EMC

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

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

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

TCB Workshop Includes Latest FCC Updates

Earlier this month, MET Labs attended the FCC Telecommunication Certification Body (TCB) Council TCB Workshop in Baltimore.  Here was the agenda.  Some highlights from the workshop overview: Equipment authorization certifications continue their upward trend, reaching nearly 12,000 in 2010. 98.5% of products were approved by TCBs, continuing the downward trend of TCB exclusions. An increasing... Read More