EMI CONTROL: PULLING THE PLUG ON A GLOBAL PROBLEM
Michael. J. Major
Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry
v 19 n 2 February 1997
p 60 - 64
Full Version Of Article Reprinted With Permission From Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry. Copyright © 1997 Canon Communications LLC.
Abstract: In 1994, 9.2 billion dollars worth of medical equipment was exported from the United States and most of these products went to Europe. By the year 2000, exports from the U.S. are expected to reach $18 billion. However, the U.S. medical device manufacturers have a major obstacle in planning for EMI control due to the lack of clear-cut, global standards. This paper deals with the ambiguity of FDA and strict European Union electromagnetic interference requirements. It discusses how the U.S. manufacturers should approach the problem of EMI control and prepare for the local and the European market.
Subjects: FDA and EMI; U.S. Industry and EMI; Dealing with Ambiguity