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emcware EMC Test Software


Comprehensive EMC test software for radiated susceptibility, conducted immunity, radiated emissions, and conducted emissions. Windows compatible.
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The emcware® Suite by AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation provides automated Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) testing and report generation for all types of users from corporate to professional test laboratories. It is a standalone software application designed to operate on a PC running a Microsoft WindowsTM operating system. The export classification for this software is EAR99. This software is controlled for export in accordance with the U.S. Export Administration Regulations. Diversion contrary to U.S. law is prohibited.

Software Design
The emcware® Suite is designed to be user friendly yet extremely flexible. It is broken up into modules based on different types of EMC testing. Within each module there are predefined standards. The ability to create custom test standards is also provided.

Equipment Management
Contained within the emcware® is a built-in Equipment List Manager. This tool allows for equipment to be entered one time and then accessed from within any of the modules. The Equipment List Manager also keeps track of calibration dates and can warn the user when the calibration date of a specific piece of equipment is approaching.

EUT Monitoring
Use custom equipment or a National Instruments DAQ card to monitor and report the status of the equipment under test (EUT). The National Instruments DAQ device can monitor Analog or Digital levels from the EUT or reset the EUT using the Digital Outputs. Custom equipment, in conjunction with dynamic link library (DLL) files, allows for complete EUT monitoring and control.

Instrument Drivers
Instrument control is provided through AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation’s extensive driver library. Creation of new drivers for equipment that is not currently supported is available upon request. Drivers can also be created and imported by the user in the form of dynamic link libraries (DLL) files. For a list of supported remote interfaces, see the Equipment Interface section.

Signal Routing
The emcware® is designed to allow the user to select between manual and automatic signal routing. Automatic signal routing is implemented using one or more AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation Model SC2000 System Controllers.

User Security Levels
Define equipment and test set-ups as a System Administrator, then change the security level to Restricted User to ensure secure testing.

Extensive report generation capability is built into each module. These reports can be customized by the user. All reports are created in Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel.

Help Instructions
A detailed help utility is included with the emcware®. The contents of the help instructions can be searched by keyword or topic. Open the help file using the context-sensitive help buttons located throughout the user interface.

Software Licensing
The emcware is fully functional for a period of 60 days from the date of install. Registration is required to obtain a license for operation beyond 60 days.

AR Systems Compatibility
The emcware can automatically control select AR Systems using built-in equipment setups. See the Compatible Systems listed on the specification sheet for a complete list.

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