Alpine Electronics Offers Low Cost EMC Testing to OEMs and Component Manufacturers in the UK

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Low Cost EMC Testing now available to OEMs and Component Manufacturers
in the UK

Two vehicle EMC chamber offers 75 percent lower cost testing and allows
investigation of increasingly critical car to car EMC issues

 

Vehicle and component manufacturers needing to undertake EMC testing now
have a low cost solution from in-car electronics specialist Alpine.  The
firm's nine metre by six metre by six metre chamber (crucially large
enough for two cars side by side) is available for static vehicle and
component bench testing at affordable rates; some 75 percent lower than
comparable test houses in the UK.

 

Located at Alpine's secure Evaluation Centre in Coventry, the facility
offers a full range of emissions, immunity and electro-static discharge
(ESD) testing. This includes radiated emissions from 30 Hz to 7 GHz and
conducted from 100 kHz to 108 MHz. For immunity, conducted emissions
stretch from 1 MHz to 400 MHz and radiated immunity from 400 MHz to 1
GHz. ESD testing is available to the industry ISO10605 standard.

 

"Now customers can test components in the vehicle or in two vehicles at
very low cost," says Alpine's OEM business manager Keith Price. "Our
prices are 75 percent lower than similar, recognised facilities, a
compelling cost saving for product development."

 

Full exhaust extraction allows customers to test with engine running.
The unusual capability to have two vehicles side by side permits
customers to check for cross car interference (radio emissions from one
vehicle affecting another); a test that usually requires a larger and
more expensive chamber.

 

Attracted by the convenient location (fifteen minutes from Birmingham
Airport), low cost and availability at short notice, the facility has
already been used by three vehicle manufacturers to identify and solve
EMC issues. Keith Price has over 25 years' of EMC experience and,
together with three other engineers, provides an exceptional level of
customer support, either at vehicle or component level.

 

"Our engineers have a deep understanding of the main international and
customer test standards," adds Price. "From our own product development
and testing, we can offer solutions and ideas to customers on how to
meet the standards." 

 

The chamber has also been used for testing electric vehicles (EVs) which
bring their own unique set of challenges.  Alpine has gained a deeper
understanding of how difficult meeting the requirements can be. "Our
chamber can be used to identify issues with EVs such as spikes generated
by high switching currents," says Price. "EV specialists are just
starting to realise the importance of this field which Alpine is able to
assist with."

 

About Alpine

Since 1978, Alpine has been at the forefront of in-car entertainment
development, producing some of the world's most advanced audio systems,
on-board navigation and multimedia applications.  As a result of
focusing exclusively on high-fidelity in-car systems, Alpine is
specified as original equipment in some of the world's most prestigious
marques. 

 

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ESD Test

 

 

Two vehicle size EMC chamber offers 75 percent lower cost testing 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vehicle and component manufacturers needing to undertake EMC testing now
have a low cost solution from in-car electronics specialist Alpine

 

 





 

The facility offers a full range of emissions, immunity and
electro-static discharge (ESD) testing

 

 

 

 

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