What is EMC Testing?
Electromagnetic Compatibility or EMC is the ability of different electronic devices and components to work correctly and operate without mutual interference, despite the presence of other devices that emit electromagnetic fields. All electronic devices have the potential to emit electromagnetic fields and influence each other when interconnected or close to each other, e.g. interference between TV sets, GSM handsets, radios and nearby washing machine or electrical power lines.
The purpose of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) is to keep all those side effects under reasonable control. This means that each piece of equipment emitting EM waves or disturbances must have it limited to a certain level and that each individual device must have adequate immunity to EM disturbances in the environment it is meant to function in. EMC designates all the existing and future techniques and technologies for reducing disturbance and enhancing immunity.
We provide an extensive portfolio of EMC testing services. Thus, we can verify if your product meets applicable electromagnetic compatibility requirements. Moreover, we will support your product development process starting from product’s requirement definition all the way up to the completion of approval testing: We serve many different branches of the industry and are familiar with most relevant standards. More details on our services are only an e-mail or a phone call away.
For more information on EMC Testing and the EMC Directive, check out the official web page of the European Commission on the Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive here.
EMC Testing Procedure
Our test specialists have strong experience in this testing area. In addition, product requirements are investigated in detail during offer creation and test planning is always done based on the customer’s needs. Our test facilities are located in Oulu, Finland.
Our accredited EMC test services include:
- Conducted Emissions
- Radiated Emissions
- Radiated Spurious Emissions
- Radiated RF field
- Radio frequency common mode
- Burst, Surge, Electrical Fast Transients, Voltage dips and interruptions
- Power and pulsed magnetic fields
Radio and LTE-IoT
Please, see the detailed list of accredited EMC test services below.
We are able to test a wide array of products, but radio devices are part of our long heritage and thus we are much more experienced in radio testing. We have a long experience in Bluetooth, WLAN, 2G, 3G, 4G RFID, NFC and GNSS.
LTE-IoT (M1 and NB) is our focus area; we have expertise in multiple LTE-IoT radio modules. To ensure tests coverage, our lab supports up to 53 LTE frequency bands!
Pre-Compliance EMC Testing
Pre-Compliance tests during the R&D phase are important to ensure your product quality and a smooth certification process. We can offer Pre-Compliance EMC Testing services beyond our current accreditation scope for consumer, medical and industrial products.
We are happy provide more detailed information and make a proposal how we can verify your product’s Electromagnetic compatibility.
EMC Testing Standards
- EN 301 489-1, EN 301 489-3
- EN 301 489-17, EN 301 489-19
- EN 301 489-34, EN 301 489-52
- IEC/EN 61000-3-2, IEC/EN 61000-3-3
- IEC/EN 61000-4-2, IEC/EN 61000-4-3, IEC/EN 61000-4-4, IEC/EN 61000-4-5, IEC/EN 61000-4-6, IEC/EN 61000-4-8, IEC/EN 61000-4-9, IEC/EN 61000-4-11
- IEC/EN 61000-6-1, IEC/EN 61000-6-2, IEC/EN 61000-6-3, IEC/EN 61000-6-4
- CISPR 11 / EN 55011, CISPR 22 / EN 55022, CISPR 24 / EN 55024
- CISPR 32 / EN 55032 Exclusions: TVs, set top boxes
- IEC/EN 61326-1, IEC/EN 61326-2-1, IEC/EN 61326-2-2, IEC/EN 61326-2-3, IEC/EN 61326-2-4, IEC/EN 61326-2-5
- 3GPP TS 51.010-1 subclauses 12.1 and 12.2
- EN 300 220 (EN 300 330-2, 4.2.2 Unwanted emissions in the spurious domain (EN 300 330-1, 5.9 Unwanted emissions in the spurious domain)
- EN 300 328 184.108.40.206 Transmitter unwanted emissions in the spurious domain 220.127.116.11 Receiver spurious emission
- EN 300 330 4.3.8 Transmitter radiated spurious domain emission limits < 30 MHz 4.3.9 Transmitter radiated spurious domain emission limits > 30 MHz 4. 4.2 Receiver spurious emissions
- EN 300 440 4.3.5 Spurious radiations
- EN 303 413 5.5 Receiver spurious emissions test
- ETSI EN 301 511 clauses 5.2.16 and 5.2.17
- ETSI EN 301 893 Radiated Tx and Rx spurious only Restriction: measurement frequency up to 18 GHz
- ETSI EN 301 908-1 Radiated Emissions UE (Devices falling under -2 and – 13)