- Used when seeking electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) laboratory certification for The American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) or the Automotive EMC Laboratory Recognition Program (AEMCLRP)
- Superior stability
- Monitor, stimulate, or control a device under test
- Used for EMI/RFI engineering and EMC certification
Michigan Scientific Corporation is a leading manufacturer of Fiber-Optic (F-O) based signal monitors for automotive component and full-scale vehicle EMI/RFI engineering and testing. MSC F-O Systems have earned a reputation for superior stability that is necessary for monitoring equipment when it is used in Reverberation-Anechoic chambers and Bulk Current Injection (BCI) tests. This is especially true when seeking electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) laboratory certification for The American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) or the Automotive EMC Laboratory Recognition Program (AEMCLRP).
MSC F-O Systems provide a reliable and accurate means of transmitting electrical signals over fiber-optic cables from sources in high field environments or anechoic chambers to monitoring equipment in a low-field area. MSC currently offers F-O systems that monitor, stimulate or control a device under test. F-O systems are available for monitoring analog or digital signals within the bandwidth, audio, linear position, light (visible through IR), and bi-directional video with 2-channel audio and two channels for control.
The base analog signal transmitter is a small 2-channel module designed for monitoring signals with bandwidths from DC to 20 kHz. Gain jumpers for each channel provide a selection between four pre-configured full-scale signal input levels from +/-160mV to +/-480V. The transmitter is powered with three AA alkaline batteries and is able to operate 100+ hours before battery replacement. The transmitters exceed the existing automotive EMI requirement for operation in hostile RF environments and are validated for EMC at 200 V/m or more from 500 kHz to 2.0 GHz.
The base analog signal receivers are available in 2 or 4-channel bench-top enclosures and 6, 8, 10, or 12-channel 19″ enclosures for bench-top or rack mounting.
MSC’s newest F-O Link is a DC-1MHz Signal Monitor and a Stimulus/Control Link. The test engineer simply interchanges the TX/RX module positions to transmit analog signals to or from an EMC chamber or other hostile RF environment to a low-field area.
MSC also provides high-impedance input leads for the analog signal monitors as well as an assortment of fiber-optic cables with lengths to suit any application.