Rhein Tech Laboratories, Inc. (RTL)

Rhein Tech Laboratories, Inc. (RTL) Engineering Solutions & Electromagnetic Compatibility Services

Rhein Tech provides complete engineering services and consulting, from design review and mitigation to full compliance testing on Wireless, Information Technology, Telecommunications, Military, and Medical products to meet the rules, regulations and standards of the Federal Communications Commission, Industry Canada, European Union Directives, the military and the medical field, as well as international product approvals for Europe, South America, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Russia and the Baltic countries. Furthermore, we provide microwave radar testing and detection measurements in the L band-1 to 2 GHz, S band-2 to 4 GHz, C band-4 to 8 GHz, X band-8 to 12 GHz, Ku band-12 to 18 GHz, K band-18 to 26.5 GHz, and Ka band-26.5 to 40 GHz. Since 1988, Rhein Tech has tested and certified thousands of products on behalf of our global client base. We have performed hundreds of product engineering evaluations and mitigated many products to achieve compliance. We have an experienced staff with extensive knowledge of hardware design engineering, from product conception to final printed circuit board, with emphasis on EMC design principles, to meet any standard. Our advance measurement capabilities include Radar Cross Section and High Range Resolution, microwave detection, as well as attenuation, transparency, and reflection on materials.

Mission: Our goal is to provide top-notch engineering and certification services that enable you to take your product to the next phase, from inception to final approval; we can be an extension of your engineering department. We strive to provide excellence in service quality, support, performance, value and delivery within a company environment that demonstrates professionalism, teamwork and respect for our customers, our suppliers, our communities and each other.

The #FCC is holding their first meeting of 2020 now, during which they will vote on the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund. ...
01/30/2020
Live

The #FCC is holding their first meeting of 2020 now, during which they will vote on the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund. You can tune in below πŸ‘‡

#broadband #wireless #news

https://www.fcc.gov/general/live

This February, any #medical device manufacturers needing help preparing for the new #EU #MDR and #IVDR can attend Medica...
01/29/2020
EU MDR and IVDR Preparation Conference this February

This February, any #medical device manufacturers needing help preparing for the new #EU #MDR and #IVDR can attend Medical Design & Manufacturing West's 2020 paid conference in Anaheim, CA. Click below for more information.

https://www.rheintech.com/eu-mdr-and-ivd-preparation-conference-this-february

This February, a conference will be held in Anaheim, California to prepare medical device manufacturers for the upcoming EU MDR and IVDR changes.

01/28/2020
docs.fcc.gov

The #FCC has approved commercial deployment in the 3.5 GHz band. Wireless companies can now request to use spectrum for #5G deployment.

https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-362108A1.pdf

On January 22, the Virginia #DoT announced the deployment of a new C-V2X in the 5.9 GHz band. Ajit #Pai of the #FCC comm...
01/27/2020
Ajit Pai Comments on Deployment of C-V2X in 5.9 GHz Band

On January 22, the Virginia #DoT announced the deployment of a new C-V2X in the 5.9 GHz band. Ajit #Pai of the #FCC commented on this announcement, stating that this is a step in the right direction toward #automotive safety.

https://www.rheintech.com/ajit-pai-comments-on-deployment-of-c-v2x-in-5-9-ghz-band

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai commented on the announcement of the deployment of C-V2X in Northern Virginia. It is a step in the right direction toward IoT.

01/24/2020
transportation.house.gov

On January 22, the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure sent a letter to the #FCC, opposing plans to reallocate over 50% of the 5.9 GHz band to unlicensed operations. You can read the letter here:https://transportation.house.gov/imo/media/doc/2020-01-22%20Full%20TI%20Letter%20to%20FCC.pdf

Yesterday, the #FCC issued a Notice of Proposed Rule-Making on Shared Use in the 3.1 - 3.55 GHz band. Comments are due b...
01/23/2020
FCC Issues Notice of Proposed Rule-Making for Shared Use in 3.1 - 3.55 GHz Band

Yesterday, the #FCC issued a Notice of Proposed Rule-Making on Shared Use in the 3.1 - 3.55 GHz band. Comments are due by February 21.

https://www.rheintech.com/fcc-issues-notice-of-proposed-rule-making-for-shared-use-in-3-1-3-55-ghz-band

#proposedrules #notice

On January 22, 2020, the FCC issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Facilitating Shared Use in the 3.1 - 3.55 GHz Band. This notice proposes th...

Here are our top 3 tips for successful #EMC engineers! #EMCengineers #engineering #emi #engineeringdesign
01/17/2020

Here are our top 3 tips for successful #EMC engineers!

#EMCengineers #engineering #emi #engineeringdesign

This month's MultiInterest is Marco Tempest's #TedTalk, "A Swarm of Mini Drones Makes...Magic!" It's so neat when scienc...
01/16/2020
A swarm of mini drones makes ... magic!

This month's MultiInterest is Marco Tempest's #TedTalk, "A Swarm of Mini Drones Makes...Magic!" It's so neat when science and imagination come together! MultiInterests appears in our monthly newsletters. Email us to subscribe!

#emc #engineering

https://www.ted.com/talks/marco_tempest_a_swarm_of_mini_drones_makes_magic?language=en

Leading a swarm of small, buzzing flying machines, techno-magician Marco Tempest orchestrates a "cyber illusion" that will have you asking yourself: Was that science or magic?

Wow! Very cool research--and a good read. Experts might now be able to design a #circuit that eliminates #electromagneti...
01/15/2020
Creating An Electromagnetic Noise-Less Circuit Layout with High Precision 3D Circuit Simulators

Wow! Very cool research--and a good read. Experts might now be able to design a #circuit that eliminates #electromagnetic noise.

#engineering #engineeringdesign #EMC

https://incompliancemag.com/creating-an-electromagnetic-noise-less-circuit-layout-with-high-precision-3d-circuit-simulators/

Researchers from Osaka University have developed a high-precision 3D circuit simulator capable of reducing electromagnetic noise.

01/13/2020

RTL's monthly #newsletter blasts out tomorrow morning. Email [email protected] to request a subscription. Our newsletters feature #FCC Q&As, standards updates, & more! πŸ‘

01/10/2020

Last month, #ISED published RSS-210, Issue 10, which delineates the requirements for equipment #certification for license-exempt #radio apparatus in various frequency bands. You can view it below πŸ‘‡

#engineering #emc #emi

https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf01320.html

01/09/2020

It's a new year--and it's time to do things better. If you want a conveniently located #EMC testing lab that can work with your schedule, contact us today! Our clients love our flexibility and you will too!

#engineering #EMI #engineeringdesign

01/08/2020
Fear of Huawei Creating an International Digital Divide

Interesting read. #China has ordered all government offices to remove foreign computer equipment/software within 3 years. Will a resolution come between China and the US or will this divide grow?

#Huawei #FCC #digitaldivide

https://www.microwavejournal.com/blogs/17-gary-lerude-mwj-technical-editor/post/33258-fear-of-huawei-creating-an-international-digital-divide

U.S. fears that Huawei is an existential threat to the security of western democracies have precipitated a series of events building a digital divide, a divide separating the communications networks using Huawei equipment from those where it is shunned. A long-term resolution will require a broad cy...

In November of 2019, the #FCC designated Chinese telecommunications company #Huawei as a national security threat. Now, ...
01/06/2020
FCC Seeks Comment on Designation of Huawei as Covered Company

In November of 2019, the #FCC designated Chinese telecommunications company #Huawei as a national security threat. Now, the FCC seeks comment on whether or not this designation should remain. Comments are due by Feb. 3.

#telecommunications #nationalsecurity

https://www.rheintech.com/fcc-seeks-comment-on-designation-of-huawei-as-covered-company

The FCC is seeking comment on its designation of Chinese telecommunications company Huawei as a covered company.

Amid speculation that current #RF exposure limits should be revised due to safety concerns, the #ChicagoTribune tested 1...
01/03/2020
FCC Finds Cell Phones do not Exceed Current RF Exposure Limits

Amid speculation that current #RF exposure limits should be revised due to safety concerns, the #ChicagoTribune tested 11 cell phones and found that they exceeded current RF exposure limits. The #FCC has concluded after its own tests that these phones do not exceed limits.

https://www.rheintech.com/fcc-finds-cellphones-do-not-exceed-current-rf-exposure-limits

The FCC has published test results indicating that cell phones initially tested by the Chicago Tribune do not exceed current RF exposure limits.

01/02/2020

The #FCC is seeking comment on Rohde & Schwarz's request for a waiver of Part 15 emissions requirements. Comments are due Jan 21 and can be filed here: https://fcc.gov/ecfs/

#engineering #compliance #emc

As with #EMC, engineers must consider electrical safety during the product design cycle. Read our top tips on how to des...
12/30/2019
Top Tips on how to Design for Electrical Safety

As with #EMC, engineers must consider electrical safety during the product design cycle. Read our top tips on how to design for this below πŸ‘‡ And if you need a product tested for electrical safety, contact us!

#electricalsafety #engineering #engineeringdesign #engineeringtips

https://www.rheintech.com/top-tips-on-how-to-design-for-electrical-safety

Learn how to design products for electrical safety with top tips from Rhein Tech's experts. If you need a product tested for electrical safety, contact us!

12/23/2019

As of last week, the #FCC has decided to uphold its #RF human exposure limits, which were criticized as being too lenient earlier this year. According to the FCC, scientific evidence has not linked cell phones with health issues. #5G #telecommunications

12/19/2019

Does your product need to be tested for #EMC compliance? Are you on a tight schedule? No worries: unlike other testing labs, Rhein Tech offers last minute scheduling and schedule flexibility. Contact us today!

#engineering #emi #compliancetesting

12/18/2019

The #FCC has formally adopted the #NPRM to remove the amateur #3GHz band and now seeks comment on #relocation recommendations.

#EMC testing is lengthy and can cost thousands of dollars if products fail. Fifty percent of products fail the first tim...
12/17/2019
Prescreening Devices to Ensure EMC Compliance (the First Time Around)

#EMC testing is lengthy and can cost thousands of dollars if products fail. Fifty percent of products fail the first time around. Prevent this by #prescreening your devices for #EMI using these #tips.

#engineering #engineeringdesign

https://www.rheintech.com/prescreening-devices-to-ensure-emc-compliance

If the thought of spending thousands of dollars on EMC testing (and retesting) makes you nervous, read on to learn how to ensure you pass the first time.

This month's multiinterest is Sougwen Chung's #TedTalk, "Why I Draw with Robots," in which Chung sheds light on the pros...
12/13/2019
Why I draw with robots

This month's multiinterest is Sougwen Chung's #TedTalk, "Why I Draw with Robots," in which Chung sheds light on the pros and cons of #AI. Multiinterests appear in our monthly newsletters. Email [email protected] to subscribe and get exclusive content from #EMC experts.

https://www.ted.com/talks/sougwen_chung_why_i_draw_with_robots

What happens when humans and robots make art together? In this awe-inspiring talk, artist Sougwen Chung shows how she "taught" her artistic style to a machine -- and shares the results of their collaboration after making an unexpected discovery: robots make mistakes, too. "Part of the beauty of huma...

12/12/2019

Are you looking for a testing lab that does it all? RTL provides everything from consultation and design review to full compliance testing on #Wireless, #IT, #Telecommunications, #Military, and #Medical products. An added bonus? We handle the regulatory process to obtain product approvals. Contact us today to get started!

In 2018, one of Uber's #autonomous vehicles hit a pedestrian. Assigned with the task of designing the cars of the future...
12/10/2019
Autonomous Vehicles Face Software and EMI Issues

In 2018, one of Uber's #autonomous vehicles hit a pedestrian. Assigned with the task of designing the cars of the future, #engineers must worry about human error, #software malfunctions, and, of course, #EMI.

https://www.rheintech.com/autonomous-vehicles-face-software-and-emi-issues

Autonomous cars have proven to be dangerous in the past due to software and sensor issues. Another problem that could endanger drivers and pedestrians is EMI.

#Tips from the experts: 3 ways to prevent #EMC failure! πŸ‘#engineering #EMI
12/06/2019

#Tips from the experts: 3 ways to prevent #EMC failure! πŸ‘

#engineering #EMI

Ever wondered about the #chemistry behind the tech you design? Cathy Mulzer discusses it in her #TedTalk below. Very nea...
12/05/2019
The incredible chemistry powering your smartphone

Ever wondered about the #chemistry behind the tech you design? Cathy Mulzer discusses it in her #TedTalk below. Very neat!

#engineering #engineeringdesign

https://www.ted.com/talks/cathy_mulzer_the_incredible_chemistry_powering_your_smartphone

Ever wondered how your smartphone works? Take a journey down to the atomic level with scientist Cathy Mulzer, who reveals how almost every component of our high-powered devices exists thanks to chemists -- and not the Silicon Valley entrepreneurs that come to most people's minds. As she puts it: "Ch...

12/04/2019

According to the #FDA, #EMI can affect #electric wheelchairs and scooters, despite #EMCcompliance. Should or could there be stricter requirements?
#engineering #engineeringdesign

https://www.pridemobility.com/pdf/resourcecenter/emi_rfi.pdf

In the age of #IoT, the 2014/53/EU (RED) is more applicable than ever. But it can be hard to digest. Here's everything #...
12/03/2019
Making Sense of 2014/53/EU (RED): What you Should Know

In the age of #IoT, the 2014/53/EU (RED) is more applicable than ever. But it can be hard to digest. Here's everything #youneedtoknow about product and #software #security in the RED.

#engineering #engineeringdesign #emc #emi #radio

https://www.rheintech.com/making-sense-of-2014-53-eu-red-what-you-should-know

The 2014/53/EU (RED) is more applicable than ever in the age of IoT. But it's tricky to digest. Here's everything you need to know about security in the RED.

With #China and #Russia utilizing #EMS war tactics, the United States has recognized an urgent need to strengthen its ow...
12/02/2019
U.S. Seeks to Strengthen EMS Technologies and Strategies for Superiority

With #China and #Russia utilizing #EMS war tactics, the United States has recognized an urgent need to strengthen its own EMS #technologies and #strategies.

#emc #emi #engineeringdesign

https://www.rheintech.com/u-s-seeks-to-strengthen-ems-technologies-and-strategies-for-superiority

With Russia and China utilizing EMS warfare, the U.S. has recognized a growing need to strengthen its own EMS technologies and strategies.

For nearly ten years, #LigadoNetworks has awaited the #FCC's approval of its proposed #wirelesscommunicationsystem. Now,...
11/27/2019
The Ligado Question: Should the FCC Reject Ligado's Proposal?

For nearly ten years, #LigadoNetworks has awaited the #FCC's approval of its proposed #wirelesscommunicationsystem. Now, the #DoD is requesting the FCC reject Ligado's proposal. Should the FCC reject it?

#wireless #engineering #5G #GPS

https://www.rheintech.com/the-ligado-question-should-the-fcc-reject-ligado-s-proposal

After nearly ten years of waiting for the FCC to accept its proposal, Ligado now faces opposition from the DoD, who fears Ligado's network could hurt GPS.

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