Friday, August 21, 2009

EN55022:1998, ITE Emissions Standard Extended for Two Years.

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The European union published in the official journal today, a postponement of the cessation of presumption of conformity for EN55022:1998 with amendments A1 and A2.

The new date is set at October 1, 2011.

Essentially what this means is that EN55022:1998 and it amendments are valid for another two years, until 10/1/11, and that testing above 1 GHz will now be required in late 2011, instead of late 2010. With this extension, it is a real possibility that the requirements for above 1 GHz testing, as well as the site verification method can change significantly.

Several competing standards are on the horizon, one of which is a new standard for multimedia equipment CISPR 32 forecasted for publication by the IEC November 2010, which could potentially reduce the amount of product that falls within the scope of EN55022, and require significantly different test levels and methods.

For a link to the official journal publication on the extension of EN55022:1998;

Or, download a copy of the official journal publication from our European conformity assessment page.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

IEC EMC standards just published

A list of IEC Electromagnetic Compatibility standards published since 8/3/09

IEC 61000-3-2 Ed. 3.2 (2009-08)
Corrigendum 1 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 3-2: Limits - Limits for harmonic current emissions (equipment input current ≤16 A per phase)

IEC 61000-4-14 Ed. 1.2 (2009-08) Preview
Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-14: Testing and measurement techniques - Voltage fluctuation immunity test for equipment with input current not exceeding 16 A per phase

IEC 62153-4-11 Ed. 1.0 (2009-08) Preview
Metallic communication cable test methods - Part 4-11: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Coupling attenuation or screening attenuation of patch cords, coaxial cable assemblies, pre-connectorized cables - Absorbing clamp method

IEC 62153-4-12 Ed. 1.0 (2009-08) Preview
Metallic communication cable test methods - Part 4-12: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Coupling attenuation or screening attenuation of connecting hardware - Absorbing clamp method

IEC 62153-4-13 Ed. 1.0 (2009-08) Preview
Metallic communication cable test methods - Part 4-13: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Coupling attenuation of links and channels (laboratory conditions) - Absorbing clamp method

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Europe EMC Quick Guide

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The European Commission posted a Quick Guide to the EMC directive 2004/108/EC on the europa web site. EMC Quickguide (April 2009)

This guide, while having no legal weight, should prove very useful for the detailed content, such as helpful links regarding EMC in the EU, a detailed matrix summarizing the requirements, and a sample declaration of conformity, complete with instructions.

You can find the guide at the above link, or along with other helpful information at our European Conformity Assessment page.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

FCC National Broadband Plan Staff Workshop

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In support of the Federal Communication Commission’s efforts to deliver a National Broadband plan to Congress in February 2010, the FCC is announcing the first in a series of staff workshops. The public can participate in person at the Commission headquarters, or online. Registration is required, see for details.

Speakers include, among others, Vivek Kundra, U.S. CIO and former Washington, D.C CTO . His topics will include

· Insight into how his “IT Dashboard” and “Apps for Democracy” increased civic participation and made the government more efficient.

· How government investments in cloud computing and telepresence might result in improved performance while accelerating American broadband leadership.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which was signed into law on February 17, 2009, directed the FCC to submit a National Broadband Plan to Congress by February 16, 2010 that “shall seek to ensure that all people of the United States have access to broadband capability and shall establish benchmarks for meeting that goal.”

Link to announcement of Commission action:

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Monday, August 3, 2009

FCC investigating the removal of Google app from Apple’s app store.

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The FCC is interested in understanding how the Google application operates  in addition to knowing the nature of why Apple removed the application from the App Store.

Three letters were issued by the FCC on July 31st, one to AT&T, one to Apple, and one to Google.

Letter to AT&T concerning Apple's rejection of the Google Voice for iPhone Application.

Letter to Google concerning Apple's rejection of the Google Voice for iPhone Application.

Letter to Apple regarding Google Voice and related iPhone applications.

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