The Latest Outcome for the Apple iPhone Radiation Class Action Lawsuit

By Bob Cole / November 13, 2020

Apple just dodged a major legal bullet this year – and it was all thanks to effective RF (radio frequency) testing. You may have seen a story on the news about iPhone radiation and the danger it might pose to consumers. In this post, we want to get you up to speed on the Apple…

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EMC Basics: What Is Radiated Emissions & Immunity Testing?

By Bob Cole / February 24, 2020

EMC (Electro-Magnetic Compatibility) tests regulate the radiated emissions of electronic devices. This test measures the functioning of equipment in electromagnetic environments. Under the EMC Directive, the device under testing should not introduce disturbances to the environment. EMC testing ensures the safety of an electronic device for consumer use. In most markets, EMC certifications are mandatory.…

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How to Choose an EMC Test Lab: 6 Things To Consider

By Bob Cole / November 13, 2019

Choosing an EMC test lab is a highly important decision for any designer, developer, manufacturer, or distributor of electronics. Going with the wrong testing lab can result in several problems, including: Incorrectly performed tests Delays to market for your products Added overheads Not able to sell your products in specific countries Wherever you are based,…

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The Guide To Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Testing Methods

By Bob Cole / October 22, 2019

Make sure your products are functioning to the best of their ability and meet EMC compliance standards with our helpful guide to EMC testing methods. What Is Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Testing? Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) testing measures the extent to which any electronic device, equipment, or system is functioning in an electromagnetic environment without being interfered…

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How to Choose an RF Test Lab

By Bob Cole / March 25, 2019

Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) and Radio Frequency (RF) Testing, also known as EMC, requires the right test lab. EMC is the interaction of electrical and electronic equipment with its electromagnetic environment, and with other equipment. All electronic devices have the potential to emit electromagnetic fields. Because we used numerous devices each day, such as mobile phones,…

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Why Is RF Testing Required?

By Bob Cole / March 19, 2019

Radio frequency testing, otherwise known as RF testing, is required to ensure compliance of wireless equipment that you’ve produced with international regulatory requirements. These requirements will allow your radio and telecommunications equipment to be sold in various markets around the world and it’s also a legal requirement to ensure that your wireless technology is safe…

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Teardown and Repair of HP 8648C Synthesized Signal Generator

By Bob Cole / April 13, 2014

[br] The HP 8648C Synthesized Signal Generator can be used for System Measurements and Calibration. It’s always important to have a few signal generators around the lab, you never know when you’ll need a good signal source. In this episode Shahriar attempts to repair an HP 8648C Synthesized Signal Generator from a dumpster dive. The…

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FAA Panel Advises Lifting Flight Restrictions on Electronics

By Bob Cole / February 13, 2014

[br] A Federal Aviation Administration advisory committee tasked with investigating flight restrictions on personal electronic devices has concluded that most electronics, including those connected to onboard Wi-Fi, can be safely used during all portions of flight on most U.S. passenger aircraft. Established last year, the 28-member panel is comprised of representatives from the Federal Communications…

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FAA Fix to Remove Interference on Airplane Display Units

By Bob Cole / February 13, 2014

[br] The Federal Aviation Administration is pushing to replace certain older airplane cockpit instruments manufactured by Honeywell International Inc., claiming that they may be susceptible to Wi-Fi interference. The request comes as U.S. regulators finalize recommendations for easing restrictions on in-flight use of personal electronic devices. In a proposed directive released earlier this month, the…

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