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Multiple technologies-One Interface:
SmartScan v5 is a software platform for EMC scanning, post-processing and simulations. The same user-friendly interface manages multiple measurement technologies:
The same user-friendly interface manages multiple measurement technologies:
list of technologies here with links
The same workspace may contain multiple measurements of different measurement technologies.
Very often the same DUT or the same EMC problem should be approached from more then one measurement technology. For example, when a product fails during ESD Gun Test, ESD Immunity and Current Spreading scanning combination is highly evocative for troubleshooting. ESD Immunity scanning will reveal traces and components that are the most susceptible to ESD disturbance, while Current Spreading scanning will visualize path of ESD current propagation.
Integrated Wizard guides user through the setup procedures and tracks completeness. It will not allow user to run scanning if any of the steps is not completed. Clicking on the wizard’s components automatically opens corresponding GUI. This makes it much more easier for an engineer to run a test without deep knowledge of the software.
X, Y and Z offset of the Electrical Center of the Probe:
There are both manual and fully automatic methods to detect the Electrical Center of the probe. These offsets are necessary to correlate measurement location, image of the DUT with the Electrical Center of the probe.
For automatic detection of the Electrical Center of the probe, an integrated Comb Generator is used together with the proprietary algorithm to achieve ±0.05 mm measurement uncertainty. Field components (Hx, Hy, Hz, Ex, Ey and Ez) measured separately could be combined in one measurement.
Merging Field Components
2D graphs allows exporting and peak search functionality similar to Spectrum Analyzer’s peak search. That allows user to skim through the measurement results quickly.
Component Library manages frequency response of all main components of the emission measurement setup: probes, cables and amplifiers. It also contains System Factor’s–frequency response of the entire setup that includes probes, cables and amplifiers. Intuitive GUI also allows user to compare frequency responses of different components in one plot.
Peak detection particularly handy for Shielding Effectiveness Evaluation reporting.
SmartScan allows user to select plots with customized view angle and frequency plot to add them into report. The report can be saved, edited and exported in different formats including MS World and MS Excel.
Flexible Scanning Area Definition:
SmartScan’s Scanning Area Editor supports few different methods for creating scanning area on the surface of a DUT: free-shaped area, rectangle, line, single point.