April 2011 Blog Posts

TCB Workshop Includes Latest FCC Updates

Earlier this month, MET Labs attended the FCC Telecommunication Certification Body (TCB) Council TCB Workshop in Baltimore.  Here was the agenda.  Some highlights from the workshop overview: Equipment authorization certifications continue their upward trend, reaching nearly 12,000 in 2010. 98.5% of products were approved by TCBs, continuing the downward trend of TCB exclusions. An increasing... Read More

Disney’s Test Track Educates on Automotive EMC, Safety & Environmental Simulation

On a recent trip to Disney World, we were impressed with Epcot’s Test Track, a General Motors-sponsored ride.  Not only is it thrilling, it is highly educational, introducing the concepts of automotive electromagnetic compatibility, safety, and environmental simulation to the general public. Like all the best Disney rides, the experience begins in the pre-ride waiting... Read More

EMC Society Covers EMI in Electric Power Substations

Earlier this week, the IEEE EMC Society Santa Clara Valley Chapter featured a presentation on “EMI in Electric Power Substations” by John Tengdin, a senior partner with OPUS Consulting Group.  MET Labs’ James Bojorquez was in attendance and took these notes: Much of the presentation recounted the history of how IEEE 1613-2003 “Standard Environmental and Testing Requirements... Read More