Electromagnetic Compatibility Testing

Our EMC tests are designed according to the strictest international standards and our competent team of engineers is always ready to assist you with development-accompanying product testing. Contact us today to find out more about our services.
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Product Testing in our EMC Laboratory

Benefit from the extensive possibilities of our subsidiary IBL-Lab GmbH—use our know-how for a successful market access. We look forward to helping you.

Automotive

Distance radars—Tyre pressure sensors—Infotainment—Body Control Module (BCM)

Industry

Industrial radars—Sensors—Control systems—Military systems

Consumer

WLANBluetooth—SRD—IT equipment—Consumer electronics
Insight Lab

EMC Lab: Wireless Power Transmitter

Discover a test with Wireless Power Transmitter in the EMC lab in the series "Insight Lab" of IBL-Lab GmbH. The transmitter sends power to the reference receiver via magnetic field coupling. With a field strength measuring head we measure the field strength at a distance of 20 cm from transmitter and receiver over 6 minutes at 120 kHz frequency.
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Electromagnetic Compatibility

Necessity of EMC Testing

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) is an essential product characteristic for all electrical products, as it ensures interference-free operation with respect to external sources. EMC is achieved by testing for electromagnetic susceptibility (EMS) and electromagnetic interference (EMI). Interference emission refers to the undesirable property of affecting other equipment by electromagnetic radiation. Susceptibility, on the other hand, describes the resistance of a device under test to interference from other devices. These tests are an essential part of product development to meet the required standards and ensure the associated market launch of your product. Within the following frequency ranges we offer our EMC testing services:

Susceptibility Tests
  • Radiated Susceptibility: 80 MHz – 6 GHz
  • Conducted Susceptibility: 150 kHz – 230 GHz
  • Magnetic Field Measurements: 50 + 60 Hz
  • ESD (Electrostatic Discharge)
Interference Emission Tests
  • Radiated Emissions: 30 MHz – 40 GHz
  • Conducted Emissions: 150 kHz – 2,1 GHz
  • Harmonic Tests
  • Flicker Tests
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DAkkS accredited EMC Test Lab

Benefit from the modern testing facilities of our test laboratory, which has the DAkkS accreditation.

  • 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

For the EMC measurements, we work with amplifiers and test equipment from Rohde & Schwarz, Hilo and Ametek CTS.

EMC Directives & Standards

All measurements are performed according to the currently valid standards and the EMC Directive:

  • 2014/53/EU
    Harmonization of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of radio equipment and repealing Directive 1999/5/EC

  • 2014/30/EU
    Harmonization of the laws of the Member States relating to electromagnetic compatibility

  • UN/ECE-R10
    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

  • ICES-003
    Information Technology Equipment (including Digital Apparatus)

Do you need Assistance?

Contact our expert for Electromagnetic Compatibility Testing:

European Union EMC Standards

ETSI EN 301 489 standards family

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services

EN 55032

Electromagnetic compatibility of multimedia equipment—Emission Requirements

EN 61000-6-1

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 6-1: Generic standards - Immunity for residential, commercial and light-industrial environments

UN/ECE R10

Uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicles with regard to electromagnetic compatibility (Electrical subassemblies)

EN 55035

Electromagnetic compatibility of multimedia equipment—Immunity Requirements

EN 61000-6-2

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 6-2: Generic standards - Immunity for industrial environments

International EMC Standards

USA: FCC 47 CFR Part 015

Radio Frequency Devices (Measurements up to 40 GHz)

Japan: VCCI

Member of Voluntary Control Council for Interference by Information Technology Equipment

Canada: ICES-003

Information Technology Equipment (Including Digital Apparatus)—Limits and Methods of Measurement (Measurements up to 40 GHz)

Six Reasons why EMC Compliance Testing is Important

  1. Proper function:
    EMC testing ensures that your product works as intended and is not affected by external electromagnetic radiation.

  2. Cost savings:
    The propability of technical support or warranty claims and associated repairs or maintenance costs is reduced.

  3. Compliance:
    EMC testing ensures that your product complies with regulatory and legal standards and regulations required by regulatory agencies in many countries.

  4. Market Suitability:
    To be approved for use in the marketplace, electronic devices in many countries must meet metrics set by regulations and standards.

  5. Reliability:
    Compliance with emission and immunity requirements increases the life of a device and improves its reliability.

  6. Customer satisfaction:
    Extensive EMC testing guarantees to improve customer satisfaction as well as the brand image of your product.


Frequently Asked Questions

All you need to know about EMC testing

What does EMC means?

EMC describes the ability of an electric or electronic device to function satisfactorily in its electromagnetic environment without affecting other devices by introducing intolerable electromagnetic disturbances. This means that a product is electromagnetically compatible if it does not itself generate any interference (EMI) and is insensitive to possible interference from other products (EMS).

What does EMI and EMS stand for?

EMI means Electromagnetic Interference and describes, that 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.
EMS means Electromagnetic Susceptibility and describes the ability of a system or device to operate without performance degradation under the influence of electromagnetic disturbances.

Why is EMC testing important?

Electromagnetic compatibility testing is a key to obtaining worldwide type approval. It is therefore important to determine whether a device meets the test standards. Without EMC testing, there would be an immense risk that, for example, the transmission power of smart devices or the function of vehicle radars would be severely impaired. Therefore, all products that are required for these machines must pass numerous tests to meet the requirements and ensure EMC compliance. This is the only way to ensure a successful market launch of your product.

Is EMC testing mandatory?

EMS and EMI testing are part of product development, so all devices must undergo this test. On the European market, all electrical and electronic equipment must meet the standard compliance and be designated with the CE marking.

What is measured during EMC tests?

EMC testing includes measurements of electromagnetic emissions generated on the input and output cables and in the form of electric fields in the environment of the device. In addition, immunity to various interference phenomena on the input and output cables is measured, as well as to electric fields generated by other electrical equipment and radio transmitters. Last but not least, immunity to electrostatic discharges generated by human intervention is tested.
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 for market access.

EMC Standards

DIN
DIN EN 50130-4Alarm systems – Part 4: Electromagnetic compatibility – Product family standard: Immunity requirements for components of fire,...
DIN EN 50498Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) – Product family standard for aftermarket electronic equipment in vehicles; German version EN...
DIN EN 55011Industrielle, wissenschaftliche und medizinische Geräte - Funkstörungen - Grenzwerte und Messverfahren (CISPR 11:2015, modifiziert +...
DIN EN 55014-1:2017Elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit - Anforderungen an Haushaltgeräte, Elektrowerkzeuge und ähnliche Elektrogeräte - Teil 1:...
DIN EN 55014-2:2015Elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit - Anforderungen an Haushaltgeräte, Elektrowerkzeuge und ähnliche Elektrogeräte - Teil 2:...
DIN EN 55022Information technology equipment – Radio disturbance characteristics – Limits and methods of measurement (CISPR 22:2008, modified);...
DIN EN 55024Einrichtungen der Informationstechnik - Störfestigkeitseigenschaften - Grenzwerte und Prüfverfahren (CISPR 24:2010 + Cor.:2011 + A1:2015);...
DIN EN 55032Elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit von Multimediageräten und -einrichtungen - Anforderungen an die Störaussendung (CISPR 32:2015);...
DIN EN 55035Elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit von Multimediageräten - Anforderungen zur Störfestigkeit (CISPR 35:2016, modifiziert); Deutsche...
DIN EN 55103-1Electromagnetic compatibility – Product family standard for audio, video, audio-visual and entertainment lighting control apparatus for...
DIN EN 55103-2Elektromagnetische Vertraeglichkeit - Produktfamiliennorm fur Audio-, Video- und audiovisuelle Einrichtungen sowie fur...
DIN EN 61000-3-3Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 3-3; Limits - Limitation of voltage changes, voltage fluctuations and flicker in public...
DIN EN 61000-4-11:2019-06Elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit (EMV) - Teil 4-11: Prüf- und Messverfahren - Prüfungen der Störfestigkeit gegen Spannungseinbrüche,...
DIN EN 61000-4-2Elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit (EMV) - Teil 4-2: Prüf- und Messverfahren - Prüfung der Störfestigkeit gegen die Entladung statischer...
DIN EN 61000-4-3Elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit (EMV) - Teil 4-3: Prüf- und Messverfahren - Prüfung der Störfestigkeit gegen hochfrequente...
DIN EN 61000-4-4Elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit (EMV) - Teil 4-4: Prüf- und Messverfahren - Prüfung der Störfestigkeit gegen schnelle transiente...
DIN EN 61000-4-5Elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit (EMV) - Teil 4-5: Prüf- und Messverfahren - Prüfung der Störfestigkeit gegen Stoßspannungen (IEC...
DIN EN 61000-4-6Elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit (EMV) - Teil 4-6: Prüf- und Messverfahren - Störfestigkeit gegen leitungsgeführte Störgrößen,...
DIN EN 61000-4-8Elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit (EMV) - Teil 4-8: Prüf- und Messverfahren - Prüfung der Störfestigkeit gegen Magnetfelder mit...
DIN EN 61000-6-4Elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit (EMV) - Teil 6-4: Fachgrundnormen - Störaussendung für Industriebereiche (IEC 61000-6-4:2006 +...
DIN EN 61326-1:2013Elektrische Mess-, Steuer-, Regel- und Laborgeräte - EMV-Anforderungen - Teil 1: Allgemeine Anforderungen (IEC 61326-1:2012); Deutsche...
DIN EN IEC 61000-3-2Elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit (EMV) - Teil 3-2: Grenzwerte - Grenzwerte für Oberschwingungsströme (Geräte-Eingangsstrom ≤ 16 A je...
DIN EN IEC 61000-4-3Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-3: Testing and measurement techniques - Radiated, radio-frequency, electromagnetic field...
DIN EN IEC 61000-6-1:2019Elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit (EMV) - Teil 6-1: Fachgrundnormen - Störfestigkeit für Wohnbereich, Geschäfts- und Gewerbebereiche...
DIN EN IEC 61000-6-2:2019Elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit (EMV) - Teil 6-2: Fachgrundnormen - Störfestigkeit für Industriebereiche (IEC 61000-6-2:2016);...
DIN EN IEC 61058-1Geräteschalter - Teil 1: Allgemeine Anforderungen (IEC 61058-1:2016); Deutsche Fassung EN IEC 61058-1:2018
DIN EN IEC 61204-3Stromversorgungsgeräte für Niederspannung mit Gleichstromausgang - Teil 3: Elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit (EMV) (IEC 61204-3:2016);...
DIN EN IEC 62040-2Unterbrechungsfreie Stromversorgungssysteme (USV) - Teil 2: Anforderungen an die elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit (EMV) (IEC...
DIN EN lEC 61000-4-11Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-11: Testing and measurement techniques - Voltage dips, short interruptions and voltage...
DIN EN lEC 61000-6-4:2019Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Par t 6-4: Generic Standards - Emission Standard for industrial environments (lEC 61000-6-4:2018):
ETSI
ETSI EN 301 489-01 V2.2.3ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 1: Common technical requirements; Harmonised Standard...
ETSI EN 301 489-03 V2.1.1ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 3: Specific conditions for Short-Range Devices (SRD)...
ETSI EN 301 489-03 V2.3.2Part 3: Specific conditions for Short Range Devices (SRD) operating on frequencies between 9 kHz and 246 GHz; Harmonised Standard for...
ETSI EN 301 489-04 V3.2.1ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 4: Specific conditions for fixed radio links and...
ETSI EN 301 489-04 V3.3.1ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 4: Specific conditions for fixed radio links and...
ETSI EN 301 489-05 V2.2.1ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 5: Specific conditions for Private land Mobile Radio...
ETSI EN 301 489-06 V2.2.1ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 6: Specific conditions for Digital Enhanced Cordless...
ETSI EN 301 489-09 V2.1.1ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 9: Specific conditions for wireless microphones, similar...
ETSI EN 301 489-12 V3.1.1Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and...
ETSI EN 301 489-17 V3.1.1ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 17: Specific conditions for Broadband Data Transmission...
ETSI EN 301 489-17 V3.2.3 (Final Draft)ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 17: Specific conditions for Broadband Data Transmission...
ETSI EN 301 489-17 V3.2.4ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 17: Specific conditions for Broadband Data...
ETSI EN 301 489-19 V2.1.1ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 19: Specific conditions for Receive Only Mobile Earth...
ETSI EN 301 489-19 V2.2.0 (Draft)ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 19: Specific conditions for Receive Only Mobile Earth...
ETSI EN 301 489-20 V2.1.1ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 20: Specific conditions for Mobile Earth Stations (MES)...
ETSI EN 301 489-22 V1.3.1Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and...
ETSI EN 301 489-22 V2.0.1ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 22: Specific conditions for ground based aeronautical...
ETSI EN 301 489-22 V2.1.1ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 22: Specific conditions for ground based aeronautical...
ETSI EN 301 489-28 V1.1.1Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and...
ETSI EN 301 489-33 V2.2.1ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 33: Specific conditions for Ultra-WideBand (UWB)...
ETSI EN 301 489-34 V2.1.1ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 34: Specific conditions for External Power Supply (EPS)...
ETSI EN 301 489-51 V2.1.1ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 51: Specific conditions for Automotive, Ground based...
ETSI EN 301 489-52 V1.1.0 (draft)ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 52: Specific conditions for Cellular Communication...
ETSI EN 301 489-53 V1.1.1ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 53: Specific conditions for terrestrial sound...
FCC
FCC 47 CFR Part 001 - 2019Practice and procedure
FCC KDB Publication 935210 D04 v02r04Provider-Specific Consumer Signal Boosters Compliance Measurements Guidance
ICES
ICES-001 Issue 5Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) Equipment
ICES-003 Issue 7Information Technology Equipment (including Digital Apparatus)
IEC
IEC 61000-3-2-amd1 ed5.0Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) – Part 3-2: Limits – Limits for harmonic current emissions (equipment input current ≤16 A per...
IEC 61000-3-2 ed5.0.RLVElectromagnetic compatibility (EMC) – Part 3-2: Limits – Limits for harmonic current emissions (equipment input current ≤ 16 A per...
IEC 61000-3-3 ed3.1Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) – Part 3-3: Limits – Limitation of voltage changes, voltage fluctuations and flicker in public...
IEC 61000-4-11 ed2.1Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) – Part 4-11: Testing and measurement techniques – Voltage dips, short interruptions and voltage...
IEC 61000-4-11 ed3.0 RLVElectromagnetic compatibility (EMC) – Part 4-11: Testing and measurement techniques – Voltage dips, short interruptions and voltage...
IEC 61000-4-2 ed2.0Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) – Part 4-2: Testing and measurement techniques – Electrostatic discharge immunity test
IEC 61000-4-3 ed3.2Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) – Part 4-3: Testing and measurement techniques – Radiated, radio-frequency, electromagnetic field...
IEC 61000-4-3 ed4.0Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) – Part 4-3: Testing and measurement techniques – Radiated, radio-frequency electromagnetic field...
IEC 61000-4-4 ed3.0.RLVElectromagnetic compatibility (EMC) – Part 4-4: Testing and measurement techniques – Electrical fast transient/burst immunity test
IEC 61000-4-5 ed3.1Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) – Part 4-5: Testing and measurement techniques – Surge immunity test
IEC 61000-4-6 ed4.0Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) – Part 4-6: Testing and measurement techniques – Immunity to conducted disturbances, induced by...
IEC 61000-4-8 ed2.0.RLVElectromagnetic compatibility (EMC) – Part 4-8: Testing and measurement techniques – Power frequency magnetic field immunity test
IEC 61000-6-1 ed3.0.RLVElectromagnetic compatibility (EMC) – Part 6-1: Generic standards – Immunity standard for residential, commercial and light-industrial...
IEC 61000-6-2 ed3.0.RLVElectromagnetic compatibility (EMC) – Part 6-2: Generic standards – Immunity standard for industrial environments
IEC 61000-6-3 ed2.1Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) – Part 6-3: Generic standards – Emission standard for residential, commercial and light-industrial...
IEC 61000-6-3 ed3.0Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)– Part 6-3: Generic standards – Emission standard for equipment in residential environments
IEC 61000-6-4 ed3.0.RLVElectromagnetic compatibility (EMC) – Part 6-4: Generic standards – Emission standard for industrial environments
IEC 61058-1 ed4.0.RLVSwitches for appliances – Part 1: General requirements
IEC 61204-3 ed3.0.RLVLow-voltage switch mode power supplies – Part 3: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
IEC 61326-1 ed2.0.RLVElectrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use – EMC requirements – Part 1: General requirements
IEC 61326-1 ed3.0.RLVElectrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use – EMC requirements – Part 1: General requirements
IEC 62040-2 ed3.0.RLVUninterruptible power systems (UPS) – Part 2: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements
IEC CISPR 11 ed6.2Industrial, scientific and medical equipment – Radio-frequency disturbance characteristics – Limits and methods of measurement
IEC CISPR 14-1 ed6.0Electromagnetic compatibility – Requirements for household appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus – Part 1: Emission
IEC CISPR 14-1 ed7.0Electromagnetic compatibility – Requirements for household appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus – Part 1: Emission
IEC CISPR 14-2 ed2.0.RLVElectromagnetic compatibility – Requirements for household appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus – Part 2: Immunity –...
IEC CISPR 14-2 ed3.0Electromagnetic compatibility – Requirements for household appliances, Electric tools and similar apparatus – Part 2: Immunity –...
IEC CISPR 22 ed6.0.RLVInformation technology equipment – Radio disturbance characteristics – Limits and methods of measurement
IEC CISPR 24 ed2.1Information technology equipment – Immunity characteristics – Limits and methods of measurement
IEC CISPR 32 ed.2.1Electromagnetic compatibility of multimedia equipment – Emission requirements
IEC CISPR 35 ed1.0Electromagnetic compatibility of multimedia equipment – Immunity requirements
ISO
ISO-7637-2{ed.3}-2011Road vehicles — Electrical disturbances from conduction and coupling — Part 2: Electrical transient conduction along supply lines only
SPR
SPR-002-issue1Supplementary Procedure for Assessing Compliance with RSS-102 Nerve Stimulation Exposure Limits
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