Review of the EMC Aspects of Internet of Things


Wireless devices are the largest part of the Internet of things (IoT) units. Radiated, such as specific absorption rate, and spurious related issues are regulated by the standards bodies. The functionality performance will greatly influence IoT system stability, user experience and cost. Radio receiver desensitization and coexistence aspects of IoT devices are discussed in this paper. Measurement technologies are briefly reviewed for transmit/receive mode only of single-input and single-output, and multiple-input multiple-output devices, to provide a means of device performance evaluation and electromagnetic interference trouble shooting. An understanding of the electromagnetic compatibility aspects of the IoT and its measurement methods can help ensure the best user experience for ubiquitous wireless systems.


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Center/Lab(s)

Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Laboratory


National Natural Science Foundation of China


This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant 61671203. Article in press. Published online December 2017.

Keywords and Phrases

Electromagnetic Compatibility; Electromagnetic Field Effects; Electromagnetic Pulse; MIMO Systems; Receivers (Containers); System Stability; Wave Interference; Wireless Sensor Networks; Wireless Telecommunication Systems; Coexistence; Communication System Security; Desensitization; Internet Of Things (IOT); Specific Absorption Rate; Wireless Communications; Desensitization; Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Specific Absorption Rate (SAR); Interference; Internet Of Thing (IOT); Receivers; Wireless Communication

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0018-9375; 1558-187X

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Article - Journal

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