Automotive EMC

Automotive electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and full-vehicle antenna testing

The entire range of automotive EMC measurements from a single source

Today's vehicles integrate an increasing number of wireless technologies, radar and high-speed data buses. Thus, verifying that unintended electromagnetic interference (EMI) is within specified limits and that cars are immune to disturbances from external electromagnetic sources (EMS) is becoming an ever-growing challenge for the automotive industry. A new field is the infrastructure for e-mobility such as charging stations that need to comply with applicable EMC limits.

As a world market and technology leader with decades of experience in EMC testing, Rohde & Schwarz offers test and measurement equipment and customizable, turnkey test systems for performing EMI and EMS measurements on vehicles and components in line with all major automotive EMC standards, such as IEC, CISPR, ISO, UN/ECE and EC directives as well as with OEM and country-specific test specifications.

To ensure optimal antenna positioning and performance of complete vehicles, Rohde & Schwarz also offers full-vehicle antenna test systems. These systems are able to characterize the complete radiation pattern in 3D across all relevant frequencies. Additional test capabilities for wireless communications functionality, broadcast technologies, real-world modulated interferer signals and radar target simulation can be added to the system if required.

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Test solutions

Full-vehicle antenna testing

Customized full vehicle test (FVAT) systems to ensure correct antenna positioning and optimal radiation patterns and to reduce electromagnetic interference.

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Automotive EMC compliance testing

Everything you need to ensure compliance with automotive EMC standards from the reference industry supplier.

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Automotive functional tests in an EMC environment

How vehicle manufacturers can verify end-to-end operation of vehicle features in an controlled electro-magnetic environment.

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Webinars for automotive EMC and full vehicle antenna testing

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