The top EMC Failures and Tips from 5 EMC Consultants

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Do you ever wonder what the most common EMC failures are so that you can (hopefully) avoid them? Well I do, so I brought together 5 EMC consultants who work hands on with EMC troubleshooting to see what their experiences have been. I asked them to outline what the one or two most common EMC…

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Be Careful Which FCC EMC/RF Test Lab You Choose – The Rules Just Changed

[Feature image of semi-anechoic chamber courtesy of QAI EMC testing lab Vancouver] Unknown to many electronics manufacturers, but discussed a lot in test lab circles, is a seemingly small change in the FCC’s rules that is sure to have a large impact on the testing industry. These changes are especially relevant to companies who’s products fall under…

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FCC Rules for Kits and Subassemblies

FCC Rules for Kits and Subassemblies

This article is an extract from the eBook “Global Certifications for Makers and Hardware Startups“, available for sale here. I’m often asked whether electronics ‘kits’, where the kit is a group of parts assembled by the end user can be exempted from the rules. This post explores that idea. The FCC defines a kit as (FCC…

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Radiated Emissions Case Study – Isolated DC-DC Converter Solution

An EMC FastPass reader reached out to me to share a paper that they had recently written that outlines a solution they found to a radiated emissions problem. They were kind enough to let me reproduce the paper on this blog so that EMC FastPass readers could also benefit from the information. That got me to thinking…

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