Figure 1: Oscilloscopes are used for
testing in the green-shaded boxes
There are many circumstances in which electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and electrostatic discharge (ESD) testing are a fact of life. Many countries have adopted IEC international standards that dictate certain levels of immunity, as have the automotive, medical, military, and aerospace industries. In this post, we'll begin looking at how oscilloscopes figure into tests for both radiated and conducted EMC/ESD immunity.