According to Dr. Benoît Derat, CEO of ART-Fi, the Power Monitoring Kit (PMK) solves some longstanding issues in SAR labs. “Our compliance testing customers consistently complained about the resources required to perform a full SAR system validation. It became clear to us that system validation was the weakest link in the modern SAR lab.”

Richelieu Quoi, EMEA Sales Manager at ART-Fi, explains, “Compliance labs must perform system verification prior to SAR testing the wireless technologies a device supports. There is also a need to perform regular validation on their SAR systems depending on the lab’s environmental conditions. With our PMK, SAR labs are now able to perform repeatable SAR system verification and validation quickly and precisely. The PMK has a frequency range from 699 MHz to 6 GHz with low signal-noise, good amplifier gain, zero moving parts and the ability to continuously monitor dipoles and the antenna S11 parameter.”

Once setup, the customer inputs the expected power — any power, any frequency — and validates automatically. For more information on how it works and technical specifications, view “How it works” and the specifications.

According to Mr. Quoi, the PMK represents a significant step for labs. “The consolidated approach and outstanding software control means the PMK can seamlessly integrate with and improve your current SAR validation and verification process.”

The PMK features advanced technologies usually found on more expensive RF validation and verification system combinations.

“We wanted our customers to get a feature-packed system for the right price while moving towards an automated solution. The PMK measures S11 parameters for dipoles and antennas while also monitoring linear behaviour, making it unique among existing solutions. It has an extendable one-year warranty. The integrated power meter is DAkkS Calibrated to meet IEEE/IEC/FCC SAR requirements. And the user interface is designed to be simple and effective,” concluded Mr. Quoi.

For a visual history of ART-Fi innovation, see this infographic. Continuing this leadership in innovation, ART-Fi has now solved the SAR system validation and verification challenge with their new PMK solution.