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Impedance Stabilization Networks (ISN)

Impedance stabilization networks (ISN, or with CISPR 16-1-2 called AAN: asymmetric artificial network) are defined for measuring of conducted common mode disturbances at information technology equipment (ITE) as required in CISPR 22 and CISPR 32.

The ISN is placed between the equipment under test (EUT) and auxiliary equipment (AE) or load which are necessary for the operation of the EUT. The ISN establishes the common-mode termination impedance for the EUT’s telecommunications port during measurement and emulates the unsymmetrical contribution (longitudinal conversion loss, LCL) of the connected line. Different ISNs are available in relation to the line category, line numbers and pin-arrangement.