Electromagnetic Compatibility Compliance Engineers Use These EMC Resources

In follow up to our post on product safety web links, here are the Internet resources we use to keep current with electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) regulations and industry happenings. 

What are we missing?  Leave a comment with a link to it.

STANDARDS & REGULATORY
North America
FCC OET  Federal Communications Commission Office of Engineering and Technology for compliance with Title 47 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

U.S. Military Standards  ASSIST Quick Search provides direct access to Defense and Federal specifications and standards available in the official DoD repository.

FDA Electromagnetic Compatibility  U.S. Food and Drug Administration standards and regulations for radiation-emitting medical products.

ANSI  American National Standards Institute is the voice of the U.S. standards and conformity assessment system.

Verizon NEBS  The telecom leader in Network Equipment Building Systems requirements.

Industry Canada  Oversees Radio, Spectrum and Telecommunications regulations for Canada.

Health Canada Electromedical Standards  Canada’s version of FDA. 

European Union
CENELEC  The European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization.  It creates voluntary European electrotechnical standards (ENs).

UK Defence Standardization  UK Defence Standards – registration required.

NPL Electromagnetics  UK National Physical Laboratory Electromagnetics division.

GOST  Russia Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology.

AFNOR  French National Standards Institute.

AENOR  Spanish National Standards Institute.

SFS  Finnish Standards Association.

Asia
CNCA  Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on Certification and Accreditation and Applying China Compulsory Certification (CCC) Mark.

RRA  National Radio Research Agency, Korea’s regulatory agency for KC Mark.

BSMI  Bureau of Standards, Metrology & Inspection is the authority responsible for standardization, metrology and product inspection in Taiwan.

VCCI Council  Japanese EMC regulation and certification.

ACMA  Australia EMC Compliance and Labeling.

New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development  Radio Spectrum Division.

Global
CB Scheme  The international certification program managed by the IECEE, with over 60 countries participating.

IEC CISPR  The International Electrotechnical Commission International Special Committee on Radio Interference.

Ecma EMC & EMF  Ecma International is dedicated to the standardization of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Consumer Electronics (CE).

ISO  International Organization for Standardization is the world’s largest developer and publisher of International Standards.

IEEE-SA  IEEE Standards Association.

SAE International  Standards for aerospace, automotive, and commercial vehicles.

ETSI  The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) produces global standards for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT).

RTCA SC-135  Produces the international de facto standard (RTCA/DO-160) for environmental testing of commercial avionics.

ITU  International Telecommunication Union is the United Nations specialized agency for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).

NIST  Directory of Electromagnetic Compatibility & Telecommunications Laboratories

IHS Standards  Has a wide variety of standards available for purchase.

EU Directives  Includes link to harmonized standards references.

PUBLISHERS: MAGAZINES & BLOGS
Interference Technology  Trade publication dedicated to EMC/EMI issues.

EMC Journal  UK-based bimonthly publication.

IN Compliance Magazine  Covers EMC along with other compliance disciplines.

Evaluation Engineering  Magazine includes coverage of environmental simulation and EMI.

Test & Measurement World  Covers EMC occasionally.

Electromagnetic News Report  U.S.-based bimonthly publication.

Compliance Today Blog  The latest news and resources to help electrical product manufacturers comply with regulatory and buyer requirements, from MET Laboratories.

Certification & Test Blog  Information, from TRaC Global, on testing and certification services, ranging from telecoms & radio and environmental, through to analysis, safety and EMC.

Directive Decoder Blog  Analysis of European legislation.

NEMA Currents Blog  From the Association of Electrical and Medical Imaging Equipment Manufacturers.

TRADE GROUPS
IEEE EMC Society  The world’s largest organization dedicated to the development and distribution of information, tools and techniques for reducing electromagnetic interference.

Electrostatic Discharge Association  A professional voluntary association dedicated to advancing the theory and practice of electrostatic discharge (ESD) avoidance.

Electrostatics Society of America  A nonprofit professional society devoted to the advancement and improved understanding of electrostatics.

EMCIA  The Electromagnetic Compatibility Industry Association is a UK association for companies and organizations which have a vested interest in EMC and associated European directives.

EMC Test Labs Association  UK group that works to ensure a commonality of approach to EMC testing.

EMC Society of Australia  A technical society of the Institution of Engineers Australia. The Society operates to promote the science and practice of electromagnetic compatibility in Australia.

MISCELLANEOUS
PSES Email Forum  Listserv made up of about 700 product safety and EMC engineers and technicians.  Sponsored by IEEE.

Testing Equipment Suppliers  Published by IECEE.

iNARTE  Certifies qualified engineers and technicians in the fields of Telecommunications, EMC/EMI, Product Safety, ESD and Wireless Systems Installation.

What are your favorite online EMC/EMI compliance resources?  Please leave a comment with a link to it.

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2 Comments on Electromagnetic Compatibility Compliance Engineers Use These EMC Resources

  1. Raymond Schneuwly Raymond Schneuwly

    Mr.Roger Marthinsen wrote in ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY FORUM:
    I had a quick look at the list and did not see the European Commission (EC).

    Perhaps you would like to include a link to EC, e.g.
    http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/sectors/electrical/documents/emc/legislation/
    or
    http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/european-standards/harmonised-standards/electromagnetic-compatibility/index_en.htm

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