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Latest Issue January/February Out Now
This latest issue (110) contains:
- The many benefits of HDI (microvia) PCB technology
- A Passive Culprit?
- FCC Proposed Rule Changes
- Know Your Standards
- John Woodgate's Column
- Plus the usual News, Product Gallery and Banana Skins.
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Important News about The EMC Journal
Following on from the announcement in the current issue that this would be the last one, we are pleased to say that it will be continuing in the same manner and will be produced completely by John Davies of EMC Goggles Ltd. See his profile on EMC Who's Who.
More Good News
EMCUK will also continue organised completely by Alan Warner. See his profile on EMC Who's Who.
Conference and Exhibition
The Racecourse, Newbury, UK
7 - 8 October 2014
It's a Networking World... come and network
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(posted February 2012)
NEW Testing Directory 2014 edition now available!
(posted October 2013)
The latest edition of the Testing Directory is now available. If you are in the UK and would like a copy just email pam [at] nutwooduk [dot] co [dot] uk, with your full contact details. Or you can download it in pdf format - 2014 Testing Directory
EMC Yearbook 2013
(posted March 2013)
If you would like a copy of he 2013 edition of the EMC Yearbook and you are in the UK just email pam [at] nutwood [dot] co [dot] uk and we will send you a copy. OR you can download it here.
How a product complies with EU safety, health and environmental requirements, and how to place a CE marking on your product.
Identify whether an independent conformity assessment is require from a Notified Body.
Each directive covering your product specifies whether an authorised third party (Notified Body) must be involved in the conformity assessment procedure necessary for CE marking. This is not obligatory for all products, so it is important to check whether the involvement of a Notified Body is indeed required. These Bodies are authorised by national authorities and officially 'notified' to the European Commission and listed in the NANDO (New Approach Notified and Designated Organisations) database. Go to https://www.gov.uk/ce-marking to find out more.
(posted March 2013)
2013 EMC Filter Directory -
Printed & PDF versions now available
(posted December 2012)
If you are in the UK and would like a copy of the 2013 EMC Filters Directory, just email john-davies [at] emcgoggles.com, with your full contact details. Or you can download it in pdf format just click below:
EMC Filters Directory
LED Lighting Products (posted Dec 2012)
A Report has been issued by The EMC Administrative Co-operation Working Group, on the 4th Joint Cross-Border EMC Market Surveillance Campaign (2011) reference LED Lighting Products. To view the report Click Here.
Know Your Standards Portfolio
Know Your Standards by John Woodgate is a regular feature in The EMC Journal. These can now be downloaded in pdf format, just Click Here.
(Updated January 2013)
Looking for an EMC Company or EMC Product?
(posted March 2013)
Updated for 2013 so check out our Directory. Click here.
List of Harmonised Standards - EMC
New list of harmonised standards for the EMC Directive have just been published (February 2011) in the O.J. Click here to view and download (pdf).
List of LVD Harmonised Standards
New list of harmonised standards for LVD have just been published (March 2011) in the O.J. Click here to view and download (pdf).
The full range of Laplace literature is available to download in pdf format. Click Here to see see the full list and download your choice.
New Product - CRS+ Conducted Reference Source - information on this has now been added for you to download.
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EMC Directive 2004/108/EC
The new EMC Directive came into force on Friday 20 July 2007.
All new declarations of conformity must now be to 2004/108/EC and issued under 2004/108/EC procedures (extra documentation, information requirements, etc.). 89/336/EEC is repealed. No new/amended declarations under 89/336/EEC may be issued. There is a two-year transition period for existing declarations under 89/336/EEC.
To view the text of the directive go to:
The European Commission Guide to the new EMC Directive is available to view and download at:
For more information check out the BIS (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) EMC Standards & Regulations web site:
The European Guide to the implementation of directives based on the New Approach and Global Approach (Blue guide) may be viewed and download at:
The EMCIA was formed on 20th March 2002 for the benefit of companies involved in Supplying, Designing, Testing and Manufacturing EMC products. Networking lunches are held 3 times a year. The current President is Keith Armstrong.
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