Chapter 10

Electromagnetic compatibility

10.1 Guidance

10.1.1 What is EMC?

Most car owners normally accept that when they drive near electric pylons, their listening pleasure will be interrupted by loud crackles and/or buzzing noises. With the increased use of electronic equipment, however, the problem of interference has become one of our prime concerns. Although most forms of interference are usually tolerated as being one of those things ‘that you cannot do much about’, the design of modern sophisticated equipment has become so susceptible to electromagnetic interference that some form of regulation has had to be agreed.

Within Europe, this regulation is contained in Council Directive number 98/336 which clearly states that all electronic ...

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