Test software takes centre stage at EMV2019

6th March 2019
Mick Elliott

At EMV 2019 in Stuttgart (March 19-21), Rohde & Schwarz will demonstrate highlights such as the new R&S ELEKTRA EMC test software for automated certification and precompliance tests and R&S AdVISE for automated visual checks. Brand new are the test solutions for spurious emission measurements for 5G components.

EMC certification of electronic instruments is costly and time-consuming. The R&S Elektra EMC test software from Rohde & Schwarz forms the basis for efficient automated test systems with modern user interfaces. The software was launched two years ago with the R&S ELEMI-E base module for EMI measurements during development.

The R&S ELEMI-A and R&S ELEMI-S modules for precompliance and certification measurements now allow electromagnetic interference emissions (EMI) to be automatically tested with a determinable degree of automation. They are ideal for EMC certifications in line with current commercial and military standards as well as the automotive industry's EMC standards.

The R&S ELEMS-C and R&S ELEMS-R options allow R&S ELEKTRA to control test systems for conducted and radiated susceptibility (EMS). The software performs this calibration and evaluation largely automatically. The generator then produces signals with the right level in line with IEC 61000-4-3 and 61000-4-6.

The EMC test software supports all of the company's current EMC test receivers and relevant spectrum analysers and, in the long term, will gradually replace the R&S EMC32 EMC software.

Rohde & Schwarz will also showcase precompliance tests and certification measurements at EMV 2019. For precompliance tests, R&S ELEKTRA controls the R&SFPC1000 spectrum analyser, which developers can also use for many other applications. The spectrum analyser offers numerous options such as frequency extensions or RF preamplifiers, which can be enabled with a keycode if needed.

The R&S FPL1007 spectrum analyser with the R&S FPL1-K54 measurement application is a diagnostic tool for detecting EMI emissions. Disturbance maxima and critical frequencies are automatically entered in a peak list.

Using the CISPR detectors, users can then carry out a final evaluation with respect to official EMI emission limits.

R&S ELEKTRA also controls the R&S ESW and R&S ESR EMC test receivers for certification measurements in line with various EMC standards.

The high-end R&S ESW44 test receiver offers excellent RF properties and a high measuring speed in measurement ranges up to 44GHz.

The R&S ESR26 is ideal for measurements up to 26.5GHz, thus covering most standards for EMC acceptance tests.

Version 3 of the R&S AdVISE monitoring and analysis software for video based visual inspection of status displays, signal lights or screens will also be on parade in Stuttgart. The software reports changes to the image reliably and automatically. It recognizes characters, symbols and numbers.

Users can also enter threshold values for the event messages. R&S AdVISE is matched to R&S ELEKTRA, allowing users to analyse events in correlation with the associated

A portfolio for radiated spurious emissions measurements (RSE), which now covers the 5G FR1 frequency range will be demonstrated. This includes the latest generation R&S OSP320 open switch and control platform, which has a new powerful and straightforward user interface.

The R&S OSP options simplify RSE measurements on mobile communications components considerably, since test routines and filters are adapted to each other. The amplifiers and filters are now designed for frequencies up to 18GHz and even up to 90GHz for converters and multiplexers.

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