TÜV SÜD opens new EMC and radio testing facility

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More than 100 customers and employees were present for the opening of the certification giant's new $3.4m EMC and radio test facility.

Phase two of of the EMC and Radio Frequency testing facility will see the implementation of further testing systems which include: two 3M SAC Emissions Chambers, an ETS Lindgren AMS-8900 OTA Measurement System, two 5G NR FR1 Anritsu MT8000A and three 3/4G Anritsu MT 8821C.

The ceremony included presentations on automated testing and cybersecurity by Chief Engineer Nic Forsyth and Lab Manager Joe Lomako respectively. Guests were taken on a tour of the facilities, with demonstrations of the SPECTRUM platform and EmX Chamber automation also undertaken.

Mary Grigsby, Head of TÜV SÜD Product Service, said: “It’s been a fantastic day celebrating the opening of our new test facility with customers and colleagues. I’m really pleased that we’ve been able to invest £2.88m in improving our facilities so that we can continue to deliver customers the high-quality services we are renowned for.”

This new suite of testing facilities is designed with shorter manufacture time in mind for products integrating RF modules, including technologies such as Bluetooth, WiFi and the new 6E frequency bands.

The new chambers will also offer testing to worldwide compliance specifications to support demand from manufacturers to access multiple global markets simultaneously.

A further £8m (US$9.4m) has been allocated for improvement and expansion of the new facility over the next few years.