Introduction Navigating the CE Mark process can be a challenge for both startups and experienced manufacturers alike. This article is a guide for hardware manufacturers who want to do all the right things to legally get their product into Europe. Here’s what we’re going to cover: The typical CE Marking process for electronic equipment Outline of the most common … [Read more...]
What is an EMC Design Review?
What is an EMC Design Review?Most hardware engineers are used to doing functional design reviews on their circuit boards and systems before pressing the 'go' button for manufacturing. In the engineering teams I've worked with, that type of design review has usually taken the form of standing around a board room table with a red pen and the largest print outs of the schematics … [Read more...]
Avoid the Most Common Failures with These 7 Essential EMC Design Rules
A reader recently asked me what the top design rules were that they could implement on their product to maximize the chances of passing FCC and CE testing. There’s no doubt that there are countless ways to fail emissions and immunity tests, but a pattern of failure modes did emerge at my EMC lab.Regardless of the type of product I was testing, be it medical, industrial, … [Read more...]