EMC Testing

The ability of a technical device not to disturb other devices by electrical or electromagnetic effects or to be disturbed itself is called electromagnetic compatibility.

The multitude of specifications of the international legislators provide manufacturers and distributors with a wide variety of limit values for immunity to interference or the emission of interference from technical equipment that must be complied with for the market launch of the device.

Compliance with the specified EMC limit values is tested in our ISO 17025 accredited laboratories in Germany and the USA. We have a large number of measurement capacities to flexibly implement customer projects:

Photo of an EMC test chamber

  • five 3m test chamber (Semi-Anechoic Chamber)
  • a 5m test chamber (Semi-Anechoic Chamber), e.g. for the teasting of vehicles
  • a 3m test chamber (Fully Anechoic Chamber)
  • a free field test site / OATS (Open Area Test Site – 10m)

In order to provide our customers with the greatest possible capacity, flexible shielded measuring cabins are also available.



Regulatory EMC tests

We conduct EMC tests based on various internationally harmonized EMC standards and our test reports are recognized by official bodies and authorities around the world. This applies among others for

  • Europe (CE, CENELEC, ETSI, VDE, GCF)
  • Canada (ISED)
  • Japan (ARIB, VCCI)
  • Australia (ACMA)
  • China (TMC)
  • Saudi Arabia (SASO)

Our testing services are based on all common European EMC requirements. Here are the following guidelines to mention:

  • Radio Equipment Directive (2014/53/EU)
  • EMC Directive (2014/30/EU)
  • Directive 75/322 / EEC with the most recent changes
  • Directive 74/61 / EEC
  • Directive 97/24 / EC as amended by 2005/30 / EC, chap. 8th
  • Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC)
  • Medical Directive (93/42/ EEC / 2007/47/EC)


Automotive EMCVehicle in test chamber

We hold various accreditations for the performance of EMC tests on vehicles. These include the designation as a technical service for EMC and the associated E1 recognition of the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) for EMC test services in accordance with UN-R 10 series of amendments 05 (Annexes 4-6 and 11-16), as well as the E13 recognition for EMC test services by the authority in Luxembourg.

In addition, we offer various EMC tests according to specifications of car manufacturers. These include, among others, TL81000 (VW), MBN 10384 (Mercedes Benz) and GS95002 (BMW).


EMC for medical devices

technical-medical device

We are accredited by the ZLG, the central office for health protection of medical products and devices, to carry out EMC tests for technical medical devices according to the guidelines and standards

  • Medical Devices Directive (93/42 / EEC / 2007/42 / EC)
  • Directive IEC 60601-1-2, 4th edition

and can thus offer EMC testing services for electrical medical devices.


Customized EMC Tests

Our EMC laboratories are equipped with high-quality measuring equipment to perform various types of customized EMC tests and to be able to define specific EMC performance testing procedures according to customer requirements. The customized EMC testing services include:

  • Development-accompanying tests
  • Change Tests
  • Quality assurance test (mass production tests)
  • EMC assessment
  • Assessment of quality assurance
  • On-site testing
  • Test plan generation / test plan strategy
  • Consulting services according to national, European and international laws, regulations and guidelines


Notified Body EMC

As a Notified Body under the EMC Directive (2014/30/EU), we are empowered and able to audit specific test plans, as well as to produce statements for products in which harmonized standards differ, do not exist or are not fully applied can be.


Environmental electromagnetic compatibility tests

Electromagnetic environmental compatibility (also known as electromagnetic compatibility to the environment, EMCE) refers to the compatibility of electromagnetic field emissions (EMF) with the environment, in particular human beings, and sets limits to ensure safety and prevent possible damage to health.

As part of our tests, we cover frequency ranges between 0 Hz and 6 GHz for EMCE measurements of electrical fields, in individual cases also higher frequencies. For magnetic fields, frequencies up to 250 MHz are recorded and evaluated. This covers power generation systems, energy transfer systems (transmission lines, also HVDC), electrical machines and systems as well as intentional radio equipment from radio equipment via mobile radio base stations to radar stations, as well as other field-emitting devices and systems.

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If you have any questions about EMC testing, please do not hesitate to contact us directly: https://www.cetecom.com/en/contact/.