The Fundamentals of EMC Testing & Regulatory Standards

Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) testing is a critical component of product development for electronic devices and equipment. Whether you’re a seasoned engineer or just starting out in the field, understanding EMC testing and the regulatory
standards that govern it is essential. This beginner’s guide will walk you through the basics of EMC testing, why it’s important, and the regulatory
standards you need to be aware of.

Contents

What is EMC Testing?

Why is EMC Testing Important?

Why is it crucial to test a product according to the
appropriate standards?

Common Product Compliance Regulatory Approvals &
Standards

EMC Testing Process

Understanding Emission and Immunity

Conclusion

What is EMC Testing?

Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) testing is the process of evaluating an electronic or electrical device’s ability to operate without interfering with

EMC Test lab

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Praveen Rao

CEO & Technical Director, C-PRAV Group: Australia, New Zealand, India & Canada 

C-PRAV Labs & Certifications 

Professional engineering experience of 30+ years with technical and managerial skills obtained from professional degree, courses, and hands-on experience, while working with organizations and companies involved in Design & Development, Testing, Inspection, Certification and Compliance (TICC). 

Management of electrical/electronic products & systems Testing and Certifications for Global markets in Consumer, Industrial, IT, Telecom, Defence, Medical, and Automotive Industries. Overall advisory for Standards, Regulations, Testing and Certifications for Global Market Access (GMA). 

  • ISO/IEC 17025 Lab Quality Management 
  • NATA Authorised Signatory (1995 to 2000) for EMC Testing 
  • NATA & IANZ Authorised Technical Assessor (current)
  • EMI/EMC, RF/Wireless, EMR-RF Exposure/SAR 
  • NATA Technical Assessors Advisory Committee (current) 
  • Current Chair of Australian EMC National Standards Committee 
  • Member of Australian National standards committees for Safety, Radio, RF Exp/SAR 
  • Represent Australia in International Standards committees like IEC, CISPR, IEEE 
  • Member of Telecommunications Certification Body Council, USA and European REDCA