Upcoming Changes to UN 38.3 Lithium Battery Testing

This article provides information on the changes found in Amendment 1 to the 6th Edition of UN 38.3, which details recommended testing to assess potential hazards associated with lithium-ion batteries in transit.

The Antenna Measurement Standard IEEE 149 Finally Gets an Update

In its current form, IEEE Std 149 “IEEE Standard Test Procedures for Antennas” is a marginally useful document. While the standard is a good source for interesting and pertinent information, the document has not undergone a significant update since 1979. The changes to the new version of the IEEE Std 149 will make the document an essential reference in any laboratory that conducts antenna measurements.

The European Commission’s Latest EMC Directive Guidance

The European Commission, the executive body of the European Union, published its latest “Guide for the EMC Directive.”1 Updated to reflect the 2014 recast of the Directive, the Guide discusses various issues, not least what constitutes “inherently benign equipment” and “custom built evaluation kits.” This article reviews the content of the new Guide, highlighting key changes from the previous edition of the Guide published in 2010.

FDA Updates List of Recognized Standards

The FDA has published an updated list of recognized consensus standards that can used in support of premarket medical device reviews conducted by the agency.