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The Technician's EMI Handbook by Joseph Carr

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Chapter 19

Regulatory Issues

In this chapter we are going to look at some of the regulatory issues regarding EMI/EMC. Governments have long considered EMI/EMC to be among their functions, and as such have issued a number of standards and regulations.

The military has long recognized a severe EMI/EMC problem. Their equipment must perform, and perform well, in the presence of fields as strong as 10,000 volts per meter (V/m). The military has a couple of specifications on EMI/EMC. MIL-STD-461 and MIL-STD-462 (in various versions) have traditionally been used for the EMI/EMC requirements, but have recently been replaced by MIL-STD-461E (which combines ‘461 and ‘462).

The European Community issued directive 89/336/EEC to cover EMI/EMC. That directive ...

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