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Electromagnetic Compatibility


The EMC Vocabulary.
Terms, definitions and abbreviations in the field of Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) are written down in the IEC standards IEC 60050-xxx. The content of these EMC standards is made available for free on [] by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
The EMC Glossary.
This glossary contains the most common abbreviations in the field of Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC).
AC - Alternating Current 
AF - Antenna Factor
AM - Amplitude Modulation
ANSI - American National Standards Institute
BCI - Bulk Current Injection
CE - Conducted Emissions
CENELEC  - European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization
CI - Conducted Immunity
CISPR - International Special Committee on Radio Interference
CS - Conducted Susceptibility
CSA - Canadian Standards Association
DC - Direct Current
DPI - Direct Power Injection
EEE / E3 - Electromagnetic Environmental Effects
EM - Electromagnetic
EMI - Electromagnetic Interference
EMC - Electromagnetic Compatibility
EN - European Standards
ERP - Effective Radiated Power
ESD - Electrostatic Discharge
EUT - Equipment Under Test
HBM - Human Body Model
HEMP - High-altitude Electromagnetic Pulse
HF - High-Frequency
HV - High-Voltage
FCC - Federal Communications Commission (USA)
GTEM - Gigahertz Transverse Electromagnetic (Mode)
IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISM - Industrial, Scientific and Medical
ISO - International Organization for Standardization
ITE - Information Technology Equipment
LF - Low Frequency
LISN - Line Impedance Stabilization Network
LV - Low-Voltage
MV - Medium Voltage
NEMP - Nuclear Electromagnetic Pulse
OATS - Open Area Test Site
RAM - Radiation-Absorbent Material
RE - Radiated Emissions
RF - Radio-Frequency
RFI - Radio-Frequency Interference
RI - Radiated Immunity
RS - Radiated Susceptibility
TEM - Transverse Electromagnetic (Mode)
VSWR - Voltage Standing Wave Ratio

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