Archive for the ‘Test Equipment’ category

Workbench EMC Measurements

July 6, 2012

I have just posted a new article on “Workbench EMC Measurements” to the Tech Tips section of my webpage (www.hottconsultants.com). Workbench EMC measurements are simple, inexpensive, precompliance tests that a product designer can perform, in his/her own laboratory, early in the development phase of a product in order to obtain an indication of the EMC performance of the product.

The link to the article is:

www.hottconsultants.com/techtips/Workbench_EMC_Measurements.pdf

Portable Spectrum Analyzer

August 21, 2011

My new PSA-T Series portable spectrum analyzer manufactured by Thurlby Thandar Instruments in the UK. It is available from Newark Electronics, as well as Saelig Electronics (www.saelig.com), the importer, in the US for under $2,000. There are two models, Model PSA1301T covers the frequency range of 150 kHz to 1.3 GHz and Model PSA2701T covers the frequency range of 1 MHz to 2.7 GHz. While it does not have all the bells and whistles of a large, heavy, expensive analyzer it has more than enough for doing precompliance EMC measurements. I highly recommend it.
Ken Wyatt has posted a nice review of the spectrum analyzer on his web site, you can see it at:    http://www.emcseminars.com/Technical_Articles/files/TTi_PSA2701T_Spectrum_Analyzer_Wyatt.pdf