Affordable EMI receiver from MDL slashes test times

Test times can be cut dramatically with a new high performance EMI receiver from PMM. Available from MDL Technologies, the ER8000 is an affordable, fully CISPR 16-1-1 compliant receiver suitable for conducted or radiated emission test measurements from 9 kHz up to 3 GHz.

Its use of gapless FFT technology allows rapid troubleshooting since a fully compliant scan can take as little as two seconds in frequency band B (250 to 500 MHz) and only one minute in bands C and D (500 MHz to 1 GHz / 1 to 2 GHz).

A combined EMI receiver and spectrum analyser, it is ideal for use by product design departments and EMC compliance testing laboratories, while its compact size and robustness make it invaluable for in situ testing.

“FFT technology makes the ER8000 extremely fast, helping to speed up test times massively compared with traditional receivers,” said MDL managing director Mark Lucock.

As well as CISPR 16-1-1, the unit is compliant with MIL-STD-461, ANSI C63.2 and FCC standards. Included are a built-in 16A LISN (Line Impedance Stabilisation Network) and a user port for connecting devices such as external LISNs and switching boxes for even faster testing times.

PMM’s powerful Emission Suite software, which provides a full range of user friendly functions for all EMI applications, is included free of charge.

The ER8000 is available in two models with frequency ranges of 9 kHz to 30 MHz and 9 kHz to 3 GHz respectively. Users can upgrade to the higher frequency range at any time.

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Image – The ER8000 is a fast, fully CISPR 16-1-1 compliant EMI receiver from MDL Technologies.


About MDL Technologies
MDL Technologies is an independent UK company supplying a comprehensive range of electronic test and measurement equipment and facilities, as well as offering full consultancy, project management, installation and testing services. It operates in partnership with leading equipment manufacturers in fields such as power, EMC, RF, microwave, wireless, electrical safety and video test solutions.