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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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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Electric Fail-Safe Issue: Honda Accord Recalls Over 6,700 Hybrid Vehicles In United States

By Amy Jones / September 10, 2015

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration an electrical flaw may cause the Honda Accord Hybrid (2014-2015 models) to switch to fail-safe electric vehicle mode. In this electric vehicle mode the vehicle “may” travel for about 2 miles at 40 mph, at which point the hybrid battery will discharge and the vehicle will stall.…

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Connecting Automobiles via Wi-Fi and Cellular Radio Frequencies Provides Endless Benefits

By Amy Jones / September 5, 2015

The benefits of cars with Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity reach beyond function and convenience as the consumer demand facilitates automakers to provide a vehicle with technology that keeps on rolling. With more connectivity in vehicles comes an increasing need for the networks to support these demands. Smartphones have extended the massive technological advances in recent…

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Point Roberts Washington Continues Their Fight Against AM Radio Broadcast Towers

By Amy Jones / September 4, 2015

A plan from BBC Broadcasting Inc. to build five 150 ft. AM radio towers in Point Roberts, Washington have encountered more opposition than intended and have now turned into a major legal battle in U.S. courts. With the proposed five 150 foot towers the potential health impacts, blanketing interference, and impacts on the environment and…

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June 13, 2016: EU Directive 2014/53/EU Covering Radio & Telecom Equipment Takes Effect

By Amy Jones / September 3, 2015

Directive 2014/53/EU covers radio equipment and telecommunications terminal equipment (R&TTE). Including active implantable medical devices and some medical devices. Other examples of devices that fall into this new directive are mobile communications equipment such as cellular telephones, citizens band (CB) radio, broadcast transmitters, car door openers, and maritime radars. The Commission of the European Union…

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