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EMC Test Standards - USA & European

Wikipedia has a comprehensive list of USA & European EMC test standards. The list includes CISPR, IEC, ISO, European EN, FCC, and MIL-STD. There is also a link to the GR-1089-CORE EMC and product safety standards for network telecommunications equipment.

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In order to put an electrical or electronic devices on the market, the device is required to comply with EMC standards during its design, development, and manufacture. This applies to commercial and military products.

The EMC test standards define the frequency range and limit of unnecessary radiation to prevent telecommunication and broadcasting devices (such as those that use an assigned frequency range for radio communication) and electrical/electronic devices from being interrupted, causing interference, or other similar problems.

Frequency range assignment is critical for ensuring important radio communication (e.g. fire services or police radio) and TV broadcasting, and preventing radio interference.

The EMC test standards play an important role in adjusting the frequency range assignment.

Another purpose of the EMC standards is to protect electrical/electronic devices from being subject to various interferences (including lightning surges and static electricity) or damage, by minimizing hazards found in their operating environments.

Generic Standards

Generic EMC Standards are standards related to a particular environment, which specify the set of essential EMC requirements and test procedures, applicable to all the products or systems intended for operation in this environment, provided that no specific EMC Standards for a particular product family, product, system or installation exist. Limits are included, and reference is made to the test procedures given in the relevant Basic Standards.

The following are CISPR Generic EMC Standards:

  • IEC 61000-6-3, Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 6-3: Generic standards - Emission standard for equipment in residential environments.
  • IEC 61000-6-4, Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 6-4: Generic standards - Emission standard for industrial environments.
  • IEC 61000-6-8, Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 6-8:Generic standards - Emission standard for professional equipment in commercial and light-industrial locations.




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