Top 10 Compliance Today Blog Posts for Electrical Compliance Engineers in 2014

Just like last year, the Compliance Today blog for electrical product manufacturer compliance engineers saw a significant increase in readers and subscribers for 2014. Following were the most popular posts, by pageviews. IEC 60601-1-2 4th Edition for Medical EMC Has Immunity & Risk Management Changes EN 61326-1: 2013 Replacing 2006 Version for EMC Directive Evaluation... Read More

EU Inverters Mostly Non-Compliant to EMC Emissions Requirements in EN 55011 and EN 61000-6-3

In the first half of 2014, the European Union’s EMC Administrative Cooperation Working Group (EMC ADCO) performed a cross-border EMC market surveillance campaign to assess the compliance of grid-connected solar panel inverters (and optimisers) intended to be used by consumers. Inverters allow electricity generated by solar photovoltaic (PV) modules to be fed into the mains... Read More

MIL-STD-461 for Military EMC & GR-1089-CORE for NEBS Telecom EMC Share Some Requirements

The electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements for telecom and military equipment are considered among the most difficult to meet for any industry.  Not many electronics manufacturers conduct testing for both requirements, but it happens occasionally.  For those who do, it’s an advantage to pursue both at the same time, as there is some overlap.  Following is... Read More

MIL-STD-461 EMC Testing FAQs for Military and Marketing Requirements

MIL-STD-461 is the standard that defines the test limits, test levels, and test procedure for various electromagnetic phenomena for electronic equipment used by the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force on all platforms (ground, sea, and air).  MIL-STD-461F is the latest version.  Following are answers to common questions about this often-utilized military EMC standard. Where... Read More

FCC Part 15 DFS Testing Requirements Change for U-NII Devices

To accommodate changes in the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) Docket 13-49, the Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) test procedure document KDB 905462 D02 UNII DFS Compliance Procedures New Rules has been issued.  The document describes the compliance measurement procedures for performing DFS tests under FCC Part 15 Subpart E Rules required for U-NII (Unlicensed –National Information... Read More

FCC Issues Guidance on New E-Labeling

On July 11, 2014, the FCC’s Office of Engineering & Technology (OET) released new guidance giving some consumer electronics manufacturers more flexibility in digitally labeling (e-labeling) their products.    The guidance advises that all devices with an integral (non-removable) screen can now display that label digitally on that screen, and up to three steps deep into... Read More