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A collection of videos consist of a variety of lectures and instructional tutorials that the IEEE EMC society has sponsored over the years are now available for free to EMC Society member and a small fee to others.

There is still time to watch the 2017 IEEE EMC+SIPI DC Online Symposium (Free or paid tracks).

Date: Tuesday, December 12, 2017

5:30pm: Networking/light dinner
6:30pm: Presentation
7:45pm: Adjourn

Water and soft drinks are free. Food is available for a small fee.

Location: 7layers


Medical EMC Review of IEC 60601-1-2 – 4th Edition and IEC TR 60601-4-2 - 1st Edition


Darryl P. Ray, Darryl Ray EMC Consulting.


This presentation touches on the challenges dealing with EMC compliance on medical electrical equipment and systems. IEC 60601-1-2 Edition 4 will soon be mandatory, and this means dramatic changes for the medical electronics industry.

The presentation will address the following topics;

  • Relationship of IEC 60601-1-2 with other standards
  • Motivation & philosophy of the 4th Edition
  • What is "Essential Performance" and "Basic Safety"?
  • Comparison of 3rd and 4th Edition requirements
  • In depth review of IEC 60601-1-2, 4th Edition
  • Labeling & documentation requirements
  • Risk Management for EMC
  • When do we have to comply with the IEC 60601-1-2, 4th Edition?
  • IEC TR 60601-4-2 (EMC Performance)


Darryl Ray

Darryl Ray is the founder and Principal Consultant for Darryl Ray EMC Consulting. He has more than 40 years EMC experience working in the medical device, ITE and defense industries. Mr. Ray received a Bachelors of Engineering Technology degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Darryl has performed engineering design testing and troubleshooting on over 100 products. Mr. Ray has built 9 EMC labs including numerous anechoic chambers. He has authored several papers for past IEEE EMC symposiums. Darryl is a senior member of the IEEE and former chair of the IEEE Santa Clara Valley EMC chapter. He is an iNarte Certified Master EMC Design Engineer. Mr. Ray is an active member of IEC TC62 SC 62A, Maintenance Team 23 pertaining to the development of IEC 60601-1-2. He is also a former member of the US national committees for CISPR 11, 22, 24, 32 and 35.