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</a><strong>Multipoint Newsletter October 2011</strong></h4>
<p><h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" name="B1"></a>FCC Labeling Requirements for Tiny Devices</h4>
<p><strong>Question: </strong> We have a device that is smaller than the palm of one’s hand; as a result we are not able to put the FCC Part 15.19(a)(3) two-part compliance statement on our device. We wish to put the compliance statement in our electronic user’s manual that will be accessible via our web site. Does the FCC allow this?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>If your device is truly too small, <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=d2fd79975ab4c2d058477552ed0de2ad&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.15.1.240.10&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Part 15.19(a)(5)</a> allows the <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=d2fd79975ab4c2d058477552ed0de2ad&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.15.1.240.10&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Part 15.19(a)(3)</a> compliance statement to appear on the container in which the device is marketed, or in the user’s manual, in accordance with <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=e58d6240f620a1da7c392953ac652d84&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.15.1.240.11&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Part 15.21</a> and <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=e58d6240f620a1da7c392953ac652d84&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.15.2.240.4&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Part 15.105(e)</a> Information to the user. Please note that the FCC does not consider a device to be too small to display this statement simply because compliance labels for other countries are taking up all of the space allotted on the device for compliance statements.</p>
<p>The user manual can be a traditional paper booklet or digital medium provided with the device, or it can be made readily-accessible via a web site. The FCC will also allow RF exposure statements to be provided on a web site, including Specific Absorption Rate statements referenced in a user manual, provided the statements point to specific product-related web pages and not general product information pages. SAR statements vary by model and should be product-specific.</p>
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<h3>FCC Measurement Requirements for LTE</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>We are designing a Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile device and would like to know the EMC measurement requirements for LTE operations in the 700 and 800 MHz frequency bands under Part 27 with respect to peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR).</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>LTE provides the capability to implement variable bandwidths, selectable from 1.4 to 20 MHz. If you are designing your mobile device to operate in the 700 and 800 MHz frequency bands, it will operate under LTE Band 13. Band 13 was previously used for analog TV broadcasting and was released as a result of the introduction of digital HDTV broadcasting. Along with other bands, it is now specified for Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) operations in which the duplex configuration is reversed such that the uplink frequencies are higher than the downlink frequencies, as shown below in <em>Table 1, LTE FDD Allocation</em>. The uplink/downlink frequency separations are made wide enough to enable the roll-off of antenna filtering to give sufficient attenuation of the transmitted signals within the receive bands. For example, with 777-787 MHz dedicated to the uplink (UL) signal (user equipment (UE) transmit) and 746-756 MHz designated for the downlink (DL) signal (base station transmit), the separation between the bands enables the transmitted signals not to burden the receiver performance; if the signals are too close, the receiver may be "overloaded" and the sensitivity degraded.</p>
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<p>There are no requirements for PAPR in this section of the Part 27 rules for Band 13 frequency band of operation. Part 27 output power limits applicable to LTE operation in Band 13 and several other LTE frequency bands are provided in <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=56926c5fe04ede314e09256f8272feac&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:2.0.1.1.5.3.49.1&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Part 27.50(b)(1)</a> through Part 27.50(b)(10). To demonstrate compliance to the relevant output power limits for Band 13 in particular, Part 27.50(b)(11) requires that the maximum composite power be measured over the full channel bandwidth during a period of continuous transmission, no inclusion of transmitter blanking intervals.</p>
<p>Because LTE provides the capability to implement variable bandwidths within Band 13, selectable from 1.4 to 20 MHz, the possible LTE channel and transmit bandwidth configurations that can be utilized are: 1.4 MHz (1.08 MHz), 3.0 MHz (2.7 MHz), 5.0 MHz (4.5 MHz), or 10.0 MHz (9.0 MHz). Since a single LTE resource block (RB) is 180 kHz wide, the number of RBs associated with each of the above bandwidth configurations is: 6, 15, 25 and 50, respectively. The requirement to measure the output power over the full channel bandwidth would therefore necessitate that the measurements be made over all of the RBs that constitute the transmission bandwidth. Guidance for determining the composite output power over multiple transmitting antennas such as MIMO or beam-forming applications can be found in <a href="images/References/662911_d01_multiple_transmitter_output_v01.pdf" target="_blank">KDB 662911</a>.</p>
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<h3>FCC Guidance on Split-Modular Transmitter</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>We are designing a modular transmitter to meet the FCC’s definition of a single modular transmitter. The transmitter is completely self-contained and is only missing an input signal,&nbsp;non-volatile memory and a power source to make it functional. The non-volatile memory typically contains the modular transmitter’s firmware with specific Radio Frequency (RF) parameters that are necessary for proper operation, however our modular transmitter’s non-volatile memory function will be provided by the device that is hosting it. We will provide our modular transmitter’s RF parameter data to the host manufacturers, for installation in the non-volatile memory of their host devices, which will in turn provide the RF parameters for our modular transmitters. We will also provide calibration data to the host device manufacturers so that final factory calibration can be performed on our modular transmitters. Will such a device be accepted as a modular transmitter for FCC certification?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>The modular transmitter that you describe should fall under the FCC’s split-modular transmitter category, where the radio control resides on an external processor which is on the host. As a result, the modular transmitter’s RF parameters have to be included in the non-volatile memory of the host device firmware. Splitting the transmitter’s functions between the host and the module, and installing the RF parameters in such a manner, could result in their modification by the host manufacturer, which naturally would be of concern to the FCC. The modular transmitter in your description could also fall under the FCC’s Software Defined Radio (SDR) category since it does not contain its own non-volatile memory to store its RF parameters, but instead is dependent on a host device to provide this function.</p>
<p>Alternatively, the FCC’s Transmitter Module Equipment Authorization Guide, <a href="images/References/996369_d01_module_certification_guide_v01r03.pdf" target="_blank">KDB 996369</a>, states that a device approved under single modular approval must be completely self-contained, have physically delineated components for which compliance can be demonstrated independent of the host operating conditions, and comply with all eight requirements of <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=10a5f82c4c46bfae83b50a460f2c2223&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.15.3.240.9&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">FCC Part 15.212(a)(1)</a>. The FCC’s definition of a modular transmitter, per Note 3 found on page 2 of KDB 996369, states the following: “A module generally consists of a completely self-contained transmitter that is missing only an input signal and power source to make it functional. A module is designed to be incorporated into another device, such as a personal computer, personal digital assistant (PDA) or utility meter.”</p>
<p>For this and the reasons cited previously, the FCC should consider your design a spilt-modular transmitter and possibly a SDR, and will most likely request a detailed review of your design through its Permit but Ask (PBA) policy before approving it. Please note that TCBs are not allowed to approve split-modular transmitters or SDRs.</p>
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<h3>EU Modular Approval Policy</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>We design modular devices for the European market; is there any guidance with respect to how we should test our modular devices for this market?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>Europe does not have an “official” modular approval policy like the FCC, mainly due to the complexities of testing an unenclosed module for safety and immunity requirements as required by the R&amp;TTE Directive. Typically to perform safety and immunity testing, the module needs to be in some sort of a “typical enclosure” because most safety requirements include tests that are dependent upon an enclosure, i.e. the Electro-Static Discharge (ESD) immunity test, which really can’t be performed on a module without an enclosure. The “typical enclosure” approach enables you to test and declare compliance in the “typical enclosure” used during testing. However, if you embed the module in another host that has additional circuitry, you would have to again investigate safety, immunity, and emissions. The R&amp;TTE Compliance Association provides guidance on modular devices in a document available via the link <a href="images/References/tgn01rev4.pdf" target="_blank">TGN 01 Rev 4</a>.</p>
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<h3>Standards Updates</h3>
<h4>EU: NEW CENELEC STANDARDS RECENTLY RELEASED</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the CENELEC standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1423626546608436::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:639,22730,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60068-2-83:2011</a> - (10/14/2011) - Environmental testing - Part 2-83: Tests - Test Tf: Solderability testing of electronic components for surface mounting devices (SMD) by the wetting balance method using solder paste</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1423626546608436::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:68,23800,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60601-1:2006/A11:2011</a> - (10/14/2011) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 1: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1423626546608436::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:68,23801,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60601-2-2:2009/A11:2011</a> - (10/14/2011) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-2: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of high frequency surgical equipment and high frequency surgical accessories</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1423626546608436::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:68,23802,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60601-2-19:2009/A11:2011</a> - (10/14/2011) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-19: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of infant incubators</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1423626546608436::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:68,23803,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60601-2-20:2009/A11:2011</a> - (10/14/2011) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-20: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of infant transport incubators</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1423626546608436::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:68,23804,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60601-2-21:2009/A11:2011</a> - (10/14/2011) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-21: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of infant radiant warmers</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1423626546608436::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:68,23805,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60601-2-29:2008/A11:2011 (23805)</a> - (10/14/2011) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-29: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of radiotherapy simulators</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1423626546608436::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:68,23806,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60601-2-33:2010/A11:2011</a> - (10/14/2011) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-33: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of magnetic resonance equipment for medical diagnosis</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1423626546608436::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:68,23808,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60601-2-37:2008/A11:2011</a> - (10/14/2011) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-37: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of ultrasonic medical diagnostic and monitoring equipment</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1423626546608436::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:68,23809,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60601-2-39:2008/A11:2011</a> - (10/14/2011) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-39: Particular requirements for basic safety and essential performance of peritoneal dialysis equipment</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1423626546608436::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:68,23810,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60601-2-41:2009/A11:2011</a> - (10/14/2011) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-41: Particular requirements for basic safety and essential performance of surgical luminaires and luminaires for diagnosis</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1423626546608436::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:68,23811,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60601-2-44:2009/A11:2011</a> - (10/14/2011) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-44: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of X-ray equipment for computed tomography</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1423626546608436::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:68,23812,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60601-2-50:2009/A11:2011</a> - (10/14/2011) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-50: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of infant phototherapy equipment</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1423626546608436::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:637,22769,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60695-6-2:2011</a> - (10/14/2011) - Fire hazard testing - Part 6-2: Smoke obscuration - Summary and relevance of test methods</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1423626546608436::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:637,22851,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60695-7-2:2011</a> - (10/14/2011) - Fire hazard testing - Part 7-2: Toxicity of fire effluent - Summary and relevance of test methods</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1423626546608436::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:68,23813,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 80601-2-58:2009/A11:2011</a> - (10/14/2011) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-58: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of lens removal devices and vitrectomy devices for ophthalmic surgery</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1423626546608436::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:68,23807,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 80601-2-35:2009/A11:2011</a> - (10/14/2011) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-35: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of heating devices using blankets, pads and mattresses and intended for heating in medical use</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1423626546608436::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:816,22775,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50085-2-1:2006/A1:2011</a> - (10/21/2011) - Cable trunking systems and cable ducting systems for electrical installations - Part 2-1: Cable trunking systems and cable ducting systems intended for mounting on walls and ceilings</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a href="index.php?option=com_acymailing&amp;ctrl=url&amp;urlid=24&amp;mailid=31&amp;subid=8406" target="_blank">CENELEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4>EU: NEW ETSI STANDARDS RECENTLY RELEASED</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new ETSI&nbsp;standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110927/en_30148901v010902p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 489-1 V1.9.2</a> - (September 2011) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 1: Common technical requirements</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110927/en_30288502v010101p.pdf">ETSI EN 302 885-2 V1.1.1</a> - (September 2011) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Portable Very High Frequency (VHF) radiotelephone equipment for the maritime mobile service operating in the VHF bands with integrated handheld class D DSC; Part 2: Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110927/en_30288503v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 885-3 V1.1.1</a> - (September 2011) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Portable Very High Frequency (VHF) radiotelephone equipment for the maritime mobile service operating in the VHF bands with integrated handheld class D DSC; Part 3: Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.3(e) of the R&amp;TTE Directive</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110927/en_3032130601v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 303 213-6-1 V1.1.1</a> - (September 2011) - Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS); Part 6: Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive for deployed surface movement radar sensors; Sub-part 1: X-band sensors using pulsed signals and transmitting power up to 100 kW</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20111002/en_30184202v010601p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 842-2 V1.6.1</a> - (September 2011) - VHF air-ground Digital Link (VDL) Mode 4 radio equipment; Technical characteristics and methods of measurement for ground-based equipment; Part 2: General description and data link layer</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20111002/en_30184203v010301p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 842-3 V1.3.1</a> - (September 2011) - VHF air-ground Digital Link (VDL) Mode 4 radio equipment; Technical characteristics and methods of measurement for ground-based equipment; Part 3: Additional broadcast aspects</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20111023/ts_102706v010201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 102 706 V1.2.1</a> - (October 2011) - Environmental Engineering (EE) Measurement Method for Energy Efficiency of Wireless Access Network Equipment.</li>
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<p>See <a href="index.php?option=com_acymailing&amp;ctrl=url&amp;urlid=25&amp;mailid=31&amp;subid=8406" target="_blank">ETSI website</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4>EU: NEW IEC STANDARDS RECENTLY RELEASED</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new IEC standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045570" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-2-31</a> - (9/29/2011) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-31: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of external cardiac pacemakers with internal power source</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045562" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IECEX 60079-11-5B2</a> - (9/28/2011) - IECEx Test Report for IEC 60079-11 (2006) ed 5.0 - Explosive atmospheres - Part 11: Equipment protection by intrinsic safety "i"</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045667" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ISO/IEC 18046-1</a> - (10/6/2011) - Information technology -- Radio frequency identification device performance test methods -- Part 1: Test methods for system performance</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045689" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ISO/IEC 14443-2-am1</a> - (10/20/2011) - Amendment 1 - Identification cards -- Contactless integrated circuit cards -- Proximity cards -- Part 2: Radio frequency power and signal interface - Limits of electromagnetic disturbance levels parasitically generated by the PICC</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045709" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-2-25</a> - (10/19/2011) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-25: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of electrocardiographs</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045710" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60825-13</a> - (10/19/2011) - Safety of laser products - Part 13: Measurements for classification of laser products</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045688" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ISO/IEC 14443-3-am1</a> - (10/14/2011) - Amendment 1 - Identification cards -- Contactless integrated circuit cards -- Proximity cards -- Part 3: Initialization and anticollision - Electromagnetic disturbance handling and single-size unique identifier</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045682" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60364-4-44 Corr.2</a> - (10/13/2011) - Corrigendum 2 - Low-voltage electrical installations - Part 4-44: Protection for safety - Protection against voltage disturbances and electromagnetic disturbances</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045681" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR 16-1-1 Corr.2</a> - (10/13/2011) - Corrigendum 2 - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 1-1: Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus - Measuring apparatus</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=031863" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR 16-SER</a> - (10/13/2011) - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - ALL PARTS</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=uoiicjbab&amp;et=1104932553527&amp;s=1&amp;e=001hVQkEchfkPQNpIZuuhuozVV6TAKNadvWq6WzyKqB3sVv8JPB-j1ISehr6cdfPKUZ9zxxaGEsFnmMGFSqKB7vnVyvYwOoTe0BNh1xQXVHdN4fUPYx9-CAgfyYzpBWFmSkqZGqDJCcWAT0kA-YIaMB5YK12uRGG37UqtCxrFt3HV6de34KuhmKrW1zML9Fzqe7hm07cUgT1v4=" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4>EU: UPDATED LIST OF HARMONIZED STANDARDS (R&amp;TTE DIRECTIVE)</h4>
<p>On September 21, 2011, an updated consolidated list of harmonized standards in the framework of the RTTE Directive (1999/5/EC) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. &nbsp;<a href="http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:C:2011:277:0001:0035:EN:PDF" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link</a></p>
<h4>FCC – Forum on Indoor Deployments of Small Cell Sites</h4>
<p>On October 28, 2011, the FCC will host a forum on indoor deployments of small cell sites. &nbsp; The forum topics are as follows:</p>
<ul>
<li>Overview of small cell technologies currently available and those to be available in the near future. &nbsp;These technologies include software defined radios and enhanced Wi-Fi in both licensed and unlicensed spectrum.</li>
<li>Discussion of the business opportunities and challenges involved in expanding wireless data coverage.</li>
<li>Assessment of the potential economic impact of small cell deployments, particularly with respect to job creation and explore possible policy approaches.</li>
</ul>
<p>The FCC Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, in conjunction with the FCC’s Technical Advisory Committee Small Cell working group and Spectrum Task Force is organizing this forum. &nbsp;The forum will be held on October 28, 2011 from 10:45 AM – 3:00 PM EDT at 445 12th St. SW, Washington, D.C. 20554, Commission Meeting Room. &nbsp;<a href="http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2011/db1005/DOC-310220A1.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link</a></p>
<h4>Canada – Release of CB-01, Issue 4; CB-02, Issue 6; DES-CB, Issue 3; and DES-LAB(E), Issue 5</h4>
<p>On October 8, 2011, Industry Canada released the following documents:</p>
<ul>
<li>CB-01, Issue 4, <a href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf05612.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Requirements for Certification Bodies</a></li>
<li>CB-02, Issue 6, <a href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf05613.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Recognition Criteria, and Administrative and Operational Requirements Applicable to Certification Bodies for the Certification of Radio Apparatus to Industry Canada’s Standards and Specifications</a></li>
<li>DES-CB, Issue 3, <a href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf05615.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Procedure for the Designation of Canadian Certification Bodies (CB) by Industry Canada</a></li>
<li>DES-LAB(E), Issue 5, <a href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf01750.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Procedure for Designation and Recognition of Canadian Testing Laboratories by Industry Canada</a></li>
</ul>
<p>The following changes have been introduced:</p>
<ul>
<li>CB-01, Issue 4, has been updated to apply to both Canadian and foreign certification bodies (CBs), by moving existing requirements for foreign CBs from REC-CB into CB-01. This update consolidates the recognition procedures in a single document. With the release of this update, CB-01 will supersede REC-CB.</li>
<li>The Cross-Reference Checklist table, formerly in Appendix II of CB-01, Issue 3, has been moved to Annex A of CB-02, Issue 6. This will allow updates to CB-02 in the future without affecting CB-01. The table has also been updated with regard to the changes introduced in CB-02, Issue 6.</li>
<li>The product audit section of CB-02, Issue 6, has been updated to provide clarifications on audit requirements. This update clarifies how to calculate the number of products to be targeted for audit by the certification bodies within a calendar year.</li>
<li>References to ISO/IEC standards have been changed from specific editions to the latest editions in all the above documents.</li>
<li>Contact information for Industry Canada has been updated in all the above documents.</li>
</ul>
<p>These documents are in effect as of October 8, 2011.</p>
<h4>Mexico – Laboratory Accreditation</h4>
<p>Following the publication of NOM-121-SCT1-2009, one Mexican laboratory is now accredited for testing. &nbsp; &nbsp;Because of this, NOM-121 is now enforced and “in-country” testing is required to approve products in the &nbsp;following bands: &nbsp;2.400 – 2.4835 GHz, &nbsp;5.725 – 5.850 GHz, and &nbsp;902 – 928 MHz. &nbsp; &nbsp;However, it is expected that the Mutual Recognition Agreement between Mexico and the USA will soon come into play and COFETEL will then accept tests performed by recognized U.S. laboratories for Type Approval. &nbsp;COFETEL is still defining the audit requirements for U.S. laboratories and until that is resolved, “in-country” testing will be required.</p>
<h4>FCC Mandates GPS For All Phones By 2018</h4>
<p>This&nbsp;The FCC recently mandated that by 2018, all operators (including voice-over-IP service providers) must integrate GPS into their handsets. This move designed to enable first responders to more accurately pinpoint the location of 911 emergency calls.</p>
<p>Based on current adoption rates, the FCC estimates that even without the new rules, 85 percent of mobile phone users will carry GPS-capable devices by the 2018 cutoff date, effectively minimizing compliance concerns. In addition, the FCC did not establish a sunset deadline for phasing out handsets without GPS integration–at present, officials must rely on triangulation between cell towers to determine the location of 911 calls from phones without GPS.</p>
<p>Currently, mobile operator networks are required to provide the location of 911 calls via GPS or tower triangulation, but VoIP-based 911 calls are treated like landline calls because many subscriber handsets are leftovers from landline services. The advent of mobile-enabled VoIP services is behind the FCC’s rule change: In the event of a 911 call, the registered location may not necessarily correspond with the caller’s physical whereabouts, a discrepancy which becomes even more significant if the caller should become incapacitated. &nbsp; <a href="http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2011/db0713/FCC-11-107A1.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link</a></p>
<h4>Japan – Measurements Above 1 GHz Now Required</h4>
<p>As of October 1, 2011, VCCI’s requirement for radiated EMI measurements above 1 GHz goes into effect. &nbsp;This requirement originally went into effect on October 1, 2010; however the VCCI Council established a 1-year grace period to assist manufacturers in avoiding potential technical barriers to trade. &nbsp; This grace period has now expired and all VCCI members are required to comply.</p>
<p>For more testing details, please refer VCCI Council Rules (April 2011), Normative Annex1. Technical Requirement (V-3/2011.04), 4.3.2 Limits for radiated disturbance (Above 1GHz), Conditional testing procedure.</p>
<p>Additional References:<a href="http://www.vcci.jp/vcci_e/topics/new091211.html%E3%80%80" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> Ref. 1</a>, <a href="http://www.vcci.jp/vcci_e/topics/1GHz_panel_e.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Ref. 2</a> and <a href="http://www.vcci.jp/vcci_e/topics/detail.php?n=45" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Ref. 3</a></p>

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<p><h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" name="B1"></a>TCB Post-Market Surveillance Testing</h4><strong>QUESTION:</strong>&nbsp;We manufacture wireless products and we recently received a surveillance letter from our TCB requesting our product for post-market surveillance testing in order to meet their yearly surveillance quota. Can you explain the post-market surveillance activities?</p>
<p><strong>ANSWER:</strong>&nbsp;Per FCC 47CFR§ 2.962(g), the FCC requires that each TCB conduct post-market surveillance activities in accordance with its ISO/IEC Guide 65 accreditation. TCBs are to perform post-market surveillance activities based on the type testing of products that they have certified. Each TCB is required to audit 5% of the total number of products it certifies for the calendar year under Scope A - Unlicensed Radio Frequency Devices, and Scope B - Licensed Radio Service Equipment, and to audit 2% of the total number of products it certifies under Scope C - Telephone Terminal Equipment. For SAR surveillance, the TCB must audit at least 1% of the products that are subject to SAR measurements for the year. Each TCB must submit an annual report of its post-market surveillance activities for the calendar year to the FCC by January 31st of the following year.</p>
<p>When a surveillance request is received from either the TCB or the FCC, the grantee is required to provide "production" samples according to the instructions and timeframe provided. In fact, production samples are to be made available for at least one year after the last production date of the device.</p>
<p>The FCC's guidance document 610077 D01 TCB Post Market Surveillance v05r01 can be found via this link:&nbsp;<a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=uoiicjbab&amp;et=1104256910085&amp;s=15523&amp;e=001DAznNXDDJX3SUVmVe0WXyto6BIiJ6sgwAGqtnqidYKvSvxW81J86XDUfrTvzmHa8Jk8SYFfXg6PBfnw4mIw8FSiXx0VsnFNg7D0wvmu016CAuE9OgzAmmjfrSw7LphRnB9r8pKuIrZ7YfgFibJX6h9mWYkPYyaXBeBQQIaeZyO4=">610077 D01 TCB Post Market Surveillance v05r01</a></p>
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<h3>FCC's Part 90 Re-Farming Effects</h3>
<p><strong>QUESTION:</strong>&nbsp;We are a Push-to-Talk radio manufacturer and want to know the effects of the FCC's Part 90 re-farming on wideband and narrowband equipment for new and permissive change applications.</p>
<p><strong>ANSWER:</strong>&nbsp;The FCC adopted new frequency plans and transition provisions for transmitters under Part 90 of its Rules in WT Docket 99-87 (FCC 03-34, FCC 04-292). The new rules prohibit Equipment Authorization of devices with 25 KHz bandwidth after 12/31/2010 (the transition date). Under the new rules, equipment in the Part 90 re-farming (narrow-banding) frequency bands 150-174 and 421-512 MHz will no longer be certificated with a 25 KHz emission designator. A reminder Public Notice about the deadlines, FCC DA-09-2589, was released 12/11/2009. An Order was subsequently released June 30, 2010 (FCC 10-119) to waive the deadline for ceasing manufacture or importation of equipment that includes a 25 kHz mode until January 1, 2013.</p>
<p>The FCC's current policy to address this timeline is as follows:</p>
<p>New Grants: Applications for new equipment authorizations received before the transition date of 12/31/2010 can be granted with a wideband (25 KHz) emission designator as long as the equipment also has a narrowband (12.5 KHz and/or 6.25 KHz) emission designator. Applications for new equipment authorization received after the transition date will not be granted with a wideband emission designator.&nbsp;Permissive Changes: A Class I permissive change may not be used to change the emission designator of any device.</p>
<p>Applications for a Class II permissive change received before the equipment authorization deadline (January 1, 2011) may be submitted for any modification that meets the definition of a permissive change (refer to KDB 178919). The wideband emission designator will remain listed on the grant. After January 1, 2011 and prior to the final transition date of January 1, 2013, a Class II permissive change may be submitted for a wideband transmitter to add the narrowband designator if no hardware changes are made, or to a multimode transmitter as generally permitted under FCC rules (also see KDB 178919). Applications for Class II permissive changes for wideband-only equipment will not be accepted after the final transition date.</p>
<p>After the final transition date (January 1, 2013), all applications for permissive changes will be granted without the wideband emission designator and any such emissions should be disabled.Permissive Change Example: Equipment is approved for 25/12.5 KHz operation prior to the transition date. After the transition date, a component unrelated to the power output or frequency determining circuitry becomes unavailable and must be replaced with a similar component. The change meets the 2.1043 definition of a permissive change and the device is tested to determine if a Class I or Class II permissive change is appropriate. If the test results show a Class I change is acceptable, then the process is complete and the new device may be marketed. If the test results show a Class II permissive change is required, an application is then submitted to the FCC or a TCB. When a permissive change is filed for 25/12.5 KHz equipment, the FCC at the present time will not require the device to show compliance with the 6.25 KHz requirements that become effective on January 1, 2011 per 90.203(j)(5). The new Order (<a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=uoiicjbab&amp;et=1104256910085&amp;s=15523&amp;e=001DAznNXDDJX1MEzpsJRGfv2avB-k6gAUXu-72d-DT4nj7IISXNx8i8kzoAJKHyx0uluEV1hQsqxSEM_SJylZFAcG5a39zeXVJtcDRQa4bL6UwV-NLyCTzTS-GytyIRMj47Dsqjc2PsfIXyYyICPvtdNT647wMqIQZyoixfKYNKNobvw-qiFtjTXlm3cYCqJ_5woo1_vdDujM=">FCC 10-119</a>) has changed the effective date to January 1, 2013.</p>
<p>Software Change to Remove Emission: When a software change is made to a device to remove an approved operating mode/emission designator, no permissive change is required unless the device was approved as a software defined radio. If the device was approved as a software defined radio, a Class III permissive change must be filed with the FCC.</p>
<p>An updated reminder Public Notice (<a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=uoiicjbab&amp;et=1104256910085&amp;s=15523&amp;e=001DAznNXDDJX2b8Ncmm5zZingB5vwm6SZzXeAUy2U9hzLNIPM0qpx4AyzyyoOUA6PxREeL0zsrCa_UhtDo0fLxPNfpctY5jZBijM96jv8OJuW737o1fGB8J7I4w7Y1xxUb8-U7YTkEUBJug4yCoLyxoZonvargpRk2o3iCSCEvFtB6wITfxtXrPfQqZIstEHGjv74Z9tikpSw=">DA 10-2294</a>) was issued on December 6, 2010. This updated reminder provides a link to the FCC Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB) VHF/UHF Narrow-banding Information web site. Additional information regarding public safety users, frequency coordination, and grant programs can be found using the PSHSB web site. (see&nbsp;<a href="http://www.fcc.gov/pshs/public-safety-spectrum/narrowbanding.html">http://www.fcc.gov/pshs/public-safety-spectrum/narrowbanding.html</a>).</p>
<p>Attached to this publication is document 579009 D01 Q and A on Re-farming Part 90 freq v02, which provides a series of questions and answers on this topic. Attachment List:&nbsp;<a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=uoiicjbab&amp;et=1104256910085&amp;s=15523&amp;e=001DAznNXDDJX3L4kMriR_vxyYRaDHGlBIn8zSdqhUn6tjY5dKIT91NahZX3OTfmU8A0K2h2yrBze4gqxEPsqAhVCCycA_Yw_daA-TbyVzWNeOX11GSdOOaZozdc_UagCEzIwGKXosEc1D5fL1YSK4w1oNG7ydBFUDk">579009 D01 Q and A on Re farming Part 90 freq v02</a></p>
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<h3>FCC Policy for Snap-On Ferrite Cores</h3>
<p><strong>QUESTION:&nbsp;</strong>We are an Information Technology Equipment manufacturer and plan to provide special ferrites and installation guidance to our end-user clients. What is the FCC's current policy for Snap-On ferrite cores installed on equipment interface cables?</p>
<p>ANSWER:&nbsp;The FCC's policy is that all ferrite cores must be permanently attached on all interface cables, except for video cables used with computer video cards. If a product requires ferrites to be compliant, the ferrites must be installed by the manufacturer. The FCC has repeatedly stated that the obligation for compliance MUST NOT fall into the hands of the consumer since the consumer can choose to NOT install the ferrite(s). This policy has not changed in 15 years. The Grantee is obligated to provide consumers with compliant products, and providing a Snap-On ferrite(s) to the consumer does not meet this obligation.</p>
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<h3>FCC Rules for UWB Devices</h3>
<p><strong>QUESTION:</strong>&nbsp;We are resellers of licensed radio devices and have the following questions about Ultra Wide Band (UWB) devices:</p>
<ol>
<li>What constitutes the bandwidth of a UWB emission?</li>
<li>What portion of the UWB emission spectrum is required to be within the authorized frequency bands?</li>
<li>Is it adequate for just the center frequency to be within the authorized band?</li>
<li>Can a device be certified under the UWB rules if its emission bandwidth resides outside of the authorized frequency bands when all of its emissions are below the prescribed limits?</li>
<li>What other subtleties should be considered when determining the bandwidth of a UWB device emission spectrum?</li>
<li>How are the emissions limits applied in determining compliance of a UWB device?</li>
<li>Is any specialized test equipment necessary for performing UWB compliance measurements?</li>
<li>What compliance information should be included with the application for certification?</li>
<li>What type of measurement antenna should be used for performing radiated emissions measurements on UWB devices when assessing compliance to the UWB rules?</li>
<li>Is there a provision for operating wireless tank level gauges under the UWB rules?</li>
</ol>
<p><strong>ANSWER:&nbsp;</strong>The following are answers to your questions:</p>
<ol>
<li>The bandwidth of a UWB emission is defined by the points on the emission spectrum where the amplitude is 10 dB below the maximum emission amplitude (i.e. the -10 dB points). In cases where the measured emission spectrum contains multiple (more than two) -10 dB points, the outermost points define the bandwidth (i.e. the widest bandwidth is assumed).</li>
<li>The bandwidth of a UWB emission must be determined from a radiated measurement with the device using the antenna with which it is designed to operate (i.e. the antenna frequency characteristics may define the radiated bandwidth of a UWB device and is thus considered an integral part of the system). It is recommended that this measurement be performed using the spectrum analyzer peak detector with a resolution bandwidth of 1 MHz or greater, and the maximum-hold function. The device under test should be measured for maximum bandwidth by varying the antenna height between 1 and 4 meters, varying antenna polarization between horizontal and vertical, and rotating the device 360 degrees several times.</li>
<li>For a UWB emission spectrum, the entire fundamental bandwidth (that portion of the spectrum between the outermost -10 dB points) must be contained within the authorized frequency band. For example, the emissions spectrum from a ground penetrating radar (GPR) applying for authorization under Section 15.509 must have its fundamental bandwidth located below 960 MHz.</li>
<li>It is presumed that this question refers to a scenario whereby the frequencies associated with the maximum emission and the -10 dB points are located within a frequency band that is outside of those bands authorized for UWB operation (i.e. 960-3100 MHz), but are less than the applicable emissions limit. Under these conditions, the requirement that the -10 dB bandwidth be fully contained within the authorized frequency bands is not realized, and thus the device cannot be authorized.</li>
<li>When measuring the bandwidth of a UWB device using a radiated test set-up, it is imperative that appropriate adjustments are made to the measured amplitude levels to account for the frequency-dependent components of the measurement system (i.e. antenna gain or factor, pre-amplifier gain, cable loss, etc.). Since UWB emissions can have bandwidths several GHz wide, these frequency-dependent characteristics can vary dramatically over the fundamental emission.</li>
<li>In each rule section pertaining to specific UWB applications, a table is included listing the emission limit applicable in each frequency band. The device under test must comply with all applicable limits accounting for all specified frequency bands. For example, an application for authorization of a device under Section 15.509 (low frequency imaging device) must demonstrate compliance not only with the emission limits provided for the 960-1610 MHz band, but also for those limits specified for both the 1610-1990 MHz and for those above the 1990 MHz band.</li>
<li>A spectrum analyzer with a quasi-peak detector is required for measuring UWB emissions below 960 MHz to verify compliance with the emissions limits in that portion of the spectrum. An analyzer with a true RMS detector is recommended but not required for measuring UWB emissions above 960 MHz. An alternative is provided in procedure (3) contained in Appendix F of the UWB First Report and Order (ET Docket No.98-153) for performing the emissions measurements with an analyzer that does not include an RMS detector. Also, a low-noise preamplifier is required to measure emissions to the levels necessary to determine compliance with the limits specified in the frequency band 960 to 1610 MHz for some UWB applications (i.e. indoor UWB devices authorized under Section 15.517). If the radiated measurements are not conducted in an anechoic chamber, then the use of this pre-amplifier may also require that a pre-select filter be inserted ahead of the pre-amplifier to prevent saturation from strong ambient RF signals.</li>
<li>At a minimum, the following information is required for processing a UWB application for certification: (a) the UWB application category (i.e. imaging device, indoor system, handheld device, etc.); (b) the applicable rule section; (c) the lower and upper -10 dB frequencies (fL and fH, respectively); (d) the frequency of the maximum observed emission level (fM); (e) a description of the procedure used to determine the UWB bandwidth; (f) the maximum radiated emissions (including narrowband emissions) and the associated frequencies observed in each frequency band identified in the applicable emission limits tables. In the event that no emissions are observed in the above frequency bands, report the measurement system's minimum sensitivity (noise floor) in these bands (i.e. show that the measurement system was capable of detecting emissions down to the level dictated by the applicable emissions limit). (g) a complete description of the measurement system, including antenna, pre-amplifier, etc. This should include information such as antenna gain/factor, preamplifier noise figure and gain, particularly at each frequency for which a data point is provided (peak emission frequency, -10 dB points, etc.); (h) calibration information for the measurement system at each frequency for which a data point is reported; (i) if applicable, report all digital circuitry emissions exceeding the applicable UWB limits and provide a complete description of the process used to justify invoking the exception stated in Section 15.521(c); (j) a description of the technique used to determine RMS average emission levels; (k) a description of the test site used, specifying whether the measurements were performed in a test chamber, outdoor test site, with or without a ground screen, and any other pertinent information; (l) where applicable, indicate the presence of required labels and/or a manual disable switch; (m) describe the pulse characteristics (PRF, pulse width, etc.). Is the pulse pseudo random (dithered) or periodic? An oscilloscope plot would be helpful; (n) supporting photographs depicting the measurement system set-up and the device under test.</li>
<li>Two measurement antennas will likely be necessary for performing these tests. A log-periodic antenna is recommended for performing the necessary radiated measurements below 960 MHz, although other types of measurement antennas (i.e. Bi-conical) can be used. For the radiated measurements above 960 MHz, a broadband horn antenna or a broadband log periodic antenna may be used. When using a horn antenna to measure emissions from a device that is not placed on a turntable (i.e. a ground-penetrating radar placed near the ground to replicate actual operating conditions), the antenna should be pointed in the direction of the radiating head. This is consistent with ANSI C63.4 Section 8.3.1.2, which states that the antenna must be kept within the cone of radiation and pointed at the area of the device under test.</li>
<li>Section 15.517(a)(4) authorizes the use of tank level gauges as indoor UWB devices only if they are used within metal or underground storage tanks, and the emissions are directed downward.</li>
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<h3>STANDARDS UPDATE</h3>
<h4>EU: NEW CENELEC STANDARDS RECENTLY RELEASED&nbsp;</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the CENELEC standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li>CEN/CLC Guide 18:2010&nbsp;(12/17/2010) Execution of Specific Agreements issued to CEN and CENELEC in accordance with the EC and EFTA Framework Partnership Agreements 2009 (FPA 2009) covering the tasks to be assigned to CEN and CENELEC relating to European standardization</li>
<li>CEN/CLC Guide 19:2010&nbsp;(12/17/2010) Guidelines for the administration of Specific Agreements by National Members including principles for subcontracting</li>
<li>EN 62041:2010&nbsp;(12/17/2010) Safety of transformers, reactors, power supply units and combinations thereof - EMC requirements</li>
<li>EN 61162-1:2011&nbsp;(1/7/2011) Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems - Digital interfaces -- Part 1: Single talker and multiple listeners</li>
<li>EN 62287-1:2011&nbsp;(1/7/2011) Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems - Class B shipborne equipment of the automatic identification system (AIS) -- Part 1: Carrier-sense time division multiple access (CSTDMA) techniques</li>
<li>EN 62481-3:2011&nbsp;(1/7/2011) Digital living network alliance (DLNA) home networked device interoperability guidelines -- Part 3: Link protection</li>
<li>EN 61058-2-1:2011&nbsp;(1/7/2011) Switches for appliances -- Part 2-1: Particular requirements for cord switches</li>
<li>EN 50122-1:2011&nbsp;(1/14/2011) Railway applications - Fixed installations - Electrical safety, earthing and the return circuit -- Part 1: Protective provisions against electric shock</li>
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<h4>EU: NEW IEC STANDARDS RECENTLY RELEASED&nbsp;</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new IEC standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li>ISO/IEC 24709-3&nbsp;(12/13/2010) Information technology -- Conformance testing for the biometric application programming interface (BioAPI) -- Part 3: Test assertions for BioAPI frameworks</li>
<li>IEC 60502-SER&nbsp;(12/15/2010) Power cables with extruded insulation and their accessories for rated voltages from 1 kV (Um = 1,2 kV) up to 30 kV (Um = 36 kV) - ALL PARTS</li>
<li>IEC 62660-1&nbsp;(12/16/2010) Secondary lithium-ion cells for the propulsion of electric road vehicles - Part 1: Performance testing</li>
<li>IEC 62660-2&nbsp;(12/16/2010) Secondary lithium-ion cells for the propulsion of electric road vehicles - Part 2: Reliability and abuse testing</li>
<li>CISPR 16-SER&nbsp;(12/16/2010) Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - ALL PARTS</li>
<li>CISPR 16-2-1&nbsp;(12/16/2010) Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 2-1: Methods of measurement of disturbances and immunity - Conducted disturbance measurements</li>
<li>IEC 60068-2-5 Corr.1&nbsp;(12/16/2010) Corrigendum 1 - Environmental testing - Part 2-5: Tests - Test Sa: Simulated solar radiation at ground level and guidance for solar radiation testing</li>
<li>IEC 60601-2-46&nbsp;(12/16/2010) Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-46: Particular requirements for basic safety and essential performance of operating tables</li>
<li>ISO/IEC 18047-6&nbsp;(1/11/2011) Information technology -- Radio frequency identification device conformance test methods -- Part 6: Test methods for air interface communications at 860 MHz to 960 MHz</li>
</ul>
<h4>EU: NEW ETSI STANDARDS RECENTLY RELEASED&nbsp;</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new ETSI standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=uoiicjbab&amp;et=1104256910085&amp;s=15523&amp;e=001DAznNXDDJX1m-ceBZQOYfZZ8uNoh14pSl9MvP3l1rP_JtLP4t5SEY9YVPDYzvgXVmqhP9__6eiNGZ_bX_TogvPY-HlVL7ynH_nGWZr0PyPp4Y2u655rx-ZmaNa99D7BlUCOU4nk3SwWQs4o1I5EF2JedNi-JbrYCEmOA2xaEsct82-nNKaodAw==">ETSI TS 100 392-18-3 V1.2.1</a>&nbsp;(December 2010) Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA); Voice plus Data (V+D) and Direct Mode Operation (DMO); Part 18: Air interface optimized applications; Sub-part 3: Direct mode Over The Air Management protocol (DOTAM)</li>
<li><a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=uoiicjbab&amp;et=1104256910085&amp;s=15523&amp;e=001DAznNXDDJX3bq8nLxk0y9SRvBV96GpKxqPsnH1vzv2il6Uh584xDMmUeynWxBKoBPr69wjjUgOtCcFzUclhW_LiahITMrZ4CeYyu2hkHthlCkR_Bp4NjRBV3EGcITq851y2cM13JQVv7SuVU6AQH6JEkOl6xrD2vX7ZwP2SHAMW4gakzPrpC4Q==">ETSI TS 101 220 V10.1.0</a>&nbsp;(January 2011) Smart Cards; ETSI numbering system for telecommunication application providers (Release 10)</li>
<li><a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=uoiicjbab&amp;et=1104256910085&amp;s=15523&amp;e=001DAznNXDDJX1cXCfDKYpllSeOxTgWCMZ7mDKVOM1fjZExreRwzU5q9y-dwm8ZDL0qXUnYfhmr6brB4EOuuMLPKknFD9PPhvyvIJ_IW4f0uxOdJf7PI8rkhjE6Jeu5vOP-GUrl9ruS_o1i5TCRDDeaP7HF5y7TGIRUppWveajdQBiF2ypfFiu4Ag==">ETSI TS 102 694-1 V7.2.0</a>&nbsp;(January 2011) Smart Cards; Test specification for the Single Wire Protocol (SWP) interface; Part 1: Terminal features (Release 7)</li>
<li><a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=uoiicjbab&amp;et=1104256910085&amp;s=15523&amp;e=001DAznNXDDJX2naFPIoM7FEknexshvriqlZu8d_-3d1s76aogfITP9MEfI7tKZxvr3pBfggPkCfRkY6VZl7HbZ1grV-VQcG1jel1-RUphsQTftDFFc0KXdpwP3B6TDEwOdO3q1_O4Dy9zxZDfIYgQJ8yfnFSLQiZuBlVdBVc_PZLgBE5MW6mORew==">ETSI EG 202 798 V1.1.1</a>&nbsp;(January 2011) Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS); Testing; Framework for conformance and interoperability testing</li>
<li><a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=uoiicjbab&amp;et=1104256910085&amp;s=15523&amp;e=001DAznNXDDJX2naFPIoM7FEknexshvriqlZu8d_-3d1s76aogfITP9MEfI7tKZxvr3pBfggPkCfRkY6VZl7HbZ1grV-VQcG1jel1-RUphsQTftDFFc0KXdpwP3B6TDEwOdO3q1_O4Dy9zxZDfIYgQJ8yfnFSLQiZuBlVdBVc_PZLgBE5MW6mORew==">ETSI TS 102 800 V1.1.1</a>&nbsp;(January 2011) Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Cognitive Programme Making and Special Events (C-PMSE); Protocols for spectrum access and sound quality control systems using cognitive interference mitigation techniques</li>
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<h4>FCC: CHAIRMAN GENACHOWSKI SPEAKS AT CES&nbsp;</h4>
<p>On January 7, 2011, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski spoke at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Chairman Genachowski thanked the consumer electronics and computer industries for continued support of the FCC's National Broadband Plan and pledged that "a central priority" of the FCC in 2011 will be "unleashing spectrum" to meet anticipated future wireless Internet demand. Chairman Genachowski warned "the United State's demand for the spectrum -- fueled in part by consumers' hunger for airwave-sucking devices like smart phones, netbooks and tablets -- is likely to outstrip supply if no adjustments are made."</p>
<p>Chairman Genachowski discussed how the FCC is addressing the need for more spectrum to be made available for broadband, and removing unnecessary restrictions on the use of spectrum. This means that the recovery of 25 megahertz previously used for wireless communications services, and 90 megahertz of mobile satellite spectrum for use for terrestrial broadband, will now be available. As a result, 500 megahertz of spectrum will be made available for broadband, which is almost double what is currently available.</p>
<p>Chairman Genachowski declared that the FCC will encourage "innovative and efficient" spectrum use among the areas of dynamic spectrum sharing and secondary spectrum markets, development of femtocells, smart antenna technology and devices to use unlicensed spectrum like WiFi to offload cellular traffic.</p>
<p>Additionally, Chairman Genachowski stated that the FCC hopes to empower consumers and entrepreneurs "by driving widespread adoption of mobile broadband," as well as promoting competition and innovation. He added that mobile broadband will be "an important part of our work around broadband adoption and digital literacy." Congruently, the FCC hopes to spur development of wireless infrastructure by removing obstacles that have slowed progress in the past. The FCC is looking to cut red tape and promote policies "to speed network deployment and ensure investment dollars go to building and upgrading networks, not the inefficiencies of the process."&nbsp;<a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=uoiicjbab&amp;et=1104256910085&amp;s=15523&amp;e=001DAznNXDDJX2HK_L778qnZyOWfqQt_h20lLRWG5dUcKPFCmuQ5lElj9lbI3BPEFwyP5gVGC-TJ1afNeZOV4cya8u0vk-Cy1uhV_BhaOTlYimLVtNhP5GM1KZ-b9U6t4siSEa3ayFdR7mwCRFQjFRS1qvqbilgC4lk9vAxcaRLUcF6ukRXz0VXxv0HCznf3-xYl2x7eWqUIF4=">Link</a></p>
<h4>EU: UPDATED LIST OF HARMONIZED STANDARDS (R&amp;TTE DIRECTIVE)&nbsp;</h4>
<p>On December 29, 2010, an updated consolidated list of harmonized standards in the framework of the RTTE Directive (1999/5/EC) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union.&nbsp;<a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=uoiicjbab&amp;et=1104256910085&amp;s=15523&amp;e=001DAznNXDDJX3TI_MW1HnyfCjuM1WU2WvW69Wu41_pCoTI08GPffqxHTRalLvT0BDbJ5eT7GBsiSP8ZJKlLGRGzwjVyqwhHmTuzlO6pdeLuZzJcKUVeiNxA7i6FgVJoSneZPCbq7C_Cm8=">Link to document</a></p>
<h4>EU: NEW STANDARDS FOR MOBILE PHONE CHARGER&nbsp;</h4>
<p>On December 29, 2010, the European Commission (EC) welcomed the European Union harmonized standards for manufacturing mobile phones compatible with a new common charger. The new standards were unveiled by the European Standardization Bodies CEN-CENELEC after a mandate from the EC which initiated a process towards a common global mobile phone charger.</p>
<p>In June 2009, the EC and 14 mobile phone producers agreed in a Memorandum of Understanding to harmonize chargers for data-enabled mobile phones sold in the EU. The chargers were to be compatible on the basis of the Micro-USB connector. The companies that signed the MoU were Apple, Emblaze Mobile, Huawei Technologies, LGE, Motorola Mobility, NEC, Nokia, Qualcomm, Research In Motion (RIM), Samsung, Sony Ericsson, TCT Mobile (ALCATEL), Texas Instruments and Atmel.</p>
<p>The harmonization is needed as incompatibility of chargers is both an inconvenience for users and an environmental problem. As users replace their current mobile phones, usually a new charger is needed, which provokes the disposal of the old one.</p>
<p>The standards also take into account safety risks and electro-magnetic emissions, in order to ensure that common chargers have sufficient immunity to external interference. The first common chargers are expected to reach the EU market in the first quarter of 2011.&nbsp;<a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=uoiicjbab&amp;et=1104256910085&amp;s=15523&amp;e=001DAznNXDDJX2EmOvBB9EYMraAjuU6BbTBpwh4-Gn8HawEd6DgYJB8R88gjiGIWziJiolYh3I9BR6Zm1qRt2Lg49m3Mqh5NGqLnOXMDPvpGYKm78IlBRPxnjHT-Ca6aIk0x31utmvlB3DRcWLSIJareSFqr5oJKvDJj9pkA58HIAGGeCH1OYLMFA==">Link</a></p>

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</a><strong>Multipoint Newsletter February 2011</strong></h4>
<p><h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" name="B1"></a>FCC Rules for Cell Phone Jamming Devices</h4>
<p><strong>QUESTION:</strong>&nbsp;I've seen an increase in advertisements from online retailers claiming the effectiveness of small jamming devices for cell and GPS products as a solution for reducing noise in public spaces such as classrooms, theaters, restaurants, business meetings, etc. What are jamming devices for cell and GPS products, and are they legal in the U.S.?</p>
<p><strong>ANSWER:</strong>&nbsp;Cell and GPS jamming devices are radio frequency transmitters that intentionally block, jam, or interfere with lawful communications. These devices illegally interrupt or prevent cell phones, GPS systems and Wi-Fi networks from communicating, but more importantly, the cell phone and GPS jammers indiscriminately block critical public safety and other emergency communications, along with the targeted transmissions.</p>
<p>Jammers are illegal to market, sell, or use in the United States. The FCC can and has imposed monetary penalties of tens of thousands of dollars, seizure of the illegal device, and even imprisonment for a single violation in the use of these jammers. Despite the fact they these jammers are illegal as stated, and their use carries the risk of substantial penalties, there has been an increase in advertisements from online retailers.</p>
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<h3>FCC Approval for Part 25 Transceivers</h3>
<p><strong>QUESTION:</strong>&nbsp;We manufacture Part 25 transceivers and would like guidance on obtaining FCC approval.</p>
<p><strong>ANSWER:</strong>&nbsp;The FCC recently published a revision of its Part 25 transceiver equipment authorization guide- lines. This publication addresses Ancillary Terrestrial Component (ATC) devices in instances when the responsible party has not yet received the FCC's license to operate. Appendix A of this revision includes additional technical requirements for ATCs when equipment authorization is granted prior to the grant of the FCC license. Appendix B describes additional technical requirements when equipment authorization is granted after the specific conditions of the license are defined. The FCC also provides guidance for ATC devices designed with protocols not listed in the appendices to coordinate the requirements with the FCC's International Bureau.</p>
<p>Please click on the link below for further information on the FCC's guidelines:&nbsp;<a href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=35040">https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=35040</a></p>
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<h3>FCC Power Measurement Requirements for a DMR</h3>
<p><strong>QUESTION:</strong>&nbsp;We manufacture a Digital Mobile Radio with a bandwidth greater than 1 MHz. We would like to test and apply for FCC license certification. How do we perform a power measurement with an emission bandwidth over 1 MHz?</p>
<p><strong>ANSWER:</strong>&nbsp;For complex power carrier modulations, the Continuous Power (CW) power measurement method for analog carriers cannot be applied. Though the FCC's rules and regulations are often not specific on measurement methods, it has issued guidance through its Knowledge Database (KDB), namely KDB 971168 in November 2010. This KDB addresses specific test methods such as power measurement over a wide bandwidth, including higher bandwidths found on TDMA and/or other burst transmissions. The measurement of an individual RF carrier, easily measured in analog signals, cannot be performed with these wide bandwidth signals. The power of a digital signal with no visible or prominent carriers must be measured over a specified bandwidth, not at the peak of a specific carrier in the channel.</p>
<p>As a result, it is necessary to measure the signal bandwidth prior to measuring the signal power with a spectrum or signal analyzer.</p>
<p>The FCC KDB 971168 about measuring complex digital modulations that are greater than 1 MHz can be found at:<a href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=34295">https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=34295</a></p>
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<h3>FCC Requirements for Household Appliances</h3>
<p><strong>QUESTION:</strong>&nbsp;We are a manufacturer of household appliances, some of which may be considered Part 15 devices. Is there a list of equipment exempt from FCC equipment authorization?</p>
<p><strong>ANSWER:&nbsp;</strong>Some appliances may be exempt from equipment authorization under Part 15.103. However, household appliances using digital logic are classified under Part 15 Subpart B as Class B digital devices (as defined in Part 15.101) and require equipment authorization under the Verification procedure (Part 2.902).</p>
<p>The FCC defines digital logic as an unintentional device or system that generates and uses timing signals or pulses at a rate in excess of 9,000 pulses or cycles per second, and uses digital techniques as defined in Part 15.3(k).</p>
<p>The table below lists exempt and non-exempt appliances. Exempt household appliances are electrical machines intended for household tasks that assist persons in washing and drying clothes, household cleaning, cooking, or food preparation; or is equipment that is directly involved in conditioning the supply of household water and air (heating, cooling and humidifying) in a residence. These include washing machines and clothes dryers, vacuum cleaners, dishwashers, air conditioners (central or window), etc..</p>
<p>The Part 15.103 exemption is limited to basic housekeeping appliances and is not intended to apply to all home-use products that may contain digital logic. Under FCC Part 15.103, only the digital circuitry directly responsible for the operation of the basic functions associated with the appliance is exempt, and it must be contained within the major appliance and not remotely connected via wire, cable or other communication system. An example would be a washing machine digital controller board responsible for different cycles and washing modes.</p>
<p>Appliances that (1) contain circuitry performing other ancillary functions (not directly responsible for the basic functions), or (2) contain circuitry performing other non-housekeeping appliance functions, are not exempt from equipment authorization procedures and regulations. These other functions require testing, and must comply with the appropriate equipment authorization procedures and regulations.</p>
<p>For example, a stove that contains an in-house communication function to communicate with a home automation system or an integrated television receiver does not exempt the home automation system and television receiver functions from their applicable Part 15B equipment authorization requirements.</p>
<p>Many other appliances, such as consumer inductive cooking stoves and microwave ovens, are subject to the technical standards and equipment authorization procedures under Part 18 of the FCC rules.</p>
<p>Please note that an exempt appliance is only exempt from equipment authorization procedures for the functions associated with the digital device circuitry. The appliance remains subject to the requirements in FCC Part 15.5 that the device not cause harmful interference, and FCC Part 15.29 regarding inspection by the FCC.</p>
<p>The FCC expects all manufacturers and importers to make every effort to meet its specific technical standards, rules, and regulations; to follow the appropriate FCC equipment authorization procedures, and to maintain quality practices to ensure all units sold and marketed are, and will remain, compliant.</p>
<p>You may submit questions about the exemption status of your specific appliance directly to the FCC at<a href="http://www.fcc.gov/labhelp">http://www.fcc.gov/labhelp</a>&nbsp;via the "Submit an Inquiry" link.</p>
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<h3>STANDARDS UPDATE</h3>
<h4>EU: NEW CENELEC STANDARDS RECENTLY RELEASED&nbsp;</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the CENELEC standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li>EN 61400-22:2011&nbsp;(1/28/2011) Wind turbines -- Part 22: Conformity testing and certification</li>
<li>EN 60519-1:2011&nbsp;(1/28/2011) Safety in electroheating installations -- Part 1: General requirements</li>
<li>EN 61000-4-16:1998/A2:2011&nbsp;(1/28/2011) Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) -- Part 4-16: Testing and measurement techniques - Test for immunity to conducted, common mode disturbances in the frequency range 0 Hz to 150 kHz</li>
<li>EN 62376:2011&nbsp;(2/11/2011) Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems - Electronic chart system (ECS) - Operational and performance requirements, methods of testing and required test results</li>
<li>EN 61347-1:2008/A1:2011&nbsp;(2/11/2011) Lamp controlgear -- Part 1: General and safety requirements</li>
<li>EN 61000-6-4:2007/A1:2011(2/18/2011) Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) -- Part 6-4: Generic standards - Emission standard for industrial environments</li>
<li>EN 60745-2-3:2011&nbsp;(2/18/2011) Hand-held motor-operated electric tools - Safety -- Part 2-3: Particular requirements for grinders, polishers and disk-type sanders</li>
<li>EN 50543:2011&nbsp;(2/18/2011) Electronic portable and transportable apparatus designed to detect and measure carbon dioxide and/or carbon monoxide in indoor ambient air - Requirements and test methods</li>
<li>EN 60770-1:2011&nbsp;(2/18/2011) Transmitters for use in industrial-process control systems -- Part 1: Methods for performance evaluation</li>
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<h4>EU: NEW IEC STANDARDS RECENTLY RELEASED&nbsp;</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new IEC standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li>IEC 62489-2&nbsp;(1/26/2011) Electroacoustics - Audio-frequency induction loop systems for assisted hearing - Part 2: Methods of calculating and measuring the low-frequency magnetic field emissions from the loop for assessing conformity with guidelines on limits for human exposure</li>
<li>IEC 61000-4-21&nbsp;(1/27/2011) Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-21: Testing and measurement techniques - Reverberation chamber test methods</li>
<li>IEC 60335-2-103&nbsp;(1/27/2011) Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-103: Particular requirements for drives for gates, doors and windows</li>
<li>IEC 60825-1 Corr.I2&nbsp;(1/31/2011) Interpretation sheet 2 - Safety of laser products - Part 1: Equipment classification and requirements</li>
<li>IEC 60601-2-57&nbsp;(1/31/2011) Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-57: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of non-laser light source equipment intended for therapeutic, diagnostic, monitoring and cosmetic/aesthetic use</li>
<li>IEC 60065&nbsp;(2/15/2011) Audio, video and similar electronic apparatus - Safety requirements</li>
<li>IEC 61000-6-3&nbsp;(2/17/2011) Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 6-3: Generic standards - Emission standard for residential, commercial and light-industrial environments</li>
<li>IEC 60086-2&nbsp;(2/17/2011) Primary batteries - Part 2: Physical and electrical specifications</li>
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<h4>EU: NEW ETSI STANDARDS RECENTLY RELEASED&nbsp;</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new ETSI standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=uoiicjbab&amp;et=1104595907531&amp;s=1&amp;e=001DPh6VFc24XG0jHjyhDUt_NTaG8JUTLV4AYeONRiNzfw8UPOYpHxQo0wf3rUzdWiUhexFJBoLvc9F_xHqBlVuwizYQ6CrxrZh0fRGdtE-m-If3DEuhmH9A2acQPaxMBefmC9tIU7rWdlkpaz8bSAeOzxf9eCzuAiUmSJlak7bRR0=">ETSI EN 300 373-1 V1.3.1</a>&nbsp;(January 2011)Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Maritime mobile transmitters and receivers for use in the MF and HF bands; Part 1: Technical characteristics and methods of measurement</li>
<li><a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=uoiicjbab&amp;et=1104595907531&amp;s=1&amp;e=001DPh6VFc24XEV1uxYXcBwDzNDsVVOx8YdS-FEKnsbJSDhFM8O0j4mQz57_sAzpo-FTSI46qTvUL7OqrU-2dsHW0oa5NM8jgrW7f-EI2paH2AoDaRc71LB2y1ocpAph0RHBTan3357U2sK-EWEBOX5sybEOB67xQ7Uvpd0ApQU2Z0=">ETSI TS 125 113 V8.6.0</a>&nbsp;(January 2011) Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); Base station (BS) and repeater electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 25.113 version 8.6.0 Release 8)</li>
<li><a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=uoiicjbab&amp;et=1104595907531&amp;s=1&amp;e=001DPh6VFc24XFWmLrbKVt-UhuqcpE2ngFVlgWv0HodGMKC6oqUv_xvwLdbIGwRyLLJQFa1CmUNJA9q9GZLX7qKzZoBiwdINoJghCPlQ-BcTXyke7F9yohn9o6_ZKPG0iflYu5srrVcQDt4I5h4QPiEQ5givwmzFjH77MU-sifdNGk=">ETSI TS 136 113 V10.1.0</a>&nbsp;(January 2011) LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Base Station (BS) and repeater ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 36.113 version 10.1.0 Release 10)</li>
<li><a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=uoiicjbab&amp;et=1104595907531&amp;s=1&amp;e=001DPh6VFc24XG01pwzuVwNMpi_-pZUjmhAWtr3mNyzpurLWiSQGxTN8aWHMoCqdYSeFcFvThzZpeRc29o8lOwKPOBpFrlck_ieQ0sPv46Cq89f5ok-qK66iGUf4tp1e2u12B3AfbEWGx70nKNtMCYhZxvGpSTluYd9K40sLyM349s=">ETSI TS 137 113 V10.1.0</a>&nbsp;(January 2011) Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); 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 10.1.0 Release 10)</li>
<li><a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=uoiicjbab&amp;et=1104595907531&amp;s=1&amp;e=001DPh6VFc24XE2uBt_wEwnE7Bpv3-jCpXqHnSn__xymRKnCGpACsNn22XROnA_LTl1wzumAda_7nmTKvtgO1D78UomKKb3pxWCyHtM6C9W9rOtsv9wanr0oWT3ZSEU4HwdtA8pFXqkAXCbr_ZXeyY2QsdeNPxuG3j1-rs8cSiLbxU=">ETSI EN 300 338-5 V1.1.1</a>&nbsp;(February 2011) Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Technical characteristics and methods of measurement for equipment for generation, transmission and reception of Digital Selective Calling (DSC) in the maritime MF, MF/HF and/or VHF mobile service; Part 5: Handheld VHF Class D DSC</li>
<li><a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=uoiicjbab&amp;et=1104595907531&amp;s=1&amp;e=001DPh6VFc24XH-vgi3nyxb3qk_EeLfQHeXG49Kr5grB0S2aAlwHGecS-B52xNW5texBASuOoQ3L0e9uczOUCJNV3EtfMNS8zTLo-qZTMixIOFKzSt_bHyuz6Dz1skAcq1sUtGl0GHW7QD-LStQNMrr0KY2EI4H_d5SAdw2fFj-6Zo=">ETSI EN 302 686 V1.1.1</a>&nbsp;(February 2011) Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS); Radiocommunications equipment operating in the 63 GHz to 64 GHz frequency band; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive</li>
<li><a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=uoiicjbab&amp;et=1104595907531&amp;s=1&amp;e=001DPh6VFc24XHffd6m0ly5WMIEm5c3NrDy3uHXVHGs-2RntN4z7ZGTFdOK2JlZOwrEX15NSOa3Ha84BOh8i__LuKc_vvptXxAk3ohwm6b4nD_oDciNPVbE_6B-bKwBZ6o44zZfcJ1ennqnb_MMQA3Mpaj22e0IBRRQKiGxCSE-Wmo=">ETSI TR 101 537 V1.1.1</a>&nbsp;(February 2011) lectromagnetic compatibility and radio spectrum matters (ERM); Second co-existence test between ER-GSM with RFID</li>
<li><a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=uoiicjbab&amp;et=1104595907531&amp;s=1&amp;e=001DPh6VFc24XHubT78URpXagEa-RVC4zDJiuO8lcSotsI5j4OXULZVWbLLsLFr07Fav-dUvd2aaKQiGD9NufwFAZggyuUXyaYcFKFY5l26Te28ixclNPDbWLOi5bXjCiA3YLsPLXYB2BWXNPVypQF7nsniTJxoEI3NLXD00k8c9UA=">ETSI TR 102 398 V1.2.1</a>&nbsp;(February 2011) Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) General System Design</li>
<li><a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=uoiicjbab&amp;et=1104595907531&amp;s=1&amp;e=001DPh6VFc24XF_ZOPAqpKuHchg32ua3lB_Qe5VbA0wg9_QfBeEZu_41kgiwlj5rtUKxWniSitQ61hk4Dag7vTdqk0g2BrpIyvKBJLez82Rnh0zbnHfb-CGoGPKNz7wUjwQQkYYbrI-n35oEjC16yFH1Wk_PfOkE0sYp9OmoqehN84=">ETSI TS 102 902 V1.1.1</a>&nbsp;(February 2011)Electromagnetic compatibility and radio spectrum matters (ERM); Methods, parameters and test procedures for cognitive interference mitigation towards ER-GSM for use by UHF RFID using Detect-And-Avoid (DAA) or other similar techniques</li>
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<h4>FCC: NEW REQUIREMENT FOR DOCUMENTATION OF ALL EX PARTE MEETINGS&nbsp;</h4>
<p>On February 2, 2011, the FCC released&nbsp;<a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=uoiicjbab&amp;et=1104595907531&amp;s=1&amp;e=001DPh6VFc24XEWakdjFpO9nk-oaFOsztpSCF_-bUUssfhJNWa3b_szHE6GUFoCqhoYXojar81KZeCb6qzvd_yCI0SNS9-Z5uN-wVMfFp17pMenLDMOeMS0CZMlxflyt9-aiyF4V4FYSSOIpG9smSpBRnVX9MypRMY3XZf-p88uGCw=">GC Docket No. 10-43</a>&nbsp;requiring documentation of all ex parte meetings and other oral communications between outside parties and FCC staff on issues under its consideration, not just those dealing with new information or new arguments. The enforcement bureau will be empowered to impose fines for violations.</p>
<p>An ex parte communication is one between FCC staffers and one side of an issue (lobbyist or opponent) currently being considered in an FCC docket. The rule revisions are intended to address two deficiencies of the current ex parte rules - an exemption for presentations with no new data or arguments and notices having insufficient disclosure of what actually was said or discussed.</p>
<p>The goal of the FCC is to enable the participants of FCC proceedings, as well as those observing them, to better identify and understand the issues being debated before the FCC, and to make these disclosures easier for the public to find on the FCC web site.</p>
<h4>FCC: INCREASED ENFORCEMENT EFFORTS AGAINST JAMMING DEVICES&nbsp;</h4>
<p>On February 9, 2011, the FCC announced that its enforcement bureau has started a new effort to crack down on cell phone and GPS jamming devices. The FCC is warning consumers, manufacturers, and retailers that the marketing, sale, or use of cell, GPS, and other jamming devices is illegal. FCC Enforcement Bureau Chief Michele Ellison said the plans include education, outreach, and aggressive enforcement.</p>
<p>As stated previously in this newsletter, jamming devices are radio frequency transmitters that intentionally block, jam, or interfere with wireless communications as a solution for classrooms, theaters, restaurants, etc. Jammers are indiscriminate and can block critical public safety and other emergency communications, obviously a serious concern for the FCC.&nbsp;<a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=uoiicjbab&amp;et=1104595907531&amp;s=1&amp;e=001DPh6VFc24XE8wyTxGjDuV0G1ysdkm3LDkT4vbnQA2C-Z8JRXC5QkRzFOh-O1v1gLZzsMMU-L8MSGpdCAKkyD_YGjnXSytLvdmqOUFMyJ58EgkiBGWnqqO_Ua-RX24jxbBG1QdRrGo6pouTOPCAR7NPLle1qHTrGBXIGCyQegCZbLJQAgd7AwSXYsRnq3xiMG">Link</a></p>

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</h4><strong>QUESTION:</strong>&nbsp;We are starting to manufacture Biomedical Devices and would like to know the rules for Biomedical Telemetry Devices using the same frequency bands as VHF and UHF TV broadcast services.</p>
<p><strong>ANSWER:</strong>&nbsp;Biomedical Devices can operate under the rules in:</p>
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<li>FCC Part 15.241 within the band 174-216 MHz (TV channels 7-13) and is limited to Biomedical Telemetry Devices confined to an emissions bandwidth of 200 kHz within the 176-216 MHz band.</li>
<li>FCC Part 15.242 within the bands 174-216 and 470-688 MHz (TV channels 7-46) and is limited to Biomedical Telemetry Devices employed within health care facilities, and is limited to operate within a single 6 MHz TV channel band as defined in Part 73.</li>
<li>FCC Part 95 Subpart H within the band 608-614 MHz (TV channel 37); FCC Part 95 Subpart H - Wireless Medical Telemetry Service (WMTS) is a licensed service requiring a registration process prior to operation, as stated in Section 95.1111.</li>
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<p>All Biomedical Devices must be certified under the equipment authorization provisions of Part 2, subpart J. Except for TV channel 37, Biomedical and Medical Telemetry Devices must avoid using the same television channels used by local television stations. However, local television broadcasters are currently migrating to Digital Television Service (DTS) by broadcasting both a Digital Television (DTV) signal, as well as their traditional analog signal. Some of these new DTV broadcasts may create interference with existing medical devices, requiring the medical devices to alter their channel selection to other vacant channels. Channel 37 (608-614 MHz) is not assigned to any television broadcaster and is a coordinated, shared channel for Medical Telemetry Devices under FCC Part 95.1111 and the National Astronomy and Observatory Centers under FCC Part 95.1119.</p>
<p>A listing of the current DTV channel assignments can be found at:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.fcc.gov/oet/dtv/">http://www.fcc.gov/oet/dtv/</a>. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration also published an announcement on November 16, 2005, available at:<a href="http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/PublicHealthNotifications/ucm062110.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/PublicHealthNotifications/ucm062110.htm</a></p>
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<h3>FCC Rules for Industrial Equipment</h3>
<p><strong>QUESTION:</strong>&nbsp;We have come across many engineers and companies who believe that the FCC's exemption for industrial equipment simply means that all industrial equipment is exempted from FCC rules and regulations. Can you expound on this issue?</p>
<p><strong>ANSWER:</strong>&nbsp;FCC&nbsp;Part 15.103&nbsp;does not exempt industrial equipment from its General Conditions of Operation rule, i.e. FCC&nbsp;Part 15.5, and its Inspection by the FCC rule, i.e. FCC&nbsp;Part 15.29. However, it does exempt some industrial equipment from specific technical standards and other requirements as follows:</p>
<ol>
<li>FCC Part 15.103(b) exempts a digital device used exclusively as an electronic control or power system utilized by a public utility or in an industrial plant. The term public utility includes equipment only to the extent that it is in a dedicated building or large room owned or leased by the utility, and does not extend to equipment installed in a subscriber's facility.</li>
<li>FCC Part 15.103(c) exempts a digital device used exclusively as industrial, commercial, or medical test equipment.</li>
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<p>The language in Part 15.103(b) clearly does not exempt all industrial devices from the FCC's specific technical standards; it exempts only digital devices used in the control of an industrial plant and/or public utility companies, and power systems used in these environments.</p>
<p>Part 15.103(c) exempts industrial test equipment, commercial test equipment, and medical test equipment only. However, if the exempted test equipment contains a receiver and/or transmitter, the exemption applies ONLY to the DIGITAL DEVICE PORTION of the test equipment. FCC authorizations and requirements must be met for the receiver and/or transmitter portion of the test equipment, though many people advertently or inadvertently interpret the exemption to be for all industrial equipment.</p>
<p>In summary, industrial equipment that does not meet the criteria stated above as shown in FCC Part 15.103(b) and 15.103(c) is subject to the FCC's rules and regulations.</p>
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<h3>FCC Rules for 120 volts/60 Hz Devices</h3>
<p><strong>QUESTION:</strong>&nbsp;We are a manufacturer of FCC Part 15 devices; we would like to know if FCC rules and regulations, or American National Standard Institute (ANSI) standards, stipulate the testing of all devices at 120 volts/60 Hz?</p>
<p><strong>ANSWER:</strong>&nbsp;FCC Part 15 devices are typically connected to the mains with an input rating in the U.S. of 120 volts/60 Hz, as specified in FCC&nbsp;Part 15.3(s)(3). Although most homes in the U.S. have 220/240 volts/60 Hz wiring connections, these are typically used for appliances such as forced air heaters, stoves, dryers, central cooling systems, etc. Most other devices connected in a U.S. home running off the power grid are 120 volts/60Hz, hence, FCC Part 15 devices should be tested connected to 120 volts/60 Hz.</p>
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<h3>FCC Information to User Statement</h3>
<p><strong>QUESTION:</strong>&nbsp;We are an overseas manufacturer and would like to use the FCC&nbsp;Part 15.21, "Information to user" statement below:</p>
<p>"This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy. If it is not installed and used in accordance with this instruction manual, it may interfere with radio communications. This equipment has been tested and found to be within the limits for Class A computing devices, pursuant to Part 15 of FCC rules, designed to provide reasonable protection against radio interference in a commercial environment. Operation of this equipment in a residential environment may possibly cause interference. In the event of interference, the user, at their own expense, will be required to take whatever measures are necessary to correct the problem."</p>
<p>Do you see any problem with the above statement?</p>
<p><strong>ANSWER:</strong>&nbsp;FCC Part 15.21, "Information to user" expressly states:</p>
<p>"The user's manual or instruction manual for an intentional or unintentional radiator shall caution the user that changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment. In cases where the manual is provided only in a form other than paper, such as on a computer disk or over the Internet, the information required by this section may be included in the manual in that alternative form, provided the user can reasonably be expected to have the capability to access information in that form."</p>
<p>The statement you provided in your question appears to address the FCC Part 15.105(a) requirements, but as written, it does not address the critical points that must be relayed to the end user as outlined in FCC Part 15.21. Specifically, your statement does not:</p>
<ol>
<li>caution the user regarding changes or modifications</li>
<li>mention voiding the user's authority to operate the equipment</li>
</ol>
<p>Class A and Class B devices are also subject to the language requirements of FCC Part 15.19(a)(3):</p>
<p>"This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation."</p>
<p>This statement should be included verbatim. The only modification allowed by the FCC is the proper inclusion of an Industry Canada (IC) reference.</p>
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<h3>STANDARDS UPDATE</h3>
<h4>EU: NEW CENELEC STANDARDS RECENTLY RELEASED&nbsp;</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the CENELEC standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li>EN 60204-33:2011&nbsp;(3/4/2011) Safety of machinery - Electrical equipment of machines -- Part 33: Requirements for semiconductor fabrication equipment</li>
<li>EN 62132-2:2011&nbsp;(3/4/2011) Integrated circuits - Measurement of electromagnetic immunity -- Part 2: Measurement of radiated immunity - TEM cell and wideband TEM cell method</li>
<li>EN 62489-2:2011&nbsp;(3/4/2011) Electroacoustics - Audio-frequency induction loop systems for assisted hearing -- Part 2: Methods of calculating and measuring the low-frequency magnetic field emissions from the loop for assessing conformity with guidelines on limits for human exposure</li>
<li>EN 60335-2-9:2003/A13:2010/AC:2011&nbsp;(3/4/2011) Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety -- Part 2-9: Particular requirements for grills, toasters and similar portable cooking appliances</li>
<li>EN ISO/IEC 17021:2011&nbsp;(3/18/2011) Conformity assessment - Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems (ISO/IEC/FDIS 17021:2010)</li>
<li>EN 60601-2-45:2011&nbsp;(3/18/2011) Medical electrical equipment -- Part 2-45: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of mammographic X-ray equipment and mammographic stereotactic devices</li>
<li>EN 60268-7:2011&nbsp;(3/18/2011) Sound system equipment -- Part 7: Headphones and earphones</li>
<li>EN 60086-2:2011&nbsp;(3/25/2011) Primary batteries -- Part 2: Physical and electrical specifications</li>
<li>EN 60086-1:2011&nbsp;(3/25/2011) Primary batteries -- Part 1: General</li>
<li>EN 61000-6-3:2007/A1:2011&nbsp;(3/25/2011) Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) -- Part 6-3: Generic standards - Emission standard for residential, commercial and light-industrial environments</li>
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<h4>EU: NEW IEC STANDARDS RECENTLY RELEASED&nbsp;</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new IEC standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li>IEC 61000-6-3&nbsp;(2/17/2011) Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 6-3: Generic standards - Emission standard for residential, commercial and light-industrial environments</li>
<li>IEC 61000-6-4&nbsp;(2/23/2011) Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 6-4: Generic standards - Emission standard for industrial environments</li>
<li>IEC 61169-41&nbsp;(2/23/2011) Radio-frequency connectors - Part 41: Sectional specification for CQA series quick lock R.F. coaxial connectors</li>
<li>IEC 60601-2-23&nbsp;(2/25/2011) Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-23: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of transcutaneous partial pressure monitoring equipment</li>
<li>IEC 60601-2-49&nbsp;(2/25/2011) Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-49: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of multifunction patient monitoring equipment</li>
<li>IEC 62115&nbsp;(2/25/2011) Electric toys - Safety</li>
<li>IEC 60086-5&nbsp;(3/8/2011) Primary batteries - Part 5: Safety of batteries with aqueous electrolyte</li>
<li>ISO/IEC 18046-2&nbsp;(3/11/2011) Information technology -- Radio frequency identification device performance test methods -- Part 2: Test methods for interrogator performance</li>
<li>IEC 62267-2&nbsp;(3/14/2011) Railway applications - Automated urban guided transport (AUGT) - Safety requirements - Part 2: Hazard analysis at top system level</li>
<li>IEC 60745-2-22&nbsp;(3/14/2011) Hand-held motor-operated electric tools - Safety - Part 2-22: Particular requirements for cut-off machines</li>
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<h4>EU: NEW ETSI STANDARDS RECENTLY RELEASED&nbsp;</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new ETSI standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li>ETSI EN 302 372-1 V1.2.1&nbsp;(February 2011) Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD); Equipment for Detection and Movement; Tanks Level Probing Radar (TLPR) operating in the frequency bands 5,8 GHz, 10 GHz, 25 GHz, 61 GHz and 77 GHz; Part 1: Technical characteristics and test methods</li>
<li>ETSI EN 302 372-2 V1.2.1&nbsp;(February 2011) Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD); Equipment for Detection and Movement; Tanks Level Probing Radar (TLPR) operating in the frequency bands 5,8 GHz, 10 GHz, 25 GHz, 61 GHz and 77 GHz; Part 2: Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive</li>
<li>ETSI TR 102 495-5 V1.2.1&nbsp;(February 2011) Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); System Reference Document; Short Range Devices (SRD); Technical characteristics for SRD equipment using Ultra Wide Band Sensor technology (UWB); Part 5: Location tracking applications type 2 operating in the frequency bands from 3,4 GHz to 4,8 GHz and from 6 GHz to 8,5 GHz for person and object tracking and industrial applications</li>
<li>ETSI EN 300 676-1 V1.5.2&nbsp;(March 2011) Ground-based VHF hand-held, mobile and fixed radio transmitters, receivers and transceivers for the VHF aeronautical mobile service using amplitude modulation; Part 1: Technical characteristics and methods of measurement</li>
<li>ETSI TR 102 884 V1.1.1&nbsp;(March 2011) Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); digital Private Mobile Radio (dPMR) General System Design</li>
<li>ETSI TR 101 540 V1.1.1&nbsp;(March 2011) Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); System Reference document (SRdoc); DVB-H Small Gap Fillers</li>
<li>ETSI TS 103 052 V1.1.1&nbsp;(March 2011) Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Radiated measurement methods and general arrangements for test sites up to 100 GHz</li>
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<h4>CANADA: NEW ISSUES OF RSS-123 AND RSS-170&nbsp;</h4>
<p>On February 26, 2011, Industry Canada released&nbsp;Radio Standards Specification RSS-123, Issue 2: Licensed Low-Power Radio Apparatus, which sets out the requirements for certification of licensed low-power radio apparatus operating in various frequency bands, such as low-power auxiliary equipment and wireless cameras. RSS-123 has been coordinated with industry through the Radio Advisory Board of Canada (RABC). The Radio Equipment Technical Standards Lists have been amended to reflect the above changes.</p>
<p>On March 12, 2011, Industry Canada released&nbsp;RadioStandards Specification 170 (RSS-170), Issue 2: Mobile Earth Stations and Ancillary Terrestrial Component Equipment Operating in the Mobile-Satellite Service Bands, which sets out the requirements for radio transmitters and receivers operating in the Mobile-Satellite Service (MSS), including mobile Ancillary Terrestrial Component (ATC) equipment. RSS-170 was updated to provide requirements for mobile earth stations operating in the bands 399.9-400.05/400.15-401 MHz and 2000-2020/2180-2200 MHz and for ATC equipment operating in the 1.6 GHz and 2 GHz MSS bands.</p>
<h4>EU: UPDATED LIST OFHARMONIZED STANDARDS&nbsp;</h4>
<p>The European Commission has recently published the following two updated lists of standards in the Official Journal of the European Union to be used for assessing compliance:</p>
<p>LVD Directive 2006/95/EC&nbsp;- harmonized standards: An updated consolidated list of harmonized standards in the framework of the LVD Directive was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on March 18, 2011.</p>
<p>EMC Directive 2004/108/EC&nbsp;- harmonized standards: An updated consolidated list of harmonized standards in the framework of the LVD Directive was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on February 24, 2011.</p>

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<p><strong>Question: </strong>We have a modular transmitting device with a PCB trace antenna that we would like to certify to Industry Canada (IC) standards. However, IC RSS-GEN, General Requirements and Information for the Certification of Radio Apparatus, Issue 3, Section 3.2.3 - Limited Modular Approval, does not contain a provision for certifying this type of device. On the other hand, the FCC Knowledge Database (KDB) entry,&nbsp;<a href="images/References/kdb-996369-d01-module-certification-guide-v01r01.pdf" target="_blank">KDB 996369 D01 Module Certification Guide v01r01</a> guidance, Section VII - Additional Frequently Asked Questions and Answers Related to Modules, Question 11/Answer 11, provides guidance for approving modular devices with trace antennas. Can you advise whether IC would allow such a device given the FCC’s provision in KDB 996369 D01?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>FCC and IC policies on modular transmitters tend to be similar, but each decides on its own policies. &nbsp;Recently, we have received IC interpretation on modular transmitters that does not seem to differentiate for trace antennas.</p>
<p>IC requires that all modular transmitters meet all sections of&nbsp;<a href="images/References/rss-gen-i3.pdf" target="_blank">RSS GEN, Issue 3</a>, Section 3.2. This section identifies Labeling Requirements for the Host Device, Equipment Certification Requirements for Modular Transmitters, and a Modular Approval Checklist that must be met for the device to obtain approval. If the transmitter does not meet any one of the eight items in the checklist, the applicant is required to provide a detailed explanation to IC before a decision can be made to certify the device as a modular transmitter. The checklist includes the following items:</p>
<ul>
<li>The radio elements must have the radio frequency circuitry shielded. Physical/discrete and tuning capacitors may be located external to the shield, but must be on the module assembly.</li>
<li>The module shall have buffered modulation/data input(s) (if such inputs are provided) to ensure that the module will comply with the requirements set out in the applicable RSS standard under conditions of excessive data rates or over-modulation.</li>
<li>The module shall have its own power supply regulation on the module. This is to ensure that the module will comply with the requirements set out in the applicable standard regardless of the design of the power supplying circuitry in the host device which houses the module.</li>
<li>The module shall comply with the provisions for external power amplifiers and antennas detailed in this standard. The equipment certification submission shall contain a detailed description of the configuration of all antennas that will be used with the module.</li>
<li>The module shall be tested for compliance with the applicable standard in a stand-alone configuration, i.e. the module must not be inside another device during testing.</li>
<li>The module shall comply with the Category I, equipment labeling requirements.</li>
<li>The module shall comply with applicable RSS-102 exposure requirements, which are based on the intended use/configurations.</li>
<li>Is the modular device for an Industry Canada licensed-exempt service?</li>
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<p>IC is the final arbiter of its rules, regulations and policies, and all decisions with respect to regulatory approval. To render a final decision, IC may require additional technical information about your device. We suggest that you send an inquiry to IC if you need further clarification.</p>
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<h3>FCC’s Rules for Setting Device Parameters with Country Codes</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>We manufacture wireless devices and we would like to allow our end-users, professional installers and/or authorized service dealers to set the operational conditions, radio frequency parameters and software controls for each device by setting its country code, which will configure the device based on that country’s regulations, in order to ensure compliance. We will also provide a warning statement in the user manual that will state “Select only the code for the country in which the device is going to be used; any other selection will void the FCC approval of this device and make it illegal to use.” Will the FCC allow this scenario?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>The wireless device with the settings you describe would not be considered a Software Defined Radio (SDR). The FCC will only allow a SDR to be configured through software controls, or if it grants special exemption to configure a particular device through software controls. Otherwise, such configurations are not allowed (see<a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=c5375cf82d4b39c3a35d110851fcc7de&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.14.3.242.2&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> FCC Part 15.202</a> - Certified operating frequency range). &nbsp;Additional guidance on restrictions on software configurations for non-SDR devices can be found in FCC’s&nbsp;<a href="images/References/594280-D01-Software-Configuration-Control-v01.pdf" target="_blank">594280 D01 Software Configuration Control v01</a>. Please note that the FCC has posted for review a draft publication on country codes,&nbsp;<a href="images/References/594280-country-code-solution-dr02.pdf" target="_blank">594280 Country Code Solution DR02</a>, with proposed changes that will be published after the comment period. Comments must be received on or before May 6, 2011.</p>
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<h3>FCC’s “Permit But Ask” Policy</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>We have manufactured an Ultra Mobile Personal Computer (UMPC) tablet device with the following specifications:</p>
<ul>
<li>7 inch display with no proximity sensor and no power reduction capability</li>
<li>GSM and WCDMA technology</li>
<li>SAR portable test results at 0.5mm test distance less than 1.4W/Kg, all sides (top and bottom)</li>
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<p>Unfortunately, our EMC laboratory did not perform a pre-testing requirement called for in the FCC’s KDB publication 388624 D01 v08, Section 2.0(a) Pre-TCB PBA (Permit But Ask), which states you must submit an inquiry via the KDB before testing the device. We would now like to proceed with certification. Is it mandatory to start with a PBA inquiry to the FCC?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>A Pre-TCB PBA is when non-TCBs request guidance from the FCC on matters relating to test methods, measurement and/or evaluation prior to the start of testing; TCB PBA procedure KDB publication&nbsp;<a href="images/References/388624%20D01%20Permit%20But%20Ask%20Procedure%20v08.pdf" target="_blank">388624 D01 v08</a>, Section 2.0(a) states the conditions when this is necessary. Recent FCC interpretations we have received and reviewed indicate that the aforementioned activity is a conformity activity performed only by TCBs.</p>
<p>Applicants, and/or agents, and/or test labs, may submit KDB inquiries for guidance on evaluating device types and/or functions for devices listed in KDB pub&nbsp;<a href="images/References/388624-d02-permit-but-ask-list-v09r03.pdf" target="_blank">388624 D02 v09r03</a> PBA List, especially when previous guidance may be applicable to a device type, and/or some level of experience has been gained for evaluations. When this is the case, interested parties (applicants, agents, test labs) may skip the Pre-TCB PBA step, and submit the device to a TCB for evaluation and processing under KDB 388624, Section 2(b) – TCB PBA. Under this process, the TCB must file a separate, new KDB inquiry via the TCB login, at which point the FCC’s oversight review would proceed as described in KDB pub 388624 and subsequent steps. Please note that the FCC is the final arbiter on its rules, regulations and policies. For further clarification we advise that you send an inquiry to the FCC KDB.</p>
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<h3>FCC and IC Guidance on Laptop SAR</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>We are a new manufacturer of laptop, notebook, and netbook computers and would like to know the applicable FCC and Industry Canada (IC) SAR requirements.</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>The FCC has three KDB guidance documents with criteria for evaluating SAR on laptop computers. These documents are:</p>
<ol>
<li><a href="images/References/616217-D01-SAR-for-Laptop-with-Screen-Ant%20v01r01.pdf" target="_blank"> 616217 D01 SAR for Laptop with Screen Ant v01r01</a> – provides SAR evaluation considerations for laptop computers with antennas that are built into display screens.</li>
<li><a href="images/References/616217-d02-sar-polcy-laptop-with-screen-ant-v01r01.pdf" target="_blank"> 616217 D02 SAR Polcy Laptop with Screen Ant v01r01</a> – provides the equipment authorization review and approval policies for the procedures in KDB Publication 616217, SAR Evaluation Considerations for Laptop Computers with Antennas Built-in on Display Screens.</li>
<li><a href="images/References/616217%20D03%20SAR%20Supp%20Note%20and%20Netbook%20Laptop%20V01.pdf" target="_blank"> 616217 D03 SAR Supp Note and Netbook Laptop V01</a> – applies to transmitters and antennas incorporated in notebook/netbook and laptop computers for use in laptop or tablet modes.</li>
<li><a href="images/References/447498%20D01%20Mobile%20Portable%20RF%20Exposure%20v04.pdf" target="_blank"> 447498 D01 Mobile Portable RF Exposure v04</a>, Mobile and Portable Device RF Exposure, Equipment Authorization Procedures -- identifies certain RF exposure evaluation procedures and requirements, and equipment authorization policies for mobile and portable devices.</li>
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<p>Industry Canada references the listed FCC guidance documents for evaluating SAR, as well as the following IC document:</p>
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<li>Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure Compliance of Radiocommunication Apparatus (All Frequency Bands)&nbsp;<a href="images/References/rss-102-issue%204.pdf" target="_blank">RSS-102 Issue 4</a>, released March 2010; revision December 31, 2010 to replace footnote #13 on page 7 that references&nbsp;<a href="images/References/rss-102-spr-001.pdf" target="_blank">RSS-102 Supplementary Procedures (SPR)-001</a>. &nbsp;Dated January 1, 2011, SPR-001 defines IC’s SAR testing requirements with regard to bystanders for laptop type computers with antennas built-in on display screen (laptop mode/tablet mode).</li>
</ol><hr />
<h3>Standards Updates</h3>
<h4>EU: NEW CENELEC STANDARDS RECENTLY RELEASED</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the CENELEC standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><strong>EN 60086-1:2011</strong> (3/25/2011) Primary batteries - Part 1: General</li>
<li><strong>EN 60086-2:2011 </strong>(3/25/2011) Primary batteries - Part 2: Physical and electrical specifications</li>
<li><strong>EN 60086-3:2011 </strong>(3/25/2011) Primary batteries - Part 3: Watch batteries</li>
<li><strong>EN 55016-2-1:2009/A1:2011 </strong>(4/1/2011) Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 2-1: Methods of measurement of disturbances and immunity - Conducted disturbance measurements</li>
<li><strong>EN 55016-2-2:2011 </strong>(4/1/2011) Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 2-2: Methods of measurement of disturbances and immunity - Measurement of disturbance power</li>
<li><strong>EN 60130-9:2011 </strong>(4/1/2011) Connectors for frequencies below 3 MHz - Part 9: Circular connectors for radio and associated sound equipment</li>
<li><strong>EN 60255-22-5:2011 </strong>(4/1/2011) Measuring relays and protection equipment - Part 22-5: Electrical disturbance tests - Surge immunity test</li>
<li><strong>EN 60601-2-52:2010/AC:2011 </strong>(4/1/2011) Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-52: Particular requirements for basic safety and essential performance of medical beds</li>
<li><strong>EN 61000-4-22:2011 </strong>(4/1/2011) Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-22: Testing and measurement techniques - Radiated emission and immunity measurements in fully anechoic rooms (FARs)</li>
<li><strong>EN 60704-2-13:2011</strong> (4/15/2011) Household and similar electrical appliances - Test code for the determination of airborne acoustical noise - Part 2-13: Particular requirements for range hoods</li>
<li><strong>EN 61029-2-12:2011</strong> (4/15/2011) Safety of transportable motor-operated electric tools - Part 2-12: Particular requirements for threading machines</li>
<li><strong>EN 61169-41:2011</strong> (4/15/2011) Radio-frequency connectors - Part 41: Sectional specification for CQA series quick lock R.F. coaxial connectors</li>
<li><strong>EN 60601-2-57:2011 </strong>(4/8/2011) Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-57: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of non-laser light source equipment intended for therapeutic, diagnostic, monitoring and cosmetic/aesthetic use</li>
<li><strong>EN 61810-2:2011 </strong>(4/8/2011) Electromechanical elementary relays - Part 2: Reliability</li>
<li><strong>EN 61000-6-3:2007/A1:2011 </strong>(3/25/2011) Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 6-3: Generic standards - Emission standard for residential, commercial and light-industrial environments</li>
</ul>
<p>See&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CENELEC </a>for additional information.</p>
<h4>EU: NEW IEC STANDARDS RECENTLY RELEASED</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new IEC standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><strong>IEC 60825-4-am2 </strong>(3/29/2011) Amendment 2 - Safety of laser products - Part 4: Laser guards</li>
<li><strong>IEC 62637-2</strong> (3/30/2011) Battery charging interface for small handheld multimedia devices - Part 2: 2 mm barrel type interface conformance testing</li>
<li><strong>IEC 61000-4-4</strong> (3/30/2011) Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-4: Testing and measurement techniques - Electrical fast transient/burst immunity test</li>
<li><strong>IEC 62637-1</strong> (3/30/2011) Battery charging interface for small hand held multimedia devices - Part 1: 2mm barrel interface</li>
<li><strong>IEC 62087-BD </strong>(3/13/2011) Methods of measurement for the power consumption of audio, video and related equipment</li>
<li><strong>IEC 60601-2-27</strong> (3/30/2011) Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-27: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of electrocardiographic monitoring equipment</li>
<li><strong>IEC 61000-4-18 </strong>(3/30/2011) Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-18: Testing and measurement techniques - Damped oscillatory wave immunity test</li>
<li><strong>IEC 60512-8-2 </strong>(4/7/2011) Connectors for electronic equipment - Tests and measurements - Part 8-2: Static load tests (fixed connectors) - Test 8b: Static load, axial</li>
<li><strong>IEC 61558-1 Corr.3 </strong>(4/11/2011) Corrigendum 3 - Safety of power transformers, power supplies, reactors and similar products - Part 1: General requirements and tests</li>
<li><strong>IEC 60118-13 </strong>(4/11/2011) Electroacoustics - Hearing aids - Part 13: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)</li>
<li><strong>IEC 60598-2-3-am1 </strong>(4/14/2011) Amendment 1 - Luminaires - Part 2-3: Particular requirements - Luminaires for road and street lighting</li>
<li><strong>IEC 60745-2-13</strong> (4/14/2011) Hand-held motor-operated electric tools - Safety - Part 2-13: Particular requirements for chain saws</li>
<li><strong>IEC 60601-1-11 Corr.1 </strong>(4/20/2011) Corrigendum 1 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 1-11: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance - Collateral Standard: Requirements for medical electrical equipment and medical electrical systems used in the home healthcare environment</li>
<li><strong>IEC 60335-2-53</strong> (4/20/2011) Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-53: Particular requirements for sauna heating appliances and infrared cabins</li>
<li><strong>IEC 60601-1-SER</strong> (4/20/2011) Medical electrical equipment - ALL PARTS</li>
</ul>
<p>See&nbsp;<a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=uoiicjbab&amp;et=1104932553527&amp;s=1&amp;e=001hVQkEchfkPQNpIZuuhuozVV6TAKNadvWq6WzyKqB3sVv8JPB-j1ISehr6cdfPKUZ9zxxaGEsFnmMGFSqKB7vnVyvYwOoTe0BNh1xQXVHdN4fUPYx9-CAgfyYzpBWFmSkqZGqDJCcWAT0kA-YIaMB5YK12uRGG37UqtCxrFt3HV6de34KuhmKrW1zML9Fzqe7hm07cUgT1v4=" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC </a>for additional information.</p>
<h4>EU: NEW ETSI STANDARDS RECENTLY RELEASED</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new ETSI standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110329/en_303214v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> ETSI EN 303 214 V1.1.1 (March 2011)</a> Data Link Services (DLS) System; Community Specification for application under the Single European Sky Interoperability Regulation EC 552/2004; Requirements for ground constituents and system testing</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110329/ts_10287001v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> ETSI TS 102 870-1 V1.1.1 (March 2011) </a>Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS); Testing; Conformance test specifications for GeoNetworking Basic Transport Protocol (BTP); Part 1: Test requirements and Protocol Implementation Conformance Statement (PICS) proforma</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110329/ts_10287002v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> ETSI TS 102 870-2 V1.1.1 (March 2011) </a>Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS); Testing; Conformance test specifications for GeoNetworking Basic Transport Protocol (BTP); Part 2: Test Suite Structure and Test Purposes (TSS&amp;TP)</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110329/ts_10287003v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> ETSI TS 102 870-3 V1.1.1 (March 2011) </a>Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS); Testing; Conformance test specifications for Geonetworking Basic Transport Protocol (BTP); Part 3: Abstract Test Suite (ATS) and Protocol Implementation eXtra Information for Testing (PIXIT)</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110329/ts_10292202v070000p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> ETSI TS 102 922-2 V7.0.0 (March 2011) </a> Smart Cards; Test specification for the ETSI aspects of the IC_USB interface; Part 2: UICC features (Release 7)</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110329/tr_102937v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> ETSI TR 102 937 V1.1.1 (March 2011)</a> eCall communications equipment; Conformance to EU vehicle regulations, R&amp;TTE, EMC &amp; LV Directives, and EU regulations for eCall implementation</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110405/ts_10285901v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> ETSI TS 102 859-1 V1.1.1 (March 2011)</a> Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS); Testing; Conformance test specifications for Transmission of IP packets over GeoNetworking; Part 1: Test requirements and Protocol Implementation Conformance Statement (PICS) proforma</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110405/ts_10286801v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> ETSI TS 102 868-1 V1.1.1 (March 2011) </a>Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS); Testing; Conformance test specification for Co-operative Awareness Messages (CAM); Part 1: Test requirements and Protocol Implementation Conformance Statement (PICS) proforma</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110405/ts_10286901v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> ETSI TS 102 869-1 V1.1.1 (March 2011) </a>Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS); Testing; Conformance test specification for Decentralized Environmental Notification Messages (DENM); Part 1: Test requirements and Protocol Implementation Conformance Statement (PICS) proforma</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110405/ts_10293601v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> ETSI TS 102 936-1 V1.1.1 (April 2011) </a>eCall Network Access Device (NAD) conformance specification; Part 1: Protocol test specification</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110405/ts_125306v090600p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> ETSI TS 125 306 V9.6.0 (March 2011)</a> Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); UE Radio Access capabilities (3GPP TS 25.306 version 9.6.0 Release 9)</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110412/ts_122011v100300p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> ETSI TS 122 011 V10.3.0 (April 2011) </a>RRS 4Reconfigurable Radio Systems (RRS); Business and Cost considerations of Software Defined Radio (SDR) and Cognitive Radio (CR) in the Public Safety domain</li>
</ul>
<p>See&nbsp;<a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=uoiicjbab&amp;et=1104932553527&amp;s=1&amp;e=001hVQkEchfkPTIrkQ1G0YmvK4kJS1dFL9KbG1WlPkNc-441rRWjCq7IvFLL1BH7JPTMKWcuYr8QVNXthMie_UHAPbwIj-WjBIxLAI9s52g3pd5UBQZ8OyjCSlW8V7AUIs4HI1rO9fK_uU=" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI website</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4>US: FCC TAKES STEPS TO MAKE ADDITIONAL SPECTRUM</h4>
<p>On April 6, 2011, the FCC released&nbsp;<a href="http://www.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2011/db0415/FCC-11-57A1.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ET Docket No. 10-142</a> which takes steps to make additional spectrum available for new investment in mobile broadband networks, while also ensuring the U.S. maintains robust mobile satellite service capabilities. The FCC added co-primary Fixed and Mobile allocations to the MSS 2 GHz band, consistent with the International Table of Allocations. The FCC also extended its existing secondary market “spectrum manager” spectrum leasing policies, procedures, and rules that currently apply to wireless terrestrial services to the use of MSS/ATC spectrum for the provision of terrestrial services.</p>
<h4>US: NEWLY ELECTED TCB COUNCIL BOARD OF DIRECTORS</h4>
<p>During the TCB Council Membership meeting held the week of April 4, 2011 &nbsp;in Baltimore, Maryland, the 2009-2011 Board of Directors transitioned to the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.tcbcouncil.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">newly elected 2011-2013 Board</a>. &nbsp;The new Board of Directors includes:</p>
<ul>
<li>Mark Briggs, Chairperson</li>
<li>Gordon Hurst, Vice-Chairperson</li>
<li>Barbara L. Judge, Treasurer</li>
<li>Bruno Clavier</li>
<li>Michael Derby</li>
<li>Klaus Knoerig</li>
<li>Adam Alger</li>
<li>Riki Kline</li>
<li>Greg Kiemel, Immediate Past Chair</li>
</ul>
<h4>EU: UPDATED LIST OF HARMONIZED STANDARDS</h4>
<p>On April 15, 2011, the European Commission published in the Official Journal of the European Union the following updated consolidated list of harmonized standards to be used for assessing compliance:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.rtteca.com/RTTE_HS_1104.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">R&amp;TTE Directive 1999/5/EC</a></p>

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<p><strong>Question: </strong>We manufacture a push-to-talk (PTT) radio with several interchangeable antennas. What is the FCC’s Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) occupational test procedure for these types of radios?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>The FCC is currently developing a final version of test procedures for publication, but in the meantime has provided <a href="images/References/643646-d01-sar-test-for-ptt-radios-v01r01.pdf" target="_blank">643646 D01 SAR Test for PTT Radios v01r01</a> as a test reduction guidance document for occupational PTT radios. The referenced document provides detailed guidance on the following:</p>
<ol>
<li>Head SAR testing considerations relating to PTT radio, without audio accessories.
<ul>
<li>SAR testing of antennas with the default battery.</li>
<li>SAR testing of antennas with additional batteries.</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>Body SAR testing considerations for body-worn device accessories.
<ul>
<li>SAR testing of antennas with the default battery and body-worn accessory.</li>
<li>SAR testing of antennas and default body-worn accessory with additional batteries.</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>Body SAR testing considerations for audio accessories with integral antenna.
<ul>
<li>The highest SAR testing value for an antenna, body-worn accessory and battery combination tested in the body-worn accessories sequences applicable to an audio accessory is used to determine SAR test requirements for accessories with SAR values =&lt; 4 W/kg, &gt; 4.0 W/kg and ≤ 6.0 W/kg, &gt; 6.0 W/kg, and &gt; 7.0 W/kg.</li>
<li>Format for reporting measured body SAR for audio accessories.</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>General Reporting Procedure</li>
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<h3>FCC Rules for Smart Antenna System Devices</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>We manufacture a WiFi base station system that consists of 8 separate transmitters and 8 sectorized antennas. Each transmitter is controlled by an onboard microcontroller that allows only one transmitter at a time to transmit. Information presented in a FCC/TCBC training seminar on Smart Antenna System (SAS) indicated that given that no two transmitters simultaneously transmit, we can measure the power to each antenna element during transmission in a single beam and sum the power across the elements. Or, should we consider this configuration a point-to-multi-point system (PTMP)?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>Your configuration as described is considered a SAS, not a PTMP system. If the transmitters cannot transmit simultaneously but rather only one at a time, it’s likely that this system falls under <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=a87147fae5c9617cd4632e04ce48155b&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.14.3.242.31&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">FCC Part 15.247(c)(2)(ii)</a>, that is, a transmitter that employs an antenna system that emits multiple directional beams, but does not do so simultaneously. The FCC’s rule requires power to be measured across all elements of the antenna; the power from one transmitter is summed across all antenna elements.</p>
<p>On the other hand, if power is only being applied to one antenna element in a point-to-point (PTP) configuration, you can take advantage of FCC Part 15.247(c)(1)(i) for the 2400-2483.5 MHz frequency band in which the rule allows 1 dB of reduction for every 3 dBi of gain over 6 dBi antenna gain.</p>
<p>For SAS, your system must adhere to the following under FCC Part 15.247(c)(2)(i) and (ii):</p>
<ol>
<li>The WiFi system must operate only in the 2400 MHz frequency band.</li>
<li>Multiple beams are used to direct traffic to individual subscribers.</li>
<li>Different traffic information must be transmitted to each receiver (occasional broadcast management packets are not considered as traffic).</li>
<li>It must not emit multiple directional beams simultaneously; if the system transmits simultaneously, then overlap areas and total power are limited.</li>
</ol>
<p>In addition to the provisions in FCC Part 15.247(b)(1), (b)(3), (b)(4) and (c)(1)(i), transmitters operating in the 2400-2483.5 MHz band that emit multiple directional beams simultaneously or sequentially for the purpose of directing signals to individual receivers or to groups of receivers, must have emissions that comply with the following:</p>
<ul>
<li>The total output power conducted to the array or arrays that comprise the device, (i.e. the sum of the power supplied to all antennas, antenna elements, staves, etc. and summed across all carriers or frequency channels), shall not exceed the limit specified in FCC Part 15.247(b)(1) or (b)(3), as applicable. However, for each 3 dB that the directional gain of the antenna/antenna array exceeds 6 dBi, the total conducted output power shall be reduced by 1 dB below the specified limits.</li>
</ul>
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<h3>FCC Test Procedures for Television Band Devices</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>What is a Television Band Device (TVBD), and has the FCC developed a test procedure for it?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>A TVBD, also known as a White Space Device, is unlicensed and designed to operate on unoccupied channels within the television broadcast bands as authorized under FCC Part 15 Subpart H. Per <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=6d5eb7f35677abbcd220ff0685f2e904&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.14.8.243.1&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">FCC Part 15.701</a>, a TVBD operates on available TV channels in the broadcast television frequency bands at 54–60 MHz (TV channel 2), 76–88 MHz (TV channels 5 and 6), 174–216 MHz (TV channels 7–13), 470–608 MHz (TV channels 14–36) and 614–698 MHz (TV channels 38–51). The FCC rules and regulations for TVBD devices require implementation of an interference-avoidance methodology to determine available channels for operation that includes geo-location capability; an approved FCC database access to determine the TV channel availability at a TVBD’s location; and spectrum sensing, a personal/portable TVBD using spectrum sensing to determine a list of available channels. Sensing-only devices may transmit on any available channels in the frequency bands 512–608 MHz (TV channels 21–36) and 614–698 MHz (TV channels 38–51).</p>
<p>The first generation of TVBDs is expected to implement geo-location and database access methods that require a geo-location capability such as GPS. These TVBDs will also require access via Internet connection to a database of records depicting location and other technical information relative to licensed stations operating within proximity of the TVBD’s reported geographic coordinates.</p>
<p>The general technical requirements for TVBDs are contained in <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr;sid=6d5eb7f35677abbcd220ff0685f2e904;rgn=div8;view=text;node=47%3A1.0.1.1.14.8.243.6;idno=47;cc=ecfr" target="_blank" rel="noopener">FCC Part 15.709</a>.</p>
<p>The FCC has published <a href="images/References/416721-d01-white-space-test-procedures-v01.pdf" target="_blank">416721 D01 White Space Test Procedures v01</a>, a test procedure for TVBDs. One final point about TVBDs is that they currently appear on the <a href="images/References/628591-d01-tcb-exclusion-list-v12r0.pdf" target="_blank">FCC’s TCB exclusion list</a> and therefore must be certified by the FCC and not a TCB.</p>
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<h3>FCC Guidance on ERP and EIRP</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>How is the peak output power calculated from the field strength, in order to determine ERP (Effective Radiated Power) or EIRP (Effective Isotropic Radiated Power)?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>This The peak output power of any device can be calculated from the measured peak field strength, if the gain of the EUT’s radiating element is known, using the following equation:</p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><img style="border: 0;" src="images/newsletters/mp-may-2011-eq1.gif" alt="Equation 1" height="50" border="0" /></p>
<p class="quote">where P = power in watts, E = measured peak field strength in volts/meter, d = distance in meters at which the measurement was made, G = numeric gain of the radiating element</p>
<p>If you do not know the gain of the radiating element, you can still calculate either the ERP or the EIRP from the measured peak field strength, by using either G = 1.64 or G = 1 respectively, in the above equation. You can review the FCC’s guidance on this issue in publication <a href="images/References/412172-d01-determining-erp-and-eirp-v0.pdf" target="_blank">412172 D01 Determining ERP and EIRP v0</a>, for further clarification.</p>
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<h3>Standards Updates</h3>
<h4>EU: NEW CENELEC STANDARDS RECENTLY RELEASED</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the CENELEC standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4266874165601634::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:821,22484,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50065-1:2011</a> (4/22/2011) Signaling on low-voltage electrical installations in the frequency range 3 kHz to 148,5 kHz - Part 1: General requirements, frequency bands and electromagnetic disturbances</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4266874165601634::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:738,22648,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60512-26-100:2008/A1:2011</a> (4/22/2011) Connectors for electronic equipment - Tests and measurements - Part 26-100: Measurement setup, test and reference arrangements and measurements for connectors according to IEC 60603-7 - Tests 26a to 26g</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4266874165601634::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:563,22722,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60519-6:2011</a> (4/22/2011) Safety in electroheat installations - Part 6: Specifications for safety in industrial microwave heating equipment</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4282316512812545::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:814,22694,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61000-4-21:2011</a> (4/29/2011) Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-21: Testing and measurement techniques - Reverberation chamber test methods</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:258247682588098::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:65,16447,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50525-1:2011</a> (5/06/2011) Electric cables - Low voltage energy cables of rated voltages up to and including 450/750 V (U0/U) - Part 1: General requirements</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2494169160152844::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:71,22964,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60825-4:2006/A2:2011</a> (5/06/2011) Safety of laser products - Part 4: Laser guards</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:3423818387594910::::FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:22637,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50564:2011</a> (5/13/2011) Electrical and electronic household and office equipment - Measurement of low power consumption</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:3457744144379267::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1078,22101,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61169-39:2011</a> (5/13/2011) Radio-frequency connectors - Part 39: Sectional specification for CQM series quick lock RF connectors</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:3034737558103594::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1078,22896,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61169-40:2011</a> (5/13/2011) Radio-frequency connectors - Part 40: Sectional specification for 2.4 series RF connectors</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:7810071218965366::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:573,22711,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62532:2011</a> (5/13/2011) Fluorescent induction lamps - Safety specifications</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CENELEC </a>for additional information.</p>
<h4>EU: NEW IEC STANDARDS RECENTLY RELEASED</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new IEC standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=031840" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-1-SER</a> (4/20/2011) Medical electrical equipment - ALL PARTS</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045031" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62433-1</a> (4/21/2011) EMC IC modeling - Part 1: General modeling framework</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045032" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC/PAS 62282-6-150</a> (4/21/2011) Fuel cell technologies - Part 6-150: Micro fuel cell power systems - Safety - Water reactive (UN Devision 4.3) compounds in indirect PEM fuel cells</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045042" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-1 Corr.2</a> (4/21/2011) Corrigendum 2 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 1: General requirements</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045130" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61010-1 Corr.1</a> (5/11/2011) Corrigendum 1 - Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use - Part 1: General requirements</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045129" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61010-2-030 Corr.1</a> (5/11/2011) Corrigendum 1 - Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use - Part 2-030: Particular requirements for testing and measuring circuits</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045128" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61000-4-16</a> (5/11/2011) Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-16: Testing and measurement techniques - Test for immunity to conducted, common mode disturbances in the frequency range 0 Hz to 150 kHz</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045136" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61000-3-12</a> (5/12/2011) Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 3-12: Limits - Limits for harmonic currents produced by equipment connected to public low-voltage systems with input current &gt;16 A and ≤ 75 A per phase</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=uoiicjbab&amp;et=1104932553527&amp;s=1&amp;e=001hVQkEchfkPQNpIZuuhuozVV6TAKNadvWq6WzyKqB3sVv8JPB-j1ISehr6cdfPKUZ9zxxaGEsFnmMGFSqKB7vnVyvYwOoTe0BNh1xQXVHdN4fUPYx9-CAgfyYzpBWFmSkqZGqDJCcWAT0kA-YIaMB5YK12uRGG37UqtCxrFt3HV6de34KuhmKrW1zML9Fzqe7hm07cUgT1v4=" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4>EU: NEW ETSI STANDARDS RECENTLY RELEASED</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new ETSI standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110503/en_30190801v050201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 908-1 V5.2.1</a> (May 2011) IMT cellular networks; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive; Part 1: Introduction and common requirements</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110503/en_30190813v050201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 908-13 V5.2.1</a> (May 2011) IMT cellular networks; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive; Part 13: Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA) User Equipment (UE)</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110503/en_30190814v050201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 908-14 V5.2.1</a> (May 2011) IMT cellular networks; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive; Part 14: Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA) Base Stations (BS)</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110510/en_30288501v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 885-1 V1.1.1</a> (May 2011) Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Portable Very High Frequency (VHF) radiotelephone equipment for the maritime mobile service operating in the VHF bands with integrated handheld class D DSC; Part 1: Technical characteristics and methods</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=uoiicjbab&amp;et=1104932553527&amp;s=1&amp;e=001hVQkEchfkPTIrkQ1G0YmvK4kJS1dFL9KbG1WlPkNc-441rRWjCq7IvFLL1BH7JPTMKWcuYr8QVNXthMie_UHAPbwIj-WjBIxLAI9s52g3pd5UBQZ8OyjCSlW8V7AUIs4HI1rO9fK_uU=" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI website</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4>US: FCC PUBLIC FORUM ON SMARTPHONE LOCATION BASED SERVICES</h4>
<p>On May 17, 2011, the FCC announced that it will hold a Location Based Services (LBS) “public education forum” to which it has invited the wireless carriers, technology companies such as Google and Apple, FTC privacy experts, and consumer advocacy groups. The forum will be held at the FCC headquarters in Washington, DC on June 28, 2011 from 9 am to 3 pm.</p>
<p>The goal of the forum is to explore “how consumers can be both smart and secure” when using the benefits of cutting-edge smartphones that are capable of tracking the user’s exact location multiple times during the course of a day. &nbsp;Specific forum topics include: how LBS works; benefits and risks of LBS; what consumers should and should not do; industry best practices; and parental child location tracking (<a href="http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2011/db0517/DA-11-857A1.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">link</a>).</p>
<h4>CANADA: CHANGES TO RSS-170, &nbsp;ISSUE 2</h4>
<p>On May 18th, 2011, Industry Canada released a notice modifying RSS-170 Issue 2, MobileEarth Station and Ancillary Terrestrial Component Equipment Operating in the Mobile-Satellite Service Bands. &nbsp;Effective immediately, RSS-170 Section 5.4.3.1 has been changed to allow the unwanted emissions limits for mobile earth stations in all frequency bands to be determined related to the equipment’s occupied bandwidth or necessary &nbsp;bandwidth, whichever is greater. The revised text is shown below:</p>
<p><strong>5.4.3.1 Mobile Earth Stations in All Frequency Bands</strong></p>
<p>The average power of unwanted emissions shall be attenuated below the average output power, P(dBW), of the transmitter, as specified below:</p>
<ol>
<li>25 dB in any 4 kHz band, the centre frequency of which is offset from the channel frequency by more than 50%, up to and including 100% of the occupied bandwidth or necessary bandwidth, whichever is greater;</li>
<li>35 dB in any 4 kHz band, the centre frequency of which is offset from the channel frequency by more than 100%, up to and including 250% of the occupied bandwidth or necessary bandwidth, whichever is greater;</li>
<li>43 + 10 Log p (watts) in any 4 kHz band, the centre frequency of which is offset from the channel frequency by more than 250% of the occupied bandwidth or necessary bandwidth, whichever is greater.</li>
</ol>
<p>The above changes will be reflected in a new issue of RSS-170 but are in effect at this time.</p>

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</a><strong>Multipoint Newsletter June 2011</strong></h4>
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<p><strong>Question: </strong>We manufacture a wireless mobile router that supports the 5 GHz U-NII (Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure) band and the 4.9 GHz FCC licensed public safety band. The original testing and certification of the U-NII band was done with the 4.9 GHz public safety band disabled through firmware. The wireless mobile router is electrically identical as tested for the original certification, no changes have been made. Can we now do the following?</p>
<ol>
<li>Enable the public safety band such that we can operate both bands under the current FCC ID, performing the required testing and submitting a Class II Permissive change (C2PC) for review and approval, or</li>
<li>Test the 4.9 GHz public safety band only to certify a new FCC ID under the FCC’s licensed modular approval policy. The result would be two different FCC ID’s on the wireless mobile router, FCC ID 1 and FCC ID 2, for purposes of this question.</li>
</ol>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>Based on the information provided, we would advise you as follows, however the FCC is the final arbiter of its rules, regulations and policies and we would encourage you to seek their guidance before setting a final strategy:</p>
<ol>
<li>You cannot utilize the C2PC process to obtain approval to enable the licensed band under the current FCC ID 1; you will need another FCC ID, FCC ID 2. However, even with FCC ID 2 certified, you cannot display both FCC ID 1 and FCC ID 2 on your wireless mobile router unless you test and certify both the U-NII and public safety bands for FCC ID 2. However, you can affix FCC ID 1 to the module when it’s configured to operate on the unlicensed band with thelicensed band under FCC ID 2 deactivated, or you can affix FCC ID 2 for the licensed band while deactivating FCC ID 1 for the unlicensed band. In this two ID scenario, the appropriate FCC ID must be affixed to the module based on the configured operating band.</li>
<li>You can test and apply for certification for FCC ID 2 with both bands active, allowing the bands to be switched via firmware control, so that both bands are allowed under FCC ID 2. The issue of simultaneous transmission with respect to RF hazards, etc. would have to be considered during testing and certification.</li>
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<h3>FCC Guidance for Listing Frequency Ranges on Grants</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>What guidance or information does the FCC provide on listing frequency ranges on grants for transmitters subject to certification?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>The FCC recently released an explanatory document, <a href="http://rheintech.com/images/References/634817-d01-freq-range-listing-for-grants-v02r02.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">634817 D01 Freq Range Listing for Grants v02r02</a>, to provide guidance on this issue for Part 15 Unlicensed devices and licensed transmitters. Below are just a few of the relevant points:</p>
<h5>Part 15 devices:</h5>
<ul>
<li>Device frequency ranges must agree with the Part 15 rule under which certification is sought.</li>
<li>Restricted bands must not be listed in Section 15.205 except for certain devices as allowed in <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=59cd01cc84a1305aadfcfc21b7a7847a&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.14.3.242.5&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> Section 15.205(b)</a>.</li>
<li>The center frequency of the lowest channel to the center frequency of the highest channel must be listed.</li>
</ul>
<h5>Licensed transmitters:</h5>
<ul>
<li>Only the allowed frequencies for the rule part for which certification is sought may be listed.</li>
<li>Contiguous frequency ranges that extend allowed frequencies, including adjacent frequencies outside the rule part under which certification is sought, are allowed under certain conditions.</li>
</ul>
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<h3>FCC Filing Information Requirements for DFS Devices</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>What additional Form 731 filing information, not specified in Section 8, DFS Test Report Guidelines, in <a href="images/References/fcc-06-96a1.pdf" target="_blank">MO&amp;O FCC 06-96</a> (DFS Order), is required in order for a DFS device to be approved as a U-NII client device operating in the 5.25 - 5.35 GHz and 5.45 - 5.725 GHz bands, without radar detection capability?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>Devices to be approved as U-NII clients need to show compliance with the general requirements of <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=59cd01cc84a1305aadfcfc21b7a7847a&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.14.3.242.2&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Section 15.202</a>, in addition to the technical requirements of <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr;sid=58f6a473566b17501f6b87c7c2432b99;rgn=div5;view=text;node=47%3A1.0.1.1.14;idno=47;cc=ecfr#47:1.0.1.1.14.5" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Part 15E</a>. According to the requirements of Section 15.202, a client device must rely on a master device to initiate a network if the client device does not have radar detection capability. The client device cannot initiate, or be configured to initiate, any transmissions including transmissions from probes or beacons, nor can it support ad-hoc modes of operation. Operating a device as a Group Owner for Wi-Fi Direct* in the referenced bands is therefore limited to only where it is approved as a master according to the requirements of Section 15.202 (see KDB # <a href="images/References/594280-d01-software-configuration-control-v01r01.pdf" target="_blank"> 594280, 594280 D01 Software Configuration Control v01r01)</a>.</p>
<p>The following is a list of required items (list may not be all-inclusive):</p>
<ol>
<li>Complete test report for client device without radar detection, as described in Section 8 (DFS Test Report Guidelines) in the DFS Order (FCC 06-96).</li>
<li>Test report attachment for the client operating in an associated mode that includes documentation for the following:
<ul>
<li>Test results demonstrating an associated client link is established with the master on a test frequency;</li>
<li>The client and DFS-certified master device are associated, and a movie can be streamed as specified in the DFS Order for a non-occupancy period test;</li>
<li>The test frequency has been monitored to ensure no transmission of any type has occurred for 30 minutes. Note that if the client moves with the master, the device is considered compliant if nothing appears in the client non-occupancy period test. For devices that shut down (rather than moving channels), no beacons should appear;</li>
<li>An analyzer plot that contains a single 30-minute sweep on the original channel.</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>Complete User’s Manual and/or Professional Installers Manual; if the manual is not complete at the time of application, upload an updated User’s Manual exhibit when completed.</li>
<li>Statement of Conformity for the Client in Non-Associated mode; this Cover Letter exhibit should state that the client software and associated drivers will not initiate any transmission on DFS frequencies without initiation by a master; this includes restrictions on transmissions for beacons and support for ad-hoc peer-to-peer modes.</li>
<li>Channel/frequency plan showing the channels that have active scanning or passive scanning. With active scanning, the device can transmit a probe (beacon); with passive scanning the device can listen only without probes.</li>
<li>Software and operational description that explains how the software and/or hardware is implemented to ensure that the designated operations mode cannot be modified by an end user or an installer for client devices that have software configuration control to operate in different modes (active scanning in some and passive scanning in others), or in different bands (devices with multiple equipment classes or those that operate on non-DFS frequencies), or modular devices that configure the modes of operation through software.</li>
<li>Attestation letter stating that the device complies with the requirements for software configuration control as discussed in KDB # 594280.</li>
</ol>
<p class="quote"><em>* &nbsp; Wi-Fi Direct is a Wi-Fi Alliance certification program that defines a new specification for Wi-Fi devices to connect to one another, quickly and conveniently enabling direct connection groups to do things like print, sync, and share content, even when an access point or router is unavailable. Connections will work at typical Wi-Fi speeds and range, protected by WPA2™-certified security protocols and include WMM® Quality of Service mechanisms. The Wi-Fi Direct mark that indicates the implementation of this new specification can only be used by Wi-Fi Alliance member companies.</em></p>
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<h3>FCC Rules for Corporate Name Changes of Grantees</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>We have some FCC administrative questions due to a recent merger with another company that has resulted in a change in our company name.</p>
<ol>
<li>If a company changed its name due to a merger, what happens with the FCC certificates under the company’s old name?</li>
<li>Which of the situations below would apply?
<ul>
<li>Need to have ONE application to change the company name at the FCC</li>
<li>Need to amend/new application for every certified model</li>
</ul>
</li>
</ol>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>If a company’s name (or address, or contact name, etc.) changes, its FCC Grantee Code and FCC FRN should be updated as soon as possible. The FCC Grantee Code is the first three characters of the FCC ID, and is used by the FCC as the primary company identifier so it is very important that the FCC Grantee Code database accurately reflect your company information. At the same time, the FCC FRN is part of the FCC Commission Registration Systems (CORES), and is required for any company who wishes to do business with the FCC, such as having products certified for sale. It’s important that the FCC FRN database be accurate, but it’s not nearly as important as the accuracy of the Grantee Code database.</p>
<p>When the FCC Grantee Code database update is completed, the FCC database of certified products will reflect the new company name for products with the Grantee Code(s) submitted. The FCC ID’s will not be changed, but the company name associated with the first three characters (Grantee Code) of the FCC ID’s will be changed.</p>
<h5>To update the FCC Grantee Code</h5>
<p>In order to submit any Grantee Code changes to the FCC, you must know the “Grantee Code Registration Number” (GC Number) assigned to the company’s FCC Grantee Code. In April 2005 the FCC began to assign a GC Number to each Grantee Code registered, and they also assigned a GC Number for each Grantee Code registered prior to April 2005.</p>
<ol>
<li>If the GC Number associated with the company’s FCC Grantee Code is unknown, the first thing that must be done is for the company to request the “GC Number” by emailing <a href="mailto:easadmin@fcc.gov" target="_blank">easadmin@fcc.gov</a>, and providing the 1) Grantee Code, 2) Contact Name, and 3) Email Address. Ideally this will be done by the named contact in the FCC Grantee Code database.</li>
<li>When the FCC replies with the GC Number you must to go <a href="https://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/eas/ModifyGrantee.do" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> https://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/eas/ModifyGrantee.do</a> to update the Grantee Code database.</li>
<li>Enter the GC Number and the Grantee Code as requested on the screen, and then select the middle box, “Change Name, Including Address and/or Contact”. Follow the prompts.</li>
<li>For company name changes, as instructed, attach a cover letter on company letterhead (with new company name) that includes a description of the company name changes (old name and new names), and a brief explanation why the company name has changed. &nbsp;You can include Contact Name, Address, Phone Number and Email Address updates as well.</li>
<li>The FCC may require additional information or clarification during the process. You may not be notified when the change has been processed.</li>
<li>Remember to archive the GC Number for future reference.</li>
</ol>
<h5>To Update the FCC FRN</h5>
<p>Go to: <a href="https://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/coresWeb/publicHome.do" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> https://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/coresWeb/publicHome.do</a>. Select the middle box, “Update your Registration Information”. You must enter the FRN and the password. If you do not know the password, follow the instructions on the screen to obtain a password. &nbsp;Once the password has been obtained, the FRN updates can be submitted. Archive the FRN password for future reference.</p>
<h5>Industry Canada</h5>
<p>If the company also has products certified for sale in Canada, the Industry Canada (IC) Company Number (CN) database should also be updated. The IC CN is similar to the FCC Grantee Code in that it is the first part of the IC ID that appears on certified products for sale in Canada, and is the primary identifier of your company to Industry Canada, so clearly it should accurately reflect your company information.</p>
<p>To update your company IC CN entry in the database, IC now requires the use of their <a href="http://osb-bsf.ic.gc.ca/e-filing/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">E-Filing system</a>, which requires a quick and simple online registration process (if the company is not already registered), followed by some additional online interaction.</p>
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<h3>Standards Updates</h3>
<h4>EU: NEW CENELEC STANDARDS RECENTLY RELEASED</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the CENELEC standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1123506206740405::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:108,22564,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> EN 60598-2-3:2003/A1:2011</a> - (5/20/2011) - Luminaires - Part 2-3: Particular requirements - Luminaires for road and street lighting</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1123506206740405::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:838,22965,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> EN 62574:2011</a> - (5/27/2011) - Audio, video and multimedia systems - General channel assignment of multichannel audio</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1123506206740405::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:885,22849,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> EN 61753-141-2:2011</a> - (5/27/2011) - Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components - Performance standard - Part 141-2: Fibre optic passive chromatic dispersion compensator using single-mode dispersion compensating fibre for category C - Controlled environments</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1123506206740405::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:738,22778,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> EN 60512-8-2:2011</a> - (6/10/2011) - Connectors for electronic equipment - Tests and measurements - Part 8-2: Static load tests (fixed connectors) - Test 8b: Static load, axial</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1123506206740405::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:738,22877,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> EN 60603-7-1:2011</a> - (6/10/2011) - Connectors for electronic equipment - Part 7-1: Detail specification for 8-way, shielded, free and fixed connectors</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1123506206740405::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:738,22781,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> EN 60512-9-4:2011</a> - (6/10/2011) - Connectors for electronic equipment - Tests and measurements - Part 9-4: Endurance tests - Test 9d: Durability of contact retention system and seals (maintenance, ageing)</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1123506206740405::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:738,22779,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> EN 60512-8-3:2011</a> - (6/10/2011) - Connectors for electronic equipment - Tests and measurements - Part 8-3: Static load tests (fixed connectors) - Test 8c: Robustness of actuating lever</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1123506206740405::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:738,22782,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> EN 60512-17-2:2011</a> - (6/10/2011) - Connectors for electronic equipment - Tests and measurements - Part 17-2: Cable clamping tests - Test 17b: Cable clamp resistance to cable rotation</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1123506206740405::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:10649,22715,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> EN 61850-4:2011</a> - (6/10/2011) - Communication networks and systems for power utility automation - Part 4: System and project management</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CENELEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4>EU: NEW IEC STANDARDS RECENTLY RELEASED</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new IEC standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045150" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> IEC 60601-2-34</a> - (5/19/2011) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-34: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of invasive blood pressure monitoring equipment</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045152" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> IEC 62232</a> - (5/19/2011) - Determination of RF field strength and SAR in the vicinity of radiocommunication base stations for the purpose of evaluating human exposure</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045148" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> IEC 60335-2-37-am2</a> - (5/19/2011) - Amendment 2 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-37: Particular requirements for commercial electric doughnut fryers and deep fat fryers</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045158" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> IEC 60512-26-100</a> - (5/25/2011) - Connectors for electronic equipment - Tests and measurements - Part 26-100: Measurement setup, test and reference arrangements and measurements for connectors according to IEC 60603-7 - Tests 26a to 26g</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045161" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> IEC 61951-2</a> - (5/25/2011) - Secondary cells and batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes - Portable sealed rechargeable single cells - Part 2: Nickel-metal hydride</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045165" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> IEC 61000-2-5</a> - (5/26/2011) - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 2-5: Environment - Description and classification of electromagnetic environments</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045167" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> IEC 62669</a> - (5/27/2011) - Case studies supporting IEC 62232 - Determination of RF field strength and SAR in the vicinity of radiocommunication base stations for the purpose of evaluating human exposure</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=031863" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> CISPR 16-SER</a> - (6/8/2011) - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - ALL PARTS</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045195" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> CISPR 16-4-2</a> - (6/8/2011) - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 4-2: Uncertainties, statistics and limit modelling - Measurement instrumentation uncertainty</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045197" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> IEC 61300-2-12 Corr.1</a> - (6/8/2011) - Corrigendum 1 - Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components - Basic test and measurement procedures - Part 2-12: Tests - Impact</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045200" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> IEC 60601-2-54 Corr.2</a> - (6/10/2011) - Corrigendum 2 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-54: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of X-ray equipment for radiography and radioscopy</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045201" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> IEC 61747-6-2</a> - (6/10/2011) - Liquid crystal display devices - Part 6-2: Measuring methods for liquid crystal display modules - Reflective type</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045202" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> IEC 61162-450</a> - (6/10/2011) - Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems - Digital interfaces - Part 450: Multiple talkers and multiple listeners - Ethernet interconnection</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045203" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> CISPR 17</a> - (6/10/2011) - Methods of measurement of the suppression characteristics of passive EMC filtering devices</li>
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<p>See <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=uoiicjbab&amp;et=1104932553527&amp;s=1&amp;e=001hVQkEchfkPQNpIZuuhuozVV6TAKNadvWq6WzyKqB3sVv8JPB-j1ISehr6cdfPKUZ9zxxaGEsFnmMGFSqKB7vnVyvYwOoTe0BNh1xQXVHdN4fUPYx9-CAgfyYzpBWFmSkqZGqDJCcWAT0kA-YIaMB5YK12uRGG37UqtCxrFt3HV6de34KuhmKrW1zML9Fzqe7hm07cUgT1v4=" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> IEC </a>for additional information.</p>
<h4>EU: NEW ETSI STANDARDS RECENTLY RELEASED</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new ETSI standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302700_302799/30272902/01.01.02_60/en_30272902v010102p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> ETSI EN 302 729-2 V1.1.2</a> - (May 2011) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD); Level Probing Radar (LPR) equipment operating in the frequency ranges 6 GHz to 8,5 GHz, 24,05 GHz to 26,5 GHz, 57 GHz to 64 GHz, 75 GHz to 85 GHz; Part 2: Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110517/en_30272901v010102p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> ETSI EN 302 729-1 V1.1.2</a> - (May 2011) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD); Level Probing Radar (LPR) equipment operating in the frequency ranges 6 GHz to 8,5 GHz, 24,05 GHz to 26,5 GHz, 57 GHz to 64 GHz, 75 GHz to 85 GHz; Part 1: Technical characteristics and test methods</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110531/tr_187020v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> ETSI TR 187 020 V1.1.1</a> - (May 2011) - Radio Frequency Identification (RFID); Coordinated ESO response to Phase 1 of EU Mandate M436</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110531/en_30229602v010201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> ETSI EN 302 296-2 V1.2.1</a> - (May 2011) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Transmitting equipment for the digital television broadcast service, Terrestrial (DVB-T); Part 2: Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110531/en_30299801v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> ETSI EN 302 998-1 V1.1.1</a> - (May 2011) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Transmitting equipment for terrestrial mobile TV to provide multimedia multicast service; Part 1: Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive, Common requirements</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302900_302999/30299802/01.01.01_60/en_30299802v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> ETSI EN 302 998-2 V1.1.1 </a>- (May 2011) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Transmitting equipment for terrestrial mobile TV to provide multimedia multicast service; Part 2: Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive, Test Arrangements for transmitters utilizing OFDM technology</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110531/en_302774v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> ETSI EN 302 774 V1.1.1</a> - (May 2011) - Broadband Wireless Access Systems (BWA) in the 3,400 MHz to 3,800 MHz frequency band; Base Stations; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=uoiicjbab&amp;et=1104932553527&amp;s=1&amp;e=001hVQkEchfkPTIrkQ1G0YmvK4kJS1dFL9KbG1WlPkNc-441rRWjCq7IvFLL1BH7JPTMKWcuYr8QVNXthMie_UHAPbwIj-WjBIxLAI9s52g3pd5UBQZ8OyjCSlW8V7AUIs4HI1rO9fK_uU=" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> ETSI website</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4>US: FCC PROPOSES TO EASE RADAR RULES</h4>
<p>On May 25, 2011, the FCC Issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPR) proposing to modify Sections 15.35 and 15.253 of its rules to enable enhanced vehicular radar technologies in the 76-77 GHz band to improve collision avoidance and driver safety. Vehicular radars can determine the exact distance and relative speed of objects in front of, beside, or behind a car to improve the driver’s ability to perceive objects under bad visibility conditions or objects that are in blind spots. &nbsp;Some examples of vehicular radar systems include collision warning and mitigation systems, blind spot detection systems, lane change assist and parking aid systems. &nbsp;The FCC proposed to eliminate the existing requirement that vehicular radars decrease power when the vehicle on which the radar is mounted is stopped, or not in motion, and to expand the authorization for unlicensed 76-77 GHz band radars to allow their use in fixed infrastructure systems. &nbsp;The FCC’s intent is that modifications to the rules should provide more efficient use of spectrum, and enable the automotive and fixed radar application industries to develop enhanced safety measures for drivers and the general public.</p>
<p>The FCC seeks comment on whether it should allow unlicensed fixed radar applications to operate within the 76-77 GHz band, and on the appropriateness of the proposed power levels. &nbsp;The FCC also seeks comment on whether there is a need to limit fixed radar applications to specific locations, such as airports and/or locations where they are not aimed at publicly accessible or if some alternative criteria would be more appropriate. &nbsp;Additionally, the FCC seeks comment on whether specific technical requirements are necessary to allow co-existence of fixed and vehicular radars in the 76-77 GHz band (e.g., antenna height, operational frequency or power limits), and if there should be a requirement for fixed or vehicular radars to comply with a standard such as the ETSI EN 301 91. <a href="http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2011/db0525/FCC-11-79A1.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> Link</a></p>
<h4>CANADA: DGPS LICENSING PROCEDURE RELEASED</h4>
<p>On May 31st, 2011, Industry Canada released <a href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/vwapj/cpc2127e.pdf/$FILE/cpc2127e.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> CPC-2-1-27, Issue 1 – Licensing Procedure for Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) Station</a>. The general guidelines state that all DGPS radio station authorizations are to be issued on a shared, no-interference, no-protection basis to other licensed radio users and frequencies available for DGPS are only to be used for the transmission of differential correction information. Accessorial applications (i.e. guidance systems, automatic vehicle location, etc.) must be accommodated by other means.</p>
<p>The table below specifies frequencies that may be used for DGPS and applicable operating conditions:</p>
<p class="paragraph" style="text-align: center;"><img style="vertical-align: middle;" src="images/newsletters/mp_june2011_fig1.png" alt="" width="500" border="0" /></p>
<p class="quote">Note: low power is considered to be an effective radiated power (ERP) of 5 W or less and high power is considered be an ERP of up to 30 W.</p>
<h4>CANADA: NEW ISSUE OF RSS-119</h4>
<p>On June 6, 2011, Industry Canada released <a href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/vwapj/rss119-i11.pdf/$FILE/rss119-i11.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> Radio Standards Specification RSS-119, Issue 11: Radio Transmitters and Receivers Operating in the Land Mobile and Fixed Service in the Frequency Range 27.41-960 MHz</a>, which sets out the requirements for radio transmitters and receivers for the land mobile and fixed services in bands allocated within the 27.41 MHz to 960 MHz range.</p>
<p>The new issue was updated to provide requirements for equipment with a 25 kHz channel spacing and an occupied bandwidth greater than 20 kHz operating in the frequency bands 406.1-430 MHz, 450-470 MHz, 806-821/851-866 MHz and 821-824/866-869 MHz.</p>
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<p><strong>Question: </strong>We are designing a tablet computer and would like to know whether we can use the minimum test configuration specified in ANSI C63.4 clause 11.5 to configure and test our device for FCC certification.</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>Because a tablet computer does not possess the many ports that are typical of laptop, desktop/tower and netbook computers, the minimum configuration specified in ANSI C63. 4 may not be applicable. A more appropriate test configuration for a tablet computer would be for each of its input, output and dock connectors to be connected to a representative, normal-use peripheral device. Please note that the dock connectors in many tablet computers have additional input/output port capability. When this is the case, the dock connectors should be interfaced with peripherals that provide the proper terminating port impedance.</p>
<p>The test report you submit to support your tablet computer application for FCC certification must include your justification for the test configuration and loading of the input/output ports. The FCC is the arbiter for its rules, regulations and policies; before performing any certification testing, we would strongly recommend that you or your test laboratory submit a Knowledge Database (<a href="https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/kdb/forms/InquiryForm.cfm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">KDB</a>) inquiry to the FCC to verify the acceptability of the test configuration you have selected for your tablet computer.</p>
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<h3>FCC Rules for Installing Certified Modules</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>We manufacture a product that includes a modular transmitter from a vendor that has certified the module. What is our responsibility with respect to FCC certification to use this module?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>Typically when a modular transmitter is approved by the FCC, the grant contains conditions and limitations for its use. In addition, the manufacturer of the modular device must provide instructions on the installation and use of its modular transmitter as stipulated on the grant. If you follow these instructions, you can integrate the module inside your product without any further FCC approval, provided your host product meets applicable FCC rules (for example, digital unintentional emissions per FCC Part 15B). It’s important to note that grant conditions can include Radio Frequency (RF) hazard requirements, such as minimum safe separation distance from the user and nearby persons, transmitter co-location statements, additional FCC certification, etc., with which your product must comply.</p>
<p>To clarify its policies, the FCC recently released the “Transmitter Module Equipment Authorization Guide”, <a href="images/References/996369_d01_module_certification_guide_v01r03.pdf" target="_blank">996369 D01 Module Certification Guide v01r03</a>.</p>
<p>The FCC has published in several documents its specific labeling requirements for hosts that contain a certified modular transmitter, and in fact this information should be included by the manufacturer in his modular installation and use instructions. One place for guidance on this topic is Section 8 in “Guidelines for Labeling and User Information for Devices Subject to Part 15 and Part 18”, <a href="images/References/784748 d01 labelling part 15 18 guidelines v07.pdf" target="_blank">784748 D01 Labeling Part 15 18 Guidelines v07</a>.</p>
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<h3>FCC Requirements for PTT and Re-farmed Part 90 Frequencies</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>We design Push-to-Talk Radios (PTT), and with the compliance deadline not that far off, we would like to know if the VHF and UHF itinerant frequencies are subject to the FCC’s requirement for Re-farming Part 90 frequencies.</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>Re-farming is the informal term the FCC uses to describe “narrowbanding” from a large channel spacing to a smaller one. The FCC’s Re-farming policy affects itinerant frequencies in the VHF and UHF band, specifically the frequencies that fall within 150-174 MHz (VHF) and 421 to 512 MHz (UHF). If your PTT operates on these frequencies, it’s very likely to be impacted by the Re-farming policies.</p>
<p>Some of the itinerant frequencies that were referred to as color dot channels were moved from <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=4b58de812e9b7f9dc60123d699fbb527&amp;tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title47/47cfr90_main_02.tpl" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47 CFR Part 90</a> to the Multi Use Radio Service (MURS) under <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=5a4b9dc8ad5fbe9c641f09b6718c5f72&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:5.0.1.1.5.5.147.13&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47 CFR Part 95.632</a>. The frequencies that remain under Part 90 were repurposed as narrowband bandwidth channels in the Re-farming process as follows:</p>
<ol>
<li>The frequency 151.640 MHz is limited to 6.25 kHz operations, while frequencies 151.5125, 151.700, 151.760, 154.5275 and 158.4075 MHz are limited to 12.5 kHz channel bandwidth operations.</li>
<li>The two remaining itinerant channels, 151.505 and 158.400 MHz in the high VHF band are subject to the narrowband rules; PTT radios with these frequencies must comply with the Re-farming narrowband requirement by January 1, 2013.</li>
<li>The remaining itinerant channels in the high VHF band were moved to the MURS. Under FCC <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=4b58de812e9b7f9dc60123d699fbb527&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:5.0.1.1.5.5.147.13&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47 CFR Part 95.632</a>, the frequencies 151.820, 151.880 and 151.940 MHz are authorized for 12.5 kHz channel bandwidth, while frequencies 154.570 and 154.600 MHz are authorized for 25 kHz channel bandwidth.</li>
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<p>FCC <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=4b58de812e9b7f9dc60123d699fbb527&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:5.0.1.1.5.10.156.9&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47 CFR Part 95.1317</a> grandfathers previously granted 47 CFR Part 90 licenses to operate on MURS frequencies now under 47 CFR Part 95.632, moved from Part 90 during the Re-farming process. The rule specifically states, “Stations that were licensed under Part 90 of the FCC's rules to operate on MURS frequencies as of November 13, 2000, are granted a license by rule that authorizes continued operations under the terms of such nullified Part 90 authorizations, including any rule waivers.”</p>
<p>Therefore, if your VHF radio operated on 25 kHz MURS channel bandwidth spacing before November 13, 2000, it may continue wideband operation, and all stations (PTT radios) may operate using 25 kHz channel bandwidth spacing on 154.570 and 154.600 MHz. However, the UHF itinerant channels, namely 451.800, 456.800, 464.500, 464.500, 469.500 and 469.550 MHz, were not moved to the MURS and therefore are subject to the FCC’s narrowband Re-farming policy, with a compliance deadline of January 1, 2013.</p>
<p>The remaining UHF itinerant channels were also repurposed as narrowband channels in the FCC’s Re-farming process, though these channels have always been subject to narrowband use; 451.80625, 451.81875, 456.80625, and 456.81875 MHz are limited to 6.25 kHz operations, and 451.8125 and 456.8125 MHz are limited to 12.5 kHz operations.</p>
<p>For more information on this topic, please refer to the documents <a href="images/References/narrowbanding_booklet.pdf" target="_blank">FCC Narrowbanding Mandate Guide</a> and <a href="images/References/general_information_on_vhf-uhf_narrowbanding.pdf" target="_blank">General_Information on VHF-UHF Narrowbanding</a>, from the FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau.</p>
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<h3>FCC Fee Schedule for TCB Excluded Devices</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>We manufacture products that are on the FCC’s <a href="images/References/628591-d01-tcb-exclusion-list-v12r0.pdf" target="_blank">TCB exclusion list</a> and as a result, our TCB cannot process the applications for certification. What is the FCC’s current fee schedule for processing applications, including maintaining the confidentiality of our proprietary technical documents?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>The FCC published a new <a href="images/References/doc-308199a1.pdf" target="_blank">Schedule of Charges</a> on May 20, 2011; the chart below shows the FCC’s fee schedule effective June 21, 2011.</p>
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<h3>Standards Updates</h3>
<h4>EU: NEW CENELEC STANDARDS RECENTLY RELEASED</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the CENELEC standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1021323536655599::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:73,22803,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> EN 50130-4:2011</a> - (6/17/2011) - Alarm systems - Part 4: Electromagnetic compatibility - Product family standard: Immunity requirements for components of fire, intruder, hold up, CCTV, access control and social alarm systems</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1021323536655599::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:73,22803,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> EN 50130-4:2011</a> - (6/17/2011) - Alarm systems - Part 4: Electromagnetic compatibility - Product family standard: Immunity requirements for components of fire, intruder, hold up, CCTV, access control and social alarm systems</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1021323536655599::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:73,22701,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> EN 50130-5:2011</a> - (6/17/2011) - Alarm systems - Part 5: Environmental test methods</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1021323536655599::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:606,23299,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> FprEN 62132-8:2011</a> - (6/20/2011) - Integrated circuits - Measurement of electromagnetic immunity - Part 8: Measurement of radiated immunity - IC stripline method</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1021323536655599::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:10416,23290,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> prEN 62401</a> - (6/20/2011) - Radiation protection instrumentation - Alarming personal radiation devices (PRD) for detection of illicit trafficking of radioactive material</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1021323536655599::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1085,23614,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> CEN/CLC Guide 20:2011</a> - (6/24/2011) - Guide on Membership Criteria of CEN and CENELEC</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1021323536655599::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:814,23145,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> FprEN 50561-1:2011</a> - (6/24/2011) - Power line communication apparatus used in low voltage installations - Radio disturbance characteristics - Limits and methods of measurement - Part 1: Apparatus for in-home use</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1021323536655599::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:814,22618,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> EN 55014-1:2006/FprA2:2011</a> - (6/27/2011) - Electromagnetic compatibility - Requirements for household appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus - Part 1: Emission</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:6722568210439970::::FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:23333,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> EN 55015:2006/FprA3:2011</a>- (6/27/2011) - Limits and methods of measurement of radio disturbance characteristics of electrical lighting and similar equipment</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1021323536655599::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:814,23638,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> EN 55016-2-1:2009/FprA2:2011</a> - (7/8/2011) - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 2-1: Methods of measurement of disturbances and immunity - Conducted disturbance measurements</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1021323536655599::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:814,23521,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> EN 55103-2:2009/FprISA:2011</a> - (7/8/2011) - Electromagnetic compatibility - Product family standard for audio, video, audio-visual and entertainment lighting control apparatus for professional use - Part 2: Immunity</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1021323536655599::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:813,22804,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> FprEN 50083-2:2011</a> - (7/8/2011) - Cable networks for television signals, sound signals and interactive services - Part 2: Electromagnetic compatibility for equipment</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1021323536655599::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:108,22727,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> EN 61347-2-3:2011</a> - (7/8/2011) - Lamp control gear - Part 2-3: Particular requirements for a.c. and/or d.c. supplied electronic control gear for fluorescent lamps</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1021323536655599::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:606,22743,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> FprEN 61967-8:2011</a> - (7/11/2011) - Integrated circuits - Measurement of electromagnetic emissions - Part 8: Measurement of radiated emissions - IC stripline method</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1021323536655599::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:100,22550,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> EN 61951-2:2011</a> - (7/15/2011) - Secondary cells and batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes - Portable sealed rechargeable single cells - Part 2: Nickel-metal hydride</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1021323536655599::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:10416,21459,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> EN 62244:2011</a> - (7/15/2011) - Radiation protection instrumentation - Installed radiation monitors for the detection of radioactive and special nuclear materials at national borders</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CENELEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4>EU: NEW IEC&nbsp;STANDARDS RECENTLY RELEASED</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new IEC standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045271" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> IEC 60601-2-31-am1</a> - (6/29/2011) - Amendment 1 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-31: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of external cardiac pacemakers with internal power source</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045313" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> CISPR 14-1-am2</a> - (7/12/2011) - Amendment 2 - Electromagnetic compatibility - Requirements for household appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus - Part 1: Emission</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045266" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> IEC 60974-10 Corr.1</a> - (6/28/2011) - Corrigendum 1 - Arc welding equipment - Part 10: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045295" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> IEC 61557-13 </a>- (7/8/2011) - Electrical safety in low voltage distribution systems up to 1 000 V a.c. and 1 500 V d.c. - Equipment for testing, measuring or monitoring of protective measures - Part 13: Hand-held and hand-manipulated current clamps and sensors for measurement of leakage currents in electrical distribution systems</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045273" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> IEC 60079-11</a> - (6/30/2011) - Explosive atmospheres - Part 11: Equipment protection by intrinsic safety "i"</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045293" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> IEC 61000-6-3-am1 Corr.I1</a> - (7/8/2011) - Interpretation sheet 1 to amendment 1 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 6-3: Generic standards - Emission standard for residential, commercial and light-industrial environments</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045292" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> IEC 61000-6-4-am1 Corr.I1</a> - (7/8/2011) - Interpretation sheet 1 to amendment 1 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 6-4: Generic standards - Emission standard for industrial environments</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045248" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> IEC 61204-3</a> - (6/22/2011) - Low voltage power supplies, d.c. output - Part 3: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045265" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> IEC 62634</a> - (6/28/2011) - Radio data system (RDS) - Receiver products and characteristics - Methods of measurement</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045267" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> IEC 60825-4</a> - (6/29/2011) - Safety of laser products - Part 4: Laser guards</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=uoiicjbab&amp;et=1104932553527&amp;s=1&amp;e=001hVQkEchfkPQNpIZuuhuozVV6TAKNadvWq6WzyKqB3sVv8JPB-j1ISehr6cdfPKUZ9zxxaGEsFnmMGFSqKB7vnVyvYwOoTe0BNh1xQXVHdN4fUPYx9-CAgfyYzpBWFmSkqZGqDJCcWAT0kA-YIaMB5YK12uRGG37UqtCxrFt3HV6de34KuhmKrW1zML9Fzqe7hm07cUgT1v4=" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4>EU: NEW ETSI STANDARDS RECENTLY RELEASED</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new ETSI standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110621/tr_102749v010201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> ETSI TR 102 749 V1.2.1</a> - (June 2011) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD); Test Report Template for testing to EN 300 220-2 V2.3.1 (R&amp;TTE)</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110621/tr_102892v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> ETSI TR 102 892 V1.1.1</a> - (June 2011) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); SRD radar equipment using Wideband Low Activity Mode (WLAM) and operating in the frequency range from 24,05 GHz to 24,50 GHz; System Reference Document</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110705/ts_10272601v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> ETSI TS 102 726-1 V2.1.1</a> - (June 2011) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Conformance testing for Mode 1 of the digital Private Mobile Radio (dPMR); Part 1: Protocol Implementation Conformance Statement (PICS) proforma</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110628/ts_102795v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> ETSI TS 102 795 V2.1.1</a> - (June 2011) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); digital Private Mobile Radio (dPMR); Part 3: Requirements catalogue</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110628/ts_136113v100300p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> ETSI TS 136 113 V10.3.0</a> - (June 2011) - LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Base Station (BS) and repeater ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 36.113 version 10.3.0 Release 10)</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110628/ts_136124v100200p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> ETSI TS 136 124 V10.2.0</a> - (June 2011) - LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements for mobile terminals and ancillary equipment (3GPP TS 36.124 version 10.2.0 Release 10)</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110628/ts_137113v100200p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> ETSI TS 137 113 V10.2.0</a> - (June 2011) - Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); 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 10.2.0 Release 10)</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110712/en_30043301v010301p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> ETSI EN 300 433-1 V1.3.1</a> - (July 2011) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Citizens' Band (CB) radio equipment; Part 1: Technical characteristics and methods of measurement</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110712/en_30043302v010301p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> ETSI EN 300 433-2 V1.3.1</a> - (July 2011) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Citizens' Band (CB) radio equipment; Part 2: Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110712/en_30285801v010201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> ETSI EN 302 858-1 V1.2.1</a> - (July 2011) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Road Transport and Traffic Telematics (RTTT); Short range radar equipment operating in the 24,05 GHz to 24,25 GHz frequency range for automotive application; Part 1: Technical characteristics and test methods</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110712/en_30285802v010201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> ETSI EN 302 858-2 V1.2.1</a> - (July 2011) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Road Transport and Traffic Telematics (RTTT); Short range radar equipment operating in the 24,05 GHz to 24,25 GHz frequency range for automotive application; Part 2: Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110712/en_30555001v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> ETSI EN 305 550-1 V1.1.1</a> - (July 2011) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD); Radio equipment to be used in the 40 GHz to 246 GHz frequency range; Part 1: Technical characteristics and test methods</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110712/en_30555002v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> ETSI EN 305 550-2 V1.1.1</a> - (July 2011) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD); Radio equipment to be used in the 40 GHz to 246 GHz frequency range; Part 2: Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110705/tr_102892v010102p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> ETSI TR 102 892 V1.1.2</a> - (July 2011) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); SRD radar equipment using Wideband Low Activity Mode (WLAM) and operating in the frequency range from 24,05 GHz to 24,50 GHz; System Reference Document</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=uoiicjbab&amp;et=1104932553527&amp;s=1&amp;e=001hVQkEchfkPTIrkQ1G0YmvK4kJS1dFL9KbG1WlPkNc-441rRWjCq7IvFLL1BH7JPTMKWcuYr8QVNXthMie_UHAPbwIj-WjBIxLAI9s52g3pd5UBQZ8OyjCSlW8V7AUIs4HI1rO9fK_uU=" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI website</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4>US: FCC PLANS FOR LOW POWER FM RADIO</h4>
<p>On July 12, 2011, the FCC released a <a href="http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2011/db0714/FCC-11-105A1.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Third Further Notice of Proposed Rule Making</a> detailing plans to pursue new rules to expand non-commercial, low-power radio in major U.S. urban areas. &nbsp;Earlier this year, legislation was signed allowing for the expansion of low-power FM radio. &nbsp;However, no channels may have existed for new applicants in many major urban areas because of competition between service for the channels, with debate centered on balancing the licensing of translator - or repeater FM stations - and LPFM service.</p>
<p>An application window for new LPFM stations could open as early as summer 2012. &nbsp;The applications for new translators–which are low-powered stations that may only rebroadcast the signal of a full-power station–would be processed for small markets and rural communities. &nbsp; Additionally, the FCC suggested a “floor” specifying a minimum number of LPFM frequencies that must remain available in a market in order for translator applications to be processed and awarded.</p>
<h4>CANADA: SPECTRUM POLICY CHANGE FOR &nbsp;25.25 – 28.35 GHz BAND</h4>
<p>On June 30, 2011, Industry&nbsp;Canada released <a href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/vwapj/sp25-25.pdf/$FILE/sp25-25.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">SP 25.25 GHz - Spectrum Utilization Policy, Decisions on the Band 25.25-28.35 GHz</a> which details the following recent decisions on the use of the band 25.25-28.35 GHz by fixed radio systems:</p>
<ul>
<li>Allowance of fixed radio systems to be deployed in the band 25.25-26.5 GHz, with a mix of FDD and TDD operation. (details to be established during the development of the SRSP)</li>
<li>Allowance of fixed radio systems with FDD and/or TDD operation to be deployed in the band 27.5-28.35 GHz. (details to be established during the development of the SRSP)</li>
<li>26.5-27.5 Band GHz will be subject to future review.</li>
</ul>
<p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="images/newsletters/mp-july-fig1.gif" alt="" width="539" border="0" /></p>
<p>Industry Canada plans to establish of cross-border arrangements with the United States for use of the band 25.25-26.5 GHz to ensure continued protection of fixed systems in Canada, update <a href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/vwapj/rss191e.pdf/$FILE/rss191e.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Radio Standards Specification RSS-191, Local Multipoint Communication Systems in the Band 25.35-28.35 GHz; Point-to-point and Point-to-Multipoint Broadband Communication Systems in the Bands 24.25-24.45 GHz and 25.05-25.25 GHz; and Point-to-Multipoint Broadband Communications in the Band 38.6-40.0 GHz</a> as necessary, and &nbsp;revise the <a href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/vwapj/spectallocation-08.pdf/$FILE/spectallocation-08.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations</a> accordingly.</p>

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</a><strong>Multipoint Newsletter August 2011</strong></h4>
<p><h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" name="B1"></a>FCC – Permissive Change Guidelines</h4>
<p><strong>Question: </strong> The FCC permissive change guidelines state that modifications that increase the output power at the antenna terminal or Effective Radiated Power/Effective Isotropic Radiated Power (ERP/EIRP) can require a Class II permissive change, or even a new FCC ID, if the change in value is significant enough. &nbsp;The FCC’s current guidelines also seem to indicate that even without any overt changes made to the radio, PCB or antenna by the manufacturer, and unbeknownst to the manufacturer, the output power at the antenna terminal or ERP/EIRP may increase, raising a compliance issue. &nbsp;Apparently any number of things could contribute to a change in power as described, including manufacturing variability, unknown part change by a vendor, a cabling issue, etc. &nbsp;Can you elaborate on the applicable FCC policies?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>The FCC rules state that a new FCC ID is required per 47CFR 2.1043 when the output power at the antenna terminal or EIRP/ERP changes by any amount, as a result of changes in circuitry that generate, multiply and stabilize the transmitter’s frequency, modulation circuits, etc.</p>
<p>Please note that notwithstanding these statements, under its Class II permissive change policy <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=33d1db9e4b57956df2a7e008de17da3b&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.3.9.224.45&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR 2.1043(b)(2)</a>, the FCC does allow certain variations in electrical or mechanical construction.</p>
<p>For instance, the FCC would allow the addition of a new frequency band in the case of a change in the FCC rules, or an increase in power, in response to a change in FCC rules, subject to any applicable, new technical requirements implemented by the FCC.</p>
<p>An example of this is a certified UNII device that now can operate in a newly defined UNII frequency band, and is subject to a higher output power limit. &nbsp;This device is eligible to be reviewed under the Class II permissive change policy if the requirements of <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=e92716cbfb56f285ee623537e2fac4ba&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.14.3.242.3&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR15.203</a> are met.</p>
<p>Acceptable Class II permissive changes for devices/antenna systems originally approved under Part 15 include but are not limited to new antenna types, or higher gain antennas, provided they meet the requirements of <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=e92716cbfb56f285ee623537e2fac4ba&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.14.3.242.3&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR15.203</a>.</p>
<p>While the FCC allows second-source component usage, a change in vendor could be cause for a Class II permissive change; it will depend on the emissions produced as a result of the change. &nbsp;The only way to know is to test the second-source component(s) in the device. &nbsp;If the electro-magnetic characteristics have degraded, then a Class II permissive change would be needed.</p>
<p>If the second-source component change results in a change in power, then it would or could be considered a change in the transmitter, and perhaps require a new FCC ID.</p>
<p>This would be determined by the differences between the original and second-source component. &nbsp;If the second-source component and original are identical, their only difference being that they are made by different chip manufacturers, this difference could be considered a manufacturer tolerance issue. &nbsp;However, the original and second-source devices would have to be identical, not just in placement and functionality, but electrically and mechanically identical. &nbsp;There really is no way to determine if there was an actual change in the transmitter without knowing the exact differences between the original and second-source components.</p>
<p>In years of interfacing with the FCC on second-source component Class II permissive changes for unlicensed and licensed devices, we have found that the FCC typically allows variations of 0.5 dB in output power at the antenna terminal and 3 dB in ERP/EIRP, demonstrated via intentional radiator testing.</p>
<p>However, please note that these variations are strictly unofficial numbers and are not included in the FCC’s rules or policies. &nbsp;The allowable variance in the manufacturer’s tolerance can only be determined by contacting the FCC directly with the necessary information, and requesting their written confirmation.</p>
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<h3>Japan – Modular Approval Process</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>We are a transmitter module manufacturer. &nbsp;Does the Ministry of Information (MIC) Japan have a modular approval process similar to those of the FCC and IC?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>The answer is that while Japan does not have such a defined policy, MIC, the Japanese regulatory agency, does allow modules to be approved under certain circumstances. &nbsp;Basically, Japan allows transmitters to be certified when they meet the requirements of Article 2 of the Japanese Radio Law. &nbsp;This article defines radio equipment to be radiotelegraphy, radiotelephony or other electric equipment used for transmission and/or reception of radio waves. &nbsp;MIC has stated that Certification Bodies may approve radio equipment that are composed of and contain three components:</p>
<ul>
<li>Antenna</li>
<li>Frequency and modulation circuitry</li>
<li>Control part circuitry</li>
</ul>
<p>Certification of a modular transmitter is possible if the following requirements are met:</p>
<ol>
<li>Equipment has an antenna, high frequency circuitry, modulation circuitry, auxiliary equipment (indicator, etc.) and control circuitry.</li>
<li>The control circuitry can include external equipment connected to it under certain interface conditions.</li>
<li>At the time of entering into market, all parts are completely installed in the equipment. &nbsp;This means the radio is installed in the final host.</li>
<li>If the equipment is intended to be connected to or installed in external devices when used, the construction of the equipment must be such that it is easily disconnected from the external equipment using a connector, and the device must be obviously identified as specified radio equipment. &nbsp;This also means that a module soldered onto the host or host board would not be allowed certification in Japan.</li>
</ol>
<p>As long as the modular transmitter meets the above requirements, then it may be certified for use in Japan. &nbsp;Any application for certification of a modular transmitter would necessarily need to show how the device meets the above stated requirements.</p>
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<h3>FCC – 911 &amp; E911 Requirements for Mobile Phones</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>What is the FCC’s requirement for mobile phones in the U.S. to support Global Positioning System/Assisted Global Positioning System (GPS/A-GPS) for E911 service?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>The FCC has several requirements for mobile phone support of 911 or E911. &nbsp;All wireless network providers must be in compliance with the E911 requirements by September 11, 2012.</p>
<p>However, as far back as 2005, in the second phase of E911, about 95% of the network operators were supposed to have E911 capabilities. &nbsp;This meant that wireless network providers had to be able to provide to the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP), the latitude and longitude of the mobile phone, within 300 meters, within 6 minutes of initiation of the 911 call.</p>
<p>Those wireless network providers who did not have this capability in 2005 were fined, or were supposed to have been fined.</p>
<p>While CDMA has and can use internal handset location features such as GPS, other providers opted to use Assisted GPS (A-GPS).</p>
<p>With a GPS-enabled mobile phone, the wireless network provider uses the radio signals from satellites alone to locate the caller by downloading the GPS A&amp;E (Almanac and Ephemeris). &nbsp;The downloading of the GPS A&amp;E can take up to 12.5 minutes due to very poor signal conditions in cities where these signals may suffer multipath propagation, attenuation by atmospheric conditions, trees and building walls, including reflection off of buildings, which undermines the GPS-enabled phone’s ability to provide location coordinates.</p>
<p>An Assisted GPS-enabled mobile phone uses data readily available from the network provider server, eliminating the GPS A&amp;E download and related issues of GPS-enabled phones. &nbsp;The data from the server improves the performance of the Assisted GPS-enabled mobile phone receiver’s time-to-first-fix (TTFF). &nbsp;This data includes but is not limited to the following:</p>
<ol>
<li>Information to acquire more satellites quickly.</li>
<li>Orbital data or almanac for the GPS satellites to the A-GPS-enabled mobile phone, thus enabling the A-GPS-enabled mobile phone to lock to the satellites more rapidly in some instances.</li>
<li>Network precise time.</li>
<li>The A-GPS-enabled mobile phone can capture a snapshot of the GPS signal, with approximate time, for the server to later process into a position.</li>
<li>Accurate, surveyed coordinates for the cell site towers allow better knowledge of local ionospheric conditions and other conditions affecting the GPS signal than the GPS receiver alone, to enable more precise calculation of position.</li>
<li>Calculation of position by the server using information from the GPS receiver.</li>
<li>The assisted server can compare reliable satellite signals and fragmented satellite signals relayed to it.</li>
</ol>
<p>Both the GPS and A-GPS methods are accepted by the FCC, provided they yield accurate results compliant with the time requirements of 6 minutes from the time of the 911 call to identify the longitude and latitude of the initiating mobile phone within 300 meters, and provide this data to the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP).</p>
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<h3>Paraguay – Regulatory Requirements for 802.11b/g</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>We manufacture an 802.11b/g cable modem wireless router and would like to obtain approvals for Paraguay; what are the applicable regulations?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>The 802.11b/g approval process in Paraguay requires the documents listed below. &nbsp;First, some general notes about the approval process:</p>
<ul>
<li>The lead time is approximately 50 business days from the time all documents are received in Paraguay.</li>
<li>The certification and certificate holder service fees are product dependent.</li>
<li>The certificate is valid for 5 years.</li>
<li>The label marking requirement is either FCC or the CE logo mark.</li>
<li>Process requires authorization of a homologation representative in Paraguay and a detailed signature authentication process using a notary public.</li>
</ul>
<p>802.11b/g approval for Paraguay requires the following documents:</p>
<ol>
<li>Technical Specifications (Datasheet, Brochures)</li>
<li>Circuit Diagrams (Schematics)</li>
<li>Bill of Materials</li>
<li>Block Diagrams, briefly explaining the function of each block (Operational Description)</li>
<li>User Manual in Spanish or English</li>
<li>Photos - Internal and External, including one photo showing the model number</li>
<li>Manufacturer’s Company Name, Mailing Address, Contact Name, Title, Email, Phone</li>
<li>Factory’s Company Name, Mailing Address, Contact Name, Title, Email, Phone</li>
<li>Brand, Type and Model Number you want to see on the certificate</li>
<li>FCC test reports and grants, ETSI test reports and Letters of Opinion, CE Declaration of Conformity, EMC test reports, or safety certificates and test reports from any Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories (NRTLs).</li>
</ol>
<p>Letter of authorization for a Paraguay representative to act on your company’s behalf to process the homologation application. &nbsp;This signed letter or apostille, an international certification comparable to a notarization in U.S. domestic law, must eventually be notarized by the Paraguay consulate in the country in which the letter originates. &nbsp;However, the first step in the process is for your signature to be authenticated and notarized by a notary public. &nbsp;The Consulate of Paraguay in the country of origin must then authenticate your signature. &nbsp;The original letter, along with authenticating documents, must be sent by courier to Comision Nacional de Telecomunicaciones, Asuncion, Paraguay.</p>
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<h3>Standards Updates</h3>
<h4>EU: NEW CENELEC&nbsp;STANDARDS RECENTLY RELEASED</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the CENELEC standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4038254847295693::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1111,22903,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> EN 62271-1:2008/A1:2011</a> - (7/21/2011) - High-voltage switchgear and controlgear - Part 1: Common specifications</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4038254847295693::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1100,22031,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> EN 61747-5-2:2011</a> - (7/21/2011) - Liquid crystal display devices - Part 5-2: Environmental, endurance and mechanical test methods - Visual inspection of active matrix colour liquid crystal display modules</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4038254847295693::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:100,22710,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> EN 61960:2011</a> - (7/21/2011) - Secondary cells and batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes - Secondary lithium cells and batteries for portable applications</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4038254847295693::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:74,22815,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62290-2:2011</a> - (7/26/2011) - Railway applications - Urban guided transport management and command/control systems - Part 2: Functional requirements specification</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4038254847295693::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:870,22869,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62561-5:2011</a> - (7/28/2011) - Lightning protection system components (LPSC) - Part 5: Requirements for earth electrode inspection housings and earth electrode seals</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4038254847295693::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:108,22385,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62386-209:2011</a> - (7/29/2011) - Digital addressable lighting interface - Part 209: Particular requirements for control gear - Colour control (device type 8)</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4038254847295693::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:621,22543,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61709:2011</a> - (7/29/2011) - Electric components - Reliability - Reference conditions for failure rates and stress models for conversion</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4038254847295693::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1164,22723,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60505:2011</a> - (8/15/2011) - Evaluation and qualification of electrical insulation systems</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4038254847295693::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:838,23094,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62516-2:2011</a> - (8/15/2011) - Terrestrial digital multimedia broadcasting (T-DMB) receivers - Part 2: Interactive data services using BIFS</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4038254847295693::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:527,22892,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 80416-3:2002/A1:2011</a> - (8/16/2011) - Basic principles for graphical symbols for use on equipment - Part 3: Guidelines for the application of graphical symbols</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4038254847295693::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:838,22950,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62634:2011</a> - (8/2/2011) - Radio data system (RDS) - Receiver products and characteristics - Methods of measurement</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4038254847295693::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:68,22895,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60601-2-31:2008/A1:2011</a> - (8/3/2011) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-31: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of external cardiac pacemakers with internal power source</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4038254847295693::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:10415,22732,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60965:2011</a> - (8/8/2011) - Nuclear power plants - Control rooms - Supplementary control points for reactor shutdown without access to the main control room</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4038254847295693::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:10415,22731,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61500:2011</a> - (8/8/2011) - Nuclear power plants - Instrumentation and control important to safety - Data communication in systems performing category A functions</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4038254847295693::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:10415,22265,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60671:2011</a> - (8/8/2011) - Nuclear power plants - Instrumentation and control systems important to safety - Surveillance testing</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a href="index.php?option=com_acymailing&amp;ctrl=url&amp;urlid=24&amp;mailid=31&amp;subid=8406" target="_blank">CENELEC </a>for additional information.</p>
<h4>EU: NEW IEC&nbsp;STANDARDS RECENTLY RELEASED</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the IEC&nbsp;standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045358" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> IEC 62610-2 </a>- (7/26/2011) - Mechanical structures for electronic equipment - Thermal management for cabinets in accordance with IEC 60297 and IEC 60917 series - Part 2: Design guide: Method for determination of forced air-cooling structure</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045355" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> IEC 61994-3</a> - (7/26/2011) - Piezoelectric, dielectric and electrostatic devices and associated materials for frequency control, selection and detection - Glossary - Part 3: Piezoelectric and dielectric oscillators</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045366" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> IEC 60061-3-am44</a> - (7/28/2011) - Amendment 44 - Lamp caps and holders together with gauges for the control of interchangeability and safety - Part 3: Gauges</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=034192" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60061-DB-12M</a> - (7/28/2011) - Lamp caps and holders together with gauges for the control of interchangeability and safety - 12-month subscription to online database comprising all parts of IEC 60061</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045365" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC/PAS 62647-23</a> - (7/28/2011) - Process management for avionics - Aerospace and defence electronic systems containing lead-free solder - Part 23: Rework and repair guidance to address the implications of lead-free electronics and mixed assemblies</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045362" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC/PAS 62647-3</a> - (7/28/2011) - Process management for avionics - Aerospace and defence electronic systems containing lead-free solder - Part 3: Performance testing for systems containing lead-free solder and finishes</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045400" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60749-30</a> - (8/10/2011) - Semiconductor devices - Mechanical and climatic test methods - Part 30: Preconditioning of non-hermetic surface mount devices prior to reliability testing</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045403" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61967-8</a> - (8/11/2011) - Integrated circuits - Measurement of electromagnetic emissions - Part 8: Measurement of radiated emissions - IC stripline method</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045404" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ISO 80601-2-13</a> - (8/11/2011) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-13: Particular requirements for basic safety and essential performance of an anaesthetic workstation</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045424" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60851-5</a> - (8/19/2011) - Winding wires - Test methods - Part 5: Electrical properties</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=uoiicjbab&amp;et=1104932553527&amp;s=1&amp;e=001hVQkEchfkPQNpIZuuhuozVV6TAKNadvWq6WzyKqB3sVv8JPB-j1ISehr6cdfPKUZ9zxxaGEsFnmMGFSqKB7vnVyvYwOoTe0BNh1xQXVHdN4fUPYx9-CAgfyYzpBWFmSkqZGqDJCcWAT0kA-YIaMB5YK12uRGG37UqtCxrFt3HV6de34KuhmKrW1zML9Fzqe7hm07cUgT1v4=" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC </a>for additional information.</p>
<h4>EU: NEW ETSI&nbsp;STANDARDS RECENTLY RELEASED</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the CENELEC standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110719/en_30190802v050201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> ETSI EN 301 908-2 V5.2.1</a> - (July 2011) - IMT cellular networks; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive; Part 2: CDMA Direct Spread (UTRA FDD) User Equipment (UE)</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110719/en_30190803v050201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> ETSI EN 301 908-3 V5.2.1</a> - (July 2011) - IMT cellular networks; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive; Part 3: CDMA Direct Spread (UTRA FDD) Base Stations (BS)</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110719/en_30190806v050201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> ETSI EN 301 908-6 V5.2.1</a> - (July 2011) - IMT cellular networks; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive; Part 6: CDMA TDD (UTRA TDD) User Equipment (UE)</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110719/en_30190811v050201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 908-11 V5.2.1</a> - (July 2011) - IMT cellular networks; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive; Part 11: CDMA Direct Spread (UTRA FDD) (Repeaters)</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110719/en_30190815v050201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 908-15 V5.2.1 </a>- (July 2011) - IMT cellular networks; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive; Part 15: Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA FDD) (Repeaters)</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110719/en_30190818v050201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 908-18 V5.2.1</a> - (July 2011) - IMT cellular networks; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive; Part 18: E-UTRA, UTRA and GSM/EDGE Multi-Standard Radio (MSR) Base Station (BS)</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110719/tr_102886v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TR 102 886 V1.1.1</a> - (July 2011) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Technical characteristics of Smart Metering (SM) Short Range Devices (SRD) in the UHF Band; System Reference Document, SRDs, Spectrum Requirements for Smart Metering European access profile Protocol (PR-SMEP)</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110809/tr_10288902v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TR 102 889-2 V1.1.1</a> - (August 2011) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); System Reference Document; Short Range Devices (SRD); Part 2: Technical characteristics for SRD equipment for wireless industrial applications using technologies different from Ultra-Wide Band (UWB)</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110809/ts_103051v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 103 051 V1.1.1</a> - (August 2011) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Expanded measurement uncertainty for the measurement of radiated electromagnetic fields</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110816/en_30042201v010402p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 300 422-1 V1.4.2</a> - (August 2011) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Wireless microphones in the 25 MHz to 3 GHz frequency range; Part 1: Technical characteristics and methods of measurement</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110816/en_30042202v010301p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 300 422-2 V1.3.1</a> - (August 2011) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Wireless microphones in the 25 MHz to 3 GHz frequency range; Part 2: Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110816/ts_102903v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 102 903 V1.1.1</a> - (August 2011) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Compliance tests for cognitive interference mitigation for use by UHF RFID using Detect-An</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a href="index.php?option=com_acymailing&amp;ctrl=url&amp;urlid=25&amp;mailid=31&amp;subid=8406" target="_blank">ETSI website</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4>US - Next Generation 9-1-1</h4>
<p>On August 10, 2011, during the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, FCC Chairman Genachowski announced the FCC’s five-step action plan to chart the transition to Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG911) services. &nbsp;NG911 is the modernization of the United State’s existing 911 emergency service - it supports seamless, end-to-end IP-based communication of emergency-related voice,&nbsp;text, data, photos, and video between the public and 911 operators. &nbsp;NG911 provides the additional benefits of increased public access, enhanced information for first responders, and increased reliability of NG911 networks.</p>
<p>Within the scope of the five-step action plan, the FCC plans to:</p>
<ul>
<li>Develop automatic location accuracy mechanisms for NG911.</li>
<li>Develop a NG911 governance framework.</li>
<li>Facilitate the completion and implementation of NG911 technical standards.</li>
<li>Develop a NG911 Funding Model.</li>
<li>Enable consumers to send text, photos, and videos to 911 operators.</li>
</ul>
<p>The FCC is expected to launch a rulemaking in September 2011 to consider how to accelerate NG911 adoption, help answer practical and technical questions about how to enable text, photo, and video transmission to 911, and how to ensure adequate broadband infrastructure to deliver the bandwidth 911 operators will need to provide NG911.&nbsp;<a href="http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2011/db0810/DOC-309003A1.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link</a></p>
<h4>Canada – Open Consultation on 71-76 GHz, 81-86 GHz and 92-95 GHz bands</h4>
<p>On July 23, 2011, Industry Canada announced in Canada Gazette notice SMSE-010-11 its second round of consultations on the uses of spectrum in the 71-76 GHz, 81-86 GHz and 92-95 GHz bands by fixed services. &nbsp; The wireless industry approached Industry Canada to make the bands available to support the deployment of broadband applications.</p>
<p>Industry Canada made the following statement in support of the consultation: “The unique propagation conditions that exist in these millimetre-wave frequency bands and the use of highly directional pencil-sized beams can provide for gigabit capacity in a spectrum environment where close proximity deployments can be achieved while minimizing the potential for interference.”</p>
<p>This consultation provides an opportunity for industry to comment on the future use of these bands by the fixed service, including designation, band plan, technical characteristics and the licensing approach. &nbsp;All comments should be submitted no later than October 21, 2011.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf10046.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link</a></p>
<h4>US, Mexico, Canada – Major Spectrum Sharing Agreements</h4>
<p>On August 1, 2011, the FCC announced a finalized spectrum sharing agreement with Industry Canada and Mexico’s &nbsp;Secretariat of Communications and Transportation. &nbsp;The agreement provides for the sharing of commercial mobile broadband spectrum in the 700 MHz band alongside the US-Canadian and US-Mexican border regions. &nbsp;The sharing agreement will help deployment of mobile wireless broadband systems near the US-Canadian and US-Mexican borders. &nbsp;Licensees on both sides of the borders can access the 698-758 MHz and 776-788 MHz bands.</p>
<p>Additionally, the FCC agreed upon a spectrum sharing deal with Industry Canada for the 800 MHz band. The technical sharing principles for the 800 MHz band will help conclude the 800 MHz re-banding by US public safety and commercial licensees which operate along the US-Canadian border. <a href="http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2011/db0801/DOC-308822A1.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link</a></p>
<h4>Australia – ACMA Updates Telecommunications Compliance and Labeling Information Booklet</h4>
<p>On August 17, 2011, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) published a booklet entitled “Telecommunications Compliance and Labeling Information for Suppliers of Telecommunications Customer Equipment and Cabling Products.” &nbsp;The booklet provides a great source of information on ACMA’s telecommunications regulatory and compliance requirements. &nbsp;Specifically, the booklet discusses applicable standards, record keeping obligations, compliance records affected by product modification, labeling requirements such as A-tick, C-Tick and RCM, as well as enforcement and penalties. <a href="http://www.acma.gov.au/webwr/aca_home/publications/reports/industry/telecomms_compliance_and_labelling.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link</a></p>

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<p><strong>Question: </strong> We manufacture USB transmitter dongle devices and have long assumed the following:</p>
<ol>
<li>Our transmitter does not require Part 15 Class B computer peripheral device certification or FCC Declaration of Conformity (DoC) procedure for home use since the USB port on our device is only used for charging our transmitter.</li>
<li>The USB port on our device is only used for upgrading our dongle transmitter’s firmware; there is no data transfer. The dongle device would still require FCC Part 15 certification or the FCC’s DoC procedure.</li>
</ol>
<p>Can you confirm if our assumptions are correct?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>Your transmitter is not subject to FCC 47CFR 2.906 Declaration of Conformity (DoC) if the USB port is only used to charge its battery, and no data, or status, is transferred or received, nor are control signals changed. However, if while charging through its USB port it does transfer or receive data, status or control signals, then it is subject to FCC 47CFR 2.906 DoC rule. If the transmitter that is being charged has digital components, then it is considered a digital device and would be subject to <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=5b993a6fab82b1eddc2859c4dad61a89&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.14.2.240.6&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">FCC Part 15.109(a)</a> for unintentional radiators. If the USB port on your device is only used for upgrading software, it is subject to the FCC DoC procedure.</p>
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<h3>FCC Guidelines for a UNII Device</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>We have a UNII device that we wish to certify with the FCC. Our device has upgradeable firmware and the transmitter is enclosed in a NEMA weatherproof enclosure. What should we be aware of, and has the FCC revised KDB 594280 D01 Software Configuration Control?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>The FCC revised KDB 594280 in June by publishing <a href="images/References/594280-d01-software-configuration-control-v01r01.pdf" target="_blank">594280 D01 Software Configuration Control v01r01</a>. This revision adds clarification for applications for equipment authorization for non-Software Defined Radio transmitters that contain upgradeable firmware. The FCC has discovered ongoing interference issues with UNII devices and Terminal Doppler Weather Radars (TDWR) that use the 5600-5650 MHz frequency band. The interference issues are a direct result of these devices being operated illegally in this band. If your device is firmware upgradeable, it must not be capable of being modified or updated by software to operate in the TDWR band. If you are applying for a UNII FCC certification as an indoor device, enclosing the transmitter in a NEMA housing would be seen by the FCC/TCB as a red flag indicating that the intended use of the device is in outdoor environments, not indoor use. Hence certification would be impossible under such a configuration.</p>
<p>The FCC/TCB is now paying very close attention to the use of enclosures and antennas, user manuals with extended frequency guidance that can be upgraded via software, conducted power back-off and operational descriptions. A manufacturer’s attestation would no longer be sufficient to justify the aforementioned items to satisfy the FCC/TCB’s conditions for certifying these devices.</p>
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<h3>FCC Acceptance of CISPR 22 Data</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>We manufacture wireless devices abroad for the European market. It is our understanding that the FCC accepts CISPR 22 measurement data for unintentional unlicensed Part 15 devices. Is this correct?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>The FCC accepts measurement data for unintentional unlicensed Part 15 devices using ANSI C63.4 standard and CISPR 22 1997 standard limits below 1GHz. However, most manufacturers and some test laboratories believe that the FCC accepts measurement data based on any CISPR 22 standard limits, regardless of the year. In fact, 47CFR 15.38(a) lists only the third edition of the International Special Committee on Radio Interference (CISPR), Pub. 22, “Information Technology Equipment—Radio Disturbance Characteristics—Limits and Methods of Measurement,” 1997, IBR approved for §15.109. The FCC accepts data based only on §15.109 and limits of this CISPR edition. For the limits of any other edition or year to be acceptable, it would have to be included in the list in <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=8ac202ab9d1cd5ff3e1ad993c9474eae&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.14.1.240.21&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR 15.38(a)</a>, or included in a policy from the FCC, as described here in FCC 47CFR 15.38(a) “Incorporation by reference” rule: “The materials listed in this section are incorporated by reference in this part. These incorporations by reference were approved by the Director of the Federal Register in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. These materials are incorporated as they exist on the date of the approval, and notice of any change in these materials will be published in the Federal Register."</p>
<p>We have no knowledge of FCC dismissals as a result of using the limits from other CISPR 22 standard versions and dates; nonetheless, FCC 47CFR15.38(a) lists CISPR 22 1997 standard limits as the only alternative limits for Part 15 device measurement data.</p>
<p class="quote"><strong>Note:</strong> This article was updated on 02/07/2012 as suggested by Mr. Harry Hodes of Acme Testing Company. MultiPoint would like to thank Mr. Hodes for his correction.</p>
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<h3>FCC Rules for the Importation of RF Devices</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>What are the FCC requirements for importation of radio frequency devices into the United States?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>The FCC regulates the marketing, sale and importation of radio frequency devices. When importing a radio frequency (RF) device, the importer or ultimate consignee, or his designated broker, may be required to declare that the radio frequency device meets the FCC importation conditions under Section 2.1204 Title 47 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).</p>
<p>A radio frequency device is any device capable of emitting radio frequency energy (see Section 2.801). This includes radio transmitters, and any electrical device that uses internal electrical signals and/or electrical pulses that may create radio frequency energy, etc. Digital cameras and other digital electronic devices are examples of RF devices that may unintentionally radiate radio frequency energy and cause interference.</p>
<p>Technical standards for devices that are required to comply with the FCC requirements are specified in the applicable sections of the rules. Many of these devices are required to be labeled, tested and have their performance documented under the FCC’s equipment authorization procedures. Certain exclusions and/or specific conditions may modify or eliminate this requirement (discussed below, see FCC Form 740 Declarations, or Sections 2.1202 and 2.1203 of the rules).</p>
<p>When importing an RF device, the designated broker or importer of record must declare the appropriate entry conditions on the FCC Form 740, either electronically or by attaching a Form 740 to the U.S. Customs entry papers. To assist Customs in identifying when a declaration is necessary, the Schedule of FCC 740 requirements by Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) indicates the following:</p>
<ol>
<li>when an FCC Declaration may be needed (referred to electronically as FC3 code), or</li>
<li>when a declaration is required (referred to as FC4 code).</li>
</ol>
<p>When imported goods are identified that FCC Declaration may be needed (FC3 code), the following guidance applies:</p>
<ol><ol>
<li>The importer may disclaim the Declaration and not submit the Form 740, if the goods are not RF devices.</li>
<li>The importer may disclaim the Declaration and not submit the Form 740, if the goods are RF devices but meet the following specific exclusion conditions:<br />
<ul>
<li>An RF device that is exempt from the equipment authorization procedure (Section 15.103);</li>
<li>An RF device that does not meet the definition of a device requiring equipment authorization, or is considered an incidental radiator device and does not require equipment authorization (Section 15.101);</li>
<li>An RF device that is excluded from the import conditions (Section 2.1202). See note 1 below.</li>
</ul>
</li>
</ol></ol>
<p class="quote"><em>Note that instead of disclaiming the declaration, the importing party may elect to submit a Form 740 to facilitate the entry of goods.</em></p>
<ol>
<li>The goods require an equipment authorization. A declaration must be done either electronically or hardcopy using Form 740.</li>
</ol>
<p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">When imported goods are identified as “FCC Declaration required” (FC4 code), Form 740 must be submitted either electronically or hardcopy.</span></p>
<p><strong>FCC Form 740 Declarations:</strong></p>
<p>Just&nbsp;Part I of Form 740 is for product data information and manufacturer, importer or consignee information entry. In the case of devices as described in Part II of Form 740, Item 1 requires an FCC ID; enter “X” in this box, the rest of the other boxes are not applicable.</p>
<p>For Part II there are eight categories that require declaration:</p>
<ol>
<li>The FCC issues a Grant of Equipment Authorization with the FCC ID listed.</li>
<li>An FCC Grant of Equipment Authorization, or an FCC ID is required, but the equipment complies with FCC technical requirements (equipment that is granted under the Verification or Declaration of Conformity authorization procedures, no FCC ID is required).<br />
<p class="quote"><em>However, if the device meets specific exclusion conditions and the Form 740 harmonization schedule indicates required (FC4 code), or the importer elects to make a Form 740 declaration (under the FC3 or as a no code option), then item 2 may be used to declare:</em></p>
<ul>
<li>An RF device that is exempt from the equipment authorization procedure (Section 15.103);</li>
<li>An RF device that does not meet the definition of a device requiring equipment authorization; or considered an incidental radiator device and does not require equipment authorization (Section 15.101);</li>
<li>An RF device that is excluded from the import conditions (Section 2.1202). See note 1 below;</li>
<li>A non-RF device that is categorized as required (FC4).</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>The described equipment is being imported in limited quantities for testing and evaluation for compliance with technical requirements or marketing suitability. The equipment will not be offered for sale or otherwise marketed.</li>
<li>The described equipment is being imported in limited quantities for demonstration at industry trade shows and will not be offered for sale or otherwise marketed.</li>
<li>The described equipment is being imported solely for export. It will not be offered for sale or otherwise marketed in the U.S.
<ul>
<li>The described equipment is a non-U.S. standard cellular phone that can only function outside of the U.S.</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>The described equipment is being imported for use exclusively by the U.S. Government.</li>
<li>Three or fewer radio receivers, computers, or other unintentional radiators as defined in Part 15 of the FCC Rules, are being imported for an individual’s personal use and are not intended for sale.</li>
<li>The described equipment is being imported for repair and will not be offered for sale or otherwise marketed.</li>
</ol>
<p class="quote"><em><strong>Note 1:</strong> 47 CFR 2.1202(a) excludes some items from the importation process; however, this does not exclude these items from the equipment authorization process. Exclusion for equipment authorization is defined in 15.103. If the harmonization schedule identifies the goods as “FCC declaration may be needed” (FC3), the importer has the option to decline the declaration. If the harmonization schedule identifies the goods as “FCC declaration required” (FC4), the importer must complete the declaration.</em></p>
<p class="quote"><em>The items excluded from the importation declaration process are: cameras, musical greeting cards, quartz watches and clocks, modules of quartz watches and clocks, hand-held calculators and electronic games, and other similar unintentional radiators which use low level battery power and which do not contain provisions for operation while connected to AC power lines.</em></p>
<p><strong>Web Access:</strong></p>
<p>Direct links to rules cited in this publication:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?sid=ed0a2aade04f226a7bc219bb3892d2a1&amp;c=ecfr&amp;tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title47/47tab_02.tpl" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Access to the rules</a></li>
<li><a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=5fe9f8b7e6a083ff28b0ae005ebc12aa&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.3.8.217.1&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47 CFR 2.801</a>: Radio frequency (RF) device defined</li>
<li><a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=5fe9f8b7e6a083ff28b0ae005ebc12aa&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.3.8.217.2&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR 2.803</a>: Radio frequency (RF) device defined and Marketing of radio frequency devices prior to equipment authorization.</li>
<li>Importation of Devices Capable of Causing Harmful Interference (<a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=5fe9f8b7e6a083ff28b0ae005ebc12aa&amp;rgn=div6&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.3.10&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Subpart K Sections 2.1201 through 2.1207</a>)</li>
<li><a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=5fe9f8b7e6a083ff28b0ae005ebc12aa&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.3.10.225.1&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47 CFR 2.1201</a>: Purpose Importation of Devices Capable Of Causing Harmful Interference</li>
<li><a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=5fe9f8b7e6a083ff28b0ae005ebc12aa&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.3.10.225.2&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47 CFR 2.1202</a>: Exclusions</li>
<li><a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=5fe9f8b7e6a083ff28b0ae005ebc12aa&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.3.10.225.3&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47 CFR 2.1203</a>: General requirements for entry into the USA</li>
<li><a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=5fe9f8b7e6a083ff28b0ae005ebc12aa&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.3.10.225.4&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47 CFR 2.1204</a>: Import Conditions</li>
<li><a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=5fe9f8b7e6a083ff28b0ae005ebc12aa&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.3.10.225.5&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47 CFR 2.1205</a>: Filling of required declaration</li>
<li><a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=5fe9f8b7e6a083ff28b0ae005ebc12aa&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.3.10.225.6&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47 CFR 2.1207</a>: Examination of imported equipment</li>
<li><a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=5fe9f8b7e6a083ff28b0ae005ebc12aa&amp;tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title47/47cfr15_main_02.tpl" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Part 15 Sections</a></li>
<li><a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=4d85c0d11f085b8f8c3e86107b00f210&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.14.1.240.2&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47 CFR 15.3</a>: Definitions</li>
<li><a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=4d85c0d11f085b8f8c3e86107b00f210&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.14.2.240.1&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47 CFR 15.101</a>: Unintentional Radiators</li>
<li><a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=4d85c0d11f085b8f8c3e86107b00f210&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.14.2.240.3&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47 CFR 15.103</a>: Exempted devices - devices that are exempt from Part 15 specific technical standards</li>
<li><a href="images/References/fcc 740.pdf" target="_blank">Form 740</a></li>
</ul>
<p>Harmonization Code 740 Schedule: <a href="images/References/harmonized tariff codes for fcc declaration form 740.pdf" target="_blank">97198 D01 HTS Declaration Form 740 v01</a></p>
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<h3>Standards Updates</h3>
<h4>EU: NEW CENELEC STANDARDS RECENTLY RELEASED</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the CENELEC standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2900584388396911::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:838,22800,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60268-16:2011</a> - (8/26/2011) - Sound system equipment - Part 16: Objective rating of speech intelligibility by speech transmission index</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2900584388396911::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:100,22710,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61960:2011</a> - (8/26/2011) - Secondary cells and batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes - Secondary lithium cells and batteries for portable applications</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2900584388396911::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:67,23704,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62115:2005/A2:2011/AC:2011</a> - (8/26/2011) - Electric toys - Safety</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2900584388396911::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:838,23094,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62516-2:2011</a> - (8/26/2011) - Terrestrial digital multimedia broadcasting (T-DMB) receivers - Part 2: Interactive data services using BIFS</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2900584388396911::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:838,22950,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62634:2011</a> - (8/26/2011) - Radio data system (RDS) - Receiver products and characteristics - Methods of measurement</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2900584388396911::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:819,22532,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50545-1:2011</a> - (9/16/2011) - Electrical apparatus for the detection and measurement of toxic and combustible gases in car parks and tunnels - Part 1: General performance requirements and test methods for the detection and measurement of carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2900584388396911::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:870,22870,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62561-6:2011</a> - (9/16/2011) - Lightning protection system components (LPSC) - Part 6: Requirements for lightning strike counters (LSC)</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2900584388396911::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:108,22738,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60061-1:1993/A45:2011</a> - (9/2/2011) - Lamp caps and holders together with gauges for the control of interchangeability and safety - Part 1: Lamp caps</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2900584388396911::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:108,23071,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60061-1:1993/A46:2011</a> - (9/2/2011) - Lamp caps and holders together with gauges for the control of interchangeability and safety - Part 1: Lamp caps</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2900584388396911::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1078,22714,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61169-35:2011</a> - (9/2/2011) - Radio-frequency connectors - Part 35: Sectional specification for 2,92 series RF connectors</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2900584388396911::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1100,22030,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61747-6-3:2011</a> - (9/2/2011) - Liquid crystal display devices - Part 6-3: Measuring methods for liquid crystal display modules - Motion artifact measurement of active matrix liquid crystal display modules</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2900584388396911::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:10649,22348,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61850-8-1:2011</a> - (9/2/2011) - Communication networks and systems for power utility automation - Part 8-1: Specific communication service mapping (SCSM) - Mappings to MMS (ISO 9506-1 and ISO 9506-2) and to ISO/IEC 8802-3</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2900584388396911::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:989,22213,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62509:2011</a> - (9/2/2011) - Battery charge controllers for photovoltaic systems - Performance and functioning</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2900584388396911::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:604,22606,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60749-7:2011</a> - (9/9/2011) - Semiconductor devices - Mechanical and climatic test methods - Part 7: Internal moisture content measurement and the analysis of other residual gases</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a href="index.php?option=com_acymailing&amp;ctrl=url&amp;urlid=24&amp;mailid=31&amp;subid=8406" target="_blank">CENELEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4>EU: NEW IEC STANDARDS RECENTLY RELEASED</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new IEC standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045435" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60061-4-am14</a> - (8/26/2011) - Amendment 14 - Lamp caps and holders together with gauges for the control of interchangeability and safety - Part 4: Guidelines and general information</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045514" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-16-am2</a> - (9/13/2011) - Amendment 2 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-16: Particular requirements for food waste disposers</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045462" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-45-am2</a> - (8/30/2011) - Amendment 2 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-45: Particular requirements for portable heating tools and similar appliances</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045513" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-51-am2</a> - (9/13/2011) - Amendment 2 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-51: Particular requirements for stationary circulation pumps for heating and service water installations</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045519" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62040-3 Corr.1</a> - (9/13/2011) - Corrigendum 1 - Uninterruptible power systems (UPS) - Part 3: Method of specifying the performance and test requirements</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045511" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61000-3-15</a> - (9/13/2011) - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 3-15: Limits - Assessment of low frequency electromagnetic immunity and emission requirements for dispersed generation systems in LV network</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045508" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60068-2-83</a> - (9/7/2011) - Environmental testing - Part 2-83: Tests - Test Tf: Solderability testing of electronic components for surface mounting devices (SMD) by the wetting balance method using solder paste</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045430" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60695-6-2</a> - (8/25/2011) - Fire hazard testing - Part 6-2: Smoke obscuration - Summary and relevance of test methods</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045467" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60695-7-2</a> - (8/30/2011) - Fire hazard testing - Part 7-2: Toxicity of fire effluent - Summary and relevance of test methods</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045515" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-95</a> - (9/13/2011) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-95: Particular requirements for drives for vertically moving garage doors for residential use</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045453" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ISO/IEC 24753</a> - (8/26/2011) - Information technology -- Radio frequency identification (RFID) for item management -- Application protocol: encoding and processing rules for sensors and batteries</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045431" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61587-2</a> - (8/25/2011) - Mechanical structures for electronic equipment - Tests for IEC 60917 and 60297 - Part 2: Seismic tests for cabinets and racks</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045470" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC/IEEE 62582-1</a> - (8/31/2011) - Nuclear power plants - Instrumentation and control important to safety - Electrical equipment condition monitoring methods - Part 1: General</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045471" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC/IEEE 62582-2</a> - (8/31/2011) - Nuclear power plants - Instrumentation and control important to safety - Electrical equipment condition monitoring methods - Part 2: Indenter modulus</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045432" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61513</a> - (8/25/2011) - Nuclear power plants - Instrumentation and control important to safety - General requirements for systems</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045520" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62047-12</a> - (9/13/2011) - Semiconductor devices - Micro-electromechanical devices - Part 12: Bending fatigue testing method of thin film materials using resonant vibration of MEMS structures</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=uoiicjbab&amp;et=1104932553527&amp;s=1&amp;e=001hVQkEchfkPQNpIZuuhuozVV6TAKNadvWq6WzyKqB3sVv8JPB-j1ISehr6cdfPKUZ9zxxaGEsFnmMGFSqKB7vnVyvYwOoTe0BNh1xQXVHdN4fUPYx9-CAgfyYzpBWFmSkqZGqDJCcWAT0kA-YIaMB5YK12uRGG37UqtCxrFt3HV6de34KuhmKrW1zML9Fzqe7hm07cUgT1v4=" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4>EU: NEW ETSI STANDARDS RECENTLY RELEASED</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new ETSI standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110830/ts_134122v090500p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 134 122 V9.5.0</a> - (August 2011) - Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); Terminal conformance specification; Radio transmission and reception (TDD) (3GPP TS 34.122 version 9.5.0 Release 9)</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110830/tr_10156202v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TR 101 562-2 V1.1.1</a> - (August 2011) - PowerLine Telecommunications (PLT); MIMO PLT; Part 2: Measurement Methods and Statistical Results of MIMO PLT EMI</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110906/en_30067602v010501p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 300 676-2 V1.5.1</a> - (September 2011) - Ground-based VHF hand-held, mobile and fixed radio transmitters, receivers and transceivers for the VHF aeronautical mobile service using amplitude modulation; Part 2: Harmonized EN covering essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110906/ts_13652101v090500p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 136 521-1 V9.5.0</a> - (September 2011) - LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); User Equipment (UE) conformance specification; Radio transmission and reception; Part 1: Conformance testing (3GPP TS 36.521-1 version 9.5.0 Release 9)</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110906/tr_102180v010301p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TR 102 180 V1.3.1</a> - (September 2011) - Emergency Communications (EMTEL); Basis of requirements for communication of individuals with authorities/organizations in case of distress (Emergency call handling)</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110906/ts_102585v010201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 102 585 V1.2.1</a> - (September 2011) - Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB); System Specifications for Satellite services to Handheld devices (SH) below 3 GHz</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110913/tr_103055v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TR 103 055 V1.1.1</a> - (September 2011) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); System Reference document (SRdoc): Spectrum Requirements for Short Range Device, Metropolitan Mesh Machine Networks (M3N) and Smart Metering (SM) applications</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110920/en_30190804v050201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 908-4 V5.2.1</a> - (September 2011) - IMT cellular networks; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive; Part 4: CDMA Multi-Carrier (cdma2000) User Equipment (UE)</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110920/en_30190805v050201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 908-5 V5.2.1</a> - (September 2011) - IMT cellular networks; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive; Part 5: CDMA Multi-Carrier (cdma2000) Base Stations (BS)</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110920/en_30190819v050201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 908-19 V5.2.1</a> - (September 2011) - IMT cellular networks; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive; Part 19: OFDMA TDD WMAN (Mobile WiMAX) TDD User Equipment (UE)</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110920/en_30190820v050201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 908-20 V5.2.1</a> - (September 2011) - IMT cellular networks; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive; Part 20: OFDMA TDD WMAN (Mobile WiMAX) TDD Base Stations (BS)</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110920/en_30190821v050201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 908-21 V5.2.1</a> - (September 2011) - IMT cellular networks; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive; Part 21: OFDMA TDD WMAN (Mobile WiMAX) FDD User Equipment (UE)</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20110920/en_30190822v050201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 908-22 V5.2.1</a> - (September 2011) - IMT cellular networks; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive; Part 22: OFDMA TDD WMAN (Mobile WiMAX) FDD Base Stations (BS)</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a href="index.php?option=com_acymailing&amp;ctrl=url&amp;urlid=25&amp;mailid=31&amp;subid=8406" target="_blank">ETSI website</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4>FCC – September Meeting Agenda</h4>
<p>FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced the following tentative agenda for the next open meeting scheduled Thursday, September 22, 2011:</p>
<ul>
<li><strong>Framework for Next Generation 911 Deployment, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.</strong> A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to accelerate the development and deployment of Next Generation 911 (NG911) technology to improve public safety by enabling the public to send text, photos, videos, and data communications to 911 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) and enhancing the information available to PSAPs and first responders for assessing and responding to emergencies.</li>
<li><strong>Deployable Aerial Communications Architecture White Paper.</strong> The Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau will present a white paper on the use of deployable aerial communications architecture to facilitate the ability of first responders to communicate with each other and consumers to reach first responders in the wake of natural and manmade disasters, even in situations where there is severe damage to terrestrial communications infrastructure. The report will make recommendations regarding next steps the FCC should consider to promote the development and use of deployable aerial communications architecture.</li>
</ul>
<p>Please find the reference link <a href="http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-309420A1.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>.</p>
<h4>FCC – SAR Listing on Grants</h4>
<p>On August 17, 2011, The FCC published a draft KDB entitled “SAR Listings on Equipment Authorization Grants.” &nbsp; The draft KDB provides guidance for Telecommunication Certification Bodies (TCBs) for uniform listings of specific absorption rate (SAR) numbers on grants of equipment authorization. &nbsp; Comments on the draft must be posted by September 16, 2011. &nbsp;<a href="https://apps.fcc.gov/eas/comments/GetPublishedDocument.html?id=225&amp;tn=359396" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link</a>.</p>
<h4>Brazil – ANATEL Updates to LTE and HSPA+</h4>
<p>On September 9th, 2011, &nbsp;ANATEL added LTE test requirements to:</p>
<ul>
<li>Category I products: cellphones and terminal access stations (ETAs)</li>
<li>Category II products: radio base station transceivers</li>
</ul>
<p>As a result, these products now must be tested locally as part of the ANATEL Approval process, in most cases.</p>
<p>Additionally, ANATEL added HSPA+ test requirements to Category I products - cellphones and terminal access stations (ETAs). &nbsp;As a result, these products now must be tested locally as part of the ANATEL Approval, in most cases.</p>
<p>The ANATEL test requirements for LTE are as follows:</p>
<ul>
<li>For Category I products, cellphones and terminal access stations (ETAs), the ANATEL test requirements follow 3GPP TS 36.521-1 V9.5.0 (2011-06) 3rd Generation Partnership Project; Technical Specification Group Radio Access Network; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); User Equipment (UE) conformance specification Radio transmission and reception Part 1: Conformance Testing; (Release 9).</li>
<li>For Category II products, radio base station transceivers, the ANATEL test requirements follow 3GPP TS 36.141 V9.8.0 (2011-06) 3rd Generation Partnership Project; Technical Specification Group Radio Access Network; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (EUTRA); Base Station (BS) conformance testing (Release 9).</li>
</ul>
<p>The ANATEL test requirements for HSPA+ Test Requirements &nbsp;for Category I products, cellphones and terminal access stations (ETAs), ETSI TS 134 121-1 V9.4.0 (2011-03) Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); User Equipment (UE) conformance specification; Radio transmission and reception (FDD); Part 1: Conformance specification (3GPP TS 34.121-1 version 9.4.0 Release 9).</p>
<h4>EU – New List of Harmonized Standards for LVD</h4>
<p>On September 1, 2011, the R&amp;TTE Compliance Association published an updated list of standards harmonized for the purposes of the LVD Directive. &nbsp;<a href="http://www.rtteca.com/LVD_HS_1108.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link</a></p>
<h4>EU – R&amp;TTE CA Published Guidance on Acoustic Safety</h4>
<p>On September 1, 2011, the R&amp;TTE Compliance Association published TGN 14 Rev 2 - Guidance on Acoustic Safety. &nbsp;The purpose of the document is to provide guidance to Notified Bodies that are requested to give an opinion on the acoustic safety of telephone handsets and headsets (wired, cordless or mobile) or other R&amp;TTE devices that can connect to a handset or headset. &nbsp;The link to TGN 14 Rev 2 can be found <a href="http://www.rtteca.com/TGN14_Rev_2.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>.</p>

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<p><strong>Question: </strong> We manufacture wireless devices with multiple inputs and multiple outputs. How are measurements made on a device that employs a single transmitter with multiple outputs in the same band?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>The attached document, <a href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=B0ZQiTBTVsn3P3wZ2WdqhQ%3D%3D&amp;desc=662911%20D01%20Multiple%20Transmitter%20Output%20v02r01&amp;tracking_number=49466">662911 D01 Multiple Transmitter Output v01r01</a>, provides guidance for the measurement of conducted output emissions of devices that employ a single transmitter with multiple outputs in the same band. This guidance applies to both licensed and unlicensed devices whenever the FCC rules call for conducted output measurements, and guidance is provided for in-band, out-of-band, and spurious emissions measurements. The guidance applies to devices that transmit on multiple antennas simultaneously in the same band through a coordinated process. Examples include, but are not limited to, devices employing beam-forming or multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO). The attached document, <a href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=i%2BFRza%2B2Hh0pf9nHJHJGHw%3D%3D">662911 D02 MIMO with Cross-Polarized Antennas v01,</a> provides additional guidance for the measurement of both conducted output emissions and radiated emissions from devices that have two outputs driving linearly polarized antennas that are cross-polarized with respect to each other.</p>
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<h3>FCC WCS Requirements</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>In the October Multipoint, you responded to a question about the peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR) requirements for a Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile device operating in the 700 and 800 MHz band (Band 13). We are designing a similar LTE device. What is the general procedure required to comply with FCC Part 27 Wideband Communications Services (WCS) for devices greater than 1 MHz bandwidth?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>All WCS <a href="https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-1998-title47-vol2/pdf/CFR-1998-title47-vol2-part27.pdf">Part 27</a> devices are subject to the FCC’s “Permit But Ask” (PBA) policy whereby a Telecommunication Certification Body (TCB) can certify the device after consultation with the FCC regarding the device functionality, operations and/or EMC test data. If this initial review indicates compliance, the FCC will then permit the TCB to approve the device. Currently the FCC does not have a standardized measurement procedure for WCS devices, although the ANSI C63.26 Task Group is currently developing a measurement procedure that will be proposed to the FCC. The FCC currently accepts the following:</p>
<ol>
<li>To determine power, 971168 D01 Power Meas License Digital Systems v01 provides guidance and measurement methods.</li>
<li>To determine the Effective Radiated Power (ERP)/Effective Radiated Isotropic Power (EIRP) of the RF Transmitting System,<a href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=fzlsGm%2Fe68Ymx58IAmzNbw%3D%3D&amp;desc=412172%20D01%20Determining%20ERP%20and%20EIRP%20v01r01&amp;tracking_number=47469"> 412172 D01 Determining ERP and EIRP v01</a> provides guidance and measurement methods.</li>
</ol>
<p>At a minimum, a WCS PBA filing must include:</p>
<ol>
<li>A comprehensive operational description, including the type of modulation/access technology utilized (i.e. WiMax, LTE, etc.).<ol type="a">
<li>Complete power measurement test description and corresponding data.</li>
<li>The EIRP levels determined from the measured power data, including calculations and assumptions, demonstrating compliance with the applicable limits.</li>
</ol></li>
<li>The maximum duty cycle and how it was determined and verified:<ol type="a">
<li>Duty cycle defined in the WCS Report &amp; Order as the percentage of a transmission frame that a WCS user device uses to transmit uplink information to the base station (i.e. the “on time” of a WCS user device transmitter in a given transmission frame).</li>
<li>A description of the transmit power control mechanism where applicable.</li>
</ol></li>
<li>Fundamental emission measurements:<ol type="a">
<li>The proper way to characterize fundamental emission power for WCS (and other) digital modulation techniques is in terms of average/RMS.<ol type="i">
<li>Most relevant FCC power limits are specified in terms of average power.</li>
</ol></li>
<li>Test labs prefer to use peak detector due to the relative simplicity and speed of the measurement. In this instance, the FCC’s primary concern is that compliance to the stated emission limit must be demonstrated as follows:<ol type="i">
<li>You must provide adequate demonstration of compliance for peak detected levels that comply with specified average limit.</li>
<li>Reports must clearly state when the measured power is peak-detected.</li>
</ol></li>
<li>The FCC is also considering an additional requirement to report average power when the measured power is peak detected.</li>
</ol></li>
<li>Additional information related to RF exposure considerations may also be required.</li>
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<h3>IC SAR Requirements</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>We were recently informed by our TCB that there is modest but important difference now between FCC and Industry Canada (IC) Specific Absorption Rate measurement requirements. Can you explain?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>Industry Canada now requires the following for SAR measurements:</p>
<ol>
<li>Dielectric properties of Tissue Simulating Liquids (TSL) used for the system checks and SAR compliance evaluations must be verified using the target values listed in the most recent versions of <a href="images/References/rss-102-issue%204.pdf">RSS-102</a>, IEEE 1528 and/or IEC 62209.</li>
<li>The target values must not be obtained from dipole calibration certificates or from any other documents not referenced in the specified standards above.</li>
<li>The dielectric properties of the TSL at the middle channels of each frequency band tested must be provided for the device tested along with a list of dielectric parameters for the low and high frequency channels with the RF Exposure Brief for each band of operation as specified in RSS 102, Issue 4 Annex E.</li>
<li>These values should match the supporting SAR test plots.</li>
<li>SAR evaluations measurement must be made in accordance with the latest version of IEEE 1528 and/or IEC 62209-2.</li>
</ol>
<p>The FCC on the other hand only requires the following:</p>
<ol>
<li>The Tissue Simulating Liquids (TSL) must be verified using the target values obtained from the dipole calibration certificates, not from the standards.</li>
<li>The FCC does not require dielectric properties of the TSL at three channels.</li>
<li>The FCC only accepts testing to IEEE 1528 and OET 65C, not IEC 62209-2.</li>
</ol><hr />
<h3>Hotspot External Antenna Requirement</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>We are designing a WiFi Docking Cradle (WDC) that contains separate antennas. The WDC uses a mini USB connector to mate with a certified mobile hotspot device so that when the WDC docks with the mobile hotspot device, the internal antenna of the mobile hotspot device is disabled and only the WDC antenna operates. What should we be aware of when certifying our device?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>In testing and certifying your device you should be aware of the following:</p>
<ol>
<li>There are two possible paths to certification. If you can get permission from the grantee of the certified mobile device, you can perform radiated spurious noise band-edge measurements and apply for a FCC Class II permissive change in which the WDC is added to the list of antennas that you can use with the mobile hot spot device as long as it does not contain its own internal amplifier.</li>
<li>If the mobile hotspot device is battery-operated, you would need to send an inquiry to the FCC to determine the RF category of the mobile hotspot device docked with the WDC. The worst case would be that the FCC may determine that the RF category is portable, and that SAR measurements are required.</li>
<li>You can forgo the Class II Permissive change route and instead apply for a new FCC ID for your device as a system, a mobile hotspot/WDC. In this case, all testing under <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=90093fc616ff5155f1ce40453fa360f0&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.15.3.240.31&amp;idno=47">Part 15.247</a> would have to performed, including RF hazard evaluation for the system as a mobile or portable (battery operated) device as applicable.</li>
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<h3>Standards Updates</h3>
<h4>EU: NEW CENELEC STANDARDS RECENTLY RELEASED</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the CENELEC standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2107906180663635::::FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:23076,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62047-12:2011</a> - (10/21/2011) - Semiconductor devices - Micro-electromechanical devices - Part 12: Bending fatigue testing method of thin film materials using resonant vibration of MEMS structures</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:565818605367548::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:10412,23639,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN ISO 50001:2011</a> - (10/28/2011) - Energy management systems - Requirements with guidance for use</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4213035237471191::::FSP_LANG_ID,FSP_PROJECT:25,23256" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CLC/TR 62662:2011</a> - (10/28/2011) - Guidance for production, testing and diagnostics of polymer insulators with respect to brittle fracture of core materials</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4331710755969569::::FSP_PROJECT:22827" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60695-11-4:2011</a> - (11/4/2011) - Fire hazard testing - Part 11-4: Test flames - 50 W flame - Apparatus and confirmational test method</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2170108024426785::::FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:22848,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60603-7:2009/A1:2011</a> - (11/(11/2011) - Connectors for electronic equipment - Part 7: Detail specification for 8-way, unshielded, free and fixed connectors</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:565818605367548::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:816,22945,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61386-25:2011</a> - (11/18/2011) - Conduit systems for cable management - Part 25: Particular requirements - Conduit fixing devices</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:722415167059834::::FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:23379,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61937-1:2007/A1:2011</a> - (11/18/2011) - Digital audio - Interface for non-linear PCM encoded audio bitstreams applying IEC 60958 - Part 1: General</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1012732766630632::::FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:22846,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62442-1:2011</a> - (11/18/2011) - Energy performance of lamp controlgear - Part 1: Controlgear for fluorescent lamps - Method of measurement to determine the total input power of controlgear circuits and the efficiency of the controlgear</li>
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<p>See <a href="index.php?option=com_acymailing&amp;ctrl=url&amp;urlid=24&amp;mailid=31&amp;subid=8406" target="_blank">CENELEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4>EU: NEW ETSI STANDARDS RECENTLY RELEASED</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new ETSI&nbsp;standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20111030/ts_125113v100200p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 125 113 V10.2.0</a> - (October 2011) - Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); Base station (BS) and repeater electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 25.113 version 10.2.0 Release 10)</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20111106/ts_134124v100200p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 134 124 V10.2.0</a> - (November 2011) - Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements for mobile terminals and ancillary equipment (3GPP TS 34.124 version 10.2.0 Release 10)</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20111106/ts_136113v100400p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 136 113 V10.4.0</a> - (November 2011) - LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Base Station (BS) and repeater ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 36.113 version 10.4.0 Release 10)</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20111106/ts_136124v100300p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 136 124 V10.3.0</a> - (November 2011) - LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements for mobile terminals and ancillary equipment (3GPP TS 36.124 version 10.3.0 Release 10)</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20111106/ts_137113v100300p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 137 113 V10.3.0</a> - (November 2011) - Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); 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 10.3.0 Release 10)</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20111113/en_30220801v010401p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 208-1 V1.4.1</a> - (November 2011) - lectromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Radio Frequency Identification Equipment operating in the band 865 MHz to 868 MHz with power levels up to 2 W; Part 1: Technical requirements and methods of measurement</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20111113/en_30220802v010401p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 208-2 V1.4.1</a> - (November 2011) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Radio Frequency Identification Equipment operating in the band 865 MHz to 868 MHz with power levels up to 2 W; Part 2: Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20111113/en_30184103v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 841-3 V1.1.1</a> - (November 2011) - VHF air-ground Digital Link (VDL) Mode 2; Technical characteristics and methods of measurement for ground-based equipment; Part 3: Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20111120/en_30102501v010501p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 025-1 V1.5.1</a> - (November 2011) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); VHF radiotelephone equipment for general communications and associated equipment for Class "D" Digital Selective Calling (DSC); Part 1: Technical characteristics and methods of measurement</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20111120/en_30148923v010501p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 489-23 V1.5.1</a> - (November 2011) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 23: Specific conditions for IMT-2000 CDMA, Direct Spread (UTRA and E-UTRA) Base Station (BS) radio, repeater and ancillary equipment</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20111120/en_301893v010601p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 893 V1.6.1</a> - (November 2011) - Broadband Radio Access Networks (BRAN); 5 GHz high performance RLAN; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20111120/en_30288501v010201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 885-1 V1.2.1</a> - (November 2011) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Portable Very High Frequency (VHF) radiotelephone equipment for the maritime mobile service operating in the VHF bands with integrated handheld class D DSC; Part 1: Technical characteristics and methods of measurement</li>
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<p>See <a href="index.php?option=com_acymailing&amp;ctrl=url&amp;urlid=25&amp;mailid=31&amp;subid=8406" target="_blank">ETSI website</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4>EU: NEW IEC STANDARDS RECENTLY RELEASED</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new IEC standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045709" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-2-31</a> - (9/29/2011) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-31: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of external cardiac pacemakers with internal power source</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045709" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-2-25</a> - (10/19/2011) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-25: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of electrocardiographs</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045710" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60825-13</a> - (10/19/2011) - Safety of laser products - Part 13: Measurements for classification of laser products</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045714" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61000-3-14</a> - (10/20/2011) - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 3-14: Assessment of emission limits for harmonics, interharmonics, voltage fluctuations and unbalance for the connection of disturbing installations to LV power systems</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045728" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60664-2-1 Corr.1</a> - (10/24/2011) - Corrigendum 1 - Insulation coordination for equipment within low-voltage systems - Part 2-1: Application guide - Explanation of the application of the IEC 60664 series, dimensioning examples and dielectric testing</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045745" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60204-SER</a> - (10/31/2011) - Safety of machinery - Electrical equipment of machines - ALL PARTS</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045764" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61587-1</a> - (11/8/2011) - Mechanical structures for electronic equipment - Tests for IEC 60917 and IEC 60297 series - Part 1: Environmental requirements, test set-up and safety aspects for cabinets, racks, subracks and chassis under indoor conditions</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045771" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61800-3-am1</a> - (11/14/2011) - Amendment 1 - Adjustable speed electrical power drive systems - Part 3: EMC requirements and specific test methods</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045770" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61730-1-am1</a> - (11/14/2011) - Amendment 1 - Photovoltaic (PV) module safety qualification - Part 1: Requirements for construction</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045769" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61730-2-am1</a> - (11/14/2011) - Amendment 1 - Photovoltaic (PV) module safety qualification - Part 2: Requirements for testing</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045791" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61969-3</a> - (11/17/2011) - Mechanical structures for electronic equipment - Outdoor enclosures - Part 3: Environmental requirements, tests and safety aspects</li>
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<p>See <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=uoiicjbab&amp;et=1104932553527&amp;s=1&amp;e=001hVQkEchfkPQNpIZuuhuozVV6TAKNadvWq6WzyKqB3sVv8JPB-j1ISehr6cdfPKUZ9zxxaGEsFnmMGFSqKB7vnVyvYwOoTe0BNh1xQXVHdN4fUPYx9-CAgfyYzpBWFmSkqZGqDJCcWAT0kA-YIaMB5YK12uRGG37UqtCxrFt3HV6de34KuhmKrW1zML9Fzqe7hm07cUgT1v4=" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4>US – FCC Release Tentative Agenda for Open Meeting on 11/30/2011</h4>
<p>FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced that the following items will be on the tentative agenda for the next open meeting scheduled for Wednesday, November 30, 2011:</p>
<ul>
<li>Additional Spectrum for Medical Radiocommunication Devices: The Commission will consider a Report and Order that allocates spectrum in the 413-457 MHz band and adopts service and technical rules to allow the use of new types of implanted medical devices that use functional electric stimulation to, among other things, restore sensation, mobility, and function to paralyzed limbs and organs.</li>
<li>Presentation on Commission Efforts to Address Barriers to Broadband Adoption: Commission staff will provide a presentation on the Commission’s recent broadband adoption efforts, including a first-of-its-kind national effort to address the barriers to broadband adoption, digital literacy and the employment skills gap.</li>
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<p>The Open Meeting is scheduled to commence at 10:30 a.m. in Room TW-C305, at 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. The event will be shown live at FCC.gov/live.</p>
<h4>FCC exploring short-term &amp; long-term 911-emergency system</h4>
<p>The FCC is actively exploring short-and long-term options for expanding the capabilities of the nation’s 911-emergency communications system, including the eventual delivery of photos, videos and data using the 911 network. A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking issued in September 2011 calls for comments on various plans and approaches that would enable consumers to send text messages via the 911 network, and requests comments on the long-term development of a multi-media-capable 911 technology that would allow consumers to communicate with 911 operators in the same way they communicate with others on a daily basis. This would be especially beneficial for people with disabilities.</p>
<p>The FCC feels that an enhanced 911 system could be developed with technologies already commercially available, which would speed deployment and minimize total costs, while significantly improving emergency response, thus saving more lives and reducing property damage. <a href="images/References/fcc-11-134a1.pdf">Read here for further information on FCC exploring short-term &amp; long-term 911-emergency system.</a></p>
<h4>Vietnam – Changes to Test Report Acceptance</h4>
<p>Vietnam’s Ministry of Information and Communications recently announced its new regulations on Type Approval are to be released in December 2011 and will come into effect January 1, 2012.</p>
<p>The new regulations will have the following requirements for test reports:</p>
<ul>
<li>Test reports from test laboratories that have been accredited and listed on the ICTQC site will no longer be accepted.</li>
<li>Only test reports from Vietnamese test laboratories and test laboratories on the MRA list will be accepted.</li>
<li>The MRA list is a list of foreign test laboratories recognized by the Vietnamese Authority under a Mutual Recognition Agreement.</li>
</ul>
<h4>Samoa – Type Approval Requirements</h4>
<p>On September 23, 2011, Samoa’s Office of the Regulator issued Order of the Regulator No. 2011/02. The official Order was provided as a reminder to all manufacturers and suppliers of telecommunications equipment that any telecommunications equipment entering Samoa, which is intended to be attached or connected to a telecommunications network and/or used to provide telecommunications services, must first obtain Type Approval from the Office of the Regulator, click <a href="http://www.regulator.gov.ws/files/documents/Order-2011-02.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a> to view.</p>
<h4>Taiwan – Revised Standards for Television Sets and Set-top Boxes</h4>
<p>Taiwan’s BSMI (Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection, M.O.E.A.) recently announced its plans to revise standards for television set and set-top box products effective January 1, 2012 as detailed below:</p>
<ul>
<li>Safety: multimedia products will be subject to CNS 14336-1(2010)</li>
<li>Digital Function: television sets, multimedia products, and set-tops will be subject to Technical Specification for Digital Terrestrial Television Receivers (2011)</li>
</ul>
<p><a href="http://www.bsmi.gov.tw/wSite/public/Data/f1318992837399.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link</a></p>
<h4>International Battery Regulations</h4>
<p>In late June 2011, during the latest IECEE Certification Management Committee (CMC) meeting in Istanbul, the compliance criteria for batteries used in ITE (IEC60950-1) and A/V (IEC60065) products was discussed, based on input from IEC TC 108 (technical committee responsible). TC 108 subsequently provided the following update and action plan:</p>
<p>A joint working group consisting of members from IEC TC 108 (IT &amp; A/V products) and IEC SC 21A (batteries) was established to develop meaningful requirements for batteries used in high tech products covered under the scope of IEC TC 108.</p>
<p>This joint working group has been working closely to advance and harmonize the development of battery requirements for the next editions of IEC 62133, IEC 62368-1, IEC 60950-1, and IEC 60065.</p>
<p>All three of the above mentioned TC 108 standards (IEC 62368-1, IEC 60950-1, and IEC 60065) will contain normative references to the next edition of IEC 62133, along with normative references to other appropriate standards dealing with safety of cells and battery packs.</p>
<p>As a result of a number of accomplishments, both TC 108 and SC21A are on track to meet the goal of publishing the next edition of the relevant standards by the end of 2012.</p>
<p>Following this plan, after the next editions of the standards are published, as indicated above, the IECEE CB Scheme will most likely be announcing a transition period for batteries used in ITE and A/V products to come into compliance with the next edition of the IEC standard for batteries. Currently, the requirements of IEC 62133 are not mandatory for batteries used in ITE and A/V products.</p>

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<strong>Question: </strong> We manufacture microwave 2.5Gbit/s digital transceivers at 73.5GHz/83.5GHz and would like to know how to obtain FCC approvals.</p>
<p class="paragraph"><strong>Answer: </strong>Microwave transceivers operating at 73.5GHz/83.5GHz must adhere to FCC Part 101 verification or certification procedures, provided they employ digital modulation techniques and meet the minimum bit rate requirement of 0.125 bit/s/Hz; specifically your transceivers must be tested in accordance with <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr;sid=03b8a5ee92bd767aa899f326ea0fabd0;rgn=div5;view=text;node=47%3A5.0.1.1.7;idno=47;cc=ecfr#47:5.0.1.1.7.3" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Part 101 Subpart C-Technical Standard</a>. Verification is all that is required, per <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr;sid=03b8a5ee92bd767aa899f326ea0fabd0;rgn=div5;view=text;node=47%3A5.0.1.1.7;idno=47;cc=ecfr#47:5.0.1.1.7.3.169.17" target="_blank" rel="noopener">FCC Part 101.139</a>. If you want your transceivers certified instead, follow the applicable procedures in <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=d5a9f29e72082950a3e0a07cd8595e97&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.3.9.222.42&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Part 2.1033</a>, application for certification.</p>
<p class="paragraph">If you choose to verify your transceivers, it’s very important that the model numbers on the transceivers be consistent with the model numbers in the verification test report. The verification test report must always be kept on file in the event the FCC requests a copy to review. This may occur if interference issues are reported by the military, government agencies or other commercial wireless operators.</p>
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<p class="paragraph"><strong>Question: </strong>We have a wireless charging device that operates from 100 kHz to 205 kHz. How do we apply the FCC’s Maximum Permissible Exposure (MPE) limits when the limit ends at 300 kHz, and the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) limits do not go below 300 MHz?</p>
<p class="paragraph"><strong>Answer: </strong>If your wireless charging device is mobile and not portable, meaning that when operating, the RF-generating charging elements are more than 20 cm or greater from a person, SAR may not be applicable.</p>
<p class="paragraph">MPE RF is applicable for FCC Part 15B and Part 18 wireless chargers, inductive chargers and wireless charging pads designed for mobile applications, even though MPE limits end at 300 kHz.</p>
<p class="paragraph">At the recent Telecommunications Certification Body Council (TCBC) training seminar this past October, the FCC stated that wireless charging devices can only be examined on a case-by-case basis, and as such, a KDB inquiry should be sent to <a href="https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/kdb/index.cfm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">fcc.gov/lab-help</a> in order to determine MPE limits below 300 kHz, since currently there are none. &nbsp;When sending this inquiry, the subject line should state “Seeking guidance for wireless chargers” and it should include the following information:</p>
<ol>
<li class="list">Complete product description;</li>
<li class="list">The rule part(s) under which the device will operate, and the reasoning for the rule part(s);</li>
<li class="list">Planned equipment authorization procedure;</li>
<li class="list">Drawings, illustrations;</li>
<li class="list">Operating frequencies;</li>
<li class="list">Radiated power;</li>
<li class="list">Operating configurations;</li>
<li class="list">Conditions for human exposure, and</li>
<li class="list">Operating configurations for different charging devices.</li>
</ol>
<p class="paragraph">The FCC also stated that to determine MPE limits for wireless charging devices operating below 300 kHz, it may use the Electric field (V/m) and Magnetic field (A/m) limits at 300 kHz from <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=55655b740799f410038a00f84e6ab58a&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.2.9.192.10&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">FCC 1.1310 - Radiofrequency radiation exposure limits</a> and a 10-15 cm separation distance.</p>
<p class="paragraph">Review <a href="images/References/680106-d01-rf-exposure-wireless-charging-apps-v01.pdf" target="_blank">680106 D01 RF Exposure Wireless Charging Apps v01</a> for general guidance on submitting a wireless charging application inquiry to the FCC and the information necessary to determine RF exposure evaluation and compliance requirements.</p>
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<p class="paragraph"><strong>Question: </strong>We are a manufacturer of wireless devices and we are curious about the TCB market surveillance program. Are we required to respond to a request for an audit sample?</p>
<p class="paragraph"><strong>Answer: </strong>The FCC is very serious about its Telecommunications Certification Bodies (TCBs) market surveillance program. <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=b0bbfb06cefbcf39b33db59036e5c922&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.3.9.221.40&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Section 2.962(g)</a> of the FCC rules and regulations requires that a TCB conduct appropriate post-market surveillance activities in accordance with ISO/IEC Guide 65.</p>
<p class="paragraph">According to these rules, the grantee is expected to have production samples available in the event the device is requested as a sample, and the grantee must ensure that production samples are available for at least one year after the last production date, for post-market surveillance testing. Explanations such as “item no longer manufactured”, or “not marketed in the United States”, do not absolve the grantee from providing a sample.</p>
<p class="paragraph">A grantee who is unwilling to send requested audit samples to a TCB may cause the FCC to block their grantee code until the audit issue is resolved, or the grantee may be referred to the FCC’s enforcement bureau.</p>
<p class="paragraph">Following an audit, the TCB is obligated to immediately send a full report to the FCC and to the grantee explaining any non-compliance issues, to seek resolution on the non-compliance issues, and to send a resolution/follow-up letter to the FCC.</p>
<p class="paragraph">The TCBs are to utilize the following criteria when conducting audits:</p>
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<li class="list">5% of all products certified under scope A or scope B on a yearly basis</li>
<li class="list">2% of all products certified under scope C on a yearly basis</li>
<li class="list">1% of all products with SAR certified on a yearly basis</li>
<li class="list">Products audited must be tested; paper audits are not sufficient for audits</li>
<li class="list">Audits should be performed throughout the surveillance year and not all at the end or after the surveillance year</li>
<li class="list">The number of audits is based on the number of grants, and not unique FCC identifiers</li>
<li class="list">The percentage of products to be audited is based on grants issued in a surveillance year</li>
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<p class="paragraph">For more information on the FCC’s TCB market surveillance program click <a href="images/References/610077-d01-tcb-post-market-surveillance-v05r03.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>.</p>
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<p class="paragraph"><strong>Question: </strong>We are a manufacturer of UNII devices and we understand that there are new test procedures. What are they?</p>
<p class="paragraph"><strong>Answer: </strong>The FCC replaced the guidance contained in Public Notice DA 02-2138 dated August 30th, 2002 with the procedure specified in <a href="images/References/789033-d01-general-unii-test-procedures-v01.pdf" target="_blank">789033 D01 General UNII Test Procedures v01</a>, in order to meet the technical requirements of FCC 15.407. Effective January 1, 2012, this new procedure will replace the aforementioned public notice; however, the FCC will accept applications employing either the guidance of DA 02-2138 or the new test procedure 789033 D01 UNII General Test Procedures v01, in its entirety.</p>
<p class="paragraph">Please note that the new procedure does not cover Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) functionality testing. When evaluating DFS, refer to FCC Order, ET Docket No.03-122 <a href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_353007d2e0064f9faf94c85cb1f0af1b.pdf" target="_blank">(FCC 06-96)</a>.</p>
<p class="paragraph">When testing equipment that is capable of transmitting with multiple outputs, as in Multiple Inputs Multiple Outputs (MIMO) with beam-forming capability, consult <a href="images/References/662911-d01-multiple-transmitter-output-v01r01.pdf" target="_blank">KDB 662911</a> for additional guidance.</p>
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<h2>EU: NEW CENELEC STANDARDS RECENTLY RELEASED</h2>
<p class="paragraph">This is a shortened list of the CENELEC standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li class="list"><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:576456226610067::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:108,22846,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62442-1:2011</a> - (11/18/2011) - Energy performance of lamp controlgear - Part 1: Controlgear for fluorescent lamps - Method of measurement to determine the total input power of controlgear circuits and the efficiency of the controlgear</li>
<li class="list"><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:576456226610067::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:882,22720,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60068-3-1:2011</a> - (11/18/2011) - Environmental testing - Part 3-1: Supporting documentation and guidance - &nbsp;Cold and dry heat tests</li>
<li class="list"><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:576456226610067::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:100,22309,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50342-1:2006/A1:2011</a> - (11/18/2011) - Lead-acid starter batteries - Part 1: General requirements and methods of test</li>
<li class="list"><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:576456226610067::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:10649,22683,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61970-301:2011</a> - (11/18/2011) - Energy management system application program interface (EMS-API) - Part 301: Common information model (CIM) base</li>
<li class="list"><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:576456226610067::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:10516,23008,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61029-2-5:2011</a> - (11/25/2011) - Safety of transportable motor-operated electric tools - Part 2-5: Particular requirements for band saws</li>
<li class="list"><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:576456226610067::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:108,23072,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60061-2:1993/A43:2011</a> - (11/25/2011) - Lamp caps and holders together with gauges for the control of interchangeability and safety - Part 2: Lampholders</li>
<li class="list"><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:576456226610067::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:102,22789,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50557:2011</a> - (12/2/2011) - Requirements for automatic reclosing devices (ARDs) for circuit breakers-RCBOs-RCCBs for household and similar uses</li>
<li class="list"><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:576456226610067::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:70,23883,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60730-2-7:2010/AC:2011</a> - (12/2/2011) - Automatic electrical controls for household and similar use - Part 2-7: Particular requirements for timers and time switches</li>
<li class="list"><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:576456226610067::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:838,23379,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61937-2:2007/A1:2011</a> - (12/2/2011) - Digital audio - Interface for non-linear PCM encoded audio bitstreams applying IEC 60958 - Part 2: Burst-info</li>
<li class="list"><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:576456226610067::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:10516,23383,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60745-2-4:2009/A11:2011</a> - (12/2/2011) - Hand-held motor-operated electric tools - Safety - Part 2-4: Particular requirements for sanders and polishers other than disk type</li>
<li class="list"><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:576456226610067::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:122,23055,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50443:2011</a> - (12/9/2011) - Effects of electromagnetic interference on pipelines caused by high voltage a.c. electric traction systems and/or high voltage a.c. power supply systems.</li>
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<p class="paragraph">See <a href="index.php?option=com_acymailing&amp;ctrl=url&amp;urlid=24&amp;mailid=31&amp;subid=8406" target="_blank">CENELEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h2>EU: NEW ETSI STANDARDS RECENTLY RELEASED</h2>
<p class="paragraph">This is a shortened list of the new ETSI standards published during the past month:</p>
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<li class="list"><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20111120/en_30102501v010501p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 025-1 V1.5.1</a> - (November 2011) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); VHF radiotelephone equipment for general communications and associated equipment for Class "D" Digital Selective Calling (DSC); Part 1: Technical characteristics and methods of measurement</li>
<li class="list"><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20111120/en_30148923v010501p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 489-23 V1.5.1</a> - (November 2011) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 23: Specific conditions for IMT-2000 CDMA, Direct Spread (UTRA and E-UTRA) Base Station (BS) radio, repeater and ancillary equipment</li>
<li class="list"><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20111120/en_301893v010601p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 893 V1.6.1</a> - (November 2011) - Broadband Radio Access Networks (BRAN); 5 GHz high performance RLAN; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive</li>
<li class="list"><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20111120/en_30288501v010201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 885-1 V1.2.1</a> - (November 2011) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Portable Very High Frequency (VHF) radiotelephone equipment for the maritime mobile service operating in the VHF bands with integrated handheld class D DSC; Part 1: Technical characteristics and methods of measurement</li>
<li class="list"><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20111120/ts_101574v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 101 574 V1.1.1</a> - (November 2011) - Access, Terminals, Transmission and Multiplexing (ATTM); System characteristics of receiver equipment installed in headends of integrated broadband cable and television networks intended to receive broadcast signals in the frequency range 470 MHz to 790 MHz</li>
<li class="list"><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20111120/ts_13652103v090500p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 136 521-3 V9.5.0</a> - (November 2011) - LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); User Equipment (UE) conformance specification; Radio transmission and reception; Part 3: Radio Resource Management (RRM) conformance testing (3GPP TS 36.521-3 version 9.5.0 Release 9)</li>
<li class="list"><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20111127/en_30117801v010401p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 178-1 V1.4.1</a> - (November 2011) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Portable Very High Frequency (VHF) radiotelephone equipment for the maritime mobile service operating in the VHF bands (for non-GMDSS applications only); Part 1: Technical characteristics and methods of measurement</li>
<li class="list"><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20111127/en_30011301v010701p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 300 113-1 V1.7.1</a> - (November 2011) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Land mobile service; Radio equipment intended for the transmission of data (and/or speech) using constant or non-constant envelope modulation and having an antenna connector; Part 1: Technical characteristics and methods of measurement</li>
<li class="list"><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20111127/en_30011302v010501p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 300 113-2 V1.5.1</a> - (November 2011) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Land mobile service; Radio equipment intended for the transmission of data (and/or speech) using constant or non-constant envelope modulation and having an antenna connector; Part 2: Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive</li>
<li class="list"><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20111127/en_301681v010401p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 681 V1.4.1</a> - (November 2011) - Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Harmonized EN for Mobile Earth Stations (MESs) of Geostationary mobile satellite systems, including handheld earth stations, for Satellite Personal Communications Networks (S-PCN) in the 1,5/1,6 GHz bands under the Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive</li>
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<p class="paragraph">See <a href="index.php?option=com_acymailing&amp;ctrl=url&amp;urlid=25&amp;mailid=31&amp;subid=8406" target="_blank">ETSI website</a> for additional information.</p>
<h2>EU: NEW IEC STANDARDS RECENTLY RELEASED</h2>
<p class="paragraph">This is a shortened list of the new IEC standards published during the past month:</p>
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<li class="list"><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045882" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-7-am1</a> - (12/7/2011) - Amendment 1 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-7: Particular requirements for washing machines</li>
<li class="list"><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045884" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60432-1-am2</a> - (12/7/2011) - Amendment 2 - Incandescent lamps - Safety specifications - Part 1: Tungsten filament lamps for domestic and similar general lighting purposes</li>
<li class="list"><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045853" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60061-2-am44</a> - (11/28/2011) - Amendment 44 - Lamp caps and holders together with gauges for the control of interchangeability and safety - Part 2: Lampholders</li>
<li class="list"><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045854" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60061-3-am45</a> - (11/28/2011) - Amendment 45 - Lamp caps and holders together with gauges for the control of interchangeability and safety - Part 3: Gauges</li>
<li class="list"><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045800" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62040-2 Corr.1</a> - (11/28/2011) - Corrigendum 1 - Uninterruptible power systems (UPS) - Part 2: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements</li>
<li class="list"><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045877" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62059-32-1</a> - (12/7/2011) - Electricity metering equipment - Dependability - Part 32-1: Durability - Testing of the stability of metrological characteristics by applying elevated temperature</li>
<li class="list"><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045806" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR 14-1</a> - (11/23/2011) - Electromagnetic compatibility - Requirements for household appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus - Part 1: Emission</li>
<li class="list"><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045889" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60079-35-2</a> - (12/7/2011) - Explosive atmospheres - Part 35-2: Caplights for use in mines susceptible to firedamp - Performance and other safety-related matters</li>
<li class="list"><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045819" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-37</a> - (11/28/2011) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-37: Particular requirements for commercial electric doughnut fryers and deep fat fryers</li>
<li class="list"><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045906" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ISO/IEC 20017</a> - (12/7/2011) - Information technology -- Radio frequency identification for item management -- Electromagnetic interference impact of ISO/IEC 18000 interrogator emitters on implantable pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators</li>
<li class="list"><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=034192" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60061-DB-12M</a> - (11/28/2011 - Lamp caps and holders together with gauges for the control of interchangeability and safety - 12-month subscription to online database comprising all parts of IEC 60061</li>
<li class="list"><a href="http://www.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=045805" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61558-2-15</a> - (11/22/2011) - Safety of transformers, reactors, power supply units and combinations thereof - Part 2-15: Particular requirements and tests for isolating transformers for the supply of medical locations</li>
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<p class="paragraph">See <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=uoiicjbab&amp;et=1104932553527&amp;s=1&amp;e=001hVQkEchfkPQNpIZuuhuozVV6TAKNadvWq6WzyKqB3sVv8JPB-j1ISehr6cdfPKUZ9zxxaGEsFnmMGFSqKB7vnVyvYwOoTe0BNh1xQXVHdN4fUPYx9-CAgfyYzpBWFmSkqZGqDJCcWAT0kA-YIaMB5YK12uRGG37UqtCxrFt3HV6de34KuhmKrW1zML9Fzqe7hm07cUgT1v4=" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h2>US: FCC Approval of Rulse for Medical Micropower Networks (MMNs)</h2>
<p class="paragraph">Just&nbsp;On November 30, 2011, the FCC adopted rules to allow wireless networks of microstimulators designed to treat paralysis and other conditions. The FCC approved the use of MMNs in four blocks of the 400 MHz spectrum band, despite opposition from some groups concerned about interference.</p>
<p class="paragraph">Microstimulators implanted next to nerves can stimulate those nerves through electrical charges, causing muscles to contract and limbs to move. MMNs can link dozens of those stimulators to devices that take in signals from the human nervous system, bypassing areas of the nervous system that have been impaired by strokes or spinal cord or brain injuries.</p>
<p class="paragraph">The FCC initiated this proceeding in response to a petition from the Alfred Mann Foundation, which has built prototype MMN systems and conducted extensive testing that demonstrates that this new medical technology can reliably operate in shared spectrum to deliver vital therapies. &nbsp;The action by the FCC will allow devices such as those being tested by Alfred Mann to proceed on the path to patient use as well as inspire researchers to begin work on the next generation of implanted medical radio network. &nbsp;<a href="http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2011/db1130/DOC-311285A1.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link</a></p>
<h2>Canada: &nbsp;Release of TRC-49, Issue 8</h2>
<p class="paragraph">On 11/19/2011, Industry Canada is released TRC-49, Issue 8,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf08940.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Telecommunications and Radio Equipment Service Fees of the Certification and Engineering Bureau</a>.</p>
<p class="paragraph">The above document has been updated to clarify the fee structure for equipment registration services rendered by the Certification and Engineering Bureau of Industry Canada. The fees are based on the <a href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf08796.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Telecommunications and Radio Apparatus Fee Order</a> that was introduced in September 2007.</p>
<p class="paragraph">Interested parties should submit their comments within 75 days of the date of publication of this notice. Soon after the close of the comment period, all comments received will be posted on Industry Canada’s Spectrum Management and Telecommunications website at <a href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum</a>.</p>
<h2>EU: Introduction of Harmonised Technical Conditions for the Terrestrial 2 GHz Band</h2>
<p class="paragraph">The European Commission recently just launched a public consultation on the introduction of technical harmonisation measures at EU level in the terrestrial 2 GHz band (1900-1980 MHz, 2010-2025 MHz and 2110-2170 MHz). The use of this band in the EU is currently restricted only to UMTS, whereby parts of it remain largely unused. The collected feedback will be assessed in the process of preparing a Commission Implementing Decision in 2012, supported by an Impact Assessment. The consultation closes on January 18, 2012. &nbsp;<a href="http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/policy/ecomm/radio_spectrum/activities/index_en.htm#ongoing_consultations" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link</a></p>
<h2>Bolivia: Mandatory Type Approval</h2>
<p class="paragraph">On August 8, 2011, Bolivia implemented a new law, <a href="http://www.gacetaoficialdebolivia.gob.bo/normas/view/139394" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Telecommunications, Information and Communications Technologies</a>, requiring mandatory Type Approval for radio and telecom equipment entering the Bolivian market.</p>
<p class="paragraph">At this time, there is no homologation procedure under the new law and Bolivian Telecommunications Authority. &nbsp;We anticipate the procedure will be available in late December 2011.</p>
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