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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>Applying FCC Class A Limit to Intentional Radiators</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We manufacture a Wi-Fi device and its conducted AC spurious emissions are measuring above the FCC Class B emission limits, however our device operates in a Class A environment. &nbsp;Is it acceptable to apply the FCC Class A conducted AC spurious emission limits?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong>&nbsp; Unlike FCC Part 15B unintentional radiating devices, which must adhere to <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=776f51431e290351eb87ee7a2cf2548a&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.16.2.236.5&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.107</a>, conducted AC spurious emissions from intentional radiating devices must adhere to <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=776f51431e290351eb87ee7a2cf2548a&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.16.3.236.6&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.207</a> of the FCC rules and regulations regardless of their operating environment.<br /> <br /> There are particular rule sections, 47CFR§225 being one of them, where the transmitter’s carrier may be causing the conducted AC spurious emissions to be non-compliant with the Class B emissions limit, but to be compliant with the Class A limit.<br /> <br /> When this is the case, the FCC allows the transmitter antenna to be removed and replaced with an appropriate dummy load per FCC KDB 174176. &nbsp;The device has to meet Part 15.207 limits with the dummy load.</p>
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<p><strong>Question:&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;We manufacture wireless devices and would like to ship our products without any paper or electronic user manuals included. &nbsp;Instead, all manuals are available online on our website and can be downloaded from a URL link. &nbsp;Does the FCC permit online manuals?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong>&nbsp;Yes, the FCC allows online user manuals in accordance with <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_bdfe351a2e5e41d58a703b4792eb8cf5.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">784748 D01 Labelling Part 15 &amp;18 Guidelines v07</a>. &nbsp;Per this document, acceptable formats for user information dissemination are paper, computer disk or the Internet. &nbsp;Please note that any literature shipped with your product must include the URL link from which the manual can be downloaded. &nbsp;Furthermore, it should be noted that <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=776f51431e290351eb87ee7a2cf2548a&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.16.1.236.11&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.21</a> Information to user requires that “the user should be cautioned in the user manual that changes/modifications not approved by the responsible party could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.”</p>
<p>The manual must also include any other relevant FCC statements such as <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=776f51431e290351eb87ee7a2cf2548a&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.16.1.236.10&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.19</a> and <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=776f51431e290351eb87ee7a2cf2548a&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.16.2.236.4&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.105</a>.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</p>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> We recently had our wireless cell module tested to ETSI standards in order to meet the R&amp;TTE directive but the test report we were provided by the lab only contains pass/fail statements, no test data. &nbsp;Is this test report acceptable?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong>&nbsp; The R&amp;TTE Compliance Association issued <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_9f9a27216e6e4a0f91eff4cc8dec0c22.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">TGN 18</a> on how test reports should be prepared by test laboratories, accepted by manufacturers, and reviewed by Notified Bodies. Briefly, it states the following:</p>
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<li>All test reports should contain actual test results in accordance with the requirements of the standard and in order to correctly demonstrate compliance with the limits.&nbsp;</li>
<li>Manufacturers are to insist on actual test results in the test report. This will enable them to make an informed decision about the product, based on the test results and compliance margins when compared to the test lab’s measurement uncertainties and their own manufacturing tolerances.&nbsp;</li>
<li>Notified Bodies are to insist on actual test results in all test reports contained in the Technical Construction Files (TCFs) being reviewed. &nbsp;The NB’s decision on the performance and on-going compliance of the device being assessed is directly linked to the device’s performance during the compliance tests.</li>
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<p><strong>Question:&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;We manufacture Wi-Fi devices that were tested to EN 300 328 V1.7.1. &nbsp;The Official Journal of The European Union (OJ) dated October 12, 2013 shows a new version that has now been published, EN 300 328 V1.8.1, which is effective January 1, 2015. &nbsp;Furthermore, the OJ listing for EN 300 328 V1.7.1 includes a note stating that “an adequate spectrum sharing mechanism” must be implemented and tested. Based on this note, do we have to re-test our product now?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;EN 300 328 V1.8.1, with an effective date of January 1, 2015, has been adopted and published in the <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_b1d8069151804da9bef206490061d9e7.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">OJ</a> for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and other devices in the 2.4 GHz band. &nbsp;The OJ gives the Date Of Cessation Of Presumption Of Conformity Of the Superseded Standard (DOCOPOCOSS), December 31, 2014 in the case of EN 300 328 V1.7.1; therefore V1.8.1 is effective January 1, 2015.<br /> <br /> If your tested Wi-Fi devices are already in the EU, no re-testing would be necessary because devices currently in the EU will be grandfathered.<br /> <br /> Any devices not already in the EU would need to be re-evaluated now before being shipped to the EU.<br /> <br /> The note related to V1.7.1 essentially means that Medium Utilization (MU) factor defined as a measure to quantify the amount of resources (Power and Time) used by non-adaptive equipment, where MU = (P/100 mW) Duty Cycle, described in EN 300 328 V1.8.1, must be tested.<br /> <br /> Effective January 1, 2015, all wireless equipment in the 2.4 GHz band needs to be tested to EN 300 328 V1.8.1.</p>
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<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;">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 style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1786331524214039::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:10384,24447,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 1041:2008/A1:2013</a> - (9/27/2013) - Information supplied by the manufacturer of medical devices</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1786331524214039::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:505,25087,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61010-2-201:2013/AC:2013</a> - (9/27/2013) - Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - Part 2-201: Particular requirements for control equipment</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1786331524214039::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1003,24777,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50413:2008/A1:2013</a> - (10/4/2013) - Basic standard on measurement and calculation procedures for human exposure to electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields (0 Hz - 300 GHz)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1786331524214039::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:111,23952,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60204-31:2013</a> - (10/4/2013) - Safety of machinery - Electrical equipment of machines - Part 31: Particular safety and EMC requirements for sewing machines, units and systems</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1786331524214039::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:68,23401,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60601-1:2006/A1:2013</a> - (10/4/2013) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 1: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1786331524214039::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:606,24071,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62215-3:2013</a> - (10/4/2013) - Integrated circuits - Measurement of impulse immunity - Part 3: Non-synchronous transient injection method</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1786331524214039::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:609,24466,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62388:2013</a> - (10/4/2013) - Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems - Shipborne radar - Performance requirements, methods of testing and required test results</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1786331524214039::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:11585,24859,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CWA 16688:2013</a> - (10/11/2013) - Switchable batteries for electric cars</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1786331524214039::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1077,23226,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CLC/TR 50608:2013</a> - (10/11/2013) - Smart grid projects in Europe</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1786331524214039::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:814,23145,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50561-1:2013</a> - (10/18/2013) - Power line communication apparatus used in low-voltage installations - Radio disturbance characteristics - Limits and methods of measurement - Part 1: Apparatus for in-home use</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1786331524214039::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:10824,24864,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50563:2011/A1:2013</a> - (10/18/2013) - External a.c. - d.c. and a.c. - a.c. power supplies – Determination of no-load power and average efficiency of active modes</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1786331524214039::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:11505,25102,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60255-26:2013/AC:2013</a> - (10/18/2013) - Measuring relays and protection equipment - Part 26: Electromagnetic compatibility requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1786331524214039::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:85,23966,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50332-1:201</a>3 - (10/25/2013) - Sound system equipment: Headphones and earphones associated with personal music players - Maximum sound pressure level measurement methodology - Part 1: General method for "one package equipment"</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1786331524214039::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:85,23967,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50332-2:2013</a> - (10/25/2013) - Sound system equipment: Headphones and earphones associated with personal music players - Maximum sound pressure level measurement methodology - Part 2: Matching of sets with headphones if either or both are offered separately, or are offered as one package equipment but with standardised connectors between the two allowing to combine components of different manufacturers or different design</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1786331524214039::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:67,24043,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60335-2-7:2010/A11:2013</a> - (10/25/2013) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-7: Particular requirements for washing machines</li>
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<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:84:4871265376428807" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CENELEC</a> for additional information.</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;">EU: New ETSI Standards Recently Released</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new ETSI standards published during the past month:</p>
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<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/300300_300399/30037301/01.04.01_60/en_30037301v010401p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 300 373-1 V1.4.1</a> - (September 2013) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Maritime mobile transmitters and receivers for use in the MF and HF bands; Part 1: Technical characteristics and methods of measurement&nbsp;</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301000_301099/301033/01.04.01_60/en_301033v010401p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 033 V1.4.1</a> - (September 2013) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Technical characteristics and methods of measurement for shipborne watchkeeping receivers for reception of Digital Selective Calling (DSC) in the maritime MF, MF/HF and VHF bands&nbsp;</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302500_302599/302571/01.02.01_60/en_302571v010201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 571 V1.2.1</a> - (September 2013) - Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS); Radiocommunications equipment operating in the 5 855 MHz to 5 925 MHz frequency band; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive&nbsp;</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/102800_102899/10288702/01.01.01_60/ts_10288702v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 102 887-2 V1.1.1</a> - (September 2013) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices; Smart Metering Wireless Access Protocol; Part 2: Data Link Layer (MAC Sub-layer)&nbsp;</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301000_301099/30102502/01.05.01_60/en_30102502v010501p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 025-2 V1.5.1</a> - (September 2013) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); VHF radiotelephone equipment for general communications and associated equipment for Class "D" Digital Selective Calling (DSC); Part 2: Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive&nbsp;</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301000_301099/30102503/01.05.01_60/en_30102503v010501p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 025-3 V1.5.1</a> - (September 2013) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); VHF radiotelephone equipment for general communications and associated equipment for Class "D" Digital Selective Calling (DSC); Part 3: Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.3(e) of the R&amp;TTE Directive&nbsp;</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/103000_103099/103060/01.01.01_60/ts_103060v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 103 060 V1.1.1</a> - (September 2013) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD); Method for a harmonized definition of Duty Cycle Template (DCT) transmission as a passive mitigation technique used by short range devices and related conformance test methods&nbsp;</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301900_301999/30190813/06.02.01_60/en_30190813v060201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 908-13 V6.2.1</a> - (October 2013) - IMT cellular networks; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive; Part 13: Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA) User Equipment (UE)&nbsp;</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301900_301999/30190814/06.02.01_60/en_30190814v060201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 908-14 V6.2.1</a> - (October 2013) - IMT cellular networks; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive; Part 14: Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA) Base Stations (BS)&nbsp;</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301900_301999/30190802/06.01.01_20/en_30190802v060101a.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 908-2 V6.2.1</a> - (October 2013) - 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)&nbsp;</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301900_301999/30190818/06.02.01_60/en_30190818v060201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 908-3 V6.2.1</a> - (October 2013) - IMT cellular networks; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive; Part 3: CDMA Direct Spread (UTRA FDD) Base Stations (BS)</li>
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<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/h_sf10571.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI website</a> for additional information.</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;">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 style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/Webstore/webstore.nsf/ArtNum_PK/48690?OpenDocument&amp;mlref=JP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ISO/IEC/TS 17021-4 ed1.0</a> - (September 2013) - Conformity assessment -- Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems -- Part 4: Competence requirements for auditing and certification of event sustainability management systems</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/Webstore/webstore.nsf/ArtNum_PK/48669?OpenDocument&amp;mlref=JP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61672-1 ed2.0</a> - (September 2013) - Electroacoustics - Sound level meters - Part 1: Specifications</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/Webstore/webstore.nsf/ArtNum_PK/48670?OpenDocument&amp;mlref=JP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61672-2 ed2.0</a> - (September 2013) - Electroacoustics - Sound level meters - Part 2: Pattern evaluation tests</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/Webstore/webstore.nsf/ArtNum_PK/48714?OpenDocument&amp;mlref=JP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60255-27 ed2.0</a> - (October 2013) - Measuring relays and protection equipment - Part 27: Product safety requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/Webstore/webstore.nsf/ArtNum_PK/48713?OpenDocument&amp;mlref=JP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61951-1 ed3.0</a> - (October 2013) - Secondary cells and batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes - Portable sealed rechargeable single cells - Part 1: Nickel-cadmium</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/Webstore/webstore.nsf/ArtNum_PK/48683?OpenDocument&amp;mlref=JP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC/PAS 62815-1 ed1.0</a> - (October 2013) - Cold cathode fluorescent lamps - Part 1: Safety specifications</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/Webstore/webstore.nsf/ArtNum_PK/48681?OpenDocument&amp;mlref=JP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC/PAS 62816-1 ed1.0</a> - (October 2013) - External electrode fluorescent lamps - Part 1: Safety specifications</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/Webstore/webstore.nsf/ArtNum_PK/999991049?OpenDocument&amp;mlref=JP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Project CISPR 16-4-2-am1 ed2.0</a> - (October 2013) - Amendment 1 - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods – Part 4-2: Uncertainties, statistics and limit modelling – Measurement instrumentation uncertainty</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/Webstore/webstore.nsf/ArtNum_PK/48729?OpenDocument&amp;mlref=JP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61000-4-6 ed4.0</a> - (October 2013) - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-6: Testing and measurement techniques - Immunity to conducted disturbances, induced by radio-frequency fields</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/Webstore/webstore.nsf/ArtNum_PK/48724?OpenDocument&amp;mlref=JP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62153-4-3 ed2.0</a> - (October 2013) - Metallic communication cable test methods - Part 4-3: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Surface transfer impedance - Triaxial method</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/Webstore/webstore.nsf/ArtNum_PK/48704?OpenDocument&amp;mlref=JP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC/TS 62257-1 ed2.0</a> - (October 2013) - Recommendations for small renewable energy and hybrid systems for rural electrification - Part 1: General introduction to IEC 62257 series and rural electrification</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/Webstore/webstore.nsf/ArtNum_PK/99999891198?OpenDocument&amp;mlref=JP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Project IEC 60695-2-12-am1 ed2.0</a> - (October 2013) - Amendment 1 - Fire hazard testing – Part 2-12: Glowing/hot-wire based test methods – Glow-wire flammability index (GWFI) test method for materials</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/Webstore/webstore.nsf/ArtNum_PK/9999980716?OpenDocument&amp;mlref=JP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Project IEC 62065 ed2.0</a> - (October 2013) - Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems – Track control systems – Operational and performance requirements, methods of testing and required test results</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/Webstore/webstore.nsf/ArtNum_PK/48686?OpenDocument&amp;mlref=JP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60068-1 ed7.0</a> - (October 2013) - Environmental testing - Part 1: General and guidance</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/Webstore/webstore.nsf/ArtNum_PK/48692?OpenDocument&amp;mlref=JP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61010-1 ed3.0</a> - (October 2013) - Corrigendum 2 - Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use - Part 1: General requirements</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.iec.ch/about/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC</a> for additional information.</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;">US - New ENERGY STAR Program Requirements for Computers</h4>
<p>In mid-September 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the ENERGY STAR Program Requirements for Computers, Version 6.0, covering the following products:</p>
<ul>
<li>Desktop and integrated desktop computers</li>
<li>Notebook computers (such as mobile thin clients)</li>
<li>Workstations</li>
<li>Small-scale servers that are marketed and sold for non-data-centre use</li>
<li>Thin clients</li>
</ul>
<p>These new specifications will go into effect on June 2, 2014. &nbsp;The major changes from the current Version 5.2 are as follows:&nbsp;</p>
<ul>
<li>Product category classifications</li>
<li>Idle mode testing method</li>
<li>Adjusted mode weightings</li>
<li>Adjusted typical energy consumption (TEC) levels for graphic cards</li>
<li>Added incentive for power supplies, displays and energy-efficient Ethernet capability&nbsp;</li>
</ul>
<div style="color: #505050; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 14px; line-height: 150%; text-align: left; margin-left: 10px;">Please see <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.energystar.gov/products/specs/node/143" target="_blank" rel="noopener">link</a> for additional information&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</div>
<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;">US - FDA Extends Deadline for IEC 60601-1 3rd Edition</h4>
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<div style="color: #505050; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 14px; line-height: 150%; text-align: left; margin-left: 10px;">The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has extended their deadline for IEC 60601-1 3rd Edition medical device electrical standard compliance to December 31, 2013.<br /> &nbsp;</div>
<div style="color: #505050; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 14px; line-height: 150%; text-align: left; margin-left: 10px;">The FDA had previously set a date of June 30, 2013 for manufacturers of all patient vicinity medical electrical equipment to transition from IEC 60601-1 Edition 2:1988 (IEC 60601-1 2nd Edition) to ANSI/AAMI ES60601-1:2005(R) 2012 (IEC 60601-1 3rd Edition); from that date, the agency would not have accepted declarations of conformity to IEC 60601-1 2nd edition submitted with 510(k), Premarket Approval (PMA) and other medical device registration applications. &nbsp; <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfstandards/detail.cfm?id=31189" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link</a></div>
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<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;">Canada - Release of RSS-130 and SRSP-518</h4>
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<p>On October 5, 2013, Industry Canada released the following two new standards:</p>
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<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/vwapj/RSS-130-issue1.pdf/$FILE/RSS-130-issue1.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Radio Standards Specification RSS-130, Issue 1</a>: Mobile Broadband Services (MBS) Equipment Operating in the Frequency Bands 698-756 MHz and 777-787 MHz, which sets out the certification requirements for transmitters and receivers for MBS systems in the frequency bands 698-756 MHz and 777-787 MHz</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/vwapj/SRSP-518.pdf/$file/SRSP-518.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Standard Radio System Plan SRSP-518, Issue 1</a>: Technical Requirements for Mobile Broadband Services in the Bands 698-756 MHz and 777-787 MHz, which sets out the minimum technical requirements for the efficient utilization of the 700 MHz band for Mobile Broadband Services.</li>
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<div style="color: #505050; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 14px; line-height: 150%; text-align: left; margin-left: 10px;">Both RSS-130 and SRSP-518 address certification and licensing requirements for equipment operating in the 700 MHz band for Mobile Broadband Service.</div>
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<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;">Canada - Release of SRSP 325.25</h4>
<div style="color: #505050; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 14px; line-height: 150%; text-align: left; margin-left: 10px;">On September 14, 2013, Industry Canada released <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/vwapj/SRSP-325.25-issue1.pdf/$file/SRSP-325.25-issue1.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">SRSP 325.25 — Technical Requirements for Fixed Radio Systems Operating in the Bands 25.25-26.5 GHz and 27.5-28.35 GHz</a>, which states the minimum technical requirements for the efficient use of the frequency bands 25.25-26.5 GHz and 27.5-28.35 GHz by line-of-sight radio systems in the fixed service, including point-to-point and point-to-multipoint systems.</div>
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<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;">EU: Updated List of R&amp;TTE &nbsp;and LVD Harmonized Standards</h4>
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<div style="color: #505050; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 14px; line-height: 150%; text-align: left; margin-left: 10px;">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:</div>
<ul>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:C:2013:297:0001:0031:EN:PDF" target="_blank" rel="noopener">R&amp;TTE Directive 1999/5/EC</a></li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:C:2013:255:0001:0103:EN:PDF" target="_blank" rel="noopener">LVD Directive 2006/95/EC</a></li>
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<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;">Mexico – COFETEL is now known as IFETEL</h4>
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<div style="color: #505050; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 14px; line-height: 150%; text-align: left; margin-left: 10px;">On September 3, 2013, Mexico's Senate confirmed appointment of the 7 commissioners for IFETEL, the new telecom authority in Mexico replacing the COFETEL. We anticipate there will be no impact on the existing product type approval process and no impact on any products which have been previously approved under the COFETEL Scheme.</div>
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<div style="color: #505050; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 14px; line-height: 150%; text-align: left; margin-left: 10px;">However, moving forward - all products Approved under the IFETEL Scheme should be labelled as follows:</div>
<ul>
<li>For products with on-board/integrated radios: "IFETEL: xxxxxxxxxxxxx"</li>
<li>For host products containing Approved modules: "This product contains an Approved module, Model No. xxxx, IFETEL No. xxxxxxxxxxxxx"</li>
</ul>
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<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;">Taiwan - BSMI Published New Standard for Batteries</h4>
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<div style="color: #505050; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 14px; line-height: 150%; text-align: left; margin-left: 10px;">During late July 2013, Taiwan’s BSMI published draft #10230015100, a new regulation for secondary lithium cells /cells pack secondary lithium batteries pack for portable application and battery charging products.</div>
<ol>
<li>The new approval requirement will go into effect on March 1, 2014. The certification is valid for three years from the date of issue.</li>
<li>If you already have RPC certification of an adapter, and the adapter also includes a portable battery, the battery must comply with the new rules or the adapter’s certification will be cancelled.</li>
<li>New products requiring Type Approval and containing lithium cells or packs must comply with the new approval requirement by June 1, 2014. &nbsp; Existing Type Approved products with certificates prior to June 1, 2014 do not have to comply to the new rule until their existing certificate expires.&nbsp;</li>
<li>Products approved with a BSMI DoC must comply with the new rules by December 1, 2014.</li>
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<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;">China - New Energy Efficiency Standard for Flat Panel Televisions</h4>
<div style="color: #505050; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 14px; line-height: 150%; text-align: left; margin-left: 10px;">Beginning October 1, 2013, China's Minimum Allowable Values of Energy Efficiency and Energy Efficiency levels for Flat Panel Televisions (GB 24850-2013), will go into effect. China's Quality Certification Center (CQC) also released a new version of energy conservation certification rules for flat panel televisions CQC31-452631-2013 to replace CQC31-452631-2009.</div>
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<div style="color: #505050; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 14px; line-height: 150%; text-align: left; margin-left: 10px;">A summary of the requirements are as follows:</div>
<ol>
<li>As of October 1, 2013, CQC will no longer issue certificates with old version standard GB 24850-2010 for the flat panel televisions.</li>
<li>Current certificate holders should submit a new application. Retesting of products may be required.</li>
<li>Certificate updates should be completed before October 1, 2014. Certificates not updated by this date will be suspended and if not updated before January 1, 2015, they will be permanently cancelled.</li>
</ol>
<div style="color: #505050; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 14px; line-height: 150%; text-align: left; margin-left: 10px;">The new version of this standard contains the following:</div>
<ul>
<li>Added requirements for external power supply.</li>
<li>Added time limit requirement for review.</li>
<li>Confirmed requirements for location of the mark and ways of use.</li>
</ul>
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<h4 style="line-height: 16px; color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Mongolia – New Type Approval Procedure</h4>
<div style="color: #505050; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 14px; line-height: 150%; text-align: left; margin-left: 10px;">Mongolia’s Communications Regulatory Commission (CRC), just recently established their new conformity assessment procedure regarding Type Approval of radio and telecommunications equipment.&nbsp;</div>
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<div style="color: #505050; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 14px; line-height: 150%; text-align: left; margin-left: 10px;">The following changes have been implemented:&nbsp;</div>
<ul>
<li>Samples are no longer required for local testing or inspection. &nbsp;Type Approval can be obtained by a paperwork only process. &nbsp;However, the Authority has the right to request a sample if the documentation and test reports provided are not deemed sufficient.&nbsp;</li>
<li>It is mandatory for the &nbsp;local importer or distributor of the product to act as the Approval holder.</li>
<li>Certificates can be valid for a period of up to 3 years but validity is dependent upon product type.&nbsp;</li>
</ul>
<div style="color: #505050; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 14px; line-height: 150%; text-align: left; margin-left: 10px;">Moving forward, all products being imported into Mongolia must now apply for Type Approval under this new procedure. Any applications placed on hold earlier this year must now also follow the new procedure. However, this does not apply to certificates that are still valid. &nbsp;Official regulations confirming all changes are due to be published shortly, more details will follow accordingly.&nbsp;</div>

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</a><strong>Multipoint Newsletter January 2013</strong></h4>
<p><h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" name="B1"></a>Intermediary EAS Device</h4>
<p><strong>Question: </strong> We designed an intermediary device that is not a transmitter in accordance with FCC 47CFR§11 emergency alert system (EAS) rule part. We are preparing to file our application for FCC certification. Do we need to include schematics of our device with our FCC certification application to be in accordance with 47CFR§2.1033?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>The FCC has historically requested schematics for intentional radiating and unintentional radiating EAS devices. In particular, intentional radiating EAS devices must adhere to <a href="index.php?option=com_acymailing&amp;ctrl=url&amp;urlid=1447&amp;mailid=50&amp;subid=3873" target="_blank">47CFR§2.1033(5)</a>, which states the following requirements for submitting an intentional radiator application for FCC certification:</p>
<ul>
<li>A block diagram showing the frequency of all oscillators in the device.</li>
<li>The signal path and frequency shall be indicated at each block.</li>
<li>The tuning range(s) and intermediate frequency(ies) shall be indicated at each block.</li>
<li>A schematic diagram is also required for intentional radiators.</li>
</ul>
<p>We recently learned that the FCC has updated its policy on unintentional radiating EAS devices and that schematics are no longer required to be furnished with a certification application, unless specifically requested by the FCC.</p>
<p>We encourage you to check the FCC Knowledge Database (KDB) at <a href="index.php?option=com_acymailing&amp;ctrl=url&amp;urlid=634&amp;mailid=50&amp;subid=3873" target="_blank">https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/kdb/index.cfm</a> for relevant postings, and if you don’t find a conclusive answer, to submit an inquiry to the FCC through this web page.</p>
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<h3>LMA &amp; CCS Devices</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>We are a product manufacturer and have the following two questions about FCC Limited Modular Approval (LMA) and Current Carrier Systems (CCS):</p>
<ul>
<li>We do not have an onboard voltage regulator on our wireless modular device as required by the FCC’s LMA policy. Will the FCC/TCB approve our LMA application for certification?</li>
<li>We would like the FCC to certify our 47CFR§213 CCS device instead of verifying it. How do we certify our device?</li>
</ul>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>If your modular device meets all requirements of <a href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=%2BfFRmd2u009kcjrH4nqK9A%3D%3D" target="_blank" rel="noopener">KDB 996369</a> and complies with <a href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;SID=4e7ac14f21541ee9ce3208c85bf92162&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.16.3.234.9&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.212</a>, the only exception being the lack of a voltage regulator, the FCC/TCB will most likely approve your certification application. However, please note the following:</p>
<p class="quote">If your modular device is tested with a power supply, it will be the only power supply permitted in the certification. Your modular device can be marketed only in the same configuration in which it was tested and approved. As a result, you are responsible for ensuring that your modular device is only installed in the tested and approved host(s), and powered by the tested and approved power supply(ies), in order to meet the FCC’s Limited Modular Approval condition.</p>
<p>In order for your modular device to be used in any other hosts or with any other power supply, you would need to submit a Class 2 Permissive change and receive approval.</p>
<p>As specified in <a href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;SID=b9eaed51b7c1fc6aa1507a3cb6ed206d&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.16.3.234.1&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.201(a)</a>, the <a href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/retrieveECFR?gp=&amp;SID=b9eaed51b7c1fc6aa1507a3cb6ed206d&amp;r=SECTION&amp;n=47y1.0.1.1.16.3.234.10" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.213</a> CCS device should be verified pursuant to the procedures in Part 2 Subpart J—Equipment Authorization Procedures prior to marketing. However, you can apply for certification of your device by including an attestation statement in your FCC certification application that clearly states that this device only requires verification but that you are seeking certification.</p>
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<h3>Part 25 ESV Transceivers</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>We have an Earth Station Vessel (ESV) transceiver (earth station on a vessel) with transmit/receive frequencies at 14-14.5 GHz/10.7-12.75 GHz that is under a blanket license held by a U.S. operator in accordance with 47CFR§25.222. Do we need FCC/TCB certification or verification?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>Certification is not required for ESV transceivers; equipment authorization is addressed at the time of licensing by the International Bureau (IB). Section 5.457A band 14-14.5 GHz of the FCC's Frequency Allocation Table, revised May 25th, 2012 - <a href="http://transition.fcc.gov/oet/spectrum/table/fcctable.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.106</a>, allows earth stations located on board vessels to communicate with space stations of the fixed-satellite service, in accordance with Resolution 902, of the <a href="http://transition.fcc.gov/wrc-03/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-03)</a>.</p>
<p>Please note that the ESV must be tested, and compliance demonstrated per <a href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;SID=b9eaed51b7c1fc6aa1507a3cb6ed206d&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:2.0.1.1.4.3.41.22&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR25.222</a>. &nbsp;A test report must be prepared and provided to the blanket license holder to submit to the IB for equipment authorization, and to archive in the event the FCC has questions, or interference complaints are levied. For further information about ESV transceivers, please refer to <a href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=GePtuLHmHf2a87PtkIf0rQ%3D%3D" target="_blank" rel="noopener">KDB Publication 273109</a>.</p>
<p>Additional information about IB licensing procedures can be found at: &nbsp;<a href="http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-05-62A1.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-05-62A1.pdf</a></p>
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<h3>Wireless Module Label</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>We manufacture a wireless modular device that is professionally installed in another device in the field as an option. The FCC identifier of the device into which the module is installed is not visible, therefore we intend to attach a label on the outside of the device referencing the FCC ID of our wireless module so that it will be visible to a professional installer in accordance with 47CFR§212. Would such a labeling arrangement be acceptable to the FCC?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>Label visibility on the host device at the time of installation is more than beneficial to professional installers, end users, FCC enforcement officers, etc. – it’s a requirement. &nbsp;Unfortunately, we cannot provide a definitive answer to your question without seeing a sample of the label you intend to use and knowing the intended location of the label.</p>
<p>We encourage you to check the FCC Knowledge Database (KDB) at <a href="https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/kdb/index.cfm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/kdb/index.cfm</a> for relevant postings, and if you don’t find a conclusive answer, to submit an inquiry to the FCC through this web page.</p>
<p>The FCC may accept your proposed labeling arrangement under the following conditions:</p>
<ul>
<li>The host device containing your wireless module should have a label with the statement “Contains RF module FCC ID:………”, and include the FCC ID of your wireless module.</li>
<li>If your label is not clearly visible on the host device, the FCC may implement additional requirements for you to meet, such as clearly stating the FCC ID of the wireless module in the user manual, ensuring easy access to the host device, and providing clear instructions in the user manual on how to access and open the host device and then access and remove the wireless module in order to view its FCC ID.</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=104:110:4023844653538977::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:68,23428,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60601-2-65:2013</a> - (1/11/2013) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-65: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of dental intra-oral X-ray equipment</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4023844653538977::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:573,23940,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60968:2013</a> - (1/11/2013) - Self-ballasted lamps for general lighting services - Safety requirements</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4023844653538977::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:683,24581,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61010-2-091:2012/AC:2013</a> - (1/11/2013) - 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=104:110:4023844653538977::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:505,23327,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61326-2-1:2013</a> - (1/11/2013) - 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://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4023844653538977::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:505,23326,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61326-1:2013</a> - (1/11/2013) - 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=104:110:4023844653538977::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:505,23328,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61326-2-2:2013</a> - (1/11/2013) - 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://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4023844653538977::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:505,23329,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61326-2-3:2013</a> - (1/11/2013) - 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://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4023844653538977::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:505,23331,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61326-2-5:2013</a> - (1/11/2013) - Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - EMC requirements - Part 2-5: Particular requirements - Test configurations, operational conditions and performance criteria for devices with field bus interfaces according to IEC 61784-1</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4023844653538977::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:505,23330,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61326-2-4:2013</a> - (1/11/2013) - 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=104:110:4023844653538977::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:108,23557,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61347-2-9:2013</a> - (1/11/2013) - Lamp controlgear - Part 2-9: Particular requirements for electromagnetic controlgear for discharge lamps (excluding fluorescent lamps)</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4023844653538977::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:609,23042,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61993-2:2013</a> - (1/11/2013) - 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://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4023844653538977::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:71,16881,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60601-2-22:2013</a> - (1/18/2013) - 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://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4023844653538977::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:67,24047,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60335-2-6:2003/A13:2013</a> - (1/18/2013) - 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=104:110:4023844653538977::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:10516,23671,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60745-2-22:2011/A11:2013</a> - (1/18/2013) - Hand-held motor-operated electric tools - Safety - Part 2-22: Particular requirements for cut-off machines</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4023844653538977::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:565,23596,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60601-2-66:2013</a> - (1/18/2013) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-66: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of hearing instruments and hearing instrument systems</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/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/047341%21opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC/PAS 62825</a> - (1-1-2013) - Methods of measurement and limits for radiated disturbances from plasma display panel TVs in the frequency range 150 kHz to 30 MHz</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047358%21opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-2-11</a> - (1-16-2013) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-11: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of gamma beam therapy equipment</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047359%21opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61169-42</a> - (1-16-2013) - Radio-frequency connectors - Part 42: Sectional specification for CQN series quick lock RF coaxial connectors</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047360%21opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62037-5</a> - (1-16-2013) - Passive RF and microwave devices, intermodulation level measurement - Part 5: Measurement of passive intermodulation in filters</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047361%21opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62037-6</a> - (1-16-2013) - Passive RF and microwave devices, intermodulation level measurement - Part 6: Measurement of passive intermodulation in antennas</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>Australia – RCM Compliance Mark in Effect Soon</h4>
<p>Australia’s ACMA has confirmed that the start date for the new labeling scheme is <strong>March 1, 2013</strong>.</p>
<p>The three existing compliance marks (C-Tick, A-Tick and RCM) are being consolidated into a single compliance mark—the RCM. This will indicate a device's compliance with all applicable ACMA regulatory requirements, including telecommunications, radio communications, EMC and EMI—and with applicable state and territory electrical equipment safety requirements.</p>
<p>The C-Tick and A-Tick compliance marks are to be phased out. A new database will be designated for all supplier registration and the supplier identification requirements will be removed from the labeling notices. The database will also be used for registration of suppliers under the Electrical Equipment Safety System (EESS) being introduced by some State and Territory governments. &nbsp;The current labeling scheme will apply until the March 1, 2013 start date.</p>
<p>Beginning March 1, 2013, the new labeling scheme will only apply to new suppliers—those who do not have a supplier code number issued by the ACMA. &nbsp; Beginning March 1, 2016, new scheme will apply to all suppliers. &nbsp; &nbsp;Further information and downloadable RCM images are available on the ACMA website <a href="https://promo-manager.server-secure.com/ch/1115/rvw136/556071/5cee1d987.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">www.acma.gov.au/WEB/STANDARD/pc=PC_410297</a></p>
<h4>Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia: EMC and LVD Harmonization</h4>
<p>Currently, the Customs Union (CU) of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia are in the process of harmonizing the EMC (Electromagnetic compatibility) and LVE (Low voltage equipment) regulations to allow harmonized certifications across all three countries. &nbsp;Draft regulations for EMC and LVE (CCU decision # 879 and 884) are expected to be implemented on February 15, 2013.</p>
<p>Once implemented, manufacturers will be able to apply for EMC and Safety approval in one of the three countries and the resulting Customs Union approval will cover the product for all three countries. &nbsp; Please note that factory inspection may be required prior to the certificate being issued. &nbsp;Once products have Customs Union approval, they are required to be labeled with a CU Conformity Mark prior to being placed on the market.</p>
<p>The new Customs Union approval will replace the GOST approval scheme. However, it does not affect Telecom and Radio Approvals: individual country approval requirements will remain in force for these products. &nbsp; Approvals for products under current national EMC and Safety requirements (GOST) will remain valid until their expiration date or until March 15, 2015. (whichever comes first), whereby CU certificates will need to be obtained to replace the individual country approvals.</p>
<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.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nta.gov.np/en/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link to Nepal Telecommunications Authority</a></p>
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<p><strong>Question: </strong> In its Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) FCC 13-19A1, released on February 15th, 2013, the FCC is proposing to terminate “listed laboratories”. What is a “listed laboratory”, and how will this termination affect laboratories and manufacturers in general?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>Listed laboratories and manufacturers’ laboratories do not need accreditation under ISO/IEC (International Organization for Standardization/International Electrotechnical Commission) 17025 Standard “General Requirements for the Competence of Calibration and Testing Laboratories". Instead, they are required to file documents with the FCC in accordance with the requirement of <a href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;SID=0d9572029fee237f8e8aa31d8b10a9c5&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.3.9.216.32&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.948</a>. The documents must include a physical description of their test sites, photographs, drawings, an equipment list, and calibration and site attenuation data in accordance with ANSI C63.4-2001. After the FCC reviews and accepts the laboratory’s 47CFR§2.948 documentation, it maintains a list of the (unaccredited) laboratories, hence the reference to “listed laboratories”.</p>
<p>Under current FCC rules and regulations, listed laboratories can test devices that are subject to certification or verification, or other FCC rule parts in the licensed services, but not devices that are subject to DoC under <a href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;SID=0d9572029fee237f8e8aa31d8b10a9c5&amp;tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title47/47cfr15_main_02.tpl" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15</a> and <a href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;SID=0d9572029fee237f8e8aa31d8b10a9c5&amp;tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title47/47cfr18_main_02.tpl" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§18</a>. Only accredited laboratories can test <a href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;SID=0d9572029fee237f8e8aa31d8b10a9c5&amp;tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title47/47cfr15_main_02.tpl" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15</a> and <a href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;SID=0d9572029fee237f8e8aa31d8b10a9c5&amp;tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title47/47cfr18_main_02.tpl" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§18</a> devices subject to DoC.</p>
<p>Accredited laboratories must demonstrate compliance with ISO/IEC 17025 through on-site assessments by an Accrediting Body (AB). The on-site assessments are typically conducted once each year or once every two years. While on-site at the laboratory, the AB assessors audit its quality system, measurement test procedures, equipment, calibration records, test personnel capabilities, etc. If the on-site assessment results prove that the laboratory meets ISO/IEC 17025, the AB submits the required information to the FCC and the laboratory is accredited.</p>
<p>If and when the FCC’s proposal to end “listed laboratories” is incorporated into its rules, all listed laboratories, and manufacturers’ laboratories, will be required to obtain ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation, and the list of the accredited laboratories will be made available. The FCC Office of Engineering Technology (OET) must recognize all ABs responsible for accrediting test laboratories. If the FCC does not recognize an AB, the test laboratories it assesses may not be accredited.</p>
<p>It is not clear at this time if the FCC would provide an immediate cut-off date for listed laboratories, or provide a “grace period” during which listed laboratories must be accredited. Depending on the implementation of the FCC proposed rule change, you may be forced to find a different, accredited laboratory, or your current laboratory may have sufficient time to be accredited by a recognized AB.</p>
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<h3>Scope of Accreditation</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>As a manufacturer with products that include many FCC unlicensed and licensed services, we are wondering, under the proposed rule changes, if the FCC will require that a test laboratory only test equipment that is detailed on its scope listing?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>The FCC is proposing that all test laboratories obtain accreditation based on ISO/IEC 17025, “General Requirements for the Competence of Calibration and Testing Laboratories". A test laboratory’s scope must list each type of equipment for which it has been assessed and found competent to perform testing under the FCC certification, verification, and DoC rules for both unlicensed and licensed services. If your product offering is subject to many unlicensed and licensed rule parts, you have to make sure your test laboratory’s scope covers the test methods and test requirements for the equipment for which you are seeking FCC certification, verification, and DoC.</p>
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<h3>Test Laboratories &amp; MRA</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>As a global manufacturer, our products are tested in many different countries for compliance with FCC rules and regulations. How will the FCC’s proposed changes impact test laboratories outside the U.S.?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>The FCC proposes listing accredited laboratories located outside the U.S., on the following conditions:</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<ul>
<li>A government-to-government Mutual Recognition Agreement/Arrangement (MRA) exists between the U.S. and the country in which the test laboratory is located.</li>
<li>The country’s designated regulatory authority has approved the accredited test laboratory, and the FCC recognizes the foreign designated regulatory authority under the terms of the MRA.</li>
<li>If the test laboratory is in a country that does not have a MRA with the United States, then the test laboratory’s Accrediting Body must be recognized by the FCC under the provisions of its proposed new rule §2.948(e)(2) (Selection of laboratory accreditation bodies), for performing accreditations in the country where the laboratory is located.</li>
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<h3>OATS Compliance Testing License</h3>
<p><strong>Question: </strong>The FCC recently released a Report and Order (R&amp;O) on Experimental Radio Services (ERS) that requires test laboratories to have a compliance testing experimental radio license for Open Area Testing Sites (OATS). Can you elaborate on this point and briefly comment on the R&amp;O as well?</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>On January 13, 2013 the FCC published R&amp;O FCC 13-15A1 on ERS that provides guidelines for all types of experimentation and consolidates rules for broadcasting experiments into a new subpart within 47CFR§5. The FCC eliminated developmental licensing rules in several of its rule parts so that all experimental authority will be under its 47CFR§5 Rules.</p>
<p>In addition, the R&amp;O creates a compliance testing experimental radio license that will be available to FCC-recognized test laboratories that perform compliance testing on radio frequency devices under its equipment authorization program for certification purposes, as well as to other test laboratories that the FCC finds has sufficient expertise to undertake such testing.</p>
<p>A compliance testing experimental radio license will be issued to FCC-recognized laboratories under <a href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;SID=a50cfbae9317159b6bb444cf79a169d3&amp;rgn=div6&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.3.9&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Subpart J-Equipment Authorization Procedures</a> to perform the following:</p>
<ul>
<li>product testing of radio frequency equipment, and</li>
<li>testing of radio frequency equipment on an Open Area Test Site.</li>
</ul>
<p>The authority of a compliance testing experimental radio license is limited to only those testing activities necessary for product certification (including antenna calibration, test site validation, proficiency testing, and testing on an Open Area Test Site); i.e., compliance testing experimental radio licensees are not authorized to conduct immunity testing. A compliance testing experimental radio license is not required if the radio frequency device is fully contained in an anechoic chamber or a Faraday cage.</p>
<p>The R&amp;O also expands opportunities for market trials by adopting a new subpart within the ERS rules that contains provisions for product developmental trials, as well as market trials, and modifies the rules to clarify when operating or marketing radio frequency devices is permitted prior to equipment certification, including the number of devices that can be imported for such purposes.</p>
<p>Imported radio frequency products are limited to quantities of 4,000 or fewer units for testing and evaluation to determine compliance with the FCC rules and regulations, product development, or suitability for marketing. The products are not to be offered for sale or to be marketed.</p>
<p>Please note that in accordance with Section V, paragraph 169 ORDERING CLAUSES of R&amp;O FCC 13-15A1, §5.501-§5.505 Subpart G, compliance testing experimental radio licenses will take effect 30 days after publication of a summary of this R&amp;O in the Federal Register.</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=104:110:2004044318223218::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:67,24047,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60335-2-6:2003/A13:2013</a> - (1/18/2013) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-6: Particular requirements for stationary cooking ranges, hobs, ovens and similar appliances</li>
</ul>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2004044318223218::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:71,16881,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60601-2-22:2013</a> - (1/18/2013) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-22: Particular requirements for basic safety and essential performance of surgical, cosmetic, therapeutic and diagnostic laser equipment</li>
</ul>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2004044318223218::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:565,23596,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60601-2-66:2013</a> - (1/18/2013) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-66: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of hearing instruments and hearing instrument systems</li>
</ul>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2004044318223218::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:10824,23388,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62623:2013</a> - (1/25/2013) - Desktop and notebook computers - Measurement of energy consumption</li>
</ul>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2004044318223218::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1107,23583,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61643-21:2001/A2:2013</a> - (1/25/2013) - Low voltage surge protective devices - Part 21: Surge protective devices connected to telecommunications and signalling networks - Performance requirements and testing methods</li>
</ul>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2004044318223218::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:593,23819,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60404-11:2013</a> - (1/25/2013) -&nbsp;Magnetic materials - Part 11: Method of test for the determination of surface insulation resistance of magnetic sheet and strip</li>
</ul>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2004044318223218::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:108,23697,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61347-1:2008/A2:2013</a> - (1/25/2013) - Lamp controlgear - Part 1: General and safety requirements</li>
</ul>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2004044318223218::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:111,23903,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62061:2005/A1:2013</a> - (2/1/2013) - Safety of machinery - Functional safety of safety-related electrical, electronic and programmable electronic control systems</li>
</ul>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2004044318223218::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:573,23143,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62031:2008/A1:2013</a> - (2/1/2013) - LED modules for general lighting - Safety specifications</li>
</ul>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2004044318223218::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:573,23938,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61195:1999/A1:2013</a> - (2/8/2013) - Double-capped fluorescent lamps - Safety specifications</li>
</ul>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2004044318223218::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:67,23192,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60335-2-7:2010/A1:2013</a> - (2/8/2013) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-7: Particular requirements for washing machines</li>
</ul>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2004044318223218::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1100,23637,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62595-2:2013</a> - (2/8/2013) - LCD backlight unit - Part 2: Electro-optical measurement methods of LED backlight unit</li>
</ul>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2004044318223218::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:868,23080,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62553:2013</a> - (2/8/2013) - Methods of measurement for digital network - Performance characteristics of terrestrial digital multimedia transmission network</li>
</ul>
<p>See CENELEC 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/102300_102399/102398/01.03.01_60/tr_102398v010301p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TR 102 398 V1.3.1</a> - (January 2013) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) General System Design</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/136100_136199/136124/11.02.00_60/ts_136124v110200p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 136 124 V11.2.0</a> - (February 2013) - LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements for mobile terminals and ancillary equipment (3GPP TS 36.124 version 11.2.0 Release 11)</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/136100_136199/136113/11.02.00_60/ts_136113v110200p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 136 113 V11.2.0</a> - (February 2013) - LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Base Station (BS) and repeater ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 36.113 version 11.2.0 Release 11)</li>
</ul>
<p>See<a href="https://portal.etsi.org/home.aspx"> ETSI website f</a>or 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/047358%21opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-2-11</a> - (1/16/2013) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-11: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of gamma beam therapy equipment</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047513%21opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60704-2-14</a> - (1/25/2013) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Test code for the determination of airborne acoustical noise - Part 2-14: Particular requirements for refrigerators, frozen-food storage cabinets and food freezers</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047492%21opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61124</a> - (1/25/2013) - Corrigendum 1 - Reliability testing - Compliance tests for constant failure rate and constant failure intensity</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047507%21opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC/TR 62809</a> - (1/29/2013) - Summary of requirements and tests for products in the scope of IEC 60601-2-66</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047511%21opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61496-2</a> - (1/30/2013) - Safety of machinery - Electro-sensitive protective equipment - Part 2: Particular requirements for equipment using active opto-electronic protective devices (AOPDs)</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047519%21opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-9</a> - (2/5/2013) - Corrigendum 1 - 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/047523%21opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60512-28-100</a> - (2/6/2013) - Connectors for electronic equipment - Tests and measurements - Part 28-100: Signal integrity tests up to 1 000 MHz on IEC 60603-7 and IEC 61076-3 series connectors - Tests 28a to 28g</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047526%21opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61587-3</a> - (2/6/2013) - Mechanical structures for electronic equipment - Tests for IEC 60917 and IEC 60297 - Part 3: Electromagnetic shielding performance tests for cabinets and subracks</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047521%21opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60068-2-65</a> - (2/6/2013) - Environmental testing - Part 2-65: Tests - Test Fg: Vibration - Acoustically induced method</li>
</ul>
<p>See IEC for additional information.</p>
<h4>EU - Product Safety and Market Surveillance</h4>
<p>Recently, the European Commission (EC) proposed new legislative and non-legislative measures to improve consumer product safety and strengthen market surveillance of all non-food products in the European Union (EU), including those imported from third countries.</p>
<p>The package was adopted by the EC on February 13, 2013, and will be discussed in the European Parliament and in the Council, and is expected to come into effect in 2015.</p>
<p>The main elements of the proposal are:</p>
<ul>
<li>Alignment of the general obligations of economic operators to ensure the safety of all consumer products with clearer responsibilities for manufacturers, importers and distributors.</li>
<li>More effective tools to enforce safety and other product-related requirements and to take action against dangerous and non-compliant products across all sectors through a single set of coherent rules for market surveillance.</li>
<li>Improved traceability of consumer products throughout the supply chain - enabling a swift and effective response to safety problems (e.g. recalls).</li>
<li>Creation of a more cooperative system of market surveillance across the EU.</li>
<li>Streamlined procedures for the notification of dangerous products, and synergies between the existing Rapid Alert Information System (RAPEX) and the Information and Communication System for Market Surveillance (ICSMS).</li>
</ul>
<p>When adopted by the European Parliament and by the Council, the new rules will be enforced by the national market surveillance authorities in the Member States which will benefit from strengthened cooperation and enhanced tools to carry out controls.</p>
<h4>India - Safety Approval Scheme</h4>
<p>India’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) recently announced the Electronics and Information Technology Goods Order (Requirements for Compulsory Registration), which is expected to go into effect on March 7, 2013.</p>
<p>The Order requires that certain electronic products imported to, manufactured in, stored, distributed or sold in India must conform to the Indian safety standards and these products must then be registered as compliant.</p>
<p>Prior to registering products, manufacturers/importers/distributors must first register themselves with the Bureau (Department of Electronics and Information Technology, of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India).</p>
<p>Compliant products must bear the mark “Self Declaration - Conforming to IS xxxxxx” on the product or its packaging. Where the product is not packaged and it is impractical to mark the product, the marking can be placed on a Test Certificate relating to the product.</p>
<p>The scheme currently includes a provision for samples of product (or product family) to be drawn and tested to ensure compliance on a regular basis (once every two years).</p>
<p>Additionally, samples of product must be tested every two years to ensure compliance on an ongoing basis.</p>
<h4>Brazil - ANATEL Enforcement of Labeling</h4>
<p>Recently we have learned that Brazil’s ANATEL is more strictly enforcing their labeling guidelines for small products.</p>
<p>ANATEL Resolution 242 (with label guidelines) has not changed, but in the past, ANATEL accepted placement of the ANATEL label (and interference/SAR mandatory statements in Portuguese) in the User Manual for smaller sized products if a “labeling declaration” was obtained from ANATEL to utilize this method.</p>
<p>Currently, all labeling declarations are being rejected by ANATEL, even for products with dimensions of 5 cm and less. &nbsp;New approval applications are being affected by this process change, however previously approved imports may be impacted as well.</p>

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<p><strong>Question:</strong> We manufacture a product that integrates a wireless device which we would like to market in the U.S. and Europe. We are wondering which standards should be used for testing an intentional radiator with a short-range communications device, specifically a dielectric heater or wireless charger that includes a Bluetooth transceiver for monitoring purposes. We’re thinking that the transceiver would fall under FCC Part 15 and ETSI EN 300 440. However, if this is the case, the product will not comply because the intentional radiator will violate the conducted/radiated emissions limits. Can we test the two product components separately, applying different standards to the components, <a href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;SID=b6918b5db18ec9e9213670004b080166&amp;rgn=div5&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.18&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Part 18</a> for the radiator and <a href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;SID=b6918b5db18ec9e9213670004b080166&amp;rgn=div6&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.16.2&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Part 15</a> for the transceiver?</p>
<p><br /><strong>Answer:</strong> In your situation, the dielectric heater or wireless charger is the product, and the Bluetooth transceiver is for "monitoring" purposes only. FCC Part 15.33(k) considers this type of product combination a composite system - different devices incorporated into a single or separate enclosure. Composite systems may be subject to different FCC rule parts and thus are allowed to be tested separately in order to comply with the relevant standard(s). The FCC would allow the Bluetooth transceiver to be tested with the dielectric heater or wireless charger installed in the enclosure but not active. However, for this to be allowed, the Bluetooth transceiver must act as a peripheral device to control the dielectric heater or wireless charger. The Bluetooth transceiver would be tested under <a href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;SID=b6918b5db18ec9e9213670004b080166&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.16.3.234.31&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Part 15.247</a>, and the dielectric heater or wireless charger would be tested under Part 15 or Part 18.</p>
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<p>Following is FCC Part 15.33(k) that addresses composite systems:</p>
<p><br />"FCC Part 15.33(k): A composite system is a system that incorporates different devices contained either in a single enclosure or in separate enclosures connected by wire or cable. If the individual devices in a composite system are subject to different technical standards, each such device must comply with its specific standards. In no event may the measured emissions of the composite system exceed the highest level permitted for an individual component. For digital devices which consist of a combination of Class A and Class B devices, the total combination of which results in a Class A digital device, it is only necessary to demonstrate that the equipment combination complies with the limits for a Class A device. This equipment combination may not be employed for obtaining a grant of equipment authorization or verifying a Class B digital device. However, if the digital device combination consists of a Class B central control unit, e.g., a personal computer, and a Class A internal peripheral(s), it must be demonstrated that the Class B central control unit continues to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device with the Class A internal peripheral(s) installed but not active."</p>
<p><br />For Information on testing wireless charging devices, please click on this <a href="http://transition.fcc.gov/bureaus/oet/ea/presentations/files/oct12/5-Wireless-Charging-Oct-2012-MN.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">link</a> for the 2012 FCC TCBC training on the subject.</p>
<p><br />ETSI’s position on composite wireless charging devices is similar to that of the FCC; click on this <a href="https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&amp;rct=j&amp;q=&amp;esrc=s&amp;source=web&amp;cd=1&amp;ved=0CDUQFjAA&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Fcept.org%2FDocuments%2Fwg-se%2F6856%2FSE(12)076_ETSI-Report&amp;ei=e01TUYfbOOrr0QGlp4CQCQ&amp;usg=AFQjCNF9AFDigHTvP8mE3O0v26dXulnrqQ&amp;sig2=5Ab5EHL0TZuxmivVDPzrpA&amp;bvm=bv.44342787,d.dmQ" target="_blank" rel="noopener">link</a> for their explanation of when the Short Range Device framework is applicable.</p>
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<h3>Log Averaging</h3>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> An EMC laboratory is testing our product that operates with a carrier frequency above 1 GHz. When we apply a log-average detector, our product is compliant with the FCC Part 15.209 radiated field strength average limit, however when we apply a linear-average detector, our product is not compliant. The laboratory tells us that it must use a linear-average detector because the FCC rule part under which our product falls requires the use of voltage averaging to measure the carrier field strength of our product. Can you explain further?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Your EMC laboratory is correct; the FCC does not permit the use of log-averaging in any rule part. The use of power averaging or voltage averaging is determined by the language in the relevant FCC rules, regulations and measurement procedures.</p>
<p>For example, if a rule specifies a limit on average power, or on average power spectral density, power averaging is required.</p>
<p>If a rule specifies average detection of a field strength, as in <a href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;SID=b6918b5db18ec9e9213670004b080166&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.16.3.234.7&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Part 15.209</a> measurements above 1 GHz for example, voltage averaging is required since field strengths are proportional to the measurement antenna induced voltage.</p>
<p>In instances where voltage averaging is required, some measurement procedures may also permit the use of power averaging, since power averaging produces a measurement result that is equal to or greater than that of voltage averaging when the measurement results are converted to the same units.</p>
<p>There are typically three common types of average detection namely:</p>
<ul>
<li>Power averaging, also referred to as RMS, in which averaging is performed on the voltage-squared;</li>
<li>Voltage averaging, also referred to as linear averaging, in which averaging is performed on the absolute value of the voltage;</li>
<li>Log averaging, also referred to as dB averaging, in which averaging is performed on the log of the power, or the log of the absolute value of voltage;</li>
</ul>
<p>in most advanced spectrum analyzers.</p>
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<h3>FCC NPRM 13-19 Proposal to Replace Exclusion List with Pre-approval Guidance Procedure</h3>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> The FCC has proposed eliminating the Telecommunication Certification Bodies (TCB) Exclusion List in favor of a codified pre-approval guidance procedure. How would this work?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> In this <a href="http://www.fcc.gov/document/equipment-authorizationansi-c63" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) 13-19</a> proposal, the FCC would eliminate the present TCB Exclusion List and replace it with a pre-approval guidance procedure, which is currently incorporated into its rules and regulations, but is not policy. The pre-approval guidance procedure will be utilized when TCBs require guidance from the FCC to certify products for which there are no clear rules, requirements or measurement procedures. Based on our understanding at this time, the FCC’s proposed procedure should work as follows:</p>
<ul>
<li>The FCC will issue a KDB (Knowledge Data Base) publication identifying the categories of equipment or types of testing that fall under the pre-approval guidance procedure and for which a TCB will be required to consult with the FCC before granting certification. This list will include devices currently on the TCB exclusion list and the permit-but-ask (PBA) list. A few examples are Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS), Ultra Wide Band (UWB) and TV Bands Device (TVBD), which presently only the FCC can approve.</li>
<li>The TCB will perform an initial review of the application and determine the issues on which it needs to obtain guidance from the FCC and will then electronically submit the relevant exhibits to the FCC.</li>
<li>In accordance with the FCC guidance it receives, the TCB will continue to review the application to determine whether the equipment complies with the FCC rules.</li>
<li>The TCB will electronically submit all exhibits to the FCC, along with a recommendation to grant or dismiss the application.</li>
<li>If the FCC determines that the equipment complies with the rules, it will give its approval to the TCB to grant the application. However, the FCC may instead request and test a sample before the application can be granted, or it may advise the TCB that additional information or equipment testing is required, or it may advise the TCB that the equipment cannot be approved because it does not comply with the FCC rules.</li>
</ul>
<p>The FCC will continue to exercise the necessary control and oversight of particular sections of the rules until such time that it determines that these sections can be considered routine and the additional oversight procedures are no longer needed.</p>
<p>The benefit of this proposal is that TCBs will be able to perform all of the routine review of equipment applications that fall under the proposed pre-approval guidance procedure, resulting in shorter processing time. The FCC Office of Engineering &amp; Technology (OET) would only need to review the portions of an application that require additional oversight.</p>
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<h3>FCC NPRM 13-19 Proposed “Permit But Ask” Changes</h3>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> In NPRM 13-19, the FCC proposes to improve the current “Permit-But Ask” (PBA) process that must be utilized by TCBs. How would this be accomplished?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The current PBA process is time consuming for applicants, the TCBs and the FCC because it does not fully integrate the inquiry/response function in the Knowledge Data Base (KDB) with the application processing function in the Equipment Authorization System (EAS), forcing the use of multiple electronic systems:&nbsp;</p>
<ul>
<li>The TCB sends a request via the KDB to obtain FCC guidance on processing the application.</li>
<li>The TCB then uploads files for FCC review using the EAS.</li>
<li>All further communications between the FCC and TCB are conducted via the KDB.</li>
<li>The FCC and the TCB must cross-reference application files and related communications stored on the separate KDB and EAS.</li>
</ul>
<p>The FCC proposal would fully integrate the pre-approval guidance procedure with the EAS. Providing necessary guidance for new equipment representing new technologies, fully integrated with the EAS, would considerably improve FCC response time, leading to improved TCB processing time.</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=104:110:3487728280244930::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:67,23193,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60335-2-17:2013</a> - (2/22/2013) - 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.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:3487728280244930::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:68,23611,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60601-1-8:2007/A1:2013</a> - (2/22/2013) - 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://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:3487728280244930::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:10415,22262,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61513:2013</a> - (2/22/2013) - Nuclear power plants - Instrumentation and control important to safety - General requirements for systems</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:3487728280244930::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:731,23533,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61558-2-14:2013</a> - (3/1/2013) - Safety of transformers, reactors, power supply units and combination thereof - Part 2-14: Particular requirements and tests for variable transformers and power supply units incorporating variable transformers</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:3487728280244930::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:100,23189,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62133:2013</a> - (3/8/2013) - 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>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:3487728280244930::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:574,23929,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62281:2013</a> - (3/8/2013) - Safety of primary and secondary lithium cells and batteries during transport</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:3487728280244930::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:609,23932,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61924-2:2013</a> - (3/15/2013) - Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems - Integrated navigation systems - Part 2: Modular structure for INS - Operational and performance requirements, methods of testing and required test results</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:3487728280244930::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1003,22457,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50566:2013</a> - (3/15/2013) - Product standard to demonstrate compliance of radio frequency fields from handheld and body-mounted wireless communication devices used by the general public (30 MHz - 6 GHz)</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:3487728280244930::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:814,24786,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 55016-2-3:2010/AC:2013</a> - (3/15/2013) - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 2-3: Methods of measurement of disturbances and immunity - Radiated disturbance measurements</li>
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<p>See <a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">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/303900_303999/303978/01.01.02_60/en_303978v010102p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 303 978 V1.1.2</a> - (February 2013) - 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>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/102600_102699/102658/02.03.01_60/ts_102658v020301p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 102 658 V2.3.1</a> - (February 2013) - 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://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/102800_102899/102884/01.02.01_60/tr_102884v010201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TR 102 884 V1.2.1</a> - (February 2013) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); digital Private Mobile Radio (dPMR) General System Design</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/101600_101699/101601/01.02.01_60/ts_101601v010201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 101 601 V1.2.1</a> - (February 2013) - 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_ts/102300_102399/10236101/02.02.01_60/ts_10236101v020201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 102 361-1 V2.2.1</a> - (February 2013) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Systems; Part 1: DMR Air Interface (AI) protocol</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/102300_102399/10236104/01.05.01_60/ts_10236104v010501p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 102 361-4 V1.5.1</a> - (February 2013) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Systems; Part 4: DMR trunking protocol</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/102400_102499/102490/01.07.01_60/ts_102490v010701p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 102 490 V1.7.1</a> - (February 2013) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Peer-to-Peer Digital Private Mobile Radio using FDMA with a channel spacing of 6,25 kHz with e.r.p. of up to 500 mW</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301400_301499/30148950/01.02.01_60/en_30148950v010201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 489-50 V1.2.1</a> - (March 2013) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 50: Specific conditions for Cellular Communication Base Station (BS), repeater and ancillary equipment</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/103000_103099/103086/01.01.01_60/tr_103086v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TR 103 086 V1.1.1</a> - (March 2013) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD); Conformance test procedure for the exterior limit tests in EN 302065-3 UWB applications in the ground based vehicle environment</li>
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<p>See <a href="http://www.etsi.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">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/047558!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62671, Edition 1</a> - (2/20/2013) - Nuclear power plants - Instrumentation and control important to safety - Selection and use of industrial digital devices of limited functionality</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047568!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR 15, Edition 7.0, L1</a> - (2/21/2013) - Interpretation Sheet 1 - Limits and methods of measurement of radio disturbance characteristics of electrical lighting and similar equipment</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047569!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR 15, Edition 7.0, L2</a> - (2/21/2013) - Interpretation sheet 2 - Limits and methods of measurement of radio disturbance characteristics of electrical lighting and similar equipment</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047567!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61010-1, Edition 3 L1</a> - (2/21/2013) - Interpretation sheet 1 - Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use - Part 1: General requirements</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047574!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60987, Edition 2.1</a> - (2/22/2013) - Nuclear power plants - Instrumentation and control important to safety - Hardware design requirements for computer-based systems</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047573!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC/TS 62850, Edition 1</a> - (2/22/2013) - Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use - General requirements for equipment intended to be used in educational establishments by children</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047586!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-2-20, Edition 2</a> - (2/25/2013) - Corrigendum 2 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-20: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of infant transport incubators</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047587!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-2-21, Edition 2</a> - (2/25/2013) - Corrigendum 1 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-21: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of infant radiant warmers</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047585!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61010-2-201, Edition 1</a> - (2/25/2013) - Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - Part 2-201: Particular requirements for control equipment</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047588!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61689, Edition 3</a> - (2/26/2013) - Ultrasonics - Physiotherapy systems - Field specifications and methods of measurement in the frequency range 0,5 MHz to 5 MHz</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/033549!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61850-SER, Edition 1</a> - (3/14/2013) - Communication networks and systems in substations - ALL PARTS</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/031863!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR 16-SER, Edition 1</a> - (3/18/2013) - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - ALL PARTS</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047659!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR 16-2-1, Edition 2.2</a> - (3/18/2013) - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 2-1: Methods of measurement of disturbances and immunity - Conducted disturbance measurements</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047658!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR 16-2-1-am2, Edition 2</a> - (3/18/2013) - Amendment 2 - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 2-1: Methods of measurement of disturbances and immunity - Conducted disturbance measurements</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/031837!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60076-SER</a> - (3/22/2013) - Power transformers - ALL PARTS</li>
<li><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047668!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC/TR 62725, Edition 1</a> - (3/22/2013) - Analysis of quantification methodologies of greenhouse gas emissions for electrical and electronic products and systems</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a href="http://www.iec.ch/about/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4>FCC – Chairman Genachowski to Step Down</h4>
<p>On March 22, 2013, FCC Chairman <a href="http://www.fastcompany.com/tag/julius-genachowski" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Julius Genachowski</a> announced his plans to step down in the next several weeks.</p>
<p>"I'm proud of what we've done together to harness technology to advance the American dream for the 21st century. I know you’ll continue to fight hard to fulfill this agency’s vital mission, and I look forward to continuing to work together until my last day at the agency, and to count you as family and as an inspiration for long after that," he said in a statement released by the FCC. Genachowski was nominated to the post by President Obama in 2009 and his term was set to end in July 2013. <a href="http://www.fcc.gov/document/chairman-genachowskis-remarks-announcing-plans-step-down" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link</a></p>
<h4>FCC – Additional Spectrum for U-NII Devices</h4>
<p>On February 20, 2013, the FCC released its plans to make available an additional 195 MHz of spectrum in the 5 GHz bands for Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (U-NII) devices. This is a 35% increase in available spectrum and a significant addition to capability. The FCC's rules define U-NII devices as "intentional radiators operating in the frequency bands 5.15–5.35 GHz and 5.470–5.825 GHz that use wideband digital modulation techniques and provide a wide array of high data rate mobile and fixed communications for individuals, businesses, and institutions."</p>
<p>The FCC plans are also intended to create a more flexible regulatory environment, and to streamline existing rules and equipment authorization procedures for devices throughout this band. The proposed modifications would provide access to additional contiguous spectrum with consistent technical requirements, allowing unlicensed devices to use wider bandwidth channels, leading to faster speeds. <a href="http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2013/db0220/DOC-319025A1.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link</a></p>
<h4>Australia – RCM Mark Now In Effect</h4>
<p>As of March1, 2013, the Regulatory Compliance Mark (RCM) replaced the C-tick and A-tick marks and the new Electrical Equipment Safety Scheme (EESS) has been introduced. The new national EESS requires the use of the RCM and will replace the current state and territory based electrical safety approval systems. The use of the RCM requires manufacturers, importers and suppliers to register products on the new EESS national database. The RCM is a single compliance mark and may only be used after establishing compliance with all applicable regulations including EMC, Telecoms, Radiocoms, Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) and electrical safety. <a href="http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/F2013C00133" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link</a></p>
<h4>Israel – SII Regulatory Update</h4>
<p>The Standards Institute of Israel (SII) has announced the following changes to regulations impacting the validity of SII Certificates as follows:</p>
<ul>
<li>All SII Certificates issued before 1/1/2011 and in accordance with IEC 60950 PART 1: First Edition: 2001 (equivalent Israel standard 60950 Part 1 March 2003) ceased to be valid as of March 1, 2013.</li>
<li>SII Certificates that have been issued after 1/1/2011 and in accordance with IEC 60950 – PART 1: Second Edition: 2005-12 + Corrigendum 1: August 2006 (equivalent Israeli standard 60950 Part 1, May 2009) will remain valid until 12/31/2013.</li>
<li>Effective 1/1/2014, all devices under the scope of the IEC60950 standard (and mandated by SII as requiring Approval for Israel) will need to be compliant with IEC 60950 – PART 1 : Second Edition : 2005-12 + Amendment 1: 2009-12 (equivalent Israel standard 60950 Part 1 February 2012)</li>
<li>Any SII Certificates issued in accordance with IEC 60950 – PART 1 : First Edition: 2001 should be re-issued immedicately (if the devices concerned are still being imported in to Israel). For such devices, the safety part of the SII scheme will need to be followed in full, with the product undergoing complete local safety testing in Israel.</li>
<li>Any SII Certificates issued in accordance with IEC 60950 – PART 1: Second Edition: 2005-12 + Corrigendum 1: August 2006 should be re-issued before 12/31/2013 (if the devices concerned are still being imported in to Israel). For such devices, only partial safety testing will need to be carried out locally in Israel, testing to a subset of clauses of the equivalent Israel standard 60950 Part 1, February 2012.</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>Change in Identification of Equipment</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We have a client who requires private labeling with their own model number and FCC ID for one of our FCC certified products. &nbsp;How is this done?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong>&nbsp; Under <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;SID=e728beeda8fa3886d0905afd49782f50&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.3.9.216.21&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.933</a> - Change in identification of equipment, the FCC permits the use of multiple FCC ID’s for the same equipment. &nbsp;When the only change to an existing certification is a change in the trade name and/or model number, FCC policy allows a device already certified to be certified with a different FCC ID, with the same or different grantee code, provided there is an agreement between the original grantee code holder and the new applicant.<br /> <br /> However, it’s not simply a matter of putting a different label on the certified device. &nbsp;The FCC requires that a certification application be filed for the change in identification of equipment, and include the items outlined in FCC §2.933. &nbsp;In addition to the specific items outlined, we recommend that your client’s §2.933 certification application include a letter from you as the original grantee holder stating your approval for the change in ID.<br /> &nbsp;</p>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> We produce an IEEE 802.11 product that is capable of transmitting in both the U-NII 3 band (5.725-5.825 GHz) and the 5.8 GHz 15.247 band (5.725-5.850 GHz). &nbsp;Which FCC guidance procedure do we use for testing?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong>&nbsp; The FCC recently published two Knowledge Database (KDB) documents related to U-NII (Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure) devices, <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_4a71f0994ea04e21b3d19a171f533cab.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">644545 D01 Guidance for IEEE 802.11ac v01r01</a> and <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_48c45687de164feeb40e2c3bfd7d6d2b.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">644545 D02 Alternative Guidance for 802.11ac v01</a>.<br /> <br /> For your testing, you should reference KDB 644545 D02 Alternative Guidance for 802.11ac v01, per the explanation that follows.<br /> <br /> The alternative guidance presented in 644545 D02 permits all emissions testing for operation between 5.725 GHz and 5.850 GHz to be performed using test procedures for U-NII devices with emission limits based on the U-NII rules, even though operations may extend above the 5.825 GHz upper bound of the highest U-NII band.<br /> <br /> The alternative procedures ensure that the requirements of both digital transmission systems (DTS) in §15.247 and U-NII in §15 subpart E are satisfied.<br /> <br /> The alternative guidance applies only to 802.11 devices; if you wish to apply similar techniques to a non-802.11 device, you will be required to submit a KDB inquiry to the FCC providing specific information about the device being tested.<br /> <br /> 644545 D01 Guidance for IEEE 802.11ac 01r01 should be used for demonstrating 802.11 device compliance with <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;SID=e728beeda8fa3886d0905afd49782f50&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 style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;SID=e728beeda8fa3886d0905afd49782f50&amp;rgn=div6&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.16.5&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15 subpart E</a>, Sections §15.401 through §15.407 of the FCC rules and regulations. &nbsp;This document provides guidance for emissions testing of IEEE 802.11ac™ and pre-ac devices.<br /> <br /> Furthermore, it supplements the following KDB emissions testing guidance documents:</p>
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<li>FCC KDB Publication 558074 for §15.247;&nbsp;</li>
<li>FCC KDB Publication 789033 for §15.407 Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (U-NII);&nbsp;</li>
<li>FCC KDB Publication 662911 for MIMO under any rule part;&nbsp;</li>
<li>FCC 06-96 Appendix and FCC KDB Publication 443999 for Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) under §15.407.&nbsp;</li>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> We are applying for FCC certification and would like to request permanent confidentiality for the external photographs of our device. &nbsp;Will the FCC allow this?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong>&nbsp; The FCC rules and regulations permit two types of confidentiality that can be requested for certain exhibits included in a certification application. &nbsp;Permanent or long-term confidentiality is intended to permanently safeguard trade secrets in accordance with <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;SID=e728beeda8fa3886d0905afd49782f50&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.1.3.85.25&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§0.457(d)</a> and <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/retrieveECFR?gp=&amp;SID=e728beeda8fa3886d0905afd49782f50&amp;r=SECTION&amp;n=47y1.0.1.1.1.3.85.27" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§0.459</a> of the FCC rules. &nbsp;Short-term confidentiality is intended to allow for the preparation of marketing a device without disclosing sensitive information to the public prior to the actual sale of the device. &nbsp;<a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_4870e12bc4394dafb629e849a5adac33.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">726920 D01 Exhibit Confidentiality Table</a> lists the exhibit type and the corresponding confidentiality request(s) that would be allowed for each.<br /> <br /> As noted in this table, the FCC does not typically allow long-term confidentiality for external photographs however in its most recently published <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_5d1462f65b6e4b9d9e34e99fb86938c3.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">388624 D02 Permit But Ask List v13r01</a>, Section A.2, Special Conditions, the FCC may review your request for permanent confidentiality under exceptional circumstances. &nbsp;Your TCB should file a PBA with the FCC with supporting documentation for your permanent confidentiality request for external photographs.<br /> &nbsp;</p>
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<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="B4"></a>Latest TCB Exclusion List</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We manufacture products that may be on the FCC’s TCB equipment exclusion list. What is the latest version of this list?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong>&nbsp; On April 8, 2013 the FCC published <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_4d832b1a16c943e08e137df16dd7080b.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">628591 D01 TCB Exclusion List V15</a>. &nbsp;TCBs cannot certify the equipment on this list, or equipment with RF exposure requirements described therein. &nbsp;Applications for equipment certification that are excluded from TCB processing, including a change in FCC ID under §2.933 for such equipment, must be submitted directly to the FCC for certification.<br /> <br /> The list includes the following (click on link above for the complete list):</p>
<ul>
<li>Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (UNII) devices with Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) capability (<a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;SID=5b2ebbf71fe4420a0a50ce2c90cd0535&amp;rgn=div6&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.16.5&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15 Subpart E</a>), including client devices operating in the DFS bands that have radar detection capability.</li>
<li>Ultra-wideband (UWB) Devices (<a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;SID=5b2ebbf71fe4420a0a50ce2c90cd0535&amp;rgn=div6&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.16.6&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15 Subpart F</a>)&nbsp;</li>
<li>Split Modular Transmitters authorized under <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/retrieveECFR?gp=&amp;SID=5b2ebbf71fe4420a0a50ce2c90cd0535&amp;n=47y1.0.1.1.16&amp;r=PART&amp;ty=HTML#47:1.0.1.1.16.3.234.9" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.212</a></li>
<li>Implanted Transmitters with maximum total available output power &gt;1.0 mW (in all rule parts)</li>
<li>700 MHz Band Transmitters (698 to 806 MHz, <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;SID=5b2ebbf71fe4420a0a50ce2c90cd0535&amp;rgn=div6&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:4.0.1.1.3.8&amp;idno=47#47:4.0.1.1.3.8.3.2" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§74</a>)</li>
<li>Television Band Devices (TVBD) (<a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/retrieveECFR?gp=&amp;SID=68384ee73d93f3c21ac3b39fd57ac378&amp;n=47y1.0.1.1.16&amp;r=PART&amp;ty=HTML#47:1.0.1.1.16.8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15 Subpart H</a>)</li>
<li>MedRadio Transmitters designed to operate in 413-419 MHz, 426-432 MHz, 438-444 MHz, 451-457, and 2360-2400 MHz bands (<a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;SID=5b2ebbf71fe4420a0a50ce2c90cd0535&amp;rgn=div6&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:5.0.1.1.5.9&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§95 Subpart I</a>)</li>
<li>Signal Boosters and devices subject to the rules adopted by the Commission in FCC 13-21 (WTB Docket 10-4) on February 20, 2013 (<a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=5b2ebbf71fe4420a0a50ce2c90cd0535&amp;node=20130411y1.24" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§20.21</a> and <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;SID=5b2ebbf71fe4420a0a50ce2c90cd0535&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:5.0.1.1.3.8.111.12&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§90.219</a>).</li>
</ul>
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<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="B6"></a><strong>Standards Updates</strong></h4>
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<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;">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 style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4871265376428807::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:114,22960,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50193-1:2013</a> - (3/22/2013) - Electric instantaneous water heaters - Part 1: General requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4871265376428807::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1107,22527,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50539-11:2013</a> - (3/22/2013) - Low-voltage surge protective devices - Surge protective devices for specific application including d.c. - Part 11: Requirements and tests for SPDs in photovoltaic applications</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4871265376428807::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:67,23907,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60335-2-2:2010/A1:2013</a> - (3/22/2013) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-2: Particular requirements for vacuum cleaners and water-suction cleaning appliances</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4871265376428807::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:68,23611,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60601-1-8:2007/A1:2013</a> - (3/22/2013) - 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 style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4871265376428807::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:635,23751,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62127-1:2007/A1:2013</a> - (3/22/2013) - Ultrasonics - Hydrophones - Part 1: Measurement and characterization of medical ultrasonic fields up to 40 MHz</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4871265376428807::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:635,23752,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62127-2:2007/A1:2013</a> - (3/22/2013) - Ultrasonics - Hydrophones - Part 2: Calibration for ultrasonic fields up to 40 MHz</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4871265376428807::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:69,24729,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">HD 60364-7-710:2012/AC:2013</a> - (3/22/2013) - Low-voltage electrical installations - Part 7-710: Requirements for special installations or locations - Medical locations</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4871265376428807::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:738,23836,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60512-28-100:2013</a> - (04/5/2013) - Connectors for electronic equipment - Tests and measurements - Part 28-100: Signal integrity tests up to 1 000 MHz on IEC 60603-7 and IEC 61076-3 series connectors - Tests 28a to 28g</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4871265376428807::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:101,24178,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60670-1:2005/A1:2013</a> - (04/5/2013) - Boxes and enclosures for electrical accessories for household and similar fixed electrical installations - Part 1: General requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4871265376428807::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:859,22981,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62037-5:2013</a> - (04/5/2013) - Passive RF and microwave devices, intermodulation level measurement - Part 5: Measurement of passive intermodulation in filters</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4871265376428807::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:859,22982,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62037-6:2013</a> - (04/5/2013) - Passive RF and microwave devices, intermodulation level measurement - Part 6: Measurement of passive intermodulation in antennas</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4871265376428807::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:101,23821,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62196-1:2012/A11:2013</a> - (04/12/2013) - Plugs, socket-outlets, vehicle connectors and vehicle inlets - Conductive charging of electric vehicles - Part 1: General requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4871265376428807::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:569,24144,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">HD 60269-3:2010/A1:2013</a> - (04/12/2013) - Low-voltage fuses - Part 3: Supplementary requirements for fuses for use by unskilled persons (fuses mainly for household and similar applications) - Examples of standardized systems of fuses A to F</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4871265376428807::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:101,24247,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60670-24:2013</a> - (04/19/2013) - Boxes and enclosures for electrical accessories for household and similar fixed electrical installations - Part 24: Particular requirements for enclosures for housing protective devices and other power dissipating electrical equipment</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4871265376428807::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:635,23756,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61689:2013</a> - (04/19/2013) - Ultrasonics - Physiotherapy systems - Field specifications and methods of measurement in the frequency range 0,5 MHz to 5 MHz</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4871265376428807::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:614,24146,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61587-3:2013</a> - (04/26/2013) - Mechanical structures for electronic equipment - Tests for IEC 60917 and IEC 60297 - Part 3: Electromagnetic shielding performance tests for cabinets and subracks</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:84:4871265376428807" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CENELEC</a> for additional information.</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;"><br /> 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 style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/102900_102999/102902/01.02.01_60/ts_102902v010201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 102 902 V1.2.1</a> - (April 2013) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum matters (ERM); Methods, parameters and test procedures for cognitive interference mitigation towards ER-GSM for use by UHF RFID using Detect-And-Avoid (DAA) or other similar techniques</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/300001_300099/3000190202/02.03.01_60/en_3000190202v020301p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 300 019-2-2 V2.3.1</a> - (April 2013) - Environmental Engineering (EE); Environmental conditions and environmental tests for telecommunications equipment; Part 2-2: Specification of environmental tests; Transportation</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/300001_300099/3000190203/02.03.01_60/en_3000190203v020301p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 300 019-2-3 V2.3.1</a> - (April 2013) - Environmental Engineering (EE); Environmental conditions and environmental tests for telecommunications equipment; Part 2-3: Specification of environmental tests; Stationary use at weather-protected locations</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301900_301999/30190801/06.02.01_60/en_30190801v060201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 908-1 V6.2.1</a> - (April 2013) - IMT cellular networks; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive; Part 1: Introduction and common requirements</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/h_sf10571.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI website</a> for additional information.</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;"><br /> 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 style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047680!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62497-1, Ed 1.1</a> - (3/28/2013) - Railway applications - Insulation coordination - Part 1: Basic &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;requirements - Clearances and creepage distances for all electrical and electronic equipment</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047829!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60695-2-10, Ed. 2.0</a> - (4/9/2013) - Fire hazard testing - Part 2-10: Glowing/hot-wire based test methods - Glow-wire apparatus and common test procedure</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047836!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR 16-4-2, Ed. 2.0</a> - (4/11/2013) - Corrigendum 1 - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 4-2: Uncertainties, statistics and limit modeling - Measurement instrument uncertainty&nbsp;</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047832!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61557-14, Ed. 1.0</a> - (4/11/2013) - Electrical safety in low voltage distribution systems up to 1 000 V a.c and 1 500 V d.c - Equipment for testing, measuring or monitoring of protective measures - Part 14: Equipment for testing the safety of electrical equipment for machinery&nbsp;</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/Artnum_PK/47932" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-1-3, Ed. 2.1</a> - (4/19/2013) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 1-3: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance - Collateral Standard: &nbsp; &nbsp; Radiation protection in diagnostic X-ray equipment&nbsp;</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/Artnum_PK/47931" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-1-3-am1, Ed. 2.0</a> - (4/19/2013) - Amendment 1 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 1-3: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance - Collateral Standard: Radiation protection in diagnostic X-ray equipment</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/ArtNum_PK/31840?OpenDocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-1-SER, Ed. 1.0</a> - (4/19/2013) - Medical electrical equipment - ALL PARTS</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/045745!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60204-SER, Ed. 1.0</a> - (4/23/2013) - Safety of machinery - Electrical equipment of machines - ALL PARTS</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047937!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60204-31, Ed. 4.0</a> - (4/23/2013) - Safety of machinery - Electrical equipment of machines - Part 31: Particular safety and EMC requirements for sewing machines, units and systems</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047946!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-2-33, Ed. 3.1</a> - (4/23/2013) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-33: Particular requirements &nbsp; &nbsp;for the basic safety and essential performance of magnetic resonance equipment for medical diagnosis</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047945!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-2-33-am1, Ed. 3.0</a> - (4/23/2013) - Amendment 1 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-33: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of magnetic resonance equipment for medical diagnosis&nbsp;</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047940!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60749-26, Ed. 3.0</a> - (4/23/2013) - Semiconductor devices - Mechanical and climatic test methods - Part 26: Electrostatic discharge (ESD) sensitivity testing - Human body model (HBM)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047953!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60068-2-57, Ed. 3.0</a> - (4/25/2013) - Environmental testing - Part 2-57: Tests - Test Ff: Vibration - Time-history and sine-beat method</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047958!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-21, Ed. 6.0</a> - (4/26/2013) - Corrigendum 1 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-21: Particular requirements for storage water heaters</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.iec.ch/about/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC</a> for additional information.</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;">US – FCC Issues New FCC Draft Publications&nbsp;</h4>
<p>In early April, the FCC released the following draft publications which will impact a variety of products:</p>
<ul>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/eas/comments/GetPublishedDocument.html?id=329&amp;tn=598904" target="_blank" rel="noopener">996369 TCB Workshop April 2013 Modular Transmitters PR04-41381</a></li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/eas/comments/GetPublishedDocument.html?id=328&amp;tn=896858" target="_blank" rel="noopener">634817 TCB Workshop April 2013 Grant Notes Extended Freq PR-41381</a></li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/eas/comments/GetPublishedDocument.html?id=327&amp;tn=528122" target="_blank" rel="noopener">594280 TCB Workshop April 2013 Software Configuration Control PR03-41381</a></li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/eas/comments/GetPublishedDocument.html?id=326&amp;tn=169021" target="_blank" rel="noopener">941225 D07 UMPC Mini Tablet Devices v01r01 DR09-41372</a></li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/eas/comments/GetPublishedDocument.html?id=325&amp;tn=843017" target="_blank" rel="noopener">941225 D06 Hot Spot SAR v01r01 DR08-41372</a></li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/eas/comments/GetPublishedDocument.html?id=324&amp;tn=464262" target="_blank" rel="noopener">941225 D05 SAR for LTE Devices v02r02 DR07-41372</a></li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/eas/comments/GetPublishedDocument.html?id=323&amp;tn=702536" target="_blank" rel="noopener">941225 D02 Guidance for 3GPP R6 and R7 HSPA v02r02 DR06-41372</a></li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/eas/comments/GetPublishedDocument.html?id=322&amp;tn=969675" target="_blank" rel="noopener">935210 D02 Signal Boosters Certification v01 DR02-41372</a></li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/eas/comments/GetPublishedDocument.html?id=321&amp;tn=483208" target="_blank" rel="noopener">935210 D01 Signal Booster Definitions v01 DR01-41372</a></li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/eas/comments/GetPublishedDocument.html?id=320&amp;tn=257568" target="_blank" rel="noopener">971168 D01 Power Meas License Digital Systems v02 DR02-41372</a></li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/eas/comments/GetPublishedDocument.html?id=319&amp;tn=270151" target="_blank" rel="noopener">680106 D01 RF Exposure Wireless Charging Apps v02 DR02-41372</a></li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/eas/comments/GetPublishedDocument.html?id=312&amp;tn=520571" target="_blank" rel="noopener">865664 D02 SAR Reporting v01r01 DR05-41372</a></li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/eas/comments/GetPublishedDocument.html?id=311&amp;tn=766925" target="_blank" rel="noopener">865664 D01 SAR measurement 3 to 6 GHz v01r01 DR04-41372</a></li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/eas/comments/GetPublishedDocument.html?id=310&amp;tn=398373" target="_blank" rel="noopener">662911 D01 Appendix I of D01 Multiple Transmitter Output v01 DR03-41372</a></li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/eas/comments/GetPublishedDocument.html?id=309&amp;tn=919471" target="_blank" rel="noopener">662911 D01 Multiple Transmitter Output v02 DR02-41372</a></li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/eas/comments/GetPublishedDocument.html?id=308&amp;tn=663395" target="_blank" rel="noopener">648474 D03 Handset Wireless Battery Chargers v01r02 DR03-41372</a></li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/eas/comments/GetPublishedDocument.html?id=306&amp;tn=448956" target="_blank" rel="noopener">648474 D04 SAR Handsets Multi Xmiter and Ant v01r01 DR04-41372</a></li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/eas/comments/GetPublishedDocument.html?id=305&amp;tn=436475" target="_blank" rel="noopener">616217 SAR for laptop and tablets DR03-41368</a></li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/eas/comments/GetPublishedDocument.html?id=304&amp;tn=680301" target="_blank" rel="noopener">447498 D01 General RF Exposure Guidance DR03-41369</a></li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/eas/comments/GetPublishedDocument.html?id=303&amp;tn=794747" target="_blank" rel="noopener">200443 D02 Millimeter Wave Testing DR01-41369</a></li>
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<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;">Canada – New Issue of RSS-142</h4>
<p>On April 13, 2013, Industry Canada published Notice No. SMSE-008-13 alerting that the following Radio Standards Specification (RSS) came into effect immediately:<br /> <br /> Radio Standards Specification RSS 142, Issue 5: <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf05339.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Narrowband Multipoint Communication Systems in the Band 1429.5 1432 MHz</a>, which sets out the certification requirements for radio transmitters and receivers of Narrowband Multipoint Communication Systems (N MCS), including utility telemetry systems, in the band 1429.5 1432 MHz.<br /> <br /> The above mentioned document was updated to reflect Industry Canada’s recent decision to rescind the operation of N MCS equipment in the frequency band 1493.5 1496.5MHz.</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;">Malaysia – Change in Module Rule</h4>
<p>Malaysia’s Standards and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM) has recently advised that Modular Approval will no longer be accepted for modules installed in <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Tablet computers</span>. &nbsp;Each Tablet computer will need to be approved in full, regardless of whether it houses approved modules. &nbsp;However, there is no official guidance available yet nor an official date of when the new rule was implemented and will be enforced.<br /> <br /> It should be noted that this change does not affect Notebook computers. &nbsp;Notebook computers may still use the ‘modular approval + add host’ scheme, wherein the RF radios are approved as modules and then each host device is listed on the approval for the modules..</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;">Mongolia – Status of New Type Approval Scheme</h4>
<p>Recently, Mongolia’s Communications Regulatory Commission (CRC) advised that Type Approval for radio and telecommunications equipment has been put on hold. &nbsp; Mongolia is currently in a transition period with a new conformity assessment scheme being established and the implementation of Mongolian law on “Standardization and Conformity Assessment” and review of associated documents such as “Reviewing issuance of licenses and certificates”. &nbsp;The review of those documents is expected to be finalized September 2013 and during this transition time, no Type Approval certificates will be issued. &nbsp;However radio and telecommunication equipment can still enter the country.&nbsp;</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;">Bolivia – Delay in New Type Approval Scheme</h4>
<p>Previously, in October 2012, Bolivia’s “Ley 164” was approved and requires that all radio products must have Type Approval before entering the country. &nbsp;Bolivia’s Telecommunications Authority, ATT (Autoridad de Regulación y Fiscalización de Telecomunicaciones y Transportes), was then granted a period of 6 months to establish these Type Approval regulations and procedures. &nbsp;Prior to Ley 164, Type Approval was voluntary only. &nbsp; Recently however, ATT has advised that their new Type Approval scheme is not yet in place. &nbsp;Final drafts of the regulations and requirements are expected to be reviewed for official approval around the end of May 2013.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> During this transition period, ATT is allowing manufacturers the option of obtaining a Temporary Approval. &nbsp;ATT has advised this process is voluntary only and does not negate the need to reapply for Type Approval once the official regulations and procedures are in place.</p>

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<p><h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" name="B1"></a>New Five-Character FCC Grantee Code</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We are a manufacturer with numerous three-character FCC grantee codes. &nbsp;Will the FCC’s decision to modify 47CFR§2.925 &amp; 47CFR§2.926 to permit five-character grantee codes impact us?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong>&nbsp; The FCC’s decision to generate five-character grantee codes will not impact your use of your existing three-character grantee codes. &nbsp;The FCC will continue to maintain and accept existing three-character grantee codes. &nbsp;The FCC began issuing five-character grantee codes on May 1, 2013 in order to increase the supply of available codes.<br /> <br /> The first character of the five-character grantee codes will be a number from 2 through 9; the remaining four characters will be alpha-numeric (capital letters and/or the numbers 2 through 9). &nbsp;The product code will continue to be a maximum of 14 characters, alpha-numeric and/or hyphens, resulting in a maximum 19 characters for an FCC ID that has a five-character grantee code, and a maximum 17 characters for an FCC ID that has a three-character grantee code.<br /> <br /> For more information about the FCC’s new five-character grantee codes, click <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_b92b80e25d7d40dba014433ce686d1ff.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>.<br /> &nbsp;</p>
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<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="B2"></a>Single FCC Identifier Multiple Enclosure Device</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We manufacture a repeater that is installed in two separate enclosures. &nbsp;Each enclosure has one input/output port. &nbsp;The enclosures are connected via an interface cable and the units cannot be individually operated, hence they are sold as a unit. &nbsp;Can we use only one FCC ID for our system?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong>&nbsp; You can use a single FCC ID in accordance with <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;SID=4416f7504e163057cbbd31fe1114cf8f&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.16.1.234.16&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.31(k)</a>, “a composite system is a system that incorporates different devices contained either in a single enclosure or in separate enclosures connected by wire or cable…” &nbsp;However to qualify for a single FCC ID for a multiple-enclosure system, the application filing must demonstrate that the multiple components can and will always be marketed and operated together.<br /> <br /> If you expect for any reason that the individual repeater enclosure could be configured and marketed or operated individually as part of another system, then each repeater/transmitter needs its own equipment authorization and its own FCC ID.<br /> &nbsp;</p>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> We designed a plug-in radio for integration into a host product. &nbsp;Can we apply the CE mark on our radio module?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong>&nbsp; The answer to this question depends on how your radio module will be marketed and distributed for integration into a host product:&nbsp;</p>
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<li>If your module is a radio frequency integrated circuit or a module which has input/output interface pins that can be soldered down, and you do not wish to place it on the market, but instead intend to sell it to an original equipment manufacturer (OEM), then the R&amp;TTE Directive does not apply. &nbsp;However, please note that when your module is integrated into other products by the OEM, the OEM is responsible for having their final products assessed and CE marked before they place their products on the market.&nbsp;</li>
<li>If you intend to place your radio module on the market to be sold to, and be installed by, the end user, your module must be fully assessed to all aspects of the R&amp;TTE Directive and will require testing to all applicable aspects of Article 3.&nbsp;</li>
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<p>You can find a comprehensive explanation of the different scenarios for assessing and/or CE marking radio modules in the <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_b2c9ff0bdf344814b82d8a6bb74708d7.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">R&amp;TTE Compliance Association Technical Guidance Note (TGN01) May 2013 “Technical Guidance Note on the R&amp;TTED compliance requirements for a Radio Module and the Final Product that integrates a Radio Module”</a>.<br /> </p>
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<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="B4"></a>Notified Body Letter of Opinion Duration of Validity</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We are a wireless product design manufacturer, and from time to time seek a Notified Body’s (NB) advice when changes to our products may have compromised the associated letters of opinion issued by our NB. &nbsp;What is the duration of validity for an NB letter of opinion?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong>&nbsp; There is no duration of validity for a letter of opinion issued by NBs. &nbsp;The opinion is valid at the time of issue and is based on the information presented in the Technical Construction File (TCF) and the standards in effect. &nbsp;The letter of opinion remains valid as long as the circumstances relevant to its issue remain the same.<br /> <br /> If you make changes to a product for which you have a letter of opinion, it is incumbent upon you to seek guidance from your NB to determine if those changes invalidate the letter of opinion, or require an updated letter of opinion.<br /> <br /> An updated NB letter of opinion may also be required under the following circumstances:&nbsp;</p>
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<li>the Official Journal (OJ) lists a new or updated standard</li>
<li>the Commission introduces certain other essential requirements for particular classes of equipment under Article 3.3. &nbsp;</li>
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<div style="color: #505050; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 14px; line-height: 150%; text-align: left; margin-left: 10px;">For further information, please see the <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_c81b84641dd2459cb4034dfe649c9a43.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">R&amp;TTE Compliance Association’s TGN06 “Guidance note on the duration of the validity of notified body opinions”</a>.&nbsp;</div>
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<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="B6"></a><strong>Standards Updates</strong></h4>
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<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;">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 style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1536283580364662::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1078,23865,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61169-26:2013</a> - (4/26/2013) - Radio-frequency connectors - Part 26: Sectional specification for TNCA series RF coaxial connectors</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1536283580364662::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:614,24146,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61587-3:2013</a> - (4/26/2013) - Mechanical structures for electronic equipment - Tests for IEC 60917 and IEC 60297 - Part 3: Electromagnetic shielding performance tests for cabinets and sub-racks</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1536283580364662::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:563,24020,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60519-10:2013</a> - (5/3/2013) - Safety in electro-heating installations - Part 10: Particular requirements for electrical resistance trace heating systems for industrial and commercial applications</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1536283580364662::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:10516,23934,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60745-2-23:2013</a> - (5/3/2013) - Hand-held motor-operated electric tools - Safety - Part 2-23: Particular requirements for die grinders and small rotary tools</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1536283580364662::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:573,23642,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60810:2003/A2:2013</a> - (5/3/2013) - Lamps for road vehicles - Performance requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1536283580364662::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:505,23332,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61326-2-6:2013</a> - (5/3/2013) - Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - EMC requirements - Part 2-6: Particular requirements - In vitro diagnostic (IVD) medical equipment</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1536283580364662::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:10649,23426,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61850-5:2013</a> - (5/3/2013) - Communication networks and systems for power utility automation - Part 5: Communication requirements for functions and device models</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1536283580364662::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:505,23626,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61010-2-201:2013</a> - (5/10/2013) - Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - Part 2-201: Particular requirements for control equipment</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2648909469680205::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:814,23638,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 55016-2-1:2009/A2:2013</a> - (5/17/2013) - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 2-1: Methods of measurement of disturbances and immunity - Conducted disturbance measurements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1536283580364662::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:989,23994,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61730-1:2007/A2:2013</a> - (5/17/2013) - Photovoltaic (PV) module safety qualification - Part 1: Requirements for construction</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1536283580364662::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:863,23947,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62040-1:2008/A1:2013</a> - (5/17/2013) - Uninterruptible power systems (UPS) - Part 1: General and safety requirements for UPS</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:84:4871265376428807" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CENELEC</a> for additional information.</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;">EU: New ETSI Standards Recently Released</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new ETSI standards published during the past month:</p>
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<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/102900_102999/102902/01.02.01_60/ts_102902v010201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 102 902 V1.2.1</a> - (April 2013) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum matters (ERM); Methods, parameters and test procedures for cognitive interference mitigation towards ER-GSM for use by UHF RFID using Detect-And-Avoid (DAA) or other similar techniques</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/300001_300099/3000190203/02.03.01_60/en_3000190203v020301p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 300 019-2-3 V2.3.1</a> - (April 2013) - Environmental Engineering (EE); Environmental conditions and environmental tests for telecommunications equipment; Part 2-3: Specification of environmental tests; Stationary use at weather-protected locations</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301900_301999/30190801/06.02.01_60/en_30190801v060201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 908-1 V6.2.1</a> - (April 2013) - IMT cellular networks; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive; Part 1: Introduction and common requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_es/200600_200699/20067401/02.04.01_60/es_20067401v020401p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI ES 200 674-1 V2.4.1</a> - (May 2013) - Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS); Road Transport and Traffic Telematics (RTTT); Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC); Part 1: Technical characteristics and test methods for High Data Rate (HDR) data transmission equipment operating in the 5,8 GHz Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) band</li>
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<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/h_sf10571.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI website</a> for additional information.</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;">EU: New IEC Standards Recently Released</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new IEC standards published during the past month:</p>
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<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047959!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62287-1, Ed. 2.1</a> - (4/26/2013) - Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems - Class B shipborne equipment of the automatic identification system (AIS) - Part 1: Carrier-sense time division multiple access (CSTDMA) techniques</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047956!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62287-1-am1, Ed. 2.0</a> - (4/26/2013) - Amendment 1 - Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems - Class B shipborne equipment of the automatic identification system (AIS) - Part 1: Carrier-sense time division multiple access (CSTDMA) techniques</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047958!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-21, Ed. 6.0</a> - (4/26/2013) - Corrigendum 1 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-21: Particular requirements for storage water heaters</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047985!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60598-2-8, Ed. 3.0</a> - (4/29/2013) - Luminaires - Part 2-8: Particular requirements - Handlamps</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047986!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61557-10, Ed. 2.0</a> - (4/29/2013) - Electrical safety in low voltage distribution systems up to 1 000 v a.c. and 1 500 v d.c. - Equipment for testing, measuring or monitoring of protective measures - Part 10: Combined measuring equipment for testing, measuring and monitoring of protective measures</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/047979!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62040-4, Ed. 1.0</a> - (4/29/2013) - Uninterruptible power systems (UPS) - Part 4: Environmental aspects - Requirements and reporting</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/048007!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR 15, Ed. 8.0</a> - (5/8/2013) - Limits and methods of measurement of radio disturbance characteristics of electrical lighting and similar equipment</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/031840!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-1-SER, Ed. 1.0</a> - (5/13/2013) - Medical electrical equipment - ALL PARTS</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/048023!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61000-3-3, Ed. 3.0</a> - (5/14/2013) - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 3-3: Limits - Limitation of voltage changes, voltage fluctuations and flicker in public low-voltage supply systems, for equipment with rated current &amp;#38;le;16 A per phase and not subject to conditional connection</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/048026!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60598-2-11, Ed. 2.0</a> - (5/16/2013) - Luminaires - Part 2-11: Particular requirements - Aquarium luminaires</li>
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<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.iec.ch/about/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC</a> for additional information.</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;">US and Canada – Spectrum Sharing Agreement</h4>
<p>Recently, the FCC and Industry Canada agreed on ten interim spectrum sharing arrangements covering wireless operations along the U.S.-Canada border. &nbsp;According to an FCC news release, the spectrum sharing arrangements are expected to improve overall frequency coordination, facilitate the deployment of mobile broadband, improve public safety communications, and prevent interference problems along the shared border area of the two countries. &nbsp;The 10 spectrum sharing arrangements cover the following:</p>
<ul>
<li>1850-1915 MHz and 1920-1995 MHZ for use by Personal Communications Services (PCS)</li>
<li>1710-1755 MHz and 2110-2155 MHz for use by Advanced Wireless Services (AWS)</li>
<li>1670-1675 MHz for use by Fixed and Mobile (except Aeronautical Mobile) Services</li>
<li>1427-1432 MHz for use by Telemetry Systems and Subscriber Radio Systems</li>
<li>4940-4990 MHz for use by Fixed and Mobile Services</li>
<li>2155-2162 MHz and 2500-2690 MHz for use by Terrestrial Stations</li>
<li>849-851 MHz and 894-896 MHz for use by Air-Ground Systems</li>
<li>768-776 MHz and 798-806 MHz for use by Land Mobile Services</li>
<li>3650-3700 MHz for use by Fixed and Mobile Services</li>
<li>160.200-161.580 MHz for use by Railroad Communications Systems</li>
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<p>While these arrangements are considered interim, they were drafted in accordance with an existing spectrum treaty between the U.S. and Canada, and may become part of that treaty or a replacement agreement.&nbsp;<a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2013/db0514/DOC-320945A1.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link</a></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;">EU –New Directive Proposed for Electromagnetic Field Exposure</h4>
<p>On April 10, 2013, the European Union member states’ permanent representatives approved a new directive on the minimum health and safety requirements for the exposure of workers to electromagnetic fields. &nbsp;The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union will need to formally approve the draft directive before it will come into force.<br /> <br /> The new directive will replace a 2004 directive that was never enacted due to problems with its implementation. &nbsp;The new directive includes a number of changes, including the review of exposure limitations with respect to new scientific evidence, and the addition of rules for possible deviations, including medical applications using magnetic resonance imaging. &nbsp; Member states will have to enact the directive in their national law within three years after the directive's entry into force.&nbsp;<a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cms_data/docs/pressdata/en/lsa/136706.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link</a></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;">EU – R&amp;TTE CA Issues TGN on Radio Modules</h4>
<p>Recently the R&amp;TTE Compliance Association issued TGN 01 Version May 2013, a Technical Guidance Note on the R&amp;TTED compliance requirements for a Radio Module and the Final Product that integrates a Radio Module.<br /> <br /> TGN01 has been issued in order provide better clarity, and constructed so a harmonized approach is used by all Notified Bodies regarding the understanding, assessment, documentation and labeling of the following three scenarios:</p>
<ul>
<li>A Radio Module not placed on the market but integrated in a product by a (number of) different manufacturer(s) who places the final product on the market.</li>
<li>An assessed Radio Module placed on the market and installed in a product by the end user.</li>
<li>An assessed Radio Module placed on the market and integrated in a product by a different manufacturer who places the final product on the market.</li>
</ul>
<p><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.rtteca.com/TGN01 - May 2013.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link to TGN01, May 2013</a></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;">Australia – New Rules for Wireless Microphones</h4>
<p>On May 13, 2013, Australia’s Communications and Media Authority announced changes to frequency ranges used for wireless microphones. &nbsp;The changes support the transition of wireless microphones from the digital dividend band.<br /> <br /> ACMA Chairman Chris Chapman stated “This transition is intended to deliver satisfactory spectrum outcomes for the countless thousands of activities that the industry facilitates. &nbsp;It has become a necessary consequence of the introduction of new 4G broadband mobile services across Australia into the digital dividend.”<br /> <br /> The rule changes are for wireless audio transmitters under the Radiocommunications (Low Interference Potential Devices) Class License 2000. &nbsp;The changes are as follows:</p>
<ul>
<li>After 12/31/2014, wireless audio transmitters (including wireless microphones) will no longer be authorized to operate in the frequency range 694-820 MHz (the digital dividend band).&nbsp;</li>
<li>New rules are introduced supporting the use of digital wireless audio transmitters in the frequency range 520-694 MHz.</li>
<li>New rules are introduced supporting the use of wireless audio transmitters operating in the frequency range 1790-1800 MHz are introduced.&nbsp;</li>
</ul>
<p>As a corollary, the ACMA will be working to update its standards’ arrangements to restrict the supply of wireless microphones that operate in the digital dividend (694-820 MHz). &nbsp;A copy of the Radiocommunications (Low Interference Potential Devices) Class License 2000 is available on the <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/F2013L00711" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ComLaw website</a>.</p>
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<p><h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" name="B1"></a>IC Certification for Medical Micropower Network Transceiver Device</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We manufacture a medical transceiver device that operates in the band 426–432 MHz as part of Medical Micropower Networks (MMNs). What are the certification requirements for Industry Canada (IC)?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;Medical transceiver devices that operate in the band 426–432 MHz as part of MMNs are classified as Category I equipment under <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf08449.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS-Gen - General Requirements and Information for the Certification of Radio Apparatus</a>. They are also license-exempt in accordance with the standard RSS-244 - Medical Devices Operating in the Band 413-457 MHz.<br /> <br /> Category I equipment radio devices require a technical acceptance certificate (TAC) in accordance with subsections 4(2) of Industry Canada’s Radiocommunication Act and 21(1) of the Radiocommunication Regulations.<br /> <br /> The Certification and Engineering Bureau of Industry Canada (the Bureau) can issue the TAC, or a recognized Certification Body (CB) can issue the TAC.<br /> <br /> Following is a list of requirements and test methods that are necessary for certification:</p>
<ul>
<li>Occupied bandwidth, modulation type, frequency stability, EIRP</li>
<li>Transmitter spurious emissions, receiver spurious emissions</li>
<li>Monitoring system measurements, system threshold power level</li>
<li>Monitoring system bandwidth, scan cycle time &amp; minimum monitoring period</li>
<li>Frequency band access, discontinuation of a MMN session, duty cycle</li>
</ul>
<p>You may review <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf10632.html#p2.1" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS-244</a>.<br /> &nbsp;</p>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> We would like to certify our consumer signal booster and we understand that the FCC has a draft measurement procedure out for public comments. Can we use this draft measurement procedure for our testing?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;If your consumer signal booster is a consumer cellular phone signal booster for wideband and provider-specific application you can use the FCC’s current pre-draft measurement procedure developed by the C63™ Wireless Working Group, RF Booster Task Group, <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_d5cec85b0a23431485acc99b6f68c3fb.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">935210 D03 Wideband Consumer Booster Measurement Guidance DR03-41439</a>. The guidance document is a draft and will most likely change following further comments by the public. The FCC encourages the use of this pre-draft guidance on actual devices in order to determine where the guidance may need further improvements.<br /> <br /> The FCC’s new pre-draft procedure contains 11 (eleven) test methods that include specific new procedures that were not previously required for signal boosters. They are:</p>
<ul>
<li>Out–of-band rejection</li>
<li>Maximum power measurement</li>
<li>Maximum gain computation</li>
<li>Intermodulation product</li>
<li>Out-of-band emissions</li>
<li>Conducted spurious emissions</li>
<li>Noise limits</li>
<li>Uplink inactivity</li>
<li>Variable gain</li>
<li>Occupied bandwidth</li>
<li>Radiated spurious emissions</li>
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<div style="color: #505050; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 14px; line-height: 150%; text-align: left; margin-left: 10px;">The FCC also recently published <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_be7367b8995a4adc881da9faf02f8bd1.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">935210 D01 Booster Definition v01</a>&nbsp;which provides guidance for classifying signal boosters operating under <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;SID=5d7f879cee88da21285fcabbbec6702f&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:2.0.1.1.1.0.1.15&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§20</a>, <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;SID=5d7f879cee88da21285fcabbbec6702f&amp;tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title47/47cfr22_main_02.tpl" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§22</a>, <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;SID=5d7f879cee88da21285fcabbbec6702f&amp;tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title47/47cfr24_main_02.tpl" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§24</a>, <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;SID=5d7f879cee88da21285fcabbbec6702f&amp;tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title47/47cfr27_main_02.tpl" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§27</a> and <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;SID=5d7f879cee88da21285fcabbbec6702f&amp;tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title47/47cfr90_main_02.tpl" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§90</a>.<br /> <br /> Furthermore, the FCC removed signal boosters from its Exclusion List and placed them on the PBA List, which will enable applicants to submit certification applications to the TCBs.<br /> &nbsp;</div>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> We manufacture Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) equipment and would like to know the applicable FCC procedure and/or guidance for digital transmitter certification.</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong>&nbsp; The FCC recently updated its guidance and procedure for licensed digital transmitters in KDB971168 to 971168 D01 Licensed DTS Guidance v02. This updated measurement guidance relates to the minimum certification requirement specified in <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;SID=5d7f879cee88da21285fcabbbec6702f&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.3.9.219.46&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.1046</a> through <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;SID=5d7f879cee88da21285fcabbbec6702f&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.3.9.219.52&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.1057</a>. It addresses the complexities of measuring licensed devices that use complex digital modulation and coding scheme waveforms that are Gaussian noise-like, but with amplitude statistics that are different within the transmit channel. In the updated measurement procedures, many of the test methods include the use of a spectrum analyzer, a signal analyzer, or an EMI receiver. The measurement procedure covers many aspects of occupied bandwidth and power measurements, among other measurement techniques. For further information, click <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_1521eeb8bdbc4dd583210ce4021c8580.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</p>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> What is the FCC’s latest guidance on wireless inductive coupled short distance charging pads?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong>&nbsp; Wireless power transfer devices operating at frequencies above 9 kHz are intentional radiators and are subject to either <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;SID=66fdbd2a1fe7d8c3c8bc2dbb736b8180&amp;tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title47/47cfr15_main_02.tpl" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15</a> and/or <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;SID=66fdbd2a1fe7d8c3c8bc2dbb736b8180&amp;tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title47/47cfr18_main_02.tpl" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§18</a>. The applicable rule part is determined by how the device operates, and if there is communication between the charger and the device being charged.<br /> <br /> Devices specifically intended for use for wireless power transfer, or inductive charging, require FCC guidance for radio frequency exposure assessment; this includes Part 18 devices. The responsible party or manufacturer must seek guidance from the FCC by submitting a wireless charging application inquiry at <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.fcc.gov/labhelp" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.fcc.gov/labhelp</a>.<br /> <br /> The initial inquiry shall include the following:</p>
<ul>
<li>"Subject" line stating “Seeking guidance for wireless chargers”</li>
<li>complete product description, including coil diameters, number of turns, and current</li>
<li>the rule part(s) under which the device will operate, and the reasoning for the rule part(s) determination</li>
<li>planned equipment authorization procedure</li>
<li>drawings, illustrations</li>
<li>frequencies</li>
<li>radiated power</li>
<li>operating configurations</li>
<li>conditions for human exposure&nbsp;</li>
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<div style="color: #505050; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 14px; line-height: 150%; text-align: left; margin-left: 10px;">Intentional radiators that transmit information must be certified under the appropriate Part 15 rules; special types of devices that meet the requirements of <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;SID=5d7f879cee88da21285fcabbbec6702f&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.16.3.234.1&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.201</a> are subject only to verification.<br /> <br /> A charger may operate in two different modes: charging and communications. If this is the case, it is possible for the device to be approved under Part 18 for the charging mode and Part 15 for the communications mode, if it can be shown that (1) the device complies with the relevant rule parts, and (2) the functions are independent. Part 18 consumer devices can either be certified or self-declared under DoC, only after the required SAR guidance has been received from the FCC through the inquiry process described above and the necessary test requirements have been completed. If the device meets all of the requirements of the appropriate Part 15 rule, it is possible that the power charging function could be approved under Part 15 rather than Part 18.<br /> <br /> <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_e9ef12f3074b49ca8f704702fcf9625a.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">680106 D01 RF Exposure Wireless Charging Apps v02</a> &nbsp;provides general guidance on the information necessary to determine RF exposure evaluation and compliance requirements when submitting a wireless charging application inquiry.</div>
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<p>This is a shortened list of the CENELEC standards published or made available during the past month:</p>
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<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1932400764502102::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:814,23638,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 55016-2-1:2009/A2:2013</a> - (5/17/2013) - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 2-1: Methods of measurement of disturbances and immunity - Conducted disturbance measurements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1932400764502102::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:114,23530,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60704-2-14:2013</a> - (5/17/2013) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Test code for the determination of airborne acoustical noise - Part 2-14: Particular requirements for refrigerators, frozen-food storage cabinets and food freezers</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1932400764502102::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:589,23564,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61083-2:2013</a> - (5/31/2013) - Instruments and software used for measurement in high-voltage and high-current tests - Part 2: Requirements for software for tests with impulse voltages and currents</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1510259267900306::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:67,24836,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62115:2005/ A11:2012/AC:2013</a> - (5/31/2013) - Electric toys - Safety</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1932400764502102::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:609,24149,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62287-2:2013</a> - (6/7/2013) - Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems - Class B shipborne equipment of the automatic identification system (AIS) - Part 2: Self-organizing time division multiple access (SOTDMA) techniques</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1932400764502102::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:882,23470,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60068-2-78:2013</a>&nbsp;- (6/14/2013) - Environmental testing - Part 2-78: Tests - Test Cab: Damp heat, steady state</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1932400764502102::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:67,23353,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60335-2-34:2013</a>&nbsp;- (6/14/2013) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-34: Particular requirements for motor-compressors</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1932400764502102::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:68,24481,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60601-1-3:2008/A1:2013</a> - (6/14/2013) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 1-3: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance - Collateral Standard: Radiation protection in diagnostic X-ray equipment</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1932400764502102::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:10824,24303,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60268-3:2013</a> - (6/21/2013) - Sound system equipment - Part 3: Amplifiers</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1932400764502102::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1003,24791,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50383:2010/AC:2013</a> - (6/21/2013) - Basic standard for the calculation and measurement of electromagnetic field strength and SAR related to human exposure from radio base stations and fixed terminal stations for wireless telecommunication systems (110 MHz - 40 GHz)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1932400764502102::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:64,22805,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50541-2:2013</a> - (6/21/2013) - Three phase dry-type distribution transformers 50 Hz, from 100 kVA to 3 150 kVA, with highest voltage for equipment not exceeding 36 kV - Part 2: Determination of loadability of a transformer loaded with non-sinusoidal current</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1932400764502102::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:814,21809,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 55013:2013</a> - (6/21/2013) - Sound and television broadcast receivers and associated equipment - Radio disturbance characteristics - Limits and methods of measurement</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:84:4871265376428807" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CENELEC</a> for additional information.</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;">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 style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301000_301099/30102501/01.05.02_60/en_30102501v010502p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 025-1 V1.5.2</a> - (May 2013) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); VHF radiotelephone equipment for general communications and associated equipment for Class "D" Digital Selective Calling (DSC); Part 1: Technical characteristics and methods of measurement</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301400_301499/30148934/01.04.01_60/en_30148934v010401p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 489-34 V1.4.1</a> - (May 2013) - 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 style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301900_301999/301925/01.04.01_60/en_301925v010401p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 925 V1.4.1</a> - (May 2013) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Radiotelephone transmitters and receivers for the maritime mobile service operating in VHF bands; Technical characteristics and methods of measurement</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/103000_103099/103067/01.01.01_60/tr_103067v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TR 103 067 V1.1.1</a> - (May 2013) - Reconfigurable Radio Systems (RRS); Feasibility study on Radio Frequency (RF) performance for Cognitive Radio Systems operating in UHF TV band White Spaces</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/136500_136599/13652103/11.00.00_60/ts_13652103v110000p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 136 521-3 V11.0.0</a> - (May 2013) - LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); User Equipment (UE) conformance specification; Radio transmission and reception; Part 3: Radio Resource Management (RRM) conformance testing (3GPP TS 36.521-3 version 11.0.0 Release 11)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/303000_303099/303084/01.01.01_60/en_303084v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 303 084 V1.1.1</a> - (May 2013) - Ground Based Augmentation System (GBAS) VHF ground-air Data Broadcast (VDB); Technical characteristics and methods of measurement for ground-based equipment; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301400_301499/301444/01.02.02_60/en_301444v010202p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 444 V1.2.2</a> - (June 2013) - 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 style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301900_301999/30190819/06.02.01_60/en_30190819v060201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 908-19 V6.2.1</a> - (June 2013) - IMT cellular networks; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive; Part 19: OFDMA TDD WMAN (Mobile WiMAX) TDD User Equipment (UE)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301900_301999/30190820/06.02.01_60/en_30190820v060201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 908-20 V6.2.1</a> - (June 2013) - IMT cellular networks; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive; Part 20: OFDMA TDD WMAN (Mobile WiMAX) TDD Base Stations (BS)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301900_301999/30190804/06.02.01_60/en_30190804v060201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 908-4 V6.2.1</a> - (June 2013)IMT cellular networks; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive; Part 4: CDMA Multi-Carrier (cdma2000) User Equipment (UE)</li>
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<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/h_sf10571.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI website</a> for additional information.</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;">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 style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/048056!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-1, Ed. 3.0</a> - (5/22/2013) - Interpretation sheet 3 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 1: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/048068!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60255-26, Ed. 3.0</a> - (5/24/2013) - Measuring relays and protection equipment - Part 26: Electromagnetic compatibility requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/048093!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60950-1, Ed. 2.2</a> - (5/28/2013) - Information technology equipment - Safety - Part 1: General requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/048098!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-76, Ed. 2.2</a> - (5/31/2013) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-76: Particular requirements for electric fence energizers</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/048108!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60384-14, Ed. 4.0</a> - (6/5/2013) - Fixed capacitors for use in electronic equipment - Part 14: Sectional specification - Fixed capacitors for electromagnetic interference suppression and connection to the supply mains</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/048122!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR 15, Ed. 8.0</a> - (6/11/2013) - Interpretation sheet 2 - Limits and methods of measurement of radio disturbance characteristics of electrical lighting and similar equipment</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/048164!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61326-3-2, Ed. 1.0</a> - (6/20/2013) - Interpretation sheet 1 - Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - EMC requirements - Part 3-2: Immunity requirements for safety-related systems and for equipment intended to perform safety-related functions (functional safety) - Industrial applications with specified electromagnetic environment</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.iec.ch/about/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC</a> for additional information.</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;">FCC - Final Rule 2013-12716 on SAR Published</h4>
<p>On June 4, 2013, the final rule <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/search?conditions%5Bterm%5D=2013-12716&amp;commit=Go" target="_blank" rel="noopener">2013-12716 Human Exposure to Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields</a> was published in the Federal Register.</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;">FCC - Rule Amendment for PLMR Licensing</h4>
<p>On May 16, 2013, the FCC published its final rule for <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2013/05/16/2013-11581/private-land-mobile-radio-stations-below-800-mhz" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Private Land Mobile Radio Stations Below 800 MHz in the Federal Register</a>. &nbsp; This final rule amends previous rules regarding private land mobile radio (PLMR) licensing, including increasing the power limit for end-of-train devices, modifying trunking rules for PLMR stations below 800 MHz, and permitting digital transmission of station identification by PLMR station with exclusive use of their spectrum, as addressed in the Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Order in the proceeding. &nbsp;The rule becomes effective on June 17, 2013 and is part of the FCC's continuing effort to provide clear and concise rules that facilitate new wireless technologies, devices and services, and are easy for the public to understand. &nbsp; <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2013/05/16/2013-11581/private-land-mobile-radio-stations-below-800-mhz" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link</a></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;">Canada - Release of RSS-244, Medical Devices Operating in the Band 413-457 MHz</h4>
<p>On June 15, 2013, Industry Canada published and adopted Issue 1 of RSS-244. &nbsp;RSS-244 Issue 1 is entitled <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/vwapj/RSS-244.pdf/$file/RSS-244.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Medical Devices Operating in the Band 413-457 MHz</a>, and sets out the minimum requirements for the certification of transmitters and receivers used in radiocommunication systems that are part of Medical Micropower Networks (MMNs). &nbsp;MMNs operate in the bands 413-419 MHz, 426-432 MHz, 438-444 MHz and 451-457 MHz.</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;">Japan – Seeking Public Comment for SAR Requirements</h4>
<p>On June 5, 2013, Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication (MIC) announced that they are seeking public comments and input on the Body Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) requirements to be implemented in Japan. MIC has requested to receive all comments by July 5, 2013 and comments should be submitted through the MIC website: <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.soumu.go.jp/english/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.soumu.go.jp/english/</a></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;">Argentina - New RFID Frequency Bands</h4>
<p>In early 2013, Argentina's Comisión Nacional de Comunicacione (CNC) announced 3 additional bands available for use by RFID devices. &nbsp;Approved by Resolution 2519/2012, the <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cnc.gov.ar/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Low Power Device Technical Standard CNC-60.14-V12.1 Q2</a> authorizes the use of the frequency bands 13.56 MHz, 433-434 MHz, and 902-928 MHz.</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;">Peru - De-Licensing of 915-928 MHz</h4>
<div style="color: #505050; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 14px; line-height: 150%; text-align: left; margin-left: 10px;">In early April 2013, Peru's Ministry of Transportation and Communications reinstated the frequency band 915-928 MHz as unlicensed. &nbsp;This allows the use of RFID technologies within this frequency range. &nbsp;The Supreme Decree, <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://elperuanolegal.blogspot.com/2013/04/decreto-supremo-n-006-2013-mtc.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">006-2013-MTC</a>, published in Peru's official Gazette, ensures the free use of RF devices for scientific, medical and industrial electronic products in these bands, which includes RFID. &nbsp;There is a requirement that all computers utilizing this RFID band must have a compliance label and an affidavit, attesting to the sole use of these unlicensed frequencies.<br /> &nbsp;</div>
<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;">Brazil - ANATEL Clarifies Requirements for Third-Party Modular Approvals</h4>
<p>On April 15, 2013, Brazil's ANATEL issued "Oficio 42"; a clarification of ANATEL's requirements for the treatment of third-party Modular Approvals. &nbsp;The clarification impacts module manufacturers and host product manufacturers for current and future devices marketed in Brazil.</p>

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<p><h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" name="B1"></a>Grant Note Restrictions for Wireless Modules</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We manufacture wireless transmitters that integrate other wireless modules from OEM vendors. &nbsp;We were recently informed that we could not integrate an OEM wireless module into our end product because of the following grant note:<br /> <br /> “The antenna(s) used for this transmitter must be installed to provide a separation distance of at least 20 cm from all persons and must not transmit simultaneously with any other antenna or transmitter, except in accordance with FCC multi-transmitter product procedures.”<br /> <br /> Can you provide an explanation as to why we could not integrate this OEM module?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;Grant notes are utilized to clearly state any FCC restrictions on the use or implementation of the granted device, in this case the parameters for integration of the OEM wireless module. &nbsp;The grant notes strictly prohibit module integration in multi-transmitter configurations that generate simultaneous transmission, and in portable configurations (used less 20 cm from a person).<br /> <br /> If you can configure your end product so that only one transmitter transmits at a time and there is no simultaneous transmission, and it is a mobile or fixed device (used greater than 20 cm from a person), you would not be in violation of the restrictions.<br /> <br /> If your end product requires simultaneous transmission and is a mobile or fixed device, you can pursue the following options:</p>
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<li>Search for another module to integrate that does not have a grant note restriction on simultaneous transmission.</li>
<li>Ask your OEM vendor to perform co-location testing with all transmitters operating, and to perform a Class II Permissive Change indicating the allowed co-located transmitters. &nbsp;RF exposure must also be addressed, typically via a Maximum Permissive Exposure (MPE) evaluation covering all transmitters.</li>
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<p>If your end product requires simultaneous transmission and is a portable device, you can pursue the following options:</p>
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<li>Ask your OEM vendor to perform Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) testing on your end product with their module installed, and to perform a Class II Permissive Change indicating that your specific portable configuration is authorized.&nbsp;</li>
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<p>Going forward, before committing to the integration of any OEM module, we advise you to first carefully review the FCC grant notes for the module under consideration in order to determine any FCC restrictions. &nbsp;This due diligence prior to module selection will eliminate wasted effort, improve time to market, and save money.<br /> <br /> For more information on this and other FCC permissive change policies that affect wireless modules in particular, please click <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_ce9099e3f45f414eb2be9b94f8c7b6a0.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>.<br /> <br /> Additional information on RF exposure issues related to modules can be reviewed by clicking on the link <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_cfa4055d9ac54030966b2f53b9bb4e00.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>. &nbsp;</p>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> We are integrating a licensed 1.5 watt EIRP wireless module with an unlicensed 100&nbsp;mW EIRP Wi-Fi module into a host device. &nbsp;The FCC grant for each module restricts co-location and simultaneous transmission, therefore we need to apply for a Class II Permissive Change (C2PC). &nbsp;Do we file a C2PC only for the module with the highest transmitting power, or do we need to file C2PC’s for both modules?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong>&nbsp;Because both modules have grant note restrictions, a C2PC will be required for each module. &nbsp;Before a C2PC can be submitted, SAR and MPE, whichever is applicable, must be addressed.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Please note that C2PC applications have to be submitted by the grantee code holder (grantee) for each module. &nbsp;When you contact the grantees for the modules, they may prefer that you apply for a change in FCC ID for the modules that require additional approval, after which you will then become the grantee (in addition to the original grantee(s)). &nbsp;You will then be able to request the applicable C2PC from the FCC to address any grant restrictions to enable the module to be incorporated in your host configuration and other qualified host devices (after appropriate testing has been performed). &nbsp;For more information on RF exposure issues related to modules, please click <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_cfa4055d9ac54030966b2f53b9bb4e00.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>.<br /> <br /> Alternatively, following the necessary testing, including RF exposure, you could submit a certification application under your grantee code to obtain an FCC ID for your host configuration that includes the two modules.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> This is our interpretation of the current FCC rules and regulations on this issue. &nbsp;However, please note that the FCC is the final arbiter, and it may be prudent to ask the FCC to review your specific situation before moving forward.<br /> <br /> For more information, review the links presented in Answer 1.</p>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> We manufacture a Hearing Aid Coil (HAC) that was tested per the ANSI C63.19 2011 technical standard. &nbsp;Will the FCC allow our TCB to approve our device without utilizing the Permit but Ask (PBA) procedure?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;The FCC will only allow a TCB to approve your product through its PBA procedure. &nbsp;Your application filing report must include the following items, taken from <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_d26de71f43394f7688073ffc08b59ac1.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">285076 D01 HAC Guidance v03r02, Equipment Authorization Guidance for Hearing Aid Compatibility</a>.</p>
<ol style="list-style-type: lower-latin;">
<li>M Rating:<ol style="list-style-type: lower-roman;">
<li>If tested, a description of the method and test equipment (manufacturer and model number) used to establish the Modulation Index Factor (MIF) as defined in Clause 5.5.1.3 of the standard.
<ul>
<li>A validation test demonstrating measured results for sample pulse and sine wave modulations defined in C63.19-2011 Annex D.7, Tables D.3 and D.4</li>
<li>Provide justification for MIF values that are less than the sample values expected in annex D.7 table D.5 and values approaching the margin.</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>If not tested using manufacturer’s provided MIF files
<ul>
<li>Statement signed by manufacturer that values used represent worst case air interfaces and operation.</li>
<li>For the MIF values used, document the version number/version date of the MIF values&nbsp;provided (manufacturer’s files, etc.) and the supporting documentation for the related (version number/version and date) values.</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>Provide the margin, in dB, defined as: the e-field transition value for the next lower rated category of the established HAC category minus the maximum steady-state RMS field strength (before adding the MIF).&nbsp;</li>
<li>When T-Coil for VoLTE (provisional period for VoLTE) is not tested, there cannot be an associated LTE VoLTE M test value in the M test reports.</li>
</ol></li>
<li>T ratings for VoLTE:<ol style="list-style-type: lower-roman;">
<li>When T-Coil for VoLTE (provisional period for VoLTE) is capable to be activated on the phone shall be noted.</li>
<li>Evaluation of T rating for VoLTE. VoLTE is an emerging service and is based on voice over IP technologies, which can be implemented in different ways depending on the carrier and service offered. It is expected that test equipment manufacturers will offer test equipment for VoLTE HAC measurements. During the provisional period for VoLTE (see Item 4(e) in 285076 D01 HAC Guidance v03r02) it is not necessary to evaluate T rating for such operation; however an applicant can seek approval for VoLTE implementation for T-coil tests under the PBA procedure. The following information shall be included in the PBA request:
<ul>
<li>A description of the VoLTE T-coil test set up.</li>
<li>Identification of the manufacturer and model numbers.</li>
<li>Software used to simulate servers.</li>
<li>Voice Codex tested.</li>
<li>Soft code imbedded, soft code API, hardware, etc.</li>
<li>Justification for codex tested and not tested.</li>
</ul>
</li>
</ol></li>
</ol>
<div style="color: #505050; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 14px; line-height: 150%; text-align: left; margin-left: 10px;"><strong>Note:</strong> &nbsp;On July 17 the FCC published a draft KDB guidance document on test configurations for T-Coil testing for VoLTE. &nbsp;You may view the document by clicking on this link: <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/eas/comments/GetPublishedDocument.html?id=339&amp;tn=596089" target="_blank" rel="noopener">285076 T-Coil testing for CMRS IP DR02-41472</a>.</div>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> Can you provide an interpretation of Section 7.7 of the ETSI EN 300 220-1 standard with regard to the meaning of sub band/band edge (f<sub>e</sub>) in the context of a channelized system operating within a band? &nbsp;Specifically, is the band edge (f<sub>e</sub>) in Section 7.7 the edge of the channels in such cases? Take for example, ten 100 kHz channels between 865 MHz and 866 MHz.</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;If you are referring to the EN 300 220-1 standard frequency band from 863 MHz to 870 MHz for which the application category is non-specific use, the EIRP limit is 25 mW, the Channel Spacing is ≤100 kHz with 0.1% Duty Cycle or Listen Before Talk (LBT) + Adaptive Frequency Agility (AFA), where the band is divided into sub-bands, the limit is applicable to the sub-bands edge frequencies such that (f<sub>e, lower</sub>), and (f<sub>e, upper</sub>) are the lower and upper edges of the band in which the equipment operates.<br /> <br /> In your example of 865 MHz (f<sub>e, lower</sub>) and 866 MHz (f<sub>e, upper</sub>) based on 100 kHz channels, the first frequency would be 865.05 MHz and the last frequency would be 865.95 MHz.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Therefore, the answer to your question is yes, the edge of the lowest and highest channel would be the sub-band edge or band-edge.<br /> <br /> <span style="font-size: 14px;">Nonetheless, if the transmitter does not comply with the requirements or the mask shown below in Figure 7 (taken from the EN 300 220-1 standard) when it is operating on the lowest/highest&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 14px;">channel, then it is not possible to use the channels which are the closest to the band-edge.</span></p>
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<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;">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 style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1932400764502102::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1003,24791,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50383:2010/AC:2013</a> - (6/21/2013) - Basic standard for the calculation and measurement of electromagnetic field strength and SAR related to human exposure from radio base stations and fixed terminal stations for wireless telecommunication systems (110 MHz - 40 GHz)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1932400764502102::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:814,21809,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 55013:2013</a> - (6/21/2013) - Sound and television broadcast receivers and associated equipment - Radio disturbance characteristics - Limits and methods of measurement</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1539320391520551::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:637,23727,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60695-2-10:2013</a> - (6/28/2013) - Fire hazard testing - Part 2-10: Glowing/hot-wire based test methods - Glow-wire apparatus and common test procedure</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1539320391520551::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:73,23993,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60839-11-1:2013</a> - (6/28/2013) - Alarm and electronic security systems - Part 11-1: Electronic access control systems - System and components requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1539320391520551::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:639,23740,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61189-11:2013</a> - (6/28/2013) - Test methods for electrical materials, printed boards and other interconnection structures and assemblies - Part 11: Measurement of melting temperature or melting temperature ranges of solder alloys</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1539320391520551::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:645,23742,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61557-10:2013</a> - (6/28/2013) - Electrical safety in low voltage distribution systems up to 1 000 V a.c. and 1 500 V d.c. - Equipment for testing, measuring or monitoring of protective measures - Part 10: Combined measuring equipment for testing, measuring or monitoring of protective measures</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1539320391520551::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:645,23826,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61557-14:2013</a> - (6/28/2013) - Electrical safety in low voltage distribution systems up to 1 000 V a.c. and 1 500 V d.c. - Equipment for testing, measuring or monitoring of protective measures - Part 14: Equipment for testing the safety of electrical equipment of machinery</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1539320391520551::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:139,24271,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50117-4-1:2008/A1:2013</a> - (7/5/2013) - Coaxial cables - Part 4-1: Sectional specification for cables for BCT cabling in accordance with EN 50173 - Indoor drop cables for systems operating at 5 MHz - 3 000 MHz</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:84:4871265376428807" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CENELEC</a> for additional information.</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;">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 style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302200_302299/3022170202/02.01.01_60/en_3022170202v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 217-2-2 V2.1.1</a> - (July 2013) - Fixed Radio Systems; Characteristics and requirements for point-to-point equipment and antennas; Part 2-2: Digital systems operating in frequency bands where frequency co-ordination is applied; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302900_302999/30296101/01.02.01_60/en_30296101v010201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 961-1 V1.2.1</a> - (July 2013) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Maritime Personal Homing Beacon intended for use on the frequency 121,5 MHz for search and rescue purposes only; Part 1: Technical characteristics and methods of measurement</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302900_302999/30296102/01.02.01_60/en_30296102v010201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 961-2 V1.2.1</a> - (July 2013) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Maritime Personal Homing Beacon intended for use on the frequency 121,5 MHz for search and rescue purposes only; Part 2: Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/102300_102399/10236101/02.03.01_60/ts_10236101v020301p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 102 361-1 V2.3.1</a> - (July 2013) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Systems; Part 1: DMR Air Interface (AI) protocol</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/102300_102399/10236103/01.02.01_60/ts_10236103v010201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 102 361-3 V1.2.1</a> - (July 2013) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Systems; Part 3: DMR data protocol</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/102300_102399/10236102/02.02.01_60/ts_10236102v020201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 102 361-2 V2.2.1</a> - (July 2013) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Systems; Part 2: DMR voice and generic services and facilities</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/103100_103199/103113/01.01.01_60/tr_103113v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TR 103 113 V1.1.1</a> - (July 2013) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); System Reference document (SRdoc); Mobile broadband services in the 2 300 MHz – 2 400 MHz frequency band under Licensed Shared Access regime</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/102800_102899/10288701/01.01.01_60/ts_10288701v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 102 887-1 V1.1.1</a> - (July 2013) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices; Smart Metering Wireless Access Protocol; Part 1: PHY layer</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/103100_103199/103108/01.01.01_60/tr_103108v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TR 103 108 V1.1.1</a> - (July 2013) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); System Reference document (SRdoc); Broadband Direct-Air-to-Ground Communications System operating in the 5,855 GHz to 5,875 GHz band using 3G technology</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/103000_103099/103069/01.01.01_60/tr_103069v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TR 103 069 V1.1.1</a> - (July 2013) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); System Reference Document (SRDoc); Short Range Devices; Low Power Cochlear Implant Systems (LP-CIS) operating in the band 2 483,5 MHz - 2 500 MHz</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/h_sf10571.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI website</a> for additional information.</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;">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 style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/preview/info_iec62321-2%7Bed1.0%7Db.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62321-2, Ed. 1.0</a> - (6/25/2013) - Determination of certain substances in electrotechnical products - Part 2: Disassembly, disjunction and mechanical sample preparation</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/preview/info_iec62321-5%7Bed1.0%7Db.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62321-5, Ed. 1.0</a> - (6/25/2013) - Determination of certain substances in electrotechnical products - Part 5: Cadmium, lead and chromium in polymers and electronics and cadmium and lead in metals by AAS, AFS, ICP-OES and ICP-MS</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/corrigenda/iec62133-cor1%7Bed2.0%7Db.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62133, Ed. 2.0</a> - (6/26/2013) - Corrigendum 1 - 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>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/preview/info_iec60335-2-105%7Bed1.2%7Db.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-105, Ed. 1.2</a> - (6/27/2013) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-105: Particular requirements for multifunctional shower cabinets</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/preview/info_iec62493-1%7Bed1.0%7Den.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC/TR 62493-1, Ed. 1.0</a> - (7/9/2013) - Assessment of lighting equipment related to human exposure to electromagnetic fields - Part 1: Results of the EMF measurement campaign from the VDE Test and Certification Institute and ZVEI, the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/preview/info_iec60601-2-62%7Bed1.0%7Db.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-2-62, Ed. 1.0</a> - (7/9/2013) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-62: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of high intensity therapeutic ultrasound (HITU) equipment</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/preview/info_iec60952-1%7Bed3.0%7Db.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60952-1, Ed. 3</a> - (7/9/2013) - Aircraft batteries - Part 1: General test requirements and performance levels</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/preview/info_iec61169-1%7Bed2.0%7Den.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61169-1, Ed. 2.0</a> - (7/10/2013) - Radio frequency connectors - Part 1: Generic specification - General requirements and measuring methods</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/preview/info_iec61558-2-26%7Bed1.0%7Db.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61558-2-26, Ed. 1.0</a> - (7/10/2013) - Safety of transformers, reactors, power supply units and combinations thereof - Part 2-26: Particular requirements and tests for transformers and power supply units all for saving energy and other purposes</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/corrigenda/iec60479-5-cor1%7Bed1.0%7Db.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC/TR 60479-5, Ed. 1.0</a> - (7/11/2013) - Corrigendum 1 - Effects of current on human beings and livestock - Part 5: Touch voltage threshold values for physiological effects</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/preview/info_iec62215-3%7Bed1.0%7Db.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62215-3, Ed. 1.0</a> - (7/17/2013) - Integrated circuits - Measurement of impulse immunity - Part 3: Non-synchronous transient injection method</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.iec.ch/about/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC</a> for additional information.</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;">US – FCC Extends Comment Period for U-NII Devices in the 5 GHz Band</h4>
<p>On 6/17/2013, the FCC announced that it was extending the commenting period to July 24th, 2013 on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) - Revision of Part 15 of the Commission's Rules to Permit Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (U-NII) Devices in the 5 GHz Band. <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2013/db0617/DA-13-1388A1.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link</a></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;">US – FCC Measurement Procedure Guidance Issued for DTS Devices</h4>
<p>In April 2013, the FCC issued KDB Guidance on measurement procedures applicable to digital transmission system (DTS) devices operating in the 902 MHz to 928 MHz, 2400 MHz to 2483.5 MHz, and/or 5725 MHz to 5850 MHz bands under §15.247 of the FCC rules. The procedure is not applicable to frequency-hopping spread spectrum systems (FHSS) that are not hybrid systems, authorized under the same rule part. For measurements of non-hybrid FHSS devices, see KDB Guidance DA 00-705, released on March 30th, 2000. &nbsp; Note, that whenever a device utilizes combined technologies (e.g., DTS and U-NII), each component must be shown to be in compliance with the applicable rule requirements. <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=blGabx9SyzHqFKayZ%2BpkyA%3D%3D" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link</a></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;">Canada - Transition Period Ends for ICES-003, Issue 5</h4>
<p>After August, 31, 2013, only new product models in compliance with ICES-003, Issue 5, will be accepted by Industry Canada. Existing models in compliance with a previous issue of ICES-003 will remain compliant under the requirements of that previous issue. New models that comply with the technical requirements in ICES-003 issue 5 must implement the labeling requirements in ICES-003 Issue 5. &nbsp;Existing models may continue with the labelling requirements in Issue 4.<br /> <br /> The minimum requirements for labeling of models complying with the technical requirements in Issue 5 are detailed in section 8 of ICES-003 issue 5. When complying with ICES-003 issue 5, the Industry Canada ICES-003 compliance label must be in accordance with the following as per section 8:<br /> <br /> <span style="font-size: 14px;">CAN ICES-3 (*)/NMB-3(*)&nbsp;</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 14px;">* Insert either "A" or "B" but not both to identify the applicable Class of ITE.</span></p>
<div style="color: #505050; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 14px; line-height: 150%; text-align: left; margin-left: 10px;">For example, if the ITE is determined to be class B then the minimum label requirement is as follows:</div>
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<p>Additionally, the product test report must provide a record of the tests and results demonstrating compliance with ICES-003 Issue 5 technical requirements. The test report must indicate the date the tests were completed. The test report should clearly identify the Class of Limits, A or B, that the ITE was tested for compliance with, and clearly state which reference publication from Section 3 that was used for methods of measurement. The test report must be retained by the manufacturer or importer for a minimum period of five years from the date the model of ITE is first offered for sale, distributed and/or leased in Canada, and the report should be made available to Industry Canada upon request. &nbsp; Link to <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf00020.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ICES-003 Issue 5</a></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;">South Korea – Type Approval Changes</h4>
<p>Recently, the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) had a name change and is now known as the Ministry of Science, ICT &amp; Future Planning (MSIP). This change occurred as a result of Korea's National Government Organization Act (Law No. 11690, 2013. 3. 23). &nbsp;Per announcement NRRA Public Notice 2013-5 on Conformity Assessment, product Type Approval labeling identification code has changed from "KCC" to "MSIP".<br /> <br /> The Korean Type Approval label is made up of the Conformity Assessment mark (KC mark/logo), which remains unchanged and the Conformity Assessment Number, which is made up of four key parts:</p>
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<li>The identification code (now MSIP), followed by</li>
<li>Indication of Basic Certification Information (e.g. CRM or REM etc), followed by</li>
<li>Applicant code (identifying the applicant) and</li>
<li>Product code (14 characters provided by the applicant to identify the product).</li>
</ol>
<p>Products approved from July 1, 2013 should use the new labeling format. There is a three month grandfathering period whereby newly approved products can use the KCC identification code (to accommodate any manufacturers who have pre-made labels). After September 2, 2013, labels should transition to use the MSIP identification code. There is no requirement for manufacturers to change product labels for those products approved prior to July 1, 2103.<br /> <br /> Additionally, NRRA Public Notice 2013-5 allows manufacturers to make small changes to certain components (resistors, capacitors, inductors and diodes (including LEDs) without the need to update their MSIP Type Approval, provided:</p>
<ol>
<li>Type Approval was obtained based on EMC testing only.</li>
<li>Electrical circuit (schematic and layout) remains identical.</li>
<li>Changes to component does not increase the power capacity (wattage) of the circuit.</li>
</ol>
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<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;">Indonesia - Modular Approval Rule Clarification</h4>
<div style="color: #505050; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 14px; line-height: 150%; text-align: left; margin-left: 10px;">Recently, Indonesia's SDPPI clarified its rules relating to leveragability of modular approvals.&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 14px;">&nbsp;During the transitional period until December of 2013, the following rules will be implemented:</span></div>
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<li>If the module will be imported into Indonesia as a module, i.e. not installed in a host product, modular approval is sufficient.</li>
<li>If the module will be imported into Indonesia installed in a notebook or tablet PC, modular approval should be obtained. The notebook or tablet PC must then be approved separately. However, there will be no repeat of local testing, the notebook or tablet PC can be approved via a simple paperwork only process.</li>
<li>If the module will be imported into Indonesia installed in other products (not notebook or tablet PCs), host level approval is then required and the host itself must undergo local testing. Local importers are no longer able to apply for Type B Approval for a host product based on Type A Approval for a module.</li>
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<p>Please note that the situation is expected to be subject to further change over the coming months.</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;">Qatar – New Type Approval Regulations in Force</h4>
<div style="color: #505050; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 14px; line-height: 150%; text-align: left; margin-left: 10px;">Qatar's Regulatory Authority, ictQatar, recently confirmed that their Type Approval regulations published in 2011 are now in force and several changes to their Type Approval procedure are now implemented.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Moving forward, there are 2 possible means to obtain approval in Qatar:</div>
<ol>
<li>Simplified procedure: This procedure can be followed if one of the below criteria can be met:<ol style="list-style-type: lower-roman;">
<li>the product has already obtained approval in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia or UAE</li>
<li>the product has already obtained approval with a recognized CAB. The Authority advises that under the simplified scheme, certificates will take 5 working days to process.</li>
</ol></li>
<li>Standard procedure: This procedure must be followed if approval has not been issued by a recognized National Regulatory Authority as detailed above. Nevertheless, ictQatar will only accept test reports issued by a recognized test lab. The Authority advises that under the standard scheme, certificates will take up to 15 working days to process. &nbsp;</li>
</ol>
<p>Additionally, all certificates issued by ictQatar, including those issued previously, are now valid indefinitely.</p>
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<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;">Philippines – Modular Approval Rule Update</h4>
<p>We were recently updated by our local agent that the Philippine’s National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has determined that Modular Approval is no longer sufficient to fully cover the host product into which the module will be integrated.<br /> <br /> NTC is still issuing Type Approval Certificates for modules, however it is required that all host products are assessed and certified (including an assessment of EMC and safety compliance) as well.<br /> <br /> Our agent also advised that the requirements have been in place for some time but due to misinterpretation of the requirements by some NTC regional offices, import permits have been incorrectly issued for host products leveraging the modular approval. Moving forward, it is anticipated that all NTC regional offices will only issue import permits for host products with a valid Type Approval Certificate.</p>

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<p><h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" name="B1"></a>Wi-Fi Operation on Channels 12 and 13</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We manufacture a Wi-Fi client that operates on Channels 12 and 13. What is the FCC’s current policy regarding transmission on these channels?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;Wi-Fi clients that transmit on Channels 12 and 13 must meet all of the emission requirements specified in <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;SID=00eb0d15fe5f2061bd6c12631e0f1358&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.16.3.236.31&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.247</a> for that band. If the client does not meet these requirements, these channels must be disabled.<br /> <br /> Wi-Fi client devices typically contain active or passive roaming circuitry algorithms that are proprietary and not part of 802.11 Wi-Fi protocols. This on-roam scanning may use active or passive scanning to determine if a master transmits on Channels 12 and 13. In these cases, the Wi-Fi client device must still be able to determine that the master is transmitting in a manner compliant with the FCC rules and regulations. &nbsp;<br /> <br /> Many Wi-Fi clients rely on the access point to ensure proper operation. Thus, some changes will be required for these devices to operate in compliance in all circumstances. In recognition of the need for changes, and the time required to implement the changes, the FCC is permitting a transition period until March 31, 2014 to ensure that all new device approvals are consistent with the requirements, and where appropriate, changes are made to currently approved products. During this transition period, devices that rely on scanning circuitries may be approved, but the FCC is encouraging manufacturers to implement revisions as quickly as possible.<br /> <br /> To obtain approval for transmitting on Channels 12 and 13, your test report would need to clearly show that Channels 12 and 13 were tested and compliant. Your application filing should also specify the appropriate frequency band and the reduced output power required for radiated field strength compliance at the band edge of 2483.5 MHz.<br /> &nbsp;</p>
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<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="B2"></a>FCC’s Derived Formula for MIMO Devices Employing CCD</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We are a new manufacturer of MIMO (multiple-inputs and multiple-outputs) devices employing Cyclic Delay Diversity (CCD). How does the FCC derive the formulas used in its KDB procedure <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_8cfed48bdf454166b952394361832188.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">662911 D01 Multiple Transmitter Output v02</a>?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong>&nbsp;The FCC report “<a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_ce1829b0d0584675b2ad0ede26941b7d.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">FCC/OET 13TR1003, Directional Gain of IEEE 802.11 MIMO Devices Employing Cyclic Delay Diversity</a>” provides guidance and an explanation of the formulas used in KDB procedure 662911 for MIMO technology allowing additional directional gain to be achieved through array antennas, beyond the gains of the individual antennas, by transmitting signals that are mutually correlated. When additional gain is intentionally created to improve performance, beam-forming is employed; with CDD, the array gain is not intentionally created.<br /> <br /> For example, with CCD schemes spatial diversity is introduced to the transmission system in order to achieve the high reliability and availability without using additional bandwidth. CCD diversity is used in OFDM-based telecommunications systems, transforming spatial diversity into frequency diversity in order to avoid inter-symbol interference so as not to degrade system performance.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</p>
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<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="B3"></a>FCC Part 15 Rule Changes to 60 GHz Band</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We manufacture a 60 GHz video transmission system. It is our understanding that the FCC recently modified its Part 15 rules for intentional radiators operating between 57 and 64 GHz. Can you summarize the rule changes?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong>&nbsp; Effective August 9, 2013 the Part 15 rules for intentional radiators operating on an unlicensed basis in the 57-64 GHz frequency range (60 GHz) were modified as follows:</p>
<ul>
<li>Allow higher emission limits for 60 GHz devices that operate outdoors with very high gain antennas to encourage broader deployment of point-to-point broadband systems;&nbsp;</li>
<li>Specify the emission limit for all 60 GHz devices as an EIRP power level to promote repeatability of measurement data and provide uniformity and consistency in the rules;</li>
<li>Eliminate the requirement for certain 60 GHz devices to transmit identification information (transmitter ID);&nbsp;</li>
<li>Permit longer communication distances for unlicensed 60 GHz point-to-point systems that operate outdoors thereby extending the ability of such systems to provide broadband service, particularly to office buildings and other commercial facilities.</li>
</ul>
<div style="color: #505050; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 14px; line-height: 150%; text-align: left; margin-left: 10px;">The FCC believes that these rule changes will enable enhanced 60 GHz systems to provide broadband access to every American by providing additional competition in the broadband market, lowering costs for small business owners accessing broadband services, and supporting the deployment of 4th generation (4G) and other wireless services in densely populated areas.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> For more information on this issue please click <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_96254e11bab045ed8fbcda612721e2a2.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>.</div>
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<p><strong>Question:&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;We manufacture Wi-Fi products and would like to know Industry Canada’s (IC) position on IEEE 1528-2013 as it relates to <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf01904.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS 102 Issue 4, RF exposure compliance of radiocommunication apparatus (All frequency bands)</a>, which incorporates by reference IEEE 1528, specifically Section 3 lists SAR evaluations are to be performed in accordance with IEEE 1528 and/or IEC 62209. Will IC accept the newly published IEEE 1528-2013?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;Yes, IC will accept the newly published IEEE 1528-2013 at this time, even though it will not officially be adopted until December 1, 2013. During this transitional period, IC will:</p>
<ul>
<li>Accept IEEE 1528-2003, or IEC 62209-1 Ed. 1, or IEEE 1528-2013 standards for the SAR compliance assessment of devices held next to the head. After December 1, 2013, only IEEE 1528-2013 will be accepted for the SAR compliance assessment of devices held next to the head.</li>
<li>Not accept the use of a combination of different standards (e.g. System Check of IEEE 1528-2003 and SAR measurement protocols of IEEE 1528-2013) for SAR compliance assessment of devices held next to the head. Testing shall be done using one standard only, not a combination of standards.</li>
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<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;">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 style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2458549398133157::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:10516,24067,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50580:2012/A1:2013</a> - (8/23/2013) - Safety of hand-held electric motor operated tools - Particular requirements for spray guns</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2458549398133157::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:85,23359,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60950-1:2006/A2:2013</a> - (8/23/2013) - Information technology equipment - Safety - Part 1: General requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2458549398133157::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:814,24040,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61000-3-3:2013</a> - (8/23/2013) - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 3-3: Limits - Limitation of voltage changes, voltage fluctuations and flicker in public low-voltage supply systems, for equipment with rated current &lt;= 16 A per phase and not subject to conditional connection</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2458549398133157::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:73,21535,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50136-2:2013</a> - (8/30/2013) - Alarm systems - Alarm transmission systems and equipment - Part 2: Requirements for Supervised Premises Transceiver (SPT)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2458549398133157::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:73,23703,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50136-3:2013</a> - (8/30/2013) - Alarm systems - Alarm transmission systems and equipment - Part 3: Requirements for Receiving Centre Transceiver (RCT)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2458549398133157::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:67,24881,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60335-2-14:2006/A11:2012/AC:2013</a> - (8/30/2013) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-14: Particular requirements for kitchen machines</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2458549398133157::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:67,24882,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60335-2-15:2002/A11:2012/AC:2013</a> - (8/30/2013) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-15: Particular requirements for appliances for heating liquids</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2458549398133157::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:814,25060,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 55032:2012/AC:2013</a> - (9/13/2013) - Electromagnetic compatibility of multimedia equipment - Emission requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2458549398133157::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:11505,23743,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60255-26:2013</a> - (9/6/2013) - Measuring relays and protection equipment - Part 26: Electromagnetic compatibility requirements</li>
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<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:84:4871265376428807" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CENELEC</a> for additional information.</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;">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 style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/102700_102799/102791/01.02.01_60/tr_102791v010201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TR 102 791 V1.2.1</a> - (August 2013) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); System Reference Document; Short Range Devices (SRD); Technical characteristics of wireless aids for hearing impaired people operating in the VHF and UHF frequency range</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/103100_103199/103149/01.01.01_60/tr_103149v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TR 103 149 V1.1.1</a> - (August 2013) - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility and Radio Spectrum Matters (ERM); System Reference document (SRdoc); DECT operating in the 1 900 MHz - 1 920 MHz band</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/300200_300299/30029601/01.04.01_60/en_30029601v010401p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 300 296-1 V1.4.1</a> - (August 2013) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Land Mobile Service; Radio equipment using integral antennas intended primarily for analogue speech; Part 1: Technical characteristics and methods of measurement</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/300200_300299/30029602/01.04.01_60/en_30029602v010401p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 300 296-2 V1.4.1</a> - (August 2013) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Land Mobile Service; Radio equipment using integral antennas intended primarily for analogue speech; Part 2: Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301300_301399/301390/01.03.01_60/en_301390v010301p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 390 V1.3.1</a> - (August 2013) - Fixed Radio Systems; Point-to-point and Multipoint Systems; Unwanted emissions in the spurious domain and receiver immunity limits at equipment/antenna port of Digital Fixed Radio Systems</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301400_301499/30148903/01.06.01_60/en_30148903v010601p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 489-3 V1.6.1</a> - (August 2013) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 3: Specific conditions for Short-Range Devices (SRD) operating on frequencies between 9&nbsp;kHz and246&nbsp;GHz</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/103100_103199/103102/01.01.01_60/tr_103102v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TR 103 102 V1.1.1</a> - (August 2013) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); System Reference document (SRdoc); Spectrum Requirements for Narrow band Point-to-Multipoint (nP2M) system operating in the 430&nbsp;MHz - 470&nbsp;MHz frequency rang</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/103100_103199/103151/01.01.01_60/tr_103151v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TR 103 151 V1.1.1</a> - (September 2013) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Tests on the immunity of Wind Profiler Radar to transmissions from RFID, ALDs and GSM</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/h_sf10571.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI website</a> for additional information.</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;">EU: New IEC Standards Recently Released</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new IEC standards published during the past month:</p>
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<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/048395!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60950-1, Ed. 2.0</a> - (8/6/2013) - Corrigendum 2 - Information technology equipment - Safety - Part 1: General requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/048490!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62657-2, Ed. 1.0</a> - (8/20/2013) - Industrial communication networks - Wireless communication networks - Part 2: Coexistence management</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/048496!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62680-3, Ed. 1.0</a> - (8/23/2013) - Universal serial bus interfaces for data and power - Part 3: USB Battery Charging Specification, Revision 1.2</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/048513!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60252-1, Ed. 2.1</a> - (8/29/2013) - AC motor capacitors - Part 1: General - Performance, testing and rating - Safety requirements - Guidance for installation and operation</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/048510!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60252-1-am1, Ed. 2.0</a> - (8/29/2013) - Amendment 1 - AC motor capacitors - Part 1: General - Performance, testing and rating - Safety requirements - Guidance for installation and operation</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/048515!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60529, Ed. 2.2</a> - (8/29/2013) - Degrees of protection provided by enclosures (IP Code)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/048509!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60529-am2, Ed. 2.0</a> - (8/29/2013) - Amendment 2 - Degrees of protection provided by enclosures (IP Code)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/048507!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60584-1, Ed. 3.0</a> - (8/29/2013) - Thermocouples - Part 1: EMF specifications and tolerances</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/048539!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62679-3-2, Ed. 1.0</a> - (9/9/2013) - Electronic paper display - Part 3-2: Measuring method - Electro-optical</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.iec.ch/about/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC</a> for additional information.</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;">FCC - Upcoming TCBC Workshop</h4>
<p>The Telecommunications Certification Body Council (TCBC) will host its October 2013 Workshop from October 22-24, 2013 at the Holiday Inn - Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland. &nbsp; TCBC expects great participation from the FCC again. &nbsp; Topics included are as follows:</p>
<ul>
<li>FCC Updates and Roundtable discussions</li>
<li>Updates from Industry Canada</li>
<li>Updates on SAR from Japan MIC</li>
<li>NIST MRA Updates</li>
<li>Fast SAR</li>
</ul>
<p><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://m360.tcbcouncil.org/event.aspx?eventID=88011&amp;instance=0" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link to TCBC site with additional information</a><br /> </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;">Canada - Changes to RSS-102</h4>
<div style="color: #505050; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 14px; line-height: 150%; text-align: left; margin-left: 10px;">On September 11, 2013, Industry Canada issued Notice 2013-DRS0911 regarding the impact of the recent publication of IEEE 1528-2013 on Canada's RSS-102 test standard.<br /> &nbsp;</div>
<div style="color: #505050; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 14px; line-height: 150%; text-align: left; margin-left: 10px;">Industry Canada's RSS-102 – RF exposure compliance of radiocommunication apparatus (All frequency Bands) incorporates by reference the international standard IEEE 1528. Section 3 of RSS-102 Issue 4 states: SAR evaluations shall be made in accordance with the latest version of IEEE 1528 and/or IEC 62209.<br /> &nbsp;</div>
<div style="color: #505050; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 14px; line-height: 150%; text-align: left; margin-left: 10px;">On September 6, 2013, the IEEE 1528-2013 entitled IEEE Recommended Practice for Determining the Peak Spatial-Average Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) in the Human Head from Wireless Communications Devices: Measurement Techniques was published by the IEEE standard organization.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</div>
<div style="color: #505050; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 14px; line-height: 150%; text-align: left; margin-left: 10px;">Industry Canada will allow a transition period for the adoption of this latest IEEE standard.<br /> &nbsp;</div>
<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;">EU - EN 60950-1:2006, Amendment 2 Published</h4>
<div style="color: #505050; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 14px; line-height: 150%; text-align: left; margin-left: 10px;">In August 2013, CENELEC published Amendment 2 to EN&nbsp;60950-1:2006 Information technology equipment - Safety – Part 1: General Requirements. This amendment amends EN&nbsp;60950-1:2006 and its Amendments 1 and 12. CENELEC further set the latest date of withdrawal for older versions to be 7-2-2016.</div>
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<div style="color: #505050; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 14px; line-height: 150%; text-align: left; margin-left: 10px;">EN 60950-1:2006/A2:2013 adopts the text of the International Standard IEC 60950-1:2005/A2:2013, it further covers common modifications to IEC 60950-1:2005/A2:2013, normative references to international publications with their corresponding European publications, and Special national conditions. To be able to meet upcoming regulatory requirements in European markets, ITE and office equipment manufacturers are suggested to comply with the new revision for their existing products and upcoming new products.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</div>
<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;">EU - EN 61010-1 3rd Edition Compliance Required by October 2013</h4>
<div style="color: #505050; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 14px; line-height: 150%; text-align: left; margin-left: 10px;">EN61010-1 is the internationally harmonized safety standard for laboratory, process control, and test &amp; measurement equipment and products sold into the EU must comply with its new 3rd edition by October 1, 2013.</div>
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<div style="color: #505050; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 14px; line-height: 150%; text-align: left; margin-left: 10px;">A few main changes to the standard are as follows:</div>
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<li>New allowance for products with permanent supply cords</li>
<li>New test for transformers with a protective bonding screen</li>
<li>New requirements for layered PWBs, molded and potted parts, and thin-film insulation</li>
<li>New requirements for insulation, including air clearance and creepage distances</li>
<li>Test voltages are no longer based on clearance distances, thus interpolation is no longer needed</li>
<li>Voltage tests on solid insulation are now 1 minute, up from 5 seconds</li>
<li>New standard for impulse test is now EN 61180-1 (formerly EN 60060), and requires 5 impulses instead of 3</li>
<li>Requirements for sharp edges were added</li>
<li>Introduces the new requirements for moving parts, which include risk assessment requirements</li>
<li>New requirements for gaps between moving parts, and limiting forces and pressures</li>
<li>New requirement for load testing on parts supporting heavy loads</li>
<li>Added the IK rating as a means to identify the degree of protection required for the enclosure, referencing EN 62262</li>
<li>Surface temperature limits were modified to align with EN 563</li>
<li>Radiation requirements have been modified to include intended and unintended emission</li>
<li>Requires a review of the manufacturer’s risk assessment file as part of the overall evaluation of the product</li>
</ul>
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<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;">South Korea – September 2013 Spectrum Changes</h4>
<div style="color: #505050; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 14px; line-height: 150%; text-align: left; margin-left: 10px;">Beginning in September 2013, South Korea's National Radio Research Agency (RRA) Public Notice number 2013-29 will be implemented for the purpose of frequency spectrum harmonization. Below is an overview of the changes:</div>
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<li>20 MHz bandwidth requirements for 1710-1745 MHz, 1805-1840 MHz, 500-2540 MHz, and 2620-2660 MHz that utilize OFDMA and SC FDMA enacted;</li>
<li>Revised 5 MHz and 10 MHz bandwidth requirements for 1710-1745 MHz, 1805-1840 MHz, 2500-2540 MHz, and 2620-2660 MHz, which utilize OFDMA and SC FDMA;</li>
<li>Modified spectrum requirements of the wireless broadband WIBRO standard to avoid interference in adjacent bandwidth, and to revise unwanted emission requirements of the transmitter;</li>
<li>Alignment with the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) standard specifications.</li>
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<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;">EU – New Directive for Exposure of Workers to the Risks Arising from Electromagnetic Fields</h4>
<div style="color: #505050; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 14px; line-height: 150%; text-align: left; margin-left: 10px;">In early July 2013, <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2013:179:0001:0021:EN:PDF" target="_blank" rel="noopener">New Directive 2013/35/EU</a> on the minimum health and safety requirements regarding the exposure of workers to the risks arising from physical agents (electromagnetic fields) was published in the EU's Official Journal.</div>
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<div style="color: #505050; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 14px; line-height: 150%; text-align: left; margin-left: 10px;">The legislation incorporates new international exposure limits, while leaving some flexibility for the military and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sectors, and obliges employers to assess and reduce risks. The legislation covers all sectors but chiefly concerns workers exposed to a level of risk, for example in the steel industry or people working long hours close to TV and radio broadcasting stations and radar installations.<br /> &nbsp;</div>
<div style="color: #505050; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 14px; line-height: 150%; text-align: left; margin-left: 10px;">A few highlights of the publication are listed below:&nbsp;</div>
<ul>
<li>Tougher limits: The limit values for exposure to electromagnetic fields and the levels at which the employer must take action must now be based on the new, more stringent recommendations of the International Commission on Non-ionising Radiation (ICNIRP).</li>
<li>Employers must assess and reduce risks: Under the new rules, employers are obliged to assess the risks of exposure to electromagnetic fields and to take the necessary measures to reduce them for example by replacing equipment or using interlocks or shielding mechanisms.</li>
<li>Exemptions for magnetic resonance imagery and military applications: Since the system of limit values could restrict the use of certain medical technologies or military applications, the legislation includes exemptions in these sectors provided measures are taken to prevent adverse health effects and safety risks.</li>
<li>Long-term health effects: The new directive addresses the short-term direct biophysical effects (e.g. tissue heating, stimulation of muscles, nerves or sensory organs) and indirect biophysical effects (e.g. interference with medical electronic equipment such as cardiac pacemakers). However, at Parliament's insistence, the Commission is tasked to monitor scientific progress and table new proposals, if necessary, to address possible long-term effects.</li>
</ul>
<p>Member States must bring into force the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with this Directive by July 1, 2016.</p>
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<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;">Libya - New Type Approval Requirements for Radio Equipment</h4>
<div style="color: #505050; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 14px; line-height: 150%; text-align: left; margin-left: 10px;">In early September 2013, Libya's official Type Approval regulations and procedures were released by its Ministry of Communications &amp; Informatics. These regulations now require mandatory Type Approval in Libya for all radio equipment imported and sold.</div>
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<div style="color: #505050; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 14px; line-height: 150%; text-align: left; margin-left: 10px;">Test reports issued under R&amp;TTE are acceptable, however the reports must be issued by ILAC (International Laboratory Accreditation). &nbsp;Local agents are required for foreign manufacturers and these agents must act as the local applicant. &nbsp;The lead-time for approvals is between 5-6 weeks and the Type Approval certificates are valid for 5 years.<br /> &nbsp;</div>
<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;">South Africa - New Labeling Regulations</h4>
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<div style="color: #505050; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 14px; line-height: 150%; text-align: left; margin-left: 10px;">In late August 2013, South Africa's Independent Communications Authority (ICASA) released Note 872 concerning updated labeling regulations for all telecommunication and RF equipment sold in South Africa.<br /> &nbsp;</div>
<div style="color: #505050; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 14px; line-height: 150%; text-align: left; margin-left: 10px;">This new regulation will come into effect once it is published in South Africa's Government Gazette. &nbsp;The details of the new label rules are below and they are similar to existing rules with the exception that E-labeling will be allowable (#6) and label size restrictions have been defined (#5):</div>
<div style="color: #505050; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 14px; line-height: 150%; text-align: left; margin-left: 10px;"><ol>
<li>Labels must be affixed to the device before the device is made available for sales or lease or is supplied in any other manner. The label must be legible and protected against damage.</li>
<li>The Label must bear ICASA logo and issued certificate number (TA XXXX-YYYY).</li>
<li>Labels may be obtained from ICASA upon payment of applicable fee.</li>
<li>In the event of suppliers wishing to produce their own label, a written request must be submitted for ICASA Approval prior to supply or use of equipment. ICASA will issue a formal letter in response to supplier's request to confirm if proposed label design has been approved.</li>
<li>The minimum size of the ICASA logo on the label must be 3mm high and 3mm wide, the certificate number must be 1mm high, and the height to width ratio of the overall ICASA label must be 1:2. (e.g. 10 x 20 mm).</li>
<li>E-labeling can also be used as an alternative method; a written request must be submitted for ICASA.</li>
</ol></div>
</div>
<p>Approval prior to supply or use of equipment. ICASA will issue a formal letter in response to supplier's request to confirm if proposed label design has been approved. E-labels must be displayed in at least one of the following methods:</p>
<ul>
<li>During the device's power up sequence,</li>
<li>Under the device's system information page,</li>
<li>Under the help menu on the device.</li>
</ul>
<p>Documentation accompanying the device must clearly indicate how the user may access the label.</p>

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<p><strong>Question:</strong> We manufacture amplifiers and would like to obtain certification under FCC licensed rule parts. &nbsp;What do we need to consider?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;To start, you should determine the FCC licensed rule parts under which you wish to market your amplifier. &nbsp;There are several licensed rule sections that can be applied to amplifiers such as <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=bcada7cf8ddb925a775adc26f15beb49&amp;node=47:2.0.1.1.3.3&amp;rgn=div6" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§24</a> and <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=bcada7cf8ddb925a775adc26f15beb49&amp;node=47:5.0.1.1.3.8&amp;rgn=div6" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§90</a>.<br /> <br /> With regard to the certification testing, one requirement is a comparison of the input modulated spectrum and the output modulated spectrum as follows:</p>
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<li>Occupied bandwidth test under <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=bcada7cf8ddb925a775adc26f15beb49&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.3.9.221.48&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.1049</a>: &nbsp; If your amplifier handles multiple signals, an inter-modulation (IM) test is required in which the inter-modulation (IM) products are spurious emissions and are covered by the general emissions limitations (mask) in each licensed radio service you choose to market your amplifier. &nbsp;This normally refers to the IM products produced by a test transmitter (signal generator) and your amplifier carrying two or more signals at the same time.</li>
<li>Spurious emissions under <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/retrieveECFR?gp=&amp;SID=bcada7cf8ddb925a775adc26f15beb49&amp;r=SECTION&amp;n=47y1.0.1.1.3.9.221.49" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.1051</a>: &nbsp; Requires that measurements be made at the antenna terminals while your test transmitter (signal generator) and amplifier are modulated.</li>
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<p>Please note that the FCC normally requires that the IM test(s) be done with three signals of equal magnitude, at your amplifier’s highest rated output level, for each type of modulation, and is considered to be the preferred/primary procedure. &nbsp;The signals are spaced so that two are near to each other at one edge of the pass band, and the other signal is alone at the other edge of the pass band. &nbsp;This placement will potentially produce both in-band and out-of-band IM products.<br /> <br /> The FCC will consider a two-signal test acceptable, if a three-signal test could not be performed because of equipment shortages or other limitations.<br /> <br /> If a two-signal test is used for reasons mentioned above, both the upper and lower side of the band edge must be tested.</p>
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<p><strong>Question:&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;We are SDR (software defined radio) developers and would like to know if the FCC offers any guidance on how to prepare a satisfactory operational and security description of our software for our FCC certification filing?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong>&nbsp;Yes, on October 31, 2013 the FCC published <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_4f450e8d73f64cd9b28058f952668bd3.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">442812 D01 SDR Apps Guide v02r02</a>; Section II provides guidance for the software operational and security description required by 47CFR§2.944. &nbsp;Section IV explains the Permit but Ask (PBA) procedure and the information that is required to support this critical step in the SDR certification process.<br /> <br /> FYI – Also published on October 31, 2013 was <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_0b6ea0b6dba04ca087cdbe666faa5163.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">388624 D01 Permit But Ask Procedure v09r03</a>, replacing the version published in June 2013.<br /> &nbsp;</p>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> Your <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://us4.campaign-archive1.com/?u=ea8729ded10d990820bca7414&amp;id=412adc3336" target="_blank" rel="noopener">September 2013 MultiPoint</a> included a summary of the 47CFR§15 rule changes for intentional radiators operating in the 60 GHz band (57 GHz – 64 GHz). &nbsp;We are very interested in the relevant test procedures, and any additional information you may be able to provide.</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;The FCC modified its 47CFR§2 and 47CFR§15 rules to allow enhanced use of the 60 GHz band for outdoor devices only; the changes do not affect indoor devices. &nbsp;For more details on the amended rule part check <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=07b848b1a67c6e578522d6271089e41b&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.16.3.236.37&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.255</a>.<br /> <br /> The 60 GHz band test procedures, from the TCB Council and accepted by the FCC Lab, can be found in the document <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_c0070f5e55334f34b2719a129b88409e.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Millimeter Wave Test Procedures</a>.<br /> <br /> Please note that peak power must be measured using the FCC RF detector method, using the RF detector with a detection bandwidth encompassing the 57-64 GHz band, and a video bandwidth of at least 10 MHz. &nbsp;The average emission levels must be calculated based on the measured peak levels, over the actual time period during which transmission occurs.<br /> <br /> Detailed information on the required RF Detector Method can be found here: <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_c1ae03fb0d604a579f151fca1bf12aec.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">200443 D02 RF Detector Method v01</a><br /> <br /> The following is a summary of the impact of the 60 GHz band rule part amendments:</p>
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<li>Provides relatively low cost solution for high capacity, short range backhaul to connect wireless broadband networks as well as other wireless applications.&nbsp;</li>
<li>Makes possible wireless broadband network connectivity for up to one mile at data rates of 7Gb/s.</li>
<li>Provides increase in the power allowed for outdoor operations between fixed locations when highly directional antennas are employed in which the maximum power allowed is locked to the precision of the antenna beam.</li>
<li>Allows increase in the average equivalent isotropic radiated power (EIRP) limit from 40dBm to 82dBm minus 2dB for every dB that the antenna gain is below 51dBi, and peak EIRP emission limit from 43dBm to 85dBm minus 2dB for every dB that the antenna gain is below 51dBi for outdoor applications.</li>
<li>Amended the rules such that the emission limits can now be specified in terms of EIRP, and not power density units.</li>
<li>Eliminates the transmitter identification requirement and specification of antenna requirements.</li>
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<p><strong>Question:&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;We are interested in certifying our modular transmitters. &nbsp;Where can we find the FCC’s most recent guidance on modular transmitters?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;The most recent guidance can be found in <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_f9a9fcd1604f44b992490d6a4c0e9352.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">996369 D01 Module Certification Guide v01r04</a>, published October 31, 2013, in accordance with 47CFR§15.212.<br /> <br /> The primary difference between this new version and the previous version is the movement of the Split Module from the FCC TCB Exclusion List <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_e3113d7a58a64528b51f7dd858db8056.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">628591 D01 TCB Exclusion List v15r02</a>, also updated October 31, 2013, to the FCC Permit but Ask (PBA) list <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_c0cec05176a046ad8ff88a9321844d18.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">388624 D02 Permit But Ask List v14r01</a>, updated November 5, 2013.</p>
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<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="B5"></a>EN 300 328 Adequate Spectrum Sharing Mechanism</h4>
<p><strong>Clarification - <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://us4.campaign-archive2.com/?u=ea8729ded10d990820bca7414&amp;id=8bd8012280" target="_blank" rel="noopener">MultiPoint October 2013</a>:&nbsp;</strong></p>
<p>For products entering the EU between now and December 31, 2014, manufacturers can continue to use EN 300 328 V1.7.1, or they can use V1.8.1. &nbsp;During this period, both versions provide presumption of conformity, however starting January 1, 2015, V1.7.1 will no longer provide presumption of conformity.</p>
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<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;">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 style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2379091011224771::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:571,24573,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60252-1:2011/A1:2013</a> - (11/1/2013) - AC motor capacitors - Part 1: General - Performance, testing and rating - Safety requirements - Guidance for installation and operation</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2379091011224771::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:571,24574,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60252-2:2011/A1:2013</a> - (11/1/2013) - AC motor capacitors - Part 2: Motor start capacitors</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2379091011224771::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:76,25144,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CEN/CLC Guide 23:2013</a> - (11/8/2013) - Consortium bridge - Adoption of third-party specifications as European Standardization Publications</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2379091011224771::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:137,22512,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50050-1:2013</a> - (11/8/2013) - Electrostatic hand-held spraying equipment - Safety requirements - Part 1: Hand-held spraying equipment for ignitable liquid coating materials</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2379091011224771::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:73,24411,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50518-1:2013</a> - (11/8/2013) - Monitoring and alarm receiving centre - Part 1: Location and construction requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2379091011224771::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:73,24545,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50518-2:2013</a> - (11/8/2013) - Monitoring and alarm receiving centre - Part 2: Technical requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2379091011224771::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:73,24546,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50518-3:2013</a> - (11/8/2013) - Monitoring and alarm receiving centre - Part 3: Procedures and requirements for operation</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2379091011224771::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:66,24776,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60079-0:2012/A11:2013</a> - (11/8/2013) - Explosive atmospheres - Part 0: Equipment - General requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2379091011224771::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:68,24462,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60601-1-9:2008/A1:2013</a> - (11/8/2013) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 1-9: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance - Collateral Standard: Requirements for environmentally conscious design</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2379091011224771::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:614,24406,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62610-4:2013</a> - (11/8/2013) - Mechanical structures for electronic equipment - Thermal management for cabinets in accordance with IEC 60297 and IEC 60917 series - Part 4: Cooling performance tests for water supplied heat exchangers in electronic cabinets</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:84:4871265376428807" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CENELEC</a> for additional information.</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;">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 style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301400_301499/30148935/01.01.02_60/en_30148935v010102p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 489-35 V1.1.2</a> - (October 2013) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 35: Specific requirements for Low Power Active Medical Implants (LP-AMI) operating in the 2 483,5 MHz to 2 500 MHz bands</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/102600_102699/1026360402/01.01.01_60/ts_1026360402v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 102 636-4-2 V1.1.1</a> - (October 2013) - Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS); Vehicular Communications; GeoNetworking; Part 4: Geographical addressing and forwarding for point-to-point and point-to-multipoint communications; Sub-part 2: Media-dependent functionalities for ITS-G5</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/303200_303299/3032130601/01.02.01_60/en_3032130601v010201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 303 213-6-1 V1.2.1</a> - (November 2013) - Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS); Part 6: Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive for deployed surface movement radar sensors; Sub-part 1: X-band sensors using pulsed signals and transmitting power up to 100 kW</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302600_302699/30263602/01.02.01_60/en_30263602v010201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 636-2 V1.2.1</a> - (November 2013) - Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS); Vehicular Communications; GeoNetworking; Part 2: Scenarios</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/101500_101599/10153903/01.01.01_60/ts_10153903v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 101 539-3 V1.1.1</a> - (November 2013) - Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS); V2X Applications; Part 3: Longitudinal Collision Risk Warning (LCRW) application requirements specification</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/103100_103199/103109/01.01.01_60/tr_103109v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TR 103 109 V1.1.1</a> - (November 2013) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); System Reference document (SRdoc); Broadband communication links for ships and fixed installations engaged in off-shore activities operating in the 5 GHz to 8 GHz range</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302200_302299/302248/01.02.01_60/en_302248v010201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 248 V1.2.1</a> - (November 2013) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Navigation radar for use on non-SOLAS vessels; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/103000_103099/103059/01.02.01_60/tr_103059v010201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TR 103 059 V1.2.1</a> - (November 2013) - 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>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/h_sf10571.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI website</a> for additional information.</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;">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 style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/Webstore/webstore.nsf/ArtNum_PK/999991049?OpenDocument&amp;mlref=JP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Project CISPR 16-4-2-am1 ed2.0</a> - (October 2013) - Amendment 1 - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods – Part 4-2: Uncertainties, statistics and limit modelling – Measurement instrumentation uncertainty</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/Webstore/webstore.nsf/ArtNum_PK/48729?OpenDocument&amp;mlref=JP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61000-4-6 ed4.0</a> - (October 2013) - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-6: Testing and measurement techniques - Immunity to conducted disturbances, induced by radio-frequency fields</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/Webstore/webstore.nsf/ArtNum_PK/48692?OpenDocument&amp;mlref=JP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61010-1 ed3.0</a> - (October 2013) - Corrigendum 2 - Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use - Part 1: General requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/048742!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-1-6, Ed. 3.1</a> - (October 2013) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 1-6: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance - Collateral standard: Usability</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/048739!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-1-6-am1, Ed. 3.0</a> - (October 2013) - Amendment 1 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 1-6: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance - Collateral standard: Usability</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/048741!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-2-41, Ed. 2.1</a> - (October 2013) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-41: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of surgical luminaires and luminaires for diagnosis</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/048736!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62676-1-1, Ed. 1.0</a> - (October 2013) - Video surveillance systems for use in security applications - Part 1-1: System requirements - General</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.iec.ch/about/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC</a> for additional information.</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;">FCC - "TCB Exclusion List" Published</h4>
<p>On October 31, 2013, the FCC published a revised TCB Exclusion list (628591 D01 TCB Exclusion List v15r02 replaces 628591 D01 TCB Exclusion List v15r01). &nbsp;This revised TCB Exclusion list has moved UWB and Split Modular Transmitters from TCB Exclusion List to PBA List.<br /> <br /> TCBs are excluded from issuing grants of certification for the following equipment types:</p>
<ol>
<li>Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (UNII) devices with Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) capability (Part 15 Subpart E), including client devices operating in the DFS bands that have radar detection capability.</li>
<li>Implanted transmitters with maximum total available output power &gt; 1.0 mW (all rule parts). Note: Implanted transmitters, regardless of output power, using RF exposure numerical simulation or computational modeling techniques are excluded per the conditions of B 2 (see below).</li>
<li>700 MHz Band Transmitters (698 to 806 MHz, Part 74).</li>
<li>Television Band Devices (TVBD) (Part 15 Subpart H).</li>
<li>MedRadio transmitters designed to operate in 413-419 MHz, 426-432 MHz, 438-444 MHz, 451-457 MHz, and 2360-2400 MHz bands (Part 95 Subpart I).</li>
<li>Fixed or mobile cable television relay service devices (Part 78 CARS)</li>
</ol>
<p>TCBs are excluded from issuing equipment certifications for transmitters subject to the following RF exposure conditions and configurations:</p>
<ol>
<li>RF exposure limits are not fully established or when Sections 1.1307 (c) or (d) applies (unless it is explicitly permitted through a PBA (KDB Publication 388624 D02))</li>
<li>RF exposure evaluations using numerical simulations or computational modeling techniques.</li>
<li>Portable transmitters operating at frequencies below 100 MHz and SAR evaluation is required for TCB approval; or portable transmitters operating at frequencies above 6 GHz and routine RF exposure evaluation is required.</li>
<li>Portable transmitters operating with source-based, time-averaged maximum output power and separation distance requirements exceeding the SAR Exclusion Threshold in KDB Publication 447498 by:7 (a) 8 times or more, for compliance with general population exposure requirements; or (b) 20 times or more, for compliance with occupational exposure requirements; and, when published RF exposure KDB procedures are not established for SAR testing or when SAR data is not provided to support compliance.</li>
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<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;">FCC - "Permit But Ask" List Updated</h4>
<p>On November 5, 2013, the FCC republished its <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=t6qIGK5JXTLKvIsOIOL%2FWQ%3D%3D" target="_blank" rel="noopener">"Permit But Ask" list (KDB 388624 D02 Permit But Ask List v14r01)</a>. &nbsp;The new version captures changes to the Signal Booster requirements clearly.<br /> </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;">EU – TGN 18 on Requirements for Test Reports Issued by R&amp;TTE CA</h4>
<p>Recently, the R&amp;TTE Compliance Association issued TGN 18, Version 1.0 which is a Technical Guidance Note on the R&amp;TTED requirements for real results in test reports. &nbsp;This guidance note indicated that test reports must contain the actual test results, not just a pass or fail statement. The R&amp;TTECA feels that full test data is an essential part of the test report, to enable the manufacturer to sign their Declaration of Conformity. It is also essential information for the Notified Body to complete a review of the TCF. Finally, it has been expressed as mandatory information by market surveillance authorities. &nbsp; <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.rtteca.com/TGN 18 on Real Test Results in Test Reports.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link to TGN18</a><br /> </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;">EU - New Acoustic Requirements in EN71-12011 Part 1</h4>
<p>On September 14, 2013, Industry Canada released <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/vwapj/SRSP-325.25-issue1.pdf/$file/SRSP-325.25-issue1.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">SRSP 325.25 — Technical Requirements for Fixed Radio Systems Operating in the Bands 25.25-26.5 GHz and 27.5-28.35 GHz</a>, which states the minimum technical requirements for the efficient use of the frequency bands 25.25-26.5 GHz and 27.5-28.35 GHz by line-of-sight radio systems in the fixed service, including point-to-point and point-to-multipoint systems.</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;"><br /> EU: Updated List of R&amp;TTE &nbsp;and LVD Harmonized Standards</h4>
<p>EN71-1 2011 was recently updated with amendment A2:2013 incorporated into the standard.<br /> <br /> The major change of A2 is the update to the acoustic requirements of clause 4.20, with new requirements for toys not previously within the scope of testing now included, such as percussion toys and wind toys e.g. drums, whistles, and xylophones. Revised test methods have also been introduced for voice toys such as megaphones and walkie-talkies.<br /> <br /> All toys that deliberately produce sounds are now required to be assessed, and have been categorized into 11 product types and 3 exposure categories:</p>
<ul>
<li>Close-to-the-ear toys</li>
<li>Table-top or floor toys</li>
<li>Hand-held toy</li>
<li>Toys using headphones or earphones</li>
<li>Rattles</li>
<li>Squeeze toys</li>
<li>Pull-along or push toys</li>
<li>Percussion toys</li>
<li>Wind toys</li>
<li>Cap-firing toys</li>
<li>Voice toys</li>
<li>Exposure category 1: Toys emitting sound during time periods typically longer than 30 s after each initiation;</li>
<li>Exposure category 2: Toys emitting sound during time periods typically shorter than 30 s but longer than 5 s after each initiation;</li>
<li>Exposure category 3: Toys emitting sound during time periods typically shorter than 5 s after each initiation;</li>
</ul>
<p>Limits have been revised, with some categories of toys now having more stringent acoustic levels than before. Test methods have also been updated.<br /> </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;">Gambia - Changes to Type Approval Guidelines</h4>
<p>Gambian Regulator PURA has noted some changes to its Type Approval procedures and guidelines recently issued on 7/31/2013.<br /> <br /> Changes are as follows:</p>
<ol>
<li>All Gambia Type Approval certificates issued before 10/30/2013 will expire on 12/31/2015. Certificates issued after 10/30/2013 will expire 2 years after the date of issue. After expiration, Certificate renewal is required.</li>
<li>Test reports to the following standards will be recognized by Gambia Authority under the new guideline:
<ul>
<li>FCC</li>
<li>ANSI</li>
<li>ETSI</li>
<li>ITU</li>
<li>IEC</li>
<li>ISO</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>PURA reserves the right to request a sample of the product if they have concerns about interference, EMF, health and safety of the product.</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>Battery-Operated Hotspot Devices</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We manufacture a battery-operated mobile device that incorporates a hotspot mode. What is the latest FCC procedure for such a device?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The FCC recently released <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_d522f5d3644740399b6bd043d0340139.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">941225 D06 Hotspot Mode SAR v01r01</a> which describes the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) requirements for hotspot devices with the capability to enable wireless router functions for use in portable RF exposure conditions. The document addresses the following SAR issues:</p>
<ul>
<li>General hotspot mode SAR test requirements</li>
<li>Hotspot mode SAR test requirements for hand-held and other near-body use conditions</li>
<li>Head and body-worn accessory SAR test requirements for handsets with hotspot mode</li>
</ul>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> When evaluating co-located Radio frequency (RF) exposure, does the FCC consider the receivers in configurations with simultaneous transmitters?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong>No, the FCC does not consider the receivers in simultaneous transmitter configurations for co-location evaluation. Two important criteria that the FCC does use to determine if simultaneous transmission occurs and if so, which category, mobile or portable, it falls under for RF exposure evaluation, are as follows:</p>
<ul>
<li>All transmitters are configured to transmit at the same time</li>
<li>A distance of 20 cm is used to determine whether mobile or portable radio frequency exposure is applicable</li>
</ul>
<p>Prior to the publication of <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_cfa4055d9ac54030966b2f53b9bb4e00.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">KDB 447498 D01 General RF Exposure Guidance v05r01</a>, if a 20 cm distance separated the transmitters, co-location RF evaluation was not required. With this KDB publication, RF exposure evaluation, specifically SAR evaluation, for co-located transmitters in portable devices is based on a formula of frequency, distance from user, power, and other transmitter operating considerations. In short, for portable devices with co-located transmitters, the FCC requires evidence of how the&nbsp;transmitters are transmitting independently, as well as evidence on how simultaneous transmitting exclusions are applied with respect to SAR evaluation.</p>
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<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="B3"></a>Changes to PCB of Certified Device</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We are making changes to the printed circuit board (PCB) in our certified device and would like to continue marketing our device with the same FCC ID. Is this allowed under the FCC rules and regulations?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The FCC may allow depopulating non-transmitting minor circuitry sections of the PCB, such as receiver, peripheral circuits, or some other digital function, under the same FCC ID. If you severely depopulate your PCB, the FCC will most likely require a new FCC ID.</p>
<p>FCC 47CFR§2.907 states that a certification is an equipment authorization issued by the Commission, based on representations and test data submitted by the applicant; furthermore certification attaches to all units subsequently marketed by the grantee which are identical to the sample tested, except for permissive changes or other variations authorized by the Commission pursuant to 47CFR§2.1043.</p>
<p>In accordance with 47CFR§2.908, the term “identical” means identical within the variation that can be expected to arise as a result of quantity production techniques.</p>
<p>Please reference <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=26c4067d891d430cb1d05766a3f081d7&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.3.9.221.45&amp;rgn=div8&amp;utm_source=MultiPoint+Newsletter&amp;utm_campaign=e069df8b41-MultiPoint_Newsletter_December_2013_Issue&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_15eeb79f92-e069df8b41-" target="_blank" rel="noopener">FCC 47CFR§§2.1043 Changes in certificated equipment</a> for further explanation on this topic.</p>
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<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="B4"></a>Cellular Handset SAR Requirements</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> Where can we find the requirement for RF exposure compliance of cellular handsets?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The requirements for RF exposure compliance of a cellular handset are contained in <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=26c4067d891d430cb1d05766a3f081d7&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.3.9.223.62&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.1093</a> and the applicable radio service rule parts.</p>
<p>Guidance for listing SAR values for wireless devices on FCC grants can be found in <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_39ee008a08964cbda9c4f56e83c41e9a.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">690783 D01 SAR Listings on Grants v01r03</a>.</p>
<p>The FCC believes that including some SAR information in the user manual may be of value to users, helping them to understand the device characteristics. Supplement C of OET Bulletin 65 provides some general guidance about information that can be provided to the user. Please note that when a phone manufacturer decides to list SAR values in its manuals or similar user instructions, the values must be correct and exactly match those measured and reported in the SAR test report for the operating modes and exposure conditions.</p>
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<p>&nbsp;</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;">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 style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:919909013908453::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:67,23604,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50570:2013</a> - (11/22/2013) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Particular requirements for commercial electric tumble dryers</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50569:2013</a> - (11/22/2013) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Particular requirements for commercial electric spin extractors</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:919909013908453::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:67,23605,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50571:2013</a> - (11/22/2013) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Particular requirements for commercial electric washing machines</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:919909013908453::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:73,25181,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60839-11-1:2013/AC:2013</a> - (11/22/2013) - Alarm and electronic security systems - Part 11-1: Electronic access control systems - System and components requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:919909013908453::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:11507,23646,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62567:2013</a> - (11/22/2013) - Overhead lines - Methods for testing self-damping characteristics of conductors</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:919909013908453::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:111,23124,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61496-1:2013</a> - (11/29/2013) - Safety of machinery - Electro-sensitive protective equipment - Part 1: General requirements and tests</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:919909013908453::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:731,24208,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61558-2-16:2009/A1:2013</a> - (11/29/2013) - Safety of transformers, reactors, power supply units and similar products for supply voltages up to 1 100 V - Part 2-16: Particular requirements and tests for switch mode power supply units and transformers for switch mode power supply units</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:919909013908453::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:563,24203,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62395-2:2013</a> - (12/6/2013) - Electrical resistance trace heating systems for industrial and commercial applications - Part 2: Application guide for system design, installation and maintenance</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:919909013908453::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:67,23100,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60335-2-27:2013</a> - (12/13/2013) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-27: Particular requirements for appliances for skin exposure to ultraviolet and infrared radiation</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:919909013908453::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:505,23893,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60584-1:2013</a> - (12/13/2013) - Thermocouples - Part 1: EMF specifications and tolerances</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:919909013908453::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:505,23930,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61131-9:2013</a> - (12/13/2013) - Programmable controllers - Part 9: Single-drop digital communication interface for small sensors and actuators (SDCI)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:919909013908453::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:111,23788,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61496-2:2013</a> - (12/13/2013) - Safety of machinery - Electro-sensitive protective equipment - Part 2: Particular requirements for equipment using active opto-electronic protective devices (AOPDs)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:919909013908453::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:565,23117,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61672-1:2013</a> - (12/13/2013) - Electroacoustics - Sound level meters - Part 1: Specifications</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:84:4871265376428807" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CENELEC</a> for additional information.</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;">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 style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302800_302899/30285801/01.03.01_60/en_30285801v010301p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 858-1 V1.3.1</a> - (November 2013) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Road Transport and Traffic Telematics (RTTT); Automotive radar equipment operating in the 24,05 GHz up to 24,25 GHz or 24,50 GHz frequency range; Part 1: Technical characteristics and test methods</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302800_302899/30285802/01.03.01_60/en_30285802v010301p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 858-2 V1.3.1</a> - (November 2013) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Road Transport and Traffic Telematics (RTTT); Automotive radar equipment operating in the 24,05 GHz up to 24,25 GHz or 24,50 GHz frequency range; Part 2: Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/303200_303299/3032130601/01.02.01_60/en_3032130601v010201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 303 213-6-1 V1.2.1</a> - (November 2013) - Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS); Part 6: Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive for deployed surface movement radar sensors; Sub-part 1: X-band sensors using pulsed signals and transmitting power up to 100 kW</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302600_302699/30263602/01.02.01_60/en_30263602v010201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 636-2 V1.2.1</a> - (November 2013) - Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS); Vehicular Communications; GeoNetworking; Part 2: Scenarios</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/101500_101599/10153903/01.01.01_60/ts_10153903v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 101 539-3 V1.1.1</a> - (November 2013) - Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS); V2X Applications; Part 3: Longitudinal Collision Risk Warning (LCRW) application requirements specification</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/103100_103199/103109/01.01.01_60/tr_103109v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TR 103 109 V1.1.1</a> - (November 2013) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); System Reference document (SRdoc); Broadband communication links for ships and fixed installations engaged in off-shore activities operating in the 5 GHz to 8 GHz range</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302200_302299/302248/01.02.01_60/en_302248v010201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 248 V1.2.1</a> - (November 2013) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Navigation radar for use on non-SOLAS vessels; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/103000_103099/103059/01.02.01_60/tr_103059v010201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TR 103 059 V1.2.1</a> - (November 2013) - 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>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/h_sf10571.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI website</a> for additional information.</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;">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 style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/048786!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60695-1-40, Ed. 1.0</a> - (11/19/2013) - Fire hazard testing - Part 1-40: Guidance for assessing the fire hazard of electrotechnical products - Insulating liquids</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/048788!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60730-1, Ed. 5.0</a> - (11/19/2013) - Automatic electrical controls - Part 1: General requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/048791!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60730-2-5, Ed. 4.0</a> - (11/19/2013) - Automatic electrical controls - Part 2-5: Particular requirements for automatic electrical burner control systems</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/048809!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60243-2, Ed. 3.0</a> - (11/26/2013) - Electric strength of insulating materials - Test methods - Part 2: Additional requirements for tests using direct voltage</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/048808!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60243-3, Ed. 3.0</a> - (11/26/2013) - Electric strength of insulating materials - Test methods - Part 3: Additional requirements for 1,2/50 µs impulse tests</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/048814!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60358-3, Ed. 1.0</a> - (11/27/2013) - Coupling capacitors and capacitor dividers - Part 3: AC or DC coupling capacitor for harmonic-filters applications</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/031840!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-1-SER, Ed. 1.0</a> - (11/27/2013) - Medical electrical equipment - ALL PARTS</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/048820!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-1-10, Ed. 1.1</a> - (11/27/2013) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 1-10: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance - Collateral Standard: Requirements for the development of physiologic closed-loop controllers</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/048818!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-2-17, Ed. 3.0</a> - (11/27/2013) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-17: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of automatically-controlled brachytherapy afterloading equipment</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/048824!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60079-0, Ed. 6.0</a> - (11/28/2013) - Interpretation sheet 1 - Explosive atmospheres - Part 0: Equipment - General requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/048825!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60079-14, Ed. 5.0</a> - (11/28/2013) - Explosive atmospheres - Part 14: Electrical installations design, selection and erection</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049006!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-1-am1, Ed. 5.0</a> - (12/10/2013) - Amendment 1 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 1: General requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049007!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-109-am1, Ed. 1.0</a> - (12/10/2013) - Amendment 1 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-109: Particular requirements for UV radiation water treatment appliances</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049024!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60688, Ed. 3.0</a> - (12/12/2013) - Corrigendum 1 - Electrical measuring transducers for converting A.C. and D.C. electrical quantities to analogue or digital signals</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049011!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60695-11-2, Ed. 2.0</a> - (12/12/2013) - Fire hazard testing - Part 11-2: Test flames - 1 kW pre-mixed flame - Apparatus, confirmatory test arrangement and guidance</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/033548!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61400-SER, Ed. 1.0</a> - (12/12/2013) - Wind turbine generator systems - ALL PARTS</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049020!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61400-2, Ed. 3.0</a> - (12/12/2013) - Wind turbines - Part 2: Small wind turbines</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049023!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61786-1, Ed. 1.0</a> - (12/12/2013) - Measurement of DC magnetic, AC magnetic and AC electric fields from 1 Hz to 100 kHz with regard to exposure of human beings - Part 1: Requirements for measuring instruments</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049022!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62586-1, Ed. 1.0</a> - (12/12/2013) - Power quality measurement in power supply systems - Part 1: Power quality instruments (PQI)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049029!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62586-2, Ed. 1.0</a> - (12/12/2013) - Power quality measurement in power supply systems - Part 2: Functional tests and uncertainty requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049079!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60079-0, Ed. 6.0</a> - (12/13/2012) - Corrigendum 2 - Explosive atmospheres - Part 0: Equipment - General requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049004!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-40, Ed. 5.0</a> - (12/3/2013) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-40: Particular requirements for electrical heat pumps, air-conditioners and dehumidifiers</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049016!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-1, Ed. 5.1</a> - (12/9/2013) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 1: General requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049014!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-32, ed. 4.2</a> - (12/9/2013) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-32: Particular requirements for massage appliances</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049015!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-109, Ed. 1.1</a> - (12/9/2013) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-109: Particular requirements for UV radiation water treatment appliances</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.iec.ch/about/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC</a> for additional information.</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;">FCC - New Draft of Consumer Signal Booster Measurement Guide for Review</h4>
<p>During late November 2013, the FCC published <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/eas/comments/GetPublishedDocument.html?id=347&amp;tn=695935" target="_blank" rel="noopener">935210 D03 Wideband Consumer Signal Booster Measurement Guidance</a> and it is the third draft version open for comment. &nbsp;935210 D03 Consumer Signal Booster Procedure v01* provides guidance for demonstrating compliance to the various requirements for Wideband Consumer Signal Boosters as specified in part 20.21(e), Consumer Signal Booster Network Protection Standard. &nbsp;This document represents the current version of an ongoing effort by the RF Booster Task Group within the C63 Wireless Working Group to develop applicable measurement guidance.</p>
<p>Additionally, the following two previous drafts were published by the FCC:</p>
<ul>
<li>First draft, 935210 D01 Booster Definitions v01r01**, provides guidance for classifying types of devices and applicable rules for performing compliance measurements on signal boosters operating under 47CFR §§ 20.21, 90.219, and Parts 22, 24, 27, 90; considerations for some provisions and devices under other rules is also given, e.g., parts 2, 25, 97, 101.&nbsp;</li>
<li>Second draft, 935210 D02 Certification Requirements v01r01** provides certification requirements for signal boosters that operate under Parts 20, 22, 24, 27 and 90 of the FCC rules.</li>
</ul>
<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;">FCC Network Maintenance December 20-22, 2013</h4>
<p>Starting at noon (EST) December 22nd, the FCC Computer Network services will be unavailable due to system maintenance. &nbsp;As a consequence there will not be any access to the equipment authorization and KDB websites or other web services. &nbsp;The FCC will attempt to reduce the maintenance time as much as possible and they ask that you please plan accordingly.</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;">Canada - Release SRSP-502, Issue 5</h4>
<p>On November 23, 2013, Industry Canada published <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/vwapj/SRSP-502-issue5-2013.pdf/$file/SRSP-502-issue5-2013.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Standard Radio System Plan SRSP-502, Issue 5, Technical Requirements for Land Mobile and Fixed Radio Services Operating in the Bands 806-821/851-866 MHz and 821-824/866-869 MHz</a>, which sets out the minimum technical requirements for the efficient use of the bands.</p>
<p>Issue 5 of SRSP-502 provides a channel plan for narrower channels and updates technical provisions. International obligations for sharing of the bands 806-821/851-866 MHz and 821-824/866-869 MHz along the Canada United States border regions were also updated. This new issue replaces SRSP-502, Issue 4 and the main changes are as follows:</p>
<ul>
<li>editorial restructuring to align Issue 5 with the format and style of more recent SRSPs;</li>
<li>addition of a narrower channelization;</li>
<li>additional guidance and clarification on interoperability channels;</li>
<li>removal of provisions that are no longer relevant;</li>
<li>updated channel sharing and loading guidelines;</li>
<li>clarified maximum power limits and co channel separation requirements; and</li>
<li>updated cross border provisions.</li>
</ul>
<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;">Canada - Release of RSS-130 and SRSP-518</h4>
<p>On November 16, 2013, Industry Canada published <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf10725.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Gazette Notice SMSE-006-13 – Decisions on the Licensing Framework for Fixed-Satellite Service (FSS) and Broadcasting-Satellite Service (BSS), Implications for Other Satellite Services in Canada, and Revised Fee Proposal</a>.</p>
<p>The purpose of the notice was (1) to announce Industry Canada's decisions regarding revisions to the licensing framework for satellite services, following a consultation process initiated in March 2012 through Canada Gazette notice SMSE-003-12, <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/vwapj/consultation-FSS-BSS-mar2012-eng.pdf/$FILE/consultation-FSS-BSS-mar2012-eng.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Consultation on the Licensing Framework for Fixed-Satellite Service (FSS) and Broadcasting-Satellite Service (BSS) in Canada</a>; and (2) to seek comments on a revised fee proposal, as outlined in the decision paper.</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;">EU - New Amendment to EN 60601:2006</h4>
<p>CENELEC recently ratified a new Amendment to EN60601:2006. &nbsp;The new Amendment (EN 60601-1:2006/A1:2013) includes the same elements from EN 60601-1:2006/A1:2012 with additional detail explaining how essential requirements in the Medical Device Directive (MDD) are covered via clauses in the EN60601-1 Standard or by other Standards. &nbsp;The new Amendment will go into effect upon its date of publication - June 24, 2014.</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;">India - BIS Certification Deadline Extended to January 2014</h4>
<p>India's Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has extended the deadline for Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) certification on imported electronics products until 2014. &nbsp;The initial deadline for certification was April 3, 2013, but this deadline has been extended several times now.</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;">Brazil - ANATEL Approves 700 MHZ Band for Telecom Services</h4>
<p>On October 31, 2013, Brazil's ANATEL adopted the new <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.anatel.gov.br/Portal/documentos/sala_imprensa/31-10-2013--18h5min29s-Apresenta%C3%A7%C3%A3o_Regulamento 698-806_MHz.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Regulation on Conditions for Use of Radio in the range of 698 MHz to 806 MHz</a>. The regulation allocates the Digital TV dividend to mobile services following the action plan already adopted by most countries in the Asia-Pacific region</p>
<p>The regulatory process of the 700 MHz band in Brazil advances in line with the international harmonization objective within the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), which will allow economies of scale in network equipment and terminals for users of telecommunications services, and enable cost reduction.</p>

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