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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="B1"></a><strong>Multipoint Newsletter October 2015</strong></h4>
<p><h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" name="B1"></a>Determining Worst-Case Configuration with “2 dB Rule”</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> Will the FCC continue to accept the use of the “2 dB rule” in ANSI C63.4-2003 for determining worst-case equipment configuration, and demonstrating compliance with 47CFR§15.31(i)?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Yes, the FCC will continue to accept the use of the “2 dB rule” in ANSI C63.4-2003 for demonstrating compliance with the requirement in <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=dcf2e4fd9b4d2cb8d58303228886fcba&amp;mc=true&amp;node=pt47.1.15&amp;rgn=div5#se47.1.15_131" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.31(i)</a>.</p>
<p>ANSI C63.4-2009 includes a revised procedure, however feedback from manufacturers and test laboratories indicated the new procedure would substantially increase the cost of testing so the FCC agreed to continue to accept the “2 dB rule” in ANSI C63.4-2003, until further revisions are adopted.</p>
<p>Please note that the test report must include the rationale for the equipment configuration and loading of ports.</p>
<p>As a reminder, the “2 dB rule” in ANSI C63.4-2003, Section 6.1.3 states:</p>
<p>“Interconnecting cabling or wiring shall be connected to one of each type of functional port of the EUT, and each cable or wire shall be terminated in a device typical of actual usage. Where there are multiple ports all of the same type, additional connecting cables or wires shall be added to the EUT to determine the effect these cables or wires have on both radiated and conducted emissions from the EUT. The number of additional cables or wires should be limited to the condition where the addition of another cable or wire does not significantly affect the emission level, i.e., varies less than 2 dB, provided, of course, that the EUT remains compliant. These additional cables or wires need not be terminated.</p>
<p>Note: Normally, the loading of similar connectors, terminals, or ports is limited by the following:</p>
<ol type="a">
<li>Availability of multiple loads (for large systems)</li>
<li>Reasonableness of multiple loads representing a typical installation.</li>
</ol>
<p>Additional ports on support or interfacing units or simulators, other than those associated with the EUT or the minimum system required by Section 11.2, for ITE, need not be cabled or used during testing.”</p>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> Where are GMRS radios used, and can their messages be encoded or scrambled?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> General Mobile Radios (GMRS) are handheld, portable devices with channels around 462 MHz and 467 MHz used for short-distance, two-way communication, much like walkie-talkies. In the United States, a valid FCC license is required for an adult individual and his/her immediate family members. The licensee and his/her immediate family members are allowed to communicate amongst each other personally or for business purposes, however the license does not extend beyond the immediate family, and certainly does not include employees of the licensee. Licenses are valid for 5 years and can be renewed.</p>
<p>Though voice scrambling by a GMRS device is a method of encoding a message so that the message's meaning (content) is hidden from operators of certain other GMRS devices, <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=b3bd87b81314ccbee24e3f1ce3fb821d&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.5.95_1183&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§95.183(a)(4)</a> states that an operator cannot communicate "coded/encrypted messages or messages with hidden meanings." Furthermore, <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=b3bd87b81314ccbee24e3f1ce3fb821d&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.5.95_1181&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§95.181(e)</a> states that all messages must be in plain language (without codes or hidden meaning).</p>
<p>Therefore, it is prohibited to use any technique such as scrambling, encryption, inversion, or masking that hides, obscures, or confuses the voice message so that it cannot be readily understood by any listener with a GMRS device designed to receive the transmitted emission type.</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>Module Colocation</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> Frequently, our customers want to place two certified modules on the same host PCB, though the individual module grants do not permit colocation. Is there a way we can obtain FCC and IC certification for an end product with this configuration?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> In these cases, we recommend a Class II&nbsp;permissive change to the grant for one of the modules, in order to allow colocation with the other module in your specific host. Intentional emissions with both transmitters transmitting simultaneously should be tested, with particular attention paid to any intermodulation products or increased spurious emissions.</p>
<p>Unintentional emissions to FCC Part 15B/ICES-003 should also be performed for your host.</p>
<p>If your application is mobile or fixed (typical use &gt;20 cm from users), an RF exposure MPE calculation should be done considering both transmitters transmitting simultaneously. If it is a portable application, SAR testing may have to be performed depending on the combined output power of both transmitters.</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>Pre-Approval Guidance</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We believe that our new product falls into one of the three classes of certification applications subject to a Pre-Approval Guidance (PAG) review. How should we proceed?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> You should review in detail as soon as possible the updated version of <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=GR5BT4xVepqTKpHMWkhroQ%3D%3D&amp;desc=388624%20D02%20Pre-Approval%20Guidance%20List%20v16r01&amp;tracking_number=28319" target="_blank" rel="noopener">388624 D01 Pre-Approval Guidance Procedure v11r01</a>, released October 16, 2015, for details on requirements and procedures so that your certification won’t be unnecessarily delayed. The FCC also released an updated version of <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=GR5BT4xVepqTKpHMWkhroQ%3D%3D&amp;desc=388624%20D02%20Pre-Approval%20Guidance%20List%20v16r01&amp;tracking_number=28319" target="_blank" rel="noopener">388624 D02 Pre-Approval Guidance List v16r01</a>, the list of current devices that are subject to the Pre-Approval Guidance procedure.</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=104:110:266520323140301::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257981,59158,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60086-1:2015</a> - 10/9/2015 - Primary batteries - Part 1: General</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:266520323140301::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258339,58371,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61340-5-3:2015</a> - 10/9/2015 - Electrostatics - Part 5-3: Protection of electronic devices from electrostatic phenomena - Properties and requirements classification for packaging intended for electrostatic discharge sensitive devices</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:266520323140301::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257167,56325,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62471-5:2015</a> - 10/16/2015 - Photobiological safety of lamps and lamp systems - Part 5: Image projectors</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:266520323140301::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257159,54702,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60335-2-25:2012/A1:2015</a> - 10/23/2015 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-25: Particular requirements for microwave ovens, including combination microwave ovens</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:266520323140301::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257159,59577,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60335-2-54:2008/A1:2015</a> - 10/23/2015 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-54: Particular requirements for surface-cleaning appliances for household use employing liquids or steam</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:266520323140301::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257161,54086,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60601-2-5:2015</a> - 10/23/2015 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-5: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of ultrasonic physiotherapy equipment</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:266520323140301::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257161,43998,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60601-2-18:2015</a> - 10/23/2015 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-18: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of endoscopic equipment</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:266520323140301::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257161,51179,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60601-2-49:2015</a> - 10/23/2015 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-49: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of multifunction patient monitoring equipment</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:266520323140301::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257161,56688,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62467-1:2015</a> - 10/23/2015 - Medical electrical equipment - Dosimetric instruments as used in brachytherapy - Part 1: Instruments based on well-type ionization chambers</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_ts/103200_103299/103270/01.02.01_60/ts_103270v010201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 103 270 V1.2.1</a> - (September 2015) - RadioDNS Hybrid Radio; Hybrid lookup for radio services</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301900_301999/30190810/04.02.01_60/en_30190810v040201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 908-10 V4.2.1</a> - (October 2015) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Base Stations (BS), Repeaters and User Equipment (UE) for IMT-2000 Third-Generation cellular networks; Part 10: Harmonised Standard for IMT-2000, FDMA/TDMA (DECT) covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/102700_102799/10272603/02.02.01_60/ts_10272603v020201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 102 726-3 V2.2.1</a> - (October 2015) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Conformance testing for Mode 1 of the digital Private Mobile Radio (dPMRTM); Part 3: Interoperability Test Suite Structure and Test Purposes (TSS&amp;TP) specification</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="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/23410" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC/IEEE 60079-30-1:2015, Ed. 1.0</a> - (9/28/2015) - Explosive atmospheres - Part 30-1: Electrical resistance trace heating - General and testing requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/23409" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC/IEEE 60079-30-2:2015, Ed. 1.0</a> - (9/28/2015) - Explosive atmospheres - Part 30-2: Electrical resistance trace heating - Application guide for design, installation and maintenance</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/23472" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60118-13:2015, Ed. 4.0 PRV</a> - (10/2/2015) - Electroacoustics - Hearing aids - Part 13: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/23533" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-75:2012+AMD1:2015, Ed. 3.1</a> - (10/13/2015) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-75: Particular requirements for commercial dispensing appliances and vending machines</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/23534" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-75:2012/AMD1:2015, Ed. 3.0</a> - (10/13/2015) - Amendment 1 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-75: Particular requirements for commercial dispensing appliances and vending machines</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/23390" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60364-4-44:2007+AMD1:2015, Ed. 3.1 CSV</a> - (9/23/2015) - Low-voltage electrical installations - Part 4-44: Protection for safety - Protection against voltage disturbances and electromagnetic disturbances</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/23391" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60364-4-44:2007/AMD1:2015, Ed. 2.0</a> - (9/23/2015) - Amendment 1 - Low-voltage electrical installations - Part 4-44: Protection for safety - Protection against voltage disturbances and electromagnetic disturbances</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/23416" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-2-8:2010+AMD1:2015, Ed. 2.1 CSV</a> - (9/29/2015) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-8: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of therapeutic X-ray equipment operating in the range 10 kV to 1 MV</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/23417">IEC 60601-2-8:2010/AMD1:2015, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - (9/29/2015) - Amendment 1 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-8: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of therapeutic X-ray equipment operating in the range 10 kV to 1 MV</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/23501" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC TR 60825-17:2015, Ed. 2.0</a> - (10/9/2015) - Safety of laser products - Part 17: Safety aspects for use of passive optical components and optical cables in high power optical fibre communication systems</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/23525" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60950-22:2015, Ed. 2.0 PRV</a> - (10/9/2015) - Information technology equipment - Safety - Part 22: Equipment to be installed outdoors</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/23474" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61140:2015, Ed. 4.0 PRV</a> - (10/2/2015) - Protection against electric shock - Common aspects for installation and equipment</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/23561" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61829:2015, Ed. 2.0</a> - (10/22/2015) - Photovoltaic (PV) array - On-site measurement of current-voltage characteristics</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/23530" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62532:2011/AMD1:2015, Ed. 1.0 PRV</a> - (10/9/2015) - Amendment 1 - Fluorescent induction lamps - Safety specifications</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/23482" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62838:2015, Ed. 1.0</a> - (10/7/2015) - LEDsi lamps for general lighting services with supply voltages not exceeding 50 V a.c. r.m.s. or 120 V ripple free d.c. - Safety specifications</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/23531" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62911:2015, Ed. 1.0 PRV</a> - (10/9/2015) - Audio, video and information technology equipment - Routine electrical safety testing in production</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/23389" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC White Paper Future Factory:2015, Ed. .0</a> - (10/5/2015) - Factory of the future</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 - Permissive Change Policy &amp; Guidance Update</h4>
<p>On October 16, 2015, the FCC released <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=N0FeGuIZalHwpzYoaFJpjA%3D%3D&amp;desc=178919%20D01%20Permissive%20Change%20Policy%20v06&amp;tracking_number=33013" target="_blank" rel="noopener">178919 D01 Permissive Change Policy v06</a> (guidance for permissive changes) and <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=lsBoF1CdxHYXzNkG%2F%2Feq%2Bg%3D%3D&amp;desc=178919%20D02%20Permissive%20Change%20FAQ%20v01l&amp;tracking_number=33013" target="_blank" rel="noopener">178919 D02 Permissive Change FAQ v01</a>, (answers to frequently asked questions). The following changes are included in 178919 D01 Permissive Change Policy in V06:</p>
<ul>
<li>Updates as a result of the rules adopted under FCC 14-208.</li>
<li>Consolidated permissive changes involving transmitter amplifiers.</li>
<li>Footnote added at minor circuitry changes subclause.</li>
<li>Numbering and format updated consistent with other recent KDB publications.</li>
<li>Selected emissions, power and equipment class provisions updated in the Software Changes clause, along with cross-reference to wireless microphones new rules.</li>
<li>Corrected units for power density in Part 15 antennas clause.</li>
<li>Addition of citation to KDB Publication 178919 D02.</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 - Updated Pre-Approval Guidance List and Procedures</h4>
<p>On October 16, 2015, the FCC released <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=hx9UL7ryC1OviB2AVMgDZg%3D%3D&amp;desc=388624%20D01%20Pre-Approval%20Guidance%20v11r01&amp;tracking_number=28319" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47388624 D02 Pre-Approval Guidance List v16r01</a> (current list of devices that are subject to the Pre-Approval Guidance procedure) and <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=GR5BT4xVepqTKpHMWkhroQ%3D%3D&amp;desc=388624%20D02%20Pre-Approval%20Guidance%20List%20v16r01&amp;tracking_number=28319" target="_blank" rel="noopener">388624 D01 Pre-Approval Guidance Procedure v11r01</a> (pre-approval guidance procedures).</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 Version of ERC/REC 70-03 (Use of SRDs)</h4>
<p>On September 30, 2015, the EU Electronic Communications Committee issued a new version of <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.erodocdb.dk/Docs/doc98/official/pdf/Rec7003e.PDF" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ERC/REC 70-03</a> relating to the Use of Short Range Devices (SRDs) with updated recommendations providing the following:</p>
<ul>
<li>Implementation status within the EU/EEA-EFTA countries (Appendix 1)</li>
<li>Implementation status within the CEPT countries not being EU/EEA-EFTA (Appendix 1)</li>
<li>National restrictions within the CEPT countries (Appendix 3)</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;">Dominican Republic - New Type Approval Filing Requirements</h4>
<p>We were recently advised that the Dominican Republic Regulator, Instituto Dominicano de las Telecomunicaciones (INDOTEL), is now requiring Type Approval for all radio devices. Previously, FCC-approved devices were acceptable and did not require additional Type Approval filing. However, INDOTEL has now advised this is no longer the case, and National Type Approval is required (via paperwork filing FCC-Approved devices).</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;">Tonga - New Type Approval Requirements</h4>
<p>We were recently advised that the Tonga Authority Ministry of Information &amp; Communications (MIC) is now enforcing new Type Approval rules. All radio equipment must be type approved by MIC prior to being imported and marketed for use in Tonga. This is a paperwork filing effort only and FCC or CE test reports are accepted.</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 – Delicensing of Frequency Bands</h4>
<p>On September 16, 2015, India’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology announced the following frequency bands are now delicensed in India. Equipment operating in these frequency bands can now be Type Approved in India and no license shall be required.</p>
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<tr><th style="width: 35%; border: 1px solid black; border-collapse: collapse; padding: 5px;">Devices</th><th style="width: 25%; border: 1px solid black; border-collapse: collapse; padding: 5px;">Frequency Band</th><th style="width: 40%; border: 1px solid black; border-collapse: collapse; padding: 5px;">Maximum Effective Radiated Power Limits</th></tr>
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<td style="width: 35%; border: 1px solid black; border-collapse: collapse; padding: 5px;">Very Low Power Radio Frequency Devices / Wireless microphones</td>
<td style="width: 25%; border: 1px solid black; border-collapse: collapse; padding: 5px;">36 to 38 MHz</td>
<td style="width: 40%; border: 1px solid black; border-collapse: collapse; padding: 5px;">50 mW; maximum audio channel bandwidth of 200 kHz</td>
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<td style="width: 35%; border: 1px solid black; border-collapse: collapse; padding: 5px;">Very Low Power Radio Frequency Devices / Equipment including Radio Frequency Identification Devices</td>
<td style="width: 25%; border: 1px solid black; border-collapse: collapse; padding: 5px;">433 to 434.79 MHz</td>
<td style="width: 40%; border: 1px solid black; border-collapse: collapse; padding: 5px;">10 mW (e.r.p) with maximum channel bandwidth of 10kHz (Duty cycle limit 10%)</td>
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<td style="width: 35%; border: 1px solid black; border-collapse: collapse; padding: 5px;">Very Low Power Radio Frequency Devices / Equipment for Inductive Applications</td>
<td style="width: 25%; border: 1px solid black; border-collapse: collapse; padding: 5px;">302 to 351 kHz</td>
<td style="width: 40%; border: 1px solid black; border-collapse: collapse; padding: 5px;">-15 dBμA/m (H-Field strength) at 10 meters</td>
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<td style="width: 35%; border: 1px solid black; border-collapse: collapse; padding: 5px;">Very Low Power Radio Frequency Devices / Equipment for Short Range Radar Systems</td>
<td style="width: 25%; border: 1px solid black; border-collapse: collapse; padding: 5px;">76 to 77 GHz</td>
<td style="width: 40%; border: 1px solid black; border-collapse: collapse; padding: 5px;">5 W (37 dBm)</td>
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<div style="color: #505050; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 14px; line-height: 150%; text-align: left; margin-left: 10px;"><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>Multipoint Newsletter January 2015</strong></h4>
<p><h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" name="B1"></a>FCC Rule Changes for TCBs</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> How will the rule changes in <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_2136e2ffed48433c8ee86648d5871630.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">FCC Report and Order FCC 14-208</a> that eliminate the TCB exclusion list and the “permit-but-ask” procedure affect our ability to certify our products through our TCB?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The FCC’s rule changes, in effect now, will have little impact, if any, on your ability to certify products through your TCB.</p>
<p>The FCC adopted new rules to “facilitate the continued rapid introduction of new and innovative products to market while ensuring that these products do not cause harmful interference to each other, or to other communications devices and services.”</p>
<p>Under the new rules, the FCC no longer accepts applications for RF equipment certification and instead permits the TCBs to process and grant all applications for certification per the new “pre-approval guidance procedure”.</p>
<p>All of the items that were on the exclusion list or considered under the “permit-but-ask” procedure are now addressed in the pre-approval guidance procedure in which the FCC Office of Engineering Technology (OET) identifies the types of devices or types of testing that require TCBs to consult with the OET before issuing the grant of certification.</p>
<p>Under the new rules your TCB will do the following:</p>
<ul>
<li>Perform an initial review of your application and determine if any issues exist that require FCC guidance;</li>
<li>Contact the FCC to obtain guidance;</li>
<li>Review the application in accordance with the FCC's guidance to determine whether the equipment complies with the appropriate FCC rules;</li>
<li>Electronically submit all exhibits to the FCC, which may include a recommendation to grant or dismiss the application;</li>
<li>Under the new procedures, your TCB has the specific authority, consistent with the current FCC policies under <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/retrieveECFR?gp=&amp;SID=6fef86ad3bb4b3a82a349c9d6a4a8dd1&amp;n=se47.1.2_1917" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.917</a>, to dismiss certification applications, amending the rules by uniformly employing the phrase “set aside” to describe such action by the TCB. Some reasons for dismissal include failure to comply with the FCC rules, failure to comply with a request for additional information or test samples, or a request by the applicant. TCBs only have authority to set aside those applications that have been submitted to them, not those submitted to other TCBs;</li>
<li>Similarly, TCBs only have authority to set aside grants of certification that they have issued within the prior 30 days, and not those granted by other TCBs.</li>
</ul>
<p>Under the new rules, the FCC OET may take the following actions:</p>
<ul>
<li>Conclude that the TCB should issue the grant of certification;</li>
<li>Advise that additional information or equipment testing is required;</li>
<li>Indicate that the equipment cannot be approved because it does not comply with the FCC rules;</li>
<li>Require a sample device submission for pre-grant testing to confirm compliance with the pre-approval guidance procedure.</li>
</ul>
<p>FCC Report and Order FCC 14-208 includes other changes for TCBs and test laboratories as well, some of which are summarized in the Standards Update section of this edition.</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>Giveaway Devices and Waiver of Importation Requirements</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We design small electronic radio devices that we use as promotional gifts to clients. We have the following questions:</p>
<ol>
<li>Since we do not market our devices but instead give them away for free, do our devices require FCC authorization?</li>
<li>We want to import uncertified electronic devices for evaluation and demonstration purposes only. The devices will not be marketed or sold in the U.S. What are the FCC importation requirements in such a case?</li>
</ol>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong></p>
<ol>
<li>The FCC equipment authorization rules and regulations include some exclusions and exemptions, based on the product characteristics and intended operating environment. Please refer to <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=6fef86ad3bb4b3a82a349c9d6a4a8dd1&amp;node=se47.1.2_11202" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.1202</a>, Importation of Devices Capable of Causing Harmful Interference and <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=6fef86ad3bb4b3a82a349c9d6a4a8dd1&amp;node=se47.1.15_1103&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.103</a> Exempted Devices, to see if your devices are excluded or exempt from FCC authorization. We would also strongly recommend that you review <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/retrieveECFR?gp=&amp;SID=61f4fdd54388f1270c41274fb921db4e&amp;r=SECTION&amp;n=se47.1.2_1803" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.803</a> Marketing of radio frequency devices prior to equipment authorization, and <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=f8e0508c62f3ed045fa15e167656d8b4&amp;node=se47.1.2_1805&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.805</a> Operation of radio frequency devices prior to equipment authorization, for the specific circumstances and criteria under which RF devices may be marketed and operated.</li>
<li>The FCC does allow uncertified devices to be imported for evaluation and demonstration under strict guidelines. Subpart K, Importation of Devices Capable of Causing Harmful Interference, <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/retrieveECFR?gp=&amp;SID=61f4fdd54388f1270c41274fb921db4e&amp;n=sp47.1.2.k&amp;r=SUBPART&amp;ty=HTML" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.1201-§2.1207</a> provides a thorough explanation of the importation rules and regulations, and should be a valuable resource. Based on the few details provided, unless listed under Exclusions in §2.1202, your specific situation may be addressed by <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/retrieveECFR?gp=&amp;SID=61f4fdd54388f1270c41274fb921db4e&amp;n=se47.1.2_11204" target="_blank" rel="noopener">§2.1204(a)(3)</a>.</li>
</ol>
<p>If your situation does not meet the Import Conditions in §2.1204, you will need to submit a request to the FCC for the waiver of importation requirements, with detailed information and justification. The request should be submitted to the FCC well in advance of the importation date to allow for processing, review, and response.</p>
<p>To submit a waiver of importation requirements:</p>
<ol>
<li>Access the FCC Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) Laboratory Division Knowledge Database (KDB) Inquiry System at <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/kdb/index.cfm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">FCC.GOV/Labhelp</a></li>
<li>On the left side of the page, under “Site Options”, select “Submit an Inquiry”</li>
<li>Provide the required contact information</li>
<li>At “Inquiry Category”, First category, select “Administrative Request” and for Second category, select “Import Waiver 741304”</li>
<li>In the Subject field enter “Import Waiver Request”</li>
<li>Enter your inquiry. The following specific information needs to be provided to the FCC before they can review a request. The requested information may be put into a document and uploaded as an attachment.<ol type="a">
<li>Identification of the party importing the device</li>
<li>Identification of the party responsible for control of the device during the importation period</li>
<li>Specific import period dates</li>
<li>Reason the device is being imported</li>
<li>Standard for which you are seeking the waiver</li>
<li>Information about device for which you are seeking the importation waiver, including:<ol type="i">
<li>a description of the device and how it is identified (e.g. model #)</li>
<li>a description of any labelling on the device</li>
<li>the quantity of the device you want to import</li>
<li>Is it identical in version to a FCC certified or approved device?</li>
</ol></li>
<li>Appropriate statements of justification</li>
<li>Intended plan for devices at end of the importation period<ol type="i">
<li>Will it/they be certified or approved?</li>
<li>Will it/they be exported or destroyed if not certified and approved?</li>
</ol></li>
</ol></li>
</ol>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> We would like to use a crimp-on locking antenna connector that cannot be removed without breaking either the connector or the printed circuit board (PCB) on our transmitter. Would this connector qualify as an integral antenna connector?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> If the antenna is capable of being permanently locked, meaning it cannot be removed with a special tool available to end users, and end users are unable to replace the antenna under any circumstances, the crimp-on locking antenna connector would qualify as an integral antenna connector. <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=c42ede7e2984e6bb8efbaa780053e127&amp;node=se47.1.15_1203&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.203</a> provides the antenna requirements for an intentional radiator operating under <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=c42ede7e2984e6bb8efbaa780053e127&amp;node=sp47.1.15.c&amp;rgn=div6" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Part 15</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="B4"></a>Part 24 Band-Edge Measurements</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We are making measurement on a carrier with an emission bandwidth that is 4.5 MHz wide, 1% of this is 45 kHz. Can we use a 30 kHz resolution-bandwidth (RBW) and video-bandwidth (VBW) to perform band-edge measurements?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The FCC accepts measurements using narrower resolution bandwidths provided they sum the power from all contiguous reduced resolution bandwidths within the 1% or 1 MHz resolution specified, per <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=c42ede7e2984e6bb8efbaa780053e127&amp;node=se47.2.24_1238&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§24.238(b)</a>.</p>
<p>An alternative measurement method is to add an additional correction factor of 10 Log (RBW1/RBW2) to the 43 +10 Log (P) limit. RBW1 is the narrower measurement resolution bandwidth and RBW2 is either the 1% emissions bandwidth or 1 MHz.</p>
<p>As stated in <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=c42ede7e2984e6bb8efbaa780053e127&amp;node=se47.2.24_1238&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§24.238(a)</a>, the power of any emission outside of the authorized operating frequency ranges in the Broadband Personal Communication Services (see <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=c42ede7e2984e6bb8efbaa780053e127&amp;node=se47.2.24_1229&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§24.229</a>) must be attenuated below the transmitting power (P) by a factor of at least 43 + 10 log(P) dB.</p>
<p>In the adjacent 1 MHz bands above and below the operating frequency, the power spectrum density limit is based on a resolution bandwidth of 1% of the emission bandwidth.</p>
<p>The emission bandwidth is defined as the width of the signal between two points, one above and one below the carrier center frequency of the device under test, outside of which all emissions are attenuated at least 26 dB below the transmit power. An accepted practice for measuring the 26 dB points is to use a resolution bandwidth of 1% of the emission bandwidth.</p>
<p>In all other bands outside of the operating frequency ranges, the power spectrum density limit is based on a frequency resolution of 1 MHz.</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=104:110:633025547438001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257157,45146,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60079-2:2014</a> - (12/19/2014) - Explosive atmospheres - Part 2: Equipment protection by pressurized enclosure "p"</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:633025547438001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257981,53255,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60086-4:2015</a> - (1/9/2015) - Primary batteries - Part 4: Safety of lithium batteries</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:633025547438001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257233,51322,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60598-2-20:2015</a> - (1/9/2015) - Luminaires - Part 2-20: Particular requirements - Lighting chains</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:633025547438001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257233,46357,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60598-2-21:2015</a> - (1/9/2015) - Luminaires - Part 2-21: Particular requirements - Rope lights</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:633025547438001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257159,58072,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62115:2005/A12:2015</a> - (1/9/2015) - Electric toys - Safety</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:633025547438001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258803,43326,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50270:2015</a> - (1/16/2015) - Electromagnetic compatibility - Electrical apparatus for the detection and measurement of combustible gases, toxic gases or oxygen</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:633025547438001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,59862,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50561-1:2013/AC:2015</a> - (1/16/2015) - Power line communication apparatus used in low-voltage installations - Radio disturbance characteristics - Limits and methods of measurement - Part 1: Apparatus for in-home use</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:633025547438001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257159,46864,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60335-2-23:2003/A2:2015</a> - (1/16/2015) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-23: Particular requirements for appliances for skin or hair care</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:633025547438001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258759,46991,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62031:2008/A2:2015</a> - (1/16/2015) - LED modules for general lighting - Safety specifications</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:633025547438001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257217,53705,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62620:2015</a> - (1/16/2015) - Secondary cells and batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes - Secondary lithium cells and batteries for use in industrial applications</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/300400_300499/30042201/01.05.00_20/en_30042201v010500a.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 300 422-1 V1.5.0 &nbsp;(APPROVAL STAGE)</a> - (January 2015) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Wireless microphones in the 25 MHz to 3 GHz frequency range; Part 1: Technical characteristics and methods of measurement</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/300400_300499/30042202/01.04.00_20/en_30042202v010400a.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 300 422-2 V1.4.0 (APPROVAL STAGE)</a> - (January 2015) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Wireless microphones in the 25 MHz to 3 GHz frequency range; Part 2: Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301400_301499/30148904/02.02.00_20/en_30148904v020200a.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 489-4 V2.2.0 (APPROVAL STAGE)</a> - (January 2015) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 4: Specific conditions for fixed radio links and ancillary equipment</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301400_301499/30148906/01.04.00_20/en_30148906v010400a.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 489-6 V1.4.0 (APPROVAL STAGE)</a> - (January 2015) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 6: Specific conditions for Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) equipment</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/h_sf10571.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI website</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">EU: New IEC Standards Recently Released</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new IEC standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/031863!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR 16:2014 SER, Ed. 1</a> - (12/17/2014) - 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/050464!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62489-1+AMD1:2014 CSV, ED. 1.1</a> - (12/17/2014) - Electroacoustics - Audio-frequency induction loop systems for assisted hearing - Part 1: Methods of measuring and specifying the performance of system components</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050458!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62489-1/AMD1:2014, Ed. 1</a> - (12/17/2014) - Amendment 1 - Electroacoustics - Audio-frequency induction loop systems for assisted hearing - Part 1: Methods of measuring and specifying the performance of system components</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050463!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR 16-1-5:2014, Ed. 1</a> - (12/17/2014) - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 1-5: Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus - Antenna calibration sites and reference test sites for 5 MHz to 18 GHz</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050462!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR 16-1-6:2014, Ed. 1</a> - (12/17/2014) - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 1-6: Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus - EMC antenna calibration</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050750!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60079-10-2:2015, Ed. 2.0</a> - (1/16/2015) - Explosive atmospheres - Part 10-2: Classification of areas - Explosive dust atmospheres</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050496!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62110/COR1:2015, Ed. 1</a> - (1/14/2015) - Corrigendum 1 - Electric and magnetic field levels generated by AC power systems - Measurement procedures with regard to public exposure</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 – Rule Amendments in Report and Order FCC 14-208</h4>
<p>As stated previously in the Q/A section of this edition, on December 30, 2014, the FCC released <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_2136e2ffed48433c8ee86648d5871630.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Report and Order FCC 14-208</a>, Amendment of Parts 0, 1, 2, and 15 of the Commission's Rules regarding Authorization of Radiofrequency Equipment and Amendment of Part 68 regarding Approval of Terminal Equipment by Telecommunications Certification Bodies. In this Report and Order, the FCC updated its radiofrequency (RF) equipment authorization program to build on the success realized by Telecommunications Certification Bodies (TCBs). In addition to the changes already summarized in the Q/A, in this Report and Order the FCC:</p>
<ul>
<li>Clarifies a TCB's responsibilities in performing post-market surveillance of products it has approved;</li>
<li>Specifies steps for addressing instances of deficient TCB performance, including appropriate sanctions for deficiencies that do not warrant rescinding a TCB's authority to issue a grant of Certification;</li>
<li>Modifies the rules to reference new standards used to accredit TCBs that approve RF equipment under Part 2 of the FCC's rules and terminal equipment under Part 68;</li>
<li>Requires accreditation of all laboratories that test equipment subject to any of the certification procedures under Part 2 of the FCC's rules, and codifies a procedure through which the FCC currently recognizes new laboratory accreditation bodies;</li>
<li>Updates references to industry measurement procedures in the FCC rules, and provides greater flexibility under the OET’s existing delegated authority to enable it to address minor technical issues that may arise when updating to the latest versions of industry standards that are referenced in Parts 2, 5, 15, and 18.</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 – EN 300 328 V1.8.1 Effective January 1, 2015</h4>
<p>As we reported in the November edition of MultiPoint, EN 300 328 V1.8.1 replaced EN 300 328 V1.7.1 as a harmonized standard effective January 1, 2015. The standard has been extensively overhauled; there are numerous differences between EN 300 328 V1.7.1 and EN 300 328 V1.8.1, with changes to both the test requirements and methodology. Manufacturers must fully comply with EN 300 328 V1.8.1 and will no longer be able to test using a combination of EN 300 328 V1.7.1 and the Adaptivity and Receiver Blocking clause from V1.8.1.</p>
<p>As a reminder, EN 300 328 V1.8.1 can be found <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">here</a> and a marked-up pdf document that shows the differences between V1.7.1 and V1.8.1 can be found <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://portal.etsi.org/Portals/0/TBpages/edithelp/Docs/EN 300 328v181_compared with previous version.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;">Canada – E-Filing Type Approval Offline for Two Weeks</h4>
<p>Canada's Certification and Engineering Bureau (CEB) is in the process of updating their current online E-filing application system to a new system, SPECTRAWeb. In order to transition to SPECTRAWeb, the CEB will shut down the existing E-Filing service for a period of two weeks, beginning February 13, 2015 and ending March 2, 2015. The CEB will be unable to receive certification/registration applications from TCBs and all other applicants during this period. Additionally, other online services such as "Test Site Registration" and "Company Number Request" will not be available during this period.</p>
<p>In conjunction with the transition to SPECTRAWeb, the current IC account registration system will be decommissioned, and those individuals who are currently identified as the primary contact for companies registered with IC/CEB will receive a “Shared Secret” via email in mid-January 2015, with instructions for creating an account within the SPECTRAWeb application, etc. Companies registered with IC/CEB includes: applicants, TCBs, test laboratories, agents, Canadian representatives, manufacturers, etc.</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;">Ecuador – New Safety Requirements</h4>
<p>On November 7, 2014, Ecuador published Resolution No. 14 460 in its Official Journal No. 370, requiring safety compliance certification for printing and digitization equipment imported into Ecuador. Specifically, mains-powered (not exceeding 600 V) scanners, printers, photocopiers and fax machines are now subject to safety compliance 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;">Congo – Samples Now Required for Type Approval</h4>
<p>As of January 1, 2015, Congo's Agence de Regulation des Postes et des Communications Electroniques (ARPCE) requires that one sample be submitted along with each Type Approval application. In some cases, a waiver may be requested if there is a size constraint/restriction in transporting the sample. Previously, the Type Approval process for Congo did not require a sample, and was a paperwork effort only, with appropriate test reports to EU standards.</p></div>
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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>Point of Sale (POS) Vending Machines</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We produce POS vending machines. Do they require FCC equipment authorization?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Vending machines employing digital circuitry require equipment authorization. The manufacturer of the components used in your system may produce these parts as subassemblies without testing, however, as the final assembler of the vending machines, it is your company’s responsibility to comply with the FCC rules, including testing and obtaining authorization for the assembled system.</p>
<p>If your vending machines are installed in a residential environment, such as an apartment building, they are considered to be Class B digital devices, and subject to those standards, with applicable labeling, as described in <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=8c4dac406328dea33baa4459f04c0521&amp;node=se47.1.15_119&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.19</a>, <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/retrieveECFR?gp=&amp;SID=8c4dac406328dea33baa4459f04c0521&amp;r=SECTION&amp;n=se47.1.15_121" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.21</a>, <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/retrieveECFR?gp=&amp;SID=8c4dac406328dea33baa4459f04c0521&amp;r=SECTION&amp;n=se47.1.15_127" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.27</a>, and <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=8c4dac406328dea33baa4459f04c0521&amp;node=se47.1.15_1105&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.105</a>.</p>
<p>When testing to show compliance with the emission standards, motor emissions may be disregarded, and if the fluorescent lighting in your vending machine is not driven with an RF source (above 9 kHz), their emissions may also be ignored. However, if the fluorescent lights are driven with an RF source (above 9 kHz), they are classified as RF lighting and are therefore subject to the standards in <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=8c4dac406328dea33baa4459f04c0521&amp;node=pt47.1.18&amp;rgn=div5" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§18</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>Transmitter Transient Frequency Behavior</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We are sourcing FCC Part 90 radios and need clarification on a couple issues. What is transient frequency behavior, and could you provide more details on 47CFR§90.214 regarding transmitter transient frequency behaviors?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Any time a transmitter is switched on, and during typical transmitter use, power and frequency transients occur. These transients can potentially cause interference with other transmitting and receiving devices operating in adjacent frequency bands.</p>
<p>Most Part 90 transmitters have power and frequency transients when employed in communication systems like TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access) with numerous transmission bursts, Spread Spectrum with quick and frequent changes in transmitted power to minimize battery consumption, and FDMA (Frequency Division Multiple Access) where transmitters regularly switch from one frequency channel to another.</p>
<p>47CFR§90 Subpart I contains the general technical standards for a transmitter operating in the Private Land Mobile Radio Services; <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=8c4dac406328dea33baa4459f04c0521&amp;node=se47.5.90_1214&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§90.214</a> lists the requirements for transient frequency behavior. All units that operate in the frequency bands 150-174 MHz and 421-512 MHz must be tested and reported, but the time interval (T1 and T3) limits do not apply to units with 6 W or less output power.</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>Special Temporary Authorization for Outdoor RF Immunity Testing</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> How might we obtain approval from the FCC to perform outdoor radio frequency (RF) immunity testing on our product?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> RF immunity testing must be conducted in a way that restricts the RF immunity energy to the immediate area where a device is being tested to prevent interference to radio communications, as would be the case in a shielded room or anechoic chamber. Failure to do so is a violation of Section 301 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.</p>
<p>In special cases, where it is impractical to test in a shielded area because of the size of the equipment, per 47CFR§5.61 the FCC will consider an application for a Special Temporary Authorization (STA) to conduct RF immunity testing in an outdoor test area. An STA is granted for a period of time not to exceed six months, and for limited RF immunity power, frequencies and times of operation. Click <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=7854b40fb3f72896a0bc583b13b09783&amp;node=se47.1.5_161&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a> for the procedure to submit a request for an STA.</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>Part 80 Marine VHF</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> Can you explain Part 80 Marine VHF (156-162 MHz band) ship radio frequency allocations with respect to domestic and international regulations?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> A marine VHF radio certified under Part 80 must comply with the following:</p>
<p>Transmitting frequencies must be limited to those described in the table in 47CFR§80.871(d), i.e., using the ship station frequencies in the simplex and semi-duplex modes as applicable. Channel numbers provided by the unit and the manual must be consistent with this table.</p>
<p>To the extent that the unit and manual provide a domestic mode (e.g., US, USA, domestic use), the frequencies in the domestic mode may consist only of those listed in 47CFR§80.371(c) and 80.373(f), with the following exception:</p>
<ul style="list-style-type: none;">
<li>the domestic mode may contain marine VHF channel numbers 3, 21, 23, 61, 64, 81, 82, or 83, as long as either the unit or the manual make clear that these frequencies require special authorization under a private land mobile license, or from the Coast Guard, and are not for use by the general public in US waters.</li>
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<p>The domestic mode may not contain marine VHF channel numbers 2, 4, 60, and 62, which are slightly offset from private land mobile frequencies; there are no means to legally use these as carrier frequencies in US waters.</p>
<p>Note that the rules do not require specific warning labels nor place additional burdens on manufacturers that meet these requirements.</p>
<p>To the extent that the unit and manual provide an international mode (i.e., international, ITU, Appendix 18, foreign) or a mode specific to a particular country (e.g., Canada, Japan, UK), the unit and manual need only comply with the frequency allocations in the table 47CFR§80.871(d).</p>
<p>Note: Appendix 18 is the table of transmitting frequencies in the VHF maritime mobile band of the World Radio Communication (WRC) Radio Regulations Rules of Procedure.</p>
<p>The following are additional requirements for Digital Selective Calling (DSC): as of March 25, 2011, 47CFR§80.225(a)(4) prohibits the manufacture, importation, sale and installation of fixed mounted (non-portable) digital selective calling (DSC) equipped marine radios that do not meet the following standards:</p>
<ol>
<li>International Telecommunications Union (ITU-R) Recommendation M.493-13</li>
<li>Class D VHF DSC equipment only, International (IEC) International Standard 62238.</li>
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<p>Channel Switching now requires 2 receivers for DSC. See the <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/pdf/gmdss/DSC_Notice.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">USCG Special Notice</a>.</p>
<p>In order to comply with the requirements, all equipment authorization applications for devices subject to this requirement must include the following information in the filings:</p>
<ol>
<li>Letter Exhibit stating the standards used to determine compliance</li>
<li>Full ITU 439-13/IEC 62238 test report(s)</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=104:110:1050641733429601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258713,54115,25">EN 50636-2-107:2015</a></span> - 1/23/2015 - Safety of household and similar appliances - Part 2-107: Particular requirements for robotic battery powered electrical lawnmowers</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=104:110:1050641733429601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257157,45797,25">EN 60079-26:2015</a></span> - 1/23/2015 - &nbsp;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://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1050641733429601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257233,50934,25">EN 60598-1:2015</a></span>&nbsp;- 1/23/2015 - Luminaires - Part 1: General requirements and 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=104:110:1050641733429601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257159,59952,25">EN 60335-2-54:2008/A11:2012/AC:2015</a></span>&nbsp;- 1/30/2015 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-54: Particular requirements for surface-cleaning appliances for household use employing liquids or steam</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=104:110:1050641733429601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258743,54514,25">EN 61557-16:2015</a></span>&nbsp;- 1/30/2015 - 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://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1050641733429601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,53400,25">EN 55016-1-5:2015</a></span> - 2/6/2015 - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 1-5: Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus - Antenna calibration sites and reference test sites for 5 MHz to 18 GHz</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=104:110:1050641733429601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,42941,25">EN 55016-1-6:2015</a></span> - 2/6/2015 - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 1-6: Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus - EMC antenna calibration</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=104:110:1050641733429601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258743,55956,25">EN 61557-8:2015</a></span>&nbsp;- 2/13/2015 - 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://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1050641733429601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257159,54164,25">EN 60335-2-11:2010/A1:2015</a></span> - 2/13/2015 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-11: Particular requirements for tumble dryers</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=104:110:1050641733429601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258679,48483,25">EN 60987:2015</a></span>&nbsp;- 2/20/2015 - Nuclear power plants - Instrumentation and control important to safety - Hardware design requirements for computer-based systems</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/136100_136199/136113/11.03.00_60/ts_136113v110300p.pdf">ETSI TS 136 113 V11.3.0</a></span>&nbsp;- (February 2015) - LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Base Station (BS) and repeater ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 36.113 version 11.3.0 Release 11)</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/136100_136199/136113/12.03.00_60/ts_136113v120300p.pdf">ETSI TS 136 113 V12.3.0</a></span> - (February 2015) - LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Base Station (BS) and repeater ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 36.113 version 12.3.0 Release 12)</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/137100_137199/137113/11.03.00_60/ts_137113v110300p.pdf">ETSI TS 137 113 V11.3.0</a></span>&nbsp;- (February 2015) - Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; E-UTRA, UTRA and GSM/EDGE; Multi-Standard Radio (MSR) Base Station (BS) Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 37.113 version 11.3.0 Release 11)</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/137100_137199/137113/12.03.00_60/ts_137113v120300p.pdf">ETSI TS 137 113 V12.3.0</a></span> - (February 2015) - Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; E-UTRA, UTRA and GSM/EDGE; Multi-Standard Radio (MSR) Base Station (BS) Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 37.113 version 12.3.0 Release 12)</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_300399/300328/01.09.01_60/en_300328v010901p.pdf">ETSI EN 300 328 V1.9.1</a></span> - (February 2015) - 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_ts/136100_136199/136113/11.03.00_60/ts_136113v110300p.pdf">ETSI TS 136 113 V11.3.0</a></span>&nbsp;- (February 2015) - LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Base Station (BS) and repeater ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 36.113 version 11.3.0 Release 11)</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/136100_136199/136113/12.03.00_60/ts_136113v120300p.pdf">ETSI TS 136 113 V12.3.0</a></span>&nbsp;- (February 2015) - LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Base Station (BS) and repeater ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 36.113 version 12.3.0 Release 12)</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/137100_137199/137113/11.03.00_60/ts_137113v110300p.pdf">ETSI TS 137 113 V11.3.0</a></span>&nbsp;- (February 2015) - Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; E-UTRA, UTRA and GSM/EDGE; Multi-Standard Radio (MSR) Base Station (BS) Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 37.113 version 11.3.0 Release 11)</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/137100_137199/137113/12.03.00_60/ts_137113v120300p.pdf">ETSI TS 137 113 V12.3.0</a></span>&nbsp;- (February 2015) - Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; E-UTRA, UTRA and GSM/EDGE; Multi-Standard Radio (MSR) Base Station (BS) Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 37.113 version 12.3.0 Release 12)</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/031840!opendocument">IEC 60601-1:2015 SER, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - (1/20/2015) - Medical electrical equipment - 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/050761!opendocument">IEC 60601-1-11:2015, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - (1/20/2015) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 1-11: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance - Collateral Standard: Requirements for medical electrical equipment and medical electrical systems used in the home healthcare environment</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050766!opendocument">IEC 62485-4:2015, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - (1/20/2015) - Safety requirements for secondary batteries and battery installations - Part 4: Valve-regulated lead-acid batteries for use in portable appliances</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/050779!opendocument">IEC 61010-2-081:2015, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - (1/23/2015) - Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - Part 2-081: Particular requirements for automatic and semi-automatic laboratory equipment for analysis and other purposes</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/050784!opendocument">CISPR 13:2009+AMD1:2015 CSV, Ed. 5.1</a></span> - (1/28/2015) - Sound and television broadcast receivers and associated equipment - Radio disturbance characteristics - Limits and methods of 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/050789!opendocument">CISPR 13:2009/AMD1:2015, Ed. 5.0</a></span> - (1/28/2015) - Amendment 1 - Sound and television broadcast receivers and associated equipment - Radio disturbance characteristics - Limits and methods of 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/050781!opendocument">IEC 61010-2-101:2015, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - (1/28/2015) - Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - Part 2-101: Particular requirements for in vitro diagnostic (IVD) medical 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/050797!opendocument">ISO/IEC TR 17026:2015, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - (1/28/2015) - Conformity assessment -- Example of a certification scheme for tangible products</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/050842!opendocument">IEC 80601-2-35:2009/COR2:2015, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - (2/17/2015) - Corrigendum 2 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-35: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of healing devices using blankets, pads or mattresses and intended for heating in medical use</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/050861!opendocument">CISPR 14-2:2015, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - (2/18/2015) - Electromagnetic compatibility - Requirements for household appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus - Part 2: Immunity - Product family standard</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/050865!opendocument">IEC 61000-4-30:2015, Ed. 3.0</a></span> - (2/20/2015) - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-30: Testing and measurement techniques - Power quality measurement methods</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 - Proposed Rulemaking for 76-81 GHz Radars</h4>
<p>On February 5, 2015, the FCC released a <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2015/db0205/FCC-15-16A1.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Reconsideration Order to authorize radar applications in the 76-81 GHz band</a>. The FCC seeks to adopt service rules that will allow for the deployment of the various radar applications in this band, both within and outside the U.S.</p>
<p>In the Notice, the FCC proposed rules that will accommodate the commercial development and use of various radar technologies in the 76-81 GHz band under Part 95 of the FCC Rules. The proposal includes allocation changes to the bands as well as provisions to ensure that new and incumbent operations can share the available frequencies in the band. Specifically, the FCC is seeking comment on the following 76-81 GHz band matters:</p>
<ul>
<li>Expanding radar operations in the 76-81 GHz band;</li>
<li>Modifying the Table of Frequency Allocations to provide an allocation for the radiolocation service in the 77.5-78 GHz band;</li>
<li>Authorizing the expanded radar operations on a licensed basis under Part 95;</li>
<li>Shifting vehicular and other users away from the existing Part 15 unlicensed operating model;</li>
<li>Evaluating the compatibility of incumbent operations, including that of amateur radio, with radar applications in the 77-81 GHz band.</li>
</ul>
<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;">FCC - Summary of Key Changes in R&amp;O 14-208</h4>
<p>As we reported in the January 2015 MultiPoint, the FCC adopted Report and Order (FCC 14-208) on December 17, 2014 as part of an ongoing review and update of their radiofrequency (RF) equipment authorization program. The OET Laboratory is in the process of implementing the Order; several KDB Publications will be updated as a result of the changes. The FCC recently published <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.tcbcouncil.org/resource/resmgr/FCC-TCB_Conference_Call_Minutes/EA_Order_Memo.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Summary of Key Changes in the Report and Order FCC 14-208</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 - April 2015 TCBC Basic Training and Workshop</h4>
<p>The Telecommunications Certification Body Council (TCBC) will host its April 2015 Basic Training and Workshop from April 13-16, 2015 at the Holiday Inn - Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland. April 13, 2015 will offer Basic Training, geared towards an entry level foundation for TCB &amp; Certification processes, and April 14-16, 2015 will be the regular 3-day Workshop. More information can be found at <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.tcbcouncil.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.tcbcouncil.org</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 - Amendment to RoHS Directive (65/2011/EU)</h4>
<p>The European Commission will be adding four additional substances, phthalate substances, to the EU RoHS Directive (2011/65/EU) substance restrictions. Phthalates are primarily used as plasticizers in plastics, particularly in PVC plastic, which is commonly used for wires and cables but can also be found on some electronic components or other plastic parts. The restrictions take effect July 22, 2019, and most products, including medical devices, will need to comply by July 22, 2021.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">EU - R&amp;TTE CA Published Guidance on SAR</h4>
<p>During December 2014, the R&amp;TTE Compliance Association issued <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.rtteca.com/R&amp;TTECA TGN 20 SAR Guidance Document.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">TGN 20, Version 1.0 (Technical Guidance Note for SAR Testing and Assessment Guidance)</a> with the following:</p>
<ul>
<li>Guidance to manufacturers as to how their device could be assessed for SAR;</li>
<li>Guidance to test labs on testing devices which require a SAR assessment;</li>
<li>Guidance to Notified Body assessors on how the SAR standards may be applied to sufficiently meet the requirements of Article 3.1(a) of Directive 1999/5/EC and encourage a consistent level of assessment and requirements between Notified Bodies.</li>
</ul>
<p>Specifically, TGN 20 addresses the following topics:</p>
<ul>
<li>Test configuration and set-up</li>
<li>Channels for testing</li>
<li>Modulation for testing</li>
<li>Modes of operation for testing</li>
<li>Output power for testing</li>
<li>Test distance</li>
<li>Bystander SAR</li>
<li>Multiple transmitters</li>
</ul>
<p><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.rtteca.com/R&amp;TTECA TGN 20 SAR Guidance Document.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link to TGN 20</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 – E-Filing Shutdown Delayed</h4>
<p>Canada’s Certification and Engineering Bureau (CEB) had to delay the shutdown of the current E-filing system and the launch date for the new system, SPECTRAWeb. The shutdown is now scheduled to begin at close of business on March 3, 2015; the launch date for the new system is now March 16, 2015. During this time, the CEB will be unable to receive certification/registration applications, and other online services such as the Radio Equipment List (REL), Test Site Registration, and Company Number Request will be unavailable. The official announcement can be found <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/ceb-bhst.nsf/eng/h_tt00063.html" 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;">Canada - Release of Documents Related to WSDs and WSDBs</h4>
<p>On February 5, 2014, Industry Canada posted on its website the release of the following documents related to TV white space devices (WSDs) and white space databases (WSDBs):</p>
<ul>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf10930.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Radio Standards Specification RSS 222, Issue 1: White Space Devices (WSDs)</a>, which sets out the requirements for the technical compliance of license exempt, Category I radio apparatus operating in the frequency bands 54-60 MHz, 76-88 MHz, 174-216 MHz, 470-608 MHz and 614-698 MHz, known as white space devices (WSDs).</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf10928.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Database Specification DBS 01, Issue 1: White Space Database Specifications</a>, which sets out the minimum technical requirements for the designation of a database capable of indicating available channels for use by WSDs in the white space frequency bands 54-60 MHz, 76-88 MHz, 174-216 MHz, 470-608 MHz and 614-698 MHz.</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf10927.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Client Procedures Circular CPC 4 1 01, Issue 1: Application Procedures for White Space Database Administrators (WSDBAs)</a>, which outlines the procedures for white space database administrator designation.</li>
</ul>
<p>The following new and revised documents have been developed and updated respectively, to reflect recent equipment certification requirements and licensing authorization changes regarding low-power radio apparatus (LPA), including wireless microphones and wireless cameras in the TV bands:</p>
<ul>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf01323.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Radio Standards Specification RSS 123, Issue 3: Licensed Low Power Radio Apparatus</a>, sets out the technical requirements for the technical compliance of licensed Category I radio apparatus operating in the frequency bands 26.10-26.48 MHz, 88-107.5 MHz, 150-174 MHz, 450-451 MHz and 455-456 MHz.</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf10933.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Radio Standards Specification RSS 210, Amendment 1: Licence Exempt, Low Power Radio Apparatus Operating in the Television Bands</a>, sets out the technical requirements for the technical compliance of license-exempt, Category I radio apparatus operating in the frequency bands 54-72 MHz, 76-88 MHz, 174-216 MHz, 470-608 MHz and 614-698 MHz.</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf08883.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Client Procedures Circular CPC 2 1 11, Issue 3: Licensed Low-Power Radio Apparatus</a>, describes the procedures and processes to be followed by the public when dealing with Industry Canada. The revised CPC 2 1 11 applies to licensed low-power apparatus operating in the frequency bands 26.10-26.48 MHz, 88-107.5 MHz, 150-174 MHz, 450-451 MHz and 455-456 MHz. As this document introduces changes to existing processes, CPC 2 1 11 will be provisional for six months, to allow Industry Canada to gather feedback from applicants on any necessary clarifications or improvements to the document.</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf10931.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Client Procedures Circular CPC 2 1 28, Issue 1, Voluntary Licensing of Licence-Exempt Low-Power Radio Apparatus in the TV Bands</a>, describes the procedures and processes to be followed by the public when dealing with Industry Canada. All TV band low power wireless microphone operators should note that this new CPC 2 1 28 applies to all TV band wireless microphones operating in the frequency bands 54-60 MHz, 76-88 MHz, 174-216 MHz, 470-608 MHz and 614-698 MHz. CPC 2 1 28 also sets out the operational requirements for TV band LPA (i.e. wireless microphones and cameras), including licence conditions for voluntarily licensed LPA, licensing of TV band LPA, and licensing and registration of roaming electronic news gathering (ENG) LPA systems.</li>
</ul>
<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;">Japan - MRA International Workshop March 2015</h4>
<p>Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) is organizing the International Workshop on Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRA) for telecommunications equipment March 4-5, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan. This workshop is designed to promote efficient utilization of the MRA and to nurture the development of internationally respected conformity assessment bodies (CABs). The workshop program includes presentations and information exchange on updated certification systems and technical regulations for telecommunications equipment. Registration forms were required no later than 2/25/2015. <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.soumu.go.jp/main_sosiki/joho_tsusin/eng/Releases/Telecommunications/140126.html" 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;">Taiwan – NCC Revises Regulations</h4>
<p>On December 29, 2014, Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) released <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ncc.gov.tw/english/news_detail.aspx?site_content_sn=69&amp;is_history=0&amp;pages=0&amp;sn_f=565" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Compliance Approval Regulations of Telecommunications Terminal Equipment and Compliance Approval Regulations on Controlled Telecommunications Radio-Frequency Devices</a>. Article 10 in the TTE regulation and Article 8 in the RF regulations were both amended with slight modifications to the application requirements.</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 Extends Validity Period for Grant of Registration</h4>
<p>India's BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) recently announced its decision, effective immediately, to extend to two years the validity period for grants of registration under its Compulsory Registration Scheme. Also, the notified validity period of one year for registrations granted earlier has now been amended to two years.</p></div>
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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 Part 15 Conducted Emissions Testing for Intentional Transmitters</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We are performing pre-compliance conducted emissions testing in preparation for final testing in an accredited laboratory. Would it be acceptable to attach an RF dummy load to the output port of our transmitter?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The answer depends on the frequency at which your device operates.</p>
<p>If your transmitter operates above 30 MHz, and it has a permanent or detachable antenna, measurements must be performed with the antenna connected as specified in clause 6.2 of ANSI C63.10-2013.</p>
<p>On the other hand, if your device operates below 30 MHz, and has a permanent or detachable antenna, the FCC will accept your measurement results as long as testing is performed as described below with a suitable dummy load in place of the actual antenna.</p>
<p>A suitable dummy load is a radio frequency termination used in place of the antenna, which has the same electrical properties as the intended antenna but without radiated emissions. Your device must supply identical signals to the dummy load as it would to an antenna.</p>
<ul>
<li>With a detachable antenna, remove it and connect a suitable dummy load to the antenna connector.</li>
<li>With a permanent antenna, remove it and terminate the RF output of the transmitter with a dummy load or network which simulates the antenna in the fundamental frequency band.</li>
<li>Perform the AC line conducted emissions tests with the antenna connected to determine compliance with the <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=79364c906c6a9675b0e1d1ebf0a2a3d7&amp;node=se47.1.15_1207&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.207</a> limits outside your transmitter's fundamental emission band.</li>
<li>Retest with a dummy load to determine compliance with 47CFR§15.207 limits within the transmitter's fundamental emission band.</li>
<li>All measurements must be performed as specified in clause 6.2 of ANSI C63.10-2013 and <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=dTVBoy7r1VVAghixAd4zXw%3D%3D&amp;desc=174176%20D01%20Line%20Conducted%20FAQ%20v01&amp;tracking_number=34866" target="_blank" rel="noopener">FCC KDB 174176 D01 Line Conducted FAQ v01</a>.</li>
<li>Results obtained using a suitable dummy load shall be so noted in the test report.</li>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> We manufacture radio products which have the option of installing an Industrial Scientific Medical (ISM) band wireless radio with a Single-Module Transmitter Approval. The products employ an open development environment that allows customers to create custom applications on the devices. We would like to market our products in the U.S. and Canada, as well as Europe. In order to comply with the guidance in FCC KDB 594280 D01, we intend to release software code to control this radio in binary form only. We also intend to publish language in the user manual and on the development web sites that clearly states “Users are prohibited from making any changes that would affect the operation of the Radio performance.” Are these steps sufficient to comply with the FCC KDB 594280 D01 guidelines?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Because your question references <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/kdb/forms/FTSSearchResultPage.cfm?switch=P&amp;id=39498" target="_blank" rel="noopener">FCC KDB 594280 D01</a> we assume that the modularly approved radios that may optionally be installed in your end products are not Software Defined Radios (SDR) as defined by <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=45dc96eb4855e51e6b24233c9b7e6015&amp;node=se47.1.2_1944&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.944</a>.</p>
<p>The FCC generally prohibits any user configuration of radio parameters (for example, see <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=45dc96eb4855e51e6b24233c9b7e6015&amp;node=se47.1.15_115&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.15</a>).</p>
<p>Under certain specific circumstances, the FCC may permit authorized persons, such as professional installers, to modify certain parameters; specific examples are outlined in FCC KDB 594280 D01.</p>
<p>The software code you intend to release to control the radio must not permit third-party/end users to modify any radio parameters (maximum output power, frequency range, modulation type, or “circumstance under which the transmitter has been approved”) that will violate grant conditions and enable the radio to operate in a non-compliant manner, violating the parameters of the grant of authorization.</p>
<p>Additionally, to prevent changes to software that could place the radio in a mode that would violate the parameters of the grant of authorization, it is not sufficient to rely solely on instructions to the user in the user manual.</p>
<p>Similar guidelines would apply to devices that have Industry Canada certification or European Declaration of Conformity per the R&amp;TTE Directive or Radio Equipment Directive.</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>Block C Emission Measurements, Upper 700 MHz, FCC Part 27</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We are performing measurements on our device that must comply with <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=77e305aa569e97be1158ca552208ad34&amp;node=se47.2.27_153&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§27.53(c)(3)</a>. 47CFR§27.53(c)(3) states that emissions on all frequencies between 763-775 MHz and 793-805 MHz shall be attenuated below the transmitter power by a factor of not less than 76+10 Log (P) dB in a 6.25 kHz segment (for base and fixed stations).</p>
<p>We interpret this to mean that all emissions shall be measured in 6.25 kHz bandwidth segment and compared to the total transmitted power in a licensee's frequency band. If a licensee occupies a 5 MHz band and transmits a wide-band signal with equal power across the band, then relative to a 6.25 kHz segment in-band (on a per Hz basis), the emissions must be attenuated by 76+10 Log(P) - 10 log(5,000,000/6250) = 76+10 log(P) dB – 29.03 = 47+10 log(P) dB. Is this correct?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> It is indeed correct. The P for power as used in the attenuation formula 76 + 10 Log(P) is the total power of the transmitter. The net effect of the above-cited formula is that the levels (in dB) of the undesired emissions relative to the levels of the desired emissions are less than the dB value that results from the formula.</p>
<p>On a spectrum analyzer, the levels of the desired emissions for a modulated signal with uniform spectral distribution appear in proportion to the ratio of the occupied bandwidth of the modulated spectrum to the spectrum analyzer resolution bandwidth (RBW) used. Several factors will affect the reading, including the measurement resolution bandwidth (RBW) used, the actual shape of the modulated signal, and the modulation method used.</p>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> Our company has recently moved to a new location, and we know from reading the October 2014 MultiPoint Newsletter that we need to submit an update to the FCC Grantee Code database, and the FCC FRN database, but how do we obtain updated FCC grants that reflect our new company address?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> When you submit the address change via the grantee code database update procedure that was detailed in the October 2014 MultiPoint Newsletter, and it is processed by the FCC, the address on all FCC grants under the affected grantee code will automatically be updated to reflect the new address.</p>
<p>You can view, save and/or print grants <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/eas/reports/GenericSearch.cfm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>.</p>
<p>To see a list of all of the certification applications (original and Class II) under the grantee code, just enter the grantee code and click on Start Search at the bottom of the page. If there are more than 10 applications under the grantee code, you may want to go to Formatting Options at the bottom of this page and increase the number for Records at a Time (HTML output only).</p>
<p>To see a specific application, you can enter the grantee code and the product code and click on Start Search at the bottom of the page.</p>
<p>When the results of your search are displayed, you will see the Display Grant column, from which you can select the grant for viewing, saving, or printing.</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=104:110:851202239522201::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258385,44980,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62813:2015</a> - (2/20/2015) - Lithium ion capacitors for use in electric and electronic equipment - Test methods for electrical characteristics</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:851202239522201::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257189,60205,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62368-1:2014/AC:2015</a> - (2/24/2015) - Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment - Part 1: Safety requirements (IEC 62368-1:2014, modified)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:851202239522201::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257165,44478,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60730-2-5:2015</a> - (2/27/2015) - Automatic electrical controls - Part 2-5: Particular requirements for automatic electrical burner control systems</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:851202239522201::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257171,60047,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60839-11-1:2013/AC:2015</a> - (2/27/2015) - Alarm and electronic security systems - Part 11-1: Electronic access control systems - System and components requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:851202239522201::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258049,58473,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62320-1:2015</a> - (2/27/2015) - Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems - Automatic identification system (AIS) - Part 1: AIS Base Stations - Minimum 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=104:110:851202239522201::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257233,60263,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60598-2-22:2014/AC:2015</a> - (3/5/2015) - Luminaires - Part 2-22: Particular requirements - Luminaires for emergency lighting</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:851202239522201::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257173,43929,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50500:2008/A1:2015</a> - (3/6/2015) - Measurement procedures of magnetic field levels generated by electronic and electrical apparatus in the railway environment with respect to human exposure</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:851202239522201::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257157,51558,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60079-10-2:2015</a> - (3/6/2015) - Explosive atmospheres - Part 10-2: Classification of areas - Explosive dust atmospheres</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:851202239522201::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258161,57481,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61010-2-081:2015</a> - (3/20/2015) - Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - Part 2-081: Particular requirements for automatic and semi-automatic laboratory equipment for analysis and other purposes</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:851202239522201::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257173,49635,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50121-1:2015</a> - (3/27/2015) - Railway applications - Electromagnetic compatibility - Part 1: General</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:851202239522201::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257173,43695,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50121-2:2015</a> - (3/27/2015) - Railway applications - Electromagnetic compatibility - Part 2: Emission of the whole railway system to the outside world</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:851202239522201::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257173,44200,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50121-3-1:2015</a> - (3/27/2015) - Railway applications - Electromagnetic compatibility - Part 3-1: Rolling stock - Train and complete vehicle</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:851202239522201::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257173,44081,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50121-3-2:2015</a> - (3/27/2015) - Railway applications - Electromagnetic compatibility - Part 3-2: Rolling stock - Apparatus</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:851202239522201::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257173,46950,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50121-4:2015</a> - (3/27/2015) - Railway applications - Electromagnetic compatibility - Part 4: Emission and immunity of the signalling and telecommunications apparatus</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:851202239522201::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257173,43041,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50121-5:2015</a> - (3/27/2015) - Railway applications - Electromagnetic compatibility - Part 5: Emission and immunity of fixed power supply installations and apparatus</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:84:4871265376428807" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CENELEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">EU: New ETSI Standards Recently Released</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new ETSI standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302200_302299/30220801/02.01.01_60/en_30220801v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 208-1 V2.1.1</a> - (February 2015) - 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><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302200_302299/30220802/02.01.01_60/en_30220802v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 208-2 V2.1.1</a> - (February 2015) - 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>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/300300_300399/30033001/01.08.01_60/en_30033001v010801p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 300 330-1 V1.8.1</a> - (March 2015) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD); Radio equipment in the frequency range 9 kHz to 25 MHz and inductive loop systems in the frequency range 9 kHz to 30 MHz; Part 1: Technical characteristics and test methods</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/300300_300399/30033002/01.06.01_60/en_30033002v010601p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 300 330-2 V1.6.1</a> - (March 2015) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD); Radio equipment in the frequency range 9 kHz to 25 MHz and inductive loop systems in the frequency range 9 kHz to 30 MHz; 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_tr/102800_102899/102801/01.01.01_60/tr_102801v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TR 102 801 V1.1.1</a> - (March 2015) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Methods, parameters and test procedures for cognitive interference mitigation techniques for use by PMSE devices (Programme Making and Special Events)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301500_301599/301502/12.01.01_60/en_301502v120101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 502 V12.1.1</a> - (March 2015) - Global System for Mobile communications (GSM); Harmonized EN for Base Station Equipment covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301900_301999/30190801/07.01.01_60/en_30190801v070101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 908-1 V7.1.1</a> - (March 2015) - IMT cellular networks; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive; Part 1: Introduction and common requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301800_301899/301893/01.08.01_60/en_301893v010801p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 893 V1.8.1</a> - (March 2015) - Broadband Radio Access Networks (BRAN); 5 GHz high performance RLAN; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_eg/201300_201399/201399/03.01.01_60/eg_201399v030101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EG 201 399 V3.1.1</a> - (March 2015) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); A guide to the production of Harmonized Standards for application under the Radio &amp; Telecommunication Terminal Equipment Directive 1999/5/EC (R&amp;TTE) and a first guide on the impact of the Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU (RED) on Harmonized 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/050871!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62135-2:2015, Ed. 2.0</a> - (2/24/2015) - Resistance welding equipment - Part 2: 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/050874!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62368-1:2014/COR1:2015, Ed. 2.0</a> - (2/24/2015) - Corrigendum 1 - 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/050876!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC TR 62921:2015, Ed. 1.0</a> - (2/24/2015) - Quantification methodology for greenhouse gas emissions for computers and monitor</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050885!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60050-161:1990/AMD5:2015, Ed. 1.0</a> - (2/25/2015) - Amendment 5 - International Electrotechnical Vocabulary - Chapter 161: Electromagnetic compatibility</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050889!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60079-32-2:2015, Ed. 1.0</a> - (2/25/2015) - Explosive atmospheres - Part 32-2: Electrostatics hazards - Tests</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050938!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ISO 80601-2-13:2011/AMD1:2015, Ed. 1.0</a> - (3/6/2015) - Amendment 1 - Medical electrical equipment -- Part 2-13: Particular requirements for basic safety and essential performance of an anaesthetic workstation</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050919!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60519-1:2015, Ed. 5.0</a> - (3/10/2015) - Safety in installations for electroheating and electromagnetic processing - 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/050916!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61010-2-051:2015, Ed. 3.0</a> - (3/10/2015) - Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - Part 2-051: Particular requirements for laboratory equipment for mixing and stirring</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050915!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61010-2-061:2015, Ed. 3.0</a> - (3/10/2015) - Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - Part 2-061: Particular requirements for laboratory atomic spectrometers with thermal atomization and ionization</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050914!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62493:2015, Ed. 2.0</a> - (3/10/2015) - Assessment of lighting equipment related to human exposure to electromagnetic fields</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050934!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60079-29-2:2015, Ed. 2.0</a> - (3/16/2015) - Explosive atmospheres - Part 29-2: Gas detectors - Selection, installation, use and maintenance of detectors for flammable gases and oxygen</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050956!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ISO/IEC 29197:2015, Ed. 1.0</a> - (3/17/2015) - Information technology -- Evaluation methodology for environmental influence in biometric system performance</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050947!opendocument" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC PAS 62958:2015, Ed. 1.0</a> - (3/23/2015) - Clothes washing machines for household use - Method for measuring the microbial contamination reduction</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-111, Issue 1, Level Probing Radar Equipment</h4>
<p>On March 6, 2015, 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-211.pdf/$file/RSS-211.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Radio Standards Specification RSS-211, Issue 1, Level Probing Radar Equipment</a>, which sets out the minimum requirements for the certification of open-air and enclosed container Level Probing Radar (LPR) equipment operating within the bands 5.65-8.50 GHz, 8.50-10.55 GHz, 24.05-29.00 GHz and 75-85 GHz. RSS-211 will apply to the certification of new LPR equipment. This is a new standard derived from Annex 11 of RSS-210, Issue 8, License-exempt Radio Apparatus (All Frequency Bands): Category I Equipment.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Canada - New Release of RSS-213 License Exempt LE-PCS</h4>
<p>On March 26, 2015, Industry Canada published and adopted Radio Standards <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/vwapj/RSS-213-issue3.pdf/$file/RSS-213-issue3.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Specification RSS-213, Issue 3, 2 GHz License-Exempt Personal Communications Services (LE-PCS) Devices</a>. Issue 3 replaces Issue 2 of RSS-213, 2 GHz Licence-exempt Personal Communications Service Devices (PCS), dated December 2005. Listed below are the changes:</p>
<ul>
<li>The title of the document has been changed from 2 GHz Licence-exempt Personal Communications Services Devices (LE-PCS) to 2 GHz Licence-Exempt Personal Communications Services (LE-PCS) Devices.</li>
<li>The number of duplex system access channels has been reduced from 40 to 20.</li>
<li>The latest version of the ANSI C63.17-2013 standard is referenced as normative.</li>
</ul>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Canada - Release of RSS-102, Issue 5: RF Exposure Compliance</h4>
<p>On March 19, 2015, Industry Canada published 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-102-issue5.pdf/$file/rss-102-issue5.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS-102, Issue 5, Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure Compliance of Radiocommunication Apparatus (All Frequency Bands)</a>, which sets out the requirements and measurement techniques used to evaluate radio frequency (RF) exposure compliance of radiocommunication apparatus designed to be used within the vicinity of the human body. RSS 102, Issue 5 is immediately in force for the purposes of certifying new equipment. All devices currently certified that are manufactured, imported or sold in Canada must be in compliance with the revised standard 180 days after its publication on the Industry Canada website — no matter when they were originally certified. Some requirements will not be in force immediately as outlined in <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/vwapj/rss-102-issue5.pdf/$file/rss-102-issue5.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Notice 2015-DRS001</a>. Noteworthy changes are as follows:</p>
<ul>
<li>Section 1: &nbsp;Clarification has been made related to the scope of the standard.</li>
<li>Section 1.1: &nbsp;The definitions of limb-worn devices and separation distance have been added, and the definition of RF exposure evaluation and controlled use has been revised.</li>
<li>Section 2.2: &nbsp;Clarification related to the RF exposure technical brief has been made.</li>
<li>Section 2.5.1: &nbsp;Exemption limits for routine evaluation - SAR evaluation have been revised.</li>
<li>Section 2.5.2: &nbsp;Exemption limits for routine evaluation - RF exposure evaluation have been added.</li>
<li>Section 2.6: &nbsp;Clarification has been made related to the user manual.</li>
<li>Section 3: &nbsp;Clarification has been made on test reduction and fast SAR methods, and on the priority list of documents.</li>
<li>Section 3.1: &nbsp;Clarification has been made on the following items: &nbsp;devices with push-to-talk capability; on the test distance for certain types of devices; for devices with a very low transmission duty factor; and on the test channel to first be tested in a SAR evaluation.</li>
<li>Section 3.1.1: &nbsp;The SAR measurement method for body-worn devices has been revised.</li>
<li>Section 3.1.2: &nbsp;The SAR Measurement of Devices Containing Multiple Transmitters has been revised.</li>
<li>Section 3.1.3: &nbsp;Clarification has been made on the SAR measurement for specific technology and other types of devices.</li>
<li>Section 4: &nbsp;The Safety Code 6 limits have been revised and clarification has been made on the averaging time for SAR evaluation.</li>
<li>Annex A: &nbsp;Clarification has been made related to the standard(s) and/or procedure(s) used for the evaluation, and an addition of the Industry Canada (IC) Certification Number and the name of the SAR/RF exposure testing laboratory has been entered.</li>
<li>Annex B: &nbsp;A revision has been made to add the model number and the IC Certification Number.</li>
<li>Annex C: &nbsp;A revision has been made to add the model number and the IC Certification Number; clarification has been made related to the submission.</li>
<li>Annex E: &nbsp;Clarification has been made related to operating tolerance and the local SAR measurement; additional reporting requirements for test reduction and fast SAR methods were added.</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;">India – BIS Issues FAQ (Revision 9) for Electronics and Information Technology Goods</h4>
<p>On March 25th, 2015 India's BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) issued their latest FAQ (Revision 9) to the Electronics and Information Technology Goods (Requirements for Compulsory Registration) Order, 2012. Noteworthy changes include:</p>
<ol>
<li>Mobile computing devices like Batch or GSM and Wi-Fi-based mobile computers are covered under the registration.</li>
<li>HF RFID and UHF RFID-based devices like fixed mount or mobile computers are covered under the registration.</li>
<li>Wireless access points, controllers, and switches are not covered under the registration.</li>
<li>Automatic Data Processing (ADP) Machines cover:
<ul>
<li>Data Preparation Equipment</li>
<li>Data Processing Equipment</li>
<li>Data Storage Equipment</li>
<li>Personal Computer*</li>
<li>Plotter</li>
<li>Printer</li>
<li>Scanner</li>
<li>VDU</li>
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</li>
<li>Rechargeable batteries, single cells (other than button-like Lithium ion batteries), Nickel-Cadmium and Nickel-Metal Hydride cells are covered under the registration scheme together with AC power adapters. Products which use such batteries and power adapters can already be registered by BIS whereby the battery and/or power adapter was previously accepted via its IEC conformity certificate. However, grandfathering of the battery and/or power adapter will not be allowed under the BIS scheme. These components will need to have their own BIS registrations to be imported into India (even when imported with host devices already BIS registered).</li>
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<p><em>* Personal Computers (desktops) are specially exempted from the coverage under the registration. Wireless devices like Wi-Fi modems, BT headset, BT speaker, BT mouse, USB data card and USB LAN card are not covered under the registration. All-in-one computers, workstations, thin-clients, mini PCs are covered under the registration.</em></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;">Ecuador – Regulatory Authority Name Change</h4>
<p>The Ecuadorian Regulatory Authority, SUPERTEL (Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones), has now been replaced by ARCOTEL (Agencia de Regulación y Control de las Telecomunicaciones). We anticipate no impact on the Type Approval Process. Products which have already obtained Type Approval in Ecuador under the SUPERTEL approval scheme are not affected and remain valid. There are still no specific labelling requirements for Ecuador, and applications currently under review at the Authority are expected to be delayed by approximately 1-2 weeks during this transition period.</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;">Ecuador – New Safety Requirements</h4>
<p>INEN, Instituto Ecuatoriano de Normalización, recently released an update to INEN 202 Norm (Resolution No.14 460), advising that mains‐powered (rated voltage not exceeding 600 V) scanners, printers, photocopiers and fax machines which are imported into Ecuador under the following HS codes are subject to safety compliance certification:</p>
<ul>
<li>84.43</li>
<li>8443.32.19</li>
<li>8443.32.20</li>
<li>8443.32.90</li>
<li>8443.39.10</li>
<li>8443.39.90</li>
<li>8443.12.00</li>
<li>8443.12.90</li>
<li>8443.31.00</li>
<li>84.71</li>
<li>8471.60.90</li>
<li>84.72</li>
<li>8472.10.00</li>
</ul>
<p>INEN has not provided additional detail regarding exactly what products they consider to be "mains powered". Our local agent has confirmed the process for demonstrating conformity is a pre‐import check to be carried out by the importer themselves and not a Type Approval requirement.</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 - Type Approval Label Requirements</h4>
<p>On February 4, 2015, Argentine Communications Authority, Nacional de Comunicaciones (CNC), released Resolution N 82/2015 containing labeling requirements for certified products. The document specified label format, size, colors of CNC logo, and information on how the CNC Homologation number should be displayed. The requirement is mandatory for all equipment certified after May 4th, 2015 and for equipment with Type Approval renewals.</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;">Nambia - New Type Approval Requirements</h4>
<p>Nambia's Type Approval Authority has implemented new mandatory Type Approval requirements which go into effect on August 3, 2015. These new requirements apply to all radio telecommunication equipment for importation and sale, without exemption. The Authority will accept R&amp;TTE test reports, and samples are not required (but may be requested during application review). There is no requirement for a local signatory; foreign manufacturers are able to obtain Type Approval certificates issued in their name and the certificate is valid for three years. Equipment currently on the market in Nambia must go through this process prior to the August 3, 2015 deadline or may be confiscated by the Nambia Authority.</p></div>
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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>Indonesia Technical Provisions for the Use of 5.8 GHz Radio Frequency Band for Wireless Broadband Services</h4>

<p><strong>Question:</strong> Our engineers are looking at how to configure our module to comply with Indonesia regulations. What are the power level limits in the 5725-5825 MHz band, and which protocols are allowed in this band?</p>

<p><strong>Answer:</strong> &nbsp;In the 5.8 GHz radio frequency band, power transmission for the following applications is limited as shown:<br>
&nbsp; 1)&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;P-to-P (Point-to-Point) Application<br>
&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; a.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Maximum mean EIRP: 36 dBm<br>
&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; b.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Maximum mean EIRP density: 23 dBm/MHz<br>
&nbsp; 2)&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;P-to-MP (Point-to-Multipoint) Application<br>
&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; a.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Maximum mean EIRP: 36 dBm<br>
&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; b.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Maximum mean EIR density: 23 dBm/MHz<br>
&nbsp; 3)&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;AP-MP (Any Point-to-Multipoint) Application<br>
&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; a.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Maximum mean EIRP: 33 dBm<br>
&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; b.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Maximum mean EIRP density: 20 dBm/MHz<br>
&nbsp; 4)&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Mesh Application<br>
&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; a.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Maximum mean EIRP: 33 dBm<br>
&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; b.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Maximum mean EIRP density: 20 dBm/MHz<br>
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Furthermore, the bandwidth is limited to 20 MHz in the 5.8 GHz radio frequency band.&nbsp;The only protocol allowed in the 5725-5825 MHz band is 802.11a.</p>

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<p><strong>Question:</strong>&nbsp;We are confused about the PSE Mark requirement for Lithium-ion batteries shipped to Japan.&nbsp;Is this requirement only for batteries intended for consumer/residential use, or does it also include batteries used in commercial environments, such as industrial warehouses for data collection products?</p>

<p><strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong>Per <a href="http://www.meti.go.jp/english/policy/economy/consumer/pse/03.htm" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">Item 12, Appendix 2 of the Cabinet Ordinance for the Electrical Appliance and Material Safety Act</a>, <span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica neue,helvetica,sans-serif">the regulatory scope for lithium-ion batteries is as follows &ldquo;Lithium-ion batteries (limited to those consisting of secondary cell of which energy density is no less than 400Wh/L (Watt hour/Liter), excluding those used for automobiles, motorcycles, medical appliances, industrial appliances&rdquo;.</span></span></p>

<p style="line-height: 150%;"><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica neue,helvetica,sans-serif">Lithium-ion batteries for industrial appliances, those that employees use exclusively in their business operations (e.g. professional data collection products, professional video cameras, etc.), fall outside of the regulatory scope.&nbsp; Therefore, the lithium-ion batteries within&nbsp;your data collection product are excluded and do not require PSE mark approval for Japan.&nbsp;</span></span></p>

<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica neue,helvetica,sans-serif">In summary, the PSE Mark requirement applies to lithium-ion batteries intended for both consumer/residential and commercial environments, except those excluded in the scope.</span></span></p>

<p>Note:&nbsp;The PSE Mark is a mandatory mark for Japan per the Electrical Appliance and Material Safety Law (DENAN). &nbsp;It is administered by Japan&#39;s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). &nbsp;Products regulated under the DENAN law are categorized as specified products and non-specified products.&nbsp; Specified products require certificates from a conformity assessment body and the application of the PSE Mark, while non-specified products require mandatory compliance declared via application of the self-affixed PSE Mark, but not necessarily via certificates from a METI conformity assessment body.</p>

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<p><strong>Question:</strong> We intend to expand into Russia, Turkey, and Brazil with a 2.4/5 GHz Wi-Fi connectivity module with an integrated TCP/IP stack, full support for IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, and Bluetooth 4.0 dual-mode air standards with a fully integrated security supplicant providing 802.11i/WPA2 Enterprise authentication, data encryption, and BT protocol stacks.&nbsp; Before we proceed, we would like to confirm the controlling standard(s) for each country, and to determine if it&rsquo;s more prudent for us as the module manufacturer to seek modular approval for each of these countries, if available, or for our customers to seek host level approval for their end products.</p>

<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Russia uses Ministry Order No. 124 as the testing standard for 5 GHz.&nbsp; From an RF perspective, modular approval is sufficient for the host, however the&nbsp;host products might need additional approvals (such as Customs Union approval) to cover the EMC and safety aspects.<br>
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Brazil uses Resolution 506 as the testing standard for 5 GHz bands.&nbsp; Modular approval is fully sufficient for host notebooks that use approved modules, however for other RF telecommunications devices, host level approval is likely to be needed even if the installed module(s) have been approved.&nbsp; Having said that, modular approval can still be beneficial if the module is intended to be installed into multiple host devices, as the modular RF local test reports, valid for 2 years from date of issue, can be leveraged for host approvals.<br>
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Turkey uses EN 301 893 as the testing standard for 5 GHz bands; the permitted bands are 5150-5350 MHz (with maximum 200mW) and 5470-5725 MHz (with maximum 1W).&nbsp; Modular approval is only useful if the module is imported as a standalone device or as a spare part. &nbsp;If the module is installed into a host device, we recommend that host level approval is pursued.</p>

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<p><strong>Question:</strong> We are a product manufacturer and have two unrelated questions:</p>

<ol>
<li>Our wireless modular device does not have an onboard voltage regulator, as required by the FCC Limited Modular Approval (LMA) policy. Will the FCC/TCB approve our LMA application for certification?</li>
<li>We have a separate 47CFR&sect;213 CCS device that we would like to certify, instead of verify. How do we obtain certification for our device?</li>
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<p><strong>Answer:</strong>&nbsp;<strong>&nbsp;</strong><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica neue,helvetica,sans-serif"><span>If<span style="font-size:10.5pt; line-height:150%"> your </span><span style="font-size:10.5pt; line-height:150%">wireless </span><span style="font-size:10.5pt; line-height:150%">modular device meets all </span><span style="font-size:10.5pt; line-height:150%">the </span><span style="font-size:10.5pt; line-height:150%">requirements of&nbsp;<a href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=%2BfFRmd2u009kcjrH4nqK9A%3D%3D&utm_source=MultiPoint+Newsletter&utm_campaign=ac5d7454e7-MultiPoint_Newsletter_April_2015_Issue&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_15eeb79f92-ac5d7454e7-" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">KDB 996369</a>&nbsp;and complies with&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&SID=4e7ac14f21541ee9ce3208c85bf92162&rgn=div8&view=text&node=47:1.0.1.1.16.3.234.9&idno=47&utm_source=MultiPoint+Newsletter&utm_campaign=ac5d7454e7-MultiPoint_Newsletter_April_2015_Issue&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_15eeb79f92-ac5d7454e7-" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">47CFR&sect;15.212</a> </span><span style="font-size:10.5pt; line-height:150%">but lacks a voltage regulator</span><span style="font-size:10.5pt; line-height:150%">, the FCC/TCB will most likely approve your certification application. However, please note the following:</span></span></span></p>

<p style="line-height: 150%;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica neue,helvetica,sans-serif"><span><span style="font-size:10.5pt; line-height:150%">In order to meet the conditions of FCC Limited Modular Approval, your modular device can only be marketed in the same exact configuration in which it was tested and approved, including the power supply if any. &nbsp;As a result, you are responsible for ensuring that your modular device is only installed in the tested and approved host(s), and only powered by the tested and approved power supply(ies).</span><span style="font-size:10.5pt; line-height:150%">&nbsp; </span><span style="font-size:10.5pt; line-height:150%">In order for your modular device to be used in any other hosts or with any other power supply, you would need to submit a Class 2 Permissive change </span><span style="font-size:10.5pt; line-height:150%">application </span><span style="font-size:10.5pt; line-height:150%">and receive approval.</span></span></span></p>

<p style="line-height: 150%;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica neue,helvetica,sans-serif"><span><span style="font-size:10.5pt; line-height:150%">With regard to the CCS device, as you are most likely aware, </span><span style="font-size:10.5pt; line-height:150%"><a href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&SID=b9eaed51b7c1fc6aa1507a3cb6ed206d&rgn=div8&view=text&node=47:1.0.1.1.16.3.234.1&idno=47&utm_source=MultiPoint+Newsletter&utm_campaign=ac5d7454e7-MultiPoint_Newsletter_April_2015_Issue&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_15eeb79f92-ac5d7454e7-" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">47CFR&sect;15.201(a)</a></span><span style="font-size:10.5pt; line-height:150%"> and</span><span style="font-size:10.5pt; line-height:150%"> <a href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/retrieveECFR?gp=&SID=b9eaed51b7c1fc6aa1507a3cb6ed206d&r=SECTION&n=47y1.0.1.1.16.3.234.10&utm_source=MultiPoint+Newsletter&utm_campaign=ac5d7454e7-MultiPoint_Newsletter_April_2015_Issue&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_15eeb79f92-ac5d7454e7-" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">47CFR&sect;15.213</a></span><span style="font-size:10.5pt; line-height:150%"> indicate that it </span><span style="font-size:10.5pt; line-height:150%">should be verified </span><span style="font-size:10.5pt; line-height:150%">prior to marketing, </span><span style="font-size:10.5pt; line-height:150%">pursuant to Part 2 Subpart J-Equipment Authorization Procedures. </span><span style="font-size:10.5pt; line-height:150%">&nbsp;To instead </span><span style="font-size:10.5pt; line-height:150%">apply for certification </span><span style="font-size:10.5pt; line-height:150%">for</span><span style="font-size:10.5pt; line-height:150%"> your </span><span style="font-size:10.5pt; line-height:150%">CCS </span><span style="font-size:10.5pt; line-height:150%">device</span><span style="font-size:10.5pt; line-height:150%">,</span><span style="font-size:10.5pt; line-height:150%"> includ</span><span style="font-size:10.5pt; line-height:150%">e</span><span style="font-size:10.5pt; line-height:150%"> an attestation statement in your FCC certification application that clearly states that this device only requires verification but that you are seeking certification</span><span style="font-size:10.5pt; line-height:150%"> instead</span><span style="font-size:10.5pt; line-height:150%">.</span></span></span></p>

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<p>This is a shortened list of the CENELEC standards published or made available during the past month:</p>

<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:957799850335901::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:855949,60328,25" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN 301549:2015</a>&nbsp;- (4/1/2015) - Accessibility requirements suitable for public procurement of ICT products and services in Europe</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:957799850335901::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258281,51489,25" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN 50491-2:2010/A1:2015</a>&nbsp;-(4/3/2015) -&nbsp;General requirements for Home and Building Electronic Systems (HBES) and Building Automation and Control Systems (BACS) - Part 2: Environmental conditions</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:957799850335901::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,55993,25" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN 55014-2:2015</a>&nbsp;- (4/3/2015)&nbsp;Electromagnetic compatibility - Requirements for household appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus - Part 2: Immunity - Product family standard</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:957799850335901::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,42940,25" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN 61000-4-30:2015</a>&nbsp;- (4/3/2015) -&nbsp;Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-30: Testing and measurement techniques - Power quality measurement methods</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:957799850335901::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258759,57667,25" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN 62776:2015</a>&nbsp;- (4/3/2015) -&nbsp;Double-capped LED lamps designed to retrofit linear fluorescent lamps - Safety specifications</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:957799850335901::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258395,46004,25" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN 61810-1:2015</a>&nbsp;- (4/10/2015)-&nbsp;Electromechanical elementary relays - Part 1: General and safety requirements</li>
</ul>

<p>See <a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:84:4871265376428807" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">CENELEC</a> for additional information.</p>

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<p>This is a shortened list of the new ETSI standards published during the past month:</p>

<ul>
<li><u><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301800_301899/30184201/01.04.01_60/en_30184201v010401p.pdf" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI EN 301 842-1 V1.4.1</a></u>&nbsp;- (April 2015) -VHF air-ground Digital Link (VDL) Mode 4 radio equipment; Technical characteristics and methods of measurement for ground-based equipment; Part 1: EN for ground equipment</li>
<li><u><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301800_301899/30184202/01.07.01_60/en_30184202v010701p.pdf" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI EN 301 842-2 V1.7.1</a></u><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301800_301899/30184202/01.07.01_60/en_30184202v010701p.pdf" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;"> </a>&nbsp;-&nbsp;(April 2015) - VHF air-ground Digital Link (VDL) Mode 4 radio equipment; Technical characteristics and methods of measurement for ground-based equipment; Part 2: General description and data link layer</li>
<li><u><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301800_301899/30184203/01.04.01_60/en_30184203v010401p.pdf" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI EN 301 842-3 V1.4.1</a></u><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301800_301899/30184203/01.04.01_60/en_30184203v010401p.pdf" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;"> </a>&nbsp;-&nbsp;(April 2015) - VHF air-ground Digital Link (VDL) Mode 4 radio equipment; Technical characteristics and methods of measurement for ground-based equipment; Part 3: Additional broadcast aspects</li>
<li><u><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301800_301899/30184204/01.03.01_60/en_30184204v010301p.pdf" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI EN 301 842-4 V1.3.1</a></u><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301800_301899/30184204/01.03.01_60/en_30184204v010301p.pdf" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;"> -&nbsp;</a>(April 2015) - VHF air-ground Digital Link (VDL) Mode 4 radio equipment; Technical characteristics and methods of measurement for ground-based equipment; Part 4: Point-to-point functions</li>
<li><u><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302800_302899/30284201/01.03.01_60/en_30284201v010301p.pdf" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI EN 302 842-1 V1.3.1</a></u><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302800_302899/30284201/01.03.01_60/en_30284201v010301p.pdf" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;"> -&nbsp;</a>&nbsp;(April 2015) - VHF air-ground and air-air Digital Link (VDL) Mode 4 radio equipment; Technical characteristics and methods of measurement for aeronautical mobile (airborne) equipment; Part 1: Physical layer</li>
<li><u><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/103300_103399/103302/01.01.01_60/ts_103302v010101p.pdf" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TS 103 302 V1.1.1</a></u>&nbsp;- (April 2015) &nbsp;- Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Test Specification for the RFID Interoperability Test Event in Brazil May 2011</li>
</ul>

<p>See <a href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/h_sf10571.html" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI website</a> for additional information.</p>

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<p>This is a shortened list of the new IEC standards published during the past month:</p>

<ul>
<li><u><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050983!opendocument" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 60068-2-58:2015, Ed. 4.0</a></u> - (3/27/2015) - Environmental testing - Part 2-58: Tests - Test Td: Test methods for solderability, resistance to dissolution of metallization and to soldering heat of surface mounting devices (SMD)</li>
<li><u><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050976!opendocument" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">CISPR 15:2013+AMD1:2015 CSVm Ed. 8.1</a></u> - (3/27/2015) - Limits and methods of measurement of radio disturbance characteristics of electrical lighting and similar equipment</li>
<li><u><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050979!opendocument" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">CISPR 15:2013/AMD1:2015, Ed. 8.0</a></u> - (3/27/2015) - Amendment 1 - Limits and methods of measurement of radio disturbance characteristics of electrical lighting and similar equipment</li>
<li><u><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050991!opendocument" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 62106:2015, Ed. 3.0</a></u> - (3/30/2015) - Specification of the radio data system (RDS) for VHF/FM sound broadcasting in the frequency range from 87,5 MHz to 108,0 MHz</li>
<li><u><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/050990!opendocument" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 62634:2015, Ed. 2.0</a></u> - (3/30/2015) - Radio data system (RDS) - Receiver products and characteristics - Methods of measurement</li>
<li><u><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/051015!opendocument" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">CISPR 32:2015, Ed. 2.0</a></u> -&nbsp; (3/31/2015) - Electromagnetic compatibility of multimedia equipment - Emission requirements</li>
<li><u><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/051031!opendocument" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 60335-2-81:2015, Ed. 3.0</a></u> - (4/9/2015) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-81: Particular requirements for foot warmers and heating mats</li>
<li><u><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/051032!opendocument" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 60398:2015, Ed. 3.0</a></u>&nbsp; - (4/9/2015) - Installations for electroheating and electromagnetic processing - General performance test methods</li>
<li><u><a href="http://webstore.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/051447!opendocument" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC TR 60601-4-3:2015, Ed. 1.0</a></u> - (4/13/2015) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 4-3: Guidance and interpretation - Considerations of unaddressed safety aspects in the third edition of IEC 60601-1 and proposals for new requirements</li>
</ul>

<p>See <a href="http://www.iec.ch/about/" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC</a> for additional information.</p>

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<p>On March 5, 2015, the FCC published <a href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=futAcYAsDlC9Ltc6aDmn6A%3D%3D&desc=726920%20D01%20Confidentiality%20Request%20Procedures%20v01r01&tracking_number=41731" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">726920 D01Confidentiality Request Procedures, v01r01</a> replacing the previous version (726920 D01 Confidentiality Request Procedures v01). &nbsp;The changes made to the new version are in Section II, Long-Term Confidentiality, and include special consideration for internal photos and user manuals.</p>

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<p>On April 13, 2015, the FCC published draft <a href="https://apps.fcc.gov/eas/comments/GetPublishedDocument.html?id=389&tn=360717" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">935210 Signal Boosters DR07-42107</a> for comment.&nbsp; The draft updates two attachments to the publication: &nbsp;(1) 935210 D02 Signal Booster Certification v02r01, (2) 935210 D03 Signal Booster Measurements v02r01, and adds a new attachment 935210 D05 Indus Booster Basic Meas v01 to replace annex D in the current 935210 D02 Signal Booster Certification v02r01.</p>

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<p>During March 2015, the R&amp;TTE Compliance Association issued <a href="http://www.rtteca.com/TGN%2021%20on%20Guidance%20for%20Report%20Checking%20%20March%202015.pdf" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">TGN 21 Guidance for Report Checking &ndash; Information Validity and Integrity</a><strong>.&nbsp; </strong>The guidance is intended to help Notified Bodies confirm the integrity and validity of test reports submitted by agents, manufacturers or test laboratories with which the Notified Body does not have consistent experience.</p>

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<p>The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and its appointed Certifying Agency, SIRIM, launched a Self-Labelling Program (SLP) on February 24, 2015. &nbsp;This program will be fully implemented beginning June 1, 2015 and will replace the conventional labeling program (physical label).<br>
&nbsp;<br>
The SLP is for certified communication products whereby the certificate holder or manufacturer self-labels their certified products according to related guidelines and procedures.&nbsp; The SLP is the certification mark with the following information for the certified product:</p>

<ol style="list-style-type: lower-roman;">
<li>The logo design</li>
<li>The word &ldquo;MCMC&rdquo;</li>
<li>Unique ID, i.e. Common ID (CID) or Certificate Holder ID (HID)</li>
</ol>

<p>&nbsp;The certification mark is presented on the product through the methods of&nbsp;<strong>e-Labelling </strong>or <strong>Surface-Labelling, </strong>depending on the suitability of the product&rsquo;s design.</p>

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<p>Costa Rica&rsquo;s Type Approval Authority, SUTEL, now requires that each model has its own certificate while previously, family approvals were allowed. &nbsp;Any difference between models, such as color, hardware, or software, will require separate Type Approval certificates.</p>

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<p>Mexico&rsquo;s medical device market regulator, COFEPRIS, recently added 573 items to its <a href="http://dof.gob.mx/nota_detalle.php?codigo=5376857&fecha=22/12/2014" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">list of products</a> not considered medical devices, effectively removing registration as a requirement for importation, distribution or sale of these products in Mexico. &nbsp;Most of the products added to the no-registration list share low-risk profiles, or are components or accessories to other medical devices.&nbsp; Most notably, standalone software remains on the list of products not required to be registered with COFEPRIS.</p>
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<p><h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" name="B1"></a>New FCC Rules For Part 15 U-NII Devices</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> What test guidance should be followed to demonstrate compliance of U-NII devices subject to DFS requirements?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> New rules for Part 15 U-NII devices (<a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/kdb/forms/FTSSearchResultPage.cfm?id=52935&amp;switch=P" target="_blank" rel="noopener">FCC 14-30</a>) became effective on June 2, 2014. KDB publications have been prepared to provide guidance for demonstrating compliance with these new rules; the relevant publications are listed below.</p>
<p>The FCC established a transition period, during which devices may be approved under either the old rules or the new rules, subject to the following conditions:</p>
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<li>All applications for certification (new or permissive change) must clearly state whether the filing is for approval under the old rules or the new rules. &nbsp;This must be done for each of the applicable UNII bands (U-NII-1 band, U-NII-2 band, and/or the U-NII-3 band) as appropriate.&nbsp;</li>
<li>Applications for devices for approval under the new rules must apply all of the appropriate test procedures and guidance for such devices as described in Section B below.</li>
<li>Grants for certification for devices under the new rules must clearly include Note Code 38 or 39, on all U-NII band line items, as appropriate:
<ul>
<li>Note Code 38: &nbsp;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, &nbsp; installed or imported after the June 2, 2016 transition deadline.</li>
<li>Note Code 39: &nbsp;This sub-band complies with the new rules for U-NII devices adopted under Docket&nbsp;No.13-49. This device may not be sold or marketed after June 2, 2016, unless all grant-listed&nbsp;U-NII sub-bands demonstrate compliance with Docket No. 13-49.</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>Until June 1, 2015, new devices will be permitted to be approved under the old rules (rules prior to June 2, 2014, see <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=y54tyQhnjnJ4uEK2KMbHBw%3D%3D&amp;desc=789033%20D03%20Part%2015%20E%20Old%20Rules&amp;tracking_number=52935" target="_blank" rel="noopener">KDB 789033 D03 Part 15 Old Rules</a>) using the test procedures and guidance as described in Section A below.</li>
<li>Starting June 2, 2016, permissive changes are not permitted for devices approved under the old rules, unless the devices meet the requirements of the new rules, and the test procedures and guidance described in Section B below are used.</li>
<li>Starting June 2, 2016, all devices approved partially or completely under the old rules cannot be marketed unless they meet the requirements of the new rules in all the bands of operation.</li>
<li>The KDB guidance must be applied as a group as described in either Section A or Section B. &nbsp;It is not permissible to mix and match the guidance documents from Sections A and B.</li>
<li>Further information on transition rules and permissive change requirements can be found in <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=7F5X5WpSrnoNWU6yC81pIQ%3D%3D&amp;desc=926956%20D01%20UNII%20Transition%20Plan%20v01r02.&amp;tracking_number=20281" target="_blank" rel="noopener">KDB Publication 926956</a>.</li>
</ul>
<p><strong>Section A – Guidance for Using the Old Rules (before June 2, 2014)</strong></p>
<p>Based on the conditions presented above, applications for new devices and permissive change applications based on the old U-NII rules must comply with the following specific KDB guidance, as well as all the applicable general guidance documents:</p>
<ul>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=5aAFDrdSpAfx5w6DRkCo4A%3D%3D&amp;desc=905462%20D01%20UNII%20DFS%20Compliance%20Procedures%20Old%20Rules%20v01&amp;tracking_number=27155" target="_blank" rel="noopener">KDB 905462 D01 UNII DFS Compliance Procedures Old Rules v01</a> is to be used for all master devices including devices operating in bridge modes, mesh configurations, hotspot modes, etc. under the old rules. &nbsp;This document is a re-designation of currently published in KDB 905462 as attachment: &nbsp;5 GHz UNII DFS Compliance Procedures. &nbsp;This procedure is taken from the Memorandum Opinion and Order (FCC 06-96)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=R0sqWrLPi%2FdiHZmunaZdkQ%3D%3D&amp;desc=789033%20D01%20General%20UNII%20Test%20Procedures%20Old%20Rules%20v01r04&amp;tracking_number=52935" target="_blank" rel="noopener">KDB 789033 D01 General UNII Test Procedures Old Rules</a> is to be used to demonstrate compliance with overall EMC standards</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=SgWpGmfYUKLV%2Frbd4bEa3Q%3D%3D&amp;desc=848637%20D01%20DFS%20Client%20Devices%20v01&amp;tracking_number=34859" target="_blank" rel="noopener">KDB 848637 Old guidance for U-NII client devices without radar detection capabilities</a></li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/kdb/forms/FTSSearchResultPage.cfm?switch=P&amp;id=34085" target="_blank" rel="noopener">KDB 594340 Old guidance for test modes for DFS master devices</a></li>
<li><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">KDB 443999 D01 Approval of DFS UNII Devices with radar detection capabilities and operating in the 5470 MHz to 5725 MHz band</a></li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=5NjjaXsjV97%2BhlMWvZ1QRw%3D%3D&amp;desc=594280%20D01%20Configuration%20Control%20v02r01&amp;tracking_number=39498" target="_blank" rel="noopener">KDB 594280 D01 Software Configuration Control for non-SDR devices</a></li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=6ykM4HwIF0kSnjYKSFkk8Q%3D%3D&amp;desc=905462%20D05%20802.11%20Channel%20Plans%20%20Old%20Rules%20v01&amp;tracking_number=27155" target="_blank" rel="noopener">KDB 905462 D05 802.11 Channel Plans Old Rules</a> is the channel plan under the old rules. &nbsp;It is based on KDB 905462 802 11 Channel Plan in relation to FCC rules</li>
</ul>
<p><strong>Section B - Guidance for Using the New Rules (Effective June 2, 2014)</strong></p>
<p>Based on the conditions presented above, applications for new devices and permissive change applications based on the new U-NII rules must comply with the following specific KDB procedures and guidance, as well as all the applicable general guidance documents:</p>
<ul>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=TTbtBELMM83VHucPwS9vxA%3D%3D&amp;desc=905462%20D02%20UNII%20DFS%20Compliance%20Procedures%20New%20Rules%20v01r02&amp;tracking_number=27155" target="_blank" rel="noopener">KDB 905462 D02 UNII DFS Compliance Procedures New Rules</a> is used for all master devices including devices operating in bridge modes, mesh configurations, hotspot modes, etc. under the new rules.&nbsp;NOTE: &nbsp;<a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=TTbtBELMM83VHucPwS9vxA%3D%3D&amp;desc=905462%20D02%20UNII%20DFS%20Compliance%20Procedures%20New%20Rules%20v01r02&amp;tracking_number=27155" target="_blank" rel="noopener">KDB 905462 D02 UNII DFS Compliance Procedures New Rules v01r02</a> was published May 15, 2015 to clarify the frequency selection procedures for Bin 5 test radar waveforms. &nbsp;All test reports for devices subject to the new rules and submitted after July 1, 2015 must show compliance with the clarified procedures. &nbsp;Prior to that date, any test frequencies within the occupied bandwidth may be chosen for tests. &nbsp;The test reports prepared prior to July 1, 2015 should record the frequencies used for testing.</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=0s82VzoS%2FATKxhNxcS9bqw%3D%3D&amp;desc=789033%20D02%20General%20UNII%20Test%20Procedures%20New%20Rules%20v01&amp;tracking_number=52935" target="_blank" rel="noopener">KDB 789033 D02 General UNII Test Procedures New Rules</a> is used to demonstrate compliance with overall EMC standards</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=eM5nWfrXdjqoh49YSbhsWw%3D%3D&amp;desc=905462%20D03%20UNII%20Clients%20Without%20Radar%20Detection%20New%20Rules%20v01r01&amp;tracking_number=27155" target="_blank" rel="noopener">KDB 905462 D03 UNII Clients Without Radar Detection New Rules</a> is used to demonstrate compliance with overall EMC standards (re-designation of KDB 848637)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=vMD4xTy0WRBNx2iuHz3wRA%3D%3D&amp;desc=905462%20D04%20Operational%20Modes%20for%20DFS%20Testing%20New%20Rules%20v01&amp;tracking_number=27155" target="_blank" rel="noopener">KDB 905462 D04 Operational Modes for DFS Testing New Rules</a> is used for test modes for DFS master devices (re-designation of KDB 594340)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=5NjjaXsjV97%2BhlMWvZ1QRw%3D%3D&amp;desc=594280%20D01%20Configuration%20Control%20v02r01&amp;tracking_number=39498" target="_blank" rel="noopener">KDB 594280 D01 Software Configuration Control for non-SDR devices</a></li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=1UiSJRK869RsyQddPi5hpw%3D%3D&amp;desc=594280%20D02%20U-NII%20Device%20Security%20v01r02&amp;tracking_number=39498" target="_blank" rel="noopener">KDB 594280 D02 U-NII Device Security Guidance</a> is used for submitting software security information subject to the new rules</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=lp4w3WTVG9PReWNFG0ckTg%3D%3D&amp;desc=905462%20D06%20802.11%20Channel%20Plans%20%20New%20Rules%20v01&amp;tracking_number=27155" target="_blank" rel="noopener">KDB 905462 D06 802.11 Channel Plans New Rules</a> is the channel plan under the new rules</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>Industry Canada Safety Code 6</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> What is Safety Code 6 from Industry Canada (IC)?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_7273481be10f4a33b30b2c0750c6380a.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Safety Code 6</a> is a guideline issued by IC with recommended limits for safe human exposure to RF electromagnetic energy. Wireless devices and their associated infrastructure (e.g. cell towers) are required to comply with Safety Code 6, per IC regulations. The limits established in Safety Code 6 incorporate large safety margins to provide a significant level of protection for all Canadian citizens, including those working near RF sources. Many Canadian provinces and territories apply the exposure limits in Safety Code 6 for general public exposure. These IC limits are consistent with the science-based standards used in the United States, the European Union, Japan, Australia and New Zealand, and provide protection against all known adverse health effects from RF energy.</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>Acceptable ANSI Standards</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We are preparing a single application report for FCC and IC. Can we reference just one ANSI standard and satisfy both the FCC and IC requirements?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Presently, it is not possible to submit a single application report that references one ANSI standard and satisfy the current requirements of both the FCC and Industry Canada. The following standards are currently applicable for each as described below:</p>
<p><strong>FCC</strong></p>
<ul>
<li>ANSI C63.4-2003 and ANSI C63.4-2009 are presently permitted and acceptable to TCBs/FCC</li>
<li>ANSI C63.4-2014 is not permitted until the new FCC Report and Order becomes effective</li>
<li>ANSI C63.10-2009 is presently permitted and acceptable to TCBs/FCC</li>
<li>ANSI C63.10-2013 is not permitted until the new FCC Report and Order becomes effective)</li>
</ul>
<p><strong>Industry Canada</strong></p>
<ul>
<li>ANSI C63.4-2014 is presently permitted and acceptable to CBs/IC.&nbsp;NOTE: &nbsp;Until December 31, 2015, it is permissible to use a test measurement test site that was validated/registered in accordance with ANSI C63.4-2009, though this does not mean that the device testing and test methods use ANSI C63.4-2009. &nbsp;Instead, the test methods of ANSI C63.4-2014 must be used, the test report must be issued under ANSI C63.4-2014, and reference a test site that was validated and registered to either ANSI C63.4-2009 or ANSI C63.4-2014.</li>
<li>ANSI C63.10-2013.&nbsp;NOTE: &nbsp;Until December 31, 2015, it is permissible to use a test measurement test site that was validated/registered in accordance with ANSI C63.4-2009 or ANSI C63.4-2014. &nbsp;It is not permissible to use ANSI C63.10-2009 as a test method.</li>
</ul>
<p>As you can see, once the new FCC Report and Order becomes effective, ANSI C63.4-2014 will be acceptable to both the FCC and IC, and then one report can be submitted.</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>Mexican Approval Process for 2.4 GHz Device</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We have a FCC certified 2.4 GHz device which we would now like to sell in Mexico. Can we leverage our existing FCC test report and grant to obtain approval from IFETEL in Mexico?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Unfortunately, at this time you cannot leverage your existing FCC test report and grant to obtain an IFETEL Type Approval certificate for your device. When IFETEL enforced NOM-121 for 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz products at the end of 2012, what was once in large part a paperwork effort based on existing test reports (e.g. FCC reports), became a requirement for in-country testing. The lead time to obtain a hard copy of the IFETEL certificate is approximately 10 weeks after the test samples are received.</p>
<p>The in-country testing requires two test samples, one each for conducted and radiated RF parameter testing, testing instructions, and testing software. The software should support modulation on/off, channel setting, power modification, etc., as with the FCC testing process.</p>
<p>Additionally, you will need to provide the technical specifications of the product and antenna(s) (these may be in English), and a user manual in Spanish. NOM-121 (section 4.6.2) also requires that the user manual contain the following IFETEL Notice, stated exactly as shown below.</p>
<p>“La operación de este equipo está sujeta a las siguientes dos condiciones: (1) es posible que este equipo o dispositivo no cause interferencia perjudicial y (2) este equipo o dispositivo debe aceptar cualquier interferencia, incluyendo la que pueda causar su operación no deseada.”</p>
<p>Note: This statement is not a translation of FCC 15.19(a)(3). If this IFETEL Notice is incorrectly stated, or missing altogether from the user manual, IFETEL will penalize both the importer and the distributor.</p>
<p>It will also be necessary to obtain the NYCE (Normalización y Certificación Electrónica) certificate, which is typically issued approximately 2 weeks after the test samples are received. The NYCE certificate is required for importation under Mexican Customs 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="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=104:110:2222692057215501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:17381,35624,25">EN 45502-1:2015</a></span> - 5/22/2015 - Implants for surgery - Active implantable medical devices - Part 1: General requirements for safety, marking and for information to be provided by the manufacturer</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=104:110:2222692057215501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258637,47528,25">EN 50625-2-2:2015</a></span> - 5/22/2015 - Collection, logistics &amp; Treatment requirements for WEEE - Part 2-2: Treatment requirements for WEEE containing CRTs and flat panel displays</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=104:110:2222692057215501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257959,58238,25">EN 60519-1:2015</a></span> - 5/22/2015 - Safety in installations for electroheating and electromagnetic processing - 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=104:110:2222692057215501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257161,46691,25">EN 60601-1-6:2010/A1:2015</a></span> - 5/22/2015 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 1-6: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance - Collateral standard: Usability</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=104:110:2222692057215501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257161,43722,25">EN 60601-1-10:2008/A1:2015</a></span> - 5/22/2015 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 1-10: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance - Collateral Standard: Requirements for the development of physiologic closed-loop controllers</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2222692057215501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257161,56142,25">EN 60601-1-11:2015</a></span> - 5/22/2015 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 1-11: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance - Collateral Standard: Requirements for medical electrical equipment and medical electrical systems used in the home healthcare environment</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2222692057215501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257161,50774,25">EN 60601-1-12:2015</a></span> - 5/22/2015 - 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><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2222692057215501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257161,55955,25">EN 60601-2-10:2015</a></span> - 5/22/2015 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-10: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of nerve and muscle stimulators</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=104:110:2222692057215501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257161,54108,25">EN 60601-2-24:2015</a></span> - 5/22/2015 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-24: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of infusion pumps and controllers</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=104:110:2222692057215501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257161,43805,25">EN 60601-2-33:2010/A1:2015</a></span> - 5/22/2015 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-33: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of magnetic resonance equipment for medical diagnosis</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=104:110:2222692057215501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257161,58379,25">EN 80601-2-60:2015</a></span> - 5/22/2015 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-60: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of dental 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=104:110:2222692057215501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257161,39728,25">EN 60601-2-52:2010/A1:2015</a></span> - 5/15/2015 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-52: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of medical beds</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=104:110:2222692057215501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,59764,25">EN 55015:2013/A1:2015</a></span> - 5/8/2015 - Limits and methods of measurement of radio disturbance characteristics of electrical lighting and similar 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=104:110:2222692057215501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257157,53305,25">EN 60079-19:2011/A1:2015</a></span> - 5/8/2015 - Explosive atmospheres - Part 19: Equipment repair, overhaul and reclamation</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=104:110:2222692057215501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258803,47404,25">EN 60079-29-2:2015</a></span> - 5/8/2015 - Explosive atmospheres - Part 29-2: Gas detectors - Selection, installation, use and maintenance of detectors for flammable gases and oxygen</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=104:110:2222692057215501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,57605,25">EN 61000-6-7:2015</a></span> - 5/8/2015 - 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://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2222692057215501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257227,57789,25">EN 62135-2:2015</a></span> - 5/8/2015 - Resistance welding equipment - Part 2: 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=104:110:2222692057215501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257233,44065,25">EN 62493:2015</a></span> - 5/8/2015 - Assessment of lighting equipment related to human exposure to electromagnetic Field</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/301400_301499/30148904/02.02.01_60/en_30148904v020201p.pdf">ETSI EN 301 489-4 V2.2.1&nbsp;</a></span> - (May 2015) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 4: Specific conditions for fixed radio links and ancillary equipment</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301400_301499/30148906/01.04.01_60/en_30148906v010401p.pdf">ETSI EN 301 489-6 V1.4.1</a></span> - (May 2015) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 6: Specific conditions for Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) equipment</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><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/22536">IEC 60079-28:2015 RLV, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - (5/27/2015) - Explosive atmospheres - Part 28: Protection of equipment and transmission systems using optical radiation</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/22542">IEC 60079-28:2015, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - (5/27/2015) - Explosive atmospheres - Part 28: Protection of equipment and transmission systems using optical radiation</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/22531">IEC 60533:2015 PRV, Ed. 3.0</a></span> - (5/22/2015) - Electrical and electronic installations in ships &amp;ndash; Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) &amp;ndash; Ships with a metallic hull</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/22447">IEC 60335-2-89:2010/AMD2:2015, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - (5/12/2015) - Amendment 2 - 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="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/22400">IEC 62733:2015, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - (5/7/2015) - Programmable components in electronic lamp controlgear - General and safety requirements</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/22436">ISO/IEC 15149-2:2015, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - (5/1/2015) - Information technology -- Telecommunications and information exchange between systems -- Magnetic field area network (MFAN) -- Part 2: In-band Control Protocol for Wireless Power Transfer</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/22347">IEC 60335-2-27:2009/AMD2:2015, Ed. 5.0</a></span> - (4/29/2015) - Amendment 2 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-27: Particular requirements for appliances for skin exposure to optical radiation</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/22344">IEC TR 61547-1:2015, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - (4/29/2015) - Equipment for general lighting purposes - EMC immunity requirements - Part 1: An objective voltage fluctuation immunity test method</li>
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<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.iec.ch/about/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">US – FDA Product Database is now Live</h4>
<p>The FDA recently launched a new website, <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://accessgudid.nlm.nih.gov/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">AccessGUDID</a>, to provide public access to their Global Unique Device Identification Database (GUDID) which contains key device identification information for medical devices that have Unique Device Identifiers (UDI). Currently, only data for Class III and high-risk devices can be found on the site but additional device types and classifications will be added to GUDID through 2020. The FDA is establishing this unique device identification system to adequately identify devices sold in the U.S., from manufacturing through distribution to patient use. The website is currently in beta version, and the FDA is requesting feedback from users (e.g. healthcare providers, patients and researchers) on functionality and content.</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 Delays Safety Approval Scheme Implementation</h4>
<p>India's Department of Electronics and Information Technology (Deity) recently announced they are postponing the April 15, 2015 implementation date of the BIS requirement for the following products until August 13, 2015:</p>
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<li>External power adapters</li>
<li>Mobile phones (expected to be a wide category and include many enterprise products that support cell phone technology/functionality).</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;">South Africa – SABS Service Suspended</h4>
<p>As of May 11, 2015, South Africa's Bureau of Standards (<a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.google.com/search?q=South+Africa+SABS&amp;rlz=1C1CHMO_enUS504US504&amp;oq=South+Africa+SABS&amp;aqs=chrome..69i57.5439j0j8&amp;sourceid=chrome&amp;es_sm=93&amp;ie=UTF-8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">SABS</a>) has suspended its services pending an internal preliminary investigation of non‐compliance in its processes and procedures. SABS had recently received a complaint purporting that the necessary due diligence was not followed in terms of SABS processes and procedures, and in line with SABS policy, an internal investigation is currently in progress to review the allegations. In order to enable an objective investigation, employees involved in the process of delivering the service have been placed on precautionary suspension pending the completion of the investigation. At this stage, no charges have been filed and no details are available.</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 - Updated List of LVD Harmonized Standards</h4>
<p>During April 2015, the European Commission published the updated <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.rtteca.com/LVD Harmonised standards April 2015.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">LVD Directive 2006/95/EC</a> in the Official Journal of the European Union.</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 - Updated List of Harmonized Standards to the R&amp;TTE Directive</h4>
<p>On April 17, 2015, the European Commission published an updated list of standards to be used for assessing compliance to the <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.rtteca.com/R&amp;TTED Harmonised standards April 2015.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">R&amp;TTE Directive</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;">Malaysia - 5470-5650 MHz Band Open for SRD</h4>
<p>We were recently advised by our local agent that Malaysia has opened the 5470-5650 MHz band for use by Short Ranges Devices.</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;">Nambia - New Type Approval Requirement Deadline Extended</h4>
<p>Nambia's Type Approval Authority (CRAN) implemented new mandatory Type Approval requirements which were scheduled to go into effect on August 3, 2015. That date has now been extended to November 30, 2015. These new requirements apply to all radio telecommunication equipment for importation and sale, without exemption. The Authority will accept R&amp;TTE test reports, and samples are not required but may be requested during the application review. There is no requirement for a local signatory; foreign manufacturers are able to obtain Type Approval certificates issued in their name, and the certificate is valid for three years. Equipment currently on the market in Nambia must go through the Type Approval process prior to the November 30, 2015 deadline or it may be confiscated by the Nambian Authority.</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 Zealand - Publication of New Radio Standard Notice</h4>
<p>New Zealand's Radio Authority recently published <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://gazette.govt.nz/notice/id/2015-go694" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Radiocommunications Regulations (Radio Standards) Notice 2015</a> which describes the performance standards required to be met by different classes of radio product, and the unwanted emission power limit for any transmitter not covered by those standards. Additionally, limits of unwanted emissions are specified for Low Power FM transmitters. The notice also assigns the level of conformity applicable to the products covered by each standard.</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="B1"></a><strong>Multipoint Newsletter July 2015</strong></h4>
<p><h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" name="B1"></a>Pre-Approval Guidance</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We are designing a wireless device that may require special permission from the FCC. While we continue development, we would like to learn more about the process to obtain certification for our device. How should we proceed?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> If you believe that your device will require special permission, we recommend that you begin your research by reviewing <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_42ccf98e14ad4b878a4c526ac89dce24.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">388624 D02 Pre-Approval Guidance List v16</a>, in order to confirm that your device does in fact require Pre-Approval Guidance (PAG).</p>
<p>Published June 26, 2015 under Report and Order FCC 14-208, this Pre-Approval Guidance List replaces the Permit but Ask (PBA) List, and addresses changes to the new PAG procedures for Telecommunications Certification Bodies (TCBs).</p>
<p>When FCC oversight is still required, as with emerging technologies, or when the available FCC guidance is either only partial or non-existent, the PAG procedure outlines the applicable process that permits equipment authorization by TCBs.</p>
<p>There are three classes of applications for equipment authorization subject to a PAG review, prior to approval by a TCB:</p>
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<li>Devices subject to special conditions where the authorization procedures to be used must be approved by the FCC prior to approval by a TCB</li>
<li>Devices for which a sample must be submitted to the FCC for pre-approval testing prior to approval by a TCB</li>
<li>Devices for which there are new or unique operation or installation issues which are subject to FCC review prior to approval by a TCB</li>
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<p>Each application class includes criteria for the corresponding device types/technologies/RF exposure requirements.</p>
<p>Once you have determined that your device does in fact require PAG, please refer to <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_acf727dcc29b4990b701623ff46f2f13.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">388624 D01 Pre-Approval Guidance Procedure v11</a>, also published June 26, 2015 to replace the PBA Procedure, for important process and information requirements to be considered now and as you move forward with the testing and certification process.</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>IC RSS-247 Issue 1</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We manufacture wireless modular devices. It was brought to our attention that Industry Canada (IC) has modified RSS-247, Issue 1, Digital Transmission Systems (DTSs), Frequency Hopping Systems (FHSS) and Licence-Exempt Local Area Network (LE-LAN) Devices. In particular, what are the changes to Section 5.4.2 Transmitter Output Power and Equivalent Isotropically Radiated Power (E.I.R.P.) Requirements?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Before the recent IC revision to RSS-247 Issue 1 May 2015, Section 5.4 Transmitter Output Power and Equivalent Isotropically Radiated Power (E.I.R.P.) Requirements, Paragraph 2&nbsp;read as follows:</p>
<p>“For FHSs operating in the band 2400-2483.5 MHz, the maximum peak conducted output power shall not exceed 1.0 W and the e.i.r.p. shall not exceed 4 W if the hopset uses 75 or more hopping channels; the maximum peak conducted output power shall not exceed 0.125 W and the e.i.r.p. shall not exceed 0.5 W if the hopset uses less than 75 hopping channels (see Section 5.4(5) for exceptions).”</p>
<p>Following IC’s modification announced on July 14, 2015 and effective immediately, Section 5.4 Paragraph 2 now reads as follows:</p>
<p>“For FHSs operating in the band 2400-2483.5 MHz, the maximum peak conducted output power shall not exceed 1.0 W if the hopset uses 75 or more hopping channels; the maximum peak conducted output power shall not exceed 0.125 W if the hopset uses less than 75 hopping channels. Except as provided in Section 5.4(5), the EIRP shall not exceed 4 W.”</p>
<p>Section 5.4(5) states: “Fixed point-to-point systems in the bands 2400-2483.5 MHz and 5725-5850 MHz are permitted to have an e.i.r.p. higher than 4 W provided that the higher e.i.r.p. is achieved by employing higher gain directional antennas and not higher transmitter output powers. Point-to-multipoint systems, omnidirectional applications and multiple co-located transmitters transmitting the same information are prohibited from exceeding an e.i.r.p. of 4 W.”</p>
<p>To summarize, IC removed both the requirement for the equal to or less than 4 watts EIRP limit for greater than 75 hopping channels, and the requirement for equal to or less than 0.5 watts EIRP limit for less than 75 hopping channels in Section 5.4(2). Note however that an EIRP greater than 4 W is only permitted under Section 5.4(5) using higher gain antennas, and not by increasing the transmitter’s output power.</p>
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<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" name="B3"></a>FCC Grant Dismissal</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> As a wireless device manufacturer, what happens when our Telecommunications Certification Body (TCB) grant is dismissed?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> When a grant is dismissed by the FCC, or authorizing TCB, for conditions of non-compliance, you must immediately cease marketing the device.</p>
<p>FCC grants are issued in accordance with <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=a8e0e999f73f469d3a863fabc05e2796&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.2_1915&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.915</a>.</p>
<p>When the FCC, or the authorizing TCB, audits a TCB-issued grant and finds conditions of non-compliance with the FCC rules, a grant less than 30 days old may be set aside and dismissed under <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=a8e0e999f73f469d3a863fabc05e2796&amp;mc=true&amp;node=pt47.1.1&amp;rgn=div5#se47.1.1_1113" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§1.113(a)</a> and <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=a8e0e999f73f469d3a863fabc05e2796&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.2_1917&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.917</a>.</p>
<p>Before the grant can be re-issued, as the applicant, you must coordinate with the TCB, and consult with the FCC as appropriate, to resolve any and all issues of non-compliance.</p>
<p>Grants over 30 days old may be dismissed by the FCC at the applicant’s request, or revoked by the FCC for non-compliance, per <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=a8e0e999f73f469d3a863fabc05e2796&amp;mc=true&amp;node=pt47.1.2&amp;rgn=div5#se47.1.2_1939" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.939</a>.</p>
<p>If it is determined that a certified product is non-compliant, and the grant is older than 30 calendar days, the resolution will be determined based on the merits of, and issues with, the original grant. In the event of an honest mistake, the TCB that issued the grant, and the applicant, must resolve any non-compliance issues to the satisfaction of the FCC. The grant can most likely be re-issued.</p>
<p>If it is determined that duplicitous actions or measures were employed by the applicant in order to obtain a grant under false pretenses, the FCC will revoke the grant, and it will not be re-issued. In these cases, the FCC has been known to flag the applicant’s grantee code, and closely monitor future certification activities.</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>Demonstrating FCC Compliance</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We manufacture a product that was tested to <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_fbcf57c7851f4b028c6b1d7b23a4ef62.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR 22</a> standard. Can we consider our product to be compliant with the FCC rules for an unintentional radiator?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> No, you cannot consider your product to be compliant with the FCC rules for an unintentional radiator based on testing it to an international EMC standard such as CISPR 22, even if it has been adopted by several countries. FCC compliance can only be demonstrated by testing in accordance with the appropriate FCC standard, using the required FCC measurement methods, and proving that the device meets the FCC limits. To be considered compliant, the device must meet the requirements for FCC certification, Declaration of Conformity, or verification as required.</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>
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<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=104:110:858995331377501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257161,51290,25">EN 60601-2-41:2009/A1:2015</a></span> - 5/29/2015 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-41: Particular requirements for basic safety and essential performance of surgical luminaires and luminaires for diagnosis</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=104:110:858995331377501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257161,57486,25">EN 60601-2-54:2009/A1:2015</a></span> - 5/29/2015 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-54: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of X-ray equipment for radiography and radioscopy</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:858995331377501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257161,53770,25">EN 60601-2-63:2015</a></span> - 5/29/2015 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-63: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of dental extra-oral X-ray 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=104:110:858995331377501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257161,47126,25">EN 60601-2-64:2015</a></span> - 5/29/2015 - 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://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:858995331377501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257161,55550,25">EN 60601-2-68:2015</a></span> - 5/29/2015 - Medical electrical 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://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:858995331377501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257161,54623,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 80601-2-58:2015</a></span> - 5/29/2015 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-58: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of lens removal devices and vitrectomy devices for ophthalmic surgery</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:858995331377501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,58475,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 55024:2010/A1:2015</a></span> - 6/5/2015 - Information technology equipment - Immunity characteristics - Limits and methods of measurement</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:858995331377501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,60885,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61000-4-6:2014/AC:2015</a> - 6/12/2015 - 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=104:110:858995331377501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258145,60940,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61851-24:2014/AC:2015</a> - 6/17/2015 - 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=104:110:858995331377501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,59765,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 55032:2015</a> -&nbsp;7/3/2015&nbsp;- Electromagnetic compatibility of multimedia equipment - Emission Requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:858995331377501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:17372,41596,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015</a> - 7/8/2015 - Conformity assessment - Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems - Part 1: Requirements (ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015)</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/300400_300499/30042201/01.05.01_60/en_30042201v010501p.pdf">ETSI EN 300 422-1 V1.5.1</a></span>&nbsp;- (June 2015) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Wireless microphones in the 25 MHz to 3 GHz frequency range; Part 1: Technical characteristics and methods of measurement</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/300400_300499/30042202/01.04.01_60/en_30042202v010401p.pdf">ETSI EN 300 422-2 V1.4.1</a></span>&nbsp;- (June 2015) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Wireless microphones in the 25 MHz to 3 GHz frequency range; Part 2: Harmo</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/103300_103399/103332/01.01.01_60/tr_103332v010101p.pdf">ETSI TR 103 332 V1.1.1</a></span>&nbsp;- (June 2015) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Impact of CENELEC EN 55032 on&nbsp;ETSI EMC Standards</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_301599/301511/12.01.01_60/en_301511v120101p.pdf">ETSI EN 301 511 V12.1.1</a></span>&nbsp;- (June 2015) - Global System for Mobile communications (GSM); Harmonised EN for mobile stations in the GSM 900 and GSM 1800 bands covering essential requirements under article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE directive (1999/5/EC)</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/103900_103999/103901/01.01.01_60/ts_103901v010101p.pdf">ETSI TS 103 901 V1.1.1</a></span>&nbsp;- (June 2015) - PowerLine Telecommunications (PLT); Coexistence of Narrow Band PLT technologies operating in the frequency bands 3kHz to 95 kHz, 95 kHz to 125 kHz and 125 kHz to 140 kHz; [IEEE Std 1901.2TM - 2013, IEEE Standard for Low-Frequency (less than 500 kHz) Narrowband Power Line Communications for Smart grid Applications, Section 10 Coexistence]</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/102300_102399/10236104/01.07.01_60/ts_10236104v010701p.pdf">ETSI TS 102 361-4 V1.7.1</a></span>&nbsp;- (July 2015) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Systems; Part 4: DMR trunking protocol</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="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/22558">IEC 61000-6-5:2015 PRV, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - 5/29/2015 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) -; Part 6-5: Generic standards -; Immunity for equipment used in power station and substation environment</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/22544">IEC 61010-031:2015, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - 5/29/2015 - Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - Part 031: Safety requirements for hand-held probe assemblies for electrical measurement and test</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/22543">IEC 61010-031:2015 RLV, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - 5/29/2015 - Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - Part 031: Safety requirements for hand-held probe assemblies for electrical measurement and test</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/22621">IEC 60079-10-1:2015 PRV, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - 6/5/2015 - Explosive atmospheres -; Part 10-1: Classification of areas -; Explosive gas atmospheres</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/22685">ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - 6/8/2015 - Conformity assessment -- Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems -- Part 1: Requirements</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/22643">CISPR 11:2015, Ed. 6.0</a></span> - 6/9/2015 - Industrial, scientific and medical equipment - Radio-frequency disturbance characteristics - Limits and methods of measurement</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/22635">CISPR 11:2015 RLV, Ed. 6.0</a></span> - 6/9/2015 - Industrial, scientific and medical equipment - Radio-frequency disturbance characteristics - Limits and methods of measurement</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/22661">IEC TS 60079-39:2015, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - 6/11/2015 - Explosive atmospheres - Part 39: Intrinsically safe systems with electronically controlled spark duration limitation</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/22665">IEC 61000-4-6:2013/COR1:2015, Ed. 4.0</a></span> - 6/12/2015 - Corrigendum 1 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-6: Testing and measurement techniques - Immunity to conducted disturbances, induced by radio-frequency fields</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/22741">IEC 60068-2-39:2015 PRV, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - 6/19/2015 - Environmental testing -; Part 2-39: Tests -; Tests and guidance: Combined temperature or temperature and humidity with low air pressure tests</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/22742">IEC 60364-4-44:2007/AMD1:2015 PRV, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - 6/19/2015 - Amendment 1 - Low-voltage electrical installations -; Part 4-44: Protection for safety -; Protection against voltage disturbances and electromagnetic disturbances</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/22791">IEC 60079-7:2015, Ed. 5.0</a></span> - 6/26/2015 - Explosive atmospheres - Part 7: Equipment protection by increased safety 'e'</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/22793">IEC 60601-2-66:2015, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - 6/26/2015 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-66: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of hearing instruments and hearing instrument systems</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/22798">IEC 62061:2005/AMD2:2015, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - 6/26/2015 - Amendment 2 - Safety of machinery - Functional safety of safety-related electrical, electronic and programmable electronic control systems</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/22797">IEC 62061:2005+AMD1:2012+AMD2:2015 CSV, Ed. 1.21</a></span> - 6/26/2015 - Safety of machinery - Functional safety of safety-related electrical, electronic and programmable electronic control systems</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/22833">IEC 60079-2:2014/COR1:2015, Ed. 6.0</a></span> - 7/7/2015 - Corrigendum 1 - 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="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/22836">IEC 61010-2-040:2015, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - 7/7/2015 - Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use - Part 2-040: Particular requirements for sterilizers and washer-disinfectors used to treat medical materials</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 AC Power-line Questions and Answers</h4>
<p>On June 3, 2015, the FCC published the <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=REAJXgAL22bcKwWcnSL%2FQA%3D%3D&amp;desc=174176%20D01%20Line%20Conducted%20FAQ%20v01r01&amp;tracking_number=34866" target="_blank" rel="noopener">AC POWER-LINE CONDUCTED EMISSIONS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS</a>. This is a newer version of an existing publication and changes include Question 8 (on devices powered by a USB port) and footnote 1 to address use of new editions of the ANSI C63.4 and ANSI C63.10 standards.</p>
<p><strong>Question 8 asked:</strong></p>
<p>"If a Part 15 device is powered from a computer or any other external power source via a USB connection, what type of USB power source is required when measuring the AC power-line conducted emissions?"</p>
<p><strong>The FCC's reply is as follows:</strong></p>
<p>"It is required to perform the AC power-line conducted emissions testing and demonstrate compliance with the AC power-line emission requirements in Sections 15.107 or 15.207. Section 15.31(i) requires that the device be fully exercised and configured in a manner that maximizes the emissions. As such, the device is to be tested with each type of power source that is typically used to provide power via a USB connection such as computers and power adapters."</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 2015 TCB Council Workshop</h4>
<p>The Telecommunications Certification Body Council (TCBC) will host its Fall 2015 Workshop from October 27-29, 2015 at the Holiday Inn - Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland. The agenda is being organized by the Education Committee and is currently set to include expanded RF Exposure sessions along with the typical FCC, Industry Canada, NIST, International and Technology sessions. The details of the agenda will be distributed as they are confirmed. Should you have any questions, contact Chris Harvey at admin@tcbcouncil.org, or call at 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-119, Issue 12 Released</h4>
<p>On May 28, 2015, <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/vwapj/RSS-119-issue12.pdf/$file/RSS-119-issue12.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Radio Standards Specification RSS-119, Issue 12, Land Mobile and Fixed Equipment Operating in the Frequency Range 27.41-960 MHz</a> was published and went into effect. Below is a summary of the changes in this new issue:</p>
<ul>
<li>Requirements have been added for equipment with a 6.25 kHz channel bandwidth operating in the frequency bands 806-821/851-866 MHz and 821-824/866-869 MHz.</li>
<li>The provision for equipment with channel aggregation has been clarified to include mobile equipment where applicable.</li>
<li>An alternative provision has been added for frequency stability with which fixed and base equipment must comply.</li>
<li>The frequency stability has been modified for mobile equipment operating in the frequency bands 406.1-430&nbsp;MHz, 450-470 MHz, 806-821/851-866 MHz and 821-824/866-869 MHz with an occupied bandwidth greater than 20 MHz.</li>
<li>The frequency bands 764-768 MHz and 794-798 MHz assigned for public safety services have been removed.</li>
<li>Limits have been added and clarified for the transmitter output power of equipment.</li>
<li>The date by which equipment operating in the frequency bands 768-776 MHz and 798-806 MHz must comply with a minimum data rate of 4.8 kbps or one voice channel per 6.25 kHz has been removed.</li>
<li>The requirement has been removed for equipment operating in the frequency bands 768-776 MHz and 798-806 MHz to have a minimum data rate of 128 kbps per 50 kHz.</li>
<li>The adjacent channel power (ACP) limits have been modified for equipment operating in the frequency bands 768-776 MHz and 798-806 MHz.</li>
<li>The requirement has been removed for including data port specifications in the user manual.</li>
<li>The requirement for receiver spurious emissions has been removed because it is specified in RSS-Gen, General Requirements for Compliance of Radio Apparatus.</li>
</ul>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Canada – Release of RSS-247, Issue 1, Digital Transmission Systems</h4>
<p>On May 28, 2015, Industry Canada released 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-247-i1-e.pdf/$FILE/rss-247-i1-e.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS-247, Issue 1, Digital Transmission Systems (DTSs), Frequency Hopping Systems (FHSs) and Licence-Exempt Local Area Network (LE-LAN) Devices</a>. RSS-247 is a new standard to replace Annexes 8 and 9 of RSS-210, Issue 8, <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf01320.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Licence-exempt Radio Apparatus (All Frequency Bands): Category I Equipment</a>. All devices covered under the scope of RSS-247 will no longer be certified under RSS-210, Issue 8. Listed below are the changes (list does not include the modifications referenced earlier in this MultiPoint that were announced on, and effective, July 14, 2015):</p>
<ul>
<li>References have been added to the FCC Knowledge Database (KDB) and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards for the measurement method of dynamic frequency selection (DFS);</li>
<li>A measurement procedure has been added to be used for verifying the compliance of equipment to the e.i.r.p. at different antenna elevations;</li>
<li>The digital technology of systems operating in the band 5725-5850 MHz that employ digital modulation or both digital modulation and frequency hopping technology is covered under the LE-LAN provision;</li>
<li>Requirements for LE-LAN equipment operating in the band 5725-5825 MHz have been modified and the frequency band for LE-LAN equipment has been extended from 5725-5825 MHz to 5725-5850 MHz;</li>
<li>The unwanted emission limit for LE-LAN equipment operating in the band 5150-5250 MHz is determined outside the band 5150-5350 MHz instead of 5150-5250 MHz;</li>
<li>The unwanted emission limit for LE-LAN equipment operating in the band 5250-5350 MHz is determined outside the band 5150-5350 MHz instead of 5250-5350 MHz;</li>
<li>Conditions have been added to allow equipment in the band 5150-5350 MHz ;</li>
<li>The DFS procedure has been modified for LE-LAN equipment operating in the bands 5250-5350 MHz, 5470-5600 MHz and 5650-5725 MHz;</li>
<li>The requirement for in-service monitoring for equipment operating in the frequency bands 5250-5350 MHz, 5470-5600 MHz and 5650-5725 MHz does not apply to slave devices which do not have a radar detection mechanism;</li>
<li>Requirements have been added for LE-LAN devices operating in the 5 GHz band with bandwidths that overlap various frequency ranges within the 5 GHz band; and</li>
<li>A requirement has been added that all LE-LAN devices contain security features to protect against modification of software by unauthorized parties.</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 - Updated List of Harmonized Standards to the R TTE Directive</h4>
<p>On July 10, 2015, the European Commission published in the Official Journal an updated list of standards to be used for assessing compliance to the <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=OJ:JOC_2015_226_R_0007&amp;from=EN" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RTTE Directive</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 – RTTECA/REDCA Bi Annual Meeting</h4>
<p>On June 1-2, 2015, the 30th R&amp;TTECA meeting took place in Göteborg, Sweden, hosted by SP - Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut. The meeting was attended by more than 60 members including many from non-EU countries. The main issues discussed were as follows:</p>
<ul>
<li>Situation on transition of equipment in 2016 to and from the Radio Equipment Directive, EMC Directive and Low Voltage Directive</li>
<li>Consequences of the application of the RED and new EMCD and new LVD</li>
<li>Results of and input from R&amp;TTECA in the EU Commissions working group developing the Guide for the new Radio Equipment Directive – RED</li>
<li>Report of the ongoing Market surveillance activities in the EU</li>
<li>Feedback from the recent TCBC Workshop in the USA</li>
<li>Update of the requirements for radio equipment entering the market in Japan</li>
<li>Discussion of a large number of technical issues and issues related to the operation of the R&amp;TTE Directive or new RED such as, amongst others:
<ul>
<li>”Making available” and products intended for own use</li>
<li>Question on the Declaration of Conformity in the user manual&nbsp;</li>
<li>Health requirements not being assessed</li>
<li>Fixed or Portable use definition</li>
<li>Validity of NB opinion</li>
<li>AC in standards</li>
<li>9.5 GHz Slope Stability Radar Standards</li>
<li>Indoor versus Outdoor use</li>
<li>Treatment of Non-linear Junction Detectors&nbsp;</li>
<li>CE marking on "transport" (not sales packaging) packaging</li>
<li>Translate instructions and safety instruction in country languages</li>
<li>Using old versions of standards</li>
<li>Definition of TX Gap for FHSS in ETSI EN 300 328 V1.8.1</li>
<li>Bluetooth Worst Case Test</li>
<li>E compliance</li>
<li>Choice of standards for the safety of R&amp;TTED products</li>
</ul>
</li>
</ul>
<p>The next meeting will be held in November 2015 in Nice, France in combination with an ETSI Workshop related to all new standards being developed currently for the RED and new EMCD.</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;">Guinea Bissau - Type Approval Services Resumed</h4>
<p>We were recently advised that Guinea Bissau's Type Approval agency, Autoridade Reguladora Nacional das TIC (ARN-TIC), has re-started its activities after a four month suspension. ARN-TIC is now receiving Type Approval requests and issuing Type Approvals with no change from the previous Type Approval procedures.</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;">Russia – New 802.11n Regulation Released</h4>
<p>Recently, the Russian Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications and The Ministry of Justice released Radio Access Regulations for 802.11ac and 802.11ad standards. These standards are now included in Order No. 124, and the regulations went into effect on June 14, 2015. Russia Ministry Declarations and Certificates issued before June 14, 2015 for devices containing these technologies will not be affected. Manufacturers may apply to update existing Declarations and Certificates to include 802.11ac and 802.11ad standards on a voluntary basis. The process to update a Declaration and Certificate will be considered a new application.</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>We were recently advised that the Ghanaian Regulatory Agency, National Communication Authority (NCA), revised its regulation guidelines at the end of May 2015. Highlights from the updated guidelines are as follows:</p>
<ul>
<li>Regarding Local Representation requirements: &nbsp;"A local company is now required for all type approval applications if the manufacturer does not have a branch in Ghana"</li>
<li>Regarding the publication of the type approved devices on the NCA website: &nbsp;"The Authority will maintain on its website a list of approved ECE (hereinafter referred to as "Type Approval Register") to be accessed by the general public"</li>
<li>Regarding recognized Test Laboratory: &nbsp;The Authority will accept Test Reports from any accredited Test Laboratory included in the list of accredited Testing Laboratories recognized by the Authority. &nbsp;An initial list of Testing Laboratories recognized by the Authority is provided, and a regularly updated list will be made publicly available on the Authority's website. &nbsp;The Authority reserves the right to request for re-testing at a laboratory assigned by the Authority. &nbsp;The applicant will be responsible for all laboratory or other costs incurred"</li>
<li>Regarding labelling: &nbsp;"All Type Approved Terminal Equipment shall bear a legible label permanently affixed to such equipment, bearing the mark 'NCA Approved: XXX-XXXXX-XXX' as shown in Appendix 3 of these Guidelines. &nbsp;E-Marking (Electronic Marking) shall be accepted in place of physical marking however it is the sole responsibility of the manufacturer to ensure that such mark is not altered"</li>
<li>Regarding market surveillance: &nbsp;"The Authority shall perform market surveillance activities from time to time to ensure that only type approved ECE is sold in Ghana"</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 style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" name="B1"></a><strong>Multipoint Newsletter August 2015</strong></h4>
<p><h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" name="B1"></a>Remote Firmware Updates</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We would like to remotely update the firmware on our deployed FCC-certified 2.4&nbsp;GHz Wi-Fi router in order to change the conducted output power. Does the FCC allow this?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> No, the FCC does not allow remote firmware update changes to the basic frequency determining and stabilizing circuitry (including clock and data rates), frequency multiplication stages, basic modulator circuit, maximum conducted power nor field strength ratings on deployed FCC-certified devices.</p>
<p>Any change in power would automatically require a new FCC certification application to obtain a new FCC ID. In this instance, you could certify your higher-power router and then have your customers send their routers to you for the firmware update and a new FCC ID label.</p>
<p>The permissive change rules in <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=918007b5753d13ee7ffcfc826dd2cd18&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.2_11043&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.1043</a> describe the modifications that may be made to an RF device without filing for a new equipment authorization. Additionally, it defines the three different types of permissive changes that are allowed, and identify when a permissive change filing is required.</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>GTEM Cell Data Acceptability</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We have a GTEM (Gigahertz Transverse Electromagnetic) cell and would like to know if we can submit this data in support of FCC equipment authorizations.</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Under limited conditions, the FCC will accept GTEM cell data. In <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_756d3c8f8280426da3a7f0c91faa53ad.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Public Notice GTEM PN 40830</a> released December 2, 1993, the FCC agreed to accept radiated emissions test data under limited conditions for Part 15 Equipment Authorization purposes. In <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_9fa38a51c98a4e42937698a2470e3b49.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Public Notice GTEM PN 54796</a> released July 12, 1995, acceptance of GTEM cells under limited conditions was expanded to include other rule parts.</p>
<p>ANSI C63.4-2014 Annex F - Test procedure for emissions testing in TEM waveguides (30&nbsp;MHz to 1&nbsp;GHz) and Annex G - Sample OATS to TEM waveguide validation spreadsheet, provide additional guidance about test methods for test facilities using GTEM cells and TEM waveguides, and about data reporting to 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="B3"></a>ERP vs EIRP</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> Where can I find an explanation of ERP and EIRP, and related guidance on FCC certifications?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> ANSI C63.10-2013 - Annex G - Basic relationships among field strength, power, effective radiated power and equivalent isotropically radiated power, and FCC <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_f50d229b5acb4819a3259121775b028a.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">KDB 412172 D01 Determining ERP and EIRP v01r0</a>, provide clear explanations and guidance.</p>
<p>As you know, FCC rules and regulations specify power and/or emission limits in terms of the ERP or EIRP of the transmitter system (transmitter and its radiating antenna and cabling/connectors). Simply put, ERP and EIRP are defined as the product of the power supplied to the antenna and the antenna gain, and power and gain are represented in linear terms. For ERP, the antenna gain is expressed relative to an ideal half-wave dipole antenna, and for EIRP, the antenna gain is expressed relative to an ideal (theoretical) isotropic antenna.</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>UWB Compliance Measurements</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> Can we use a spectrum analyzer to perform UWB (ultra wideband) device compliance measurements?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The FCC would allow the use of a spectrum analyzer with a quasi-peak detector for measuring UWB emissions below 960&nbsp;MHz to verify compliance with the emissions limits in that portion of the spectrum. Above 960&nbsp;MHz, an analyzer with a true RMS (power averaging) detector is preferred for measuring UWB emissions power measurement.</p>
<p>If an RMS detector is not available, the following alternative method can be used to measure the true RMS level using a spectrum analyzer without an RMS detector. This requires a multiple step technique that begins with a peak detection scan of the UWB spectrum using a resolution bandwidth (RBW) of 1&nbsp;MHz and a video bandwidth (VBW) of no less than 1&nbsp;MHz. The resulting trace is to be used to identify the frequency and bandwidth of the five highest peaks in the spectrum.</p>
<p>The spectrum analyzer is then to be placed in a “zero span” mode, with a RBW of 1&nbsp;MHz, a VBW equal to or greater than 1&nbsp;MHz, and a selected detector that does not distort or smooth the instantaneous signal levels (“sample” detector).</p>
<p>With these settings, a minimum of 10 independent, instantaneous points representing the highest amplitude readings are to be obtained during the time that a pulse is present in each 1&nbsp;MHz frequency bin across the bandwidth of each of the five highest peaks previously identified.</p>
<p>The data obtained from these measurements must then be post-processed to determine the true RMS average power levels. The post-processing of the data can be performed manually or with the aid of appropriate software.</p>
<p>Some UWB applications (indoor UWB devices authorized under <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=8d8b2d546b8294f328dae8f9d38e048a&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.15_1517&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.517</a>) will require a low-noise preamplifier to measure emissions to the levels necessary to determine compliance with the limits specified in the frequency band 960&nbsp;MHz to 1610&nbsp;MHz.</p>
<p>If the radiated measurements are not performed in an anechoic chamber, then the use of a low-noise preamplifier may also necessitate that a preselect filter be inserted ahead of the low-noise preamplifier to prevent saturation from strong ambient RF signals.</p>
<p>Note: When the pulse repetition frequency (PRF) of the device under test is less than the 1&nbsp;MHz RBW, a significant number of samples may be required to ensure that a minimum of 10 samples with the pulse present are obtained.</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=104:110:811353155455401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258105,54419,25">EN 60695-11-20:2015</a></span> - (7/3/2015) - Fire hazard testing - Part 11-20: Test flames - 500 W flame test methods</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=104:110:811353155455401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:17372,41596,25">EN ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015</a></span> - (7/8/2015) - Conformity assessment - Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems - Part 1: Requirements (ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015)</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=104:110:811353155455401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258161,56513,25">EN 61010-031:2015</a></span> - (7/24/2015) - Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - Part 031: Safety requirements for hand-held probe assemblies for electrical measurement and 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=104:110:811353155455401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258775,47039,25">EN 50502:2015</a></span> - (8/7/2015) - Railway applications - Rolling stock - Electric equipment in trolley buses - Safety requirements and current collection 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=104:110:811353155455401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257963,47665,25">EN 60118-0:2015</a></span> - (8/7/2015) - Electroacoustics - Hearing aids - Part 0: Measurement of the performance characteristics of hearing aids</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=104:110:811353155455401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257161,51254,25">EN 60601-2-37:2008/A1:2015</a></span> - (8/7/2015) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-37: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of ultrasonic medical diagnostic and 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=104:110:811353155455401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257225,59212,25">EN 60974-10:2014/A1:2015</a></span> - (8/7/2015) - 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=104:110:811353155455401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258713,44005,25">EN 62841-1:2015</a></span> - (8/21/2015) - Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery - 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><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301900_301999/30190803/07.01.01_60/en_30190803v070101p.pdf">TSI EN 301 908-3 V7.1.1</a></span>&nbsp;- (July 2015) - IMT cellular networks; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive; Part 3: CDMA Direct Spread (UTRA FDD) Base Stations (BS)</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301800_301899/30184205/01.01.01_60/en_30184205v010101p.pdf">ETSI EN 301 842-5 V1.1.1</a></span> - (July 2015) - VHF air-ground Digital Link (VDL) Mode 4 radio equipment; Technical characteristics and methods of measurement for ground-based equipment; Part 5: 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/303900_303999/303979/01.01.01_60/en_303979v010101p.pdf">ETSI EN 303 979 V1.1.1</a></span>&nbsp;- (July 2015) - Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Harmonised EN for Earth Stations on Mobile Platforms (ESOMP) transmitting towards satellites in non-geostationary orbit in the 27,5&nbsp;GHz to 29,1&nbsp;GHz and 29,5&nbsp;GHz to 30,0&nbsp;GHz frequency bands 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_301999/30190814/07.01.01_60/en_30190814v070101p.pdf">TSI EN 301 908-14 V7.1.1</a></span>&nbsp;- (July 2015) - IMT cellular networks; Harmonised EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&amp;TTE Directive; Part 14: Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA) Base Stations (BS)</li>
</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="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/22841" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-3:2012/AMD1:2015, Ed. 6.0</a> - (7/9/2015) - Amendment 1 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-3: Particular requirements for electric irons</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/22882" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR 16-1-1:2015 PRV, Ed. 4.0</a> - (7/10/2015) - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 1-1: Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus - Measuring apparatus</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/22932" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60384-20:2015, Ed. 3.0</a> - (7/22/2015) - Fixed capacitors for use in electronic equipment - Part 20: Sectional specification - Fixed metallized polyphenylene sulfide film dielectric surface mount d.c. capacitors</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/23111" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62153-4-10:2015 PRV, Ed. 2.0</a> - (7/24/2015) - Metallic communication cable test methods; Part 4-10: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC); Transfer impedance and screening attenuation of feed-throughs and electromagnetic gaskets; Double coaxial test method</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/22991" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60086-1:2015, Ed. 12.0</a> - (7/28/2015) - Primary batteries - Part 1: General</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/23041" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61000-4-24:2015 PRV, Ed. 2.0</a> - (7/31/2015) - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC); Part 4-24: Testing and measurement techniques; Test methods for protective devices for HEMP conducted disturbance</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/23068" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60424-8:2015, Ed. 1.0</a> - (8/5/2015) - Ferrite cores - Guidelines on the limits of surface irregularities - Part 8: PQ-cores</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/23067" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC TR 62131-5:2015, Ed. 1.0</a> - (8/5/2015) - Environmental conditions - Vibration and shock of electotechnical equipment - Part 5: Equipment during storage and handling</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/22982" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62132-1:2015 PRV, Ed. 2.0</a> - (8/14/2015) - Integrated circuits &amp;ndash; Measurement of electromagnetic immunity; Part 1: General conditions and definitions</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/23091" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60939-3:2015, Ed. 1.0</a> - (8/12/2015) - Passive filter units for electromagnetic interference suppression - Part 3: Passive filter units for which safety tests are appropriate</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/23146" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61000-6-5:2015, Ed. 1.0</a> - (8/21/2015) - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 6-5: Generic standards - Immunity for equipment used in power station and substation environment</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/23153" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC TR 61000-4-38:2015, Ed. 1.0</a> - (8/24/2015) - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-38: Testing and measurement techniques - Test, verification and calibration protocol for voltage fluctuation and flicker compliance test systems</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/23161" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60533:2015, Ed. 3.0</a>&nbsp;-&nbsp;(8/24/2015) - Electrical and electronic installations in ships - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Ships with a metallic hull</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 - Website Unavailable from 9/2/2015 through 9/7/2015</h4>
<p>On August 20, 2015, the FCC released <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.fcc.gov/sites/default/files/DA-15-940A1.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Public Notice DA 15-940</a> stating that significant website upgrades and improvements will begin Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 6 p.m. EDT and are scheduled to be completed by Tuesday, September 8, 2015 by 8 a.m. EDT. During this time, the TCB and KDB websites, among others, will not be available, and TCBs will not be able to issue grants, upload information, or access the electronic filing systems. The FCC site will remain available during this time, but with reduced content and limited search capabilities. The FCC will remain open, and telephones will be working, however voicemail and email will not.</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 &amp; Industry Canada - Coordination of 600&nbsp;MHz Band</h4>
<p>The FCC recently announced an agreement with Canada to harmonize spectrum use along the US-Canada border in anticipation of the planned 2016 US auction of 600&nbsp;MHz band frequencies. The Statement of Intent agreed upon with <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/vwapj/600MHz-repurposing-consultation-decision-2015.pdf/$file/600MHz-repurposing-consultation-decision-2015.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Industry Canada outlines a framework and timeline</a> for repurposing TV spectrum for mobile broadband on both sides of the border. The agreement follows a decision by the Canadian government to allow mobile services in the 600 MHz band, using the same specifications as adopted last year by the FCC. Industry Canada and the FCC will jointly repack TV stations on the same timetable using the frequencies and freeing up spectrum for mobile services. The FCC said the agreement will significantly reduce potential interference for future mobile services along the border. The US reached a similar agreement with Mexico earlier this year.</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 Rules for Wireless Microphones</h4>
<p>On August 5, 2015, the <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2015/db0806/DOC-334752A1.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">FCC adopted new rules</a> to address the long-term needs of wireless microphone users by providing for continued access to the 600&nbsp;MHz band and expanding access to other bands. Wireless microphones play an important role in enabling broadcasters and other video programming networks to cover breaking news and live sports events. Wireless microphones also enhance event productions in a variety of settings – including theaters and music venues, film studios, conventions, corporate events, houses of worship, and Internet webcasts.</p>
<p>Most wireless microphones today operate on unused spectrum in the frequencies currently allocated for TV broadcasting. Wireless microphones also operate in other bands, both on a licensed and unlicensed basis, depending on the particular band. Following the incentive auction, with the repacking of the television band and the repurposing of current television spectrum for wireless services, there may be fewer frequencies in the television bands available for use by wireless microphone operations. Specifically, the new rules:</p>
<ul>
<li>Provide more opportunities for licensed use in the remaining TV bands by allowing greater use of the VHF channels and permitting co-channel operations inside DTV contours without coordination if TV signals fall below specified threshold;</li>
<li>Expand eligibility for licensed use of the 4-megahertz portion of the 600&nbsp;MHz duplex gap to include all licensed users in the TV bands (broadcasters, cable programming networks, movie studios, and operators at major sporting/concerts/theater venues); and</li>
<li>Provide new opportunities for these licensed wireless microphones to operate on a secondary basis in three additional spectrum bands, consistent with the FCC's spectrum management goals:
<ul>
<li>access to significantly more spectrum in the 900&nbsp;MHz band;</li>
<li>access to a portion of the 1435-1525&nbsp;MHz band at specified times and places, subject to coordination requirements that protect critical aeronautical mobile telemetry; and</li>
<li>access to portions of the 6875-7125&nbsp;MHz band.</li>
</ul>
</li>
</ul>
<p>Together with the rules adopted by the FCC regarding unlicensed use of the 600&nbsp;MHz band, these new rules provide for efficient sharing of these bands to accommodate various wireless microphone users, while continuing to protect the licensed users of each of the 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;">China - Electronic Labeling Now Permitted</h4>
<p>On June 26, 2105, China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced that electronic labelling of the SRRC CMIIT ID is now permitted on RF devices, provided that it meets the following requirements:</p>
<ul>
<li>The display cannot be removed and/or replaced.</li>
<li>Instructions on how to locate the CMIIT ID are provided to the user.</li>
<li>The user can easily locate the CMIIT ID, without the need for a special operation such as entering a password.</li>
<li>The user can locate the CMIIT ID without the need for special accessories or additional conditions such as inserting a SIM card.</li>
<li>The device meets all other related laws and regulations of China.</li>
<li>The CMIIT ID should also be affixed to the outer packaging and user manual of the device, and manufacturers should ensure that the CMIIT ID cannot be changed or deleted by any third party.</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;">India – BIS Delays Safety Approval Scheme Implementation Again</h4>
<p>On August 10, 2015, India's Department of Electronics and Information Technology (Deity) announced they are postponing the implementation date of the BIS Safety Approval Scheme requirement until December 1, 2015 for the following products:</p>
<ul>
<li>Power Adaptors for IT Equipment</li>
<li>Power Adaptors for Audio, Video &amp; similar electronic apparatus</li>
<li>UPS/Invertors of rating ≤5KVA</li>
<li>DC or AC supplied Electronic Controlgear for LED modules</li>
<li>Sealed secondary cells/batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes for use in portable applications</li>
<li>Fixed general purpose LED luminaires</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;">Ukraine – Changes in Regulatory Requirements</h4>
<p>In accordance with Ukrainian Government Decree No. 295, 802.11ac devices are officially allowed in the Ukraine as of May 14, 2015. These devices must obtain National Commission for the State Regulation of Communications and Informatization (NKRZI) Type Approval prior to being sold on the market. If a previously approved device has the 802.11ac function, its test report, certificate and RTTE DoC should be updated accordingly with NKRZI, or the 802.11ac function must be disabled.</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 Standard Allowing 60&nbsp;GHz Approvals</h4>
<p>On June 15, 2015, Vietnam's Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) published Circular no. 14/2015/TT approving “National technical regulation for radio emission of wireless access equipment operating at Multiple-Gigabit data rates in the&nbsp;60GHz band.” This new standard, QCVN88:2015/BTTTT (in accordance with EN 302 567 V1.2.1 (2012-01)), will go into effect January 1, 2016.</p>
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<p><h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" name="B1"></a>Point-of-Sale Terminal FCC Regulatory Requirements</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> Point of Sale (POS) terminals are ubiquitous in the U.S. today. What testing/approvals, if any, does the FCC require?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The applicable FCC rules and regulations depend on the POS terminal itself.</p>
<p>A POS terminal with wireless modules requires FCC certification; if it does not contain any wireless capability and has solely digital circuitry, it will be subject to either FCC Verification or Declaration of Conformity procedures.</p>
<p>A POS terminal installed in a residential environment such as an apartment building is subject to FCC Class B digital device rules and regulations.</p>
<p>In the case of a POS terminal with an electric motor, when tested to show compliance with the FCC emissions standard, the motor’s emissions should be disregarded.</p>
<p>In the case of a POS terminal with fluorescent lighting driven with an RF source that operates above 9 kHz, the lights’ emissions should be ignored.</p>
<p>If the POS terminal fluorescent lighting is driven with an RF source, it is classified as RF lighting and subject to <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=fe1382604c41e27dd6cff437516f4812&amp;mc=true&amp;node=pt47.1.18&amp;rgn=div5" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.18</a>, applicable to digital devices.</p>
<p>The manufacturer of the components used in a POS terminal may produce the parts as subassemblies without testing. However, in this case, the final assembler of the POS terminal is responsible for complying with the rules, including testing the assembled system.</p>
<p>Based on the circumstances, applicable labelling is required as described in <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=fe1382604c41e27dd6cff437516f4812&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.15_119&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.19</a>, <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=fe1382604c41e27dd6cff437516f4812&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.15_121&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.21</a>, <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=fe1382604c41e27dd6cff437516f4812&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.15_127&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.27</a>, and <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=c081aa8fa44222aafd51af745c7493d4&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.15_1105&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.105</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>Antenna Sensing System</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> Can the 47CFR§15.203 antenna requirement be satisfied with the use of a transmitter antenna sensing system instead of a unique antenna connector? If so, can the output power for different antenna types be automatically adjusted using this system?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/retrieveECFR?gp=&amp;SID=90fc28c4ab473ed6578bef5d50cbb915&amp;mc=true&amp;n=pt47.1.15&amp;r=PART&amp;ty=HTML#se47.1.15_1203" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.203</a> states in part “An intentional radiator shall be designed to ensure that no antenna other than that furnished by the responsible party shall be used with the device.”</p>
<p>An antenna sensing system ensures that a transmitter will operate only when the appropriate antenna(s) is attached,&nbsp;which is the intent of the standard. The antenna sensing system is also designed to automatically adjust the output power for varying loads so it must be capable of accurately and reliably maintaining the output power level within prescribed limits for all normal environmental conditions, and variations in antenna cable lengths and antenna gains.</p>
<p>With respect to equipment authorization, compliance with all applicable FCC requirements must be demonstrated using:</p>
<ul>
<li>highest and lowest gain antennas</li>
<li>minimum and maximum recommended feed-line lengths</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 style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" name="B3"></a>Conducted Emissions vs Radiated Emissions</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> The gain of our new antenna is 10 dB higher than that of the antenna certified with our device. Can we measure conducted emissions rather than radiated emissions?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> No, conducted emissions cannot be measured in lieu of radiated emissions. The FCC requires actual, measured radiated emissions. In <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=c625ae00135e10890f8f52d35ffeb69f&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.15_1209&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.209(c)</a>, the level of unwanted emissions is specified in terms of radiated emission limits. Different antennas have different cut-off characteristics; even if the RF conducted emissions are down 10&nbsp;dB, the amount of attenuation at various frequencies and varying pass-bands may not necessarily translate to a 10&nbsp;dB reduction for the associated radiated emissions, particularly any spurs, so the antenna conducted emissions measurement is not acceptable for determining compliance with the limit.</p>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> Though our certification application indicates that our device is compliant with the FCC rules and regulations, our TCB is unable to generate the FCC grant for our device, saying that our FCC Grantee Code is blocked. Why would that happen, and how do we resolve this so that we can get our grant?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The primary reasons for the FCC to block a grantee code are:</p>
<ul>
<li>Grantee fails to respond to an FCC request for a sample or other information;</li>
<li>Grantee’s contact information is invalid and/or attempts to contact the grantee are returned as undeliverable;</li>
<li>Grantee’s request;</li>
<li>TCB request due to Grantee’s failure to respond to a market surveillance request</li>
</ul>
<p>To resolve the issue, check with the named contact in your company’s FCC Grantee Code database listing to determine if there is an outstanding audit sample or information request from the FCC or a TCB. Check the FCC Grantee Code database to make sure that the contact information is accurate. Based on what you find, take the necessary steps to provide the required response. If you cannot find any reason for the Grantee Code to be blocked, submit an inquiry to the FCC requesting an explanation.</p>
<p>The FCC removes a Grantee Code block as soon as the requested sample, other acceptable requested information, or the required valid contact information, is received from the grantee.</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=104:110:2311726869106401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257239,58972,25">EN 62061:2005/A2:2015</a></span> - (8/28/2015) - Safety of machinery - Functional safety of safety-related electrical, Electronic and programmable electronic control 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=104:110:2311726869106401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258061,48322,25">EN 62604-1:2015</a></span> - (9/4/2015) - Surface acoustic wave (SAW) and bulk acoustic wave (BAW) duplexers of assessed quality - Part 1: Generic specification</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=104:110:2311726869106401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258161,58490,25">EN 61010-2-040:2015</a></span> - (9/11/2015) - Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use - Part 2-040 Particular requirements for sterilizers and washer-disinfectors used to treat medical 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=104:110:2311726869106401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258737,58015,25">EN 62087-6:2015</a></span> - (9/11/2015) - Audio, video and related equipment - Determination of power consumption - Part 6: Audio 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=104:110:2311726869106401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257159,50144,25">EN 50416:2005/A1:2015</a></span> - (9/18/2015) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Particular requirements for commercial electric conveyor dishwashing machines</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=104:110:2311726869106401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257157,43772,25">EN 60079-28:2015</a></span> - (9/18/2015) - Explosive atmospheres - Part 28: Protection of equipment and transmission systems using optical radiation</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=104:110:2311726869106401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257951,48113,25">EN 60320-1:2015</a></span> - (9/18/2015) - Appliance couplers for household and similar general purposes - 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=104:110:2311726869106401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257161,44445,25">EN 60601-1-2:2015</a></span> - (9/18/2015) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 1-2: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance - Collateral Standard: Electromagnetic disturbances - Requirements and 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=104:110:2311726869106401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257943,58503,25">EN 62080:2009/A2:2015</a></span> - (9/18/2015) - Sound signalling devices for household and similar purposes</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_eg/203300_203399/203336/01.01.01_60/eg_203336v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EG 203 336 V1.1.1</a> - (August 2015) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Guide for the selection of technical parameters for the production of Harmonised Standards covering article 3.1(b) and article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU</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="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/23186">IEC 61340-2-1:2015, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - (8/28/2015) - Electrostatics - Part 2-1: Measurement methods - Ability of materials and products to dissipate static electric charge</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/23185">IEC TR 61967-1-1:2015, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - (8/28/2015) - Integrated circuits - Measurement of electromagnetic emissions - Part 1-1: General conditions and definitions - Near-field scan data exchange format</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/23252">IEC 61000-4-13:2002/AMD2:2015, Ed. 1.0 PRV</a></span> - (9/4/2015) - Amendement 2 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) &amp;ndash; Part 4-13: Testing and measurement techniques &amp;ndash; Harmonics and interharmonics including mains signalling at a.c. power port, low frequency immunity tests</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/23253">IEC 61000-4-16:2015, Ed. 2.0 PRV</a></span> - (9/4/2015) - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) &amp;ndash; Part 4-16: Testing and measurement techniques &amp;ndash; Test for immunity to conducted, common mode disturbances in the frequency range 0 Hz to 150 kHz</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/23265">IEC 60079-10-1:2015, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - (9/8/2015) - Explosive atmospheres - Part 10-1: Classification of areas - Explosive gas atmospheres</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/23307">CISPR TR 16-3:2010+AMD1:2012+AMD2:2015, Ed. 3.2 CSV</a></span> - (9/15/2015) - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 3: CISPR technical reports</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/23306">CISPR TR 16-3:2010/AMD2:2015, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - (9/15/2015) - Amendment 2 - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 3: CISPR technical reports</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/23387">CISPR 16-1-1:2015, Ed. 4.0</a></span> - (9/22/2015) - 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="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/23381">CISPR 16-1-1:2015, Ed. 4.0 RLV</a></span> - (9/22/2015) - 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="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/23390">IEC 60364-4-44:2007+AMD1:2015, Ed. 2.0 CSV</a></span> - (9/23/2015) - Low-voltage electrical installations - Part 4-44: Protection for safety - Protection against voltage disturbances and electromagnetic disturbances</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/23391">IEC 60364-4-44:2007/AMD1:2015, Ed. 2.1</a></span> - (9/23/2015) - Amendment 1 - Low-voltage electrical installations - Part 4-44: Protection for safety - Protection against voltage disturbances and electromagnetic disturbances</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 – New Terminal Equipment DoC Procedures in Effect</h4>
<p>On September 30, 2015, Industry Canada <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf05610.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">DC 01, Issue 5, Amendment 1, Procedure for Declaration of Conformity and Registration of Terminal Equipment</a> came into effect. Changes are as follows:</p>
<ol>
<li>General editorial modifications were made.</li>
<li>In Section 4 (Related Documents), reference to Terminal Equipment – Technical Specifications List (CS-03 Parts I and VIII) was added.</li>
<li>In Section 6.3 (Technical Brief), CB Notice 2013-05 requirements to submit compliance folder upon registration were added.</li>
<li>Annex B (Test Report Cover Sheet) was relocated from Annex A, and now includes CS-03 specification details and attestation.</li>
<li>Annex D: (Test Report Requirements) was added. It includes a listing of test report requirements.</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;">Mexico – NOM-121-SCT1-2009 Expiration Will Impact New Type Approvals</h4>
<p>Rhein Tech has been advised by our local agent that NOM-121-SCT1-2009, the regulatory standard applicable to devices operating at 2400-2483.5 MHz, 5725-5850 MHz and 902-928 MHz, will expire October 19, 2015 and the new NOM regulation may not be issued for several months. Applications for new Type Approvals for products operating in the 2400-2483.5 MHz, 5725-5850 MHz or 902-928 MHz band cannot be filed until the new NOM regulation is issued. We've been advised that manufacturers should accelerate their Type Approvals for submission to Mexico's RF Authority, IFT (Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones) before the existing NOM-121-SCT1-2009 regulation expires. There will be no impact to any devices approved in accordance with NOM-121-SCT1-2009 before October 19, 2015; these Type Approvals will remain valid and importation can continue.</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;">China - Lithium-ion Batteries Must Comply with National Safety Standard</h4>
<p>On August 21, 2015, China's Quality Certification Center (CQC) announced that Lithium-ion cells and batteries contained in portable electronic products which fall under GB 4943.1-2011 or GB 8898-2011 must immediately comply with GB 31241-2014, Safety Requirements for portable electronic products using lithium-ion batteries and battery packs. A few examples of portable electronic products under this scope are as follows:</p>
<ul>
<li>Portable office electronics such as laptops or tablets</li>
<li>Mobile communication equipment such as cellphones, Bluetooth headsets, etc.</li>
<li>Portable AV equipment such as portable DVD, MP3, camera, etc.</li>
<li>Other equipment such as GPS navigation system, digital photo frame, digital games, etc.</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;">UAE - New Cell Handset Requirements</h4>
<p>Rhein Tech has been advised by our local agent that UAE's Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) confirmed new mandatory cellular handset requirements in recently published Technical Specification TS040. These requirements are being developed in order to establish a "Public Warning System" which will use several channels to broadcast public warnings in case of emergency or disaster situations. Technical requirements are below:</p>
<ol>
<li>The Handset should be configured by default to receive all Warning Notifications.</li>
<li>Messages should support both English and Arabic languages.</li>
<li>Messages should be limited to 1 page maximum.</li>
<li>An emergency alert message should be immediately recognizable. (Emergency messages shall be specifically recognizable as being an emergency message that cannot be mistaken for an ordinary message).</li>
<li>The emergency warning message should stay on the display regardless of the user setting, until the message indication is cancelled by the user. &nbsp;It should be possible for the user to review the message at a later time.</li>
<li>Handset should only be required to receive and present Warning Notifications in languages as presented by the Warning Notification Provider.</li>
<li>It should be possible for the Warning Notification to be displayed on the handset upon reception and without any user interaction.</li>
<li>The alerting indication for a specific Warning Notification should continue until suppressed by the user’s manual operation (e.g. by pushing keys). &nbsp;The frequency and duration of the continued alerting indication is mobile device implementation-specific. &nbsp;This should not suppress the alerting indication for subsequent Warning Notifications.</li>
<li>The handset should not support any capabilities to forward received Warning Notifications, to reply to received Warning Notifications, or to copy and paste the content of Warning Notifications.</li>
<li>The handset should have the ability to present previously displayed Warning Notifications if requested by the user.</li>
<li>The handset should be able to support concurrent reception of multiple Warning Notifications.</li>
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<p>These new requirements apply to all cellular handsets entering UAE beginning January 1, 2016.</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;">Paraguay - 915-928 MHz Band Closed</h4>
<p>Rhein Tech was recently advised by our local agent that the Paraguayan Authority, Comisión Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (CONATEL), is no longer allowing the 915-928 MHz band for spread spectrum devices due to interference problems. Additionally, we've been advised that products operating in this band and with an existing Paraguayan Type Approval certificate may continue to operate until the existing Type Approval certificate expires.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">South Africa - ICASA Publishes V-Band and E-Band Discussion Document</h4>
<p>On September 9, 2015, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) published a <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.icasa.org.za/Portals/0/Lic and Compliance/Submissions/Discussion Document On Use and Licensing Of E-Band and V-Band.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Discussion Document</a> regarding the use and licensing of the band 57–66 GHz (V-Band) and the band 71–76 GHz paired with the band 81–86 GHz (E-Band). This document is in response to requests from operators and equipment vendors for access to these bands and the need to create a regulatory framework which takes into account the specific features of these bands. ICASA encourages interested parties to submit their views on the Discussion no later than November 27, 2015. Link: <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.icasa.org.za/Portals/0/Lic and Compliance/Submissions/Discussion Document On Use and Licensing Of E-Band and V-Band.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Discussion Document On Use and Licensing Of E-Band and V-Band</a></p>
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<p><h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" name="B1"></a>Non-Modularly Approved Device in Host</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We are an OEM and would like to manufacture a product that contains an embedded computer with USB ports, to which we want to add wireless connectivity using a Wi-Fi USB dongle which would be inaccessible to the end user. This USB dongle has FCC certification, but is not certified as a module. Does the Wi-Fi USB dongle require additional testing and/or certification?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Had you asked this question two months ago, the answer would have been “yes”. Previously, the FCC would have required that the USB dongle be certified as a module, or be accessible to the user.</p>
<p>But just last month, the FCC released new guidance that will allow use of the USB dongle as-is. The FCC now allows some non-modularly certified devices to be contained within hosts and not be accessible to the end user (under some conditions).</p>
<p>Specifically, the non-modularly approved device (transmitter) must also be a computer peripheral approved via certification or the DoC procedure, be unmodified, and use only the antennas originally approved with the transmitter.</p>
<p>Please see the most recent module guidance from the FCC for specific details and host labelling instructions <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_0b3b75ff8f5f42569c855f8e43cd682b.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="B2"></a>Importation and Form 740</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We import many FCC-certified devices, and have always had to complete FCC Form 740 and attach it to our custom import papers per 47CFR§2.1203 and 47CFR§2.1205. Our supplier has recently informed us this is no longer necessary. Is this true, and if so, do you have any additional details?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Your supplier is not quite right, but here are the details. On October 19, 2015, the FCC released <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_24f4c36a74a24aa096dff65ad20e7766.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">FCC 15-135</a> which temporarily waives the requirements of 47CFR§2.1203 and 47CFR§2.1205 only from July 1, 2016, to December 31, 2016. The main reason for this waiver is that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is in the process of updating their electronic filing system to a new system called the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), and this system does not currently have the capability to accept Form 740 information.</p>
<p>We are not sure what the requirements will be after the expiration of the waiver on December 31, 2016. The new ACE system could be modified to accept the typical information found on Form 740, but no decisions have been made. We will update you when the FCC releases additional information.</p>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> We are a manufacturer of industrial process equipment for industries such as food, chemical, oil &amp; gas, etc. Our products measure and monitor several liquid parameters, and they contain digital circuits, but no wireless transmitters. How do we determine the required FCC equipment authorization process?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Assuming your digital circuitry operates at greater than 9 kHz, it would be considered a “digital device” per <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=9ce50e1db6d5ccb50aa341a964e0acba&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.15_13&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.3(k)</a>. Since your device is intended for an industrial environment, it would be considered a “Class A digital device”; per <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=9ce50e1db6d5ccb50aa341a964e0acba&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.15_13&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.3(h)</a> and thus subject to the FCC verification procedure per the following table taken from <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/retrieveECFR?gp=&amp;SID=9ce50e1db6d5ccb50aa341a964e0acba&amp;mc=true&amp;n=pt47.1.15&amp;r=PART&amp;ty=HTML#se47.1.15_1101" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.101(a)</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="B4"></a>Module Colocation - Update</h4>
<p>In the October MultiPoint, we presented the following Q/A. Based on updated FCC guidance released in October, we have updated the answer; please see “Answer (updated)” below.</p>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> Frequently, our customers want to place two certified modules on the same host PCB, though the individual module grants do not permit colocation. Is there a way we can obtain FCC and IC certification for an end product with this configuration?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> In these cases, we recommend a Class II permissive change to the grant for one of the modules, in order to allow colocation with the other module in your specific host. Intentional emissions with both transmitters transmitting simultaneously should be tested, with particular attention paid to any intermodulation products or increased spurious emissions.</p>
<p>Unintentional emissions to FCC Part 15B/ICES-003 should also be performed for your host.</p>
<p>If your application is mobile or fixed (typical use &gt;20 cm from users), an RF exposure MPE calculation should be done considering both transmitters transmitting simultaneously. If it is a portable application, SAR testing may have to be performed depending on the combined output power of both transmitters.</p>
<p><strong>Answer (updated):</strong> For a mobile device (use &gt;20 cm from persons), a Class 1 permissive change per 47CFR§2.1043(b)(1) may apply in certain circumstances. MPE must be evaluated for the simultaneous transmissions, and if the result shows that the MPE test exclusion applies, a Class 1 approach may be used. The MPE evaluation, as well as the emissions test results for simultaneous transmission and unintentional emissions per FCC Part 15B, should be included in the Class 1 permissive change documentation that you keep on file.</p>
<p>Please see the following for more details:</p>
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<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_addd05432b8b49b3a2ecddbedd9211e6.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">447498 D01 General RF Exposure Guidance v06</a></li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_0b3b75ff8f5f42569c855f8e43cd682b.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">996369 D01 Module Certification Guide v02</a></li>
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<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;"><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>
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<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1732500761700501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258287,57094,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50083-2:2012/A1:2015</a> - 11/6/2015 - Cable networks for television signals, sound signals and interactive services - Part 2: Electromagnetic compatibility for 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=104:110:1732500761700501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258061,45961,25">EN 60862-1:2015</a></span>&nbsp;- 11/6/2015 -&nbsp;Surface acoustic wave (SAW) filters of assessed quality - Part 1: Generic specification</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=104:110:1732500761700501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258759,55918,25">EN 62868:2015</a></span> - 11/6/2015 - Organic light emitting diode (OLED) panels for general lighting - 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=104:110:1732500761700501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258105,42155,25">EN 60695-1-11:2015</a></span> - 10/30/2015 - Fire hazard testing - Part 1-11: Guidance for assessing the fire hazard of electrotechnical products - Fire hazard assessment</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=104:110:1732500761700501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258713,61502,25">EN 62841-1:2015/AC:2015</a></span> - 10/30/2015 - Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery - Safety - Part 1: General requirements</li>
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<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:84:4871265376428807" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CENELEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">EU: New ETSI Standards Recently Released</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new ETSI standards published during the past month:</p>
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<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302000_302099/30205402/01.02.01_60/en_30205402v010201p.pdf">ETSI EN 302 054-2 V1.2.1</a></span>&nbsp;- (October 2015) - Meteorological Aids (Met Aids); Radiosondes to be used in the 400,15 MHz to 406 MHz frequency range with power levels ranging up to 200 mW; Part 2: Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU</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/302400_302499/30245401/01.02.01_60/en_30245401v010201p.pdf">ETSI EN 302 454-1 V1.2.1</a></span>&nbsp;- (October 2015) - Meteorological Aids (Met Aids); Radiosondes to be used in the 1 668,4 MHz to 1 690 MHz 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/302400_302499/30245402/01.02.01_60/en_30245402v010201p.pdf">ETSI EN 302 454-2 V1.2.1</a></span>&nbsp;- (October 2015) - Meteorological Aids (Met Aids); Radiosondes to be used in the 1 668,4 MHz to 1 690 MHz frequency range; Part 2: Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</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/103800_103899/103820/01.01.01_60/tr_103820v010101p.pdf">ETSI TR 103 820 V1.1.1</a></span> - (November 2015) - Fixed Radio Systems; Energy efficiency metrics and test procedures for Point-to-point fixed radio systems</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_303299/303203/02.01.01_60/en_303203v020101p.pdf">ETSI EN 303 203 V2.1.1</a></span> - (November 2015) - Short Range Devices (SRD); Medical Body Area Network Systems (MBANSs) operating in the 2 483,5 MHz to 2 500 MHz range; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU</li>
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<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/h_sf10571.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI website</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">EU: New IEC Standards Recently Released</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new IEC standards published during the past month:</p>
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<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/23621">IEC 60086-2:2015, Ed. 13.0</a></span> - (10/29/2015) - Primary batteries - Part 2: Physical and electrical specifications</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/23637">IEC 60215:2015 PRV, Ed. 4.0</a></span> - (10/30/2015) - Safety requirements for radio transmitting equipment - General requirements and terminology</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/23613">IEC 60598-1:2014/COR1:2015, Ed. 8.0</a></span> - (10/28/2015) - Corrigendum 1 - Luminaires - Part 1: General requirements and tests</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/23638">IEC 60695-1-20:2015 PRV, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - (10/30/2015) - Fire hazard testing - Part 1-20: Guidance for assessing the fire hazard of electrotechnical products - Ignitability - General guidance</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/23661">IEC 61000-4-24:2015, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - (11/5/2015) - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-24: Testing and measurement techniques - Test methods for protective devices for HEMP conducted disturbance</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/23626">IEC 62132-1:2015, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - (10/29/2015) - Integrated circuits - Measurement of electromagnetic immunity - Part 1: General conditions and definitions</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/23642">IEC 62153-4-10:2015, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - (11/4/2015) - Metallic communication cable test methods - Part 4-10: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Transfer impedance and screening attenuation of feed-throughs and electromagnetic gaskets - Double coaxial test method</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.iec.ch/about/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">FCC - SAR Guidance and Test Procedures for 3G/4G Devices Updated</h4>
<p>On October 23, 2015, the FCC updated the following SAR guidance and test procedures:</p>
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<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=xpbW4BTbDUQ9yOhSm5u1wA%3D%3D&amp;desc=941225%20D01%203G%20SAR%20Procedures%20v03r01&amp;tracking_number=26930" target="_blank" rel="noopener">941225 D01 SAR test for 3G devices v03r01</a>: &nbsp;SAR test procedures for 3G devices that operate under rule Parts 22H, 24E, 27L. &nbsp;Note: &nbsp;Previous versions of KDB 941225 D01, D02, D03 and D04 were consolidated into a single document to provide SAR measurement guidance for 3G wireless technologies. &nbsp;This update also replaces PBA with PAG and corrects two typos.</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=AqQElZoK32qDcMozk7tu3w%3D%3D&amp;desc=941225%20D05%20SAR%20for%20LTE%20Devices%20v02r04&amp;tracking_number=26930" target="_blank" rel="noopener">941225 D05 SAR for LTE Devices v02r04</a>: &nbsp;SAR test procedures for devices incorporating Release 8 Long Term Evolution (LTE) capabilities. &nbsp;This update removes outdated information, adds TDD test setup requirements and includes other minor clarifications on certain large frequency bands and A-MPR conditions.</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=IxB4OUD9r4DyLzIabPek0A%3D%3D&amp;desc=941225%20D05A%20LTE%20Rel.10%20KDB%20Inquiry%20Sheet%20v01r02&amp;tracking_number=26930" target="_blank" rel="noopener">941225 D05A LTE Rel. 10 KDB Inquiry Sheet v01r02</a>: &nbsp;Guidance on submitting KDB inquiries regarding the evaluation of devices using LTE Rel. 10 to SAR requirements. &nbsp;This update clarifies the downlink carrier aggregation channel selection conditions for uplink power measurement, changes PBA to PAG, includes minor clarifications for LTE-U, LAA and LWA, and adds heading numbering.</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=I99UsWMxKw2Y756AxzqjJw%3D%3D&amp;desc=941225%20D06%20Hotspot%20Mode%20v02r01&amp;tracking_number=26930" target="_blank" rel="noopener">941225 D06 Hotspot SAR v02r01</a>: &nbsp;SAR test procedures for devices incorporating SAR Evaluation Procedures for Portable Devices with Wireless Router Capabilities (Hot Spot SAR). &nbsp;This update replaces PBA with PAG and includes minor editorial clarification for hotspot mode and body-worn accessory test consideration, and adds heading numbering.</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=7FGq9%2BfcAtu3AAr3ev5CFA%3D%3D&amp;desc=941225%20D07%20UMPC%20Mini%20Tablet%20v01r02&amp;tracking_number=26930" target="_blank" rel="noopener">941225 D07 UMPC Mini Tablet v01r02</a>: &nbsp;SAR Evaluation Procedures for UMPC Mini-Tablet Devices. &nbsp;This update includes editorial and format changes and updates footnote 1.</li>
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<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">FCC - New Guidance on Non-SDR Devices Issued</h4>
<p>On November 12, 2015, the FCC revised the rules effective June 2, 2014 for U-NII devices operating under Part 15 to require that all devices implement software security to ensure that the devices operate as authorized and cannot be modified. <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=zXtrctoj6zH7oNEOO6De6g%3D%3D&amp;desc=594280%20D02%20U-NII%20Device%20Security%20v01r03&amp;tracking_number=39498" target="_blank" rel="noopener">594280 D02 U-NII Device Security v01r03</a> provides guidance on the information that must be provided in the application filing to show that proper security is implemented in the device. The FCC has established a transition period as follows:</p>
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<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 594280 D02 U-NII Device Security. &nbsp;This also applies to all applications for new devices and applications for permissive changes of previously approved devices under the new rules. &nbsp;Further, SDR devices must also provide software security documentation as discussed in 594280 D02 U-NII Device Security and KDB Publication 442812.</li>
<li>For further information on transition rules and requirements for permissive changes of already approved devices, refer to KDB Publication 926956.</li>
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<p>Note: Effective January 1, 2015 equipment authorization applications for all new Wi-Fi Client devices capable of operating on Channels 12 and 13 (in 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=5NjjaXsjV97%2BhlMWvZ1QRw%3D%3D&amp;desc=594280%20D01%20Configuration%20Control%20v02r01&amp;tracking_number=39498" target="_blank" rel="noopener">594280 D01 Configuration Control v02r01</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;">Paraguay - 865-868 MHz Band Closed to New Product Approvals</h4>
<p>In September, we were advised by our local agent that the Paraguayan Authority, Comisión Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (CONATEL), is no longer approving 915-928 MHz spread spectrum devices due to interference problems. In November, our local agent advised us that CONATEL is no longer approving 865-868 MHz spread spectrum devices either. CONATEL is discussing the possibility of re-opening the 915-928 MHz band for spread spectrum devices in the future, however a timeframe has not been provided. Additionally, we've been advised that products operating in these bands and with an existing Paraguayan Type Approval certificate may continue to operate until the existing Type Approval certificate expires.</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;">Mexico – Temporary Standard Issued for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Devices</h4>
<p>As previously reported, Mexico's standard for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth (NOM-121) expired October 19, 2015. Mexico's Secretary of Economy has since issued a temporary standard, NOM-EM-016-SCFI-2015, to replace NOM-121 for six months. This temporary standard refers to the parameters set out in IFT-008 and after six months, there will be a new permanent NOM standard adopted that will also reflect IFT-008. Testing parameters will not change but all certifications completed under NOM-EM-016-SCFI-2015 will need to be updated to the new NOM standard, via a paperwork exercise.</p>
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<p><h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" name="B1"></a>Permissive Changes &amp; Part 15 Certified Devices</h4>
<p><strong> Question:</strong>&nbsp;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>&nbsp;We recommend that you reference the FCC permissive change policy explained in&nbsp;<a 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>
<h4>Online User Manual</h4>
<p><strong> Question:&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;We manufacture wireless devices and would like to ship our products without any paper or electronic user manuals included. &nbsp;Instead, all manuals are available online on our website and can be downloaded from a URL link. &nbsp;Does the FCC permit online manuals?</p>
<p><strong> Answer:</strong>&nbsp;Yes, the FCC allows online user manuals in accordance with&nbsp;<a href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_bdfe351a2e5e41d58a703b4792eb8cf5.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">784748 D01 Labelling Part 15 &amp;18 Guidelines v07</a>. &nbsp;Per this document, acceptable formats for user information dissemination are paper, computer disk or the Internet. &nbsp;Please note that any literature shipped with your product must include the URL link from which the manual can be downloaded. &nbsp;Furthermore, it should be noted that&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=776f51431e290351eb87ee7a2cf2548a&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.16.1.236.11&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.21</a>&nbsp;Information to user requires that “the user should be cautioned in the user manual that changes/modifications not approved by the responsible party could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.”</p>
<p>The manual must also include any other relevant FCC statements such as&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=776f51431e290351eb87ee7a2cf2548a&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.16.1.236.10&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.19</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=776f51431e290351eb87ee7a2cf2548a&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.16.2.236.4&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.105</a>.&nbsp;</p>
<h4>Guidance for Certification of Licensed Digital Transmitters</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong>&nbsp;We manufacture Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) equipment and would like to know the applicable FCC procedure and/or guidance for digital transmitter certification.</p>
<p><strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong>The FCC recently updated its guidance and procedure for licensed digital transmitters in KDB971168 to 971168 D01 Licensed DTS Guidance v02. This updated measurement guidance relates to the minimum certification requirement specified in<span class="Apple-converted-space"></span><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;SID=5d7f879cee88da21285fcabbbec6702f&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.3.9.219.46&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.1046</a><span class="Apple-converted-space"></span>through<a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&amp;SID=5d7f879cee88da21285fcabbbec6702f&amp;rgn=div8&amp;view=text&amp;node=47:1.0.1.1.3.9.219.52&amp;idno=47" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.1057</a>. It addresses the complexities of measuring licensed devices that use complex digital modulation and coding scheme waveforms that are Gaussian noise-like, but with amplitude statistics that are different within the transmit channel. In the updated measurement procedures, many of the test methods include the use of a spectrum analyzer, a signal analyzer, or an EMI receiver. The measurement procedure covers many aspects of occupied bandwidth and power measurements, among other measurement techniques. For further information, click <a href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_1521eeb8bdbc4dd583210ce4021c8580.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>.&nbsp;</p>
<h4>Standards Update</h4>
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<td style="border: .5pt solid windowtext; background: white; width: 377pt; color: black; font-size: 8.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; text-align: left; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px;">Portable Very High Frequency (VHF) radiotelephone equipment for the maritime mobile service operating in the VHF bands (for non-GMDSS applications only); Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU</td>
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