YIC EMScanner Overview
EMScanner: 150 kHz–8 GHz
High speed 8GHz Real-time EMC and EMI diagnostic tool on your lab-bench
EMScanner is a self-contained very-near-field scanning device that connects to a spectrum analyzer or desktop PC running on a copy of EMScanner Software.
The EMScanner system operates from 159 kHz to 8GHz and delivers repeatable & reliable results that pinpoint the cause of a design failure in seconds.
Spectral scan, spatial scan, peak-hold, continuous scanning, spectral and spatial comparison, scripting, limit lines, and report generation.
- Spatial scan time:
Continuous real-time or sub-second single scan for the entire scan area Dependent on spectrum analyzer performance.
- Spectral scan time:
45 seconds for L 10 cm x W 10 cm (L 4" x W 4") PCB with a 100 MHz span and 100 kHz RBW. Scanning area, span, and RBW are user selectable within spectrum analyzer specifications
- Supported operating systems:
- Supported CAD overlays:
Standard Gerber© RS274x format and HPGL format
- Broadband frequency coverage:
EMS8000 – Base configuration = 150 kHz to 8 GHz
- Antenna array:
1,218 (42 x 29) H-field probes Measurement sensitivity: Dependent on spectrum analyzer performance
- Spatial resolution:
Probe spacing of 7.5 mm with an 'effective' resolution of 3.75 mm
- Scan area:
L 31.6 cm x W 21.8 cm (L 12.44" x W 8.58")
- Frequency accuracy of peaks:
Peak marking accuracy of the spectrum analyzer
- Probe to probe uniformity:
Calibrated before shipment. Firmware correction factors adjust for frequency dependant probe responses with +/- 3 dB accuracy
- Measurement plane isolation:
> 20 dB
- Maximum radiated power load:
10 W / 40 dBm
Anodized non-conductive metal
- Maximum DUT voltage:
Glass Cover: 4kV DC; 2.6kV AC | Metal Case: 260V DC; 200V AC (measured as dielectric withstanding voltage – DWV)
- Operating temperature:
From 15° C to 40° C (continuous spectral and spatial scans at 50 MHz)
- In situ scanning:
6U Size C scanner fits into VXI and VME chassis
- Scanner connections:
Spectrum analyzer: RF SMA to type N coaxial cable | Adapter: Proprietary DB25
- Supported Analyzers (If your analyzer is not listed contact Y.I.C. Technologies)
Keysight: N9000A-CXA, N9000B-CXA, N9010A-EXA, N9010B-EXA, N9020B-MXA, N9020A-MXA, N9038A-MXE, N9912A-FieldFox, N9913B, N9916A-FieldFox, N9918A-FieldFox, N9952A-FieldFox, E4440A-PSA, N9030A-PXA, N9040B-UXA
Rohde & Schwarz: ZVL, ZVB20, FSW, FSV4, FSV3, FPL
- Dimensions of the scanner:
L 39.2 cm x W 24.4 cm x H 1.7 cm (L 15.43" x W 9.61" x H 0.67")
2.80 Kg / 6.17 lb (including cables and the adapter)
EMC and signal integrity are major concerns in the design of ultra-high speed (>2 GHz) PCBs.
EMScanner enables the design engineers to diagnose EMC/EMI problems between 150 kHz and 8 GHz.
The EMScanner provides unique pre- and postEMC compliance testing that images real-time
emissions. EMScanner allows engineers to visualize the root causes of potential EMC and
During any new PCB development process, design engineers must find, characterize, and
address unintended radiators or RF leakage to pass compliance testing. EMScanner allows
board designers to pre-test and resolve EMC and EMI problems early on, thus avoiding
unexpected EMC compliance test results.
EMScanner delivers repeatable and reliable results that pinpoint in less than a second the
cause of a design failure. As a result, the user can personally test the design without having
to rely on another department, test engineer, or time-consuming off-site testing. After
diagnosing even an intermittent problem, the engineer can implement a design change and
retest. The results provide concrete verification of the effectiveness (or not) of the design
EMScanner consists of a patented scanner and compact adaptor, and of a customersupplied spectrum
analyser and PC running EMScanner software. EMScanner diagnostic
capabilities allow design teams to reduce testing time by more than two orders of
magnitude. Users have also documented fifty percent reductions in design cycle times. This
allows the design team to immediately analyse and compare design iterations.
Ideal PCB projects for EMScanner are boards designed for high speed, high power, and/or
high density/complexity. Any PCB that places a premium on board real-estate also qualifies
as an excellent candidate.
The compact, flat scanner provides PCB design teams with an easy-to-use, cost-effective,
and proven tabletop solution. Emission, immunity, filtering, EMI shielding, broadband
noise and Common Mode testing are some of the applications that the EMScanner system
addresses in mere seconds.
YIC Technologies’ EMScanner How-To Videos