Electromagnetic compatibility of multimedia equipment – Emission requirements
Published: May 10th, 2022
EN 55032, the European harmonized standards adoption of CISPR 32 and applies to Multimedia Equipment (MME), including equipment that falls within the scope of CISPR 22 and CISPR 13. Procedures are given for the laboratory measurement (on site testing excluded) of the levels of spurious signals generated by the MME and limits are specified within the standard for protection of radio services in industrial, commercial or residential environments.
The standard is produced by CENELEC, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization. CENELEC is the European organization responsible for standardization in the electrotechnical engineering field.
The intention of this publication is to establish requirements that provide adequate protection to the radio spectrum and allow radio service to operate as intended without debilitating interference. In addition the standard provides procedures to ensure repeatability and reproduction of test results.
Compliance with this standard gives partial presumption of conformity with the European EMC Directive, 2014/30/EU. Most products will also require assessment to an applicable immunity standard (such as EN55024 or 55035), for immunity to electromagnetic interference and transient phenomenon. Additionally, devices powered via the A.C. mains, may require additional testing for power line harmonics and power line flicker.
Europe has a series of standards prefixed “EN” – European Norm. These are written by the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC), and the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). The vast majority of ENs that are relevant for the EMC Directive are produced by CENELEC.
Harmonized standards are ENs produced by CEN, CENELEC or ETSI, following a mandate issued by the European Commission, for use with one or more directives. The lists of harmonized standards suitable for each Directive are published from time to time in an official publication called the Official Journal of the European Union, often referred to as “the Official Journal” or “the OJ”. We have links to harmonized standards lists on our European Conformity Assessment page.
The date of publication (dop) for an EN standard is commonly 6 months from the date of availability (dav). The date the standard becomes mandatory is its date of withdrawal (DOW).
All European Standards, including EN 55032, are shaped by consensus among enterprises, public authorities, consumers, and trade unions, through a consultation process organized by independent, recognized standardization bodies at national, European and international level.
As of this writing, the current 2014/30/EU referenced publication in the Official Journal of the European Union of EN 55032 is EN 55032:2012, with a DOW of March 5th 2017. The 2015 edition has been made available with a DOW of March 5th, 2018 but has yet to be published in the official journal.
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