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The Real FAQs of Life in the RED

As of June 13, 2017 all radio transmitters that are placed on the market in the European Union will have to comply with the new Radio Equipment Directive (RED) 2014/53/EU. This reality affects millions of devices destined for the EU.

Europe’s New EMC, Low Voltage and Radio Equipment Directives

Recast versions of the EU’s EMC and Low Voltage Directives are now in effect while the entirely new Radio Equipment Directive can also apply (it is being phased in). This article considers the requirements of each of the Directives, discussing similarities and differences between the laws.

Are You RED-dy?

Come next summer, there’s a new song playing in Europe and if you want to tune in your radio products, you’ll have to go RED. June 12, 2017 is the magic date. (Reader caution: If you’re just getting into this topic, be ready for a barrage of acronyms...)