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</a><strong>Multipoint Newsletter October 2012</strong></h4>
<p></a>Transmitter Power Control &amp; 5 GHz Radios</h4>
<p><strong>Question: </strong> We are integrating a 5 GHz radio into our mobile device and would like an explanation on how Transmitter Power Control (TPC) works, and the applicable requirements in <a href="images/References/en_301893v010701p.pdf" target="_blank">ETSI EN 301 893</a>.</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>Below is a basic overview of TPC, as well as Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS), which go hand in hand. Following this overview are links to articles with additional in-depth information on both topics.</p>
<p>In tandem with DFS, TPC automatically adjusts the transmission power level on 5 GHz RLAN radios, primarily to avoid interfering with radar signals, and to reduce interference in the shared wireless communications spectrum, allowing greater re-use and concurrency of communications in Europe, and also the U.S., Japan, etc. In wireless networks, TPC is used as a power control mechanism to reduce energy consumption in mobile devices in order to conserve battery life.</p>
<p>TPC is a requirement for 5 GHz radios intended for distribution in Europe. These radios must adhere to the R&amp;TTE standard “ETSI EN 301 893 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”, V1.7.1, 2012-01.</p>
<p>DFS and TPC enabled radios are expected to automatically set the frequency, and TPC is used to configure the transmission power of the radio based on the region in which it’s being operated, in order to comply with the applicable rules, regulations and standards. Upon detection of radar signals, the radio is expected to switch its operating frequency to one that will not interfere with the radar systems. In doing so, TPC ensures a mitigation factor of at least 3 dB on the aggregate power from a large number of devices, and therefore requires the 5 GHz device to have a TPC range in which the lowest value is at least 6 dB below the values for mean E.I.R.P. given in Table 1 below (the following notes and tables are reproduced from EN 301 893).</p>
<p>1. For output power and power density at the highest power level:</p>
<ul>
<li>TPC is not required for channels whose nominal bandwidth falls completely within the band 5150 MHz to 5250 MHz.</li>
<li>For devices with TPC, the RF output power and the power density when configured to operate at the highest stated power level of the TPC range shall not exceed the levels given in Table 1.</li>
<li>Devices are allowed to operate without TPC. See Table 1 for the applicable limits in this case.</li>
</ul>
<p><strong>Table 1: Mean E.I.R.P. Limits for RF output power and power density at the highest power level</strong></p>
<p><img style="border: 0px;" src="images/newletters/mp-oct-2012-t1.png" alt="mp-oct-2012-t1" width="525" height="170" /></p>
<p>2. RF output power at the lowest power level of the TPC range:</p>
<ul>
<li>For devices using TPC, the RF output power during a transmission burst when configured to operate at the lowest stated power level of the TPC range shall not exceed the levels given in Table 2.</li>
<li>For devices without TPC, the limits in Table 2 do not apply.</li>
</ul>
<p><strong>Table 2: Mean E.I.R.P. limits for RF output power at the lowest power level of the TPC range</strong></p>
<p><img src="images/newletters/mp-oct-2012-t2.png" alt="mp-oct-2012-t2" width="276" height="86" /></p>
<p>Please review the following articles for additional information on TPC and DFS:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="images/References/10.1.1.122.4836.pdf" target="_blank">Understanding the Limitations of Transmit Power Control for Indoor WLANs</a></li>
<li><a href="images/References/11-00-0190-01-000e-tpc-for-802-11-lan.pdf" target="_blank">Transmitter Power Control (TPC) for 802.11 WLAN - Rev.1</a></li>
<li><a href="images/References/lopeziwcmc06.pdf" target="_blank">Transmit Power Control Mechanisms in IEEE 802.11 Cellular Networks</a></li>
<li><a href="images/References/mwn_rhan_sheth.pdf" target="_blank">Adaptive Power Control and Selective Radio Activation For Low-Power Infrastructure-Mode 802.11 LANs</a></li>
<li><a href="images/References/vtc03.pdf" target="_blank">Adaptive Transmit Power Control in IEEE 802.11a Wireless LANs </a></li>
</ul>
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<h3>Conducted Emissions &amp; Portable Battery-Operated Radio Device</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>We manufacture a portable battery-operated radio device and are wondering if we have to meet the FCC’s requirement for AC line conducted emissions. Our radio device does not have a charger; it uses disposable AA batteries only.</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>FCC <a href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;SID=f74b01b1877e10f56ed09dbc76acd2c3&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.16.3.234.6&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.207(c)</a> states the following:</p>
<p>“Measurements to demonstrate compliance with the conducted limits are not required for devices which only employ battery power for operation and which do not operate from the AC power lines, or contain provisions for operation while connected to the AC power lines. Devices that include, or make provisions for, the use of battery chargers which permit operating while charging, AC adapters or battery eliminators, or that connect to the AC power lines indirectly, obtaining their power through another device which is connected to the AC power lines, shall be tested to demonstrate compliance with the conducted limits.”</p>
<p>Since your device is battery-powered only, AC line conducted emissions are not required. Please note that the device approval process will be facilitated if you provide your TCB with an attestation that your device is battery-powered only. The installation instructions, user manual and all exhibits must clearly state and demonstrate that your device is battery-powered only using AA batteries, and that AC charging is not available. You may also need to demonstrate that there is voltage regulation to ensure compliance in order to protect manufacturing tolerances of batteries.</p>
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<h3>Communications Between Wireless Charger &amp; Client</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>We manufacture a portable device that uses wireless charging technology. Does the FCC allow communications between the charger and a client?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>The FCC does allow wireless communications between the charger and a client. Depending on load management and communications, authorization could be obtained under Part 15 and/or Part 18. Chargers and clients are approved separately, and should be compliant in both standalone mode and as a system. The Wireless Power Consortium created an interoperable standard for wireless charging called Qi. The interface in the Qi standard guarantees product interoperability for wireless battery charging. In its Byte encoding scheme, it supports very slow communications (about 2 Kbit/s), 8bit data, bi-phase bit-encoding, a start-bit, a parity bit, and a stop-bit, just to name a few. Additional information on the Qi standard is available via this <a href="images/References/2012-10-11-01%20how_it_works_-%20final_tcbc_dt_post%20fcc%20review_a.pdf" target="_blank">link</a> to a presentation by the Wireless Power Consortium.</p>
<p>The following is the FCC’s consideration for load management and communications:</p>
<ul>
<li>Load management may include client device detection, charging status reporting and control, etc.</li>
<li>The primary charging frequency can be used for both charging and load management.</li>
<li>The primary charging frequency or a separate frequency may carry the method of communications.</li>
<li>Load management can be passive, referred to as load modulation, or active, referred to as primary charging signal modulation.</li>
<li>If communications and charging use different frequencies, authorization under different rule parts is required.</li>
</ul>
<p>FCC Part 18 authorization is required for a wireless charger and client devices per the following:</p>
<ul>
<li>Load and power management must be integral to the device’s wireless charging operation and frequency.</li>
<li>The device may not communicate any information not related to power management and control.</li>
<li>The proximity between the charger and the client device(s) must satisfy the requirement that the RF energy is locally generated and used.</li>
<li>If the device has other forms of communications, these communications are authorized separately under Part 15.</li>
</ul>
<p>FCC Part 15 authorization is required if:</p>
<ul>
<li>The primary charging frequency includes information not related to power management.</li>
<li>A secondary frequency is used for communications; the primary frequency may be authorized under Part 18, and the secondary frequency under Part 15.</li>
</ul>
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<h3>Locking to GPS Satellites From Within Anechoic Chamber</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>We are testing our product with a built-in GPS receiver in our closed-door anechoic chamber. How can we get our GPS device to lock to GPS satellites, and stay locked to the satellites, in our anechoic chamber?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>To enable your GPS device to lock to GPS satellites while it is inside your closed-door anechoic chamber you would need the following equipment: &nbsp;a GPS variable gain line amplifier, two GPS patch antennas, and two low-loss coaxial cables.</p>
<p>To receive GPS location points inside the anechoic chamber, configure the equipment as follows:</p>
<ol>
<li>Outside the anechoic chamber, install the GPS variable gain line amplifier and one GPS patch antenna in clear view of the sky.</li>
<li>Connect a low-loss coaxial cable from this GPS patch antenna to the RF input port of the GPS variable gain line amplifier.</li>
<li>Inside the chamber, place your GPS device and install the second GPS patch antenna away from your GPS device.</li>
<li>Connect the second low-loss coaxial cable from the antenna port of the GPS patch antenna installed inside the anechoic chamber through the chamber's “bulkhead” connector to the RF output port of the GPS variable gain line amplifier located outside the chamber.</li>
<li>Once the GPS variable line amplifier is switched on, your GPS device inside the anechoic chamber will be able receive GPS location points.</li>
</ol><hr />
<h3>Standards Updates</h3>
<h4>EU: NEW CENELEC&nbsp;STANDARDS RECENTLY RELEASED</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the CENELEC standards published or made available during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:67,24041,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60335-2-2:2010/A11:2012</a> - (9/20/2012) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-2: Particular requirements for vacuum cleaners and water-suction cleaning appliances</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:606,23299,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62132-8:2012</a> - (9/20/2012) - 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:::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:609,23561,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62729:2012</a> - (9/20/2012) - Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems - Shipborne equipment for long-range identification and tracking (LRIT) - Performance requirements</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:615,23386,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62575-2:2012</a> - (9/20/2012) - Radio frequency (RF) bulk acoustic wave (BAW) filters of assessed quality - Part 2: Guidelines for the use</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1156,23432,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50581:2012</a> - (9/20/2012) - Technical documentation for the assessment of electrical and electronic products with respect to the restriction of hazardous substances</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:565,23109,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62585:2012</a> - (10/4/2012) - Electroacoustics - Methods to determine corrections to obtain the free-field response of a sound level meter</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:863,22817,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62477-1:2012</a> - (10/4/2012) - Safety requirements for power electronic converter systems and equipment - Part 1: General</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:68,23378,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60601-2-44:2009/A1:2012</a> - (10/18/2012) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-44: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of X-ray equipment for computed tomography</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 standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/101500_101599/101538/01.01.01_60/tr_101538v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TR 101 538 V1.1.1</a> - (October 2012) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD); UWB location tracking devices in the railroad environment</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/103000_103099/103085/01.01.01_60/ts_103085v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 103 085 V1.1.1</a> - (October 2012) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD) using Ultra Wide Band (UWB) for Location and Tracking railroad applications; RF conformance testing</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_es/200300_200399/20038101/01.02.01_60/es_20038101v010201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI ES 200 381-1 V1.2.1</a> - (October 2012) - Telephony for hearing impaired people; Inductive coupling of telephone earphones to hearing aids; Part 1: Fixed-line speech terminals</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_es/200300_200399/20038102/01.01.01_60/es_20038102v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI ES 200 381-2 V1.1.1</a> - (October 2012) - Telephony for hearing impaired people; Inductive coupling of telephone earphones to hearing aids; Part 2: Cellular speech terminals</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>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://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/046962!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61010-2-032</a> - (9/26/2012) - Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - Part 2-032: Particular requirements for hand-held and hand-manipulated current sensors for electrical test and measurement</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/046997!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61326-2-5</a> - (10/2/2012) - Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - EMC requirements - Part 2-5: Particular requirements - Test configurations, operational conditions and performance criteria for field devices with field bus interfaces according to IEC 61784-1</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/046993!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61326-2-2</a> - (10/2/2012) - Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - EMC requirements - Part 2-2: Particular requirements - Test configurations, operational conditions and performance criteria for portable test, measuring and monitoring equipment used in low-voltage distribution systems</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/046994!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61326-2-1</a> - (10/2/2012) - Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - EMC requirements - Part 2-1: Particular requirements - Test configurations, operational conditions and performance criteria for sensitive test and measurement equipment for EMC unprotected applications</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/046996!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-2-66</a> - (10/2/2012) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-66: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of hearing instruments and hearing instrument systems</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047034!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ISO/IEC 10373-6-am2</a> - (10/9/2012) - Amendment 2 - Identification cards -- Test methods -- Part 6: Proximity cards - Test methods for electromagnetic disturbance</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047025!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62282-6-100-am1</a> - (10/12/2012) - Amendment 1 - Fuel cell technologies - Part 6-100: Micro fuel cell power systems - Safety</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047030!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62282-6-100</a> - (10/14/2012) - Fuel cell technologies - Part 6-100: Micro fuel cell power systems - Safety</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047039!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-2-24</a> - (10/19/2012) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-24: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of infusion pumps and controllers</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a href="http://www.iec.ch/about/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4>U.S. – Telecom MRA signed with Israel</h4>
<p>On October 15, 2012, The United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that the governments of the United States and Israel signed a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) for the Conformity Assessment of Telecommunications Equipment. The intent of the MRA is to ease burdens on U.S. companies, especially smaller manufacturers, seeking to export telecommunications products to Israel, while maintaining the United States’ high technical standards and facilitating cross-border trade. Under this MRA, Israeli regulatory authorities will now accept tests that recognized U.S. laboratories perform to determine the conformity of telecommunications equipment with Israeli technical requirements, rather than requiring additional testing by Israeli laboratories, before American products can be sold in Israel. The Agreement also allows for the United States and Israel to agree in the future to accept equipment certifications from recognized conformity assessment bodies in the United States and Israel on a mutual basis. <a href="http://www.ustr.gov/sites/default/files/US-Israel MRA Text.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link to full agreement</a></p>
<p>The MRA streamlines the conformity assessment process by permitting recognized U.S. laboratories to test telecommunications products for conformity with Israeli technical requirements, and vice versa. The MRA also provides that, in the future, the United States and Israel can agree to the mutual acceptance of equipment certifications by recognized conformity assessment bodies in the United States and Israel. The MRA will also save manufacturers the time and expense of additional product testing and certification, which is expected to lower prices for consumers and boost exports.</p>
<p>The MRA covers equipment subject to telecommunications regulation, including wire and wireless equipment, and terrestrial and satellite equipment. The MRA fully preserves the authority of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to determine the technical requirements it considers appropriate, and in no way lowers current U.S. safety requirements. Once the United States and Israel have completed all internal legal requirements, the MRA will enter into force.</p>
<h4>EU – Proposed Update to Radio Equipment Rules</h4>
<p>On October 17, 2012, the European Commission (EC) proposed to update the Radio Equipment Directive. The proposal aims to make sure all market players comply with the rules regarding the avoidance of interference, so that consumers do not have problems when opening car doors, monitoring their babies or listening to radio. The EC also proposes to clarify and simplify the Directive, to facilitate its application and to eliminate unnecessary burden ultimately increasing all stakeholders’ confidence in the regulatory framework.</p>
<p>European Commission Vice President Antonio Tajani, Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship, said: “Mobile communications enrich the lives of citizens and are essential for the competitiveness of EU companies. The R&amp;TTE sector is one of the few high-tech sectors where the EU is a global leader. Therefore, we need to strengthen confidence among producers to ensure that this sector can continue its successful growth. We also propose to eliminate unclear or unnecessary requirements which deter innovation, to enable the radio and telecommunications sector to pursue its spectacular growth.”</p>
<p>The EC proposes:</p>
<ul>
<li>to strengthen the level of compliance with the Directive, ensuring that citizens have access to radio products which operate without interference. For example, market surveillance and customs officers could better check the safety of products using more effective tools.</li>
<li>to clarify the directive, in particular clearly spelling out the obligations for every market player, be it manufacturer or importer, and also by limited adaptations of scope.</li>
<li>to simplify the directive, including through suppression of notification of certain products and other administrative obligations. The new directive would be aligned with the New Legislative Framework for products (IP/11/1385), which makes the overall regulatory framework for products more consistent and easier to apply.</li>
</ul>
<p>The proposal would also introduce some specific requirements, such as:</p>
<ul>
<li>ensuring that software can only be used with radio equipment after the compliance of that particular combination of software and the radio equipment has been demonstrated; interoperability with accessories such as chargers, and/or work via networks with other radio equipment.</li>
</ul>
<p><a href="http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/sectors/rtte/documents/legislation/review/index_en.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link</a></p>
<h4>Canada – APEC TEL MRA News Update – Phase I</h4>
<p>Recently, Canada released a <a href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf10440.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">notification</a> regarding amendments to Parts of CS-03 (covered under the Phase I APEC TEL MRA with Canada – Industry Canada):</p>
<p>The parts covered by Annex I of the MRA are noted below, and the highlighted sections are the updates. As laboratories get re-assessed, the appropriate amendment and issue dates need to be included. Canada has been asking for this in the recent past.</p>
<ul>
<li>Part I, Issue 9, Amendment 4, December 2010</li>
<li>Part II, Issue 9, November 2004 – Change to Amendment 1, September 2012</li>
<li>Part V, Issue 9, Amendment 1, January 2009</li>
<li>Part VI, Issue 9, November 2004 – Change to Amendment 1, September 2012</li>
<li>Part VII, Issue 9, Amendment 3, October 2006 – Change to Amendment 4, September 2012</li>
<li>Part VIII, Issue 9, Amendment 4, May 2009</li>
</ul>
<p>Copies of these documents are available here: <a href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf01590.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf01590.html</a></p>
<h4>Malaysia – Update on LTE Devices</h4>
<p>Recently, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC / SKMM) announced that LTE consumer devices are permitted to be approved provided that these can demonstrate full compliance with the relevant ITU, 3GPP and / or ETSI specifications / standards. Where applicable, the generic requirements on safety, EMC, radio spectrum and SAR as specified in the relevant MCMC / SKMM technical specifications will also be enforced.</p>
<p>Malaysia’s initial LTE deployment will be in 2500 – 2690 MHz band, however, MCMC / SKMM expects that manufacturers will wish to approve multi-band products and will approve compliant products which also work in other bands that are identified for IMT systems globally. <a href="http://www.skmm.gov.my/Spectrum/Spectrum-Management.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link</a></p>
<h4>Bahrain – Type Approval for Short Range Devices</h4>
<p>Recently, a new authority in Bahrain, the Central Informatics &amp; Communication Organization, took over the responsibility of certifying short range devices in Bahrain. Previously, the Ministry of Transportation (MoT) in Bahrain was responsible for this product category.</p>
<p>The new authority has introduced one major change in the procedure: Type Approval certificates are now limited to a THREE year validity period. This new validity period of three years applies to new Type Approvals as well as to applications for extensions of expired Type Approval certificates.</p>
<p>As a side note, Bahrain’s telecommunication regulatory authority (TRA) is still issuing Type Approvals for telecommunication products which are valid for 6 months.</p>
<h4>US and EU – Acceptance of RTCA/DO-160 Test Reports</h4>
<p>The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) will accept RTCA/DO-160 commercial aircraft equipment test reports from accredited and non-accredited labs.</p>
<p>Regardless of a lab’s accreditation status, the FAA and the EASA require that test reports adhere to their standards of acceptability, and that the accompanying documentation meet all of their requirements. If this is not the case, the FAA and/or the EASA will require that the sub-standard submissions be revised/augmented before any further review, which will delay approval.</p>
<p>When it comes to choosing a lab for DO-160 testing, the following points should be considered:</p>
<ol>
<li>Select an accredited lab with RTCA/DO-160 testing experience and with a thorough understanding of your requirements, as well as the FAA and/or EASA requirements. For example, the FAA may require test witnessing by an approved DER (Designated Engineering Representative) or DAR (Designated Airworthiness Representative).</li>
<li>Choose a lab with skilled and knowledgeable engineers with experience testing similar equipment against DO-160, and with meticulous technical writers who also understand the applicable requirements and standards.</li>
</ol>
<p>Once the lab is selected:</p>
<ol>
<li>The lab should develop a solid test plan that will include all of the testing requirements, which should be reviewed with, and approved by, the client.</li>
<li>The lab must then follow the test plan, fully documenting the test results.</li>
<li>As the client, you have the most knowledge of how your product is operated, wired and configured, so it is prudent to have a representative on site at the lab during the testing process.</li>
<li>As the client, it is your responsibility to provide the necessary documentation specific to your product.</li>
<li>It is the responsibility of the lab to provide detailed test reports as required by the standard and the reviewing agency, including clear and concise test data and results, the test procedures utilized, photos and descriptions of test setups, and test equipment information, including calibration information.</li>
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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>Existing IC Certification - Adding New Technologies/Transmitters</h4>
<p><strong>Question: </strong> We manufacture Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) devices and would like to add a Bluetooth (BT) transmitter on a separate printed circuit board to our existing Industry Canada (IC) non-modular approval certification. Can we add this new model to our existing IC certification?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>To answer your question, IC does not permit new technologies or new transmitters to be added to an existing IC certification. Therefore, you can only add your BT device if it was tested and data was submitted as part of the original certification.</p>
<p>IC's practice is to allow a company to depopulate a certified fully populated product, and create additional models to be added to the original certification at a later time. A fully populated product is one with multiple transmitters and/or all possible models of transmitters, i.e. WLAN, Bluetooth and GSM modules. To be eligible for this depopulation, the original certification application for the fully populated product must have included the complete test data and reports for all the modules and their respective variations. Essentially, this practice allows you to have additional product models in the same family that are depopulated versions of the original model.</p>
<p>If your original certification application did not include BT testing and data, you have two options:</p>
<ol>
<li>Request a new certification for the new model, which includes the Bluetooth module test data.</li>
<li>Request a new modular approval certification for the BT transmitter and add it to the final product without it being a part of the original certification. Note: Adding a transmitter to an existing transmitter may require you to address the issue of collocation of multiple transmitters.</li>
</ol>
<p>This is our understanding of IC’s policy regarding populated products. IC is the final arbiter on their standards and interpretations; before proceeding, we would suggest you send an inquiry to <a href="mailto:certification.bureau@ic.gc.ca" target="_blank">certification.bureau@ic.gc.ca</a> for confirmation</p>
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<h3>White Space Spectrum - Unlicensed Television Band Devices (TVBDs) Test Procedure</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>What are white space devices and what are the test procedures for certifying equipment to operate under FCC Part 15 Subpart H of the White Space rules?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>White space devices are unlicensed Television Band Devices (TVBDs) that use 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 available white space spectrum can be used for any application including Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), video surveillance and rural Internet access. As there is potentially over 200 MHz of white space spectrum available below 700 MHz, these channels require interference avoidance with incumbent users such as existing TV broadcasters. <br />As noted, FCC <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=4e7efa85f8e746f2878baea147142806&amp;rgn=div6&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.16.8&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Part 15 Subpart H</a> regulates TVBD’s RF power, antenna gain, antenna height, frequencies, etc. Click <a href="images/References/416721-d01-white-space-test-procedures-v01.pdf" target="_blank">416721-d01-white-space-test-procedures-v01</a> to obtain information on the FCC TVBDs test procedure.</p>
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<h3>Wireless Handset Charging Battery Cover - FCC KDB Guidance</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>We are a manufacturer of cellular handsets with wireless charging battery covers. What is the FCC test procedure for approving such handsets, and is a PBA (Permit But Ask) required for TCB review and approval?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>The FCC will approve handsets that are designed with batteries that can be charged wirelessly through their battery covers, only if the implementation is in accordance with the Wireless Power Transfer Interface Definition and Protocol (WPTIDP) requirements established by the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC standard). The handset wireless battery charging cover design should not deviate from this standard; it must include the operating frequencies, receiving coil design, and communication requirements of the standard. Furthermore, the charging hardware must be incorporated as an integral part of the battery cover, which is supplied by the manufacturer, or which can be acquired as an optional accessory for a specific handset model from the manufacturer. <br />If your handset wireless battery charging cover meets the requirements in the WPC standard, and if it is tested in accordance with the FCC’s procedure described in <a href="images/References/648474-d03-handset-wireless-battery-chargers-v01r01.pdf" target="_blank">KDB 648474-D03-Handset-Wireless-Battery-Chargers-v01r01</a>, a PBA is not required for TCB review and approval.<br />If your handset wireless charging battery cover utilizes other wireless protocols, you should submit a KDB inquiry to the FCC to confirm the test requirements first, and to avoid issues during the equipment certification process.</p>
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<h3>Digital Transmission System (DTS) - FCC KDB Guidance</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>We manufacture a Digital Transmission System (DTS) WLAN device and want to ensure we are following the proper guidance for taking in-band, out-of band and restricted band radio frequency measurements. What are the measurement procedures?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>The FCC recently released 558074 D01 Meas Guidance v01, a new guidance for performing in-band, out-of-band and restricted band compliance measurements on Digital Transmission Systems (DTS) operating Under 47CFR 15.247, which replaces the FCC’s previous guidance, Measurement of Digital Transmission System Operating under 15.247 March 23, 2005. Although both the old and new guidance can be used up to February 29th, 2012, the new guidance replaces the old one effective March 1st 2012, after which the old guidance can no longer be used.</p>
<p>Among other items, the new guidance:</p>
<ol>
<li>Revises and expands spectrum analyzer-based measurement methodologies.</li>
<li>Revises procedure for measuring power spectral density.</li>
<li>Expands guidance for measuring unwanted (out-of-band) emissions.</li>
<li>Adds a new provision to permit antenna port conducted measurement of unwanted emissions in restricted bands..</li>
</ol>
<p>The new guidance also addresses acceptable measurement configurations, required test conditions, transmit antenna performance considerations, and required compliance measurements. For more information on the new guidance click this link <a href="images/References/558074-d01-dts-meas-guidance-v01.pdf" target="_blank">558074 D01 DTS Meas Guidance 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=104:110:427692137745213::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1085,23944,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CEN/CLC Guide 8:2011</a> - (12/23/2011) - CEN-CENELEC Guidelines for Implementation of the Common IPR Policy on Patent (and other statutory intellectual property rights based on inventions)</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:427692137745213::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:73,22579,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50132-5-1:2011</a> - (12/23/2011) - Alarm systems - CCTV surveillance systems for use in security applications - Part 5-1: Video transmission - General video transmission performance requirements</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:427692137745213::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:70,22882,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60730-1:2011</a> - (12/23/2011) - Automatic electrical controls for household and similar use - Part 1: General requirements</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:427692137745213::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:132,22690,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60079-11:2012</a> - (1/6/2012) - Explosive atmospheres - Part 11: Equipment protection by intrinsic safety "i"</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:427692137745213::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:524,23083,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62023:2012</a> - (1/6/2012) - Structuring of technical information and documentation</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:427692137745213::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:524,23084,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62027:2012</a> - (1/6/2012) - Preparation of object lists, including parts lists</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:427692137745213::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:67,22056,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60335-1:2012</a> - (1/13/2012) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 1: General requirements</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:427692137745213::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:69,21347,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">HD 60364-4-442:2012</a> - (1/13/2012) - Low-voltage electrical installations - Part 4-442: Protection for safety - Protection of low-voltage installations against temporary overvoltages due to earth faults in the high-voltage system and due to faults in the low voltage system</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:427692137745213::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:69,23970,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">HD 60364-4-444:2010/AC:2012</a> - (1/13/2012) - Low-voltage electrical installations - Part 4-444: Protection for safety - Protection against voltage disturbances and electromagnetic disturbances</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:427692137745213::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:122,20529,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50526-1:2012</a> - (1/13/2012) - Railway applications - Fixed installations - D.C. surge arresters and voltage limiting devices - Part 1: Surge arresters</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 standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20120115/en_302567v010201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 567 V1.2.1</a> - (January 2012) - Broadband Radio Access Networks (BRAN); 60 GHz Multiple-Gigabit WAS/RLAN Systems; 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/20120115/ts_13652101v090600p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 136 521-1 V9.6.0</a> - (January 2012) - 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 9.6.0 Release 9)</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20120115/ts_137141v100500p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 137 141 V10.5.0</a> - (January 2012) - 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) conformance testing (3GPP TS 37.141 version 10.5.0 Release 10)</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>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://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/045918!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61097-6-am1</a> - (12/14/2011) - Amendment 1 - Global maritime distress and safety system (GMDSS) - Part 6: Narrowband direct-printing telegraph equipment for the reception of navigational and meteorological warnings and urgent information to ships (NAVTEX)</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/045939!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ISO 80601-2-55</a> - (12/15/2011) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-55: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of respiratory gas monitors</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/045931!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62282-6-100 </a>- (12/16/2011) - Corrigendum 1 - Fuel cell technologies - Part 6-100: Micro fuel cell power systems - Safety</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/045938!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC/TRF 61010-2-30</a> - (12/16/2011) - This Test Report Form applies to IEC 61010-2-030: 2010 (First Edition) used in conjunction with IEC 61010-1: 2010 (Third Edition)</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/045962!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-23-am2</a> - (1/10/2012) - Amendment 2 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-23: Particular requirements for appliances for skin or hair care</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/045965!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ISO/IEC GUIDE 63</a> - (1/10/2012) - Guide to the development and inclusion of safety aspects in International Standards for medical devices</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/045963!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60297-3-107</a> - (1/10/2012) - Mechanical structures for electronic equipment - Dimensions of mechanical structures of the 482,6 mm (19 in) series - Part 3-107: Dimensions of subracks and plug-in units, small form factor</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/045964!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC/TRF 62109-1</a> - (1/13/2012) - This Test Report Form applies to IEC 62109-1:2010 (First Edition)</li>
<li><a href="http://www.iec.ch/dyn/www/f?p=103:38:0::::FSP_LANG_ID,FSP_APEX_PAGE,FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT:25,20,1444,CISPR%2032%20Ed.%201.0" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR 32 Ed. 1.0</a> - (January 2012) - Electromagnetic Compatibility of Multimedia equipment - Emission Requirements.</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>US – FCC Launch of Customized MyFCC Dashboard</h4>
<p>In late December 2011, the FCC launched <a href="http://my.fcc.gov/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">MyFCC</a>, a new tool designed to let users create a customized FCC online experience for quick access to its tools and information.</p>
<p>Personalization options built into MyFCC make it possible to easily create, save and manage a customized page, choosing from a menu of widgets featuring a wide variety of the FCC’s most frequently used tools and services, according to the FCC blog.</p>
<p>Examples include the latest headlines and official documents, the Daily Digest, and quick access to forms and online filings. The public beta offers <a href="http://www.fcc.gov/help/myfcc-widgets-detail-descriptions" target="_blank" rel="noopener">22 different widgets</a>. MyFCC also allows any individual or group to easily share content where it’s needed, either on <a href="http://my.fcc.gov/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">my.fcc.gov</a> or on other websites. Each individual widget can be embedded on any other website and you can also create full dashboards of widgets to share with friends and colleagues.</p>
<h4>FCC – Forum on DAS and Small Cell Solutions</h4>
<p>Just The FCC Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, in cooperation with the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA), will present an informational forum on distributed antenna systems (DAS) and small cell solutions on Wednesday, February 1, 2012, in the Commission Meeting Room at FCC Headquarters in Washington, DC.&nbsp; The event will begin at 9:30 AM.</p>
<p>The forum will provide an overview of DAS and small cell technologies that augment mobile broadband and wireless services.&nbsp; The forum will discuss uses of these technologies in both outdoor and indoor public spaces, including hospitals, business and historical districts, campuses, and transit systems.&nbsp; Panelists will explore DAS and small cell equipment needs and business models, how these solutions benefit communities by expanding mobile broadband and wireless data coverage, and case studies in successful deployment.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2012/db0106/DA-12-13A1.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link</a></p>
<h4>EU – Updated R&amp;TTE Technical Guidance Note (TGN 01 Rev 5)</h4>
<p>On December 27, 2011, the R&amp;TTE Compliance Association issued TGN 01 Rev 5, Technical Guidance Note on Requirements for a Final Product that Integrates an R&amp;TTE Directive Assessed Module. This technical note provided the following guidance:</p>
<ul>
<li>Guidance of the Conformity Assessment to the Essential Requirements of the Directive</li>
<li>Technical Documentation Guidance</li>
<li>Notification (Radio modules only) Guidance</li>
<li>Marking Guidance</li>
</ul>
<p><a href="http://www.cft.gob.mx/swb/Cofetel_2008/352011" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link to Notice No. 35-2011</a></p>
<h4>Mexico – COFETEL Expands Unlicensed Bands</h4>
<p>On December 14, 2011, Mexico’s telecom approval agency, COFETEL, adopted 5470 – 5600 MHz and 5650 – 5725 MHz as unlicensed frequency bands.&nbsp; The addition of these bands to the existing 2.4 GHz band increases the approved unlicensed bands for WiFI reliant devices such as laptops, tablets, etc.&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://www.cft.gob.mx/swb/Cofetel_2008/352011" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link to Notice No. 35-2011</a></p>
<h4>Korea – Regulatory Requirements for 2012</h4>
<p>Just Currently in Korea, there are two certification authorities: MKE-KATS (regulates the EK mark) and KCC-National RRA (regulates the MIC mark). At present time, each organization operates its own approval scheme independently.&nbsp; Additionally, MKE has its EMC and safety test requirements for the KC mark and KCC has its EMC and safety test requirement for the same KC mark.</p>
<p>In some cases, products have required KC mark certification from both MKE and KCC which has caused a burden for manufacturers with the repeated testing for the respective schemes. Korean authorities have decided to streamline the process in order to prevent confusion and the duplication of testing.</p>
<p>The outcome of this effort is that KCC-NRRA will focus on EMC and MKE-KATS will focus on safety only. After the rule goes into effect, most products will require an EMC certificate (issued by KCC) and safety certificate (issued by MKE).</p>
<p>Beginning July 1, 2012, MKE will take over safety certifications for all IT/RF/Telecom products and KCC will take over all EMC requirements for IT/RF/Telecom products.</p>
<p>Also, beginning Januarly 1, 2012, KCC will require radiated emission measurements at the limit, above 1GHz, by the highest internal source of the device and also&nbsp; conducted disturbance testing for devices with telecommunication ports.&nbsp; The limit is the same as CISPR 22:2006.</p>
<h4>Vietnam – New Technical Regulation System</h4>
<p>Just Vietnam’s the telecommunications regulatory authority,<a href="http://english.mic.gov.vn/intro/Trang/MainFunctions.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> Ministry of Information and Communication</a> (MIC), has recently published its mandatory technical regulations and standards for which it will accept test reports from recognized CABs designated by the United States as identified in <a href="http://gsi.nist.gov/global/docs/mra/2011_12_30_Annex I Updated Vietnam.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Annex I</a> (12/30/2011) to the APEC TEL MRA Phase I Procedures.</p>
<p>During 2011, Vietnam transitioned to this new technical regulation system. According to MIC, the changes are mainly editorial (new titles, updated formatting). Where relevant, the references to international standards (in the regulations) have been updated.</p>
<p>Please visit the following MIC web page to view all <a href="http://mic.gov.vn/mra/mra_qc/qcktqgdbh/Trang/Quychu%E1%BA%A9nk%E1%BB%B9thu%E1%BA%ADtqu%E1%BB%91cgiatrongl%C4%A9nhv%E1%BB%B1cvi%E1%BB%85nth%C3%B4ng.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener">technical regulations and standards</a> (in Vietnamese). A <a href="http://gsi.nist.gov/global/docs/mra/2011_12_30_ Cross Reference List for Annex I.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">cross-reference list</a> between the old regulations and the new regulations (see 12/30/2011 Annex I) has also been developed by MIC.</p>
<p>As of April 1, 2012, CABs must have the new regulations (12/30/2011 Annex I) listed on their Scope of Accreditation in order to apply to NIST for designation. Prior to that, NIST will designate applicant CABs for the new regulations based on the cross-reference list. The ISO/IEC 17025 scope of accreditation must contain the regulation’s numerical reference and the year as this is the manner in which these regulations are referenced on the MIC web site. Credit: This article was originally published by NIST – <a href="http://gsi.nist.gov/global/index.cfm/L1-4/L2-16/L3-90/A-195/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">link</a></p>
<h4>Croatia – EU Member in 2013</h4>
<p>Just On December 9, 2011, Croatia signed an EU Accession Treaty and is poised to become the 28th member of the European Union in July 2013.&nbsp; The treaty was signed in Brussels and comes after six years of accession talks that involved pledges from Croatia to crack down on corruption.&nbsp; Its membership must still be ratified by all 27 EU states and Croatia.</p>
<p>Meanwhile, EU leaders have postponed their decision on granting Serbia the status of EU membership candidate until March 2012.&nbsp; The leaders cited concerns over Belgrade’s tense relations with Kosovo, its former province which declared independence in 2008.&nbsp; Serbia had hoped to gain candidate status after extraditing the last of several dozen war crimes suspects earlier this year.</p>
<p>Croatia is to become second of the six republics of the former Yugoslavia to join the EU after Slovenia, which became a member in 2004.&nbsp; All other countries that emerged from the former Yugoslavia — Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia — are seeking membership.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/croatia-signs-eu-accession-1254808.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link</a></p>

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<p></a>FCC Confidentiality Requests</h4>
<p><strong>Question: </strong> We manufacture Ultra Wide Band (UWB) sensor devices and have proprietary information that we would like withheld from the public when we apply for FCC certification. What is the procedure to make such a request?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>The FCC has published four Knowledge Database (KDB) documents on equipment authorization confidentiality which include specific information about short-term and permanent confidentiality, and we encourage you to review them:</p>
<ol>
<li><a href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_4870e12bc4394dafb629e849a5adac33.pdf" target="_blank">726920 D01 Exhibit Confidentiality Table v01 </a></li>
<li><a href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_b0d33bd764bd42cdb2d177c129f56705.pdf" target="_blank">726920 D02 Confidentiality Procedures Detail v02 </a></li>
<li><a href="images/References/726920 d03 confidentiality fcc submitted apps v02 .pdf" target="_blank">726920 D03 Confidentiality FCC Submitted Apps v02 </a></li>
<li><a href="images/References/726920 d04 confidentiality tcb submitted apps v02 .pdf" target="_blank">726920 D04 Confidentiality TCB Submitted Apps v02</a></li>
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<p>The following summarizes confidentiality for pending and granted applications:</p>
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<li>Confidentiality for Pending Application Exhibits
<ul>
<li>When you submit an application to the FCC or your Telecommunications Certification Body (TCB), all of the information pertaining to it while it is pending and under review is held confidential. During the application review process, only the applicant, the applicant’s agent (when applicable), the FCC, or the TCB, have access to the information, and the information can only be accessed using the FCC ID and the randomly generated FCC 731 Confirmation Number assigned when the 731 Form and application were submitted for review.</li>
When the equipment application is approved and the FCC grant of authorization is issued, all exhibits will be publicly available via the FCC web site, unless confidentiality is requested for the eligible exhibit types in the manner described in the KDB documents.
<li>If you filed your application with the FCC and requested a Deferral of the Grant of Authorization (see Records not routinely available for public inspection, <a href="http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2009/octqtr/pdf/47cfr0.457.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR §0.457(d)(1)(ii)</a>), your pending application information will not be made available to the public until your requested deferred grant date.</li>
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<li>Confidentiality for Granted Application Exhibits
<ul>
<li>When you apply for equipment authorization, there are two types of confidentiality, short-term and permanent, that you can request for certain exhibits within the application using 47CFR §0.457(d), which protects trade secrets and <a href="http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2009/octqtr/pdf/47cfr0.459.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR §0.459</a>, which requests that materials or information submitted to the FCC be withheld from public inspection. Short-term confidentiality allows you to prepare the marketing of your device without disclosing your proprietary information to the public prior to the actual sale date; permanent confidentiality ensures that proprietary information is never disclosed. The above link, 726920 D01 Exhibit Confidentiality Table v01, contains a confidential exhibit table that describes document requests that are accepted by the FCC for both permanent and short-term confidentiality.</li>
If your request for confidentiality is denied, exhibits are immediately viewable on the Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) equipment authorization web site as soon as the FCC grant is issued.</ul>
</li>
</ol>
<p>If you file your application directly with the FCC, only one confidentiality fee is assessed, regardless of the number of exhibits to be held confidential, or the length of time, i.e. short-term or permanent. If you file your application with a TCB and request confidentiality, there is no fee assessed.</p>
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<h3>Electric Vehicle Battery Chargers</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>We are a manufacturer of electric vehicle battery chargers; we are currently designing a charger for an electric vehicle battery to be used while the vehicle is parked connected to the electric power utility in a residential or commercial space. What FCC rules and regulations would apply to our product?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>Electric vehicle chargers that charge their batteries while parked in a residential or commercial space connected to the electric power utility are subject to conducted and radiated emissions testing.</p>
<p>When a vehicle is moving, the FCC considers the potential for interference to be low, however when a vehicle is stationary, parked in a residential garage or driveway and connected to the electric power utility, the FCC deems the potential for conducted or radiated emissions to be high. Thus, your electric battery charger (switching power supply), including the associated electronics (digital electronics) of the electric vehicle’s onboard charger, must adhere to the FCC’s equipment authorization procedure under Class B limits or verification procedure under Class A limits (industrial) as an unintentional radiator.</p>
<p>Though <a href="http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2009/octqtr/pdf/47cfr15.103.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.103(a)</a> states in part: “<em>A digital device utilized exclusively in any transportation vehicle including motor vehicles and aircraft</em>”, and suggests perhaps that electric vehicle chargers are exempt from the FCC’s rules and regulations, they are not. In this case, the exemption applies to on-board digital devices that operate only when the vehicle is mobile, that is, moving on a road or highway.</p>
<p>It should be noted that while 47CFR§15.103(a) provides exemption for some digital devices used in vehicles and aircraft, the exemption is only from the specific technical rule part that applies to the device. <a href="http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2009/octqtr/pdf/47cfr15.5.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.5</a>, the General condition for operation, and <a href="http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2009/octqtr/pdf/47cfr15.29.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.29</a>, Inspection by the Commission, still applies for such exempted devices, and as such, the operator of the exempted device would be required to stop operation of the device if it were found that the device causes harmful interference.</p>
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<h3>Spread Spectrum Clocks</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>We recently added a Spread Spectrum Clock (SSC) to one of our digital designs in order to reduce the amplitude of our fundamental clock and its harmonics. However, we see very little difference between the non-SSC mode and the SSC mode during radiated emissions testing. Can you give us your opinion?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>If you configured the SSC properly, it should produce lower spectral peaks of the fundamental frequency and harmonics than the spectral peaks of the fundamental frequency and harmonics in the non-SSC mode when measured using a peak detector. The reduction in the level is dependent on the manufacturer of the SSC, the modulating waveform profile, the modulation rate used to modulate the fundamental clock frequency in the SSC mode, and the spreading rate style used (down-spreading, center-spreading or up-spreading).</p>
<p>When evaluating and configuring SSC in a design, it is important that you properly tailor the following timing parameters that are critical for your design to function properly and to see a reduction of your fundamental clock and its harmonics in the SSC mode:</p>
<ol>
<li>Peak-to Peak jitter: The total percentage of spreading divided by the fundamental frequency.</li>
<li>Cycle-to cycle jitter: The variation in time per cycle, dependent on the waveform profile and modulated frequency.</li>
<li>Set-up and hold times: Care must be taken when configuring the SSC so that its configuration can support the digital design. Designs that require tighter tolerances in their set and hold time margins typically tend to use down-spreading SSC.</li>
</ol>
<p>If you’re not seeing the expected results, we suggest that you contact the SSC manufacturer and seek guidance for proper SSC parameters including application notes. In the meantime, the link here, <a href="images/White-Papers/spread_spectrum_clock_on_commercially_available_off_the_shelf_products_mil_std_461f_testing.pdf" target="_blank">Spread Spectrum Clock (SSC) on Commercially Available Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Products &amp; MIL-STD-461F Testing</a>, should provide further guidance on the topic of SSC.</p>
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<h3>FCC Requirement for Antenna Calibration</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>We recently had discussions with our test laboratory about the FCC requirement for antenna calibration. What is the FCC’s requirement for antenna calibration?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>The FCC accepts antennas calibrated in accordance with ANSI C63.5-2006, American National Standard Electromagnetic Compatibility-Radiated Emission Measurements in Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Control-Calibration of Antennas (9 kHz to 40 GHz). All test laboratories performing radiated emission measurements and Normalized Site Attenuation (NSA) measurements required by the FCC’s rules and regulations should use this standard, notwithstanding the FCC’s cross-references to multiple standards in its rules, regulations and public policy documents, namely:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2009/octqtr/pdf/47cfr15.31.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.31(a)(3)</a> - General compliance procedure</li>
<li><a href="http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2009/octqtr/pdf/47cfr2.948.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.948(b)(8)</a> - Site Attenuation data to be taken pursuant to procedures in ANSI C63.4-2001</li>
<li><a href="images/References/da-09-2478.pdf" target="_blank">DA 09-2478</a> - Public Notice Pending future rulemaking to update its rules, the Commission stated it will accept test data for radiated emissions and NSA performed using ANSI C63.4-2009</li>
</ul>
<p>Please click the link, <a href="images/References/822428 d01 antenna calibration procedure v01.pdf" target="_blank">822428 D01 Antenna Calibration Procedure v01</a> for further information on the use of ANSI C63.5-2006 for calibration of antennas used to perform radiated emission measurements and NSA.</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=104:110:3919422407070664::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:639,22949,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62137-3:2012</a> - (1/20/2012) - Electronics assembly technology - Part 3: Selection guidance of environmental and endurance test methods for solder joints</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:3919422407070664::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:738,22777,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60512-7-2:2012</a> - (02/03/2012) - Connectors for electronic equipment - Tests and measurements - Part 7-2: Impact tests (free connectors) - Test 7b: Mechanical strength impact</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:3919422407070664::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:108,23108,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60598-2-2:2012</a> - (02/03/2012) - Luminaires - Part 2-2: Particular requirements - Recessed luminaires</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:3919422407070664::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:563,23211,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60676:2012</a> - (02/03/2012) - Industrial electroheating equipment - Test methods for direct arc furnaces</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:3919422407070664::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:731,23031,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61558-2-15:2012</a> - (02/03/2012) - 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>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:3919422407070664::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:989,22436,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61730-1:2007/A1:2012</a> - (02/10/2012) - Photovoltaic (PV) module safety qualification - Part 1: Requirements for construction</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:3919422407070664::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:614,23231,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61969-1:2012</a> - (02/10/2012) - Mechanical structures for electronic equipment - Outdoor enclosures - Part 1: Design guidelines</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:3919422407070664::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:10416,21441,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62387-1:2012</a> - (02/10/2012) - Radiation protection instrumentation - Passive integrating dosimetry systems for environmental and personal monitoring - Part 1: General characteristics and performance requirements</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:3919422407070664::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:649,23114,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62572-3:2012</a> - (02/10/2012) - Fibre optic active components and devices - Reliability standards - Part 3: Laser modules used for telecommunication</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:3919422407070664::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:10384,24011,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN ISO 13485:2012</a> - (02/17/2012) - Medical devices - Quality management systems - Requirements for regulatory purposes</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:3919422407070664::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:738,22780,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60512-9-2:2012</a> - (02/17/2012) - Connectors for electronic equipment - Tests and measurements - Part 9-2: Endurance tests - Test 9b: Electrical load and temperature</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:3919422407070664::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:540,22006,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60819-1:2012</a> - (02/17/2012) - Non-cellulosic papers for electrical purposes - Part 1: Definitions and general requirements</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 standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20120129/en_301444v010201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 444 V1.2.1</a> - (January 2012) - Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Harmonized EN for Land Mobile Earth Stations (LMES) operating in the 1,5 GHz and 1,6 GHz bands providing voice and/or data communications covering essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE directive</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20120129/ts_10236104v010401p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 102 361-4 V1.4.1</a> - (January 2012) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Systems; Part 4: DMR trunking protocol</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20120205/ts_137113v100400p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 137 113 V10.4.0</a> - (January 2012) - 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 10.4.0 Release 10)</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20120226/en_302774v010201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 774 V1.2.1</a> - (February 2012) - roadband 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="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&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=046041" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60079-11 Corr.1</a> - (01/27/2012) - Corrigendum 1 - 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=046055" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR 32</a> - (01/30/2012) - Electromagnetic compatibility of multimedia equipment - Emission 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=045970" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61340-4-4</a> - (01/18/2012) - Electrostatics - Part 4-4: Standard test methods for specific applications - Electrostatic classification of flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBC)</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=046078" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62282-3-100</a> - (02/16/2012) - Fuel cell technologies - Part 3-100: Stationary fuel cell power systems - Safety</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=046049" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61097-6</a> - (01/30/2012) - Global maritime distress and safety system (GMDSS) - Part 6: Narrowband direct-printing telegraph equipment for the reception of navigational and meteorological warnings and urgent information to ships (NAVTEX)</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=046053" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-44</a> - (01/30/2012) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-44: Particular requirements for ironers</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=046052" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-45</a> - (01/30/2012) - 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=046051" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-51</a> - (01/30/2012) - 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=045968" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-66</a> - (01/18/2012) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-66: Particular requirements for water-bed heaters</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=046050" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-81</a> - (01/30/2012) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-81: Particular requirements for foot warmers and heating mats</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=046054" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-16</a> - (01/30/2012) - Household ans 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=046069" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60432-1</a> - (02/10/2012) - Incandescent lamps - Safety specifications - Part 1: Tungsten filament lamps for domestic and similar general lighting purposes</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=046022" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ISO/IEC 18047-2</a> - (01/19/2012) - Information technology -- Radio frequency identification device conformance test methods -- Part 2: Test methods for air interface communications below 135 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=046072" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ISO/IEC/IEEE 21451-7</a> - (02/09/2012) - Information technology -- Smart transducer interface for sensors and actuators -- Part 7: Transducer to radio frequency identification (RFID) systems communication protocols and Transducer Electronic Data Sheet (TEDS) formats</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=046082" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-2-47</a> - (02/16/2012) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-47: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of ambulatory electrocardiographic 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=046095" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 80601-2-60</a> - (02/20/2012) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-60: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of dental equipment</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>Canada – New Issues of RSS-111, RSS-182, and RSS-288</h4>
<p>On January 13, 2012, Industry Canada release Gazette Notice No. SMSE-001-12 stating the following published standards are immediately in force:</p>
<ul>
<li>Radio Standards Specification 111 (RSS-111), Issue 4:<a href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf08677.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> Broadband Public Safety Equipment Operating in the Band 4940-4990 MHz</a>, which sets out the requirements for certification of radio transmitters and receivers in the band 4940-4990 MHz for public safety applications;</li>
<li>Radio Standards Specification 182 (RSS-182), Issue 5: <a href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf01737.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Maritime Radio Transmitters and Receivers in the Band 156-162.5 MHz</a>, which sets out the requirements for certification of radio transmitters and receivers in the maritime service in the band 156-162.5 MHz; and</li>
<li>Radio Standards Specification 288 (RSS-288), Issue 1: <a href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf10205.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)</a>, which sets out the requirements for certification of the ship borne radio communication equipment that meets the requirements of the GMDSS.</li>
</ul>
<p>RSS-111 was updated to clarify the requirements for equipment with multiple transmitters. RSS-182 was updated to provide the new requirements regarding the Automatic Identification System (AIS SART). RSS-288 was renumbered from RSS-188 to reflect the numbering convention for licence-exempt equipment and to include the new requirements from international standards.</p>
<p>Additionally, the Gazette Notice stated that Radio Standards Specification 193 (RSS-193), Issue 1: Multipoint and Point-to-Point Communication Systems (MCS) in the Fixed Service Operating in the2150-2160 MHz, 2500-2596 MHz and 2686-2690 MHz Bands was being withdrawn and is no longer in force effective immediately. RSS-193 is being rescinded because MCS equipment is no longer allowed to operate in the frequency bands 2150-2160 MHz, 2500-2596 MHz and 2686-2690 MHz. It should be noted that the band 2150-2155 MHz has been assigned to the Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) and is covered under <a href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf08887.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS-139</a>. Also, the band 2155-2160 MHz is being held in reserve. The band 2500-2690 MHz has been assigned to the Broadband Radio Service (BRS) and is covered under <a href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf09797.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS-199</a>. &nbsp; <a href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf10203.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link</a></p>
<h4>IEEE – Free Access to Select IEEE C95 Standards</h4>
<p>On February 15, 2012, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) announced that the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) has made some of its IEEE C95 safety standards for human exposure to electromagnetic fields available to the public, free of charge. The standards can be downloaded through the IEEE Get Program, made possible by funding from the U.S. Department of Defense, which sponsors their publication on the IEEE Get Program web site.</p>
<p>For more information about the IEEE C95 standards or to download the documents, visit the <a href="http://standards.ieee.org/about/get/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEEE Get Program website</a>.</p>
<h4>EU – New Website For Access to European Standards</h4>
<p>On January 18, 2012, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) launched a new website – <a href="http://www.encenelec.eu/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">www.encenelec.eu</a>. &nbsp;This new joint website complements the existing websites of CEN and CENELEC by providing easy access to general information about European Standards. It is intended to serve as a starting point for anyone who wants to learn about or participate in the European standardization system. &nbsp;<a href="http://www.cencenelec.eu/News/Press_Releases/Pages/PR-2012-01.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link</a></p>
<h4>Australia – ACMA to Replace C-Tick and A-Tick Mark</h4>
<p>The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has come to an agreement whereby the C-Tick (ITE &amp; radio products) and A-Tick (telephony products) marks will be replaced with a single Regulatory Compliance Mark (RCM), effective July 1, 2012. &nbsp;The RCM will cover telecommunications, radio communications, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), and electromagnetic energy (EME). &nbsp;The C-Tick and A-Tick will be phased out by 2015. <a href="http://www.acma.gov.au/webwr/_assets/main/lib410016/ifc22-2011_consolidated_compliance_mark-consultation_paper.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link</a></p>
<h4>India –2012 SAR Requirements for Mobile Phones</h4>
<p>On January 25, 2012, India’s Ministry of Communications and Department of Telecommunications published Memorandum No. 18-10/2OO8-IP stating that the Indian Government adopted International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) Guidelines for mobile phones. &nbsp; &nbsp;Additionally, India’s Inter-Ministerial Committee has additional concerns regarding the effect of EMF radiation from mobile phones and base stations. &nbsp;Based on these concerns, India has adopted the following requirements for mobile phones or handsets:</p>
<ul>
<li>SAR levels are limited to 1.6 Watt/kg, averaged over a mass of 1 gram of human tissue.</li>
<li>SAR levels must be listed on the device.</li>
<li>Compliance with relevant BIS standards is required. &nbsp;Must be “hands free” devices.</li>
<li>SAR levels must be available to the consumer at the point of sale. &nbsp;Additionally, SAR levels must be listed on the manufacturer’s website and also in the user manual.</li>
<li>Indian manufacturers must provide a Self Declaration with the SAR level.</li>
<li>Foreign manufacturers must provide a Self Declaration with the SAR level and this information must be verified by the appropriate authority to ensure strict compliance.</li>
<li>User’s manuals must contain some specific safety precautions regarding the use of the device.</li>
</ul>
<p>The requirements as listed above are effective September 1, 2012.</p>
<h4>Korea – New SAR Requirement</h4>
<p>Beginning January 1, 2013, Korea’s Korea Communications Commission (KCC) will expand its existing SAR requirements (for mobile phones only) to include all radio equipment that is used within 20 cm from the human body. This move harmonizes the Korean SAR requirements with FCC and other international standard requirements. Low powered radio devices (below 20mW – such as WLAN, Bluetooth, Access Points, and 2.4 GHz devices) are exempt from this new requirement.</p>
<p>Currently, KCC’s draft SAR standard follows that of the FCC; however there is some possibility the new Korean standard will be modified to harmonize with the IEEE SAR standard rather than that of the FCC.</p>
<h4>Dominican Republic – Acceptance of FCC Approved Devices</h4>
<p>The Dominican Republic’s Institute of Telecommunications (INDOTEL) recently announced that Type Approval is not required for certain categories of products with existing FCC identifiers. &nbsp;Products in the following categories and approved by the FCC are allowed to be imported and commercialized in the Dominican Republic without additional Type Approval requirements:</p>
<ul>
<li>Products with Bluetooth and WLAN technologies</li>
<li>SRD (Short Range Devices) operating in the frequency bands 433.95MHz, 313MHz, 315MHz, 125kHz, 132kHz and 134kHz</li>
</ul>
<p>However, it should be noted that products with RFID 13.56MHz, RFID 800/900MHz and cell phone technologies will still require INDOTEL license and Type Approval. &nbsp;<a href="http://www.indotel.gob.do/noticias/noticias/estudian-consecuencias-mundiales-para-un-futuro-inalambrico.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link</a></p>

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</a><strong>Multipoint Newsletter March 2012</strong></h4>
<p></a>CE RLAN Band-Edge Measurement Procedure</h4>
<p><strong>Question: </strong> We manufacture Radio Local Area Network (RLAN) devices and would like to know which ETSI standard includes the procedure for measuring spurious emissions of 5 GHz band radios in restricted bands, similar to the FCC Marker-Delta Method for band-edge measurement procedure in the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) C63®.10-2009 “Standard for Testing Unlicensed Wireless Devices.”</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) standard <a href="images/References/en_301893v010501p.pdf" target="_blank">EN 301 893 V1.5.1</a> is the current harmonized standard with a 5&nbsp;GHz equipment-related scope. However, there is no specific clause or sub-clause titled “Marker-Delta Method for band-edge measurements”, “band-edge measurements” or “band-edge requirement”, and in fact band-edge measurement is fairly well hidden within the standard; the term appears only once. Following Figure 1 of the Transmit spectral power mask on page 14 is a note on page 15 that states:</p>
<p>“NOTE: The mask is only applicable within the band of operation. <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Beyond the band edges, the requirements of clause 4.5.1 apply.</span>”</p>
<p>Clause 4.5.1, “Transmitter unwanted emissions outside the 5 GHz RLAN bands”, defines the band-edge requirements. The limits are shown on page 14, “Table 3: Transmitter unwanted emission limits outside the 5 GHz RLAN bands”, and include the limits at or for the band-edges of the 5 GHz band(s) with defined Resolution Bandwidth (RBW) settings.</p>
<p>Clause 4.5.1.3, “Conformance”, refers to the test measurement method defined in clause 5.3.5, “Transmitter unwanted emissions outside the 5 GHz RLAN bands”.</p>
<p>Essentially, in accordance with EN 301 893 V1.5.1, band-edge measurements are radiated spurious emission measurements that include the band-edges of the 5 GHz bands. Though it cannot be referred to as the “Marker-Delta Method”, measurements in accordance with clause 5.3.5 of EN 301 893 V1.5.1, are band-edge measurements.</p>
<p>Specifically, the test measurement methods in clause 5.3.5 include the following:</p>
<ol>
<li>Test conditions</li>
<li>Detailed step-by-step instructions on how to carry out the measurement (including spectrum analyzer settings)</li>
<li>Instructions on how to perform a pre-scan and how to interpret the test measurement results</li>
</ol>
<p>It should be noted here that <a href="images/References/en_301893v010601p.pdf" target="_blank">V1.6.1 of EN 301 893</a> is on ETSI’s standards website with a targeted Official Journal (OJ) citation date of February 7th, 2012 in accordance with the <a href="images/References/en301893v161_program_report_schedule.pdf" target="_blank">Program Report Schedule of EN 301 893 V1.6.1</a>, however the European Commission (EC) has not yet published V1.6.1.</p>
<p>A final draft of <a href="images/References/en_301893v010700o.pdf" target="_blank">V1.7.0 of EN 301 893</a> is also on ETSI’s standards website. Please note that both V1.6.1 and draft V1.7.0 are non-harmonized standards, and therefore may require notified body opinion if they are used for testing.</p>
<p>In reviewing V1.6.1 and draft V1.7.0, we noticed that the Power Density measurement procedure in V1.6.1 clause 5.3.4.2.1.3 was split into two clauses in V1.7.0, clause 5.3.4.2.1.3.1 – Option 1 and clause 5.3.4.2.1.3.2 – Option 2.</p>
<p>The specific measurement procedures are defined as follows:</p>
<ul>
<li>Clause 5.3.4.2.1.3.1 - Option 1: For equipment with continuous transmission capability or for equipment operating (or with the capability to operate) with a constant duty cycle (e.g. Frame Based equipment).</li>
<li>Clause 5.3.4.2.1.3.2 - Option 2: For equipment without continuous transmission capability and without the capability to transmit with a constant duty cycle.</li>
</ul>
<p>Clause 5.3.4.2.1.3.2 - Option 2 measurement procedure now includes setting the start and stop frequency of the spectrum analyzer to the lower and upper band-edge of the applicable sub-band. Technically, this can be viewed as a band-edge measurement, though it is not the primary purpose of this measurement. Since the measurement is performed from within the channel and not outside of the channel, it is very possible that non-compliances could be detected within the channels at the band-edges using this measurement method. Going forward, it appears that the newer versions of EN 301 893 will include defined band-edge measurement procedures when cited in the OJ.</p>
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<h3>IC WLAN Alternative</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>We manufacture 2.4 GHz WLAN Digital Transmission Systems (DTS) products for the North American market. We were recently informed that we can only use measurement methods specified in Industry Canada (IC) standard RSS-210 Annex 8 and Annex 9 to test our products. However, we are wondering whether we can use the FCC’s WLAN Knowledge Database (KDB) guidance measurement methods for both the FCC and IC.</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>Yes, you can now use the FCC’s WLAN KDB guidance measurement methods when testing your WLAN products for both FCC and IC. IC recently issued a policy allowing the use of measurement methods in the FCC’s KDB <a href="images/References/558074-d01-dts-meas-guidance-v01.pdf" target="_blank">558074 D01 DTS Meas Guidance v01</a> “DTS Measurement for Digital Transmission Systems (DTS) operating under 47CFR §15.247” as an acceptable alternative measurement method when determining compliance to the applicable requirements set out in its current version of standard <a href="images/References/licence-exempt radio apparatus all frequency bands_ category i equipment.pdf" target="_blank">RSS-210 Annex 8</a>. Furthermore, IC is also allowing the use of the measurement methods in FCC’s KDB <a href="images/References/789033 d01 general unii test procedures v01r01.pdf" target="_blank">789033 D01 UNII General Test Procedures v01r01</a> for U-NII devices in <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=9af6cb51815f4bb3b2c1e32f44e5dec2&amp;rgn=div6&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.16.5&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR §15.401</a> as an alternative method for determining compliance to the applicable requirements stated in the current version of standard RSS-210 Annex 9.</p>
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<h3>FCC’s Policy On Safety Critical Use Of 47CFR§15.231 Transmitter</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>We are a manufacturer of a 47CFR§15.231 wireless transmitter designed to determine the pressure and temperature within highly pressurized tanks used in a hot industrial environment. The pressurized tanks are used in a mechanical configuration that provides pressurized air to other equipment. Maintaining the health and safety of the pressurized tanks is achieved through polling the pressurized air and its temperature inside the tank. At predefined regular intervals, the transmitter within each pressurized tank reports the conditions. If the increase or decrease in pressurized air or temperature varies too greatly from a predetermined safety value, the transmitter rate increases to 15 minutes, which will cause the transmitter to exceed the FCC’s 2 second per hour limit. Our questions are as follows:</p>
<ol>
<li>Would the FCC consider the use of our wireless transmitter “safety critical”?</li>
<li>Is our polling as explained above in line with the FCC’s definition of polling?</li>
<li>Is it acceptable for our transmit rate to increase by 15 minutes when we experience what may constitute an emergency (please note that the transmit rate reduces once the emergency has passed)?</li>
</ol>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>Based upon our understanding of the FCC rules and our experience, we believe the following:</p>
<ol>
<li>The FCC would consider the use of your wireless transmitter to be “safety critical”, providing a safety of life function, and would allow it, if the transmitter follows the rule&nbsp;<a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=7b026c7a67745c48669bc457e38a1176&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.16.3" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.231(a)(4)</a>: Intentional radiators, which are employed for radio control purposes during emergencies involving fire, security, and safety of life, when activated to signal an alarm, may operate during the pendency of the alarm condition.</li>
<li>The polling you describe, sending tank pressure and temperature data, does not meet the FCC’s definition of polling. For the FCC, polling is only valid for the radio system integrity check as described in the rule 47CFR§15.231(a)(3): Periodic transmissions at regular predetermined intervals are not permitted. However, polling or supervision transmissions, including data, to determine system integrity of transmitters used in security or safety applications are allowed if the total duration of transmissions does not exceed more than two seconds per hour for each transmitter. There is no limit on the number of individual transmissions, provided the total transmission time does not exceed two seconds per hour.</li>
<li>Since your polling does not meet the intent of 47CFR§15.231(a)(3), the FCC would not accept your increase in transmit rate.</li>
</ol>
<p>Please note that the FCC is the final arbiter of its rules, regulations and policies. For a definitive response we encourage you to send your question to the FCC at <a href="mailto:labhelp@fcc.gov" target="_blank">labhelp@fcc.gov</a>.</p>
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<h3>FCC’s Policy On Notebook Computers Sold As Components</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>We manufacture integrated notebook motherboards and notebook enclosures. We typically separately test the notebook’s motherboards, power supply and enclosure, and then authorize each separately with either a Declaration of Conformity (DoC) or a Grant of Certification under Section 47CFR§15.101(c)(3). Has the FCC changed its rules, regulations or policies allowing separately authorized notebook computers to be sold as components?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong><a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=06d3d1c19121057ad6e9a39724c153a5&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.16.2.234.2&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.102</a> does not specifically address notebook computers; the FCC has not updated its rules and regulations to include “notebook computers”, neither has it altered its policy and KDB guideline published October 1, 2008 allowing notebook computers to be authorized separately and sold separately as components “Test procedures for Notebook Computers Based on Assembly Using Separately Authorized Motherboard, Enclosures, Power Supplies and Other Devices”, <a href="images/References/657217_d01_notebook_cpu_brds_and_pwr_suply_v01r01.pdf" target="_blank">657217 D01 Notebook CPU Brds and Pwr Suply v01r01</a>. This guideline provides additional clarification of test procedures specifically for notebook motherboards, power supplies and enclosures.</p>
<p>Specifically, to reiterate the FCC’s policy on notebook computers, the following is true:</p>
<ol>
<li>A notebook computer enclosure, unlike a desktop computer enclosure, contains active circuitry typically integrated with a video display unit, keyboard, touchpad and other possible components that must also be separately treated as a peripheral device, and authorized as such. Separately authorizing all the individual devices, including the notebook computer enclosure, under the Declaration of Conformity or Certification procedure, allows a party to market and sell a complete notebook computer, assembled without further testing, under the provisions of 47CFR§15.102.</li>
<li>Manufacturers or responsible parties marketing separately authorized parts must document, for the party marketing an assembled notebook computer, the complete installation procedures that must be followed to ensure compliance.</li>
</ol>
<p>The marketing individual, or the seller, of an assembled notebook computer must ensure the following:</p>
<ul>
<li>Each device used in the system, including the notebook enclosure combination, has been authorized under the Declaration of Conformity or Certification procedure;</li>
<li>The original label and identification on each piece of equipment remain unchanged;</li>
<li>Each responsible party's instructions to ensure compliance (including, if necessary, the use of shielded cables or other accessories or modifications) are followed when the system is assembled;</li>
<li>The final notebook computer is authorized under a DoC in accordance with <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr;sid=9a66924536c74d89b8a81d23472285bb;rgn=div5;view=text;node=47%3A1.0.1.1.16;idno=47;cc=ecfr#47:1.0.1.1.16.2.234.1" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.101(c)(4)</a>; contains a compliance information statement as described in <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=c4aa5f83c405ff0ff463905fcbf817e6&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.3.9.220.60&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.1077(b)</a>; conforms with the labeling requirements in <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=7820dfae2543f0e0e33140e91ed50926&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.16.1.234.10&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.19(b)(ii)</a> ("Assembled from tested components Complete system not tested"); and conforms with the required information to end users described in <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr;sid=9a66924536c74d89b8a81d23472285bb;rgn=div8;view=text;node=47%3A1.0.1.1.16.1.234.11;idno=47;cc=ecfr" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.21</a>, <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr;sid=9a66924536c74d89b8a81d23472285bb;rgn=div8;view=text;node=47%3A1.0.1.1.16.1.234.14;idno=47;cc=ecfr" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.27</a> and <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr;sid=9a66924536c74d89b8a81d23472285bb;rgn=div5;view=text;node=47%3A1.0.1.1.16;idno=47;cc=ecfr#47:1.0.1.1.16.2.234.4" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.105</a>.</li>
</ul>
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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=104:110:2942746911144350::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:738,22780,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60512-9-2:2012</a> - (2/17/2012) - Connectors for electronic equipment - Tests and measurements - Part 9-2: Endurance tests - Test 9b: Electrical load and temperature</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2942746911144350::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:738,22780,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN ISO 13485:2012</a> - (2/17/2012) - Medical devices - Quality management systems - Requirements for regulatory purposes</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2942746911144350::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:67,22548,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60335-2-40:2003/A13:2012</a> - (2/23/2012) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-40: Particular requirements for electrical heat pumps, air-conditioners and dehumidifiers</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2942746911144350::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:108,23276,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60061-1:1993/A47:2012</a> - (3/16/2012)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=104:110:2942746911144350::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:108,23213,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60598-2-18:1994/A1:2012</a> - (3/16/2012) - Luminaires - Part 2: Particular requirements - Section 18: Luminaires for swimming pools and similar applications</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2942746911144350::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:614,23150,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61587-1:2012</a> - (3/16/2012) - 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.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2942746911144350::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:870,23144,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62561-7:2012</a> - (3/16/2012) - Lightning Protection System Components (LPSC) - Part 7: Requirements for earthing enhancing compounds</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2942746911144350::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:813,22804,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50083-2:2012</a> - (3/2/2012) - 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=104:110:2942746911144350::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1003,23365,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50360:2001/A1:2012</a> - (3/2/2012) - Product standard to demonstrate the compliance of mobile phones with the basic restrictions related to human exposure to electromagnetic fields (300 MHz - 3 GHz)</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2942746911144350::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:67,23201,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60335-2-16:2003/A2:2012</a> - (3/2/2012) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-16: Particular requirements for food waste disposers</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2942746911144350::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:67,23195,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60335-2-44:2002/A2:2012</a> - (3/2/2012) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-44: Particular requirements for ironers</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2942746911144350::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:108,22162,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61347-2-2:2012</a> - (3/2/2012) -Lamp controlgear - Part 2-2: Particular requirements for d.c. or a.c. supplied electronic step-down convertors for filament lamps</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2942746911144350::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:108,22594,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61347-2-7:2012</a> - (3/2/2012) - Lamp controlgear - Part 2-7: Particular requirements for battery supplied electronic controlgear for emergency lighting (self-contained)</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2942746911144350::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:863,22973,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61800-3:2004/A1:2012</a> - (3/2/2012) - Adjustable speed electrical power drive systems - Part 3: EMC requirements and specific test methods</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2942746911144350::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:717,23288,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN ISO/IEC 17020:2012</a> - (3/7/2012) - Conformity assessment - General criteria for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspection (ISO/IEC/FDIS 17020:2011)</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2942746911144350::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:810,23184,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50491-4-1:2012</a> - (3/9/2012) - General requirements for Home and Building Electronic Systems (HBES) and Building Automation and Control Systems (BACS) - Part 4-1: General functional safety requirements for products intended to be integrated in Building Electronic Systems (HBES) and Building Automation and Control Systems (BACS)</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 standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302700_302799/302774/01.02.01_60/en_302774v010201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 774 V1.2.1</a> - (February 2012) - 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>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/101500_101599/101557/01.01.01_60/tr_101557v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TR 101 557 V1.1.1</a> - (February 2012) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); System Reference document (SRdoc); Medical Body Area Network Systems (MBANSs) in the 1 785 MHz to 2 500 MHz range</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/102500_102599/102576/01.01.01_60/ts_102576v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 102 576 V1.1.1</a> - (March 2012) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Radio access network equipment specification; GSM onboard aircraft; Methodology for showing conformance with operational requirements</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>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=046078" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62282-3-100</a> - (2/16/2012) - Fuel cell technologies - Part 3-100: Stationary fuel cell power systems - Safety</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=046095" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 80601-2-60</a> - (2/20/2012) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-60: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of dental 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=046098" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-107</a> - (2/21/2012) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-107: Particular requirements for robotic battery powered electrical lawnmowers</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=046109" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62381</a> - (2/22/2012) - Automation systems in the process industry - Factory acceptance test (FAT), site acceptance test (SAT), and site integration test (SIT)</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=046104" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60512-1-100</a> - (2/22/2012) - Connectors for electronic equipment - Tests and measurements - Part 1-100: General - Applicable publications</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=046102" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-69</a> - (2/22/2012) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-69: Particular requirements for wet and dry vacuum cleaners, including power brush, for commercial 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=046126" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60695-2-13 Corr.1</a> - (2/24/2012) - Corrigendum 1 - Fire hazard testing - Part 2-13: Glowing/hot-wire based test methods - Glow-wire ignition temperature (GWIT) test method for materials</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=046153" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ISO/IEC 17020</a> - (2/27/2012) - Conformity assessment -- Requirements for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspection</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=046133" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-79</a> - (2/28/2012) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-79: Particular requirements for high pressure cleaners and steam cleaners</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=046142" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-2-19 Corr.1</a> - (2/29/2012) - Corrigendum 1 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-19: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of infant incubators</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=046143" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-2-20 Corr.1</a> - (2/29/2012) - Corrigendum 1 - 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.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=046220" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-3</a> - (3/15/2012) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-3: Particular requirements for electric irons</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=046151" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61000-4-15 Corr.1</a> - (3/5/2012) - Corrigendum 1 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-15: Testing and measurement techniques - Flickermeter - Functional and design specifications</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=046149" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-2-33 Corr.1</a> - (3/5/2012) - Corrigendum 1 - 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.iec.ch/cgi-bin/procgi.pl/www/iecwww.p?wwwlang=E&amp;wwwprog=cat-det.p&amp;progdb=db1&amp;wartnum=046150" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 80601-2-35 Corr.1</a> - (3/5/2012) - Corrigendum 1 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-35: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of heating devices usign blankets, pads or mattresses and intended for heating in medical 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=046156" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61800-3</a> - (3/8/2012) - 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=046158" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61000-4-25-am1</a> - (3/8/2012) - Amendment 1 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-25: Testing and measurement techniques - HEMP immunity test methods for equipment and 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=046157" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-2-16</a> - (3/8/2012) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-16: Particular requirements for basic safety and essential performance of haemodialysis, haemodiafiltration and haemofiltration equipment</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 – California to Regulate Battery Chargers</h4>
<p>On January 13, 2012, the California Energy Commission approved a <a href="http://www.energy.ca.gov/appliances/battery_chargers/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">new standard</a> to regulate battery chargers. This standard will require battery chargers to consume less energy while performing the same service. &nbsp;Dates of compliance with corresponding equipment are as follows:</p>
<ul>
<li>2/1/2013 – consumer chargers used in products such as cell phones, personal care devices and power tools</li>
<li>1/1/2014 – industrial charger compliance, e.g. forklifts</li>
<li>1/1/2017 - small chargers such as walkie-talkies for emergency personnel, portable bar code scanners, etc</li>
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<p>Additional several states in the Northwest are considering similar regulations. The U.S. Department of Energy is also working on setting national standards for battery chargers. &nbsp;This particular mandate is specifically for battery chargers but it is possible that it will be expanded in the near future to include most common everyday household appliances.</p>
<h4>EU – Battery Capacity Label required by May 31, 2012</h4>
<p>The existing <a href="C:\Users\HoSsEiN\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.Outlook\PSY9LKML\South Africa – ICASA Public Consultation on 800 MHz and 2.6 GHz Bands" target="_blank">EU Batteries and Accumulators Directive 2006/66/EC</a> requires manufacturers to display a battery capacity label on their batteries prior to placing on the market. &nbsp;The original date of compliance for this labeling requirement was September 26, 2009; however that date was moved forward to a fast approaching date – &nbsp;May 31, 2012. &nbsp;Producers of rechargeable portable batteries and automotive batteries must display a capacity marking by May 31,2012. &nbsp;Batteries placed on the market prior to this date do not have to be removed from sale and single use portable batteries are not included within the scope of this requirement. &nbsp;European regulation number 1103/2010 was published on November 29, 2010 and covers producer requirements, exemptions, standards for measuring capacity, what information should be contained on the label and its minimum size and location.</p>
<h4>EU – New List of Harmonised Standards under the Machinery Directive</h4>
<p>On February 29, 2012, a new consolidated list of references of harmonised standards under the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC was published in the Official Journal C 61 of 29. &nbsp;This list also contains new harmonised standards for agricultural and forestry machinery, for plastic and rubber machines and for all terrain vehicles (ATVs – Quads). These European standards provide solutions for compliance and presumption of conformity with the essential health and safety requirements of the Machinery Directive that they cover. &nbsp; &nbsp;However, the use of harmonised standards remains voluntary and manufacturers can choose whether or not to follow a harmonised standard to manufacture their products. Manufacturers may thus use other technical solutions providing for an equivalent level of safety. In that case, they must be able to prove that their products are in conformity with the mandatory essential health and safety requirements, taking due account of the state of the art. &nbsp;<a href="http://eur-lex.europa.eu/JOHtml.do?uri=OJ:C:2012:061:SOM:EN:HTML" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link</a></p>
<h4>EU – New Consolidated List of Harmonised Standards under the LVD</h4>
<p>On February 29, 2012, a new consolidated list of references of harmonised standards, under the low voltage directive 2006/95/EC, was published in the Official Journal C 61. &nbsp;<a href="http://eur-lex.europa.eu/JOHtml.do?uri=OJ:C:2012:061:SOM:EN:HTML" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link</a></p>
<h4>South Africa – ICASA Public Consultation on 800 MHz and 2.6 GHz Bands</h4>
<p>In late December 2011, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) initiated a public consultation on the draft Spectrum Assignment Plan for the following frequency ranges: 790 MHz – 862 MHz and 2,500 MHz to 2,690 MHz (2.6 GHz). &nbsp; The mail goals of the proposed plan are as follows:</p>
<ul>
<li>Set terms and use conditions for the bands</li>
<li>Set applicant qualification criteria</li>
<li>Set procedures and timeframe for assignment and licensing</li>
<li>Appointment of the bands for International Mobile Telecommunications</li>
<li>Detailed frequency channeling arrangements</li>
<li>Set licensing approach</li>
</ul>
<p>ICASA has proposed that the 800 MHz band should be in line with ECC/DEC/(09)03 and 2.6 GHz should be in line with ITU-R Recommendation M.1036-3. &nbsp;<a href="http://www.greengazette.co.za/notices/electronic-communications-act-no-36-of-2005-erratum-draft-invitation-to-apply-for-radio-frequency-spectrum-licence-to-provide-mobile-broadband-wireless-access-service-for-urban_20120123-GGN-34961-00044" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link</a></p>
<h4>Saudi Arabia – Ban on 127V Products</h4>
<p>Beginning June 1st, 2012, the Saudi Ministry of Commerce &amp; Industry (MoCI) will enforce a ban on all electronic products with an operating voltage of 127V. &nbsp; All spare parts for products with an operating voltage of 127V will be banned beginning November 10, 2025. &nbsp; &nbsp;All products with dual voltage 127/220 volts will be banned beginning February 28, 2016. Only products rated 220V or 230V will be allowed into the country after this period.</p>
<p>This measure is related to the use of both major international standards – 110 and 220 volts – in the construction industry. &nbsp;Plugging an electrical appliance that runs on less than 220 volts into a 220-volt socket constitutes a fire hazard, although plugging a 220-volt appliance into a 110-volt socket represents no danger. In many homes, however, the electrical sockets nearest to air conditioners, refrigerators and other high-powered home appliances are 220-volt outlets, whereas the remainder are 110-volt. Accidentally plugging a 110-volt appliance into a 220-volt socket may cause the wire or socket to overheat and burst into flames.</p>
<h4>Croatia – Acceptance of R&amp;TTE Directive without Additional Type Approval Requirements</h4>
<p>As of March 1, 2012, products meeting the requirements of the R&amp;TTE Directive in Europe can be sold in Croatia without any further Type Approval requirements. &nbsp; Prior to this new Ordinance (OG 25/2012) which brings it fully in line with Directive 1999/5/EC, the Croatian Authority, HAKOM, required additional Type Approval and filing. &nbsp; At this time, no further Type Approvals will be issued by HAKOM, and all existing applications for Type Approval have now been cancelled.</p>

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<p></a>FCC/TCB Approval For Part 90 LMRs</h4>
<p><strong>Question: </strong> We manufacture a Part 90 Land Mobile Radio (LMR) capable of both voice and data; it is not a handheld device, it operates in the 450-470 MHz band, it produces less than 2 watts of radio frequency power and its authorized bandwidth is 12.5 kHz. Our EMC laboratory is telling us that our TCB cannot review and approve our certification application, but instead we must submit our application to the FCC for their review and approval. Is this correct?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>Your EMC laboratory is correct. FCC <a href="images/References/628591 d01 tcb exclusion list v12r02.pdf" target="_blank">628591 D01 TCB Exclusion List v12r02</a> identifies equipment that is excluded from certification via the TCB process and must instead be reviewed and approved by the FCC. Section (1.i) of the TCB exclusion list precludes any TCB from certifying and issuing a grant for an LMR operating under the following section of FCC Part 90 rules:</p>
<p class="quote">“Transmitters operating under the provisions of <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=985e6a0fa073310318c68ccd4fedc4a9&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:5.0.1.1.3.8.111.2&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§90.203(j)(4)</a> with channel bandwidths of greater than or equal to 12.5 kHz operating in either multi-bandwidth modes or under the special provisions of spectrum efficiency standards specified in <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=985e6a0fa073310318c68ccd4fedc4a9&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:5.0.1.1.3.8.111.2&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§90.203(j)(5)</a>, or operating under the provisions of one way paging channel standards of <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=985e6a0fa073310318c68ccd4fedc4a9&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:5.0.1.1.3.8.111.2&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§90.203(j)(7)</a>.”</p>
<p>Your LMR falls under these criteria and is therefore excluded from TCB review and approval, and instead will require the FCC to review and approve it.</p>
<p>Furthermore, the FCC currently permits use of 12.5 kHz analog authorized bandwidth if your device is a dual mode device which consists of both analog and digital transmission capability. In this instance, you must have one 6.25 kHz digital mode. If your device is not dual mode capable, you must meet the spectrum efficiency standard of <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=985e6a0fa073310318c68ccd4fedc4a9&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:5.0.1.1.3.8.111.2&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§90.203(j)(3)</a>. Please note that your device could also have a 25 kHz authorized bandwidth, if it meets the minimum spectrum efficiency standard data rate of 4 x 4800 bits per second. A letter is required stating compliance to the minimum spectrum efficiency standard data rate. We recommend that you contact the FCC via the FCC Knowledge Database (KDB) at <a href="https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/kdb/forms/InquiryForm.cfm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/kdb/forms/InquiryForm.cfm</a> to obtain further guidance on this issue; your inquiry should be supported by the operational description, the LMR specification, spectrum plots, drawings (block diagrams and schematics), user’s manual, etc.</p>
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<h3>FCC Part 18 ISM Devices</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>We manufacture an Industrial Scientific Medical (ISM) device that sanitizes water using a magnetic field operating below 100 Hz, and the device is small enough to be used by the average consumer at home. Is such a device exempt from FCC rules and regulations?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>Since your device operates below 9 kHz, it is exempt from FCC rules and regulations, however an ISM device that uses a radio frequency magnetic field energy above 9 kHz to perform work such as sanitizing or purifying water would be regulated under Part 18, Industrial Scientific Medical (ISM) Equipment.</p>
<p>Devices that operate from 9 kHz and above must be tested, appropriately labeled and documented before they can be marketed, in accordance with the equipment authorization procedures specified under <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=bcaf77d300c3e0e34059e015383592ea&amp;rgn=div6&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.18.2&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§18 Subpart B -- Applications and Authorizations</a>.</p>
<p>If your device contains an integrated digital interface with clock speeds 9 kHz or greater, it will also be subject to <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=e9e26e400bf674f4f46d4a56976f353d&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.16.2.234.1&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.101</a>, as an unintentional radiator. Since it could be used in a home, it would be subject to the Declaration of Conformity (DoC) or Certification equipment authorization procedure.</p>
<p>Please note that a device that is subject to 47CFR§18 and 47CFR§15 regulations will be tested for compliance to the different regulations by disabling the Part 18 transmitter function, to determine if the device meets the Part 15 requirements.</p>
<p>Test reports and documentation of compliance must be clearly segmented to identify the procedure used to determine compliance to both rule parts. Labeling requirements will depend on the combination of equipment authorization procedures. If both are subject to Verification or Declaration of Conformity (DoC), then the labeling requirements for a Part 15 device are applicable. If one is subject to Verification and the other is subject to DoC, then the DoC label is applicable. For a Certification procedure, the Certification FCC Identifier (FCC ID:) or Identifiers (for separate Certifications) must be on the device, in addition to any applicable DoC label.</p>
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<h3>FCC Approval For TETRA Equipment</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>We manufacture Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) equipment and would like to know which FCC rules and regulations are applicable to our equipment.</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>TETRA equipment is digitally trunked radio technology that operates with Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) in four-slot channels with a 25 kHz bandwidth and uses spectral efficient digital technology that provides invaluable benefits to land mobile radio users.</p>
<p>Based on the benefits of this technology, the TETRA Association submitted a request to the FCC for the waiver of 47CFR§90 occupied bandwidth limit and emission masks to allow TETRA equipment to operate in the U.S.</p>
<p>In particular, <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=308051c4aa76a7da9ef609792ce373b3&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:5.0.1.1.3.8.111.5&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§90.209(b)(5)</a> limits land mobile radio authorized bandwidth to 20 kHz and <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr;sid=2fb7b95e3c4e6f819710991eaec8eb09;rgn=div8;view=text;node=47%3A5.0.1.1.3.8.111.6;idno=47;cc=ecfr" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§90.210</a> designates the use of particular emission masks; TETRA equipment exceeds both, in part because the ETSI standard does not set occupied bandwidth limits. Instead, it sets standards for adjacent channel power and for unwanted emissions at different frequency offsets. &nbsp;This results in operation with a bandwidth of up to 22 kHz, and excursions of up to 5 dB from the Part 90 emission masks.</p>
<p>The FCC granted NPRM and Order FCC 11-63 waiver that allows TETRA equipment to operate using a 25 kHz authorized bandwidth and higher power emission masks.</p>
<p>The FCC also added a new section 47CFR§90.221, Adjacent Channel Power Limits, to its rules and regulations in support of TETRA equipment. Click the link <a href="images/References/fcc-11-63a1.pdf" target="_blank">FCC-1163A1</a> for more information on the FCC’s TETRA equipment waiver and the FCC’s <a href="images/References/tcb guidance for approving tetra devices.pdf" target="_blank">TCB guidance for approving TETRA devices</a> under Part 90.</p>
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<h3>FCC’s Equipment Housing Permissive Change Policy</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>We manufacture a portable 2.4 GHz wireless router and recently changed its housing, the printed circuit board and its components remain the same. We do not believe this change has any impact on the router’s emission profile or radio frequency (RF) hazard exposure. Can you provide some guidance on our assumption?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>If you change the housing of your wireless router you should perform due diligence to determine if the emission and RF hazard profiles have changed, and if a Class I or Class II permissive change is required. To do so, you should perform radiated emissions testing and Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) evaluation testing.</p>
<p>If your emissions profile and RF exposure hazard profile have not changed from the previously certified results, a Class I permissive change would apply. If the profiles have degraded, a Class II permissive change would be required.</p>
<p>It should be noted that SAR results are primarily dependent on the near fields and RF current distributions on a device; therefore minor and simple metallic changes may cause relatively large changes in the SAR results so SAR evaluation testing is necessary if you have changed the housing. For further guidance on this issue check <a href="images/References/178919 d01 permissive change policy v05r02.pdf" target="_blank">178919 D01 Permissive Change Policy v05r02</a>.</p>
<p>A router, or other device, with Modular Approval, allows more flexibility for housing changes, though the basic functioning circuitry (transmitter and digital interface) should not change.</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=104:110:275940662535971::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:819,22970,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50379-1:2012</a> - (3/19/2012) - Specification for portable electrical apparatus designed to measure combustion flue gas parameters of heating appliances - Part 1: General requirements and test methods</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:275940662535971::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:97,23188,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60947-3:2009/A1:2012</a> - (3/21/2012) - Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear - Part 3: Switches, disconnectors, switch-disconnectors and fuse-combination units</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:275940662535971::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:565,22994,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60118-15:2012</a> - (3/27/2012) - Electroacoustics - Hearing aids - Part 15: Methods for characterising signal processing in hearing aids with a speech-like signal</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:275940662535971::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:505,23066,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62337:2012</a> - (3/28/2012) - Commissioning of electrical, instrumentation and control systems in the process industry - Specific phases and milestones</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:275940662535971::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:505,23065,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62381:2012</a> - (3/28/2012) - Automation systems in the process industry - Factory acceptance test (FAT), site acceptance test (SAT) and site integration test (SIT)</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 standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20120325/en_30228801v010601p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 288-1 V1.6.1</a> - (March 2012) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices; Road Transport and Traffic Telematics (RTTT); Short range radar equipment operating in the 24 GHz range; Part 1: Technical requirements and methods of measurement</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20120325/en_30228802v010601p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 288-2 V1.6.1</a> - (March 2012) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices; Road Transport and Traffic Telematics (RTTT); Short range radar equipment operating in the 24 GHz range; Part 2: Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive</li>
<li><a href="http://www.telecomforum.eu/deliver/etsi_tr/102700_102799/102704/01.02.01_60/tr_102704v010201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TR 102 704 V1.2.1</a> - (March 2012) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); System Reference Document; Short Range Devices (SRD); Radar sensors for non-automotive; ground based vehicular applications in the 76 GHz to 77 GHz frequency range</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20120325/tr_103059v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TR 103 059 V1.1.1</a> - (March 2012) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short-Range Devices (SRD) for operation in the 13,56 MHz band; System Reference Document for Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) equipment</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20120401/tr_103088v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TR 103 088 V1.1.1</a> - (March 2012) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Using the EN 301 489 series of EMC standards</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20120415/ts_10236101v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 102 361-1 V2.1.1</a> - (April 2012) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Systems; Part 1: DMR Air Interface (AI) protocol</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20120415/ts_10236102v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 102 361-2 V2.1.1</a> - (April 2012) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Systems; Part 2: DMR voice and generic services and facilities</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>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=046264" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ISO/IEC 17022</a> - (3/19/2012) - Conformity assessment -- Requirements and recommendations for content of a third-party audit report on management 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=046236" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR 32 Corr.1</a> - (3/22/2012) - Corrigendum 1 - Electromagnetic compatibility of multimedia equipment - Emission 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=046256" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-17</a> - (3/26/2012) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-17: Particular requirements for blankets, pads, clothing and similar flexible heating 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=046255" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-23</a> - (3/26/2012) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-23: Particular requirements for appliances for skin or hair care</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=046258" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-7</a> - (3/26/2012) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-7: Particular requirements for washing machines</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=046269" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-72</a> - (3/29/2012) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-72: Particular requirements for floor treatment machines with or without traction drive, for commercial 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=046290" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-39</a> - (4/4/2012) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-39: Particular requirements for commercial electric multi-purpose cooking pans</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=046291" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61010-2-033</a> - (4/4/2012) - Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use - Part 2-033: Particular requirements for hand-held multimeters and other meters, for domestic and professional use, capable of measuring mains voltage</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=046293" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61496-1</a> - (4/5/2012) - Safety of machinery - Electro-sensitive protective equipment - Part 1: General requirements and tests</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>FCC – Amendment of Rules for Level Probing Radars</h4>
<p>On March 27, 2012, the FCC released ET Docket No. 10-23: proposed rules for “level probing radars” (LPRs) in three bands: 5.925-7.250 GHz, 24.05-29 GHz, and 75-85 GHz. &nbsp;LPRs are radars pointed downward which are used to determine levels of materials at industrial installations and have many applications.</p>
<p>Several years ago, the FCC proposed rules to allow in tank radars in the 77-81 GHz band and subsequently granted a waiver pending the rulemaking. &nbsp; The current set of proposed rules adds outdoor LPRs, more frequency ranges, and also allows adequate power for a wide variety of applications. &nbsp; In order to minimize interference from LPRs, the FCC proposed more stringent limits on the radio frequency emissions from the sides and top of the devices. &nbsp;The FCC has requested comment and feedback on the proposed rules over the next 60 days. &nbsp;<a href="http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2012/db0327/FCC-12-34A1.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link</a></p>
<h4>FCC – Guidance for Compliance Measurements on DTS</h4>
<p>The FCC has recently published a draft version of <a href="https://apps.fcc.gov/eas/comments/GetPublishedDocument.html?id=237&amp;tn=158724" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Guidance for Performing Compliance Measurements on Digital Transmission Systems (DTS) Operating Under §15.247</a>. &nbsp;At this time, the FCC is encouraging industry review and comments before the April 21, 2012 deadline. &nbsp;The final release of this Guidance is expected in May 2012.</p>
<h4>FCC – New Rules to Promote Interoperability in the Lower 700 MHz Band</h4>
<p>On March 21, 2012, the FCC issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to promote interoperability and encourage the efficient use of spectrum in the commercial Lower 700 MHz band (698-746 MHz). &nbsp;The rulemaking is designed primarily to examine the interference concerns should the Lower 700 MHz band utilize a single band class for devices operating across the Lower 700 MHz A, B, and C Blocks. &nbsp;The NPRM also explores possible next steps that the FCC should take to promote interoperability in the lower 700 MHz band should it find that there is limited or no harmful interference or such interference can be reasonably mitigated through industry and/or regulatory measures. &nbsp;The FCC considers various options to help achieve the ultimate goal of interoperability. <a href="http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2012/db0321/FCC-12-31A1.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link</a></p>
<h4>FCC – Proposal for Additional 40 MHz of Additional Spectrum for Mobile Broadband</h4>
<p>On March 21, 2012, the FCC released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking with the goal of increasing the nation’s supply of spectrum for mobile broadband by removing unnecessary barriers to flexible use of 40 MHz of additional spectrum (currently assigned to the Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) in the 2 GHz band).</p>
<p>This proposal would carry out a recommendation in the National Broadband Plan that the FCC enable the provision of stand-alone terrestrial services in this spectrum. The proposed rules are designed to provide for flexible use of this spectrum, to encourage innovation and investment in mobile broadband, and to provide a stable regulatory environment in which broadband deployment can develop in the 2 GHz band. The notice directly follows on last year’s 2 GHz Band Co-Allocation Order, in which the FCC laid the predicate for full terrestrial use of this band. &nbsp; The FCC seeks comment on potential ways to free up additional valuable spectrum to address the increased demand for mobile broadband spectrum. &nbsp;<a href="http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2012/db0321/FCC-12-32A1.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link</a></p>
<h4>Canada – Release of Technical Document for 700 MHz &amp; 2500 MHz Bands</h4>
<p>On March 14, 2012, Industry Canada released <a href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf10121.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Policy and Technical Framework: Mobile Broadband Services (MBS) – 700 MHz Band, Broadband Service (BRS) – 2500 MHz Band</a>, which sets out Industry Canada’s general policy decisions for both the band 698-806 MHz (known as the 700 MHz band) and the band 2500-2690 MHz (known as the 2500 MHz band), specific decisions for the 700 MHz and 2500 MHz bands; and Industry Canada’s determination with respect to auction timing for both of the bands.</p>
<p>This document is the result of the consultation processes undertaken in Canada Gazette notice <a href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf09947.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">SMSE-018-10 — Consultation on a Policy and Technical Framework for the 700 MHz Band and Aspects Related to Commercial Mobile Spectrum</a>, and Canada Gazette notice <a href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf09991.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">SMSE-005-11 — Decisions on a Band Plan for Broadband Radio Service (BRS) and Consultation on a Policy and Technical Framework to License Spectrum in the Band 2500-2690 MHz</a>.</p>
<h4>Israel – WiFi Certificate No Longer Required for 802.11n Products</h4>
<p>Recently, Israel’s Ministry of Communications (MoC) mandatory requirement of a Wi-Fi alliance certificate for 802.11n products has been removed from the Israeli regulation. &nbsp;Previously, Israel’s MoC required Wi-Fi alliance certificates in addition to ETSI or FCC test reports for 802.11n devices. &nbsp; Now, all WiFi devices can be granted MoC approval by submittal of the ETSI or FCC test reports only.</p>

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<p></a>Regulatory Authority Spectrum Refarming</h4>
<p><strong>Question: </strong> We manufacture mostly unlicensed wireless devices, but with regard to spectrum related matters, we have increasingly noticed the use of the word “refarming” by regulatory authorities. Will you please explain refarming as it relates to the spectrum?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>When regulatory authorities use the word “refarming” in spectrum related matters, they are referring to a set of administrative, economic and technical actions aimed to recover certain frequency bands from existing users. The recovered frequency bands are then re-assigned either for new uses, for new emerging technologies, and/or for new spectrally efficient technologies. While refarming is an important tool used to optimize spectrum efficiency for different users or services, the process can also be extremely difficult if the bands are heavily deployed. As a result, regulatory authority management are well aware of both the advantages and the deployment challenges of spectrum refarming, including the cost to relocate current users in new bands or new channels.</p>
<p>In the Fixed Service sectors, refarming required vacating some of the occupied bands and obtaining new bands for development of new services. Fixed Services are fixed radio links that provide transmission paths between two or more fixed points for the provision of telecommunication services. These services may include voice, data or video transmission. Users of these fixed services include telecom operators (mobile network infrastructure, fixed/mobile network backbone links), corporate users (private data networks, connection of remote premises, etc.) and private users (access PSTN or other networks).</p>
<p>Refarming can sometimes include relocating military frequency bands for civil fixed service band use, and/or converting frequency bands from point-to-point to point-to-multipoint use. The most notable example of fixed service refarming in Europe was the recovery and reassignment of the bands around 2 GHz, historically used for Fixed Service communications but reallocated to mobile services in the early 1990’s. This action by the regulatory authority resulted in Fixed Services gaining wider access to higher bands that are better suited for such fixed links.</p>
<p>In the United States, an example of refarming is the migration to 12.5 kHz efficiency technology (once referred to as refarming by the FCC, but now referred to as narrowbanding) to allow the creation of additional channel capacity within the same radio spectrum, and support more users. Effective January 1, 2013, all public safety and business industrial land mobile radio systems operating in the 150-512 MHz radio bands must cease operating using 25 kHz efficiency technology, and begin operating using at least 12.5 kHz efficiency technology.</p>
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<h3>R&amp;TTE Assessed Modules</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>We manufacture wireless devices that incorporate radio frequency modules assessed under the R&amp;TTE Directive and we would like to know if the modules would have to be re-assessed as part of our final product assessment.</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>The answer depends on how your final product incorporates the assessed module. If the final product integrating the assessed radio frequency module contains an integral antenna, or is supplied with a specific antenna and you have installed it in conformance with your radio module manufacturer’s installation instructions, the radio module should not require further evaluation under Article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive, nor any action on the part of your Notified Body.</p>
<p>However, if the final product includes the assessed radio frequency module but there were deviations from the manufacturer’s installation instructions and/or the module’s intended purpose, the assessed radio module may have to be re-assessed. If your final product is subject to the essential requirements of the R&amp;TTE Directive Articles 3.1(a) and (b), Safety and EMC respectively, including any other relevant Article 3.3 requirements, the assessment may include technical analysis, design evaluation and testing of your final product that takes into consideration the module’s installation and intended purpose in accordance with Article 6 of 1995/5/EC. Please note that in many instances, a meaningful assessment of the need to reassess the module by itself may not be practical, and a complete conformity assessment is often only possible after integrating the module in your final product.</p>
<p>Please click <a href="blog/archives/1238" target="_blank">here</a> to link to TGN 01 Rev 5, “Technical Guidance Note on Requirements for a Final Product that Integrates an R&amp;TTE Directive Assessed Module”, issued on December 27, 2011 by the R&amp;TTE Compliance Association.</p>
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<h3>FCC Pre-Grant/Post-Grant Sample Testing</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>We manufacture wireless devices and would like to know the procedure for shipping our equipment to the FCC for pre-grant and post-grant testing.</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>If the FCC requests that you provide an equipment sample to perform pre-grant certification testing or post-grant audit testing, you can either hand deliver the sample or ship the sample, following strict instructions.</p>
<p>First, all test samples submitted should include all of the applicable items below:</p>
<ol>
<li>All installation instructions, software, user’s manuals, and operating instructions necessary to configure and test the device.</li>
<li>All cables and adapters required for configuring the sample and connecting it to all accessories.</li>
<li>For battery-operated devices, chargers and each battery option should be submitted.</li>
<li>For modules, a host device should be submitted.</li>
<li>For body worn devices, each type of holster and belt clip should be submitted.</li>
</ol>
<p>To hand deliver, you must obtain prior approval from the FCC. Your sample must be labeled with identification tags listing the following items, in the order they appear, to ensure the sample will not be returned for lack of sufficient identification:</p>
<ol>
<li>The identical FCC ID shown on the application (Form 731) or grant (Form 731A).</li>
<li>Name, address, and telephone number of the person to contact should the sample malfunction during testing, or if it is necessary to return the sample for repair.</li>
</ol>
<p>If you prefer to ship the sample instead via the United States Postal Service (USPS), Freight/Air, or Courier Services, you must identify the sample with the information as described in #1 and 2 above, ship to the FCC’s address below:</p>
<p class="quote">Federal Communications Commission <br /> 7435 Oakland Mills Road, Gate A <br /> Columbia, Maryland 21046 <br /> Attention: (enter FCC personnel name in the sample request letter received) <br /> Telephone: (301) 362-3000</p>
<p>You should include all test samples, as well as a copy of the sample request letter and a completed Return Shipment Authorization form (see link later below).</p>
<p>Foreign applicants with American subsidiaries or agents should ship the test samples to one of these parties, who can then forward to the FCC. If there is no American subsidiary or agent to handle this, then arrangements must be made for clearance of the shipment through U. S. Customs, delivery of the test samples to the FCC laboratory, and the return shipment to the applicant. The FCC does not make delivery arrangements, nor pay any charges associated with foreign shipments.</p>
<p>If you require notification of the date your test samples were delivered to the FCC, you should contact your shipper, not the FCC.</p>
<p>The <a href="images/References/fccshipping.pdf" target="_blank">287378 D01 Equipment Shipping Instructions v01</a> provides the FCC’s equipment shipping instructions, including the shipping address and the Return Shipment Authorization form that must be completed, identifying all equipment submitted, and included with the shipment to the FCC.</p>
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<h3>Importing Uncertified, “Not For Sale in USA” Products</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>We market wireless devices and would like to import a quantity of uncertified devices that far exceeds the limited quantities allowed by FCC 47CFR <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr;sid=3661cdeedd9460317964eb26d4505a34;rgn=div8;view=text;node=47%3A1.0.1.1.3.10.222.4;idno=47;cc=ecfr" target="_blank" rel="noopener">§2.1204(a)(3)</a>. Per 47CFR§2.1204(a)4, the uncertified devices are not for sale in the United States, and are imported for the purposes of either testing and evaluation, or suitability for marketing and/or for demonstration at an industry trade show. &nbsp;Does the FCC have a guideline to request a waiver of the <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr;sid=3661cdeedd9460317964eb26d4505a34;rgn=div8;view=text;node=47%3A1.0.1.1.3.10.222.4;idno=47;cc=ecfr" target="_blank" rel="noopener">§2.1204(a)(3)</a> quantity rules?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>Yes, the FCC has guidelines for requesting a waiver of the quantity rules. The request needs to be submitted via email to the FCC and provide specific details and appropriate justification for the waiver request. The request needs to be submitted well ahead of the date of importation to allow sufficient time for review, processing and approval.</p>
<p>Send the waiver request to <a href="mailto:eastech@fcc.gov" target="_blank">eastech@fcc.gov</a>. The following information is required in order for the waiver request to even be considered.</p>
<ol>
<li>Indicate who is importing the device, include contact information</li>
<li>Indicate the specific rule in 2.1204 for which the waiver is being requested; provide sufficient justification for the waiver.</li>
<li>Details about Imported Device
<ul>
<li>Provide a detailed description of the device and how it is identified (i.e. model #)</li>
<li>Provide the number of devices to be imported</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>Provide the specific import period dates</li>
<li>State the specific reason(s) the devices are being imported (i.e. testing or development, trade show, etc.), and why more devices are necessary than allowed by the existing FCC rules</li>
<li>Indicate who is responsible for, and who will control, the devices during the importation period, include contact information</li>
<li>Explain what will happen to the devices at the end of the importation period</li>
<li>Explain if the devices will be exported or destroyed if they are not approved. &nbsp;If approved/certified, will the devices be labeled, and are they identical to the imported version?</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=104:110:3015503514647901::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1072,23616,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60309-2:1999/A2:2012</a> - (4/27/2012) - Plugs, socket-outlets and couplers for industrial purposes - Part 2: Dimensional interchangeability requirements for pin and contact-tube accessories</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:3015503514647901::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1072,23617,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60309-4:2007/A1:2012</a> - (4/27/2012) - Plugs, socket-outlets and couplers for industrial purposes - Part 4: Switched socket-outlets and connectors with or without interlock</li>
<li>E<a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:3015503514647901::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:885,23301,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">N 61300-3-28:2012</a> - (4/27/2012) - Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components - Basic test and measurement procedures - Part 3-28: Examinations and measurements - Transient loss</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 standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20120415/ts_10236101v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 102 361-1 V2.1.1</a> - (April 2012) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Systems; Part 1: DMR Air Interface (AI) protocol</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20120415/ts_10236102v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 102 361-2 V2.1.1</a> - (April 2012) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Systems; Part 2: DMR voice and generic services and facilities</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20120506/ts_102658v020203p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 102 658 V2.2.3</a> - (April 2012) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Digital Private Mobile Radio (dPMR) using FDMA with a channel spacing of 6,25 kHz</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20120520/en_301575v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 575 V1.1.1</a> - (May 2012) - Environmental Engineering (EE); Measurement method for energy consumption of Customer Premises Equipment (CPE)</li>
<li><a href="http://webapp.etsi.org/action/PU/20120520/tr_102791v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TR 102 791 V1.1.1</a> - (May 2012) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); System Reference Document; Short Range Devices; Technical characteristics of wireless aids for hearing impaired people operating in the VHF and UHF frequency range</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>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=046336" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-2-6</a> - (4/27/2012) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-6: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of microwave therapy 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=046341" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61000-4-4</a> - (4/30/2012) - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-4: Testing and measurement techniques - Electrical fast transient/burst immunity test</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=046386" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60950-1</a> - (5/10/2012) - Information technology equipment - 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=046398" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61000-4-25</a> - (5/15/2012) - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-25: Testing and measurement techniques - HEMP immunity test methods for equipment and 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=046391" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60432-2</a> - (5/15/2012) - Incandescent lamps - Safety specifications - Part 2: Tungsten halogen lamps for domestic and similar general lighting purposes</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=046392" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62153-4-14</a> - (5/15/2012) - Metallic communication cable test methods - Part 4-14: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Coupling attenuation of cable assemblies (Field conditions) absorbing clamp 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=046403" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-2-27 Corr.1</a> - (5/16/2012) - Corrigendum 1 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-27: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of electrocardiographic 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=046355" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60695-4</a> - (5/9/2012) - Fire hazard testing - Part 4: Terminology concerning fire tests for electrotechnical 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=046311" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-2-3</a> - 4/20/2012) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-3: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of short-wave therapy equipment</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 – Proposed Changes to Electric Toy Safety Regulations</h4>
<p>Recently, CENELEC TC61 committee proposed the following amendment to EN 62115:2005+A2:2011 Electric Toys Safety:</p>
<ul>
<li>Testing applicable to battery compartments unless the cover can only be removed with the aid of a tool or by two independent simultaneous movements</li>
<li>Evaluation of protective electronic circuits to ensure that the toy does not malfunction in such a way as to cause an unintended operation that may impair safety or present a dangerous malfunction due to electromagnetic phenomena</li>
<li>Reduction in allowable temperature limits for children under three and between three and eight years old</li>
<li>Uncoated metal surfaces for all age ranges</li>
<li>Instructions advising that the toy only be connected to Class II equipment or conductive parts shall not be accessible</li>
<li>For computer toys intended to be connected to a computer or similar device, creepage and clearance distances must be at least 1.5 mm between accessible and conductive parts.</li>
<li>Transformer toys must be labeled “Warning. Not suitable for children under 36 months”</li>
<li>Transformers for toys must comply with both EN 61558-2-7 and EN 61558-2-16 if they are Switch Mode type.</li>
</ul>
<p>The proposed amendment is subject to a formal vote April 27, 2012 and if adopted, it will be harmonized under the Directive in May 2012.</p>
<h4>Canada – New Issue of SRSP-308.2, SRSP-310.5 and SRSP-301</h4>
<p>On May 1, 2012, Industry Canada released the following revised documents:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf00040.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Standard Radio System Plan SRSP-308.2, Issue 4: Technical Requirements for Fixed Line-of-Sight Radio Systems Operating in the Band 8275-8500 MHz</a>;</li>
<li><a href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf00041.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Standard Radio System Plan SRSP-310.5, Issue 3: Technical Requirements for Fixed Line-of-Sight Radio Systems Operating in the Band 10.55-10.68 GHz</a>; and</li>
<li><a href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf01268.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Standard Radio System Plan SRSP-301.7, Issue 3: Technical Requirements for Fixed Radio Systems Operating in the Bands 1700-1710 MHz and 1780-1850 MHz</a>.</li>
</ul>
<h4>Australia – ACMA considers 1.5 GHz for Broadband</h4>
<p>On May 17, 2012, Australia’s Communications and Media Authority, ACMA, released <a href="http://www.acma.gov.au/WEB/STANDARD/pc=PC_410368" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Planning for Mobile Broadband within the 1.5 GHz mobile band</a>. The publication, ACMA’s first consultation on the radiofrequency spectrum between 1427.9 and 1510.9 MHz (the 1.5 GHz mobile band), investigates the potential use of the 1.5 GHz mobile band for mobile broadband services.</p>
<p>Previously, this band was identified by the ACMA as one of a number of candidate bands for mobile broadband services in its previous consultation, <a href="http://www.acma.gov.au/WEB/STANDARD/pc=PC_312514" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Towards 2020: Future spectrum requirements for mobile broadband</a>.</p>
<p><a href="http://www.acma.gov.au/WEB/STANDARD/pc=PC_410368" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Planning for Mobile Broadband within the 1.5 GHz mobile band</a> provides the factors for reviewing the 1.5 GHz mobile band and some preliminary options for future arrangements. The main goal of the consultation is to obtain industry insight and thought in order to prepare for the next stage of the review when more detailed proposals will be developed.</p>
<p>Currently, the 1.5 GHz mobile band is heavily utilized in remote and regional areas and only lightly utilized in metropolitan areas where usage is dominated by one licensee. This relatively low usage of 1.5 GHz in the metropolitan areas, which have high demand for mobile broadband services and international movement to standardize the band for mobile broadband services, is the driving factor of ACMA’s consideration of band replanning options.</p>
<h4>Australia – Delay of RCM Marking</h4>
<p>The new Electrical Equipment Safety System (EESS) scheme incorporating the RCM marking will be delayed until at least March 1, 2013.</p>
<p>At the ERAC meeting last week, ERAC members agreed to an implementation date of March 1, 2013 for the (EESS). NSW confirmed at the meeting that it will not be implementing the EESS. This brings into question the entire premise of the EESS, as it is being promoted on the ERAC website as a National Scheme.</p>
<p>ACMA is now forced to delay the implementation of consolidation of the existing ACMA regulatory compliance labels into a single consolidated mark, the RCM. The ACMA has not yet made an announcement as to when the RCM may be used in lieu of the C-Tick and A-Tick, however it is likely to coincide with the revised EESS implementation date. <a href="http://www.erac.gov.au/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=102&amp;Itemid=551" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link</a></p>
<h4>Nepal – New Type Approval Regulation</h4>
<p>Nepal’s Telecommunications Authority (NTA) recently implemented Type Approval regulations to ensure quality of equipment and mobile handsets that will control the import of the sub-standard mobile handsets in the country.</p>
<p>“The type approval is based on a test report and certificate of conformity issued by the manufacturers,” according to spokesperson Kailash Prasad Neupane. “The regulator will also have to approve equipment of those manufacturers approved by itself,” he said, adding that the equipment and mobile sets of the NTA-approved international standardization bodies or regulatory inspection and certifying bodies will also have to be approved again.</p>
<p>The new regulation will require registration of mobile handsets in a central database requiring the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) and Electronic Serial Number (ESN) number. The new regulation has also made the telecom service providers responsible to provide the IMEI and ESN number of mobile handsets of their consumers, if the security agencies request it. Another goal of this new regulation is to stop the importation of illegal equipment related to the telecom sector.</p>
<h4>Pakistan – Type Approval Required for Bluetooth Devices with 2mW Output Power</h4>
<p>Previously, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), did not actively enforce part of its regulation requiring Bluetooth devices to be Type Approved. Because of this lack of enforcement, PTA considered Bluetooth devices exempt from Type Approval.</p>
<p>However, recently PTA has decided to enforce this regulation and all Bluetooth devices with an output power of more than 2mW EIRP are now required to have Type Approval. Bluetooth devices with less than 2mW EIRP output power remain exempt from Type Approval requirements.</p>
<h4>Hong Kong – Change in Authority Name and New Label Format</h4>
<p>As of April 1, 2012, Hong Kong’s regulatory authority, Telecommunications Authority (TA), has changes its official name to Communications Authority (CA). Additionally, the name of the executive arm changed from the Office of the Telecommunications Authority (OFTA) to the Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA).</p>
<p>Also, the new labeling format below comes into effect:</p>
<p><img style="vertical-align: middle; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="images/newsletters/ofca.png" alt="" width="250" border="0" /></p>
<p>The certificate number reads as follows:</p>
<ul>
<li>ZZZZZ : Certification Body code assigned by OFCA</li>
<li>YY : Year of issue</li>
<li>XXXXX : Serial number of certificate issued during that calendar year</li>
</ul>
<h4>Argentina – Changes to IRAM Safety Approval Procedure</h4>
<p>Recently, the Argentine Institute of Standardization and Certification (IRAM) has advised changes to their FAST TRACK certification scheme. Under the current FAST TRACK scheme, test reports issued by UL under IEC standards or harmonized with IEC, or CBTR and CBTC (Test report and test certificates) issued under the CB Scheme and by UL (US) or UL (Demko) allow manufacturers to obtain IRAM Approval without the need for local testing.</p>
<p>Recent changes to the existing FAST TRACK scheme have added the requirement of a physical sample of the product for inspection purposes only. These changes should come into effect in May 2012.</p>
<h4>Croatia – Notification Requirements</h4>
<p>In March 2012, we advised that products meeting the requirements of the R&amp;TTE Directive in Europe can be placed on the market in Croatia without any further type approval activity. We have received the following additional information regarding products operating in non harmonized bands:</p>
<p class="quote">In the case of R&amp;TTE equipment using frequency bands which are not European harmonized frequency bands for such R&amp;TTE equipment, or which is not in accordance with the Ordinance on the radio-frequency spectrum allocation, the manufacturer or his authorized representative or the person responsible for placing such equipment on the market in the Republic of Croatia must submit official notification at least 30 days before placing the equipment on the market. If the R&amp;TTE equipment listed in the notification is not in accordance with the Radio Frequency Allocation Table or there are other prescribed limitations of use of such equipment in the Republic of Croatia, HAKOM shall inform the person who submitted the notification about that within 30 days of the receipt of the notification.</p>
<h4>Morocco – Change in Import / Type Approval Rules</h4>
<p>Morocco’s ANRT (Agence Nationale de Réglementation des Télécommunications) recently updated their import regulations in March 2012. Previously, any device (WLAN, BT, GSM, etc) containing a GPS receiver/transmitter could not follow a Type Approval route and was subject to follow the Import Authorization process.</p>
<p>Under the new March 2012 regulations, ANRT is now processing Approvals of WLAN/BT devices which contain a GPS receiver (receive-only). Devices exempt from Type Approval, and where Import Authorization is still required, are:</p>
<ul>
<li>2G/3G module containing a GPS receiver</li>
<li>GSM terminal</li>
<li>Answering machine</li>
<li>Fax</li>
<li>Telephone</li>
<li>Built-in laptop modem</li>
<li>GPS receiver (standalone)</li>
</ul>
<p><a href="http://www.anrt.ma/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link</a></p>

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<p></a>FCC Identifier Placement</h4>
<p><strong>Question: </strong> We are a manufacturer of tablet computers with an expansion bay compartment for future upgrades, accessible using a Phillips head screwdriver, intended for sale to the general public. After reading Section 4, Label Location for Part 15 and 18 Devices, in the FCC Guidelines for Labelling 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 Labelling Part 15 &amp;18 Guidelines v07</a>), we have the following questions:</p>
<p class="quote">Does the FCC consider the battery compartment as the only “user-accessible” area, or will the FCC consider an expansion bay compartment for future upgrades to be a “user-accessible” area?</p>
<p class="quote">Does the FCC consider a Phillips head screwdriver to be a “special tool”?</p>
<p class="quote">If we include a statement in our user manual that “the FCC ID label is located in the expansion bay compartment of the tablet”, would this be sufficient to comply with the FCC rules and regulations?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>Based on our interpretation of the labeling guidelines document cited, and experience with the FCC, including interactions and FCC KDB postings, we offer the following opinion as to why it may be acceptable to place the FCC ID label in the expansion bay compartment.</p>
<p>The expansion bay is a user-accessible area;</p>
<p>The device is handheld (tablets, notebook computers are considered as handheld);</p>
<p>The FCC identifier is visible at the time of purchase. Marketing the device without the battery installed when the label is in the battery compartment is acceptable, provided the battery compartment is visible at the time of purchase. The FCC ID on the box, or additional documentation directing the user where to find the FCC ID label, also satisfies this requirement;</p>
<p><span style="font-size: 12px;">The FCC does not consider a Phillips head screwdriver to be a “special tool”.</span></p>
<p>The end-user accessible area must not require any special tools for access, and the FCC label must not be placed on a removable part;</p>
<p>The FCC ID, Model Number, or FCC logo must be on the label and must meet all general labeling requirements or policies that apply for Certification, Verification or DoC.</p>
<p>If the user manual will not be visible to the end-user at the time of purchase, it is prudent to put the FCC ID on the product packaging to ensure that the FCC ID is visible to the purchaser at the time of purchase, in addition to stating in the user manual where the FCC ID label is located.</p>
<p>As always, the FCC is the final arbiter of its rules and regulations, and will make the final ruling. Please contact them directly for further guidance. The FCC KDB site states the following:</p>
<p>FCC staff publications and replies to inquiries from the KDB are based on one or more of the following criteria:</p>
<ol>
<li>Responses that the FCC staff have given to prior inquiries.</li>
<li>Staff interpretations of the Commission's rules and policies.</li>
<li>Prior staff practices.</li>
</ol>
<p>It is important to understand that these staff interpretations do not prevent the Commission from making a different decision in any matter that comes to its attention for resolution.</p>
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<h3>New Draft of IC ICES-003</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>Industry Canada (IC) recently circulated a <a href="images/References/ices_003_draft_march-2012.pdf" target="_blank">draft ICES-003 Issue 5, March 12, 2012</a>, with a new product labeling requirement for Self-Declaration of Compliance to Industry Canada ICES-3 for manufacturers or importers, outlined in Section 8. The draft states that each unit of an ITE model shall bear a label indicating the model’s compliance with ICES-3 A or B limits, and includes other requirements for the label attachment, location, font size, etc.</p>
<p>The Preface in the draft reads in part:</p>
<p>A transition period ending December 31, 2012, is provided, within which compliance with ICES-003, Issue 5, or ICES-003, Issue 4, will be accepted. After this date, only compliance with ICES-003, Issue 5, will be accepted.</p>
<p>Based on the information in this draft, can you please clarify which of the following will be affected effective January 1, 2013?</p>
<ol>
<li>Products manufactured and labeled after the effective date,</li>
<li>Products imported after the effective date, regardless of the manufacture date,</li>
<li>Products sold after the effective date, regardless of the manufacture date,</li>
<li>Products placed into service after the effective date, regardless of the manufacture date.</li>
</ol>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>Based on the language in this draft, we cannot give you a definitive response with regard to the affected products, however we can assure you that these questions will be addressed in subsequent drafts.</p>
<p>In the meantime, we contacted IC in an attempt to obtain additional information. &nbsp;We received the following response from IC:</p>
<p class="quote">The latest IC draft has the following text in the preface, which should address your concerns. The transition date will be approximately one year from the date of publication. It is expected that IC will publish ICES-003 by the end of July 2012.</p>
<p>Preface in ICES-003, Issue 5 Draft:</p>
<p class="quote">This Interference-Causing Equipment Standard ICES-003, Issue 5 sets out standard requirements for Information Technology Equipment (ITE).</p>
<p>This document will be in force as of the publication date of Notice SMSE-XXX-XX in Canada Gazette, Part I.</p>
<p>A transition period ending MONTH, DAY, YEAR, is provided, within which compliance with ICES-003, Issue 5, or ICES-003, Issue 4, will be accepted. After this date, only compliance with ICES-003, Issue 5, will be accepted. The requirements in ICES-003 Issue 5 apply to new models. Existing models in compliance with a previous issue of ICES-003 shall remain compliant under the requirements of that previous issue or may adopt the requirements in Issue 5.</p>
<p>In addition, a footnote has been added to Section 8:</p>
<p class="quote">"The labelling requirements apply to new models. Existing models may continue with the requirements in Issue 4 or adopt the requirements in Issue 5."</p>
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<h3>EAS and Intermediary Devices</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>We are contemplating EAS (Emergency Alert System) product development and have the following questions:</p>
<p class="quote"><strong>A. </strong>How does the FCC define Intermediary Devices?</p>
<p class="quote"><strong>B.</strong> Please describe a universal intermediary device, a component intermediary device, and a hybrid intermediary device?</p>
<p class="quote"><strong>C.</strong> Can TCBs issue FCC original grants and Class II Permissive Changes for EAS?</p>
<p><strong>Answer A: </strong> The FCC defines an Intermediary Device in 47CFR§11.2 as a stand-alone device that carries out the functions of monitoring for, receiving and/or acquiring, and decoding EAS messages formatted in the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) in accordance with <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=dd249283359bf4afda9ce412c31f380d&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.12.4.231.6&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">§11.56</a>, and converting the messages into a format that can be input into a separate EAS decoder, EAS encoder, or unit combining such decoder and encoder functions, so that the EAS message output by such separate EAS decoder, EAS encoder, or unit combining such decoder and encoder functions, and all other functions attendant to processing such EAS message, comply with the requirements in this part. For more information on Intermediary Devices and the EAS, click on FCC’s <a href="images/References/transition.fcc.gov_daily_releases_daily_business_2012_db0110_fcc-12-7a1.pdf" target="_blank">Fifth Report and Order FCC 12-7</a>.</p>
<p><strong>Answer B:</strong> A universal intermediary device is a device that receives CAP formatted messages at its input, and outputs EAS audio tones that can in turn be input into the audio input of any legacy device. In this case, a legacy device refers to EAS encoder/decoder units which do not have integrated CAP support, unlike Intermediary Devices described above. By definition, a universal intermediary device is a stand-alone device since it operates entirely independent of, and can be operated with, any legacy device. Therefore, a universal intermediary device can and should be tested alone.</p>
<p>By contrast, a component intermediary device does not output audio; instead it outputs proprietary coding used internally by the legacy device so that it can process the converted CAP alert-data. The proprietary coding is relayed over a physical, hard-wired connection between the component intermediary device and the legacy device. A component intermediary device is stand-alone only in the sense that it may have its own enclosure, power supply, etc., and it can output some signals, however those signals have no meaning unless the component intermediary device is connected and interoperates with the intended legacy device.</p>
<p>A hybrid intermediary device is a combination of a universal intermediary device and a component intermediary device. As might be expected, hybrid intermediary devices have two sets of testing requirements:</p>
<ol>
<li>To test the universal intermediary device output, the device would need to be tested independently as a stand-alone device (i.e., tested to make sure it generates the EAS tones correctly since they will be the audio input of the legacy device).</li>
<li>To test the component intermediary device output, the device must be tested with the legacy device with which it is designed to interoperate.</li>
</ol>
<p>If the device functions as described here, both test requirements apply. If the device can only function as described for the component intermediary device, then the system testing would apply.</p>
<p><strong>Answer C: </strong>TCBs are allowed by the FCC to issue certification grants for original devices and Class II permissive change filings for EAS products.</p>
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<h3>IEEE 802.11ac FCC Test Procedure</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>What is the new IEEE 802.11ac™ standard, and what FCC test procedure is required to certify devices that conform to this standard?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>The IEEE 802.11ac standard is a draft wireless networking standard of 802.11 that will define high-throughput wireless local area networks (WLAN) on the 5 GHz band. It is expected that this specification will enable multi-station WLAN throughput up to 1 gigabit/s and single-link throughput up to 500 megabit/s. To attain this level of throughput, the existing air interface concept in the current 802.11n standard is extended by increasing the RF bandwidth up to 160 MHz, increasing to 8 the Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) spatial stream, adding multi-user MIMO and up to 256 Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM) high-density modulation.</p>
<p>The FCC has issued requirements for IEEE 802.11ac and pre-802.11ac emissions testing for compliance with <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=dd249283359bf4afda9ce412c31f380d&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.16.3.234.31&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.247</a> and 15 subpart E (15.401 through 15.407), including how to handle simultaneous transmission by 802.11 devices under multiple rule sections (15.247, 15.407, and Part 90Y public safety).</p>
<p>Click on <a href="images/References/644545%20d01%20guidance%20for%20ieee%20802%2011ac%20v01.pdf" target="_blank">644545 D01 Guidance for IEEE 802 11ac v01</a> to review guidance for emissions testing of IEEE 802.11ac and pre-ac devices, and <a href="images/References/644545%20d02%20alternative%20guidance%20for%20802%2011ac%20v01.pdf" target="_blank">644545 D02 Alternative Guidance for 802 11ac v01</a> to review alternative guidance for operation above 5.725 GHz.</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:::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:814,23394,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61000-4-25:2002/A1:2012</a> - (5/4/2012) - Electromagnetic compatibility EMC) - Part 4-25: Testing and measurement techniques - HEMP immunity test methods for equipment and systems</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:108,24182,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62442-1:2011/AC:2012</a> - (5/4/2012) - 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><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:819,23548,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50291-1:2010/A1:2012</a> - (6/1/2012) - lectrical apparatus for the detection of carbon monoxide in domestic premises - Part 1: Test methods and performance requirements</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:814,23521,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 55103-2:2009/IS1:2012</a> - (6/1/2012) - 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:::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:114,23262,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60704-2-4:2012</a> - (6/1/2012) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Test code for the determination of airborne acoustical noise - Part 2-4: Particular requirements for washing machines and spin extractors</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:67,24193,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60335-2-2:2003/A11:2010/AC:2012</a> - (6/8/2012) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-2: Particular requirements for vacuum cleaners and water-suction cleaning appliances</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:67,24198,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60335-2-23:2003/A11:2010/AC:2012</a> - (6/8/2012) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-23: Particular requirements for appliances for skin or hair care</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:67,24199,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60335-2-25:2002/A11:2010/AC:2012</a> - (6/8/2012) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-25: Particular requirements for microwave ovens, including combination microwave ovens</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:67,24195,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60335-2-6:2003/A11:2010/AC:2012</a> - (6/8/2012) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-6: Particular requirements for stationary cooking ranges, hobs, ovens and similar appliances</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:67,24197,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60335-2-9:2003/A13:2010/AC:2012</a> - (6/8/2012) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-9: Particular requirements for grills, toasters and similar portable cooking appliances</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1156,23061,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62474:2012</a> - (6/8/2012) - Material declaration for products of and for the electrotechnical industry</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1085,24242,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CEN/CLC Guide 20:2012</a> - (6/15/2012) - Guide on Membership Criteria of CEN and CENELEC</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:683,23303,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61010-2-033:2012</a> - (6/15/2012) - Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use - Part 2-033: Particular requirements for hand-held multimeters and other meters, for domestic and professional use, capable of measuring mains voltage</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 standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/300200_300299/30022001/02.04.01_60/en_30022001v020401p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 300 220-1 V2.4.1</a> - (May 2012) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD); Radio equipment to be used in the 25 MHz to 1 000 MHz frequency range with power levels ranging up to 500 mW; Part 1: Technical characteristics and test methods</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/300200_300299/30022002/02.04.01_60/en_30022002v020401p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 300 220-2 V2.4.1</a> - (May 2012) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD); Radio equipment to be used in the 25 MHz to 1 000 MHz frequency range with power levels ranging up to 500 mW; Part 2: Harmonized EN covering essential requirements under article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301400_301499/30148934/01.03.01_60/en_30148934v010301p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 489-34 V1.3.1</a> - (June 2012) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 34: Specific conditions for External Power Supply (EPS) for mobile phones</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301800_301899/301893/01.07.01_60/en_301893v010701p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 893 V1.7.1</a> - (June 2012) - 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://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/300300_300399/300328/01.08.01_60/en_300328v010801p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 300 328 V1.8.1</a> - (June 2012) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Wideband transmission systems; Data transmission equipment operating in the 2,4 GHz ISM band and using wide band modulation techniques; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301500_301599/30155901/01.01.02_60/en_30155901v010102p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 559-1 V1.1.2</a> - (June 2012) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD); Low Power Active Medical Implants (LP-AMI) operating in the frequency range 2 483,5 MHz to 2 500 MHz; Part 1: Technical characteristics and test methods</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301500_301599/30155902/01.01.02_60/en_30155902v010102p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 559-2 V1.1.2</a> - (June 2012) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD); Low Power Active Medical Implants (LP-AMI) operating in the frequency range 2 483,5 MHz to 2 500 MHz; Part 2: Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/101500_101599/10157001/01.01.01_60/ts_10157001v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 101 570-1 V1.1.1</a> - (June 2012) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Interoperability Testing for Maritime Digital Selective Calling (DSC) Radios; Part 1: Requirements catalogue</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/101500_101599/10157002/01.01.01_60/ts_10157002v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 101 570-2 V1.1.1</a> - (June 2012) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Interoperability Testing for Maritime Digital Selective Calling (DSC) Radios; Part 2: Class A/B Test Descriptions</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/101500_101599/10157003/01.01.01_60/ts_10157003v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 101 570-3 V1.1.1</a> - (June 2012) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Interoperability Testing for Maritime Digital Selective Calling (DSC) Radios; Part 3: Class D Test Descriptions</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/101500_101599/10157004/01.01.01_60/ts_10157004v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 101 570-4 V1.1.1</a> - (June 2012) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Interoperability Testing for Maritime Digital Selective Calling (DSC) Radios; Part 4: Class E Test Descriptions</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/101500_101599/10157005/01.01.01_60/ts_10157005v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 101 570-5 V1.1.1</a> - (June 2012) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Interoperability Testing for Maritime Digital Selective Calling (DSC) Radios; Part 5: Handheld VHF Class D Test Descriptions</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>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://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/046417!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-24</a> - (5/23/2012) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-24: Particular requirements for refrigerating appliances, ice-cream &nbsp; appliances and ice makers</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/046409!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-24-am1</a> - (5/23/2012) - Amendment 1 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-24: Particular requirements for refrigerating appliances, ice-cream appliances and ice-makers</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/046414!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-34</a> - (5/23/2012) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-34: Particular requirements for motor-compressors</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/046424!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-2-26</a> - (5/29/2012) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-26: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of electroencephalographs</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/046419!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61097-15</a> - (5/29/2012) - Global maritime distress and safety system (GMDSS) - Part 15: Inmarsat FB500 ship earth station - Operational and performance requirements, methods of testing and required test results</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/046422!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61097-4</a> - (5/29/2012) - Global maritime distress and safety system (GMDSS) - Part 4: Inmarsat-C ship earth station and Inmarsat enhanced group call (EGC) equipment - Operational and performance requirements, methods of testing and required test results</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/046410!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61124</a> - (5/23/2012) - Reliability testing - Compliance tests for constant failure rate and constant failure intensity</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/046423!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62037-1</a> - (5/29/2012) - Passive RF and microwave devices, intermodulation level measurement - Part 1: General requirements and measuring methods</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/046418!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62271-107</a> - (5/29/2012) - High-voltage switchgear and controlgear - Part 107: Alternating current fused circuit-switchers for rated voltages above 1 kV up to and including 52 kV</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/046408!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62396-1</a> - (5/23/2012) - Process management for avionics - Atmospheric radiation effects - Part 1: Accommodation of atmospheric radiation effects via single event effects within avionics electronic equipment</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/046517!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC/TR 62653</a> - (6/12/2012) - Guideline for safe operation of medical equipment used for haemodialysis treatments</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a href="http://www.iec.ch/about/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4>Canada – Release of SRSP-310.7, Issue 3</h4>
<p>On June 16, 2012, Industry Canada released <a href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf10414.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">SRSP-310.7, Issue 3: Technical Requirements for Fixed Line-of-Sight Radio Systems Operating in the Band 10.7-11.7 GHz</a>. Issue 3 of SRSP-310.7 has been released to incorporate policy changes announced in Canada Gazette notice DGTP-013-09, Decision Regarding Spectrum Utilization Policy for the 11 GHz Band. This SRSP replaces SRSP-310.7, Issue 2. The following are the main changes: 1) until January 1, 2026, Industry Canada will not license any new fixed service systems in the band 11.075-11.2 GHz or the band 11.575-11.7 GHz, subject to the provisions in Canada Gazette notice DGTP-013-09 and 2) several other editorial updates and corrections have been made.</p>
<h4>Canada – SAR Correction for Measured Conductivity and Relative Permittivity per IEC 62209-2 Standard</h4>
<p>Industry Canada’s RSS-102 – RF exposure compliance of radiocommunication apparatus (All frequency Bands) incorporates by reference the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 62209-2 Human Exposure to Radio Frequency Fields from Hand-Held and Body-mounted Wireless Communication Devices – Human Models, Instrumentation, and Procedures – Part 2: Procedure to determine the specific absorption rate (SAR) for wireless communication devices used in close proximity to the human body (frequency range of 30 MHz to 6 GHz).</p>
<p>Section 6.1.1 of IEC 62209-2 Ed. 1 states:</p>
<p class="quote">The measured conductivity and relative permittivity shall be within 10 % of the target values. The measured SAR results shall be corrected using the procedures of Annex F. If the correction ΔSAR has a negative sign, the measured SAR results shall not be corrected.</p>
<p>In Section 6.1.1 of IEC 62209-2, there is currently an error regarding the sign for the correction of SAR. It should read:</p>
<p class="quote">If the correction ΔSAR has a positive sign, the measured SAR results shall not be corrected.</p>
<p>The ΔSAR refers to the percent change in SAR relative to the percent change in dielectric properties versus the target values. A negative ΔSAR would translate to a lower measured SAR value than what would be measured if using dielectric properties equal to the target values. A positive ΔSAR would translate to a higher measured SAR value than what would be measured if using dielectric properties equal to the target values. SAR correction shall not be made when the ΔSAR has a positive sign to provide a conservative SAR value. The SAR is only corrected when ΔSAR has a negative sign.</p>
<p>The correction is implemented using Equation 1. The ΔSAR must first be inverted (- to +) when implementing the correction as given in the following example:</p>
<p><strong>Example:</strong></p>
<p>With a measured SAR of 1.00W/Kg and a ΔSAR of -6%, the corrected SAR would be:</p>
<p class="quote">Corrected SAR = Measured SAR * ((100 + (ΔSAR x -1)) /100) (Equation 1)</p>
<p class="quote">Corrected SAR = 1.00W/Kg * ((100+6)/100) = 1.06 W/Kg</p>
<p>In addition, this notice provides clarification pertaining to Industry Canada’s latest requirements on the SAR correction when the measured conductivity and relative permittivity deviate from the target values.</p>
<p>If the dielectric properties of the tissue simulating liquid are equal or less than 5% of the target values, one of the following actions shall be undertaken:</p>
<ul>
<li>the measurement uncertainty is added to the uncertainty budget, or</li>
<li>the SAR value is corrected and the applicable uncertainty contributor associated with the correction formula is added to the uncertainty budget using the procedure of Annex F of IEC 62209-2.</li>
</ul>
<p>However, if the dielectric properties of the tissue simulating liquid are above 5% but equal or less than 10% of the target values, the SAR value shall be corrected for the deviation in the dielectric properties using the procedures of Annex F of IEC 62209-2 and the uncertainty of the correction formula shall be added to the uncertainty budget.</p>
<h4>Singapore – Re-allocation of Spectrum</h4>
<p>Singapore’s Infocomm Development Authority(IDA) is currently consulting on the ‘early’ re-allocation of relevant spectrum bands “to enable and encourage investment in 4G systems and the provision of 4G services”. 2.3GHz and 2.5/2.6GHz bands were assigned in 2005 (with some traded in 2009) and expire in 2015. 900MHz and 1800MHz band assignments expire in 2017. While some 4G services have already been launched on existing frequency bands, there are concerns that uncertainty over the future of spectrum may hamper development.</p>
<p>The IDA considered, but decided against, re-allocating the 900MHz band at this stage. 14 lots of paired spectrum (2x5MHz per lot) in the 1800MHz band, eight lots of paired spectrum (2x5MHz per lot) in the 2.5GHz band and six lots of spectrum (10MHz per lot) in the 2.3 GHz and 2.5 GHz bands is proposed for re-allocation for use for either LTE or WiMax. Spectrum caps are proposed, of up to 2x45MHz of spectrum in total for both the 1800MHz and 2.5GHz band paired categories. The consultation also proposes 2x20MHz in the 2.5GHz band for which only new entrants would be eligible to bid – a different reserve price for that spectrum and longer time frames to achieve roll-out for new entrants is also proposed.</p>
<p>2.1GHz spectrum for 3G mobile was awarded in 2001 and additional spectrum issued to the existing holders in 2010, which expires in 2021. 700/800MHz spectrum is unlikely to be available at this stage given ongoing spectrum coordination with neighbouring countries and their timeline for analogue television switch-off. There are no foreign direct investment limits in relation to telecoms licences held by companies registered in Singapore.</p>
<h4>Japan – Revised Labelling Requirements for Radio Devices</h4>
<p>Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) recently updated its labeling guidelines to accommodate smaller devices with size restrictions. The new guideline allows for a more simplified label and details are below:</p>
<ul>
<li><strong> Simplification of the Certification number</strong> - Under the prior scheme, the label consisted of the CAB code (first three digits), followed by reference to the category of the specified radio (WW) and a 10-digit certification number given by the CAB.</li>
</ul>
<p class="quote"><strong>Under the new scheme the category of the specified radio (WW) is no longer required to be printed on the label and the certification number given by the CAB has been reduced from 10 to 6 digits.</strong></p>
<ul>
<li><strong> Use of electronic label</strong> – For devices with a screen, such as a phone, the label can be displayed on the screen instead of being printed on a physical label affixed on the device.</li>
</ul>
<p>These changes are in addition to the recent change which allows CABs to issue a single certification number to cover a product with multiple radios, where separate certification numbers would previously have been granted.<a href="http://www.tele.soumu.go.jp/e/index.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> Link to MIC</a></p>
<h4>Mexico – New User Manual Statement Requirements</h4>
<p>In April 2012, we advised that Mexico had implemented new NOM-121-SCT1-2009 User Manual requirements. We were recently advised by our local agent that these new User Manual requirements are being more strictly enforced. Products which feature detachable antennas and/or external amplifiers must immediately meet the requirements detailed below.</p>
<p>An approximate English translation of NOM-121-SCT1-2009:</p>
<p><strong>4.6.3</strong> If the antenna is removable (selectable by the user) the user manual must contain the following information in a conspicuous position:</p>
<p><strong>4.6.3.1</strong> “Este equipo ha sido diseñado para operar con las antenas que enseguida se enlistan y para una ganancia máxima de antena de [x] dB. El uso con este equipo de antenas no incluidas en esta lista o que tengan una ganancia mayor que [x] dB quedan prohibidas. La impedancia requerida de la antena es de [y] ohms”</p>
<p class="quote"><strong>Translation: </strong>“This equipment has been designed to operate with the antennas that are listed below and for maximum antenna gain of {X} dB. Using this device with antennas not included in this list or that may have a gain higher than {X} dB is prohibited. The required antenna impedance is {Y} ohms”</p>
<p>The manufacturer of the device must assign appropriate values for {X} and {Y} in order to comply with that specified in 4.1.4 and with the legal and technical operations provisions that refer.</p>
<p class="quote"><strong>Agent comments:</strong> Section 4.1.4 mandates testing, and testing with the highest gain antenna when multiple antenna options are to be included within the Approval, also EIRP limits of 4W in the 902 – 928MHz and 5725 – 5850MHz bands, 2W for fixed point-to-point in the 2.4GHz band, and 1W for point-to-multipoint applications in the 2.4GHz band. Products that support external amplifiers must meet the limits regardless of amplifier/antenna combination used.</p>
<p><strong>4.6.3.2</strong> A list of all acceptable antennas for use with the transmitter, complying with that specified in 4.1.3. must be included.</p>
<p class="quote"><strong>Agent comments:</strong> Section 4.1.3 mandates testing and Approval of all external amplifiers which can be used with the product being Approved. It prohibits the use of non-tested amplifiers.</p>
<p><strong>4.6.3.3</strong> If the spread spectrum radio-communication equipment has the possibility to use external RF power amplifiers, a list of acceptable amplifiers, that maintain compliance with 4.1.4., must be included in the user instructions.</p>
<h4>Taiwan – NCC Revises Technical Specifications</h4>
<p>Taiwan’s telecommunications authority, National Communications Commission (NCC), recently revised partial requirements of the following 4 TTE technical specifications:</p>
<ul>
<li>PLMN01 (GSM 900 and DCS1800 Mobile Equipment Technical Specifications)</li>
<li>PLMN02 (1900MHz Digital Low Tier PHS Radio Terminal Equipment Technical Specifications)</li>
<li>PLMN08 (The Third Generation Mobile Telecommunication Terminal Equipment Technical Specifications)</li>
<li>PLMN09 (Subscriber Station for Wireless Broadband Access Type Approval Technical Specification)</li>
</ul>
<p>Please see below for an overview of the revisions:</p>
<ol>
<li>If the USB connecting interface of a mobile phone receptacle is neither micro-B nor micro-AB, a specific connection cord set for charge or an adapter is required.</li>
<li>With regard to the connection interface of mobile phone and charger, its flammability class of the insulating material is revised to V-2 at least.</li>
<li>The flammability classes of the cable assemblies is revised to VW-1 at least.</li>
<li>The maximum resistance of cable assemblies is revised to not more than 0.232Ω/m.</li>
<li>The testing report should be issued from a lab accredited by NCC or a lab accredited under a domestic certification system accredited by NCC. SAR testing should be executed according to CNS 14958-1. Its homologous international standards, IEC 62209-1 and IEEE Std 1528, are applicable until June 30th, 2012.</li>
<li>Safety testing should be conducted according to CNS 14336-1.</li>
<li>The complete clauses of the above 4 kinds of technical specifications are available on <a href="http://www.ncc.gov.tw/english/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">NCC website</a>. (English translations have not yet been provided)</li>
</ol>
<h4>Djibouti – Temporary Import Authorization</h4>
<p>The Regulatory Authority in Djibouti, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, chargé des Postes et des Télécommunications (MCCPT), recently announced that they are in the process of updating their spectrum management system and will not issue any Type Approvals during this time.</p>
<p>During this interim, MCCPT has advised that temporary import authorizations can be granted to any companies wishing to import their products into the country. At this time, it is recommended for applicants to submit requests for temporary import along with the relevant technical documentation for MCCPT to review.</p>
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<p></a>2.4 GHz WLAN Devices Now Have EU Class 1 Status</h4>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>We are a manufacturer of 2.4 GHz Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) devices and we market our products in the European Union (EU), European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and non-EU/EFTA countries. We recently learned that the EU classification policy for 2.4 GHz devices has changed from Class 2 to Class 1. Can you elaborate on this change and the effect this has on devices for Norway, Russia, and the Ukraine?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>As Class 2 devices, 2.4 GHz WLAN devices were required to be marked with the Alert Symbol (!), and include a list of countries where the device would be sold. As of July 1, 2012, France removed the 100 mW indoor use only restriction for wideband data use in this band; 2.4 GHz &nbsp;WLAN devices now have Class 1 status with no requirement for the Alert Symbol (!) or any other Class 2 requirement for EU countries; 2.4 GHz WLAN devices are now harmonized. The EFTA countries also adopted this requirement since they follow the EU directives, but they are not bound to follow it in its entirety.</p>
<p>Some EFTA and some non-EU/EFTA countries still maintain national restrictions in this band since they are not bound by the EU directives. In fact, according to the latest <a href="http://rheintech.com/images/References/rec7003e.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ERO Recommendation 70-03 Version 7th of May 2012</a>, Norway, an EFTA country, has a national restriction in this band, therefore such WLAN devices are still considered Class 2 devices in Norway. Russia and the Ukraine are both non-EU/EFTA countries and they also maintain a national restriction in the band in accordance with the latest ERO. Please find attached a newly revised list of the “Class 1” non-restricted devices for Europe in <a href="http://rheintech.com/images/References/rtte_subclass_july2012_en.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">R&amp;TTE Subclass of July 2012</a>.</p>
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<h3>Testing Inductive (Wireless) Chargers</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>We manufacture a portable flashlight, whose battery is rechargeable via inductive (wireless) power transfer. We are seeking guidance on the applicable FCC standard and required testing, including RF exposure requirements. Here are some facts about the flashlight:</p>
<ol>
<li>The flashlight unit is permanently sealed and is powered by a rechargeable Li-ion battery; it functions as a standard battery-operated flashlight driving the main bulb by direct current.</li>
<li>The flashlight is charged by placing it in the provided charging base so that the transmitter coil in the base is aligned with the receiver coil in the flashlight. The charging base is not intended to be held or worn, instead placed on a flat surface at least 20 cm from the user. The proper use of the charging base should minimize the exposure to RF fields.</li>
<li>Power is only radiated when the flashlight unit is placed in the charger base and the battery is charging. During use, the charging base radiated power is approximately 1.0 Watt. During the operation of the charging base, the conditions exist for human exposure to RF fields.</li>
<li>The charging base does not automatically shut off when the flashlight is removed, so a condition for human exposure does exist as long as the charging base is in use.</li>
<li>When the flashlight is in use, there is no exposure to RF.</li>
</ol>
<p>There are 3 operating configurations:</p>
<ul>
<li>charging with the wall charger adapter</li>
<li>charging with the car charger adapter</li>
<li>not charging - flashlight in use.</li>
</ul>
<p>Based on our interpretation of the FCC rules, we believe the following:</p>
<p>The charger and flashlight should be considered "mobile" according to FCC definitions:</p>
<ol>
<li>It is not fixed</li>
<li>It is over 20 cm in distance from the human body when used as intended.</li>
</ol>
<p>The assembly also falls under the requirements of "General Population/Uncontrolled" equipment.</p>
<p>In these categories, the device falls under the “1.5 GHz and below” requirement for environmental exposure testing, but it does not meet the requirement threshold of Effective Radiated Power of 1.5 Watts or higher.</p>
<p>Please advise the applicable FCC standard(s), testing and RF exposure limits required to demonstrate FCC compliance.</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>We believe that the flashlight with wireless charger is subject to certification under Part 18 of the FCC Rules. Under <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=e208d50cbac55611ea586d73c860ddb4&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.3.9.221.61&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.1091</a> and <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr;sid=e208d50cbac55611ea586d73c860ddb4;rgn=div8;view=text;node=47%3A1.0.1.1.3.9.221.62;idno=47;cc=ecfr" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.1093</a>, <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=e208d50cbac55611ea586d73c860ddb4&amp;rgn=div5&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.18&amp;idno=47#47:1.0.1.1.18.1" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§18</a> devices are categorically excluded from routine environmental evaluation for RF exposure prior to equipment authorization or use. That is, a radio frequency exposure analysis is not required as part of the Form 731 submission. However, the device must still comply with RF exposure standards and the manufacturer is responsible for ensuring compliance.</p>
<p>The wireless charger/flashlight combination can be treated as a mobile device. A minimum separation distance of 20 cm is required and must be supported by the operating and installation configurations of the transmitter (charger).</p>
<p>For mobile devices, MPE measurement or computational modeling is used to show compliance for §2.1091(c).</p>
<p>As always, our advice is based on our experience with, and knowledge of, the FCC rules and regulations. The FCC is the final arbiter of its rules and regulations.</p>
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<h3>Re-Classification of 5 GHz WLAN Band</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>We manufacture 5 GHz WLAN devices; we noticed that the frequency bands 5150 MHz to 5350 MHz and 5470 MHz to 5725 MHz were removed from ERC Recommendation 70-03. What is the status of these frequency bands?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>The frequency bands 5150 MHz to 5350 MHz and 5470 MHz to 5725 MHz are still permitted, but they have been re-classified as mobile, except aeronautical mobile service, and therefore they were removed from ERO Recommendation 70-03, a document which serves Short Range Devices.</p>
<p>The status of the 5 GHz band as a whole is a little bit different. Only the frequency band 5470 MHz to 5725 MHz is Class 1 (subclass 54). The 5150 MHz to 5350 MHz frequency band, even with fully harmonized technical parameters, still has Class 2 status because the use is limited to indoor areas. We understand that the Telecommunications Conformity Assessment and Market Surveillance (TCAM) working subgroup on subclasses is considering the idea that products in the 5150 MHz to 5350 MHz frequency band will remain Class 2 devices, but without the need for notification, in accordance with article 6.4 of the Radio &amp; Telecommunications Terminal Directive (R&amp;TTE). Until this topic is decided upon by the (TCAM), equipment operating in this band has to be notified.</p>
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<h3>FCC Modifies UPCS Rules</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>We manufacture Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) products. Which frequency band was modified under the FCC’s new Unlicensed Personal Communications Service (UPCS) rules and regulations?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>The <a href="http://rheintech.com/images/References/2012_17793.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">FCC’s new UPCS rules</a> and regulations modify the rules governing the operation of UPCS devices in the1920-1930 MHz band (UPCS band), to promote more efficient use of the UPCS band and to facilitate the introduction of a new generation of unlicensed devices capable of supporting broadband connectivity using Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) technology. A quick summary of the new rules for UPCS devices follows:</p>
<ol>
<li>Operation shall be contained to the 1920–1930 MHz band.</li>
<li>The emission bandwidth shall be less than 2.5 MHz.</li>
<li>The power level shall be as specified in §15.319(c), but in no event shall the emission bandwidth be less than 50 kHz.</li>
<li>If access to spectrum is not available as determined by the above, and a minimum of 20 duplex system access channels is defined for the system, the time and spectrum windows with the lowest power level may be accessed.</li>
<li>Emissions outside the band shall be attenuated below a reference power of 112 mW as follows:
<ul>
<li>30 dB between the band and 1.25 MHz above or below the band;</li>
<li>50 dB between the band and 1.25 and 2.5 MHz above or below the band;</li>
<li>60 dB between the band and 2.5 MHz or greater above or below the band.</li>
</ul>
</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><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1160438882124000::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1100,23382,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61988-2-5:201X</a> - (6/19/2012) - Plasma display panels - Part 2-5: Measuring methods - Acoustic noise</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1160438882124000::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:67,23353,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60335-2-34:201X</a> - (6/27/2012) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-34: Particular requirements for motor-compressors</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1160438882124000::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:68,22410,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60601-2-26:201X</a> - (7/3/2012) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-26: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of electroencephalographs</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1160438882124000::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:859,22977,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62037-1:201X</a> - (7/3/2012) - Passive r.f. and microwave devices, intermodulation level measurement - Part 1: General requirements and measuring methods</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1160438882124000::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:112,23235,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50289-4-16:201X</a> - (7/9/2012) - Communication cables - Specifications for test methods - Part 4-16: Environmental test methods - Circuit integrity under fire conditions</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1160438882124000::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:67,24041,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60335-2-2:2010/AA:201X</a> - (7/9/2012) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-2: Particular requirements for vacuum cleaners and water-suction cleaning appliances</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1160438882124000::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:67,24042,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60335-2-5:2003/AB:201X</a> - (7/9/2012) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-5: Particular requirements for dishwashers</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1160438882124000::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:569,23608,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60269-4:2009/A1:2012</a> - (7/13/2012) - Low-voltage fuses - Part 4: Supplementary requirements for fuse-links for the protection of semiconductor devices</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1160438882124000::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:964,23440,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60317-56:2012</a> - (7/13/2012) - Specifications for particular types of winding wires - Part 56: Solderable fully insulated (FIW) zero-defect polyurethane enamelled round copper wire with nominal conductor diameter of 0,040 mm to 1,600 mm, class 180</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1160438882124000::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:989,23550,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50521:2008/A1:2012</a> - (7/13/2012) - Connectors for photovoltaic systems - Safety requirements and tests</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1160438882124000::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:137,23420,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50177:2009/AA:201X</a> - (7/23/2012) - Stationary electrostatic application equipment for ignitable coating powders - Safety requirements</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 standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301500_301599/30155901/01.01.02_60/en_30155901v010102p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 559-1 V1.1.2</a> - (June 2012) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD); Low Power Active Medical Implants (LP-AMI) operating in the frequency range 2 483,5 MHz to 2 500 MHz; Part 1: Technical characteristics and test methods</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301500_301599/30155902/01.01.02_60/en_30155902v010102p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 559-2 V1.1.2</a> - (June 2012) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD); Low Power Active Medical Implants (LP-AMI) operating in the frequency range 2 483,5 MHz to 2 500 MHz; Part 2: Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/101500_101599/10157001/01.01.01_60/ts_10157001v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 101 570-1 V1.1.1</a> - (June 2012) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Interoperability Testing for Maritime Digital Selective Calling (DSC) Radios; Part 1: Requirements catalogue</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/101500_101599/10157002/01.01.01_60/ts_10157002v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 101 570-2 V1.1.1</a> - (June 2012) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Interoperability Testing for Maritime Digital Selective Calling (DSC) Radios; Part 2: Class A/B Test Descriptions</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/101500_101599/10157003/01.01.01_60/ts_10157003v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 101 570-3 V1.1.1</a> - (June 2012) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Interoperability Testing for Maritime Digital Selective Calling (DSC) Radios; Part 3: Class D Test Descriptions</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/101500_101599/10157004/01.01.01_60/ts_10157004v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 101 570-4 V1.1.1</a> - (June 2012) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Interoperability Testing for Maritime Digital Selective Calling (DSC) Radios; Part 4: Class E Test Descriptions</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/101500_101599/10157005/01.01.01_60/ts_10157005v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 101 570-5 V1.1.1</a> - (June 2012) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Interoperability Testing for Maritime Digital Selective Calling (DSC) Radios; Part 5: Handheld VHF Class D Test Descriptions</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/102900_102999/102940/01.01.01_60/ts_102940v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 102 940 V1.1.1</a> - (June 2012) - Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS); Security; ITS communications security architecture and security management</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/303900_303999/303978/01.01.00_20/en_303978v010100c.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 303 978 V1.1.0</a> - (July 2012) - Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Harmonized EN for Earth Stations on Mobile Platforms (ESOMP) transmitting towards satellites in geostationary orbit in the 27,5 GHz to 30,0 GHz frequency bands covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive</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>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://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/046593!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61010-2-091</a> - (6/25/2012) - Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - Part 2-091: Particular requirements for cabinet X-ray systems</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/046602!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62729</a> - (6/27/2012) - Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems - Shipborne equipment for long-range identification and tracking (LRIT) - Performance requirements</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/046601!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-2-10 (edition 2.0)</a> - (6/27/2012) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-10: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of nerve and muscle stimulators</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/046628!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ISO/IEC 17024 (edition 2.0)</a> - (7/3/2012) - Conformity assessment -- General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/046609!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60432-3 (edition 2.0)</a> - (7/4/2012) - Incandescent lamps - Safety specifications - Part 3: Tungsten halogen lamps (non-vehicle)</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/046618!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62132-8</a> - (7/6/2012) - Integrated circuits - Measurement of electromagnetic immunity - Part 8: Measurement of radiated immunity - IC stripline method</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/046625!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC/TR 61000-1-6</a> - (7/9/2012) - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 1-6: General - Guide to the assessment of measurement uncertainty</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/046637!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61326-1 (edition 2.0)</a> - (7/10/2012) - Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - EMC requirements - Part 1: General requirements</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/046636!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61326-2-3 (edition 2.0)</a> - (7/10/2012) - Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - EMC requirements - Part 2-3: Particular requirements - Test configuration, operational conditions and performance criteria for transducers with integrated or remote signal conditioning</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/046635!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61326-2-4 (edition 2.0)</a> - (7/10/2012) - Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - EMC requirements - Part 2-4: Particular requirements - Test configurations, operational conditions and performance criteria for insulation monitoring devices according to IEC 61557-8 and for equipment for insulation fault location according to IEC 61557-9</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/046634!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61326-2-6 (edition 2.0)</a> - (7/10/2012) - Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - EMC requirements - Part 2-6: Particular requirements - In vitro diagnostic (IVD) medical equipment</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/031863!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR 16-SER - (7/11/2012)</a> - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - ALL PARTS</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/046648!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR 16-1-4 (edition 3.1)</a> - (7/11/2012) - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 1-4: Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus - Antennas and test sites for radiated disturbance measurements</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/046654!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-1-am1 (edition 3.0)</a> - (7/13/2012) - Amendment 1 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 1: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/031840!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-1-SER</a> - (7/13/2012) - Medical electrical equipment - ALL PARTS</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/046655!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60079-20-1</a> - (7/13/2012) - Corrigendum 1 - Explosive atmospheres - Part 20-1: Material characteristics for gas and vapour classification - Test methods and data</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/046703!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-89 (edition 2.1)</a> - (7/17/2012) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-89: Particular requirements for commercial refrigerating appliances with an incorporated or remote refrigerant unit or compressor</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/046702!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-89-am1 (edition 2.0)</a> - (7/17/2012) - Amendment 1 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-89: Particular requirements for commercial refrigerating appliances with an incorporated or remote refrigerant unit or compressor</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/046706!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR/TR 16-3 (edition 3.1)</a> - (7/18/2012) - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 3: CISPR technical reports</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a href="http://www.iec.ch/about/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4>FCC – Open Commission Meeting on August 3, 2012</h4>
<p>FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced that the following items will be on the tentative agenda for the next open meeting scheduled for Friday, August 3, 2012:</p>
<p>Cable Television Technical and Operational Requirements: The FCC will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that seeks to modernize our cable television rules to facilitate the cable industry’s widespread transition from analog to digital transmission systems.</p>
<p>Removing Barriers to Wireless Backhaul: The FCC will consider a Second Report and Order, Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Second Notice of Inquiry, Order on Reconsideration, and Memorandum Opinion and Order that seeks to remove regulatory barriers to make better use of Fixed Service (FS) spectrum and provide additional flexibility to enable FS licensees to reduce operational costs and facilitate the use of wireless backhaul in rural areas.</p>
<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>Canada – Release of Spectrum Advisory Bulletin for 698-806 MHz Band</h4>
<p>On July 13, 2012, Industry Canada released SAB-001-12, a spectrum advisory bulletin addressing radio equipment suppliers and users of low-power licensed radiocommunication devices, including wireless microphones, capable of operating in the frequency range 698-806 MHz. These devices are licensed on a no-protection, no-interference basis in accordance with Client Procedures Circular <a href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/vwapj/cpc2111-issue2-2011e.pdf/$FILE/cpc2111-issue2-2011e.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CPC-2-1-11, Low-power Licensed Radio Apparatus</a>.</p>
<p>In January 2010, Industry Canada released Spectrum Advisory Bulletin <a href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf09777.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">SAB-001-10</a>, which announced that the Department would no longer accept certification and authorization applications for low-power licensed radiocommunication devices operating in the 698-806 MHz range. SAB-001-10 also prohibited the usage and operation of low-power licensed radiocommunication devices in the public safety bands, 764-776 MHz and 794-806 MHz, beyond March 31, 2011, while those devices already licensed for operation in the remaining portion of the band (i.e. 698-764 MHz and 776-794 MHz) would be allowed to operate until a later specified date.</p>
<p>As indicated in <a href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf10223.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">SMSE-002-12, Policy and Technical Framework - Mobile Broadband Services (MBS) - 700 MHz Band - Broadband Radio Service (BRS) - 2500 MHz Band</a> (published in March 2012), continued operation of low-power radiocommunication devices, including wireless microphones, currently licensed to operate in the bands 698-764 MHz and 776-794 MHz, will be permitted until March 31, 2013. After this date, the entire 698-806 MHz band will be used for mobile broadband systems and public safety. Consequently, licences for use of the above-noted devices will not be renewed beyond March 31, 2013.</p>
<p>As a result of decisions in SAB-001-10 and SMSE-002-12, further operation of these systems in the entire 698-806 MHz band will be prohibited beyond March 31, 2013. Manufacturers, importers, retailers and current users of low-power licensed radiocommunication devices, including wireless microphones, are asked to carefully note this impending prohibition and take appropriate transition measures.</p>
<p>It should be noted that there are other low-power radiocommunication devices for which a radio licence is not required. These devices are approved for use in Canada in accordance with technical specifications outlined in <a href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/vwapj/rss210-i8.pdf/$FILE/rss210-i8.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS-210, Licence-exempt Radio Apparatus (All Frequency Bands): Category I Equipment</a>, or <a href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/vwapj/rss310-i3.pdf/$FILE/rss310-i3.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS-310, Licence-exempt Radio Apparatus (All Frequency Bands): Category II Equipment</a>. This spectrum advisory bulletin does not apply to these licence-exempt devices.</p>
<p>Link to <a href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf10441.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">SAB-001-12</a></p>
<h4>China – New Safety Standard</h4>
<p>In May 2012, China’s Quality Certification Center (CQC) released GB4943.1-2011, China Safety of Information Technology Equipment Standard. This standard is very similar to IEC60950-1: 2005 2nd Edition. However, GB4943.1-2011 has additional testing requirements for products which may be used in tropical areas or at altitudes greater than 2,000 meters. Additionally, there is a label requirement for products that are not designed and tested for such use.</p>
<p>The following products are affected by the new standard:</p>
<ul>
<li>AC Power Supply</li>
<li>Products with AC Input or powered by DC mains (EWLAN Switches, Server, POE and Telecom Modems)</li>
<li>Class III products (MCD, ADC terminals, and other products operating at less than 60 Vdc) will not be impacted by the altitude requirements if the power supply is not sold together with the terminal, and the user manual include following statement: 请根据使用区域的海拔高度选择合适的电源适配器. In this case, the tropical weather requirement still must be evaluated.</li>
</ul>
<p>Below are the warning labels for products that can only be used in a non-tropical environment and at altitudes less than 2000 meters. The labels should be placed on the products themselves. Also below is the warning statements which are required to be included in the user manuals for such products.</p>
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<p>仅适用于海拔2000m以下地区安全使用</p>
<p>(English Translation: can only be safely used lower than 2,000 meters altitude)</p>
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<p>仅适用于费热带气候条件下安全使用</p>
<p>(English translation: can only be safely used in non-tropical weather)</p>
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<p>This new safety standing will become effective December 1, 2012. Note: all existing CCC approved products that are affected by the new regulation must have their existing CCC certificate renewed with the new standard as well as conform to the new label and user manual requirements by December 1, 2012.</p>
<h4>Japan – Upcoming plans for 23 GHz Band</h4>
<p>On June 25, 2012, Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications provided notification, under Article: 2.9.2, the plan to establish technical regulations on radio wave properties of transmission equipment for the radio communication system in the 23 GHz band. The objective is to utilize the 23 GHz band as a substitute for the cable-network to resolve fringe areas where cable-transmission is difficult or inefficient and to recover transmission lines promptly in times of disaster. The proposed date of adoption is September 1, 2012.</p>
<h4>Korea – Amendment to SAR Technical Requirements</h4>
<p>On June 25, 2012, Korea’s National Radio Research Agency (RRA) amended Technical Requirements for Measurement and Test Procedure of Specific Absorption Rate (RRA Public Notice No. 2010-45). The amendment contained a measurement and test procedure of Specific Absorption Rate for portable wireless devices used within 20 cm of the human body, in accordance with International standards. The proposed date of implementation for this amendment is January 1, 2012.</p>
<p>Full texts are available on the Internet at URLs:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.rra.go.kr (available in Korean) http//members.wto.org/crnattachments/2012/tbt/KOR/12_2292_00_x.pdf http://members.wto.org/crnattachments/2012/tbt/KOR/12_2292_01_x.pdf http://members.wto.org/crnattachments/2012/tbt/KOR/12_2292_02_x.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.rra.go.kr</a> (available in Korean)</li>
<li><a href="http://members.wto.org/crnattachments/2012/tbt/KOR/12_2292_00_x.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://members.wto.org/crnattachments/2012/tbt/KOR/12_2292_00_x.pdf</a></li>
<li><a href="http://members.wto.org/crnattachments/2012/tbt/KOR/12_2292_01_x.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://members.wto.org/crnattachments/2012/tbt/KOR/12_2292_01_x.pdf</a></li>
<li><a href="http://members.wto.org/crnattachments/2012/tbt/KOR/12_2292_02_x.pdf%3cbr /%3e" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://members.wto.org/crnattachments/2012/tbt/KOR/12_2292_02_x.pdf</a></li>
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<p></a>DoC Certificate Web Address Link</h4>
<p><strong>Question: </strong> We manufacture Ultra Wide Band (UWB) sensor devices for the European and U.S. markets. In Europe, we provide the R&amp;TTE Declaration of Conformity (DoC) certificate with each of our products, as required by the Directive. The user manual also states that the device complies with the requirements of the R&amp;TTE directive, and provides an Internet web address link to the full content of the DoC certificate. Do the FCC DoC rules and regulations allow a similar option?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>FCC 47CFR§2.1077(a), (b), (c) Compliance Information provides the requirements for DoC compliance information statements in different situations; 47CFR2.1077(c) states “the compliance information statement shall be included in the user's manual or as a separate sheet. 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”. This phrasing can leave room for various interpretations.</p>
<p>Regardless of the method, the grantee is responsible for making sure that end users have ready access to the DoC.</p>
<p><strong>§2.1077 Compliance Information</strong></p>
<ol>
<li>If a product must be tested and authorized under a Declaration of Conformity, a compliance information statement shall be supplied with the product at the time of marketing or importation, containing the following information:
<ul>
<li>Identification of the product, e.g., name and model number;</li>
<li>A statement, similar to that contained in <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=89e0efa53a11ced0688a483e14789a2a&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.16.1.234.10&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.19(a)(3)</a> of this chapter, that the product complies with part 15 of this chapter; and</li>
<li>The identification, by name, address and telephone number, of the responsible party, as defined in <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=89e0efa53a11ced0688a483e14789a2a&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.3.9.214.6&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.909</a>. The responsible party for a Declaration of Conformity must be located within the United States.</li>
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<li>If a product is assembled from modular components that, by themselves, are authorized under a Declaration of Conformity and/or a grant of certification, and the assembled product is also subject to authorization under a Declaration of Conformity but, in accordance with the applicable regulations, does not require additional testing, the product shall be supplied, at the time of marketing or importation, with a compliance information statement containing the following information:
<ul>
<li>Identification of the assembled product, e.g., name and model number.</li>
<li>Identification of the modular components used in the assembly. A modular component authorized under a Declaration of Conformity shall be identified as specified in paragraph (a)(1) of this section. A modular component authorized under a grant of certification shall be identified by name and model number (if applicable) along with the FCC Identifier number.</li>
<li>A statement that the product complies with part 15 of this chapter.</li>
<li>The identification, by name, address and telephone number, of the responsible party who assembled the product from modular components, as defined in 47CFR§2.909. The responsible party for a Declaration of Conformity must be located within the United States.</li>
<li>Copies of the compliance information statements for each modular component used in the system that is authorized under a Declaration of Conformity.</li>
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<li>The compliance information statement shall be included in the user's manual or as a separate sheet. 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.</li>
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<h3>FCC Allows TCBs to Supersede</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>We manufacture wireless devices for sale in the U.S. We recently noticed errors on a grant issued by our Telecommunications Certification Body (TCB), errors that stemmed from an incorrect exhibit submitted during the authorization process. We asked the TCB to correct the errors and issue us a proper grant. We are of the opinion that our TCB should be able to do so, however we were informed by our TCB that such changes can only be made by the FCC. Is this correct?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>The FCC allows TCBs to supersede attachments to applications, to upload appropriate replacement attachments, and request changes within 30 days of issuing a Grant of Equipment Authorization (grant), per FCC 731 Confirmation Number (TC#).</p>
<p>If it is more than 30 days since the application was granted, TCBs must send a request to <a href="mailto:easadmin@fcc.gov" target="_blank">easadmin@fcc.gov</a>, providing justification for the need to supersede any application attachments or to make any other corrections.</p>
<p>Upon receipt of the request by <a href="mailto:easadmin@fcc.gov" target="_blank">easadmin@fcc.gov</a>, the application will be placed in audit mode. When appropriate, the TCB will be advised to upload the appropriate replacement exhibits and the justification once again, and to submit any other necessary changes. Upon completion of the submission(s), the TCB is to inform <a href="mailto:easadmin@fcc.gov" target="_blank">easadmin@fcc.gov</a> that all changes and new submissions have been completed.</p>
<p>Please note that all other FCC validity checks and policies remain in effect, i.e. when an exhibit is marked as superseded, it does not count towards the minimum required exhibits for an application. For example, if only one attachment is uploaded to a required exhibit type and that attachment is superseded, an automated e-mail will be sent to the TCB indicating that the minimum required exhibits have not been uploaded to the application.</p>
<p>For further guidance on this issue check out the <a href="images/References/546630 d01 tcb supersede procedure v01r04.pdf" target="_blank">Telecommunication Certification Body (TCB) Supersede Procedures</a>.</p>
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<h3>Frequency Stability of Operating Temperature Range</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>We manufacture a device whose operating temperature range is 0° to 50° degrees centigrade. Our device does not operate across the entire temperature range specified in <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=89e0efa53a11ced0688a483e14789a2a&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.3.9.219.51&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.1055</a>, Measurement required: Frequency stability, that being -30° to +50° centigrade. Thus, we would like to know your opinion as to whether the FCC will allow us to perform frequency stability as a function of temperature only within our device operating temperature range of 0° to 50° degrees centigrade.</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>The FCC will not allow you to perform frequency stability as a function of temperature only within the operating temperature range of your device. You will have to perform the entire frequency stability range as specified in 47CFR §2.1055, -30° to +50° centigrade. The FCC allows only a few exceptions when the entire temperature range is not required to be tested.</p>
<p>From −20° to +50° centigrade, the exceptions include:</p>
<ol>
<li>Part 80 licensed Maritime Services devices, except for Class A, B, and S Emergency Position Indicating Radio beacons (EPIRBS), and equipment to be licensed for use above 952 MHz at operational fixed stations in all services.</li>
<li>Part 21 stations in the Local Television Transmission Service and Point-to-Point Microwave Radio Service.</li>
<li>Part 87 equipment licensed for use aboard aircraft in Aviation Services</li>
<li>Part 95 Family Radio Service.</li>
</ol>
<p>From 0° to +50° centigrade, the exceptions include:</p>
<ol>
<li>Part 73 licensed equipment to be used in Radio Broadcast Services</li>
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<p>All other equipment must be tested according to the temperature range specified in 47CFR§2.1055(a)(1).</p>
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<h3>24 GHz Fixed Narrow Beam Point-to-Point Transmitter</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>We recently had discussions with our test laboratory about the FCC requirement for the limits for fixed narrow beam point-to-point operation in 47CFR§15.249. What are the limits?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>Section <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=6b083736ec8d89f9103e299bdc47844e&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.16.3.234.32&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.249(e)</a> requires that for fixed narrow beam point-to-point operation at 24 GHz, per Section 15.249(b), the peak field strength shall not exceed 2500 mV/m at 3 meters. At the same time, the other requirements in the section specify that the limits also apply to average field strengths. The rule making that adopted Section 15.249 (ET Docket No 98-156) specified these limits, and these limits are intended to be the same.</p>
<p>Thus, for example, for systems that employ a constant envelope modulation method such as Frequency Shift Keying, the peak and average limits may be the same. For other modulation methods where the peak-to-average ratio is not the same, the measured peak value is limited to 2500 mV/m at 3 meters, and the average value would be less than 2500 mV/m at 3 meters.</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 or made available during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1664312210881291::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:68,23127,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60601-2-10:201X</a> - (8/1/2012) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-10: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of nerve and muscle stimulators</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1664312210881291::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:683,23058,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61010-2-091:2012</a> - (8/3/2012) - Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - Part 2-091: Particular requirements for cabinet x-ray systems</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1664312210881291::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:606,23299,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62132-8:201X</a> - (8/10/2012) - 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=104:110:1664312210881291::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:505,23326,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61326-1:201X</a> - (8/14/2012) - Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - EMC requirements - Part 1: General requirements</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1664312210881291::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:505,23329,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61326-2-3:201X</a> - (8/14/2012) - Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - EMC requirements - Part 2-3: Particular requirements - Test configurations, operational conditions and performance criteria for transducers with integrated or remote signal conditioning</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1664312210881291::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:505,23330,25" target="_self">EN 61326-2-4:201X</a> - (8/14/2012) - Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - EMC requirements - Part 2-4: Particular requirements - Test configurations, operational conditions and performance criteria for insulation monitoring devices according to IEC 61557-8 and for equipment for insulation fault location according to IEC 61557-9</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1664312210881291::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:505,23332,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61326-2-6:201X</a> - (8/14/2012) - Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - EMC requirements - Part 2-6: Particular requirements - In vitro diagnostic (IVD) medical equipment</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1664312210881291::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:814,23246,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 55016-1-4:2010/A1:201X</a> - (8/15/2012) - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 1-4: Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus - Antennas and test sites for radiated disturbance measurements</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1664312210881291::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:68,23401,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60601-1:2006/A1:201X</a> - (8/17/2012) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 1: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance</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 standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/101500_101599/101599/01.01.01_60/tr_101599v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TR 101 599 V1.1.1</a> - (July 2012) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum matters (ERM) System Reference Document (SRDoc); Broadband Direct-Air-to-Ground Communications System employing beamforming antennas, operating in the 2,4 GHz and 5,8 GHz bands</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/101600_101699/101601/01.01.01_60/ts_101601v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 101 601 V1.1.1</a> - (July 2012) - Electromagnetic compatibility and radio spectrum matters (ERM); The specification and implementation of design changes to interrogators and specification of the test plan for the Preliminary Tests and the Trial; Modification of interrogators and specification of test plans for the Preliminary Tests and Trial</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/103100_103199/103100/01.01.01_60/tr_103100v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TR 103 100 V1.1.1</a> - (July 2012) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Operation of RFID in the UHF Band; Proposed improvements to be incorporated into future versions of EN 302 208</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/102600_102699/10264902/01.03.01_60/tr_10264902v010301p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TR 102 649-2 V1.3.1</a> - (August 2012) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Technical characteristics of Short Range Devices (SRD) and RFID in the UHF Band; System Reference Document for Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and SRD equipment; Part 2: Additional spectrum requirements for UHF RFID, non-specific SRDs and specific SRDs</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/101500_101599/101599/01.01.02_60/tr_101599v010102p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TR 101 599 V1.1.2</a> - (August 2012) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum matters (ERM) System Reference Document (SRDoc); Broadband Direct-Air-to-Ground Communications System employing beamforming antennas, operating in the 2,4 GHz and 5,8 GHz bands</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301800_301899/30184301/01.03.01_60/en_30184301v010301p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 843-1 V1.3.1</a> - (August 2012) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for marine radio equipment and services; Part 1: Common technical requirements</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>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://webstore.iec.ch/Webstore/webstore.nsf/ArtNum_PK/99999341022?OpenDocument&amp;mlref=JP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61347-2-9 ed2.0</a> - (July 2012) - Lamp controlgear – Part 2-9: Particular requirements for electromagnetic controlgear for discharge lamps (excluding fluorescent lamps)</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/Webstore/webstore.nsf/ArtNum_PK/46742?OpenDocument&amp;mlref=JP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61643-21 ed1.2</a> - (July 2012) - Low voltage surge protective devices - Part 21: Surge protective devices connected to telecommunications and signalling networks - Performance requirements and testing methods</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/Webstore/webstore.nsf/ArtNum_PK/46736?OpenDocument&amp;mlref=JP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61643-21-am2 ed1.0</a> - (July 2012) - Amendment 2 - Low voltage surge protective devices - Part 21: Surge protective devices connected to telecommunications and signalling networks - Performance requirements and testing methods</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/Webstore/webstore.nsf/ArtNum_PK/46741?OpenDocument&amp;mlref=JP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62035 ed1.2</a> - (July 2012) - Discharge lamps (excluding fluorescent lamps) - Safety specifications</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/Webstore/webstore.nsf/ArtNum_PK/46720?OpenDocument&amp;mlref=JP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62477-1 ed1.0</a> - (July 2012) - Safety requirements for power electronic converter systems and equipment - Part 1: General</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/Webstore/webstore.nsf/ArtNum_PK/46729?OpenDocument&amp;mlref=JP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62585 ed1.0</a> - (July 2012) - Electroacoustics - Methods to determine corrections to obtain the free-field response of a sound level meter</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/Webstore/webstore.nsf/ArtNum_PK/46725?OpenDocument&amp;mlref=JP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC/PAS 60704-2-15 ed1.0</a> - (July 2012) - Corrigendum 1 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Test code for the determination of airborne acoustical noise - Part 2-15: Particular requirements for household food waste disposers</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/Webstore/webstore.nsf/ArtNum_PK/46753?OpenDocument&amp;mlref=JP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60745-2-3 ed2.2</a> - (July 2012) - Hand-held motor-operated electric tools - Safety - Part 2-3: Particular requirements for grinders, polishers and disk-type sanders</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/Webstore/webstore.nsf/ArtNum_PK/9999962824?OpenDocument&amp;mlref=JP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-1-8-am1 ed2.0</a> - (July 2012) - Amendment 1 - Medical electrical equipment – Part 1-8: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance – Collateral Standard: General requirements, tests and guidance for alarm systems in medical electrical equipment and medical electrical systems</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/Webstore/webstore.nsf/ArtNum_PK/99999614434?OpenDocument&amp;mlref=JP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-11-am1 ed7.0</a> - (August 2012) - Amendment 1 - Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2-11: Particular requirements for tumble dryers</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/Webstore/webstore.nsf/ArtNum_PK/46811?OpenDocument&amp;mlref=JP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60695-11-3 ed1.0</a> - (August 2012) - Fire hazard testing - Part 11-3: Test flames - 500 W flames - Apparatus and confirmational test methods</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/Webstore/webstore.nsf/ArtNum_PK/99999341023?OpenDocument&amp;mlref=JP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61347-1-am2 ed2.0</a> - (August 2012) - Amendment 2 - Lamp controlgear – Part 1: General and safety requirements</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/Webstore/webstore.nsf/ArtNum_PK/46784?OpenDocument&amp;mlref=JP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC/TS 62654 ed1.0</a> - (August 2012) - Network-based energy consumption measurement - Energy saving system - Conceptual model</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/Webstore/webstore.nsf/ArtNum_PK/46821?OpenDocument&amp;mlref=JP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60950-1-am1 ed2.0</a> - (August 2012) - Corrigendum 1 - Amendment 1 - Information technology equipment - Safety - Part 1: General requirements</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a href="http://www.iec.ch/about/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4>US – GAO Issues Report Urging update for FCC SAR Requirements</h4>
<p>The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is urging legislators to update the health protection requirements required of mobile phone manufacturers, but indicated some emissions limits might be increased rather than reduced.</p>
<p>In a report dated July 24, 2012, the GAO recommended a revision after finding that the current rules for phone radio emissions were last published by the FCC in 1996, and that there has been a new research into the issue since then. While the GAO says there’s no evidence of mobile phones causing cancer, it nevertheless recommends a review, given technological advances since 1996.</p>
<p>In 1996 the FCC decided that the maximum safe exposure to radio waves from mobiles was 1.6 watts per kilogram, averaged over one gram of tissue. The measurements are taken with the phone between 1.5 and 2.5cm from the head and the FCC samples about one per cent of US phones a year to ensure compliance.</p>
<p>The GAO report noted that in 2006 the IEEE suggest a safe limit of two watts per kilogram averaged over 10 grams of tissue, which according to the IEEE “represents a scientific consensus on RF energy exposure limits.” Other experts consulted pointed out that the safe limits were set at a fiftieth of what would be considered directly harmful to humans. Consumer groups were unhappy with this assessment and several called for a decrease in any amount of radio emissions so close to the brain. Labeling of the specific radio strengths of handsets was also recommended.</p>
<p>The GAO report also indicated the FCC should formally reassess and, if appropriate, change its current RF energy exposure limit and mobile phone testing requirements related to likely usage configurations, particularly when phones are held against the body. FCC noted that a draft document currently under consideration by FCC has the potential to address GAO’s recommendations. <a href="http://www.gao.gov/assets/600/592901.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link to GAO Report</a></p>
<h4>US – FCC Request Comments on 4.9 GHz Proposed Rulemaking</h4>
<p>On August 1, 2012, the Federal Register published a summary of the FCC’s Fifth Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking addressing the 4940-4990 MHz (4.9 GHz) public safety band. Previously, on June 13, 2012, the FCC issued proposed rules and asked for comment on a number of issues to improve spectrum efficiency and encourage greater use of the 4.9 GHz band for public safety broadband communications. The Fifth FNPRM set deadlines for filing comments and reply comments at 60 and 90 days after publication in the Federal Register so this means that comments must be filed on or before October 1, 2012; and reply comments must be filed on or before October 30, 2012. The Fifth FNPRM sets forth the comment filing instructions. <a href="http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2012/db0803/DA-12-1268A1.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link</a></p>
<h4>US – FCC Part 90 Rule Changes</h4>
<p>Recently the FCC adopted WT Docket No 06-150; FCC 12-61 which included rule changes to three aspects of the technical provisions of Part 90 of the FCC’s rules pertaining to public safety operations. Changes are as follows:</p>
<ol>
<li>Reinstatement of a rule provision that exempted 4940–4990 MHz (4.9 GHz) band applicants from certified frequency coordination.</li>
<li>Correction to the bandwidth of Channel 14 in the 4.9 GHz band plan from 5 MHz to 1 MHz.</li>
<li>Amendment to the band plan to list the center frequencies for each channel aggregation permitted in the rules.</li>
<li>Correction of minor errors in the Public Safety Pool Frequency Table and associated list of limitations.</li>
</ol>
<p>The changes affecting the 4.9 GHz band in particular will improve spectrum efficiency and clarify the rules so as to encourage greater use of the 4.9 GHz band. The rule changes are effective August 31, 2012. <a href="http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2012/db0613/FCC-12-61A1.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link</a></p>
<h4>EU – Updated R&amp;TTE Technical Guidance Note (TGN 17 ver 2)</h4>
<p>During May 2012, the European Union Association of Notified Bodies (EUANB) issued <a href="http://www.rtteca.com/EUANB TGN 17 Powerline communication apparatus used in low voltage installations Version 2.0 May 2012.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">TGN 17, version 2, Technical Guidance Note TGN 17, ver 2 on powerline communication apparatus used in low voltage installations</a>. EUANB issued this Technical Guidance Note based on requests from the EU Commission for EUANB to provide guidance to its members and the Note is based upon the technical part of FprEN50561-1 of February 2012.</p>
<p>The scope of TGN 17 specifies limits and methods of measurement of radio disturbance characteristics for in-home communication apparatus that use the low voltage power installation as the transmission medium. This TGN applies to equipment that communicate over this medium in the frequency range 1,6065 MHz to 30 MHz. Additionally, the scope is extended to the whole radio-frequency range from 9 kHz to 400 GHz, but limits are formulated only in restricted frequency bands, which are considered sufficient to reach adequate emission levels to protect radio broadcast and telecommunication services and to allow other apparatus to operate as intended at reasonable distance. <a href="http://www.rtteca.com/EUANB TGN 17 Powerline communication apparatus used in low voltage installations Version 2.0 May 2012.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link to TGN 17, version 2</a></p>
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<h2>Upcoming Event: &nbsp;MIL-STD-461/464 Class on 10/22/2012</h2>
<p>Rhein Tech Laboratories, Inc. is hosting a complimentary class on October 22nd with expert Ken Javor. &nbsp;Ken will provide a brief overview of the MIL-STD-461/464 test requirements with a historical perspective of the testing and how it has evolved to meet the modern challenges of defense electronics testing and integration. Additionally, the class will provide insight into the direction of future proposed MIL-STD changes as well as hands-on opportunities with the latest test equipment.</p>
<p>The class is limited to 24 students. &nbsp;Please register by October 8th. &nbsp; <a href="blog/archives/1914" target="_blank">Read more...</a></p>
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<p></a>Encrypted Communications Prohibitions</h4>
<p><strong>Question: </strong> Does the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) prohibit encrypted communication between co-located transmitters and receivers and/or tethered transceivers?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>The FCC rules and regulations do not prohibit encrypted communications for FCC Part 15 wireless co-located transmitters and receivers and/or tethered transceivers that fall under <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=2ce4c8f8e92f268c762fdf8738670dbe&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.16.3.234.21&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.231</a>, <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=2ce4c8f8e92f268c762fdf8738670dbe&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.16.3.234.31&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.247</a>, and <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=2ce4c8f8e92f268c762fdf8738670dbe&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.16.3.234.31&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.249</a>.</p>
<p>Typically, the FCC technical standards specify the radio parameters and do not generally address the issue of higher layer protocols implemented by manufacturers, nor do they require security or prohibit specific protocols.</p>
<p>However, there are exceptions under some rules. &nbsp;For instance, the FCC has rules for security requirements for cable interface devices to follow authentication requirements. Similarly, recently the FCC required that unlicensed devices that operate in the TV Bands have secured communications, without specifying a protocol.</p>
<p>The FCC’s licensed rule parts do contain exceptions for certain licensed services with a requirement for “unencrypted” transmission of call signs.</p>
<p>For licensed devices that operate under <a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr;sid=b9317ee79a3e01ecd7308acf1e6a944d;rgn=div5;view=text;node=47%3A5.0.1.1.3;idno=47;cc=ecfr#47:5.0.1.1.3.1.110.1" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§90</a>, the FCC has adopted interoperability rules, which require implementation of specific protocols as defined by Project 25 (P25 or APCO-25) or the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP).</p>
<p>P25, or APCO-25, is a set of digital radio communications standards used by federal, state/province and local public safety agencies in North America. &nbsp;This enables these public safety agencies to communicate with other agencies and mutual aid response teams in emergency situations, and plays a similar role as the European Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) protocol, but is not interoperable with it.</p>
<p>The 3GPP unites several telecommunications standards development organizations including ARIB, ATIS, CCSA, ETSI, TTA, and TTC, known as “Organizational Partners”, and provides their members with a stable environment to produce reports and specifications that define 3GPP technologies.</p>
<p>With both P25 and 3GPP, there are implicit security requirements that need to be supported. &nbsp;Thus, while the FCC does not specify higher layer requirements, it is always best to make sure that the rules for the specific bands of operation, and the service requirements, are verified in order to make that determination.</p>
<p>Below are some examples of FCC rules and regulations that require encryption:</p>
<ul>
<li>Cordless Phones</li>
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<p><a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=2ce4c8f8e92f268c762fdf8738670dbe&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.16.3.234.11&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§214(d)</a>: &nbsp;Cordless telephones shall incorporate circuitry which makes use of a digital security code to provide protection against unintentional access to the public switched telephone network by the base unit, and unintentional ringing by the handset. &nbsp;These functions shall operate such that each access of the telephone network or ringing of the handset is preceded by the transmission of a code word. Access to the telephone network shall occur only if the code word transmitted by the handset matches the code word set in the base unit. &nbsp;Similarly, ringing of the handset shall occur only if the code word transmitted by the base unit matches the code word set in the handset. &nbsp;The security code required by this section may also be employed to perform other communications functions, such as providing telephone billing information.</p>
<ul>
<li>Push to Talk Radios Related to Part 90 700 MHz</li>
</ul>
<p><a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=2ce4c8f8e92f268c762fdf8738670dbe&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:5.0.1.1.3.17.114.20&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§90.553</a>: &nbsp;(a) Encryption is permitted on all but the two nationwide interoperability calling channels. &nbsp;Radios employing encryption must have a readily accessible switch or other readily accessible control that permits the radio user to disable encryption. (b) If Encryption is employed, the following encryption protocol must be used: &nbsp;Project 25 DES Encryption Protocol, approved January 23, 2001, Telecommunications Industry Association, ANSI/TIA/EIA-102.AAAA-A-2001.</p>
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<li>Emergency Alert System (EAS) Requirements</li>
</ul>
<p><a href="http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;sid=2ce4c8f8e92f268c762fdf8738670dbe&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.12.1.231.1&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§11.1</a>: &nbsp;This part contains rules and regulations providing for an Emergency Alert System (EAS). &nbsp;The EAS provides the U.S. President with the capability to provide immediate communications and information to the general public at the national, state and local levels during periods of a national emergency. &nbsp;The EAS may also be used to provide heads of state and local governments, or their designated representatives, with a means of emergency communication with the public in their state or local area. &nbsp;This is related to the Department of Justice, Homeland Security, and first responders’ safety. &nbsp;In this rule part, verification of certain encoding/decoding must be done for a device. &nbsp;The rules describe the required technical standards and operational procedures of the EAS for analog AM, FM, and TV broadcast stations, digital broadcast stations, analog cable systems, digital cable systems, wireline video systems, wireless cable systems, Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) services, Satellite Digital Audio Radio Service (SDARS), and other participating entities.</p>
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<h3>TETRA Digital Radios</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>We are a manufacturer of TETRA digital radios and would like to know if the FCC allows TETRA radios to operate in the 700 MHz public safety spectrum and/or 800 MHz public safety NPSPAC channels.</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>The FCC recently released Report and Order (R&amp;O) <a href="images/References/FCC-12-114A1.pdf" target="_blank">FCC 12-114</a> proposing to amend its Part 90 rules to permit the certification of Terrestrial Trunked Radio Technology (TETRA) equipment in the bands 450-470 MHz of the UHF band (421-512 MHz) and the Business/Industrial Land Transportation 800 MHz band channels (809-824 and 854-869 MHz) that are not in the National Public Safety Planning Advisory Committee (NPSPAC) portion of the band. &nbsp;In its conclusion of this R&amp;O, the FCC states that this will give Private Land Mobile Radio (PLMR) licensees additional equipment alternatives without increasing the potential for interference or other adverse effects on other licensees.</p>
<p>The FCC will not allow TETRA technology to operate in the 700 MHz public safety broadband spectrum because Congress and the FCC have specified Long Term Evolution (LTE) as the required broadband technology for this segment. &nbsp;The FCC’s rules require 700 MHz Narrowband radios to use Project 25 Phase I technology on the 700 MHz Narrowband interoperability channels. &nbsp;The FCC has stated that there are no indications in the record that TETRA equipment would conform to Project 25 Phase I, therefore the FCC does not consider the 700 MHz Narrowband spectrum to be a viable candidate for TETRA operation.</p>
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<h3>PLMR Narrowbanding</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>What is the FCC’s deadline for the VHF-UHF Narrowbanding for Private Land Mobile Radios (PLMR)?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>January 2013 is the deadline for FCC PLMR VHF-UHF Narrowbanding (12.5 kHz; 11.25 kHz occupied bandwidth or narrower). &nbsp;Non-compliance without a waiver will result in monetary fines and/or the cancellation of your license(s) by the FCC.</p>
<p>In April 2012 the FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Service Bureau and Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (“the Bureaus”) announced <a href="images/References/DA-12-643A1.pdf" target="_blank">Public Notice DA-12-643</a>, which is a limited suspension of the acceptance and processing of new or expanded use applications for Part 22 and Part 90 services operating in the 470-512 MHz band, or “T-Band”. &nbsp;This was implemented in order to maintain a stable spectral landscape while the FCC determines how to implement recent spectrum legislation contained in the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (“the Act”).</p>
<p>The proposed changes to the T-Band have raised a lot of questions which the FCC must address, however devices that operate in the 421-512 MHz band must have Narrowbanding capability by January 2013. &nbsp;While amateur operation is permitted in part of the aforementioned band, if a device is certified for operation under Part 90, it must support Narrowband requirements. &nbsp;Manufacturers may continue to provide support for wideband operations in the T-Band only.</p>
<p>For further information on this topic, please check <a href="http://wirelessradio.net/index.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://wirelessradio.net/index.htm</a>. &nbsp;This site provides comprehensive, up-to-date information and resources for the FCC Part 90 Private Land Mobile Radio (PLMR) Narrowbanding Mandate, including a link to <a href="images/References/DA-11-1189A1.pdf" target="_blank">Public Notice DA 11-1189</a>, released on July 13, 2011, which summarizes the deadlines, provides a Q&amp;A, and describes the process to request a waiver.</p>
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<h3>Alternative Duty Cycle</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>We have a wireless device that only transmits at a fixed 50% duty cycle because of its intended operation. &nbsp;There is no way to change this duty cycle. &nbsp;How do we apply the FCC’s duty cycle correction factor?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong><a href="images/References/2a.-April-12-DTS-Presentation-SJ.pdf" target="_blank">KDB 558074</a> Section 8.2.4, Alternative 1 (average over on/off periods with duty cycle correction) states that when the EUT cannot be configured to transmit continuously (i.e. duty cycle &lt;98%), and video triggering or signal gating cannot be used to measure only when the EUT is transmitting at its maximum power control level, then use one of the procedures in Section 8, Fundamental Emission Output Power Measurement Procedures, in free run mode to determine the average power inclusive of the on/off periods of the transmitter. &nbsp;After which, you can then correct the duty cycle as follows:</p>
<ol>
<li>Measure the duty cycle per the guidance provided in Section 5.0, Duty Cycle and Transmission Duration Determination in KDB 558074.</li>
<li>Add 10log (1/duty cycle) to the logarithmic representation of the maximum measured power level.</li>
<li>Note that when a power meter is used to perform this measurement, the integration period must exceed the repetition period of the transmitted signal by at least a factor of five.</li>
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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 or made available during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2441615595943393::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1100,23382,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61988-2-5:2012</a> - (8/17/2012) - Plasma display panels - Part 2-5: Measuring methods - Acoustic noise</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2441615595943393::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:10413,23138,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 16212:2012</a> - (8/24/2012) - Standard on top down and bottom up methods of calculation of energy consumption, energy efficiencies and energy savings</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2441615595943393::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:66,22542,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60079-0:2012</a> - (8/24/2012) - Explosive atmospheres - Part 0: Equipment - General requirements</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2441615595943393::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:67,24045,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60335-2-11:2010/A11:2012</a> - (8/24/2012) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-11: Particular requirements for tumble dryers</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2441615595943393::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:859,22977,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62037-1:2012</a> - (8/24/2012) - Passive RF and microwave devices, intermodulation level measurement - Part 1: General requirements and measuring methods</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2441615595943393::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:10412,23079,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 16231:2012</a> - (9/7/2012) - Energy efficiency benchmarking methodology</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2441615595943393::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:67,23097,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62115:2005/A11:2012</a> - (9/14/2012) - Electric toys - Safety</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2441615595943393::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:717,23582,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN ISO/IEC 17065:2012</a> - (9/21/2012) - Conformity assessment - Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services (ISO/IEC 17065:2012)</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2441615595943393::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1156,23432,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50581:2012</a> - (9/21/2012) - Technical documentation for the assessment of electrical and electronic products with respect to the restriction of hazardous substances</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2441615595943393::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:67,24041,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60335-2-2:2010/A11:2012</a> - (9/21/2012) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-2: Particular requirements for vacuum cleaners and water-suction cleaning appliances</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2441615595943393::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:606,23299,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62132-8:2012</a> - (9/21/2012) - 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=104:110:2441615595943393::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:101,24437,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62196-1:2012/AC:2012</a> - (9/21/2012) - Plugs, socket-outlets, vehicle connectors and vehicle inlets - Conductive charging of electric vehicles - Part 1: General requirements</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2441615595943393::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:615,23386,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62575-2:2012</a> - (9/21/2012) - Radio frequency (RF) bulk acoustic wave (BAW) filters of assessed quality - Part 2: Guidelines for the use</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2441615595943393::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:609,23561,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62729:2012</a> - (9/21/2012) - Maritime navigation and radio communication equipment and systems - Shipborne equipment for long-range identification and tracking (LRIT) - Performance requirements</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 standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/101500_101599/101599/01.01.02_60/tr_101599v010102p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TR 101 599 V1.1.2</a> - (August 2012) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum matters (ERM) System Reference Document (SRDoc); Broadband Direct-Air-to-Ground Communications System employing beamforming antennas, operating in the 2,4 GHz and 5,8 GHz bands</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/102800_102899/102883/01.01.01_60/ts_102883v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 102 883 V1.1.1</a> - (August 2012) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD) using Ultra Wide Band (UWB); Measurement Techniques</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301400_301499/30148917/02.02.01_60/en_30148917v020201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 489-17 V2.2.1</a> - (September 2012) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment; Part 17: Specific conditions for Broadband Data Transmission Systems</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/300300_300399/300386/01.06.01_60/en_300386v010601p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 300 386 V1.6.1</a> - (September 2012) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Telecommunication network equipment; Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) requirements</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/101500_101599/101599/01.01.03_60/tr_101599v010103p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TR 101 599 V1.1.3</a> - (September 2012) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum matters (ERM) System Reference Document (SRDoc); Broadband Direct-Air-to-Ground Communications System employing beamforming antennas, operating in the 2,4 GHz and 5,8 GHz bands</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>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://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/046849!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-2-44-am1</a> - Edition 3.0 - (8/30/2012) - Amendment 1 - 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://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/046923!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-2-44</a> - Edition 3.1 - (9/18/2012) - 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://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/046927!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61000-3-12</a> - Edition 2.0 - (9/18/2012) - Interpretation sheet 1 - 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>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/046912!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62282-5-1</a> - Edition 2.0 - (9/18/2012) - Fuel cell technologies - Part 5-1: Portable fuel cell power systems - Safety</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/046933!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-2-63</a> - Edition 1.0 - (9/19/2012) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-63: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of dental extra-oral X-ray equipment</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/046934!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-2-65</a> - Edition 1.0 - (9/19/2012) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-65: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of dental intra-oral X-ray equipment</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a href="http://www.iec.ch/about/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4>US – Upcoming TCB Council Workshop (October 9-11, 2012)</h4>
<p>The Telecommunications Certification Body Council (TCBC) will host its October 2012 Workshop from October 9-11, 2012 at the Holiday Inn (Inner Harbor) in Baltimore, Maryland. The TCBC expects to have great participation from the FCC. The topics presented will include:</p>
<ul>
<li>FCC Updates and Roundtable discussions</li>
<li>International Updates from Industry Canada, Japan MIC</li>
<li>NIST MRA Updates</li>
<li>Near Field Communications (NFC)</li>
<li>Wireless Power Consortium (WPC)</li>
<li>Check Sheet session</li>
<li>EMC &amp; R&amp;TTE Directive Updates (all Thursday afternoon)</li>
</ul>
<p>There will be a TCB Council Membership meeting the morning of Wednesday October 10, 2012. Additionally, the training materials for the Workshop will be available on the TCB Council website. Also, please note the Workshop is open to the public, although members of the TCB Council will receive a member discount for each paid registration. &nbsp;<a href="http://www.tcbcouncil.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link to TCBC Website for more details</a></p>
<h4>India – SAR Update for Mobile Phones</h4>
<p>On August 17, 2012, India’s Ministry of Communication and Department of Telecommunications issued an update to their previously announced changes to their requirements for Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) value for Mobile Phones. The change was to allow for a 1 year grace period for existing handsets to be brought into compliance with the new SAR requirements. The change notice also provided clarification on how compliance must be demonstrated.</p>
<p>Under the new guidelines, all new designs of mobile handsets must comply with SAR values of 1.6 W/kg averaged over 1 gram of tissue beginning September 1, 2012. However, mobile handsets already being sold in India, which are compliant with 2.0 W/Kg averaged over 10 gram tissue, may continue to be sold until August 31, 2013.</p>
<p>Beginning September 1, 2013, only mobile handsets with SAR value of no more than 1.6 W/kg averaged over 1 gram of tissue will be allowed into the domestic Indian market for sale.</p>
<p>In addition to the above, the following requirements apply to mobile phone based products:</p>
<ol>
<li>The SAR value is to be displayed on the handset IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) display.</li>
<li>All the handsets sold in India are required to support hands free operation.</li>
<li>Compliance with the 1.6 W/kg averaged over 1 gram of tissue limit must be demonstrated by a manufacturer’s Self Declaration and supported by a test report from an ILAC (International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation) accredited or Telecom Engineering Centre (TEC) accredited lab.</li>
<li>The Manufacturer’s Declaration must be submitted to India’s Telecom Engineering Centre (TEC) and a copy sent to India’s Ministry of Communication and Department of Telecommunications.</li>
</ol>
<h4>US – FAA Seeks Comment on Existing Portable Electronic Device Policy</h4>
<p>On 8/31/2012, the FAA published Docket No. FAA-2012-0752 seeking comments on current policy, guidance, and procedures that aircraft operators (ranging from pilots of general aviation aircraft up to and including air carrier certificate holders at the major airlines) use when determining if passenger use of portable electronic devices (PEDs) may be allowed during any phase of flight on their aircraft.</p>
<p>Current FAA regulations generally prohibit the use of all PEDs during flight, with the exception of portable voice recorders, hearing aids, heart pacemakers, and electric shavers. These regulations also provide an exception for any other PED that the aircraft operator has determined will not cause interference with the navigation or communication systems on the aircraft.</p>
<p>To better effectuate the safety purposes of these regulations, this notice requests comments about key areas of policy and guidance that are used by aircraft operators when making these determinations. It also requests comments about other technical challenges for addressing the problems associated with determining if and when PEDs can be used. The desired outcome of this solicitation is to have sufficient information to allow operators to better assess whether more widespread use of PEDs during flight is appropriate, while maintaining the highest levels of safety to passengers and aircraft.</p>
<p>The FAA stresses that the existing regulations allow the operator to authorize the use of PEDs, and that no specific FAA approval is required. The aircraft operator is responsible for assuring that the interference from PEDs does not pose a flight risk. Once all the comments have been collected, the FAA intends to establish an Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) to review the comments and provide recommendations that might permit the more widespread use of PEDs during flight while maintaining the highest levels of safety for the passengers and aircraft.</p>
<p>The FCC will be a key partner in this activity working collaboratively with the FAA, airlines, and the manufacturers to explore broader use of PEDS in flight. &nbsp;<a href="https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2012/08/31/2012-21577/passenger-use-of-portable-electronic-devices-on-board-aircraft#p-3" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link</a></p>
<h4>Canada – Release of ICES-003, Issue 5</h4>
<p>On August 25, 2012, Industry Canada released ICES-003, Issue 5 , which sets out standard requirements for Information Technology Equipment (ITE).</p>
<p>A transition period ending August, 31, 2013, is provided, within which compliance with ICES-003, Issue 5, or ICES-003, Issue 4, will be accepted. After this date, only compliance with ICES-003, Issue 5, will be accepted. The requirements in ICES-003 Issue 5 apply to new models. Existing models in compliance with a previous issue of ICES-003 shall remain compliant under the requirements of that previous issue or may adopt the requirements in Issue 5.</p>
<p>A list of changes are as follows:</p>
<ol>
<li>The title of the document has been changed from ICES-003 Digital Apparatus, to ICES-003 Information Technology Equipment (ITE) — Limits and methods of measurement.</li>
<li>EMCAB-3 guidance document has been merged into ICES-003.</li>
<li>Note that Issue 5 of ICES-003 has been entirely modified. Consequently the numerous changes are too extensive to list. <a href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/vwapj/ICES-003-issue5-2012.pdf/$FILE/ICES-003-issue5-2012.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> Link to ICES-003, Issue 5</a></li>
</ol>
<h4>Brunei – Change in Modular Approval Rules</h4>
<p>As of August 2012, modular approval is no longer sufficient to cover end-products or host products in Brunei. Brunei’s Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry (AITI) introduced a new requirement that each host model requires its own Type Approval. Modular approval is no longer accepted unless the module will be imported to Brunei as a stand-alone device. If multiple host models use the same module, each host model is required to have its own Type Approval certificate.</p>

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<p></a>TCB Exclusions</h4>
<p><strong>Question: </strong> We know that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) publishes a Telecommunication Certification Bodies (TCB) Exclusion List, which lists the items that are excluded from certification by a TCB. Aside from items that TCBs cannot certify, does the FCC prohibit TCBs from other activities, and if so, what are they? Where can we find the most current version of the TCB Exclusion List?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>FCC <a href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;SID=4d1e2791597f6efbc232b17df916fb0b&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.3.9.218.40&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.962</a> defines the requirements for Telecommunication Certification Bodies. While the FCC allows TCBs to certify a broad range of equipment in accordance with its rules and regulations, the FCC maintains oversight and retains control over certain functions, prohibiting TCBs from performing them. Following is an itemized list of activities that TCBs cannot perform:</p>
<ul>
<li>Grant waivers of the FCC’s rules;</li>
<li>Certify equipment for which there are no FCC rules that apply;</li>
<li>Act on FCC rules, regulations and policies that are unclear. In these instances, TCBs can use the FCC “Permit-But-Ask” procedure;</li>
<li>Grant transfer of grantee control and/or interpret the FCC rules and regulations;</li>
<li>Approve equipment using the Certification procedure (<a href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;SID=b04a487d3814342f7b615e6b38020338&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.3.9.214.4&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.907</a>) that is subject only to Verification (<a href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;SID=b04a487d3814342f7b615e6b38020338&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.3.9.214.2&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.902</a>) or Declaration of Conformity (<a href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;SID=b04a487d3814342f7b615e6b38020338&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.3.9.214.3&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.906</a>), or equipment that is not subject to FCC equipment authorization for that matter;</li>
<li>Submit applications to the FCC for certification in instances where the FCC has no specific guidance, or the applicant intends to use alternative published procedures or guidelines to demonstrate compliance for the equipment.</li>
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<p>The latest TCB Exclusion List is version 13, dated October 24, 2012, and can be viewed by clicking on the link <a href="http://rheintech.com/images/References/628591 d01 tcb exclusion list v13.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">628591 D01 TCB Exclusion List v13</a>.</p>
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<h3>FCC Part 15 Wireless Devices RF Exposure Procedures</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>We are a manufacturer of Part 15 wireless devices and will be testing and certifying our new device between now and the end of this year. Which FCC RF exposure documents should we be referencing for testing and certification procedures?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>If testing and certification will be done before the end of this year, you may reference either the document <a href="http://rheintech.com/images/References/447498 d01 mobile portable rf exposure v04.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">447498 D01 Mobile Portable RF Exposure v04</a> in its entirety, or the newly revised version, <a href="http://rheintech.com/images/References/447498 d01 general rf exposure guidance v05.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">447498 D01 General RF Exposure Guidance v05</a>, in its entirety, which was published October 24, 2012. If your product fits the characteristics of a dongle, you must also reference <a href="http://rheintech.com/images/References/447498 d02 sar procedures for dongle xmtr v02.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">447498 D02 SAR Procedures for Dongle Xmtr v02</a>.</p>
<p>The General RF Exposure Guidance v05 document provides clarification pertaining to RF exposure requirements for mobile and portable device equipment authorizations. Though v05 was published in October 2012, the FCC has provided a transition period for using the Mobile Portable RF Exposure v04 through December 31, 2012, allowing you to reference v04 for testing and certification procedures, provided you do so in its entirety. However, effective January 1, 2013, the General RF Exposure Guidance v05 document must be referenced in its entirety for testing and certification procedures.</p>
<p>During the transition period from v04 to v05, some of the old procedures may still require an FCC review through the Permit-But-Ask procedure. Please consult with the FCC by sending an inquiry to <a href="mailto:FCC@labhelp.gov" target="_blank">FCC@labhelp.gov</a> if there are questions or requests for exception.</p>
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<h3>Guidance for SAR Values on Products</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>We manufacture portable wireless devices and are seeking guidance on any requirements for placing SAR values on our devices. What is the FCC’s position on this issue?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>The FCC does not currently require SAR values to appear on products. The FCC does provide guidance to Telecommunication Certification Bodies (TCBs) on listing SAR values on Grants of Equipment Authorization that they issue. <a href="http://rheintech.com/images/References/690783 d01 sar listings on grants v01r02.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">690783 D01 SAR Listings on Grants v01r02</a> provides guidance for TCBs to include uniform listings of Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) values in the grant notes area at the bottom of Grants of Equipment Authorization.</p>
<p>You may wish to contact the FCC directly for guidance on placing specific SAR-related information on your product.</p>
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<h3>Software Defined Radios</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>We manufacture wireless devices and would like to know whether the FCC would permit us to allow professional installers or authorized service dealers to ensure compliance by setting the RF parameters, or conditions of operations for our approved device, using the software configuration controls.</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>The FCC will not permit the grantee to allow professional installers or authorized service dealers to set the RF parameters via software configuration controls on a device in an effort to ensure compliance. This is only feasible if your device was approved as a Software Defined Radio, or if you received specific approval from the FCC during the certification process to do so. Click on the link, <a href="http://rheintech.com/images/References/594280 d01 software configuration control v01r02.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">594280 D01 Software Configuration Control v01r02</a> for further guidance on this issue.</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 or made available during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:3161882454759855::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:68,23378,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60601-2-44:2009/A1:2012</a> - (10/19/2012) - 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=104:110:3161882454759855::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:114,23393,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60704-2-6:2012</a> - (10/19/2012) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Test code for the determination of airborne acoustical noise - Part 2-6: Particular requirements for tumble dryers</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:3161882454759855::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:100,23553,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61982:2012</a> - (10/19/2012) - Secondary batteries (except lithium) for the propulsion of electric road vehicles - Performance and endurance tests</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:3161882454759855::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:947,23091,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62282-3-300:2012</a> - (10/19/2012) - Fuel cell technologies - Part 3-300: Stationary fuel cell power systems - Installation</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:3161882454759855::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1003,21906,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50400:2006/A1:2012</a> - (10/26/2012) - Basic standard to demonstrate the compliance of fixed equipment for radio transmission (110 MHz - 40 GHz) intended for use in wireless telecommunication networks with the basic restrictions or the reference levels related to general public exposure to radio frequency electromagnetic fields, when put into service</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:3161882454759855::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:870,23987,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50536:2011/A1:2012</a> - (10/26/2012) - Protection against lightning - Thunderstorm warning systems</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:3161882454759855::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:814,23089,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61000-4-4:2012</a> - (11/9/2012) - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-4: Testing and measurement techniques - Electrical fast transient/burst immunity test</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:3161882454759855::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:604,23706,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60749-27:2006/A1:2012</a> - (11/9/2012) - Semiconductor devices - Mechanical and climatic test methods - Part 27: Electrostatic discharge (ESD) sensitivity testing - Machine model (MM)</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:3161882454759855::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:140,23180,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50109-2-2:1995/AC:2012</a> - (11/9/2012) - Hand crimping tools - Tools for the crimp termination of electric cables and wires for low frequency and radio frequency applications - Part 2-2: Particular requirements for radio frequency connectors and concentric contacts - Open throat tools with removable and interchangeable dies, sizes A to G, Q to T, V and W</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 standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/136500_136599/136508/10.02.00_60/ts_136508v100200p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 136 508 V10.2.0</a> - (October 2012) - LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA) and Evolved Packet Core (EPC); Common test environments for User Equipment (UE) conformance testing (3GPP TS 36.508 version 10.2.0 Release 10)</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/300600_300699/30060904/10.02.01_60/en_30060904v100201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 300 609-4 V10.2.1</a> - (November 2012) - Global System for Mobile communications (GSM); Part 4: Harmonized EN for GSM Repeaters covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/136100_136199/136141/11.02.00_60/ts_136141v110200p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 136 141 V11.2.0</a> - (November 2012) - LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Base Station (BS) conformance testing (3GPP TS 36.141 version 11.2.0 Release 11)</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/137300_137399/137320/11.01.00_60/ts_137320v110100p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 137 320 V11.1.0</a> - (November 2012) - Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (UTRA) and Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Radio measurement collection for Minimization of Drive Tests (MDT); Overall description; Stage 2 (3GPP TS 37.320 version 11.1.0 Release 11)</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&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://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047039!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-2-24</a> - (10/19/2012) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-24: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of infusion pumps and controllers</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047038!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61993-2</a> - (10/19/2012) - Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems - Automatic identification systems (AIS) - Part 2: Class A shipborne equipment of the automatic identification system (AIS) - Operational and performance requirements, methods of test and required test results</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047070!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-2-22-am1</a> - (10/25/2012) - Amendment 1 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-22: Particular requirements for basic safety and essential performance of surgical, cosmetic, therapeutic and diagnostic laser equipment</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047081!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-2-22</a> - (10/26/2012) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-22: Particular requirements for basic safety and essential performance of surgical, cosmetic, therapeutic and diagnostic laser equipment</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047100!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60068-2-78</a> - (10/30/2012) - Environmental testing - Part 2-78: Tests - Test Cab: Damp heat, steady state</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047099!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62031</a> - (10/30/2012) - LED modules for general lighting - Safety specifications</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047138!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-4</a> - (11/13/2012) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-4: Particular requirements for spin extractors</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047137!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-9</a> - (11/13/2012) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-9: Particular requirements for grills, toasters and similar portable cooking appliances</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047139!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62061</a> - (11/13/2012) - Safety of machinery - Functional safety of safety-related electrical, electronic and programmable electronic control systems</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047108!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-5</a> - (11/6/2012) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-5: Particular requirements for dishwashers</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/preview/info_iec60335-2-14%7bed5.2%7db.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-14</a> - (11/7/2012) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-14: Particular requirements for kitchen machines</li>
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<p>See <a href="http://www.iec.ch/about/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4>FCC – Open Commission Meeting on November 30, 2012</h4>
<p>FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced that the following item will be on the tentative agenda for the next open meeting scheduled for Friday, November 30, 2012:</p>
<p class="quote">Expanding Nationwide Low Power Radio Opportunities Fifth Order on Reconsideration and Sixth Report and Order: The Commission will consider a Fifth Order on Reconsideration and Sixth Report and Order, which address the final procedures to approve more than 6,000 pending FM translator radio applications and implementation of the Local Community Radio Act. The consideration of these items will represent the final steps toward enabling non-profit groups nationwide to apply for low power radio licenses to further expand the diversity of local voices in the media landscape.</p>
<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 <a href="http://www.fcc.gov/live" target="_blank" rel="noopener">www.FCC.gov/live</a>.</p>
<h4>FCC – Regulatory Barriers Removed to Free Up 30 MHz Broadband Spectrum</h4>
<p>On October 17, 2012, the FCC adopted revised rules to enable Wireless Communications Service (WCS) licensees’ to use a total of 30 megahertz of underutilized spectrum in the 2.3 GHz band for wireless broadband services, while protecting the adjacent Satellite Digital Audio Radio Service (SDARS) operator Sirius XM Radio Inc. (Sirius XM) against harmful interference. This action continues the FCC’s efforts to remove the regulatory barriers that are limiting the flexible use of spectrum for broadband services.</p>
<p>The revised rules are consistent with a compromise proposal between AT&amp;T Inc. and Sirius XM designed to facilitate the efficient deployment and coexistence of the WCS and SDARS. Of the 30 megahertz of total spectrum, 20 megahertz may be used for mobile broadband services and 10 megahertz for fixed broadband services, with possible future use as downlink spectrum to serve mobile broadband devices.</p>
<p>The revised rules also provide Sirius XM greater certainty and flexibility by adopting conditions for identifying and resolving harmful interference to SDARS operations on roadways and by relaxing the SDARS licensee notification requirements for low power terrestrial repeaters and for minor modifications to repeaters. WCS and SDARS licensees are encouraged to enter into coordination agreements with one another for interference mitigation. <a href="http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2012/db1017/DOC-316868A1.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link</a></p>
<h4>Canada – Release of Framework for the Use of Certain Non-broadcasting Applications in the Television Broadcasting Bands Below 698 MHz</h4>
<p>On October 30, 2012, Industry Canada released the paper entitled <a href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/vwapj/TVWhiteSpace-October2012-eng.pdf/$file/TVWhiteSpace-October2012-eng.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Framework for the Use of Certain Non-broadcasting Applications in the Television Broadcasting Bands Below 698 MHz</a>. Through the release of the paper, Industry Canada hereby announced the decisions resulting from the consultation process undertaken in Canada Gazette notice SMSE-012-11 — <a href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/vwapj/consultation-smse012e.pdf/$FILE/consultation-smse012e.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Consultation on a Policy and Technical Framework for the Use of Non-Broadcasting Applications in the Television Broadcasting Bands Below 698 MHz</a>.</p>
<p>These decisions, announced in Canada Gazette notice SMSE-012-12, address the introduction of certain non-broadcasting applications in the television broadcasting bands below 698 MHz, specifically in the bands 54-72 MHz, 76-88 MHz, 174-216 MHz, 470-608 MHz and 614-698 MHz.</p>
<h4>Canada – Consultation on Renewal Process for 2300 MHz and 3500 MHz Licenses</h4>
<p>On October 18, 2012, Industry Canada released Notice <a href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf10470.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">No. DGSO-006-12 — Consultation on Renewal Process for 2300 MHz and 3500 MHz Licenses</a>. The intent of the notice is to announce the release of the above-mentioned consultation, which seeks to consult on the renewal process for licenses for wireless communication services (WCS) and fixed wireless access (FWA).</p>
<p>These services operate in the frequency bands 2305-2320 MHz and 2345-2360 MHz (2300 MHz band) and 3475-3650 MHz (3500 MHz band), respectively. Three auctions have been held to award licenses in these bands: a simultaneous multiple-round ascending (SMRA) auction in 2004, a two-phase residual auction in 2004 and 2005, and a sealed-bid, second-price auction in 2009.</p>
<p>Licenses awarded under these three auctions begin to expire in March 2014 and are within the scope of this renewal process. Industry Canada is seeking comments concerning the renewal of these licenses.</p>
<h4>EU: Updated List of R&amp;TTE and EMC Harmonized Standards</h4>
<p>On October 23, 2012, 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:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:C:2012:321:0021:0054:EN:PDF" target="_blank" rel="noopener">R&amp;TTE Directive 1999/5/EC</a></li>
<li><a href="http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:C:2012:321:0001:0020:EN:PDF" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EMC Directive 2004/108/EC</a></li>
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<h4>Ecuador – New Local Testing Requirements</h4>
<p>Due to numerous fraudulent Type Approval applications, the Ecuadorian Authority, Superintendencia De Telecomunicaciones (SUPERTEL/SUPTEL) recently announced that effective immediately, all applications for certification must be accompanied by a sample for local functional testing, regardless of the technology. The local test requirement has always been in legislation but was previously only implemented for WWAN products. The local testing requirement is now being enforced for all technologies, including WLAN, BT and RFID. Because of this requirement, the lead time for Type Approvals may increase to ten weeks or more.</p>
<p>Please contact <a href="index.php" target="_blank">Rhein Tech</a> if you have any questions regarding this change.</p>
<h4>Bolivia – New Type Approval Regulations</h4>
<p>During October 2012, the Bolivian Authority, ATT (Autoridad de Regulación y Fiscalización de Telecomunicaciones y Transportes), approved its new Regulation (Ley 164) which requires all products to have Type Approval before entering Bolivia. There have been many delays in the implementation of this Type Approval regulation, but now that it has been approved, and a Type Approval procedure is in development, the final procedure should be finalized within six months.</p>
<p>Type Approval requirements will remain voluntary until the Type Approval procedure is finalized. Full requirements for mandatory Type Approval will be confirmed once the procedure is in place and we will provide our readers with an additional update accordingly.</p>

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<h3>IC Notice 2012-DRS1203 Regarding FCC RF Exposure KDB Procedures</h4>
<p><strong>Question: </strong> We manufacture portable devices that are head and/or body worn. What is Industry Canada's position on accepting FCC Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) Knowledge Database (KDB) policies?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>Because certain measurement procedures are not currently covered in the international standards referenced in Industry Canada’s RSS-102 – RF exposure compliance of radiocommunication apparatus (All frequency Bands), Industry Canada published <a href="http://rheintech.com/images/References/notice_2012_drs1203.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Notice 2012-DRS1203</a> to address the applicability of the FCC RF exposure KDB procedures published on October 24, 2012. Notice 2012-DRS1203 provides guidance on specific requirements that were incorporated into the FCC RF exposure KDB procedures, as well as other procedures, that can be utilized on an interim measure, when seeking certification of radiocommunication apparatus for the Canadian market. &nbsp; Please review the Notice and the website in detail.</p>
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<h3>FCC Rules for Receivers with &lt;30 MHz &amp; &gt;960 MHz Tuning</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>What are the FCC's applicable rules for testing a receiver whose tuning is below 30 MHz and above 960 MHz?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>FCC rules and regulations are not applicable to receivers with the specific tuning capability of less than 30 MHz and greater than 960 MHz. &nbsp;<a href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;SID=b34b9b438a4bfbf0505b048cdeb15a9e&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.16.2.234.1&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.101(b)</a> states the following:</p>
<p class="quote">“Only those receivers that operate (tune) within the frequency range of 30-960 MHz, CB receivers and radar detectors are subject to the authorizations shown in paragraph (a) of this section. However, receivers indicated as being subject to Declaration of Conformity that are contained within a transceiver, the transmitter portion of which is subject to certification, shall be authorized under the verification procedure. Receivers operating above 960 MHz or below 30 MHz, except for radar detectors and CB receivers, are exempt from complying with the technical provisions of this part but are subject to <a href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;SID=b34b9b438a4bfbf0505b048cdeb15a9e&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.16.1.234.3&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.5</a>.”</p>
<p>Thus the receiver described in the question does not fall under the purview of FCC 47CFR§15.101(b). However, this receiver’s digital circuitry must adhere to FCC 47CFR§15.33(b)1 with respect to defining it as either a Class A or Class B device. Frequencies from the digital section of your receiver are the only determining factor in selecting the frequency range of radiated measurements when performing testing to determine if it is a Class A or B device. You must ignore any emissions associated with the Local Oscillator (LO) tuning function of your receiver.</p>
<p>Lastly, FCC <a href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;SID=b34b9b438a4bfbf0505b048cdeb15a9e&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.16.2.234.7&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.111</a>, Antenna Power Conduction Limits for a Receiver, is not required for this specific receiver, but is required for radar detector and CB receivers.</p>
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<h3>Medical Device Radiocommunication Service (MedRadio) Transmitters</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>We have developed a Medical Device Radiocommunication Service transmitter (Med Radio) and will be seeking FCC certification. Can a TCB certify our device? What are the label requirements for MedRadio devices?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>The most recent version of the <a href="http://rheintech.com/images/References/628591%20d01%20tcb%20exclusion%20list%20v13.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">TCB exclusion list published by the FCC, version 13, dated October 24, 2012</a>, includes MedRadio transmitters subject to 47CFR§95 Subpart I, designed to operate in the bands 413-419 MHz, 426-432 MHz, 438-444 MHz, 451-457 MHz, and 2360-2400 MHz . As a result, a TCB cannot approve your MedRadio transmitter. The certification application must be submitted directly to the FCC.</p>
<p>Per 47CFR§95.1217, following are the label requirements for MedRadio transmitter devices:</p>
<p>“(a)(1) MedRadio programmer/control transmitters operating in the 401-406 MHz band shall be labeled as provided in part 2 of this chapter and shall bear the following statement in a conspicuous location on the device:</p>
<p class="quote">’This device may not interfere with stations operating in the 400.150-406.000 MHz band in the Meteorological Aids, Meteorological Satellite, and Earth Exploration Satellite Services and must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.’</p>
<p>The statement may be placed in the instruction manual for the transmitter where it is not feasible to place the statement on the device.</p>
<p>(a)(2) MedRadio programmer/control transmitters operating in the 413-419 MHz, 426-432 MHz, 438-444 MHz, and 451-457 MHz bands shall be labeled as provided in part 2 of this chapter and shall bear the following statement in a conspicuous location on the device:</p>
<p class="quote">’This device may not interfere with stations authorized to operate on a primary basis in the 413-419 MHz, 426-432 MHz, 438-444 MHz, and 451-457 MHz bands, and must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.’</p>
<p>The statement may be placed in the instruction manual for the transmitter where it is not feasible to place the statement on the device.</p>
<p>(a)(3) MedRadio programmer/control transmitters operating in the 2360-2400 MHz band shall be labeled as provided in part 2 of this chapter and shall bear the following statement in a conspicuous location on the device:</p>
<p class="quote">‘This device may not interfere with stations authorized to operate on a primary basis in the 2360-2400 MHz band, and must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.’</p>
<p>The statement may be placed in the instruction manual for the transmitter where it is not feasible to place the statement on the device.</p>
<p>(b) Where a MedRadio programmer/control transmitter is constructed in two or more sections connected by wire and marketed together; the statement specified in this section is required to be affixed only to the main control unit.</p>
<p>(c) MedRadio transmitters shall be identified with a serial number, except that, in the 2360-2400 MHz band, only the MedRadio programmer/controller transmitter shall be identified with a serial number. The FCC ID number associated with a medical implant transmitter and the information required by §2.925 of this chapter may be placed in the instruction manual for the transmitter and on the shipping container for the transmitter, in lieu of being placed directly on the transmitter.”</p>
<p class="quote"><em><strong>Note: </strong>On Sept. 11, 2012, paragraph (a)(3) in §95.1217 was added to the electronic version of the Code of Federal Regulations. This paragraph contains requirements for information collection and recordkeeping, however it will not become effective until the Office of Management and Budget has approved it.</em></p>
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<h3>New EN 300 328 Adequate Spectrum Sharing Mechanism</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>We are a manufacturer of WiFi, Zigbee and Bluetooth devices. We recently noticed that our device now has to meet adequate spectrum sharing mechanisms, e.g. Listen Before Talk (LBT), Detect And Avoid (DAA), etc. contained in the new harmonized standard EN 300 328 V1.8.1, published in the <a href="http://rheintech.com/images/References/rtteca%201245%20list%20of%20hs%20october%202012.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">October 23rd, 2012 version of the Official Journal &nbsp;of the European Union</a>. How do we meet this requirement?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>The requirement that Wi-Fi, Zigbee and Bluetooth devices must have an adequate spectrum sharing mechanism implemented is not actually new, however the requirement to demonstrate compliance through testing was not spelled out in EN 300 328 V1.7.1 as it is now in EN 300 328 V1.8.1. To say the least, EN 300 328 V1.7.1 is somewhat ambiguous since it only requires that a device contain a Medium Access Protocol (MAP), which is quite different from an adaptive adequate spectrum sharing mechanism, as now required in EN 300 328 V1.8.1.</p>
<p>In the past, many presumed compliance with the MAP requirement under EN 300 328 V1.7.1 since Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Zigbee devices are based on IEEE 802.11, IEEE 802.15.1 and IEEE 802.15.4 technology respectively. Now, just stating that a device meets the MAP requirement is not sufficient anymore.</p>
<p>As of October 23, 2012, products sold in the European Union must comply with the adequate spectrum sharing mechanism requirements included in EN 300 328 V1.8.1, proven through testing and demonstrable evidence that the device meets the requirements.</p>
<p>It is expected that the R&amp;TTE CA will issue guidance on this issue soon. In the meantime, check with your Notified Body (NB) to determine its plans to ensure compliance with this new requirement.</p>
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<h3>Correction:</h3>
<p>We would like to thank Mr. Mark Luksich of Motorola Solutions for pointing out an inaccurate statement in our response regarding Software Defined Radios in our <a href="http://rheintech.com/component/acymailing/archive/view/listid-2-multipoint-news-letter/mailid-48-mp-nov-2012" target="_blank" rel="noopener">November MultiPoint</a>. The question, and revised response, are shown below:</p>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>We manufacture wireless devices and would like to know whether the FCC would permit us to allow professional installers or authorized service dealers to ensure compliance by setting the RF parameters, or conditions of operations for our approved device, using the software configuration controls.</p>
<p><strong>Revised Answer: </strong>The FCC will permit the grantee to allow professional installers or authorized service dealers to set the RF parameters via software configuration controls on a device in an effort to ensure compliance. Parameters such as frequencies and transmitter output power can be configured based only on the values listed on the grant; the professional installer cannot turn off DFS. This is only allowable if your device was approved as a Software Defined Radio, or if you received specific approval from the FCC during the certification process to do so. Click on the link, “<a href="index.php?option=com_acymailing&amp;ctrl=url&amp;urlid=1340&amp;mailid=48&amp;subid=11018" target="_blank">594280 D01 Software Configuration Control v01r02</a>” for further guidance on this issue.</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 or made available during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1941980155607536::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:814,23246,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 55016-1-4:2010/A1:2012</a> - (11/16/2012) - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 1-4: Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus - Antennas and test sites for radiated disturbance measurements</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1941980155607536::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:67,24042,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60335-2-5:2003/A12:2012</a> - (11/16/2012) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-5: Particular requirements for dishwashers</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1941980155607536::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:593,23444,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60404-15:2012</a> - (11/16/2012) - Magnetic materials - Part 15: Methods for the determination of the relative magnetic permeability of feebly magnetic materials</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1941980155607536::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:738,22400,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60512-24-1:2012</a> - (11/16/2012) - Connectors for electronic equipment - Tests and measurements - Part 24-1: Magnetic interference tests - Test 24a: Residual magnetism</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1941980155607536::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:683,23816,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61010-2-032:2012</a> - (11/16/2012) - Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use - Part 2-032: Particular requirements for hand-held and hand-manipulated current sensors for electrical test and measurement</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1941980155607536::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:947,23107,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62282-5-1:2012</a> - (11/23/2012) - Fuel cell technologies - Part 5-1: Portable fuel cell power systems - Safety</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1941980155607536::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:814,23270,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 55016-1-5:2004/A1:2012</a> - (11/30/2012) - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 1-5: Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus - Specifications and validation procedures for CALTS and REFTS from 30 MHz to 1 000 MHz</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1941980155607536::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:814,23520,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 55103-1:2009/A1:2012</a> - (11/30/2012) - Electromagnetic compatibility - Product family standard for audio, video, audio-visual and entertainment lighting control apparatus for professional use - Part 1: Emissions</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1941980155607536::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:67,23670,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60335-2-54:2008/A11:2012</a> - (11/30/2012) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-54: Particular requirements for surface-cleaning appliances for household use employing liquids or steam</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1941980155607536::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:505,23565,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61131-6:2012</a> - (11/30/2012) - Programmable controllers - Part 6: Functional safety</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1941980155607536::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:573,23400,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62035:2000/A2:2012</a> - (11/30/2012) - Discharge lamps (excluding fluorescent lamps) - Safety specifications</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1941980155607536::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:814,24597,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 55032:2012/AC:2012</a> - (12/7/2012) - Electromagnetic compatibility of multimedia equipment - Emission requirements</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1941980155607536::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:947,23791,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62282-6-100:2010/A1:2012</a> - (12/7/2012) - Fuel cell technologies - Part 6-100: Micro fuel cell power systems - Safety</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1941980155607536::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:573,22593,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62560:2012</a> - (12/7/2012) - Self-ballasted LED-lamps for general lighting services by voltage &gt; 50 V - Safety specifications</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 standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/134100_134199/134124/11.00.00_60/ts_134124v110000p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 134 124 V11.0.0</a> - (November 2012) - Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements for mobile terminals and ancillary equipment (3GPP TS 34.124 version 11.0.0 Release 11)</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/134900_134999/134926/11.00.01_60/tr_134926v110001p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TR 134 926 V11.0.1</a> - (November 2012) - Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC); Table of international requirements for mobile terminals and ancillary equipment (3GPP TR 34.926 version 11.0.1 Release 11)</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/136100_136199/136113/11.01.00_60/ts_136113v110100p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 136 113 V11.1.0</a> - (November 2012) - LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Base Station (BS) and repeater ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 36.113 version 11.1.0 Release 11)</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/136100_136199/136124/11.01.00_60/ts_136124v110100p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 136 124 V11.1.0</a> - (November 2012) - LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements for mobile terminals and ancillary equipment (3GPP TS 36.124 version 11.1.0 Release 11)</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/137100_137199/137113/11.01.00_60/ts_137113v110100p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 137 113 V11.1.0</a> - (November 2012) - 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 11.1.0 Release 11)</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301500_301599/301502/10.02.01_60/en_301502v100201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 502 V10.2.1</a> - (November 2012) - Global System for Mobile communications (GSM); Harmonized EN for Base Station Equipment covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301400_301499/30148904/02.01.01_60/en_30148904v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 489-4 V2.1.1</a> - (November 2012) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 4: Specific conditions for fixed radio links and ancillary equipment</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301900_301999/30190802/05.04.01_60/en_30190802v050401p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 908-2 V5.4.1</a> - (December 2012) - 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>
</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>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://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047140!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-1</a> - (11/14/2012) - Corrigendum 1 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 1: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047150!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-2</a> - (11/15/2012)Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-2: Particular requirements for vacuum cleaners and water-suction cleaning appliances</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047148!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-2-am1</a> - (11/15/2012) - Amendment 1 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-2: Particular requirements for vacuum cleaners and water-suction cleaning appliances</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047149!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-27-am1</a> - (11/15/2012) - Amendment 1 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-27: Particular requirements for appliances for skin exposure to ultraviolet and infrared radiation</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047191!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-1-8</a> - (11/28/2012) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 1-8: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance - Collateral Standard: General requirements, tests and guidance for alarm systems in medical electrical equipment and medical electrical systems</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047190!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-1-8-am1</a> - (11/28/2012) - Amendment 1 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 1-8: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance - Collateral standard: General requirements, tests and guidance for alarm systems in medical electrical equipment and medical electrical systems</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/031840!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-1-SER</a> - (11/28/2012) - Medical electrical equipment - ALL PARTS</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047285!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62706</a> - (12/11/2012) - Radiation protection instrumentation - Environmental, electromagnetic and mechanical performance requirements</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047315!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-8</a> - (12/13/12) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-8: Particular requirements for shavers, hair clippers and similar appliances</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047239!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62281</a> - (12/5/2012) - Safety of primary and secondary lithium cells and batteries during transport</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047245!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62133</a> - (12/6/2012) - Secondary cells and batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes - Safety requirements for portable sealed secondary cells, and for batteries made from them, for use in portable applications</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a href="http://www.iec.ch/about/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4>FCC – NPRM to Allow Use GHz Band for Small Cell Use</h4>
<p>On December 12, 2012, the FCC proposed to make available 100 megahertz of shared spectrum in the 3.5 GHz Band (3550-3650 MHz) using small cell and database technologies. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) broadly reflects the innovative thinking of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), which issued a report this summer recommending spectrum sharing and small cell use in the 3.5 GHz Band. It also builds upon the FCC’s previous work to free up spectrum by promoting spectrum sharing and enabling innovative licensing techniques.</p>
<p>The proposal lays the groundwork for the widespread deployment of small cell technologies across 100 megahertz of spectrum, and would spur significant innovation in wireless technologies and applications throughout the economy, while protecting incumbent users in the band.</p>
<p>The proposal envisions three tiers of users, each with different levels of rights and protections in the 3.5 GHz Band. The first tier, Incumbent Access, would include authorized federal users and grandfathered fixed satellite service licensees. These incumbents would be afforded protection from all other users in the 3.5 GHz Band. The second tier, Protected Access, would include critical use facilities, such as hospitals, utilities, government facilities, and public safety entities that would be afforded quality-assured access to a portion of the 3.5 GHz Band in certain designated locations. The third tier, General Authorized Access, would include all other users – including the general public – that would have the ability to operate in the 3.5 GHz Band subject to protections for Incumbent Access and Protected Access users. A spectrum access system, incorporating a geo-location enabled dynamic database, would govern access to the 3.5 GHz Band. &nbsp;<a href="http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2012/db1212/DOC-317911A1.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link to NPRM</a></p>
<h4>Canada – Release of SP 1435 MHz, Spectrum Utilization Policy Decisions for the Band 1435-1525 MHz</h4>
<p>On December 1, 2012, Industry Canada released <a href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/vwapj/SP-1435MHz-dec2012.pdf/$file/SP-1435MHz-dec2012.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Spectrum Utilization Policy Decisions for the Band 1435-1525 MHz</a> (SP 1435 MHz). This policy addresses the spectrum allocations and utilization policies for the band 1435-1525 MHz.</p>
<p>The main impact of the new policy is as follows:</p>
<ol>
<li>Immediate rescission of the DAB Allotment Plan for the band 1452-1492 MHz, including all associated channels to FM and AM stations across the band.</li>
<li>The allocation to BSS in the band 1452-1492 MHz is removed from the <a href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/vwapj/cane2009edition-eng.pdf/$FILE/cane2009edition-eng.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations</a>.</li>
</ol>
<p>Canada does not currently have a formal arrangement with the U.S. Government for the sharing of the band 1435-1525 MHz for the AMT service along the border regions. Licensees will be subject to any future agreements between Canada and the United States regarding use of these systems in the border regions, which may include obtaining departmental approval before allowing certain stations to operate.</p>
<h4>Ukraine – Update on Conformity Declarations</h4>
<p>Rhein Tech was recently advised that “Law of Ukraine No. 5312-VI” was passed on November 6, 2012 and the requirement for registration of Conformity Declarations in Ukraine is no longer in force. From this point forward, Conformity Declarations being obtained in Ukraine for R&amp;TTE, EMC, or Safety will no longer require registration by a Conformity Assessment Body in Ukraine and can be self-declared by the manufacturer or authorized representative of the manufacturer.</p>
<p>Compulsory requirements to obtain EMC and Safety Declarations will remain in place where as R&amp;TTE Declarations are likely to become mandatory on January 1, 2013 however any RF Certificate application started before this time will be permitted to be completed. It is expected that all RF Certificates obtained will remain valid until their expiration date by which a R&amp;TTE Declaration will be required to allow continued importation into Ukraine.</p>
<p>Labeling requirements for any Conformity Declaration obtained will remain mandatory however the Conformity Assessment Body number will not be required. Conformity Declarations registered by a Conformity Assessment Body however may use the Conformity Assessment Body identification number to assist with showing evidence of product compliance in Ukraine.</p>
<p>However, in order to avoid any issues at customs or with market surveillance authorities to demonstrate compliance, Rhein Tech recommends that even though the manufacturer or authorized representative of the manufacturer can now self declare products in Ukraine, that Conformity Declarations be registered by a Conformity Assessment Body.</p>
<h4>Palestine – 2.4 GHz &amp; 5 GHz Bands Now Allowed</h4>
<p>In November 2012, Palestine’s Ministry (MTIT) confirmed that WLAN devices operating in the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz band are permitted as follows:</p>
<ul>
<li>402 – 2482MHz (Channels 1 -13) maximum output power of 1000mW + 6dBi</li>
<li>5150 – 5250MHz (Channels 36 – 48) maximum output power of 1000mW + 6dBit</li>
<li>5250 – 5350MHz (Channels 52 – 64) maximum output power of 1000mW + 6dBit</li>
</ul>
<p>Additionally, the 5725 – 5825 MHz band is open for point-to-point fixed link products, with maximum output power of 1000mW + 23dBi. Use of this band is subject to licensing.</p>
<p>The following bands are not permitted for use:</p>
<ul>
<li>5470 – 5725MHz (Channels 100-140)</li>
<li>5815 – 5850MHz (Channel 165)</li>
<li>5850 – 5875MHz (Channel 173)</li>
</ul>
<h4>Nepal – Enforcement of Type Approval Certification</h4>
<p>The Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) is preparing to enforce Type Approval Certification (TAC) for mobile handsets. NTAr says there already is a provision in the law for TAC and that it will begin monitoring the market to enforce the rules.</p>
<p>“We are preparing to start a stern market monitoring to enforce the TAC rule. We will also work closely with the telecom operators so that unregistered types (of handsets) are not allowed in the country,” Republica quotes Binod Shrestha, assistant director at NTA, as saying. About 50 percent of handsets sold in Nepal do not have TAC.</p>
<p>In a bid to enforce the rule, Shrestha said the NTA has also formed a taskforce to ease the process of issuing TAC. At present, NTA is providing TAC on the basis of approval certificate issued by the regulators of developed countries. But the taskforce is now exploring the possibility of setting up a new system and hiring consultants for lab testing of the handsets, so that importers could be freed from the burden of producing certification from other countries.</p>
<p>“In order to ensure all the handsets to have TAC, we are preparing to work with the operators making it mandatory for the customers to provide IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number to obtain the SIM card,” Shrestha added. If implemented strictly, customers using unregistered handset might not be able to get the mobile service at all.</p>
<p>Although Nepal made TAC compulsory in 2008, lack of proper monitoring and enforcement has allowed many manufacturers and distributors to sell their products in Nepal without complying with the law. <a href="http://www.nta.gov.np/en/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link to Nepal Telecommunications Authority</a></p>

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