EMC for functional safety key topics

Addressing key topics within the EMC for functional safety sector.

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The IET publishes guidance on Electromagnetic Compatibility  (EMC) for Functional Safety.

EMC for functional safety factfiles


The pioneering guidance was created by a volunteer policy advisory group of industry and regulatory body experts, originally in 2000 with a major review and updating in 2008.

One of the problems peculiar to all electronic technologies is electromagnetic (EM) interference.  All electrical and electronic technologies emit EM disturbances that can interfere with the correct operation of radio-communications or other electronics.  Without pre-emptive measures modern electronic technologies are in general more likely to cause such disturbances than those they replace.

All electronic technologies can also suffer from degraded functionality (including complete failure) when exposed to EM disturbances.  Without pre-emptive measures modern electronic technologies are in general more likely to be susceptible in this way than those they replace.