GR-63/GR-1089-CORE Changes and More!



On Tuesday, February 27, 2018 NTS Silicon Valley be hosting a full day of seminars featuring the recent updates to GR-63-CORE and GR-1089-CORE, International Approvals and Regulatory Requirements for Wireless Modules.

Note that seating is limited on a first come, first serve basis. For any questions please contact the General Manager of NTS Silicon Valley, Anuj Kumar at 510-578-3500. Please register in advance no later than Friday, February 23rd to ensure adequate seating and catering.

Register today for this free event!


9:00am – 10:00am: Breakfast and Lab Tours

10:00am – 11:00am: Updates to GR-63-CORE

11:00am – 12:00pm: Updates to GR-1089-CORE

Noon – 1:00pm: Lunch

1:00pm – 2:00pm: International Approvals & Building a Successful Global Compliance Strategy

2:00pm – 3:00pm: Regulatory Requirements for Integrating Wireless Modules in End Products

3:00pm – 4:00pm: Q&A, Networking and Lab Tours

Presentation Overview

Topic 1: Updates to GR-63-CORE: Significant Changes to Issues 4 and 5
Speaker: Clayton Forbes

Topics Covered:

  • Changes from Issue 4 and Issue 5 and testing impact.
  • Review of new fire test exemptions
  • Review of Mix Flow Gas and Dust test exemption
  • Removal of requirements in the Fire resistance testing
  • Fire test requirements for Batteries

Topic 2: Updates to GR-1089-CORE: Significant Changes to Issue 7
Speaker: Jeffrey Veil

Topics Covered:

  • General requirement changes and new requirements
  • Section 2: System level ESD and Electrical Fast Transients test method updates
  • Section 3: Updated test methods and Radiated emissions limits extension
  • Section 4: Lightning and Power Fault
  • Section 7: Electrical & Optical Safety criteria
  • Appendix D: Informative Index for Radiated Immunity
  • Appendix E, Section 4: (1st level lightning criteria discussion on the rationale for the requirements)

Topic 3: International Approvals & Building a Successful Global Compliance Strategy: Your “Roadmap” to Country Certifications
Speaker: Michael Moranha

Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to International Approvals
  • Regulatory Compliance Value Chain
  • Components of International Approvals/Global Market Access
  • How to Build a Successful Global Compliance Strategy
  • Case Study of Country Certifications

Topic 4: Regulatory Requirements for Integrating Wireless Modules in End Products
Speaker: David Bare

Topics Covered:

  • Wireless module use in end products for the following countries/regions:
    • North America: US and Canada
    • European Union
    • Asia: China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan
    • Rest of World (ROW)

Register today for this free event!

About the Presenters

Jeffrey VielCorporate Director of EMC and General Manager Manager at NTS Plano, TX

Highly regarded as an EMC/EMI expert across multiple disciplines, Jeff has over 20 years of experience with product testing and design focusing on the Aerospace, Defense, Telecom and Power industries. Jeff is a subject matter expert for the National Spectrum Consortium’s Testing and Analysis Infrastructure working group, is recognized by the Practicing Institute of Engineering Inc., as an EMI/EMC course instructor for the New York City Transit Authority, and holds a National Security clearance. He is also a former United States Marine Veteran and has an electrical engineering degree from North Eastern University.


Clayton Forbes, Operations Manager at NTS Boxborough, MA

Clayton Forbes has been a member of the NTS test team for more than 30 years. In his present role as operations manager of the Boxborough division Clayton is involved with the day to day qualification testing being performed in the Dynamic, Seismic, Climatic, and EMI labs. Since joining NTS in 1981, Clayton has held various positions in the organization, which include engineering manager and Dynamics lab manager. Clayton is a member of several committees, including the GR-63-CORE Issue 4 re-write committee, the SC-135 committee (responsible for RTCA-160 document for airborne equipment), and is presently the chair of the ATIS STEP-NPP committee.


David BareChief Engineer at NTS Silicon Valley, CA

David joined NTS (formerly Elliott Laboratories) as a consultant in 1988 and has held various engineering positions within the company. Currently, in his role as Chief Engineer, David is responsible for ensuring that NTS’s Silicon Valley EMC operations are in alignment with the ever-changing needs of the company’s extensive client base. Prior to joining Elliott, David worked at several computer and peripheral manufacturing firms as an EMC engineer. He has authored and published several technical papers on EMC and lectured on EMC through the University of Wisconsin’s CEEE program, at symposiums, conferences and at NTS.


Michael Moranha, International Approvals Manager, NTS Silicon Valley, CA

New to NTS, Michael has been in the Regulatory Compliance field for 30 years. Currently an International Approvals Manager, he has worked in International Approvals/Global Market Access providing strategic planning, attainment of certifications, and post certification management for the past 15 years. Previously, he was laboratory manager for the Wireless/EMC Facility at TUV Rheinland and a Senior Test Engineer for Underwriters Laboratory.

About NTS Silicon Valley

As part of the National Technical Systems family, NTS Silicon Valley is a world-class product compliance and regulatory laboratory providing a full range of services. 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.


  • Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
  • Environmental testing
  • Product safety
  • Wireless/radio
  • Wired telecom
  • International approvals

For more information about our Silicon Valley facility, click here.

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