Difference between EMI and EMC

EMI and EMC are both important aspects that should be considered when dealing with electronics.

EMI  stands for electromagnetic interference and is an electronic emission that interferes with components, RF systems, and most electronic devices. If a device is improperly shielded from EMI, it will not work. EMI can be the result of man made or natural occurrences. In order to protect electronic devices and  components from electromagnetic radiation, all electronics must be shielded. EMI shielding is used to ensure that electronics remain fully operational and run without interference. If a component is vulnerable to interference it will not work.

Every electronic device generates electric noise, which interrupts cables and wires and causes problems for connected devices. EMC is the abbreviation for electromagnetic compatibility, and essentially it is the term used to describe how well a device or system is able to function in an electromagnetic environment

The difference between EMI and EMC is that EMI is the term for radiation and EMC merely is the ability for a system to operate within the presence of radiation.

If you want to learn more about EMI or EMC, contact a professional in EMI shielding for more information.

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