Standards and Regulations

Toward Standardization of Low Impedance Contact CDM

The 16.6 ohm implementation of contact CDM (LICCDM) recently published in ANSI-ESD Standard Practice 5.3.3 is shown to produce waveforms of similar shape, Ifail, and Ipeak vs. Ceff dependency as JS-002. The non-monotonicity of JS-002 at low voltages is overcome using LICCDM. A path to joint standardization with air discharge testing is proposed.

Lightning and RF Electrical Bonding

Everything you need to know about the lightning and radio frequency bonding requirements in military and aerospace standards (and nothing you don’t!)

Cellular Approvals and RCM Certification in Australia

Compliance requirements for cellular devices that connect to the mobile phone networks in Australia are similar to those in other countries but with some important differences. In this article, we detail the unique aspects of ACMA technical regulations.

Applying ISO 26262 to Power Management in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

Are you a new safety manager shopping power converters and wondering about the features listed under the functional safety section? Or are you a seasoned design and release engineer looking to start on a new ISO 26262 module? Either way, this article offers guidance in applying functional safety concepts to your next automotive design.

The EU Conflict Minerals Regulation

This article discusses and contextualizes the EU Conflict Minerals Regulation for the electronics sector. While manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment placing products on the EU market do not have any specific legal obligations under the Regulation, the law still raises various implications, specifically when it comes to publicly reporting on uses of conflict minerals.

Standards Play A Key Role In Enabling Innovation

Standards play a critical role in enabling new technologies to go mainstream faster while freeing customers to choose best-of-breed solutions from multiple vendors. Here’s what vendors need to know about why and how to participate in standards-related processes, including conformity assessment activities.

Robots and Robotics

The use of robots and robotics is becoming more common across many industries. As these devices become more common and their use grows, manufacturers must understand the hazards they present, regulatory requirements, and testing options.
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