Q&A: CE Marking on Basis of Pre-Compliance Test?

Interview Andrew Mackay

Andrew Mackay and Han Zuyderwijk answer two questions form viewers. One question asks whether it is possible to affix the CE marking on the basis of EMC pre-compliance tests. The other question is about the applicable directives and standards for a muscle stimulation device.

European Commission updates list of European Harmonized Standards for the EMC Directive (2004/108/EC)

Earlier today, the European Commission published an updated list of the European harmonized standards that pertain to the EMC Directive (2004/108/EC). The standards on this list may be used by electronics and electrical equipment manufacturers to prove that their equipment complies with the essential requirements of this directive.

Why you need to have a look at the iPhone4 antenna problems

Have you been following the discussions about the antenna problems of the iPhone4? Yesterday, Apple responded during a special press conference and now also with a special page on their website. Being an Apple fanboy, of course I watched the recording of the press conference. And if you are interested in EMC and EMC testing, you should do the same…

New lists of harmonized standards for EMC, low voltage equipment, gas appliances and PPE

Manufacturers of CE marked electronics, electrical equipment, gas appliances and personal protective equipment better check the new lists of European harmonized standards that the European Commission published. The standards that they have used may have been superseded by new standards.

CSA International signs agreement with VDE to provide testing services for European market

CLEVELAND, OH, July 30 /PRNewswire/ – CSA International, a leading certification and testing organization, today announced that it has signed a reciprocal product testing agreement to provide testing services in North America and Asia, on behalf of VDE, for products destined for European markets. A similar reciprocal agreement allows VDE to conduct testing to North American standards on behalf of CSA International. These significant agreements signify a continuation of the long-lasting cooperation between CSA International and the VDE Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies of Frankfurt, Germany.