emcware EMC Test Software

emcware® 6.0 FAQ

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  • What is emcware?
  • emcware is a test Software solution that automates Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) testing and report generation.
  • Can I get a free copy of emcware for assessment?
  • As of June 1, 2020 live demos will be available for assessment of emcware. Click here to request a demo or contact your local AR sales representative or AR Sales directly at 215-723-8181.
  • How can I purchase emcware 6.0?
  • Please contact your local AR sales representative, call AR Sales directly at 215-723-8181 or email us at info@arworld.us for more information.
  • Can I see a demonstration of emcware?
  • You can contact your local AR sales representative, call AR Sales directly at 215-723-8181 or email us at info@arworld.us. These can be in-person demonstrations or through webinar.
  • How and where can I purchase a support contract for emcware?
  • You can contact your local AR sales representative, call AR Sales directly at 215-723-8181 or email us at info@arworld.us
  • What are the EMC tests I can perform using emcware?
  • emcware supports the following test modes:
    1. Radiated Susceptibility, including reverberation testing and multi-tone capabilities
    2. Conducted Immunity
    3. Radiated Emissions
    4. Conducted Emissions
  • What are the EMC test standards covered in emcware package?
  • Over 500 pre-defined test setups for IEC, CISPR, MIL-STD-461, DO-160, Automotive, etc.
  • Can I get an automatic notification for emcware revision updates?
  • Yes, emcware will send you an automatic revision update notification when the registered user’s computer is connected to the internet.
  • Can I perform Chamber Uniform Field Area (UFA) calibration using emcware?
  • Yes, emcware is a tool of choice to perform chamber/site calibration in accordance with IEC 61000-4-3.
  • Can I build a customized EMC test profile in emcware?
  • Yes, emcware is designed to support customized test profiles.
  • Does emcware support non-AR equipment?
  • Yes, emcware has a library of over 300 equipment drivers. A complete list can be found on emcware’s data sheet.
  • What if the driver I need isn’t already in emcware’s driver list?
  • AR has provided a template .dll file for the user to develop their own equipment driver. AR will also develop custom drivers, for a cost.
  • Does emcware offer any EUT monitoring capabilities?
  • Yes, through NI DAQ or custom EUT monitoring drivers, emcware can communicate with an EUT, detect a failure and automatically pause all testing to prompt the user for an investigation. AR provides a C template for the user to develop custom EUT monitoring drivers.
  • Can I upgrade my old emcware version to the latest version of emcware? How does this work?
  • To learn more about the latest version of emcware, contact your local AR sales representative, call AR Sales directly at 215-723-8181 or email us at info@arworld.us
  • What if I have a service contract on a previous version of emcware?
  • Please contact your local AR sales representative. Call AR Sales directly at 215-723-8181 or email us at info@arworld.us for more information.
  • Can I continue to use a previous version of emcware?
  • Yes, previous versions of emcware will continue to work on your computer.
  • Will AR support previous versions of emcware? What if I have questions on how to use, or find a bug? Bug fixes?
  • Support for the most recent version of emcware is available until 12/31/2021.
  • I downloaded emcware for free previously, but now it looks like I have to pay. Does AR have a free version of emcware?
  • o As of June 1, 2020, AR is no longer offering a free version of emcware. Contact your local AR sales representative, call AR Sales directly at 215-723-8181 or email us at info@arworld.us to learn more.
  • Where can I download the latest emcware and driver versions?
  • After purchasing emcware 6.0 please visit emcware.arworld.com
  • What do I get with an emcware support contract?
  • Service emcware 6.0 Purchase Service Contract
    Access to emcware Support Website checked checked
    Bug fixes, maintenance updates and driver updates for current version checked checked
    Free upgrades to new versions   checked
    Automatic notification of available downloads checked checked
    Access to AR Applications and Software Engineers   checked
    Setup Support   checked
    Problem acknowledgement within 24 hours   checked
    Email, phone and remote support   checked
    Dedicated support staff focused on providing solutions   checked
    Equipment Driver Support checked checked
    Driver Creation Available upon request 1
    Driver Support checked checked
    Driver Templates 3 checked checked
    Driver Templates with Example code 3   checked

    1 Support contract is valid for 12 months after time of purchase
    2 Additional charges may apply - Call for more information
    3 User knowledge of a programming language that can generate Windows Dynamic Link Library files (*.dll) is required

  • Does emcware work with Keysight GPIB controllers?
  • emcware by default will work with National Instruments GPIB controllers. If using emcware with a Keysight GPIB controller, additional setup is required. Please reference the below articles for more information:

    From Keysight's website:
    https://www.keysight.com/us/en/assets/7018-02086/application-notes/5990-3731.pdf

    From NI's website:
    https://knowledge.ni.com/KnowledgeArticleDetails?id=kA00Z0000019L2jSAE
    https://knowledge.ni.com/KnowledgeArticleDetails?id=kA00Z000000P9t6SAC

To learn more about emcware® contact your local AR sales representative, or email us at info@arworld.us.