DS/EN 55025:2008 ( Withdrawn )

Vehicles, boats and internal combustion engines - Radio disturbance characteristics - Limits and methods of measurement for the protection of on-board receivers

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This standard contains limits and procedures for the measurement of radio disturbances in the frequency range of 150 kHz to 2 500 MHz. The standard applies to any electronic/electrical component intended for use in vehicles, trailers and devices. Refer to International Telecommunications Union (ITU) publications for details of frequency allocations. The limits are intended to provide protection for receivers installed in a vehicle from disturbances produced by components/modules in the same vehicle. The method and limits for a complete vehicle are in Clause 5 and the methods and limits for components/modules are in Clause 6. Only a complete vehicle test can be used to determine the component compatibility with respect to a vehicle’s limit.
NOTE – Achieving satisfactory compatibility with on-board radio reception will also in most cases provide satisfactory compatibility with adjacent radio receiver reception.
The receiver types to be protected are, for example, sound and television receivers, land mobile radio, radio telephone, amateur, citizens' radio, Global Satellite Positioning (GPS) and Bluetooth. For the purpose of this standard, a vehicle is a machine, which is self-propelled.
Vehicles include (but are not limited to) passenger cars, trucks, agricultural tractors and snowmobiles. Annex A provides guidance in determining whether this standard is applicable to particular equipment.
The limits in this standard are recommended and subject to modification as agreed between the vehicle manufacturer and the component supplier. This standard is also intended to be applied by manufacturers and suppliers of components and equipment which are to be added and connected to the vehicle harness or to an on-board power connector after delivery of the vehicle.
This International Standard does not include protection of electronic control systems from radio frequency (RF) emissions, or from transient or pulse-type voltage fluctuations. These subjects are expected to be included in ISO publications.
Since the mounting location, vehicle body construction and harness design can affect the coupling of radio disturbances to the on-board radio, Clause 6 of this standard defines multiple limit levels. The level class to be used (as a function of frequency band) shall be agreed upon between the vehicle manufacturer and the component supplier.
CISPR 25 defines test methods for use by Vehicle Manufacturers and Suppliers, to assist in the design of vehicles and components and ensure controlled levels of on-board radio frequency emissions.
Vehicle test limits are provided for guidance and are based on a typical radio receiver using the antenna provided as part of the vehicle, or a test antenna if a unique antenna is not specified. The frequency bands that are defined are not applicable to all regions or countries of the world. For economic reasons, the vehicle manufacturer must be free to identify what frequency bands are applicable in the countries in which a vehicle will be marketed and which radio services are likely to be used in that vehicle.
As an example, many vehicle models will likely not have a television receiver installed; yet the elevision bands occupy a significant portion of the radio spectrum. Testing and mitigating noise sources in such vehicles is not economically justified.

Number of pages: 88

Published: 2008-12-09

Date of approval: 2008-09-26

Date of withdrawal: 2019-12-02

International relationships : EN 55025:2008 IDT CISPR 25:2008 IDT

ICS: 47.020.60 - Electrical equipment of ships and of marine structures 33.100.20 - Immunity 33.100.10 - Emission 43.040.10 - Electrical and electronic equipment

Item number: M220522



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