Challenges of Meeting Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) Requirements

February 15, 2017

Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) requirements for products that operate in certain 5 GHz bands are now firmly established in most regions of the world. DFS is a mechanism that allows sharing of spectrum with radar systems operating in the 5250-5350...

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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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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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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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How to Obtain FCC Authorization

November 20, 2015

The FCC Authorization Process Manufacturers looking to sell most electronic products such as smartphones, vehicle remote controls, RFID sensors, low-powered transmitters, computers, networking and other telecom equipment here in the United States must ensure that their equipment won’t interfere with...

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FCC Postpones 15.37(h) 5745-5850 MHz U-NII transition requirement until Dec 2, 2015

June 4, 2015

On June 1, 2015 the FCC released a bulletin regarding the revision of Part 15 of the Commission’s Rules to Permit Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (U-NII) Devices in the 5GHz band. You can review the bulletin the here: The...

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NTS Silicon Valley Upgrades Wireless Testing Capabilities

August 26, 2014

Earlier this summer, NTS Silicon Valley upgraded its wireless testing capabilities through the acquisition of a new state of the art test system integrating all relevant test suites into a single place. “It was a sizeable investment,” said Gaylon Morris,...

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IEC 62368-1: The new standard for Information Technology and Audio Video equipment

May 21, 2014

By Noel Lovato, Product Safety Manager, NTS Silicon Valley The next five years will be critical for manufacturers of Information Technology, IEC 60950-1 and Audio Video Equipment, IEC 60065-1. A new standard has been developed and is expected to be...

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New FCC Rules for unlicensed radio equipment operating in the 5.15 – 5.85 GHz frequency bands

May 21, 2014

By David Bare, Chief Engineer, NTS Silicon Valley The FCC recently adopted revised rules for products that operate in unlicensed frequency bands from 5 – 6 GHz per Part 15 Subpart E of the FCC Rules. The rules were published...

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