Electromagnetic Compatibility TestingOur 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.
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.
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:
- Radiated Susceptibility: 80 MHz – 6 GHz
- Conducted Susceptibility: 150 kHz – 230 GHz
- Magnetic Field Measurements: 50 + 60 Hz
- ESD (Electrostatic Discharge)
- Radiated Emissions: 30 MHz – 40 GHz
- Conducted Emissions: 150 kHz – 2,1 GHz
- Harmonic Tests
- Flicker Tests
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:
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
Harmonization 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)
Do you need Assistance?
Contact our expert for Electromagnetic Compatibility Testing:
F. SchmidteMail+49 6894 38938-0
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 (EMC) - Part 6-1: Generic standards - Immunity for residential, commercial and light-industrial environments
- Uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicles with regard to electromagnetic compatibility (Electrical subassemblies)
- Electromagnetic compatibility of multimedia equipment—Immunity Requirements
- 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)
- 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)
Six Reasons why EMC Compliance Testing is Important
EMC testing ensures that your product works as intended and is not affected by external electromagnetic radiation.
The propability of technical support or warranty claims and associated repairs or maintenance costs is reduced.
EMC testing ensures that your product complies with regulatory and legal standards and regulations required by regulatory agencies in many countries.
To be approved for use in the marketplace, electronic devices in many countries must meet metrics set by regulations and standards.
Compliance with emission and immunity requirements increases the life of a device and improves its reliability.
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 Special Demand Testing
We test the electromagnetic compatibility to secure product safety. From consulting to the preparation of test reports to certification, you benefit from the expertise of our employees. We guarantee compliance with regulatory requirements and thus the success of your products' market access.
Do you have special requirements? We will be happy to conduct tests tailored to your products and support you in the evolution of your device through tests accompanying development.