Web links for EMC

Electromagnetic compatibility is a big business and there are many sources of information that you can turn to on the World-Wide Web in order to help you out.

The Conformity Web site at Conformity (www.conformity.com), for example, is a monthly news magazine bringing news and current trends in the testing and certification of electrical products. It focuses on the world-wide regulatory issues of EMC, EMI, Product Safety, Telecom, and medical device approvals.

At EMCnet (www.emcnet.com), you can find a searchable database of suppliers of EMC components, equipment and services. It is arranged in 57 main categories, dividing into a further 315 sub-categories. If you are a supplier, then you can add links to your own web-site to the index, and use the built-in hit counter to see how many people used the link. Accepted commercial links receive three months free trial, and then may elect to renew their basic link listing at a nominal cost. The site also contains product and service announcements from the EMC community, an EMC Forum as well as a number of Technical Papers and EMC Design guides.

If it is a hard copy journal that you are looking for, then consider the UK EMC Journal, now entering its fifth year. It will be published six times during this year, and contains only matters relating to EMC, ESD, Low Voltage Directive and Connected Telecommunications Equipment (CTE) as applicable to EMC. Every issue of the journal carries special feature articles, and an update on required standards. It is delivered free in the UK to qualified readers and by subscription throughout Europe and the rest of the world. For more information, visit the Web site at www.emc-journal.co.uk.

Finally, check out the IEEE EMC Society (www.emcs.org) where you can view a host of practical articles and ideas regarding EMC.