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Issue 05/2019

New ground-breaking standard saves time and money

IEC standard benefits manufacturers, testing laboratories, regulators and the general public

IEC Technical Committee 106 has published the first edition of IEC 62209-3, a standard which considerably speeds up the measurement of radio frequency (RF) fields from wireless communication devices and their impact on the human body.

Issue 03/2019

Measuring human exposure to 5G

IEC is sharing best practices to ensure accurate assessments of electromagnetic fields for 5G network and device testing

5G is the latest generation of mobile network technology. It promises greater capacity, as well as significantly faster download speeds than the current 4G networks. It will mean loading the HD version of a three-hour movie like Avengers: Endgame in seconds, rather than the minutes it currently takes. More significantly, it opens up exciting new possibilities for a range of technologies, including the Internet of Things (IoT) and augmented and virtual reality (AR and VR).

2018
Issue 04/2018

Obituary - Ronald C. Petersen

Petersen passed away on 9 July at the age of 81

It is with great sadness that the IEC learned of the passing of Ron Petersen, former Chair of IEC TC 106 and a valuable member of the IEC community, at the age of 81.

2017
Issue 05/2017

Connecting the printed electronics and wearables communities

Wearable devices will benefit from advances in printed electronics technologies

Printed electronics as a manufacturing method has become established in a number of areas across the electrotechnical world. The connections that are made are emerging as particularly significant in the new generation of wearable electronic devices. Although some wearable applications can be realized using wholly conventional rigid electronics, many will require some element of flexibility. Standardization work by a number of IEC Technical Committees (TCs) and subcommittees (SCs) is central to this development.

2016
Issue 05/2016

More EMC Standards published as Redline Versions

Latest editions of two International Standards for Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) published.

Two important International Standards for EMC have been published as Redline Versions (RLVs) also. Both are generic immunity Standards, one for residential, commercial and light-industrial environments, the second for industrial environments. These Standards and their RLV versions are also third editions that replace the previous ones published in 2005.