Articles | Volume 8
01 Oct 2010
 | 01 Oct 2010

Development of a multiport test bench and systematic measurements of cable bundles for automotive EMC tests

M. Gonser, C. Keller, J. Hansen, and R. Weigel

Abstract. In this paper the development of a cable bundle test bench is described and exemplary results of the systematic measurement of cable bundles for automotive EMC tests are presented. The test bench consists of particularly developed adapter boxes and switch matrices, which allow together with a network analyzer to perform a network analysis with up to 32 ports and up to 1 GHz. Calibration and deembedding procedures are described and validated. Cable bundles that are characteristic to automotive EMC tests are investigated with respect to the number of wires within the cable bundle, the class of the cable bundle and the type of wires.