Why is EMC testing required for my medical device?
Medical equipment must be immune to the influence of reasonable levels of interference from radiated or conducted emissions. That is to say, its performance should not be altered by emissions from equipment in the vicinity. Equally the device in question must not emit levels of interference that would influence other equipment. The syringe pump on bed B should not effect the pacemaker in bed A.
What is EMC testing?
All electrical and electronic equipment will emit some electromagnetic interference and could be effected by external radiation. Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testings measure emissions and resistance to interference both from radiation and conducted through wiring.