3m Compliant FullyAnechoic EMC Test Chamber


Designed for speed. The 3-meter complaint fully anechoic test chamber (3m-FAC-C) is a shielded enclosure combined with the latest generation anechoic material installed on all walls, ceiling and floor. The key difference between a Semi anechoic test chamber 3m-SAC-C and a fully anechoic is the inclusion of the anechoic material to the majority of the floor area. This creates a test chamber without ground reflections and does not require a 1.0m to 4.0m antenna sweep during emissions testing. A fixed antenna height is used focused centrally on the test volume.

This gives two important advantages for this test chamber. It decreases the time required to perform radiated emissions testing and therefore improves efficiency and a higher throughput of products. Also, it allows the test chamber to have a lower ceiling height. This reduces the initial capital expenditure and the space required to install the test chamber in the host building.

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Choose This Test Chamber For


Conforming to NSA and SVSWR validation criteria in accordance with CISPR 16-1-4, the 3m-FAC-C is the perfect solution to perform tests in accordance with a wide range of standards. Whether performing EMC Emissions and Immunity testing or Radio measurements the 3m-FAC-C is a cost-effective and multi-functional solution to EMC testing requirements.

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Compliant

Radiated Emission – Electro-Magnetic Interference (EMI) to CISPR 16-1-4 / EN55016-1-4.

EN IEC 6100 - Global EMC

Immunity

Compliant Radiated Immunity – Electro-Magnetic Susceptibility (EMS) to EN/IEC6100-4-3.

CISPR 32 - Multimedia Equipment - Global EMC

Components

Smaller table top products and EUT’s that do not require wheeled access into the test chamber.

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Fully Anechoic

Fully anechoic test chamber with latest generation anechoic absorbers to all walls, ceiling and floor.

Test More, Wait Less.


he versatility and testing speed of the 3m-FAC-C, fully anechoic test chamber is unmatched with other testing facilities.

Performing EMC Emissions and Immunity testing quickly and seamlessly in one test chamber with only a minimal reconfiguration between tests. This reduces delays, lead times and increase the throughput of products.

A combination of high-performance GF 102 ferrite tiles and latest generation pyramidal Absorbers are used to create optimum performance inside the chamber. The inclusion of absorbing material to the floor area mimics free-space conditions allowing a fixed antenna. The absorbers are easily repaired or replaced if accidentally damaged, using the fast and convenient “plug-in” base system.

The fully anechoic test chamber is fully configurable to your exact requirements but as standard comes in two dimensions. The 3m-FAC-C and the 3m-FAC-C-L for larger test items (EUT’s). Please see the specification below for further details.

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3m Semi-Anechoic EMC Test Facility


3m


A 3-meter test distance between the antenna and equipment under test is available in this test chamber. This test distance is widely used and accepted around the world in a large range of regulatory or standard-based test configurations.

Fully Anechoic


Designed to CISPR 16-1-4 as a test chamber without ground plane under free-space conditions. Anechoic absorbers are installed to all walls, ceiling and floor area. Leaving only a small walkway available on the floor for ease of access.

Test Facility


Having a maximum height of 4.4 meters, the test chamber has the ability to be installed in smaller host buildings where space is limited. Performance and accuracy are maintained through careful design and high manufacturing standards.

High-Performance Anechoic Lining


Ferrite Tiles & Absorbers – The walls and ceiling of the test chamber are precisely lined with the latest generation gapless Hybrid Pyramid absorbers and Ferrite tiles. The Pyramidal absorbers are precisely doped to ensure a smooth transition between the high performance of the Ferrite tiles at lower frequencies to the Pyramidal absorbers in higher frequencies. The “plug-in” base system of the absorbers means that individual absorber cones can be replaced if accidentally damaged during operation of the test chamber. This reduces the cost of repairs and time taken for the test chamber to become fully operational again.

Frequency Test Range


Low

80MHz

High

6GHz

Optional

18GHz

Minimum Dimensions (3m-FAC-C)


Length

8.00m

Width

4.20m

Height

4.00m

Minimum Dimensions (3m-FAC-C-L)


Length

9.00m

Width

5.00m

Height

5.00m

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Radiated immunity – Compliant to IEC/EN 61000-4-3 80 MHz – 6,000 MHz (18 GHz optional).

02


Radiated emissions – Compliant to CISPR 16-1-4 frequency range of 30 MHz to 6 GHz (18 GHz optional).

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Shield effectiveness to EN 50147-1.

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Designed and manufactured to the highest standards in Great Britain.

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Bespoke solution upon request. Test facility can be configured to your exact requirements.

06


Up to 3 meters measuring distance between the Antenna and EUT.

07


Industry-leading low maintenance shielded door with copper-beryllium knife-edge seals.

08


Lighting, power filter, penetration and static ventilation panels all as standard.

09


Latest technology high-performance GF 102 ferrite tiles to all walls, ceiling and partial floor covering.

10


Moulded polystyrene pyramidal Hybrid Absorbers to all walls, ceiling and partial floor covering. (Absorber coverage as far as physically possible).

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Designs created in Solidworks and AutoCAD to ensure ideal configuration and coordination.

External Dimensions


3m-FAC-C – 8.0m (L) x 4.2m (W) x 4.0m (H). 3m-FAC-C-L – 9.0m (L) x 5.0m (W) x 5.0m (H).

Shielded Pedestrian Door (Clear Opening)


1000mm (W) x 2000mm (H)*

Steel Structure


Self-supporting structure to industry standards.

Shield


Modular 2mm steel “pan” shield.

Frequency Test Range


30 MHz to 18 GHz (40 GHz optional).

Floor Loading (Standard)


500kg/m²*.

Filters


1 x 32A 230V Single phase (2 line).

Penetration Panel Connectors


2 x Precision N type, & 2 x Fibre.

Honeycomb Vents


2 x 300mm (W) x 300mm (H) (static air).

Access Ramp


This feature is optional.

Lighting


4 x LED Lighting 1 x Emergency light.

Power Distribution


4 x 230V AC DSSO Sockets.

Warranty


1 year as standard.

Additional Options Include:
Turntable, mast, controller, Air conditioning / HVAC, Anti chamber (control room), Fume extraction, Fire detection, CCTV, White caps to absorbers, additional filters & Audio communication.
*All dimensions and quantities can be altered upon request (subject to compatibility).

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Deviation to CISPR 16-1-4 NSA less than +/-4dB from 30 MHz to 1 GHz.

02


Deviation to CISPR 16-1-4 SVSWR within 0-6dB at 1 GHz to 18 GHz.

03


Compliant immunity testing in accordance with IEC/EN61000-4-3 at 80 MHz to 6 GHz (18 GHz optional).

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ANSI C63.4, MIL-STD-461, ETSI 300-220.

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CISPR 11, CISPR 16-1-4, CISPR 25, CISPR 32.