Agilent Technologies has announced the addition of two new options to its MXE X-Series electromagnetic interference receiver: 44-GHz frequency range and time-domain scans.
When configured with 44-GHz frequency coverage, says the company, the MXE EMI receiver is a single instrument that meets the requirements for compliance testing according to standards such as MIL-STD-461F and FCC Part 15. The extended frequency range also applies to the MXE family’s powerful diagnostic capabilities, which can be used to identify the sources of unwanted emissions.
Time-domain scans significantly reduce the time needed to create a list of suspect emissions prior to final measurements. This capability is becoming widely used in the automotive industry.
“The upgradable MXE provides the functionality and reliability needed to keep EMC test queues flowing in military and commercial applications,” Andy Botka, vice president and general manager of Agilent Technology’s microwave communications division, said. “With the option announced today, the MXE gives compliance engineers a cost-effective alternative for compliance testing and diagnostic measurements in the lab and on the bench.”
Other new features that will be made standard on every MXE X-Series EMI receiver include live-spectrum and meter displays that make it easier to characterize signals and identify the frequency of peak emissions prior to a final measurement; amplitude probability distribution measurement capabilities, which will be included in the upcoming CISPR 11 standard; and control for external line impedance stabilization networks, which will allow users to control switching functions in two commercially available LISN transducers.