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"Mitigating Excessive Emissions, 2nd Edition"
by Donald L. and Marilyn Sweeney, 2014.
A simple explanation of how cable shielding can be implemented properly as well as how it often is compromised. For both technical and non-technical people to help understand EMC design.
"Design Enclosures to Meet EMC Requirements"
by Donald Sweeney, 2012.
Ensure that the designs chosen for enclosures meet all process-capable and manufacturability requirements, while maintaining electromagnetic compatibility integrity.
"Understanding EMC Principles Saves Medical Compliance Testing Costs"
by Donald Sweeney, 2012.
Avoid unnecessary mitigation by understanding the effect of electromagnetic interference on components and accessories used in association with medical devices.
"The Third Edition of IEC 60601-1: A Manufacturer's Perspective"
by Mitch Gaudyn, 2012.
Expanded risk assessment and risk management requirements fall directly on the manufacturer's shoulders and can affect the compliance process, with respect to time and costs.
"Independent Labs Provide Value-Added Services"
by Jack Black, 2010.
Consulting and troubleshooting provide time saving steps during the compliance process, even when dealing with agencies and formalized approval processes.
"How Current Return Paths Affect Signal Integrity"
by Donald L. Sweeney, 2010.
The return current on a signal path will always take the path of least resistance.
"ANSI C63.10: Procedures for testing compliance of a wide variety of unlicensed wireless devices"
Interview with Bill Stumpf, 2009.
New standard brings to one place all reference material needed for performing tests.
Stricter on Safety - Tougher EMC Requirements for Appliances"
by Mark Haynes & Steve Grimes, 2007.
Amendment 1:2004 to the EN 60335-1 safety standard, which covers household and similar appliances, added EMC requirements. The severity of these new EMC requirements is much higher than previous levels.
"Update on China's CCC Compliance Program"
by Jack Black & Dr. Yaqing Liu, 2007.
To sell goods in China, there is a compliance path that must be followed.
"Update on Lightning Effects"
by Jack Black, 2007.
RTCA DO-160 and MIL-STD 461 are reviewed and updated to revision E to address threats that arise from lightning strikes, surges, transients, and unwanted electromagnetic phenomenon.
"Shielding Effectiveness of Gaskets, Composites and Shields"
by Jack Prawica and Jereme Irwin, 2007.
Background of Shielding Effectiveness standards and how they relate to the ever-increasing demand for lighter, strong, easy-to-manufacture, and cost-effective shielding solutions.
"Estimating Emissions from your Printed Circuit Board"
by Roger Swanberg, 2007.
How to calculate the differential mode radiated emissions from a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) with sample calculations.
"Standards on Lightning Effects"
by Jack Black, 2007.
A review of current and upcoming lightning effect requirements for aviation and military applications.
"Field Strength/Intensity Measurements"
by Donald L. and Marilyn Sweeney, Updated 2006.
Mathematical conversions between microvolts, dB microvolts and dB microvolts per meter. Explanation on calculations in both directions are given. For anyone making measurements or wanting to understand how measurements are calculated.
"Know Your Limits: Class A Versus Class B Requirements for CE Marking"
by Donald L. Sweeney, Updated 2006.
Explanation of why most products sold in Europe today require Class B level testing, for anyone shipping products to Europe.
"Measuring Magnetic Fields"
by Jack Black, 2006.
Detailed review of new EN 50366 standards for Household appliances and similar devices.
"New EMC Requirements with the Updated Medical Devices Directive"
by Jack Black, 2004.
Review and analysis of the new EMC requirements specific to medical devices for the EU.
"UWB's Promises Hold Industry-Wide Appeal"
by William Stumpf, 2004.
Ultra Wideband technology, allowed uses, and applicable FCC regulations.
"Introduction to MIL-STD-461E EMC Requirements for COTS Applications"
by Jack Black, 2003.
Outlines the pitfalls of COTS equipment used for military applications, and the differences between standards.
"Ensuring a Successful Visit to the EMC Test Lab"
by William Stumpf, 2003.
Explanation of the specific requirements and information needed prior to going to the test laboratory.
"EU Medical Device Directive Update"
by Stephen Grimes, Tom Brenner, and Jack Black, 2002.
Review of the new EMC/Safety standards for Medical Devices.
"Early Design Evaluation Allows 'Speed to Market'"
by Jack Black, William Stumpf, & Tom Brenner, 2002.
Explains the advantages of having a product review before testing and the time and cost savings that result, with specific examples.
"Case Histories - Testing Uncovers Design Problems"
by James Burgard, Jr. & Jack Black, 2002.
Problems identified during testing, and the cost effective process capable solutions used to mitigate these problems.
"Harmonic Standard EN 61000-3-3...It's official and here to stay"
by Stephen Grimes, 2001.
Update on status of the harmonic requirements required for CE Marking. For anyone shipping products to Europe.
"A History of D.L.S.'s EMI Testing"
by Marilyn Sweeney, 2000.
Shows D.L.S.'s growth beginning in 1983, when it was founded. References made to Bellcore/Telecordia & large equipment.
"EMC Rules to Follow for Selling in Europe"
by Donald L. and Marilyn Sweeney.
Demonstrates how products that comply to a specific standard could end up requiring retesting due to changes in requirements by the European Commission, for anyone shipping products to Europe.

 

Step-by-Step Procedures to meet the requirements for:
CE Marking DoC ISM Measurement, Control, Lab
Medical HHA ITE

 

Reference Articles (Updates concerning new or changes to existing standards):
Limits for harmonic current emissions: EN61000-3-2
ITE Immunity Product Standard: EN55024
Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control, and Laboratory Standard: EN61326
Industrial Environment Generic Immunity Standard: EN61000-6-2
EU Medical Device Directive (MDD) 93/42/EEC using harmonized standard: EN60601-1-2
HHA & Similar Apparatuses Immunity Product Standard: EN55014-2
Domestic Environment Generic Immunity Standard: EN61000-6-1

 

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