Introduction

D.L.S. offers a compliance testing program for products and equipment that are considered multimedia, information technology and audio video devices, recently combined into a comprehensive regulatory requirement for the U.S., Canada, International, and the European EMC Directive 2014/30/EU, Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU, and Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU. Our program supports electromagnetic compatibility, product safety, and wireless compliance testing.

Electromagnetic Compatibility

D.L.S. offers Electromagnetic Compatibility Testing in one of the largest EMC testing laboratories in North America, with technical support provided by iNARTE certified engineers, for both emissions and immunity required for formal compliance and approvals for North American requirements, and IEC/EN requirements, supporting a global marketplace.  Updated standards call out new requirements for products considered in the multimedia products category.

Common Standards:

  • FCC Part 15 — Emissions: Digital Devices
  •  ICES 003 — ITE-Multimedia Equipment
  • IEC/EN/ISO 55032 — Emissions: Electromagnetic compatibility of multimedia equipment
  •  IEC/EN/ISO 55035 — Immunity: Electromagnetic compatibility of multimedia equipment

Product Safety Testing

With a constant updating to safety requirements, many manufacturers must have older products retested and new products tested to show compliance with these new standards. These standards include U.S., Canada, and IEC requirements. D.L.S. offers a comprehensive one stop approach that includes North American testing, combined with IEC testing for a global marketplace.

Wireless

Multimedia, Information Technology Audio/Video that have wireless capabilities (transmitter-receiver) may have to meet wireless regulations as well as other EMC requirements, including FCC for US, ISED for Canada, and the EU Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU.  Pre-approved wireless module certification in many cases in not enough to show compliance for devices and equipment for this type of equipment.  This includes Bluetooth or WiFi enabled equipment. Combined use of different technologies, WiFi and Bluetooth for example, require additional location testing requirements.

Common Wireless Standards:

  • FCC Part 15.247 & 15.249: Bluetooth®, Zigbee®, Wi-Fi/WLAN, RFID
  • FCC Part 15.225: Operation within the band 13.110-14.010 MHz
  • FCC Part 15.231: Momentary operation of Remote Controls, Alarms, Security Systems
  • Radar Detectors
  • GPS Receivers
  • RSS-210, RSS-247, RSS/GEN, RSS-310: Bluetooth®, Zigbee®, Wi-Fi/WLAN, RFID, Remote Controls,  Alarms, Security Systems, etc.
  • RSS-310: GPS Receivers
  • EN 300 220-2: Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD); Radio equipment to be used in the 25MHz to 1000MHz frequency range with power levels ranging up to 500mW
  • EN 300 328: Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Wideband Transmission Systems; Data transmission equipment operating in the 2.4GHz ISM band and using spread spectrum modulation techniques
  • EN 300 330: Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD); Radio equipment to be used in the 9kHz to 25MHz frequency range and inductive loop systems in the 9kHz to 30MHz frequency range
  • EN 300 440: Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD); Radio equipment to be used in the 1GHz to 40GHz frequency range
  • EN 301 489-1: Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 1: Common technical requirements; Harmonized Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.1(b) of Directive 2014/53/EU and the essential requirements of article 6 of Directive 2014/30/EU
  • EN 301 489-3: Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 3: Specific conditions for Short Range Devices (SRD) operating on frequencies between 9kHz and 40GHz
  • EN 301 489-17: Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 17: Specific conditions for Wideband data and HIPERLAN equipment
  • EN 303 417: Wireless Power Transfer/Wireless Chargers
  • EN 303 447: Inductive Loop Robotic Mowers

RoHS-Reduction of Hazardous Substances 2015/863/EU

The European Union and other countries have established regulatory requirements for medical devices and equipment for the Reduction of Hazardous Substances. D.L.S. provides a comprehensive review processes to ensure non-compliant components and sub-assemblies, as well as final products are identified.

Product Consultation

Transitional Analysis

D.L.S. is offering a new transitional analysis program with respect to the newest update of the EMC and Product Safety standards to meet the requirements for compliance. This program provides a detailed review of testing previously performed to determine if it will show compliance to the new update. This comprehensive review involves not only previous test results, but the methodology and monitoring requirements when compared to a current ISO 14971 risk assessment.  This program involves any previous testing, regardless of the performing testing laboratory, or the dates when the tests were performed. Manufacturers of Machinery and Industrial devices must meet all the conditions for compliance to these new updated standards.

Early Design Evaluation

For new products coming to market, D.L.S. offers a comprehensive design review to identify non-compliant design related issues. This evaluation is recommended at an early stage in the development process, so any potential changes to the equipment being reviewed would have the least possible impact to both cost and delivery of a final approved product. Experienced D.L.S. engineers perform this process working hand in hand with the manufacturer to insure the most capable design solutions for areas that may not meet the regulatory requirements.