EMC consultancy on 'Edition 4'

EMC consultancy on 'Edition 4'

4th edition of medical EMC becomes mandatory

The 4th edition of the medical EM standard IEC 60601-1-2:2014 will become mandatory in the United States and the European Union from December 31st 2018 onwards.  This new standard will have a major impact on the medical industry.

With requirements becoming up to ten times more stringent, you need to take action to introduce a new way of working for your design teams. Optimization of current processes will simply not suffice.

Your benefit

  • Design-in of EMC compliance in the earliest possible phase
    (especially valid with regard to the new EMC standard IEC 60601-1-2:2014)
  • Speeding up your time-to-market without compromising EMC compliance
  • Lowering cost-of-non-quality on EMC related issues
  • Prevent - EMC related - costly and time-consuming field issues

We deliver

All hands-on, knowledge, skills, state-of-the-art tools etc. for your mechanical and electrical design teams to ‘design-in’ EMC compliance.

  • Advice on the applicable EMC standards (e.g. EMC standard IEC 60601-1-2:2014)
  • Composition of EMC specifications
  • Electromagnetic risk analysis
  • EMC, SI & PI, and wireless coexistence simulations
  • Architecture recommendations
  • Design reviews
  • Pre-compliance measurements
  • Wireless performance tests
  • Audits, training, toolboxes
  • And more

Our approach

Depending on your requirements we can:

  • participate in your design teams;
  • provide on-demand expert technical support to them;
  • provide consultancy, training and more.


Design for EMC approach (including: electromagnetic emission and immunity, signal and power integrity (SI & PI), electromagnetic risk management, exposure of humans to electromagnetic fields (EMF), and the reliable performance of wireless connections).

Customer quotes

“Electronics is such a broad field, there’s no way a single person can be an expert in every area, so we were pleased to find Philips Innovation Services had the exact expertise we were looking for.”
Paul Schepers
Senior Hardware Engineer and Engineering team leader

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