EMC Question of the Week: July 4, 2022

four pictures; transmitting antenna, laptop computer, heart monitor, self-driving car dashboard.

In the United States, which products are typically subject to government electromagnetic immunity requirements?  

  1. computing devices
  2. automotive electronics
  3. medical devices
  4. all of the above


The best answer is “c.” The U.S. government does not directly regulate the EM immunity of electronics devices. However, medical electronic devices requiring FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approval, must usually demonstrate a level of immunity consistent with international standards. Computing devices and automotive electronics currently have no government-mandated immunity requirements in the U.S. 

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