EMC Tests for Automotive
Automotive EMC testing is the process of measuring the electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) of a car and its components. Each part, from car radios to motors, needs to be tested to see how the electromagnetic fields interact and to determine if any part generates electromagnetic interference (EMI). EMC tests are now becoming more important as automotive RF design becomes more complex and manufacturers integrate 4G, WiFi and Bluetooth technology into their cars. Emerging markets, such as electric and automatic cars, contribute to this complexity in design. When a dashboard communicates with control systems and each other, RF noise and emissions are full of active ingredients that generate potential EMI sources. EMC compliance,
Basic EMC Tests in Automotive
For cars, EMC testing is essential for both EMI immunity and EMI emission levels; they are divided into four different types:
- Radiated Emissions (RE),
- Conducted Emissions (CE),
- Radiated Immunity (RI),
- Conducted Immunity (CI).
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EMC tests are performed in special test chambers. This EMC chamber is for performing radiated emission and immunity tests. We can measure up to 18GHz.
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Radio Equipments need testing and certification before putting them in European countries which CE marking directives are mandatory.
Do you want to certify your radio equipments according to Radio Equipment Directive (2014/53/EU) and sell your products to whole Europe?
We are providing EN 17025 accredited testing and certification services according to below ETSI standards.
ETSI EN 300 328
ETSI EN 301 489-1
ETSI EN 301 489-3
ETSI EN 301 489-17
ETSI EN 301 489-52
ETSI EN 301 511
ETSI EN 301 908-1
ETSI EN 301 893
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Radio Equipment Directive (RED, 2014/53/EU) is one of the directives published by European Union regulating the compliance of radio equipments. For CE marking of radio equipments, RED is one of the essential directives. RED ensures a single market for radio equipment by setting essential requirements for:
- safety and health,
- electromagnetic compatibility,
- the efficient use of the radio spectrum
In addition to these three items, technical features for the protection of privacy, personal data and against fraud, interoperability, access to emergency services, and compliance regarding the combination of radio equipment and software are also regulated with RED (Radio Equipment Directive, 2014/53/EU).
Each country applying CE marking regulations have local authorities for market surveillance. They are regulating the market and giving penalties for unsafe products in the market.
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) testing is one of the essential requirements prior to marketing electrical products. Most of the electrical equipments need EMC testing due to some technical and legal reasons. EMC test standards are varying according to the region or country that the product will be marketed to. Product designers and manufacturers have to be aware of these standards and shall market their products according these regional or international standards. Prior to full compliance EMC testing, pre-compliance EMC testing plays an essential role. By performing some of EMC tests in their own facilities, product designers and manufacturers will ensure that their products fulfill EMC testing standards partially. This will give them a great advantage prior to full compliance EMC testing or certification of the products by third party testing laboratories.
In order to set up a pre-compliance EMC testing laboratory, there are many solutions on the market. These solutions depend on the features of the Equipment Under Test (EUT). By listing the EMC test standards and specific tests according the product features, EMC testing chambers or equipments can be selected. These pre-compliance EMC test equipments will not cost as much as accredited EMC testing laboratories since some deviations can be ignored due to the tests are pre-compliance.
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European Union published a guide regarding Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) directive: Guide for the EMCD (Directive 2014/30/EU)
As this EMC Directive Guide mentions, the geographical application is described in Chapter 2.8 “geographical application” of the Blue Guide. The EMCD also applies in the EEA-EFTA States (Liechtenstein, Iceland, and Norway) and Turkey. Therefore, when the terms “European Union”, “Union”, “territory” or ‘Member States’ are used in this Guide, they apply to the EEA-EFTA States (Liechtenstein, Iceland, and Norway) and Turkey.
How to get EMC testing services?
You have to contact an EMC testing laboratory expert who is experienced in EMC testing. Ege Test Center experts provide you required information about EMC testing and certification of your product. Do you want to pass EMC tests and affix CE marking on your products? Contact us by visiting our contact page.
Ege Test Center helps designers, manufacturers, engineers, importers, exporters, researchers, universites and all other parties need EMC testing according to EMC Directive. You can ask any question regarding EMC Directive or send your request by using our Online Application form: https://en.egetestcenter.com/apply-online/
Conducted Emission testing, one of the EMC tests, is applied to many electrical products. In this test, it is checked whether the unwanted frequencies emitted from the cables of the products are below the limits.
Conducted Emission testing is one of the EMC tests. With Conducted Emission test, electromagnetic unwanted signals emitted from the cables of the product to be tested or I/O ports are measured. Depending on the test standard to be applied, the unwanted signals in the 9kHz-30MHz range are usually measured to determine whether the test is below the specified limit in the test standard. The measured value in the Conducted Emission test is uV (micro volt) because of the conducted voltage measurement. In order to make the limits in frequency spectrum and test standards more clear, this unit is used with logarithmic expression (dBuV) and compared with the limits in the standard.
The devices and auxiliary items used in the Conducted Emission test are as follows:
Line Impedance Stabilization Network (LISN),
Appropriate Test Table,
Computer and Test Software (for automatic Conducted Emission testing)
The scan is carried out using the EMI Receiver from the Conducted Emission test to measure peak and average values of the signals. As a result of scanning in the EMI Receiver, the Peak and Average measurement results are compared to the limits specified in the test standard. For peak values, it is usually necessary to perform manual additional measurements after scanning, since Quasi-Peak (QP) limits are given. The EMC test expert who conducts the Conducted Emission test, completes the test after completing the QP measurements and evaluating whether the product has passed the test. Tests are carried out according to test standards starting with IEC, EN or other ones…
Conducted Emission test is one of the EMC tests which is closely related to many sectors from the lighting industry to the defense industry. Since many products have cables or I/O ports, the electromagnetic effects that may occur here may affect other products or systems. One of the EMC tests, Conducted Emission test, is used to prevent this interaction. We can also give examples of everyday life regarding the Conducted Emission test: the impact of a television operating in the same environment while the vacuum cleaner is operating. The vacuum cleaner and television use a common supply (mains) network as they are fed from the same network, so if the vacuum cleaner emits electromagnetic signals unwanted signals, we call it operation emission. If this spread is above the limits, the television may be adversely affected by these signals, resulting in loss of performance in the sound or image.
During the Conducted Emission test, the products failing from the test are subjected to various modifications and R&D works. The most well-known modifications are the use of EMI filters, review of grounding and the use of EMI/EMC-compliant components. For example, a filter (R-L-C) design may be required in accordance with an electrical product with an emitting signal at 10MHz above the limit. After applying some changes, the product is subjected to same Conducted Emission test and the effect of the change is observed.
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Testing and laboratory services
Supply of test equipments
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For Europe, Conducted Emission tests of radio equipments are performed according to ETSI standards. One of the milestones of EMC tests is the Conducted Emission testing. Ege Test Center provides pre-compliance, engineering and accredited Conducted Emission testing and certification services according to relevant standards.
What is EMI Test?
EMI, electromagnetic interference tests, radio frequency wave operating devices, malicious transmissions, operating frequency and output power controls. If it is determined that the device does not cause any electromagnetic interference in the environment according to these criteria, the device will be successful in the EMI Test. However, if the device is causing any electromagnetic interference, CE certification cannot be given to the device under test as it may impair the operation of other devices.
What happens as a result of the incompatibility of EMI Test conditions?
The devices under the Radio Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Directive must meet the EMI Test requirements in order to obtain CE certification. All radio and telecommunication equipment, such as mobile phones, satellite receivers, fixed and direct telephones, ADSL modem and other data modems, base stations, radio and TV transmitters, must meet the EMI Test requirements. Telecommunication devices which do not have EMI Test conditions may disrupt other devices or disrupt their operation. Likewise, these devices can also be damaged by interference due to this electromagnetic interference. Therefore, a telecommunication device must meet the requirements of the EMI test to obtain a CE certificate.
EMI Test application and certification
EMI test is carried out by the engineers in the laboratory environment in consideration of different conditions. Whether the device causes electromagnetic interference is controlled by different variations within the scope of the Radio Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Directive. If the device does not cause any interference, it may be eligible for a CE certificate and a certificate of conformity cannot be issued if an interference is detected. EMI test is mandatory for the telecommunication products, as the device or products are required to have CE marking in order to circulate in the European Union free market.
Ege Test Center and EMI
After being tested in EMI test laboratories, being careful during the report and document phase is also very important for getting CE certificate. For this reason, being careful when choosing test laboratories, Ege Test Center supports you in EMI Tests with expert teams.
Detailed information and contact
You can contact us by e-mail for detailed information about the EMI Test or you can contact one of our experts by filling out the form at https://en.egetestcenter.com/apply-online/ .