Agilent Technologies has announced the opening of a new 5-meter semi-anechoic electromagnetic compatibility test chamber as part of a facility expansion at the company’s Santa Rosa, Calif. site.
Equipped with dual antennas and two standards-compliant N9038A MXE EMI receivers, the 1,300-square-foot, 5-meter semi-anechoic chamber supports simultaneous measurements of vertical and horizontal polarization up to 18 GHz. For real-time troubleshooting during product development, the display of each MXE can be projected on a wall inside the chamber.
In addition to the new chamber, the expanded 3,800-square-foot EMC laboratory features several additional EMC test stations for testing a variety of Agilent products including oscilloscopes, network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, signal sources and modular products.
“The closest resource for our requirements of this caliber had been more than 100 miles away, so this new chamber provides substantial savings for us in time, travel and expense,” Guy Séné, president of the electronic measurement group at Agilent Technologies, said. “An on-site, state-of-the-art facility enhances our test efficiencies, ensures compliance with international standards, and reinforces our commitment to swiftly delivering products with the highest quality and reliability.”