Anechoic Test Chambers
F2 Laboratories has two Anechoic Chambers that are fully equipped for compliance for FCC, C-Tick, CE, and Industry Canada. The chambers are equipped to handle radiated electromagnetic emissions (EMI) and RF immunity (RFI) measurements.
Client’s EMI and/or RFI scans are conducted by trained professionals in an ambient free environment.Our technical team seamlessly manages the entire diagnostic engineering process from product shipment to the test facility, test set-up, debugging, troubleshooting, and reporting.
What is an Anechoic Chamber?
An anechoic chamber is a room designed to stop reflections of either sound or electromagnetic waves. They are also insulated from exterior sources of noise. The combination of both aspects means they simulate a quiet open-space of infinite dimension, which is useful when exterior influences would otherwise give false results.
Anechoic chambers were originally used in the context of acoustics (sound waves) to minimize the reflections of a room.
Their radio frequency counterpart have also been in use for a few decades, for example to test antennas, radars, or electromagnetic interference.
The wavelength of audible sound in air falls in the same range as that of commonly used radio waves, and their propagation patterns bear many similarities. This is why both types look similar. Anechoic chambers range from small compartments to ones as large as aircraft hangars. The size of the chamber depends on the size of the objects to be tested and the frequency range of the signals used, although scale models can sometimes be used by testing at shorter wavelengths.