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EMC Symposium Covers Proposed Inclusion of ESD & Lightning in MIL-STD-461G

At this week’s 2011 International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility in Long Beach, CA, Fred Heather of the US Navy in Patuxent River, Maryland, gave an overview on the proposed addition of electrostatic discharge (ESD) and lightning testing to MIL-STD-461.  Heather is the Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3) Lead for the U.S. government’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program. Currently, MIL-STD-461... Read More

ACMA Proposes Replacing C-Tick & A-Tick with Regulatory Compliance Mark

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is proposing replacing the C-Tick (ITE & radio products) and A-Tick (telephony products) marks with a single Regulatory Compliance Mark (RCM), effective July 1, 2012.  The RCM would cover telecommunications, radiocommunications, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), and electromagnetic energy (EME). This change is being pursued for a couple reasons: Single... Read More

Verizon Revises VZ.TPR.9203 to Include Testing Requirements by Location for Wireless NEBS Equipment

Last month, Verizon revised its Technical Purchasing Requirement VZ.TPR.9203 to include testing requirements by location for wireless Network Equipment Building System (NEBS) equipment.  Issue 5 replaces Issue 4, which dated from March, 2009. Wireless equipment is a small, but growing, portion of the overall NEBS market. VZ.TPR.9203 Issue 5 includes a new “Table 2,” which details... Read More

Telcordia Releases GR-1089-CORE Issue 6 for NEBS Testing

Telcordia Technologies has released the Issue 6 update to GR-1089-CORE, Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) and Electrical Safety – Generic Criteria for Network Telecommunications Equipment.  Issue 6 replaces Issue 5, which dated from August 2009.   Here is a sneak peak at some of the key updates in the Network Equipment Building System (NEBS) document: Section 3, “Electromagnetic... Read More