Tuesday, October 2, 2018

RF Module Approval Guide - draft

A new draft FCC KDB publication was issued on Sept. 28, 2018. Publication 996369, which answers the “Question: What is the FCC guidance for equipment authorization of transmitter module devices, and equipment that incorporates transmitter modules?

FCC Draft Publications

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

FCC Steps up enforcement

FCC fines LED light suppliers for rule violations. Fines range from $15,000 to $61,000.

In an article posted on Digital Signage Today, it’s reported that the FCC is significantly stepping up enforcement of the radio equipment rules. The article quotes Commissioner Michael O'Reilly as stating that the FCC intends to pursue vigorous enforcement and suggests substantially increasing fines on violators.

While the FCC has been relaxing the requirements, oversight and complexities of the authorization methods for products, they still take violations of the rules very seriously. It is reported that the FCC has recently targeted LED light suppliers and found multiple violations of the rules. Violations that range from improper labeling to marketing and selling without first applying proper FCC equipment authorizations.

Monday, July 16, 2018

New EU EMC and Radio Standards lists published

EMC Directive (2014/30/EU) Harmonized Standards

A new list of EMC Directive (2014/30/EU) Harmonized Standards has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union. This is the first update in two years.

You can find a link to the updated lists on our web site at;

EN 12895:2015 - New
EN 16361:2013+A1:2016  - Mandatory by  Nov. 30, 2018
EN 50121-3-1:2017  - Mandatory by  Nov. 30, 2018
EN 50121-3-2:2016  - Mandatory by  Nov. 30, 2018
EN 50121-4:2016  - Mandatory by  Nov. 30, 2018
EN 50121-5:2017  - Mandatory by  Nov. 30, 2018
EN 50270:2015  - Mandatory by  Nov. 30, 2018
EN 61000-6-5:2015    New

RED (2014/53/EU) Harmonized Standards

No major changes from previous list.
One note is EN 301 893 V2.1.1 clause 4.2.7 is the only option with regard to adaptivity.

Again you can find a link to the updated lists at;