YIC EMScannerR Overview
EMScannerR: 150 kHz–8 GHz
High speed, High Resolution 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.
EMScannerR provides 8 levels of resolution (60 microns – 7.5 mm). Level 1 resolution (7.5 mm) allows the engineers to visualize the hot spots, current loops, or intermittent problems in real time. After locating the unintended radiators, engineers can zoom into the problem by selecting the resolution level based on the density of the board design.
EMScannerR provides unique pre- and post-EMC compliance testing that images emissions. During any new PCB development process, design engineers must find, characterize, and address unintended radiators or RF leakage to pass compliance testing. EMScannerR allows board designers to pre-test and resolves EMC and EMI problems early on, thus avoiding unexpected EMC compliance test results.
High resolution EMC scanner
EMScannerR quickly delivers repeatable and reliable results that pinpoint 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 change.
Spectral scan, spatial scan, peak-hold, continuous scanning, spectral and spatial comparison, scripting, limit lines, report generation, and notes.
- Spatial scan time:
Continuous real-time for the entire scan area (1,218 probes activated) when Level 1 is selected: 5 sec.
Selected area 2.25 cm x 2.25 cm, 9 probes activated.
Level 1: <0.5 sec. | Level 2: 4 sec. | Level 3: 9 sec. | Level 4: 21 sec. | Level 5: 55 sec. | Level 6: 2 min 35 sec. | Level 7: 7 min 23 sec. | Level 8: 24 min 00 sec.
- Spectral scan time:
11 seconds for L 10 cm x W 10 cm (L 4" x W 4", 178 probes activated) from 10 MHz span to 110 MHz and 122 kHz RBW. Scanning area, span, and RBW are user selectable within spectrum analyzer specifications
- Supported operating systems:
- Supported overlays:
Picture in JPEG format
Standard Gerber© RS274x format and HPGL form
- Broadband frequency coverage:
Base configuration = 150 kHz to 8 GHz
- Antenna array:
1,218 (42 x 29) H-field probes.
- Spatial resolution:
Level 1: 7.50 mm | Level 2: 3.75 mm | Level 3: 1.88 mm | Level 4: 0.94 mm
Level 5: 0.47 mm | level 6: 0.24 mm | Level 7: 0.12 mm | Level 8: 0.06 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-dependent 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
- Fuse Rating:
- 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 for driver development)
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 34.5 cm x W 43.5 cm x H 11 cm (L 13.58" x W 17.13" x H 4.33")
12.70 Kg / 28 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 family provides unique pre and post - EMC compliance testing that images realtime emissions. EMScannerR allows engineers to visualize the root causes of potential EMC and EMI problems.
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.
EMScannerR 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 change.
EMScannerR consists of a patented scanner and compact adaptor, and of a customersupplied spectrum analyser and PC running EMScanner software. EMScannerR 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 EMScannerR 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 EMScannerR system addresses in mere seconds.
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