Electromagnetic Compatibility TestingOur EMC tests are designed to meet the most stringent international standards, and our experienced team of engineers are always on hand to provide expert advice and support. Contact us today to find out more about our services.
Product Testing Scope
Profit from the extensive scope of IBL-Lab GmbH—Our knowledge is your benefit. And our experts are always here ho help.
Distance radars—Infotainment systems—Tyre pressure monitoring system—Body Control Module
Industrial radars—Sensors—Control equipment
WLAN—Bluetooth—SRD—IT equipment—Consumer electronics
EMC Test Laboratory
DAkkS Accredited Laboratory
Benefit from the services of the modern equipment of our laboratory, which is accredited by DAkkS:
Harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of radio equipment and repealing Directive 1999/5/EC
Harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to electromagnetic compatibility
Uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicles with regard to electromagnetic compatibility (Electrical subassemblies)
47 CFR Part 15
Code of Federal Regulations, Title 47, Part 15 (47 CFR 15) Radio Frequency Devices
Information Technology Equipment (including Digital Apparatus)
Our EMC Test Equipment
Fully Anechoic Chambers
2 fully anechoic chambers (3 m measurement distance)
2 semi-anechoic chambers (5 m measurement distance)
Shielded room for conducted measurements
Low-noise measuring receivers
Highly skilled staff with many years of experience
European Union EMC Standards
ETSI EN 301 489 standards family
- Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services
- Electromagnetic compatibility of multimedia equipment—Emission Requirements
- Electromagnetic compatibility of multimedia equipment—Immunity Requirements
- Uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicles with regard to electromagnetic compatibility (Electrical subassemblies)
International EMC Standards
USA: FCC 47 CFR Part 015
- Radio Frequency Devices (Measurements up to 40 GHz)
- Member of Voluntary Control Council for Interference by Information Technology Equipment
- Information Technology Equipment (Including Digital Apparatus)—Limits and Methods of Measurement (Measurements up to 40 GHz)
Frequently Asked Questions
All you need to know about EMC testing
- What do EMC and EMI stand for?
EMC stands for Electromagnetic Compatibility: It means the ability of an electric or electronic device to function satisfactorily in its electromagnetic environment without affecting other devices by introducing intolerable electromagnetic disturbances.
EMI means Electromagnetic Interference: This is when a device is producing electromagnetic interferences and disrupts the operation of other electronic devices. EMI can be both man-made such as computers and naturally arising like for example solar radiation or electrical storms. EMC and EMI are often used interchangeably as they both determine whether an electronic device is able to function satisfactorily in an electromagnetic environment.
- What is EMC testing and why is it important?
EMC testing is the measurement of:
a device's emission levels of radio frequency (EMC)
the immunity to RF emissions (EMI)
Electromagnetic Compatibility Testing is important to see whether a device meets the test standards. Without EMC Testing there would be an immense risk of for example helicopters falling out of the sky or your phone losing its signal, thus all needed devices for those machines have to pass lots of tests to meet the requirements and to guarantee the EMI compliance. This is the only way to ensure a successful market launch of your product.
- Is EMC testing mandatory?
The EMC Certification is mandatory in most markets. The EMC/EMI Testing is part of the product development, so all devices are subject to this testing. On the European Market all the electric and electronic devices must meet the standard compliance and be designated with the CE marking.
- How to do EMC testing?
The tests for each type of emission are different. It divides broadly into emissions testing and susceptibility testing. The EMC Testing of large equipment systems is mostly done on open-air test sites (OATS), however, the RF (radio frequency) testing of a physical prototype is performed in specialized EMC test chambers, as you can find at IBL-Lab GmbH. Accredited testing labs Usually, a given run of tests for a particular piece of equipment will require an EMC test plan and follow-up test report. For a successful EMC compliance test we recommend choosing an accredited testing lab, that helps you in all steps and ensures your device is ready going to the global market.
EMC Special Demand Testing
IB-Lenhardt AG and IBL-Lab GmbH are always 100% at your disposal. The many years of experience of our experts and the focus on your needs guarantee the success of your market approval.
We gladly perform tests tailored to your special demands and support you along the evolution of your product through development-accompanying tests. Send us your inquiry!