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This is a shortened list of the new ETSI standards published during the past month:

  • ETSI EN 301 908-2 V11.1.2 - (August 2017) - IMT cellular networks; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU; Part 2: CDMA Direct Spread (UTRA FDD) User Equipment (UE)
  • ETSI TR 103 319 V1.1.1 - (August 2017) - Broadband Radio Access Networks (BRAN); 5 GHz high performance RLAN; Mitigation techniques to enable sharing between RLANs and Road Tolling and Intelligent Transport Systems in the 5 725 MHz to 5 925 MHz band
  • ETSI TS 137 113 V13.4.0 - (August 2017) - Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; E-UTRA, UTRA and GSM/EDGE; Multi-Standard Radio (MSR) Base Station (BS) Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 37.113 version 13.4.0 Release 13)
  • ETSI TS 137 113 V14.2.0 - (August 2017) - Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; E-UTRA, UTRA and GSM/EDGE; Multi-Standard Radio (MSR) Base Station (BS) Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 37.113 version 14.2.0 Release 14)
  • ETSI TS 137 114 V13.3.0 - (August 2017) - Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Active Antenna System (AAS) Base Station (BS) Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 37.114 version 13.3.0 Release 13)
  • ETSI TS 137 114 V14.1.0 - (August 2017) - Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Active Antenna System (AAS) Base Station (BS) Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 37.114 version 14.1.0 Release 14)
  • ETSI EN 302 065-5 V1.1.1 - (September 2017) - Short Range Devices (SRD) using Ultra Wide Band technology (UWB); Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU; Part 5: Devices using UWB technology onboard aircraft

 

See ETSI website for additional information.

This is a shortened list of the new IEC standards published during the past month:

  • IEC 61000-4-5:2014/AMD1:2017, Ed. 3.0 - (8/4/17) - Amendment 1 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-5: Testing and measurement techniques - Surge immunity test
  • CISPR 16-1-2/AMD1:2017 PRV, Ed. 2.0 - (8/4/17) - Amendment 1 - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 1-2: Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus - Coupling devices for conducted disturbance measurements
  • IEC 61000-4-5:2014+AMD1:2017 CSV, Ed. 3.1 - (8/4/17) - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-5: Testing and measurement techniques - Surge immunity test
  • IEC 60079-7:2015+AMD1:2017 CSV, Ed. 5.1 - (8/4/17) - Explosive atmospheres - Part 7: Equipment protection by increased safety "e"
  • IEC TR 63099-1:2017, Ed. 1.0 - (8/9/17) - Transmitting equipment for radiocommunication - Radio-over fibre technologies for electromagnetic-field measurement - Part 1: Radio-over-fibre technologies for antenna measurement
  • IEC 62041:2017, Ed. 3.0 - (8/10/17) - Transformers, power supplies, reactors and similar products - EMC requirements
  • IEC 62232:2017, Ed. 2.0 - (8/23/17) - Determination of RF field strength, power density and SAR in the vicinity of radiocommunication base stations for the purpose of evaluating human exposure
  • IEC 61000-4-15:2010/ISH1:2017, Ed. 2.0 - (8/23/17) - Interpretation Sheet 1 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-15: Testing and measurement techniques - Flickermeter - Functional and design specifications
  • IEC 60079-18:2014+AMD1:2017 CSV, Ed. 4.1 - (8/24/17) - Explosive atmospheres - Part 18: Equipment protection by encapsulation "m"
  • IEC 62153-4-6:2017 RLV, Ed. 2.0 - (8/25/17) - Metallic cables and other passive components test methods - Part 4-6: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Surface transfer impedance - line injection method
  • IEC 62153-4-6:2017, Ed. 2.0 - (8/31/17) - Metallic cables and other passive components test methods - Part 4-6: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Surface transfer impedance - line injection method
  • IEC TS 60079-46:2017, Ed. 1.0 - (8/25/17) - Explosive atmospheres - Part 46: Equipment assemblies
  • IEC 60068-2-52:2017 PRV, Ed. 3.0 - (9/1/17) - Environmental testing - Part 2-52: Tests - Test Kb: Salt mist, cyclic (sodium chloride solution)
  • IEC 62828-1:2017 PRV, Ed. 1.0 - (9/8/17) - Reference conditions and procedures for testing industrial and process measurement transmitters - Part 1: General procedures for all types of transmitters

 

See IEC for additional information.

This is a shortened list of the new IEC standards published during the past month:

  • IEC 61000-4-5:2014/AMD1:2017, Ed. 3.0 - (8/4/17) - Amendment 1 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-5: Testing and measurement techniques - Surge immunity test
  • CISPR 16-1-2/AMD1:2017 PRV, Ed. 2.0 - (8/4/17) - Amendment 1 - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 1-2: Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus - Coupling devices for conducted disturbance measurements
  • IEC 61000-4-5:2014+AMD1:2017 CSV, Ed. 3.1 - (8/4/17) - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-5: Testing and measurement techniques - Surge immunity test
  • IEC 60079-7:2015+AMD1:2017 CSV, Ed. 5.1 - (8/4/17) - Explosive atmospheres - Part 7: Equipment protection by increased safety "e"
  • IEC TR 63099-1:2017, Ed. 1.0 - (8/9/17) - Transmitting equipment for radiocommunication - Radio-over fibre technologies for electromagnetic-field measurement - Part 1: Radio-over-fibre technologies for antenna measurement
  • IEC 62041:2017, Ed. 3.0 - (8/10/17) - Transformers, power supplies, reactors and similar products - EMC requirements
  • IEC 62232:2017, Ed. 2.0 - (8/23/17) - Determination of RF field strength, power density and SAR in the vicinity of radiocommunication base stations for the purpose of evaluating human exposure
  • IEC 61000-4-15:2010/ISH1:2017, Ed. 2.0 - (8/23/17) - Interpretation Sheet 1 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-15: Testing and measurement techniques - Flickermeter - Functional and design specifications
  • IEC 60079-18:2014+AMD1:2017 CSV, Ed. 4.1 - (8/24/17) - Explosive atmospheres - Part 18: Equipment protection by encapsulation "m"
  • IEC 62153-4-6:2017 RLV, Ed. 2.0 - (8/25/17) - Metallic cables and other passive components test methods - Part 4-6: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Surface transfer impedance - line injection method
  • IEC 62153-4-6:2017, Ed. 2.0 - (8/31/17) - Metallic cables and other passive components test methods - Part 4-6: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Surface transfer impedance - line injection method
  • IEC TS 60079-46:2017, Ed. 1.0 - (8/25/17) - Explosive atmospheres - Part 46: Equipment assemblies
  • IEC 60068-2-52:2017 PRV, Ed. 3.0 - (9/1/17) - Environmental testing - Part 2-52: Tests - Test Kb: Salt mist, cyclic (sodium chloride solution)
  • IEC 62828-1:2017 PRV, Ed. 1.0 - (9/8/17) - Reference conditions and procedures for testing industrial and process measurement transmitters - Part 1: General procedures for all types of transmitters

 

See IEC for additional information.

Recently we were informed that Rwandan authority RURA will implement new type approval regulations within the next few months. We anticipate increased Type Approval fees and a new sample requirement for the following devices:

 

  • Telephone/Cell Phone
  • Tablets
  • Laptops
  • Keyless Entry
  • Handheld Equipment

Argentina ENACOM released the new Q2-60-14 v17.1 Standard for Low Power Devices, incorporating the latest resolutions and changes as summarized below:

  • Maximum output power of 401-406 MHz band: 18.260 μV/m @ 3m
  • Maximum output power of 433.075-434.775 MHz band: 366000 μV/m @ 3m
  • Addition of UWB bands (3100-10600 MHz)
  • Correction of limits of 22 GHz bands: 22000-26650 MHz

This replaces version 16.1. Some of the devices this applies to are:

  • Alarms and motion detectors
  • Closed-Circuit Televisions
  • Industrial Control Devices
  • Access Controls
  • Wireless Audio Devices
  • RFID
  • Transportation Telematics Equipment
  • Telemetry Systems

 

Below is the updated frequency bands and electric field table:

On August 15, 2017 Cayman Islands Regulator, Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg), implemented a new Type Approval process effective immediately with primary changes as follows:

  • Online submission format
  • Type Approval fees added

The following previous requirements are still in effect:

  • Certification Marks on packaging and/or equipment are not required by OfReg
  • Type Approval Certificates are valid for 10 years

 

These changes do not impact devices already approved, and all Type Approval applications submitted before August 15, 2017 are being processed under the former procedure; it is not necessary to re-submit these applications, and the new approval fees will not apply.

The Telecommunications Certification Body Council (TCBC) will host its Fall 2017 Workshop October 30 - November 2, 2017 at the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland. This 4-day event includes the customary 3-day workshop from Tuesday, October 31 – Thursday, November 2, with Monday, October 30 devoted to SAR Basics training, to provide a foundation for RF Exposure issues in the FCC/ISED requirements.

Among other topics, the workshop will include FCC, ISED Canada, and SAR updates, roundtable discussions, etc. Full details can be found here.

Israeli RF and Safety Regulators, Ministry of Communications (MoC) and the Standards Institution of Israel (SII), announced office closures from September 15 to October 15, 2017. During this period, no Type Approval applications can be submitted to MoC or SII; delays will also occur for applications currently under review.

After three years of delay, Niger regulator ARTP has resumed Type Approval processing. Changes from prior regulation and process are as follows:

 

  • Samples are required for 2G, 3G, 4G and personal computers
  • Type Approval certificates will be issued (instead of approval letter as in the past)
  • Type approval certificates are now valid for 10 years
  • An original DoC may be required for approval

Recently, Chilean Regulator Subsecretaría de Telecomunicaciones (SUBTEL) advised that type approval applications for modular devices are no longer accepted. There is no retrospective impact on devices already approved, and existing type approval certificates for modular devices remain valid. It should be noted that if a module previously approved in Chile causes interference issues, it will be subject to review by SUBTEL.

This is a shortened list of the new ETSI standards published during the past month:

  • ETSI EN 300 224 V2.1.1 - (June 2016) - Land Mobile Service; Radio Equipment for use in a Paging Service operating within the frequency range 25 MHz - 470 MHz; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU
  • ETSI EN 302 296 V2.1.1 - (June 2016) - Digital Terrestrial TV Transmitters; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU
  • ETSI ES 201 873-11 V4.7.1 - (June 2016) - Methods for Testing and Specification (MTS); The Testing and Test Control Notation version 3; Part 11: Using JSON with TTCN-3
  • ETSI TR 103 422 V1.1.1 - (June 2016) - Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT); DECT evolution technical study; Requirements and technical analysis for the further evolution of DECT and DECT ULE
  • ETSI EN 302 567 V2.1.1 - (July 2016) - Multiple-Gigabit/s radio equipment operating in the 60 GHz band; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU
  • ETSI EN 303 348 V1.1.2 - (July 2016) - Induction loop systems intended to assist the hearing impaired in the frequency range 10 Hz to 9 kHz; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU
  • ETSI EN 301 908-13 V11.1.2 - (July 2016) - IMT cellular networks; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU; Part 13: Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA) User Equipment (UE)

 

See ETSI website for additional information.

On July 1, 2017, Serbia’s Ministry of Economy adopted and published new rules on electromagnetic compatibility and safety in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia (No 25/16). Notable changes from the prior rules are as follows:

  1. New EMC and LVD Certificates of Conformity (CoC) are now valid for 5 years
  2. Devices listed below no longer require an EMC CoC:
    1. Appliances supplied without battery chargers or adapters for low voltage distribution network, which only use replaceable batteries or computer connectors as the power source;
    2. Computer components, other than power units;
    3. Machines falling under the separate machinery safety regulation (exceptions are portable tools with electric motors of nominal AC up to 250 V for household and similar use);
    4. Appliances which have been examined and verified by a Serbian Notified Body.

 

The new rules do not affect previously certified products. Manufacturers will apply for renewal according to the new rules when existing approvals expire. The new rules can be found here. No English versions are available at this time but should be available in the future.

On July 20, 2017, Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1354 was published and it specifies how the required information in Article 10(10) dealing with restrictions and authorization of use is to be indicated on the packaging and in the information accompanying the radio equipment. This implementing regulation provides clear direction and concise details to enable manufacturers to understand and present the necessary information formatted as required to be in conformity with Article 10(10) of the RED.

Ukraine’s Ministry of Economic Development and Trade recently confirmed the following new labelling format for radio and telecommunications terminal equipment being imported beginning September 1, 2017:

 

UA – stands for Ukraine;
TR – а provisional symbol of a Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) that is assigned to perform conformity assessment to the requirements of technical regulations;
YYY - serial number of the CAB

On July 10, 2017, Brazil’s regulator ANATEL issued Act no. 493 updating the requirements for cell phone chargers. This new regulation introduces new requirements for vehicle and wireless chargers intended to be used with cell phones, listing them as Category I products (1 year validity). The regulation is mandatory for vehicular cell phone chargers as of January 6, 2018; no mandatory date has yet been set for wireless chargers. Local testing is required, and chargers will be required to be tested with the cell phone they are intended to be used with.

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