7layers has opened a further, extensive EMC laboratory in Beijing. The large, modern building features a 10 m semi-anechoic chamber and a 3 m fully anechoic chamber from TDK plus further shielded rooms and control rooms. The accredited laboratory is fitted out with EMI, EMS, RSE, ESD and SAR test systems, offering full coverage of GERAN, UTRAN and LTE carrier bands plus Bluetooth, WLAN and other short range technologies.

The new EMC laboratory is in easy reach from Beijing International airport and Beijing City Centre. It offers test services in the frequency range between 30 MHz to 40 GHz and is in accordance with the latest international, EU and US standards for EMC testing and validation.

“The amount of wireless connected devices produced in China that are to enter the global market, increases continuously. This does not only encompass mobile phones but also the large number of M2M devices, wearables, automotive infotainment products, m-health devices and many more”, explained Yi Liang, 7layers Business Development Manager in Beijing. “We have years of experience in supporting Chinese manufacturers of mobile phones, Smartphones and other connected devices entering international markets by testing according to the standards of industry interest groups such as PTCRB, GCF etc. By extending our services with state-of-the-art EMC capabilities, we can now also offer testing according to standards of regulatory bodies all over the world. This way we are bringing the global market into easy reach of our Chinese customers, especially if we combine our capabilities with the type approval and engineering services of other 7layers locations.”

The 2.4 GHz frequency band is used by many WLAN, ZigBee and Bluetooth® devices, and the 5 GHz frequency band is increasingly popular for devices with integrated WLAN technology since it allows significant higher data rates. SAR testing is required by many regulatory bodies worldwide and evaluates the relative safety of low‐power transmitters that are used within close proximity to the human body.

The new laboratory is a valuable extension of the 7layers services worldwide and especially for the company’s customers in China. The trend to the Internet of Things (IoT) and the increasing number of smart services we already see in areas such as the connected car, smart cities, industry automation etc. can only turn into a success for societies, if the increasing number of essential requirements is carefully controlled. 7layers laboratories, managed with the InterLab® software system, and enhanced with 7layers engineering capabilities are set to support manufactures of smart devices and other stakeholders of smart services processes.