In this article, we detail the key changes between MIL-STD-464C and MIL-STD-464D, the recently-released update to the standard.
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.
This article discusses and contextualizes the EU Conflict Minerals Regulation for the electronics sector. While electrical equipment manufacturers that place products on the EU market are not specifically targeted under the Regulation, the law applies to them if their operations involve importing conflict-implicated metals and minerals into the EU (e.g., for use in manufacturing their products). Regardless, the Regulation raises implications for any electrical equipment manufacturer that distributes and sells products in the EU, specifically when it comes to publicly reporting on uses of conflict minerals. The EU’s proposed “transparency platform” is detailed in this regard.
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.
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.
Is your test software the goose that has laid its golden eggs or is your software misbehaving? Does it run amok? The purpose of this article is to provide an understanding of the software validation requirements, the validation rationale, and suggest independent tools that will allow you to develop your own test software validation process.
This article explains the development process of a proficiency testing programme that is suitable for electrical and mechanical safety tests. The process for testing the homogeneity and stability of specimens is also discussed.
This article discusses the IEC 60601 Amendments Project, for Medical Electrical Safety, some of the changes to the General and Collateral Standards of the Project, and their impact on manufacturers. The future of the 60601 series of standards is also discussed.
Confusion over ESD flooring resistance terminology and requirements abounds, leaving many in the dark and creating potential risks. This article helps to clarify this complicated issue so that you can work to mitigate the problem.
The standards development and revision process can appear to be a lot like consulting some hallowed oracle with edicts or directives that cannot be questioned.