Services

Independent EMC, Wireless and Regulatory Consulting

If you have a project that you need EMC and RF assistance with, EMC FastPass is here to help.

I'm committed to helping electronic equipment manufacturers like you, get to market cheaper and faster. Using the services offered below, I'd like to help you make the right design choices, prepare your design for testing and ultimately launch your products without any unexpected delays from regulatory testing.

Launch Packages

These packages are specifically designed for hardware companies that want structured support throughout the concept, design and certification phases of product development.

Individual Services

Individual services are great if you just need some additional support on your team.

Launch Package (Non-wireless) +

Do you want to ensure that your product launch goes as smoothly and efficiently as possible, with 3rd party EMC support? If so, the non-wireless product launch from EMC FastPass will be a good fit for you...

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Deliverables

  • Initial consultation
  • Telephone/Skype and email support
  • 1 x Standards report: Analysis of EMC standards that apply to your product for every market you're entering
  • 1 x Comprehensive design review (PCB level emissions & immunity)
  • 1 x Custom pre-compliance test recommendations guide
  • 1 x Fast Start report: Custom guidance document of items, cabling and test modes required for testing.
  • 1 x Test lab guidance: Get the 3 best test lab options for you with pros and cons
  • 1 x Quote preparation: RFQ for test labs outlining specific test requirements
  • 1 x Quote review: I review your quotes to ensure you're getting the best deal
  • 1 x Label review: I review your label to ensure everything is in order

Costs

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Contact

Purchase this package online or contact launch@emcfastpass.com if you have any questions.

Launch Package (Wireless) +

Do you want to ensure that your product launch goes as smoothly and efficiently as possible, with 3rd party EMC and RF support? If so, the wireless product launch from EMC FastPass might be a good fit for you...

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Deliverables

  • Initial consultation
  • Telephone/Skype and email support
  • 1 x Standards report: Analysis of EMC and RF standards that apply to your product for every market you're entering
  • 1 x RF evaluation report: Ensure your chipset, antennas and configuration are suitable for every region that you'll be importing into.
  • 1 x Comprehensive design review covering emissions and immunity
  • 1 x Fast Start report: Custom guidance document of items, cabling and test modes required for testing.
  • 1 x Test lab guidance: Get the 3 best test lab options
  • 1 x Quote review: I review your quotes to ensure you're getting the best deal
  • Support throughout the design phase

Costs

See the full details page for pricing information.

Contact

Purchase this package online or contact launch@emcfastpass.com if you have any questions.

Remote Troubleshooting +

Overview

Does your product have an emissions or immunity issue and you want help and suggestions from an EMC engineer? Some problems are solvable over the phone or email, so why hire a consultant to travel to your office? The best thing is that if we can't help you, you pay absolutely nothing. No win, no fee.

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Who is this for?

This service is good for companies who have a specific emissions or immunity problem that they'd like help or advice on.

Costs

Remember, if I don't help you to resolve your problem, then there is no charge.

EMC FastPass troubleshooting rate is $150/h (US).

It takes time to get up to speed on your problem and system, so I have a minimum time for booking of a half day (4 hours).

Deliverables

Deliverables for this service can take the form of:

1. Action plan for troubleshooting and resolving issue

2. Suggestions for remedial fixes

3. Suggestions for PCB or system modifications

Contact

Request a consultation online, or contact me at: troubleshooting@emcfastpass.com if you have any questions.

Design Reviews +

Overview

Want a comprehensive PDF report covering all aspects of design for emissions and immunity performance for your design? Using an 150+ point checklist, we verify that your design is prepared for EMC testing.

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Deliverables

Comprehensive report containing essential and suggested action items in PDF format.

Timescales

Normal turnaround is 5 days from receipt of order. Rush service available.

Pricing

Pricing varies with the complexity of the design and is very dependent on what type of product you're launching. See ballpark pricing on the full product details page.

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I'll get back to you within 48 hours with a fixed price quote.

Customer Feedback

"The design review assisted us to pass testing first time around. We would not hesitate for one second to recommend this company." - Andre Girard, Securnov Group.

"We found the review to be very useful and in-depth. It definitely assisted us in preparing a robust design ready for FCC and CE testing” - Ondrej Mecl, Powell Industries.

“…your report has a wealth of useful suggestions and information. We will be implementing a few of your suggestions right away, and most of them in the next major release...... The changes you suggested corrected a noisy channel problem we had” - Fred Fierling, Exegin Technologies.

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On-Site Troubleshooting +

Overview

Does your product have an emissions or immunity issue and you want help and suggestions from an EMC engineer? Complex problems require a hands on debugging approach. I'm available to travel to your office with my arsenal of debugging tools to help squash EMC problems quickly.

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Who is this for?

This service is good for companies who have a specific emissions or immunity problem that they'd like help or advice on.

Costs

EMC FastPass troubleshooting rate is $150/h (US).

Travel + expenses

Deliverables

Deliverables for this service can take the form of:

1. Action plan for troubleshooting and resolving issue

2. Complete solution of specific emissions and/or immunity issues

3. Suggestions for remedial fixes

4. Suggestions for PCB or system modifications

Contact

Book a consultation online, or contact me at: troubleshooting@emcfastpass.com if you have any questions.

Consulting and Advice +

Overview

Do you want to temporarily transplant EMC expertise into your team? Whatever the stage of your project, I'm available to share my knowledge of EMC design and regulations to help you fasttrack your product launch.

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Who is this for?

This service is good for hardware startups and manufacturers who want input of an EMC engineer without hiring a full time consultant. I can help you design for compliance, map the most efficient route to market, and provide input to your team wherever you need it.

Services

  • Conference calls via Skype/Google for project meetings
  • Regulatory guidance - ensure you map the most efficient path to market around the world
  • Advice on choosing the right test lab
  • Design advice - I help you to save money by balancing design objectives with regulatory constraints
  • Debugging/Troubleshooting advice
  • Pre-scan advice
  • Reviewing your test lab quotes - ensure you're getting the best value for money.

Costs

See full details for pricing options.

Contact

Email me at: andy@emcfastpass.com to contact me about this service.

What to expect when you're working with me

I always aim to deliver the highest quality work in a time-frame that meets your launch schedule. Here are some testimonials of a few folks I've worked with in the past:

Dave Anderson, Senior Hardware Engineer, TC Helicon

I worked with Andy for about two years and found him to be a pleasure to work with and a great asset to our team. He is a skilled and knowledgable engineer while also being an approachable person who goes out of his way to build productive and harmonious relationships with his colleagues.

Michael Gilroy, Chief Engineer, Silent Herdsmen

Andy was easy to work with and get along with and a very knowledgeable engineer. I have found his work and responsiveness to be of high quality.

Adrian Steele, Head of Engineering, Panasonic PSDE

Andy is straightforward, honest, delivery focused and easy to communicate with. I really enjoyed working with Andy and would recommend him to others without hesitation.

Peter Redmond, Senior Electronics Design Engineer, Access IS

Andy has many qualities, a sense of humour, a clear thinker and willing put the time in to get the job done. Andy is a team player and a pleasure to work with.

Questions?

Please direct all questions about these services to the contacts below:

Telephone

+1-250-898-4567
(Available 9am-5pm Pacific Standard Time)

Email

services@emcfastpass.com
Expect a response within 24 hours.

FAQ

  • q-iconI'm not in the US, can I still get help from EMC FastPass?

    Yes, we’re available to help wherever you are in the world.

  • q-iconOur company would prefer to pay by cheque, can we do this?

    Yes, we accept payments by cheque.

  • q-iconAre EMC FastPass Services Eligible for Government Incentives?

    Depending on where your company is located, there may well be government grants available for a portion of EMC FastPass membership fees. For example in Canada, the service is covered by the SR&ED tax credit program which covers up to 35% of the cost.

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