In 2007 researchers at the University of Amsterdam published a study in which they recorded nearly 50 incidents of electromagnetic interference from mobile phone use in hospitals. Of these incidents about 75% were classified as significant or hazardous. These problems relating to electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) are not isolated to hospitals. Every year people die and significant amounts of revenue are lost resulting from EMC problems.
As an electronic product manufacturer you increasingly have to consider electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) in the design of your products. Usually the manufacturer does some pre-compliance testing and troubleshooting, but leaves the full-compliance tests to an accredited third party laboratory.
With 2015 just behind us it’s time to look forward to new trends and developments in the industry of electromagnetic compatibility. In this blog-post we will take a close look at some of the most important upcoming EMC exhibitions and conferences taking place in 2016. Moving from Düsseldorf, Germany to Beijing, China the EMC events included in this article cover the whole world.