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Deadly Lithium Battery Fires Spur House to Pass Safety Rules

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation that would strengthen safety standards applicable to rechargeable lithium-ion batteries.

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Robocall Ringleaders Get FCC’s First “Consumer Threat” Label

In a first for the agency, the Enforcement Bureau of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has officially classified a group of robocall companies as a threat to the security of consumer information.

New FDA Guidance Targets Quality of Refurbished Medical Equipment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a Final Guidance to clarify the meaning of “remanufacturing” of...

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As expected, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission has moved forward to restore its rules intended to provide a national standard for broadband reliability, security, and consumer protection.

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The FCC has issued fines of nearly $200 million against four major wireless carriers for illegally sharing access to customers’ location information without consent.

FCC Crackdown: Huawei and ZTE Face Ban on Certifying U.S. Wireless Gear

The FCC has proposed changes to its rule for certifying telecommunications equipment that would end testing lab certification for certain entities that pose a potential threat to U.S. national security.

Consumer Broadband Label Requirement Now in Effect

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) rules requiring broadband service providers to display consumer-friendly labels are now in effect.

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Do Measurements Validate Simulations?

It is common for people doing simulations to make a measurement of a similar set up to validate the simulation. The real issue is whether the tool user understands the problem well enough to capture the important features, and whether the user understands the tool well enough to use it correctly.

Functional Safety: Overview and Methods

Functional safety encompasses various standards and requirements for ensuring safe product operation. Functional safety evaluations are necessary whenever controls are employed to ensure safe product operation, with the process generally similar across projects despite differing nuances in standards and applications.

Thermal Runaway Energy Release as a Function of the State of Charge

Designing safe products powered by lithium-ion batteries requires an understanding of how the battery pack will behave while undergoing thermal runaway. In this work, fractional thermal runaway calorimetry is used to estimate the energy release from cells at different states of charge when undergoing a thermal runaway.

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