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No Sleeping in Seattle: A Recap of CISPR Projects from the 74th IEC General Meeting – Part 2

In this second installment of a two part article, we continue our review of the recent meeting of IEC-CISPR held in October 2010 in Seattle. In the first part of this article, we have described the current changes affecting the basic standard CISPR 16 and the activities of its experts within CISPR sub-committee (SC) A. We now take a look at the activities of the other CISPR sub-committees responsible for preparing the CISPR product standards. We also describe some of the projects shared by CISPR and IEC TC 77B (High Frequency Phenomena).

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Basic Understanding of IEC Standard Testing for Photovoltaic Panels

The photovoltaic (PV) industry has experienced incredibly fast transformation after year 2000 as a result of extraordinary technology breakthroughs, from the material level up to large-scale module manufacturing.

With the PV industry expected to grow consistently in the coming years, two main questions are capturing the attention among market operators:

  1. What constitutes a “good quality” module?
  2. How “reliable” will it be in the field?
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IEC Standards Update: January 2010

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has announced the availability of the following new standards and documents. For additional information regarding the standards listed below, please visit the... Read More...
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IEC Standards Update: November 2009

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has announced the availability of the following new standards and documents.  For additional information regarding the standards listed below, please visit th... Read More...
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IEC Standards Update: October 2009

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has announced the availability of the following new standards and documents.  For additional information regarding the standards listed below, please visit th... Read More...

Update on CISPR Standards: What’s New Above 9 kHz

The global recession has not prevented EMC standardization work from marching relentlessly forward. Work within CISPR is no exception and this year delegates and experts will meet in Lyon, France in September under the auspices of the current chairman Don Heirman (US) and secretary Steve Colclough (UK). For those of you new to EMC, CISPR is an international special committee on radio interference within the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). As defined on the IEC website for CISPR, CISPR’s principal task is at the higher end of the frequency range, from 9 kHz upwards, preparing standards that offer protection of radio reception from interference sources such as electrical appliances of all types, the electricity supply system, industrial, scientific and electromedical RF, broadcasting receivers (sound and TV) and, increasingly, IT equipment (ITE). Following is a brief overview of the scope of CISPR’s current activities in 2009, close to 75 years after its founding in 1935.