Semi Anechoic Chamber - SAC-10 Plus

Frankonia’s Triton Class – a fully compliant EMC testing solution with triple test axes at 10.0m & 3.0m measuring distance.

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  • Radiated emissions (EMI): Full compliance according to CISPR 11, CISPR 14-1, CISPR 16-2-3, CISPR 22, CISPR 32
  • Radiated immunity (EMS): Full compliance according to IEC/EN 61000-4-3
  • Compact chamber design with adapted steel structure and optimized RF-shielding in polygonal shape
  • Advanced absorber lining with Frankosorb® long-lasting absorbers (Frankonia technology)
  • Efficient and economic test site conditions
  • Reproducible test procedures at a constant high-performance level
  • Time saving - no need to modify the test setup
  • Manual, semi-automatic, or fully automatized absorber and antenna movement
  • Turn-key solution

The SAC-10 Plus Triton Class is Frankonia’s fully compliant EMC testing solution. The semi-anechoic chamber is designed for measuring distances of 10.0 and 3.0 meters on a quiet zone of ø 3.0 m. The innovative shape with its optimized absorber layout allows for a simultaneous use of three axes for emission and immunity tests and superior minimized reflections.


The SAC-10 Plus Triton Class for EMC testing is a revolution in its class. The benefits of its triple test axes allow our customers to measure all required EMI/EMS procedures without the need to modify the test environment or the test setup. This also includes the test equipment and instruments that can remain connected in the chamber. The antenna and absorber area for each procedure specifically moves to the test scenario either in manual, semi-automatized or fully automatized mode controlled by Frankonia software.


Thus, the quality of EMC testing remains at a constantly high level, the testing time decreases, and malfunction and damage is almost impossible. The frequency range of the all-new SAC- 10 Plus is from 30 MHz to 18 GHz (40 GHz as option) and it offers outstanding performance for NSA, SVSWR and FU.

Special versions

  • CISPR 12 & CISPR 25: The SAC-10 Plus offers the possibility to be used for vehicle and components tests according to CISPR 12 and CISPR 25.

 

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SAC-10 Plus – Hybrid Chamber

Technical specification

External dimension (L x W x H)

19.205m x 12.080m x 8.325m (polygonal shape)

Turntable

∅ 3.0m with a load of 2.0 tons or 3.0 tons

Frequency range

30 MHz to 18 GHz (option 40 GHz)

Absorber lining

Walls and ceiling

Partial lining with ferrite absorbers; mix of long and short Frankosorb® pyramid/hybrid absorbers

Floor

Sliding absorber area for immunity and emission test, individual configured for each test axis


Standard configuration and options

  • Standard: Customized SAC-10 Plus prepared for manual absorber and antenna movement
  • Option 1:  Customized SAC-10 Plus prepared for semi-automatized absorber and antenna movement
  • Option 2:  Customized SAC-10 Plus prepared for fully automatized absorber and antenna movement
SAC-10 Plus – Performance per test axis

Test axis 1 – EMI

Emission test (EMI)

Full compliance according to CISPR 11, CISPR 14-1, CISPR 16-2-3, CISPR 22, and CISPR 32

Quiet zone

∅ 3.0m; height 2.0m

Measuring distance

10.0m & 3.0m

Chamber validation

According to CISPR 16-1-4 and ANSI C63.4

Deviation NSA at 10.0 m (30 MHz to 1 GHz)

±3.5 dB (30 MHz to 80 MHz), ±3.0 dB (80 MHz to 200 MHz) and ±2.0 dB (200 MHz to 1 GHz)

Deviation NSA at 3.0 m (30 MHz to 1 GHz)

±2.5 dB (30 MHz to 80 MHz), ±2.0 dB (80 MHz to 200 MHz) and ±1.5 dB (200 MHz to 1 GHz)

Test axis 2 – EMI

Emission test (EMI)

Full compliance according to CISPR 11, CISPR 16-2-3, CISPR 22 and CISPR 32

Quiet zone

∅ 3.0m; height 2.0m

Measuring distance

3.0m

Chamber validation

According to CISPR 16-1-4

Deviation SVSWR (1 GHz to 18 GHz)

+5 dB (1 GHz to 18 GHz)

Test axis 2 – EMS

Immunity test (EMS)

Full compliance according to IEC/EN 61000-4-3

Uniform area

1.5m x 1.5m

Measuring distance

3.0m

Chamber validation

According to IEC/EN 61000-4-3

Deviation FU (1 GHz to 18 GHz)

0 dB/+6 dB at 100 % of 16 measuring points

Test axis 3 – EMS

Immunity test (EMS)

Full compliance according to IEC/EN 61000-4-3

Uniform area

1.5m x 1.5m

Measuring distance

3.0m

Chamber validation

According to IEC/EN 61000-4-3

Deviation FU (80 MHz to 1 GHz)

0 dB/+6 dB at 100 % of 16 measuring points


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EMC means "an electronic or electrical product shall work as intended in its environment. The electronic or electrical product shall not generate electromagnetic disturbances (interference), which may influence other products". In other words, EMC deals with problems of noise emission as well as noise immunity of electronic and electrical products and systems. Electromagnetic disturbances occur as conducted interference as well as radiated emissions and immunity problems.

An anechoic chamber is a room designed to completely absorb reflections of electromagnetic waves used for various EMC Testing. They are also insulated from exterior sources of noise. The combination of both aspects means they simulate a quiet open-space of infinite dimension, which is useful when exterior influences would otherwise give false results. The RF anechoic chamber is typically used to house the equipment for performing measurements of antenna radiation patterns, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and radar cross section measurements. EMC chambers allow for the performance of fast and efficient EMC radiated tests at a convenient location, without interference from the ambient electromagnetic environment.

The term conducted emissions refers to the mechanism that enables electromagnetic energy to be created in an electronic device and coupled to its AC power cord. Similarly to radiated emissions, the allowable conducted emissions from electronic devices are controlled by regulatory agencies. If a product passes all radiated emissions regulations but fails a conducted emissions test, the product cannot be legally sold.

The term radiated emissions refers to the unintentional release of electromagnetic energy from an electronic device. The electronic device generates the electromagnetic fields that unintentionally propagate away from the device’s structure. In general, radiated emissions are usually associated with non-intentional radiators, but intentional radiators can also have unwanted emissions at frequencies outside their intended transmission frequency band.

Conducted Immunity (also called Susceptibility) is a measure of the ability of electronic products to tolerate the influence of conducted electrical energy from other electronic products and electromagnetic phenomena.

Radiated Immunity (also called Susceptibility) is a measure of the ability of electronic products to tolerate the influence of radiated electrical energy from other electronic products and electromagnetic phenomena.

Simulates disturbances created by radio transmitters operating below 80 MHz (such as AM broadcast transmitters) that would typically be coupled onto a products interface cables.


Test Method

The test signal, amplitude modulated by a 1 kHz sine wave, is injected onto the AC or DC wires via a Coupling, Decoupling Network (CDN) while the frequency is varied. Unshielded cables can be tested using either a CDN, coupling clamp or current injection probe. Shielded cables are tested using direct injection, the signal is coupled through a 100-Ohm resistor onto the shield of the cable under test. The injection level is pre-calibrated using the appropriate calibration jig and is equivalent to the open circuit voltage at the output from the amplifier for an unmodulated signal.


The test level for the residential, commercial and light industrial generic standard is 3 Volts; for heavy industrial equipment the test level is 10 Volts.

We have a Frankonia SAC3Plus EMC chamber that we use for commercial testing. We have some height limitations in our laboratory and its dome shaped design fits very conveniently. We are happy with the performance of the chamber and their absorber design is great. No carbon dust and falling of foam absorbers. Previously we had carbon foam-based absorbers and we literally had to wear a safety hat before entering the chamber.

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