IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society

“The IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society – MTT-S is a transnational society with more than 9,000 members and 80 chapters worldwide. Our society promotes the advancement of microwave theory and its applications, including RF, microwave, millimeter-wave, and terahertz technologies.”

“The activities sponsored by the MTT-S include a broad spectrum of conferences, workshops, tutorials, technical committees, chapter meetings, publications and professional education programs.”

IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society

IEEE – The IEEE, a non-profit organization, is the world’s leading professional association for the advancement of technology.

The MTT-S’ field of interest is “microwave theory, techniques and applications” of RF, microwave, guided wave, and wireless technologies, as they relate to components, devices, circuits, transmission lines, and systems involving the generation, modulation, demodulation, control, transmission, detection and effects of electromagnetic signals. It shall include scientific, technical, and industrial activities.

National Electronics Museum

From telegraph and radio to radar and satellites, the National Electronics Museum offers visitors access to the electronic marvels that have helped to shape our country and our world.

USB.org – Universal Serial Bus and Wireless USB

Universal Serial Bus (USB) connects more than computers and peripherals. It has the power to connect you with a whole new world of PC experiences.

USB.org – Universal Serial Bus

USB Implementers Forum, Inc. is a non-profit corporation founded by the group of companies that developed the Universal Serial Bus specification.

Wireless USB - Wireless Extension to USB

Wireless USB – Wireless Extension to USB

Wireless USB is the first high-speed wireless personal interconnect technology to meet the needs of multimedia consumer electronics, PC peripherals, and mobile devices.

Wireless USB performance is targeted at 480Mbps at 3 meters and 110Mbps at 10 meters.

Wireless USB will support robust high-speed wireless connectivity by utilizing the common WiMedia MB-OFDM Ultra-wideband (UWB) radio platform as developed by the WiMedia Alliance.

I saw this innovation earlier. Wireless USB – Wireless Extension to USB. And also a USB Drive like product.

Safety and Health Standards – CSA

The Canadian Standards Association is a not-for-profit membership-based association serving business, industry, government and consumers in Canada and the global marketplace.

Safety and Health Standards – CSA

CSA Group works closely with leading independent agencies and associations to promote safety standards in North America and around the world.

CSA marks confirm that a product has been tested and has met the applicable standards for safety & performance as outlined by ANSI, UL, CSA, NSF and more.

CSA Marks & Labels for North America

Special inspection for electrical health care products – “Your electric health care product is tested against the provincial guidelines Field Approval of Health Care Equipment plus any applicable CSA Group health care product standard requirements.”

Special inspection for electrical health care - CSA

Field Certification & Field Evaluation Programs

“These programs allow CSA labels to be applied to a limited run of products in the field, where ever they are used or installed in the U.S. and Canada.”

CSA Group
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CE – Conformite Europeenne – Safety Standards

The CE marking is required for many products. It states that the product is assessed before being placed on the market and meets EU safety, health and environmental protection requirements.

CE marking – Enterprise and Industry

The CE marking (also known as CE mark) is a mandatory conformity mark on many products placed on the single market in the European Economic Area (EEA).

CE – Conformite Europeenne – Safety Standards

CE marking signifies that the product conforms with all EC directives that apply to it. For example, most electrical products must comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the EMC Directive; electrical toys must also comply with the Toy Safety Directive.

CE - Conformite Europeenne - Safety Standards

CE – European Economic Area – EEA – Safety mark

“It is the manufacturer’s responsibility to carry out the con- formity assessment, to set up the technical file, to issue the EC declaration of conformity and to affix CE marking on a product. Distributors must verify the presence of both the CE marking and the necessary supporting documentation. If the product is being imported from a third country, the importer has to verify that the manufacturer outside the EU has undertaken the necessary steps and that the documentation is available upon request.”

6 Steps to CE marking for your product – PDF