FFT-based, high speed EMC receiver, & measurement tools

September 02, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
Distributor MDL Technologies ( Letchworth, UK) has the range of EMC pre-compliance test instruments manufactured by PMM (Savona, Italy), part of Narda Safety Test Systems.

The instruments are applicable to lighting and white goods manufacturers, but are suited to all EMC applications. They include field probes and receivers (pre-compliant and fully compliant) as well as new multi-standard single-path line impedance stabilisation networks (LISNs).


"PMM provide a range of quality EMC products using innovative technology, but at affordable prices," said MDL managing director Mark Lucock. "They are ideal for small to medium size manufacturers that need some pre-compliance EMC capability, but couldn't afford to have it in-house until now."


Products include the all-in-one EP-600 series electric field probes. These exceptionally small, optically coupled, broadband isotropic probes have wide frequency ranges from 5 kHz to 26.5 GHz and up to 66 dB dynamic range. With a spherical symmetrical layout, they are suitable for all EMC / EMI applications.

Also available is the 9010F high speed receiver with advanced analogue to digital conversion, which uses FFT frequency spectrum analysis, cutting test times from hours to seconds. Fully compliant with the CISPR 16-1-1 standard, it is expandable up to 18 GHz with external modules.


Also available is the FR4003 field receiver, which is a replacement for traditional rod antennas. With an internal 30 MHz CISPR 16-1-1 fully compliant receiver, this can be connected to a PC in stand-alone mode or via a fibre optic link to a PMM receiver, but can still use a traditional coaxial cable if necessary. Software is included free of charge with all PMM instruments.


MDL Technologies; www.mdltechnologies.co.uk