EMC Testing

Why Manufacturers Can’t Ignore EMC Testing

By Amy Jones / December 12, 2017

What unites a refrigerator, television, computer, smartphone, HVAC, the Internet, and your automobile? They all run-on electricity, and they are vulnerable to electromagnetic (EMP) pulse attacks, like the one depicted in Ocean’s Eleven that rendered the whole city of Las Vegas without electricity. The EMP attack in the movie was deliberate. It was staged to…

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15 Essential Elements of an EMC Compliance Testing Plan

By Amy Jones / December 7, 2017

To succeed in the world of wireless products, the question is not simply “How does my company produce a functional design?” but “How can my firm get our wireless product successfully to market?” Each country you plan to sell your products at will have its EMC compliance testing requirements and certifications. In the United States,…

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EMC Compliance Testing & Certification

Follow These 3 Steps for Quicker EMC Compliance Testing & Certification

By Amy Jones / November 16, 2017

EMC compliance testing evaluates if your device is capable of functioning properly in a shared environment. A testing services firm assesses electromagnetic interference radiating out of your device and checks the immunity of your product against EM radiation. The performance is recorded and compared with the standards set by a national or an international authority.…

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3 Step Process to Obtaining CE Certification

3-Step Process to Obtaining CE Certification

By Amy Jones / October 20, 2017

Obtaining CE Marking Any manufacturer—whose products have been tested and found to conform to the safety, health, and environmental protection requirements set out in the European law—can use a CE product logo. This said, there is no pan-European body for product marking. In most cases, manufacturers complete device assessments themselves, document the test results in a…

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Minister Bains and the ISED Department Consider Harmonizing U.S. Standards for Radio LAN Devices

By Amy Jones / January 30, 2017

Navdeep Bains, the Canadian Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, is responsible for developing goals and National Policies for Spectrum resource use, and for ensuring effective management of the Radio Frequency Spectrum resource. The ISED (Innovation, Science and Economic Development) Department has published the SMSE-002-17 this month in response to Canadian stakeholders and others,…

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Additional Chinese Taipei – BSMI Standard Available on Uninterruptible Power Systems

By Amy Jones / December 8, 2016

What is the APEC-TEL MRA? The APEC-TEL Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) is a multilateral arrangement between economies in the APEC region. The APEC TEL MRA for Conformity Assessment of Telecommunications Equipment, which came into effect on 1 July 1999, facilitates the recognition of each other’s conformity assessment results. An Uninterruptible Power System is usually used…

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Android Device Manufacturers May Need More Compliance Testing After Marshmallow Install

By Amy Jones / June 10, 2016

[br] The “Marshmallow” Android Operating System (Android 6.0) enables a hotspot feature, which may have been disabled during the Compliance Testing. Industry Canada advises that more Compliance Testing is needed if the android device had the feature disabled. Industry Canada wrote: “It has come to our attention that apparently the installation of the Android Operating…

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On / Off Transition: Christmas Lights Causing RF Disturbances In Electromagnetic Field

By Amy Jones / September 27, 2015

[br] Having slower than usual internet access? Your seasonal display of twinkling lights may be causing interference with your Wifi router. Today’s electronically managed Christmas light-show controllers, available at many retail stores, also add to the potential for lights to transition at the same time, causing RF interference. Strings of Christmas lights are unshielded, so…

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30 Megahertz Spectrum Offering by The FCC “Low Band Spectrum Incentive Auction” March 2016

By Amy Jones / September 21, 2015

The unlicensed spectrum has been powerful platform for driving innovation, investment, and economic growth. Hundreds of billions of dollars in value for our economy and consumers, has been generated by the unlicensed spectrum, via breakthroughs like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. What technologies will emerge next? The FCC has a central goal to maximize the amount of…

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