PC Board EMI
If properly done, PC board (PCB) design control techniques can be the most cost effective means of resolving EMI issues.
This article provides a basis for using gated time domain and a highly reflective mirror to measure the gain, phase, beamwidth and radiation pattern of broadband antennas. The tests were completed using the Anritsu VectorStar VNA. The speed and data points (100,000) make possible high resolution in time domain. Three commercial reference horns were measured and an aperture and mirror conductivity correction applied. The resulting data agreed reasonably well with the published data. Two additional classical methods were also performed for validation.
There have been inherent problems with audio frequency conducted susceptibility tests since their inception. These are: ensuring that the injected signal drops across the test sample; monitoring the signal that is developed across the test sample, both from the point-of-view of isolating the instrumentation so it doesn’t ground the input power return and, more problematically, monitoring injected ripple riding on an ac bus potential. These issues are resolved using a novel but inexpensive transducer described herein.