Multi-Tone RF Test System minimizes testing time.
March 30, 2012 -
Reducing radiated immunity testing from days to hours, model MT06000 (80 MHz to 6 GHz) mimics real world threats with ability to expose EUT's to more than one frequency concurrently. Device can test up to 10 frequencies simultaneously and includes all necessary instruments to perform radiated immunity testing per IEC 61000-4-3, except requisite amplifiers, antennas, and directional couplers. Amplifiers are selected and sized based on end-user's required field levels and testing needs.
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AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation
160 School House Rd.
Souderton, PA, 18964
AR Introduces Multi-Tone RF Test System
New Multi-Star System Performs RF Immunity Tests Up To 10 Times Faster
Souderton, PA - AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation is introducing a new Multi- tone RF Test System that reduces radiated immunity testing from days to hours. The Multi-tone system, model MT06000 (80 MHz - 6 GHz), includes all the necessary instruments to perform radiated immunity testing per IEC 61000-4-3 except the required amplifiers, antennas and directional couplers. Amplifiers are selected and sized based on your required field levels and testing needs.
The system mimics real world threats with the ability to expose EUT's to more than one frequency at a time. By testing multiple frequencies simultaneously, a user is able to maximize their efforts during dwell time to increase testing speed. The AR Multi-Star Multi- tone RF Test System is capable of testing up to 10 frequencies at once, making it possible to conduct RF immunity testing 10 times faster than previously possible. Faster testing reduces costs and helps get products to market quicker. The number of tones that can be tested simultaneously is limited only by the signal generator bandwidth (150 MHz) and the size of the amplifier.
The multi-tone software includes automated routines for field calibration and maximizing the test speed, while still maintaining the linearity and harmonic requirements of the standard. In the event of an EUT failure, thresholding or margin investigation and traditional signal tone testing can be performed.
The MT06000 is available as a self-contained system or can be integrated with amplifiers and accessories into an automated test system.
To learn more about AR's approach to multi-tone testing, visit AR's website (www.arworld.us) and read Application Note #61 - "Multi-tone Testing Can Save Both Time and Money."
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For more information, contact AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation, 160 School House Rd. Souderton, PA 18964 at 215-723-8181 or at www.arworld.us. For an applications engineer, call 800-933-8181.