Unintended interaction between any electronics and emissions from the equipment can have adverse impact on other electronic devices or radio systems. Needless to say it is mandatory in many countries, for new products to comply with electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements before launch. Currently, there is no universal EMC standard; EMC requirements can vary from country to country. Equipment manufacturers need to keep on top of regulatory changes to ensure smooth market access. For example, radio equipment such as broadcast receivers that were previously EMC Directive (EMCD) compliant need to transition to the new Radio Equipment Directive (RED) to be sold in the European Union.
UL has been helping vendors conduct compliance and pre-compliance testing for more than twenty years. Pre-compliance tests can help detect and resolve potential design flaws, and improve the success rate of compliance testing, saving manufacturers time and money.
Why is EMC Testing Important?
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) testing analyzes the ability of electronic devices to operate as expected in proximity to other electronic devices or in the presence of electromagnetic emissions. UL test laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art technology for emission and immunity testing. Understanding EMC testing can seem daunting, but UL will guide you through every step of the compliance process to ensure your products meet EMC requirements in all of your target markets.
We offer full support and advice from design concept to product completion. By integrating our expertise into your product development, for example, you can avoid costly errors in design and accelerate time to market. Our customized testing solutions enhance process efficiency and reduce testing cycles, ensuring you make the most of your time and budget.
Our full-service EMC laboratories are accredited by numerous regulatory agencies, governments, and International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC)-recognized Accreditation Bodies in all major markets. UL can perform EMC testing to the requirements of regulatory agencies such FCC in the USA, ISED in Canada, and similar bodies in Japan, Singapore, Korea, and many others. Through these accreditations, our test reports will help you gain access to the global market.
Global Presence, Local Service
Our international presence delivers local expertise in the local language across each of your target markets. And our Global Market Access program extends this seamless approach. By combining EMC testing services with global safety certification, UL offers all the benefits of a true one-stop-shop.