Devices that fall into this category (radios, flight equipment, equipment used in hospitals, for example) are covered by additional regulations.
What Do EMC and EMI Fields Measure?
EMC testing can be divided into radiated emissions and conducted emissions.
Radiated emissions fall into two categories, the electric field, and the magnetic field.
Both the volts per meter of the electric field and the amps per meter of the magnetic field must fall within strict limits.
EMI testing looks at the continuous and transient interference produced by a device.
Continuous testing is designed to simulate any RF proximity that the device may experience during day to day use.
Transient tests simulate the effects of short bursts of energy such as surges or voltage dips, or electrostatic discharge.
For certification, a product must pass both tests, and respond to any outside interference in a safe manner.
If you are prototyping new appliances then you may want to consider EMC/EMI pre-compliance testing so that you can get an idea of any issues that your device may face in use.
By running an analysis on your devices from early on, you can get a clear idea of the interference that the device is vulnerable to and that it produces.
Product manufacturers are legally obliged to ensure that their devices comply with the general EMC Standards and with any standards that are specific to their industry.
If your devices fail testing then this could significantly delay their launch. If you are concerned about the safety of your products, we recommend that you seek expert advice.
We are a team of experts in EMC testing, RF shielding and environmental testing, and we can help you prepare for EMC certification for general products as well as for specialist applications, including vibration, ingress, shock and temperature testing.
We can offer advice on the scope of the standards and which ones will apply to you, as well as how you can improve your products to meet the standards in a cost-effective way.
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