FDA Issues Guidance for Integration of RF Wireless Technology in Medical Devices

Due to rapid growth in medical devices that incorporate RF wireless technology, on August 14 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released final guidance for integrating radio frequency (RF) wireless technology in medical devices.  The guidance is recommended, but not mandatory. FDA said its recommendations cover devices that are implanted or worn on the body, and... Read More

CCC Certification for Product Safety & EMC Required for China Market Entry

China is fast becoming the largest consumer market in the world, and for many products, China Compulsory Certification (CCC) is necessary for manufacturers to tap this market. Certification Bodies There are three main certification bodies (CBs) for electronic equipment: China Quality Certification Center (CQC) – issues all electronic equipment CCC certificates China Information Security Certification... Read More

Early Consideration of EMC & Product Safety Compliance in Product Development Saves Time and Headaches

When developing a new electrical product, early consideration of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and product safety compliance issues will pay major dividends later. If compliance is not engineered in from the start, expect to endure this pain: A major delay as the product is redesigned, jeopardizing time to market and product viability Significant extra costs for... Read More

Proposed Changes to R&TTE Directive for Radio Equipment Include New Name & Requirements

The Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Compliance Association (R&TTE CA) met in December in Malaga, Spain to discuss proposed revisions to the R&TTE Directive, which is being renamed the Radio Equipment (RE) Directive. At the meeting, MET Laboratories was approved as a R&TTE Compliance Association member.  (This is unrelated to R&TTE Notified Body status –... Read More

Top 10 Compliance Today Blog Posts for Electrical Compliance Engineers in 2012

The Compliance Today blog for electrical product manufacturer compliance engineers saw a significant jump in readers and subscribers in 2012.  Following were the most popular 2012 posts, by pageviews. RTCA/DO-160G is Latest Version for Testing of Airborne Equipment, But Not the Only Choice  UL1604 to Be Replaced by ANSI/ISA 12.12.01-2000 for Hazardous Locations Certification  2011... Read More