ICEy (Interference & Compatibility Evaluation System) is the most advanced reactive near-field scanning system for the analysis of EM interference and compatibility (EMI/EMC) in highly integrated electronics.
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||Four-axis (x,y,z, probe roll) precision Gantry positioning system with total axis travel of 600 × 500 × 120 mm3, 360°, allowing for an accessible DUT scanning volume of 450 × 450 × 115 mm3 with an absolute probe positioning accuracy of <±25 μm. Global geometric references for the probe tip location and DUT detection systems are provided by two orthogonal fork LASER light barriers.|
||The test chamber is fully shielded to efficiently suppress ambient RF-EM fields. The multi-layered wide-band ECCOSORB FHY-NRL hybrid absorber around the scanning area is used to make the test environment anechoic. Customizable feedthrough inserts are available on either side of the chamber. The chamber integrates a probe repository that holds up to 4 probes and allows for automatic probe exchange.|
||A color camera system that supports synthetic aperture stereo-vision with a resolution of 0.07 × 0.07 mm2/pixel is used to acquire a surface image of the DUT on the workbench, allowing the user to graphically plan the measurements. A highly detailed surface map (detection limit < ± 20 μm) of the DUT is reconstructed based on a sub-pixel detection-enhanced LASER triangulation scan.
| RF M&T Equipment – Probes
||ICEy is compatible with all SPEAG TDS ICEy probes, allowing for full EM phasor measurements with our unique TDS technology and the use of an advanced vector signal analyzer. A full set of 4 TDS ICEy probes (H1TDSx, H1TDSz, E1TDSx, E1TDSz), as well as a TDS remote unit in PXI module form factor, are included with the ICEy system. Also included is a high-end NI PXIe-5665 vector signal analyzer that covers vector measurements over the 20Hz – 14 GHz frequency range, with a noise floor of better than −165 dBm/Hz at 1 GHz, 3 dB bandwidth of 50 MHz, and absolute amplitude uncertainty of <1 dB.|
|Equipment Rack / Scanner Support Table||The ICEy test chamber is mounted on a scanner support table that integrates all the electronic equipment required to run the ICEy system. The scanner support table includes a high performance industrial grade PC for system control and post-processing, the ICEy interface and motion control electronics, and an 18 slot PXIe chassis, which hosts the PXI-based RF M&T equipment with a high-speed PCI express link to the PC.|
|External Peripherals||On either side of the scanner support table, external peripherals for the operator station can be connected. The system offers 2 HDMI, 8 USB, and 2 Ethernet ports and comes with a 24" LCD, mouse, and keyboard ready for immediate usage.|
|Validation and Calibration Sources||ICEy comes with an RF-EM validation device integrated in the test chamber to automatically and independently verify system performance before the start of a measurement campaign. ICEy is delivered with calibration patterns and bodies to calibrate and verify LASER fork light barriers and camera systems.|
|System Software||The system includes our advanced integrated measurement, control, postprocessing, visualization and data export software for close-near-field EMI/EMC scanning. For details please refer to the ICEy software description.