Low Voltage Charged Device Model (CDM) Testing at a Crossroads

Most ESD experts consider CDM testing to be the most critical ESD qualification test for modern integrated circuits. ESD control engineers need to know the charged device ESD robustness of all components passing through their manufacturing line. CDM measurements provide that knowledge.
New Edition of IEC 60364-4-42 Published | In Compliance Magazine

New Edition of IEC 60364-4-42 Published

A new edition of IEC 60364-4-42 was published by the International Electrotechnical Commission. IEC 60364-4-42 ed3.1 Consol. with am1 applies to “Low-voltage electrical installations - Part 4-42: Protection f... Read More...

IEC Publishes New Edition of IEC 60269-1

The International Electrotechnical Committee published a new edition of IEC 60269-1. IEC 60269-1 applies to “Low-voltage fuses - Part 1: General requirements.” The new edition is available for purchase on t... Read More...

Standards Update: North American Low-Voltage Surge Protective Devices

Perhaps the most recognized industry standard in North America for surge protectors may be UL 1449, the Standard for Safety for Surge Protective Devices ranging in applications from surge arresters (1000v ac max) to service entrance and distribution panels to plug-in surge strips. The standard was officially adopted as an ANSI standard in May 2010 and a supplement specific to the evaluation of Photovoltaic applications is expected in 2011. However, it is important to keep in mind that UL 1449 is first and foremost a safety standard. For more in-depth information regarding characterization of the surge environment, test methods and the application of these devices, the IEEE C62 standards are the definitive source in North America.