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    Com-Power Near Field Probes

    A typical EMI emission test is performed using broadband EMC antennas such as biconical, log periodics, Combilogs and horns. These antennas usually placed at 1, 3 or 10 meter distance as required by the test specification. These is considered far field measurements and the emission limits are given for the specific distance by the specification.

    During EMI compliance measurements, the emissions levels from products are compared with these limits. If the product exceeds these limits it is considered failing. These tests are typically conducted in a open area test site IOATS) or inside an anechoic chamber.
    If the product is failing, cause of the the higher emissions must be investigated and fixed to make the product compliant. To find the EMI emission source may require making measurement closer to the circuit. This is is not possible using an antenna. Near-field magnetic (H-field) and electric (E-field) probes let you «sniff» around the circuits, cables, and enclosures to find the source.
    H-field probes use a conductive loop to detect magnetic fields produced by clock signals, serial data streams, control signals, and switching power supplies. You can often uncover the source of EMI emissions with near-field probes.
    Near field probes are only sensitive to sources at close proximity. They are generally immune to background noise or hand position. Once emission source has been located, the appropriate fix can be implemented to reduce emissions. Since the near field probe measurements do not provide any indication of compliance, the measurement must be retaken with an antenna at the specified distance. Near Field Probe measurement do not take into account any other contributors to higher radiated emissions levels at the specified distance. In addition, Near Field Probes can be a valuable tool for troubleshooting EMI problems at the factory. They do not require any special calibrated test facility.
    Once you’ve made your baseline measurements at a EMI Lab to determine failing frequencies, you can take the product back for troubleshoot at the factory. You can experiment with design modifications and repeated near-field measurements to reduce the emission levels. Once the emissions levels successfully reduced, the product can be taken back to the EMI lab for additional compliance measurements. This process will reduce the cost of the overall product compliance process.
    The PS-400 sets consists of two E-Field probes and a H-Field Loop probe. One of the two E-field probes is patented. It has a fine tip that allows noise measurement of pins on ICs and traces as narrow as 3 mils on a printed circuit board. The other E-field stub probe is used to find the vicinity of the highest emissions levels on the board. Once the approximate location of the possible emission sources of is detected using the stub probe, the fine tip probe can assist the test engineer to pinpoint the exact circuit that is radiating the noisy signal.
    In addition to the probes included in the PS-400 probe set, the PS-500 near field probe set includes a probe with a fine metal tip that allows contact with circuit being probed to measure levels directly on the trace. Get a Quote Both probe sets are supplied in a custom wooden case. An optional PAP-501 Preamplifier can be purchased with probe set to improve measurement sensitivity This preamplifier has 20 dB nominal gain from 10 MHz – 1000 MHz. It is powered by external DC wall mount adapter.

    PS-400 Near Field Probe Set 9 kHz to 5 GHz

    Com-Power PS-400 Near Field Probe Set 9 kHz to 5 GHz

    Sniffer Probes with patented E-Field Probe The PS-400 Near Field Probe Set is designed to assist in troubleshooting EMI problems both at the board level and at the component level. It is used to detect radiation from cables, cases, traces and ICs. Typically the broadband probe is used to locate the general area of emission. Then the tip probe is used to isolate the source to a specific trace or pin. Further analysis can be done using the contact tip probe ( available with PS-500 probe set) by making direct contact with the circuit and then following the noisy trace to find the cause of emissions such as a broken transmission line or impedance mismatch. A typical use for the H-field probe is to verify the integrity of the chassis of your computer. This is done by moving the probe along the seams of the chassis which may be acting as slot antennas. This probe is also very useful for detecting magnetic noise sources such as large current switching circuits or transformers.



    • Frequency Range:
      H-Field Loop: 9 kHz – 5 GHz
      E-Field Broadband: 50 kHz – 5 GHz
      E-Field Fine Tip: 100 kHz – 5 GHz
      Impedance: 50 Ohm
      Connector Type: BNC (f)

    Aaronia_AG_EMC_Analyzer_Bundle-1_Data_Sheet Com-Power PS-400 Near Field Probe Set Data Sheet

    Aaronia_AG_EMC_Analyzer_Bundle-1_Data_Sheet Com-Power PS-400 Near Field Probe Set Manual

    PS-500 Near Field Probe Set with Contact Tip 400 Hz to 5 GHz

    Com-Power PS-500 Near Field Probe Set with Contact Tip

    Sniffer Probes with Contact Tip Probe The PS-500 is a Near Field Probe set consist four probes and a custom storage case. Performance and ease of use were designed into this product. The unique design allows easy access for tight or hard to reach places while reducing the effect of hand position or cable placement. The fine tip and the contact tip probe are precision E-field probes that features the ability to singularly identify a problem trace or pin. The fine tip probe is designed to be extremely sensitive to distance from the source which allows easy discrimination between traces on a PCB. The unique patented design allows measurement on individual traces as narrow as 3 mils. The contact tip probe allows direct electrical contact with the circuit. It has wider frequency range than the fine tip probe. Just like the fine tip probe the contact tip probe allow finding noise source to a trace or pin. The broadband probe is designed to identify E-fields over a broad frequency range


    • Frequency Range:
    • H-Field Loop: 9 kHz – 5 GHz
    • E-Field Broadband: 50 kHz – 5 GHz
    • E-Field Fine Tip: 100 kHz – 5 GHz
    • E-Field Contact Tip probe: 400 Hz – 5 GHz
    • Max Input Contact Tip Probe: 50 VDC
    • Impedance: 50 Ohm
    • Connector Type: BNC (f)

    Aaronia_AG_EMC_Analyzer_Bundle-1_Data_Sheet Com-Power PS-500 Near Field Probe Set with Contact Tip Data Sheet

    Aaronia_AG_EMC_Analyzer_Bundle-1_Data_Sheet Com-Power PS-500 Near Field Probe Set with Contact Tip Manual