Pre-Compliance EMC Testing-Essential in Product Development!Randy Mitchell
Pre-Compliance EMC Testing-Essential in Product Development! Save time and money in electronic product development! Electronic products must pass EMC Compliance testing before marketing. It isn’t essential during product development, but it makes development smoother! EMC testing helps assure that your product meets necessary standards. The best practice is to test early and often during development. Waiting until the product is nearly finished almost assures failure. Failure necessitates “backtracking” to find the problem that caused failure. The failure point must be located and corrected before continuing. Time and money are both wasted during the backtracking process.
Pre-Compliance EMC Testing-Essential in Product Development! It’s much better to check at each step to avoid wasting time. Doing Pre-Compliance testing in your own facility is efficient. It saves the time spent taking the device to and from a testing center. It also saves the money spent on the test. Testing in your own facility involves fewer steps. Testing equipment required includes an RF Shielded Testing enclosure and instrumentation. The RF Shielded Testing Enclosure provides the low ambient RF environment required for testing. The required EMC instrumentation includes:
- Real-time spectrum analyzer.
- Antenna tripod.
- Low-noise test environment (RF Shielded Testing Enclosure mentioned above).
- Turn table
Pre-Compliance EMC Testing-Essential in Product Development! This process may seem overwhelming at first. It is worth the effort. Rental of the testing equipment is an option. Performing the testing quickly becomes a routine procedure. The time and money that doing it yourself will amaze you! Mitigating the EMC issues almost always involves Shielding Solutions. These shielding solutions surround the device like a blanket. This “blanket” blocks passage of emissions from the device to the environment or stops emissions from the environment from reaching the device. It all depends on what is needed.
Pre-Compliance EMC Testing-Essential in Product Development! VTT fabricates the RF Shielded enclosures used in Pre-Compliance testing. Whether your product is large or small, we can fabricate a RF Shielded Testing Enclosure for you! We can also help arrange rentals of these enclosures and equipment. Once you’ve done your own testing, you’ll always do it! V Technical Textiles, Inc. also has the world’s largest standing inventory of conductive textiles. These are the materials used in the Shielding Solutions mentioned above. Please contact us if you would like to learn more about in-house Pre-Compliance EMC testing!
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