EMC – Electromagnetic compatibility

Electromagnetic compatibility is regulated by law in almost all markets around the world. Every product that is “placed on the market” in Europe, for example (see 2014/30/EU Article 3 paragraph (1)), must meet the relevant requirements regarding CE. For this purpose, various directives and standards must be complied with.

The EMC Directive 2014/30/EU is a regulation of the European Community. The subject of this directive is the electromagnetic compatibility of equipment, i.e., apparatus (finished appliances or combinations thereof) or fixed installations. It defines electromagnetic compatibility as follows:

“The ability of equipment to function satisfactorily in its electromagnetic environment without introducing intolerable electromagnetic disturbances to other equipment in that environment.”

SGS Germany GmbH maintains an accredited EMC test laboratory at the Munich site to perform EMC tests.


  • DAkkS (ISO/IEC 17025) incl. ZLG (Zentralstelle der Länder für Gesundheitsschutz bei Arzneimitteln und Medizinprodukten) for Medical Devices and Systems incl. IVD
  • ILAC, EA, IAF: Due to the membership of DAkkS and the signing of the multilateral agreements (MLA/MRA) for mutual recognition with these organizations, our DAkkS accreditation has a high-level worldwide acceptance.
  • KBA (Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt – German Federal Motor Transport Authority) as a basis for homologation / type approval regarding ECE marking (“E1”). Other authorities are available through our SGS network, such as NSAI (“E24”)
  • BNetzA as CAB (Conformity Assessment Body) for USA (FCC)
  • IECEE as CBTL for CB certification
  • VCCI for Japan
  • Listing for South Korea


  • Medical devices and systems
  • In vitro diagnostic (IVD) systems
  • Laboratory, measurement, and control equipment
  • Electromobility and charging infrastructure
  • Vehicles incl. their components (e.g., for ECE R10)
  • Construction machinery incl. agricultural & forestry machinery
  • Machinery
  • IT/multimedia, audio/video, telecommunications
  • Radio systems incl. combined equipment
  • Household appliances incl. toys
  • Lighting
  • Railroad systems
  • Aerospace systems
  • Marine systems


  • 4 semi-anechoic EMC chambers incl. 10 m hall for test samples and vehicles up to 50 t/m2 and 12 m length for emission measurements up to 40 GHz and immunity up to 600 V/m
  • 3 shielded EMC chambers
  • Harmonics/flicker and voltage interruptions 3-phase up to 75 A/phase
  • Overvoltage tests up to 10 kV / 10 kA incl. ITU-T (CCITT)
  • Automotive pulse measurements
  • ESD tests up to 30 kV
  • Various test equipment for high-voltage systems incl. ISO/DTS 7637-4 and Surge/Burst on DC up to 1,000 V / 100 A

Thus, parts, small components, and devices up to heavy construction machinery incl. X-ray systems can be tested according to international requirements.

In addition to the actual EMC testing, our strength lies in providing you with constructive support in the event of EMC problems and exceeded limit values.

Through participation in various national standardization committees, we can inform you in time for your projects regarding new and upcoming requirements, so that these can be taken into account at an early stage of the development.

In our accredited EMC laboratory, tests are carried out according to a wide range of national and international standards, e.g.:

  • EN 55011, EN 55012, EN 55014-x, EN 55015, EN 55022, EN 55025, EN 55032, EN 55035
  • EN 61000-4-x
  • EN 61000-6-x incl. functional safety according to EN 61000-6-7
  • EN 61000-3-x
  • EN 50121-x incl. EN 50155
  • EN 50130-x
  • EN 61326-x incl. functional safety according to EN 61326-3-1
  • EN 60601-1-2 incl. AIM 7351731 as well as active implants according to IDO 14708-x and DIN EN 45502-1
  • EN 12895, ISO 14982, ISO 13766-x
  • ISO 11451-x, ISO 11452-x, and ISO 7637-x
  • RTCA/DO 160 and MIL STD 461 incl. VG
  • ETSI EN 301 489-x incl. EN 300 328, EN 300 220-x, EN 300 330, and EN 300 440
  • FCC Part 15 for USA and ICES for Canada
  • ITU-T K 20 to 54
  • LV 124, LV 148
  • Various OEM standards for BMW, VW/Audi, MBN (Mercedes-Benz/ Daimler), Renault, Hyundai, Volvo, Scania, Nissan, Fiat Chrysler

Our complete EMC scope can be found here.
Download: EMC Test Center (PDF)



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