Agency Product Safety Approvals - CA

Recycled Electromagnetic Radiation Powers Smartphone Case

By Amy Jones / March 14, 2014

[br] A new smartphone case prototype on display at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas featured a unique way to signal an incoming call that makes use of the cell phone’s electromagnetic radiation. Concepter’s Lune smartphone case detects when a call is being received based on the wavelength of the phone’s GSM signal and…

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Korean Radio Certification - CA

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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Compliance Testing - CA

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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Agency Product Safety Approvals - CA

Signal-Filtering Algorithms Tackle Smartphone Interference

By Bob Cole / February 13, 2014

[br] 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…

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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

[br] 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…

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Regulatory Compliance - CA

HCT America Delivers Expedited Korea Radio & EMC Approvals

By Bob Cole / February 13, 2014

[br] 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…

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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

[br] 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…

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Agency Product Safety Approvals - CA

FDA Guidelines On Incorporating Wireless Tech Into Medical Devices

By Bob Cole / November 25, 2013

[br] In response to the rapid growth in 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

[br] 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 §…

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