NTS Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley, California

NTS
Fremont 41039 Boyce Road
Fremont, CA 94538
Newark 38995 Cherry Street
Newark, CA 94560
T: 510.578.3500 | T: 877.245.7800 | F: 510.440.9525
Alvin Ilarina - Operations Manager
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Facility Highlights

  • EMC / EMI
  • International Approvals
  • Product Safety
  • CBTL
  • Wireless
  • Verizon approved NEBS
  • Environmental
  • Dynamics

As part of the National Technical Systems family, NTS Silicon Valley (Elliott Laboratories) is a world-class product compliance and regulatory laboratory providing a full range of services including Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC, Product Safety, Wireless/Radio, Wired Telecom, Environmental testing, and International Approvals. Our clients save time and money by achieving their compliance requirements quickly and efficiently, enabling them to bring products to the worldwide market without costly delays. From  pre-compliance testing to international approvals management, NTS Silicon Valley is the “one stop shop” for your compliance and regulatory needs.

NTS Silicon Valley is outfitted with state-of-the-art testing equipment that offers our clients a variety of services including: Thermal Stress and Extreme Environment Simulation, Shock and Vibration testing, and EMC / Wireless testing.

With the wide spectrum of services that are available at NTS Silicon Valley, we are able to accommodate a number of different industries that range from Aerospace and Defense, to Telecom, Medical and Consumer Electronics.

EMC / EMI Testing & Engineering Services

As part of the NTS nationwide network for EMI / EMC laboratories, NTS Silicon Valley includes our 27,000 square foot testing center in Fremont, CA, completed in 2003. This facility boasts one 10-meter and three 5-meter anechoic chambers and a full suite of immunity labs, work areas, equipment storage lockers and supporting facilities.

EMC / EMI Testing Highlights and Primary Test Specifications

  • 10 meter, 5 meter, and 3 meter anechoic and semi-anechoic test chambers
  • 40GHz radiated emissions testing capabilities
  • Full suite of Immunity Testing Labs: RF Immunity, Surge, Electrical Fast Transient (EFT), ESD, Surge, Magnetic Immunity, VDI
  • 24 hour testing capabilities for high throughput
  • Dedicated Project Managers and Project Engineers
  • Approvals held for ITE, Telecom, Radio, Medical, Test and Measurement, Audio/Video and Consumer Electoinics product types
  • International Certification services to help manufacturers acquire product approvals

Product Safety

  • CBTL Status for Medical Devices
  • Strategic relationships with UL, TUV, CSA
  • In-house Product Safety Lab for agency-witnessed testing programs
  • Preliminary construction review and testing services
  • Ability to issue CE certification reports
  • Approvals held for ITE, Test and Measurement, Audio/Video, Radio, Telecom, Consumer Electronics and certain Medical device types.

NEBS Testing

NTS provides complete NEBS testing to meet the needs of our clients. With a network of Verizon certified labs, NTS provides extensive engineering services and program management to help clients understand and comply with these stringent NEBS standards reducing non-compliances during product development and minimizing delays in time to market deployment.

  • Verizon-certified Independent Test Lab
  • NEBS test reports meet all RBOC requirements
  • Telcordia Telecom Related GR-XX-CORE testing
  • Full range of NEBS testing capabilities coast-to-coast through NTS network

Wireless Testing and Certification

From Bluetooth to Wireless USB to ZigBee to RFID to all of the various 802.11 standards, UltrawideBand (802.15) and WiMax (802.16) products, we have seen it all. We operate an FCC-certified Telecommunications Certification Body to expedite your formal grant of approval and get your product to market on schedule. We are also one of the few labs currently providing Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) testing services to manufacturers of 802.11(a/n) devices and other wireless technologies that operate in the 5GHz range. Wireless services include Radio requirements, DFS testing and certifications for North America via our in house TCB and for the European Union we can issue Notified Body Opinions specific to the R&TTE Directive.

  • RF Regulatory testing
  • Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) testing
  • FCC Telecommunications Certification Body
  • Wi-Fi, RFID, Bluetooth, ZigBee and other wireless capabilities
  • Approvals held for a wide range of domestic/international wireless testing standards

Over-the-Air Testing

NTS Silicon Valley offers Over-the-Air Antenna Testing, or OTA testing, in our new state of the air OTA chamber. As many IoT and M2M devices become increasingly more compact, antennas are sometimes forced to be placed near other antennas, displays, computer processors, high-speed memory, etc, all of which can interfere and degrade the devices over-the-air (OTA) performance. In addition to power measurements, OTA testing can perform sensitivity measurements to illustrate how the internal components are effecting the RF radio's performance. This allows product developers to see where the issues are during normal operation and how they are impacting the product's performance.

Environmental & Dynamics Testing

Our 30,000 square foot testing center in Newark, CA is a Climatic, Environmental and Dynamics Product Testing Laboratory that houses a wide range of state-of-the-art testing equipment and services such as shock and vibration testing, thermal stress and extreme environment simulation. The facility caters to many different industries ranging from Aerospace and Defense to Telecom and Medical.

  • Large selection of temperature/humidity chambers from 2' x 2' x 2' to 18' x 12' x 12' walk-in chambers
  • Specialty chambers including:
    • Temperature/altitude up to 80,000 ft
    • Temperature/humidity/altitude chamber up to 65,000 ft
    • Fire Resistance
    • HALT/HASS
    • Thermal Shock
    • Acoustic Noise
    • Corrosion
    • Salt Fog
    • Hygroscopic dust
    • Mixed Flow Gas (MFG)
  • Electrodynamic shaker systems: up to 2" stroke, 9000 - 12,000 force pounds, 5Hz - 2,000Hz, Mechanical Shock
  • Seismic system: 10.5" stroke, 15,000 force pounds, 0.6Hz-500Hz
  • Seismic testing to GR 63-CORE Zones 1-4
  • Up to 14 channels response, data acquisition and analysis; Static and Dynamic Loads
  • Sustained Acceleration Testing up to 37Gs, 36" radius
  • Test Specifications include: MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-202, RTCA DO 160, ISTA, ASTM, NEMA, GR 12-CORE, GR 49-CORE, GR 63-CORE, GR 487-CORE, GR 937-CORE, GR 3115-CORE, UL 50, UL 94, ETSI 300-019-xx, IEC 60068-2-xx

10 Microphone Acoustic Testing Array

NTS Silicon Valley recently upgraded our acoustic noise data acquisition system from a single microphone to a 10 microphone array. This new setup can capture multiple sound pressure measurements or an entire sound power field instantaneously. Our customers can now test many different product configurations in a single day long test session allowing faster troubleshooting and ultimately a quicker time to market.

More Information

Click here to download the NTS Silicon Valley, CA fact sheet for more details on specifications, tests, and capabilities. Contact us today to discuss your next program!

Updated August 29, 2016