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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 Windows™ 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.
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 pre-defined standards. The ability to create custom test standards is also provided.
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.
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 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 Included Equipment Drivers section of the spec sheet.
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.
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.
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.
The emcware® is conveniently licensed using a USB hardware dongle that enables full functionality of the software for a single PC. For more details, see the Licensing Information section on Page 4 of the spec sheet.
AR Systems Compatibility
The emcware® can automatically control select AR Systems using built-in equipment setups. See the spec sheet for a complete list.
Note: With the creation of emcware® 5.0 no functionality will be lost for versions less than 5.0. However, as of December 31, 2020, development and support of emcware versions prior to emcware version 5.0 has ended.
Nexio BAT-EMC Test Software
In order to meet the varied needs of all those involved in EMC testing, AR also offers Nexio BAT-EMC test software. It offers enhanced flexibility for EMC and non-EMC testing and in-depth equipment management.
AR is bringing together two great products as part of its commitment to offering total solution.