EMC, or electromagnetic compatibility, is a discipline of electrical engineering focused on both protecting devices from rogue electromagnetic energy and making sure devices don’t emit RF signals by accident. When electromagnetic energy is generated unintentionally, it is referred to as EMI, or electromagnetic interference, a force powerful enough to damage equipment, or cause it to malfunction. In today's world, nearly all of our technology generates electromagnetic fields, meaning most electrical products needs to be diagnosed by EMI testing equipment to determine what sort of emissions they will produce and how they will respond to interference in the field.
EMC test equipment is designed to perform four types of tests: radiated emissions, radiated immunity, conducted emissions and conducted immunity. To fulfill these tests with the certainty that the device under test truly meets industry requirements, test engineers require EMI testing equipment designed to fulfill test standards like IEC-61000, MIL-STD-461-G and DO-160. Manufacturers who rely on EMC testing include developers of aerospace and defense, medical, automotive and consumer electronics technology.
ATEC carries EMC equipment that ranges from RF power amplifiers to ESD guns and EMI receivers. We offer affordable EMC test equipment rental rates for products from leading manufacturers like Amplifier Research, Rohde & Schwarz and Haefely. Explore our inventory below for more information on each type of test instrument.