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Near field probes

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Near-field probes can be used to measure electromagnetic fields around a device, so that electrical noise and electromagnetic radiation in general can be investigated.

Such probes can be connected to oscilloscopes or (more frequently done, but also more expensive: I don't have one yet) spectrum analyzers, and field strength and frequencies can be measured.

Commercial probes can be quite expensive (thousands of Euros for a set of passive or active probes, the latter containing an RF amplifier), so for a start, I am considering building my own.

Planning

There are some resources about EMI probing and building probes for that purpose on the web. Links to information I have found to be used in my probe building:

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Last page update: 2016-04-05