Safety and electromagnetics
Seminars and Workshops within the EMC Field

Seminars and Workshops within the EMC Field

Author: Marjan Mak SIQ's mission is to assess and transfer knowledge and experience as a way of contributing to the development of society that shall be based on knowledge, products, and services of the highest quality. The employees at the Laboratory for Electromagnetics (EMC) also follow our mission to transfer knowledge and experience. We expand and upgrade our knowledge with various training programs at home and abroad, by participating...
Transfer of International Training Practices

Transfer of International Training Practices

Author: Gregor Schoss SIQ is very much involved in international professional collaborations. We are aware that an exchange of the best practices and knowledge with individuals and similar foreign institutions can bring us even more acclaim. Internationlization is an important factor in creating new opportunities. At SIQ, this also applies to the activities of testing the security of products and their electromagnetic conformity. Professional...
Collaboration in IEC/TC 108 WG HBSDT Working Group

Collaboration in IEC/TC 108 WG HBSDT Working Group

Author: SIQ Being a member of the SIST TC MOV technical committee, SIQ collaborates in the IEC/TC 108 WG HBSDT working group for the development of the third issue of the IEC 62368-1standard for the safety of IT, communication and multimedia devices. The new issue of the IEC 62368-1 standard is expected to fully substitute the IEC 60950-1 and IEC 60065 standards, which currently cover the field of the safety of IT, communication and...
Household Appliance Radio Modules

Household Appliance Radio Modules

Author: Marjan Mak Today, there is virtually no newly-developed, improved-version of a household appliance without smartphone connectivity or cloud operation and communication. In recent years, we have witnessed a massive increase in the number of radio modules integrated into end devices, especially household appliances whose primary function is not the transmission and/or acceptance of radio waves for radio communication and/or radio...
System and Device Functional Safety

System and Device Functional Safety

Author: Dr. Miha Otrin We are surrounded by a booming number of electrical and electronic devices, and this may increase risk if they don’t include safety mechanisms that mitigate potential risk to an acceptable level. In the process of assuring security, the functional security system identifies potentially dangerous...
Gateway to global market

Gateway to global market

Author: Melita Štebih Since the global market poses a growing challenge to our partners, the Safety and Electromagnetics Department has a proactive unit engaged in obtaining national certificates worldwide. In the last 8 years of active operations within the mentioned unit, we managed to develop a simple and functional procedure to obtain different certificates for most global markets in cooperation with foreign peer and partner institutions. SIQ is now present in over...
Testing Li-ion batteries

Testing Li-ion batteries

Author: Tibor Kokelj In 2016, SIQ set up a new accredited laboratory for battery safety testing, allowing us to offer support and services to our customers in that area as well. Remember Zmaj batteries, used in flashlights and wall clocks, and – for those who remember – "walkmans"? Perhaps people thought "that's it; it can't get better." But then mobile phones arrived. I got mine in 1999 and it had a NiCd battery. It...
EMC verification of  automotive components

EMC verification of automotive components

Author: Marjan Mak Automotive component testing accounts for almost a fifth of all EMC Laboratory revenues. By moving the lab to new premises, we reasonably expect the share to further increase. The Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Laboratory is one of the labs with the longest tradition at SIQ. In the early 1960s, it was a simple test area for measuring radio frequency interferences. In the 1970s, the test area was upgraded and expanded, and in the 1980s a minor...
From an idea to realisation

From an idea to realisation

Author: Dr. Miha Otrin “If you do not progress, you regress,” is the silent rule of Safety and Electromagnetics. Whoever has developed anything knows that it takes both persistence and a vision. In 2009, SIQ formally started activities in rail transport interoperability. The idea, in fact, emerged from the desire to participate in a major project for which we had to obtain suitable notification. And we did. But not the project. We were presented with...