International Standards and Conformity Assessment for all electrical, electronic and related technologies
Electromagnetic Compatibility

EMC

Electromagnetic Compatibility

 

The complete EMC Product Standard

 

Because virtually every type of electrical or electronic product requires its EMC performance to be assessed at one time or another in its life, the IEC takes a highly systematic approach in building up its EMC standardization system.
All the detailed guidelines on how to draft EMC publications are contained in IEC Guide 107.
If you are an expert already working on standardization in the IEC, you can download it free of charge. If not, it can be purchased from the IEC Webstore. You can also download a free short introduction to Guide 107 in PDF format.

 

Reference to Basic EMC Standards

 

EMC Product standards look at both emissions and immunity in the light of every kind of disturbance relevant to the product in its given environment. The product committees developing these publications should refer to the Basic EMC standards as far as possible and, in particular, they must not allow higher emission levels than those specified in the generic emission standards or in an applicable EMC product family standard.

 

On the other hand, they are in principle free to specify their own immunity requirements and test levels, although again preferably applying the test methods and values in the relevant Basic EMC standards so that standardized test equipment can be used most cost-effectively.

 

Where these restrictions are felt to cause difficulties, product committees should discuss the issues with the relevant committee that has 'horizontal' functions, in this case usually TC 77 or CISPR.