Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) is a branch of electrical engineering focused on electromagnetic interference (EMI) testing, the importance of which should not be underemphasized. What rogue electromagnetic energy is capable of disrupting is manifold; heating pads and electric blankets, touch-controlled lamps, electric insect zappers, electric blankets, toaster ovens and game systems, all the way to automobiles, helicopters and jet planes. Pinning down requisite EMC standards and achieving EMI compliance is a must.
Enter applied safety science company UL Solutions and its focuses on security, testing, and sustainability. UL Solutions recently announced plans to expand its laboratories for EMC testing In California, the U.K., and Taiwan to enhance capacity for more wireless device EMC testing and certification. The objective? To keep both manufacturers and consumers safe, and to help meet fast-climbing industry demands.
Now, about EMC in the context of IoT.
UL Solutions’ laboratories are also equipped with the latest testing technologies to support manufacturers’ needs regarding consumer electronics, appliances, lighting, devices for IT and medical professionals, and products for last-mile electric purposes and micromobility. Suffice it to say, each of these have links to IoT, thus allowing for testing that is both more thorough and expedient. Given the enormous expansions being made in the wireless device sector, more speed-to-market and peace of mind are much-welcomed sum totals.
Maan Ghanma, Director of Smart Solutions for Consumer, Medical and Information Technologies at UL Solutions, spoke more about EMC/EMI testing and its ripples in the ocean of IoT.
“Pioneering technologies and innovative products expose brands to new challenges,” Ghanma said. “Complex market demands, increasing government requirements and rapidly changing technology and supply chain dynamics bear the risk of delays in market readiness. As the IoT and wireless markets grow, we are meeting that growth with expanded EMC safety science testing capabilities and capacity. Accompanied by our global safety certification and market access offerings, these expanded capabilities will strategically serve and support our customers as demand for innovative wireless devices continues to rise."
UL Solutions remains committed to the smart advancements of its safety mission in order to nurture responsible growth.
As the UL teams have said, “Our science is your advantage.”
Edited by Greg Tavarez