News | October 20, 2008

AR Announces Pulse Probe For Radiated Immunity Testing

Source: AR

Souderton, PA – AR RF Microwave Instrumentation has created a new laser powered E-field probe specifically for the use in measuring E-fields found in radiated immunity testing and GMW3097 and Ford ES-XW7T-1A278-AC automotive radar pulse tests. Model PL7004 (800 MHz – 3.6 GHz / 80 – 800 V/m) was designed to measure the RMS value of the on time of a pulsed electric field. Each probe is supplied with basic calibration data.

A smart, fast, extremely accurate pulsed electric field probe, the PL7004 contains an internal microprocessor to provide linearization, temperature compensation, control and communication functions. Noise reduction and temperature compensation which allows accurate measurements without zero adjustment.

The probe is laser-powered to allow for continuous operation without battery recharging or replacement. It communicates and is powered through glass fiber optic cables, up to 100 meters long, connecting to the FI7000 interface. X, Y, Z, and composite readings can be returned through the FI7000 in 20 millisecond.

The PL7004 extends the range of AR laser-powered E-field probes to use in measuring pulsed electric fields. This probe can measure pulsed electric fields with pulse rates a low as 200 Hz and pulse widths as short as 1uS.

The PL7004 is not designed to respond to CW fields. AR offers an extensive line of field probes for CW measurement.