American National Standard Guide for Automated Electromagnetic Interference Measurements
|Publication Date:||1 January 2004|
This guide describes, in general terms, the use of automatic test equipment and the automation of measurements of electromagnetic emissions. It is intended for the following:
- Individuals or organizations who plan on automating Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) measurements and acquire that application software from a supplier.
- Individuals or organizations who acquire EMI application software from a developer for resale to other individuals or organizations.
- Individuals or organizations who determine the feature set for EMI application software.
- Individuals or organizations who perform automated EMI measurements.
- Software suppliers interested in providing high-quality software to acquirers. This guide is designed to help individuals or organizations:
- Determine the appropriate feature set of EMI automation software
- Validate the settings of software parameter used to perform measurements
- Determine requirements for test equipment to be used in an automated system
- Determine characteristics of automated test systems for a given test environment
This guide is intended to satisfy the following objectives:
- Promote consistency within organizations in acquiring third-party software from software suppliers
- Provide useful guidelines for the implementation of automated test systems
- Provide useful practices on the determination of necessary software features to automate specific tests
- Provide useful practices on the use of software tools for data acquisition and data analysis purposes
- Assisting individuals and organizations judging the quality and adequacy of supplier software
The purpose of this document is to provide guidelines for the use of automatic test equipment (ATE) for the measurement of electromagnetic emissions of electronic, electrical, and electro-mechanical equipment. It is intended to be a companion document to ANSI C63.2-19961 and ANSI C63.4-2003 for making accurate and repeatable automated emissions measurements from 9 kHz to 1 GHz according to commercial Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) regulations. As such, it addresses automated measurement processes, automatic test equipment, and measurement integrity aspects. Furthermore, the importance of a test plan will be outlined. Although intended for automatic testing, these guidelines also apply to semiautomatic measurements where only parts of a test may be automated.