EMC refers to the ability of electrical and electronic systems, equipment and devices to operate in their intended electromagnetic environment within a defined margin of safety, without causing unacceptable degradation as a result of electromagnetic interference. More simply, you want a device to behave like a radio when it is supposed to and not to behave like a radio when it is not supposed to.
Countries around the world evaluate all or part of non-radio equipment for Radio Frequency (RF) emissions to their unique standards and ensure that equipment can transmit and receive information without disrupting other frequencies.
If equipment is operating in an industrial application or sensitive RF environment, it is tested to ensure it will maintain proper operation and communication while being bombarded with radio frequencies. In this case, the equipment must be designed for Immunity and Susceptibility.
Many countries require compliance with some level of EMC regulations before products may be imported. Other countries mandate specific test laboratories perform testing within their jurisdiction prior to products entering their market.
You can count on Approve-IT to review your product in detail and provide guidance on how you can comply with the appropriate EMC regulatory requirements for your global markets.