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Emerging Standards and Regulations for Medical Devices

This article explores the evolving landscape in the medical industry, focusing on key standards such as IEC 60601-1 and new guidelines implemented to address the next generation of medical devices.

Deadly Lithium Battery Fires Spur House to Pass Safety Rules

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation that would strengthen safety standards applicable to rechargeable lithium-ion batteries.

Have Your Say: Canada’s Wireless Mic Standard Up for Review

Canada’s Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development is seeking public comment on the proposed revision of its draft standard for wireless microphones and wireless multichannel audio systems.

Functional Safety: Overview and Methods

Functional safety encompasses various standards and requirements for ensuring safe product operation. Functional safety evaluations are necessary whenever controls are employed to ensure safe product operation, with the process generally similar across projects despite differing nuances in standards and applications.

The Importance of ANSI C63.27 in Wireless Coexistence Testing for Connected Medical Devices

Integrating a radio into a medical device can have many benefits but also introduces new challenges in compliance. Ensuring coexistence with other radios can be critical to the essential performance of medical equipment.
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EU Commission Updates Harmonized Standards List for Medical Laboratories’ Accreditation

The Commission of the European Union (EU) has updated the list of harmonized standards used in the process of accrediting laboratories involved in the development or assessment of medical devices.

Helping Improve Electrical Safety in Canada

CSA Group’s 2024 Canadian Electrical Code, Part I will help maintain and improve the safety of electrical installations in many key areas.

Energy-Related Products and Resource Efficiency Requirements

This article reflects on the recent drafting of a European circular product standard, the publication of EN4555X material efficiency standards, and some specific international and national standards. This standardization activity is spearheading thinking on resource efficiency, and the requirements of these standards could soon find their way into future EU ecodesign laws.

NIST Extends Deadline for Comments on Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technology

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has extended...

ANSC C63 Committee on EMC: A 2023 Status Report

This article is intended to cover recent operations of the ANSC C63 Committee, including an announcement of a Chairmanship change and detailed descriptions of the most recently released C63 Standards.
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