EMC & Radio Frequency Testing

Measuring radio and electromagnetic emissions

EMC & Radio Frequency Testing

Safe is a device that works without interference

Nearly all electronic devices generate some form of unwanted interference – it is unavoidable. However, to ensure safe operation, they may only emit a limited amount and they should be immune to a certain level of electromagnetic radiation (radiated and conducted). To ensure the safety and health of the users of electronic devices and the environment, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and radio frequency (RF) testing is used to analyze the ability of the devices to operate as anticipated when in proximity to other electronic devices or in the presence of electromagnetic emissions.

In addition, DEKRA performs SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) testing to measure the amount of radio frequency (RF) absorbed by the body when using a specific wireless device.

Preparing for market access

DEKRA’s global network of testing laboratories and specialized experts can help you get your products tested for electromagnetic compatibility according to international standards. The DEKRA test reports demonstrate that your devices comply with the applicable or requested EMC and RF requirements, preparing them for market access and success without interference. In addition, we offer innovative services tailored to customer-specific requirements.

Why DEKRA?

  • Different sizes of EMC chambers: Did you know we have many different sizes of EMC chambers? At various locations across the globe, you can make use of EMC chambers with a range of up to 10 meters
  • Full and flexible testing: We offer full type approvals as well as flexible independent testing methods that are tailored to your specific needs. Among our types of testing are on-site testing, testing at your premises, and pre-compliance testing.
  • EMC is everywhere: EMC is everywhere! Literally speaking in products, but also in DEKRA's global network. Find our EMC labs in the US (1) the Netherlands (1), Spain (1), China (4), and Taiwan (2).

As a notified body, DEKRA supports your business continuously, issueing an NB Opinion according to the RED Directive, if applicable.

At DEKRA, we provide testing and certification for EMC as a Notified Body under the European Electromagnetic Compatibility directive 2014/30/EU. We help you gain access to EU markets and also to countries outside the European Union, such as the USA, South Africa and Australia. The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) has listed us as a Conformity Assessment Body (CAB). This means that all our EMC test results are accepted by the FCC and grant you immediate access to the US market.

We test (among others):

  • Electric and electronic equipment
  • Power supplies & batteries
  • Smart home devices
  • Wireless modules and devices
  • Hearing aides
  • IT products
  • Medical devices
  • Automotive electronics
  • Security Systems and alarms
  • Lighting products
  • Military and aerospace equipment
  • E-bikes, scooters

Selected recognitions:

  • RED
  • EMC
  • CENELEC (Europe)
  • IEC (international)
  • UL (USA)
  • ETSI (Europe)
  • FCC (US)
  • RSS (Canada)
  • Automotive standards (BMW, PSA, VW, etc.)
  • ARIB (Japan)

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