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Elite has been a leader in Lightning and Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Testing for decades thanks to the skill and dedication of Tom Klouda, Elite’s Director of Engineering. Find out what sparked his interest in lightning simulation.

The 2019 IEEE International Symposium on EMC+SIPI was held in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, last week. Elite was there as an exhibitor and presenter to learn more about how technology advances in the electronics industry is driving new challenges for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) around the world.

Starting on August 1, 2019, Amazon vendors are required to test and certify some types of product packaging to be Amazon ISTA 6 compliant to avoid extra charges.

With many more products incorporating cellular radios, it’s become essential for Elite to have the very best equipment in place to enable wireless connectivity for items under test. To support this growing need, Elite has put in place three CMW500 Radio Communication cellular base station emulators from Rohde & Schwarz.

Elite is proud to welcome John Peters as the latest addition to our team of wireless test experts. John has over 20 year experience and is a seasoned RF engineer with knowledge of wireless devices, antenna measurements, and Over-The-Air (OTA) laboratory operations.

Earlier this year the Ford EMC department issued a notice to its approved test labs that all RF radiated immunity testing shall be performed using the reverberation chamber method.

There is no “standard” Life Cycle Test, so Elite’s experts tailor each test program for a specific product and application to accurately simulate an entire lifetime.

Paul Gates joined our Automotive EMC team in 2018 bringing a passion for all kinds of electronics. He builds gaming PCs in his spare time, and his surprising fact will have you seeing double.

The development of Automotive EMC standards for North America and the rest of the world has been very active over the past few years with the industry-changing impact of electric & autonomous vehicles. Continue reading to learn a few of the standards that are being updated to address the EMC testing of Electric Vehicles (EVs).

If you’ve visited Elite, then it’s likely you’ve come to know them both. However, by only meeting them causally or by knowing them through their company roles, you’re missing the truly remarkable side of these women. That’s because at the heart of Elaine and Kathy are selfless passions for helping, caring, and giving to others.

Continuous investment in new staff and equipment keeps Elite ahead of the curve, and our customers ahead of their competition.

The American Automobile Association (AAA) recently studied the impact of lens deterioration on automotive headlight performance and found that cloudy and yellowed lenses can reduce light output by nearly 80% compared to new headlights.

Everyone loves getting new gadgets during the holiday season and the Internet of Things (IoT) is exploding with more connected devices available than ever before. “Smart Home” devices such as thermostats, light bulbs, and door bells, are especially popular as gifts and they can deliver many benefits from energy efficiency to home security.

John and Eric Lindberg bring two generations of passion and expertise in vibration testing to Elite's Environmental Stress Testing lab.

Elite's Automotive EMC Team Leader, Stan Dolecki, shares his expertise on voltage and current transient testing in accordance with UNECE Regulation 10.

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