Correct documentation is one of the main failures when products are assessed by market surveillance. Over the last 8 years of official EU market surveillance, the average pass rate for Technical Documentation for CE marking is 41%. Less than half of the products evaluated had the correct technical documentation. We want you to be in the correct half!
EMC Test Plan
An important part of the design process is capturing the requirements and EMC documentation is no different.
Before any testing takes place, it is important to understand the product well enough to write an EMC Test Plan. This captures the salient points of the product specification relevant for EMC testing and assists in determining:
- What standards apply?
- What tests are required?
- What product operating modes should be tested?
It is also used to provide technical justification as to the approach taken during EMC testing and providing arguments as to why some testing may not required.
Declaration of Conformity
For CE marking of products sold in the EU, the Declaration of Conformity (DoC) is your statement of having met the essential requirements in the directive. This is a living document that should be updated as and when the relevant standards change. We monitor the development of EMC standards and can advise you on keeping your documentation up to speed.
Technical File / Risk Assessments
What is a Technical File? This is your documented proof of conformity assessment in case a market enforcement authority requests proof of compliance with the directives.
What goes into a Technical File? We can provide guidance and checklists on the compilation of the Technical File for your product that is used to support your DoC and CE marking process.
Risk assessments form an important part of the Technical File. You need to show that you have considered likely use scenarios for your product and that you have covered all the Essential Requirements in the directives. We will help you identify any gaps in the EMC assessment and advise accordingly.