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EMC Testing for Automotive

Ensure your automotive components, systems and sub-assemblies meet EMC requirements

Automotive EMC TESTING Overview

Today’s automotive systems contain many more active electronic components than in the past. Those components and assemblies may emit RF noise or be affected by external sources of energy. This can result in unanticipated changes in system operation.

Most of today’s vehicle rely on active devices, microprocessors, and vehicle communication networks for control of vehicle functions, entertainment systems and legislated requirements such as tire pressure monitoring. Because complex control systems require a high degree of robustness EMC testing for systems and components is critical to insure proper operation.

Automotive EMC Testing capabilities

TÜV SÜD’s automotive EMC testing and certification services ensure your automotive electrical components, systems and sub-assemblies meet global electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements for all major manufacturer and industry certifications quickly, safely and confidently.

Our automotive EMC testing services include:

  • Whole vehicle EMC testing
  • Electronic Sub-Assemblies (ESAs) testing
  • Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)
  • Bulk Current Injection (BCI) Immunity
  • RF Radiated Immunity (RI)
  • Conducted Emissions (CE) and Radiated Emissions (RE)

TÜV SÜD is accredited to test and certify to most industry and manufacturers' EMC standards:


TÜV SÜD’s automotive EMC labs are accredited to ISO 17025 and can help ensure your automotive electrical/electronic systems and sub-assemblies comply with global OEM and industry EMC standards.

Component EMC Testing is primarily carried out at the TÜV SÜD laboratory located in Plymouth MI, which is recognized as an approved laboratory by Ford, GM, JLR & Stellantis.

In our New Brighton, MN lab, we can perform developmental testing, component testing as well as vehicle testing using the dynamometer installed in the larger 10m EMC chamber.

Other EMC Testing Services

TÜV SÜD offers an extensive list of EMC testing and certification services. Our testing can cover all types of products, from small appliances to large defense industry machines.

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Benefits of Automotive Testing

TÜV SÜD’s comprehensive testing and certification services ensure you comply with all major industry standards. Our global network of testing labs and industry experts use the latest industry methods to support all necessary OEM Design Verification Plan and Report (DVP&R) requirements for materials, durability, shock & vibration, electrical, and EMC performance testing. TÜV SÜD is your single source for testing and certification services that will accelerate your time to global markets.

In addition to meeting OEM requirements for automotive component testing and compliance, automotive testing ensures maximum safety for customers and protects brand reputation protection. Product testing can provide early detection of faults, enabling manufacturers to improve products and secure their reputation as a provider of quality components.


Overview of Automotive EMC Testing

Overview of Automotive EMC Testing

Learn about the EMC test and approval process for automotive products

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Automotive EMC Testing: Fundamentals and Best Practices
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Automotive EMC Testing: Fundamentals and Best Practices

Ensure that electronic or electrical components do not create harmful interference with other vehicle components or electrical devices

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Creating an Automotive EMC Test Plan

Creating an Automotive EMC Test Plan

Learn what to include in an EMC test plan and what to consider when working with a third-party EMC testing lab

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