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FCC and CE Testing / Failure Resolution

I'm seriously thinking about (practically committed to) taking one of my products through FCC and EC testing and it's my first time doing so. It's Arduino based electronics running off a 16MHz crystal ...
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How to mass-produce a electronic system assembled by me?

"Practically speaking", given I developed a electronic system (in my case with the Arduino board), what are next steps to make in order to produce and market that system (in my case, regardless of ...
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BLE Transmitter for Production

We would like to add a BLE transmitter to our board so that it can serve as an iBeacon (and whatever the non-Apple equivalent is known as). It seems like the engineers at Estimote and Stick n Find ...
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What Regulatory Requirements are Really Necessary for Sale in the USA?

I understand that unless you fall into some specific product categories that are exempt from FCC regulations, electronic products sold in the US are legally required to meet FCC EMC limits. However, ...
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How can I evaluate or speculate on a part's production lifetime for long term part sourcing?

Suppose I have an idea for a product, where if it were successful, would be in production for 5-10 years. How can I make decisions on what parts to use now such that they will still be available to ...
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Question about long-term support for legacy board designs

This question is summarized from a discussion on the Electrical Engineering StackExchange chat. It is reproduced here in hopes to generate a discussion with long-term value Question for anyone with ...
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What make now that I have implemented a working prototype of my system?

I developed code for an Arduino board (Arduino Uno + Ethernet Shield and some sensor) and I am thinking to try to make some money by selling the resulting system. Is it legally possible make that with ...
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How to prevent sealed in product battery drain on store shelf?

How can a microcontroller-based device prevent battery drain while the product is on the store shelf? We are creating a waterproof, sealed in product without any buttons. This means the battery is ...
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Optimizing product tests?

I'm currently working for a company where I design and implement an automated test program to test our products. Currently our tests take quite a bit of time (several minutes per unit) and need to ...