One-stop solutions for ensuring the electromagnetic compatibility of your products
A growing number of electronic devices are being used in our daily lives, making electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) increasingly important. To comply with market requirements and avoid costly recalls, manufacturers in industries such as consumer products, medical devices, industrial machinery, railway, automotive, aerospace and military equipment must ensure that electromagnetic disturbances do not interfere with the function of their products. These manufacturers are also under pressure to maintain quality while reducing cost and time to market.
What is EMC testing?
Electromagnetic compatibility is the ability of equipment or systems to function satisfactorily in their electromagnetic environment without introducing intolerable electromagnetic disturbance to anything in that environment. EMC testing is a series of tests to ensure the product’s electromagnetic compatibility.
Why is EMC testing important?
EMC compliance is a mandatory requirement in most markets including Europe, the U.S., China, Korea, Australia and New Zealand. EMC testing is necessary to help you meet regulatory requirements, improve product performance and reduce the risk of costly non-compliance. Third-party EMC tests and conformity assessments also help to strengthen your competitive position in the market.
How can you prepare for EMC testing?
It is important to consider EMC requirements from the beginning of the product design cycle, apply good EMC engineering practices, provide a list of sources of clock and critical EMC components, and prepare supporting equipment with satisfactory EMC performance.
Our services at a glance
TÜV SÜD’s experts offer comprehensive testing and certification based on their complete knowledge of EMC legislation, guidelines and standards. Our testing can cover all types of products, from small appliances to large defence industry machines. We assist you to resolve any EMC regulatory issues, from design concept to final production.We provide a one-stop service that covers all of your testing and certification needs. Our experts provide project management to ensure that your EMC tests run smoothly. You can choose to have tests performed at our labs, on your premises or anywhere your product is installed.
Why choose TÜV SÜD for EMC testing?
TÜV SÜD offers a wide scope of accredited testing and certification services which are widely recognised around the world. Furthermore, most of our laboratories are designed to support testing for products of various sizes (from small pocket size to items as big as a truck), satisfying most customers' one-stop service needs.
Being the world’s largest independent provider of EMC testing and certification services, we are committed to meet our customer's turnaround time requirements. We provide global coverage with our international network of EMC laboratories, while the services we offer can be tailored to meet your unique local market needs.
Our professional and technically qualified engineers are active in national and international technical committees for safety and EMC. This makes them well suited to provide you with valuable understanding of the latest standards and regulations to help you keep ahead of the competition. With our comprehensive testing and certification and GMA services, we can support your products with quick global market access.
Our EMC testing capabilities
Antenna immunity to RF voltage (S2b)
Antenna input immunity (S1)
Antenna screening effectiveness (S4)
Conducted disturbances immunity
Conducted emissions (continuous and discontinuous interference)
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) immunity
Electrical disturbances from conduction and coupling immunity for vehicles
Electrical fast transient / burst immunity
Harmonic current emission
Harmonics and interharmonics immunity
Immunity from radiated fields (S3)
Immunity to induced voltages (S2a)
On-site EMC testing
Power frequency magnetic field / oscillatory waves immunity
Power supply conditioning
Radiated emissions and EMF
Radiated field immunity
Voltage fluctuation / flicker
Voltage surge immunity
Voltage dips / interruptions immunity
Global EMC accreditations that inspire confidence
EMC Accreditations for North America
A2LA (American Association for Laboratory Accreditation)
Save money and time - by resolving issues of product EMC, safety, quality and usability during the early stages of product development and design. This reduces the costs and delays associated with modification and redesign of the final product.
Minimise risks - from EMC-related issues and defects before your product enters the market, reducing the possibility of damage to your business reputation.
Gain a competitive edge - with certification that confirms your product is compliant, backed by TÜV SÜD’s strong reputation for independence.
Benefit from complete solutions - with support and related testing services from TÜV SÜD at all stages of product development up to mass production.