More Access to Elite's EMC/EMI Testing
November 28th, 2017
Earlier this year, we relocated and expanded our Environmental Stress Testing, Photometric Testing, and Fixture Fabrication services at our new North Annex. This made room for two more EMC/EMI test chambers at our main laboratory that are now fully operational.
Room #31 is an absorber lined shielded enclosure (ALSE) meeting the requirements of Automotive EMC Testing per CISPR 25, ISO 11452-2, and ISO 11452-9, and is suitable for Commercial Aviation and Military EMC/EMI Testing per MIL-STD-461 and RTCA DO-160. The chamber utilizes a mixture of foam and hybrid (ferrite/foam) absorber strategically placed behind the ground plane connection and on the ceiling to maximize antenna and absorber separation.
Room #32 is also an ALSE but is designed primarily for Commercial Aviation and Military EMC/EMI Testing per MIL-STD-461 and RTCA DO-160. The chamber is equipped with high-current, 3-phase, 400Hz filters for testing of commercial and military aerospace products. Hybrid (ferrite/foam) absorber supplements the fully-lined ferrite structure for improved high frequency performance. The ability to configure this chamber for Automotive EMC radiated immunity testing per ISO 11452-2 and ISO 11452-9 allows additional scheduling flexibility.
Both chambers are also equipped with High Voltage/High Current DC filters for testing of 48VDC “Orange Wire” automotive systems.
“These new chambers will improve throughput for Automotive, Commercial Aviation, and Military EMC Testing that requires an ALSE,” according to Craig Fanning, Elite’s EMC Laboratory Manager. “Growing capacity to reduce backlogs has been a priority for Elite, and we design our setups to rapidly adapt to our customers’ technical and schedule requirements. Paired with our skilled test engineers, these new chambers demonstrate our commitment to deliver quick access to our high-quality facilities AND our trusted team.”
Elite’s success depends on helping our customers succeed. Our goal is to increase our EMC/EMI and Environmental Stress testing capacity and add new, complementary services to meet all of our customers’ needs in one location. This gives our customers an advantage over their competition by shortening test schedules, streamlining their supply chains, and delivering dependable test results that get their products to market quickly.