RN Electronics Ltd was established in 1986 by the directors Roger and Sue Ray.
In 1990 the Company moved to the present premises at Arnolds Farm Lane, Mountnessing. At that time the Company was primarily an RF design consultancy undertaking the design and development of a wide range of wireless products. The EMC test facility was set up within the site to ensure that products designed were compliant with all EMC and radio type approval requirements.
A sample of the design work includes:
|VHF Video Transmitter||900 MHz Transmitter|
|Paging Transmitters||1.8 GHz Receiver|
|PMR Equipment||Wide Band Amplifiers|
|Personal Communicator||Wireless Intercom|
|ARC Detection System||Power Oscillator|
|2.4 GHz Spread Spectrum||UHF Alarm Transmitter|
From 1993 onwards EMC and radio testing of client products became a major role of the company, using the expertise gained in product design to assist clients to achieve compliance.
Our range of testing soon expanded into coaxial cables for the satellite broadcast industry, after-market automotive components as witnessed by the VCA and medical devices.
The company’s strong RF focus continues today with our experienced RF engineers.
First chamber in site A opened.
We developed the RNE678 benchmark for coaxial cables used in satellite broadcast reception, which was adopted by the Confederation of Aerial Industries (CAI).
We expanded our test facility, incorporating Cambridge Test and Measurement Services (CTMS) into our site here in Brentwood and steadily increased our range of services, including a large indoor semi-anechoic chamber, dramatically reducing the amount of test time required on an OATS.
The Company became a UKAS accredited Testing Laboratory no.2360.
The OATS and our large semi anechoic site M chamber were FCC listed. Hired two additional EMC engineers.
We welcomed Paul Darragh as our Test Manager, to take over the daily running of the test facility.
Started testing "shotgun" (twin) coaxial cables.
Opened a new anechoic chamber for automatic antenna RPE measurements.
Received UKAS accreditation for automotive testing.
Appointed as a Technical Service by the VCA.
Appointed as a MET auditor for factory inspections of listed products (safety approved for use in the USA).
A new safety laboratory for R&TTE Directive, LVD and medical devices, and a new screened room for vehicular ISO pulse testing opened.
Launched energy consumption testing for EuP directive standby power requirements.
Took over operations of Mead Testing EMC site in Harlow, Essex.
Relocation of new chamber from Harlow to RN Electronics.
We expanded our test facility, incorporating the EMC side of Mead Testing into our new building which opened at our site here in Brentwood increasing our range of services, including a large fully compliant three metre ferrite lined semi-anechoic chamber.
3 phase power installed.