HotSpot Episode 25: Game-Changing EMC Shielding Product
In this week’s WDD HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices , I’m covering some of the most exclusive and innovative products that I saw at the 2013 IEEE EMC Symposium  in Denver, CO.
- Empower RF  showcased a live demonstration of their new amplifier platform, which is housed in an industry leading 5U chassis. Not only does this new amplifier feature an ultra-broadband from 20 to 1,000 MHz, but it also has a high power of 1 kW. This amplifier can also be controlled wirelessly, highlighting diagnostics and control features through an iPad.
- Cima NanoTech’s  ultra-low resistance SANTE EMI Shielding Film for transparent, lightweight, and thinner EMI shielding allows manufacturers more freedom in product design without compromising on optics and shielding performance. Manufacturers also benefit from the SANTE’s unique properties, which include an ultra-low surface resistance of less than 1 ohms per square meter; a total transmittance of up to 75% while preserving the original color tone of the surface on which the films are applied; and a proprietary SANTE Nanoparticle Dispersion, which forms a random network pattern on the surface of the SANTE FS100-LR-1N film thus overcoming moiré issues.
- Rhode & Schwarz’s  Electromagnetic Compatibility Pocket Guide, written by Kenneth Wyatt, and Dr. Randy J. Jost, provides key EMC facts, equations, and data. Aside from the discussion that explains what EMC is, this handy-dandy little pocket guide provides readers with information on EMC design, measurements, and standards, as well as commonly used equations and useful software.
- Agilent Technologies  provided several demonstrations on some of their key products, which included some of the following: EMI measurements made with the Agilent N9038A MXE EMI receiver, and pre-compliance measurements made with the N16141A EMI measurement application on X-Series signal analyzers; Swept-tuned and real-time spectrum analysis up to 50 gigahertz in one box using the Agilent N9030A PXA signal analyzer using RTSA; and Network and impedance measurements using the Agilent E5061B-3L5 5 hertz to 3 gigahertz ENA network analyzer that helps address the needs of designers of electronic components and circuits from LF to RF; plus a lot more.