Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) – Part 4-21: Testing and measurement techniques – Reverberation chamber test methods
|Publication Date:||1 January 2011|
|ICS Code (Immunity):||33.100.20|
|ICS Code (Emission):||33.100.10|
This part of IEC 61000 considers tests of immunity and intentional or unintentional emissions for electric and/or electronic equipment and tests of screening effectiveness in reverberation chambers. It establishes the required test procedures for performing such tests. Only radiated phenomena are considered.
The objective of this part is to establish a common reference for using reverberation chambers to evaluate the performance of electric and electronic equipment when subjected to radio-frequency electromagnetic fields and for determining the levels of radio-frequency radiation emitted from electric and electronic equipment.
NOTE Test methods are defined in this part for measuring the effect of electromagnetic radiation on equipment and the electromagnetic emissions from equipment concerned. The simulation and measurement of electromagnetic radiation is not adequate for quantitative determination of effects. The defined test methods are organized with the aim to establish adequate reproducibility and repeatability of test results and qualitative analysis of effects.
This part of IEC 61000 does not intend to specify the tests to be applied to a particular apparatus or system. Its main aim is to give a general basic reference to all concerned product committees of the IEC. The product committees should select emission limits and test methods in consultation with CISPR. The product committees remain responsible for the appropriate choice of the immunity tests and the immunity test limits to be applied to their equipment. Other methods, such as those covered in IEC 61000-4-3, CISPR 16-2-3 and CISPR 16-2-4 may be used.1
1 For further information consult with CISPR (International Special Committee on Radio Interference) or Technical Committee 77 (Electromagnetic compatibility).