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Regulatory Compliance Program for a Manufacturer’s Product Development Program and the Role of the Compliance Specialist

In the ever-changing global economy there is a growing number of product regulatory compliance requirement standards being imposed on manufacturers. Before marketing their products to domestic and international customers a manufacturer must deal with regulatory issues that apply to the development of their products. This results in the manufacturer having to have a regulatory compliance function within his company’s organizational structure that is staffed by competent well-trained personnel. This includes a Compliance Specialist who will need to stay abreast of the steadily changing regulatory compliance requirements, technology advances, and new areas of product regulations. The primary areas where product regulatory compliance requirements are applied are EMC, Product Safety, Environmental Protection, and Energy Conservation. All of these requirements have a direct impact on a product’s development program that includes its quality and reliability attributes.

The iNARTE Informer – July 2010

HEADQUARTERS NEWS We are back to full strength at the office. Our new FCC operations...

The Future of EMC Engineering: Why FR-4 is Obsolete for Tomorrow’s Technology

A discussion topic between designers, namely those who only do circuit design and have no interest in the field of EMC, and compliance engineers attempting to meet regulatory compliance requirements, is the use of FR-4 as the core material for printed circuit board construction. Fiberglass Resin (FR) is low cost and has been used in almost every electrical product for decades, with exceptions such as military and satellite applications, harsh environmental conditions, and other unique uses. The disagreement lies with the extent that we can use FR-4 in high frequency applications and should we be concerned more with electrical performance or manufacturing and assembly.

The iNARTE Informer – May 2010

HEADQUARTERS NEWS Unfortunately our administrator for the FCC Licensure side of our operation, Judy Sydow,...

The Future of EMC Engineering: Emissions versus Immunity – The Real Concern

What is presented herein is controversial and you may not agree with me. In...
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The iNARTE Informer – March 2010

HEADQUARTERS NEWS We are delighted to welcome Jeameeka White to our Headquarters’ staff. Jeameeka is...

Training For Your Compliance Career in 2010

The start of a new year is a time when, traditionally, we reflect on the progress we made during the year passed and set our goals for the new year. More often than not your professional development goals include training or some form of higher education to expand or refresh your technical knowledge. To assist you in choosing affordable solutions to meet your training goals in 2010, you’ll find here sources of compliance related seminars and workshops offered online and on location, public and private.

The Future of EMC Engineering: Locating RF Energy on a Printed Circuit Board

Everything we work with is analog. With this said, how do those who are comfortable with wave propagation (RF) and only work with spectrum analyzers identify and solve an EMC event?

The Future of EMC Engineering: Defining Who We Are

This is the first in a series of articles that, instead of focusing on technical aspects of EMC design, engineering, testing, and standards which all of us enjoy reading, I am taking a different approach as a contributing editor to examine in a controversial manner who we are and where our career may possibly take us in the future.

The iNARTE Informer, January 2010

iNARTE’s Education Advisory Committees are busy planning their 2010 schedule of professional development workshops.
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