Korean Radio Certification - CA

Early Development of The Radio To Today’s Wireless Communication Technology Integration

By Amy Jones / January 14, 2015

The amount of wireless of connectivity, and the options to do so, are abundant in today’s electronic gadgets. WiFi, Bluetooth, UHF and 4G are just a few of the connect options available to the global consumer. All of this wireless connectivity can all be traced back to a significant invention called “The Radio”. Radio is…

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South Korea Radio Approvals - CA

802.11 5GHz WLAN DFS “Testing & Approvals” New HCT America Test Capabilities Now Online

By Amy Jones / September 12, 2014

2014 has brought about a resurgence in the high-tech industry. Wireless device technology is being integrated into most products these days. In order to allocate more frequency bands to accommodate this increased usage, some existing bands used by the FCC / government regulators (5 GHz band), have been opened for high-speed WiFi. Certain 5 GHz…

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Agency Product Safety Approvals - CA

Recycled Electromagnetic Radiation Powers Smartphone Case

By Amy Jones / March 14, 2014

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 alerts…

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Korean Radio Certification - CA

FAA Panel Advises Lifting Flight Restrictions on Electronics

By Bob Cole / February 13, 2014

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 Commission,…

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Compliance Testing - CA

FAA Fix to Remove Interference on Airplane Display Units

By Bob Cole / February 13, 2014

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 FAA…

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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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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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