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Wireless Robotic Lawn Mower (RLM) System: iRobot Request For Waiver Granted By FCC

By Amy Jones / August 14, 2015

A battery operated self-propelled lawn mower uses multiple, portable beacons, strategically placed on a lawn to map the designated mowing area. The beacons send transmissions to the RLM system, defining what boundaries the mower operates within. A petition was granted by the FCC waiving its rules, permitting the iRobot Corporation to deploy their wirelessly operated…

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Board Agency Product Safety Approvals CA

“WATCH” Utilizes The UHF Spectrum Unused By Un-watched TV Broadcasting’s For Data Transfer

By Amy Jones / August 6, 2015

Rice University researchers built “WATCH”, Wi-Fi in Active TV Channels, the first system that allows wireless data transmissions over active TV broadcasts using the UHF spectrum. While using WARP, the wireless open-access research platform, they were able to test WATCH at the Rice University Campus in 2014 with an FCC approval. As the popularity of…

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PED Devices Compliance Testing - CA

MoM-EFIE Method Introduced for EMI Testing In Complex Cavities: Aircraft Environments

By Amy Jones / July 29, 2015

Creating standard methods to measure the Electromagnetic Interference on an aircraft’s environment has been compounded by the constant feed of improved personal electronic devices (PED’s) and the demand of aircraft passengers to fly with communication services similar to office-like conditions. As the complexity of communication services that meets the needs of this business and social…

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Wireless Charging System - CA

Industry Canada: New Issue on Electromagnetic Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) Devices

By Amy Jones / July 28, 2015

Wireless power transfer is essentially the transmission of power (electrical) from a power source to a consuming device with no conductors or solid wires. A device transmits power through electromagnetic fields across an intervening space to a receiver device, where it gets converted back into electric power. All Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) Devices are now…

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Surgery Medical Device Room Regulatory Compliance

Medical Devices Under New Stringent Standards By European Union (EU) Regulatory Directive

By Amy Jones / July 23, 2015

Directive 93/42/EEC by the European Union stiffens the list of medical devices, including software for proper application to be used for human beings including but not limited to diagnosis, treatment, monitoring and alleviating disease, injury or handicap. An updated and revised list of standards to be used for medical devices to demonstrate conformity was issued…

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BMW DFS / Wireless Device Testing

Question: Has BMW Started A Trend by Silencing AM Radio In The New i3 EV (Electric Vehicle)?

By Amy Jones / July 22, 2015

Being called a revolutionary vehicle, the BMW i3 lacks a simple AM radio feature. A carbon-fiber reinforced plastic shell riding on an aluminum platform is blamed for the less-than optimal standards resulting in disabling of the AM radio in this BMW model. After spending close to $40,000 on the most energy efficient car sold in…

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Untethered PITA HCT - CA

Warning: PITA Hacking Device – A Threat To Your Personal Computer’s Encrypted Key Strokes

By Amy Jones / July 22, 2015

This small device easily made from off-shelf parts can be a serious threat to your encrypted keystrokes. The “PITA” was named specifically after the popular pita bread, which the device can actually fit into. An economically made hacking device, named PITA (Portable Instrument for Trace Acquisition) is small enough to fit virtually anywhere, and can…

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New Certification Requirements By Industry Canada – Radio Standards Specification RSS-247

By Amy Jones / July 8, 2015

LE-LAN devices under new standards including expanded frequency bands, DFS procedures and emission limits. Certification requirements were added for Frequency Hopping Systems and Digital Transmission Systems. DTSs (Digital Transmission Systems) in bands 902-928 MHz, 2400-2483.5 MHz and FHSs (Frequency Hopping Systems) in bands 902-928MHz, 2400-2483.5 MHz and 5725-5850 MHZ have new standard specifications. Systems in…

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Marine Radio Korea / Global Radio Approvals

Industry Canada Releases New Issue For Land Mobile and Fixed Equipment in 27.41-960 MHz Range

By Amy Jones / July 8, 2015

Issue 12, published will be used in conjunction with the (RSS-Gen) for Land Mobile and Fixed Equipment Operating in the Frequency Range 27.41-960 MHz, and is subject to licensing in subsection 4(1) of the Radiocommunication Act. The new issue RSS-119 (Issue 12), published on May 28, 2015, replaces the previous Issue 11. The new issue…

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