifiers and more. The company has a strong customer base in a wide range of markets, including communications, military, commercial, wireless, medical, automotive, aerospace, product compliance testing, research and education.

Amplifier Research Multi-tone Testing System

New Product Announcement – RFgenius Probing System

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ACA TMetrix is pleased to highlight the newest 150 mm probing system from FormFactor, the MPS150-RFgenius. A turnkey, entry-level probing system for RF testing up to 26.5 GHz, the RFgenius delivers high performance, on-wafer S-parameter measurements, at an affordable price, making it ideal for schools and universities.

RFgenius Probing System

FormFactor’s goal is to enable the next generation of genius researchers to push the boundaries of science and engineering.  FormFactor’s RFgenius educational packages include all the critical components that allow you to obtain the measurements you want. These packages not only include the probe station, probes, positioners, cables, calibration standards and calibration software, but also the Vector Network Analyzer – an industry first. The RFgenius’s ergonomic design minimizes the system’s footprint in the lab and makes the controls easy to access, enhancing measurement accuracy.

Key features of the RFgenius

Turnkey solution

  • Probe station
  • Vector Network Analyzer (option up to 26.5GHz)
  • Choice of probes
  • WinCal XE calibration software
  • Extended two-year warranty on FormFactor products for educational customers
  • Optional laptop

Validated and characterized measurements

  • Known measurement accuracy traced back to independent standards
  • Uses best measurement practices for optimized measurements
  • Supported by measurement experts

Uncompromised performance with an entry-level price

  • Best-in-class RF performance
  • Small benchtop footprint
  • Industry standard calibration techniques

For more information, to request a quote, or to arrange a live demonstration of any EPS system, please don’t hesitate to  contact us.

About FormFactor

FormFactor is a leading provider of essential test and measurement technologies along the full IC life cycle – from characterization, modeling, reliability, and design de-bug, to qualification and production testing. Semiconductor companies rely upon FormFactor products and services to accelerate profitability by optimizing device performance and advancing yield knowledge.

New Supplier Announcement

New Supplier Announcement  

 

ACA TMetrix is pleased to announce that we now have a new supplier—Nexio, a major player in the electromagnetism field. Nexio provides electromagnetic testing and measurement products to customers in every major market sector, including aerospace, defense, aviation, automotive, multimedia, information technology, medical, and home appliances.

Nexio: complete software solutions

Founded in 2003, Nexio is France’s largest engineering firm focused solely on electromagnetic waves. Nexio’s unique platform of products comprises the market’s widest range of electromagnetic automation test software—with 100% hardware compatability. NEXIO offers complete software solutions for laboratories and design teams to perform elecgromagnetic compatability (EMC) testing and radio frequency (RF) testing at all stages of the product lifecycle. From validation of prototype designs to final qualifications, NEXIO software can do it all. It is designed to work with all brands and types of test equipment, no matter how old or new. Other distinct advantages are test planning, resource management, data management, and creation of custom reports.

Nexio’s flagship: BAT-EMC

Nexio’s star product is BAT-EMC, software developed to cover the full range of requirements of electromagnetic compatability (EMC). BAT-EMC is a world leader in automated test software and is used by many of the world’s top accredited labs in more than 20 countries.Nexio

 

BAT-EMC advantages

 

  • Unique interface for all tests
  • Independent of any measurement equipment
  • Free drivers and more than 500 supported devices
  • Efficient and dedicated technical support
  • Large number of supported standards (ENIEC, CISPR, AUTOMOTIVE, DO160, MIL-STD, ETSI, etc.)
  • Interface Agilent VEE ™, MS Windows™, LabView, LabWindows CVI™
  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows™ Vista to 10…
  • Report integration with Microsoft Office™ 2003-2016
  • Compatibility with next versions of MS Office™

For more information about Nexio and its product line, please contact us.

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MVG EME Guard XS Radar

MVG EME Guard XS Radar

EME Guard XS Radar

MVG Launches the EME Guard XS Radar

to Monitor and Alert Workers Exposed to Short Pulsed Signals

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Continuously detecting fast varying signals, such as the pulsed signals emitted by radars, has always been a challenge. Thanks to a specific fast sampling mode, the EME Guard XS Radar provides efficient real-time evaluations of the exposure level to workers operating near radar antennas. This new Personal Protection Monitor (PPM) detects any pulse, thus alerting users as soon as the reference level is exceeded.

Covering the wide range of 80MHz-30GHz, the EME Guard XS Radar is a lightweight, portable tool that can be used under both laboratory/test chamber conditions or in “on the field” conditions to alert the exposure to radar emissions.

Since its successful introduction in 2014, the EME Guard XS has established itself as the favorite PPM of RF Safety professionals and has been widely adopted in the telecom industry. The launch of the EME Guard XS Radar completes MVG’s portfolio of PPM products, offering a cost-efficient tool to meet the specific RF Safety needs of Radar Engineers/Technicians and other Military and Aviation personnel.

About TMetrix

ACA TMetrix Inc. is a leading Canadian distributor of test and measurement instruments and design tools. For over 55 years we have provided products manufactured by the world’s leading instrument manufacturers. The company is a subsidiary of Allan Crawford Associates (ACA), one of Canada’s largest distributors of imaging, embedded computing, test equipment, scientific instrumentation and custom-engineered solutions.

 

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Patrick Leung, P.Eng., MBA
VP & General Manager – TMetrix Inc.
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LDH400P & TGF3000 from Aim-TTi

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LDH400P 500V CAT 11 Electronic Load

  • The LDH400P has a max voltage level of 500V. Making the unit ideal for the test and characterisation of PFC’s and many other high voltage applications. Available only as a P version with USB, LAN/LXi, RS232 and GPIB as standard.

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TGF3000 High Frequency Function Arb Gen

  • Frequency capability of up to 160MHz is combined with two identical full performance channels that can operate as independent generators or in coupled or tracking modes. Precise channel to channel phase control with a resolution of 0.001deg is provided.

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About TMetrix

ACA TMetrix Inc. is a leading Canadian distributor of test and measurement instruments and design tools. For over 55 years we have provided products manufactured by the world’s leading instrument manufacturers. The company is a subsidiary of Allan Crawford Associates (ACA), one of Canada’s largest distributors of imaging, embedded computing, test equipment, scientific instrumentation and custom-engineered solutions.

 Connect With Us
Patrick Leung, P.Eng., MBA
VP & General Manager – TMetrix Inc.
tm-marcom@aca.ca
Aim-TTi LDH400P TGF3000 Canadian distributor