Compact, Battery-Powered, comb Reference Signal Source that Generates a Broadband Radiated and/or conducted output up to 18GHz - York EMC Services Ltd

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Compact, Battery-Powered, Reference Signal Source for Radiated and/or Conducted Output up to 18 GHz

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Comb Generator Emitter 01

The Comb Generator Emitter 01 (CGE01) is a compact, battery-powered, reference signal source that generates a broadband radiated and/or conducted output up to 18 GHz. When used as a verification reference source, the known output allows unknowns within systems or components to be measured or calculated. When used a reference source for shielding effectiveness, the compact size allows small enclosures to be evaluated.

The CGE01 can be supplied with a 50 Ω SMA output connector (CGE01C) for direct connection to conducted test systems, or to an external antenna in order to generate test fields for evaluating radiated emission test systems. Alternatively, to achieve the best repeatability and compactness for purely radiated applications, the CGE01 can be supplied with an integrated antenna (CGE01R).

The CGE01 harmonic steps can be switched between 80 MHz and 100 MHz as standard, allowing more frequency points to be measured than is possible with a fixed-frequency source. A 50 MHz/80 MHz step option is available by special request, allowing measurements compliant with chamber validations above 1 GHz according to CISPR16.

Features:

Stable Output •  Repeatable measurements
Conducted and Radiated options •  Evaluation of both conducted and radiated systems
50 MHz to 18 GHz output •  Applications across a broad frequency spectrum
50 MHz step size •  Complies with CISPR16 validation methods
Compact and Portable •  Comparisons between sites and environments
  •  Shielding effectiveness measurements even of small enclosures
Battery powered •  No power or interconnecting cables affecting measurements

Applications:

  • CISPR16 verifications
  • Shielding effectiveness of small enclosures e.g. PCs, Servers, Wireless comms equipment
  • Radiated measurement systems validation and verification
  • Reference source for:
    • Daily pre-test verification checks if required by the accreditation authorities
    • Long-term performance monitoring
    • Spectrum analyser / receiver pre-checks
  • Investigation of reverberation (mode stirred) chamber behaviour
  • Characterisation of filter performance
  • Cable loss measurements
  • Inter-laboratory test programs
  • Proficiency test programs

Specifications

Frequency Range •   50 MHz to 18 GHz direct connection into a 50 Ω system
  1 GHz to 18 GHz radiated using the integral antenna
Step Size 80 MHz or 100 MHz switchable
  (50 MHz or 80 MHz switchable version available to special order)
Output connector 50 Ω SMA socket (CGE01C only)
Temperature Stability     (15 °C to 35 °C) 1 to 16 GHz: <0.5 dB, 100 MHz to 18 GHz: <2 dB
Time stability Typically <1 dB over a 12 month period
Dimension CGE01C with battery pack - 76 mm diameter × 64 mm (74 mm inc. connector)
  CGE01C without battery pack - 76 mm diameter × 18 mm (28 mm inc. connector)
  CGE01R with battery pack - 76 mm diameter × 92 mm
  CGE01R without battery pack - 76 mm diameter × 46 mm
Weight Approx 550g (including battery)
Power supply 5 V 2 AHr battery pack. External input 5.00 V ± 0.25 V, 300 mA
Operating Time 6.5 hours typical with fully charged battery pack
Indicators Active, Mode 1 step size - green LED
  Active, Mode 2 step size - red LED


 

Standard Kits:  80MHz & 100MHz switchable comb step size

Part Number

Description

 

Parts included

CGE01KIT01 Standard CGE01C comb generator  CGE01C comb generator emitter with SMA 
  emitter (conducted output) kit   output connector
    CAL13 Standard conducted output 
      power measurement, 0 to 18 GHz
       
CGE01KIT02 Standard CGE01R comb generator CGE01R comb generator emitter 
  emitter (radiated output) kit   with integral antenna
    CAL09 Standard radiated field
      strength measurement, 1 to 18 GHz
       
CGE01KIT03 Enhanced CGE01C comb generator CGE01C conducted reference signal source
  emitter (conducted and radiated output) kit MCN01 detachable monocone antenna
    CAL13 Standard conducted output 
      power measurement, 0 to18 GHz
       

Special order kits: 50MHz & 80MHz switchable comb step size

Part Number

Description

Parts included

CGE01KIT04 CGE01C comb generator emitter  •  CGE01C conducted reference 
  (conducted output) kit   signal source
    CAL13 Standard conducted output
      power measurement, 0 to 18 GHz
       
CGE01KIT05 CGE01R comb generator emitter CGE01R radiated reference
  (radiated output) kit   signal source
    CAL09 Standard radiated field
      strength measurement, 1 to 18 GHz
       
CGE01KIT06 Enhanced, CGE01C comb generator CGE01C conducted reference
  emitter (conducted and radiated output) kit   signal source
    MCN01 detachable monocone
      antenna
    CAL13 Standard conducted output
      power measurement, 0 to 18 GHz

All kits are supplied with:

  •  BP01  5 V 2 AHr rechargeable battery pack
  •  BCH04 Universal input battery charger
  •  Hard case
  •  Manual

Accessories

   
MCN02 Detachable monocone antenna (1 to 18 GHz optimum when used with a CGE01C)
BP01 5V 2AH detachable battery pack

 

Manufacturer’s calibrations:

CAL13 Direct Output
  -     0 to 18 GHz direct power measurement using a spectrum analyzer
  -     standard measurement for CGE01C kits
CAL09 Radiated Output
  -     1 to 18 GHz electric field strength at 3m in FAR using a spectrum analyser
  -     standard measurement for CGE01R kits
  -     optional for CGE01C kits when supplied with MCN02 antenna

Typical Output Measurement Results:

View all Output Measurements here (PDF)

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