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Upcoming Changes for Wireless Equipment in the 5 GHz Band EN 301 893

March 29, 2017

By Deniz Demirci, Senior Wireless/EMC Engineer, NTS Silicon Valley  Manufacturers of wireless devices operating in the 5 GHz bands intended sale in the EU should take note of some important changes. Draft version of EN 301 893 V2.0.7 has been...

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Changes for Medical Equipment IEC 60601-1

March 27, 2017

UL 60601-1 and CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60601-1 With the publication of the fourth edition of IEC 60601-1-2 [1] and its European equivalent, EN 60601-1-2 [2] being listed in the Official Journal, the EMC requirements for medical electronic devices changed. Products...

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Upcoming Changes for Wireless Equipment in the 2.4 GHz Band EN 300 328

March 13, 2017

By Deniz Demirci, Senior Wireless/EMC Engineer at NTS Silicon Valley EN 300 328 V2.1.1 was harmonized and listed in the Official Journal of the European Union under Directive 2014/53/EU for RED (Radio Equipment Directive) on January 13, 2017. This version...

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Radio Equipment Directive (RED) Transition Time Coming Soon

March 10, 2017

Is your organization ready for the transition to the Radio Equipment Directive (RED)? RED must be employed for all products included in its scope and not yet placed on the EU market after June 12, 2017. Even products that were...

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EN 61326-1: EMC Emissions/Immunity Requirement Changes for Laboratory Equipment

February 27, 2017

By Conrad Chu, EMC Engineering Manager, NTS Silicon Valley EN 61326-1 has been adopted and published in the EU’s Official Journal. As this standard is the applicable standard for measurement, control and laboratory equipment, this update affects a large number of devices. The newest EN...

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Declaration of Conformity Changes for Multimedia Equipment

February 27, 2017

By Deniz Demirci, Senior Wireless/EMC Engineer, NTS Silicon Valley Manufacturers of Multimedia Equipment, including Information Technology Equipment (ITE), Audio, Video Equipment, Sound and Television Broadcast Receivers and Associated Equipment and Professional Use Audio, Video, Audio-Visual and Entertainment Lighting Control Apparatus...

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Acoustic Noise Testing Explained

August 29, 2016

Acoustic noise testing is the measurement of sound emissions radiating from the equipment under test. In other words, how loud is the equipment? Why test for acoustic noise? Many markets and industries require acoustic noise testing to protect the hearing...

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NTS offers CAD/FEA Modeling for Direct and Indirect Effects Lightning, Reducing Test Costs and Time

May 24, 2016

The NTS Lightning Technologies laboratory in Pittsfield, MA is now offering finite element analysis, allowing the performance of complex simulations that accurately model the interaction of lightning with a variety of aircraft and avionics components for our customers. This service...

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How can I relate the results of MIL-STD-810 salt fog testing to the life time of my product?

April 20, 2016

This is a very common question that we get asked quite often and unfortunately there is no correlation between what the product sees in the salt fog chamber to what it will experience out in the field. In order to...

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Is there a preferred sequence for EMI, EMC Tests?

April 5, 2016

One of the questions we get asked often is about order of EMI/EMC testing.  Neither MIL-STD-461 nor RTCA/DO-160 specify the order of test performance.  Leaving aside the issue of Safety of Flight tests for aircraft (which typically must be performed...

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