Navigating certifications and regulatory compliance can be a daunting task. Earlier this month EMC design experts from LSR, now a Laird business, hosted a live webinar and Q&A session on the benefits of using “pre-scans” to minimize the risk of failing FCC certification. Titled, “An Engineer’s Guide to Practical FCC […]
Missed our webinar? Not to worry. You can watch the recording of our Designing for Success: Practical Advice on Certification Testing when Designing with RF Modules presentation, here. Hosted by LSR, a Laird Business, the webinar features Tom Smith, Director of EMC Compliance. Throughout the presentation Tom explains the critical steps, […]
As the number of wireless medical devices continues to increase, so does the need to understand how those devices operate in healthcare facilities and for collaboration among industry leaders. From lead lined walls to metal objects to interference from other devices, hospitals are harsh environments that present many challenges to reliable Wi-Fi connectivity. The […]
A few months ago, Marriott International made headlines when they blocked consumers’ Wi-Fi networks at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville. Following a complaint from an individual who had attended a function at the convention space, the FCC discovered that Marriott employees had used “containment features of a Wi-Fi monitoring system” […]
By: Jordan Manser, Marketing Intern
Establishing a reliable Wi-Fi connection in sports arenas, airports, and other large venues has traditionally proven to be a challenge. This is due in part to the limits placed on the 5 GHz operating band by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). However in a recent press release, Continue Reading →
The FCC recently made a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding its announcement to free up unlicensed spectra to be used for a variety of technologies, most notably, Wi-Fi. (This topic is discussed in previous blog posts here and here.) The NPRM discussion is broken down into two sections, (1) The Current […]
Wi-Fi operates in two unlicensed frequency bands: the 2.4 gigahertz (GHz) band and the 5 GHz band:
The 2.4 GHz band is divided into between 11 and 14 channels. Because the entire band is only 79 megahertz (MHz) in width, there are only three non-overlapping channels. The 5 GHz band has up to 23 non-overlapping, […]
TV White Space has been called beachfront property as it represents the first new frequencies available for unlicensed use in some time. The frequencies are becoming available because the guard bands necessary for analog television transmission are no longer needed with digital TV transmissions.
It’s not all good news for the users of the unlicensed […]
Last month, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that it will allocate 40 MHz of spectrum for medical body-area networks (MBANs). The allocated spectrum, 2360 – 2400 MHz, is just below the 2.4 GHz band where Wi-Fi® , Bluetooth® , and Zigbee® operate. The 2.4 GHz band had been considered for MBANs, but the FCC […]
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