BS EN 55032:2015+A1:2020 - Electromagnetic compatibility of multimedia equipment. Emission requirements – BSI British Standards

BS EN 55032:2015+A1:2020

Electromagnetic compatibility of multimedia equipment. Emission requirements

Status : Current   Published : July 2015



What is BS EN 55032:2015+A1:2020 about?

This European standard specifies emission requirements for multimedia equipment (MME) – mainly domestic electrical equipment such as personal computers, TVs and games consoles as well as professional audio and studio equipment – so that it doesn’t interfere with radio services. This 2020 amendment updates the standard in line with new and changing technologies, new test methods and issues identified by users in the 2015 version.

Who is BS EN 55032:2015+A1:2020 for?

  • Suppliers of IT or multimedia equipment
  • IT and telecommunications product/equipment designers
  • Telecommunications network operators
  • EMC test laboratories
  • Regulatory bodies
  • Installers, manufacturers, importers and systems integrators of: computers, laptops, tablets, displays, printers, storage devices, TVs, radios, hi-fi, telecommunication equipment, MP3 players, GPS receivers, professional audio/video systems (studio/theatre/cinema/stadium), digital cameras and camcorders, electronic musical instruments (synthesizers), and gaming machines from handheld and video game consoles to full-size arcade games

Why should you use BS EN 55032:2015+A1:2020?

The standard covers emission requirements of multimedia equipment (MME). It establishes what will allow radio services to operate as intended in the frequency range 9 kHz to 400 GHz. It also specifies procedures to ensure the reproducibility of measurement and the repeatability of results.

The benefits of this amendment are that it introduces new methods and is clearer on how the standard should be applied. A better understanding of the requirements will lead to improved repeatability between test facilities and greater protection of mobile receivers.

NOTE: As of December 2020, this amended version is not harmonized with the essential requirements of Directive 2014/30/EU (the latest EMC Directive). There will be another amendment published in 6-9 months’ time that will harmonize this amendment. Until then, manufacturers seeking compliance with 2014/30/EU must use another means of conformity to demonstrate compliance.

 BS EN 55032:2015+A1:2020 contributes to UN Sustainable Development Goal 9 on building resilient infrastructure because it supports the operation of radio reception as intended.

What’s new about BS EN 55032:2015+A1:2020?

This amendment to BS EN 55032:2015 tackles a significant number of areas within the standard in order to reflect new and changing technologies, new test methods, and issues identified by users. In particular, this amendment:

a)       Makes changes to the limits

b)      Makes changes to the application of measurement uncertainty

Makes editorial improvements, including an update to references and test methods (e.g. clarifications and changes to existing test methods and new alternatives)

Standard NumberBS EN 55032:2015+A1:2020
TitleElectromagnetic compatibility of multimedia equipment. Emission requirements
Publication Date31 July 2015
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 55016-1-6:2015, CISPR 16-2-1:2014, IEC 61000-4-6:2008, CISPR 16-1-2:2014, EN 55016-1-5:2015/A1:2017, EN 55016-1-4:2010/A1:2012, EN 55016-1-4:2010/A2:2017, CISPR 16-1-4:2010/AMD1:2012, CISPR 16-1-5:2014, CISPR 16-1-6:2014/AMD1:2017, IEEE 802.3, CISPR 16-1-1:2015, CISPR 16-4-2:2011, EN 55016-1-5:2015, CISPR 16-1-4:2010/AMD2:2017, ISO/IEC 17025:2005, CISPR 16-1-6:2014, EN 55016-4-2:2011, CISPR 16-4-2:2011/AMD1:2014, EN 55016-1-4:2010, EN 55016-4-2:2011/A2:2018, CISPR 16-1-5:2014/AMD1:2016, EN 55016-2-1:2014/A1:2017, CISPR 16-2-3:2016, EN 55016-1-2:2014/A1:2018, CISPR 16-4-2:2011/AMD2:2018, EN 55016-2-3:2017, CISPR 16-1-2:2014/AMD1:2017, EN 55016-1-2:2014, CISPR 16-2-1:2014/AMD1:2017, EN 55016-1-6:2015/A1:2017, EN 55016-4-2:2011/A1:2014, EN 55016-2-1:2014, CISPR 16-1-4:2010
Informative References(Provided for Information)2004/108/EC, IEEE 1394, JCTEA STD-002, EN 300 421, CISPR 13:2009, EN 55022:2010, IEC 60050-161:1990, ES 201 488, ARIB STD-B31, EN 55013:2013, JCTEA STD-007, ISO IEC 11801, ETSI TS 101 154 V1.5.1:2004, CISPR 16, IEC PAS 62825, IEC TR 60083, EN 300 744, IEEE 1284-1, ARIB STD-B21, ETSI TR 101 154, ATSC 8VSB, ES 202 488-1, ITU-R BT 471-1:1986, EN 55016, CISPR TR 16-3, CISPR TR 16-4-3:2004, ITU-R BT 1729:2005, ARIB STD-B1, EN 300 429, ARIB STD-B20, SCTE 07:2000, CISPR 22:2008
ReplacesBS EN 55032:2015+A11:2020
International RelationshipsCISPR 32:2015/AMD1:2019,CISPR 32:2015/COR1:2016,EN 55032:2015/A1:2020
Amended ByAmendment, December 2020; Amendment, March 2020
DescriptorsInterference suppression, Test equipment, Television receivers, Radio properties of electricity, Communication equipment, Electromagnetic compatibility, Computer applications, Radiofrequencies, Electrical tolerances, Remote control systems, Electromagnetic fields, Audiovisual materials, Electrical wave measurement, Conformity, Frequencies, Data processing, Lighting equipment, Circuits, Alternating current, Direct current, Electric current, Approval testing, Electromagnetism, Electric power systems, Control devices, Audio equipment, Television broadcasting, Grades (quality), Sound broadcasting, Emission, Electrical measurement, Compatibility, Multimedia, Data processing equipment, Communication networks, Electric power system disturbances, Noise (spurious signals), Video tape recorders, Environment (working), Electromagnetic radiation, Radio receivers, Current measurement, Radio disturbances, Testing conditions
Title in FrenchCompatibilité électromagnétique des équipements multimédia. Exigences d'émission
Title in GermanElektromagnetische Verträglichkeit von Multimediageräten und Einrichtungen. Anforderungen an die Störaussendung
ISBN978 0 580 96663 7
File Size6.523 MB

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