The Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group has announced that the Spark Minda Technical Centre (SMIT), the R&D facility in Pune equipped with an EMI (electromagnetic interference)/ EMC (electromagnetic compatibility ) lab, has received NABL accreditation as per ISO 17025. SMIT is a division of Minda Corporation, the flagship company of Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group. SMIT was officially inaugurated on January 30, 2018.
The EMI-EMC testing laboratory covers the entire spectrum of EMI-EMC tests – radiated emissions, radiated immunity, conducted emissions and conducted immunity apart from ESD testing and automotive transient pulse testing.
Commenting on the accreditation, Suresh D, Group CTO said, “We are proud to announce that our R&D Centre is equipped with the world-class EMI-EMC laboratory which is NABL-accredited now. This facility will further strengthen our position to offer the new technology in the field of electronic, electrical and mechatronic products which meets the stringent automotive norms. Having this facility in-house will enable us to offer well tested and proven solutions in an agile way and faster time to market to meet the OEM demands”.
According to Spark Minda, the SMIT Centre is actively pursuing opportunities in the new-generation technologies like connected, autonomous, electrified mobility solutions, body control and multi-function controllers, smart security and vehicle access solutions. SMIT is also exploring incubation of future technologies like deep learning, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, smart vehicle technologies, prognosis and diagnosis.
NABL (National Accreditation Board for Laboratories), an autonomous body under the control of Department of Science & Technology, government of India, is responsible for assessing laboratories in various fields in terms of equipment capabilities as well as team competence. NABL accreditation is considered a prestigious milestone globally and most OEMs insist upon conducting their tests in an NABL-accredited laboratory in India.