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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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Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) Capability Expansion at NTS

May 16, 2016

  NTS Baltimore announces the addition of the new JOEL InTouchScopeTM JSM-6010LA Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) with fully integrated expanded EDS (energy dispersive X-ray analyzer). This research-grade SEM provides high resolution imaging and a range of acceleration voltages in both...

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NTS Engineers Honored at IPC APEX Conference

March 23, 2016

Congratulations to Renee Michalkiewicz, Russ Shepherd and Debora Obitz on their recognition at the IPC APEX conference held in Las Vegas, NV this week. Renee Michalkiewicz, current chairman of the IPC TAEC committee, received an award for her leadership of...

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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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RoHS Recast: Is My Product Affected?

November 4, 2015

RoHS, an acronym for Restriction of Hazardous Substances, is a directive  originated in the European Union and was first brought into force in July of 2006 (RoHS 2 FAQ 28). The objective of this program is to regulate the concentration of...

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NTS, IPC Authorized Training Center, Offers IPC Certification Programs

October 2, 2015

Reliability is key for your company to be competitive in the electronic supply chain for high reliability products, but superior reliability doesn’t happen with complacency. Demonstrate your commitment to reliability and customer requirements—get your team trained on the latest IPC standards...

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Self-Destructing Devices: The Future of Electronics?

October 1, 2015

By Michael Connors, Chemist, NTS Chicago It’s a common trope used in many spy movies and books: The hero gets his mission briefing on a tape recorder that ends with “This message will self-destruct in five seconds”. Then our super...

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The Global Impact of Counterfeit Electronic Components

August 18, 2015

Electronics are an indispensable part of our lives today. Whether you’re flying an airplane or driving a car, talking on your phone or using your computer, a majority of our life is enabled by electronic components. Unfortunately, electronic components in...

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From iPhone to iFertilizer: Biodegradable Computer Chips

July 23, 2015

by Michael Connors, Chemist, NTS Chicago As the lineup for the newest iPhone, Android, tablet or smart watch is released, we often think about the new technology we all can’t wait to get our hand on. But what happens to the old...

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