ISN Concept and Advantages: The Com-Power ISN T8 Impedance Stabilization Network provides a means by which common mode disturbance voltages (conducted emissions) can be made on unshielded, balanced telecommunication ports with up to four, unshielded, balanced pairs.
The concept of the ISN is similar to that of the LISN, (used on power lines), insofar as they both: •connect in series with, and impose a defined impedance on, the lines under test; thereby providing a distinct advantage over current or voltage probe measurements, where the impedance of the lines is largely uncontrolled; •provide a coaxial RF measurement port for connection to the measurement equipment, to which the disturbance voltages present at the EUT port are coupled for measurement; and, •isolate the AE (ancilliary equipment) port from the EUT and RF ports, which: 1.minimizes the influence of the AE-connected equipment/cabling on the impedance (and voltage division factor) of the network; and, 2.reduces the amplitude of any ambient signals, as well as spurious disturbance voltages generated by the AE-connected equipment, thereby minimizing their potential impact on the measurement results.
The main difference between an ISN and an LISN is the coupling method utilized. Most LISNs are used to measure each current-carrying conductor separately, with reference to ground. Consequently, both differential and common mode voltages are measured. ISNs are used on telecommunication lines hosting high speed, symmetric (differential-mode communications, often operating at frequencies within the measurement range. As the intent of the test is to limit only the spurious voltages, the ISN measures all conductors of the line simultaneously with respect to ground, thereby measuring only the common-mode disturbance voltages, while effectively ignoring the intended, symmetrical (differential) voltages.
Application: The ISN T8 design is based on the circuit illustrated in Figure D.3 of CISPR 22 and Figure F8 of CISPR 32. The RF Port is a 50Ω female BNC connector, located on the top of the ISN. The ISN is equipped with two D-sub 25 pin female connectors located on the front panel (EUT Port) and rear panel (AE Port), providing the interface to the LCL Adapter and Connecting Adapter, respectively.
•For Unshielded Telecomunication Lines 1 to 4 balanced pairs
•Complies with CISPR 16-1-2, CISPR 22/32
•Individual Calibration Included