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Vandana Duff
Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) is the branch of electronics that concerns the unintentional generation, propagation, and reception of electromagnetic energy.  The formal process of compliance testing ensures that unwanted effects like electromagnetic interference (EMI) or physical damage in operational electronic equipment is not present,… (Show more)
Vandana Duff
A big question that you might have is, what is the difference between Pre-Compliance and Compliance testing?  What makes Pre-Compliance important?  Pre-Compliance is a low risk, cost effective method to ensure your DUT will pass final Compliance testing.  Waiting until the end of a product development cycle for compliance testing is risky due to… (Show more)
Vandana Duff
There are two kinds of EMC Pre-Compliance tests you can perform – radiated and conducted.  Today, we will review conducted emissions testing – what it is and why it’s important.  For a similar discussion on radiated testing, check out EMC Basics:  What is Radiated Emissions & Immunity Testing?.   Conducted emissions tests focus on the unwanted… (Show more)
nickben
After reading my last blog you’ve been given a brief intro on What are EMC & EMI Measurements and why it is important to measure for to ensure your device is pre-compliant.   In this blog we’ll discuss 2 of the 4 EMC pre-compliance tests – radiated tests, emissions and immunity – in more detail.   Radiated Testing Radiated tests, as mentioned… (Show more)
nickben
Introduction: Conceptualizing your next product, designing it, and then releasing it to market are more or less the main phases encountered during a product development cycle. But what if you had gotten as far as finishing your product design only to discover late that you cannot push the product to market, because it didn’t meet some standards… (Show more)
ErinEast
Prove yourself as an engineer! The Schematic Challenge is the perfect opportunity to test your skills. On March 12, 13, and 14, we will be posting a new schematic or problem-solving challenge. If you, as a community, are able to answer questions 4, 5, and 6 correctly by Thursday, March 15 at 11:59 PM MST, we will add three 1000 X-Series… (Show more)
mattcampbell
You have your workspace set up with your oscilloscope, waveform generator, and vector network analyzer. Now all you're missing is some desk space to actually do your work. What if I told you that you could get the same performance from machines half the size of your current setup? Small form factor equipment is a great option for labs where space,… (Show more)