Blog

U.S. House Calls for HALT Testing of Missile Defense Systems

Last month, a U.S. House of Representatives committee asked the Missile Defense Agency to consider the use of Highly Accelerated Life Testing and Highly Accelerated Stress Screening (HALT/HASS) for identifying possible reliability issues in critical ballistic missile defense (BMD) systems and components. The committee also believes HALT testing can help ferret out unreliable counterfeit parts... Read More

MKE & RRA Make Regulatory Changes for Electrical Products Sold in Korea

Following are recent electrical product regulatory changes in Korea: Korea’s Ministry of Knowledge Economy (MKE) amended the Electrical Appliances Safety Control Act.  From July 1, 2013, built-in power supplies for computers and notebooks (including tablet PCs) are mandatory for KC marking. Korea’s Radio Research Agency (RRA) updated the conformity assessment regulation which comes into effect... Read More

New Medical Equipment Safety of Interoperability Standard AAMI/UL 2800 Being Developed

This week, MET’s Product Safety Lab Director Rick Cooper is attending a meeting of a newly-convened standards committee in Long Beach, CA to discuss the creation of a new medical equipment safety of interoperability standard(s) tentatively known as AAMI/UL 2800. The meeting is well attended by interested parties consisting of certification agencies like MET Labs,... Read More

Early Consideration of EMC & Product Safety Compliance in Product Development Saves Time and Headaches

When developing a new electrical product, early consideration of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and product safety compliance issues will pay major dividends later. If compliance is not engineered in from the start, expect to endure this pain: A major delay as the product is redesigned, jeopardizing time to market and product viability Significant extra costs for... Read More