RF Shielding Test Enclosure
Isolate.Test. Adapt.
Isolate test environments from unwanted signals. The dbSAFE is an RF enclosure with a double wall design that offers
the best RF shielding in its class; 100dB* isolation from 300MHz to 13GHz.
Test wireless devices in a cost-effective RF enclosure. The double wall design guarantees more than 100dB of isolation
that is required for testing emerging low-power wireless devices. RF connections are made with minimum path loss to
ensure higher RF quality.
Adapt the dbSAFE to your test requirements. In addition to having three standard sizes, the dbSAFE can also be
manufactured to any size. The field upgradeable custom I/O panel offers flexible testing options for different applications.
The dbSAFE can also be configured for thermal testing.
Industry Requirements
The technology trend is to squeeze higher frequency
and more functionality into a lower power and smaller
chip area, making the device more susceptible
to interference.
RF enclosures are now a necessity for testing
wireless devices. The dbSAFE offers unmatched
isolation in its class; up to 100dB* from 300MHz
to 13GHz.
A higher data rate in communication between new
wireless devices mandates improved shielding for
RF enclosures.
The dbSAFE has been engineered from the ground
up to provide superior RF isolation and performance
while being cost effective.
Testing in RF shielded rooms can be expensive,
while a cost effective and portable RF enclosure
is an ideal solution.
The dbSAFE can be designed and manufactured
to almost any size and dimensions.
Different wireless standards exist today and Strict
shielding regulations are dictated by industry
and government.
Different wireless technologies co-exist on the same
device, requiring multiple access points to the DUT.
Products have shorter and shorter life spans so the
test equipment used must be flexible, adaptable, and
reused whenever possible.
The worldwide market for wearable devices is
expected to grow to around 155.7 million units by 2019.
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Additional testing accessories, such as antenna
positioners and mounting brackets can be added
to accommodate different test setups.
The flexible custom I/O panel allows multiple
connections for RF, ethernet, data, power, fiber
optics, and waveguides. This panel can also be
changed on-site as projects change.
The double wall design provides higher shielding
effectiveness which is required for testing low
power sensitive devices.
Custom RF absorber foam eliminates unwanted
reflections within the RF enclosure.
RF Absorber Foam Liner
• The dbSAFE minimizes reflections across its interior
with the use of an RF absorbing foam liner, which is
precision cut and fitted to the exact interior dimensions.
This allows the DUT to be positioned anywhere with
virtually no effect on attenuation caused by reflections
or leaks
RF Gaskets
• RF gaskets are used in all seams and I/O connections
to eliminate leakage
• The main RF seal uses a braid over foam gasket
precisely installed on the enclosure’s integrated lip
channel, providing a perfect seal each and every time
Double Wall Construction
• The exterior of the dbSAFE is composed of two layers
of aluminum with a gap between them. This form
of construction not only improves the structural strength
of the enclosure, but provides an additional 20dB of
RF isolation
User Defined I/O Panel
RF filtered connectors: USB1.1/2.0/3.0
Ethernet 10/100/1000 Base-T - 1Gbps - PoE/PoE+
Ethernet 10Gbps - PoE/PoE+
HDMI 1.4 , 2.0
Fiber optics: ST and FC
Data: DB9, DB15, DB25, DB37, DB50, RJ11
AC: filtered AC interface with EMI filter;
120/220V power module
• DC filtered interface; 0-150VDC, 20A
• Waveguide with 6 or 12 ports for fiber insertion
• Air ventilation with AC or DC fan
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dbSAFE Specifications
Shielding effectiveness*
(Double wall)
300MHz - 2GHz ≥100dB
2GHz - 3GHz 100dB
RF gasket type
Braid over foam
I/O panel options
RF connectors
3GHz - 6GHz 90dB
6GHz - 13GHz 80dB
Door Opening
Dual latch
Single or double point lever latch
(Ergonomic latches)
Door options
Ethernet, Optical
Top opening
Front opening
AC Power
Available sizes:
All dimensions
Inch (mm)
dbSAFE Small
Ext: 13.5”(340) x 11”(280) x8.5”(215)
Int: 11”(280) x 8.5”(215)x 6”(150)
dbSAFE Medium
Ext: 19.5”(500) x 13.5”(340) x 10.5”(270)
Int: 17”(430) x 11”(280)x 8”(200)
dbSAFE Large
Standard rack-mount
4U and 10U with front load opening
Other Configurations
Inch (mm)
Int: 14”(355) x 20”(510) x 14”(355)
Bench-top front load (Customizable)
Ext: 24”(610) x 26”(660) x 32”(810)
Bench-top top load (Customizable)
Pneumatic Control Station
Adjustable lift rate hydraulics dampers
Int: 14”(355) x 20”(510) x 4”(100)
Ext: 19”(480) x 25”(635) x 17”(430)
Int: 24”(610) x 15”(380) x 13”(330)
Loading Style
Ext: 19”(480) x 25”(635) x 7”(180)
dbSAFE 10U
Ext: 26.5”(670) x 17.5”(450) x 15.5”(390)
Standard Bench-top option:
Int: 18”(460) x 24”(610) x 30”(760)
1 year parts and labour
ITAR compliant
locking system
Size Comparison
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