Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Testing

Electromagnetic interference can seriously disrupt the function and safety of your devices. The purpose of EMC testing is to determine whether electrical equipment will operate properly in an electromagnetic environment without interfering unwanted with other equipment.

EMCC tests according to all national and international EMC standards in the frequency range from 0 Hz to 325 GHz, as well as according to many environmental and safety standards. Our accreditations and recognitions by renowned international organizations, including A2LA, FCC (USA), and VCCI (Japan), cover approximately 3000 standards.

EMCC can perform EMC testing for a large variety of industries

  • EMC Testing of Consumer Electronics

    Relevant standards

    • IEC / EN 61000-6-1 Immunity for residential, commercial and light-industrial environments;
    • IEC / EN 61000-6-3 Emission standard for residential, commercial and light industrial environments;
    • CISPR 13 / EN 55013 Sound and TV broadcast receivers and associated equipment; Emissions;
    • CISPR 14-1 / EN 55014-1 Emission requirements for household appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus;
    • CISPR 14-2 / EN 55014-2 Immunity requirements for household appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus;
    • CISPR 15 / EN 55015 Emission standard for electrical lighting and similar equipment;
    • IEC / EN 61547 Immunity standard for lighting equipment;
    • CISPR 20 / EN 55020 Sound and TV broadcast receivers and associated equipment; Immunity;
    • CISPR 22 / EN 55022 Information technology equipment (ITE); Emissions;
    • CISPR 24 / EN 55024 Information technology equipment (ITE); Immunity;

    Applications

    EMC Testing of Consumer Electronics: 

    Microwave ovens, induction cooking appliances, sound and TV broadcast receivers, Video recorders, Camcorder, CD player, Satellite receiver, cable receiver, cooking hobs and ovens, electric toys, electrical tools, vacuum cleaners,  coffee grinders, electrical heating devices, toasters, irons, electrical lighting equipment, Incandescent lamp luminaires,  Fluorescent lamp luminaires, IR radiation, UV fluorescent lamp, appliances, LED light sources, PC, laptop computers, monitors, multimedia equipment.

  • EMC Testing of E-Scooters

    E-scooters fit into today's times. Without traffic jams and looking for a parking space, you can reach your destination quickly, especially in the city. 

    There are two types of E-scooters: 

    • Slow electric scooters with a maximum speed of 12 km/h.
    • Fast electric scooters with maximum speed from 12 to 20 km/h.

    Important: Electric scooters may only be driven in EU countries with type tests or individual approvals. 

    In order to meet the safety standards, a number of tests are necessary, in which the EMCC experts will be happy to assist you. 

    We test your product in the fields of EMC, radio and environmental simulation. In our radio laboratory we test and evaluate all requirements of radio components according to the Radio Equipment Directive (RED) and national standards (USA, Canada and Japan...). We offer a variety of Bluetooth, Bluetooth LE, WLAN, Zigbee tests etc. 

    ISO 17025 accredited Testing: Extract

    • CISPR 12.
    • CISPR 25.
    • EMV 2014/30/EU.
    • EN 15194.
    • EN 55014-1.
    • EN 55014-2.
    • EN 61000-4-2.
    • IEC 60204-1.
    • IEC 61000-3-2.
    • IEC 61000-3-3.
    • IEC 62233.
    • ISO 11451-1.

    Furthermore, we test your test specimen for environmental influences such as climate, vibration or corrosion.

  • EMC Testing of Industrial Electronics

    Relevant Standards

    • IEC / EN 61000-6-2 Immunity for industrial environments.
    • IEC / EN 61000-6-4  Emission standard for industrial environments.
    • IEC 61000-6-5 Immunity for power station and substation environments.
    • CISPR 11 / EN 55011 Industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) radio-frequency equipment; Electromagnetic disturbance characteristics.
    • CISPR 14-1 / EN 55014-1 Emission requirements for household appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus.
    • CISPR 14-2 / EN 55014-2 Immunity requirements for household appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus.
    • CISPR 15 / EN 55015 Emissions standard for electrical lighting and similar equipment.
    • CISPR 22 / EN 55022 Information technology equipment (ITE); Emissions.
    • CISPR 24 / EN 55024 Information technology equipment (ITE); Immunity.
    • IEC / EN 61547 Immunity standard for lighting equipment.
    • EN 50370-x EMC standards for machine tools.
    • EN 55103-x EMC standards for audio, video, audio-visual and entertainment lighting control apparatus.
    • EN 61326-x EMC requirements for equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use.
    • IEC / EN 60255 EMC requirements for measuring relays and protection equipment.
    • IEC / EN 61131 Programmable controllers.
    • IEC / EN 61800-3 adjustable speed electrical power drive systems.
    • IEC / EN 61204-3 Low voltage DC power supplies.
    • IEC / EN 62040-2 Uninterruptable power supplies (UPS).

    Applications

    EMC Testing of Industrial Electronics

    ISM equipment (including laboratory, medical, scientific, induction, arc welding, MRI, microwave, EDM, industrial process measurement and control equipment), electrical tools, shredders, projectors, milking machines, air conditioners, dental drills, ironing machines, vacuum cleaners, floor polishers, sewing machines, soldering equipment, power staplers, cooking ranges, ITE, Personal Computers, professional multimedia equipment, machine tools, UPS, painting robots, saws, grinding machines, milling machines, broaching machines, CNC machines.

  • EMC Testing of Railway Applications
    Competence Key Facts                                          
    EMC and Radio testing, on-site testing, shielding effectiveness testing, consulting, training, troubleshooting, EMF exposure testing, Vehicle Directive testing, aircraft susceptibility tests against Transmitting Portable Electronic Device (T-PED) signals acc. ED-130, tests to manufacturer EMC specifications, calibrations Consumer Electronics, EMC and Radio
    DAkkS Accredited EMC Laboratories Accredited EMC tests acc. to nearly all essential commercial EMC standards (European, US, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand)
    ISO, IEC, EN, FCC, VDE, CISPR, ICES, AS/NZS, CSA
    DAkkS Accredited Radio Laboratories Accredited Radio tests acc. to European, US, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand radio standards
    ETSI EN, FCC, ANSI/TIA, ANSI/IEEE, RSS, BETS, AS7NSZ

    FCC listed test facilities

    Radiated and conducted emissions tests for Certifications under Part 15 and 18 of the FCC Rules
    FCC Listing # 878769
    Industry Canada registred test facilities Radiated emission testing on radio equipment for Industry Canada
    Certification
    Industry Canada Registration # 3464C-1
    VCCI registered test facilities Testing of IT equipment to VCCI rules (based on CISPR standards); VCCI = Voluntary Control Council for Interference by Information Technology Equipment
    Radiated Immunity acc. EN/IEC 61000-4-3 from 20 MHz to 3 GHz, up to 10 (20) V/m; Radiated Emissions of Radio Equipment, Precompliance Measurement CE;
    CISPR25 Emissions Measurement
    Fully Anechoic Room; 9980 mm x 5030 mm x 4950 mm; Door 1538mm x
    2185mm BxH; Measurement dist.: 3 m; Turnt:. d = 2 m, 1 t/m2; Absorbers:
    249 m² ferrites, 59 m² 50 cm pyramids; Performance: 30 MHz to 18 GHz
    acc. to CISPR 16-1-4, 80 MHz to 18 GHz acc. to IEC 61000-4-3; Supply
    voltages 250/440VAC/32A/50/60Hz and 115/200V/32A/400Hz;
    compressed air; feedthrough plates for EUT monitoring & control
    Radiated Emissions measurements acc. to european and international Standards, fulfils NSA requirements acc. to CISPR 16-1-4 chapter 5.7 within the frequency range 30 MHz to 1 GHz for test distances of 3 m and 10 m within a test volume of up to 4 m diameter; with additional floor absorbers free space emission tests up to 18 GHz, test site fulfils requirements acc. to CISPR 16-1-4 chapter 8 for emissions measurements in 3 m distance within the fequency range 1 GHz to 6 GHz in test volume of 4 m diameter and 2.3 m height; Radiated Immunity testing FCC-Listing # 878769; Industry Canada Registration # 3464C-1; VCCI
    Registration #R-2958; 21400 mm x 14000 mm x 7800 mm (LxWxH),
    sliding door 2588mm x 2568mm BxH (effective 2.5mx 2.5m due to access
    tunnel!); Turntable 4m/5t, Speed 0.4° ... 12° per sec, Accuracy 0.5°;
    Supply voltages 250/440VAC/63A/50/60Hz and 115/200V/32A/400Hz,
    compressed air, water, exhauster for combustion engines (1000m3/h),
    feedthrough plates for EUT monitoring & control; build year: 2006
    acc. to EN/IEC 61000-4-3 in the frequency range 80 MHz to 6 GHz, up to 10 (20) V/m on systems with up to 4 m diameter  
    Shielding attenuation tests: clear opening for test material 1900mm x 1200mm, 900mm x 900mm or smaller, Conducted Emissions tests, Conducted Immunity tests FCC and VCCI Listing for Conducted Emissions tests; 8.5mx5.1m, Door
    1.2m x 2,1 m; Supply voltages 250/440VAC/32A/50/60Hz and
    115/200V/32A/400Hz; compressed air; feedthrough plates for EUT
    monitoring & control
    Radio tests acc. to european ETSI standards and international (FCC, Industry Canada, Japanese etc.) specifications; with external mixers up to 325 GHz 20 Hz to 50 GHz; -150 dBm to 30 dBm; RBW 1 Hz to 50 MHz
    Emissions measurements acc. to european and international Standards (EN, ETSI, FCC, IEC …), conforming to standards Emissions measurements (CISPRAV), Fieldstrength measurements up to 8 GHz, fast measurements with FFT available 20 Hz to 8 GHz; -155 dBm to 30 dBm; RBW 1 Hz to 10 MHz
    OATS and Underground Laboratory Emissions measurements and Immunity tests on large equipment &
    systems; test site not yet complete (groundplane missing!); test site not
    listed; planned as real OATS with test distances up to 30 m as well as
    Antenna test site (Calibration Site)
    21m x 41m; Underground laboratorium with shielded test room for test personnel and equipment, feedthroughs for antenna cable prepared in various test distances; turntable 4m/5t (same as SAC)
    ESD tests, conducted immunity tests, conducted emissions tests 5.3x3.5x3m, Door 0.95m; Supply voltages 250/440VAC/32A/50Hz;
    compressed air; feedthrough plates for EUT monitoring & control
    Field Probe Calibration, Radiated Immunity tests, Radiated emissions tests (precompliance) (GTEM Cell) 6,35m x 3,58m x 2,55m (LxWxH), door: 1m x 1,3m, 50ohm, 0,01...18GHz,
    test volume: 0,85 x 0,85 x 0,45 (m)³, max 1000W, filter 230 VAC/16A, 400
    VAC 4 x 25A
    Emissions measurements up to 26.5 GHz; with external mixers up to 325 GHz, Attenuation measurements (tracking generator up to 26.5GHz) 20Hz...26.5GHz, TG 100Hz...5GHz
    -38...137 dBμV
    20Hz...26.5GHz, TG 100Hz...5GHz
    -38...137 dBμV
    TG FOR ESMI 5...26GHz
    -75...0dBm
    Shielding attenuation tests 30 MHz to 1,5 GHz on material samples with approx.
    150 mm diameter
    ASTM D4935, 30 MHz…1.5 GHz, 2x Nm, 2x10 dB Attn (9210-02/-03,
    DC…8GHz) test specimes gold film, dynamic range specimes alu, 12 kg
    Vektor Netzwork Analysis 9 kHz to 6 GHz; Calibration of test equipment;
    Emissions measurement (pre-compliance), fault detection & localisation (TDR) (e.g. cable)
    9kHz…6GHz, Opt: spectrum analysis, Calibration Kit N (1-18 GHz)
    Demodulation AM/FM/PM, OCXO, GPIB, preamplifier 20dB, DC 12-28V,
    AC 100-240V, 50-400 Hz, 7 kg, Option ZVL-K2 DTF
  • EMC Testing of Information Technology (ITE) Equipment

    Relevant Standards

    • CISPR 22 / EN 55022 Information technology equipment (ITE); Emissions.
    • CISPR 24 / EN 55024 Information technology equipment (ITE); Immunity.
    • 47 CFR Part 15 B Unintentional Radiators (USA - FCC).
    • ICES-003 Digital Apparatus (Canada – Industry Canada).
    • ETSI EN 301489-1 / -x EMC for radio applications.
    • IEC / EN 61000-3-2 / -12 harmonic current emissions.
    • IEC / EN 61000-3-3 / -11 voltage fluctuations and flicker.
    • IEC / EN 61000-4-2 Electrostatic discharge immunity.
    • IEC / EN 61000-4-3  Electromagnetic field immunity.
    • IEC / EN 61000-4-4  Electrical fast transient/burst immunity.
    • IEC / EN 61000-4-5 Surge immunity.
    • IEC / EN 61000-4-6 Immunity to conducted disturbances, induced by radio-frequency fields.
    • IEC / EN 61000-4-11 Voltage dips, short interruptions and voltage variations immunity.

    Applications

    Personal Computers (PCs), Laptops, file server, monitors, modems, fax machines, telephones, keyboards, mouse, card reader, image scanner, printer, LAN equipment, WAN, copying machines, xDSL terminal equipment, multimedia equipment.

  • EMC Testing of Power Electronics

    Relevant Standards 

    • IEC / EN 61000-6-2 Immunity for industrial environments.
    • IEC / EN 61000-6-4 Emission standard for industrial environments.
    • IEC 61000-6-5 Immunity for power station and substation environments.
    • EN 61326-x EMC requirements for equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use.
    • IEC / EN 60255 EMC requirements for measuring relays and protection equipment.
    • IEC / EN 61131 Programmable controllers.
    • IEC / EN 61800-3 adjustable speed electrical power drive systems.
    • IEC / EN 61000-4-2 Electrostatic discharge immunity.
    • IEC / EN 61000-4-3 Electromagnetic field immunity.
    • IEC / EN 61000-4-4 Electrical fast transient/burst immunity.
    • IEC / EN 61000-4-5 Surge immunity.
    • IEC / EN 61000-4-6 Immunity to conducted disturbances, induced by radio-frequency fields.
    • IEC / EN 61000-4-8 Power frequency magnetic field immunity.
    • IEC / EN 61000-4-11 Voltage dips, short interruptions and voltage variations immunity.
    • IEC / EN 61000-4-12 Ring wave immunity.
    • IEC / EN 61000-4-16 Immunity to conducted, common mode LF disturbances.
    • IEC / EN 61000-4-17 Ripple on d.c. input power port immunity.
    • IEC / EN 61000-4-27 Unbalance, immunity.
    • IEC / EN 61000-4-28 Variation of power frequency immunity.
    • IEC / EN 61000-4-29 Voltage dips, short interruptions and voltage variations on d.c. input power port immunity.

    Applications

    Power drives, solar inverters, power supplies, power generator, rectifier, high power switch, measuring relays, protection equipment, energy storage systems, renewable energy systems, photovoltaics

  • EMC Testing of Marine Equipment

    Relevant Standards 

    • IEC / EN 60945 Maritime navigation and radio communication equipment and systems.
    • IEC / EN 61000-4-2 Electrostatic discharge immunity.
    • IEC / EN 61000-4-3 Electromagnetic field immunity.
    • IEC / EN 61000-4-4 Electrical fast transient/burst immunity.
    • IEC / EN 61000-4-5 Surge immunity.
    • IEC / EN 61000-4-6 Immunity to conducted disturbances, induced by radio-frequency fields.
    • IEC / EN 61000-4-8 Power frequency magnetic field immunity.
    • IEC / EN 61000-4-11 Voltage dips, short interruptions and voltage variations immunity.

    Applications

    Navigation equipment, radio communication equipment, control and monitoring equipment, instruments and devices for internal communication, programmable electronic systems, radar equipment.

  • Emissions tests capabilities

    Electromagnetic Interference measurements up to 10 m measuring distance

    Emissions tests Key Facts                                        
    Radiated Emissions measurement in Semi-Anechoic Chamber

    fulfills: NSA acc. to CISPR 16-1-4 chapter 5.7 within 30 MHz to 1 GHz, 3 m and 10 m test distances, test volume of up to 4 m diameter; water connection cooling circuit available; X-ray radiation possible after consultation with EMCC and approval

    with additional floor absorbers ANSI C63.4-2014 requirements for free space emission tests up to 40 GHz, requirements acc. to CISPR 16-1-4 chapter 8 for 1 GHz to 18 GHz emissions measurements in 3 m distance, test volume of 3 m diameter / 2.3 m height
    Conducted Emissions measurement in Semi-Anechoic Chamber

    (10) 150 kHz to 30 MHz acc. to CISPR 16-1-2, FCC §15.107, ICES-003, VCCI on AC and DC supply lines up to 400 (700) V / 400 A

    shielded and unshielded signal lines
    Power harmonics and Flicker measurement IEC/EN 61000-3-2, -3, -11, -12
    single & three-phase equipment up to 45 kVA
  • Immunity test capabilities

    Immunity tests to IEC/EN 61000-4-x series

    • IEC/EN 61000-4-2 ESD up to 30 kV
    • IEC/EN 61000-4-3 Radiated Fields
    • Radiated Immunity testing acc. to EN/IEC 61000-4-3 in the frequency range 80 MHz to 6 GHz, up to 30 V/m on systems with up to 4 m diameter
    • IEC/EN 61000-4-4 BURST up to 4400 V on supply lines up to 690 (1000) V / 100 A
    • IEC/EN 61000-4-5 SURGE up to 10 kV on supply lines up to 63 A
    • IEC/EN 61000-4-6 Conducted RF (10) 150 kHz to 80 (230) MHz up to 20 Vrms all essential CDNs, EM clamps, current clamps
    • IEC/EN 61000-4-8 Power frequency magnetic fields up to 1000 A/m
    • IEC/EN 61000-4-9 Pulses magnetic field up to 4800 A/m
    • IEC/EN 61000-4-10 Damped magnetic fields up to 100 A/m
    • IEC/EN 61000-4-11 Voltage dips and interruptions single & three-phase equipment up to 45 kVA
    • IEC/EN 61000-4-12 Ring wave up to 4 kV
    • IEC/EN 61000-4-13 Harmonics and interharmonics single & three-phase equipment up to 45 kVA
    • IEC/EN 61000-4-14 Voltage fluctuation immunity
    • single & three-phase equipment up to 45 kVA
    • IEC/EN 61000-4-16 LF common mode up to 30 (300) V
    • IEC/EN 61000-4-17 Ripple on DC power single & three-phase equipment up to 45 kVA
    • IEC/EN 61000-4-18 Damped oscillatory wave slow damped oscillatory waves up to 2.5 kV fast damped oscillatory waves up to 4 kV planned
    • IEC/EN 61000-4-20 Emissions and immunity tests in TEM waveguides GTEM (up to 18 GHz) and TEM cells available 
    • IEC/EN 61000-4-21 Reverberation chamber tests
    • IEC/EN 61000-4-23, -24, -25 HEMP protection
    • IEC/EN 61000-4-27 Unbalance single & three-phase equipment up to 45 kVA
    • IEC/EN 61000-4-28 Variation of power frequency single & three-phase equipment up to 45 kVA
    • IEC/EN 61000-4-29 Voltage dips, interruptions and variations single & three-phase equipment up to 45 kVA
    • IEC/EN 61000-4-30 Power quality measurement
    • IEC/EN 61000-4-34 Voltage dips, short interruptions and voltage variations immunity tests for equipment with mains current more than 16 A per phase single & three-phase equipment up to 45 kVA

Frequently asked questions about EMC testing

What is EMC testing?

EMC is the short form for electromagnetic compatibility. EMC testing can determine the electromagnetic compatibility of a product with its environment.

Why is EMC testing important?

EMC testing is performed to ensure that the product does not react to external electromagnetic interference and does not itself cause unwanted electromagnetic interference.

Does my product need EMC testing?

EMC testing must be carried out for all products operating at a frequency of 9 kHz and above. Only after a successful EMC test can market entry be granted.

How is EMC testing performed?

To perform EMC testing the interference variables expected in the actual environment are simulated. For example, radio signals from radar systems, cell phones, or WLAN as well as the effects of electrostatic discharge and lightning.

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