IEC Publishes New CISPR 16-1-6 Standard


The International Electrotechnial Commission has released a new edition of CISPR 16-1-6.

CISPR 16-1-6 ed. 1.0 applies to “Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods – Part 1-6: Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus – EMC antenna calibration”. The new edition is available for purchase on the IEC’s website.


“CISPR 16-1-6:2014 provides procedures and supporting information for the calibration of antennas for determining antenna factors (AF) that are applicable to antennas intended for use in radiated disturbance measurements. It has the status of a basic EMC Standard in accordance with IEC Guide 107, Electromagnetic compatibility. The AF of an antenna is influenced by nearby surroundings and by its position in space relative to the radiating source. This standard focuses on antenna calibrations that provide the AF in a free-space environment in the direction of the boresight of the antenna. The frequency range addressed is 9 kHz to 18 GHz.”

*Description from IEC website

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.