ETS-Lindgren's Mini-Bicon Antenna Wins the 2019 EMC Live Product of the Year Award

ETS-Lindgren's Mini-Bicon Antenna Wins the

2019 EMC Live Product of the Year Award

Model 3183B Small Antenna Offers Big Performance


CEDAR PARK, Texas July 12, 2019   EMC Live recently announced ETS-Lindgren's Model 3183B Mini-Bicon Antenna as the winner of its 2019 Product of the Year.  Model 3183B beat its competition for this distinguished award due to its compact size and outstanding performance.  The mini-bicon antenna is designed for usage per CISPR 16-1-4 and the newly published ANSI C63.25.1 standard on chamber validation testing above 1 GHz.  The antenna covers a frequency range of 1 GHz to 18 GHz, making it ideal as a transmit antenna for performing the site VSWR chamber validation method per the CISPR 16 series standards.  This performance range covers most wireless bands worldwide, and is designed for the lowest possible VSWR across the range of operation.  In addition, the antenna exhibits better than 2:1 VSWR for most of the range, and never exceeds 5:1 above 1 GHz.


"We paid special attention to user convenience and performance when designing the Model 3183B antenna," said Zhong Chen, Director of RF Engineering with ETS-Lindgren.  "This antenna maintains a stable and dipole-like pattern throughout the frequency range of 1 GHz to 18 GHz.  It exceeds the requirements specified in CISPR 16 and ANSI C63.25.1.  It also offers the convenience of performing a site VSWR measurement with a single antenna."


As Chair of ANSI ASC C63 Subcommittee 1 on Techniques and Developments which is responsible for the publication of the ANSI C63.25.1 standard, Mr. Chen is very familiar with the requirements of this new test site validation standard as well as the industry need for a small, lightweight and high quality antenna to perform the time domain measurements called out in the standard.  Due to his considerable expertise, Mr. Chen is an invited speaker on EMC Antennas during the Clayton R. Paul Global University at the 2019 IEEE International Symposium on EMC, Signal and Power Integrity (EMC+SIPI) to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana on July 22-26. 


In addition to presenting in the Clayton R. Paul Global University, Mr. Chen will present in a few tutorials on EMC antenna measurement techniques at the IEEE EMC+SIPI symposium in New Orleans.  On Monday, July 22, he is a speaker in the tutorial "Global EMC and Wireless Standards Update: Test Site Validation and Measurements Techniques".   Mr. Chen will present "ANSI C63.25.1-2018 (Validation Methods for Radiated Emission Test Sites, 1 GHz to 18 GHz): How this Newly Published Standard Impacts your Test Lab."  ETS-Lindgren's Doug Kramer, Director of Lab Services, will also present in this tutorial on "Measurement Traceability in the CISPR 16-1-6 Pattern Measurements for CISPR 16-1-4 Site Validations."  On Friday, July 26, Mr. Chen is a speaker in the tutorial "Advances in Antenna Calibration and Measurements for EMC Applications."  Here he will present "An Overview on Antenna Calibration Requirements for Site Validation and Product Emissions Testing."  Mr. Kramer will also present in this tutorial on "Antenna Calibration: ANSI C63.5:2017 and CISPR 16-1-6:2017."  As Chair of the ANSI C63.5 Working Group and member of ANSI C63 Subcommittee 1, Mr. Kramer has considerable expertise in antenna calibration and manages the operations of ETS-Lindgren's A2LA-accredited calibration lab.


For those interested in delving into the theory and mathematics of antenna measurements, Zhong Chen also has two papers scheduled for Tuesday, July 23.  He will present the paper "Understanding Site Validation Measurements below 1 GHz in the ANSI Standards" and the paper "A Novel Method for Accurately Predicting NSA Performance of Anechoic Chambers."  Following the Symposium, these papers will be available via the IEEE Xplore digital library.  


To learn more, attend these presentations and visit with our antenna experts and service professionals at the 2019 IEEE EMC+SIPI Symposium in ETS-Lindgren's Booth 601 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.  You'll be able to see two popular antennas: Model 3164-08 open boundary quad-ridged horn antenna with optional lens and Model 3116C double-ridged waveguide horn antenna.   To learn more about the IEEE EMC+SIPI Symposium, view the final program for the full technical program and overview of the week's activities.


For more information on the 2019 EMC Live Product of the Year contest, click here.

Let us assist you with your antenna and calibration requirements by contacting us online, or calling us at +1 (512) 531-6400.


About ETS-Lindgren


ETS-Lindgren is an international manufacturer of components and systems that measure, shield, and control electromagnetic and acoustic energy. The company's products are used for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), microwave and wireless testing, electromagnetic field (EMF) measurement, radio frequency (RF) personal safety monitoring, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and control of acoustic environments.


Headquartered in Cedar Park, Texas, ETS-Lindgren has manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of ESCO Technologies, a leading supplier of engineered products for growing industrial and commercial markets. ESCO is a New York Stock Exchange listed company (symbol ESE) with headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. Additional information about ETS-Lindgren is available at Additional information about ESCO and its subsidiaries is available at


# # #


Janet O'Neil
Marketing Communications
Office:  +1 (512) 531-2676

Cell: +1 (425) 443-8106