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FCC Outlines Testing of Consumer Wireless Charging Devices at TCB Council Workshop

At the recent Telecommunication Certification Body Council Workshop  in Baltimore, Kwok Chan and Mark Neumann of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Office of Engineering and Technology outlined testing and certification requirements for Consumer Wireless Charging Devices.  Wireless charging devices are generally used to charge batteries in portable electronic devices via magnetic induction.  Chargers can deliver... Read More

FAA and EASA Accept RTCA/DO-160 Test Reports from Accredited and Non-Accredited Labs

Despite some reports to the contrary, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) will accept RTCA/DO-160 commercial aircraft equipment test reports from accredited and non-accredited labs. Accreditation is a 3rd party assessment of a laboratory’s quality systems, processes, and documentation.  Accreditation assures a minimum level of competence, but it does... Read More

RTCA/DO-160G is Latest Version for Testing of Airborne Equipment, But Not the Only Choice

We often get the question: What version of RTCA/DO-160 should I use?  As per usual, it depends.  RTCA/DO-160G, Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment, is the latest version; it is dated December 8, 2010.  According to an Advisory Circular dated June 22, 2011 from the U.S. DOT Federal Aviation Administration, “The FAA strongly... Read More