The EMCVu is a test suite targeting EMI/EMC pre-compliance testing and troubleshooting. Developed by Tektronix, EMCVu aims to give engineers an accurate, convenient and cost-effective approach to determine if their product designs will pass EMC emission compliance testing on the first try.
At the core of the new solution are the Tektronix real-time USB spectrum analyzers, including the RSA306B, that offer the performance of traditional desktop instruments at a fraction of the cost. Powered through the USB connection, the small size of Tektronix’ real-time USB spectrum analyzers makes it easy to perform EMI/EMC testing outside the lab environment in relatively low-noise environments, such as basements or parking garages.
The instruments are controlled by SignalVu-PC software running on a laptop or tablet. For this application, SignalVu-PC has been enhanced with optional EMCVu software to provide pre-compliance and troubleshooting capability in the same user Interface. EMCVu offers an easy-to-learn wizard with built-in support for standards, such as CISPR (International Special Committee on Radio Interference), and push-button accessory selection and set-up. It also is designed to make debugging easy with automated ambient noise capture, multi-failure re-measurement and harmonic markers for in-depth analysis. Users can easily save experiment results with notes and images into a configurable report in PDF or RTF formats.
The spectrum analyzer and software are complemented with a comprehensive set of accessories that have all been carefully selected and thoroughly evaluated to maximize test efficiency. To ensure accurate results and save time for users, the loss or gain of the various accessories has already been captured in the software and is accounted for during measurements.
An all-in-one pre-compliance solution including an RSA306B USB Spectrum Analyzer, SignalVu-PC with the EMCVu plugin, near-field probes, a LISN, radiated test antennas, tripod and cabling is priced at $26,655 US MSRP – or about the same as a single trip to an EMC test house. Configurations without emissions test accessories start at less than $6,400 US MSRP.
Tektronix, Inc., 14150 SW Karl Braun Drive, P.O. Box 500, Beaverton, OR 97077,www.tek.com
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