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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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Event Recap: Telecom Seminar, Best Design Practices and NEBS Workshop

March 28, 2016

On March 8, our Silicon Valley facility hosted its third annual Telecom Seminar: Best Design Practices and NEBS Workshop. The workshop focused on a variety of topics ranging from Environmental Reliability (GR-63 and GR-3108) and EMC (GR-1089), to Multimedia Standards...

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International Approvals Update: Changes to Labeling and Logo Requirements

March 17, 2016

Australia RCM Replaces A-Tick and C-Tick (enforced March 2016) Starting March 1, 2016, RCM replaced A-Tick and C-Tick. Products subject to mandatory approval will require to bear RCM logo to enter the Australia market. For formerly A-Tick or C-Tick approved...

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FCC 5GHz UNII Rule Changes

March 17, 2016

Will the FCC Extend the June 2, 2016 Deadline? Our FCC certifications team has received many questions related to the FCC 5GHz rule changes implemented in FCC Report & Order 14-30, June 2014. The FCC issued a Memorandum Opinion and...

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FCC Changes Rules for Testing Facilities

February 12, 2016

As of July 13, 2016 manufacturers looking for FCC certification for the EMC approval of products for sale in the US must utilize an FCC Recognized Accredited Laboratory. Previously manufacturers seeking FCC certification were permitted to use laboratories which were...

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MIL-STD-461G Released

February 3, 2016

The G revision of the MIL-STD-461 standard was released in December 2015 and is available here. NTS’s Jeffrey Viel’s wrote an article for InCompliance Magazine reviewing the proposed changes which was published back in August 2015. These changes have carried...

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