It’s funny how the same issues come round regularly. The first time I saw these was in the mid 90′s when I was shown a family of power supplies that had been built into the sort of plastic boxes you can get from Radio Shack.
Now, there is nothing wrong with plastic boxes from Radio [...]
“Which came first the design requirement or the production drawings?”
It’s easy to see that the design requirement came first, now ask the question “Which came first the regulatory requirements or the product design?”
Here it is not so easy to give a clear answer because the final product will be influenced by both [...]
EMC has not only come a long way, but has progressed from a black art to a science.
In the 1960′s/70’s very few designers concerned themselves with EMC performance. The only exceptions for commercial products were if interference prevented the product working properly, interfered with radio or TV or where a failure could mean loss [...]
In our last blog article on Environmental Regulations, our author, Nigel Burt, made a reference to the Dodd-Frank Act Section 1502. To quote the last blog, “In the USA this burden (tracking content of materials in the supply chain) will likely increase soon due to the conflict minerals reporting requirements” in section 1502 of the [...]
Now is as good a time as any to start a new commitment towards product safety. Making your products safe and compliant is not only an ethical business practice, it is a great way to avoid dealing with regulatory bodies and all the fines and costs associated with them. In that spirit, we reached out [...]
Computer Aided Design (CAD) is one of the most important aspects of design technology. An organization’s ability to effectively use CAD can have serious impacts on their performance. Like any piece of critical technology, it is important to stay on top of the changes and evolution of your products. Not many companies could effectively function [...]
The year was 1985, America was being introduced to the first version of Microsoft Windows, Joe Montana was at the top of his game, and I was designing nucleonic equipment for a mining application. Now, I couldn’t very well just leave that nucleonic equipment lying on the ground, so I drew up a 7ft. swing [...]
Look at the license plate on a North Carolina vehicle. What does it say? If you sarcastically said, “North Carolina,” you’re probably from Ohio. If you said, “First in Flight,” then you are aware of the history Senator Richard Burr was referring to when he talked about North Carolina becoming the “First in Flight” – [...]
One of the many things that Phoenix Technical Group excels at is international regulatory compliance. For example, we are able to help companies enter into the European Union market by utilizing our specialists in EU regulatory compliance both here in the States and in Britain. Being one of those specialists, I was raised in Britain [...]
I have been attending the EMC Symposium since 1982, and it has consistently been one of my favorite events of the year. It was held last week in Long Beach in 80 degree weather. I could not have been more excited.
But as I walked in the door and settled in, I noticed that there [...]