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ICEy - Interference & Compatibility Evaluation System
ICEy is the most advanced reactive near-field E/H-field scanning system for the analysis of EM interference and compatibility (EMI/EMC) in highly integrated electronics. ICEy is the only system that provides accurate EM measurements traceable to international calibration standards and also allows independent interlaboratory comparability of EMI/EMC measurement results. ICEy is a turnkey test bed that supports all features for precise, user-friendly, efficient, fast, and highly autonomous EMI/EMC near-field analyses, developed in close collaboration with industry for the chipset, EM packaging, mobile communications, and medical markets.
ICEy is a turnkey system in which all equipment necessary for high precision EMI/EMC near-field measurements are highly integrated:
• Optimized near-field EMI/EMC testbed and robotic scanning system
• High-resolution miniature active fiber-optic electric- and magnetic-field probes
• Camera and 3D DUT surface reconstruction system
• High-speed EMI/EMC vector signal analyzer
• High-perfomance measurement control and post-processing PC
• System and motion control electronics
• On-site installation, calibration, and validation by our engineers
• Measurement-ready after system setup with extensive on-site training by our engineers.
SpeedAn advanced GUI accelerates measurement and setup by providing efficient guidance for visually planning measurement campaigns based on computer vision support and advanced evaluation libraries. Millions of measurement samples can be acquired within a second. Unparalleled measurement speeds are achieved by integrating the vector signal analyzer directly to the PCI-express bus of the control PC.
CustomizationA powerful scripting environment allows the user to control external equipment during the scan and to write custom extensions to the control and postprocessing environment. Hardware components, such as probes, can be customized.
CalibrationICEy integrated TDS probes are calibrated in our ISO17025 certified laboratory. Traceable calibration and known measurement uncertainties are essential for achieving excellent inter-laboratory comparability of EMI/EMC measurement results. Calibrated validation sources are also integrated in ICEy for automatic system verification before a measurement campaign, ensuring the reliability of each measurement. Automatic calibration routines and calibration tools for on-site recalibration by the customer also ensure high mechanical integrity for precise alignment of the computer vision surface reconstruction systems.
<span style="font-family:" color:#333333;"="">High-level support is available directly from the research & development and advanced application teams in Zurich.
Test ChamberThe test chamber is fully shielded to efficiently suppress ambient RF-EM fields. The multi-layered wide-band ECCOSORB FHY-NRL hybrid absorber around the scanning area is used to make the test environment anechoic. Customizable feedthrough inserts are available on either side of the chamber. The chamber integrates a probe repository that holds up to 4 probes and allows for automatic probe exchange.
RF M&T Equipment – ProbesICEy is compatible with allSPEAG TDS ICEy probes, allowing for full EM phasor measurements with our unique TDS technology and the use of an advanced vector signal analyzer. A full set of 4 TDS ICEy probes (H1TDSx, H1TDSz, E1TDSx, E1TDSz), as well as a TDS remote unit in PXI module form factor, are included with the ICEy system. Also included is a high-end NI PXIe-5665 vector signal analyzer that covers vector measurements over the 20 Hz – 14 GHz frequency range, with a noise floor of better than −165 dBm/Hz@1GHz, 3 dB bandwidth of 50 MHz, and absolute amplitude uncertainty of<1 dB.
External PeripheralsOn either side of the scanner support table, external peripherals for the operator station can be connected. The system offers 2 HDMI, 8 USB, and 2 Ethernet ports and comes with a 24" LCD, mouse, and keyboard ready for immediate usage.
System SoftwareThe system includes our advanced integrated measurement, control, postprocessing, visualization, and data export software for close-near-field EMI/EMC scanning. For details