EMC Testing for Medical and In-Vitro Diagnostic Devices
Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing is used to demonstrate that a device is immune to radiated electromagnetic signals and signals conducted in wiring, in its environment of use. It also must not influence other equipment by emitting electromagnetic energy. In the case of medical devices it is an Essential Requirement that this immunity and emission control extends over a wide frequency range.
As a company that focuses primarily on Medical device testing, we understand the importance of making sure that your medical device complies with standards. Medical devices containing electronics require Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) testing to ensure they can be used in the intended environment without failing or causing other equipment to fail.
All electrical/electronic devices have the potential to generate some form of electromagnetic interference. For this reason, regulatory bodies around the world have placed limits on the levels of emissions these devices can produce.
Pre-compliance testing for emissions and immunity during each major development stage is the best way to avoid high failure rates and costly retesting. When developing or modifying your device, you will want to be confident that it will pass compliance testing with a clean score sheet. MET is here to give you that confidence.
At your service is a semi-anechoic chamber and a full range of equipment. Our UKAS ISO/IEC 17025 QMS laboratory offers a variety of EMC Pre-compliance testing services.
- Radiated emissions
- Conducted emissions
- Radiated immunity
- Conducted immunity
- Electrical fast transients/Burst testing.
Here are just some of the methods and standards we follow during EMC testing.
EN60601-1-2: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance. Collateral Standard. Electromagnetic disturbances. Requirements and tests. Medical Electrical Equipment.
EN55011: Industrial, scientific and medical equipment - Radio-frequency disturbance characteristics – Limits and methods of measurement.
EN55022: Information technology equipment - Radio disturbance characteristics – Limits and methods of measurement.
EN61000-4-3: Testing and measurement techniques. Radiated, radio-frequency, electromagnetic field immunity test.
EN61000-4-4: Testing and measurement techniques. Electrical fast transient/burst immunity test.
EN61000-4-6: Testing and measurement techniques. Immunity to conducted disturbances, induced by radio-frequency fields.
EN60601-1-2: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance. Collateral Standard. Electromagnetic disturbances. Requirements and tests.
MET pre-compliance testing gives you the chance to amend any design problems that would lead to failure when tested in a fully compliant laboratory.