Our solution to your challenge
Guiding you through the certification process, our assistance includes in-house EMC testing. While not official, this proactive testing helps identify and address potential issues early on, ensuring a smoother path to certification. Leveraging our network with multiple certification bodies, we prioritize a swift and high-quality process.
When customers consider the time it takes to design and develop a product, they are often surprised that it could take anywhere from 2 to 18 months to obtain the certification needed to launch the product in even one country with one certifying body (e.g. FCC certification can take 8-12 weeks, CE certification for medical devices can take 12-16 weeks, best case scenarios). The global market for testing, inspection, and certification (TIC) is projected to surpass a valuation of US$285 billion by the end of 2024 based on different end use applications (Market Research Reports Search Engine (MRRSE) – “Testing, Inspection and Certification (T.I.C.) Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2016 – 2024”).
The complexity of the certification process, particularly in the realm of electromagnetic compatibility testing, can be daunting for customers.
Many “smart” products in today’s market, especially those with wireless connectivity, are subject to certification regulations for radio frequency transmissions and interference at various levels. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all global certification body for these products. Testing must be carried out at accredited labs for each notified body before a product can be legally sold in a specific market. The ramifications of using a product without the appropriate certification are significant, including potential removal from the market and penalties. Our role is to guide customers through this intricate process from the initial design phase up until certification. We understand that successful certification involves more than just paperwork submission and functional product samples; it requires thoughtful engineering design that accounts for certification requirements long before formal testing.
We offer comprehensive support in the following ways:
- Pre-Certification Guidance: We assists in selecting the right pre-certified modules or verified designs, streamlining the certification process for existing products, upgrades, and new versions.
- Network with Multiple Certification Bodies: Our well-established network with multiple certification bodies enables collaboration with internationally certified testing houses and labs. This network ensures a smoother and faster measurement and improvement loop.
- EMC Testing Support: Recognizing the importance of EMC testing, we offer assistance in identifying and addressing challenges related to electromagnetic compatibility. While not official testing, our proactive approach helps customers pinpoint and rectify potential issues before formal EMC testing, saving time and resources.
- Pre-compliance testing: Integral to our service, it ensures values stay within the appropriate range under changes in environmental parameters dictated by governing certification bodies, minimizing the need for retesting, delays, and costs.
We help guide customers through this process from design to certification. We can help select the right pre-certified modules or verified design that will expedite certification for existing products, upgrades and new versions.
Get to know our EMC chamber
Located in Ljubljana, Slovenia, our EMC absorptive pre-compliance chamber provides technical support for EMC certification. If you’re experiencing difficulties in passing EMC certification, we’re here to help you identify, fix, and support your solutions.
- Outer dimensions: 5.8 x 2.7 x 2.8 m
- Power supply: 230 VAC, 16A single line with EMI filtering
- Signal access via connector board (RF & optical) or RF sleeve
- Support DUT sizes of up to approximately 50x30x20 cm
- Isolation of 80+ dB
- RX/TX LogP antenna
- Pre-amps and PWR amp
- RF generators (1 kHz, 80% AM)
- Comb generator 1 GHz (CAL)
- Spectrum analyzers
Our team of experienced engineers offers a range of services including:
- EMC technical support to resolve situations when certification processes are halted due to exceeded limits
- Near-field electromagnetic (EM) measurements to detect potential electromagnetic interference (EMI) leakages
- Technical support on filter design
- Advice on subsystem separation solutions
- Support for mechanical and electrical design of housings and enclosures, including shieldings
- Simulation and measurement of high-speed digital links on PCBs to verify signal integrity
- Performance measurement of antennas integrated into devices
- Benchmarking analysis of different (potential) EMC solutions
- Support in preparing EMC test plans with defined acceptance criteria
- Ongoing support for HW design, covering schematic, PCB layout, and shielding, to achieve EMC compliance from conception to official certification at the notified body
- Measurement of circuit board properties, such as impedances and impedance matching
- Detailed studies to identify potential internal and external EMI sources
Top FAQ Product Development
- We firstly look in the design files of the product (technical file, HW design files, Product description) to get acquainted with the matter.
- We do internal pre-check measurements to detect possible anomalies
- We go to the notified body and perform complete pre-check measurements
- We create patches to fix the anomalies (if possible during the pre-check time)
- We do the official measurements at the notified body.
- We have internal engineering best practices guidelines regarding how to design and produce products to pass EMC
- We do:
- Design checks
- Pre-compliance measurements at our premises
- Pre-compliance measurements at the notified body
- Used mechanical solutions were done with implementation simplicity in mind, forgetting about electrotechnical principles (e.g., how to do terminations, fixation of bigger components, the shape of RF shields)
- Price constraints on the designs, where components related to guarding against EMC phenomena are omitted first – just one too many
- Using other manufacturers’ components or submodules, which are already close to the EMC limits themselves
- Design misconception that the certification of the final design is a sum of all EMC performances of individual components
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