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How to Select Absorbing Materials for Retrofitting

If you think you’re ever going to need to use flexible RF absorber sheets to help your product pass emissions, even at some later date, it might be a good idea to have already identified and obtained the material and have characterized its insertion-loss performance.

The Calculation of Creepage and Clearance Distances Using a Spacings Calculator

The calculation of creepage and clearance distances (spacings) is one of the most important activities a product safety/compliance engineer or technician performs throughout the product development process.

The Synergy of Filtering and Shielding

This article briefly describes the concept of the synergy of filtering and shielding and why knowing it is important.

Power Amplifier Linearity Requirements per IEC 61000-4-3

Introduction The 2020 edition of IEC 61000-4-3 contains several significant technical changes. According to the...

How Not to Blow Up Your Spectrum Analyzer

Spectrum analyzers are expensive pieces of equipment that should be handled with care, especially when it involves applying signals to the RF input. Some new users may not know what “care” means and how to go about ensuring the spectrum analyzer they’re using is protected from overloading and damage.
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The Importance of Considering RF Suppression Techniques Early in Design

This article briefly describes why it's important to consider what RF suppression/filtering techniques will be applied to your product as early in the design process as possible.

Requirements of Antennas for EMC Testing

Antennas used for EMC testing possess several characteristics which make them ideal for use in a fast-paced, production-like EMC test environment. This article will briefly describe what these characteristics are, starting with the most important parameter – antenna factor.

A Non-Typical Use for an ESD Simulator

If you have to purchase an ESD Simulator, you might as well get as much mileage out of it as you can, right?

RF Power Amplifiers for Conducted RF Immunity Testing

If you’re performing commercial conducted radiated immunity tests strictly by the book, you will want to utilize a radio-frequency (RF) signal generator and power amplifier combination that fully complies with IEC 61000-4-6.

Important Considerations When Installing, Tearing Down, and Moving an EMC Chamber

You’re an expert at EMC testing but, when it comes to installing, tearing down, and moving an EMC chamber, you may not have a clear understanding of all of the non-engineering tasks that go along with such an important event.
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