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.
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.
In 2020 the majority of the products we test contain wireless radio communications.
We are specialists in the following technologies:
Bluetooth (Classic (with EDR) & Low Energy), ZigBee (DSSS), Wi-Fi (2.4 & 5 GHz WLAN), Short Range Devices (SRD) including Z-Wave, RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification), Induction Loop, Land Mobile Service (Analogue & Digital), Near-field Communication (NFC), Millimetre Wave (mmW), Satellite Positioning (GNSS), Cellular Technologies (2G/3G/4G) in base stations and repeaters, Private Mobile Radio (PMR), Marine Radio & Fixed Link Equipment.
Supporting our customers and enabling them to sell worldwide.
Key Milestones for the Company:
1986 – Company formed by Roger and Sue Ray.
1990 - 1999
1990 – Moved to the current address and opened first test chamber.
1993 – RN Electronics commenced EMC testing of customer’s products.
1995 – RN Electronics became a limited Company.
1999 – We developed the RNE678 benchmark for coaxial cables used in satellite broadcast
reception, which was adopted by the Confederation of Aerial Industries (CAI).
2001 - 2009
2001 – RN Electronics incorporated Cambridge Test and Measurement Services (CTMS)
into our site here in Brentwood, expanding our test facility.
2002 – Became a UKAS accredited test laboratory no.2360.
2003 – Became FCC listed.
2007 – Opened a new anechoic chamber for automatic antenna RPE measurements.
2008 – Received UKAS accreditation for automotive testing.
2009 – Appointed as VCA Technical Service.
2010 - 2014
2010 – New screened room opened for vehicular ISO pulse testing.
2013 – Took over operations of Mead Testing EMC site in Harlow, Essex.
2014 – RN Electronics incorporated the EMC side of Mead Testing and relocated a new
chamber into a new building here in Brentwood.
– Became Accredited as a Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) by the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC).
2015 – One of the first Test Houses in the UK to be UKAS accredited to EN55032
– RN Electronics opened there ‘flagship’ test building, expanding our test facility and
enabling us to handle much larger equipment. With a fully compliant 3m chamber,
incorporating 3 phase capability and 4m turntable. A separate Transient and ESD
room, calibration lab and new customer area.
2016 – Became accredited by the FCC for the US market and ISED (formerly Industry
Canada) in Canada for radio products and electronic devices.
2018 – Accredited to test to 231 GHz in 2018 and became a specialist in testing of millimetre
– RN Electronics awarded flexible scope status by UKAS against the LAB39 guidance
document and awarded flexible scope status.
2019 – RN Electronics recognised by ISED and listed on their wireless device testing
– RN Electronics UKAS accredited to test dual-band Wi-Fi devices to EN 301 893.
2020 – RN Electronics Receives EN 302 567 Accreditation for 60 GHz Testing.
2022 – Acquired by Kiwa.