New requirements you should know for medical EMC

Plan now to ensure your medical devices comply with new EMC requirements by the December 2018 effective date. Since the development cycle can be 2-3 years, it is important to understand the new IEC 60601-1-2 EMC 4th Edition standard now when designing medical devices. To provide you guidance on these important changes and improve your

Don’t get zapped: preventing electrostatic discharge in home healthcare products

As medical devices increasingly move into the home, their designers are encountering a new challenge: electrostatic discharge. The 4th edition of EMC/IEC 60601-1-2 requirements, set to take effect in December, 2018*, offers some answers, says SL Power’s applications engineer Don Baldwin. “In a hospital you have an electrically clean environment, so to speak,” Baldwin says. “By contrast,