Electronic Testing Services and Certifications
Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) issues can prevent your product from making it to market on time and within the financial scope of your project. Both U.S. and international regulatory standards, including European Union standards (CE mark), were designed to ensure that manufactured electronic products are safe and non-disruptive to the operation of other electronic products.
Verifying that your electronic product is free of Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) issues is critical. Non-compliance with regulatory standards can lead to heavy fines, serious legal problems, and disruption to your business. VPI understands these standards and can test various commercial/industrial products and equipment for compliance, including information technology, audio/video, medical, test & measurement, telecommunications, and industrial control systems and products.
To learn more about our EMI, EMC, and CE testing services for commercial and industrial applications, contact our sales team or call us at 801-495-2310. VPI is here to advise you with your regulatory testing questions and to conduct EMC/EMI testing and CE Safety testing of your products within our scope of accreditation.
"VPI has been very helpful with our projects, specifically radiated/conducted emissions at Wanship facility and CE susceptibility at Draper. Good experience and reasonable pricing. [We] have already recommended VPI to another company. I typically get a response for scheduling within a few hours."
-Daniel Patten, PerkinElmer Health Sciences
Commercial & Industrial Regulatory Compliance Testing Services
VPI provides testing of products and systems to assess conformity to regulatory requirements in the global market. Our testing lab services were established in 1971 by a company originally called Communication Certification Laboratory. VPI acquired this company in 2016. Between CCL and VPI, we have many years of experience conducting regulatory compliance testing and report preparation services. Our lab, test sites, and resources are equipped to meet many testing requirements. As technology is innovated, regulations change; our knowledge and expertise ensure your products are prepared to meet these changes.
EMC Measurement Services
Most governments require electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) measurements throughout the world. When a product is designed well, basic EMC principles such as shielding, earthing, and filtering are applied for improved electromagnetic immunity. With the increased use of wireless communications, the potential for interference is also growing. VPI Laboratories has fully equipped facilities located in Draper, UT, and Wanship, UT; including a 10 x 3-meter open area test site and a 3-meter anechoic chamber, needed to perform the EMC measurements you require. EMC Electronic Testing Services include:
- Radiated Emissions Testing
- EMC Immunity Testing
- FCC Certification – Part 15 & Part 18
- Industry Canada (IC) Testing
- Intentional Radiator Testing
- European CE Mark
EMC Pre-Compliance Testing
The FCC enforces the regulations that dictate the amount of electronic noise emitted from electronic devices at specific frequencies. If a device cannot comply with the FCC requirements, it must be redesigned or modified before selling. VPI performs electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) unintentional emissions pre-compliance testing in our state-of-the-art anechoic chamber at our Draper facility.
CE Mark Safety Testing
To satisfy the CE Mark through CE testing, a manufacturer must meet the requirements outlined by the applicable CE Directives, such as EMC (2014/30/EU), Low Voltage (2014/35/EU), and Radio Equipment (2014/53/EU) Directives. Each directive specifies a set of harmonized standards to which the product will be tested. Passing the testing outlined in the standards demonstrates that the product complies with the applicable CE Directive. CE Directives are organized product categories. The complete list of CE Directives can be found here.
Does your electronic product require 2.4GHz and 5GHz WIFI safety testing? VPI offers 2.4GHZ and 5GHZ WIFI testing services to ensure your product complies with all state and federal regulations, including FCC, IC, CE, and more.
EN 55032:2012 (CISPR 32)
Any product previously tested against EN 55022 shipped into the European Union after March 5, 2017, must meet the new requirements under EN 55032:2012. VPI provides conformity assessment services that assist you in complying with regulatory requirements to help your product get to market. With over 40 years of experience, our lab and resources are equipped to meet your testing requirements.
FCC Part 15 Testing
FCC Part 15 Testing ensures that your electronic device only generates and receives electronic signals that the FCC approves. VPI has the knowledge and capacity to ensure that your electronic product meets all FCC Part 15 Testing standards.
Industry Canada (IC), or innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada (ISED), is the certification body for all intentional and unintentional (incidental) radiators. VPI assures that proper Canada (IC) testing and compliance are completed while taking the necessary steps to ensure that the equipment complies with the appropriate technical standards.
A Telecommunication Certification Body (TCB) is an organization with the authority to issue Certifications for compliance with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Industry Canada (IC) regulations. To facilitate the mutual acceptance of testing and certification from all regions of the world, the FCC created TCBs. The FCC allows these private entities to issue equipment approvals on behalf of the FCC, overall simplifying the equipment approval process.
Once VPI has completed testing, we can assist our clients in adequately submitting the appropriate information to the TCB for FCC and IC Certification.
Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity
The Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity (SDoC) is a procedure that requires the party responsible for compliance to ensure that the equipment complies with the appropriate technical standards. After the satisfactory completion of the tests, VPI Laboratories will organize the test data and filing materials into a complete Supplier's Declaration of Conformity report. The report will be delivered electronically to the client to be retained in their records.
With the most significant potential to cause harmful interference to radio services, certification is the most rigorous approval process for RF Devices. VPI provides FCC Part 15 Certification in an accredited testing laboratory. Testing results can typically be completed within two to four weeks. The information and materials listed under 'Materials Required for FCC Declaration of Conformity are required to achieve certification.
VPI Testing Options
VPI provides complete testing for your electronic product certification needs. VPI testing options include emissions, immunity, safety, CE mark safety standards, ASCA testing standards, detailed radio testing standards, and detailed RF exposure testing standards.
Contact VPI for Complete Electronic Testing Solutions Today
VPI provides a full suite of electronic testing solutions to get your product to market on time and within budget. Our experts will work with you to provide complete EMC/EMI Testing services based on your exact project needs. The U.S. Department of Commerce accredits VPI, National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) (Lab Code 100272-0).