Europe

R&TTE to RED Transition Period for Radio Equipment Nearing an End

The European Parliament and Council Directive on Radio and Telecommunication Terminal Equipment (1999/5/EC) was revised in 2014 to become the Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU. The R&TTE Directive covers all equipment that uses the radio frequency spectrum, with a few exceptions. It also covers all terminal equipment attached to public telecommunication networks. The main objective of... Read More

EN 55032 Electromagnetic Compatibility of Multimedia Equipment

EN 55032 is a specific EMC product standard covering EMC compliance testing of Multimedia Equipment (MME) and replaces several other product standards which will soon cease to give presumption of conformity. This new standard will become effective as a harmonized emission standard in compliance with EMC Directive 2014/30/EU The standard was approved in 2012, was subsequently published... Read More

EN 61326-1: 2013 Replacing 2006 Version for EMC Directive Evaluation of Lab, Test & Measurement Equipment

For manufacturers selling scientific, test and measurement equipment in Europe, EMC emissions and immunity requirements defined in EN 61326-1 are changing.  Effective August 14, 2015, the 2006 version of this standard will be withdrawn and can no longer be used to meet the essential requirements of the EMC Directive.  From then on, EN 61326-1: 2013... Read More

CE Marking Directives Recast to Align with New Legislative Framework

On March 29, 2014, the European Commission published the recasts of eight CE marking directives. These directives have new reference numbers and are aligned with the rules and responsibilities for CE marking that were published earlier in Decision 768/2008/EU.  Here are three that changed: EMC Directive is now 2014/30/EU (previously 2004/108/EC) Low Voltage Directive (LVD)... Read More

EN55032 Replacing EN55022 and Others for CE Marking of Multimedia Equipment

Do you supply IT or multimedia (MME) equipment into Europe? To comply with EMC Directive 2004/108/EC, new harmonized emission and immunity standards are being added to the EU’s Official Journal (OJ), making them available for demonstrating conformity with the essential requirements of the directive. Note: Due to the convergence of technologies, the EMC standards for... Read More