Agency Product Safety Approvals - CA

Signal-Filtering Algorithms Tackle Smartphone Interference

By Bob Cole / February 13, 2014

New signal-filtering algorithms developed to reduce interference in smartphones could provide users with faster performance, longer battery life and fewer dropped calls. Created through a partnership between Kansas State University’s Electronics Design Laboratory and Lawrence, Kan.-based research company Avatekh Inc., the algorithms are intended to more efficiently combat interference between different radio technologies into the…

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Agency Product Safety Approvals - CA

New Type of Filter May Help Bring Order to Crowded Radio Spectrum

By Bob Cole / February 13, 2014

Scientists from the Netherlands have developed a new type of filter based on micromechanical resonators they say is ideal for maintaining order amidst the expected future growth of frequency standards. According to researchers at the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Twente, the new solution consists of two mechanical resonators that vibrate at…

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Regulatory Compliance - CA

HCT America Delivers Expedited Korea Radio & EMC Approvals

By Bob Cole / February 13, 2014

Korea Radio and EMC Approvals delivered from an experienced global team. Testing managed from Fremont California, Certification obtained within 2 Weeks. HCT America now offers 14 day turnaround for South Korea Radio Approvals. From the date of testing to RRA Certification in 14 days. Not five weeks like other US based labs are hoping to…

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Compliance Testing - CA

Resolution and Video Bandwidth in a Spectrum Analyzer (RBW VBW)

By Bob Cole / February 13, 2014

Resolution and Video Bandwidth settings on Receivers and Spectrum Analyzers, are specified by various governing regulatory bodies for compliance testing. This is a tutorial and demonstration of the basics of the Resolution BW (RBW) and Video BW (VBW) functions in a Spectrum Analyzer. You may wish to review the “Basics of a Spectrum Analyzer” video…

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Regulatory Compliance - CA

FCC Updates Part 15.255 Rules on 60GHz – FCC-13-112 Report And Order

By Bob Cole / November 26, 2013

FCC-13-112 REPORT AND ORDER Adopted: August 9, 2013 Released: August 9, 2013 By the Commission: Acting Chairwoman Clyburn and Commissioners Rosenworcel and Pai issuing separate statements. I. INTRODUCTION 1. By this action, the Commission modifies Part 15 of its rules for intentional radiators operating on an unlicensed basis in the 57-64 GHz frequency range (60 GHz).…

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Agency Product Safety Approvals - CA

FDA Guidelines On Incorporating Wireless Tech Into Medical Devices

By Bob Cole / November 25, 2013

In response to the rapid growth in the availability of medical devices that incorporate radio frequency wireless technology, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released final guidelines for industry and FDA staff on incorporating and integrating RF wireless technology into medical devices. The FDA said in a Federal Register notice released Aug. 13 that…

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Regulatory Compliance - CA

FCC Notice About Wi-Fi Channels 12 & 13 (2467 & 2472 MHz) – TCB Council

By Bob Cole / November 22, 2013

On the July 16th conference calls with the TCBs the FCC Lab staff discussed the following software configuration issue: b> Wi-Fi client devices operating on Channels 12 and 13 If a device is capable of transmitting on these channels, it must meet all of the emission requirements for that band, as specified in § 15.247,…

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Compliance Testing - CA

RFID in Rail Asset Management

By Bob Cole / November 20, 2013

Radio Frequency Identification – is a revolution in logistics. RFID systems consist of a reader, antenna and a minuscule tag through which objects, animals and/or persons can be identified and followed real-time using radio signals. By using RFID, read data from multiple tags can be processed from a distance, simultaneously, automatically and fast. It’s possible…

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Korean Radio Certification - CA

Researchers Created Technology Used To See Through Walls Called “Wi-Vi”

By Bob Cole / November 19, 2013

A technology that lets you see behind walls could soon be built in to your cell phone. MIT professor Dina Katabi and graduate student Fadel Adib have announced Wi­-Vi, a demonstration of a technology that uses Wi­Fi to allow a viewer to “see” a person moving behind a wall. (Wi­-Vi stands for “Wi­Fi” and “vision.”).…

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