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  • EMC32-E+: Check EMC32 Expansions

    EMC32-E+: Check EMC32 ExpansionsQuestionHow can I find out the expansions I have installed? I want to know if I have installed EMC32-E or EMC32-E+.AnswerPlease open the "Options" dialog box (EXTRAS => OPTIONS) and click "EMS/EMI Options".There you will find an overview of the installed EMS and EMI options.For EMC32-E+, the "Extended EMI Functions (EPLUS)" option has to be activated.

  • Change or Upgrade from EMC32-L to EMC32-E/-C

    Change or Upgrade from EMC32-L to EMC32-E/-CQuestionIs it possible to perform an upgrade from EMC32-L to EMC32-E (Emission) or at least to EMC32-C (includes immunity software)? Is it possible to use the datasets of EMC32-L with EMC32-E/-C?AnswerYes, it is possible. However the EMC32-E software part is a new installation (hardlock protected) and allows semi- and fully automated EMI- tests with

  • Unit Conversion

    Unit ConversionQuestionFor my everyday EMC measurements, I have to convert units, for exampledBm to dBµV or dBpW to dBuV. Is there an easy way to convert a value into another unit?AnswerIn addition to application note 1GP77 with the "R&S dB Calculator" software,application note 1MA85 with the "Field Strength and Power Estimator" softwareand application note 1MA98 "dB or not dB? Everything you ever

  • EMC32-S, bypass foward power meter

    EMC32-S, bypass foward power meterQuestionI do not have the possibility to monitor the forward power at the output of the amplifier; normally. I have created all reference tables I need. Is there any possibility to "bypass" therequirement of the power meter for forward power?AnswerIn EMC32, the Hardware Setup is not defined specifically for EUT test or calibration, it aims at describing the system

  • iKey upgrade for EMC32/AMS32 version 10?

    iKey upgrade for EMC32/AMS32 version 10?QuestionIs it needed to order an upgrade licence to run EMC327AMS32 version 10 with my iKey?AnswerUsers of EMC32/AMS32 version 9.x can use EMC32/AMS32 version 10 without the need to purchase an upgrade license.Users of EMC32/AMS32 version 8.x or older need to upgrade by purchasing the appropriate upgrade license.For details please contact your R&S sales

  • update license iKey 9.xx

    update license iKey 9.xxQuestionHow can I update my EMC32 base license iKey to enable version 9.xx ?AnswerYou have been sent a license key to enable the EMC32-U9E or EMC32-U9S option. To update your EMC32 base license, you will need this license key, the iKey of your base license and the iKey Merge Tool (which is installed with version 9).Start the iKey Merge Tool from the EMC32 program

  • EMC32 with Angle Offset for the second Antenna Mast

    EMC32 with Angle Offset for the second Antenna MastQuestionI would like to use two antennas for my EMI Auto Test. The second Antenna has an Angle Offset to the first Antenna. because of this all my Turntable results for the second Antnnna Mast Question are shifted to some degrees. Is it allowed to use more than one Antenna Mast in one Hardware Setup? And how can I add an Angle Offset for the

  • Add Limit Line to existing EMC32 Test to create a new list of critical frequencies

    Add Limit Line to existing EMC32 Test to create a new list of critical frequenciesQuestionI have saved an EMI Test and would like to add a new Limit Line to the existing Test, optionally I would like to create a new list of critical frequencies, based on the new limit line. How can I do this with EMC32?AnswerYes, you can do this. You can load the Test and you can add a new limit to the exisitig

  • EMC32: EUT Monitoring, use of the Device "Evaluation"

    EMC32: EUT Monitoring, use of the Device "Evaluation"QuestionIn the EUT Monitoring Template, Hardware Tab, I can select a measurement device "Evaluation" What is it and what can I do with it?AnswerThe tabbed structure of the EUT Monitoring template editor contains the parameters for one monitoring channel. The displayed parameters are always the ones corresponding to the channel selected in the

  • EMC32 and CANoe Application

    EMC32 and CANoe ApplicationQuestionHow to open the properties dialog of the DCOM object Vector CANoe Applications?It always comes with the error: activex component can't create object.What to do if the software indicates that files are missing?AnswerIn addition to the "Hints for the DCOM configuration" to be found in the EMC32 online help underthe search term CANoe, please note:- The CANoe dialog

  • Answer of External Monitoring Software does not Appear in EMC32 Window

    Answer of External Monitoring Software does not Appear in EMC32 WindowQuestionAn external monitoring software receives EMC32 commands correctly and answers from LabVIEW.However, the answer does not appear in the EMC32 window.What's the problem? How to check?AnswerEvery network monitor can be used as an analysis tool, e.g. Network Monitor 3.3 from Microsoft.This tool allows the capturing and

  • Querying the Angle using a Generic Tripod or Aantenna Tower Template

    Querying the Angle using a Generic Tripod or Aantenna Tower TemplateQuestionI do not get an accurate result when I query the current antenna polarization using a generic tripod or antenna tower template. Because of the turntables tolerance, the angle isn’t recognized properly. It never returns the exact value e.g. 180°.AnswerOur software compares the user input with the return value of the

  • Suppress Ambients

    Suppress AmbientsQuestionIs it possible to suppress ambients with EMC32?AnswerYes, it is. Please use the EMI evaluation function "Exclude ranges by List". This function allows small ranges to be removed on the basis of a frequency list. For this feature, a delta range around the frequencies has to be entered in the EMI evaluation dialog box. For each frequency in the frequency list, a

  • How to get an Overview of Several Curves in one Diagram?

    How to get an Overview of Several Curves in one Diagram?QuestionIn a diagram, several curves overlay each other in the order in which they were added to the diagram.How can I change the order of curves or get one of the curves to the foreground?Is there a method for easily getting an overview of the curves ?AnswerIt is not yet possible to change the order of the curves in a diagram.However, you

  • EMC32: How does the Standard Report refer to measurements in the semi-anechoic chambers?

    EMC32: How does the Standard Report refer to measurements in the semi-anechoic chambers?QuestionIn the General Settings of the EMI Auto Test you have to select "Open-Area-Test-Site" when performing a radiated emission test. There are no other types of measurement chambers available to select. Later, when my report is generated it includes this text: "Open-Area-Test-Site".My measurements were

  • EMC32, Download Transducer Factor to Test Receiver

    EMC32, Download Transducer Factor to Test ReceiverQuestionI am using with EMC32. I would like to save the transducers from my Test on the Receiver. I would like to re-use it on the Receiver in manual operation, if necessary.Is this possible?AnswerYes, this is possible with EMC32 in the following way.Each transducer used im EMC32 adds up to one sum transducer. In EMC32 the transducer sum correction

  • EMCAN32 (up to EMC32 V10.35) no connection to CANoe 9

    EMCAN32 (up to EMC32 V10.35) no connection to CANoe 9QuestionI am still using CANoe Version 9 and so I have to install the EMCAN32 from EMC32 V10.35 or below following the manual. I already could work with this software on my computer, but after I changed the OS and performed the complete installation again, I do not get interconnection between EMCAN32 and CANoe. How do I get this installation

  • EMC32-S: Immunity level as a function of frequency

    EMC32-S: Immunity level as a function of frequencyQuestion:In my case, the target level of my susceptibility measurement is not constant.Is it possible to configure the EMC32 with a falling or rising target level?Answer:Yes, you can configure this in the EMS Scan template. The lower section of the EMS Scan template editor contains a tab structure with four tabs where the parameters for each

  • Why do I see only one Result Table in the EMC32 Explorer although I set two Detectors?

    Why do I see only one Result Table in the EMC32 Explorer although I set two Detectors?QuestionI choose two detectors for the EMC32 final test. Why does one result table not appear in the EMC explorer after the test?Are the autotest settings not suitable?AnswerAn autotest consists of several test phases with measurements. These measurements are made with one or two detectors depending on the chosen

  • EMC32 error "an ikey for AMS32 could not be found"

    EMC32 error "an ikey for AMS32 could not be found"QuestionEvery Time when I start my EMC32, a strange Error appears: "ikey for AMS32 could not be found". What to do ?AnswerSince the AMS32 functionality is integrated in EMC32 now, the error has to appear if the AMS option is installedbut the key is not valid for it. This error is normal if no dongle for AMS32 was bought.When you confirm the message

  • EMC32: Interactive data reduction, difference between "After data reduction" and "Before final measurements".

    EMC32: Interactive data reduction, difference between "After data reduction" and "Before final measurements".QuestionIn the menu "Data Reduction" of EMI Auto Test, there are two buttons for activating the "interactive data reduction". I would like to know the exact differences between "After Data Reduction" and "Before Final Meas". I couldn't find a plausible explanation.AnswerIn basically, in

  • EMC32-S: Immunity level not reached - abort EMS scan

    EMC32-S: Immunity level not reached - abort EMS scanQuestionEMC32-S: Is it possible to abort an EMS scan when the EMC32 goes below a certain immunity level, e.g. if the amplifier fails?AnswerYes, you can do that.  In the EMS Scan Template, on the Leveling Mode tab, select "Forward Power" for the Power Control.The deciding factor, the abort criteria, is the noise level. The noise level is defined

  • EMC32-S: Pulse train support in EMC32

    EMC32-S: Pulse train support in EMC32Question:I am using EMC32. How can I configure a test template with the SMB100A (including SMB-K27) or the SMF100A (including SMF-K27) to generate pulse trains for my EMC32 application?Answer:The pulse train software option is the SMF/B-K27. It is selected as an AWG in the device list for the pulse modulation setup.The EMC32 software considers the signal

  • Changing virtual COM port to use field probe with EMC32

    Changing virtual COM port to use field probe with EMC32Question:We are using EMC32 software for EMS measurements. Currently we have difficulties integrating a field probe. We cannot change the COM port of the field probe's USB/serial adapter and therefore cannot use the field probe with EMC32.Answer:The virtual COM port can be changed within Microsoft Windows. Please refer to the Windows Device

  • RF indicator while running an EMS test

    RF indicator while running an EMS testQuestion:I want to be sure that RF from the generator is switched off when my notification message is displayed. In EMC32, I see two RF indicators when the message is displayed. Which of the indicators shown in EMC32 is correct?Answer:The indicator Generator RF ON / RF OFF shown in the Scan Parameters panel shows the correct status. If this indicator shows RF

  • How to Document Several Measurements in one Test Report

    How to Document Several Measurements in one Test ReportQuestionI need to put several measurements in a single report (for 1 DUT). How can I do that?AnswerYou usually need the EMC32-K11 test sequencer option to do this.However, the following methods can be used as alternatives, though they may be more work-intensive:A) Open a new report setup template --> In the EMC32 explorer, open the test

  • Using EMC32 Online Help without EMC32 or EMC32 Installation Files.

    Using EMC32 Online Help without EMC32 or EMC32 Installation Files.QuestionIs it possible to see the EMC32 online help and follow all of its links without installing EMC32 on the PC or downloading the whole installation file?AnswerYes, this is possible if the Microsoft viewer is installed on your PC (which is the case for most PCs with an MS operating system).A "Help" folder is included in the

  • Configuring Maturo Type Antenna Controllers and Similar Devices in EMC32

    Configuring Maturo Type Antenna Controllers and Similar Devices in EMC32QuestionIf I select Maturo antenna masts in EMC32, a "LD 0 DV" should be sent in advance. This can't be configured using a generic tripod template. So how can I configure a Maturo MCU (antenna) controller and similar devices in EMC32 and what about an antenna tripod (in this case EAS365) that is connected to this controller?

  • When do I need the EMC32 User Administration?

    When do I need the EMC32 User Administration?QuestionIn the User List of EMC32, I find different user names and two classes of users. There is the class "Manager" and the class "Standard". When do I need different user names? What is the difference between a manager and a standard user?AnswerThe "Standard" user has restricted access rights. The "Standard" user does not haveaccess to the

  • Activate Logins for Different Users

    Activate Logins for Different UsersQuestionIs it possible to activate logins for different EMC32 users?AnswerYes, it is. Please proceed as follows to configure EMC32 for different users:1.) Run EMC32.2.) Open the menu EXTRAS => OPTIONS => GENERAL.3.) Enable the option "Activate Login".4.) Close the Options panel with OK.5.) Enter the name and the password for the first EMC32 manager.6.) Restart

  • How to define Limit Lines with Steps and resulting Frequency Mismatches

    How to define Limit Lines with Steps and resulting Frequency MismatchesQuestionI would like to define Limit Lines with steps. This does mean I would like to create a limit with two points at the same frequency. How make those cases clear for data reduction and final measurements based on the given limit?AnswerThis chapter describes what you should note when you define limit lines with

  • Correction Column in EMC32-EB Final Results

    Correction Column in EMC32-EB Final ResultsQuestionIn using EMC32-EB with EMC32-K10 EMI Auto Test.This option expands our EMC32-EB to provide test sequences for fully automatic testing. At the end of the Test, we get a Final Result table. Is it possible to see individual losses of cable, antenna, pre-amp, etc in the final table instead of a single total correction value?AnswerYes, this is possible

  • Merge Dongles into one USB Dongle Only?

    Merge Dongles into one USB Dongle Only?QuestionWe have two USB dongles, i.e. one for the software and one for an EMC32-Kxx option.Can I merge these two USB dongles into one only?If I merge them into one dongle, what will happen to the data of the second dongle?AnswerYes, it is possible to merge these two dongles into one. To reduce thenumber of iKeys, the "iKey Merge Tool" has been installed on

  • Coexistence of iKeys

    Coexistence of iKeysQuestionI received a new iKey with a new EMC32 option. I have connected the iKey to a freeUSB port of my PC and it is working. I wonder how many iKeys can be handledsimultaneously?AnswerThe standard installation allows up to 4 iKeys to be connected at the same time.If you have more than 4 iKeys, please use the 'EMC32 iKey Merge Tool' to addEMC32-Kxx options to a EMC32-EB/-S

  • add VXI Driver

    add VXI DriverQuestionI want to add a new device that requires a VXI driver to the EMC32 device list.What is the easiest way to find and add the new VXI driver?AnswerEMC32 comes with the R&S Driver Installer Tool. The R&S Driver Installer Toolis an additional Windows tool that helps you install additional drivers.If you add a new device that requires a VXI driver to the EMC32 device list,you can

  • Measurement Channel

    Measurement ChannelQuestionI want to use the R&S EMC32 measurement software togenerate a stress level for my EUT when performingelectromagnetic susceptibility measurements. Can youtell me what a measurement channel is?AnswerThe objective of electromagnetic susceptibility measurements is to determinewhether the EUT is immune to electromagnetic interference signals and fields.During an EMS

  • error message EMC32: EMC32.ini is missing

    error message EMC32: EMC32.ini is missingQuestionAfter a program crash the error message indicates that the EMC32.ini is missing or emptyThe EMC32 would not startAnswerPlease use the EMC32.ini from your last backupif there is no backup available please delete the EMC32.iniIt is located inC:\ProgramData\EMC32\Configuration(standard installation)

  • Initialize RF Generator, change start level for immunity testing using EMC32

    Initialize RF Generator, change start level for immunity testing using EMC32QuestionI want to start a radiated immunity test with EMC32. On the RF Generator I can see the following operating states:- With EMC32 I start the measurement by pressing the start button. The RF Generator is initialized with the start frequency and a level of -100dBm. The RF output is switched off.- Now, the RF Generator

  • How to generate separate graphics for the horizontal and vertical result using EMC32-EB

    How to generate separate graphics for the horizontal and vertical result using EMC32-EBQuestionWith EMC32, I would like to do a radiated measurement with more than one subrange for antenne change. The Test should automatically generate separate graphics for the horizontal and vertical result.I would like to measure each subrange with one polarisation only. Is EMC32 applicable to do this?AnswerTo

  • TS8997 waveform files on the vector generator not found

    TS8997 waveform files on the vector generator not foundQuestionWe are doing DFS measurements according to EN 301 893, but the API Macro comes with a "waveform files on the vector generator not found" message.How can I solve this?AnswerMost likely you get this message , because the needed waveforms have not been imported into SMBV100A.Basically the missing waveforms are located in the EMC32 "Data"

  • Open an exiting Test and add a new Limit Line

    Open an exiting Test and add a new Limit LineQuestionI am using Test Receiver with EMC32. I would like to open an exiting Test and add a new Limit Line to this Test for further evaluation. Is it possible to dothis?AnswerYes, you can do this.Limit have to be available in EMC32 database, otherwise Limit have to be added to EMC32, first.As soon as the limit is available, the procedure is the

  • Show Graphic of a Transducer using EMC32

    Show Graphic of a Transducer using EMC32QuestionI have added several Transducers to EMC32. I would like to see how the interpolation works. Is it possible to visualize the interpolation of the transducer in EMC32?AnswerEMC32 is using a table editor to create, display or modify tables. This table editor is also used to create, display or modify Transducers.Normally the data of the loaded table file

  • EMC32 measurements with more than 1000000 points

    EMC32 measurements with more than 1000000 pointsQuestionI have a question about EMC32 for automotive OEM measurements.We are working with some setups with a huge quantity of points.EMC32 only support 1.000.000 of points, so we have to divide our measurement. in several frequency ranges…Do you know if there is another wayto go around this?AnswerIf you are using a Receiver equipped with Time Domain

  • EMC32 file access control, synchronize network server contents automatically

    EMC32 file access control, synchronize network server contents automaticallyQuestionAll computers where EMC32 could be run are permanently connected to the company network (by LAN connection, Wireless, or both at the same time).Because of this, for EMC32 I would like to use a common database on a network drive with the common files for testing. This will allow to centralize the update of this

  • Password Protection

    Password ProtectionQuestionIs it possible to protect EMC32 with a password?AnswerYes, it is possible to protect EMC32 with a password. Please perform the following steps:1.) Run EMC32.2.) Open EXTRAS => OPTIONS.3.) Enable the option "Activate Login" by means of a check mark.4.) Close the Options panel with OK.5.) Enter the administrator name and the password.6.) Upon the next start of EMC32 you

  • How can I get a Trigger Pulse from EMC32 for a Triggered Sweep?

    How can I get a Trigger Pulse from EMC32 for a Triggered Sweep?QuestionHow can I get a trigger pulse from EMC32 for a triggered sweep?This may be necessary, for example, if the DUT cannot tolerate the power for a long time.AnswerThis problem can be solved by using an external hardware board, for example: bmcm meM-PIO.http://www.bmc-messsysteme.de/ger/pr-mem-pio-oem.htmlYou can trigger the start of

  • How can I generate and Export a Test Report?

    How can I generate and Export a Test Report?QuestionIs it possible to generate test reports? Can I export the test reports to other Windows applications?AnswerYes, both is possible.First, you have to configure your report with different report components.To create a report and to add a component to the report, proceed as follows:1. Click on the Create Report icon or select REPORT => REPORT from

  • Import of Frequency Lists

    Import of Frequency ListsQuestionI have created a frequency list with Excel. Is it possible to import this frequency list to EMC32?AnswerYes, it is possible. Please perform the following steps to import frequency lists from Excel:1.) You have an Excel sheet with frequency values. All values were written into a column.2.) Save your Excel sheet in TXT format, separated by tab stops.3.) Start EMC32.4

  • Stop a Measurement, Save the Test and Continue the Measurement Later.

    Stop a Measurement, Save the Test and Continue the Measurement Later.QuestionI would like to stop a long measurement, save the test and continue the measurement later. Is this possible?AnswerIt is possible to stop a measurement and continue it later (e.g. after rebooting your PC).Please proceed as follows:1.) Start your EMC32 measurement.2.) Stop your EMC32 measurement before it is finished.3.)

  • Using Individual GTEM Cells

    Using Individual GTEM CellsQuestionIs it possible to use any GTEM cell with EMC32?AnswerYes, it is possible. You can use the "EMI Analysis" of EMC32. The EMI analysisopens the "EMI Evaluation" dialog box, where you will find the EMI evaluationfunction "GTEM Correlation". This function is used for converting emitted EMIthat has been measured by an EUT in any GTEM cell.To get the right results after

  • Windows Administrator Rights

    Windows Administrator RightsQuestionIs it absolutly necessary to give an EMC32 user the rights of an Windows administrator?AnswerNo, it is not. The default path for the EMC32 setup is the program folder.The Windows user does not need Windows administrator rights, but must havethe permission to write to the EMC32 folders ...\Configuration and...\Tests . If the user also wants to change templates,

  • Why is it necessary to define a Test Template?

    Why is it necessary to define a Test Template?QuestionI have installed EMC32, and now I want to run my first measurement. Why is it necessaryto define test templates before running an EMI test?AnswerTo run an EMI measurement, EMC32 requires information about the frequencyrange in which the EUT interference is to be measured.The settings of the receiver parameters to be used during the measurement

  • How to add a Graphic for Reverse Power to a Test

    How to add a Graphic for Reverse Power to a TestQuestionMy hardware setup has a power meter for amplifier forward power and reverse power. I would like to see thereverse power in my test. How can I add a graphic for the reverse power to my test?AnswerYou have to use the System Monitoring feature. System Monitoring is similar to EUT Monitoring, but here theEMS test system itself will be monitored

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