EMC

EN 55032 Electromagnetic Compatibility of Multimedia Equipment

EN 55032 is a specific EMC product standard covering EMC compliance testing of Multimedia Equipment (MME) and replaces several other product standards which will soon cease to give presumption of conformity. This new standard will become effective as a harmonized emission standard in compliance with EMC Directive 2014/30/EU The standard was approved in 2012, was subsequently published... Read More

6 Steps to Successful FCC Testing & Certification of Electrical Products

Electrical/electronic equipment manufacturers planning to sell their products in the United States must ensure that their equipment won’t electromagnetically interfere with other products or cause harm to the public.  The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) oversees and enforces this requirement, per Title 47 of CFR. Most products that can emit radio frequency energy need to be... Read More

Top 10 Compliance Today Blog Posts for Electrical Compliance Engineers in 2015

Each year we see a significant rise in readers and subscribers for our Compliance Today Blog posts. The following were the most viewed posts in 2015. ETSI EN 300 328 Version 1.9.1 Contains Important Updates to V1.8.1 FCC Incorporates ANSI C63.4-2014 and ANSI C63.10-2013 into Rules for Unintentional and Intentional Radiators External Power Supplies Must... Read More

FDA Issues Guidance on EMC of Electrically-Powered Medical Devices

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a draft guidance document containing a list of recommendations for medical device companies who want to claim electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) of electrically-powered products for premarket submissions. Typically, the review of EMC information in a submission is based on the risk associated with EMC malfunction or degradation of... Read More

Gulf Countries Introduce GCC Certification for Safety & EMC of Low Voltage Electrical Equipment

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Standardization Organization (GSO) has introduced a common Technical Regulation for low voltage electrical products, effective July 1, 2016. This Technical Regulation (BD-142004-01) covers safety and electromagnetic compatibility and will affect seven GCC member states: Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and Yemen.  It follows a similar existing regulation for... Read More

RS105 Testing Determines EMP Susceptibility of Military and Commercial Electronics

Recently, MET Labs performed High Altitude (or Nuclear) Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP or NEMP) susceptibility testing of U.S. Navy vendor electronics at an outdoor test area in Maryland. The test method used was RS105 from MIL-STD-461.   RS105 addresses the risk of radiated exposure to an EMP event. (CS116 is the MIL-STD-461 test method that addresses conducted... Read More

Electrical/Electronic Regulatory Requirements for Top 5 Middle East Economies

Driven by vast petroleum resources, many parts of the Middle East are growing rapidly.  Following are the region’s biggest economies (listed largest to smallest), and electrical/electronic regulatory compliance issues for each. Turkey Boasting the largest economy in the Middle East, Turkey is being considered for European Union membership and the EU CE Mark is accepted... Read More