March 16 2012
It’s hard to believe our Minnesota testing lab has already been open for more than two years, but it’s true—we opened our doors way back in spring of 2009. Time flies!
Our Minnesota facility is fully equipped to handle all EMC and EMI testing with a 10 meter radiated emissions chamber (the only one in the area!) as well as a 3 meter emissions chamber. Between the two, Northwest continues to offer the most comprehensive EMC and EMI testing for the wireless, consumer electronics and medical device markets in the Midwest.
The new lab in Minnesota has hardly been the end of Northwest EMC growth and improvements. One year following the Minnesota lab’s opening, we opened our brand new SAR testing lab at our Hillsboro, Oregon location. SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) testing is conducted on devices used closer than 20 cm to the head and is a growing segment of wireless testing as more mobile device manufacturers strive to get their products to market. We have seen continued growth at the new lab since its opening in January 2011.
But don’t think for a second we’re done yet! Making sure we have the most up to date testing facility, equipment and testing knowledge is the key to Northwest EMC’s continued ability to provide highly accurate and reliable testing results for our clients. We are currently hard at work expanding our Irvine, California facility to equip the lab with a new 3M chamber to increase automotive EMC testing services. The new expansion is expected to be complete in late spring 2012.
(Get up to the minute updates on our progress at our Northwest EMC Facebook page!)