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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>COTS Antennas &amp; the FCC Certification Process</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We are integrating a Part 15 certified wireless module into our end products which will need to comply with Part 15 rules and regulations. We want to use antennas that were not tested with the module at the time of its certification without going through the FCC certification or Class II permissive change process. The antennas may be antennas we have designed, or other commercial-off-the-self (COTS) antennas. Does the FCC allow this?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The FCC grant issued for the wireless module most likely contains the grant note “Only those antenna(s) tested with the device or similar antenna(s) with equal or lesser gain may be used with this transmitter.” Furthermore, the antenna you select must be of the same type and have the same or similar in-band and out-of-band radiated emissions characteristics in all directions, per <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=159d59899739b1ba59cdecd1de797aea&amp;node=se47.1.15_1204&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.204(c)(4)</a>.</p>
<p>For example, if an inverted F-antenna with 4 dBi gain was tested as part of the original certification, you can use other inverted F-antennas of the same construction with equal or lower gain without additional FCC authorization, provided that the in-band and out-of-band radiated characteristics of the selected antenna are the same or lower than those of the original module. The antenna must comply with all applicable FCC rules, operating requirements, and grant conditions of the module’s certification.</p>
<p>Also, portable devices subject to SAR may require additional SAR testing if the antenna tested for the original certification is replaced.</p>
<p>Please note that there are instances when antenna changes are not allowed:</p>
<ul>
<li>Certified transmitters that are required to monitor the bandwidth on which they are intended to transmit can only use antennas approved with the device. These include but are not limited to Part 15:
<ul>
<li>Subpart D Unlicensed Personal Communications Service Devices</li>
<li>Subpart E Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure Devices (UNII) Devices certified with Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) in the 5.25 - 5.35 and 5.47-5.735 GHz band.</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="B2"></a>FCC Consent Decree</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> Following the receipt of several inquiries regarding FCC Consent Decrees, we sought the expertise of Ms. Laura A. Stefani, a regulatory attorney with Fletcher, Heald and Hildreth. The law firm provides comprehensive services in every branch of communications law, and Ms. Stefani represents clients with regard to spectrum allocation and sharing, and the regulation and licensing of equipment and services, before the Federal Communications Commission, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, and other federal agencies. On behalf of our MultiPoint readers, we posed three questions to Ms. Stefani, who graciously responded; her answers are provided verbatim below.</p>
<ul>
<li>What is an FCC Consent Decree?</li>
<li>Under what conditions does the FCC enter into such an agreement?</li>
<li>What are the typical compromise/remedial actions between the grantee and the FCC?</li>
</ul>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Consent Decrees are settlement agreements entered into between the Federal Communications Commission and a private party, such as an FCC licensee or equipment manufacturer, to resolve violations of the communications laws, including equipment certification, importation and marketing rules.</p>
<p>Generally, Consent Decrees consist of three main elements: a monetary payment to the U.S. Treasury; a compliance plan; and some sort of remediation plan to address non-compliant products or activities. Compliance plans generally are in place for three years; include the appointment of a “compliance officer” and a plan to educate and provide oversight over relevant employees; and require filing reports with the Commission regarding these activities. The remediation portion of the Consent Decree is situation specific. For example, for a non-compliant product, the Commission may require notification to customers, access to a software fix on a manufacturer’s website, the return of products in the distribution system, or even the recall of products from the field – all depending on the circumstances and the potential for and type of interference or other resulting problem.</p>
<p>Negotiating a Consent Decree can arise from several different scenarios. First, as the result of voluntary disclosure – the self-reporting of a rule violation – the FCC may ask for additional information and, if it determines that it must take action, it may suggest negotiating a Consent Decree. If this happens, the FCC may request that you enter into a “Tolling Agreement” to preserve the FCC’s right to pursue the violation, should the negotiation fail. Consent Decrees can also be negotiated after a party receives a Letter of Inquiry, a Notice of Violation, or a Notice of Apparently Liability from the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau.</p>
<p>There are, of course, pros and cons to entering into Consent Decrees. In past years, the Commission often negotiated better outcomes, specifically lower fines and the characterization of the fine as a “voluntary contribution,” which allowed for a tax write off (as a business expense). Recently, however, this hasn’t been the case. Consent Decrees also allow for the negotiation of a more achievable or sensible remediation plan than what the FCC might apply on its own. And, because Consent Decrees are not always released publically, they can limit public knowledge of the violation. Additionally, they provide for a quicker resolution of a problem, which may be beneficial to a public company needing to settle a matter before it becomes reportable to the SEC or to an entity in the midst of being acquired. Some of the cons to entering into a Consent Decree would be if a party believes that it did not violate the rules or believes that it would be beneficial to delay a resolution.</p>
<p>There are two key takeaways: First, don’t avoid or procrastinate when you know there’s a problem. The earlier that you deal with the FCC, whether by making a voluntary disclosure or making a prompt and earnest response to an inquiry, generally the better the outcome. Second, Consent Decrees are voluntary, and it’s important to consider (hopefully, after the consultation of an able communications attorney) whether it makes sense in a particular situation.</p>
<p>For more information on Ms. Stefani, go to <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.fhhlaw.com/bios/LauraStefani.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Fletcher, Heald and Hildreth</a> and to her LinkedIn profile at <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.linkedin.com/pub/laura-stefani/6/972/182/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">www.linkedin.com/pub/laura-stefani/6/972/182/</a>.</p>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> We will be seeking FCC equipment certification and would like to know how to request that the proprietary information about our device be held confidential, and not be available to the public. How do we do this?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The FCC published <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_cdbdaeaee7b94d26975f579b97824404.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">726920 D01 Confidentiality Request Procedures</a> on October 16, 2014, replacing all prior documents on this topic. Proprietary information may be held confidential if it meets the FCC requirements, and if your certification application includes an acceptable Confidentiality Request letter.</p>
<p>There are two types of confidentiality:</p>
<ul>
<li>Permanent/long-term confidentiality, which is intended to safeguard trade secrets in accordance with Sections 0.457(d) and 0.459 of the FCC rules;</li>
<li>Short-term confidentiality, which is intended to allow the applicant to prepare to market, or to market, a device without disclosure of sensitive information to the public prior to the actual sale of the device.</li>
</ul>
<p>A table included in the linked publication summarizes which exhibits may be held confidential for the long-term and/or short-term.</p>
<p>Based on your question, it sounds like you will be seeking long-term confidentiality. Assuming that your certification application meets the requirements, including an acceptable Long-term Confidentiality Request letter, the following exhibits will be held confidential:</p>
<ul>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Unlicensed devices</span>: Schematics, Block Diagram, Technical Operational Description</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Licensed devices</span>: Schematics, Block Diagram, Technical Operational Description, Parts List, Tune Up/Alignment Procedure</li>
</ul>
<p>In the event you are seeking confidentiality for an exhibit not listed here, you may petition the FCC if “exceptional circumstances” apply. Please see Section V of the linked document for a description of the four “exceptional circumstances” and follow the instructions provided there to petition the FCC by submitting an inquiry. Approval will be made on a case-by-case basis.</p>
<p>It should be noted that while under review, the application contents can only be accessed using the FCC ID# and the randomly-generated FCC Form 731 Confirmation Number created at the time of submission, generally known only to the person who submitted the application and the reviewer.</p>
<p>Please review the linked document in detail for other important information about confidentiality throughout the certification process, and other possible options.</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>Incorrect Information on FCC Grant</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> The grant issued for our latest certification application included incorrect information about our company. How do we correct that?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> When FCC grants are issued, the company name, address, contact name and title fields are auto-populated by the information in the FCC Grantee Code database. It is incumbent upon your company to update the FCC Grantee Code database when any changes occur to ensure that the FCC always has valid and current information regarding the party responsible for product compliance, which in turn appears on any grants issued under your grantee code.</p>
<p>Grantee code database updates are to be submitted online; the process will require both the Grantee Code and the Grantee Code Registration Number, a six digit security code required to submit updates to the Grantee Code database.</p>
<p>The FCC has defined three categories of Grantee Code database changes:</p>
<ul>
<li>Change Address or Contact Only</li>
<li>Change Name, Including Address and/or Contact</li>
<li>Transfer of Control</li>
</ul>
<p>Each category has its own requirements for submitting the change request, and the last, Transfer of Control, has significant impact. Regardless of the category it’s important that you submit all of the required information.</p>
<p>KDB Publication <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_c1ae03fb0d604a579f151fca1bf12aec.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">204515 D01 Grantee Code</a>, Section C, Changing Grantee Code Information, explains the three categories of changes in detail, and provides the appropriate information and documentation requirements for each.</p>
<p>As stated previously, the Grantee Code Registration Number is required in order to submit any changes to the Grantee Code database. If the Grantee Code Registration Number is unknown, you must obtain it before you will be able to submit any Grantee Code database updates.</p>
<p>You may request the Grantee Code Registration Number assigned to your Grantee Code at <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.fcc.gov/labhelp" target="_blank" rel="noopener">www.fcc.gov/labhelp</a>; select “Submit An Inquiry”, complete the required fields; for the First Category, select “Administrative Request”, and for the Second Category, select “Lost Grantee Registration KDB 204515”.</p>
<p>The text field needs to include specific information that is based on the requestor’s relationship to the existing contact information in the Grantee Code database, i.e. the same email address or same email domain as the registered contact, or a different email domain from the registered contact.</p>
<p>Section D, Lost Grantee Code Registration Number, provides further details on requesting the Grantee Code Registration Number, based on the circumstances.</p>
<p>Once obtained, the Grantee Code Registration Number should be archived and secured, and the Grantee Code database updates should be submitted as directed in the linked document.</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><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1697813120686801::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257189,50146,25">EN 50514:2014</a></span> - 9/19/2014 - Audio, video and information technology equipment - Routine electrical safety testing in production</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1697813120686801::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258617,57264,25">EN 50539-11:2013/A1:2014</a></span> - 10/3/2014 - 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><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1697813120686801::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257161,59299,25">EN 60601-1:2006/A12:2014</a></span> - 10/3/2014 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 1: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1697813120686801::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257959,55176,25">EN 62798:2014</a></span> - 10/3/2014 - Industrial electroheating equipment - Test methods for infrared emitters</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1697813120686801::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257171,51999,25">EN 50130-4:2011/A1:2014</a></span> - 10/10/2014 - Alarm systems - Part 4: Electromagnetic compatibility - Product family standard: Immunity requirements for components of fire, intruder, hold up, CCTV, access control and social alarm systems</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1697813120686801::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258787,43271,25">EN 60079-1:2014</a></span> - 10/10/2014 - Explosive atmospheres - Part 1: Equipment protection by flameproof enclosures "d"</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1697813120686801::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258461,44227,25">EN 61400-2:2014</a></span> - 10/10/2014 - Wind turbines - Part 2: Small wind turbines</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1697813120686801::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257217,58229,25">EN 62485-3:2014</a></span> - 10/10/2014 - Safety requirements for secondary batteries and battery installations - Part 3: Traction batteries</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1697813120686801::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258367,47346,25">EN 60068-2-75:2014</a></span> - 10/24/2014 - Environmental testing - Part 2-75: Tests - Test Eh: Hammer tests</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1697813120686801::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257963,57033,25">EN 62489-2:2014</a></span> - 10/24/2014 - Electroacoustics - Audio-frequency induction loop systems for assisted hearing - Part 2: Methods of calculating and measuring the low-frequency magnetic field emissions from the loop for assessing conformity with guidelines on limits for human exposure</li>
</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><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/103100_103199/103111/01.01.01_60/tr_103111v010101p.pdf">ETSI TR 103 111 V1.1.1</a></span> - (October 2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); System Reference document (SRdoc); Spectrum requirements for Urban Rail Systems in the 5,9 GHz range</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302500_302599/302561/01.03.02_60/en_302561v010302p.pdf">ETSI EN 302 561 V1.3.2&nbsp;</a></span> - (October 2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Land Mobile Service; Radio equipment using constant or non-constant envelope modulation operating in a channel bandwidth of 25 kHz, 50 kHz, 100 kHz or 150 kHz; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_es/203100_203199/203199/01.02.01_60/es_203199v010201p.pdf">ETSI ES 203 199 V1.2.1</a></span> - (October 2014) - Environmental Engineering (EE); Methodology for environmental Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) goods, networks and services</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_gs/OEU/001_099/001/01.02.04_60/gs_OEU001v010204p.pdf">ETSI GS OEU 001 V1.2.4</a></span> - (October 2014) - Operational energy Efficiency for Users (OEU); Global KPIs for Data Centres</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/300001_300099/3000190201/02.02.01_60/en_3000190201v020201p.pdf">ETSI EN 300 019-2-1 V2.2.1</a></span> - (October 2014) - Environmental Engineering (EE); Environmental conditions and environmental tests for telecommunications equipment; Part 2-1: Specification of environmental tests; Storage</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/103100_103199/103154/01.01.01_60/ts_103154v010101p.pdf">ETSI TS 103 154 V1.1.1</a></span> - (October 2014) - Reconfigurable Radio Systems (RRS); System requirements for operation of Mobile Broadband Systems in the 2 300 MHz - 2 400 MHz band under Licensed Shared Access (LSA)</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_gs/ORI/001_099/001/04.01.01_60/gs_ORI001v040101p.pdf">ETSI GS ORI 001 V4.1.1</a></span> - (October 2014) - Open Radio equipment Interface (ORI); Requirements for Open Radio equipment Interface (ORI) (Release 4)</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><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050201!opendocument">IEC 61010-2-010:2014, Ed. 3.0</a></span> - (9/25/2014) - Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - Part 2-010: Particular requirements for laboratory equipment for the heating of materials</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050197!opendocument">IEC TR 62354:2014, Ed. 3.0</a></span> - (9/25/2014) - General testing procedures for medical electrical equipment</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050194!opendocument">IEC 62489-2:2014, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - (10/1/2014) - Electroacoustics - Audio-frequency induction loop systems for assisted hearing - Part 2: Methods of calculating and measuring the low-frequency magnetic field emissions from the loop for assessing conformity with guidelines on limits for human exposure</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050226!opendocument">IEC 60079-0:2011/ISH2:2014, Ed. 6.0</a></span> - (10/8/2014) - Interpretation sheet 2 - Explosive atmospheres - Part 0: Equipment - General requirements</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050227!opendocument">IEC 60079-11:2011/ISH1:2014, Ed. 6.0</a></span> - (10/8/2014) - Interpretation sheet 1 - Explosive atmospheres - Part 11: Equipment protection by intrinsic safety "i"</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050231!opendocument">IEC 60364-8-1:2014, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - (10/8/2014) - Low-volatge electrical installations - Part 8-1: Energy efficiency</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050230!opendocument">IEC 61000-6-7:2014, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - (10/9/2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 6-7: Generic standards - Immunity requirements for equipment intended to perform functions in a safety-related system (functional safety) in industrial locations</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050254!opendocument">ISO/IEC TS 17021-7:2014, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - (10/15/2014) - Conformity assessment - Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems - Part 7: Competence requirements for auditing and certification of road traffic safety management systems</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050241!opendocument">IEC TR 61000-1-6:2012/COR1:2014, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - (10/15/2014) - Corrigendum 1 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 1-6: General - Guide to the assessment of measurement uncertainty</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050253!opendocument">IEC 60704-2-5+AMD1:2014 CSV, Ed. 2.1</a></span> - (10/17/2014) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Test code for the determination of airborne acoustical noise - Part 2-5: Particular requirements for electric thermal storage room 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;">FCC - Interim Plans to Approve U-NII Devices</h4>
<p>On September 23, 2014, the FCC published <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=v6OrzXhAp%2BNin4LQBn8ARg%3D%3D&amp;desc=443999%20D01%20Approval%20of%20DFS%20UNII%20Devices%20v01r03&amp;tracking_number=41732" target="_blank" rel="noopener">443999 D01 Approval of DFS UNII Devices v01r03</a>, Interim Plans to Approve U-NII Devices Operating in the 5470 – 5725 MHZ Band with Radar Detection and DFS Capabilities.</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 - Additional Modification to White Space Rules Proposed</h4>
<p>On September 30, 2014, the FCC proposed <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2014/db1001/FCC-14-144A1.pdf">modifications to its Part 15 rules that allow unlicensed spectrum use in white spaces between</a> TV stations. The proposed changes to the rules would help facilitate the use of television bands, 600 MHz guard bands and channel 37. The band plan adopted for the upcoming 600 MHz incentive auctions, scheduled for 2015, built in opportunities for white space use in the guard bands and channel 37. The FCC hopes that the revised rules will promote more efficient use of TV white space while protecting incumbents from interference.</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 – DOE considers Revising External Power Supply Test Procedure</h4>
<p>On October 02, 2014, the Department of Energy (DOE) proposed revising the testing procedure for external power supplies. The modifications considered are as follows:</p>
<ul>
<li>Harmonize DOE’s test procedure with the latest version of IEC 62301 by providing specific resolution and measurement tolerances.</li>
<li>Define and clarify how to test adaptive EPSs (also referred to as “adaptive-charging”, “smart-charging” or “quick-charging” EPSs).</li>
<li>Add test configurations that can be used to avoid potential losses caused by testing cables.</li>
<li>Clarify that when testing an EPS that is incapable of being tested at one or more of the loading conditions used to calculate the average active-mode efficiency, such conditions will be omitted when calculating this metric. Instead, the average active-mode efficiency will be determined by averaging the efficiency results at each of the loading conditions that can be measured.</li>
<li>Optional test to measure the active mode efficiency at a 10% loading condition.</li>
<li>Optional recording of power factor during testing.</li>
<li>Insert a summary table (see Table) to enable one to more readily identify which standards apply to which type of EPS.</li>
<li>Expand the scope of its sampling plan for Class A EPSs to apply to those that will be subject to standards for the first time in 2016.</li>
</ul>
<p><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2014/10/f18/externalpowersupplies_tp_nopr.pdf">Link to DOE document</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-199, Issue 2</h4>
<p>On October 9, 2014, Industry Canada posted on its website the release of <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/vwapj/RSS-199-Issue2EN.pdf/$file/RSS-199-Issue2EN.pdf">&nbsp;Radio Standards Specification RSS-199, Issue 2: Broadband Radio Service (BRS) Equipment Operating in the Band 2500-2690 MHz</a>, which sets out the certification requirements for BRS radio transmitters and receivers in the band 2500-2690 MHz. RSS-199, Issue 2 replaces RSS-199, Issue 1 (January 2010) and the following changes are listed below:</p>
<ul>
<li>The equipment's unwanted emission mask is modified.</li>
<li>The method used to measure the equipment's frequency stability is added.</li>
<li>The compliance requirement for equipment with multiple antennas is added.</li>
<li>The requirement for receiver standard spurious emissions has been withdrawn following decisions made under Regulatory Standards Notice 2012-DRS0126.</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;">EU - EN 61326-1:2013 in Effect on August 14, 2015</h4>
<p>EN 61326-1:2013, the revised EMC standard for measurement, control and laboratory use, will go into effect on August 14, 2015. Basic updates were made to the standard and the following new requirements were added:</p>
<ul>
<li>Technical changes were made for the equipment under the "basic environment" requirements.</li>
<li>The air discharge ESD test level has been increased from 4KV to 8KV.</li>
<li>A requirement for immunity to magnetic fields according to IEC 61000‐4‐8 was added, but only for susceptible devices.</li>
<li>Additional details were added to the performance criteria for the immunity testing.</li>
<li>New requirements for the user manual were added.</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;">Mexico - New Energy Efficiency Standard in Effect</h4>
<p>As of September 19, 2014, a new standard, <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.conuee.gob.mx/work/sites/CONAE/resources/LocalContent/6933/19/NOM032ENER2014DOF23_enero_2014.pdf">NOM-032-ENER-2013</a>, went into effect and sets out the maximum electrical power limits for equipment and appliances requiring stand-by power. The standard does not apply to equipment that is within the scope of existing norms for energy efficiency. Additionally, it may not apply to highly specialized devices not intended to be sold directly to the public, or devices with a weight greater than 33 lbs. Local tests are required for certification.</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 - Electronic Registration System for Medical Devices in Development</h4>
<p>Brazil's medical device market regulator, ANVISA, recently announced plans to implement a system for electronic submission of registration applications based on guidelines from the International Medical Device Regulators Forum (IMDRF). The IMDRF system, known as Regulated Product Submission (RPS), is being created to harmonize pre-market device submissions and approvals across different national markets.</p></td>
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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>FCC Audit Sample Requests</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We recently received a request from the FCC for an audit sample. In addition to the device itself, what do we need to include in our shipment to them?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> When the FCC requests a sample to be submitted for auditing purposes you must provide the following:</p>
<ul>
<li>Audit test sample(s), including the following items, to enable the FCC to perform the audit testing:
<ul>
<li>All the necessary software, including any special software, keys, codes, or tools to set up the device in the appropriate test modes, including instructions for setting the device to transmit continuously.</li>
<li>All cables and instructions for testing conducted output power of all operating modes.</li>
<li>Chargers for battery-operated devices, sufficient to charge each type of battery, including each battery option. If the device only has one battery option, include two batteries.</li>
<li>For modules, a host device or test board, with instructions for the modules.</li>
<li>Related accessories for devices that require RF exposure evaluation (SAR) compliance testing, including all types of body-worn accessories (such as holsters, belt clips), and any other relevant accessories.</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>Labels – all devices and accessories provided to the FCC must be labelled with the exact FCC ID on the grant for your device, if it is for post-certification testing, or the exact FCC ID on the certification application form (Form 731) for your device, if it is for pre-certification testing.</li>
<li>Contact Information - the individual who received the audit sample request from the FCC must include his or her name, address, and telephone number so that the FCC can easily make contact with the responsible party in the event that the device malfunctions during testing, if it needs to be returned for repairs, or the FCC has questions.</li>
<li>Copy of Audit Sample Request Letter</li>
<li>Shipment Return Authorization Form (available through the link below) so that your device and other items provided can be returned to you.</li>
</ul>
<p>The package should be addressed to the attention of the FCC employee whose name appears in the audit sample request letter, and be shipped to the FCC at the following address: Federal Communications Commission, 7435 Oakland Mills Road, Gate A, Columbia, Maryland 21046, USA, telephone 301-362-3000.</p>
<p>If you are a foreign applicant with an American subsidiary or agent, ship the package to your American subsidiary or agent and have them forward the equipment to the FCC, per the instructions above. If you do not have an American subsidiary or agent, make arrangements for the clearance of your shipment through U. S. Customs, delivery to the FCC Laboratory, and the return shipment to you. The FCC will not make delivery arrangements or pay any related charges associated with your shipment. For notification that the FCC received your equipment, you must contact your shipper for the delivery date.</p>
<p>For further information and instructions, including the FCC’s Return Authorization Form, please refer to <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_6226780e4e274773ac1d2f03b0a84386.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">287378 D01 Equipment Shipping Instructions</a>.</p>
<p>Please note that TCB’s can also request audit samples. In the event that you receive an audit sample request from a TCB, and not the FCC, you will still need to provide the items listed above, however your package must be shipped to the TCB contact name and address that appears in the audit sample request letter.</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>Requirements for UNII Client Devices without Radar Detection</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We have a UNII client device without radar detection capability in the 5.25 - 5.35 GHz and 5.45 - 5.725 GHz bands for which we will be seeking FCC certification. We are referencing Section 8 of the FCC’s published DFS Test Report Guidelines in MO&amp;O FCC 06-96 (DFS Order). Is there additional Form 731 filing information required to get our device certified?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong>To obtain approval of your device as a UNII client without radar detection capability the device must be compliant with all the general requirements of clients as specified in <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=694d372500d2b5fce7fd6ca425586c66&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.16.3.236.2&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.202</a>, in addition to the appropriate technical requirements of <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=694d372500d2b5fce7fd6ca425586c66&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.16.5&amp;rgn=div6#47:1.0.1.1.16.5.237.4" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15E</a>.</p>
<p>Per 47CFR§15.202, a client device must rely on a master device to initiate a network, meaning that the client device cannot initiate, or be configured to initiate, any transmissions including transmissions from probes, beacons or support ad-hoc modes (or other peer-to-peer modes) of operation without permission from an approved master device with radar detection capability. This places certain restrictions on client devices, for example:</p>
<ul>
<li>The operation of a client device as a Group Owner for Wi-Fi Direct or TDLS in the UNII bands is limited to&nbsp;only where it is either communicating with a device approved as a master according to the requirements of 47CFR§15.202, or the device is operating under control of an approved master. In the case of a device using IEEE 802.11 protocols, the device does not have to be associated with a master, but it must be listening to a master device on the same channel, and it must move channels when the master announces a channel move command.</li>
<li>Client devices cannot operate in Wi-Fi “hotspot” modes. Devices with “hotspot” capabilities must have DFS and radar detection capabilities.</li>
<li>See KDB Publication <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_49300bbc8c4a49aeaa4005805bc90bbe.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">594280</a> for further information and other considerations for client devices with software configurations.</li>
</ul>
<p>In addition to the test report requirements stated in Section 8 (<a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_a42d379f5a6d401690c8e0e104f650da.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">DFS Test Report Guidelines</a>) in the DFS Order (<a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_353007d2e0064f9faf94c85cb1f0af1b.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">FCC 06-96</a>), refer also to KDB Publication 905462, the following information should be included in the test report:</p>
<ul>
<li>Special case for IEEE 802.11ac clients operating with 80 MHz BW modes: Client devices with 80 MHz BW modes can be tested with an approved master operating in the 40 MHz BW mode. Test procedures for client devices with 80 + 80 MHz and 160 MHz BW modes must be approved using the permit-but-ask (PBA) procedures (KDB Publication <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_c0cec05176a046ad8ff88a9321844d18.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">388624</a>). This is an interim solution until approval of a few IEEE 802.11ac master devices with the various BW modes.</li>
<li>A test report attachment for the client operating in an associated mode as discussed above that includes documentation for the following:
<ul>
<li>Test results demonstrating that an associated client link is established with the master on a test frequency; if a client device operates in a “listen only” mode with a master without formally “associating” with it, the test report must include tests for such modes.</li>
<li>The device(s) must be tested with a master device operating in the same band and operation modes.</li>
<li>If two client devices can communicate directly with each other while maintaining an association with a master, or if the client operates on a frequency band while “listening” to a master, such modes must be tested with the master device active.</li>
<li>The client and DFS-certified master device are associated, and a movie can be streamed as specified in the DFS Order for a non-occupancy period test.</li>
<li>The test frequency has been monitored to ensure that no transmission of any type has occurred for 30 minutes. Please note that if the client moves with the master, the device is considered compliant if nothing appears in the client non-occupancy period test. For devices that shut down (rather than moving channels), no beacons should appear.</li>
<li>An analyzer plot that contains a single 30-minute sweep on the original channel.</li>
</ul>
</li>
</ul>
<p>The following documents must be submitted with the application as well:</p>
<ul>
<li>A complete User Manual and/or Professional Installers Manual. If the manual is not yet complete, upload an initial manual with the application submission and then upload the completed User Manual as soon as possible thereafter.</li>
<li>A Statement of Conformity for the Client in Non-Associated mode. The Form 731 application must include a Cover Letter Attachment stating that the client software and associated drivers will not initiate any transmission on DFS frequencies without initiation by a master. This includes restrictions on transmissions for beacons and support for ad hoc peer-to-peer modes.</li>
<li>A channel/frequency plan for the device showing the channels that have active scanning or passive scanning. Active scanning is when the device can transmit a probe (beacon) and passive scanning is when the device can listen only without probes.</li>
<li>For client devices that have software configuration controls to operate in different modes (active scanning in some and passive scanning in others) or in different bands (devices with multiple equipment classes or those that operate on non-DFS frequencies), or modular devices that configure the modes of operation through software, the equipment authorization application must include a software and operations description that addresses how the software and/or hardware is implemented to ensure that proper operation modes cannot be modified by an end user or an installer. An attestation that the device complies with the requirements for software configuration control as discussed in KDB Publication 594280 is also required.</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="B3"></a>Signal Booster Definitions</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> Does the FCC provide definitions on signal boosters that would help us in our testing and certification application report preparation?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The FCC issued <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 Signal Booster Definitions</a> to provide additional guidance on basic definitions and various known types of signal booster devices in order to facilitate equipment authorization application filings for such devices under the FCC’s rules and regulations.</p>
<p>Annex A Booster, Amplifier, and Repeater Device Types and Configurations, provides supplemental information to assist in classifying devices based on two basic system block diagrams. In cases where the guidance is not clearly applicable, you, your agent, or your test lab should submit a KDB inquiry providing details of your device in order to obtain guidance from the FCC.</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>Identifying Current Harmonized Standards</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We are a manufacturer of a wireless device operating in the 2.4 GHz band, and we wish to sell our device in Europe. We know that our device must meet the requirements of the European R&amp;TTE Directive, consisting specifically of safety, radio and EMC requirements.</p>
<p>We understand the radio and EMC requirements, and the appropriate standards to use to show compliance, but we are a bit confused about the appropriate version of the safety standard (EN 60950-1) to use. We have reviewed the R&amp;TTE harmonized standards from the “Official Journal of the European Union” (R&amp;TTE OJ) released in October 2013, and are unsure which version and amendments of EN 60950-1 are applicable to our device.</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Currently, the only harmonized version of the standard is EN 60950-1:2006 + A11:2009 + A12:2011 + A1:2010.</p>
<p>To assist in your understanding of how to determine the appropriate standard versions as presented in the R&amp;TTE OJ, we provide the following explanation:</p>
<p>The R&amp;TTE OJ lists the various harmonized standards that may be used to declare compliance to the R&amp;TTE Directive, and it also shows previous versions that may no longer be used to declare compliance, which are referred to as superseded standards.</p>
<p>The R&amp;TTE OJ includes the following column headings:</p>
<ul>
<li>Reference and title of the harmonised standard (and reference document)</li>
<li>Reference of superseded standard</li>
<li>Date of cessation of presumption of conformity of superseded standard</li>
</ul>
<p>With respect to EN 60950-1, in the “Reference of superseded standard” column for the last three versions of EN 60950-1, “Note 3” states:</p>
<p><em>“In case of amendments, the referenced standard is EN CCCCC:YYYY, its previous amendments, if any, and the new, quoted amendment. The superseded standard therefore consists of EN CCCCC:YYYY and its previous amendments, if any, but without the new quoted amendment. On the date stated, the superseded standard ceases to give presumption of conformity with the essential or other requirements of the relevant Union legislation.”</em></p>
<p>The “Date of cessation of presumption of conformity of superseded standard” column indicates the date when the superseded standard can no longer be used to demonstrate conformity.</p>
<p>For example, EN 60950-1:2006 (without any amendments) ceased to give presumption of conformity 1 December 2010. From that date forward, the minimum harmonized standard was EN 60950-1:2006 + A11:2009 (which ceased to give presumption of conformity 24 January 2013).</p>
<p>EN 60950-1:2006 + A11:2009 + A12:2011 ceased to give presumption of conformity 1 March 2013.</p>
<p>Therefore, the only current harmonized version of the standard is EN 60950-1:2006 + A11:2009 + A12:2011 + A1:2010.</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=104:110:980303195987862::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:67,23100,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60335-2-27:2013</a> -&nbsp;(12/13/2013) -&nbsp;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=104:110:980303195987862::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:505,23893,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60584-1:2013</a> -&nbsp;(12/13/2013) -&nbsp;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=104:110:980303195987862::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:813,23014,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50083-8:2013</a> -&nbsp;(12/20/2013) -&nbsp;Cable networks for television signals, sound signals and interactive services - Part 8: Electromagnetic compatibility for networks</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:980303195987862::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:73,24758,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50131-2-7-1:2012/A1:2013</a> -&nbsp;(12/20/2013) -&nbsp;Alarm systems - Intrusion and hold-up systems - Part 2-7-1: Intrusion detectors - Glass break detectors (acoustic)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:980303195987862::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:73,24762,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50131-2-7-2:2012/A1:2013</a> - (12/20/2013) - Alarm systems - Intrusion and hold-up systems - Part 2-7-2: Intrusion detectors - Glass break detectors (passive)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:980303195987862::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:73,24763,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50131-2-7-3:2012/A1:2013</a> - (12/20/2013) - Alarm systems - Intrusion and hold-up systems - Part 2-7-3: Intrusion detectors - Glass break detectors (active)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:980303195987862::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1093,23306,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50436-1:2014</a> - (1/10/2014) - Alcohol interlocks - Test methods and performance requirements - Part 1: Instruments for drunk-driving-offender programs</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:980303195987862::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1093,23356,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50436-2:2014</a> - (1/10/2014) - Alcohol interlocks - Test methods and performance requirements - Part 2: Instruments having a mouthpiece and measuring breath alcohol for general preventive use</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:980303195987862::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:11505,22510,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60255-127:2014</a> - (1/10/2014) - Measuring relays and protection equipment - Part 127: Functional requirements for over/under voltage protection\</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:980303195987862::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:67,24880,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60335 1:2012/AC:2013</a> - (1/10/2014) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 1: General requirements</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_tr/103200_103299/103265/01.01.01_60/tr_103265v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TR 103 265 V1.1.1</a> - (December 2013) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Definition of radio parameters</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/103000_103099/103088/01.02.01_60/tr_103088v010201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TR 103 088 V1.2.1</a> - (January 2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Using the EN 301 489 series of EMC standards</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/049079!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60079-0, Ed. 6.0</a> - (12/13/2013) - 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/049078!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60947-6-1, Ed. 2.1</a> - (12/13/2013) - Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear - Part 6-1: Multiple function equipment - Transfer switching equipment</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049081!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61162-1, Ed. 4.0</a> - (12/13/2013) - Corrigendum 1 - Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems - Digital interfaces - Part 1: Single talker and multiple listeners</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 Spring 2014 TCBC Workshop</h4>
<p>The Telecommunications Certification Body Council (TCBC) will host its Spring 2014 Workshop from April 7 - 11, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland:</p>
<ul>
<li>April 7, 2014 - Day 1 – Beginner TCB Training, for newbies</li>
<li>April 8-10, 2014 - Days 2-4 – regular 3 day TCB Council Workshop</li>
<li>April 11, 2014 - Day 5 – ISO Guide 17065 Training</li>
</ul>
<p>As indicated by the schedule, the regular 3-day Workshop event will be bracketed by a day for beginner training and a day for ISO 17065 training. The Beginner Training day is geared for people who are new to the TCB programs, to provide a foundation of knowledge and resources to people who need to know what the TCBs do, and how to navigate the resources for information. If you plan on attending the beginner training, or sending someone from your company, you should contact Chris Harvey (contact information below) so that he may plan accordingly.</p>
<p>The ISO Guide 17065 Training day is geared to go into more detail of the new ISO Guide for Certification Programs than was provided in the October 2013 Workshop.</p>
<p>Additional details of the agendas for these sessions will be distributed as they are available. The registration structure will allow for people to register for any or all of the Workshop programs. Please save the dates, and look for further details in the months to come. Should you have any questions, contact Chris Harvey at <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="mailto:admin@tcbcouncil.org" target="_blank">admin@tcbcouncil.org</a> or call 443-622-3300.</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 - RSS-Gen Draft Released for Comment</h4>
<p>In December 2013, Industry Canada released <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.tcbcouncil.org/associations/3376/files/IC Draft Standard/DRAFT_RSS-Gen - General Requirements for Compliance of Radio Apparatus - Limits and Methods of Measurement_DEC 2013.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Radio Standards Specification, RSS-Gen DRAFT Issue 4, December 2013: General Requirements for Compliance of Radio Apparatus - Limits and Methods of Measurement</a>. Industry Canada requested industry input on the draft by Thursday January 16, 2014.</p>
<p>Issue 4 of RSS-Gen has been entirely modified. There are numerous changes to the content including the numbering of each section. Consequently, not all changes may be captured in the following list of changes:</p>
<ul>
<li>The title of the standard has changed from General Requirements and Information for the Certification of Radio Apparatus to General Requirements for Compliance of Radio Apparatus – Limits and Methods of Measurement</li>
<li>Section 3: Normative Reference Publications have been added</li>
<li>Section 4: Requirement for a waiver has been added</li>
<li>Section 5: The section on receiver requirements has been revised as per Regulatory Standards Notice&nbsp;2012-DRS0126</li>
<li>Section 9: Requirements for license-exempt radio apparatus are now all included in one section of RSS-Gen, which is in addition to the specific requirements in a RSS-200 series standard</li>
<li>Section 8: Glossary of terms has been removed. Terms and definitions can be found in the normative references and related publications</li>
<li>Sections 2.4, 3, and 5 of issue 3 have been moved to RSP-100 issue 10</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;">EU-&nbsp;EUANB Technical Guidance Note on Passive SWR Meters (TGN 19)</h4>
<p>The European Union Association of Notified Bodies (EUANB) issued a <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.rtteca.com/TGN 19 on passive SWR meters Novemberr 2013.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Technical Guidance Note 19 (TGN 19)</a>, on the legal and technical requirements for passive SWR (Standing Wave Radio) meters sold as commercial products in a shop. TGN 19 was issued because it was unclear which legal requirement (i.e. EU Directive) should be applied to passive SWR meters sold as commercial products in a shop, and which&nbsp;conformity assessment procedures could be applied to prove compliance with those legal requirements.</p>
<p>A passive SWR meter is used to measure the SWR when a transceiver/transmitter is actually transmitting. It is typically placed between the transmitter and the antenna.</p>
<p>In early 2013, the R&amp;TTE CA decided that passive SWR meters are to be considered as falling under the scope of the R&amp;TTE Directive. In order to assess whether a SWR meter complies with the essential requirements of the R&amp;TTE Directive, it should be subjected to tests over a range of frequencies and at its rated maximum transmit power to ensure that the design is such that the conformity with the essential requirements is not compromised.</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 – Guidelines Issued for 2.3 GHz Band</h4>
<p>On December 12, 2013, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) issued the Radiocommunications Advisory Guidelines (Managing Interference to Spectrum Licensed Receivers — 2.3 GHz Band) 2013, which effectively revokes the Radiocommunications Advisory Guidelines (Managing Interference to Receivers — 2.3 GHz Band) 2009 [F2009L00277]. &nbsp;The 2.3 GHz band means the frequency band from 2300 MHz to 2400 MHz. These guidelines commence on July 25, 2015.</p>
<p>The purpose of these guidelines is to:</p>
<ol type="a">
<li>manage in-band and out-of-band interference by providing compatibility requirements for registered fixed receivers operating under spectrum licenses issued for the 2.3 GHz band; and</li>
<li>provide protection to radiocommunications receivers operating under spectrum licenses issued for the 2.3 GHz band from interference caused by radiocommunications transmitters operating under a class license, and from fixed transmitters operating under:
<ul>
<li>an apparatus license issued on or after the date on which these guidelines commence; or</li>
<li>a spectrum license where the transmitter is registered under Part 3.5 of the Act on or after the date on which these guidelines commence.</li>
</ul>
</li>
</ol>
<p><strong>Manufacturer Impact/Challenges:</strong> These guidelines should be used by operators of spectrum licensed services, class licensed services and apparatus licensed services in the planning of services, or in the resolution of an interference case.</p>
<p>Link: <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/F2013L02150" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/F2013L02150</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;">Ghana - New Type Approval Requirements</h4>
<p>Ghana's Type Approval Authority, National Communications Authority (NCA), implemented new Type Approval requirements beginning January 1, 2014.</p>
<p>A summary of the new Ghana requirements is below:</p>
<ol>
<li>Type Approval applications in Ghana can no longer be submitted without a sample. Instead, one as-sold sample is required for every Type Approval application.</li>
<li>NCA will disclose the following approved product information on their website:
<ul>
<li>Type of RTTE</li>
<li>Equipment category</li>
<li>Brand name</li>
<li>Manufacturer</li>
<li>Country of origin</li>
<li>Notes (free text field for additional information)</li>
<li>Operating frequency band</li>
<li>Radio frequency power of radio equipment</li>
<li>Transmission capacity</li>
<li>Modulation type</li>
<li>Firmware/Software Version</li>
<li>Certification Body name</li>
<li>Date of certification issue</li>
<li>EMC compliant standard</li>
<li>Radio compliant standard</li>
<li>Safety/Health compliant standard</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>New labelling guideline: All Type Approved RTTE must have a legible label permanently affixed to the outside of the equipment. The label may also be affixed on the packaging and/or in the user manual if the equipment itself can't be labelled due to size or design reasons. The following equipment is exempt from labelling requirements:
<ul>
<li>Modular equipment</li>
<li>CE marked equipment or FCC Parts 15 and 18&nbsp;approved equipment</li>
<li>IECEE CB SCHEME marked equipment</li>
<li>WiFi ALLIANCE marked equipment</li>
<li>WiMAX FORUM marked equipment</li>
<li>3GPP marked equipment</li>
<li>Bluetooth marked equipment</li>
<li>UL Registered Component marked equipment</li>
</ul>
</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>Software Drivers &amp; Split Modular Requirements</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We manufacture modular transmitters; our module software drivers reside on hosts that incorporate our modular transmitters. Our clients informed us that as a result of hosting our module’s software drivers on their final products, their FCC applications for certification have to meet the FCC split-modular requirements. Can you provide an explanation as to why?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Software drivers for modular transmitters can control different aspects of the modules themselves. For example, if your software drivers control your module’s transmit power, modulator circuitry and/or frequency of operation including other radio frequency parameters specified in <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=d4e32ecb9baab10f19bc03d28f684c51&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.16.3.236.9&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.212</a>, then the combination may be considered a split-modular transmitter.</p>
<p>If your software drivers do not modify the radio frequency parameters of your modules when your clients integrate them into their hosts, they should not be subject to the FCC’s split-modular transmitter requirements. We suggest that you “Submit an Inquiry” to the Knowledge Database detailing the operation of your module and its software driver(s) to help determine if the split-modular requirements apply in your case.</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>Transition Date Extended for Wi-Fi Clients Transmission on Channels 12 &amp; 13</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> You reported in your September 2013 MultiPoint newsletter that starting in March 2014, Wi-Fi client devices utilizing only passive scanning operating on Channels 12 and 13 must ensure compliance with all the emission requirements in the FCC rules and regulations. Is this date still valid?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The FCC has extended the March 31, 2014 deadline to September 1, 2014, after considering additional information provided by many parties, and receiving comments to draft <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_49300bbc8c4a49aeaa4005805bc90bbe.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">KDB Publication 594280</a>.</p>
<p>As a reminder of the issue, we have provided a recap of the September 2013 MultiPoint article to which you are referring:</p>
<p><em>“Wi-Fi clients that transmit on Channels 12 and 13 must meet all of the emission requirements specified in 47CFR§15.247 for that band. If the client does not meet these requirements, these channels must be disabled.</em></p>
<p><em>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.</em></p>
<p><em>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.</em></p>
<p><em>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.”</em></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>Population and Depopulation of a Certified Transmitter</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong>&nbsp; We designed a wireless transmitter with multiple frequency bands to support both U.S. and international markets and we obtained FCC certification for it. The printed circuit board (PCB) is fully populated with transmitter components for all U.S. and international markets. Since obtaining the FCC grant, we depopulate and populate the PCB, removing and adding transmitter components to serve the various different markets. In doing so, are we in violation of the FCC rules?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Yes, you are in violation of the FCC’s rules and regulations. Your FCC certification grant covers all the hardware components (transmitter and non-transmitter alike) in the wireless transmitter certification application that was submitted and approved. Changes such as population or depopulation of transmitter components intended for the U.S. or international markets render your device non-identical to the original certified device, and therefore would require a new FCC ID in accordance with <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=39acc97d6e75ccf81479d4b6697ed413&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.3.9.216.4&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.907</a>, which 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 <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=39acc97d6e75ccf81479d4b6697ed413&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.3.9.221.45&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.1043</a>.</p>
<p>In accordance with <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=39acc97d6e75ccf81479d4b6697ed413&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.3.9.216.5&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.908</a>, the term “identical” means identical within the variation that can be expected to arise as a result of quantity production techniques. Populating and depopulating your transmitter as the situation demands makes it non-identical to the certified transmitter, and thus you are in violation of the FCC grant that was issued, and thus the FCC rules and regulations.</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>EU Audit of 5 GHz WLAN Products</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong>&nbsp;We would like to know if 5 GHz WLAN products interfere with weather radars in the European Union (EU), and would also like to know the status of any EU conducted market surveillance of 5 GHz WLAN products.</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong>&nbsp;At the recent MRA Workshop in Japan on February 19, 2014, Mr. Jan Coenraads, Secretary of the Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Compliance Association (R&amp;TTE CA) and the European Union Association of Notified Bodies (EUANB), presented the following facts on interference to weather radars by 5 GHz WLAN devices, including market surveillance results of 5 GHz WLAN products in the EU:</p>
<p>Interference has occurred, and is occurring, to weather radars due to 5 GHz WLAN products with disabled Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS), whose function is meant to avoid, and not interfere with, weather radars.</p>
<p>The reasons that the 5 GHz WLAN products are causing interference with weather radar are as follows:</p>
<p>5 GHz WLAN Products are placed in the EU market with DFS, but the end user can disable the DFS functionality either with the software delivered with the product, or with software available on the Internet, which means that the 5 GHz WLAN products do not meet the essential requirement to ensure that the DFS cannot be switched off.</p>
<p>The R&amp;TTE ADCO (Administrative Cooperation) group started a EU Market Surveillance Campaign for 5 GHz WLAN products in which 21 Market Surveillance Authorities (MSA) participated and 101 products were audited and tested.</p>
<p>Following are the audit test results:</p>
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<td style="width: 523px; border-collapse: collapse;">Overall CE marking compliance</td>
<td style="width: 47px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;">87%</td>
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<td style="width: 523px; border-collapse: collapse;">Overall DoC compliance</td>
<td style="width: 47px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;">64%</td>
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<td style="width: 523px; border-collapse: collapse;">Technical Document compliance</td>
<td style="width: 47px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;">49%</td>
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<td style="width: 523px; border-collapse: collapse;">Administrative compliance</td>
<td style="width: 47px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;">32%</td>
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<td style="width: 523px; border-collapse: collapse;">Products in which DFS were not implemented</td>
<td style="width: 47px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;">5%</td>
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<td style="width: 523px; border-collapse: collapse;">Products in which DFS can by deactivated</td>
<td style="width: 47px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;">34%</td>
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<td style="width: 523px; border-collapse: collapse;">Products tested that avoided frequency bands where DFS is mandatory</td>
<td style="width: 47px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;">35%</td>
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<td style="width: 523px; border-collapse: collapse;">Products tested that are using frequency bands where the DFS system is mandatory had their DFS function implemented</td>
<td style="width: 47px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;">95%</td>
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<td style="width: 523px; border-collapse: collapse;">Products tested that can have their DFS deactivated by the user</td>
<td style="width: 47px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;">34%</td>
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<td style="width: 523px; border-collapse: collapse;">Of the 34% of the products tested that can have their DFS deactivated, the deactivation can be performed using the 5 GHz WLAN product original firmware or a firmware provided on the manufacturer’s web site</td>
<td style="width: 47px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;">91%</td>
</tr>
<tr valign="top" bgcolor="#d3e0ee">
<td style="width: 523px; border-collapse: collapse;">The 5GHz WLANs products tested allow the possibility for the user to change the “Region of use”</td>
<td style="width: 47px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;">59%</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>
<p>In summary, most 5 GHz WLAN products are being placed in the EU with DFS capability, as they should be. Unfortunately, in a substantial percentage of the cases reviewed in the audit, the end user is able to deactivate the DFS capability using the original product’s firmware, or firmware downloaded from the manufacturer, thus allowing the 5 GHz WLAN products to create interference with weather radars in the EU.</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="B6"></a><strong>Standards Updates</strong></h4>
<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=104:110:894424409954733::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:810,23292,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50491-6-1:2014</a> - 1/17/2014 - General requirements for Home and Building Electronic Systems (HBES) and Building Automation and Control Systems (BACS) - Part 6-1: HBES installations - Installation and planning</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:894424409954733::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:10824,24333,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62394:2014</a> - 1/17/2014 - Service diagnostic interface for consumer electronics products and networks - Implementation for echonet</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:894424409954733::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:73,24232,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62676-2-1:2014</a> - 1/17/2014 - Video surveillance systems for use in security applications - Part 2-1: Video transmission protocols - General requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:894424409954733::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:114,23251,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61591:1997/A11:2014</a> - 1/24/2014 - Household range hoods and other cooking fume extractors - Methods for measuring performance</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:894424409954733::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:609,24596,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62287-1:2011/A1:2014</a> - 1/24/2014 - 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://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:894424409954733::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:649,24736,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61290-3-3:2014</a> - 2/7/2014 - Optical amplifiers - Test methods - Part 3-3: Noise figure parameters - Signal power to total ASE power ratio</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:894424409954733::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:638,24410,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61788-19:2014</a> - 2/7/2014 - Superconductivity - Part 19: Mechanical properties measurement - Room temperature tensile test of reacted Nb3Sn composite superconductors</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:894424409954733::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:114,24817,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CLC/TR 50619:2014</a> - 2/14/2014 - Guidance on how to conduct Round Robin Tests</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_tr/103000_103099/103088/01.02.01_60/tr_103088v010201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TR 103 088 V1.2.1</a> - (January 2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Using the EN 301 489 series of EMC standards</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/103100_103199/103137/01.01.01_60/tr_103137v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TR 103 137 V1.1.1</a> - (January 2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); System Reference Document (SRdoc); Surveillance Radar equipment for helicopter application operating in the 76 GHz to 79 GHz frequency range</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/103200_103299/103236/01.01.01_60/ts_103236v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 103 236 V1.1.1</a> - (January 2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Continuous Tone Controlled Signalling System (CTCSS) and Digitally Coded Squelch Signalling (DCSS) system</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/045744!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60086-SER, Ed. 1.0</a> - (1/21/2014) - Primary batteries - ALL PARTS</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049159!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-1-am1, Ed. 5.0</a> - (1/24/2014) - Corrigendum 1 - 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/049205!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60974-10, Ed. 3.0</a> - (1/21/2014) - Arc welding equipment - Part 10: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049156!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC/TS 62153-4-1, Ed. 1.0</a> - (1/22/2014) - Metallic communication cable test methods - Part 4-1: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Introduction to electromagnetic screening measurements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049199!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62280, Ed. 1.0</a> - (2/6/2014) - Railway applications - Communication, signalling and processing systems - Safety related communication in transmission systems</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049204!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60695-2-11, Ed. 2.0</a> - (2/6/2014) - Fire hazard testing - Part 2-11: Glowing/hot-wire based test methods - Glow-wire flammability test method for end-products (GWEPT)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049227!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61557-15, Ed. 1.0</a> - (2/12/2014) - 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 15: Functional safety requirements for insulation monitoring devices in IT systems and equipment for insulation fault location in IT systems</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/031863!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR 16-SER, Ed. 1.0</a> - (2/14/2014) - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - ALL PARTS</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049240!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR 16-4-2, Ed. 2.1</a> - (2/14/2014) - 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/049238!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR 16-4-2-am1, Ed. 2.0</a> - (2/14/2014) - 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/049242!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60050-am1, Ed. 1.0</a> - (2/14/2014) - Amendment 1 - International Electrotechnical Vocabulary - Part 161: Electromagnetic compatibility; Part 732: Computer network technology; Part 851: Electric welding</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 Wideband Consumer Signal Booster Compliance Measurement Guidance Published</h4>
<p>On 1/22/2014, the FCC published <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=5Z4FOvzkYKcf%2F2ChhIfAVg%3D%3D" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Wideband Consumer Signal Booster Compliance Measurement Guidance (935210 D03 Signal Booster Measurements v01r01)</a>.</p>
<p>Additionally, the following Signal Booster documents have been published by the FCC:</p>
<ul>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=wlGPI1EhoAht2HDwmA9flA%3D%3D" target="_blank" rel="noopener">935210 D01 Booster Definitions v01r01</a> provides guidance for classifying types of devices and applicable rules for performing compliance measurements on signal boosters operating under 47C.F.R.§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.</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=IpbiM4xq%2FXCs5OM0jyiFxA%3D%3D" target="_blank" rel="noopener">935210 D02 Certification Requirements v01r01</a> provides certification requirements for signal boosters that operate under Parts 20, 22, 24, 27 and 90 of the FCC rules.</li>
</ul>
<p>At this time, uniform procedures for provider-specific consumer signal boosters remain under development with the ASC C63® working group. Based on this work, a draft KDB providing guidance on performing compliance measurements for provider-specific consumer signal boosters will be released for public comment. Pending the release of final guidance, a KDB inquiry needs to be submitted seeking approval for the test procedures to be used.</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 Issued for Guidance on Software Configuration on Non-SDR Devices</h4>
<p>On January 10, 2014, the FCC issued a new draft publication (<a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/eas/comments/GetPublishedDocument.html?id=352&amp;tn=402501" target="_blank" rel="noopener">594280 D01 Software Configuration Control v02</a>) for <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/eas/comments/GetPublishedDocument.html?id=352&amp;tn=402501" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Guidance on Software or Network Configuration of Non-SDR Devices to Ensure Compliance</a>. The prior version (<a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=sEvy89LT1axI7GPfieSCQw%3D%3D" target="_blank" rel="noopener">594280 D01 Software Configuration Control v01r02</a>) has been completely revised, resulting in the new draft publication. This new draft is issued for comment only at this time; the prior guidance should be followed until the new draft is adopted. Comments on the new draft were due to the FCC by February 14, 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;">FCC - Upcoming Spring 2014 TCBC Workshop</h4>
<p>The Telecommunications Certification Body Council (TCBC) will host its Spring 2014 Workshop from April 7 - 11, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland:</p>
<ul>
<li>April 7, 2014 - Day 1 – Beginner TCB Training, for newbies</li>
<li>April 8-10, 2014 - Days 2-4 – regular 3 day TCB Council Workshop</li>
<li>April 11, 2014 - Day 5 – ISO Guide 17065 Training</li>
</ul>
<p>As indicated by the schedule, the regular 3-day Workshop event will be bracketed by a day for beginner training and a day for ISO 17065 training. The Beginner Training day is geared for people who are new to the TCB programs, to provide a foundation of knowledge and resources to people who need to know what the TCBs do, and how to navigate the resources for information. If you plan on attending the beginner training, or sending someone from your company, you should contact Chris Harvey (contact information below) so that he may plan accordingly.</p>
<p>The ISO Guide 17065 Training day is geared to go into more detail of the new ISO Guide for Certification Programs than was provided in the October 2013 Workshop.</p>
<p>Additional details of the agendas for these sessions will be distributed as they are available. The registration structure will allow for people to register for any or all of the Workshop programs. Please save the dates, and look for further details in the months to come. Should you have any questions, contact Chris Harvey at <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="mailto:admin@tcbcouncil.org" target="_blank">admin@tcbcouncil.org</a> or call 443-622-3300.</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 - Licensing Framework for BRS Released for Comment</h4>
<p>On January 10, 2014, 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/2500-decisionBRS-2013.pdf/$file/2500-decisionBRS-2013.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Licensing Framework for Broadband Radio Service (BRS) — 2500 MHz Band</a>, which sets out Industry Canada's decisions with respect to the auction process for spectrum licenses in the 2500 MHz band. In particular, the document announces the decisions related to the licensing process, the auction format and the auction rules, as well as the conditions of licenses applicable to the 2500 MHz band.</p>
<p>Industry Canada will accept written questions until April 28, 2014 seeking clarification of the rules and policies set out in the framework. Every effort will be made to post the questions received, along with Industry Canada's responses, by August 18, 2014, depending on the volume of questions received. Any answers provided to these questions will be considered as clarification of the policies set out in the above-mentioned SMSE-002-12 document, and as amendments or supplements to the rules set out in the framework.</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;">Pakistan – Type Approval Process for Mobile Phones</h4>
<p>Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) recently implemented Type Approval requirements for cellular mobile phones under Section 29 of Pakistan Telecommunication Re-Organization Act, 1996, in order to protect customers' interests. Previously, mobile phones were exempt from the Type Approval process. Under the new requirement, PTA will approve mobile phones according to the standards listed below:</p>
<ul>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Radio Communication Standards</span>
<ul>
<li>EN 301 511: V7.0.2</li>
<li>EN 301 908-1/EN 301 908-2</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Electromagnetic Compatibility Standards</span>
<ul>
<li>EN 301 489-1: V1.3.1 / V1.4.1</li>
<li>EN 301 489-7: V1.1.1 / V1.2.1</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Safety Standards (including SAR test)</span>
<ul>
<li>EN 50360/CENELEC</li>
<li>EN 50361/CENELEC</li>
<li>EN 60950</li>
<li>EN 62209-1: 2005</li>
</ul>
</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;">Malaysia - Changes to Type Approval Rules</h4>
<p>We were recently advised by our local agent that Malaysia's <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.sirim.my/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Standards and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM)</a> has recently stated that Notebook PCs can now be considered as host devices for host approval applications. Previously, Notebook PCs could be approved in Malaysia via a modular approach, with the option to add hosts, whereby the RF radios were approved as modules and then each host device listed on the approval for the modules. However, under the new regulations, Notebook applications will now fall under the hybrid product category, meaning each Notebook PC will need to be approved in full, regardless of whether it uses modules approved in Malaysia. This new requirement is effective immediately and official regulations confirming all changes will be published shortly.</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;">Vietnam – New Technical Standards Issued January 15th, 2014</h4>
<p>Our local agent recently informed us that Vietnam's Type Approval Authority MIC (Ministry of Information and Communications) has implemented new technical standards beginning January 15, 2014. The new standards impact RFID/SRD devices and radars previously approved under the QCVN47:2011 standard.</p>
<p>A summary of the changes are below (standards in blue are the new standards which replaced QCVN47:2011):</p>
<table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
<tbody>
<tr>
<td style="border-collapse: collapse;"><strong>No</strong></td>
<td style="text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;"><strong>Device Name</strong></td>
<td style="text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;"><strong>Before 15-Jan-14</strong></td>
<td style="text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;"><strong>After 15-Jan-14</strong></td>
</tr>
<tr valign="top" bgcolor="#d3e0ee">
<td style="text-align: left; border-collapse: collapse;">1</td>
<td style="border-collapse: collapse;">Wireless radio equipment using frequency modulation (FM) frequency band from 54MHz to 68MHz</td>
<td style="border-collapse: collapse;">&nbsp;QCVN47:2011/BTTTT&nbsp;</td>
<td style="border-collapse: collapse;">&nbsp;<a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://mic.gov.vn/Attach%20file/Quy%20chu%E1%BA%A9n%20k%C4%A9%20thu%E1%BA%ADt/QCVN%20update%2023072013/QCVN%2070_2013_BTTTT.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">QCVN70:2013/BTTTT</a>&nbsp;</td>
</tr>
<tr valign="top">
<td style="text-align: left; border-collapse: collapse;">2</td>
<td style="border-collapse: collapse;">Radio equipment operating on 25MHz - 1GHz</td>
<td style="border-collapse: collapse;">&nbsp;QCVN18:2010/BTTTT&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;QCVN47:2011/BTTTT</td>
<td style="border-collapse: collapse;">&nbsp;QCVN18:2010/BTTTT<br /> &nbsp;<a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://mic.gov.vn/Attach%20file/Quy%20chu%E1%BA%A9n%20k%C4%A9%20thu%E1%BA%ADt/QCVN%20update%2023072013/QCVN%2073_.013_BTTTT.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">QCVN73:2013/BTTTT</a>&nbsp;</td>
</tr>
<tr valign="top" bgcolor="#d3e0ee">
<td style="text-align: left; border-collapse: collapse;">3</td>
<td style="border-collapse: collapse;">Radio equipment operating on 1GHz - 40GHz</td>
<td style="border-collapse: collapse;">&nbsp;QCVN18:2010/BTTTT<br /> &nbsp;QCVN47:2011/BTTTT&nbsp;</td>
<td style="border-collapse: collapse;">&nbsp;QCVN18:2010/BTTTT<br /> &nbsp;<a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://mic.gov.vn/Attach%20file/Quy%20chu%E1%BA%A9n%20k%C4%A9%20thu%E1%BA%ADt/QCVN%20update%2023072013/QCVN%2074_2013_BTTTT.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">QCVN74:2013/BTTTT</a>&nbsp;</td>
</tr>
<tr valign="top">
<td style="text-align: left; border-collapse: collapse;">4</td>
<td style="border-collapse: collapse;">Data transmission equipment for low speed 5.8GHz specially used in the field of transportation</td>
<td style="border-collapse: collapse;">&nbsp;QCVN18:2010/BTTTT<br /> &nbsp;QCVN47:2011/BTTTT&nbsp;</td>
<td style="border-collapse: collapse;">&nbsp;QCVN18:2010/BTTTT<br /> &nbsp;<a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://mic.gov.vn/Attach%20file/Quy%20chu%E1%BA%A9n%20k%C4%A9%20thu%E1%BA%ADt/QCVN%20update%2023072013/QCVN%2075_2013_BTTTT.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">QCVN75:2013/BTTTT</a>&nbsp;</td>
</tr>
<tr valign="top" bgcolor="#d3e0ee">
<td style="text-align: left; border-collapse: collapse;">5</td>
<td style="border-collapse: collapse;">Data transmission equipment for high speed 5.8GHz specially used in the field of transportation</td>
<td style="border-collapse: collapse;">&nbsp;QCVN18:2010/BTTTT<br /> &nbsp;QCVN47:2011/BTTTT&nbsp;</td>
<td style="border-collapse: collapse;">&nbsp;QCVN18:2010/BTTTT<br /> &nbsp;<a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://mic.gov.vn/Attach%20file/Quy%20chu%E1%BA%A9n%20k%C4%A9%20thu%E1%BA%ADt/QCVN%20update%2023072013/QCVN%2076_2013_BTTTT.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">QCVN76:2013/BTTTT</a>&nbsp;</td>
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<p>Rhein Tech Laboratories has been advised that products previously approved under QCVN54:2011 and QCVN65:2013 standards are not affected by this change as these are still valid standards for products operating on 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. Our agent is investigating whether products previously approved under QCVN47:2011 will need to be re-approved under the new standards.</p></td>
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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>Class II Permissive Change to Obtain Modular Approval</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We currently have an FCC grant on an end product, that is, it is not a modular approval grant. Would the FCC permit a Class 2 permissive change to obtain a modular or limited modular approval grant for the radio board within this end product?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> In some cases it may be possible to perform a Class 2 permissive change to obtain a modular certification for an already certified end product, assuming certain criteria are met:</p>
<ul>
<li>The change must meet all the requirements for a Class 2 permissive change per <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=316139bd513837a87fb8c2b1265c252b&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.3&amp;rgn=div5#47:1.0.1.1.3.9.221.45" target="_blank" rel="noopener">FCC 2.1043(b)(2)</a>;</li>
<li>The module must meet all the requirements for modular transmitters per <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=316139bd513837a87fb8c2b1265c252b&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.16&amp;rgn=div5#47:1.0.1.1.16.3.236.9" target="_blank" rel="noopener">FCC 15.212</a> and all other applicable rules. If all the FCC 15.212 modular requirements cannot be met, it may be possible to obtain a limited modular approval (LMA).</li>
</ul>
<p>The requirements for FCC permissive changes are discussed in <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/kdb/forms/FTSSearchResultPage.cfm?switch=P&amp;id=33013" target="_blank" rel="noopener">KDB 178919 D01 Permissive Change Policy v05r03</a>; see sections 6)a) and 6)c) for information on the specific question above).</p>
<p>Additionally, modular approval requirements are discussed in <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/kdb/forms/FTSSearchResultPage.cfm?switch=P&amp;id=44637" target="_blank" rel="noopener">KDB 996369 D01 Module Certification Guide v01r04</a>.</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>On-line User Manuals for Licensed Devices</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> Our company manufactures land mobile radios that are certified under FCC Part 90. We would like to provide our user manuals on-line rather than in hard copy form in the box with the radio, but we are not sure if the FCC will allow that. Our compliance team has researched this and the closest reference they can find is <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=500296a9b5f02c6548c3942aee6d2846&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.3.9.222.60&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">FCC Part 2.1077</a> regarding compliance information, but this part appears to be specific to equipment authorized under a Declaration of Conformity.</p>
<p>Do you know if the FCC will allow a manufacturer of licensed devices subject to certification to provide an on-line user manual?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Yes, the FCC will allow the user manual to be provided on-line instead of in hard copy form. However, it is imperative that the details on where to find the user manual on-line, that is the link to the manual, be&nbsp;clearly visible to the user on the packaging and/or other material supplied with the radio.</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>Transmitter Co-location Criteria</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We design wireless devices and would like to know whether the FCC still determines co-location of transmitters using the following criteria?</p>
<ul>
<li>20 cm separation distance from a user (used to determine mobile or portable status as applicable to RF exposure)</li>
<li>20 cm separation distance between antenna elements of different transmitters (used to determine if transmitters are considered co-located).</li>
</ul>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The FCC previously used the criteria you noted to determine the applicability of co-location. However, since the publication of <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_94a2a10864604ea18279657b01c9ef74.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">447498 D01 General RF Exposure Guidance v05r02</a>, the 20 cm separation distance is no longer used as the determining factor for mobile or portable environments, and co-location.</p>
<p>If there is antenna elements transmission then the elements are co-located and would need to be evaluated for RF Exposure. Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) evaluation is now independently evaluated based on a formula of frequency, distance from the user, and power.</p>
<p>Furthermore, simultaneous transmissions have several other more complex ramifications that must be considered; a 20 cm separation distance is no longer an automatic exemption from evaluating for RF Exposure. You would have to show how independent and simultaneous exclusions are applied for portable devices, or provide Maximum Permissible Exposure (MPE) for mobile devices.</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>Radiated Emissions of&nbsp;Non-Hybrid FCC Part 15.247 Device</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We are testing an FHSS FCC Part 15.247 device that has a single RF output but has many available antenna options. We have applied a 50-ohm termination to our antenna port and performed cabinet radiated emissions testing in accordance with KDB 558074, instead of radiated emissions testing with the antennas terminating the antenna port. Is this an acceptable approach?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Though the new DTS procedure in <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_5204f679e41a4f8589bd00aff0dd4b23.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">KDB 558074, Guidance for Performing Compliance Measurements on Digital Transmission Systems (DTS) Operating Under §15.247</a> allows termination of an antenna port to be performed in accordance with the procedure in 12.2.1 Antenna-port conducted measurements, General and 12.2.7, Radiated spurious emission test, it is only applicable to hybrid systems (hybrid systems are those that employ a combination of both frequency hopping and digital modulation techniques) authorized under <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=daa070478e554fb7419361b9f78bfb11&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.16.3.236.31&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.247</a> FCC rule part.</p>
<p>For measurements of non-hybrid FHSS devices, you must use the <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_078d54cd644b4df8a7ef8d6a566523de.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">DA 00-705 procedure</a>, released on March 30, 2000.</p>
<p>If you are testing your product using the FHSS procedures provided in DA 00-705, you cannot use antenna port conducted measurements in lieu of radiated measurements as this procedure does not permit it.</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=104:110:1404827102656839::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1164,24838,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60243-3:2014</a>&nbsp;- (2/21/2014) - 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://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1404827102656839::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:814,24275,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61000-4-6:2014</a>&nbsp;- (2/21/2014) - 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://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1404827102656839::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:73,24884,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50131-2-2:2008/IS1:2014</a>&nbsp;- (2/28/2014) - Alarm systems - Intrusion and hold-up systems - Part 2-2: Intrusion detectors - Passive infrared detectors</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1404827102656839::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:73,24889,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50131-2-7-1:2012/IS1:2014</a>&nbsp;- (2/28/2014) - Alarm systems - Intrusion and hold-up systems - Part 2-7-1: Intrusion detectors - Glass break detectors (acoustic)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1404827102656839::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:122,21094,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50526-2:2014</a>&nbsp;- (2/28/2014) - Railway applications - Fixed installations - D.C. surge arresters and voltage limiting devices - Part 2: Voltage limiting devices</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1404827102656839::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1156,23677,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50625-1:2014</a>&nbsp;- (3/7/2014) - Collection, logistics &amp; Treatment requirements for WEEE - Part 1: General treatment requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1404827102656839::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:66,24330,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60079-17:2014</a>&nbsp;- (3/14/2014) - Explosive atmospheres - Part 17: Electrical installations inspection and maintenance</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1404827102656839::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:73,24260,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62676-1-1:2014</a>&nbsp;- (3/14/2014) - Video surveillance systems for use in security applications - Part 1-1: System requirements - General</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1404827102656839::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1003,23018,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50492:2008/A1:2014</a>&nbsp;- (3/21/2014) - Basic standard for the in-situ measurement of electromagnetic field strength related to human exposure in the vicinity of base stations</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1404827102656839::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:882,22975,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60068-1:2014</a>&nbsp;- (3/21/2014) - Environmental testing - Part 1: General and guidance</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1404827102656839::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:637,23729,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60695-11-2:2014</a>&nbsp;- (3/21/2014) - Fire hazard testing - Part 11-2: Test flames - 1 kW nominal pre-mixed flame: Apparatus, confirmatory test arrangement and guidance</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1404827102656839::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:66,24359,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60079-14:2014</a>&nbsp;- (3/28/2014) - Explosive atmospheres - Part 14: Electrical installations design, selection and erection</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1404827102656839::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:11505,24332,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60255-27:2014</a>&nbsp;- (3/28/2014) - Measuring relays and protection equipment - Part 27: Product safety requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1404827102656839::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1003,24103,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61786-1:2014</a>&nbsp;- (3/28/2014) - 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>
</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_302899/30288501/01.03.01_60/en_30288501v010301p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 885-1 V1.3.1</a> - (March 2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Portable Very High Frequency (VHF) radiotelephone equipment for the maritime mobile service operating in the VHF bands with integrated handheld class D DSC; Part 1: Technical characteristics and methods of measurement</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302800_302899/30288502/01.02.01_60/en_30288502v010201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 885-2 V1.2.1</a> - (March 2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Portable Very High Frequency (VHF) radiotelephone equipment for the maritime mobile service operating in the VHF bands with integrated handheld class D DSC; Part 2: Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302800_302899/30288503/01.02.01_60/en_30288503v010201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 885-3 V1.2.1</a> - (March 2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Portable Very High Frequency (VHF) radiotelephone equipment for the maritime mobile service operating in the VHF bands with integrated handheld class D DSC; Part 3: Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.3(e) of the R&amp;TTE Directive</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302800_302899/30288502/01.02.02_60/en_30288502v010202p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 885-2 V1.2.2</a> - (March 2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Portable Very High Frequency (VHF) radiotelephone equipment for the maritime mobile service operating in the VHF bands with integrated handheld class D DSC; Part 2: Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302800_302899/30288503/01.02.02_60/en_30288503v010202p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 885-3 V1.2.2</a> - (March 2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Portable Very High Frequency (VHF) radiotelephone equipment for the maritime mobile service operating in the VHF bands with integrated handheld class D DSC; Part 3: Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.3(e) of the R&amp;TTE Directive</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_es/201400_201499/201468/01.04.01_60/es_201468v010401p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI ES 201 468 V1.4.1</a> - (March 2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Additional ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) requirements and resistibility requirements for telecommunications equipment for enhanced availability of service in specific applications</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/103000_103099/103083/01.01.01_60/tr_103083v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TR 103 083 V1.1.1</a> - (March 2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); System Reference document (SRdoc); Technical characteristics for pan European harmonized communications equipment operating in the 5,855 GHz to 5,925 GHz range intended for road safety and traffic management, and for non-safety related ITS applications</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/103200_103299/103265/01.01.02_60/tr_103265v010102p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TR 103 265 V1.1.2</a> - (March 2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Definition of radio parameters</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/049253!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-2-2, Ed. 5</a> - (2/19/2014) - Corrigendum 1 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-2: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of high frequency surgical equipment and high frequency surgical accessories</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049256!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62761, Ed. 1</a> - (2/19/2014) - Guidelines for the measurement method of nonlinearity for surface acoustic wave (SAW) and bulk acoustic wave (BAW) devices in radio frequency (RF)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049300!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ISO/IEC/TS 17027, Ed. 1</a> - (2/24/2014) - Conformity assessment -- Vocabulary related to competence of persons used for certification of persons</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049279!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-6, Ed. 6</a> - (2/25/2014) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-6: Particular requirements for stationary cooking ranges, hobs, ovens and similar appliances</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049272!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-1-2, Ed. 4</a> - (2/25/2014) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 1-2: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance - Collateral Standard: Electromagnetic disturbances - Requirements and tests</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</a> - (2/25/2014) - 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/049283!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR 16-2-1, Ed. 3</a> - (2/26/2014) - 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://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049284!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62368-1, Ed. 2</a> - (2/26/2014) - Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment - Part 1: Safety requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049304!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60695-9-2, Ed. 1</a> - (3/6/2014) - Fire hazard testing - Part 9-2: Surface spread of flame - Summary and relevance of test methods</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049305!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60721-2-9, Ed. 1</a> - (3/6/2014) - Classification of environmental conditions - Part 2-9: Environmental conditions appearing in nature - Measured shock and vibration data - Storage, transportation and in-use</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049310!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ISO/IEC 29145-1, Ed. 1</a> - (3/6/2014) - Information technology - Wireless beacon-enabled energy efficient mesh network (WiBEEM) for wireless home network services - Part 1: PHY layer</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049337!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61851-23, Ed. 1</a> - (3/11/2014) - Electric vehicle conductive charging system - Part 23: DC electric vehicle charging station</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049483!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ISO/IEC/IEEE 8802-11-am1, Ed. 1</a> - (3/12/2014) - Amendment 1 - Information technology -- Telecommunications and information exchange between systems -- Local and metropolitan area networks -- Specific requirements -- Part 11: Wireless LAN medium access control (MAC) and physical layer (PHY) specifications - Prioritization of management frames (adoption of IEEE Std 802-11ae-2012)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049484!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ISO/IEC/IEEE 8802-11-am2, Ed. 1</a> - (3/12/2014) - Amendment 2 - Information technology -- Telecommunications and information exchange between systems -- Local and metropolitan area networks -- Specific requirements -- Part 11: Wireless LAN medium access control (MAC) and physical layer (PHY) specifications - MAC enhancements for robust audio video streaming (adoption of IEEE Std 802.11aa-2012)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049485!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ISO/IEC/IEEE 8802-11-am3, Ed. 1</a> - (3/12/2014) - Amendment 3 - Information technology -- Telecommunications and information exchange between systems -- Local and metropolitan area networks -- Specific requirements -- Part 11: Wireless LAN medium access control (MAC) and physical layer (PHY) specifications - Enhancements for very high throughput in the 60 GHz band (adoption of IEEE Std 802.11ad-2012)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049341!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR 16-2-3, Ed. 3.2</a> - (3/14/2014) - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 2-3: Methods of measurement of disturbances and immunity - Radiated disturbance measurements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049338!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR 16-2-3-am2, Ed. 3</a> - (3/14/2014) - Amendment 2 - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 2-3: Methods of measurement of disturbances and immunity - Radiated disturbance measurements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049501!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60079-28, Ed. 1</a> - (3/19/2014) - Intrepretation Sheet 1 - Explosive atmospheres - Part 28: Protection of equipment and transmission systems using optical radiation</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049509!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR 16-1-2, Ed. 2</a> - (3/21/2014) - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 1-2: Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus - Coupling devices for conducted disturbance measurements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/031863!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR 16-SER, Ed. 1</a> - (3/21/2014) - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - ALL PARTS</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 Publishes Provider-Specific Signal Booster Compliance Measurement Guidance</h4>
<p>On 3/6/2014, the FCC published a draft version of <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/eas/comments/GetPublishedDocument.html?id=359&amp;tn=701440v" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Provider-Specific Signal Booster Compliance Measurement Guidance (935210 D04 Provider Specific Booster Measurements DR06-41704)</a>.</p>
<p>935210 D04 Provider-Specific Booster Measurements v01&nbsp;(Draft) provides guidance for demonstrating compliance to the various requirements for Provider-Specific Consumer Signal Boosters as specified in paragraph 20.21(e), Consumer Signal Booster Network Protection Standard. The document also represents the current version of an ongoing effort by the RF Booster Task Group within the ASC C63® Wireless Working Group to develop applicable measurement guidance. The procedures described represent draft guidance and as such are still subject to further review, evaluation and update. The guidance is being offered now as a draft KDB so as to provide the opportunity for review and comment. The measurement procedures will be further refined as necessary based on comments received from the public and the ASC C63® working group. Alternative measurement procedures acceptable to the FCC may also be used to prepare data demonstrating compliance to the applicable technical and operational requirements as per Section 2.947(a)(3) of the FCC rules:</p>
<ul>
<li>The current KDB publication 935210&nbsp;includes attachments D01 Booster Definitions, D02 Certification Requirements, and D03 Signal Booster Measurement. These attachments are final and are not open for comment.</li>
<li>Draft 935210 D04 Provider-Specific Booster Measurements v01is open for comment during the open comment period. The measurement procedure may be used to demonstrate compliance with the technical requirements. The FCC encourages the use of this procedure on actual devices to determine if further changes should be made and encourages all parties to provide comments based on experience with applying the test procedures.</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 - RSS-216 (Wireless Chargers) Draft Released for Comment</h4>
<p>In mid-March 2014, Industry Canada released <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.tcbcouncil.org/associations/3376/files/IC Draft Standard/Draft_RSS-216_Issue1_March2014.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS-216 Issue 1 Draft March 2014</a>: Radio Standards Specification 216, Issue 1, Wireless Power Transfer Devices (Wireless Chargers), which sets out the minimum requirements for wireless power transfer devices with power management and/or control capabilities. These devices are either defined as Category I equipment or Category II equipment as per RSS-Gen. Industry Canada is seeking industry input on the draft by Thursday, April 17, 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;">Canada - Release of RSS-287, Issue 2</h4>
<p>On March 8, 2014 Industry Canada published and adopted Radio Standards Specification RSS-287, Issue 2, Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB), Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELT), Personal Locator Beacons (PLB), and Maritime Survivor Locator Devices (MSLD), which&nbsp;sets out the certification requirements for radio frequency beacons using the frequencies 121.5 MHz, 161.975 MHz, 162.025 MHz and 406 MHz. These are EPIRBs for carriage on-board ships, ELTs for carriage on-board aircraft, PLBs for carriage on the person and MSLDs, which are designed to be worn on the person while aboard a marine vessel, and which can send an alert to a receiver installed on the vessel in a man overboard event.</p>
<p>Listed below are the changes:</p>
<ul>
<li>The requirement that RSS-Gen, General Requirements and Information for the Certification of Radio Apparatus shall be used in conjunction with this RSS is stated.</li>
<li>Material common to most Radio Standards Specifications has been moved to RSS-Gen.</li>
<li>An addition of technical requirements for Maritime Survivor Locator Devices (MSLDs) operating at 161.975 MHz and 162.025 MHz has been made.</li>
<li>The manufacturing, importation, or sale for use of EPIRB and PLB that operates only on 121.5 MHz or 243 MHz is prohibited.</li>
<li>ELT equipment without 406 MHz frequency is not allowed to be certified.</li>
<li>PLB equipment is required to include a homing frequency on 121.5 MHz.</li>
<li>The previous requirement to submit a letter of ELT approval from Transport Canada has been replaced with the requirement for a certification applicant to submit a Declaration of Conformity (DOC) that ELT complies with the requirements outlined in the Canadian Aviation Regulations Part VI, Section 605.38, Airworthiness Manual (AWM) 551.104.</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 Radio Equipment Directive Adopted</h4>
<p>On March 13, 2014, the text of the new <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-//EP//TEXT+TA+P7-TA-2014-0246+0+DOC+XML+V0//EN" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Radio Equipment Directive (RED)</a> was adopted by the Members of the EU Parliament (MEPs) and now awaits approval by the EU Council. After council approval, RED will then be published in the Official Journal of the European Union. Member states will have two years to transpose the rules into their national laws and manufacturers will have an additional year to comply.</p>
<p>Changes in the new directive are as follows:</p>
<ul>
<li>A clearer requirement that radio receivers achieve a minimum level of performance so as to contribute to an efficient use of radio spectrum;</li>
<li>Clear obligations for manufacturers, importers and distributors. The new directive is aligned with the New Legislative Framework for products (IP/14/111), which makes the overall regulatory framework for products more consistent and easier to apply;</li>
<li>Improved instruments for market surveillance, in particular the traceability obligations of manufacturers, importers and distributors and the possibility to require prior registration of radio equipment within categories affected by low levels of compliance;</li>
<li>Deletion of unnecessary administrative obligations, such as the prior notification of radio equipment using non-harmonised frequency bands.</li>
<li>The Commission will have the possibility to require that mobile phones and other portable devices are compatible with a common charger.</li>
<li>The new directive also introduces some new specific requirements:
<ul>
<li>Ensure that software can only be used with radio equipment after the compliance of that particular combination of software and the radio equipment has been demonstrated;</li>
</ul>
</li>
</ul>
<p>Please see the article <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/news-room/content/20140307IPR38122/html/MEPs-push-for-common-charger-for-all-mobile-phones" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a> that references (a) the push for a common charger and (b) the inclusion in the RED of the option for a registration database.</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 - Re-test at Renewal Required for WLAN &amp; BT Devices</h4>
<p>Our local agent in Argentina recently informed us that in accordance with "Protocolo de equipos de espectro ensanchado por salto en frecuencia", all WLAN (2.4GHz &amp; 5GHz) and Bluetooth 4.0 products will require re-testing at the time of renewal of Type Approval in Argentina.</p>
<p>Additional information is provided below:</p>
<ul>
<li>For all devices currently being imported and sold in Argentina, manufacturers must ensure that the 5600 - 5650MHz portion of the 5GHz Band 3 (for all WLAN devices) is disabled*.&nbsp;This corresponds to the following channels:
<ul>
<li>802.11a and 802.11n (HT20): channels 120, 124 and 128</li>
<li>802.11n (HT40): channels 118 and 126</li>
<li>802.11ac (VHT80): channel 122</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>For new and renewal applications submitted for local testing, sample requirements remain unchanged. Local labs will simply not perform conformance testing in the 5600 - 5650MHz portion of 5GHz Band 3.</li>
<li>In addition, all Bluetooth 4.0 and 2.4GHz WLAN radios will need to be re-tested at the time of renewal and in accordance with the new regulation.</li>
<li>All current Type Approvals remain valid until their expiration date.</li>
</ul>
<p>*A frequency notch is required for master devices; for client devices passive scanning only is sufficient.</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 - IEC 60601 Requirements</h4>
<p>Brazil's INMETRO recently issued new requirements under Normative Instruction 9/2013 that expand certification requirements for some electronic and other medical devices.</p>
<p>Normative Instruction 9/2013 adds 30 types of medical devices to the list of products requiring INMETRO certification in order to obtain market authorization in Brazil.</p>
<p>Devices requiring INMETRO certification now include self-test glucose meters, products where 61010-2-101:2002 testing is applied, gas mixers used for medical purposes and in vitro diagnostic (IVD) equipment.</p>
<p>Additionally, compliance with the 3rd Edition of the NBR IEC 60601 standard for electrical equipment is now required for INMETRO certification. However, ANVISA will, on a temporary basis, accept INMETRO certifications using IEC 60601 2nd Edition that were obtained after December 31, 2013, but only until the full accreditation and training of the medical device applicant's INMETRO certifier.</p>
<p>Per Rhein Tech's local contact in Brazil, no INMETRO certifiers have the current capability to issue test reports according to the new IEC 60601 standard. Until INMETRO laboratories are able to certify devices according to IEC 60601 3rd Edition, registrants will need to submit letters from their INMETRO certifiers explaining inabilities to provide test results based on the new standard.</p>
<p>ANVISA has set a December 2014 deadline for implementing new regulations requiring all INMETRO certifiers be accredited and trained in IEC&nbsp;60601 3rd Edition. Currently, existing INMETRO certification requirements remain in effect for medical device registrants. Our local agent believes ANVISA will provide official notice that IEC 60601 2nd Edition-compliant INMETRO certification will continue to be accepted on a temporary basis, but the regulator has issued no such statement as of yet. We will provide additional details as soon as possible.</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;">United Arab Emirates - Samples Now Required for Type Approval</h4>
<p>On March 3, 2014, we were updated that the Regulatory Authority of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will require one test sample for most RF Type Approvals. Furthermore, two test samples are required for GSM Type Approvals. Test samples are non-returnable and will be kept by the Authority for market surveillance issues. UAE Type Approvals have a validity of three years and renewal applications also now require the submission of test samples. Previously, the Type Approval process for the UAE was a paperwork effort only (with appropriate test reports) and no samples were required.</p></td>
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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>Measurement Procedure for Non-Consumer ISM Device Testing</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We are testing a non-consumer Industrial Scientific Medical (ISM) device in accordance with <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=9aa8c30e9a40fa14f5c2197b1f27d57a&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.18.1.239.1&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§18.101</a> of the FCC rules and regulations using ANSI C63.4: 2009. Is this correct?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> No, it is not. In accordance with <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=9aa8c30e9a40fa14f5c2197b1f27d57a&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.18.3.239.6&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§18.311</a>, when testing FCC Part 18 ISM devices, it is advisable to use the same measurement procedure to test your device that the FCC will use to determine compliance if they were testing the device. ANSI C63.4: 2009 is not the measurement procedure they would use. The required measurement procedure is MP-5, “<a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_227495a1149843c9b90e23b69af42794.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Methods of Measurements of Radio Noise Emissions from ISM equipment</a>".</p>
<p>Furthermore, please note that the field strength limits in <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=9aa8c30e9a40fa14f5c2197b1f27d57a&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.18.3&amp;rgn=div6" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§18.305</a> are product-specific with respect to operating frequency, power and measurement distance.</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 Label Requirements for Part 18 Devices</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We are about to start marketing our vendor’s FCC Part 18 devices. What are the labelling requirements for Part 18 devices?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Equipment that intentionally generates radio frequency energy for non-telecommunications functions for industrial, scientific, medical (ISM) or other purposes must be authorized and labelled according to the procedures outlined in Part 2 Subpart J, <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=6ca4bcd29e0c3d9fc054e42ca8144028&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.18.2.239.2&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§18.203</a> and <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=6ca4bcd29e0c3d9fc054e42ca8144028&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.18.2.239.4&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§18.209</a>.</p>
<p>Non-consumer ISM equipment is authorized under the verification procedure. Consumer ISM equipment is authorized under either the Declaration of Conformity or certification procedure, except for consumer ultrasonic equipment generating less than 500 watts and operating below 90 kHz, which is subject to the verification procedure.</p>
<p>Devices subject to verification must be permanently labelled with a unique identifier (<a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=6ca4bcd29e0c3d9fc054e42ca8144028&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.3.9.219.36&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.954</a>) to facilitate positive identification of the device. This identification should not be confused with the FCC ID used on devices subject to certification.</p>
<p>Devices subject to Part 18 certification must be permanently labelled with an FCC ID as described in <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=6ca4bcd29e0c3d9fc054e42ca8144028&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.3.9.217.16&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.926</a>.</p>
<p>Devices subject to Part 18 Declaration of Conformity must be permanently labelled with the Part 18 logo (FCC logo) in accordance with 47CFR§18.209b, in addition to a unique identifier to facilitate positive identification. This identification should not be confused with the FCC ID used on devices subject to certification.</p>
<p>Please note that the FCC also has specific requirements for information to the user for Part 18 devices. These requirements 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_bdfe351a2e5e41d58a703b4792eb8cf5.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">KDB 784748 D01 Labelling Part 15 &amp;18 Guidelines v07</a>.</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>Log Average Detector in Intentional Radiator Testing</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We are testing our intentional radiator using a log average detector. Is this type of detector allowed by the FCC?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The FCC does not allow log average detectors for compliance measurement in any rule part. There are three types of average detection that are commonly available in most modern spectrum analyzers:</p>
<ul>
<li>Power averaging (also known as RMS), in which averaging is performed on the voltage-squared;</li>
<li>Voltage averaging (also known as linear averaging), in which averaging is performed on the absolute value of the voltage;</li>
<li>Log averaging (also known as dB averaging), in which averaging is performed on the log of the power, or log of the absolute value of voltage (i.e., averaging of decibels).</li>
</ul>
<p>The language in the relevant rules and measurement procedures should determine which average detection method is utilized. 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 the field strength, voltage averaging is required because field strengths are proportional to the voltage induced in the measurement antenna (for example, <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=5c07ad63c07187af019f096171f54f1a&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.16.3.236.7&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.209</a> for measurements above 1000 MHz). In cases where voltage averaging is required, procedures may also permit the use of power averaging, because 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>
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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>R&amp;TTE Compliance Association Guidance on CE Test Reports</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> What guidance, if any, exists for the type of information that should be included in R&amp;TTE CE test reports?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The R&amp;TTE Compliance Association (R&amp;TTECA) issued a guidance note last year, “<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">Technical Guidance Note no. 18 on the Requirement for Real Results in Test Reports</a>”. The guidance provided by the R&amp;TTECA states that test reports must show actual test results and not just indicate pass/fail. It also lists the many reasons why the actual test results are necessary for manufacturers, Notified Bodies and market surveillance authorities to properly assess and maintain compliance with the R&amp;TTE standards.</p>
<p>It is worth mentioning here that when performing Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (TTE) compliance testing, as would be done for mobile phones for example, Protocol Implementation Conformance Statement/Protocol Implementation Conformance Extra Information for Testing (PICS/PIXIT) files are automatically generated. These files contain a list of test configuration cases that are then automatically performed by the TTE test systems. Since the PICS/PIXIT files denote the exact test configuration cases used during the mobile phone testing, it is important that they be included in the test report for the Notified Body’s review.</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=104:110:4393820569414692::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1003,23018,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50492:2008/A1:2014</a> - 3/21/2014 - Basic standard for the in-situ measurement of electromagnetic field strength related to human exposure in the vicinity of base stations</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4393820569414692::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:882,22975,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60068-1:2014</a> - 3/21/2014 - Environmental testing - Part 1: General and guidance</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4393820569414692::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:637,23729,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60695-11-2:2014</a> - 3/21/2014 - Fire hazard testing - Part 11-2: Test flames - 1 kW nominal pre-mixed flame: Apparatus, confirmatory test arrangement and guidance</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4393820569414692::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:66,24359,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60079-14:2014</a> - 3/28/2014 - Explosive atmospheres - Part 14: Electrical installations design, selection and erection</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4393820569414692::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:11505,24332,25">EN 60255-27:2014</a> - 3/28/2014 - Measuring relays and protection equipment - Part 27: Product safety requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4393820569414692::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:571,24459,25">EN 60358-3:2014</a> - 3/28/2014 - Coupling capacitors and capacitor dividers - Part 3: AC or DC coupling capacitors for harmonic-filters applications</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4393820569414692::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:614,24784,25">EN 61587-5:2014</a> - 3/28/2014 - Mechanical structures for electronic equipment - Tests for IEC 60917 and IEC 60297 - Part 5: Seismic tests for chassis, subracks and plug-in units</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4393820569414692::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1003,24103,25">EN 61786-1:2014</a> - 3/28/2014 - 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://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4393820569414692::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:97,24329,25">EN 60947-6-1:2005/A1:2014</a> - 4/11/2014 - Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear - Part 6-1: Multiple function equipment - Transfer switching equipment</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:4393820569414692::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:637,24385,25">EN 60695-9-2:2014</a> - 4/18/2014 - Fire hazard testing - Part 9-2: Surface spread of flame - Summary and relevance of test methods</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_es/201400_201499/201468/01.04.01_60/es_201468v010401p.pdf">ETSI ES 201 468 V1.4.1</a>&nbsp;- March 2014 - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Additional ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) requirements and resistibility requirements for telecommunications equipment for enhanced availability of service in specific applications</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/102900_102999/102967/01.01.01_60/tr_102967v010101p.pdf">ETSI TR 102 967 V1.1.1</a>&nbsp;- March 2014 - Reconfigurable Radio Systems (RRS) ; Use Cases for dynamic equipment reconfiguration</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/103000_103099/103083/01.01.01_60/tr_103083v010101p.pdf">ETSI TR 103 083 V1.1.1</a>&nbsp;- March 2014 - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); System Reference document (SRdoc); Technical characteristics for pan European harmonized communications equipment operating in the 5,855 GHz to 5,925 GHz range intended for road safety and traffic management, and for non-safety related ITS applications</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/103200_103299/103265/01.01.02_60/tr_103265v010102p.pdf">ETSI TR 103 265 V1.1.2</a>&nbsp;- March 2014 - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Definition of radio parameters</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/303000_303099/303039/01.01.01_60/en_303039v010101p.pdf">ETSI EN 303 039 V1.1.1</a>&nbsp;- April 2014 - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Land Mobile Service; Multichannel transmitter specification for the PMR Service; 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/302000_302099/30206501/01.03.01_60/en_30206501v010301p.pdf">ETSI EN 302 065-1 V1.3.1</a>&nbsp;- April 2014 - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD) using Ultra Wide Band technology (UWB); Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive; Part 1: Requirements for Generic UWB applications</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302000_302099/30206502/01.01.01_60/en_30206502v010101p.pdf">ETSI EN 302 065-2 V1.1.1</a>&nbsp;- April 2014 - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD) using Ultra Wide Band technology (UWB); Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive; Part 2: Requirements for UWB location tracking</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302000_302099/30206503/01.01.01_60/en_30206503v010101p.pdf">ETSI EN 302 065-3 V1.1.1</a>&nbsp;- April 2014 - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD) using Ultra Wide Band technology (UWB); Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive; Part 3: Requirements for UWB devices for road and rail vehicles</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/049520!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60079-29-3, Ed. 1.0</a> - (3/27/2014) - Explosive atmospheres - Part 29-3: Gas detectors - Guidance on functional safety of fixed gas detection systems</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/031846!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62271-SER, Ed. 1.0</a> - (3/27/2014) - High-voltage switchgear and controlgear - ALL PARTS</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049517!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62271-201, Ed. 2.0</a> - (3/27/2014) - High-voltage switchgear and controlgear - Part 201: AC solid-insulation enclosed switchgear and controlgear for rated voltages above 1 kV and up to and including 52 kV</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049532!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ISO/IEC/TS 17021-5, Ed. 1.0</a> - (4/1/2014) - Conformity assessment -- Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems -- Part 5: Competence requirements for auditing and certification of asset management systems</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049544!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC Guide 110, Ed. 2.0</a> - (4/10/2014) - Home control systems - Guidelines relating to safety</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049542!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61558-2-10, Ed. 1.0</a> - (4/10/2014) - Safety of transformers, reactors, power supply units and combinations thereof - Part 2-10: Particular requirements and tests for separating transformers with high insulation level and separating transformers with output voltages exceeding 1 000 V</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049545!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62035, Ed. 2.0</a> - (4/10/2014) - Discharge lamps (excluding fluorescent lamps) - Safety specifications</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049537!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61558-2-10, Ed. 1.0</a> - (4/10/2014) - Railway applications - Procedure to determine the performance requirements for radio systems applied to radio-based train control systems</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049540!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC/TS 62773, Ed. 1.0</a> - (4/10/2014) - Alarm and electronic security systems - Social alarm systems - Part 1: System requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049541!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62851-1, Ed. 1.0</a> - (4/10/2014) - Alarm and electronic security systems - Social alarm systems - Part 2: Trigger devices</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049539!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62851-2, Ed. 1.0</a> - (4/10/2014) - Alarm and electronic security systems - Social alarm systems - Part 3: Local unit and controller</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 62851-3, Ed. 1.0</a> - (4/8/2014) - 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/049534!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61400-SER, Ed. 1.0</a> - (4/8/2014) - Wind turbines - Part 23: Full-scale structural testing of rotor blades</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049538!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61400-23, Ed. 1.0</a> - (4/10/2014) - Alarm and electronic security systems - Social alarm systems - Part 5: Interconnections and communications</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049557!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61400-1, Ed. 3.1</a> - (4/15/2014) - Wind turbines - Part 1: Design 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;">FCC - "Permit But Ask" List and Procedures Revised</h4>
<p>On April 9, 2014, the FCC published <a href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=hx9UL7ryC1OviB2AVMgDZg%3D%3D&amp;desc=388624%20D01%20Pre-Approval%20Guidance%20v11r01&amp;tracking_number=28319">388624 D02 Permit But Ask List v15</a> which replaces 388624 D02 Permit But Ask List v14r01. This new version adds items from the TCB Exclusion List, and includes changes made to implant transmitters, Doppler radar, CMRS industrial boosters, and LTE Rel. 8. Additionally, the FCC published 388624 D01 Permit But Ask Procedures v10 which replaces 388624 D01 Permit But Ask Procedure v09r03. PBA categories have been added to address the addition of items formerly on the TCB Exclusion List.</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 - 5 GHz Spectrum Open for Unlicensed Devices</h4>
<p>On March 31, 2014, the FCC adopted <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.fcc.gov/document/5-ghz-u-nii-ro" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Report and Order FCC 14-30</a> Revision of Part 15 of the FCC's rules to Permit Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (U-NII) Devices in the 5 GHz Band, which modified the rules for operations of Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (U-NII) devices in the 5 GHz band. FCC 14-30 opens up 25 MHz of new spectrum for 5 GHz unlicensed devices, allows outdoor operation of U-NII devices on spectrum where indoor-only operation was previously allowed, and harmonizes rules across the U-NII bands, allowing increased power in some bands.</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 Proposal to Enable Broadband in MSS System</h4>
<p>The FCC recently published a <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/02/19/2014-03618/proposal-to-enable-operation-of-a-terrestrial-broadband-network-in-certain-mobile-satellite-service" target="_blank" rel="noopener">proposal to enable operation of a terrestrial broadband network in certain mobile satellite service spectrum</a>. The FCC proposed to modify its rules for operation of the Ancillary Terrestrial Component (ATC) of the single Mobile-Satellite Service (MSS) system operating in the 2483.5-2495 MHz band. The proposed rule changes would allow the MSS operator to deploy a low-power terrestrial broadband network that would operate in both Globalstar's licensed spectrum at 2483.5-2495 GHz, and, with the same equipment, spectrum in the adjacent 2473-2483.5 MHz band used by unlicensed devices.</p>
<p>Manufacturer Impact / Challenges: This action could potentially increase the amount of spectrum available for broadband access in the United States. The FCC seeks comments on the potential impacts this proposal could have on unlicensed devices&nbsp;which operate in the 2400-2483.5 MHz band, on licensed Broadcast Auxiliary Service (BAS) stations&nbsp;which operate in the 2483.5-2500 MHz band, and on licensed Broadband Radio Service/Educational Broadband Service (BRS/EBS) stations&nbsp;which operate in the 2496-2690 MHz band, along with the costs and benefits of the proposed approach.</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 - Medical Devices Covered by RoHS 2 Directive</h4>
<p>Beginning July 22, 2014, medical devices will be included within the scope of the RoHS Directive (2011/65/EC). Since 2003 the EU has restricted the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment and this will now be expanded to include medical devices.</p>
<p>Medical device manufacturers will be required to demonstrate compliance with the RoHS Directive which sets maximum levels for materials such as heavy metals (lead, mercury, hexavalent chromium and cadmium) as well as for brominated flame retardants (PBB and PBDE). In this context, a medical device is any instrument, piece of apparatus, etc. designed to be used for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. However, implanted products which remain in the patient's body are excluded. Laboratory equipment for in vitro diagnosis will be included in the scope starting July 22, 2016 (two years later than the other devices listed).</p>
<p>Some of the devices covered by the new RoHS requirements are:</p>
<ul>
<li>Radiotherapy Equipment</li>
<li>Cardiology Equipment</li>
<li>Dialysis Equipment</li>
<li>Pulmonary Ventilators</li>
<li>Nuclear Medicine Equipment</li>
<li>Analyzers</li>
<li>Freezers</li>
<li>Fertilization Tests</li>
<li>Other appliances for detecting, preventing, monitoring, treating, alleviating illness, injury or disability</li>
</ul>
<p>Additional information can be found <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://ec.europa.eu/environment/waste/rohs_eee/pdf/faq.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</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 –Technical Guidance Note on EMF Requirements (TGN 17)</h4>
<p>During February 2014, the European Union Association of Notified Bodies (EUANB) issued <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.rtteca.com/TGN 17 Version 3 Update February 2014.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Technical Guidance Note 17, version 3</a>&nbsp;(TGN 17) on EMF requirements for products under the R&amp;TTE Directive, and <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.rtteca.com/ANNEX%20A%20to%20TGN%2017%20%20Version%203%20%20Notification%20Belgium%20-%20mobile%20phones%20young%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20children.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Annex A to TGN 17 Version 3, Notification Belgium</a> - mobile phones for young children. TGN 17 provides guidance for demonstrating compliance to EMF requirements under article 3.1a of the R&amp;TTE 1999/5/EC Directive. The health requirement applies to electrical and radio electrical, and home and industrial appliances covered as well by the Low Voltage Directive.</p>
<p>The EMF generic standard EN 62311, which is harmonized under both LVD and R&amp;TTE Directives, provides presumption of conformity against EMF requirements. However, there are many standards which also provide presumption of conformity, considering that the need for SAR measurement (head and body or limbs) may depend on the intended use of the equipment. In some cases it is possible just to measure the Electro Magnetic field (to determine a safe distance) and/or induced current in the body, or even demonstrate conformity by calculating the reference input consumed power or maximum radiated output power.</p>
<p>The application of product standards takes precedence over the generic standards. In cases where the applied standard is not harmonized, a Notified Body should be involved in the conformity assessment process before placing that equipment on the market.</p>
<p>Annex A to TGN 17, Notification Belgium prohibits mobile phones designed specifically for young children from being placed on the Belgian market.</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 - Revised CE Marking Directives</h4>
<p>On March 29, 2014, the European Commission (EU) published eight revised CE marking directives which are aligned with the rules and responsibilities for CE marking that were published in Decision 768/2008/EU earlier this year. These new directives are in effect as of 4/19/2014 and member states have until 4/20/2016, when the old directives will be repealed, to change and/or amend their national legislation. Please note these eight directives have the following new directive numbers:</p>
<ul>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://old.eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2014:096:0079:0106:EN:PDF" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EMC Directive (2014/30/EU)</a> (previously 2004/108/EC): Directive 2014/30/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonization of the laws of the Member states relating to electromagnetic compatibility</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://old.eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2014:096:0357:0374:EN:PDF" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Low Voltage Directive (2014/35/EU)</a> (previously 2006/95/EC): Directive 2014/35/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonization of the laws of the Member states relating to the making available on the market of electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://old.eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2014:096:0309:0356:EN:PDF" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ATEX Directive (2014/34/EU)</a> (previously 94/9/EC): Directive 2014/34/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonization of the laws of the Member states relating to equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://old.eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2014:096:0001:0044:EN:PDF" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Civil Explosives (CIVEX) Directive (2014/28/EU)</a> (previously 93/15/EC): Directive 2014/28/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonization of the laws of the Member states relating to the making available on the market and supervision of explosives for civil uses</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://old.eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2014:096:0045:0078:EN:PDF" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Simple Pressure Vessels Directive (2014/29/EU)</a> (previously 2009/105/EC): Directive 2014/29/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonization of the laws of the Member states relating to the making available on the market of simple pressure vessels</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://old.eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2014:096:0107:0148:EN:PDF" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Non-Automatic Weighing Instruments Directive (2014/31/EU)</a>: Directive 2014/31/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonization of the laws of the Member states relating to the making available on the market of non-automatic weighing instruments</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://old.eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2014:096:0149:0250:EN:PDF" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Measuring Instruments Directive (2014/32/EU)</a>: Directive 2014/32/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonization of the laws of the Member states relating to the making available on the market of measuring instruments</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://old.eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2014:096:0251:0308:EN:PDF" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Lifts Directive (2014/33/EU)</a>: Directive 2014/33/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonization of the laws of the Member states relating to lifts and safety components for lifts</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 - Modular Approval Now Allowed</h4>
<p>On January 2, 2014, China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (CMIIT) published the official notification [2014] No. 1 regarding type approval of non-independently operating wireless transmitting modules. Based on this notification, <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.srtc.org.cn/index_en.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener">SRTC</a> began to accept applications for modular approval and issue Type Approval certificates with a 5 year validity.</p>
<p>If the module is a "Full module" and complies with 5 criteria, it should be type approved and labelled with a CMIIT ID No.. On the product label or in the user manual for the end device in&nbsp;which&nbsp;such a module is installed, it is mandatory to print the following statement: "This equipment contains wireless transmitting module with CMIIT ID: XXXXYYZZZZ". For this type of modular approval, the manufacturer can use this approved module in an end product without having to retest or recertify the end product.</p>
<p>If the module is a "Limited module”, it can be type approved with a CMIIT ID No.,&nbsp;including the mark "M". End products such as laptops, PCs, printers, and household appliances, in which such a module is installed, still need to be type approved again with additional testing. A new CMIIT ID No. will be issued to the approved end product system.</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 - Host-level Approval Required for Devices with RF Modules</h4>
<p>On February 18, 2014, Argentina's Communications Authority, Nacional de Comunicaciones (CNC), released Norma <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cnc.gov.ar/infotecnica/homologaciones/archivos/normas/NOTCNCANEH4-14.doc" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CNC-Q2-60.14</a> which states that host level approval is now required for devices containing RF modules. Approval of RF modules is still permitted but the host device must be approved as well. Approval of RF modules is now only advantageous in cases where the module is imported on its own and intended for integration into products once in Argentina.</p>
<p>This regulation applies to low power RF devices tested in accordance with CNC-Q2-60.14 V12.1 only and covers devices such as:</p>
<ul>
<li>Alarms and Motion Detectors</li>
<li>Closed Circuit Television (CCTV)</li>
<li>Industrial Controls</li>
<li>Remote Controls</li>
<li>Remote Entry Systems</li>
<li>Wireless audio devices, including Microphones&nbsp;</li>
<li>Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)</li>
<li>Medical Implants</li>
<li>Transport Telematics</li>
<li>Telemetry</li>
</ul>
<p>Additionally, these RF devices operate in the following frequencies:</p>
<ul>
<li>57.5 kHz - 67.5 kHz</li>
<li>105 kHz - 135 kHz</li>
<li>3.155 MHz - 3.400 MHz</li>
<li>10.6 MHz</li>
<li>13.553 MHz - 13.567 MHz</li>
<li>88 MHz - 108 MHz</li>
<li>138.20 MHz - 138.45 MHz</li>
<li>216 MHz - 217 MHz</li>
<li>310 MHz - 314 MHz</li>
<li>402 MHz - 405 MHz</li>
<li>433.075 MHz - 434.775 MHz</li>
<li>902 MHz - 928 MHz</li>
<li>2400 - 2483.5 MHz</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;">Vietnam – New EMC Requirement for 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi Devices</h4>
<p>On March 19, 2014, Vietnam's Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) published regulation No. <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://mic.gov.vn/vbqppl/Lists/Vn bn QPPL/DispForm.aspx?ID=7971" target="_blank" rel="noopener">05/2014/TT-BTTTT</a> requiring Wi-Fi equipment operating in the frequency bands 2.4 GHz and/or 5 GHz to meet the additional compliance requirements of QCVN18:2010 (equivalent to EN 300 339:1998). This new regulation comes into effect on May 5, 2014.</p></td>
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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>Test Procedures Under New FCC U-NII Rules</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We manufacture dynamic frequency selection (DFS) wireless devices and understand that the new FCC U-NII rules become effective June 2, 2014, with a one-year transition period. Can you tell us if the test procedures for demonstrating compliance will change under the new rules?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Yes, the test procedures for the new FCC U-NII rules are different than those for the old rules. For detailed information on all the device requirements, please click on <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_a42d379f5a6d401690c8e0e104f650da.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">5 GHz UNII DFS Compliance Procedures</a>. You should also review the following FCC publications:</p>
<ul>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/eas/comments/GetPublishedDocument.html?id=365&amp;tn=871547" target="_blank" rel="noopener">KDB Publication 905462</a> lists the appropriate guidance documents for devices subject to DFS requirements.&nbsp;</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_fc14f0d2636945f0979316f58266e92c.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">KDB Publication 789033 D01 General UNII Test Procedures v01r03</a> &nbsp;provides guidance for EMC testing.&nbsp;</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/kdb/forms/FTSSearchResultPage.cfm?id=39498&amp;switch=P">KDB Publication 594280</a> provides guidance on software configuration control and security.</li>
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<p>Furthermore, appropriate compliance guidance should be followed for devices subject to RF exposure 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="B2"></a>Identifying U-NII Rules Applied to Approved DFS Devices</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> Is there a way to determine if a DFS device was approved under the old FCC U-NII rules or the new FCC U-NII rules?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> FCC grants issued for DFS devices approved under the new FCC U-NII rules will include one of the following Grant Note Codes:</p>
<ul>
<li style="margin-bottom: 10px;"><strong>Note Code 38:</strong> This device has shown compliance in all grant-listed U-NII sub-bands with the new rules for U-NII devices adopted under Docket No. 13-49 and may be marketed, manufactured, installed or imported after June 2, 2014.</li>
<li style="margin-bottom: 0px;"><strong>Note Code 39:</strong> This sub-band complies with the new rules for U-NII devices adopted under Docket No. 13-49.</li>
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<p>Please Note: When a device shows compliance for a Class II or Class III permissive change with the “new rules”, for example only the U-NII-1 rules, but is also approved under the “old rules” in U-NII-2 DFS rules, Note Code 39 is used to keep track of which sub-bands comply with the new U-NII rules. On the grant, Note Code 39 will appear on each line item of frequencies in the U-NII sub-band that comply with the new U-NII rules.</p>
<p>FYI: A Class III permissive change includes modifications to the software of a software-defined radio transmitter that change the frequency range, modulation type or maximum output power (either radiated or conducted) outside the parameters previously approved, or that change the circumstances under which the transmitter operates in accordance with FCC rules.</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>Impact to FCC Certification When Modifying Wireless Modules</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> In today’s wireless module market, it can be difficult to determine when a new equipment authorization application (FCC ID) is required following hardware and software changes made to a certified module. Where can I find FCC guidance on this issue?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> A new FCC ID and a new equipment authorization application would be required when changes are made to any of the following:</p>
<ul>
<li>the basic frequency determining and stabilizing circuitry (including clock and data rates)</li>
<li>frequency multiplication stages&nbsp;</li>
<li>basic modulator circuit</li>
<li>maximum power or field strength ratings</li>
</ul>
<p>[<a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=4aecbb6d0f5b288d8e3ab14cee049b40&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.3.9.221.45&amp;rgn=div8">47CFR§2.1043</a>] describes the modifications that can be made on wireless modules without filing for a new equipment authorization, and describes three different types of permissive changes that may impact wireless modules, and the FCC permissive change policy is described in detail in <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_00b5abcb66a54924b314806e5e1bfa66.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">178919 D01 Permissive Change Policy v05r04</a>.</p>
<p>The following changes to a wireless module may result in a permissive change that must be submitted for approval by a TCB or the FCC:</p>
<ul>
<li>Antenna&nbsp;</li>
<li>Printed Circuit Board (PCB) and Hardware&nbsp;</li>
<li>Enclosure&nbsp;</li>
<li>Software&nbsp;</li>
<li>Miscellaneous&nbsp;</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="B4"></a>Shielding Requirements for Industry Canada Modular Approval</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We are a wireless module manufacturer and would like to know Industry Canada’s (IC) position on testing a module without a shield when a modular approval (MA) certification is being sought.</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Without shielding, your module does not qualify for MA certification with IC. The reason that a module must contain its own shielding is to eliminate any effects of the host on emissions. If the module does not contain any shielding, bare-board testing is not appropriate because it cannot account for any emissions that the host may create or radiate since there is no coupling to the bare board. Therefore, a module without a shield must obtain its shielding from the host.</p>
<p>In these instances, you must seek a Limited Modular Approval (LMA) certification, with test results for the module in a representative host device, and documentation on how you will retain control of the use and/or installation of the module now and in the future.</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=104:110:891440706284701::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258105,52356,25">EN 60695-9-2:2014</a> - (4/18/2014) - Fire hazard testing - Part 9-2: Surface spread of flame - Summary and relevance of test methods</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:891440706284701::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258275,52745,25">EN 61936-1:2010/A1:2014</a> - (4/25/2014) - Power installations exceeding 1 kV a.c. - Part 1: Common rules</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:891440706284701::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258637,49886,25">EN 62321-2:2014</a> - (4/25/2014) - Determination of certain substances in electrotechnical products - Part 2: Disassembly, disjointment and mechanical sample preparation</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:891440706284701::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258637,47097,25">EN 62321-3-1:2014</a> - (4/25/2014) - Determination of certain substances in electrotechnical products - Part 3-1: Screening - Lead, mercury, cadmium, total chromium and total bromine by X-ray fluorescence spectrometry</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:891440706284701::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258049,44802,25">EN 62065:2014</a> - (5/2/2014) - 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://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:891440706284701::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257159,45064,25">CLC/TR 50417:2014</a> - (5/9/2014) - Safety of household and similar electrical appliances - Interpretations related to European Standards in the EN 60335 series</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:891440706284701::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257161,44652,25">EN 60601-1-8:2007/A1:2013/AC:2014</a> - (5/9/2014) - 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=104:110:891440706284701::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257161,46389,25">EN 60601-1:2006/AC:2014</a> - (5/9/2014) - 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=104:110:891440706284701::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258039,52502,25">EN 60749-26:2014</a> - (5/23/2014) - 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://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:891440706284701::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258209,53976,25">EN 61558-2-10:2014</a> - (5/23/2014) - Safety of transformers, reactors, power supply units and combinations thereof - Part 2-10: Particular requirements and tests for separating transformers with high insulation level and separating transformers with output voltages exceeding 1 000 V</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:891440706284701::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258061,56211,25">EN 62761:2014</a> - (5/23/2014) - Guidelines for the measurement method of nonlinearity for surface acoustic wave (SAW) and bulk acoustic wave (BAW) devices in radio frequency (RF)</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/302000_302099/30206501/01.03.01_60/en_30206501v010301p.pdf">ETSI EN 302 065-1 V1.3.1</a>&nbsp;- (April 2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD) using Ultra Wide Band technology (UWB); Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive; Part 1: Requirements for Generic UWB applications</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302000_302099/30206502/01.01.01_60/en_30206502v010101p.pdf">ETSI EN 302 065-2 V1.1.1</a>&nbsp;- (April 2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD) using Ultra Wide Band technology (UWB); Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive; Part 2: Requirements for UWB location tracking</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302000_302099/30206503/01.01.01_60/en_30206503v010101p.pdf">ETSI EN 302 065-3 V1.1.1</a>&nbsp;- (April 2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD) using Ultra Wide Band technology (UWB); Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive; Part 3: Requirements for UWB devices for road and rail vehicles</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/300001_300099/3000190101/02.02.01_60/en_3000190101v020201p.pdf">ETSI EN 300 019-1-1 V2.2.1</a>&nbsp;- (April 2014) - Environmental Engineering (EE); Environmental conditions and environmental tests for telecommunications equipment; Part 1-1: Classification of environmental conditions; Storage</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/300001_300099/3000190103/02.04.01_60/en_3000190103v020401p.pdf">ETSI EN 300 019-1-3 V2.4.1</a>&nbsp;- (April 2014) - Environmental Engineering (EE); Environmental conditions and environmental tests for telecommunications equipment; Part 1-3: Classification of environmental conditions; 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/300001_300099/3000190104/02.02.01_60/en_3000190104v020201p.pdf">ETSI EN 300 019-1-4 V2.2.1</a>&nbsp;- (April 2014) - Environmental Engineering (EE); Environmental conditions and environmental tests for telecommunications equipment; Part 1-4: Classification of environmental conditions; Stationary use at non-weather-protected locations</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302200_302299/3022170202/02.02.01_60/en_3022170202v020201p.pdf">ETSI EN 302 217-2-2 V2.2.1</a>&nbsp;- (April 2014) - 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/302200_302299/30221703/02.02.01_60/en_30221703v020201p.pdf">ETSI EN 302 217-3 V2.2.1</a>&nbsp;- (April 2014) - Fixed Radio Systems; Characteristics and requirements for point-to-point equipment and antennas; Part 3: Equipment operating in frequency bands where both frequency coordinated or uncoordinated deployment might be 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/300001_300099/3000190102/02.02.01_60/en_3000190102v020201p.pdf">ETSI EN 300 019-1-2 V2.2.1</a>&nbsp;- (April 2014) - Environmental Engineering (EE); Environmental conditions and environmental tests for telecommunications equipment; Part 1-2: Classification of environmental conditions; Transportation</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301500_301599/301598/01.01.01_60/en_301598v010101p.pdf">ETSI EN 301 598 V1.1.1</a>&nbsp;- (April 2014) - White Space Devices (WSD); Wireless Access Systems operating in the 470 MHz to 790 M</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/049562!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-1, Ed. 5.1</a> - (4/23/2014) - Corrigendum 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/049567!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62442-3, Ed. 1.0</a> - (4/24/2014) - Energy performance of lamp controlgear - Part 3: Controlgear for halogen lamps and LED modules - Method of measurement to determine the efficiency of the controlgear</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049577!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62443-3-3, Ed 1.0</a> - (4/24/2014) - Corrigendum 1 - Industrial communication networks - Network and system security - Part 3-3: System security requirements and security levels</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049600!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62676-4, Ed. 1.0</a> - (4/29/2014) - Video surveillance systems for use in security applications - Part 4: Application guidelines</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049627!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61000-4-19, Ed. 1.0</a> - (5/7/2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-19: Testing and measurement techniques - Test for immunity to conducted, differential mode disturbances and signalling in the frequency range 2 kHz to 150 kHz at a.c. power ports</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049675!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC/TS 62282-7-2, Ed. 1.0</a> - (5/13/2014) - Fuel cell technologies - Part 7-2: Test methods - Single cell and stack performance tests for solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049687!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60825-1, Ed. 3.0</a> - (5/15/2014) - Safety of laser products - Part 1: Equipment classification and requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049686!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61000-4-5, Ed. 3.0</a> - (5/15/2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-5: Testing and measurement techniques - Surge immunity test</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;">FCC - Newly Published U-NII Rules Effective 6/2/2014</h4>
<p>On June 2, 2014, the new FCC U-NII rules will go into effect, with the exception of Sec. 15.407(j) which contains information collection requirements that have not yet been approved by the OMB. The rules can be found at the <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/05/01/2014-09279/unlicensed-national-information-infrastructure-u-nii-devices-in-the-5-ghz-band">Federal Register</a>. Additionally, the FCC recently published a series of questions and answers relating to these new rules, and a <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=sUWrBEkMN9YLXjsFNZy%2BmQ%3D%3D">U-NII transition plan</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;">FCC - Newly Published Electronic Labelling Guidance</h4>
<p>On May 9, 2014, the FCC published for review the public draft of "<a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/eas/comments/GetPublishedDocument.html?id=369&amp;tn=716718">Electronic Labelling Guidance</a>”. The draft provides guidance for devices with an integrated display screen to present the required label information electronically (e-label) in lieu of a physical label or nameplate. The guidance applies to all devices which have an integral (non-removable) display screen and are currently subject to FCC certification, including devices that are subject to rules for software-defined radios or modular transmitters, and are used in a host device that has a display.</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 - New Release of RSS-195 and SRSP-516</h4>
<p>On April 24, 2014 Industry Canada published and adopted Radio Standards Specification <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/vwapj/rss-195-i2-apr.pdf/$FILE/rss-195-i2-apr.pdf">RSS-195, Issue 2: Wireless Communication Service (WCS) Equipment Operating in the Bands 2305-2320 MHz and 2345-2360 MHz</a>, which sets out the certification requirements for radio transmitters of WCS systems operating in these bands; and Standard Radio System Plan <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/vwapj/srsp516-i1.pdf/$FILE/srsp516-i1.pdf">SRSP-516, Issue 1: Technical Requirements for Wireless Communication Service Operating in the Bands 2305-2320 MHz and 2345-2360 MHz</a>, which sets out the minimum technical requirements for the efficient utilization of these bands. The two documents were published to reflect recent changes in technical and operational requirements for WCS equipment.</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;">Taiwan - New Regulations for Approval Schemes</h4>
<p>The Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) in Taiwan recently introduced new regulations regarding the Approval scheme for several product categories listed in the table below.</p>
<p>The following products used to require either Registration or Certification, but effective immediately, these products will now only need a Declaration of Conformity (DoC). All current certificates must be switched to DoC by December 31, 2014. Starting January 1, 2015, the old certificates will be terminated, and a DoC will be mandatory in order to import the following products into Taiwan.</p>
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<td style="width: 423px; border-collapse: collapse;">Other keyboards</td>
<td style="width: 147px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;">8471.60.30.90-6</td>
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<td style="width: 423px; border-collapse: collapse;">Magnetic or optical readers</td>
<td style="width: 147px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;">8471.90.30.00-9</td>
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<td style="width: 423px; border-collapse: collapse;">Turntables (record-decks) ( inspection scope: excluding those only both DC power and HI-END audio)</td>
<td style="width: 147px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;">8519.30.00.00-2A</td>
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<td style="width: 423px; border-collapse: collapse;">Turntables (record-decks) (inspection scope: those only DC power)</td>
<td style="width: 47px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;">8519.30.00.00-2B</td>
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<td style="width: 423px; border-collapse: collapse;">Magnetic tape-type video tape recorder/player, other than the Articles of Tariff No.85211011, for magnetic tapes of a width of 3/4 inch and over</td>
<td style="width: 147px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;">8521.10.12.00-8</td>
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<td style="width: 423px; border-collapse: collapse;">Other magnetic tape-type video tape recorder/player</td>
<td style="width: 147px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;">8521.10.19.00-1</td>
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<td style="width: 423px; border-collapse: collapse;">Magnetic tape-type video tape players, other than the Articles of Tariff No.85211021, for magnetic tapes of a width of 3/4 inch and over</td>
<td style="width: 147px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;">8521.10.22.00-6</td>
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<td style="width: 523px; border-collapse: collapse;">Other magnetic tape-type video tape players</td>
<td style="width: 147px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;">8521.10.29.00-9</td>
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<td style="width: 423px; border-collapse: collapse;">Pocket-size radio cassette players</td>
<td style="width: 147px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;">8527.12.00.00-4</td>
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<td style="width: 423px; border-collapse: collapse;">Electrical machines with translation or dictionary functions</td>
<td style="width: 147px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;">8543.70.91.00-3</td>
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<td style="width: 423px; border-collapse: collapse;">Other electrical machines and apparatus (inspection scope: those only DC power)</td>
<td style="width: 147px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;">8543.70.99.90-6C</td>
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<p>The Registration and DoC processes have the same documentation and testing requirements, with the exception of one difference:</p>
<p>The Registration process includes Application review &amp; Certificate issuance so the Approval is not final until the certificate is released by BSMI, however under the DoC process, Approval is final once the local test reports and other necessary documents are ready and the DoC is signed by the local applicant.</p>
<p>Old Approval certificates will need to be updated to DoCs by the end of 2014, per the following procedures:</p>
<ol>
<li>If the current certificate was issued against the latest BSMI standards CNS14336-1 (99 年版) / CNS13438 (95 年完整版), the approval holder just needs to sign a DoC internally.</li>
<li>If the current certificate lists the old BSMI standards CNS14336 (94 年版) / CNS13438 (95 年版) etc., then the manufacturer should update the local test reports to the new standards by re-testing samples; once testing is completed and new test reports are ready, the DoC can then be signed.</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;">Vietnam – New EMC Requirement for RF Devices - Update</h4>
<p>On March 19, 2014, Vietnam's Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) published regulation No. <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://mic.gov.vn/vbqppl/Lists/Vn%20bn%20QPPL/DispForm.aspx?ID=7971">05/2014/TT-BTTTT</a> requiring Wi-Fi equipment operating in the frequency bands of 2.4 GHz and/or 5 GHz and all RF transmitters between 9 kHz to 400 GHz with power greater than 60mW to meet the additional compliance requirements of QCVN18:2010 (equivalent to EN 300 339:1998). The new requirement has an effective date of May 5, 2014 but devices with existing Type Approvals do not need to be updated under the new QCVN 18:2010/BTTTT regulation. Type Approval certificates approved before May 5, 2014 will continue to be valid until their expiration date.</p></td>
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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>E-Labelling Guidance</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We manufacture modular devices with very small footprints and we have difficulty finding sufficient surface area on our devices to place our FCC ID label. What is the status of the FCC’s proposed e-labelling guidance?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The FCC proposed, published and received comments on the <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_2df44ed7d0b44f1bbeeef22276bd5615.pdf" target="_blank">Public Draft for Review for Electronic Labelling Guidance</a> for certified devices with an integrated display screen, however until the final version of the guidance is released, the electronic display of labels will not be allowed, with the exception of those already permitted for software-defined radios and modular transmitters which display the information electronically via a display. The proposed e-labelling guidance applies to all the aforementioned devices. At this time it is not known when the FCC will publish the final guidance document.</p>
<p>The current proposal includes requirements for the information to be displayed on the integrated screen, user access to the e-label information, removable adhesive labeling for importation and purchasing, and other topics.</p>
<p>The following are some highlights from the proposal; the final published document may include additional guidance:</p>
<p>Information to be Displayed on Integrated Screen Using E-label:</p>
<ul>
<li>FCC ID and Declaration of Conformity (DoC) logo if applicable.</li>
<li>Information required by specific rule to be provided on the surface of the product.</li>
</ul>
<p>Access to the Information on the E-label:</p>
<ul>
<li>Users must be able to access the information without special access codes or permissions, and in all cases it must be accessible in no more than three steps in a device’s menu.</li>
<li>Information access must be permitted without special accessories or installation of a SIM/USIM card.</li>
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<p>Removable Adhesive Labelling for Importation and Purchasing</p>
<ul>
<li>Products utilizing e-labels are required to have a physical label on them at the time of importation, marketing and sales; a removable adhesive label is acceptable. The removable label must include:
<ul>
<li>FCC ID and Declaration of Conformity (DoC) logo if applicable.</li>
<li>Information required by specific rule to be provided on the surface of the product.</li>
</ul>
</li>
</ul>
<p>The proposed e-labelling guidelines include several other important requirements including but not limited to:</p>
<ul>
<li>FCC ID, DoC logo if applicable, and other information required by specific rule must be programmed by the responsible party and the information must be secured so that it cannot be modified by third parties.</li>
<li>Product packaging material must display the FCC ID, and the DoC logo if applicable.</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;"><a name="B2"></a>SDR Configuration by Professional Installer</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We manufacture a Software-Defined Radio (SDR) and would like our professional installers to configure certain operating parameters in the field. Is this allowed?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> In many cases, a radio frequency transmitter requires professional installation or configuration by authorized service personnel. In such cases, professional installers may be allowed access to the configuration parameters for adjusting power or location information to accommodate local installation.</p>
<p>As long as your radio complies with the FCC’s SDR requirements, and the professional installer’s on-site programming matches the specific configuration parameters identified in the radio’s FCC certification, the professional installers may configure your device in the field.</p>
<p>However, professional installers are not permitted to make on-site adjustments such as using country code parameters to select the transmitter’s frequency of operation, nor to program other technical parameters such as Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) used for radar detection on a UNII device.</p>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> Within FCC <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=1ec09e0240231e5664a0e723ccc9fb24&amp;node=47:5.0.1.1.1.1&amp;rgn=div6" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§80</a>, <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=1ec09e0240231e5664a0e723ccc9fb24&amp;node=47:5.0.1.1.3&amp;rgn=div5" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§90</a> and <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=1ec09e0240231e5664a0e723ccc9fb24&amp;tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title47/47cfr95_main_02.tpl" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§95</a>, does the FCC permit service personnel limited access to configure devices to operate on a licensee’s frequency bands of operation?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Yes, these rule parts permit service personnel limited access to configure devices to operate on a licensee’s frequency bands of operation. The Operational Description exhibit submitted with the certification application for the device must clearly describe the control procedures implemented to ensure that only service personnel have access to the programming capabilities. Under no circumstance should the end users be able to program the radio.</p>
<p>The grantee may secure the radio software by implementing password protection through a web-based authentication procedure, or the grantee may require the service personnel to set the password by resetting the factory-based configuration.</p>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> We would like to add Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) measurement values to our user manual. What are the FCC guidelines for doing so?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The FCC does not require SAR values to be listed in user manuals or operating instructions, but does require that if included, the SAR values must be correct and consistent with the FCC grant.</p>
<p>In order to ensure compliance, if operating restrictions are necessary, i.e. in the use of body-worn accessories, the user manual must clearly specify the operating conditions and the required minimum separation distance between the user and the device.</p></td>
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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><strong>Standards Updates</strong></h4>
<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=104:110:1733757500796001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258145,53900,25">EN 61851-23:2014</a> - (5/30/2014) - Electric vehicle conductive charging system - Part 23: DC electric vehicle charging station</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1733757500796001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258145,50106,25">EN 61851-24:2014</a> - (5/30/2014) - Electric vehicle conductive charging system - Part 24: Digital communication between a d.c. EV charging station and an electric vehicle for control of d.c. charging</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1733757500796001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258483,58438,25">EN 50566:2013/AC:2014</a> - (6/6/2014) - 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 style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1733757500796001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,46303,25">EN 55016-2-3:2010/A2:2014</a> - (6/6/2014) - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 2-3: Methods of measurement of disturbances and immunity - Radiated disturbance measurements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1733757500796001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257171,48240,25">EN 50131-6:2008/A1:2014</a> - (6/13/2014) - Alarm systems - Intrusion and hold-up systems - Part 6: Power supplies</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1733757500796001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257171,54695,25">CLC/TS 50131-9:2014</a> - (6/13/2014) - Alarm systems - Intrusion and hold-up systems - Part 9: Alarm verification - Methods and principles</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1733757500796001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258803,47772,25">EN 60079-29-3:2014</a> - (6/20/2014) - Explosive atmospheres - Part 29-3: Gas detectors - Guidance on functional safety of fixed gas detection systems</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1733757500796001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257963,46000,25">EN 61260-1:2014</a> - (6/20/2014) - Electroacoustics - Octave-band and fractional-octave-band filters - Part 1: Specifications</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1733757500796001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257161,42127,25">EN 60601-2-34:2014</a> - (6/27/2014) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-34: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of invasive blood pressure monitoring equipment</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/302500_302599/302561/01.03.01_20/en_302561v010301a.pdf">ETSI EN 302 561 V1.3.1</a> - (May 2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Land Mobile Service; Radio equipment using constant or non-constant envelope modulation operating in a channel bandwidth of 25 kHz, 50 kHz, 100 kHz or 150 kHz; 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/102400_102499/102490/01.08.01_60/ts_102490v010801p.pdf">ETSI TS 102 490 V1.8.1</a>&nbsp;- (June 2014) - 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 style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/102300_102399/10236104/01.06.01_60/ts_10236104v010601p.pdf">ETSI TS 102 361-4 V1.6.1</a>&nbsp;- (June 2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Systems; Part 4: DMR trunking protocol</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/102900_102999/10293301/01.03.01_60/ts_10293301v010301p.pdf">ETSI TS 102 933-1 V1.3.1</a>&nbsp;- (June 2014) - Railway Telecommunications (RT); GSM-R improved receiver parameters; Part 1: Requirements for radio reception</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/103100_103199/103148/01.01.01_60/tr_103148v010101p.pdf">ETSI TR 103 148 V1.1.1</a> - (June 2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); System Reference document (SRdoc); Technical characteristics of Radio equipment to be used in the 76 GHz to 77 GHz band; Short-Range Radar to be fitted on fixed transport infrastructure</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/102400_102499/102436/02.01.01_60/tr_102436v020101p.pdf">ETSI TR 102 436 V2.1.1</a>&nbsp;- (June 2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD) intended for operation in the bands 865 MHz to 868 MHz and 915 MHz to 921 MHz; Guidelines for the installation and commissioning of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) equipment at UHF</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/102600_102699/102658/02.04.01_60/ts_102658v020401p.pdf">ETSI TS 102 658 V2.4.1</a>&nbsp;- (June 2014) - 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 style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/103100_103199/10318102/01.01.01_60/tr_10318102v010101p.pdf">ETSI TR 103 181-2 V1.1.1</a> - (June 2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD) using Ultra Wide Band (UWB); Transmission characteristics Part 2: UWB mitigation techniques</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/049747!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61000-3-2:2014, Ed. 4.0</a> - (5/26/2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 3-2: Limits - Limits for harmonic current emissions (equipment input current &amp;le; 16 A per phase)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049748!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60598-1:2014, Ed. 8.0</a> - (5/26/2014) - Luminaires - Part 1: General requirements and tests</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 60601-1:2014 SER, Ed. 1.0</a> - (6/19/2014) - 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/049789!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-1-12:2014, Ed. 1.0</a> - (6/19/2014) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 1-12: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance - Collateral Standard: Requirements for medical electrical equipment and medical electrical systems intended for use in the emergency medical services environment</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049803!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62053-24:2014, Ed. 1.0</a> - (6/19/2014) - Electricity metering equipment (a.c.) - Particular requirements - Part 24: Static meters for reactive energy at fundamental frequency (classes 0,5 S, 1S and 1)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049787!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60268-4:2014, Ed. 5.0</a> - (6/19/2014) - Sound system equipment - Part 4: Microphones</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049829!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60065:2014, Ed. 8.0</a> - (6/27/2014) - Audio, video and similar electronic apparatus - Safety requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049828!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60079-1:2014, Ed. 7.0</a> - (6/27/2014) - Explosive atmospheres - Part 1: Equipment protection by flameproof enclosures "d"</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 - "Permit But Ask" List and Procedures Revised</h4>
<p>On May 16, 2014, the FCC published <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=v5dY73HaYI8J5oQ7HTCXdg%3D%3D">388624 D02 Permit But Ask List v15r01</a>, which replaces 388624 D02 Permit But Ask List v15. Fixed devices in the U-NII-1 band were added.</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 - Guidance on Non-SDR Devices to Ensure Compliance</h4>
<p>On June 2, 2014, the FCC published <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=zCFmKZ2jhODxG29nyb6OsA%3D%3D">594280 D01 Configuration Control v02</a> providing guidance on permissible options and restrictions on configuration controls for devices not approved as Software Defined Radios.</p>
<p>Additionally, the FCC revised (FCC 14-30, ET Docket No. 13-39) the rules (effective June 2, 2014) for U-NII devices operating under Part 15 to require that these devices have software security implemented to ensure that the devices operate as authorized and that they cannot be modified. <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=62oHENXBNi%2BaD5WZEzDZzA%3D%3D">594280 D02 U-NII Device Security v01</a> provides guidance on the information that must be provided in the application filing to show that proper security is implemented in the device.</p>
<p>The FCC has established the following transition plan:</p>
<ul>
<li>New devices will be permitted to be approved under the old rules until June 1, 2015.</li>
<li>Starting June 2, 2016, permissive changes will not be permitted for devices approved under the old rules, unless they meet the requirements of the new rules.</li>
<li>All devices partially or completely approved under the old rules cannot be marketed starting June 2, 2016 unless they meet the requirements of the new rules in all the bands of operation.</li>
<li>Applications for devices for approval under the new rules must apply all of the applicable test procedures for such devices and provide software security documentation as discussed in the guidance <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=62oHENXBNi%2BaD5WZEzDZzA%3D%3D">594280 D02 U-NII Device Security v01</a>. This also applies to all applications for new devices and applications for permissive changes of previously approved devices.</li>
</ul>
<p>Also, please note that effective January 1, 2015 equipment authorization applications for all new Wi-Fi Client devices capable of operating on Channels 12 and 13 in the 2.4 GHz band under Part 15 rules must demonstrate compliance with the guidance in <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=zCFmKZ2jhODxG29nyb6OsA%3D%3D">594280 D01 Configuration Control v02</a>. Wi-Fi Client devices capable of operating on Channels 12 and 13 approved prior to that date and otherwise relying on passive scanning modes may be marketed without modification after that date.</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 - Draft ENERGY STAR Requirements for Slates and Tablets Published</h4>
<p>During late May 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.energystar.gov/products/specs/sites/products/files/ENERGY%20STAR%20Version%206.1%20Computers%20Draft%20Test%20Method.pdf">NERGY STAR Program Requirements for Computers, Draft Test Method version 6.1</a> which now includes Slate/Tablet devices and Two-In-One Computers with notable additions below:</p>
<ul>
<li>Provided guidance that Slates/Tablets or Two-In-One Computers shall be configured in a manner identical to Notebooks unless otherwise specified.</li>
<li>Provided clarification to luminance requirement to load three vertical bar video signal with default application for a Slate/Tablet or Two-In-One Computer.</li>
<li>Added luminance requirements to test Slates/Tablets at a 200 cd/m2 minimum. Additionally, Two- In-One Computers shall be tested similar to Notebooks at 90 cd/m2.</li>
<li>Added requirement for Slates/Tablets or Two-In-One Computers to configure the ENERGY STAR test image with a default image display application.</li>
<li>Added additional reporting test, specifying that Notebook Computers and Two-In-One Computers repeat the Short Idle test with the display brightness set to the closest setting that is at least 200 cd/m2. Additionally, Slates/Tablets shall repeat the Short Idle test with the display brightness set to the closest setting that is at least 90 cd/m2.</li>
<li>Added additional requirement to disable cellular function for testing and added clarifying language to leave Bluetooth as shipped.</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 - Health Canada's Safety Code 6 Limits</h4>
<p>Recently, Health Canada published a public consultation notice including its <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/consult/_2014/safety_code_6-code_securite_6/draft-ebauche-eng.php">draft Safety Code 6 guidelines (2014)</a>. Industry Canada is reminding manufacturers of their obligations to meet <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/consult/_2014/safety_code_6-code_securite_6/draft-ebauche-eng.php">Health Canada's Safety Code 6</a> limits adopted in Industry Canada <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf01904.html">RSS-102</a>, and these additional points made at the April 2014 TCB Workshop:</p>
<ul>
<li>Industry Canada recommends that manufacturers take the draft limits into consideration during the design and testing phases of their devices, including the compliance distance in their user manuals.</li>
<li>Industry Canada will incorporate official Safety Code 6 limits (2014) in RSS-102 Issue 5.</li>
<li>Industry Canada will immediately use RSS-102 Issue 5 for the purposes of certifying new equipment.</li>
<li>RSS-102 Issue 5 will take full effect 120 days from the date of publication for equipment certified prior to Issue 5.</li>
<li>After the transition period, all devices manufactured, imported or sold in Canada must be in compliance with the revised standard no matter when they were originally certified.</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;">EU - New Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU</h4>
<p>On May 22, 2014, the Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU (RED) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The RED will replace the R&amp;TTE Directive 1999/5/EC starting June 13, 2016, after a two year transition period to allow manufacturers time to comply with the new Directive. The following are some key highlights of the new Directive:</p>
<ul>
<li>The RED brings the Directive into line with the New Legislative Framework (NLF) which has replaced the 20 year old New Approach.</li>
<li>The RED introduces obligations for importers and distributors of radio equipment, as well as manufacturers.</li>
<li>The RED scope includes broadcast receivers.</li>
<li>Telecommunications Terminal Equipment without a radio interface is no longer within the Directive's scope, but instead will be within the scope of the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) 2014/35/EU and the Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive 2014/30/EU.</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>ETSI Standard Comparisons</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> Do you know whether the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) has a service that compares different versions of a harmonized standard?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> ETSI provides a comparison between the latest and the previously published versions of its harmonized standards. This is accomplished using an Adobe .pdf file that clearly indicates content changes and deletions, and page changes and moves. It is a very useful tool; click <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://portal.etsi.org/edithelp/ToHelpYou/hs.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a> for further information.</p>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> We have a FCC certified GSM/WCDMA transmitter module. We now wish to add a mini PCI Express X1 card. To implement this change to the currently certified module, we added a new printed circuit board (PCB), a switching regulator, and passive components to the interface. The new configuration is intended to be a module and will be sold only for professional installation. If required, RF exposure for portable configuration evaluation will be the final integrator’s responsibility. We have the following questions:</p>
<ol>
<li>We want to apply a Class II permissive change (PCII) to our module to include the PCI Express X1 PCB. Would the FCC consider the changes described to be “electrically identical” so that the new combination can be approved under the existing FCC ID?</li>
<li>With regard to the mini PCI Express X1 card, can we apply for modular approval under a new FCC ID?</li>
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<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Following are the answers to your questions:</p>
<ol>
<li>If the radio section of the module is exactly the same, and only the passive PCB is added, the FCC may allow this to be certified as a PCII and the FCC ID will remain the same. If testing indicates that this is not a passive PCB, the FCC may require a new FCC ID.</li>
<li>For the PCI Express X1 addition, if it were connected to a computer, it would be considered a computer peripheral in accordance with <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=95ff763337f596a0ff6da3ef78b56380&amp;node=se47.1.15_1101&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§FCC 15.101</a>, and authorized under a Declaration of Conformity (DoC) or a certification grant. If the peripheral portion of your device is approved under a DoC, it is possible to apply for a PCII. If the peripheral portion is certified instead, your composite filing will require a new FCC ID.</li>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> We are an overseas manufacturer of a frequency translating repeater system (FTRS) designed for FCC 47CFR§24 rules and regulations. What is the procedure to obtain certification?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The procedures for filing a certification application under 47CFR§24 are in <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=ffbd73cdc70b93ab9497c6b9264f5adf&amp;node=se47.1.2_11033&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.1033(c)</a>.</p>
<p>The technical requirements for testing a 47CFR§24 FTRS are in <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=ffbd73cdc70b93ab9497c6b9264f5adf&amp;node=se47.2.24_1232&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§24.232</a>, <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=ffbd73cdc70b93ab9497c6b9264f5adf&amp;node=se47.2.24_1235&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§24.235</a> and <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=ffbd73cdc70b93ab9497c6b9264f5adf&amp;node=se47.2.24_1238&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§24.238</a>.</p>
<p>Additionally, when testing devices like amplifiers, repeaters and boosters, you should provide a comparison of the input modulated spectrum and the output modulated spectrum. This comparative test corresponds to the occupied bandwidth test required under 47CFR§2.1049.</p>
<p>If you have devices that handle multiple signals, these devices will provide Inter-modulation (IM) products. IM products are spurious emissions covered by the general emissions limitations (mask) in each radio service.</p>
<p>The IM test normally refers to the IM products produced by the transmitter / repeater carrying two or more signals at the same time, in accordance with 47CFR§2.1051.</p>
<p>IM products (spurious emissions measurements) are typically taken at the antenna terminals with the transmitter modulation enabled.</p>
<p>The three-signal test is still the preferred primary procedure. The FCC typically requires that these IM test(s) be performed with the three&nbsp;signals of equal magnitude, at their highest rated output power for each modulation type, and in all modes that would generate different responses.</p>
<p>For a three-signal test, the signals should be spaced as follows: two close together at one edge of the pass-band, and the third signal alone at the other edge of the pass-band. This placement potentially produces both in-band and out-of-band IM products.</p>
<p>If you cannot perform a three-signal test because of equipment shortages or other limitations, a two-signal test is acceptable as a default, however the two-signal test is a last alternative to the preferred three-signal test, and should not randomly replace the three-signal test.</p>
<p>If you must perform a two-signal test, the two&nbsp;signals must be of equal magnitude, at their highest rated output power for each modulation type, and tested in all modes that would generate different responses.</p>
<p>You must test both the upper and lower edges of the pass-band. In each case, the two signals should be close together at the side of the band edge being tested. As a result, you will perform two independent two-signal tests, instead of one three-signal test.</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>HAC Equipment Authorization Requirements</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> Where can I find the equipment authorization requirements for hearing aid compatibility (HAC) of mobile handsets?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The documents linked below provide detailed guidance on both FCC testing and certification requirements under 47CFR§20.19, including those for ANSI standards, test reports, manual language, grant notes, etc.</p>
<ol>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_d26de71f43394f7688073ffc08b59ac1.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">285076 D01</a> HAC Guidance v04-provides equipment authorization guidance for mobile handsets subject to the requirements of Section 20.19 for hearing aid compatibility</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_5ed839f4a37042e899f6e89f47fee425.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">285076 D02</a> T-Coil testing for CMRS IP v01r01 provides guidance for T-Coil tests for voice-over-IP (e.g. LTE and Wi-Fi) CMRS based Telephone Services</li>
</ol><hr />
<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>
<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><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:328699440158901::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257171,58708,25">EN 62676-1-1:2014/AC:2014</a></span> - (7/4/2014) - Video surveillance systems for use in security applications - Part 1-1: System requirements - General</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:328699440158901::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:887985,40063,25">EN 16603-20-07:2014</a></span> - (7/9/2014) - Space engineering - Electromagnetic compatibility</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:328699440158901::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258817,51052,25">EN 55016-1-2:2014</a></span> - (7/11/2014) - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 1-2: Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus - Coupling devices for conducted disturbance measurements</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:328699440158901::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,44458,25">EN 55016-2-1:2014</a></span> - (7/11/2014) - 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><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:328699440158901::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258789,54144,25">EN 60079-31:2014</a></span> - (7/11/2014) - Explosive atmospheres - Part 31: Equipment dust ignition protection by enclosure "t"</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:328699440158901::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258817,49991,25">EN 55016-4-2:2011/A1:2014</a></span> - (7/25/2014) - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 4-2: Uncertainties, statistics and limit modelling - Measurement instrumentation uncertainty</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:328699440158901::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,49991,25">EN 55016-4-2:2011/A1:2014</a></span> - (7/25/2014) - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 4-2: Uncertainties, statistics and limit modelling - Measurement instrumentation uncertainty</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:328699440158901::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257161,58805,25">EN 60601-2-43:2010/AC:2014</a></span> - (7/25/2014) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-43: Particular requirements for basic safety and essential performance of X-ray equipment for interventional procedures</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:559007442518301::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257189,43007,25">EN 62368-1:2014</a></span> - Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment - Part 1: Safety requirements</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:559007442518301::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257159,54973,25">EN 60335-1:2012/A11:2014</a></span> - (8/8/2014) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 1: General requirements</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:559007442518301::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257167,55314,25">EN 60825-1:2014</a></span> - (8/8/2014) - Safety of laser products - Part 1: Equipment classification and requirements</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><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/102600_102699/102658/02.04.01_60/ts_102658v020401p.pdf">ETSI TS 102 658 V2.4.1</a></span>&nbsp;- (June 2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Digital Private Mobile Radio (dPMR) using FDMA with a channel spacing of 6,25 kHz</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/103100_103199/10318102/01.01.01_60/tr_10318102v010101p.pdf">ETSI TR 103 181-2 V1.1.1</a></span> - (June 2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD) using Ultra Wide Band (UWB); Transmission characteristics Part 2: UWB mitigation techniques</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/103200_103299/103229/01.01.01_60/tr_103229v010101p.pdf">ETSI TR 103 229 V1.1.1</a></span>&nbsp;- (July 2014) - Environmental Engineering (EE); Safety Extra Low Voltage (SELV) DC power supply network for ICT devices with energy storage and grid or renewable energy sources options</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/102900_102999/102946/01.01.01_60/ts_102946v010101p.pdf">ETSI TS 102 946 V1.1.1</a></span>&nbsp;- (July 2014) - Reconfigurable Radio Systems (RRS); System requirements for Operation in UHF TV Band White Spaces</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/103200_103299/103263/01.01.01_60/tr_103263v010101p.pdf">ETSI TR 103 263 V1.1.1</a></span>&nbsp;- (July 2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); System Reference document (SRdoc); Cognitive radio techniques for Satellite Communications operating in Ka band</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_es/201500_201599/201554/01.02.01_60/es_201554v010201p.pdf">ETSI ES 201 554 V1.2.1</a></span>&nbsp;- (July 2014) - Environmental Engineering (EE); Measurement method for Energy efficiency of Mobile Core network and Radio Access Control equipment</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301500_301599/301502/11.01.01_60/en_301502v110101p.pdf">ETSI EN 301 502 V11.1.1</a></span>&nbsp;- (July 2014) - Global System for Mobile communications (GSM); Harmonized EN for Base Station Equipment covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301900_301999/30190818/07.01.01_60/en_30190818v070101p.pdf">ETSI EN 301 908-18 V7.1.1</a></span>&nbsp;- (July 2014) - IMT cellular networks; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive; Part 18: E-UTRA, UTRA and GSM/EDGE Multi-Standard Radio (MSR) Base Station (BS)</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301900_301999/30190818/07.01.02_60/en_30190818v070102p.pdf">ETSI EN 301 908-18 V7.1.2</a></span> - (July 2014) - IMT cellular networks; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive; Part 18: E-UTRA, UTRA and GSM/EDGE Multi-Standard Radio (MSR) Base Station (BS)</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/102100_102199/102121/01.03.01_60/ts_102121v010301p.pdf">ETSI TS 102 121 V1.3.1</a></span> - (July 2014) - Environmental Engineering (EE); Power distribution to telecommunications and datacom (ICT) equipment</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/102900_102999/10293302/01.03.01_60/ts_10293302v010301p.pdf">ETSI TS 102 933-2 V1.3.1</a></span> - (August 2014) - Railway Telecommunications (RT); GSM-R improved receiver parameters; Part 2: Radio conformance testing</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><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049843!opendocument">CISPR 16-1-1:2010+AMD1:2010+AMD2:2014 CSV, Ed. 3.2</a></span> - (6/30/2014) - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 1-1: Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus - Measuring apparatus</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049837!opendocument">CISPR 16-1-1:2010/AMD2:2014, Ed. 3.0</a></span> - (6/30/2014) - Amendment 2 - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 1-1: Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus - Measuring apparatus</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049875!opendocument">IEC 60335-2-89/ISH1:2014, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - (7/10/2014) - Interpretation sheet 1 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-89: Particular requirements for commercial refrigerating appliances with an incorporated or remote refrigerant unit or compressor</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049866!opendocument">IEC 62485-3:2014, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - (7/10/2014) - Safety requirements for secondary batteries and battery installations - Part 3: Traction batteries</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049884!opendocument">IEC GUIDE 107:2014, Ed. 4.0</a></span> - (7/15/2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility - Guide to the drafting of electromagnetic compatibility publications</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049852!opendocument">ISO/IEC 15149-1:2014, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - (7/2/2014) - Information technology - Telecommunications and information exchange between systems - Magnetic field area network (MFAN) - Part 1: Air interface</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/031863!opendocument">CISPR 16:2014 SER, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - (7/21/2014) - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - ALL PARTS</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049909!opendocument">CISPR TR 16-4-5+AMD1:2014 CSV, Ed. 1.1</a></span> - (7/21/2014) - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 4-5: Uncertainties, statistics and limit modelling - Conditions for the use of alternative test methods</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049904!opendocument">CISPR TR 16-4-5/AMD1:2014, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - (7/21/2014) - Amendment 1 - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 4-5: Uncertainties, statistics and limit modelling - Conditions for the use of alternative test methods</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049906!opendocument">IEC 60079-2:2014, Ed. 6.0</a></span> - (7/21/2014) - Explosive atmospheres - Part 2: Equipment protection by pressurized enclosure "p"</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049908!opendocument">IEC 60601-2-1+AMD1:2014 CSV, Ed. 3.1</a></span> - (7/21/2014) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-1: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of electron accelerators in the range 1 MeV to 50 MeV</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049903!opendocument">IEC 60601-2-1/AMD1:2014, Ed. 3.0</a></span> - (7/21/2014) - Amendment 1 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-1: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of electron accelerators in the range 1 MeV to 50 MeV</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049874!opendocument">IEC 61000-2-4:2002/COR1:2014, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - (7/21/2014) - Corrigendum 1 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 2-4: Environment - Compatibility levels in industrial plants for low-frequency conducted disturbances</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049911!opendocument">IEC 60601-1/AMD1:2012/COR1:2014, Ed. 3.0</a></span> - (7/22/2014) - Corrigendum 1 - Amendment 1 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 1: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049935!opendocument">IEC 60839-5-1:2014, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - (7/28/2014) - Alarm and electronic security systems - Part 5-1: Alarm transmission systems - General requirements</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049969!opendocument">IEC TR 62681:2014, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - (8/12/2014) - Electromagnetic performance of high voltage direct current (HVDC) overhead transmission lines</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/049965!opendocument">IEC TR 62726:2014, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - (8/12/2014) - Guidance on quantifying greenhouse gas emission reductions from the baseline for electrical and electronic products and systems</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 – Provider-Specific Signal Booster Compliance Measurement Guidance</h4>
<p>On July 24, 2014, the FCC published <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=iZi2ce0J2X67BxW%2BOTX2VQ%3D%3D">Wideband Consumer Signal Booster Compliance Measurement Guidance</a>. This newly published guidance establishes and documents standardized measurement procedures that will produce the data required to demonstrate that a wideband consumer signal booster is compliant with the technical requirements specified by the NPS.</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 - U-NII Transition Plan – Software Security Requirements</h4>
<p>On July 10, 2014, the FCC published <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=mPs1a%2F0jnE%2BaC0lY4I1LLw%3D%3D">Software Security Requirements for U-NII Devices</a> which provides guidance on permissible options and restrictions on configuration controls for devices not approved as Software Defined Radios.</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 – e-Labeling Guidance Published</h4>
<p>On July 11, 2014, the FCC published <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=KvMvDHtHyDtJ4FB3x0mEwA%3D%3D">784748 D02 e labelling v01</a>, providing guidance on FCC e-labeling. The document explains how devices with an integrated display screen can present the required label information electronically (e-label) in lieu of a physical label or nameplate. E‑labeling is applicable to all devices which have an integral (non-removable) display screen and are currently subject to certification or DoC requirements. These include devices that have an integrated display or devices that are subject to rules for software-defined radios or modular transmitters and are used in a host device that has an integrated display.</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;">U.S. - FDA Relaxes Regulatory Requirements for MDDS</h4>
<p>Medical Device Data Systems (MDDS) used to support digital health technologies are no longer subject to FDA regulation per a new FDA guidance. Specific MDDS devices include:</p>
<ul>
<li>MDDS falling under 21 CFR 880.6310</li>
<li>Medical image storage devices under 21 CFT 892.2010</li>
<li>Medical image communications devices under 21 CFR 892.2020</li>
</ul>
<p>The FDA does not intend to enforce compliance for devices subject to the three regulations listed above in terms of registration and listing, premarket review, post-market reporting and FDA Good Manufacturing Practice quality system requirements.</p>
<p>The new FDA draft guidance also changes the agency's approach to regulating mobile medical apps and technologies where MDDS is concerned. Sections V-A-1 and V-B, as well as Appendices B, C and D of the FDA's Mobile Medical Applications guidance, have been amended to exclude MDDS, medical image storage and medical image communication devices from the scope of the agency's regulatory remit.</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 SRSP-517, Technical Requirements for BRS</h4>
<p>On July 17, 2014, Industry Canada published Notice No. SMSE-010-14 — Release of Standard Radio System Plan <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/vwapj/SRSP-517_Issue1_EN.pdf/$file/SRSP-517_Issue1_EN.pdf">SRSP-517, Issue 1: Technical Requirements for Broadband Radio Services (BRS) in the Band 2500–2690 MHz, which sets out the minimum technical requirements for the efficient utilization of this band</a>. This new publication reflects changes in Industry Canada's policy on BRS.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Canada - New Procedure for DoC and Registration of Terminal Equipment Released</h4>
<p>On August 7, 2014, Industry Canada DC-01(E), Issue 5, <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/vwapj/DC-01-Issue5.pdf/$FILE/DC-01-Issue5.pdf">Procedure for Declaration of Conformity and Registration of Terminal Equipment</a>, was released. It sets out the procedures that telecommunications terminal equipment suppliers must follow to declare conformity to the applicable technical specifications and to register their equipment with Industry Canada. A list of changes from the previous issue follows:</p>
<ol>
<li>General editorial modifications</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" title="Related Documents" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf05610.html#s4">Section 4</a> (Related Documents), reference to Terminal Equipment – Technical Specifications List (CS-03 Parts I and VIII) was added</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" title="Technical Brief" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf05610.html#s6.3">Section 6.3</a> (Technical Brief), CB Notice 2013-05 requirements were added to submit compliance folder upon registration</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" title="Test Report Cover Sheet" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf05610.html#aB">Annex B</a> (Test Report Cover Sheet) was relocated from Annex A, and now includes CS-03 specification details and attestation</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" title="CS-03 Test Report Requirements" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf05610.html#aD">Annex D</a>&nbsp;(Test Report Requirements) was added, listing test report requirements</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;">Argentina – FHSS Devices Require Retesting at Renewal</h4>
<p>On June 12, 2014, Argentina's Comisión Nacional de Comunicaciones (CNC) released NOTCNCANEH N° 8/2014 confirming that all devices using FHSS modulation and submitted for Type Approval before July 8, 2013 must now be retested at the time of renewal. This requirement falls under the latest technical standard - Protocolo para Equipos de Espectro Ensanchado por Salto en Frecuencia V13.1 (Protocol for Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum devices V13.1) and also includes UHF RFID technology and all versions of Bluetooth. Devices submitted for approval after July 8, 2013 are not affected.</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;">Kenya – Authority Name Change</h4>
<p>Kenya's Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) has recently been renamed Communications Authority of Kenya. Our local agent does not anticipate any impact on the existing regulatory Type Approval process. Telecommunications equipment must be type approved in Kenya, but existing test reports may be leveraged and there are no labeling requirements in place.</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;">Korea – New Safety Rules</h4>
<p>On July 31, 2014, the Korean government announced new safety regulations for electronic products. The most important changes are as follows:</p>
<ol>
<li>The new regulations are stricter than before and include products powered by DC input voltage (there is a one year grace period so the effective date for most products is August 1, 2015)</li>
<li>The new regulations now allow multiple factories to be listed on the KC Safety certificate. This is effective immediately.</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>Multiple Rule Part Transmitters</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We are manufacturing a wireless device that operates under various FCC rule parts. Are there any restrictions for certifying our device?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The answer depends in large part on the rule parts under which your device operates, and if they are unlicensed or licensed rule parts.</p>
<p>FCC 47CFR§2.1033(e) permits certification of transmitting devices that are subject to multiple rule parts, provided that the device complies with the technical requirements in each individual rule part.</p>
<p>47CFR§15.31(k) defines a composite system wherein “……each device must comply with its specific standards” and provides guidance for measurement procedures for composite devices which contain multiple transmitters.</p>
<p>Equipment operating under multiple rule parts/equipment classes, and composite devices, are approved under one FCC ID, however multiple Form 731 line items must be submitted.</p>
<p>However, if your device operates under multiple licensed rule parts or licensed-by-rule wireless radio services, there are additional requirements and/or restrictions.</p>
<p>FCC publication <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_ef41461b6a76433ea8666282f61adc4c.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">149672 D01 Xmit Certified Mult Rule Parts v01r01</a> provides additional guidance for multiple licensed rule part transmitting device combinations which are either:</p>
<ul>
<li>Prohibited by rule;</li>
<li>Permitted with additional requirements beyond the individual rule parts;</li>
<li>Subject to a special “Permit But Ask” procedure for FCC approval prior to Certification;</li>
<li>Subject to additional approvals from other government agencies.</li>
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<p>If your device is subject to licensed rules parts, there may be additional requirements or restrictions enforced by the FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB).</p>
<p>Please note that all combination transmitting devices must meet RF exposure requirements and all other FCC rules.</p>
<p>If you have specific questions about your transmitting device, please go to <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/kdb/index.cfm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/kdb/index.cfm</a>, review the available publications, and Submit an Inquiry if you don’t find a conclusive answer.</p>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> Are LED bulbs subject to any FCC rules?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> In most cases, light-emitting-diode (LED) lighting products utilize switching power supplies which operate at RF frequencies similar to those used in digital electronic products. Therefore, FCC rules must be applied in order to control potential interference to radio communications services.</p>
<p>To clarify the testing requirements for lighting devices, including LEDs and fluorescent light ballasts, the FCC published <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_d7d06ddd8b4c49328ec9e3f070d75c6e.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">640677 D01 RF LIGHTING DR01-41878</a>, Draft for Review RF Lighting Products Must Meet All FCC Standards to Mitigate Potential Harmful Interferences to Radio Services on August 27, 2014.</p>
<p>Lighting devices that power a bulb or tube with direct current (DC) or alternating current (AC) below 9 kHz, and utilize switching power supply technology, must comply with the following:</p>
<ul>
<li>AC Power Line Conducted Emission Limits: <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=975ce1ff470eb285fc1167fbf55d27a6&amp;node=se47.1.15_1107&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.107(a)</a> for Class B (residential) devices or 47CFR§15.107(b) for Class A (commercial) devices, as appropriate.</li>
<li>Radiated Emission Limits: <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=975ce1ff470eb285fc1167fbf55d27a6&amp;node=se47.1.15_1109&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.109(a)</a> for Class B (residential) devices or 47CFR§15.109(b) for Class A (commercial), as appropriate. Radiated emission measurements are to be performed from 30 MHz to 1000 MHz.</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=975ce1ff470eb285fc1167fbf55d27a6&amp;node=se47.1.2_1902&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.902</a> Equipment Authorization Procedure: The “Verification” equipment authorization procedure is used for both Class A and Class B devices.</li>
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<p>The FCC intends to strictly enforce the testing rules for RF lighting in order to mitigate the potential for interference, and strongly encourages manufacturers to help resolve any instances of harmful interference that may occur, in order to avoid enforcement actions and possible sanctions.</p>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> We manufacture public safety equipment which operates in the band 4940-4990 MHz and utilizes wireless battery chargers. What are the applicable standards for Industry Canada?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Please refer to Industry Canada’s recently published standards:</p>
<ul>
<li>Radio Standards Specification <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_035c1e35ad7242f48dbcb57b5b584466.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS-111, </a><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_035c1e35ad7242f48dbcb57b5b584466.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Issue 5 September 2014, Broadband Public Safety Equipment Operating in the Band 4940-4990 MHz</a>, defines the certification requirements for radio transmitters and receivers in the band 4940-4990 MHz for public safety purposes.</li>
<li>Radio Standards Specification <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_788e0f4f53094b2b84c565b4980e8c70.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS-216, </a><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_788e0f4f53094b2b84c565b4980e8c70.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Issue 1 August 2014, Wireless Power Transfer Devices (Wireless Chargers)</a> defines the minimum requirements for wireless power transfer devices with power management and/or control capabilities, and whether they require, or are exempt from, certification.</li>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> What is the current status of e-labeling under FCC and Industry Canada rules and regulations?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> As announced in the August 2014 MultiPoint, the FCC published <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_eeed4552113e42348734139e19fa6380.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">784748 D02 e&nbsp;labelling v01</a> on July 11, 2014, with the approved e-labeling guidelines for devices with an integrated display screen, which are subject to DoC or certification. These final guidelines are consistent with the summaries provided in past editions of this newsletter. Please consult this FCC document to ensure that your e-labels are compliant with all of the published requirements.</p>
<p>On August 22, 2014 Industry Canada released a draft consultation on Electronic Labelling, <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_7f84fd1256824a1aa35bbeab4e12df4e.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Notice 2014 DRS0821 (Draft)</a>, to advise interested parties that it is announcing how devices with an integrated display screen can present the required label information electronically (e-label) in lieu of a physical label or nameplate. This applies to all devices which have an integral (non-removable) display screen and are currently subject to certification or registration requirements. The draft specifies the information to be displayed, user accessibility to the required information, labelling for importation and purchasing, security, user manual/packaging, and transmitter modules; the requirements as drafted are similar to those of the FCC.</p>
<p>The comment period has closed; the requirements will become effective immediately upon publication of Industry Canada’s final guidance.</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><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1364882015594001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257161,46028,25">EN 60601-2-27:2014</a></span> - (8/22/201) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-27: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of electrocardiographic monitoring equipment</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1364882015594001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258817,54706,25">EN 61000-3-2:2014</a></span> - (8/22/201) - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 3-2: Limits - Limits for harmonic current emissions (equipment input current ≤ 16 A per phase)</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1364882015594001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,54706,25">EN 61000-3-2:2014</a></span> - (8/22/201) - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 3-2: Limits - Limits for harmonic current emissions (equipment input current ≤ 16 A per phase)</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1364882015594001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258817,56414,25">EN 61000-4-5:2014</a></span> - (8/22/201) - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-5: Testing and measurement techniques - Surge immunity test</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1364882015594001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,56414,25">EN 61000-4-5:2014</a></span> - (8/22/201) - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-5: Testing and measurement techniques - Surge immunity test</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1364882015594001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258817,55810,25">EN 61000-4-19:2014</a></span> - (8/22/201) - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-19: Testing and measurement techniques - Test for immunity to conducted, differential mode disturbances and signalling in the frequency range 2 kHz to 150 kHz at a.c. power ports</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1364882015594001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,55810,25">EN 61000-4-19:2014</a></span> - (8/22/201) - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-19: Testing and measurement techniques - Test for immunity to conducted, differential mode disturbances and signalling in the frequency range 2 kHz to 150 kHz at a.c. power ports</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1364882015594001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258337,42919,25">EN 62477-1:2012/A11:2014</a></span> - (8/22/201) - Safety requirements for power electronic converter systems and equipment - Part 1: General</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1364882015594001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258737,48947,25">EN 60268-4:2014</a></span> - (8/29/201) - Sound system equipment - Part 4: Microphones</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1364882015594001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257225,49725,25">EN 60974-10:2014</a></span> - (8/29/201) - Arc welding equipment - Part 10: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1364882015594001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258817,56826,25">EN 55016-1-1:2010/A2:2014</a></span> - (9/19/201) - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 1-1: Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus - Measuring apparatus</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1364882015594001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,56826,25">EN 55016-1-1:2010/A2:2014</a></span> - (9/5/201) - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 1-1: Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus - Measuring apparatus</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1364882015594001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257189,50146,25">EN 50514:2014</a></span> - (9/5/201) - Audio, video and information technology equipment - Routine electrical safety testing in production</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><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/303000_303099/30309801/01.02.01_60/en_30309801v010201p.pdf">ETSI EN 303 098-1 V1.2.1</a></span>&nbsp;- (September 2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Maritime low power personal locating devices employing AIS; Part 1: Technical characteristics and methods of measurement</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/102500_102599/10258701/01.04.01_60/ts_10258701v010401p.pdf">ETSI TS 102 587-1 V1.4.1</a></span>&nbsp;- (September 2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Peer-to-Peer Digital Private Mobile Radio; Part 1: Conformance testing; Protocol Implementation Conformance Statement (PICS) proforma</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/102600_102699/102628/01.02.01_60/tr_102628v010201p.pdf">ETSI TR 102 628 V1.2.1</a></span>&nbsp;- (September 2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); System Reference document (SRdoc); Land Mobile Service; Additional spectrum requirements for future Public Safety and Security (PSS) wireless communication systems in the UHF frequency range</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/303100_303199/303135/01.01.01_60/en_303135v010101p.pdf">ETSI EN 303 135 V1.1.1</a></span>&nbsp;- (September 2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Coastal Surveillance, Vessel Traffic Services and Harbour Radars (CS/VTS/HR); Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/102700_102799/10272601/02.02.01_60/ts_10272601v020201p.pdf">ETSI TS 102 726-1 V2.2.1</a></span>&nbsp;- (September 2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Conformance testing for Mode 1 of the digital Private Mobile Radio (dPMRTM); Part 1: Protocol Implementation Conformance Statement (PICS) proforma</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/101500_101599/101548/01.01.01_60/ts_101548v010101p.pdf">ETSI TS 101 548 V1.1.1</a></span>&nbsp;- (September 2014) - Access, Terminals, Transmission and Multiplexing (ATTM); European Requirements for Reverse Powering of Remote Access Equipment</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/103000_103099/103053/01.01.01_60/tr_103053v010101p.pdf">ETSI TR 103 053 V1.1.1</a></span>&nbsp;- (September 2014) - Fixed Radio Systems; Parameters affecting the Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) and the Receiver Signal Level (RSL) threshold in point-to-point receivers; Theory and practice</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/105100_105199/10517401/01.02.01_60/ts_10517401v010201p.pdf">ETSI TS 105 174-1 V1.2.1</a></span>&nbsp;- (September 2014) - Access, Terminals, Transmission and Multiplexing (ATTM); Broadband Deployment and Energy Management; Part 1: Overview, common and generic aspects</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><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050048!opendocument">IEC TS 62132-9:2014, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - (8/21/2014) - Integrated circuits - Measurement of electromagnetic immunity - Part 9: Measurement of radiated immunity - Surface scan method</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050072!opendocument">IEC TS 61967-3:2014, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - (8/25/2014) - Integrated circuits - Measurement of electromagnetic emissions - Part 3: Measurement of radiated emissions - Surface scan method</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050171!opendocument">IEC 60335-2-90/AMD2:2014, Ed. 3.0</a></span> - (9/19/2014) - Amendment 2 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-90: Particular requirements for commercial microwave ovens</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050176!opendocument">IEC 62031+AMD1:2012+AMD2:2014 CSV, Ed. 1.2</a></span> - (9/19/2014) - LED modules for general lighting - Safety specifications</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050173!opendocument">IEC 62031/AMD2:2014, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - (9/19/2014) - Amendment 2 - LED modules for general lighting - Safety specifications</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050154!opendocument">IEC 60068-2-75:2014, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - (9/3/2014) - Environmental testing - Part 2-75: Tests - Test Eh: Hammer tests</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/045744!opendocument">IEC 60086:2014 SER, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - (9/3/2014) - Primary batteries - ALL PARTS</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050141!opendocument">IEC 60086-4:2014, Ed. 4.0</a></span> - (9/3/2014) - Primary batteries - Part 4: Safety of lithium batteries</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050148!opendocument">IEC 60601-2-64:2014, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - (9/3/2014) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-64: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of light ion beam medical electrical equipment</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050156!opendocument">IEC 60601-2-68:2014, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - (9/4/2014) - Electrical medical equipment - Part 2-68: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of X-ray-based image-guided radiotherapy equipment for use with electron accelerators, light ion beam therapy equipment and radionuclide beam therapy equipment</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050158!opendocument">IEC 80601-2-58:2014, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - (9/4/2014) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-58: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of lens removal devices and vitrectomy devices for ophthalmic surgery</li>
</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 - October 2014 TCBC Workshop</h4>
<p>The Telecommunications Certification Body Council (TCBC) will host its October 2014 Workshop from October 21-23, 2014 at the Holiday Inn - Inner Harbor in Baltimore,Maryland. Details can be found at: http://www.tcbcouncil.org/events/event_details.asp?id=481756</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 Rules for MBAN Published</h4>
<p>On August 20, 2014, The FCC published its final rules for <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2014/db0821/FCC-14-124A1.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Providing Spectrum for the Operation of Medical Body Area Networks (MBAN)</a>. In this amendment, the FCC took further action to foster the development and deployment of new and innovative MBAN devices by:</p>
<ul>
<li>providing MBAN users with additional flexibility to enable the implementation of technical standards being developed for MBAN devices;</li>
<li>clarifying and modifying portions of the rules to facilitate the coordination, deployment, and use of MBAN systems;</li>
<li>finalizing the process for selecting a Medical Body Area Network (MBAN) Coordinator. This coordinator will facilitate use of the MBAN frequencies, which operate in shared-use bands.</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 - "Permit But Ask" List Updated</h4>
<p>On August 12, 2014, The FCC published <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=m9uVjb2eFMcFeWkKjYcOPw%3D%3D" target="_blank" rel="noopener">388624 D02 Permit But Ask List v15r02</a>; replacing 388624 D02 Permit But Ask List v15r01. The changes in the new revision are mainly the clarification of the following text:</p>
<ul>
<li>II.C.1.b.(uplink carrier aggregation)</li>
<li>II.C.1.c (EV-DO Rev B)</li>
<li>II.C.1.o. (excluding CMRS base stations)</li>
<li>II.C.2.n. (added new item for devices restricted for use by State, Local or Federal law enforcement agencies)</li>
<li>II.C.2.o. (added new item for Wi-Fi Client devices)</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;">US - ENERGY STAR Requirements for Slates and Tablets Published</h4>
<p>On August 12, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.energystar.gov/products/specs/sites/products/files/Version 6 1 Computers Final Program Requirements.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ENERGY STAR Program Requirements for Computers version 6.1</a>. Version 6.1 requirements take effect on September 10, 2014 and expand the scope of the computers program to include Slates/Tablets and Portable All-In-One Computers, as well as a new subtype of Notebook Computers, Two-In-One Notebooks. Power management and energy efficiency criteria have been added for the two new product types, while Two-In-One Notebooks are addressed directly through the existing Version 6.0 Notebook Computer requirements. The EPA received limited comments in response to the Final Draft specification, which resulted in some modest edits to the final specification, including clarifications in the definitions for Two-In-One Notebooks and Portable All-In-One Computers.</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 - Consultation on Policy Changes in the 3500 MHz Band</h4>
<p>On August 19, 2014, Industry Canada posted <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf10844.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Notice No. DGSO-003-14 (Consultation on Policy Changes in the 3500 MHz Band (3475-3650 MHz) and a New Licensing Process in Rural Areas)</a> on its website.</p>
<p>The purpose of DGSO-003-14 is to undertake a public consultation through <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/vwapj/3500ConsultationEN.pdf/$file/3500ConsultationEN.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Consultation on Policy Changes in the 3500 MHz Band (3475-3650 MHz) and a New Licensing Process in Rural Areas</a> which sets out a number of proposals to enable both fixed and mobile services to operate in the 3500 MHz band:</p>
<ol type="a">
<li>a new classification of Tier 4 areas to differentiate between urban and rural areas;</li>
<li>a new licensing process to be used for fixed wireless access (FWA) licenses;</li>
<li>a fundamental reallocation of the 3500 MHz band to introduce mobile services; and</li>
<li>a transition policy that could take effect pending decisions made following this consultation.</li>
</ol>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Canada - Release of RSS-216, Issue 1 and RSS-111, Issue 5</h4>
<p>On September 4, 2014 Industry Canada posted on its website the release of RSS-216, Issue 1 and RSS-111, Issue 5. Details on the publications are as follows:</p>
<ul>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/vwapj/RSS-216-Issue1.pdf/$file/RSS-216-Issue1.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS-216, Issue 1, Wireless Power Transfer Devices (Wireless Chargers)</a> sets out the minimum requirements for wireless power transfer devices with power management and/or control capabilities.</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/vwapj/RSS-111-Issue5.pdf/$file/RSS-111-Issue5.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS-111, Issue 5, Broadband Public Safety Equipment Operating in the Band 4940-4990 MHz</a>, Issue 5 replaces Issue 4 (January 2012) and the following changes are listed below:<ol>
<li>The transmit power is to be measured in terms of average instead of peak.</li>
<li>A transmitter peak to average power ratio of 13 dB has been added.</li>
<li>Antenna gain limits and operational restrictions for devices employing a directional antenna have been added.</li>
<li>The requirement for receiver standard spurious emissions has been withdrawn as a result of decisions made under Regulatory Standards Notice 2012-DRS0126.</li>
</ol></li>
</ul>
<p>Please contact Rhein Tech directly if you have additional questions or testing requirements. 703.689.0368</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 Class 2 Equipment Table Listing</h4>
<p>During July 2014, <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/sectors/rtte/files/rtte-subclass2-2014_en.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Commission Decision 2000/299/EC</a> was published listing the following table of equipment falling within the scope of 'Class 2.' These subclasses of Class 2 correspond to radio equipment using harmonized frequency bands for which notification in accordance with Article 6(4) of the Directive is not required:</p>
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<td style="width: 75px; border-collapse: collapse;">
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<td style="width: 332px; border-collapse: collapse;">
<p><strong>Application</strong></p>
</td>
<td style="width: 150px; border-collapse: collapse;">
<p><strong>Frequency Band(s)</strong></p>
</td>
<td style="width: 100px; border-collapse: collapse;">
<p><strong>Comments</strong></p>
</td>
</tr>
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<td style="width: 75px; border-collapse: collapse;">
<p>H01</p>
</td>
<td style="width: 332px; border-collapse: collapse;">
<p>WLAN</p>
</td>
<td style="width: 150px; border-collapse: collapse;">
<p>5.15 – 5.35 GHz</p>
</td>
<td style="width: 100px; border-collapse: collapse;">
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 75px; border-collapse: collapse;">
<p>H02 a-f</p>
</td>
<td style="width: 332px; border-collapse: collapse;">
<p>UWB Equipment</p>
</td>
<td style="width: 150px; border-collapse: collapse;">
<p>1.6 – 10.6 GHz</p>
</td>
<td style="width: 100px; border-collapse: collapse;">
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 75px; border-collapse: collapse;">
<p>H03</p>
</td>
<td style="width: 332px; border-collapse: collapse;">
<p>Wideband Data Transmission Systems</p>
</td>
<td style="width: 150px; border-collapse: collapse;">
<p>57 – 66 GHz</p>
</td>
<td style="width: 100px; border-collapse: collapse;">
<p>Rev. of Ed. 1</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 75px; border-collapse: collapse;">
<p>H04</p>
</td>
<td style="width: 332px; border-collapse: collapse;">
<p>Animal Implantable Devices</p>
</td>
<td style="width: 150px; border-collapse: collapse;">
<p>12.5 – 20.0 MHz</p>
</td>
<td style="width: 100px; border-collapse: collapse;">
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 75px; border-collapse: collapse;">
<p>H05</p>
</td>
<td style="width: 332px; border-collapse: collapse;">
<p>Transport And Traffic Telematics</p>
</td>
<td style="width: 150px; border-collapse: collapse;">
<p>5795 – 5805 MHz</p>
</td>
<td style="width: 100px; border-collapse: collapse;">
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 75px; border-collapse: collapse;">
<p>H06</p>
</td>
<td style="width: 332px; border-collapse: collapse;">
<p>Radio Determination Devices</p>
</td>
<td style="width: 150px; border-collapse: collapse;">
<p>6000 – 8500 MHz</p>
</td>
<td style="width: 100px; border-collapse: collapse;">
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 75px; border-collapse: collapse;">
<p>H07</p>
</td>
<td style="width: 332px; border-collapse: collapse;">
<p>Radio Determination Devices</p>
</td>
<td style="width: 150px; border-collapse: collapse;">
<p>24.05 – 26.5 GHz</p>
</td>
<td style="width: 100px; border-collapse: collapse;">
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 75px; border-collapse: collapse;">
<p>H08</p>
</td>
<td style="width: 332px; border-collapse: collapse;">
<p>Radio Determination Devices</p>
</td>
<td style="width: 150px; border-collapse: collapse;">
<p>75 – 85 GHz</p>
</td>
<td style="width: 100px; border-collapse: collapse;">
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 75px; border-collapse: collapse;">
<p>H09</p>
</td>
<td style="width: 332px; border-collapse: collapse;">
<p>Active Medical Implants</p>
</td>
<td style="width: 150px; border-collapse: collapse;">
<p>2483.5 – 2500 MHz</p>
</td>
<td style="width: 100px; border-collapse: collapse;">
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 75px; border-collapse: collapse;">
<p>H10</p>
</td>
<td style="width: 332px; border-collapse: collapse;">
<p>DECT</p>
</td>
<td style="width: 150px; border-collapse: collapse;">
<p>1880 – 1900 MHz</p>
</td>
<td style="width: 100px; border-collapse: collapse;">
<p>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>
<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;">New List of Harmonized Standards for the R&amp;TTE Directive</h4>
<p>On September 12, 2014, the European Commission published the an updated list of standards in the Official Journal of the European Union to be used for assessing compliance to <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=OJ:JOC_2014_313_R_0001&amp;from=EN" target="_blank" rel="noopener">R&amp;TTE Directive</a>.</p></td>
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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>FMCW Tank Level Probe Test Procedure</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We want to obtain FCC certification for our frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) level probe radar (LPR) device. Which test procedure should we use?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> FMCW LPR devices fall under FCC <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/retrieveECFR?gp=&amp;SID=994ff229a260225689366593b4099bb7&amp;n=pt47.1.15&amp;r=PART&amp;ty=HTML#se47.1.15_1209" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.256</a>. However, LPR devices for use only in a metal or a concrete tank, which provide some level of attenuation, may be certified in accordance with 47CFR§15.31(g) by showing compliance with the provisions of <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/retrieveECFR?gp=&amp;SID=994ff229a260225689366593b4099bb7&amp;n=pt47.1.15&amp;r=PART&amp;ty=HTML#se47.1.15_1209" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.209</a>, with the LPR device installed inside the tank and measurements taken outside the tank using the measurement procedures in ANSI C63.10.</p>
<p>FMCW LPR devices for use in tanks that are neither metal nor concrete are subject to certification under 47CFR§15.256 and must follow the published FCC measurement procedures listed below:</p>
<ul>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_f42ac9ccfd684ea7a9508d48ff63c83a.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">890966 D01 Level Probing Radar v01</a></li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_5c75c50599d04a13b135ac00877d1b76.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">TR14-1007</a> Measurement of FMCW provides background information on the derivation of the method for calculating the average of FMCW LPR transmissions, and measurements to confirm the calculated results.</li>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> Does the FCC allow us to measure our Part 15 and Part 18 devices below 30 MHz in a location other than an open area test site (OATS)?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> With respect to Part 15 and Part 18 devices, the short answer is that all attempts must be made to perform the measurements on an OATS at the applicable limit distance before measurements at an alternate test site, or at a distance less than the limit distance, are acceptable to demonstrate compliance with the emission limits.</p>
<p>47CFR§15.31 stipulates the test site requirements. <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=134c72f57cb91dec17e3d348ecf68c2f&amp;node=se47.1.15_131&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.31(d)</a> states that field strength measurements shall be made, to the extent possible, on an OATS. Test sites other than OATSs may be employed if they are properly calibrated so that the measurement results correspond to what would be obtained on an OATS.</p>
<p>FCC certification or verification of equipment such as perimeter protection systems, carrier current systems, and systems employing a leaky coaxial cable as an antenna, require&nbsp;installation site measurements to be performed at a minimum of three installations that can be demonstrated to be representative of typical installation sites.</p>
<p><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=134c72f57cb91dec17e3d348ecf68c2f&amp;node=se47.1.15_131&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.31(f)</a> requires that to the extent practical, the device under test shall be measured at the distance specified in the appropriate rule section.</p>
<p>Test sites other than OATSs, such as anechoic chambers, may be employed only if calibrated so that the measurements correspond to those obtained on an OATS.</p>
<p>Since there are no standards for validation of test sites below 30 MHz, calibration must be obtained by other means, such as performing measurements at an alternate test site and comparing to measurements obtained on an OATS. Statistical analysis of the measurement data from several similar devices may be required to show correlation between the measurements from the alternate test site and an OATS. The limit distance below 30 MHz is 30 meters or more, and in most anechoic chambers it is not possible to perform measurements at such distances. Without further analysis and comprehensive testing, this may make it difficult to show correlation between measurements taken on an OATS at distances greater than the dimensions of the anechoic chamber, and measurements taken at the same distance in the anechoic chamber.</p>
<p>For <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=134c72f57cb91dec17e3d348ecf68c2f&amp;node=sp47.1.18.c&amp;rgn=div6" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§18</a> devices, MP-5, Section 2.1 also permits the use of test sites other than OATSs only if it can be shown that the results obtained at the alternate location can be correlated to those obtained on an OATS. Sufficient tests must be conducted to demonstrate that the alternative site produces results that correlate with the results from an OATS.</p>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> Please advise us on the procedure for changing an FCC ID.</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Under 2.933(b), the FCC allows a change in ID when there is no change in design, circuitry or construction of the certified device. The procedure requires a new application for equipment authorization, including specific supporting&nbsp;documents.</p>
<p>Additional requirements for the application process are in large part dependent on the status of the party requesting the change in ID and their relationship to the original grantee.</p>
<p><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/kdb/forms/FTSSearchResultPage.cfm?switch=P&amp;id=188453" target="_blank" rel="noopener">KDB Publication 249634</a>&nbsp;published October 17, 2014 defines the procedures to request a change in FCC ID based on different circumstances.</p>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> We understand that EN 300 328 V1.7.1 will cease to exist as a harmonized standard on December 31, 2014, and will be replaced by EN 300 328 V1.8.1. Are there significant differences between the two versions?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> There are in fact significant differences between V1.7.1 and V1.8.1. A test report written to comply with V1.7.1 will not meet the requirements of V1.8.1. Devices will need to be reassessed. This includes existing devices which will continue to be placed on the market.</p>
<p>The primary reasons for the major differences between V1.7.1 and V1.8.1 are interference in the band and power measurement challenges.</p>
<p>We cannot list here all of the differences between V1.7.1 and 1.8.1, however some of the major changes in V1.8.1 include:</p>
<ul>
<li>A split between FHSS and non-FHSS devices, and within each of these splits, a distinction between adaptive and non-adaptive modes.</li>
<li>Mandatory spectrum sharing requirements – Medium Access Protocol is replaced by “Adaptivity” (common in other ETSI EN standards such as EN 300 220, EN 300 440, etc.)</li>
<li>Test methods introduced for various technologies</li>
<li>Clearer requirements and test methods, as requested by TCAM, the European Commission, and the industry.</li>
</ul>
<p>There are also new requirements for the test reports; a sample of one such requirement, for EUT Operation information, is provided in Annex E of EN 300 328 V1.8.1.</p>
<p>A brief summary of some of the differences between EN 300 328 V1.7.1 and V1.8.1 is shown in the following chart:</p>
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<p><strong>EN 300 328 V1.7.1</strong></p>
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<p><strong>EN 300 328 V1.8.1</strong></p>
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<p>E.I.R.P.</p>
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<p>Output Power / E.I.R.P.</p>
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<p>Spectral Power Density<br /> (non-FHSS only)</p>
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<p>Spectral Power Density<br /> (non-FHSS only)</p>
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<p>Frequency Range</p>
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<p>Occupied Bandwidth<br /> Transmitter Out-of-Band Emissions</p>
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<p>Hopping, Channels and Dwell Time<br /> (FHSS only)</p>
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<p>Hopping, Channels and Dwell Time<br /> (FHSS only)</p>
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<p>Medium Access Protocol</p>
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<p>Adaptivity (Adaptive)<br /> Receiver Blocking (Adaptive)<br /> Duty Cycle &amp; Utilization (non-Adaptive)</p>
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<p>Transmitter Spurious Emissions</p>
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<p>Transmitter Spurious Emissions</p>
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<p>Receiver Spurious Emissions</p>
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<p>Receiver Spurious Emissions</p>
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<p>We strongly recommend that you review <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/300300_300399/300328/01.08.01_60/en_300328v010801p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 300 328 V1.8.1</a>&nbsp;in its entirety. You can also&nbsp;find a marked-up pdf document that shows the differences between V1.7.1 and V1.8.1&nbsp;<a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://portal.etsi.org/Portals/0/TBpages/edithelp/Docs/EN%20300%20328v181_compared%20with%20previous%20version.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>.</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="B6"></a><strong>Standards Updates</strong></h4>
<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><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:882665951120801::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258367,47346,25">EN 60068-2-75:2014</a></span> - (10/24/2014) - Environmental testing - Part 2-75: Tests - Test Eh: Hammer tests</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:882665951120801::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257161,51289,25">EN 62353:2014</a></span> - (10/31/2014) - Medical electrical equipment - Recurrent test and test after repair of medical electrical equipment</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:882665951120801::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258337,50644,25">EN 62751-1:2014</a></span> - (10/31/2014) - Power losses in voltage sourced converter (VSC) valves for high-voltage direct current (HVDC) systems - Part 1: General requirements</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:882665951120801::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258637,45193,25">CLC/TS 50574-2:2014</a></span> - (11/7/2014) - Collection, logistics &amp; treatment requirements for end-of-life household appliances containing volatile fluorocarbons or volatile hydrocarbons - Part 2: specification for de-pollution</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:882665951120801::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257245,46250,25">EN 60350-1:2013/A11:2014</a></span> - (11/7/2014) - Household electric cooking appliances - Part 1: Ranges, ovens, steam ovens and grills - Methods for measuring performance</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:882665951120801::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258161,51001,25">EN 61010-2-010:2014</a></span> - (11/7/2014) - Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - Part 2-010: Particular requirements for laboratory equipment for the heating of Materials</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:882665951120801::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257217,56648,25">EN 62675:2014</a></span> - (11/7/2014) - Secondary cells and batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes - Sealed nickel-metal hydride prismatic rechargeable single cells</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:882665951120801::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257159,56910,25">EN 60335-2-56:2003/A2:2014</a></span> - (11/21/2014) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-56: Particular requirements for projectors and similar appliances</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:882665951120801::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257159,46609,25">EN 60335-2-101:2002/A2:2014</a></span> - (11/21/2014) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-101: Particular requirements for vaporizers</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><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/305500_305599/30555001/01.02.01_60/en_30555001v010201p.pdf">ETSI EN 305 550-1 V1.2.1</a></span> - (October 2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD); Radio equipment to be used in the 40 GHz to 246 GHz frequency range; Part 1: Technical characteristics and test methods</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/305500_305599/30555002/01.02.01_60/en_30555002v010201p.pdf">ETSI EN 305 550-2 V1.2.1</a></span> - (October 2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD); Radio equipment to be used in the 40 GHz to 246 GHz frequency range; Part 2: Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/303200_303299/30320401/01.01.01_60/en_30320401v010101p.pdf">ETSI EN 303 204-1 V1.1.1</a></span>&nbsp;- (October 2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Network Based Short Range Devices (SRD); Radio equipment to be used in the 870 MHz to 876 MHz frequency range with power levels ranging up to 500 mW; Part 1: Technical characteristics and test methods</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/303200_303299/30320402/01.01.01_60/en_30320402v010101p.pdf">ETSI EN 303 204-2 V1.1.1</a></span>&nbsp;- (October 2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Network Based Short Range Devices (SRD); Radio equipment to be used in the 870 MHz to 876 MHz frequency range with power levels ranging up to 500 mW; Part 2: Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/303200_303299/30320301/01.01.01_60/en_30320301v010101p.pdf">ETSI EN 303 203-1 V1.1.1</a></span>&nbsp;- (November 2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD); Medical Body Area Network Systems (MBANSs) operating in the 2 483,5 MHz to 2 500 MHz range; Part 1: Technical characteristics and test methods</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/303200_303299/30320302/01.01.01_60/en_30320302v010101p.pdf">ETSI EN 303 203-2 V1.1.1</a></span>&nbsp;- (November 2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD); Medical Body Area Network Systems (MBANSs) operating in the 2 483,5 MHz to 2 500 MHz range; Part 2: Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302900_302999/302969/01.02.01_60/en_302969v010201p.pdf">ETSI EN 302 969 V1.2.1</a></span>&nbsp;- (November 2014) - Reconfigurable Radio Systems (RRS); Radio Reconfiguration related Requirements for Mobile Devices</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/303000_303099/30309802/01.02.01_60/en_30309802v010201p.pdf">ETSI EN 303 098-2 V1.2.1</a></span>&nbsp;- November 2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Maritime low power personal locating devices employing AIS; Part 2: Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/103200_103299/103245/01.01.01_60/tr_103245v010101p.pdf">ETSI TR 103 245 V1.1.1</a></span>&nbsp;- (November 2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); System Reference document (SRdoc); Technical characteristics and spectrum requirements of wideband SRDs with advanced spectrum sharing capability for operation in the UHF 870 - 876 MHz and 915 - 921 MHz frequency bands</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><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050266!opendocument">IEC 60079-26:2014, Ed. 3.0</a></span> - (10/28/2014) - Explosive atmospheres - Part 26: Equipment with Equipment Protection Level (EPL) Ga</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050281!opendocument">IEC TR 62839-1:2014, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - (11/6/2014) - Environmental declaration - Part 1: Wires, cables and accessory products - Specific rules</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050293!opendocument">IEC 60050-561:2014, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - (11/7/2014) - International electrotecnical vocabulary - Part 561: Piezoelectric, dielectric and electrostatic devices and associated materials for frequency control, selection and detection</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050292!opendocument">IEC 61000-4-36:2014, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - (11/7/2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-36: Testing and measurement techniques - IEMI immunity test methods for equipment and systems</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050302!opendocument">IEC 62586-2/COR1:2014, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - (11/11/2014) - Corrigendum 1 - Power quality measurement in power supply systems - Part 2: Functional tests and uncertainty requirements</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050317!opendocument">ISO/IEC 30101:2014, Ed. 1.0</a></span>&nbsp;- (11/12/2014) - Information technology -- Sensor networks: Sensor network and its interfaces for smart grid system</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050318!opendocument">ISO/IEC 30128:2014, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - (11/12/2014) - Information technology -- Sensor networks -- Generic Sensor Network Application Interface</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050307!opendocument">IEC 60287-1-1/AMD1:2014, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - (11/13/2014) - Amendment 1 - Electric cables - Calculation of the current rating - Part 1-1: Current rating equations (100 % load factor) and calculation of losses - General</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050308!opendocument">IEC 60287-1-1+AMD1:2014 CSV, Ed. 2.1</a></span> - (11/13/2014) - Electric cables - Calculation of the current rating - Part 1-1: Current rating equations (100 % load factor) and calculation of losses - General</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050306!opendocument">IEC 60364-4-42/AMD1:2014, Ed. 3.0</a></span> - (11/13/2014) - Amendment 1 - Low-voltage electrical installation - Part 4-42: Protection for safety - Protection against thermal effects</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050309!opendocument">IEC 60364-4-42:2010+AMD1:2014 CSV, Ed. 3.1</a></span> - (11/13/2014) - Low-voltage electrical installations - Part 4-42: Protection for safety - Protection against thermal effects</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050320!opendocument">IEC TR 62939-1:2014, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - (11/17/2014) - Smart grid user interface - Part 1: Interface overview and country perspectives</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050319!opendocument">IECEE 01:2014, Ed. 14.0</a></span> - (11/17/2014) - IEC System of Conformity Assessment Schemes for Electrotechnical Equipment and Components (IECEE) - Basic Rules FREE DOWNLOAD</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050322!opendocument">IEC 60335-2-30/COR1:2014, Ed. 5.0</a></span> - (11/18/2014) - Corrigendum 1 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-30: Particular requirements for room heaters</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050326!opendocument">IEC TR 61916:2014, Ed. 3.0</a></span> - (11/20/2014) - Electrical accessories - Harmonization of general rules</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;">Canada - Release of RSS-251, Field Disturbance Sensors</h4>
<p>On November 21, 2014, Industry Canada posted on its website the release of <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/vwapj/RSS-251-issue1.pdf/$FILE/RSS-251-issue1.pdf">RSS-251, Issue 1 — Field Disturbance Sensors in the Bands 46.7-46.9 GHz (Vehicular Radar) and 76-77 GHz (Vehicular and Airport Fixed Radar).</a>&nbsp;Changes to the standard are as follows:</p>
<ol>
<li>A portion of Annex 13 of RSS-210, Licence-exempt Radio Apparatus (All Frequency Bands): Category I Equipment, in particular, the text regarding devices operating in the bands 46.7-46.9 GHz and 76-77 GHz, has been integrated into this document.</li>
<li>Removal of the vehicle-mounted, orientation-specific limits for the field disturbance sensors operating in the frequency band 76-77 GHz.</li>
<li>Field disturbance sensors operating in the frequency band 76-77 GHz are allowed to be used as a fixed radar system at an airport.</li>
<li>Clarification of the power density limits in the band 46.7-46.9 GHz. The limits apply to the average power density and a requirement has been included for the peak power density.</li>
<li>Inclusion of a table in Section 5.2.2 regarding the power density limits of vehicle-mounted radar systems and fixed radar systems (i.e. field disturbance sensors) in the frequency band 76-77 GHz.</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 - Electronic Labeling Allowed for Wireless Chargers</h4>
<p>On November 13, 2014, Industry Canada posted on its website an update to <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="Wireless Power Transfer Devices (Wireless Chargers)" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS-216, Issue 1 - Wireless Power Transfer Devices (Wireless Chargers)</a> now allowing electronic labeling (e-labeling), where applicable.</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-GEN, Issue 4 and RSP-100, Issue 10</h4>
<p>On November 13, 2014, Industry Canada posted on its website the release of RSS-Gen, Issue 4, and RSP-100, Issue 10. <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/vwapj/rss-gen-i4-nov14.pdf/$FILE/rss-gen-i4-nov14.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Radio Standards Specification RSS-Gen, Issue 4, General Requirements for Compliance of Radio Apparatus</a> was entirely modified, including the numbering of each section, and sets out the general requirements for radio apparatus used for radio-communication other than broadcasting. A list of changes follows:</p>
<ol>
<li>The title of the standard has changed from “General Requirements and Information for the Certification of Radio Apparatus” to “General Requirements for Compliance of Radio Apparatus”.</li>
<li>Section 3: Normative reference publications have been added.</li>
<li>Section 4: Requirements to obtain an exemption have been added.</li>
<li>Section 5: The section on receiver requirements has been revised as per Regulatory Standards Notice 2012-DRS0126</li>
<li>Section 7: Requirements for licence-exempt radio apparatus are now all included in one section of RSS-Gen, which is in addition to the specific requirements in the appropriate RSS-200 series standard.</li>
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<p><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/vwapj/rsp-100-i10-nov2014.pdf/$FILE/rsp-100-i10-nov2014.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Radio Standards Procedure RSP-100, Issue 10, Certification of Radio Apparatus</a>, has been entirely modified, including the numbering of the sections. It sets out the requirements for certification of radio apparatus and broadcasting equipment. Sections 2.3, 2.4, 3.4, and 7, previously in RSS-Gen, Issue 3, have been added to RSP-100, Issue 10.</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 Expands Safety Approval Scheme</h4>
<p>The Department of Electronics and Information Technology (Deity) in India recently announced an expansion to the scope, including new products, of the Electronics and Information Technology Goods (Requirements for Compulsory Registration) Order, 2012.</p>
<p>Once the newly adopted scope expansion notification is published in the Gazette, it is anticipated that manufacturers will have six (6) months to comply, and that the inclusion of new products is likely to come into force in two timelines:</p>
<ol>
<li>All new products except batteries - 4/15/2016</li>
<li>Batteries - 7/15/2016</li>
</ol>
<p>The significance of the inclusion of new products is:</p>
<ul>
<li>Power adapters and batteries that will be imported independently and/or will be used with products not covered by the mandatory registration.</li>
<li>Magnetic stripe readers are not considered to be smart card readers.</li>
<li>The category of mobile phones is expected to be wide and include many enterprise products that support cell phone technology/functionality. It is expected that there will be further clarification on which product types are considered to be included within the new scope, and which ones are not included within the new scope.</li>
</ul>
<p>The BIS approval system has increased the scope of product types to which the scheme applies but the processes and procedures of BIS approval have not been changed.</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 – EUANB Technical Guidance Note on EMF Requirements under R&amp;TTE (TGN 17)</h4>
<p>The European Union Association of Notified Bodies (EUANB) issued <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.rtteca.com/TGN 17 Version 5.0 Update 16 October 2014.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Technical Guidance Note 17 (TGN 17)</a>, to provide guidance on the way to demonstrate compliance to EMF requirements under Article 3.1a of the R&amp;TTE 1999/5/EC Directive.</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 - Medical Devices may Leverage CE Mark</h4>
<p>On October 15, 2014, Australia's Minister for Health confirmed that new regulations will be implemented to allow Australian manufacturers to obtain market approval for most medical devices using conformity assessment certification from EU Notified Bodies. High risk medical devices will be excluded from the new regulation and still require TGA conformity assessment. <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/AC46A9A2E1D526A9CA257D720000ED17/$File/FN056.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;">Swaziland - Telecommunications Regulator is now SCCom</h4>
<p>Swaziland's Communication Commission (SCCom) has officially taken over the regulatory functions for Swaziland's former regulator, Swaziland Posts and Telecommunications Corporation (SPTC). Type Approval is now being enforced by SCCom, and both a product sample and a copy of an existing ICASA Type Approval certificate is required.</p></td>
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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>Permissive Changes &amp; Part 15 Certified Devices</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> As a systems engineering firm we can integrate various wireless modules into end products fairly easily; what we find most challenging is interpreting the FCC rules and regulations to determine what constitutes a Class I or a Class II permissive change. When changes to certified devices are necessary, how can we make sure we are properly interpreting, and adhering to, FCC Part 15?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> We recommend that you reference the FCC permissive change policy explained in <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_ce9099e3f45f414eb2be9b94f8c7b6a0.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">178919 D01 Permissive Change Policy v05r04</a>. This document describes the modifications that may be made to an RF device without filing a new equipment authorization, defines the three different types of permissive changes, and identifies when a permissive change filing is required.</p>
<p>With few exceptions, a new FCC ID and a new equipment authorization application will be required in the event of changes to the basic frequency determining and stabilizing circuitry (including clock and data rates), frequency multiplication stages, basic modulator circuit, or maximum power or field strength ratings.</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>Marketing a Device under Multiple Listings</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> What is meant by marketing a device under multiple listings?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> In the context of FCC approvals, multiple listings allow the grantee to market a device under more than one trade name or model number. From a hardware perspective, all of the multiple listing devices must be identical to the FCC-approved device.</p>
<p>The multiple listing practice is commonly used by transmitter module manufacturers who market devices, under multiple model numbers or trade names, to third parties who do not require their own FCC ID.</p>
<p>FCC <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=b27329e2891c46a7a5c07f4224f84b30&amp;node=se47.1.2_1924&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.924</a> governs multiple listings:</p>
<p><em>“The grantee of an equipment authorization may market devices having different model/type numbers or trade names without additional authorization from the Commission, provided that such devices are electrically identical and the equipment bears an FCC Identifier validated by a grant of equipment authorization. A device will be considered to be electrically identical if no changes are made to the device authorized by the Commission, or if the changes made to the device would be treated as class I permissive changes within the scope of 47CFR§2.1043(b)(1)”.</em></p>
<p>Changes to the model number or trade name by anyone other than the grantee, or under the authorization of the grantee, shall be performed following the procedures in <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=b27329e2891c46a7a5c07f4224f84b30&amp;node=se47.1.2_1933&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.933</a>.</p>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> We are designing a “battery-less” Bluetooth wireless transmitter that is powered by harvesting energy from the ambient. Will this product be exempt from the FCC rules and regulations?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Your Bluetooth wireless transmitter must still adhere to <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=d64921b2cdc35ec786f5f2fac21a5886&amp;node=se47.1.15_1247&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.247</a> but since it is powered by energy harvested from the ambient, per <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=d64921b2cdc35ec786f5f2fac21a5886&amp;node=se47.1.15_1207&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.207</a>, no conducted emissions test is required, however the unintentional radiator portion (digital circuitry) of your device must adhere to <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=d64921b2cdc35ec786f5f2fac21a5886&amp;node=se47.1.15_1209&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.209</a>.</p>
<p>Per <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/retrieveECFR?gp=&amp;SID=b5766b2ee6eb14ad0902510b067462ea&amp;n=pt47.1.15&amp;r=PART&amp;ty=HTML#se47.1.15_1103" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.103</a>, the following products are exempt from digital emissions testing. It must be noted that equipment is not exempt unless all of the devices in the equipment meet the criteria for exemption.</p>
<ul>
<li>A digital device utilized exclusively in any transportation vehicle including motor vehicles and aircraft</li>
<li>A digital device used exclusively as an electronic control or power system utilized by a public utility or in an industrial plant. The term public utility includes equipment only to the extent that it is in a dedicated building or large room owned or leased by the utility and does not extend to equipment installed in a subscriber's facility</li>
<li>A digital device used exclusively as industrial, commercial, or medical test equipment</li>
<li>A digital device utilized exclusively in an appliance, e.g., microwave oven, dishwasher, clothes dryer, air conditioner (central or window), etc.</li>
<li>Specialized medical digital devices (generally used at the direction of or under the supervision of a licensed health care practitioner) whether used in a patient's home or a health care facility. Non-specialized medical devices, i.e., devices marketed through retail channels for use by the general public, are not exempted. This exemption also does not apply to digital devices used for record keeping or any purpose not directly connected with medical treatment</li>
<li>Digital devices that have a power consumption not exceeding 6 nW</li>
<li>Joystick controllers or similar devices, such as a mouse, used with digital devices but which contain only non-digital circuitry or a simple circuit to convert the signal to the format required (e.g., an integrated circuit for analog to digital conversion) are viewed as passive add-on devices, not themselves directly subject to the technical standards or the equipment authorization requirements</li>
<li>Digital devices in which both the highest frequency generated and the highest frequency used are less than 1.705 MHz and which do not operate from the AC power lines or contain provisions for operation while connected to the AC power lines. Digital devices that include, or make provision for the use of, battery eliminators, AC adaptors or battery chargers which permit operation while charging or that connect to the AC power lines indirectly, obtaining their power through another device which is connected to the AC power lines, do not fall under this exemption</li>
<li>Responsible parties should note that equipment containing more than one device is not exempt from the technical standards in this part unless all of the devices in the equipment meet the criteria for exemption. If only one of the included devices qualifies for exemption, the remainder of the equipment must comply with any applicable regulations. If a device performs more than one function and all of those functions do not meet the criteria for exemption, the device does not qualify for inclusion under the exemptions</li>
</ul>
<p>47CFR§15.103 does not include the following, however if your device falls within this group, it is exempt from equipment authorization:</p>
<ul>
<li>Personal use home-built devices (not kit-constructed) that are assembled in quantities of five or less</li>
<li>Low-frequency devices that don’t generate timing signals or pulses at a rate in excess of 9,000 pulses (cycles) per second (i.e., 9 kHz)</li>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> We will be seeking a Part 15 certification for our liquid propane gas (LPG) meter transceiver used only in below-ground metal, concrete, and plastic-reinforced tanks. Can we test in a typical installation instead of on an Open Area Test Site (OATS)?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> For your device, the FCC does typically allow in-situ measurements.</p>
<p>When performing the compliance tests, the receiving antenna should be placed on a mast, not on a fixed-height tripod, to allow the antenna to be raised and lowered between 1 and 4 meters, to aid in determining the maximum signal.</p>
<p>Additionally, when performing radiated emissions tests, if a continuous azimuth search cannot be made, consult ANSI C63.4 Section 8.1. Frequency scans of the field strength with both polarities of the measuring antenna must be made at a minimum of 16 azimuth angles (nominally 22.5 degrees apart) around the device.</p>
<p>Note that the device will only be authorized for use in below-ground tank installations, as tested and presented in the certification application.</p>
<p>Please also note the following:</p>
<ul>
<li>The grant will include the appropriate conditions or limitations</li>
<li>Professional installation is required; the instructions must provide appropriate details for the tank transmitter installation, specify the types of tanks and lids that can be used, and provide any materials necessary to comply with the conditions of the grant.</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><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1016226568729201::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257159,59585,25">EN 60335-2-30:2009/AC:2014</a></span> - (11/18/2014) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-30: Particular requirements for room heaters</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1016226568729201::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257159,56910,25">EN 60335-2-56:2003/A2:2014</a></span> - (11/21/2014) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-56: Particular requirements for projectors and similar appliances</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1016226568729201::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257159,46609,25">EN 60335-2-101:2002/A2:2014</a></span> - (11/21/2014) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-101: Particular requirements for vaporizers</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1016226568729201::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258463,57398,25">EN 61730-1:2007/A11:2014</a></span> - (11/21/2014) - Photovoltaic (PV) module safety qualification - Part 1: Requirements for construction</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1016226568729201::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257219,42664,25">EN 62196-3:2014</a></span> - (11/28/2014) - Plugs, socket-outlets, vehicle connectors and vehicle inlets - Conductive charging of electric vehicles - Part 3: Dimensional compatibility and interchangeability requirements for d.c. and a.c./d.c. pin and contact-tube vehicle couplers</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1016226568729201::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258681,45424,25">EN 61577-3:2014</a></span> - (12/5/2014) - Radiation protection instrumentation - Radon and radon decay product measuring instruments - Part 3: Specific requirements for radon decay product measuring instruments</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1016226568729201::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258759,47553,25">EN 62035:2014</a></span> - (12/5/2014) - Discharge lamps (excluding fluorescent lamps) - Safety specifications</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1016226568729201::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,59597,25">EN 50561-1:2013/AC:2014</a></span> - (12/12/2014) - 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>
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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><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302900_302999/302969/01.02.01_60/en_302969v010201p.pdf">ETSI EN 302 969 V1.2.1</a></span> - (November 2014) - Reconfigurable Radio Systems (RRS); Radio Reconfiguration related Requirements for Mobile Devices</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/303000_303099/30309802/01.02.01_60/en_30309802v010201p.pdf">ETSI EN 303 098-2 V1.2.1</a></span>&nbsp;- (November 2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Maritime low power personal locating devices employing AIS; Part 2: Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/103200_103299/103245/01.01.01_60/tr_103245v010101p.pdf">ETSI TR 103 245 V1.1.1</a></span>&nbsp;- (November 2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); System Reference document (SRdoc); Technical characteristics and spectrum requirements of wideband SRDs with advanced spectrum sharing capability for operation in the UHF 870 - 876 MHz and 915 - 921 MHz frequency bands</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302200_302299/3022170201/02.01.01_60/en_3022170201v020101p.pdf">ETSI EN 302 217-2-1 V2.1.1</a></span>&nbsp;- (December 2014) - Fixed Radio Systems; Characteristics and requirements for point-to-point equipment and antennas; Part 2-1: System-dependent requirements for digital systems operating in frequency bands where frequency co-ordination is applied</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/300300_300399/300328/01.09.00_30/en_300328v010900v.pdf">ETSI EN 300 328 V1.9.0</a></span> - (December 2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Wideband transmission systems; Data transmission equipment operating in the 2,4 GHz ISM band and using wide band modulation techniques; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302200_302299/30220801/02.01.01_30/en_30220801v020101v.pdf">ETSI EN 302 208-1 V2.1.1</a></span>&nbsp;- (December 2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Radio Frequency Identification Equipment operating in the band 865 MHz to 868 MHz with power levels up to 2 W and in the band 915 MHz to 921 MHz with power levels up to 4 W; Part 1: Technical requirements and methods of measurement</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302200_302299/30220802/02.01.01_30/en_30220802v020101v.pdf">ETSI EN 302 208-2 V2.1.1</a></span>&nbsp;- (December 2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Radio Frequency Identification Equipment operating in the band 865 MHz to 868 MHz with power levels up to 2 W and in the band 915 MHz to 921 MHz with power levels up to 4 W; Part 2: Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive</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><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050344!opendocument">IEC 60598-2-21:2014, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - (11/25/2014) - Luminaires - Part 2-21: Particular requirements - Rope lights</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050342!opendocument">IEC 62343-5-1:2014, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - (11/25/2014) - Dynamic modules - Part 5-1: Test methods - Dynamic gain tilt equalizer - Gain tilt settling time measurement</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050340!opendocument">IEC 62620:2014, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - (11/25/2014) - Secondary cells and batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes - Secondary lithium cells and batteries for use in industrial applications</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050341!opendocument">IEC 62722-2-1:2014, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - (11/25/2014) - Luminaire performance - Part 2-1: Particular requirements for LED luminaires</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050348!opendocument">IEC 61340-4-8:2014, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - (11/27/2014) - Electrostatics - Part 4-8: Standard test methods for specific applications - Electrostatic discharge shielding - Bags</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050354!opendocument">ISO/IEC TS 17021-6:2014, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - (11/27/2014) - Conformity assessment -- Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems -- Part 6: Competence requirements for auditing and certification of business continuity management systems</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050430!opendocument">IEC 60061-1/AMD51:2014, Ed. 3.0</a></span> - (12/11/2014) - Amendment 51 - Lamp caps and holders together with gauges for the control of interchangeability and safety - Part 1: Lamp caps</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050425!opendocument">IEC 60118-4:2014, Ed. 3.0</a></span> - (12/11/2014) - Electroacoustics - Hearing aids - Part 4: Induction-loop systems for hearing aid purposes - System performance requirements</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050423!opendocument">IEC 60318-3:2014, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - (12/11/2014) - Electroacoustics - Simulators of human head and ear - Part 3: Acoustic coupler for the calibration of supra-aural earphones used in audiometry</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050343!opendocument">IEC 60598-2-20:2014, Ed. 4.0</a></span> - (12/11/2014) - Luminaires - Part 2-20: Particular requirements - Lighting chains</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050424!opendocument">IEC 61557-8:2014, Ed. 3.0</a></span> - (12/11/2014) - 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 8: Insulation monitoring devices for IT systems</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050422!opendocument">IEC 61557-9:2014, Ed. 3.0</a></span> - (12/11/2014) - 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 9: Equipment for insulation fault location in IT systems</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050421!opendocument">IEC 61557-16:2014, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - (12/11/2014) - 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 16: Equipment for testing the effectiveness of the protective measures of electrical equipment and/or medical electrical equipment</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050426!opendocument">IEC 61786-2:2014, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - (12/11/2014) - Measurement of DC magnetic, AC magnetic and AC electric fields from 1 Hz to 100 kHz with regard to exposure of human beings - Part 2: Basic standard for measurements</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050431!opendocument">IEC 60079-18:2014, Ed. 4.0</a></span> - (12/12/2014) - Explosive atmospheres - Part 18: Equipment protection by encapsulation "m"</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050358!opendocument">IEC PAS 62396-6:2014, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - (12/3/2014) - Process management for avionics - Atmospheric radiation effects - Part 6: Extreme space weather and potential impact on the avionics environment and electronics</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;">Armenia – Customs Union Membership effective 1/1/2015</h4>
<p>On October 10, 2014, Armenia signed "<a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://azh.kz/en/news/view/4755" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Agreement on Eurasian Economic Union</a>" and will become a member of the Customs Union (CU) effective January 1, 2015. The transition period from the National Type Approval scheme to the Customs Union scheme and the full impact have not yet been advised, however the Eurasian Commission is currently working on harmonization efforts of EMC and Safety standards. It is possible CU Approval will be recognized by Armenian customs on January 1st, 2015; but until further notice, National Level Type Approvals will still be required in Armenia. Additionally, please be aware RF compliance is still to be determined by National Regulators.</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;">Egypt – License-Free 5 GHz Band (indoor use only)</h4>
<p>The Egyptian Authority (NTRA) recently advised that WLAN devices operating in Band 4 and Band 4+ of the 5 GHz band may now operate indoors only, up to 200 mW EIRP, on a license-free basis.</p>
<p>The 5 GHz bands now permitted in Egypt are as follows:</p>
<ul>
<li>5150 - 5350 MHz - &lt;200mW (EIRP) for indoor operation, license-free.</li>
<li>5725 - 5850 MHz - &lt;200mW (EIRP) for outdoor operation, license required.</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;">Uruguay: WLAN Band is Closed</h4>
<p>During late November 2014, we were informed by our local agent that the Uruguayan Authority, Unidad Reguladora de Servicios de Comunicaciones (URSEC), will no longer permit the 5.470 - 5.725 GHz WLAN band for future commercial products. The band has been assigned for government use only. We were also advised that any products with existing URSEC Type Approval operating in this band may continue to operate and no further action is required. For any new products requiring URSEC Type Approval in the 5 GHz band, master devices must have the restricted band disabled and client devices must be set to passive scanning mode only (no active scanning is allowed); Ad Hoc mode is allowed.</p></td>
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</table>

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