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Electronic design Taylor-made tests Taylor-made tests Taylor-made tests
Numerical simulation Prototype testing Pre-conformity tests EMC and SE solutions
EMC and SE solutions Self-declaration tests
EMC and SE solutions

Electronic design:

GCEM advises its costumers on methods to reduce interference and increase the immunity of electronic systems by:

  • The concept of electric schematics
  • The design of printed circuit boards
  • The choice of right components
  • Wiring routing and filtering needs
  • System architecture and shielding needs
  • Programming software

The application of specific design techniques oriented to electromagnetic compatibility saves time and money. At the same time, it makes possible to achieve a product, equipment, system or installation immune to interference, with low emission levels and, ultimately, in accordance with the EMC directives and standards.

Numerical simulation:

GCEM has the ability to transfer current knowledge in numerical simulation to the real needs of companies in the sectors of electronic and telecommunications.
The numerical simulation in the field of electromagnetic compatibility has a wide spectrum of available applications in the electrical and electronic development.

EMC and SE solutions:

GCEM has the capacity to solve problems of electromagnetic compatibility and electrical safety in equipment, systems or installations in all phases of their development. We offer a comprehensive service ranging from the identification and diagnosis of the problem, the advice on the redesign, to the verification of the proposed solution in the lab.

Taylor-made tests:

GCEM can perform measurements corresponding to partial or specific tests in equipment, systems or installations in all phases of the development, according to the needs of each costumer.

Prototype testing:

Prototype testing:
We can make specific measurements on prototypes of equipment, systems or installations. Performing those tests in the early stages of the design it allows the identification of possible future problems and, therefore, to save time and money.

Pre- Conformity tests:

GCEM offers to the companies a comprehensive pre-conformity service which includes advising on the application of CE rules and directives, testing in our lab to ensure the conformity, advice on certification and approval procedures, and the identification of relevant notified bodies.

Conformity Self-Declaration tests:

GCEM offers to the companies a comprehensive conformity self-declaration service which includes advising on CE standards implementation, testing in our lab, the issuance of reports and advice to make the declaration of conformity.

GCEM could carry out CE marking tests in conformity with the following Directives:

  • The EMC Directive, 2014/30/UE
  • The Low Voltage Directive, 2014/35/UE
  • The Medical Device Directive, Regulation (EU) 2017/745
  • The RE Directive, 2014/53/UE
  • The Automotive Directive, 2004/104/EC & UNECE Regulation No. 10

Also with the harmonised standards listed below:

Generic/Product Standards

Standard Application
EN 61000-6-1 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) — Part 6-1: Generic standards – Immunity for residential, commercial and light-industrial environments
EN 61000-6-2 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) — Part 6-2: Generic standards – Immunity for industrial environments
EN 61000-6-3 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) — Part 6-3: Generic standards – Emission standard for residential, commercial and light-industrial environments
EN 61000-6-4 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) — Part 6-4: Generic standards – Emission standard for industrial environments
EN 55022 Information Technology Equipment (ITE) – Radio disturbance characteristics – Limits and methods of measurement
EN 55024 Information technology equipment – Immunity characteristics – Limits and methods of measurement
EN 55011 Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) radio-frequency equipment – Electromagnetic disturbance characteristics – Limits and methods of measurement
EN 60601-1-2 Medical Electrical Equipment – Part 1: General Requirements for Safety – Section 2: Collateral Standard – Electromagnetic Compatibility – Requirements and Tests
EN 50121-3-2 Railway applications – Electromagnetic compatibility — Part 3-2: Rolling stock – Apparatus
EN 55015 Limits and methods of measurement of radio disturbance characteristics of electrical lighting and similar equipment
EN 61547 Equipment for general lighting purposes – EMC immunity requirements
EN 61326 Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use – EMC requirements
EN 50130-4 Alarm systems — Part 4: Electromagnetic compatibility – Product family standard: Immunity requirements for components of fire, intruder and social alarm systems
CISPR 25 Radio disturbance characteristics for the protection of receivers used on board vehicles, boats, and on devices – Limits and methods of measurement
ETSI EN 301 489 Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services

EMC Standards

Basic Standard Description Bands / Limits
CISPR 16-2-1 Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods – Part 2-1: Methods of measurement of disturbances and immunity – Conducted disturbance measurements 9 kHz – 30 MHz
CISPR 16-2-3 Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods – Part 2-3: Methods of measurement of disturbances and immunity – Radiated disturbance measurements 30 MHz – 1.000 MHz
EN 61000-3-2 Electromagnetic Compatibility – Part 3: Limits – Section 2: Limits for harmonic currents emissions ≤ 16 A
EN 61000-3-3 Electromagnetic Compatibility – Part 3: Limits – Section 3: Limitation of voltage fluctuations and flicker in low-voltage supply systems for equipment with rated current up to 16A ≤ 16 A
EN 61000-4-2 Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) – Part 4: Testing and measuring techniques – Section 2: Electrostatic discharge requirements up to 30 kV ≤ 16.5 kV
EN 61000-4-3 Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) – Part 4: Testing and measuring techniques – Section 3: Radiated, radio-frequency, electromagnetic field immunity test 80 MHz – 1.000 MHz; Up to 30 V/m
1 GHz- 3 GHz; Up to 5 V/m
EN 61000-4-4 Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) – Part 4: Testing and measuring techniques – Section 4: Electrical fast transient/burst requirements Up to 5 kV
EN 61000-4-5 Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) – Part 4: Testing and measuring techniques – Section 5: Surge immunity tests Up to 4.4 kV
EN 61000-4-6 Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) – Part 4: Testing and measuring techniques – Section 6: Immunity to conducted disturbances, induced by radio-frequency fields 150 kHz – 230 MHz; Up to 10 Vrms
EN 61000-4-8 Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) – Part 4: Testing and measuring techniques – Section 8: Power frequency magnetic field immunity test till 100 A/m ≤ 10 A/m
EN 61000-4-11 Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) – Part 4: Testing and measuring techniques – Section 11: Voltage dips, short interruptions and voltage variations – immunity tests

Contact  us for more information about other directives or standards.


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