Peabody, Massachusetts. TÜV SÜD America Inc. (TÜV SÜD) is the first testing organization to purchase the newly designed S31-500-900P solid-state pulse amplifier from Instruments for Industry (IFI), a unit of AMETEK Compliance Test Solutions. With the trend in the industry moving towards the free field method, this unique and efficient test system allows TÜV SÜD to provide customers at the Plymouth, MI EMC lab with a new option. Customers in need of 600V/m radar pulse radiated immunity testing in the 0.8 - 3.1 GHz band, the preferred requirement of many automotive OEM’s, can count on TÜV SÜD for a solution.
This new amplifier has a 500W continuous rating along with the capability to deliver more than 900W in peak mode. It is the ideal solution for labs that need to generate the 600V/m radar pulse radiated immunity tests, and also addresses other continuous field test requirements. The amplifier’s peak power rating allows it to generate the 600V/m test with either high gain narrow band antennas or a single wide band antenna. When used with narrow band antennas, the amplifier has sufficient power to allow over-testing for increased confidence or with a greater coverage of the equipment under test to reduce test time.
"TÜV SÜD America is constantly looking to improve our capabilities and equipment, positioning us as a market leader in automotive test solutions", states Mr. Steve English, Automotive EMC Lab Manager. "This new amplifier allows us to provide a solution that our customers and OEM’s have been requesting."
"This dual mode amplifier utilizes proven GaN technology allowing very compact packaging due to the size and power density ratio of the devices", states Gregory Senko, Director of AMETEK Compliance Test Solutions’ North American Sales operation. "This technology allows IFI to offer unprecedented designs combining high power pulse and CW operation in broadband frequency ranges for automotive, High Intensity RF and general testing markets."
AMETEK and TÜV SÜD will participate in the 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility in Raleigh, NC August 4th through the 8th and will be available for further comment on this exciting new offering.
About TÜV SÜD America Inc.
TÜV SÜD America Inc., a subsidiary of TÜV SÜD AG, Munich, Germany, is a leading globally recognized testing, inspection, and certification organization. TÜV SÜD America's Industry Service division offers a variety of global conformity assessment services that help ensure a product's acceptance and success in the global marketplace. Industry Service's full suite of services includes wind and renewable energy services, engineering, construction, and repair services for the power and process industries, consulting, third-party inspection, testing & certification. The Industry Service division also provides Notified Body services through its parent organization TÜV SÜD Group, a Notified Body for the PED and TPED, and other EU Directives.
AMETEK Compliance Test Solutions is a leading global developer of EMC instrumentation and systems for radiated and conducted interference in the automotive, consumer and industrial electronics, telecommunications, medical, defense and avionics industries. With four product brands Teseq, IFI, MILMEGA and EM Test, it offers the world’s most comprehensive range of EMC systems for immunity and emissions testing. Its strong global service network with local accredited calibration labs ensures fast turn-around for calibration and repair. Teseq is the only pulsed immunity manufacturer in North America with an accredited calibration lab. AMETEK Compliance Test Solutions is a unit of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of $3.6 billion.