This updated version of an article originally published in the March 2014 issue provides details on recent and current developments in the ESD testing of electronic products.
This article is intended to cover recent operations of the ANSC C63 Committee, including an announcement of a Chairmanship change and detailed descriptions of the most recently released C63 Standards.
This article is an update on the status of the ANSI-ASC C63® Committee on EMC (the C63 Committee).
With the inventions of the transistor in 1948 and the Integrated Circuit in 1958, and the utilization of these major breakthroughs in the development of computers and other electronic devices, industry began to worry about and to design components and end-products that could survive the discharge of electrostatic discharges to chips, printed circuit boards, and final packaged-products.
Designers and manufacturers of electronic products are frequently faced with the question: “How do I find a high-quality EMC testing laboratory where I can confidently test my products?” The emphasis of the great majority of design and/or manufacturing entities is on obtaining (1) quality preliminary testing of EMC characteristics to refine the design of their products and (2) quality final design testing of their product for regulatory approvals. The final design, of course, is what gets manufactured and released to the general population for their use in daily life. This article is intended to aid designers and manufacturers in finding and utilizing high-quality EMC testing laboratories.
This third and final part looks at Section 6 (Interference Potential of EDP/OE), Section 7 (The Commercial EDP/OE Interference Models), Section 8 (Emanation Limits for EDP/OE Products), Section 9 (Comparisons of Recommended Limits with Others), Section 10 (Emanation Measurement), and Section 11 (Conclusions).
The first part of this paper reviewed the first one-third of the report including the Title of the Paper, the Background to its development, the Members of the Subcommittee that developed the report, Definitions, Table of Contents, Scope and Section 4. This second part of the paper will look at Section 5 (Susceptibility of Communications Receivers to Commercial EDP/OE Emanations) of the Report.