ICEy-EMC is the most advanced reactive near-field scanning system for the analysis of EM interference and compatibility (EMI/EMC) in highly integrated electronics. ICEy comes as a fully integrated turnkey system that includes all the components necessary for you to start making measurements on your device-under-test (DUT) immediately after professional setup and on-site training by our engineers.



ICEy-EMC consists of the ICEy-Base unit, the fully automated micrometer-precision scanner for close near-field evaluations as well as the TDS ICEy-EMC module consisting of TDS probes, a TDS remote unit, a high-performance PXI-based vector signal analyzer, and tailored EMC near-field scanning software.


Any near-field EMC scanning of

  • printed circuit boards
  • system modules
  • electronic packages
  • integrated circuits
  • antenna structure
Basic Configuration

The basic configuration of an ICEy-EMC system is composed of:


ICEy-Base is the basic scanning system to support micrometer-precision near-field scans with any ICEy system consisting of:

  • a four-axis (x,y,z, probe roll) precision Gantry positioning system – with total axis travel of 600 × 500 × 120 mm3, 360° (scanning volume of 450 × 450 × 115 mm3 absolute probe positioning accuracy of <±10 μm.)
  • a fully shielded and absorber-backed test chamber
  • a computer vision system for surface reconstruction of the devices under test (detection limit < ± 20 μm)
  • a high-performance industrial-grade PC for system control and post-processing
  • ICEy interface and motion control electronics
  • 24" LCD, mouse, and keyboard
PXI Vector Signal Analyser

PXI Vector Signal Analyser specifications:

  • frequency range: 20 Hz - 14 GHz
  • IP3: 21 dBm
  • DANL: −165 dBm/Hz@1GHz
  • instantaneous bandwidth: 50 MHz
  • absolute amplitude accuracy: <1 dB
  • memory: 256 MB
  • PXI type: PXIe
  • chassis: 18 slot PXIe
  • PC link: PCI express
TDS Remote Unit

TDS PXI Remote Unit specifications:

  • input: TDS MU8 optical interconnect
  • output: 3.5mm RF connector
  • frequency range: 100kHz (10Hz) to 10 GHz
  • dynamic range: > 130 dB
  • P1dB: > 0dBm
  • return loss: > 10 dB
  • power and control: PXI
TDS ICEy Probes

Specifications of H1TDS ICEy magnetic field probes:

  • frequency range: 10 MHz to 6 GHz
  • dynamic range: 1 μA/m - 1 A/m (2 GHz)
  • E-field suppression: > 20dB (2 GHz)
  • sensor size: 2 × 2 mm2
  • tip size:  4 × 4 mm2

Specifications of E1TDS ICEy electric field probes:

  • frequency range: 10 MHz to 6 GHz
  • dynamic range: 0.3 mV/m - 150 V/m 
  • sensor size: 2.8 mm
  • tip size:  4 × 4 mm2

The ICEy software is optimized for accelerated and automated EMC/EMI near-field measurements and offers:

  • a scanning mode that provides strong computer-aided measurement planning based on stereoscopic images of the device under test with better than 25µm accuracy
  • fully automated scanning, including automatic probe exchange
  • integrated automatic system validation
  • an advanced post-processor for graphical data visualization, result overlay, filtering, and data export
  • tailored EMC scanning and evaluation features
API A Python interface allows the user to customize and automate the measurement process with simple or extensive scripts.  In-scan hooks can call Python scripts to synchronize external measurement and test equipment with the ICEy scan progress.
Calibration Calibration is performed in SPEAG's ISO17025-certified calibration laboratory.

see ICEy verification sources

Standard Compatibility

ICEy can be used for tests in compliance with:

  •  IEC TS 61967-3
Unique Features

Frequency range

Active optical technology

Miniature near-field probes



Automated and extendable

wide frequency range for a compact solution; 10 MHz - 6 GHz

non-disturbing EM measurements with unparalleled sensitivity

separation of magnetic and electric field coupling with a high spatial resolution

flat wideband RF signal transmission

only EMC scanner with a traceable calibration on the market

Software guides scan setup and fully automated scan execution, software extension are possible through a Python API


Wideband sensors

Miniature EM near-field sensors

Fully isolated using optical technology

Traceable calibration

Micrometer precision

ability to measure all mobile communications bands with one probe

identify emission locations accurately for both magnetic and electric fields in the reactive near-field with confidence

no coupling of the probe on the device under test, 100% trusted results

delivering calibrated datasheet-ready results

quantifiable RF emission scans

Compatibility Sim4Life
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