RF Anechoic Antenna Test Chambers

AWT Global’s ATC series low PIM Antenna Test Chambers are designed for testing RF devices and antennas from 380/700 MHz to 6000 MHz.

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Features

  • Special anechoic chamber design for high shielding and low PIM antenna measurements
  • Shielding > 90 dB
  • Frequency Range 380/700/1000 to 6000 MHz
  • Residual PIM as low as -165 dBc @ 2 x 43dBm (DUT and option dependent)
  • Connector arrays for multi-band and MIMO antennas
  • Standard models from 2.0 m to 4.5 m / 7 ft. to 15 ft. length
  • Customized solutions available

 

RF Anechoic Antenna Test Chambers

ATC absorber material 18 inch at head and door side, 12 inch at body

AWT Global’s ATC series low PIM Antenna Test Chambers are designed for testing RF devices and antennas from 380 MHz to 6000 MHz. Not only are today’s antennas required to show excellent transmission characteristics, but they must also show very low passive intermodulation distortion (PIM) to guarantee high quality and distortion free data transmission. Conventional shielded chambers may provide good shielding but are often not suited for low PIM antenna testing. Besides high shielding factors of more than 90dB, our ATC chambers provides very low residual passive intermodulation distortion.

AWT Global’s ATC anechoic chambers are delivered turnkey. No installation or assembly is required. Our chambers are ready to go immediately and do not require a dedicated room. This flexibility allows to integrate ATCs optimally in a production flow. Even when flow changes are required later, due to their wheeled frames ATCs can be placed easily at new locations.

To suite customer specific requirements, ATCs are available in different lengths, diameters and with a variety of absorber material types and thicknesses. All ATCxxB chambers (except ATC20B-A12) come standard with 18 inch absorber material at head and door sides and 12 inch at the main body. Larger types (ATCxxB-2-18 / ATCxxB-2-18T) come with 18 inch absorber at head, door and body.

Special requirements? Call us for customized ATC configurations.

Models and Options

Model

Description

ATC20B-A12 Antenna Test Chamber, shielding >90 dB @ 380-6000 MHz, PIM < -165 dBc @ 1000-6000 MHz, absorber material (body/head/door): 12 in, door size: 0.61 m x 0.61 m (24 x 24 in), length: 2.0 m (79 in), diameter: 1.8 m (71 in), max antenna length: 1.0 m (39 in).
ATC27B Antenna Test Chamber, shielding >90 dB @ 380-6000 MHz, PIM rating: <-165 dBc @ 700-6000 MHz, absorber material (body/head/door): 12/18/18 in, door size: 0.61 m x 0.61 m (24 x 24 in), length: 2.7 m (106 in), diameter: 1.8 m (71 in), max antenna length: 1.4 m (55 in).
ATC27B-2-18 Antenna Test Chamber, shielding >90 dB @ 380-6000 MHz, PIM rating: <-165 dBc @ 700-6000 MHz, absorber material (body/head/door): 18/18/18 inch, door size: 0.61 m x 0.61 m (24 x 24 in), length: 2.7 m (106 in), diameter: 2.0 m (78.5 in), max antenna length: 1.4 m (55 in).
ATC32B Antenna Test Chamber, shielding >90 dB @ 380-6000 MHz, PIM rating: <-165 dBc @ 700-6000 MHz, absorber material (body/head/door): 12/18/18 in, door size: 0.61 m x 0.61 m (24 x 24 in), length: 3.2 m (126 in), diameter: 1.8 m (71 in), max antenna length: 1.9 m (74 in).
ATC35B Antenna Test Chamber, shielding >90 dB @ 380-6000 MHz, PIM rating: <-165 dBc @ 700-6000 MHz, absorber material (body/head/door): 12/18/18 in, door size: 0.61 m x 0.61 m (24 x 24 in), length: 3.5 m (138 in), diameter: 1.8 m (71 in) max antenna length: 2.2 m (86 in).
ATC35B2-18T Antenna Test Chamber, shielding >90 dB @ 380-6000 MHz, PIM rating: <-165 dBc @ 700-6000 MHz / <- 160 dBc @ 380-700 MHz, absorber material (body/head/door): 18/18/18 in, door size: 0.61 m x 0.61 m (24 x 24 in), length: 3.5 m (138 in), diameter: 2.0 m (110 in) max antenna length: 1.8 m (70 in).
ATC37B Antenna Test Chamber, shielding >90 dB @ 380-6000 MHz, PIM rating: <-165 dBc @ 700-6000 MHz, absorber material (body/head/door): 12/18/18 in, door size: 0.61 m x 0.61 m (24 x 24 in), length: 3.7 m (146 in), diameter: 1.8 m (71 in), max antenna length: 2.4 m (94 in).
ATC37B-2-18 Antenna Test Chamber, shielding >90 dB @ 380-6000 MHz, PIM rating: <-165 dBc @ 700-6000 MHz, absorber material (body/head/door): 18/18/18 in, door size: 0.61 m x 0.61 m 24 x 24 in), length: 3.7 m (146 in), diameter: 2.0 m (79 in), max antenna length: 2.4 m (94 in).
ATC39B Antenna Test Chamber, shielding >90 dB @ 380-6000 MHz, PIM rating: <-165 dBc @ 700-6000 MHz, absorber material (body/head/door): 12/18/18 in, door size: 0.61 m x 0.61 m (24 x 24 in), length: 3.9 m (154 in), diameter: 1.8 m (71 in), max antenna length: 2.6 (102 in).
ATC39B-2-18 Antenna Test Chamber, shielding >90 dB @ 380-6000 MHz, PIM rating: <-165 dBc @ 700-6000 MHz, absorber material (body/head/door): 18/18/18 in, door size: 0.61 m x 0.61 m (24 x 24 in), length: 3.9 m (154 in), diameter: 2.0 m (79 in), max antenna length: 2.6 m (102 in).
ATC39B-2-18T Antenna Test Chamber, shielding >90 dB @ 380-6000 MHz, PIM rating: <-165 dBc @ 700-6000 MHz / <- 160 dBc @ 380-700 MHz, absorber material (body/head/door): 18/18/18 in, door size: 0.61 m x 0.61 m (24 x 24 in), length: 3.9 m (154 in), diameter: 2.0 m (110 in) max antenna length: 2.6 m (86 in).
ATC41B-2-18 Antenna Test Chamber, shielding >90 dB @ 380-6000 MHz, PIM rating: <-165 dBc @ 700-6000 MHz, absorber material (body/head/door): 18/18/18 in, door size: 0.61 m x 0.61 m (24 x 24 in), length: 4.1 m (161 in), diameter: 2.0 m (79 in), max antenna length: 2.8 m (110 in).
ATC45B-2-18 Antenna Test Chamber, shielding >90 dB @ 380-6000 MHz, PIM rating: <-165 dBc @ 700-6000 MHz, absorber material (body/head/door): 12/18/18 in, door size: 0.61 m x 0.61 m (24 x 24 in), length: 4.5 m (177 in), diameter: 2.0 m (79 in), max antenna length: 3.2 m (125 in).
ATC45B-2-18T Antenna Test Chamber, shielding >90 dB @ 380-6000 MHz, PIM rating: <-165 dBc @ 700-6000 MHz / <- 160 dBc @ 380-700 MHz, absorber material (body/head/door): 18/18/18 in, door size: 0.61 m x 0.61 m (24 x 24 in), length: 4.5 m (177 in), diameter: 2.0 m (110 in) max antenna length: 3.2 m (86 in).
ATCxxB-2-18 Contact us for customized configurations.

Options

ATCPORT4  Four bulkhead connectors instead of one, type DIN 7/16 (f) – DIN 7/16 (f).
ATCPORT6  Six bulkhead connectors instead of one, type DIN 7/16 (f) – DIN 7/16 (f).
ATCPORT8  Eight bulkhead connectors instead of one, type DIN 7/16 (f) – DIN 7/16 (f).
ATCWG  Wave Guide port with removable RF-tight lid, well suited as cable lead-through.
ATCN4DIN  Replaces DIN 7/16 connectors with N connectors.
ATCPORT1N One extra N type connector port.
ATCSMA4  Four SMA type bulkhead connectors SMA(f)-SMA(f).
 ATCDCP25  DC Port (48V / 25A) with EMI filters.
 ATCACP10  AC port (100-240V) / 10A with EMI filters.
ATCDRWDL  Extra wide door 1.0m x 0.61m (39 x 24 inch) with ATCDRLEV. Replaces standard door.
ATCDRLEV  Door lever – more ergonomic, faster loading / unloading, more even contact compression.
For standard door, included in wide door.
ATCDR2 Second door for DUT access from the head side. Dimensions 0.61m x 0.61m.
ATCHONEYC  Honeycomb screen with fan for air exchange while maintaining shielding characteristics.
ATCSLTBL  Sliding Table for ATC. Dimensions vary depending on ATC length, absorber thickness and
door width. Requires ATCTBLSTD.
ATCJIG  Test Jig for positioning of DUTs within the chamber (repeatable measurements). Dimensions vary depending on ATC length, absorber thickness and door width.
ATCTBLSTD  External stand to support fully extended ATC sliding table.
ATCABS12HD Head /door absorber material 12” instead of 18”. Increases usable DUT / Antenna length by 0.3m, reduces PIM performance. Not available for ATC20B-A12, ATCxxB-2-18 and ATCxxB-2-18T models.
Please contact us for specific configurations and customization.

Accessories

PLOAD100 Low PIM load 100W, PIM <165 dBc @ 2x43dBm, 690-2800 MHz, with handle, Connector DIN 7/16(f)
PLOAD100L Low PIM load 100W, PIM <165 dBc @ 2x43dBm, 380-2800 MHz, with handle, Connector DIN 7/16(f)
LIC308-DMDM-1M Low PIM cable 1m (3ft), PIM < -165dBc @ 2x43dBm, Connectors DIN(m)-DIN(m)
LIC308-DMDM-1.5M Low PIM cable 1.5m (4.5ft), PIM < -165dBc @ 2x43dBm, Connectors DIN(m)-DIN(m)
LIC308-DMDM-2M Low PIM cable 1m (6ft), PIM < -165dBc @ 2x43dBm, Connectors DIN(m)-DIN(m)
ADA-DMDF Adapter DIN(m)-DIN(f), PIM <-165dBc @ 2x43dBm, Connector Saver

Specifications

Shielding Effectiveness

ATCxxB, ATCxxxB-2-18 and ATCxxB-2-18T >90 dB @ 380 to 6000 MHz

PIM

ATC20B-A12 < -165 dBc @ @ 1000-6000 MHz ( DUT and option dependent)
ATCxxB and ATCxxB-2-18 ( except ATC20B-12A) < -165 dBc @ @ 700-6000 MHz ( DUT and option dependent)
ATCxxB-2-18T < -165 dBc @ @ 380-6000 MHz ( DUT and option dependent)

Electrical (LED Light)

Main Power (for 12V AC/DC converter) 100 V – 240 V 50/60 Hz
Power consumption 10 Watts

Ports

All chambers One DIN 7/16 (f)-(f)
More connector configurations or different connector types are available.

Door sizes

 Standard door  0.61 m x 0.61 m ( 24 in x 24 in)
 Wide door ( opt)  1.0m x 0.61 m ( 39 in x 24 in)

PIM

PIM
(ATC20B not inlcuded)
< -165 dBc @ 2 x 43 dBm ( depends on DUT)

Dimensions

ATC20B-A12 L 2.0 m x Dia 1.8 m x H 2.1 m (L 79 in x Dia 71 in x H 82 in)
ATC27B
ATC27B-2-18
L 2.7 m x Dia 1.8 m x H 2.1 m (L 106 in x Dia 71 in x H 82 in)
L 2.7 m x Dia 2.0 m x H 2.3 m (L106 in x Dia 78 in x H 90 in)
ACT32B L 3.2 m x Dia 1.8 m x H 2.1 m (L 126 in x Dia 71 in x H 82 in)
ACT35B
ATC35B-2-18 & ATC35B-2-18T
L 3.5 m x Dia 1.8 m x H 2.1 m (L 138 in x Dia 71 in x H 82 in)
L 3.5 m x Dia 2.0 m x H 2.3 m (L 138 in x Dia 78 in x H 90 in)
ATC37B
ATC37B-2-18 & ATC37B-2-18T
L 3.7 m x Dia 1.8 m x H 2.1 m (L 146 in x Dia 71 in x H 82 in)
L 3.7 m x Dia 2.0 m x H 2.3 m (L 146 in x Dia 78 in x H 90 in)
ATC39B
ATC39B-2-18 & ATC39B-2-18T
L 3.9 m x Dia 1.8 m x H 2.1 m (L 154 in x Dia 71 in x H 82 in)
L 3.9 m x Dia 2.0 m x H 2.3 m (L 154 in x Dia 78 in x H 90 in)
ATC41B-2-18  L 4.1 m x Dia 2.0 m x H 2.3 m (L 161 in x Dia 78 in x H 90 in)
 ATC45B-2-18 & ATC39B-2-18T  L 4.5 m x Dia 1.0 m x H 2.3 m (L 161 in x Dia 78 in x H 90 in)

Weight

ATC20B-A12 / ATC27B / ATC32B 490 / 550 / 630 kg ( 1077 / 1209 / 1385 lbs)
ATC35B / ATC37B / ATC39B 700 / 770 / 840 kg ( 1538 / 1692 / 1846 lbs)
ATC27B-2-18 / ATC35B-2-18 600 / 760 kg ( 1319 / 1670 lbs)
ATC37B-2-18 / ATC39B-2-18 850 / 910 kg ( 1868 / 2000 lbs)
 ATC41B-2-18 / ATC45B-2-18  920 / 1060 kg ( 2020 / 2330 lbs)

Specifications and data subject to change without further notice.