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EMWORK – The fully automated EMC filter designer

Project description

Two-in-one system measures electromagnetic compatibility and automates the design of optimal power line filters

All electric and electronic systems generate some kind of signal that could potentially interfere with the normal operation of another nearby device or piece of equipment. Interference can cause the system to operate poorly, malfunction or stop working altogether. State-of-the-art measurement instruments do not provide enough data for a designer to undertake a rigorous design of an optimal power line filter. The EU-funded EMWORK project aims to develop an innovative instrument focused on electromagnetic compatibility measurements. The product should help predict interference levels that will be measured according to international regulations. Furthermore, it should help reduce the time, complexity and cost involved in the design of an optimal power line filter solution.


All electronic devices emit interference that if left un-controlled would cause them to not function correctly. Products must pass stringent emissions standards to control this interference.
Even some of the most experienced EMC (ElectroMagnetic Compatibility) test and design Engineers can spend many hours investigating and experimenting with solutions to pass such tests. The field is complex, constantly requiring new solutions and is sometimes called ‘mysterious magic’ by Electrical and Electronic Design Engineers. Trial and error is common practice for finding the solutions.
Today, ever faster computational performance is leading to ever increasing emissions. The emissions standards are changing and evolving to adapt, but engineers and companies are using tools and techniques that are 30 years old. Product design companies are spending ever increasing amounts of time and money attempting to control the emissions and products struggle to be launched successfully.
At Emzer, we wish to launch EMWORK, a product that will not only automate and massively speed up the actual emissions measurement, but it will also automatically design the correct filter solution for a given product to allow it to meet emissions standards. Based on the results of years of research work from Doctors in Electromagnetic Compatibility with industrial experience, we aim to drive a revolution in EMC.
The market for EMC test-equipment has been valued at $ 1.38 billion worldwide with very strong growth predictions. Supported by Wavecontrol, a company with 20 years of experience supplying EMC equipment, we aim to achieve 1% of our target market by 2023, achieving sales of 10.3 MEUR and 25 employees. With SME Phase 1 we wish to fully ‘stress-test’ our conclusions and develop a more solid business plan for defining our route to market and the funding to support it.

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Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
Cl pallars, num.65 p.6 pta.4
08018 Barcelona

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 21 429,00