Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)

With the proliferation of electronic devices into everyday life - TVs, washing machines, electronic ignitors, traffic lights, mobile phones, ATMs, anti-theft tags, to name but a few - there is a huge potential for devices to interfere with each other. That’s where Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing and certification becomes essential.

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What is Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Testing?

Electromagnetic Compatibility, also known as EMC, is the interaction of electrical and electronic equipment with its electromagnetic environment, and with other equipment. When we test your product or system for EMC, we check whether it functions properly in its electromagnetic environment and that it does not interfere with other systems or equipment

In most markets around the globe EMC testing is necessary to gain access to a specific area of the world. The EMC testing helps you to meet the local regulatory requirements and improves your product performance at the same time.

Examples of the types of products covered by our EMC testing services:

  • Information Technology Equipment
  • Analogue & Digital Telecommunication Terminal Equipment
  • Industrial Control Equipment
  • Laboratory Equipment
  • Gaming Machines
  • Domestic Appliances
  • Other commercial products

National and International Standards

We evaluate the requirements your electronic equipment or system must meet in order to comply with both national and international standards. At Kiwa we are accredited/notified bodies to ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO/IEC 17065 standards for:

An overview of our services related to EMC can be found below. Did not find what you are looking for? Please contact us via the contact form on this page.

Our services in the field of Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)

  • EMC is emission of RF-waves from electr(on)ic appliances, which can cause interference in nearby receiving equipment. It is also the susceptibility to EMC phenomena, such as induced RF-energy, ESD, Surges, EFT and so on. Kiwa has thorough expertise...
  • In Canada electronic devices that may cause electromagnetic interference must comply with Innovation Science and Economic Development (ISED) regulations. Kiwa is an ISED recognized certification body. We can test and assess products, check technical construction files and test reports. If it is all in line with ISED regulations, Kiwa can issue an ISED certification for your product.
  • Electronic devices, both with and without wireless connectivity, intended for the United States market have to comply to US FCC regulations. Kiwa is a FCC recognized Telecommunication Certification Body (TCB). We can test your product, check your technical construction file and test reports, documentation such as manuals and drawings and your declaration of conformity. If it is all in line with the FCC regulations, Kiwa can issue an FCC certification for your product.
  • In the last decade more and more products, from doorbells to refrigerators, have become ‘smart’. Mostly via wireless data communication these products communicate with each other or over the internet. Each product placed on the European market that contains some sort of wireless connectivity or (already certified) radio component must comply with the Radio Equipment Directive (2014/53/EU) (RED).
  • In order to be admitted to the Japanese market, specified radio equipment such as cellular phones, wireless LAN products and business purpose radio products are required to conform to the technical standards regulated by the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC). As a registered MIC certification body Kiwa provides professional and independent MIC testing and certification services.