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What is EMC Testing?

Electromagnetic interference (EMI) and electromagnetic susceptibility (EMS) are collectively referred to as electromagnetic compatibility (EMC).

Electromagnetic Interference(EMI)
⇒Electronic devices emit noise that has an impact on other devices.
This is referred to as “emission.”

Electromagnetic Susceptibility(EMS)
⇒The degree to which an electronic device is affected by external noise.
This is referred to as “immunity.”

EMC testing comprises EMI testing, which measures the strength of noise emitted by an electronic device, and EMS testing, which measures whether an electronic device functions properly despite external noise.

Features of TDK’s EMC Test Services

Internationally-Certified Test Labs

The TDK EMC Center is accredited EMC test laboratory, which have been based on the international standard (ISO/IEC17025) concerning the operation and technologies used here. The TDK EMC Center has been accredited by Japan VLAC and US A2LA.
In the EMC Center, a DoC (Declaration of Conformity) system based on FCC regulations can be applied, which significantly reduces the time required for the certification of products and equipment/devices of our customers. In addition, the center has also obtained certificate in EMC testing for automotive devices, and is registered as EMC test laboratory for GM FORD. Also, appointed by TUV Rheinland Japan Ltd.
The center is a TUV Rheinland Japan Ltd. certified site.
The center is also a domestic VCCI registered test site.

Test Certification Number
VLAC:VLAC-047
A2LA:1944.01
TUV Rheinland:UA50050834
VCCI:Registration Number:A-0321

One-Stop EMC Measurement and Assessment Services

This facility consist of an ultrahigh performance 10 m anechoic chamber, a 3 m anechoic chamber for Automotive Electronics Devices and various shielded rooms, to provide our customers with EMC measurement and evaluation services. These facilities provide our customers with One Stop Solution for comprehensive EMC measurement and evaluation of equipment/devices such as IT/AV equipment and automotive electronics devices.

Our anechoic chamber adopting the high-performance radio wave absorber developed and manufactured by TDK

Using the high-performance radio wave absorber developed by TDK through a long period of research as the top manufacturer specializing in ferrite, a site attenuation as low as ±2.6 dB or smaller has been realized in a 10 m-method anechoic chamber. This anechoic chamber allows for stable EMC measurement and evaluation with high reproducibility.

EMC Measurement

Emissions (EMI) Measurement

We perform measurements of EMI from Multimedia equipment (MME) and industrial, scientific and medical radio-frequency (ISM) equipment based on domestic and overseas test standards and issue test reports.

  • VCCI (Voluntary Control Council for Information Technology Equipment) technical standards
  • The ANSI standards of the FCC (Federal Communications Commission)
  • EN (European Norm) standards
  • CISPR (Comite International Special des Perturbations Radioelectriques ) standards
  • GM standard based on the AEMCLRP (Automotive EMC Laboratory Recognition Program) requirements (GMW3097), FORD standard (FMC1278)
  • In the 10m anechoic chamber, we have 2 antenna measurement system to be enable highly effective measurements.

Immunity (EMS) Measurement

We measure the immunity of electronic devices/equipment for domestic and overseas standards and issue test reports.

  • ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Standards
  • IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) Standards
  • EN standards
  • CISPR standards
  • GM standard based on the AEMCLRP requirements (GMW3097), FORD standard (FMC1278)

EMC countermeasure support

When EMC countermeasures have become necessary as a result of EMI measurement and EMS testing but you are unsure of the specific method to use, the experienced engineers in EMC countermeasures will assist you with countermeasures.
TDK always has EMC countermeasure components that we are proud of, such as evaluation/analysis tools and various noise filters, which makes it possible to provide effective countermeasures in a short period of time.

Issuance of test certificates of FCC or VCCI

We issue test reports for the certifications or verifications related to FCC.
We also issue test reports for compliance to the VCCI.

Issuance of the EMC Test Report for CE mark acquisition

We issue the EMC Test Reports for self declaration for a CE mark.

Issuance of the test report specified under the AEMCLRP

We can prepare onboard device test reports in accordance with test plans from GM or Ford.

List of standards supported by the EMC Center

Consumer device emissions standards Consumer Device Immunity Standards Onboard device standards Automaker standards
VCCI-CISPR32
FCC Part15 Subpart B
CISPR11/EN55011
CISPR32/EN55032
IEC61000-3-2/EN61000-3-2
IEC61000-3-3/EN61000-3-3
IEC61000-3-11/EN61000-3-11
IEC61000-3-12/EN61000-3-12
IEC61000-6-3/EN61000-6-3
IEC61000-6-4/EN61000-6-4
EN62311
CISPR24/EN55024
IEC61000-6-1/EN61000-6-1
IEC61000-6-2/EN61000-6-2
IEC61000-4-2/EN61000-4-2
IEC61000-4-3/EN61000-4-3
IEC61000-4-4/EN61000-4-4
IEC61000-4-5/EN61000-4-5
IEC61000-4-6/EN61000-4-6
IEC61000-4-8/EN61000-4-8
IEC61000-4-11/EN61000-4-11
CISPR25
ISO7637-2
ISO7637-3
ISO16750-2
ISO10605
ISO11452-2
ISO11452-4
ISO11452-8
ISO11452-9
Ford / FMC1278
GM / GMW3097

Time Domain High-Speed EMI Measurement System (upon request)

The system supports measurement of 30 MHz to 1 GHz EMI emissions for testing consumer electronic devices. By employing high-speed measurement technology that uses digital signal processing (DSP), high-speed measurements of electric field strength distribution can be taken at all frequencies. Noise analysis such as the timing of noise generation can also be performed for use in noise countermeasures.

EMC Testing Process

STEP
1

Inquiries

Contact information for inquiries
(To confirm information necessary for testing including equipment to be tested, unified standards, and requested schedule)

STEP
2

Complete application

Please input the information needed for testing to the application.
In the case of certified tests, please separately submit documents needed to issue a test report.
Also, please confirm any safety precautions.

STEP
3

Quotations

Upon request, we can issue a quotation.

STEP
4

EMC Testing

We can perform testing at our test site.
Our EMC engineers will attend the test.
* If you require this service, we will conduct a pre-test meeting.

STEP
5

Test Reports

We will issue a test report in the case of certified tests.
(If you would like a test report to be issued, please make a request in advance.)