Application of Thrifty Test Equipment for EMC Testing

EMC testing laboratories often have limitations (limited availability, lead times, etc.) that can make it difficult to obtain timely results from routine troubleshooting. Inexpensive test equipment can support efficient and economical in-house EMC troubleshooting.

Trust but Verify

It’s imperative for successful completion of a testing project that as a compliance engineer or technician leading a product certification effort, you trust but verify the work of testing facilities.

Dipole-Type Antennas in EMC Testing

This two-article series is devoted to a dipole family of antennas used in EMC testing: half-wave dipole, quarter-wave monopole, log-periodic, and biconical antenna. Part I presents the antenna models and the construction details.

EMC Testing… The EU Experience

Changes to the FCC compliance rules in the U.S. now enable manufacturers to save time and cost by allowing self-testing. This article outlines some of the basic factors that determine RF and EMC behavior and how these determine compliance test methods.