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EMC at Component and PCB Level by Martin O 'Hara

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CHAPTER 1

INTRODUCTION

1.1 Electromagnetic Compatibility at Component Level

Component manufacturers are not only exempt from the European electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) directive, but it is actually illegal for them to mark their components with a CE mark claiming compliance with this directive. Similarly, in the USA the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) make no mention of individual component compliance. So why bother looking at the EMC of components?

There are several possible answers depending on your position in the argument. First, for a component supplier it is beneficial to offer an advantage over the competition, it is also possible to charge more for a component with known EMC performance than for one without. Although EMC ...

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