Radio Equipment Directive risk assessment confusion
With the world going wireless, radio equipment covers an ever growing variety of products, driven by the growth of mobile devices and wearable applications aiming to increase our levels of connectivity. One key change, which is causing confusion, is that the conformity assessment process now requires a manufacturer to undertake a risk analysis and assessment.
Equipment (both previously certified and new products) that is compliant with the old R&TTE Directive may be placed on the market until 13th June 2017, after which manufacturers must comply with the new European Union Radio Equipment Directive.
To ensure that terminal testing remains of the highest quality, EMVCo has updated its Level 1 contactless test plan for Proximity Coupling Devices (PCD). It now requires the use of automated tools, which will greatly improve the speed and accuracy of testing, as well as ensure repeatability - a key concern for terminal manufacturers.
TÜV SÜD America strengthens wireless capability with industry acquisition
The addition of five testing facilities, located in Georgia, Florida and North Carolina, gives TÜV SÜD a dominant presence in the Southeast. The combined organisation is now a premier service provider of test and certification services for EMC, wireless, product safety, Energy Star®, and other quality and performance evaluations.
A2LA and NVLAP have been granted FCC recognition to accredit laboratories in certain Non-MRA countries
The FCC released several changes in rules four years ago impacting laboratories all over the world that perform testing of electronic devices subject to the Declaration of Conformity (DoC) and Certification approval procedures.