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EMC for Product Designers, 5th Edition by Tim Williams

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Chapter 8

Immunity tests

8.1 RF immunity

Until the EMC Directive, most commercial immunity testing was not mandatory, but driven by customer requirements for reliability in the presence of interference. Military and aerospace immunity test standards have been in existence for some time, and were occasionally called up in commercial contracts in default of any other available or applicable standards. These allow for both conducted and radiated RF immunity test methods. The major established commercial standard tests were originally listed until the mid-90s in IEC 801. These have long since been superseded; we now have IEC 61000-4-3 third edition and IEC 61000-4-6 fourth edition, for radiated and conducted tests respectively. CISPRs 20 and 24, ...

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