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About Hi-Techniques, Inc.

Hi-Techniques, Inc. manufactures data acquisition systems and digital oscilloscopes. The systems are used for mechanical, electrical, acoustic, shock, and vibration measurements. The company also offers software upgrades for its data acquisition systems. It caters to automotive, aerospace, power, and industrial markets.

The PC-based systems are used for measuring signals from mechanical, chemical, and other transient physical phenomena. With digitizers ranging from Ksps to 200 Msps, we cover a wide variety of applications in the physical and biological sciences.

 

HIOKI Launches Power Quality Analyzer PQ3198

HIOKI Launches Power Quality Analyzer PQ3198

Revamped Functionality and Specs Simplify Recording and Analysis of Power Supply Issues

New instrument eliminates the need for a dedicated sensor power supply while enabling power and efficiency measurement of two circuits
March 14, 2019 – Nagano, Japan
HIOKI Launches Power Quality Analyzer PQ3198

                PQ3198 Power Quality Analyzer

HIOKI is pleased to announce the launch of the Power Quality Analyzer PQ3198, a new instrument that revamps the functionality and specifications of its predecessor, the Power Quality Analyzer PW3198. The product makes it even easier to record and analyze power supply issues, including by eliminating the need for a dedicated sensor power supply and by enabling power and efficiency measurement of two circuits.

■ Development Background
As power circuits become more complex with increasing use of power electronics devices, large equipment, and geographically dispersed power supplies, power supply issues in the form of electronic device malfunctions and failures are becoming more common.

HIOKI Launches Power Quality Analyzer PQ3198

Drive AC flex sensor from PQ3198

Power quality analyzers are measuring instruments that record and analyze power supply quality in order to investigate the causes of those and similar issues in the field. Since launching the Power Quality Analyzer 3196 in 2001, HIOKI has developed a series of increasingly sophisticated products for the product line to accommodate customer needs while helping them resolve numerous power supply issues around the world.
HIOKI’s line of power quality analyzers currently consists of the mid-range PQ3100, launched in October 2016, and the flagship PW3198, launched in April 2011. Those instruments are paired with voltage cords and current sensors that measure voltage and current, respectively, and some of the latter require a separate, dedicated power supply. After HIOKI added functionality for powering current sensors to the PQ3100, there was increasing demand from customers to do the same for the flagship PW3198, which led HIOKI to redesign the model.

HIOKI Launches Power Quality Analyzer PQ3198

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■ Principal New Functionality  
1. Ability to supply power to sensors, eliminating the need for a dedicated power supply
The PQ3198 can supply power to AC flexible sensors*1 and AC/DC sensors*2, eliminating the need to provide a separate, dedicated power supply for those devices as they have required in the past. In addition to making it possible to use the instrument in outdoor locations where power is not readily available, this capability makes it easier to work in confined locations by reducing the number of wires needed to make measurements.

2. Ability to measure power and efficiency on two circuits
The PQ3198 can simultaneously measure power and efficiency on two circuits, for example in the primary (input) side and secondary (output) side of an EV rapid charger’s AC/DC converter or a solar power system.
The instrument can also measure DC to AC inverters with a fundamental frequency of 40 to 70 Hz and a carrier frequency*3 of 20 kHz or less.3. Remote measurement using FTP server functionality
The PQ3198 provides an FTP server function, making it easy to acquire data from the instrument remotely.4. Extended recording without the need to worry about the number of events (power anomalies)
Whereas the previous model (the PW3198) was able to record a maximum of 1000 events, the PQ3198 boosts that number to 9999. Further, it can record continuously for up to 366 days based on repeat recording settings.5. Standard support for analysis with PQ ONE analytical software
The PQ3198 ships with PQ ONE, a popular analytical software package that also comes with the Power Quality Analyzer PQ3100. Functionality includes display of event statistics (to display events by date or time of day), EN50160 judgment (for evaluation, analysis, and judgment capability that complies with the EN50160 standard), and report generation.

■ Principal Markets
Management of power quality and analysis of power supply issues by power companies, electricians, electrical maintenance engineers, building maintenance companies, electrical safety associations, and equipment end-users*1 AC flexible sensor: A loop-shaped AC sensor that can be bent freely. Used to measure wires with a large diameter and large currents. In the context of the PQ3198, “AC flexible sensors” refers to the AC Flexible Current Sensor CT7044/CT7045/CT7046.
*2: AC/DC sensor: A sensor that can measure either alternating or direct current. In the context of the PQ3198, “AC/DC sensors” refers to the AC/DC Auto Zero Current Sensor CT7731/CT7736/CT7742.
*3: Carrier frequency: The frequency that determines the timing at which the power semiconductors in an inverter circuit switch on and off.
HIOKI Launches Power Quality Analyzer PQ3198

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ACA TMetrix would like to alert our customers to the opportunity to download Amplifier Research’s Full Line Catalog, accessible as both a PDF and an in-browser version. In addition, customers can request that they be mailed a physical print version of the catalog. The Full Line Catalog contains a compilation of AR’s core products and significant innovations.

About Amplifier Research 

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.

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

 

Orange Book Of Knowledge 50th Anniversary Edition

AR products not only provide solutions to current problems, they’re designed with an eye on the future to help you prepare for changing needs. As an industry leader, AR is building products that grow with you as your needs expand; giving you the resources to continually learn about the ever-changing standards and the demands of future test requirements. In fact, for over 48 years, AR has been known not only for its products and innovations, but also as a company that provides knowledge and information about the industries it serves.

That was the original idea behind the Orange Book of Knowledge; but it has grown into much more than we at AR could have ever imagined. For many engineers, this resource book has turned into the “go-to” source for everything and anything related to EMC and so much more.

The future will certainly present new challenges; and AR will be right there with you providing the technical resources and the products to meet those ever-growing demands.

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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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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.

Dates & Locations

Montreal / Pointe-Claire
March 5, 10am-4pm

Holiday Inn & Suites Pointe-Claire
6700, Route Transcanadienne
Pointe-Claire,
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

Tel: 604-523-6888

Quebec City
September 26, 10am-4pm

Hotel Plaza Quebec
3031 Boulevard Laurier, Québec, QC G1V 2M2 Map

Tel: 418-658-2727

Waterloo
October 29, 10am-4pm

Bingemans Conference Centre
425 Bingemans Centre Drive
Kitchener, ON N2B 3X7 Map

Tel: 519-744-1555

Ottawa
October 31, 10am-4pm

Brookstreet Hotel
525 Legget Dr
Kanata, ON K2K 2W2 Map

Tel: 519-744-1555

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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.

 

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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.

EME Guard XS-EME Guard XS Radar-EME Wide

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

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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.

Amplifier Research Multi-tone Testing System