Element is the proven leader in EMI and EMC testing, compliance, and certification. We provide accredited electromagnetic compatibility services, helping you to meet regulatory requirements, and improve the performance and safety of products and devices through our global laboratories.

Our network of laboratories supports you with testing programs that deliver a full range of certification and validation services to meet your unique testing needs. We provide EMC and EMI testing for a wide range of critical industries, delivered through some of the largest testing facilities in the US, UK, and Germany.


What is EMC testing?

Electromagnetic capability testing, known as EMC testing, measures the ability of electronic equipment, product, or devices to function satisfactorily without intolerable electromagnetic disturbances to anything within their electromagnetic environments. You can demonstrate EMC compliance when the device tests successfully and meets the EMC requirements for the target market, which leads to EMC certification.


Is EMC testing mandatory?

It is essential to test your products to ensure they meet the regulatory requirements; EMC certification is a mandatory requirement for a number of global markets. In addition to product safety and wireless coexistence, considering EMC principles in the early stages of the product development cycle will help to improve performance, reduce the risk of redesign, and mitigate unnecessary costs.


EMC testing solutions

Our EMC testing covers a broad range of products from small wearable technologies and implantable devices to large capital items or even in-situ installations. Helping all industries get their products to market faster, including medical or automotive industries where failure is not an option.


EMC testing services

Offering a wide range of services, we support our customers:

  • EMC advice and guidance
  • Pre-test capabilities
  • EMC pre-compliance testing
  • Wireless testing
  • Global approvals and certifications
  • EMI & EMC standards
  • EMC calibration
  • EMC test reports
  • EMI & EMC certification
  • Global market access

EMC testing methods

Our EMI and EMC functional testing capabilities include:
  • Radiated and magnetic susceptibility
  • Radiated and conducted emissions
  • Radiated Immunity
  • EMC RF Emission
  • Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)
  • EMI/EMC Shielding Effectiveness
  • EMC compliance testing
  • EMC pre-compliance testing
  • FCC compliance testing
  • Lightning testing

Our EMC test facilities and standards

Element laboratories and EMC test facilities are accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 (by UKAS, NVLAP, A2LA, or DAkkS), as well as a Notified Body for the European EMC Directive, Approved Body for the UK EMC regulation, Conformity Assessment Body for the FCC, and many other regulatory authorities. We are proud to be appointed as a Technical Service with the Vehicle Certification Agency.


The Element advantage

Our EMC experts deliver your complete program in a competitive timeframe, helping you meet project requirements and deadlines. From the initial concept and throughout the development cycle, Element works in partnership with manufacturers, to enable faster global market access, successful launch, and adoption worldwide.

For more information about our EMC testing services, or to request a quote, contact us today.

What is the difference between EMI and EMC?

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and electromagnetic interference (EMI) mean different things and are frequently referred to when discussing the regulatory testing and compliance of electronic and electrical products. However, while they might be closely related, it is important to understand that EMC and EMI are not the same things...

What is the EMC directive 2014/30/eu

The official journal for the EMC Directive 2014/30/EU lists harmonized standards that provide a presumption of conformity. Manufacturers must ensure that their products meet these new versions to continue to comply with the essential requirements.

Understanding EMC directive harmonized standards 

The EMC directive, with associated harmonized standards, requires electrical & electronic equipment manufacturers to meet regulatory requirements.


Your EMC checklist and test plan 

Are you ready for EMC testing? Read our EMC test plan and 8-point checklist to help manufacturers, product designers, and engineers prepare their products for EMC testing.


Understanding EMC risk assessments 

EMC risk assessments are a combination of analysis & evaluation of potential EM hazards associated with the product & environment.


EMC compliance testing criteria guide

When testing to commercial EMC standards for the EU, your device must comply with one of three general summarized performance criteria A,B, or C for EMC compliance.


Our team of over 9,000 Engaged Experts in North America, Europe, The Middle East, Australia, Asia and Africa are ready to help you.