NTS Chicago Grand Opening

NTS Chicago Grand Opening Event

Thursday, October 6, 2016 | 8:00am-2:00pm

NTS Chicago is celebrating the grand opening of their new facility on Thursday, October 6th. The festivities include two technical seminars in the morning, self-guided open house tours (yes, a self-guided tour!), along with the official ribbon cutting ceremony followed by a catered lunch and celebration. If you are able to swing by for the ceremony, you will have a chance to hear greetings from:

What's New

Some of the new enhanced capabilities are listed below, but these are best experienced by coming out and seeing them in person!

  • 5m semi-anechoic chamber for emissions measurements
  • An assortment of EMC chambers for testing and troubleshooting (incuding a 24' x 24' MIL-SPEC chamber)
  • Additional environmental testing offerings such as blowing sand and blowing dust
  • Expanded ingress protection
  • Increased capability for corrosion testing
  • Expanded capacity for many of our current high-demand tests such as HALT and vibration

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Event Details

Date and Time
Thursday, October 6, 2016


8:00am - 2:00pm
Self-guided tours are available throughout the day!

Continental breakfast and beverages

8:30am - 9:30am Technical Seminar 1
A Closer Look at EMI Standards - Comparing Industry Standards and Test Methodologies
Jeff Viel, NTS Corporate Director of EMC

9:45am - 10:45am Technical Seminar 2
Homologation Requirements and Regulation Updates
Caio Collet-Silva, NTS International Approvals Manager

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Catered lunch* and celebration

*Gluten free and vegetarian options available

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About the Technical Seminars

A Closer Look at EMI Standards:
Comparing Industry Standards and Testing Methodologies

Let us walk you through EMI product compliance requirements across a number of national and international industry standards. This presentation will:

  • Touch on the intent of test standards and how their requirements are developed
  • Compare specific industry standard requirements and reveal the similarities along with the gaps
  • Describe the differences in test and measurement methodologies

About the Presenter

Jeff Viel, Corporate Director of EMC
NTS Boxborough, Massachusetts

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. Prior to becoming NTS's EMC Corporate Director, Jeff worked for Communications and Power Industries (CPI) and supported the development of the Harpoon and Patriot missile receiver protectors.

Along with being an active member on a variety of committees that includes the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers, the SAE International Automotive/Agricultural EMC, and the SC135 working group (under RTCA DO-160), Jeff has published the following technical papers on system level requirements:

  • Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E³)
  • High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP)
  • Shipboard power quality
  • MIL-STD-461 and MIL-STD-1399 (section 300)
  • RTCA DO160 and GR-1089-CORE

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.

Homologation Requirements and Regulation Updates

This one hour session will provide a detailed overview of the international approvals requirements for manufacturers and preparation steps. Also included are the latest updates on approval regulations and procedures for some of the world's largest economies - Brazil, Mexico, India, Russia, South Korea, China, and Australia.

This presentation is one of four topics being presented at the IEEE Boston EMC Chapter / Wurth Electronics Midcom co-sponsored technical training seminar event and hosted by the NTS Boxborough facility.

About the Presenter

Caio Collet-Silva, Interational Approvals Manager
NTS Silicon Valley, California

Caio is NTS’s International Approvals Manager and has been in the international regulatory industry for more than 10 years. Caio’s broadening expertise in the area of international approvals has been through his experience of working with over 100+ countries supporting a number of manufacturers in obtaining international approvals (certificates, type approvals, exemption letters, etc.,) for multiple types of products (IT, home appliances, others with telecom/radio interfaces).

Prior to joining NTS, Caio has worked for a Brazilian government lab performing safety, EMC and telecom testing, then a Brazilian certification body working on ANATEL approvals followed by international approvals; helping foreign manufacturers obtain Brazilian approvals (INMETRO, ANATEL and ANVISA). Caio hasn’t veered away from the world of compliance testing after getting his first job following his graduation where he earned a degree in engineering.