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EMC standards and specifications

EMC standards and specifications

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The task of developing standards for the control of EMC can be said to have begun in 1934 with the formation of CISPR [1]. The name CISPR is derived directly from the French, Comite International Special des Perturbations Radioelectriques, and was formed by several inter national organisations coming together to institute a joint committee to specify measurement methods and limits of radio frequency interference. Since 1950 CISPR has been a special committee under the sponsorship of the IEC (International Electrotechnical Committee) whose role is to issue international standards.

Chapter Contents:

  • 2.1 The need for standards and specifications
  • 2.1.1 Background
  • 2.1.2 Contends to standards
  • 2.1.3 The need to meet EMC standards
  • 2.2 Civil and military standards
  • 2.2.1 Range of EMC standards in use
  • 2.2.2 Derivation of military standards
  • 2.2.3 Derivation of commercial standards
  • 2.2.4 Generation of CENELEC EMC standards
  • 2.3 UK/European commercial standards
  • 2.3.1 UK standards relating to commercial equipment
  • 2.3.2 Comparing tests
  • 2.3.3 European commercial standards
  • 2.3.4 German standards
  • 2.4 US commercial standards
  • 2.4.1 US organisations involved with EMC
  • 2.4.2 FCC requirements
  • 2.4.3 Other US commercial standards
  • 2.5 Commercial EMC standards in Japan and Canada
  • 2.5.1 Japanese EMC standards
  • 2.5.2 Canadian EMC standards
  • 2.6 Product safety
  • 2.6.1 Safety of electrical devices
  • 2.6.2 Product safety
  • 2.6.3 Radiation hazards to humans
  • 2.6.4 Hazards of electromagnetic radiation to ordnance
  • 2.7 ESD and transients
  • 2.7.1 ESD (electrostatic discharge)
  • 2.7.2 Transients and power line disturbances
  • 2.8 US military EMC standards
  • 2.8.1MIL STD 461/462/463
  • 2.8.2 MIL-E-6051D
  • 2.8.3 Other US military standards
  • 2.9 UK military standards
  • 2.9.1 Service and establishment-specific standards
  • 2.9.2 Project-specific standards
  • 2.9.3 DEF STAN 59-41(1988)
  • 2.10 Following chapters
  • 2.11 References

Inspec keywords: electromagnetic compatibility; IEC standards; radiofrequency interference; interference suppression

Other keywords: CISPR; EMC specifications; IEC; radio frequency interference; EMC standards

Subjects: Electromagnetic compatibility and interference

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