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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 2016</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>Wireless Inductive Charger Certification</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We want to certify a wireless short-distance inductive coupled charging pad. How do we proceed?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> If your wireless power transfer device operates at frequencies above 9 kHz, it is considered an intentional radiator and is subject to Part 15 and/or Part 18 of the FCC rules. The applicable rule part is dependent on how the charging pad operates, and if it communicates with the device it is charging.</p>
<p>Because your device is specifically intended for wireless power transfer, and/or inductive charging, you must obtain guidance from the FCC with regard to radio frequency exposure review.</p>
<p>To obtain guidance from the FCC, submit a wireless charging application inquiry at http://www.fcc.gov/labhelp as follows:</p>
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<li>"Subject" line should state “Seeking guidance for wireless chargers”</li>
<li>Provide the following information:
<ul>
<li>complete product description, including coil diameters, number of turns and current</li>
<li>the rule part(s) the device will operate in and the reasoning for rule part(s)</li>
<li>planned equipment authorization procedure</li>
<li>drawings, illustrations</li>
<li>frequencies</li>
<li>radiated power</li>
<li>operating configurations</li>
<li>conditions for human exposure</li>
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<p>Further guidance on wireless inductive chargers can be found in <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_60de7229127143f5a0eaa49c966de07d.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">680106 D01 RF Exposure Wireless Charging Apps v02</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>Pre-Approval Guidance</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We are a new company hoping to obtain FCC certification for our wireless device, however we were told that we need pre-approval guidance from the FCC. Why is this necessary?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> FCC Pre-Approval Guidance, or PAG (previously known as the Permit-But-Ask (PBA) procedure), includes a Pre-Approval Guidance list that identifies categories of equipment, or types of testing, for which Telecommunication Certification Bodies (TCBs) must request guidance from the FCC before approving equipment on this list, and your device must be on this list. This is necessary in those cases where there is either none or only partial FCC guidance available, or FCC oversight is still considered necessary due to the technology.</p>
<p>You can review the <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_e5223f3c8f0845219d097d5b0b109808.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">PAG Procedure</a> and <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_0ab691d77b674314ad6a90385c916d2b.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">PAG Procedure List</a> here.</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>Demonstrating a Non-Certified Device</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We have a Part 15 device that has not yet been FCC certified, but we would like to demonstrate it to a client. Under what circumstances can we do so?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Under certain circumstances, you may operate your device prior to FCC certification authorization, as long as the device is made inoperable or is retrieved at the conclusion of the demonstration.</p>
<p>If your device is not operated at your facility, but instead at a trade show or an exhibition, it must be accompanied by the following conspicuously placed language from <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=aa6e1619ba18f77e7655d8abc70328f0&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.2_1805&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.803(c)(2)(iii)</a>:</p>
<p>“This device has not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. This device is not, and may not be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization is obtained.”</p>
<p>Or alternatively, all prospective buyers must receive written notification that the device is subject to the applicable FCC rules, and will comply with the appropriate rules before any distribution of the device.</p>
<p><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/retrieveECFR?gp=&amp;SID=8969b2bd65289c2295ce70ee524b796f&amp;mc=true&amp;n=sp47.1.2.i&amp;r=SUBPART&amp;ty=HTML#se47.1.2_1803" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.803</a> provides other important details about acceptable marketing activities and relevant criteria for radio frequency devices prior to equipment authorization.</p>
<p><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=aa6e1619ba18f77e7655d8abc70328f0&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.2_1805&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.805</a> provides detailed information on the criteria and circumstances for operating radio frequency devices prior to equipment authorization, and should be carefully reviewed before doing so.</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>Multiple FCC IDs for one RF Device</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> Can one RF device have multiple FCC ID#’s, and if so, how is this done?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> It is possible for one RF device to have multiple FCC ID#’s, per <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/retrieveECFR?gp=&amp;SID=8969b2bd65289c2295ce70ee524b796f&amp;mc=true&amp;n=pt47.1.2&amp;r=PART&amp;ty=HTML#se47.1.2_1933" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.933 Change in identification of equipment</a>, provided all affected parties are in agreement.</p>
<p>A change in ID# without a change in design, circuitry or construction requires a new certification application, though no test data is typically required. The change in identification application does require statements and accompanying photographs of the device and ID label, as detailed in 47CFR§2.933.</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="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1398831380007401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,63316,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 55016-4-2:2011/prA2 {fragment4}:2016</a> - 10/7/2016 - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 4-2: Uncertainties, statistics and limit modelling - Measurement instrumentation uncertainty</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1398831380007401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,62782,25">EN 55016-1-2:2014/prA1:2016</a></span>&nbsp;- 10/7/2016 - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 1-2: Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus - Coupling devices for conducted disturbance measurements</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1398831380007401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,62781,25">EN 55016-2-1:2014/prA1:2016</a></span>&nbsp;- 10/7/2016 - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 2-1: Methods of measurement of disturbances and immunity - Conducted disturbance measurements</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1398831380007401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,63303,25">prEN 61000-3-2:2016</a></span>&nbsp;- 10/7/2016 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 3-2: Limits - Limits for harmonic current emissions (equipment input current ≤ 16 A per phase)</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1398831380007401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258161,61729,25">EN 61010-1:2010/FprA1:2016</a></span>&nbsp;- 10/7/2016 - Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use - Part 1: General requirements</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1398831380007401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,60304,25">EN 61000-4-9:2016</a></span>&nbsp;- 10/7/2016 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-9: Testing and measurement techniques - Impulse magnetic field immunity test</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1398831380007401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,62826,25">EN 61000-3-3:2013/prA1:2016</a></span>&nbsp;- 10/14/2016 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 3-3: Limits - Limitation of voltage changes, voltage fluctuations and flicker in public low-voltage supply systems, for equipment with rated current &lt;= 16 A per phase and not subject to conditional connection</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1398831380007401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,62825,25">prEN 61000-3-11:2016</a></span>&nbsp;- 10/14/2016 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 3-11: Limits - Limitation of voltage changes, voltage fluctuations and flicker in public low-voltage supply systems - Equipment with rated current &lt;= 75 A and subject to conditional connection</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1398831380007401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,63707,25">prEN 61000-4-20</a></span>&nbsp;- 10/18/2016 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-20: Testing and measurement techniques - Emission and immunity testing in transverse electromagnetic (TEM) waveguides</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1398831380007401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258483,63465,25">prEN 50499</a></span>&nbsp;- 10/19/2016 - Procedure for the assessment of the exposure of workers to electromagnetic fields</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1398831380007401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258483,62174,25">FprEN 50663</a></span>&nbsp;- 10/20/2016 - Product standard for assessment of the compliance of low power electronic and electrical equipment with the basic restrictions related to human exposure to electromagnetic fields (10 MHz to 300 GHz)</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1398831380007401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,60496,25">EN 55016-2-3:2016</a></span>&nbsp;- 10/20/2016 - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 2-3: Methods of measurement of disturbances and immunity - Radiated disturbance measurements</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1398831380007401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258043,60115,25">EN 62433-4:2016</a></span>&nbsp;- 10/21/2016 - EMC IC modelling - Part 4: Models of integrated circuits for RF immunity behavioural simulation - Conducted immunity modelling (ICIM-CI)</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/300100_300199/30013202/02.05.01_60/en_30013202v020501p.pdf">ETSI EN 300 132-2 V2.5.1</a></span>&nbsp;- (October 2016) - Environmental Engineering (EE); Power supply interface at the input to telecommunications and datacom (ICT) equipment; Part 2: Operated by -48 V direct current (dc)</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302500_302599/302537/02.01.01_60/en_302537v020101p.pdf">ETSI EN 302 537 V2.1.1</a></span>&nbsp;- (October 2016) - Ultra Low Power Medical Data Service (MEDS) Systems operating in the frequency range 401 MHz to 402 MHz and 405 MHz to 406 MHz; 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_tr/103400_103499/103409/01.01.01_60/tr_103409v010101p.pdf">ETSI TR 103 409 V1.1.1</a></span>&nbsp;- (October 2016) - System Reference document (SRdoc); Wireless Power Transmission (WPT) systems for Electric Vehicles (EV) operating in the frequency band 79 - 90 kHz</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301500_301599/301559/02.01.01_60/en_301559v020101p.pdf">ETSI EN 301 559 V2.1.1</a></span>&nbsp;- (October 2016) - Short Range Devices (SRD); Low Power Active Medical Implants (LP-AMI) and associated Peripherals (LP-AMI-P) operating in the frequency range 2 483,5 MHz to 2 500 MHz; 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/303000_303099/303039/02.01.02_60/en_303039v020102p.pdf">ETSI EN 303 039 V2.1.2</a></span>&nbsp;- (October 2016) - Land Mobile Service; Multichannel transmitter specification for the PMR Service; 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/303900_303999/303978/02.01.02_60/en_303978v020102p.pdf">ETSI EN 303 978 V2.1.2</a></span>&nbsp;- (October 2016) - Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Harmonised Standard for Earth Stations on Mobile Platforms (ESOMP) transmitting towards satellites in geostationary orbit, operating in the 27,5 GHz to 30,0 GHz frequency bands 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/303900_303999/303979/02.01.02_60/en_303979v020102p.pdf">ETSI EN 303 979 V2.1.2</a></span>&nbsp;- (October 2016) - Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Harmonised Standard for Earth Stations on Mobile Platforms (ESOMP) transmitting towards satellites in non-geostationary orbit, operating in the 27,5 GHz to 29,1 GHz and 29,5 GHz to 30,0 GHz frequency bands covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the 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/26007">IEC 62226-3-1:2007/AMD1:2016, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - (10/7/2016) - Amendment 1 - Exposure to electric or magnetic fields in the low and intermediate frequency range - Methods for calculating the current density and internal electric field induced in the human body - Part 3-1: Exposure to electric fields - Analytical and 2D numerical models</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/26015">IEC 61010-1/AMD1:2016, Ed. 3.0</a></span> - (10/7/2016) - Amendment 1 - Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use - Part 1: General requirements</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/26006">IEC 62226-3-1:2007+AMD1:2016, Ed. 1.1</a></span> - (10/7/2016) - Exposure to electric or magnetic fields in the low and intermediate frequency range - Methods for calculating the current density and internal electric field induced in the human body - Part 3-1: Exposure to electric fields - Analytical and 2D numerical models</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/26016">IEC 61010-2-030:2016, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - (10/7/2016) - Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use - Part 2-030: Particular requirements for equipment having testing or measuring circuits</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/1026">IEC 60204:2016, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - (10/13/2016) - Safety of machinery - Electrical equipment of machines - ALL PARTS</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/26037">IEC 60204-1:2016, Ed. 6.0</a></span> - (10/13/2016) - Safety of machinery - Electrical equipment of machines - Part 1: General requirements</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/26055">CISPR 16-1-6/AMD1:2016, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - (10/14/2016) - Amendment 1 - 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="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/26054">CISPR 16-1-4/AMD2:2016, Ed. 3.0</a></span> - (10/14/2016) - Amendment 2 - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 1-4: Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus - Antennas and test sites for radiated disturbance measurements</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/26074">IEC 61000-4-23:2016, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - (10/20/2016) - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-23: Testing and measurement techniques - Test methods for protective devices for HEMP and other radiated disturbances</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/26117">IEC 62153-4-16:2016, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - (10/26/2016) - Metallic communication cable test methods - Part 4-16: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Extension of the frequency range to higher frequencies for transfer impedance and to lower frequencies for screening attenuation measurements using the triaxial set-up</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 – Updated RSS-210 Standard</h4>
<p>In August 2016, Industry Canada (IC) published <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_67621b9236f64c63b5378cae92de3bcd.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Issue 9 of RSS-210 titled “Licence-Exempt Radio Apparatus: Category I Equipment”</a>. Listed below are the changes from Issue 8:</p>
<ol type="a">
<li>Removed requirements for receivers, as these requirements are included in RSS-Gen, <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf08449.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">General Requirements for Compliance of Radio Apparatus</a>.</li>
<li>Removed annexes that are no longer covered in RSS-210.</li>
<li>Specified that frequency bands which are exclusively used by the Government of Canada are added to Note 1 in Annex A.</li>
<li>Removed requirements for momentarily operated and remote control devices in the band 40.66-40.77 MHz, as these requirements are covered in Annex B.</li>
<li>Modified out-of-band emission limits for equipment operating in the band 13.110 14.010 MHz (Annex B).</li>
<li>Incorporated requirements for cordless telephones operating in the band 44/49 MHz (Annex 3 of Issue 8) into Annex B, as these requirements will apply to any type of communication.</li>
<li>Removed Section A4.2 of Issue 8, Band 174-216 MHz (Medical Telemetry), as this band is no longer permitted for the Wireless Medical Telemetry System.</li>
<li>Removed repeater frequency bands for General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) equipment.</li>
<li>Added requirements for GMRS-M in the frequency range 462.55-462.875 MHz in Annex E.</li>
<li>Amended the specifications for speed radar meters to include the band 33.4–36.0 GHz in Annex F. &nbsp;These devices were previously covered under Annex 7 of Issue 8 for frequency bands 10.5-10.55 GHz and 24.075-24.175 GHz.</li>
<li>Removed Annex 8 of Issue 8, Frequency Hopping and Digital Modulation Systems Operating in the Bands 902-928 MHz, 2400 2483.5 MHz and 5725-5850 MHz, and Annex 9 of Issue 8, Local Area Network Devices, as these annexes are covered in RSS-247 (published May 2015).</li>
<li>Incorporated RSS-210, Amendment 1, <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">Licence-Exempt, Low-Power Radio Apparatus Operating in the Television Bands</a> (published Feb 2015) into Annex G of this issue.</li>
<li>Removed Annex 11 of Issue 8, Level Probing Radar Devices Enclosed in Containers and Still Pipes, as this annex is covered in RSS-211 (published March 2015).</li>
<li>Removed Section 13.1 of Annex 13 Issue 8, Vehicle-Mounted Field Disturbance Sensors in the Bands 46.7-46.9 GHz and 76-77 GHz, as this section is covered in RSS-251, <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf10887.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Field Disturbance Sensors in the Bands 46.7-46.9 GHz (Vehicular Radar) and 76-77 GHz (Vehicular and Airport Fixed Radar</a> (published March 2015).</li>
<li>Specified emission limits for devices in the band 57-64 GHz (in Annex J) in terms of equivalent isotropically radiated power (e.i.r.p.) instead of power density, and increased the e.i.r.p. limit for outdoor fixed point-to-point equipment.</li>
<li>Adopted measurement method and emission mask in ETSI EN 300 422 for low-power radio apparatus operating in the TV bands.</li>
<li>Clarified limits for emissions radiated from digital circuitry contained within wideband devices (Annex K).</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;">Hong Kong – New 79 GHz Automotive Radar Rules</h4>
<p>On October 7, 2016, Hong Kong’s Communication Authority (CA) proposed to create a class license under section 7B(2) of the Telecommunications Ordinance to regulate the use of 79 GHz Radars.</p>
<p>The CA further proposed that the scope of the class license should cover the possession, use, sale and demonstration of 79 GHz Radars, thereby obviating the need for individual license applications.</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 Considers RF Type Approval Exemptions</h4>
<p>In late September 2016, South Africa’s Communications Authority (ICASA) issued a discussion document inviting industry to provide feedback regarding a new proposal to exempt certain product types from ICASA Type Approval. The main exemption considerations are:</p>
<ol>
<li>Equipment approved for use by the European Telecommunications Standards Associations or other competent standards body.</li>
<li>Equipment used under certain circumstances, such as research and development, demonstrations, prototype testing, maritime or aeronautical operations, and equipment imported as spare parts or components for repair.</li>
</ol>
<p>Please see link for to the <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://search.opengazettes.org.za/text/12261?dq=40309&amp;page=1" target="_blank" rel="noopener">discussion document</a> and note all comments must be submitted to ICASA by December 2, 1016.</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 – NRCS Delays</h4>
<p>South Africa’s National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS) is expected to experience continued delays in lead time for LOA approvals (currently 120 – 200 working days) due to the resignation of its CEO, Mr. Asogan Moodley, citing his frustrations with the inefficiency of the organization and lack of cooperation from the South African Department of Trade and Industry.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">South Korea – Expanded 5 GHz WLAN Bands</h4>
<p>On September 30, 2016, South Korea’s Ministry of Communication released additional channels in the 5 GHz band. See the table below for the changes:</p>
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<td style="width: 199px; height: 10px; border-collapse: collapse;"><strong>Previous Band </strong></td>
<td style="width: 199px; height: 10px; border-collapse: collapse;"><strong>Updated Band </strong></td>
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<td style="width: 199px; height: 10px; border-collapse: collapse;">5470 MHz ~ 5650 MHz</td>
<td style="width: 199px; height: 10px; border-collapse: collapse;">5470 MHz ~ 5725 MHz</td>
<td style="width: 199px; height: 10px; border-collapse: collapse;">Channels 128,132, 136 &amp; 140</td>
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<td style="width: 199px; height: 10px; border-collapse: collapse;">5725 MHz ~ 5825 MHz</td>
<td style="width: 199px; height: 10px; border-collapse: collapse;">5725 MHz ~ 5850 MHz</td>
<td style="width: 199px; height: 10px; border-collapse: collapse;">Channel 165</td>
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<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Vietnam – Upcoming Rule Changes for License Exempt Users</h4>
<p>Vietnam’s Authority Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) plans to update existing Circular No. 03/2012/TT-BTTTT regarding radio frequencies allowed for license-exempt use. In the recently finalized draft regulation, MIC plans to allow new bands for license-exempt use of new technologies such as 802.11ad (60 GHz), wireless charging (9 to 148.5 kHz) and vehicle radar (76-77 GHz and 77-81 GHz). This draft is expected to be approved and published by the end of 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;">Columbia – New Certification Requirements</h4>
<p>Colombia’s telecommunications regulator, Comision de Regulacion de Comunicaciones (CRC), recently issued Resolution CRC 5031 de 2016 which modifies the Capítulo I del Título XIII of Resolution CRT 087 of 1997. The new resolution requires all mobile phones, satellite-connected devices, and devices connected to the Public Switching Telephone Network (PSTN) to obtain formal homologation. All mobile terminal equipment operating in Colombian mobile bands (850 MHz, 1900 MHz, [AWS] 1700/2100 MHz, y/o 2500 MHz) will also be required to obtain type approval at CRC, thereby requiring applicable products, without voice function, to be subject to mandatory type approval. The new requirement is effective January 7, 2017, but is not retroactive; therefore devices with prior dispensation letters are excluded from the homologation process.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Argentina – New Test Standards for Low Power Devices</h4>
<p>On August 2, 2016, Argentina’s ENACOM issued Resolution No. 6038/2016, a new testing standard for Low Power Devices. A summary of the changes are as follows:</p>
<ol>
<li>Frequency bands were updated.</li>
<li>One sample is required for radiated test if the equipment channel can be selected on the product. &nbsp;If not, then two samples must be provided: one for the lower channel and another for the higher channel.</li>
<li>Modular tests and modular approvals are accepted.</li>
<li>The similarity between two or more equipment could be accepted for those devices that are exactly the same radio part, hardware and the antennas.</li>
<li>The renewals and tests using the previous standard will be accepted for 180 days from the publication date (8/2/2016).</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 January 2016</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>U-NII - Preventing Harmful Interference</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We are an OEM manufacturer and would like to certify our Part 15 U-NII device under the FCC’s rules and regulations. What software security do we need to have in place to ensure compliance with the rules for preventing harmful interference?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> In order to comply with the FCC rules and regulations for U-NII devices to prevent harmful interference, the FCC requires that all software controlling radio frequency parameters be secured to prevent modifications to the software, including disabling dynamic frequency selection (DFS) necessary to prevent interference to radars, configuring the U-NII device to operate on unauthorized frequencies, increasing the authorized power levels, etc.</p>
<p>The FCC publication <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>, Software Security Requirements for U-NII Devices, contains a Software Security Description Guide that addresses the software security and third-party software access control requirements, and a Software Configuration Description Guide that deals with user configuration.</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>Scaling of Resolution Bandwidth (RBW)</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We are designing a transmitter to meet the emission mask in accordance with 47CFR§101.111(a)(2)(ii). Can we use a spectrum analyzer with a resolution bandwidth of less than 1 MHz?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=3940c9c78215264660ce0ab2c2d69a74&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.5.101_1111&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§101.111(a)(2)(ii)</a> specifies the attenuation in a 1&nbsp;MHz bandwidth. If you use a spectrum analyzer with a resolution bandwidth (RBW) setting less than 1 MHz, the attenuation specified by the FCC in a 1&nbsp;MHz bandwidth must be increased by the same dB ratio. To do so, take your RBW setting and apply 10*Log; for example if RBW&nbsp;=&nbsp;100&nbsp;kHz, 10*log(1&nbsp;MHz/100&nbsp;kHz)&nbsp;=&nbsp;10&nbsp;dB. Add the 10&nbsp;dB as a correction factor to your 100&nbsp;kHz measurement results.</p>
<p>Note:</p>
<ul>
<li>The video bandwidth (VBW) setting on the analyzer should not be less than the RBW setting. However, use of video averaging is allowed since the mean power of emissions is specified.</li>
<li>In general, scaling of RBW is appropriate only when the signal is noise‐like and is relatively flat across the spectrum under measurement. Bandwidth scaling is generally not valid for a continuous wave‐like signal, or even for a noise‐like signal with a lot of ripple in the pass band.</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>Licensed Amplifier Intermodulation (IM) Products</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We are testing an amplifier for FCC licensed certification. What should we pay particular attention to during testing?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Without more specifics, we can only provide general advice regarding testing licensed amplifiers for FCC certification. The FCC’s basic application procedures for the certification of licensed radio equipment are contained in <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=3940c9c78215264660ce0ab2c2d69a74&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.2_11033&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.1033(c)</a> and <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/retrieveECFR?gp=&amp;SID=2267b9a1ab3fe91ad2e9b9a8570091fe&amp;mc=true&amp;n=sp47.1.2.j&amp;r=SUBPART&amp;ty=HTML#se47.1.2_1911" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.911(c)</a>. The basic operational technical requirements are contained in the applicable radio service rules, for example, <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=3940c9c78215264660ce0ab2c2d69a74&amp;mc=true&amp;node=pt47.2.22&amp;rgn=div5" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§22</a>, <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=3940c9c78215264660ce0ab2c2d69a74&amp;mc=true&amp;tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title47/47cfr24_main_02.tpl" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§24</a>, <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=3940c9c78215264660ce0ab2c2d69a74&amp;mc=true&amp;tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title47/47cfr27_main_02.tpl" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§27</a>, <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=3940c9c78215264660ce0ab2c2d69a74&amp;mc=true&amp;tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title47/47cfr74_main_02.tpl" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§74</a>, <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=3940c9c78215264660ce0ab2c2d69a74&amp;mc=true&amp;tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title47/47cfr90_main_02.tpl" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§90</a>, <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=3940c9c78215264660ce0ab2c2d69a74&amp;mc=true&amp;node=pt47.5.95&amp;rgn=div5" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§95</a>, and <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=3940c9c78215264660ce0ab2c2d69a74&amp;mc=true&amp;node=pt47.5.101&amp;rgn=div5" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§101</a>; you’ll need to determine under which rule(s) your amplifier should be certified.</p>
<p>Additionally, a comparison is required of the input modulated spectrum and the output modulated spectrum. This corresponds to the occupied bandwidth test required under <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=3940c9c78215264660ce0ab2c2d69a74&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.2_11049&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.1049</a>.</p>
<p>If your amplifier is capable of handling multiple signals, an intermodulation (IM) test must be performed. IM products are spurious emissions and are covered by the general emissions limitations (mask) in each radio service. This normally refers to the IM products produced by the transmitter/amplifier carrying two or more signals at the same time.</p>
<p><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=3940c9c78215264660ce0ab2c2d69a74&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.2_11051&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.1051</a> requires that measurements be made for spurious emissions at the antenna terminals while the transmitter (amplifier) is modulated.</p>
<p>Note: The FCC considers an amplifier to be a transmitter. Though 47CFR§2 and many of the licensed radio services do not have specific requirements for equipment authorization of amplifier devices, the FCC nonetheless requires that the IM test(s) be done with three signals of equal magnitude, at their highest rated output level, for each type of modulation.</p>
<p>The signals are spaced so that two are near to each other at one edge of the pass band and the other signal is alone at the other edge of the pass band. This placement will potentially produce both in-band and out-of-band IM products.</p>
<p>If the three-signal test cannot be performed because of equipment shortages or other limitations, a two-signal test is acceptable, however the three-signal test is the preferred/primary procedure. When a two-signal test has to be used, both the upper side and the lower side of the band edge must be tested, meaning two tests are made in place of one three-signal test. In either case, you should test all different emission modes that the amplifier will amplify.</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>Wireless Charging Battery Cover Requirements</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> Where can we find information on the FCC requirements for wireless charging battery covers?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> We refer you to <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=%2BAHgjFoRZQdgJ1iwEAhe6Q%3D%3D&amp;desc=648474%20D03%20Wireless%20Chargers%20Battery%20Cover%20v01r04&amp;tracking_number=33853" target="_blank" rel="noopener">648474 D03 Wireless Chargers Battery Cover v01r04</a>, Evaluation and Approval Considerations for Handsets with Specific Wireless Charging Battery Covers, published on December 16, 2015. It identifies the testing and authorization considerations, including information on SAR, EMC and HAC, for certain handsets with provisions to use inductive wireless charging capabilities through an optional battery cover. The charging hardware must be incorporated as an integral part of the battery cover supplied by the handset manufacturer, or it can be obtained as an optional accessory from the handset manufacturer. The procedures described may apply to implementations based on the Qi, PMA, and A4WP wireless power transfer protocols, according to the operating frequencies, receiving coil designs, and communication requirements defined in such industry standards.</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=104:110:1430259802982401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258815,49578,25">CLC/TR 50627:2015</a></span> - 11/20/2015 - Study Report on Electromagnetic Interference between Electrical Equipment/Systems in the Frequency Range Below 150 kHz</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=104:110:1430259802982401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258385,46438,25">EN 60939-3:2015</a></span> - 11/20/2015 - Passive filter units for electromagnetic interference suppression - Part 3: Passive filter units for which safety tests are appropriate</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=104:110:1430259802982401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258339,58978,25">EN 61340-2-1:2015</a></span> - 11/20/2015 - 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="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1430259802982401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257963,59241,25">EN 60601-2-66:2015</a></span> - 11/27/2015 - 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="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1430259802982401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257189,61740,25">EN 62368-1:2014/AC:2015</a></span> - 11/27/2015 - Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment - Part 1: Safety requirements (IEC 62368-1:2014, modified)</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=104:110:1430259802982401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257157,47731,25">EN 60079-6:2015</a></span> - 12/11/2015 - Explosive atmospheres - Part 6: Equipment protection by liquid immersion "o"</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=104:110:131497052317301::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257233,53406,25">EN 62722-1:2016</a></span>&nbsp;- 1/8/2016 - Luminaire performance - 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=104:110:131497052317301::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257159,60295,25">EN 60335-2-14:2006/A12:2016</a></span>&nbsp;- 1/16/2016 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-14: Particular requirements for kitchen 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=104:110:131497052317301::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,46783,25">EN 50561-3:2016</a></span>&nbsp;- 1/22/2016 - Power line communication apparatus used in low-voltage installations - Radio disturbance characteristics - Limits and methods of measurement - Part 3: Apparatus operating above 30 MHz</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:84:4871265376428807" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CENELEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">EU: New ETSI Standards Recently Released</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new ETSI standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><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>&nbsp;- (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>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/300600_300699/30067602/02.01.01_60/en_30067602v020101p.pdf">ETSI EN 300 676-2 V2.1.1</a></span>&nbsp;- (December 2015) - Ground-based VHF hand-held, mobile and fixed radio transmitters, receivers and transceivers for the VHF aeronautical mobile service using amplitude modulation; 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/302600_302699/30261702/02.01.01_60/en_30261702v020101p.pdf">ETSI EN 302 617-2 V2.1.1</a></span>&nbsp;- (December 2015) - Ground-based UHF radio transmitters, receivers and transceivers for the UHF aeronautical mobile service using amplitude modulation; 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/300200_300299/300225/01.05.01_60/en_300225v010501p.pdf">ETSI EN 300 225 V1.5.1</a></span>&nbsp;- (December 2015) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Technical characteristics and methods of measurement for survival craft portable VHF radiotelephone apparatus</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/301100_301199/301178/02.01.01_60/en_301178v020101p.pdf">ETSI EN 301 178 V2.1.1</a></span>&nbsp;- (December 2015) - 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</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/301700_301799/301783/02.01.01_60/en_301783v020101p.pdf">ETSI EN 301 783 V2.1.1</a></span> - (January 2016) - Commercially available amateur radio equipment; 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_tr/103000_103099/103088/01.03.01_60/tr_103088v010301p.pdf">ETSI TR 103 088 V1.3.1</a></span> - (January 2016) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Using the ETSI EN 301 489 series of 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_ts/125100_125199/125113/13.00.01_60/ts_125113v130001p.pdf">ETSI TS 125 113 V13.0.1</a></span>&nbsp;- (January 2016) - Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); Base station (BS) and repeater electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 25.113 version 13.0.1 Release 13)</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_137199/137113/13.00.00_60/ts_137113v130000p.pdf">ETSI TS 137 113 V13.0.0</a></span>&nbsp;- (January 2016) - Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); 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 13.0.0 Release 13)</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/23901">IEC 61000-4-16:2015 RLV, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - (12/9/2015) - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-16: Testing and measurement techniques - Test for immunity to conducted, common mode disturbances in the frequency range 0 Hz to 150 kHz</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/23903">IEC 61000-4-16:2015, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - (12/9/2015) - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-16: Testing and measurement techniques - Test for immunity to conducted, common mode disturbances in the frequency range 0 Hz to 150 kHz</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/23905">IEC 62153-4-7:2015, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - (12/9/2015) - Metallic communication cable test methods - Part 4-7: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Test method for measuring of transfer impedance ZT and screening attenuation aS or coupling attenuation aC of connectors and assemblies up to and above 3 GHz - Triaxial tube in tube method</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/23929">IEC 61000-4-13:2002/AMD2:2015, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - (12/14/2015) - Amendment 2 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-13: Testing and measurement techniques - Harmonics and interharmonics including mains signalling at a.c. power port, low frequency immunity test</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/23928">IEC 61000-4-13:2002+AMD1:2009+AMD2:2015 CSV, Ed. 1.2</a></span> - (12/16/2015) - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-13: Testing and measurement techniques - 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/23991">IEC 60118-13:2016, Ed. 4.0</a></span> - (1/6/2016) - Electroacoustics - Hearing aids - Part 13: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/24001">IEC 60950-22:2016, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - (1/7/2016) - Information technology equipment - Safety - Part 22: Equipment to be installed outdoors</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/23994">IEC 60950-22:2016 RLV, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - (1/7/2016) - Information technology equipment - Safety - Part 22: Equipment to be installed outdoors</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/23996">IEC TR 61000-4-37:2016, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - (1/7/2016) - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Calibration and verification protocol for harmonic emission compliance test systems</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/24053">IEC 62396-1:2016, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - (1/19/2016) - Process management for avionics - Atmospheric radiation effects - Part 1: Accommodation of atmospheric radiation effects via single event effects within avionics electronic equipment</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/24056">IEC 60384-14-1:2016, Ed. 3.0</a></span> - (1/19/2016) - Fixed capacitors for use in electronic equipment - Part 14-1: Blank detail specification - Fixed capacitors for electromagnetic interference suppression and connection to the supply mains - Assessment level DZ</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 Form 740</h4>
<p>The FCC Office of Engineering and Technology recently issued a <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2016/db0106/DA-16-4A1.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">public notice</a> to address misconceptions about electronic filing requirements for FCC Form 740 - Statement Regarding the Importation of Radio Frequency Devices Capable of Causing Harmful Interference. Per the Notice, the trade community is to continue to file FCC-required information electronically with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) via an Automated Commercial Environment (ACE)-Entry Summary, or any other process that may be designated by CBP, until the waiver provision takes effect on July 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;">US – FCC Publishes New Guidance</h4>
<p>On January 6, 2016, the FCC published “<a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=A%2B%2FsM55L%2FiKrqv%2FznlOgnA%3D%3D&amp;desc=971168%20D03%20IM%20Emission%20Repeater%20Amp%20v01&amp;tracking_number=47466" target="_blank" rel="noopener">BASIC GUIDANCE FOR INTERMODULATION PRODUCT SPURIOUS EMISSION TESTING OF FREQUENCY TRANSLATING REPEATER SYSTEM EQUIPMENT AND SIMILAR DEVICES</a>.” This document provides basic guidance for intermodulation product spurious emission testing of frequency translating repeater system equipment and similar 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;">Canada – Release of RSP-100, Issue 11 and DC-01, Issue 6</h4>
<p>On January 20, 2016, Industry Canada released <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_ef42377a20c440e2a1f7551207696482.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSP-100, Issue 11</a>, and <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_bfca848a352e402aa3bdef1b68ae4195.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">DC-01, Issue 6</a>. Radio Standards Procedure RSP-100, Issue 11, Certification of Radio Apparatus, sets out the requirements for certification of radio apparatus and broadcasting equipment. Declaration of Conformity DC-01, Issue 6, Procedure for Declaration of Conformity and Registration of Terminal Equipment, describes the procedure that must be followed by suppliers of telecommunications terminal equipment to declare conformity to applicable technical specifications, and to register their equipment with ISED. Both documents have significantly changed from the previous issues due to the implementation of the Department's new online Spectrum Applications Modernization - Commercial Software Implementation (SAM‑CSI) tool.</p>
<p>Both RSP-100, Issue 11, and DC-01, Issue 6, came into effect on January 21, 2016, when they were published on the Department's <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum" target="_blank" rel="noopener">website</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 ICES-003, Issue 6 and RSS‑117, Issue 3</h4>
<p>On January 19, 2016, Industry Canada released <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_a9c9926e16f7491b9010105cbc69ff93.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ICES-003, Issue 6</a> and <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_3282a1e0f58342eabae43630fb9a2032.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS‑117, Issue 3</a>. Information on both document releases is as follows:</p>
<p>Interference-Causing Equipment Standard ICES‑003, Issue 6, sets out standard requirements for information technology equipment (ITE), including digital apparatus. Though this document comes into force on January 19, 2016, a transition period of three (3) months following its publication will be provided, within which compliance with ICES 003, Issue 6, or Issue 5, will be accepted. After this period, only compliance with ICES 003, Issue 6, will be accepted. The following are the list of changes from Issue 5:</p>
<ul>
<li>Updated Section 2.1 to clarify the definition of an ITE device.</li>
<li>Updated Section 2.3 to include storage media.</li>
<li>Updated Section 2.4 to clarify applicability of broadcasting equipment.</li>
<li>Updated Section 3(b) to reference the latest version of ANSI C63.4-2014.</li>
</ul>
<p>Radio Standards Specification RSS-117, Issue 3, Licensed Transmitters Operating in the Band 200-535 kHz, sets out the technical requirements for the compliance of radio apparatus operating in the frequency band 200 kHz to 535 kHz. This document came into effect on January 19, 2016, the date it was published on the Department’s <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum" target="_blank" rel="noopener">website</a>. The following are the list of changes from Issue 2:</p>
<ul>
<li>Modernized to reflect the current RSS structure since its last publication in 1974.</li>
<li>Emission designators have been updated.</li>
<li>Editorial modifications and corrections have been made throughout.</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;">Tanzania – Type Approval Mandatory for Low Power Devices</h4>
<p>Our local agent recently confirmed that the Tanzanian Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA)&nbsp;now requires Type Approval for radio communication equipment operating in ISM frequency bands and below 100mW. Previously, such devices were exempt from Type Approval. Low Power Devices already being sold and imported into Tanzania (and already have notification letters from the TCRA)&nbsp;require no further action.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Armenia - Products Requiring National Approval</h4>
<p>In October 2015, we reported Armenia’s adoption and harmonization of Customs Union Technical Regulations on EMC and Safety. As of January 2, 2016, it has been further clarified that the Armenian National Approval is still required for radio equipment and telecommunications terminal equipment falling under HS codes 8517 61 000, 8517 62 000 and 8525 50 000 until further notice. Please note that national level Approval for this tariff group listed below removes the need for CU compliance. Equipment falling under the aforementioned HS Codes include the following:</p>
<ul>
<li>base stations;</li>
<li>sound, image or other data reception, transition devices including switching devices and routers and network equipment;</li>
<li>transmitting equipment and receiving devices.</li>
</ul>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Argentina – New Type Approval Regulator</h4>
<p>Recently, due to governmental changes, the Argentine Regulator Autoridad Federal de las Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones (AFTIC) has been merged with Autoridad Federal de Servicios de Comunicación Audiovisual (AFSCA) to form Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones (ENACOM). ENACOM is the new Argentine Regulator going forward. There are no immediate changes to the Type Approval process and it is understood that products which have already obtained Type Approval in Argentina under the AFTIC approval scheme are not affected and remain valid. Current applications under review at AFTIC will continue to be reviewed as normal but may experience a delay during the transition process. No further information has been released regarding changes to the Type Approval process or labelling 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;">Mexico - NOM-EM-016-SCFI-2015 Adopted and Operational</h4>
<p>Mexican test laboratories and Certification Bodies have now received full accreditation to test samples and file Type Approvals under the Mexican emergency standard NOM-EM-016-SCFI-2015, which applies to all devices which operate on the frequency bands 2400-2483.5 MHz, 5725-5850 MHz and 902-928 MHz. We understand there is no impact to the lead-time of the certification process or changes to the process itself. However, there will be a small increase in the overall certification costs for new Type Approval applications filed in accordance with NOM-EM-016-SCFI-2015. There is no impact to any products approved under NOM-121-SCT1-2009, before October 19th 2015. Additionally, renewal applications can still be filed for Approvals issued under NOM-121-SCT1-2009.</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;">Chile - Stricter Type Approval Review</h4>
<p>The Chilean Regulator, Subsecretaría de Telecomunicaciones (SUBTEL), has introduced stricter requirements in its review of Type Approval applications. As of January 1, 2016, SUBTEL is no longer accepting Frequency Declarations or User Manual statements to show that devices will be restricted to conform to Chilean Regulation Resolución 755. New Type Approval applications with greater output powers than permitted in Chile as stated in Resolución 755 (e.g. the indoor output power limits for the following bands is 150 mW: 2400-2483.5 MHz; 5150-5250 MHz; 5250-5350 MHz and 5725-5850 MHz) will automatically be rejected. Devices already approved are not affected by this change, providing the output power continues to be restricted to conform to the Chilean standards.</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>Medical Body Area Network Certification</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> What are Medical Body Area Networks, and under what FCC rules and regulations can one certify such a device?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> A Medical Body Area Network (MBAN) is a low power network of sensors worn on the body which is controlled by a hub device that is located either on the body or in close proximity to it. MBAN devices operate on a secondary basis in the 2360-2400 MHz band. MBAN devices in the 2360-2390 MHz band may be used only indoors within a health care facility, while MBAN devices in the 2390-2400 MHz band may be used anywhere. They must not cause harmful interference to, and must accept interference from, Federal and non-Federal stations operating in the band in accordance with the Table of Frequency Allocations.</p>
<p>Following is a very brief summary of an MBAN system. A more detailed explanation can be found in <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_690aa0fba8044b3994e6cfe061540a5d.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">550594 Medical Body Area Network DR01-42292</a>. There are three components:</p>
<ol>
<li>Body-worn Sensor Devices collect patient physiological information and transmit the data to their dedicated Programmer/Controller (P/C) device.</li>
<li>P/C device collects the data from the sensor devices and manages its transmission outside the MBAN network, as well as receives a control message from a Control Point and uses the embedded information to enable the associated sensors to operate on coordinated frequencies in the band.</li>
<li>Control Point, typically via the facility LAN, receives communications from the MBAN Frequency Coordinator informing what, if any, frequencies within the 2360-2390 MHz band are available at that particular location/facility for use to establish the MBAN, which then generates a control message to the P/C devices in the MBAN. There is typically only one Control Point per coordinated facility.</li>
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<p>From an FCC equipment certification perspective, the Control Point is technically not a part of the MBAN, however the control messages generated by a Control Point are necessary for testing MBAN functionality. Therefore, for testing, a simulated Control Point must be provided by the applicant to the test laboratory to generate a valid control message for delivery via a representative local area network connection to the MBAN P/C device to enable operation on frequencies within the 2360-2390 MHz band.</p>
<p>The technical requirements applicable to the sensors/actuators and the P/C devices comprising an MBAN can be subdivided into four distinct categories:</p>
<ol>
<li>EMC</li>
<li>Frequency Coordination</li>
<li>Labeling</li>
<li>RF Exposure</li>
</ol>
<p>Guidance on the EMC and frequency coordination requirements under 47CFR§95 can be found in 550594 Medical Body Area Network DR01-42292, a draft publication with MBAN measurement procedures published October 15, 2015. The public comment period has closed, so it is expected that the FCC may publish a final MBAN measurement procedure in the very near future.</p>
<p>Basic guidance on labeling and RF exposure evaluation is given in KDB Publication 784748 and KDB Publication 447498 respectively.</p>
<p>If you have questions on MBAN, please search the FCC Knowledge Database (KDB), and if you cannot locate a conclusive answer, please Submit an Inquiry via the KDB, with as many details as possible.</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>Animal-Ingested Medical Device ID Label</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We are seeking FCC certification for our first Part 15 animal-ingested transceiver device. What are the labeling requirements?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> You can find the FCC&nbsp;labeling 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=371160bdf64fbc230839b12c168ca6ce&amp;mc=true&amp;node=sp47.1.15.b&amp;rgn=div6" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15</a> in <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=371160bdf64fbc230839b12c168ca6ce&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.2_1925&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.925(f)</a> and <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=371160bdf64fbc230839b12c168ca6ce&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.15_119&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.19(a)(3)/(a)(5)</a>. <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=371160bdf64fbc230839b12c168ca6ce&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.2_1925&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.925(f)</a> states that where a permanently attached FCC ID label is not desirable or possible, for example on an animal-ingested transceiver device, an alternative method of identification may be utilized, but only if the FCC approves it. The proposed method, and the justification for it, must be included with your certification application.</p>
<p>Acceptable identification options might include the placement of the FCC ID on the printed circuit board inside the animal-ingested transceiver housing, even if the FCC ID label is smaller than the standard ID label rules require, along with the FCC ID placement in the user instruction manual also. This ensures that the FCC ID can be found somewhere on the animal-ingested transceiver in the event the user manual is not available.</p>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> We design and manufacture an amplifier, a radio and a DC power supply that we mount and rack as a single unit. Can we certify this rack-mount transmitter system as a complete system under 47CFR§90?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Since the individual components are not designed to be marketed separately, you can indeed certify your rack-mount transmitter system under 47CFR§90 under one FCC ID, provided the complete transmitter system is tested as a rack-mount, and sold as a single unit as tested, following certification.</p>
<p>In instances when components of a transmitter system are intended to be sold separately, and not intended to be sold only as a complete system, each component must be tested to the relevant standards and have the appropriate FCC equipment approval, be it certification, verification or declaration of conformity.</p>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> We have designed a 60&nbsp;GHz WiGig (Wireless Gigabit) portable transceiver for installation in laptop computer housings. It is our understanding that there are no measurement systems available today to make power density measurements at 6&nbsp;GHz, required to meet the FCC’s portable RF exposure requirement. How do we proceed?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> To obtain clear guidance on how to properly conduct RF exposure measurements for your device, you should submit a FCC Knowledge Database (KDB) inquiry that includes the technical specifications of your device, and a statement of the intended use for installation in laptop computer housings only, prior to the start of testing, to ensure you are using the appropriate test configurations.</p>
<p>FYI, the FCC stated that meeting the RF exposure limits can be established by measurements, numerical simulation, or a combination of both. Nonetheless, 60&nbsp;GHz measurements in the reactive near-field are generally difficult to accomplish due to antenna loading and field perturbation issues.</p>
<p>As such, the FCC allows the exploration of plane-wave spectrum techniques to estimate near-field exposure according to measured far-field results with the implementation of such estimation. An example of this technique is reported in the literature “Application of the Planar-Scanning Technique to the Near Field Dosimetry of Millimeter-Wave Radiators”; BioElectroMagnetics, Volume 36, Issue 2, pages 108–117, February 2015.</p>
<p>The FCC also allows SAR evaluation using numerical simulation in agreement with Section 4.5 of <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>, RF Exposure Procedures and Equipment Authorization Policies for Mobile and Portable Devices, to determine the exposure limit of 60&nbsp;GHz devices, as well as the use of mapping systems that support far-field to near-field transformation.</p>
<p>As stated, to obtain guidance on the appropriate path forward for your particular device, please submit a KDB inquiry as recommended above.</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=104:110:1027841143890501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257189,61897,25">EN 60065:2014/AC:2016</a></span> - 1/29/2016 - Audio, video and similar electronic apparatus - 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=104:110:1027841143890501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257233,61896,25">EN 60598-1:2015/AC:2016</a></span> - 1/29/2016 - 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=104:110:1027841143890501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258597,60108,25">EN 61169-53:2016</a></span> - 1/29/2016 - Radio-frequency connectors - Part 53: Sectional specification for RF coaxial connectors with inner diameter of outer conductor 16 mm with screw lock - Characteristic impedance 50 Ohm (Type S7-16)</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=104:110:1027841143890501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257157,62215,25">EN 60079-14:2014/AC:2016</a></span> - 2/5/2016 - Explosive atmospheres - Part 14: Electrical installations design, selection and erection</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=104:110:1027841143890501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258105,62216,25">EN 60695-11-20:2015/AC:2016</a></span> - 2/5/2016 - Fire hazard testing - Part 11-20: Test flames - 500 W flame test method</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=104:110:1027841143890501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257219,59332,25">EN 61242:1997/A2:2016</a></span> - 2/5/2016 - Electrical accessories - Cable reels for household and similar purposes</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=104:110:1027841143890501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257963,59240,25">EN 61669:2016</a></span> - 2/5/2016 - Electroacoustics - Measurement of real-ear acoustical 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=104:110:1027841143890501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,60553,25">EN 55020:2007/A12:2016</a></span> - 2/12/2016 - Sound and television broadcast receivers and associated equipment - Immunity 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://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1027841143890501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258061,56359,25">EN 62575-1:2016</a></span> - 2/19/2016 - Radio frequency (RF) bulk acoustic wave (BAW) 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=104:110:1027841143890501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258043,44059,25">EN 62132-1:2016</a></span> - 2/26/2016 - 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="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1027841143890501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258069,59340,25">EN 62317-11:2016</a></span> - 2/26/2016 - Ferrite cores - Dimensions - Part 11: EC-cores for use in power supply 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><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/134100_134199/134124/13.00.00_60/ts_134124v130000p.pdf">ETSI TS 134 124 V13.0.0</a></span>&nbsp;- (January 2016) - Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements for mobile terminals and ancillary equipment (3GPP TS 34.124 version 13.0.0 Release 13)</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/134900_134999/134926/13.00.00_60/tr_134926v130000p.pdf">ETSI TR 134 926 V13.0.0</a></span>&nbsp;- (January 2016) - Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC); Table of international requirements for mobile terminals and ancillary equipment (3GPP TR 34.926 version 13.0.0 Release 13)</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_136199/136113/13.00.00_60/ts_136113v130000p.pdf">ETSI TS 136 113 V13.0.0</a></span>&nbsp;- (January 2016) - LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Base Station (BS) and repeater ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 36.113 version 13.0.0 Release 13)</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_136199/136124/13.00.00_60/ts_136124v130000p.pdf">ETSI TS 136 124 V13.0.0</a></span>&nbsp;- (January 2016) - LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements for mobile terminals and ancillary equipment (3GPP TS 36.124 version 13.0.0 Release 13)</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_137199/137113/13.00.00_60/ts_137113v130000p.pdf">ETSI TS 137 113 V13.0.0</a></span>&nbsp;- (January 2016) - Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); 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 13.0.0 Release 13)</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_102399/10236101/02.04.01_60/ts_10236101v020401p.pdf">ETSI TS 102 361-1 V2.4.1</a></span>&nbsp;- (February 2016) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Systems; Part 1: DMR Air Interface (AI) protocol</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_102399/10236102/02.03.01_60/ts_10236102v020301p.pdf">ETSI TS 102 361-2 V2.3.1</a></span>&nbsp;- (February 2016) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Systems; Part 2: DMR voice and generic services and facilities</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_102399/10236104/01.08.01_60/ts_10236104v010801p.pdf">ETSI TS 102 361-4 V1.8.1</a></span>&nbsp;- (February 2016) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Systems; Part 4: DMR trunking protocol</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/103200_103299/103288/01.01.01_60/tr_103288v010101p.pdf">ETSI TR 103 288 V1.1.1</a></span>&nbsp;- (February 2016) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Report of the CENELEC/ETSI Joint Working Group in response to the EC letter ENTRP/F5/DP/MM/entr.f5.(2013)43164 to the ESOs</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_103399/103365/01.01.01_60/tr_103365v010101p.pdf">ETSI TR 103 365 V1.1.1</a></span>&nbsp;- (February 2016) - Short Range Devices (SRD) using Ultra Wide Band technology (UWB); Time Domain Based Peak Power Measurement for UWB Devices</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/24143">IEC 61000-1-2:2016, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - 2/5/2016 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 1-2: General - Methodology for the achievement of functional safety of electrical and electronic systems including equipment with regard to electromagnetic phenomena</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/24184">IEC 60601-2-19:2009/AMD1:2016, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - 2/12/2016 - Amendment 1 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-19: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of infant incubators</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/24185">IEC 60601-2-20:2009/AMD1:2016, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - 2/12/2016 - Amendment 1 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-20: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of infant transport incubators</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/24186">IEC 60601-2-21:2009/AMD1:2016, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - 2/12/2016 - Amendment 1 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-21: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of infant radiant warmers</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/24194">IEC 80601-2-35:2009/AMD1:2016, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - 2/12/2016 - Amendment 1 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-35: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of heating devices using blankets, pads and mattresses and intended for heating in medical use</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/24189">IEC 60966-2-5:2016, Ed. 4.0</a></span> - 2/12/2016 - Radio frequency and coaxial cable assemblies - Part 2-5: Detail specification for cable assemblies for radio and TV receivers - Frequency range 0 MHz to 1 000 MHz, IEC 61169-2 connectors</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/24199">IEC TR 61000-1-7:2016, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - 2/17/2016 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 1-7: General - Power factor in single-phase systems under non-sinusoidal conditions</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/24211">ISO/IEC 80079-20-2:2016, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - 2/18/2016 - Explosive atmospheres - Part 20-2: Material characteristics - Combustible dusts test methods</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/24210">ISO/IEC 80079-38:2016, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - 2/18/2016 - Explosive atmospheres - Part 38: Equipment and components in explosive atmospheres in underground mines</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/24217">IEC 60601-2-10:2012/AMD1:2016, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - 2/19/2016 - Amendment 1 - 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="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/24218">IEC 60601-2-3:2012/AMD1:2016, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - 2/19/2016 - Amendment 1 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-3: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of short-wave therapy equipment</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/24219">IEC 60601-2-6:2012/AMD1:2016, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - 2/19/2016 - Amendment 1 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-6: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of microwave therapy equipment</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/24256">ISO 80079-36:2016, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - 2/26/2016 - Explosive atmospheres - Part 36: Non-electrical equipment for explosive atmospheres - Basic method and requirements</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/24255">ISO 80079-37:2016, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - 2/26/2016 - Explosive atmospheres - Part 37: Non-electrical equipment for explosive atmospheres - Non electrical type of protection constructional safety "c", control of ignition source "b", liquid immersion "k"</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.iec.ch/about/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">FCC – New Import Waiver Guidance</h4>
<p>On February 1, 2016, the FCC published <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=0gYUbW9Tdrmxo9kMfCirsg%3D%3D&amp;desc=741304%20D01,%20Import%20Waiver%20v01&amp;tracking_number=57012" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IMPORT WAIVER GUIDANCE</a>, allowing import quantity limits to be exceeded if written approval is obtained in advance from the FCC Office of Engineering and Technology (OET). The waiver request must be submitted online to the FCC well ahead of the date of importation, in order to allow for processing and approval of the waiver if qualified; the waiver request must provide details and justification of the request.</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-134, Issue 2</h4>
<p>On February 5, 2016, Industry Canada released <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/vwapj/rss-134-i2-eng.pdf/$file/rss-134-i2-eng.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS-134, Issue 2, 900 MHz Narrowband Personal Communication Service</a>, which sets out the technical requirements for the compliance of narrowband personal communication service (PCS) in the 900 MHz band. Changes from Issue 1 are as follows:</p>
<ul>
<li>Modernized to reflect the current RSS structure since its last publication in 2000</li>
<li>Editorial modifications and corrections made throughout</li>
<li>The RSS-102 reference updated</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;">Guatemala – New Voluntary Approval Process for Low Power RF Devices</h4>
<p>In an official resolution (SIT_047_2016) released January 27, 2016, Guatemala’s Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (SIT) began issuing voluntary Dispensation Notes for low power RF devices, effective January 20, 2016. The Dispensation Note is an official document from SIT stating that the equipment does not require any approval prior to import or sale on the Guatemalan market. Previously, SIT did not issue any kind of approval document, and low power RF devices were required to have either FCC and/or CE approval before entering the country.</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;">Belarus – New Declaration Scheme on Hold</h4>
<p>Since January 1, 2016, Belarusian Regulators have been in the process of updating the list of products which are subject to mandatory National Conformity Assessment via a Declaration Scheme, in accordance with Decree #60. The updated product list may not be in place until June 2016. During this interim, the National Declaration scheme cannot be followed. Furthermore, it has been advised that only products that fall under established EA Customs Union (EAC) technical regulations require mandatory confirmation of compliance in Belarus. Until the list is in place, manufacturers can import products which are approved against the EAC EMC/Safety scheme only (if products fall under these regulations), or manufacturers can apply for a voluntary Certification scheme under the national system of Belarus. If a voluntary certificate is not obtained in the interim period, it is the manufacturer’ responsibility to ensure a Declaration under the National System is obtained after the new list comes into effect. Voluntary certification requires annual physical factory inspection and sample testing. It should be noted that there are no legal obligations to show compliance to RF standards until the new regulation is introduced.</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;">Morocco – New EMC and LVD Certification Requirements</h4>
<p>Morocco’s Authority (MCINET: Le Ministère de l’Industrie, du Commerce, de l’Investissement et de l’Economie Numérique) recently announced that new EMC and LVD certification requirements will come into effect on April 12, 2016. Manufacturers must apply for a Declaration of Conformity certificate for all affected products before importing into Morocco. However, the scope of products has not yet been defined and it is uncertain if there will be a grace period for products already on the market. Under this new Declaration of Conformity process, approved products must place the following conformity mark on the product label:</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;">Ukrainian – Consolidation of Overlapping Regulations</h4>
<p>On February 10, 2016, new Ukrainian regulations when into effect with the purpose of consolidating technical regulations and overlapping conformity assessment procedures. The new law combines the legal and organizational basis for the development, adoption and implementation of regulations and conformity assessment procedures. This not only eliminates conflict between them, but also enables the Ukraine to better adapt national legislation to the EU legislation. The revised technical regulations, including both EMC and LVC requirements, will come into effect on June 30, 2016. Anticipated changes are as follows:</p>
<ul>
<li>New format of declarations will not be strictly defined; there will be only a recommended format and guidelines for the required content of declarations.</li>
<li>It will be possible to obtain one Declaration covering EMC and Safety technical regulations.</li>
<li>Local holders in Ukraine will have to hold Declarations and technical documentation for a period of 10 years of introducing product to the market.</li>
<li>In addition to the manufacturer's name, it will be required to provide the manufacturer’s contact details on products (or accompanying documents) in Ukrainian.</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;">Indonesia – Expanded Type Approval Requirements</h4>
<p>Beginning February 1, 2016 per Indonesian Government Regulation No. 80-201, the scope for new and renewal Type Approval requirements has been increased to include the products listed below:</p>
<ul>
<li>Routers</li>
<li>Switches</li>
<li>Media Gateways</li>
<li>Set top box DVBT2</li>
<li>Digital Television DVBT2</li>
<li>Video Conference products</li>
<li>IP-PABX</li>
</ul>
<p>Demonstration of EMC compliance is required but local sample testing is not required, and existing CE test reports may be leveraged.</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;">Kuwait - New Type Approval Regulator</h4>
<p>As of February 16, 2016, Kuwait’s Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA) is the new Kuwaiti Regulator responsible for granting wireless Type Approvals. However, it may take as long as 6 months before CITRA fully implements a new Type Approval system. In the meantime, Kuwait’s former regulator, MoC, will continue to process all applications for Type Approval.</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>Manufacturer’s Obligations under the RED</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We manufacture radio equipment and we understand that the Radio Equipment Directive (RED) will soon be effective. Under the RED, what are a manufacturer’s obligations when placing radio equipment in the European Union?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The Radio Equipment Directive (RED) 2014/53/EU published in the Official Journal of the European Commission on May 22, 2014 will repeal the R&amp;TTE Directive by June 12, 2016. There is a one-year period from June 12, 2016 when either the R&amp;TTE or RED Directive can be applied.</p>
<p>From Article 10, the manufacturers’ obligations are as follows:</p>
<ul>
<li>When placing their radio equipment on the market, manufacturers shall ensure that it has been designed and manufactured in accordance with the essential requirements set out in Article 3.</li>
<li>Manufacturers shall ensure that radio equipment shall be so constructed that it can be operated in at least one Member State without infringing applicable requirements on the use of radio spectrum.</li>
<li>Manufacturers shall draw up the technical documentation referred to in Article 21 and carry out the relevant conformity assessment procedure referred to in Article 17 or have it carried out.&nbsp;Where compliance of radio equipment with the applicable requirements has been demonstrated by that conformity assessment procedure, manufacturers shall draw up an EU declaration of conformity and affix the CE marking.</li>
<li>Manufacturers shall keep the technical documentation and the EU declaration of conformity for&nbsp;10 years after the radio equipment has been placed on the market.</li>
<li>Manufacturers shall ensure that procedures are in place for series production to remain in conformity with this Directive. &nbsp;Changes in radio equipment design or characteristics and changes in the harmonized standards or in other technical specifications by reference to which conformity of radio equipment is declared shall be adequately taken into account. &nbsp;When deemed appropriate with regard to the risks presented by radio equipment, manufacturers shall, to protect the health and safety of end-users, carry out sample testing of radio equipment made available on the market, investigate, and, if necessary, keep a register of complaints, of non-conforming radio equipment and radio equipment recalls, and shall keep distributors informed of any such monitoring.</li>
<li>Manufacturers shall ensure that radio equipment which they have placed on the market bears a type, batch or serial number or other element allowing its identification, or, where the size or nature of the radio equipment does not allow it, that the required information is provided on the packaging, or in a document accompanying the radio equipment.</li>
<li>Manufacturers shall indicate on the radio equipment their name, registered trade name or registered trade mark and the postal address at which they can be contacted or, where the size or nature of radio equipment does not allow it, on its packaging, or in a document accompanying the radio equipment. &nbsp;The address shall indicate a single point at which the manufacturer can be contacted. &nbsp;The contact details shall be in a language easily understood by end-users and market surveillance authorities.</li>
<li>Manufacturers shall ensure that the radio equipment is accompanied by instructions and safety information in a language which can be easily understood by consumers and other end-users,&nbsp;as determined by the Member State concerned. &nbsp;Instructions shall include the information required to use radio equipment in accordance with its intended use. &nbsp;Such information shall include, where applicable, a description of accessories and components, including software, which allow the radio equipment to operate as intended. &nbsp;Such instructions and safety information, as well as any labelling, shall be clear, understandable and intelligible.</li>
<li style="list-style-type: none;">The following information shall also be included in the case of radio equipment intentionally emitting radio waves:
<ul>
<li>frequency band(s) in which the radio equipment operates;</li>
<li>maximum radio-frequency power transmitted in the frequency band(s) in which the radio equipment operates.</li>
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<li>Manufacturers shall ensure that each item of radio equipment is accompanied by a copy of the EU declaration of conformity or by a simplified EU declaration of conformity. &nbsp;Where a simplified EU declaration of conformity is provided, it shall contain the exact internet address where the full text of the EU declaration of conformity can be obtained.</li>
<li>In cases of restrictions on putting into service or of requirements for authorization of use, information available on the packaging shall allow the identification of the Member States or the geographical area within a Member State where restrictions on putting into service or requirements for authorization of use exist. &nbsp;Such information shall be completed in the instructions accompanying the radio equipment. &nbsp;The Commission may adopt implementing acts specifying how to present that information. &nbsp;Those implementing acts shall be adopted in accordance with the advisory procedure referred to in Article 45(2).</li>
<li>Manufacturers who consider or have reason to believe that radio equipment which they have placed on the market is not in conformity with this Directive shall immediately take the corrective measures necessary to bring that radio equipment into conformity, to withdraw it or recall it, if appropriate. &nbsp;Furthermore, where the radio equipment presents a risk, manufacturers shall immediately inform the competent national authorities of the Member States in which they made the radio equipment available on the market to that effect, giving details, in particular, of the non-compliance, of any corrective measures taken and of the results thereof.</li>
<li>Manufacturers shall, further to a reasoned request from a competent national authority, provide it with all the information and documentation in paper or electronic form necessary to demonstrate the conformity of the radio equipment with this Directive, in a language which can be easily understood by that authority. &nbsp;They shall cooperate with that authority, at its request, on any action taken to eliminate the risks posed by radio equipment which they have placed on the market.</li>
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<p>Additional information on the RED can be found <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/technologies-clusters/technologies/regulation-legislation/red" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>.</p>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> Under the RED, do our Class 2 products require the alert sign on the packaging?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The alert sign (the circle with the exclamation mark) is not required on the product under the RED. Furthermore, the requirement for EU member state notifications for non-harmonized Class 2 equipment, required under the R&amp;TTE Directive, has been removed in the RED.</p>
<p>However, future interpretation by the EU may provide clarification on the use of the alert sign on Class 2 packing if you consider the following in the current RED:</p>
<ul>
<li>Article 8, paragraph 2, Notification of radio interface specifications and assignment of radio equipment classes, distinguishes between Class 1 and Class 2 products, “The Commission shall adopt implementing acts establishing the equivalence between notified radio interfaces and assigning a radio equipment class, details of which shall be published in the Official Journal of the European Union. &nbsp;Those implementing acts shall be adopted in accordance with the examination procedure referred to in Article 45(3)”.</li>
<li>Article 7, Putting into service and use, maintains restriction on use in accordance with Article 7, “Member States shall allow the putting into service and use of radio equipment if it complies with this Directive when it is properly installed, maintained and used for its intended purpose. &nbsp;Without prejudice to their obligations under Decision No 676/2002/EC, and to the conditions attached to authorizations for the use of frequencies in conformity with Union law, in particular under Article 9(3) and (4) of Directive 2002/21/EC, Member States may only introduce additional requirements for the putting into service and/or use of radio equipment for reasons related to the effective and efficient use of the radio spectrum, to the avoidance of harmful interference, to the avoidance of electromagnetic disturbances or to public health”.</li>
<li>Article 10, paragraph 10, Cases of restriction, “In cases of restrictions on putting into service or of requirements for authorization of use, information available on the packaging shall allow the identification of the Member States or the geographical area within a Member State where restrictions on putting into service or requirements for authorization of use exist. &nbsp;Such information shall be completed in the instructions accompanying the radio equipment. &nbsp;The Commission may adopt implementing acts specifying how to present that information. &nbsp;Those implementing acts shall be adopted in accordance with the advisory procedure referred to in Article 45(2)”.</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>Cell Tower Interference</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> A cellular operator installing new cell tower hardware claimed they noticed interference within their 1850 MHz spectrum from one of our 900 MHz radios, client-installed next door to the tower site. Can you suggest any conflict resolution to resolve this issue between our client (unlicensed operator) and the licensed operator?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Though your client is operating an FCC-approved radio device, as the manufacturer it is your responsibility to ensure that all units leaving the production line are compliant, and exactly like the unit that passed the original FCC testing. To begin the resolution process, obtain detailed information from the cell tower operator’s engineers, and ask that they demonstrate the interference to you. Once the interference has been demonstrated, we suggest the following:</p>
<ul>
<li>Check that your client is using the same type of antenna that was certified with your radio.&nbsp;</li>
<li>Send your radio, and the antenna that was used to certify your radio, to a test laboratory to check the field strength of the carrier frequency and the second harmonic at 1800 MHz.</li>
<li>If the test performed by the test laboratory demonstrates that the carrier and second harmonic field strength are at or below the FCC certified levels, lower the radio’s conducted output power to the antenna to determine if interference is still an issue, or use a directional antenna and change the direction of the radiated energy away from the cell tower site.</li>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> We are designing a fixed point-to-point narrow beam transmitter. What are the limits for operating in the 24 GHz band?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The limits for fixed point-to-point narrow beam transmitters operating at 24 GHz are under 47CFR§15.249 of the FCC rules and regulations. <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=be9727889e55958787fee3c649c6e77f&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.15_1249&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.249(e)</a> requires that for fixed narrow beam point-to-point operation at 24 GHz under 47CFR§15.249(b), the peak field strength shall not exceed 2500 mV/m at 3 meters. At the same time, the other requirements in the section specify that the limits also apply to average field strengths. Thus, for example, for systems that employ a constant envelope modulation method such as Frequency Shift Keying (FSK), the peak and average limits may be the same. For other modulation methods where the peak-to-average ratio is not the same, the measured peak value is limited to 2500 mV/m at 3 meters, and the average value would be less than 2500 mV/m at 3 meters.</p>
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<h4 style="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="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:928854245567101::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,59918,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61000-4-13:2002/A2:2016</a> - 3/18/2016 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-13: Testing and measurement techniques - Harmonics and interharmonics including mains signalling at a.c. power port, low frequency immunity tests</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:928854245567101::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,59917,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61000-4-16:2016</a> - 3/18/2016 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-16: Testing and measurement techniques - Test for immunity to conducted, common mode disturbances in the frequency range 0 Hz to 150 kHz</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:928854245567101::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258805,54353,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62153-4-7:2016</a> - 3/18/2016 - Metallic communication cable test methods - Part 4-7: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Test method for measuring of transfer impedance ZT and screening attenuation as or coupling attenuation ac of connectors and assemblies up to and above 3 GHz - Triaxial tube in tube method</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:928854245567101::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257161,62306,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60601-2-33:2010/AC:2016-03</a> - 3/4/2016 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-33: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of magnetic resonance equipment for medical diagnosis</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2168043397028401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:581003,37957,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN ISO 13485:2016</a> - 3/2/2016 - Medical devices - Quality management systems - Requirements for regulatory purposes (ISO 13485:2016)</li>
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<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:84:4871265376428807" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CENELEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">EU: New ETSI Standards Recently Released</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new ETSI standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302800_302899/302885/02.01.01_60/en_302885v020101p.pdf">ETSI EN 302 885 V2.1.1</a></span> - (March 2016) - Portable Very High Frequency (VHF) radiotelephone equipment for the maritime mobile service operating in the VHF bands with integrated handheld class D DSC; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of articles 3.2 and 3.3(g) 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/302900_302999/302961/02.01.01_60/en_302961v020101p.pdf">ETSI EN 302 961 V2.1.1</a></span> - (March 2016) - Maritime Personal Homing Beacon intended for use on the frequency 121,5 MHz for search and rescue purposes only; Harmonised Standard 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_en/301800_301899/30184301/02.01.01_60/en_30184301v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 843-1 V2.1.1</a> - (March 2016) - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for marine radio equipment and services; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.1b of the Directive 2014/53/EU; Part 1: Common technical requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302500_302599/302561/02.01.01_60/en_302561v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 561 V2.1.1</a> - (March 2016) - Land Mobile Service; Radio equipment using constant or non-constant envelope modulation operating in a channel bandwidth of 25 kHz, 50 kHz, 100 kHz or 150 kHz; Harmonised Standard 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_en/303000_303099/303039/02.01.01_60/en_303039v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 303 039 V2.1.1</a> - (March 2016) - Land Mobile Service; Multichannel transmitter specification for the PMR Service; Harmonised Standard 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_en/300001_300099/300065/02.01.01_60/en_300065v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 300 065 V2.1.1</a> - (March 2016) - Narrow-band direct-printing telegraph equipment for receiving meteorological or navigational information (NAVTEX); Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of articles 3.2 and 3.3(g) 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_en/300200_300299/300296/02.01.01_60/en_300296v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 300 296 V2.1.1</a> - (March 2016) - Land Mobile Service; Radio equipment using integral antennas intended primarily for analogue speech; Harmonised Standard 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_en/300300_300399/300341/02.01.01_60/en_300341v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 300 341 V2.1.1</a> - (March 2016) - Land Mobile Service; Radio equipment using an integral antenna transmitting signals to initiate a specific response in the receiver; Harmonised Standard 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_en/300300_300399/300390/02.01.01_60/en_300390v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 300 390 V2.1.1</a> - (March 2016) - Land Mobile Service; Radio equipment intended for the transmission of data (and speech) and using an integral antenna; Harmonised Standard 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_en/301800_301899/30184302/02.01.01_60/en_30184302v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 843-2 V2.1.1</a> - (March 2016) - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for marine radio equipment and services; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.1b of the Directive 2014/53/EU; Part 2: Specific conditions for VHF radiotelephone transmitters and receivers</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301800_301899/30184304/02.01.01_60/en_30184304v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 843-4 V2.1.1</a> - (March 2016) - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for marine radio equipment and services; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.1b of the Directive 2014/53/EU; Part 4: Specific conditions for Narrow-Band Direct-Printing (NBDP) NAVTEX receivers</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301800_301899/30184305/02.01.01_60/en_30184305v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 843-5 V2.1.1</a> - (March 2016) - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for marine radio equipment and services; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.1b of the Directive 2014/53/EU; Part 5: Specific conditions for MF/HF radiotelephone transmitters and receivers</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301800_301899/30184306/02.01.01_60/en_30184306v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 843-6 V2.1.1</a> - (March 2016) - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for marine radio equipment and services; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.1b of the Directive 2014/53/EU; Part 6: Specific conditions for Earth Stations on board Vessels operating in frequency bands above 3 GHz</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/24351" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61340-5-1:2016, Ed. 2.0</a> - (03/11/2016) - Electrostatics - Part 5-1: Protection of electronic devices from electrostatic phenomena - General requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/24344" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60086-3:2016, Ed. 4.0</a> - (03/11/2016) - Primary batteries - Part 3: Watch batteries</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/24345" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60086-5:2016, 4.0</a> - (03/11/2016) - Primary batteries - Part 5: Safety of batteries with aqueous electrolyte</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/24377" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60966-2-4:2016, Ed. 4.0</a> - (03/18/2016) - Radio frequency and coaxial cable assemblies - Part 2-4: Detail specification for cable assemblies for radio and TV receivers - Frequency range 0 MHz to 3 000 MHz, IEC 61169-2 connectors</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/24374" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-14:2016, Ed. 6.0</a> - (03/18/2016) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-14: Particular requirements for kitchen machines</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/24375" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-23:2016, Ed. 6.0</a> - (03/18/2016) - 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="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/24376" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-87:2016, Ed. 3.0</a> - (03/18/2016) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-87: Particular requirements for electrical animal-stunning equipment</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 – April 2016 TCBC Training and Workshop</h4>
<p>The Telecommunications Certification Body Council (TCBC) will host its Spring 2016 Workshop April 12-14, 2016 at the Holiday Inn - Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland. Additionally, the workshop offers a one-day Basic Training April 11, geared toward training personnel new to the industry, which is then followed by the regular 3-day workshop April 12-14, 2016 which includes the following:</p>
<ul>
<li>FCC Updates and Roundtable discussions</li>
<li>Updates from Industry Canada, Japan MIC, NIST</li>
<li>International discussions on Gulf States, Middle-East Regulatory</li>
<li>TCB Panel session</li>
<li>CISPR 32 and ANSI C63.4 &amp; C63.10 Review/Updates</li>
<li>RED updates</li>
<li>LTE Basics, BT/ANT+, Wireless Charging Technology sessions, + more</li>
</ul>
<p>Additional details can be found <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.tcbcouncil.org/" 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;">Indonesia - RF and EMC Test Report Requirement</h4>
<p>On March 6, 2016, Indonesia’s Direktorat Jenderal Sumber Daya dan Perangkat Pos dan Informatika (SDPPI) released new Resolution, Ref. No. 292/BBPPT.31/SP.04. 06/3/2016, whereby EU/FCC RF and EMC test reports must now be submitted for all Type Approval applications. This new regulation is effective immediately. Providing EU/FCC test reports will not negate the need for local testing. The reports will act as support for local laboratories in performing the tests. EU/ETSI reports should be used for all technologies with the exception of 5 GHz WLAN and 902 – 928 MHz UHF RFID Devices where FCC reports should be used.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Morocco - Initial Process for New EMC and LVD Certification Requirements</h4>
<p>Morocco’s Le Ministère de l’Industrie, du Commerce, de l’Investissement et de l’Economie Numérique (MCINET), has provided the following updates on the new EMC and LVD certification requirements which will come into effect on April 12, 2016:</p>
<ul>
<li>Manufacturers shall draw up a Declaration of Conformity in Arabic or French language and affix the mark of conformity before placing the product on the Moroccan market. &nbsp;It is understood that the Declaration of Conformity will then be required for local importers to obtain clearance authorization for consignments once in customs.</li>
<li>The scope of affected products is identical to the EU Directive 2014/35/EU (LVD) and Directive 2014/30/EU (EMC), with the exception that “Plugs and socket outlets for domestic use” will also be included in the Moroccan directive.</li>
<li>Radio equipment is excluded from the EMC and LVD requirements.</li>
<li>These new requirements are expected to be applicable to new products imported into Morocco, and not those already on the market.</li>
<li>Standards that must be listed in the Declaration of Conformity are mainly Moroccan standards, based on international standards.</li>
<li>While labelling artwork is still not available, it is understood that the “c” in the conformity mark should be no less than 6mm:<br /> <img style="width: 40px; height: 27px; margin: 0px; border: 0; line-height: 100%; outline: none; text-decoration: none; display: inline;" src="images/multipoint/2016/morocco-declaration-of-conformity-small.png" alt="" width="40" height="27" align="center" /></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;">Singapore – Restructuring of Authority</h4>
<p>On April 1, 2016, Singapore’s Info-communications Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) will be restructured to form two new entities; Info-communications Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA) and the Government Technology Organisation (GTO). These new entities are expected to be fully established in the second half of 2016 with the administrative reorganization occurring on April 1, 2016. IMDA will be responsible for the regulatory functions previously managed by IDA, and will administer the regulatory framework for the telecom and media sectors. Until IMDA is formally established, the existing licensing/regulatory framework will continue to be effective; existing license/regulation will be transferred to IMDA automatically. Near term, the Singapore Government will make every effort to ensure a smooth transition to the new entities and to minimize the impact on government services delivery to the licensees, industry partners and other stakeholders.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Brazil – Change in ANATEL Labelling</h4>
<p>On March 8, 2016, Brazil’s ANATEL issued Resolution No. 662 updating Annex III and Art. 39 of Resolution No. 242 of November 30, 2000 with modified labeling requirements as follows:</p>
<ol>
<li>The ANATEL ID format has been updated to “HHHHH-AA-FFFFF”. This format has been updated so that more manufacturers can be registered on the ANATEL system. Previously, the ANATEL ID was “HHHH-AA-FFFF” which restricted the number of manufacturer entries on the ANATEL system.
<ul>
<li>HHHHH: &nbsp;identifies the approval of the product by sequential numbering with 5 characters;</li>
<li>AA: &nbsp;identifies the year of issue of the approval with 2 numeric characters; and,</li>
<li>FFFFF: &nbsp;identifies the manufacturer of the product with 5 numeric characters.</li>
<li>Products submitted for certification prior to the entry into force of this Resolution may use the old format of the Approval ID. &nbsp;ANATEL Approved products which are already being imported/commercialized are unaffected and there is no requirement to update the existing Approval ID or regulatory label.</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>The label format can follow any of the examples of the construction of the ANATEL logo, plus the Approval ID, according to item I of Annex III of Res. 242.</li>
<li>The EAN number and bar code are no longer required for the ANATEL label composition, but will still need to be generated for Type Approval applications.</li>
<li>For products in which the space for placing the ANATEL logo and the Approval ID is insufficient, this should be placed in the user operating manual and can optionally be placed on the packaging of the product.</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;">Ukraine – New Harmonized RoHS Requirements</h4>
<p>On January 27, 2016, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade in Ukraine published a draft resolution "On Approval of the Technical Regulation on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment" (RoHS) prepared by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. The draft resolution is mainly designed to bring the current Technical Regulations on RoHS from March 12, 2008 into alignment and compliance with the latest European Directives 2011/65/EU and 2015/863. The scope of electrical and electronic equipment subject to RoHS requirements has been expanded and will include the following:</p>
<ul>
<li>household equipment;</li>
<li>computer and telecommunications equipment;</li>
<li>household appliances;</li>
<li>lighting equipment;</li>
<li>toys, leisure and sports equipment;</li>
<li>automatic dispensers;</li>
<li>medical products (including medical products for diagnostics in vitro);&nbsp;</li>
<li>monitoring systems;</li>
<li>control instruments.</li>
</ul>
<p>There are no additional labelling requirements, but manufacturers will have to either obtain a separate Declaration confirming compliance to Ukrainian RoHS regulation based on existing test reports, or one single Declaration listing compliance to EMC, Safety and RoHS. It is anticipated that this new regulation will affect both existing and new Approvals. Implementation is expected to occur 6 months after the official publication, currently in draft status.</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 - Updated Resolution on Low Power Devices</h4>
<p>On February 26, 2016, Argentina’s ENACOM (Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones) issued Resolution Nº 15/2016 replacing previous Resolution Nº 86/2014, concerning low power devices. The most significant changes are as follows:</p>
<ul>
<li>24.5 GHz to 25.80 GHz frequency range for Ultra-Wide Band (UWB) has now been allocated for the use of Vehicular radars.</li>
<li>Requirements of non-desired emission for equipment containing 13.56 MHz (RFID technology) have been modified from &lt;913 μV/m to &lt;334 μV/m.</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 April 2016</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>Confidential Exhibits</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> Due to the nature of our device, we want all of the required, product-specific information we submit for our FCC certification application to be held confidential. Can our TCB approve this, or do we need to obtain FCC approval before we submit the application to our TCB?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> TCBs can authorize Long-Term and/or Short-Term Confidentiality for most exhibits to which these options can be applied, provided the FCC application includes a proper Confidentiality Request Letter with the necessary information to justify the request per Equipment Authorization Confidentiality Request Procedures, <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_b0d33bd764bd42cdb2d177c129f56705.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">726920 D01 Confidentiality Request Procedures v01r02</a>, published April 8, 2016.</p>
<p>Internal Photos and User Manuals have their own specific conditions to meet in order to be eligible for Long-Term Confidentiality, and these conditions determine if a TCB or the FCC will review and decide the issue.</p>
<p>A TCB may grant Long-Term Confidentiality for these two exhibits only if the following special conditions a) and b) are met, a sample NDA is provided, and justification is provided for points 1‑4 below.</p>
<ol type="a">
<li>Internal Photos may be held confidential if 1) the circuit board or internal components are not accessible to users; e.g. the circuit board is enclosed in epoxy, or 2) if the device is inaccessible to the public, e.g. mounted on the top of a large tower or in a fenced enclosure such that it is only serviceable by professional designated technicians under a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). &nbsp;All sales for these devices must be under a NDA restricting the disclosure of the propriety information, including internal photos. &nbsp;</li>
<li>A User Manual may be held confidential only when the manual contains proprietary technical information intended for professional technicians obligated under a NDA. &nbsp;All sales and distribution of the user manual must be under a NDA that restricts the disclosure of the information.</li>
</ol><ol>
<li>Detailed description how the internal photos and user manual are controlled to prevent them from becoming public or disclosed to unauthorized persons;</li>
<li>Description of how public access is restricted for products serviceable by professional designated technicians.</li>
<li>Statement that all sales of the non-consumer device will be under a NDA to include third party sales and that the final user of the device is subject to the NDA.</li>
<li>Key terms of the NDA, to ensure consistency between the Long‑Term Confidentiality Request Letter and the sample NDA submitted with the letter.</li>
</ol>
<p>If all these requirements cannot be met, an exceptional circumstance now exists as it relates to Long-Term Confidentiality for Internal Photos and User Manuals, and now Pre-Approval Guidance (PAG) must be requested from the FCC per the instructions in Footnote 6 of the Confidentiality Request Procedures document hyperlinked above, and the updated April 8, 2016 Pre-Approval Guidance List <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_4410d505d47a4d4ba82f21636e48257a.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">388624 D02 Pre-Approval Guidance List v16R02</a>, Section II, C, 2(b). Decisions are made by the FCC on a case-by-case basis.</p>
<p>If the FCC approves the request for Long-Term Confidentiality for the Internal Photos and/or User Manual, your TCB must submit a separate TCB PAG referencing the initial inquiry, and the inquiry tracking number should be entered in the appropriate field on the Form 731.</p>
<p>Other exceptional circumstances that require FCC PAG may include, but are not limited to:</p>
<ol>
<li>Requesting Long-Term Confidentiality for exhibits not eligible for Long-Term Confidentiality (as in the example above)</li>
<li>Making an exhibit(s) confidential that is currently publicly available but that qualifies for Long‑Term Confidentiality.&nbsp;</li>
<li>Reinstating Short-Term Confidentiality for a recently expired Short-Term Confidentiality exhibit, if the maximum 180 days has not been utilized&nbsp;</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="B2"></a>Product Demonstration without FCC Certification</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We have designed a Part 15-compliant device that we would like to demonstrate at an upcoming industry trade show, though we have yet to obtain FCC certification. Will the FCC allow this?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The FCC will allow you to demonstrate your Part 15-compliant device at the trade show, provided that your company, and the device, comply with the rules and regulations in <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://rheintech.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=ea8729ded10d990820bca7414&amp;id=d7a3b80305&amp;e=5dcba61bda" 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/retrieveECFR?gp=&amp;SID=61f4fdd54388f1270c41274fb921db4e&amp;mc=true&amp;r=SECTION&amp;n=se47.1.2_1805" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.805</a> Operation of radio frequency devices prior to equipment authorization.</p>
<p>Specifically 47CFR§2.803(c)(2)(iii)(A) requires a conspicuous notice be displayed with the device at the trade show that clearly states “This device has not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. This device is not, and may not be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization is obtained.” This language should also appear in any marketing materials.</p>
<p>Some additional rules and regulations from 47CFR§2.803 that seem most appropriate for your situation are copied below, however to ensure compliance of any and all activities that involve your uncertified device, we strongly encourage you to review the complete rules and regulations in both the marketing and operation sections of the FCC rules noted above.</p>
<p>(c) Exceptions. The following marketing activities are permitted prior to equipment authorization:</p>
<ol>
<li>Activities under product development and market trials conducted pursuant to subpart H of Part 5.</li>
<li>Limited marketing is permitted, as described in the following text, for devices that could be authorized under the current rules; could be authorized under waivers of such rules that are in effect at the time of marketing; or could be authorized under rules that have been adopted by the Commission but that have not yet become effective. &nbsp;These devices may not be operated unless permitted by 47CFR§2.805.<ol type="i">
<li>Conditional sales contracts (including agreements to produce new devices manufactured in accordance with designated specifications) are permitted between manufacturers and wholesalers or retailers provided that delivery is made contingent upon compliance with the applicable equipment authorization and technical requirements.</li>
<li>A radio frequency device that is in the conceptual, developmental, design or pre-production stage may be offered for sale solely to business, commercial, industrial, scientific or medical users (but not an offer for sale to other parties or to end users located in a residential environment) if the prospective buyer is advised in writing at the time of the offer for sale that the equipment is subject to the FCC rules and that the equipment will comply with the appropriate rules before delivery to the buyer or to centers of distribution.</li>
<li>(A) A radio frequency device may be advertised or displayed, (e.g., at a trade show or exhibition) if accompanied by a conspicuous notice containing this language:<br /> <br /> "This device has not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. This device is not, and may not be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization is obtained."</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>TCB Surveillance Program</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> Please explain the purpose of the Telecommunication Certification Body (TCB) Surveillance Program.</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Each accredited TCB is required to perform “post-market surveillance” on a minimum of 5% of the certifications it approves each year, including 1% of the certifications that required SAR testing. The post-market surveillance requires re-testing a marketed device to ensure it is compliant with the FCC rules and regulations, as demonstrated by the test sample(s) during the testing and certification process. Post-approval re-testing under the TCB surveillance program can only be conducted by the TCB that issued the initial certification, and no other TCB.</p>
<p>To obtain the post-approval testing samples, the TCB may:</p>
<ol>
<li>send a request to the named contact in the Grantee Code database for a random production unit, along with a detailed list of additional required items and/or information, and shipping information;</li>
<li>send a representative to the grantee’s factory or warehouse to pick units for testing at random;</li>
<li>require the grantee to supply a voucher that the TCB can use to purchase random retail unit(s) at no cost to the TCB.</li>
</ol>
<p>The FCC permits a TCB to request post-market surveillance samples through its equipment authorization system. If a grantee refuses to provide a test sample for post-market surveillance testing, the TCB can inform the FCC of the grantee’s refusal, in which case the FCC may contact the grantee directly. If the grantee still does not provide a sample, the FCC can put the Grantee Code into deferred status, with corresponding repercussions.</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>FCC Request for Audit Sample</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> If the FCC requests a test sample of our certified device for auditing purposes, what should we be prepared to provide?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> An FCC request for a test sample for their audit program will be sent to the contact in the FCC Grantee Code database, and it will include a specific and detailed list of items to provide:</p>
<ol>
<li>Test sample(s) as described in the FCC request.</li>
<li>All necessary software including any special software, keys, codes, or tools to configure the device in the appropriate test modes, including instructions for setting the equipment sample to transmit continuously.&nbsp;</li>
<li>Cables and instructions for testing conducted output power of all operating modes.&nbsp;</li>
<li>For battery-operated devices, each battery option and the charger(s) required to charge each one, and two batteries for devices with only one battery option.&nbsp;</li>
<li>For modules, a host device or test board with instructions.&nbsp;</li>
<li>For devices requiring RF Exposure evaluation, all related accessories for RF Exposure (SAR) compliance testing, including all types of body-worn accessories (i.e. holsters, belt clips), and any other relevant accessories.&nbsp;</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>
<ul>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:304586675443901::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,44504,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 55011:2016</a> - 4/1/2016 - Industrial, scientific and medical equipment - Radio-frequency disturbance characteristics - Limits and methods of measurement</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:304586675443901::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,56499,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 55013:2013/A1:2016</a> - 4/1/2016 - Sound and television broadcast receivers and associated equipment - Radio disturbance characteristics - Limits and methods of measurement</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:304586675443901::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258109,58951,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61189-3-719:2016</a> - 4/8/2016 - Test methods for electrical materials, printed boards and other interconnection structures and assemblies - Part 3-719: Test methods for interconnection structures (printed boards) - Monitoring of single plated-through hole (PTH) resistance change during temperature cycling</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:304586675443901::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257189,59921,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62911:2016</a> - 4/8/2016 - Audio, video and information technology equipment - Routine electrical safety testing in production</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/303600_303699/303609/12.05.01_60/en_303609v120501p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 303 609 V12.5.1</a> - (April 2016) - Global System for Mobile communications (GSM); GSM Repeaters; Harmonised Standard 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/136100_136199/136124/13.01.00_60/ts_136124v130100p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 136 124 V13.1.0</a> - (April 2016) - LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements for mobile terminals and ancillary equipment (3GPP TS 36.124 version 13.1.0 Release 13)</li>
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<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/h_sf10571.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI website</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">EU: New IEC Standards Recently Released</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new IEC standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/24436" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62822-1:2016, Ed. 1.0</a> - (3/30/2016) - Electric welding equipment - Assessment of restrictions related to human exposure to electromagnetic fields (0 Hz to 300 GHz) - Part 1: Product family standard</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/24440" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR 16-1-3:2004+AMD1:2016, ed. 2.1</a> - (3/31/2016) - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 1-3: Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus - Ancillary equipment - Disturbance power</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/24443" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR 16-1-3:2004/AMD1:2016, Ed. 2.0</a> - (3/31/2016) - Amendment 1 - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 1-3: Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus - Ancillary equipment - Disturbance power</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/24514" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60939-3:2015/COR1:2016, Ed. 1.0</a> - (4/13/2016) - Corrigendum 1 - 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/24517" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61000-1-2:2016, Ed. 1.0</a> - (4/13/2016) - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 1-2: General - Methodology for the achievement of functional safety of electrical and electronic systems including equipment with regard to electromagnetic phenomena</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/24494" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61010-2-011:2016, Ed. 1.0</a> - (4/8/2016) - Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use - Part 2-011: Particular requirements for REFRIGERATING EQUIPMENT</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/24576" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62610-5:2016, Ed. 1.0</a> - (4/20/2016) - Mechanical structures for electrical and electronic equipment - Thermal management for cabinets in accordance with IEC 60297 and IEC 60917 series - Part 5: Cooling performance evaluation for indoor cabinets</li>
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<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.iec.ch/about/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">FCC – New Guidance on Pre-Approval (PAG) Procedure</h4>
<p>On April 8, 2016, the FCC published guidance documents on the FCC <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=066ce0790a27ce81e2cb10fe94939426&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.2_1964&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">§2.964</a> Pre-Approval Guidance (PAG) procedure, formerly known as the Permit But Ask (PBA) procedure. <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=9YFORTix618psQh5FOXpgQ%3D%3D&amp;desc=388624%20D02%20Pre-Approval%20Guidance%20List%20v16r02&amp;tracking_number=28319" target="_blank" rel="noopener">388624 D02 Pre-Approval Guidance List v16r02</a> provides the 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=hx9UL7ryC1OviB2AVMgDZg%3D%3D&amp;desc=388624%20D01%20Pre-Approval%20Guidance%20v11r01&amp;tracking_number=28319" target="_blank" rel="noopener">388624 D01 Pre-Approval Guidance Procedure v11r01</a> provides the Pre-Approval Guidance procedures. The changes to the Pre-Approval Guidance List v16r02 are as follows:</p>
<ul>
<li>Removed requirements to submit PAG samples for UWB devices</li>
<li>Clarified EMC simultaneous transmission requirements</li>
<li>Clarified confidentiality issues</li>
<li>Removed VoLTE HAC but kept VoWiFi</li>
<li>Removed signal boosters</li>
<li>Removed UNII-1 and Wi-Fi client peer-peer applications</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 – Potential Adoption of ANSI C63.26-2015</h4>
<p>The FCC has proposed to adopt by reference the requirements of <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2016/db0401/DA-16-348A1.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ANSI C63.26-2015</a> addressing measurement procedures used in the testing of transmitters. In a Public Notice issued April 1, 2016, the FCC formally requested public comments on its decision to incorporate the requirements of ANSI C63.26-2015, “American National Standard for Compliance Testing of Transmitters Used in License Radio Services,” as part of its effort to update and modernize its rules and procedures for the authorization of radiofrequency 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;">EU - EMC Directive 2014/30/EU and Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU in Effect</h4>
<p>As of April 20, 2016, the following 2014 versions of the EMC and Low Voltage Directives must be applied, and all Declarations of Conformity that reference these directives must be updated for placement of the products on the European Market.</p>
<ul>
<li>http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A32014L0030</li>
<li>http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=celex:32014L0035</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 – Blue Guide Published</h4>
<p><em>The <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://ec.europa.eu/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">European Union's new Blue Guide on the implementation of EU product rules 2016</a> has been published.</em></p>
<p>The “Blue Guide” was originally published in 2000 and become one of the main reference documents explaining how to implement the legislation based on the New Approach, now covered by the New Legislative Framework (NLF). Much of the 2000 edition of the “Blue Guide” is still valid but it did require updating to cover new developments and to ensure the broadest possible common understanding on implementation of the NLF for the marketing of products. This Guide is intended to contribute to a better understanding of EU product rules, and to their more uniform and coherent application across different sectors and throughout the single market. It is addressed to the Member States and others who need to be informed of the provisions designed to ensure the free circulation of products, as well as a high level of protection throughout the Union (e.g. trade and consumer associations, standardization bodies, manufacturers, importers, distributors, conformity assessment bodies and trade unions).</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;">Columbia – 900 MHz Band for UHF RFID Devices to be Reduced Later in 2016</h4>
<p>Columbia’s National Spectrum Agency, <em>Agencia nacional de espectro</em> (ANE) recently held a public consultation requesting comments regarding the restriction of the 900 MHz band from 902-928 MHz to 915-928 MHz in Colombia. The ANE cites the cause of this band restriction as a need to limit interference caused to mobile phone services in Colombia.</p>
<p>ANE has advised that it is currently in the process of creating a resolution, due to be published in the upcoming months, confirming the restriction in the 900 MHz band, however a specific date for the formal implementation of the restriction is unknown.</p>
<p>All new Type Approvals in Colombia, particularly in the case of UHF RFID devices operating within the 902-928 MHz frequency band, will have to comply with the new frequency band restriction of 915-928 MHz.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Colombia – Expanding Scope of Devices that Require Type Approval</h4>
<p>The Colombia Regulator, <em>Comisión de Regulación de Comunicaciones</em> (CRC) has recently announced its intention to expand the scope of devices requiring Type Approval. With regard to mobile terminals (including cellular modules), currently voice-only cellular devices must obtain Type Approval, however, the CRC has plans to change this requirement later this year to enforce mandatory Type Approval for data-only cellular devices, however a specific date for the release of the updated regulation detailing this change is currently unknown. For data-only cellular devices which are already in the Colombian market, the updated regulation is not expected to be retroactive, and the import and sale of these devices can continue, however we are seeking clarification on this point. It is still to be confirmed whether the Type Approval procedure for data-only cellular devices will be the same as that of voice-only cellular 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;">Taiwan Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) – New Marking Requirements for Information, Communication and Consumer Electronic Products with a Screen Display</h4>
<p>On April 1, 2016, Taiwan BSMI announced new marking requirements concerning information, communication and consumer electronic products with a screen display, which will come into effect on September 1, 2016 for all new applications. No immediate action will be required for products already approved by BSMI, however it is yet to be confirmed by BSMI whether the renewal applications submitted after September 1, 2016 should comply with new requirements. The new requirement introduces bare minimum content of the “Warning” and “Notice” as listed below:</p>
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<li><strong>Warning content must include:<br /> Warning Message: 使用過度恐傷害視力.</strong></li>
<li>Mark Location: product itself, user manual or outer packaging.</li>
<li>Mark Method: stamp, sticker, display automatically when powering on, etc.</li>
<li>Font Size: it is recommended to use font with length and width no less than 2mm; however, for products with a maximum surface area less than 80 square centimeters, the length and width can be less than 2mm.</li>
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<li><strong>Notice content must include:<br /> Attention Messages:<br /> 使用30 分鐘請休息10 分鐘.<br /> 未滿2 歲幼兒不看螢幕,2 歲以上每天看螢幕不要超過1 小時.</strong></li>
<li>Mark Location: Use manual or outer packaging.</li>
<li>Mark Method: Stamp, sticker, display automatically when powering on, etc.</li>
<li>Font Size: it is recommended to use font with length and width no less than 2mm; however, for products with the maximum surface area less than 80 square centimeters, the length and width can be less than 2mm.</li>
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<p>For information only, the translation of the above text is as follows:</p>
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<li><strong>Warning Message: The excessive use of this product might damage vision.</strong></li>
<li><strong>Attention Messages:<br /> Please take a 10 minute rest if using device for more than 30 minutes.<br /> Please avoid allowing use of device for children under 2 years old; for children who are older than 2 years, use should not exceed one hour.</strong></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;">Papua New Guinea – New Standards Released for Review</h4>
<p>Papua New Guinea’s National Information &amp; Communications Technology Authority (NICTA) has recently launched a public consultation on the following ICT technical standards and specifications:</p>
<ol type="i">
<li>Technical Guideline for WiMax Technology;</li>
<li>Technical Standards for Operation of V-SAT &amp; Ancillary Equipment;</li>
<li>Type Approval Standards for Wireless Broadband Access Equipment;</li>
<li>Type Approval Standards for Wireless Local Area Network Equipment;</li>
<li>EMC and Safety Requirement for ICT Equipment;</li>
<li>Type Approval Specification for DVB-T2.</li>
</ol>
<p>These are new standards and specifications, and do not replace any previous versions. The purpose of these technical standards and specifications is to clarify specific requirements for each technology’s type approval, frequency assignments, etc. The public consultation process has been ongoing since January 15, 2016 and a closure date has not yet been confirmed.</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 - SABS to Resume EMC Certifications</h4>
<p>In May 2015, the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) placed all EMC/EMI Approval applications on hold following an internal preliminary investigation on non‐compliance to processes and procedures. Following months of discussion on SABS potentially passing the responsibility of this certification to ICASA (The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa), ICASA has confirmed that an agreement has now been concluded with SABS regarding EMC/EMI certification. SABS will continue to administer the issuance of Certificates of Compliance (CoCs), but under a new regime. A joint media statement will be released soon to affirm the announcement and also to provide guidance on the new process.</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;">Niger – Type Approvals Resumed</h4>
<p>During April 2016, after a two-year suspension, the Regulatory Authority for Telecommunications and Post of Niger (ARPT) will resume the issuance of Type Approvals. Additionally, ARPT has implemented the following changes to its approval process:</p>
<ul>
<li>Four approval request forms must completed by the manufacturer</li>
<li>Two samples must be submitted. The samples will be returned to the applicant at their own expense within a 6-month period following the date of the approval or the rejection.</li>
<li>The application license fee must be paid before the submission of the projects.</li>
<li>2 months are needed for application processing.</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;">Bhutan - New Type Approval Process</h4>
<p>Bhutan’s regulatory authority, BICMA, recently implemented type approval certification of information and communications technology (ICT) equipment. International applicants who intend to export their ICT equipment to Bhutan must obtain a type approval certificate for their equipment. Type approved equipment should be affixed with a label as shown below:</p>
<p><img style="width: 333px; height: 136px; margin: 0px; border: 0; line-height: 100%; outline: none; text-decoration: none; display: inline;" src="http://rheintech.com/images/multipoint/2016/type-approved-by-bicma.jpg" alt="" width="333" height="136" align="center" /></p>
<p>Please note that a lot of ICT equipment, e.g. mobile handsets, data modems, RTTE embedded in PC or laptop with output power less than 100mW, is exempted from the type approval certificate.</p>
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<p><h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" name="B1"></a>Drone Regulations</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We designed a small drone with a transmitter and a First Person View (FPV) video system. What FCC regulations apply to this device?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> First, be aware that in addition to FCC regulations, drones are subject to FAA regulations. Additional information on FAA regulations for drones can be found <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.faa.gov/uas/model_aircraft/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>.</p>
<p>Radio Control (R/C) service is commonly used as the communications link between the operator/ground control station and devices such as model aircraft (including drones) and boats, located at places distant from the operator.</p>
<p>Your small drone with a R/C transmitter falls under FCC <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=276c86b412bc47b71df1d8ade4ee3310&amp;mc=true&amp;node=sp47.5.95.c&amp;rgn=div6" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§95 Subpart C, Radio Control Radio Service</a>, a private, one-way, short distance non-voice communications service for the operation of devices at remote locations. Authorized channels for this service are between 72.0‑73.0&nbsp;MHz and 75.4‑76.0&nbsp;MHz, along with six channels between 26.995‑27.255&nbsp;MHz that may be used to control devices.</p>
<p>Most R/C transmitters are certified by the manufacturer or vendor for low-powered, unlicensed operations on frequency bands authorized under Part 15. The transmitters are certified for compliance with certain technical standards designed to limit interference with other devices, and as indicated, do not require an operator’s license.</p>
<p>However, your drone includes a First Person View (FPV) video system, which typically requires more output power than allowed under Part 15, and as a result, cannot be certified for unlicensed operations. The operator of this drone will have to obtain an Amateur Radio license from the FCC pursuant to <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/retrieveECFR?gp=&amp;SID=d8a3b28580462fbf209f43023ca35602&amp;mc=true&amp;r=PART&amp;n=pt47.5.97#se47.5.97_17" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§97.7</a>. There are three levels of Amateur Radio licenses – Technician, General, and Amateur Extra. For FPV use, the lowest level license, Technician, is sufficient.</p>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> Our device has an input/output port used only as a service port for maintenance, initial installation, pre-programming, repair, or adjustments, but not during normal use. For FCC certification testing, should we attach a cable to this input/output port?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> In accordance with ANSI C63.4-2014, American National Standard for Methods of Measurement of Radio-Noise Emissions from Low-Voltage Electrical and Electronic Equipment in the Range of 9&nbsp;kHz to 40&nbsp;GHz, cables that are used during normal device operation must be connected during compliance testing, but cables that are generally used only temporarily for maintenance, initial installation, pre-programming, repair, adjustment etc., do not need to be connected to your device during emissions compliance testing. The general requirements in clauses 6.3.1(a) and (b) of ANSI C63.4-2014 are as follows:</p>
<p>"a) EUT arrangement is the manner in which the EUT and its associated equipment are laid out on the test table for tabletop equipment or on the floor for floor-standing equipment. The EUT shall be carefully arranged in a manner that is most representative of the equipment as typically used (i.e., as specified in the EUT instruction manual) or as specified herein. Equipment that typically operates within a system made of multiple interconnected units should be tested as part of such a typical operational system.</p>
<p>b) The system that is tested shall be based on that typically marketed to the end user. If the marketing information is not available or it is not practical to assemble extraordinary amounts of equipment to replicate a complete marketed product installation, the test shall be performed using the best judgment of the test engineer in consultation with the design engineering staff. The results of any such discussion and decision process shall be reported in the test report. A photograph or detailed drawing shall be used to document the equipment arrangement and shall be part of the test report."</p>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> We designed a FCC Part 15 transmitter and a complimentary amplifier (booster) that we intend to market as a single unit. Do the FCC rules allow this?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The FCC does not allow Part 15 external power amplifiers (boosters) or amplifier kits to be used, manufactured, sold or leased, offered for sale or lease (including advertising for sale or lease), or imported, shipped, or distributed for the purpose of selling or leasing by any person except as shown under “External radio frequency power amplifiers and antenna modifications” in <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=159d59899739b1ba59cdecd1de797aea&amp;node=se47.1.15_1204&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.204</a> (b) and (d):</p>
<p>“(b) A transmission system consisting of an intentional radiator, an external radio frequency power amplifier, and an antenna, may be authorized, marketed and used under this part. Except as described otherwise in this section, when a transmission system is authorized as a system, it must always be marketed as a complete system and must always be used in the configuration in which it was authorized.</p>
<p>(d) Except as described in this paragraph, an external radio frequency power amplifier or amplifier kit shall be marketed only with the system configuration with which it was approved and not as a separate product.</p>
<p>(1) An external radio frequency power amplifier may be marketed for individual sale provided it is intended for use in conjunction with a transmitter that operates in the 902‑928&nbsp;MHz, 2400‑2483.5&nbsp;MHz, and 5725‑5850&nbsp;MHz bands pursuant to §15.247 of this part, or a transmitter that operates in the 5.725‑5.825&nbsp;GHz band pursuant to §15.407 of this part. The amplifier must be of a design such that it can only be connected as part of a system in which it has been previously authorized. (The use of a non-standard connector or a form of electronic system identification is acceptable.) The output power of such an amplifier must not exceed the maximum permitted output power of its associated transmitter.</p>
<p>(2) The outside packaging and user manual for external radio frequency power amplifiers sold in accordance with paragraph (d)(1) of this section must include notification that the amplifier can be used only in a system which it has obtained authorization. Such a notice must identify the authorized system by FCC Identifier.”</p>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> We have designed a Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance (NQR) spectroscopy machine that detects various explosives. Under which FCC rules can we certify our machine?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Your NQR spectroscopy machine falls under <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr;sid=fec3249e6b62d59f6c5e2bb1fa425c3d;rgn=div5;view=text;node=47%3A1.0.1.1.18;idno=47;cc=ecfr" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§18</a> of the FCC rules and regulations.</p>
<p>NQR is a chemical analysis technique related to nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR); NQR spectroscopy is referred to as “zero Field NMR” because unlike NMR, NQR transitions of nuclei can be detected in the absence of a magnetic field. The NQR resonance is mediated by the interaction of the electric field gradient (EFG) with the quadrupole moment of the nuclear charge distribution. Because the EFG at the location of a nucleus in a given substance is determined primarily by the valence electrons involved in the particular bond with other nearby nuclei, the NQR frequency at which transitions occur is unique for a given substance. EFG energy is used to excite the molecules to create nuclear quadrupole resonance in a material, and is not used for communications.</p>
<p>The above explanation is restricted to non-consumer devices that are operated for the purpose of explosives detection. Your device is also subject to the radiated emission limits in <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=3fdbc92f09f28901e9bf797f8722798b&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.18_1305&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§18.305</a> for miscellaneous equipment operating on a non-ISM frequency.</p>
<p>Furthermore, according to <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=3fdbc92f09f28901e9bf797f8722798b&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.18_1203&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§18.203(b)</a>, prior to marketing, your device must be verified for compliance with the FCC rules for non-consumer equipment.</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="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:765601623573301::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258385,62593,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60384-14:2013/AC:2016-04</a> - 4/29/2016 - Fixed capacitors for use in electronic equipment - Part 14: Sectional specification - Fixed capacitors for electromagnetic interference suppression and connection to the supply mains</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:765601623573301::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258385,62594,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60939-3:2015/AC:2016-04</a> - 4/29/2016 - 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://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:765601623573301::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:2016381,60903,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CLC/ETSI/TR 103288:2016</a> - 4/29/2016 - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Report of the CENELEC/ETSI Joint Working Group in response to the EC letter ENTRP/F5/DP/MM/entr.f5.(2013)43164 to the ESOs</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:765601623573301::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,60759,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 55016-1-3:2006/A1:2016</a> - 5/6/2016 - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 1-3: Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus - Ancillary equipment - Disturbance power</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:765601623573301::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258105,59431,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60695-1-20:2016</a> - 5/6/2016 - Fire hazard testing - Part 1-20: Guidance for assessing the fire hazard of electrotechnical products - Ignitability - General guidance</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:765601623573301::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257241,62694,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62153-4-7:2016/AC:2016-05</a> - 5/13/2016 - Metallic communication cable test methods - Part 4-7: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Test method for measuring of transfer impedance ZT and screening attenuation as or coupling attenuation ac of connectors and assemblies up to and above 3&nbsp;GHz - Triaxial tube in tube method</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/136100_136199/136124/13.01.00_60/ts_136124v130100p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 136 124 V13.1.0</a> - (April 2016) - LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements for mobile terminals and ancillary equipment (3GPP TS 36.124 version 13.1.0 Release 13)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301400_301499/301406/02.02.01_60/en_301406v020201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">ETSI EN 301 406 V2.2.1</span></a> - (April 2016) - Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT); Harmonised Standard 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_en/301800_301899/301839/02.01.01_60/en_301839v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 839 V2.1.1</a> - (April 2016) - Ultra Low Power Active Medical Implants (ULP-AMI) and associated Peripherals (ULP-AMI-P) operating in the frequency range 402&nbsp;MHz to&nbsp;405 MHz; Harmonised Standard 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_en/303200_303299/303204/02.01.01_60/en_303204v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 303 204 V2.1.1</a> - (April 2016) - Network Based Short Range Devices (SRD); Radio equipment to be used in the 870&nbsp;MHz to 876&nbsp;MHz frequency range with power levels ranging up to 500 mW; Harmonised Standard 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_en/303300_303399/30337202/01.01.01_60/en_30337202v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 303 372-2 V1.1.1</a> - (April 2016) - Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Satellite broadcast reception equipment; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU; Part 2: Indoor unit</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/137100_137199/137113/13.01.00_60/ts_137113v130100p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 137 113 V13.1.0</a> - (April 2016) - Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); 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 13.1.0 Release 13)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/137100_137199/137114/13.00.00_60/ts_137114v130000p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 137 114 V13.0.0</a> - (April 2016) - Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Active Antenna System (AAS) Base Station (BS) Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 37.114 version 13.0.0 Release 13)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301900_301999/30190803/11.01.01_60/en_30190803v110101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 908-3 V11.1.1</a> - (May 2016) - IMT cellular networks; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU; Part 3: CDMA Direct Spread (UTRA FDD) Base Stations (BS)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/300400_300499/300433/02.01.01_60/en_300433v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 300 433 V2.1.1</a> - (May 2016) - Citizens' Band (CB) radio equipment; Harmonised Standard 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_en/301900_301999/30190811/11.01.01_60/en_30190811v110101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 908-11 V11.1.1</a> - (May 2016) - IMT cellular networks; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU; Part 11: CDMA Direct Spread (UTRA FDD) Repeaters</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301900_301999/30190820/06.03.01_60/en_30190820v060301p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 908-20 V6.3.1</a> - (May 2016) - IMT cellular networks; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU; Part 20: OFDMA TDD WMAN (Mobile WiMAXTM) TDD Base Stations (BS)</li>
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<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/h_sf10571.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI website</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">EU: New IEC Standards Recently Released</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new IEC standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/24657" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60215:2016, Ed. 4.0</a> - (4/27/2016) - Safety requirements for radio transmitting equipment - General requirements and terminology</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/24660" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC TR 61000-4-1:2016, Ed. 1.0</a> - (4/27/2016) - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-1: Testing and measurement techniques - Overview of IEC 61000-4 series</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/24669" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-40:2013+AMD1:2016, Ed. 5.1</a> - (4/28/2016) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-40: Particular requirements for electrical heat pumps, air-conditioners and dehumidifiers</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/24720" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60384-14/AMD1:2016, Ed. 4.0</a> - (4/29/2016) - Amendment 1 - Fixed capacitors for use in electronic equipment - Part 14: Sectional specification - Fixed capacitors for electromagnetic interference suppression and connection to the supply mains</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/24696" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-2-10:2012+AMD1:2016, Ed.2.1</a> - (4/29/2016) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-10: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of nerve and muscle stimulators</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/24708" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-2-19:2009/AMD1:2016, Ed. 2.0</a> - (4/29/2016) - Amendment 1 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-19: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of infant incubators</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/24697" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-2-19:2009+AMD1:2016, Ed. 2.1</a> - (4/29/2016) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-19: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of infant incubators</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/24705" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-2-20:2009/AMD1:2016, Ed. 2.0</a> - (4/29/2016) - Amendment 1 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-20: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of infant transport incubators</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/24698" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-2-21:2009+AMD1:2016, Ed. 2.1</a> - (4/29/2016) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-21: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of infant radiant warmers</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/24710" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-2-3:2012/AMD1:2016, Ed. 3.0</a> - (4/29/2016) - Amendment 1 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-3: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of short-wave therapy equipment</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/24695" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-2-3:2012+AMD1:2016, Ed. 3.1</a> - (4/29/2016) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-3: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of short-wave therapy equipment</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/24706" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-2-6:2012/AMD1:2016, Ed. 2.0</a> - (4/29/2016) - Amendment 1 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-6: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of microwave therapy equipment</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/24766" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60204-1:2016, Ed. 6.0</a> - (5/6/2016) - Safety of machinery - Electrical equipment of machines - Part 1: General requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/24764" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-1:2010/AMD2:2016, Ed. 5.0</a> - (5/10/2016) - Amendment 2 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 1: General requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/24738" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-1:2010+AMD1:2013+AMD2:2016, Ed. 5.2</a> - (5/10/2016) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 1: General requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/24811" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC TR 60601-4-2:2016, Ed. 1.0</a> - (5/10/2016) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 4-2: Guidance and interpretation - Electromagnetic immunity: performance of medical electrical equipment and medical electrical systems</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.iec.ch/about/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">USA - FCC Final Rules Established for New Citizens Broadband Radio Service</h4>
<p>On April 28, 2016, the FCC reaffirmed its decision to create the innovative <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2016/db0428/DOC-339104A1.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Citizens Broadband Radio Service</a> in the 3550-3700&nbsp;MHz (3.5&nbsp;GHz) band, and took additional steps to finalize the rules. The FCC established the 3.5&nbsp;GHz band as an innovation band, where it is breaking down age-old regulatory barriers to create a space for a wide variety of users to coexist by sharing spectrum.</p>
<p>As a result of technological innovations and a focus on spectrum sharing, the FCC was able to open up 100&nbsp;MHz of spectrum previously unavailable for commercial uses, and added it to the existing commercial spectrum, resulting in a 150&nbsp;MHz contiguous band. These new rules finalize the framework for the Citizens Broadband Radio Service, providing an opportunity to leverage these new innovations in spectrum licensing and access schemes to meet the needs of a variety of users, simultaneously.</p>
<p>By finalizing the rules, the stage is set for the next steps, including certifying Spectrum Access System Administrators and Environmental Sensing Capability Operators, holding a future auction, and making service in this band a reality.</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 – Replacement NOM Regulations for Public Consultation</h4>
<p>In May 2016, the Mexican Secretaria de Economia released two draft regulations for public discussion that will replace two current standards:</p>
<ol>
<li>NOM-EM-016-SCFI-2015 applies to all devices operating on 2400-2483.5&nbsp;MHz, 5725-5850&nbsp;MHz and 902-928&nbsp;MHz, and will be replaced by the draft replacement standard PROY-NOM-208-SCFI-2016 at some point before the current expiration date of October 19, 2016.</li>
<li>NOM-016-SCFI-1993 and NOM-019-SCFI-1998 establish the safety requirements for peripheral data-processing equipment or related equipment marketed within Mexico, and will be replaced by the draft replacement standard PROY-NOM-019-SCFI-2016 sometime in 2016.</li>
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<p>Both draft replacement standards are at the public consultation stage, and implementation dates for the final regulations are unknown at this time. Also unknown are the impact to cost, lead time and process for either regulation.</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 - 57-64 GHz Band Available</h4>
<p>Ecuador’s Regulator, <em>Agencia de Regulación y Control de las Telecomunicaciones</em> (ARCOTEL) released Resolución 03-02-ARCOTEL-2016, in which changes to the Ecuadorian National Frequency Allocation Plan have been published. In the updated National Frequency Allocation Plan, ARCOTEL allocated 57-64&nbsp;GHz for WLAN 802.11ad devices. As such, Type Approval applications can now be filed for devices supporting this technology.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Pakistan - 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Spectrum Updates</h4>
<p>During April 2016, Pakistan’s Telecommunication Authority (PTA) published a new notification S.R.O 287(I) 2016 for WiFi device usage. Changes to the 2.4 GHz&nbsp;and 5.8&nbsp;GHz ISM Bands are as follows:</p>
<ul>
<li>The 2.4&nbsp;GHz Band is now fully open; it was previously restricted to 2.4735-2.4835&nbsp;GHz only. Maximum Permitted Output Power is 30 dBm EIRP.</li>
<li>The output power for the 5.725‑5.875&nbsp;GHz band has been increased from 20 dBm EIRP to 30&nbsp;dBm EIRP.</li>
</ul>
<p>Additionally, PTA recently confirmed that all the standalone RFID and NFC have been exempted from type approval.</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;">Saudi Arabia - Type Approval Certificates Extended</h4>
<p>The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) in Saudi Arabia has recently changed the validity period of type approval certificates from one year to two years.</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 Regulation on Lithium Batteries and RF Product Usage</h4>
<p>Vietnam’s Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) recently released the National Technical Regulation QCVN 101:2016/TTBTTTT on lithium batteries. These regulations are based on IEC 61960 (06-2011) and IEC 62133 (2012) standards and will come into force on October 1, 2016.</p>
<p>Upon implementation of this rule, all telecommunication products which are subject to mandatory Type Approval requirements and which contain lithium batteries will require additional local testing against QCVN 101:2016/TTBTTT. This requirement applies to both new and renewal Type Approval applications. This regulation does not apply to lithium batteries as standalone devices. Currently, there are no local laboratories in place to test for this new regulation and the implementation date is subject to change.</p>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> We manufacture industrial radios and would like to know whether we can still apply the Radio and Telecommunication Terminal Equipment (R&amp;TTE) Directive in light of the new Radio Equipment Directive (RED)?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The R&amp;TTE Directive expires June 13, 2017, at which point the RED must be applied. From June 12, 2016 to June 12, 2017, either the R&amp;TTE Directive or the RED can be applied. However, please note that there are currently no harmonized standards, nor Commission Decision notes on use restriction on equipment packaging, nor a final published RED Guide.</p>
<p>If you are interested in applying the RED, check with your Notified Body to determine if standards that have not been published in the Official Journal (OJ) of the European Union (EU) as harmonized standards under the RED could be used to implement requirements for the user manual, packaging, etc.</p>
<p>In light of the unknowns, it might be prudent to wait for EU certification under the RED until all the details and processes are defined.</p>
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<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" name="B2"></a>FCC Extends Recognition Deadline of Laboratories Outside US</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> What is the status of the FCC transition period during which time all laboratories that test for equipment authorization must have FCC-recognized accreditation, and not just be 2.948 listed, in order to continue to perform compliance testing associated with equipment certification, as required by the Report and Order?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Initially the transition period for laboratories recognized under the 2.948 criteria as of July 13, 2015 allowed these laboratories to continue to be recognized until their existing expiration date or until July 13, 2016, whichever is sooner. But, due to concerns that the 2.948-listed laboratories will not be able to achieve accreditation prior to the July 13, 2016 deadline, in part because the FCC’s accreditation process for foreign laboratories in non-MRA countries is unclear, the FCC has determined that there is sound reason for continuing to recognize existing Section 2.948-listed laboratories through July 13, 2017. More information can be found <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_b0c013708e434d99a11b208fa7a1c653.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="B3"></a>SAR Testing in the EU</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We manufacture a tablet that was Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) tested at 10 mm spacing. What is the current SAR test distance for tablets in the EU?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> With respect to the R&amp;TTE Declaration of Conformity (DoC), it is the tablet manufacturer's responsibility to determine the use of its device and to identify and apply the appropriate SAR standard (IEC/EN 62209-2) that is necessary to assure full SAR compliance. As such, some tablet manufacturers performed SAR testing at 10 mm, or 15 mm and even 25 mm for head and body SAR at 2.0 W/Kg. The result of these varying test distances was a guidance note within EN 62209-2 that specifies that the separation distance when evaluating body SAR without a specific accessory must be 25 mm or less. Thus, the manufacturer typically has to perform a pass/fail distance research analysis to determine appropriate compliant passing configurations, and to justify that their devices are safe from exposure to radio frequency waves. More background information on this issue can be found <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_c55875c44f254beaa510310d3d730abf.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>.</p>
<p>If your tablet was tested for SAR at a 10 mm distance, and your DoC and Technical Construction File (TCF) are dated before April 26, 2016, your tablet does not have to meet the new 5 mm requirement in accordance with the <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_886b3a548a8e454ab5242bb08cbe9053.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">REDCA TGN 23 on Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/537 of 5 April 2016 Version 2.0 June 2016 on EN 50566:2013</a>. In this Guidance Note, the EU Commission stipulates that if the phone/tablet DoC and TCF are dated before April 26, 2016 then the phone/tablet does not need to meet the 5 mm SAR requirement until July 12, 2017, which is effectively the day the R&amp;TTE Directive expires. It is expected that a revised version of EN 50566 that addresses “reasonably foreseeable usage conditions” for listing under the RED will be in effect by then.</p>
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<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" name="B4"></a>EU Surveillance 2015</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> Does the EU have surveillance and audit programs in place similar to the FCC/TCB’s?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The EU has a surveillance program, but it operates differently than the FCC/TCB programs. EU countries are responsible for market surveillance at the national level, but cooperation between market surveillance authorities is key, and takes place through informal groups of market surveillance authorities under the Group of Administrative Co-operation Under the Radio Equipment Directive (ADC RED). The members of these groups are appointed by Member States and represent national authorities competent for market surveillance in a given sector. They meet several times per year to discuss market surveillance issues in their area of competence, and to ensure efficient, comprehensive and consistent market surveillance.</p>
<p>On May 23, 2016, the following summary of 2015 surveillance statistics was reported:</p>
<ul>
<li>12704 devices inspected by 23 market surveillance authorities: Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom.&nbsp;</li>
<li>About 8822 devices were found non-compliant to the provisions of the R&amp;TTE Directive. &nbsp;However, not all provisions were checked by all involved market surveillance authorities, so the effective amount of non-compliant devices may be higher.&nbsp;</li>
<li>Declaration of Conformity: &nbsp;7835 non-compliant of12294 devices inspected&nbsp;</li>
<li>CE marking: &nbsp;6695 non-compliant of 12662 devices inspected&nbsp;</li>
<li>Geographical area for use: &nbsp;4779 non-compliances of 11106 devices inspected</li>
<li>Essential requirements: &nbsp;675 technical non-compliances of 2274 devices measured&nbsp;
<ul>
<li>Safety (art.3.1.a): &nbsp;113 technical non-compliances of 476 devices measured&nbsp;</li>
<li>EMC (art3.1.b.): &nbsp;99 technical non-compliances of 841 devices measured</li>
<li>Radio (art.3.2.): &nbsp;527 technical non-compliances of 1870 devices measured&nbsp;</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>Technical documentation: &nbsp;386 non-compliances of 805 devices inspected
<ul>
<li>Test reports: &nbsp;310 non-compliances of 682 devices inspected&nbsp;</li>
<li>Drawings and explanations: &nbsp;55 non-compliances of 179 devices inspected</li>
<li>Other elements: &nbsp;106 non-compliances of 354 devices inspected&nbsp;</li>
</ul>
</li>
</ul>
<p>Notes:</p>
<ol>
<li>Market surveillance authorities do not always assess the device’s compliance with all requirements:<ol type="a">
<li>assessment may be limited to administrative check only;</li>
<li>measurements made only against article 3.2 (effective use of spectrum) of the R&amp;TTE Directive;&nbsp;</li>
<li>no assessment of the technical documentation in most cases;&nbsp;</li>
<li>assessment stops as soon as a non-compliance is detected, so not all non-compliance issues are identified.&nbsp;</li>
</ol></li>
<li>These results only relate to non-compliance of the products which were checked.</li>
<li>The results don’t reflect the overall compliance rate of R&amp;TTE products on the market since most of the market surveillance authorities are focusing their activities in “sectors with high non-compliance rates”.&nbsp;</li>
<li>Some market surveillance authorities screen the market randomly, while some select devices based on technology and the potential for interference.&nbsp;</li>
<li>Some market surveillance authorities do not differentiate between radio and terminal equipment and radio equipment.</li>
<li>It appears that some of the results related to radio equipment are actually for radio and terminal equipment.</li>
</ol><hr />
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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="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:868455972112701::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258385,59563,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60384-14-2:2016</a> - 5/27/2016 - Fixed capacitors for use in electronic equipment - Part 14-2: Blank detail specification - Fixed capacitors for electromagnetic interference suppression and connection to the supply mains - Safety tests only</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:868455972112701::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257163,43881,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61140:2016</a> - 5/27/2016 - Protection against electric shock - Common aspects for installation and equipment</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:868455972112701::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257161,60325,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60601-2-44:2009/A2:2016</a> - 6/3/2016 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-44: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of X-ray equipment for computed tomography</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:868455972112701::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258145,62786,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61851-23:2014/AC:2016-06</a> - 6/3/2016 - Electric vehicle conductive charging system - Part 23: DC electric vehicle charging station</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:868455972112701::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257171,59842,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50131-2-7-1:2012/A2:2016</a> - 6/10/2016 - Alarm systems - Intrusion and hold-up systems - Part 2-7-1: Intrusion detectors - Glass break detectors (acoustic)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:868455972112701::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257171,59843,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50131-2-7-2:2012/A2:2016</a> - 6/10/2016 - Alarm systems - Intrusion and hold-up systems - Part 2-7-2: Intrusion detectors - Glass break detectors (passive)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:868455972112701::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257171,59840,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50131-2-7-3:2012/A2:2016</a> - 6/10/2016 - Alarm systems - Intrusion and hold-up systems - Part 2-7-3: Intrusion detectors - Glass break detectors (active)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:868455972112701::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258069,58510,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60556:2006/A1:2016</a> - 6/10/2016 - Gyromagnetic materials intended for application at microwave frequencies - Measuring methods for properties</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:868455972112701::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257151,56362,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62052-31:2016</a> - 6/17/2016 - Electricity metering equipment (AC) - General requirements, tests and test conditions - Part 31: Product safety requirements and tests</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:84:4871265376428807" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CENELEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">EU: New ETSI Standards Recently Released</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new ETSI standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/303200_303299/3032130601/02.01.01_60/en_3032130601v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 303 213-6-1 V2.1.1</a> - (May 2015) - Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS); Part 6: Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU for deployed surface movement radar sensors; Sub-part 1: X-band sensors using pulsed signals and transmitting power up to 100 kW</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/303000_303099/303098/02.01.01_60/en_303098v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 303 098 V2.1.1</a> - (May 2015) - Maritime low power personal locating devices employing AIS; Harmonised Standard 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_en/303300_303399/303340/01.01.01_60/en_303340v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 303 340 V1.1.1</a> - (May 2015) - Digital Terrestrial TV Broadcast Receivers; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/103300_103399/103366/01.01.01_60/ts_103366v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 103 366 V1.1.1</a> - (May 2015) - Short Range Devices (SRD) using Ultra Wide Band technology (UWB); Time Domain based Low Duty Cycle Measurement for UWB</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/303100_303199/303135/02.01.01_60/en_303135v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 303 135 V2.1.1</a> - (June 2016) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Coastal Surveillance, Vessel Traffic Services and Harbour Radars (CS/VTS/HR); Harmonised Standard 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_en/301400_301499/301442/02.01.01_60/en_301442v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 442 V2.1.1</a> - (June 2016) - Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Harmonised Standard for NGSO Mobile Earth Stations (MES) including handheld earth stations, for Satellite Personal Communications Networks (S-PCN) operating in the 1 980 MHz to 2 010 MHz (earth-to-space) and 2 170 MHz to 2 200 MHz (space-to-earth) frequency bands under the Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) 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_en/302900_302999/302977/02.01.01_60/en_302977v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 977 V2.1.1</a> - (June 2016) - Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Harmonised Standard for Vehicle-Mounted Earth Stations (VMES) operating in the 14/12 GHz frequency bands 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_en/302500_302599/30257401/02.01.01_60/en_30257401v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 574-1 V2.1.1</a> - (June 2016) - Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Harmonised Standard for Mobile Earth Stations (MES) operating in the 1 980 MHz to 2 010 MHz (earth-to-space) and 2 170 MHz to 2 200 MHz (space-to-earth) frequency bands covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU; Part 1: Complementary Ground Component (CGC) for wideband systems</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302500_302599/30257402/02.01.01_60/en_30257402v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 574-2 V2.1.1</a> - (June 2016) - Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Harmonised Standard for Mobile Earth Stations (MES) operating in the 1 980 MHz to 2 010 MHz (earth-to-space) and 2 170 MHz to 2 200 MHz (space-to-earth) frequency bands covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU; Part 2: User Equipment (UE) for wideband systems</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301300_301399/301360/02.01.01_60/en_301360v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 360 V2.1.1</a> - (June 2016) - Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Harmonised Standard for Satellite Interactive Terminals (SIT) and Satellite User Terminals (SUT) transmitting towards satellites in geostationary orbit, operating in the 27,5 GHz to 29,5 GHz frequency bands 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_en/301400_301499/301441/02.01.01_60/en_301441v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 441 V2.1.1</a> - (June 2016) - Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Harmonised Standard for Mobile Earth Stations (MES), including handheld earth stations, for Satellite Personal Communications Networks (S-PCN) operating in the 1,6 GHz/2,4 GHz frequency band under the Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) 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_en/302500_302599/30257403/02.01.01_60/en_30257403v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 574-3 V2.1.1</a> - (June 2016) - Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Harmonised Standard for Mobile Earth Stations (MES) operating in the 1 980 MHz to 2 010 MHz (earth-to-space) and 2 170 MHz to 2 200 MHz (space-to-earth) frequency bands covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU; Part 3: User Equipment (UE) for narrowband systems</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301400_301499/301428/02.01.01_60/en_301428v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 428 V2.1.1</a> - (May 2015) - Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Harmonised Standard for Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT); Transmit-only, transmit/receive or receive-only satellite earth stations operating in the 11/12/14 GHz frequency bands 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_en/301400_301499/301430/02.01.01_60/en_301430v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 430 V2.1.1</a> - (May 2015) - Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Harmonised Standard for Satellite News Gathering Transportable Earth Stations (SNG TES) operating in the 11 GHz to 12 GHz/13 GHz to 14 GHz frequency bands 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_en/301400_301499/301443/02.01.01_60/en_301443v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 443 V2.1.1</a> - (May 2015) - Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Harmonised Standard for Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT); Transmit-only, transmit-and-receive, receive-only satellite earth stations operating in the 4 GHz and 6 GHz frequency bands 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_en/301400_301499/301447/02.01.01_60/en_301447v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 447 V2.1.1</a> - (May 2015) - Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Harmonised Standard for satellite Earth Stations on board Vessels (ESVs) operating in the 4/6 GHz frequency bands allocated to the Fixed Satellite Service (FSS) 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_en/301400_301499/301459/02.01.01_60/en_301459v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 459 V2.1.1</a> - (May 2015) - Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Harmonised Standard for Satellite Interactive Terminals (SIT) and Satellite User Terminals (SUT) transmitting towards satellites in geostationary orbit, operating in the 29,5 GHz to 30,0 GHz frequency bands 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_en/301700_301799/301721/02.01.01_60/en_301721v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 721 V2.1.1</a> - (May 2015) - Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Harmonised Standard for Mobile Earth Stations (MES) providing Low Bit Rate Data Communications (LBRDC) using Low Earth Orbiting (LEO) satellites operating below 1 GHz frequency band 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_en/302100_302199/302186/02.01.01_60/en_302186v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 186 V2.1.1</a> - (May 2015) - Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Harmonised Standard for satellite mobile Aircraft Earth Stations (AESs) operating in the 11/12/14 GHz frequency bands 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_en/302300_302399/302340/02.01.01_60/en_302340v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 340 V2.1.1</a> - (May 2015) - Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Harmonised Standard for satellite Earth Stations on board Vessels (ESVs) operating in the 11/12/14 GHz frequency bands allocated to the Fixed Satellite Service (FSS) 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_en/302400_302499/302448/02.01.01_60/en_302448v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 448 V2.1.1</a> - (May 2015) - Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Harmonised Standard for tracking Earth Stations on Trains (ESTs) operating in the 14/12 GHz frequency bands 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_en/303900_303999/303978/02.01.01_60/en_303978v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 303 978 V2.1.1</a> - (May 2015) - Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Harmonised Standard for Earth Stations on Mobile Platforms (ESOMP) transmitting towards satellites in geostationary orbit, operating in the 27,5 GHz to 30,0 GHz frequency bands 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_en/303900_303999/303979/02.01.01_60/en_303979v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 303 979 V2.1.1</a> - (May 2015) - Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Harmonised Standard for Earth Stations on Mobile Platforms (ESOMP) transmitting towards satellites in non-geostationary orbit, operating in the 27,5 GHz to 29,1 GHz and 29,5 GHz to 30,0 GHz frequency bands covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the 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><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/24914" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR 14-1:2016, Ed. 6.0</a> - 5/20/2016 - Electromagnetic compatibility - Requirements for household appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus - Part 1: Emission</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/24943" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62433-4:2016, Ed. 1.0</a> - 5/25/2016 - EMC IC modelling - Part 4: Models of integrated circuits for RF immunity behavioural simulation - Conducted immunity modelling (ICIM-CI)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/24975" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR 35:2016, Ed. 1.0</a> - 5/27/2016 - Electromagnetic compatibility of multimedia equipment - Immunity requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/24976" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60079-29-1:2016, Ed. 2.0</a> - 5/27/2016 - Explosive atmospheres - Part 29-1: Gas detectors - Performance requirements of detectors for flammable gases</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/24979" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61000-4-31:2016, Ed. 1.0</a> - 5/27/2016 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-31:Testing and measurement techniques - AC mains ports broadband conducted disturbance immunity test</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/24980" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61000-6-1:2016, Ed. 3.0</a> - 5/27/2016 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 6-1: Generic Standards - Immunity standard for residential, commercial and light-industrial environments</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/25017" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61000-6-2:2016, Ec. 3.0</a> - 6/3/2016 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 6-2: Generic standards - Immunity standard for industrial environments</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/25059" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-23:2016. Ed. 6.0</a> - 6/9/2016 - 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="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/25060" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-29:2016, Ed. 5.0</a> - 6/9/2016 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-29: Particular requirements for battery chargers</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/25108" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-69:2016, Ed. 5.0</a> - 6/14/2016 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-69: Particular requirements for wet and dry vacuum cleaners, including power brush, for commercial use</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.iec.ch/about/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">FCC – Upcoming TCBC Training and Workshop</h4>
<p>The Telecommunications Certification Body Council (TCBC) will host its Fall 2016 Workshop October 11-13, 2016 at the Holiday Inn - Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland. The Education Committee is actively working on building the agenda. Details will be posted on <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.tcbcouncil.org" target="_blank" rel="noopener">www.tcbcouncil.org</a> when 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;">FCC - Advisory on Illegal Use of Authorized Equipment Released</h4>
<p>On May 26, 2016, the FCC Enforcement Bureau (EB) issued FCC Enforcement Advisory No. 2016-05, “WARNING: FCC Authorized Equipment Must be Used in Compliance with All Laws and Rules, Persons or Businesses Using Authorized Equipment In a Manner that Violates Federal Law or the Commission’s Rules Are Subject to Enforcement Action”. This advisory can be found <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2016/db0526/DA-16-588A1.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;">Qatar - ITU WRC-15 Recommendations to be Integrated with Qatar’s National Regulations by 2017</h4>
<p>On May 17, 2016, Qatar’s Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://cra.gov.qa/en/news/cra-integrates-itu%E2%80%99s-wrc-15-outcomes-national-regulations-future-spectrum-planning" target="_blank" rel="noopener">declared plans to integrate the recommendations of the International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU)</a> World Radio-Communication Conference (WRC 2015) into the national regulatory framework of Qatar.</p>
<p>The proposed recommendations are:</p>
<ol>
<li>An allocation of 91 MHz in the frequency range of 1427-1518 MHz in order to obtain globally harmonized International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT).</li>
<li>Additional IMT identification within the band of 694-790 MHz.</li>
<li>To ensure public safety communications, a single, harmonized frequency range of 694-894 MHz will be implemented for Public Protection and Disaster Relief.&nbsp;</li>
<li>In response to the disappearance of Malaysian Airline Flight MH370, an agreement will be established to support global flight tracking by satellite receivers of civilian aircraft through the use of existing transmissions.&nbsp;</li>
<li>A global allocation for a short-range, high-resolution automotive radar in the 79 GHz frequency band.</li>
<li>An implementation by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for the formation of worldwide standards and international regulatory conditions regarding the satellite communications in certain frequency bands of unmanned aircraft.&nbsp;</li>
<li>Facilitation of the shift to wireless use of aircraft for wireless avionics intra-communications (WAIC).&nbsp;</li>
<li>An allocation of 250 MHz in the frequency range 13.5-13.75 GHz (DL) and 14.5-14.75 GHz (UL) for the downlink and uplink of the fixed satellite service.</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;">Chile – 700 MHz Band Open for 4G LTE</h4>
<p>On May 18, 2016, Chile’s Authority, <em>Subsecretaría de Telcomunicaciones</em> (SUBTEL), announced that operators could begin using the 700 MHz band for LTE services. There are no changes to the Type Approval requirements, and cellular-only devices still do not require Type Approval at SUBTEL.</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 – Delays for ICASA Type Approvals</h4>
<p>On May 30, 2016, South Africa’s Authority, <em>Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)</em> Block A office building caught fire. While no serious injuries were reported, Block A does house the licensing/type approval, policy, research and analysis divisions, and it is anticipated that delays will occur in the ICASA Type Approval process.</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 - SABS EMC / EMI Approval Service Scheduled to Re-open</h4>
<p>We recently received official confirmation that South Africa’s <em>Bureau of Standards (SABS)</em> will resume its EMC/EMI Type Approval service on June 20, 2016. Additionally, the procedure for EMC approval of devices in South Africa has been made more stringent following the previous suspension of the service. Manufacturers will now have to provide details and evidence under the following categories:</p>
<ol>
<li>Product to be approved</li>
<li>Manufacturing process of product</li>
<li>Evidence of original testing of product</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;">Customs Union - Amendments to Customs Union EMC and Safety Technical Regulations for Review</h4>
<p>Recently, the department for technical regulation of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) released for review and comment (by July 29, 2016) two proposed amendments to technical regulations in Russia. The first draft contains amendments to the technical regulation of the Customs Union “Electromagnetic compatibility of technical means” (TR CU 020/2011) which clarifies products covered by the regulation. The second draft proposes amendments to the technical regulation of the Customs Union “On safety low-voltage equipment” (TR CU 004/2011), through the elimination of duplicate provisions and the clarification of products covered. A summary of the amendments follows:&nbsp;</p>
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<td style="width: 20%; border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">EMC<br /> (TR TC 020/2011)</span></td>
<td style="width: 40%; border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">Article 1, Par. 2 listing products out of scope of Technical Regulations was expanded to include second-hand equipment<br /> (equipment that has been in use).</span></td>
<td style="width: 40%; border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">None, the amendment adds clarification only, second-hand equipment currently does not require Customs Union Approval.</span></td>
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<td style="width: 20%; border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">EMC<br /> (TR TC 020/2011);<br /> Safety<br /> (TR CU 004/2011)</span></td>
<td style="width: 40%; border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">Languages other than Russian may be used for measurement units, trademarks consisting of letters, country of origin, and other names and data listed in accompanying documents</span></td>
<td style="width: 40%; border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">The amendment would allow mentioned details to be listed in foreign language going forward.</span></td>
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<td style="width: 20%; border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">EMC<br /> (TR TC 020/2011);<br /> Safety<br /> (TR CU 004/2011)</span></td>
<td style="width: 40%; border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">Mandatory information required to be listed in accompanying documents can now be listed on the equipment itself or its packaging if space allows it.</span></td>
<td style="width: 40%; border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">Manufacturers will have a choice to either list mandatory information about the product in the accompanying documents or on the equipment itself, or its packaging (if there is sufficient space).</span></td>
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<td style="width: 20%; border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">EMC<br /> (TR TC 020/2011);<br /> Safety<br /> (TR CU 004/2011)</span></td>
<td style="width: 40%; border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">Scope of technical equipment* connecting to personal computers was narrowed to “Home and Office use” only. Previously, no purpose of use was identified in the regulation.<br /> *Such technical equipment includes: scanners, printers, copiers, multi-function devices, monitors, uninterruptible power supplies, active loudspeaker enclosures, multimedia projectors.</span></td>
<td style="width: 40%; border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">The amendment will allow manufacturers to follow the Declaration scheme (simplified procedure) instead of Certification scheme for technical equipment connecting to personal computers that are neither for home or office use.<br /> However, the technical Regulation does not currently provide a definition of “Office Use”, therefore PCS is seeking confirmation on this point from regulator.</span></td>
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<td style="width: 20%; border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">EMC<br /> (TR TC 020/2011);<br /> Safety<br /> (TR CU 004/2011)</span></td>
<td style="width: 40%; border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">Scope of products subject to mandatory certification was expanded to include Cash Registering Equipment.</span></td>
<td style="width: 40%; border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">None, the amendment adds clarification to Technical regulation only to match the Mandatory Assessment List published by the Commission in 2014.</span></td>
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<td style="width: 20%; border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">Safety<br /> (TR CU 004/2011)</span></td>
<td style="width: 40%; border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">Fuses, distribution boards and cable-distributive devices, automatic control devices for household electrical equipment; switches, contactors, starters, remote control units and control panels are included to the list subject to certification scheme</span></td>
<td style="width: 40%; border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size: 11px;">None, the amendment adds clarification to the Technical regulation only to match the Mandatory Assessment List published by the Commission in 2014.</span></td>
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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 2016</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>Wireless Device Hotspot Feature and Android Marshmallow OS</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We manufacture a wireless hotspot device with the hotspot feature intentionally disabled as it was not tested for compliance. However, it has come to our attention that Android Marshmallow, the latest Android operating system, enables the hotspot feature. How do we ensure there are no compliance issues?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada also noticed that the installation of the Android Marshmallow operating system on hotspot devices may suddenly make a previously disabled hotspot feature available to the end user.</p>
<p>If the installation of Marshmallow, or any future OS, suddenly enables the hotspot feature of your device, and your device was certified with the hotspot feature disabled and no compliance testing done, you are required to test the hotspot mode for compliance and to submit a <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_1747b4f9f82f4685a05ae47327014970.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Class 3 Permissive Change</a> (C3PC) application to ISED.</p>
<p>Note: This issue may impact FCC compliance as well.</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>Reusing Test Data</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We have a wireless device that was tested and certified fully populated with components. We have since depopulated the wireless device and would like to use the original test data in a new FCC certification application. Under what circumstances are we allowed to reuse the original data?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The FCC permits the reuse of test data in an application under limited circumstances only, specifically when the device uses the same internal printed circuit board with some variation based on population/depopulation of components. Each variation must have its own FCC ID. For example, generally smart phones can differ in cellular bands but must contain common circuity for peripheral, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC and ANT devices.</p>
<p>A new certification application that includes reused test data must also include the following:</p>
<ol>
<li>a copy of the original test report;</li>
<li>justification for the reuse;</li>
<li>the specific data that is being reused from the original application, with references to the specific tests and sections;&nbsp;</li>
<li>if the referenced reused data is from more than one previous application, the submission must clearly identify the sections and application to which it refers;</li>
<li>test data for the new device based on the worst case results in the original data in order to verify that the results are equivalent for demonstrating compliance, and that variations between the devices are within the accepted manufacturing tolerance;&nbsp;</li>
<li>RF exposure evaluation with each combination of frequency band, wireless mode and exposure test condition considered separately.</li>
</ol>
<p>A TCB must review the justification in conjunction with the referenced original applications to make sure that the data is appropriate and that the application as a whole demonstrates compliance. In cases where there are multiple variations and corresponding certification applications, a KDB inquiry should be submitted to the FCC for advice and guidance.</p>
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<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" name="B3"></a>RF LED Lighting Testing</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We want to test our RF LED lighting devices. What are the required FCC rules and regulations?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The following tests apply to RF LED lighting devices:</p>
<ol>
<li>Power line conducted emissions and radiated emissions from the RF LED lighting device are to be measured in accordance with the procedures in ANSI C63.4-2014, American National Standard for Methods of Measurement of Radio Noise Emissions from Low-Voltage Electrical and Electronic Equipment in the Range of 9 kHz to 40 GHz.</li>
<li>Radiated emissions measurements should be performed over the range of frequencies in accordance with <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=2cf92ca952b4a744e585384f100f0a39&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.15_133&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.33(b)</a> which specifies when routine radiated emissions measurements are needed based on the highest frequency generated or used in the device. &nbsp;When the internal frequency is less than 1.705 MHz, the FCC stipulates that radiated emissions measurements be performed only up to 30 MHz, even though the FCC has found that non-periodic, broadband in nature emissions from RF LED lighting devices are a by-product of the internal driver circuitry within the RF LED lighting device, and have adequate energy and potential to generate radiated emissions well above 30 MHz.&nbsp;</li>
<li>With respect to the aforementioned, the FCC requires all RF LED lighting devices, even those that in the past have been considered to operate on frequencies below 1.705 MHz, are required to have radiated emissions measurements performed from 30 MHz to 1000 MHz at a minimum, to adequately demonstrate compliance with <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=2cf92ca952b4a744e585384f100f0a39&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.15_1109&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.109</a> radiated emission limits.&nbsp;</li>
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<p>Note: In interference cases involving RF LED lighting devices, the FCC has often found that the specified operating frequency of the RF LED lighting device is not consistent with the actual emissions, given the “broadband” nature of the radiated and conducted emissions generated.</p>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> We have a device with a microprocessor that is clocked at 1.5 GHz and a transmitter section with a carrier frequency operating at 2.4 GHz. Which frequency do we use to investigate the upper frequency range?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Since your device contains an unintentional radiator and an intentional radiator, the upper frequency range must be investigated in accordance with <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=2cf92ca952b4a744e585384f100f0a39&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.15_133&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.33(a)(4)</a> as follows:</p>
<ul>
<li>the range applicable to the intentional radiator as specified in 47CFR§15.33(a)(1) through (a)(3)<br /> or</li>
<li>the range applicable to the digital device as specified in 47CFR§15.33(b)(1)</li>
</ul>
<p>For example, a 47CFR§15.247 composite system with digital logic clocked at 1.5 GHz and an intentional radiator operating at 2.402 GHz must be investigated to the upper frequency of 24 GHz in order to demonstrate compliance to all the applicable FCC rules and regulations.</p>
<p>Note: The measured emissions of the composite system must not exceed the highest level permitted for an individual component.</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="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1140202621448501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258059,61157,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62610-5:2016</a> - 6/24/2016 - Mechanical structures for electrical and electronic equipment - Thermal management for cabinets in accordance with IEC 60297 and IEC 60917 series - Part 5: Cooling performance evaluation for indoor cabinets</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1140202621448501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258387,59384,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60195:2016</a> - 7/15/2016 - Method of measurement of current noise generated in fixed resistors</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1140202621448501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,62991,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 55032:2015/AC:2016-07</a> - 7/22/2016 - Electromagnetic compatibility of multimedia equipment - Emission Requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1140202621448501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257241,58942,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60966-2-4:2016</a> - 7/22/2016 - Radio Frequency and coaxial cable assemblies - Part 2-4: Detail specification for cable assemblies for radio and TV receivers - Frequency range 0 MHz to 3 000 MHz, IEC 61169-2 connectors</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:84:4871265376428807" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CENELEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">EU: New ETSI Standards Recently Released</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new ETSI standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301400_301499/301427/02.01.01_60/en_301427v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 427 V2.1.1</a> - June 2016 - Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Harmonised Standard for low data rate Mobile satellite Earth Stations (MES) except aeronautical mobile satellite earth stations, operating in the 11/12/14 GHz frequency bands 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_en/303300_303399/303339/01.01.01_60/en_303339v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 303 339 V1.1.1</a> - June 2016 - Broadband Direct Air-to-Ground Communications; Equipment operating in the 1 900 MHz to 1 920 MHz and 5 855 MHz to 5 875 MHz frequency bands; Fixed pattern antennas; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302500_302599/30257401/02.01.01_60/en_30257401v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 574-1 V2.1.1</a> - June 2016 - Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Harmonised Standard for Mobile Earth Stations (MES) operating in the 1 980 MHz to 2 010 MHz (earth-to-space) and 2 170 MHz to 2 200 MHz (space-to-earth) frequency bands covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU; Part 1: Complementary Ground Component (CGC) for wideband systems</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301300_301399/301360/02.01.01_60/en_301360v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 360 V2.1.1</a> - June 2016 - Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Harmonised Standard for Satellite Interactive Terminals (SIT) and Satellite User Terminals (SUT) transmitting towards satellites in geostationary orbit, operating in the 27,5 GHz to 29,5 GHz frequency bands 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_en/301400_301499/301441/02.01.01_60/en_301441v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 441 V2.1.1</a> - June 2016 - Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Harmonised Standard for Mobile Earth Stations (MES), including handheld earth stations, for Satellite Personal Communications Networks (S-PCN) operating in the 1,6 GHz/2,4 GHz frequency band under the Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) 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_en/302100_302199/302195/02.01.01_60/en_302195v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 195 V2.1.1</a> - June 2016 - Short Range Devices (SRD); Ultra Low Power Active Medical Implants (ULP-AMI) and accessories (ULP-AMI-P) operating in the frequency range 9 kHz to 315 kHz Harmonised Standard 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/103300_103399/103329/01.01.01_60/ts_103329v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 103 329 V1.1.1</a> - June 2016 - Wireless Industrial Applications (WIA); Radio equipment to be used in the 5,725 GHz to 5,875 GHz frequency range with power level up to 400 mW; Methods and concepts for a WIA system approach to sharing in the 5,725 GHz to 5,875 GHz band</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/103400_103499/103416/01.01.01_60/tr_103416v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TR 103 416 V1.1.1</a> - July 2016 - System Reference document (SRdoc); Short Range Devices (SRD) using Ultra Wide Band (UWB); Technical characteristics and spectrum requirements for UWB based vehicular access systems for operation in the 3,4 GHz to 4,8 GHz and 6 GHz to 8,5 GHz frequency ranges</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/300300_300399/300386/02.01.01_60/en_300386v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 300 386 V2.1.1</a> - July 2016 - Telecommunication network equipment; ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) requirements; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of the Directive 2014/30/EU</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/101500_101599/101506/02.01.01_60/tr_101506v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TR 101 506 V2.1.1</a> - July 2016 - Fixed Radio Systems; Generic definitions, terminology and applicability of essential requirements covering article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU to Fixed Radio Systems</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/103400_103499/103429/01.01.01_60/ts_103429v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 103 429 V1.1.1</a> - July 2016 - Integrated broadband cable telecommunication networks (CABLE); Cable Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) with Integrated Radio and Non-Radio Interfaces; Technical Specification covering the cable equipment technical requirements in support of Harmonised Standards for the essential requirements of article 3.1b of the 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><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/25216" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR 11:2015/AMD1:2016, Ed. 6.0</a> - 6/23/2016 - Amendment 1 - Industrial, scientific and medical equipment - Radio-frequency disturbance characteristics - Limits and methods of measurement</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/25215" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR 11:2015+AMD1:2016, Ed. 6.1</a> - 6/23/2016 - Industrial, scientific and medical equipment - Radio-frequency disturbance characteristics - Limits and methods of measurement</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/25254" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR 16-2-3:2016, Ed. 4.0</a> - 6/24/2016 - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 2-3: Methods of measurement of disturbances and immunity - Radiated disturbance measurements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/25236" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-14:2016, Ed. 6.0</a> - 6/24/2016 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-14: Particular requirements for kitchen machines</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/25263" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR 32:2015/COR1:2016, Ed. 2.0</a> - 6/28/2016 - Corrigendum 1 - Electromagnetic compatibility of multimedia equipment - Emission requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/25296" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60695-1-21:2016, Ed. 1.0</a> - 7/1/2016 - Fire hazard testing - Part 1-21: Guidance for assessing the fire hazard of electrotechnical products - Ignitability - Summary and relevance of test methods</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/25336" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62209-1:2016, Ed. 2.0</a> - 7/6/2016 - Measurement procedure for the assessment of specific absorption rate of human exposure to radio frequency fields from hand-held and body-mounted wireless communication devices - Part 1: Devices used next to the ear (Frequency range of 300 MHz to 6 GHz)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/25355" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61000-4-10:2016, Ed. 2.0</a> - 7/7/2016 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-10: Testing and measurement techniques - Damped oscillatory magnetic field immunity test</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/25386" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC CA 01:2016, Ed. 1.0</a> - 7/12/2016 - IEC Conformity Assessment Systems - Basic Rules -&nbsp;FREE DOWNLOAD</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/25400" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61010-2-012:2016, Ed. 1.0</a> - 7/12/2016 - Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use - Part 2-012: Particular requirements for climatic and environmental testing and other temperature conditioning equipment</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/25412" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61000-4-9:2016, Ed. 2.0</a> - 7/13/2016 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-9: Testing and measurement techniques - Impulse magnetic field immunity test</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/25434" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60384-14:2013+AMD1:2016, Ed. 4.1</a> - 7/14/2016 - Fixed capacitors for use in electronic equipment - Part 14: Sectional specification - Fixed capacitors for electromagnetic interference suppression and connection to the supply mains</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/25461" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61010-2-120:2016, Ed. 1.0</a> - 7/15/2016 - Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use - Part 2-120: Particular safety requirements for machinery aspects of equipment</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/25484" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60079-29-1:2016, Ed. 2.0</a> - 7/21/2016 - Explosive atmospheres - Part 29-1: Gas detectors - Performance requirements of detectors for flammable gases</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/5527" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61511:2016, Ed. 1.0</a> - 7/21/2016 - Functional safety - Safety instrumented systems for the process industry sector - ALL PARTS</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.iec.ch/about/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">FCC - New Rules Adopted&nbsp;for Wireless Technology above 24 GHz</h4>
<p>On July 14, 2016, the FCC adopted new rules for wireless broadband operations in frequencies above 24&nbsp;GHz, making the United States the first country in the world to make this spectrum available for next generation wireless services.</p>
<p>These new rules open up nearly 11 GHz of high-frequency spectrum for flexible, mobile and fixed use wireless broadband including 3.85 GHz of licensed spectrum and 7 GHz of unlicensed spectrum. The rules create a new Upper Microwave Flexible Use service in the 28 GHz (27.5-28.35 GHz), 37 GHz (37-38.6 GHz), and 39 GHz (38.6-40 GHz) bands, and a new unlicensed band at 64-71 GHz.</p>
<p>The FCC said it has struck a balance between new wireless services, current and future fixed satellite service operations, and federal uses. The item adopts effective sharing schemes to ensure that diverse users, including federal and non-federal, satellite and terrestrial, and fixed and mobile, can co-exist and expand.</p>
<p>The FCC also adopted a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) which seeks comment on several issues. The FNPRM seeks to apply the adopted flexible use service and technical rules to another 18 GHz of spectrum encompassing 8 additional high-frequency bands, and seeks comment on a variety of other issues including refinements to the performance requirements and mobile spectrum holdings policies, and the sharing framework adopted for the 37-37.6 GHz band.</p>
<p>The goal of these new rules is to create a runway for US companies to launch the technologies that will harness 5G’s fiber-fast capabilities. <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2016/db0714/DOC-340301A1.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link</a></p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">FCC – Chair and Vice Chair Appointed to FCC WRC-19 Advisory Committee</h4>
<p>In preparation for the International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) next World Radiocommunication Conference scheduled for 2019 (WRC-19), FCC Chairman Wheeler announced the appointment of Thomas C. Power as Chair and Christopher J. Murphy as Vice Chair of the FCC’s advisory committee for WRC-19. The Committee is tasked with providing advice, technical support and recommended proposals on matters relating to the WRC-19.</p>
<p>Mr. Power is Senior Vice President and General Counsel of CTIA. Before joining CTIA, Power served as the U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Telecommunications in the White House Office of Science and Technology. Previously, Power served as Chief of Staff for the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce, and as Senior Legal Adviser to FCC Chairman William Kennard, where he advised the chairman on broadband, common carrier and mass media matters.</p>
<p>Mr. Murphy is Associate General Counsel of Regulatory Affairs at ViaSat, Inc., a U.S.-based broadband services and technology provider. Before joining ViaSat, Murphy was Vice President of Government Affairs at Inmarsat. Prior to working in the private sector, Murphy worked for a decade at the FCC International Bureau, on broadcast and mobile satellite licensing issues, as well as on domestic and international spectrum and broadband policies. <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-340430A1.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link</a></p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">FDA - Final Guidance Issued on Medical Device EMC</h4>
<p>The FDA has issued final guidance for medical device electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). This final guidance document details a number of primary components that are needed from U.S. manufacturers in order to obtain pre-market clearance or approval for supporting claims of medical device EMC.</p>
<p>Proof of EMC ensures that a device is able to function in its intended environment without introducing excessive electromagnetic disturbance capable of causing electromagnetic interference with other electronically powered devices. In addition to following existing requirements and testing standards, registrants should include the following information in their applications:</p>
<ul>
<li>Environment intended for use</li>
<li>Summary of all testing conducted to support EMC claims</li>
<li>List of standards specifications met (including immunity test levels)</li>
<li>Summary of device-specific tests including performance data and pass/fail criteria</li>
<li>Device labeling and supporting documentation of compliance</li>
<li>Details on any changes made to the device for it to pass one or more EMC tests</li>
</ul>
<p>It should be noted that additional information may be requested from the FDA Reviewer. The final guidance document can be found at “<a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2016/07/11/2016-16350/information-to-support-a-claim-of-electromagnetic-compatibility-of-electrically-powered-medical" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Information to Support a Claim of Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) of Electrically-Powered Medical Device</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 - Updated List of R&amp;TTE Harmonized Standards</h4>
<p>On July 8, 2016, the European Commission published in the Official Journal of the European Union the following updated consolidated list of harmonized standards for the R&amp;TTE Directive (RTTED) 1999/5/EC, Radio Equipment Directive (RED) 2014/53/EU and the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) 2014/35/EU.</p>
<ul>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_a8db2f3b414c4f27bb246b1f3156b196.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RTTED - 1999-5-EC - Harmonized Standards - C 249 - 8 July 2016</a></li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_7d32c12d1f5d4f59850a8e2781f4ea1d.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RED - 2014-53-EU - Harmonized Standards - C 249 - 8 July 2016</a></li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_4ff6722dd40c4e3cb3e48af1d7f86b1f.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">LVD - 2014-35-EU - Harmonized Standards - C 249 - 8 July 2016</a></li>
</ul>
<p>The R&amp;TTE Directive list of standards will only be used until June 13, 2017. Currently, there are not many harmonized standards for the RED but it is anticipated that additional harmonized standards for the RED will be updated in the Official Journal over the course of the next 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;">Algeria – Suspension of Type Approvals</h4>
<p>Recently, Algeria’s regulator, Autorité de Régulation de la Poste et des Télécommunications (ARPT), indicated that Type Approval services are on hold pending the election of a new Director. During this time, Type Approval certificates will not be issued. Normal service is expected to resume once the new Director is elected.</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;">Nepal – Revised Type Approval Process</h4>
<p>On July 9, 2016, Nepal’s Telecommunications Authority (NTA) published <em>Approval Working Procedure for Customer Premises Radio Telecommunication Equipment-2016 (TAP-04)</em>. This is the updated version of <em>Type Approval Working Procedure for Customer Premises Radio Telecommunication Equipments-2014 (TAP-03)</em>. Changes have been made to Technical Specifications of the Equipment for Mobile Handsets and submission time for renewal of permanent periodic type approval certificate as follows:</p>
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<td style="width: 619px; height: 25px; border-collapse: collapse;" colspan="2"><strong>Technical Specifications of the Equipment for Mobile Handsets </strong></td>
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<td style="width: 284px; height: 25px; border-collapse: collapse;"><strong>Old Type Approval Procedure </strong></td>
<td style="width: 336px; height: 25px; border-collapse: collapse;"><strong>Revised Type Approval Procedure </strong></td>
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<td style="width: 284px; height: 68px; border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Battery Parameters</span>:<br /> Nominal Voltage: 3.7 V<br /> Maximum Charge Voltage: 4.2 V<br /> Minimum Charging Capacity: 850 mAh</td>
<td style="width: 336px; height: 68px; border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Minimum Charging Capacity of Battery</span>:<br /> 600 mAh (for Bar Phone i.e. Normal Keypad phone)<br /> 1000 mAh (for Smart Phone)</td>
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<td style="width: 284px; height: 25px; border-collapse: collapse;">Maximum EIRP: 33 dBm or 2W</td>
<td style="width: 336px; height: 25px; border-collapse: collapse;">Maximum EIRP: 33+/-2 dBm</td>
</tr>
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<td style="width: 284px; height: 7px; border-collapse: collapse;">&nbsp;</td>
<td style="width: 336px; height: 7px; border-collapse: collapse;">&nbsp;</td>
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<td style="width: 619px; height: 25px; border-collapse: collapse;" colspan="2"><strong>Submission Time for Renewal of Permanent Periodic Type Approval Certificate </strong></td>
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<td style="width: 284px; height: 23px; border-collapse: collapse;"><strong>Old Type Approval Procedure </strong></td>
<td style="width: 336px; height: 23px; border-collapse: collapse;"><strong>Revised Type Approval Procedure </strong></td>
</tr>
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<td style="width: 284px; height: 54px; border-collapse: collapse;">The applicant has to apply for renewal of the permanent periodic type approval certificate at least 3 months prior to the date of expiry of the permanent periodic type approval certificate</td>
<td style="width: 336px; height: 54px; border-collapse: collapse;">The applicant has to apply for renewal of the permanent periodic type approval at least 30 days prior to the date of expiry of the permanent periodic type approval certificate<br /> &nbsp;</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>
<p><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.nta.gov.np/en/public-notice-en/522-type-approval-working-procedure-for-customer-premises-radio-telecommunication-equipment-2016-tap-04" 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;">South Africa - ICASA Strike</h4>
<p>Over 50 staff members of the <em>Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)</em> have been on strike since July 4, 2106. The length of the strike is unknown; striking workers are demanding payment of prior salary bonuses. ICASA has been operating with a shortage of staff so on-going approval projects may soon be impacted. <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.fin24.com/Tech/News/negotiations-yet-to-begin-on-icasa-strike-worker-20160714" 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;">South Africa - SABS Re-opened</h4>
<p>The <em>South African Bureau of Standards (SABS)</em> has recently re-opened and is accepting applications for EMC/EMI Type Approvals. Changes to the process have been introduced, including a preliminary assessment by officials ahead of a formal review. Foreign manufacturers are still permitted to act in the capacity of local Approval holder. The approval price, lead time and documents needed to support such a request will vary depending on the type of product certification and the outcome of SABS’s initial review. <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ee.co.za/article/icasa-sabs-mou-spells-better-emc-emi-compliance.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;">Mexico – Regulator Closed 7/18/16 – 7/29/16</h4>
<p>Mexico’s Type Approval regulator, <em>Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones</em> (IFT), recently announced that it will be closed for business from July 18, 2016 through July 29, 2016. During this period, no Type Approval applications will be able to be submitted to IFT, and applications currently under review are expected to be delayed by up to 2 weeks.</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 – Lithium Battery Regulation</h4>
<p>On July 5, 2016, Vietnam’s Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) confirmed that National Technical Regulation QCVN 101:2016/TTBTTTT on lithium batteries will come into effect on April 1, 2017. Existing Type Approval certificates granted prior to April 1, 2017 remain valid until their expiration 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;">Taiwan - Updated Approval Process</h4>
<p>Effective July 1, 2016, Taiwan’s National Communications Commission (NCC) will allow the following telecommunication terminal devices to follow the existing Type Approval scheme or to follow the Declaration of Conformity (DoC) scheme:</p>
<ul>
<li>Telephone&nbsp;</li>
<li>Automatic Alarm&nbsp;</li>
<li>Answering Machine&nbsp;</li>
<li>Fax&nbsp;</li>
<li>Typewriter&nbsp;</li>
<li>Wired Remote Commander&nbsp;</li>
<li>Key Telephone System&nbsp;</li>
<li>Computer Integrating Phone Function&nbsp;</li>
<li>Caller ID Terminal Devices&nbsp;</li>
</ul>
<p>Under the DoC scheme, the process is simplified and costs are expected to be reduced. Similar to the standard Type Approval scheme, NCC testing and submission to NCC for assessment is still required, however NCC will then release a DoC with the allocated declaration number.</p>
<p>In comparison to the standard NCC mark, the “z” highlighted in red below for type approval method will be “C” (for DoC scheme) rather than “T” (for Type Approval scheme).<br /> <img style="width: 401px; height: 71px; margin: 0px; border: 0; line-height: 100%; outline: none; text-decoration: none; display: inline;" src="http://rheintech.com/images/multipoint/2016/Taiwan-labeling-ncc-doc.png" alt="Taiwan labeling NCC DoC" width="401" height="71" align="none" /></p>
<p><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ncc.gov.tw/" 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;">UAE - Updated UWB and SRD Regulations</h4>
<p>UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) updated Ultra-Wide Band and Short Range Devices requirements in recently published Regulation (Version 2.0) as a written summary of already established requirements. These requirements are in line with existing European Standards and requirements in ITU-Region 1 countries for these technologies and do not elicit any changes. See below for the main requirements of UWB devices:</p>
<ul>
<li>Generic UWB devices shall comply with EN 302 065-1.&nbsp;</li>
<li>UWB devices for location tracking shall comply with EN 302 500-1.&nbsp;</li>
<li>UWB devices for Building Material Analysis shall comply with EN 302 435-1.&nbsp;</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;">Chile - New Labelling Requirements for Cell Phones</h4>
<p>On June 13, 2106, Chile’s regulator <em>Subsecretaría de Telecomunicaciones (SUBTEL) </em>released Resolución 1463 that declares that new labelling requirements for cellphone devices must be implemented within 270 days of its publication. Upon its implementation, devices containing 2G, 3G or 4G technology will be required to display a multi-band stamp on the front of the box/packaging of the device to show the cellular technologies supported. Examples are:</p>
<p><img style="width: 680px; height: 463px; margin: 0px; border: 0; line-height: 100%; outline: none; text-decoration: none; display: inline;" src="http://rheintech.com/images/multipoint/2016/chile-new-labeling-requirement-for-cell-phones.png" alt="Chile new labeling requirement for cell phones" width="680" height="463" align="none" /></p>
<p>The manufacturer or the importer will be responsible for adding the multi-band stamp to the device packaging prior to import and sale in Chile and this requirement will affect both existing and new devices. Cellular-only devices still do not require Type Approval in Chile, however Type Approval is required if the device contains other technologies such as Bluetooth, WLAN and RFID. Upon implementation of this regulation, it will be mandatory for cell-phone devices to operate in all permitted frequency bands of at least one supported cellular technology (2G, 3G or 4G). <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.subtel.gob.cl/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link</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>Standard Antenna Connectors for Intentional Radiators</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> Under what conditions does the FCC allow standard antenna connectors under Part 15.203?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Under <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>, the FCC allows the use of standard antenna connectors only when the device requires professional installation.</p>
<p>In all other cases, intentional radiators must be designed with a permanently attached antenna(s) or a unique antenna connector that ensures that only the antenna(s) certified and furnished by the grantee can be used. An example would be a wireless local area network, typically user-installed, and therefore requires a unique connector.</p>
<p>If professional installation is optional, the FCC does not allow the use of a standard antenna connector. When professional installation is required, the certification grant includes this condition.</p>
<p>An applicant must clearly demonstrate the requirement for professional installation by providing to the satisfaction of the FCC the following information about the device:</p>
<ol>
<li>intended use</li>
<li>installation requirements</li>
<li>marketing methods</li>
</ol>
<p>The FCC has permitted standard connectors on intentional radiators in the following situations:</p>
<ul>
<li>Point-to-point applications require a tower-mounted, directional antenna. &nbsp;The device is advertised in special trade publications and/or demonstrated at targeted trade shows. &nbsp;The applicant satisfied the 3 information requirements listed above to demonstrate the need for professional installation. &nbsp;</li>
<li>Data and control signal transmitters located in oil fields;&nbsp;</li>
<li>Transmitters mounted on trains and in train stations;&nbsp;</li>
<li>Pole–mounted transmitters used by utility companies;&nbsp;</li>
<li>Transmitters mounted on traffic signals for use by police and/or emergency vehicles.</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="B2"></a>Standalone Module without RF Shield</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We have a module that does not include a RF shield, however&nbsp;we meet the standalone requirement for a module with a RF shield. Can we qualify for FCC certification as a standalone module?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> No you cannot. To qualify as a standalone module, the RF (radio frequency) circuitry must be shielded, even if the module meets the limits in a standalone configuration without it. The RF section of the module must be shielded to help prevent RF coupling when the module is installed in a host, so it’s not enough for it to meet only the limits of the standalone configuration.</p>
<p>The shielding design must fully enfold all the RF circuitry, including the top, all sides, and the bottom, which may be a shielding ground plane. The shielding must be made of sheet metal, metal mesh, or a metallic ink-coated material expressly designed as an effective shield. Any holes in the shield must be significantly smaller than the wavelength of the radiation that is being blocked, to effectively approximate an unbroken conducting surface.</p>
<p>The other module circuitry, i.e. flash memory, temperature sensor, input voltage regulators, input data buffering circuits, etc. may not be RF circuitry, and therefore do not need to be shielded. However, the onus is on the grantee to employ sound engineering judgment to reduce/eliminate any possible RF coupling that might affect a host interface.</p>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> We are testing a Part 18 consumer industrial scientific medical device. How do we apply the correct FCC distance attenuation factor?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Per <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=a2ff340790620cfdacfd1a8cd9878889&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.18_1305&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§18.305</a> (note 2), if a sufficient number of measurements are made at varying distances from the Equipment Under Test (EUT) so that the actual distance attenuation may be calculated, then that calculated factor may be applied to the level of the emissions measured at a distance closer than the specified limit distance.</p>
<p>While a single measurement may use a factor which could be 20 dB per decade, multiple measurements could produce for example 50 or 60 dB per decade, a significant advantage over a single measurement.</p>
<p>Obviously, if the emission is compliant assuming 20 dB per decade, then only the single 10 m measurement needs to be made.</p>
<p>Note: At these low frequencies, an approved site is not required for measurements. You may make measurements at distances greater than 10 m if:</p>
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<li>there is no ground screen on the test site,</li>
<li>site attenuation is not measured at these greater distances,</li>
<li>the test site area is clear of obstructions.</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="B4"></a>Requirements for Refurbished Computer Equipment</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> If the original FCC ID is viewable on computer equipment refurbished by our company, do we need to retest it to the conducted and radiated emissions requirements of Part 15 before we sell it?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> No retesting or permissive change applications are required if the equipment is restored to the operational characteristics of the original certified product using the same or comparable parts, i.e. the same basic semiconductor lineup, filtering, clock circuits, etc.</p>
<p>However, if the refurbishment improves the computer equipment beyond its certified operational characteristics, or uses different parts that are not comparable, your company should retest to confirm continued compliance with the FCC rules and regulations. The test results will dictate one of the following:</p>
<ul>
<li>No action required</li>
<li>Prepare Class I Permissive Change report for archiving</li>
<li>Prepare Class II Permissive Change report and submit Class II Permissive Change application</li>
<li>Prepare a New Certification report and submit with supporting documentation to obtain a new FCC ID</li>
</ul>
<p>For more information, see <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=a2ff340790620cfdacfd1a8cd9878889&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.2_11043&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.1043(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;">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="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:543955662867201::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:17372,61873,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CEN/CLC ISO/IEC/TS 17021-2:2016</a> - 8/17/2016 - Conformity assessment - Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems - Part 2: Competence requirements for auditing and certification of environmental management systems (ISO/IEC/TS 17021-2:2012)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:543955662867201::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:17372,61874,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CEN/CLC ISO/IEC/TS 17021-3:2016</a> - 8/17/2016 - Conformity assessment - Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems - Part 3: Competence requirements for auditing and certification of quality management systems (ISO/IEC/TS 17021-3:2013)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:543955662867201::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258803,62986,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50270:2015/AC-08</a> - 8/12/2016 - 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="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:543955662867201::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257217,41945,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50604-1:2016</a>&nbsp;- 8/5/2016 - Secondary lithium batteries for light EV (electric vehicle) applications - Part 1: General safety requirements and test methods</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:543955662867201::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258713,63171,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62841-3-10:2015/AC:2016-07</a> - 7/29/2016 - Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery - Safety - Part 3-10: Particular requirements for transportable cut-off machines</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:543955662867201::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,62991,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 55032:2015/AC:2016-07</a> - 7/22/2016 - Electromagnetic compatibility of multimedia equipment - Emission Requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:543955662867201::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257241,58942,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60966-2-4:2016</a> - 7/22/2016 - Radio Frequency and coaxial cable assemblies - Part 2-4: Detail specification for cable assemblies for radio and TV receivers - Frequency range 0 MHz to 3 000 MHz, IEC 61169-2 connectors</li>
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<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:84:4871265376428807" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CENELEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">EU: New ETSI Standards Recently Released</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new ETSI standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301500_301599/301502/12.05.01_60/en_301502v120501p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 502 V12.5.1</a> - July 2016 - Global System for Mobile communications (GSM); Base Station (BS) equipment; Harmonised Standard 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_en/302400_302499/302480/02.01.01_60/en_302480v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 480 V2.1.1</a> - July 2016 - Mobile Communication On Board Aircraft (MCOBA) systems; Harmonised Standard 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_en/301900_301999/30190801/11.01.01_60/en_30190801v110101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 908-1 V11.1.1</a> - July 2016 - IMT cellular networks; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU; 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/301900_301999/30190802/11.01.01_60/en_30190802v110101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 908-2 V11.1.1</a> - July 2016 - IMT cellular networks; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU; Part 2: CDMA Direct Spread (UTRA FDD) User Equipment (UE)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301900_301999/30190813/11.01.01_60/en_30190813v110101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 908-13 V11.1.1</a> - July 2016 - IMT cellular networks; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU; Part 13: Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA) User Equipment (UE)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301900_301999/30190818/11.01.01_60/en_30190818v110101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 908-18 V11.1.1</a> - July 2016 - IMT cellular networks; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU; Part 18: E-UTRA, UTRA and GSM/EDGE Multi-Standard Radio (MSR) Base Station (BS)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301900_301999/30190822/06.01.01_60/en_30190822v060101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 908-22 V6.1.1</a> - July 2016 - IMT cellular networks; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU; Part 22: OFDMA TDD WMAN (Mobile WiMAXTM) FDD Base Stations (BS)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301900_301999/30190803/11.01.02_60/en_30190803v110102p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 908-3 V11.1.2</a> - July 2016 - IMT cellular networks; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU; Part 3: CDMA Direct Spread (UTRA FDD) Base Stations (BS)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_es/201400_201499/201468/01.05.01_60/es_201468v010501p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI ES 201 468 V1.5.1</a> - July 2016 - Additional ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) requirements and resistibility requirements for telecommunications equipment for enhanced availability of service in specific applications</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_es/201400_201499/201468/01.06.01_60/es_201468v010601p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI ES 201 468 V1.6.1</a> - July 2016 - Additional ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) requirements and resistibility requirements for telecommunications equipment for enhanced availability of service in specific applications</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/102400_102499/102490/01.09.01_60/ts_102490v010901p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 102 490 V1.9.1</a> - August 2016 - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Peer-to-Peer Digital Private Mobile Radio using FDMA with a channel spacing of 6,25 kHz with e.r.p. of up to 500 mW</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/103100_103199/10318103/01.01.01_60/tr_10318103v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TR 103 181-3 V1.1.1</a> - August 2016 - Short Range Devices (SRD) using Ultra Wide Band (UWB); Part 3: Worldwide UWB regulations between 3,1 and 10,6 GHz</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/103400_103499/103433/01.01.01_60/ts_103433v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 103 433 V1.1.1</a> - August 2016 - High-Performance Single Layer Directly Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) Compatible High Dynamic Range (HDR) System for use in Consumer Electronics devices (SL-HDR1)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/303000_303099/303084/02.01.01_60/en_303084v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 303 084 V2.1.1</a> - August 2016 - Ground Based Augmentation System (GBAS) VHF ground-air Data Broadcast (VDB); Technical characteristics and methods of measurement for ground-based equipment; Harmonised Standard 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_en/300600_300699/300698/02.01.01_60/en_300698v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 300 698 V2.1.1</a> - August 2016 - Radio telephone transmitters and receivers for the maritime mobile service operating in the VHF bands used on inland waterways; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of articles 3.2 and 3.3(g) 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/102600_102699/102692/01.02.01_60/ts_102692v010201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 102 692 V1.2.1</a> - August 2016 - Ultra Wideband (UWB); RF conformance testing of radar level gauging applications in stillpipes TLPR</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/300001_300099/300086/02.01.02_60/en_300086v020102p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 300 086 V2.1.2</a> - August 2016 - Land Mobile Service; Radio equipment with an internal or external RF connector intended primarily for analogue speech; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the 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><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/25740" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC TS 62478:2016, Ed. 1.0</a> - 8/29/2016 - High voltage test techniques - Measurement of partial discharges by electromagnetic and acoustic methods</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/25681" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-2-40:2016, Ed. 2.0</a> - 8/18/2016 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-40: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of electromyographs and evoked response equipment</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/25682" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61097-4:2012/AMD1:2016, Ed. 3.0</a> - 8/18/2016 - Amendment 1 - Global maritime distress and safety system (GMDSS) - Part 4: Inmarsat-C ship earth station and Inmarsat enhanced group call (EGC) equipment - Operational and performance requirements, methods of testing and required test results</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/25667" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR 35:2016, Ed. 1.0</a> - 8/16/2016 - Electromagnetic compatibility of multimedia equipment - Immunity requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/25656" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62153-4-16:2016, Ed. 1.0</a> - 8/15/2016 - Metallic communication cable test methods - Part 4-16: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Extension of the frequency range to higher frequencies for transfer impedance and to lower frequencies for screening attenuation measurements using the triaxial set-up</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/25655" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61204-7:2016, Ed. 2.0</a> - 8/15/2016 - Low-voltage switch mode power supplies - Part 7: Safety requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/25632" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-2-46:2016, Ed. 3.0</a> - 8/10/2016 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-46: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of operating tables</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/25631" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61000-6-1:2016, Ed. 3.0</a> - 8/10/2016 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 6-1: Generic standards - Immunity standard for residential, commercial and light-industrial environments</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/25630" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61000-6-2:2016, Ed. 3.0</a> - 8/10/2016 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 6-2: Generic standards - Immunity standard for industrial environments</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/25633" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR 14-1:2016, Ed. 6.0</a> - 8/10/2016 - Electromagnetic compatibility - Requirements for household appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus - Part 1: Emission</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/1026" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60204:2016, Ed. 1.0</a> - 8/9/2016 - Safety of machinery - Electrical equipment of machines - ALL PARTS</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/25616" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62226-3-1/AMD1:2016, Ed. 1.0</a> - 8/5/2016 - Amendment 1 - Exposure to electric or magnetic fields in the low and intermediate frequency range - Methods for calculating the current density and internal electric field induced in the human body - Part 3-1: Exposure to electric fields - Analytical and 2D numerical models</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/25614" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61204-3:2016, Ed. 3.0</a> - 8/5/2016 - Low-voltage switch mode power supplies - Part 3: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/25514" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61000-4-31:2016, Ed. 1.0</a> - 7/28/2016 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-31: Testing and measurement techniques - AC mains ports broadband conducted disturbance immunity test</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/25535" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62477-1:2012+AMD1:2016, Ed. 1.1</a> - 7/28/2016 - Safety requirements for power electronic converter systems and equipment - Part 1: General</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.iec.ch/about/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">FCC – Upcoming TCBC Training and Workshop</h4>
<p>The Telecommunications Certification Body Council (TCBC) will host its Fall 2016 Workshop October 11-13, 2016 at the Hilton Baltimore in Maryland, a new hotel location this year. The Workshop will consist of 3 days of training on standards and regulatory updates, and technology sessions. The Workshop is open to the public, though TCB Council Members receive a member discount for each paid registration. Some of the topics will be:</p>
<ol>
<li>FCC Updates and Round-table discussions</li>
<li>Updates from Industry Canada, NIST</li>
<li>International discussion (including China and Australia)</li>
<li>mmWave Technology</li>
</ol>
<p>Click <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.tcbcouncil.org/resource/resmgr/Workshop_Oct_2016/Invitation_October_2016_Work.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a> for the Invitation and detailed description (including logistics, hotel &amp; travel 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;">Argentina - New Low Power Device Standard Published</h4>
<p>On July 14, 2016, Argentina’s regulator, ENACOM (Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones), published Q2-60.14V16.1 for low power devices (superseding prior technical standard Q2-60.14V12.1).</p>
<p>ENACOM has offered a 180 day grace period from the date of publication whereby Q2-60.14V12.1 test reports will continue to be accepted. Once the grace period has ended, reports to the new standard Q2-60.14V16.1 must be submitted for both new and renewal Type Approval applications.</p>
<p>Significant changes in this new technical standard are:</p>
<ol>
<li>Number of samples required for local testing has been reduced.<ol type="a">
<li>Devices transmitting on a single channel on the new standard Q2-60.14V16.1 require one sample.</li>
<li>Devices transmitting on multiple channels on the new standard Q2-60.14V16.1 require one sample as long as the channel can be adjusted in the test SW of a single sample. If not, it is required to provide one sample each for low, middle, and top channels.</li>
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<li>Modular Approval is now acceptable and is sufficient for host devices. That is to say, a host device containing an Approved Low Power module does not need its own Type Approval certificate. In the case where Type Approval is being sought for the module, local testing must be carried out on the module itself*.</li>
<li>Under Q2-60.14V16.1, local testing on the low power module can be performed if testing on the host is not possible due to product dimensions.</li>
</ol>
<p>* Please note that where Modular Approval is being leveraged for host devices, manufacturers must ensure compliance with the technical requirements and field emission limits for the published standard. <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.enacom.gob.ar/multimedia/normativas/2016/Resolucion-6038_16-ENACOM.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link</a></p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Nepal – Additional Bands Opened</h4>
<p>On July 18, 2016, Nepal’s Telecommunications Authority (NTA) and the Ministry of Information &amp; Communications (MOIC) released Spectrum Policy Amendment 2073, allowing the following frequency bands:</p>
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<p><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.nta.gov.np/en/component/joomdoc/Spectrum Policy Amendment 2073.pdf/download" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link</a></p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Canada - ICES-003 Revised</h4>
<p>During June 2016, Canada’s Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) updated ICES-003 — Information Technology Equipment (Including Digital Apparatus) — Limits and Methods of Measurement, to Issue 6. This will come into force upon its publication on the Industry Canada website at www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum. Following its publication, a transition period of three months will be provided, during which compliance with ICES-003 Issue 5 or Issue 6 will be accepted. Only compliance with ICES-003 Issue 6 will be accepted after the transition period.</p>
<p>Changes Include:</p>
<ul>
<li>Clarification of the definition of an ITE device;</li>
<li>Inclusion of storage media;</li>
<li>Clarification of applicability of broadcasting equipment;</li>
<li>Update to reference the latest version of ANSI C63.4-2014;</li>
<li>Update to clarify that external thermostats are subject to the requirements of ICES-003.</li>
</ul>
<p>Note: Industry will have until March 1, 2017 to ensure that these thermostats sold, offered for sale, manufactured, imported, distributed or leased are compliant. <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/vwapj/ices-003-i6-v2-e.pdf/$file/ices-003-i6-v2-e.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link</a></p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Mexico - New Logo Standard</h4>
<p>Mexico’s Secretaria de Economía (SE Mexico) recently issued the Draft Mexican Official Standard PROY-NOM-106-SCFI-2016. In Mexico, products must be compliant with the Federal Law on Metrology and Standardization to be able to be imported/commercialized products in Mexico. There are two types of standards, Official Mexican Standards (NOM) and voluntary Mexican standards (NMX). The new logo standard will be enforced in the near future.</p>
<p>Proposed new regulation:</p>
<ul>
<li>A change in the dimensions of the letter, “M”, in the NOM logo</li>
<li>If a product complies with a voluntary standard, it may now have the NMX logo.</li>
<li>If the product complies with both official and voluntary standards, then it suggests the use of two logos, NOM and NMX, instead of just the NOM logo.</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;">Eurasian Customs Union – Draft Approval for Hazardous Substances Restrictions</h4>
<p>On August 2, 2016, the European Eurasian Commission approved the draft of Technical Regulation, “On Restriction of Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic products.” This regulation establishes requirements for manufacturers of radio, electrical, and electronic products, prohibiting the content of certain hazardous substances. It has been developed in line with international practices including European Directive 2011/65/EU from June 8th, 2011. It also outlines conditions for confirmation of compliance, labeling, and operation in the Customs Union (CU) market. This new regulation will come into effect in November 2016 and will include the following products:</p>
<ul>
<li>Domestic appliances;</li>
<li>Information technology equipment;</li>
<li>Telecommunications equipment;</li>
<li>Lighting equipment;</li>
<li>Electrical tools;</li>
<li>Leisure and sports equipment;</li>
<li>Vending machines.</li>
</ul>
<p>This new regulation process is very similar to that of existing CU EMC and Safety Approval schemes:</p>
<ul>
<li>Declaration scheme only will apply depending on equipment type. However, Certificates can still be issued if the equipment falls under the Certification scheme for other CU Technical Regulations.</li>
<li>A single Approval will be issued covering all applicable CU Regulations for a given device.</li>
<li>All products will still be required to be labeled with the correct CU conformity mark.</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;">Chile - Additional Requirements for Supplementary Test Reports</h4>
<p>Per Resolución 755, Chile’s Regulator, Subsecretaría de Telecomunicaciones (SUBTEL), has introduced additional requirements for supplementary test reports issued in cases where the test reports indicate greater output powers than allowed. In addition to showing compliance to the Chilean limits, manufacturers are encouraged to consider the following requirements in the supplementary test report:</p>
<ul>
<li>For any devices operating in WLAN 5 GHz bands, the supplementary test report must clearly display that the 5500-5700 MHz band will be disabled.</li>
<li>The laboratory that tested to the Chilean limits must be clearly identified (name, address, country, contact telephone number) and the report must be issued on the appropriate laboratory letterhead and with their official logo.</li>
<li>The supplementary test report issued must clearly display the names and signatures of the persons responsible for carrying out the testing to Chilean limits.</li>
<li>If the supplementary test report is issued by a different laboratory than that which issued the main FCC/EU test reports, information must be provided in the supplementary report on the test conditions and support equipment used to carry out the testing to Chilean limits.</li>
</ul>
<p>Please note that there is a risk that SUBTEL will reject all applications where the supplementary test report does not include all information outlined above, in addition to showing compliance to Chilean limits.</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 September 2017</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>ISED RSS-210 Issue 9 Transition Period</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> Is there a transition period for ISED RSS-210 Issue 8 to issue 9?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Yes, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) recently issued a public notice with details on the transition period from Issue 8 to <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_67621b9236f64c63b5378cae92de3bcd.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Issue 9 of RSS-210 Licence-Exempt Radio Apparatus: Category I Equipment</a>. Though geared toward the certified bodies (CBs), it is informative to all that seek certification under RSS-210, and is provided below.</p>
<p>This is to inform you the following certification procedure will apply with regards to transition period for RSS-210 issue 9:</p>
<ol>
<li>If a certificate has been issued to RSS-210 issue 8 before the date of publication of RSS-210 issue 9, nothing needs to be changed and it can be submitted as is to ISED via the Spectraweb application;</li>
<li>If a certificate has not been issued before the date of publication of RSS-210 issue 9, ISED will continue to accept test reports compliant with RSS-210 Issue 8 until February 26, 2017 and in such cases, the CB shall issue certificates showing RSS-210 Issue 8 compliance. After February 26, 2017, CBs shall issue certificates showing RSS-210 Issue 9 compliance and test reports may continue to be in compliance with RSS-210 Issue 8 until August 26, 2017, only if:<ol type="a">
<li>it is supplemented with a partial test report covering any missing requirements from RSS-210 Issue 9; or</li>
<li>it includes an attestation signed by the applicant, lab or CB indicating that the report covers all requirements in RSS-210 Issue 9.</li>
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<li>After August 26, 2017, all test reports must be compliant with RSS-210 Issue 9.</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="B2"></a>Illegal Use of Unauthorized or Authorized Equipment</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> Our neighborhood experiences constant interference with our Wi-Fi network routers. Can you provide some examples of equipment that might be used to jam our networks? What options do we have to stop it?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The jamming of your neighborhood network routers could be caused by unauthorized equipment being operated illegally, or by authorized equipment being used in an unauthorized manner.</p>
<p>Federal law prohibits the use of all unauthorized equipment, and any authorized equipment used in a manner that is inconsistent with the equipment’s authorization, the FCC rules and regulations, and the Communications Act of 1934. The FCC Enforcement Bureau is responsible for ensuring compliance, investigating complaints, and imposing penalties including the assessment of financial forfeitures.</p>
<p>Typical Unauthorized Equipment:</p>
<ul>
<li>GPS Jammers</li>
<li>Wi-Fi Jammers</li>
<li>Cellular Jammers</li>
</ul>
<p>Authorized equipment and how it’s used unlawfully:</p>
<ul>
<li>Wi-Fi equipment to intentionally disrupt the lawful operation of neighboring Wi-Fi networks;</li>
<li>Wi-Fi routers on unauthorized channels, or on authorized channels at unauthorized power levels;</li>
<li>Broadcast transmitters to operate unlicensed or “pirate” radio stations;</li>
<li>Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (U-NII) devices on unauthorized frequencies or, on certain frequencies, without a Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) radar detection mechanism enabled;</li>
<li>Private land mobile radios (Part 90 radio) programmed and used to operate on unauthorized channels.</li>
</ul>
<p>If you believe that the constant interference to your neighborhood Wi-Fi network routers is being caused by either unauthorized jammers, or authorized radio frequency equipment being used in an unauthorized manner, you can file a complaint with the FCC at www.fcc.gov/complaints; select “Internet, File Complaint”. You should provide as much detail as possible regarding the interference, including the dates, times, location, and possible source.</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>Certifying Verified Equipment</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> Does the FCC allow us to certify equipment that was initially verified? And what exactly are the differences between a verification, a certification, and a declaration of conformity (DoC)?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The FCC does not allow certification for a device that is subject to verification. The difference between a verification, certification and DoC are as follows:</p>
<ul>
<li>Verification - <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=20139fcb1d6d2e8741827354a4a4ef52&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.2_1902&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.902</a> is a procedure where the manufacturer makes measurements or takes the necessary steps to insure that the equipment complies with the appropriate technical standards. &nbsp;Verification attaches to all items subsequently marketed by the manufacturer or importer&nbsp;which are identical as defined in 47CF§2.908 to the sample tested and found acceptable by the manufacturer. &nbsp;Products subject to verification are typically intended for industrial and/or commercial use.</li>
<li>Certification - <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=20139fcb1d6d2e8741827354a4a4ef52&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.2_1907&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.907</a> is an equipment authorization issued by, or on behalf of, the FCC based on representations and test data submitted by an applicant.</li>
<li>Declaration of Conformity -&nbsp;<a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=20139fcb1d6d2e8741827354a4a4ef52&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.2_1906&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.906</a> is a procedure where the responsible party as defined in 47CFR§2.909 makes measurements or takes other necessary steps to insure that the equipment complies with the appropriate technical standards. &nbsp;The DoC attaches to all items subsequently marketed by the responsible party which are identical, as defined in 47CFR§2.908, to the sample tested and found acceptable by the responsible party. &nbsp;Products subject to DoC are typically intended for consumer use.&nbsp;</li>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> What are the frequency stability requirements for a 902&nbsp;-&nbsp;928&nbsp;MHz wireless transmitter?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Transmitters that operate within the 902&nbsp;-&nbsp;928&nbsp;MHz band are subject to FCC <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=033fefd0e2d5d861643f6f5462e3a412&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.15_1249&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR15.249</a>. The wireless transmitter carrier’s 20&nbsp;dB bandwidth must be within the 902&nbsp;-&nbsp;928&nbsp;MHz frequency band where operation is permitted under all conditions including modulation, frequency sweeping, hopping and stability, the frequency tolerance of the carrier, and over variation in temperature.</p>
<p>The frequency accuracy of your wireless transmitter carrier’s signal must be within ±0.001% of the operating frequency over a temperature variation of −20 degrees to +50 degrees C at normal supply voltage, as well as for variation in the primary supply voltage from 85% to 115% of the rated supply voltage at a temperature of 20 degrees C. If your wireless transmitter is battery operated, it must be tested using a new battery.</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="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1744431657191601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258597,59910,25">EN 60153-1:2016</a></span>&nbsp;- (9/2/16) - Hollow metallic waveguides - Part 1: General requirements and measuring methods</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1744431657191601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257189,59449,25">EN 60990:2016</a></span> - (9/2/16) - Methods of measurement of touch current and protective conductor current</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1744431657191601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257963,45798,25">EN 61094-3:2016</a></span> - (9/2/16) - Electroacoustics - Measurement microphones - Part 3: Primary method for free-field calibration of laboratory standard microphones by the reciprocity technique</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1744431657191601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257963,60393,25">EN 61094-5:2016</a></span> - (9/2/16) - Electroacoustics - Measurement microphones - Part 5: Methods for pressure calibration of working standard microphones by comparison</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1744431657191601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257173,59330,25">EN 62625-2:2016</a></span>&nbsp;- (9/9/16) - Electronic railway equipment - On board driving data recording system - Part 2: Conformity testing</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1744431657191601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257233,59562,25">EN 60929:2011/A1:20</a></span> - (9/11/16) - AC and/or DC-supplied electronic control gear for tubular fluorescent lamps - Performance requirements</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1744431657191601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257241,61122,25">EN 50289-4-16:2016</a></span> - (9/16/16) - Communication cables - Specifications for test methods - Part 4-16: Environmental test methods - Circuit integrity under fire conditions</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1744431657191601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257241,61137,25">EN 50290-2-29:2016</a></span>&nbsp;- (9/16/16) - Communication cables - Part 2-29: Common design rules and construction - Crosslinked polyethylene insulation compounds: instrumentation, control and field bus cables</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1744431657191601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258385,60357,25">EN 60384-18:2016</a></span> - (9/16/16) - Fixed capacitors for use in electronic equipment - Part 18: Sectional specification - Fixed aluminium electrolytic surface mount capacitors with solid (MnO2) and non-solid electrolyte</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1744431657191601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258339,58502,25">EN 61340-4-9:2016</a></span> - (9/16/16) - Electrostatics - Part 4-9: Standard test methods for specific applications - Garments</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1744431657191601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257871,58991,25">EN 62591:2016</a></span>&nbsp;- (9/16/16) - Industrial communication networks - Wireless communication network and communication profiles - WirelessHART™</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1744431657191601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257225,59383,25">EN 62822-2:2016</a></span>&nbsp;- (9/16/16) - Electric welding equipment - Assessment of restrictions related to human exposure to electromagnetic fields (0 Hz to 300 GHz) - Part 2: Arc welding equipment</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1744431657191601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257159,61432,25">CLC/TR 50417:2016</a></span> - (9/23/16) - Safety of household and similar electrical appliances - Interpretations related to European Standards in the EN 60335 series</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1744431657191601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257219,44659,25">EN 60669-2-5:2016</a></span> - (9/23/16) - Switches for household and similar fixed electrical installations - Part 2-5: Particular requirements - Switches and related accessories for use in home and building electronic systems (HBES)</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1744431657191601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257955,60279,25">EN 61058-1-2:2016</a></span> - (9/23/16) - Switches for appliances - Part 1-2: Requirements for electronic switches</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/300001_300099/300086/02.01.02_60/en_300086v020102p.pdf">ETSI EN 300 086 V2.1.2</a></span>&nbsp;- 2016-08 - Land Mobile Service; Radio equipment with an internal or external RF connector intended primarily for analogue speech; 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/300100_300199/300113/02.01.01_60/en_300113v020101p.pdf">ETSI EN 300 113 V2.1.1</a></span>&nbsp;- 2016-08 - Land Mobile Service; Radio equipment intended for the transmission of data (and/or speech) using constant or non-constant envelope modulation and having an antenna connector; 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/300200_300299/300219/02.01.01_60/en_300219v020101p.pdf">ETSI EN 300 219 V2.1.1</a></span>&nbsp;- 2016-08 - Land Mobile Service; Radio equipment transmitting signals to initiate a specific response in the receiver; 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/302900_302999/302961/02.01.02_60/en_302961v020102p.pdf">ETSI EN 302 961 V2.1.2</a></span>&nbsp;- 2016-08 - Maritime Personal Homing Beacon intended for use on the frequency 121,5 MHz for search and rescue purposes only; 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/303300_303399/30337201/01.01.01_60/en_30337201v010101p.pdf">ETSI EN 303 372-1 V1.1.1</a></span>&nbsp;- 2016-08 - Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Satellite broadcast reception equipment; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU; Part 1: Outdoor unit receiving in the 10,7 GHz to 12,75 GHz frequency band</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302500_302599/30257401/02.01.02_60/en_30257401v020102p.pdf">ETSI EN 302 574-1 V2.1.2</a></span>&nbsp;- 2016-09 - Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Harmonised Standard for Mobile Earth Stations (MES) operating in the 1 980 MHz to 2 010 MHz (earth-to-space) and 2 170 MHz to 2 200 MHz (space-to-earth) frequency bands covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU; Part 1: Complementary Ground Component (CGC) for wideband 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/302500_302599/30257402/02.01.02_60/en_30257402v020102p.pdf">ETSI EN 302 574-2 V2.1.2</a></span>&nbsp;- 2016-09 - Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Harmonised Standard for Mobile Earth Stations (MES) operating in the 1 980 MHz to 2 010 MHz (earth-to-space) and 2 170 MHz to 2 200 MHz (space-to-earth) frequency bands covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU; Part 2: User Equipment (UE) for wideband 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_tr/103100_103199/103182/01.01.01_60/tr_103182v010101p.pdf">ETSI TR 103 182 V1.1.1</a></span>&nbsp;- 2016-09 - Integrated broadband cable telecommunication networks (CABLE); Characteristics of Evolving Electromagnetic Environment with ECN800 parameters and Cable Network 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/300400_300499/30042201/02.01.01_60/en_30042201v020101p.pdf">ETSI EN 300 422-1 V2.1.1</a></span>&nbsp;- 2016-09 - Wireless Microphones; Audio PMSE up to 3 GHz; Part 1: Class A Receivers; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of 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/301800_301899/30184205/02.01.01_60/en_30184205v020101p.pdf">ETSI EN 301 842-5 V2.1.1</a></span>&nbsp;- 2016-09 - VHF air-ground Digital Link (VDL) Mode 4 radio equipment; Technical characteristics and methods of measurement for ground-based equipment; Part 5: 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/300600_300699/3006740201/02.01.01_60/en_3006740201v020101p.pdf">ETSI EN 300 674-2-1 V2.1.1</a></span>&nbsp;- 2016-09 - Transport and Traffic Telematics (TTT); Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC) transmission equipment (500 kbit/s / 250 kbit/s) operating in the 5 795 MHz to 5 815 MHz frequency band; Part 2: Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU; Sub-part 1: Road Side Units (RSU)</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/302000_302099/302064/02.01.01_60/en_302064v020101p.pdf">ETSI EN 302 064 V2.1.1</a></span>&nbsp;- 2016-09 - Wireless Video Links operating in the 1,3 GHz to 50 GHz frequency band; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of 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/301800_301899/30184103/02.01.01_60/en_30184103v020101p.pdf">ETSI EN 301 841-3 V2.1.1</a></span>&nbsp;- 2016-09 - VHF air-ground Digital Link (VDL) Mode 2; Technical characteristics and methods of measurement for ground-based equipment; Part 3: 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/301400_301499/301406/02.02.02_60/en_301406v020202p.pdf">ETSI EN 301 406 V2.2.2</a></span>&nbsp;- 2016-09 - Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT); 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/303200_303299/303204/02.01.02_60/en_303204v020102p.pdf">ETSI EN 303 204 V2.1.2</a></span>&nbsp;- 2016-09 - Network Based Short Range Devices (SRD); Radio equipment to be used in the 870 MHz to 876 MHz frequency range with power levels ranging up to 500 mW; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the 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/25755">IEC 61800-5-1:2007+AMD1:2016, Ed. 2.1</a></span> - (8/31/16) - Adjustable speed electrical power drive systems - Part 5-1: Safety requirements - Electrical, thermal and energy</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/25756">IEC 61800-5-1:2007/AMD1:2016, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - (8/31/16) - Amendment 1 - Adjustable speed electrical power drive systems - Part 5-1: Safety requirements - Electrical, thermal and energy</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/25799">IEC 60335-2-30/AMD1:2016 PRV, Ed. 5.0</a></span> - (9/2/16) - Amendment 1 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-30: Particular requirements for room heaters</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/25801">IEC 60335-2-35/AMD1:2016 PRV, Ed. 5.0</a></span> - (9/2/16) - Amendment 1 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-35: Particular requirements for instantaneous water heaters</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/25798">IEC 60335-2-109/AMD2:2016 PRV, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - (9/2/16) - Amendment 2 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-109: Particular requirements for UV radiation water treatment appliances</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/25800">IEC 60335-2-34/AMD2:2016 PRV, Ed. 5.0</a></span> - (9/2/16) - Amendment 2 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-34: Particular requirements for motor-compressors</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/25802">IEC 60695-1-10:2016 PRV, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - (9/2/16) - Fire hazard testing - Part 1-10: Guidance for assessing the fire hazard of electrotechnical products - General guidelines</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/25835">IEC 60695-1-21:2016, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - (9/2/16) - Fire hazard testing - Part 1-21: Guidance for assessing the fire hazard of electrotechnical products - Ignitability - Summary and relevance of test methods</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/25803">IEC 60695-8-1:2016 PRV, Ed. 3.0</a></span> - (9/2/16) - Fire hazard testing - Part 8-1: Heat release - 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/25804">IEC 60695-8-2:2016 PRV, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - (9/2/16) - Fire hazard testing - Part 8-2: Heat release - Summary and relevance of test methods</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/25797">IEC 60335-2-105:2016 PRV, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - (9/2/16) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-105: Particular requirements for multifunctional shower cabinets</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/25806">IEC 62040-2:2016 PRV, Ed. 3.0</a></span> - (9/2/16) - Uninterruptible power systems (UPS) - Part 2: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/25795">CISPR 25:2016 PRV, Ed. 4.0</a></span> - (9/2/16) - Vehicles, boats and internal combustion engines - Radio disturbance characteristics - Limits and methods of measurement for the protection of on-board receivers</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/25794">CISPR 16-1-5/AMD1:2016 PRV</a></span> - (9/2/16) - Amendment 1 - 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="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/25812">IEC 61169-54:2016, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - (9/6/16) - Radio frequency connectors - Part 54: Sectional specification for coaxial connectors with 10 mm inner diameter of outer conductor, nominal characteristic impedance 50 Ohms, Series 4.3-10</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/25878">IEC 60079-15:2010/ISH1:2016, Ed. 4.0</a></span> - (9/15/16) - Intrepretation sheet 1 - Explosive atmospheres - Part 15: Equipment protection by type of protection "n"</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/25879">IEC 60079-7:2015/ISH1:2016, Ed. 5.0</a></span> - (9/15/16) - Intrepretation sheet 1 - 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/25877">CISPR 16-2-3:2016, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - (9/15/16) - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 2-3: Methods of measurement of disturbances and immunity - Radiated disturbance measurements</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/25875">CISPR 16-2-3:2016 RLV, Ed. 4.0</a></span> - (9/15/16) - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 2-3: Methods of measurement of disturbances and immunity - Radiated disturbance measurements</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/25905">IEC 62317-12:2016, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - (9/23/16) - Ferrite cores - Dimensions - Part 12: Ring cores</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/25916">IEC 62228-2:2016 PRV, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - (9/23/16) - Integrated circuits - EMC evaluation of transceivers - Part 2: LIN transceivers</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/25917">IEC 62281:2016 PRV, Ed. 3.0</a></span> - (9/23/16) - Safety of primary and secondary lithium cells and batteries during transport</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;">EU – RED Update</h4>
<p>The <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://eur-lex.europa.eu/eli/dir/2014/53/oj" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Radio Equipment Directive</a> (RED) 2014/53/EU becomes mandatory as of June 13, 2017. Products placed on the EU market as of that date must comply with the RED; the R&amp;TTE Directive will no longer be valid.</p>
<p>When a manufacturer assesses compliance of radio equipment under the essential requirements of RED Articles 3.2 and 3.3 and harmonized standards are (1) applied only in part, (2) available but not applied, or (3) are not available, then it is mandatory for that manufacturer to use a Notified Body (NB), per RED Article 17.4.</p>
<p>The standard <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">EN 301 893</a> will not be ready in time to be placed in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) as a harmonized standard for the RED, therefore manufacturers will be required to use a NB for the type of equipment falling under this standard, including Broadband Radio Access Networks (BRAN) and 5&nbsp;GHz high performance RLANs, until the document is finalized and becomes a harmonized standard, which may create a high demand for NB involvement in the meantime.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Egypt – New Band Open for Vehicle Radar Sensors</h4>
<p>We have recently been informed that Egypt’s National Telecom Regulatory Authority has opened the 76-77&nbsp;GHz band for Vehicle Radar Sensor applications with a max power of 55 dBm EIRP. More information should be available in future issues of MultiPoint.</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;">Russian Federation – New Testing Requirements for Radio Devices</h4>
<p>On August 8, 2016, Russia’s State Committee on Radiofrequencies (GKRCH) published new guidelines for RFC (Radio Frequency Centre) conclusions. RFC conclusions are required for obtaining import licenses for radio devices such as RFID (866-868&nbsp;MHz) SRDs, automotive radars (76-77&nbsp;GHz), DECT devices (1880-1900&nbsp;MHz) and more.</p>
<p>In the past, GKRCH reports issued by an accredited lab were accepted, and obtaining the RFC conclusion was a paperwork process only. The new guidelines imply that only test reports issued by Russia’s RFC will be accepted, and in-country testing is therefore required.</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;">Morocco – New SRD Frequency Bands</h4>
<p>On September 19, 2016, Morocco’s National Telecommunications Regulatory Agency (ANRT) issued Decision ANRT/DG/Nº04/16 08/16 regarding the technical specifications of Low Power Short Range Devices and updating prior Decision ANRT/DG/Nº08/13 (6/20/13). Annex 1 of the new Decision details the available frequencies and includes additional 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;">Kenya – Type Approval No Longer Required for SRD</h4>
<p>Recently, Kenya’s Communications Authority issued a new regulation regarding the use of Short Range Devices (SRDs); SRDs operating in the permitted frequency bands are now exempt from Type Approval and may be freely imported and sold in Kenya. This includes, but is not limited to, SRDs operating at 13.56&nbsp;MHz, 433-435&nbsp;MHz, 2.4&nbsp;GHz and 5&nbsp;GHz bands such as NFC tag/card readers, keyless car entry systems, wireless access points, wireless LAN modules, etc. Please note that these SRDs must comply with the maximum permitted output powers specified for each band which currently aligns with the EU regulations.</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 – Customs Requirements for Certificates of Conformity</h4>
<p>On August 26, 2016, modifications to the Mexican foreign trade rules and criteria were published in the <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://dof.gob.mx/nota_detalle.php?codigo=5449889&amp;fecha=26/08/2016" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Diario Oficial de la Federación (DOF)</a>, regarding all devices approved under the current NOM-EM-016-SCFI-2015 and previous NOM-121-SCT12009 standards pertaining to devices operating in the following bands: 2400-2483.5 MHz, 5725-5850 MHz and 902-928 MHz.</p>
<p>The new Mexican foreign trade requirements call for the mandatory presentation of Certificates of Conformity (NYCE certificates) issued under NOM-EM-016-SCFI-2015 at Mexican Customs for all devices operating on the frequency bands specified above. Because of this, there is a risk that any Certificates of Conformity issued under the previous standard (NOM-121-SCT1-2009) will not be accepted by Customs.</p>
<p>In conflict, IFT technical provision IFT-008-2016 states that all Certificates obtained under the previous standard (NOM-121-SCT1-2009) would remain valid with no need to re-certify under NOM-EM-016-SCFI-2015. Because of this confusion, Mexican Secretaria de Economía (SE) issued a notification on August 29, 2016 stating that any Certificates of Conformity or IFT Approval Certificates issued under the previous NOM-121-SCT1 2009 standard must be accepted at Customs and fulfil the requirements stated in the current NOM-EM-016-SCFI-2015.</p>
<p>Manufacturers are encouraged to provide a copy of the SE’s August 29, 2016 notification at Mexican Customs for all devices in order to prove compliance and ensure Customs delays are not incurred due to this confusion.</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 Test Lab Needed?</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> Earlier this year when we were discussing our short-term and long-term testing plans with our long-time test lab, we were advised that we would need to find a new test lab for any testing to be done after July. Then during our search for a new test lab, they advised us that they could continue testing for us until July 2017, and perhaps beyond, but didn’t provide any explanation. What could have changed?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> It sounds as though your long-time test lab may currently be a “2.948-listed” facility, with hopes of obtaining accreditation, and is working within the new rules for test laboratories set out in the Report and Order issued in December 2014; the July 13, 2016 implementation deadline was extended to July 13, 2017.</p>
<p>Prior to the Report and Order, based on the type of device and the equipment authorization being sought, the FCC allowed testing to be done at accredited facilities, meaning they were assessed to ISO/IEC 17025 and recognized by the Office of Engineering and Technology (OET), or at facilities with qualifications acknowledged by the OET, known as 2.948-listed facilities.</p>
<p>The Report and Order “requires accreditation of all laboratories that test equipment subject to any of the certification procedures under Part 2 of the Commission’s rules and codify a procedure through which the Commission currently recognizes new laboratory accreditation bodies”, which effectively brings to an end the 2.948-listing program for unaccredited labs.</p>
<p>A transition period was provided and the implementation date was set for July 13, 2016. From that point forward, a test facility would no longer be able to perform testing as outlined in the Report and Order without an ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation.</p>
<p>However, this summer it was determined that the July 13, 2016 deadline was too soon to allow the test facilities to schedule and receive an ISO/IEC 17025 assessment, so in June 2016, the FCC announced that it would extend the time during which it will recognize 2.948-listed test facilities to July 13, 2017, so as not to disrupt the approval, sale and distribution of RF equipment in the U.S.</p>
<p>Per the transition period rules, if a device was tested in a 2.948-listed test laboratory, the certification application must be submitted before October 12, 2017 to be considered.</p>
<p>Effective October 13, 2017, the FCC sunset period ends, and data from 2.948-listed laboratories will not be accepted.</p>
<p>2.948-listed test facilities/laboratories:</p>
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<li>May continue to submit test data in support of certification applications through October 12, 2017.</li>
<li>Will remain 2.948-listed until the expiration of their listed date, or through July 13, 2017, whichever comes first.</li>
<li>May request that the FCC extend their expiration date through July 13, 2017, if their expiration date precedes that date.</li>
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<p>If devices are tested at an accredited ISO/IEC 17025 laboratory, the Report and Order changes do not impact your products or processes.</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>Test Laboratories – 2.948-listed vs. Accredited</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> How can I determine if the test lab we utilize is accredited to ISO/IEC 17025, or if it is 2.948-listed?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> You can determine the current status of your test laboratory as it relates to this issue by going to this <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/eas/reports/TestFirmSearch.cfm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">link</a>, Equipment Authorization System Test Firm Search, which permits you to find a test laboratory which is authorized by the FCC to perform compliance testing. You may either follow the prompts on the screen, or you may download files of 2.948-listed and accredited test firms.</p>
<p>Please note that a test facility currently 2.948-listed may be in the process of obtaining ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation, or scheduling an assessment, neither of which are reflected on this site, so we recommend you contact the facility directly to confirm their status.</p>
<p>The accreditation and recognition of a test site applies to a specific test facility. All testing, including testing by external resources and subcontracted testing, must be performed at an accredited test facility that is recognized by the FCC.</p>
<p>If your device is tested at more than one site, the test report should specify what tests were performed at which locations.</p>
<p>After October 12, 2017, if testing is performed at a non-accredited site, the test results and test report will not be accepted, even if an FCC accredited testing laboratory reviewed and deemed the results acceptable.</p>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> We are using a Spectrum Analyzer without a true root-mean-square (RMS) detector. Can we measure our ultra wide band device (UWB) that operates above 960 MHz with this analyzer?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> To measure UWB emissions above 960 MHz, a spectrum analyzer with a true RMS (power averaging) detector is preferred.</p>
<p>If using a spectrum analyzer without a true RMS detector, the following alternative multi-step technique can be used to measure the true RMS level:</p>
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<li>Perform a peak detection scan of the UWB spectrum of your device using a resolution bandwidth (RBW) of 1 MHz and a video bandwidth (VBW) of no less than 1 MHz. &nbsp;The resulting trace will be used to identify the frequency and bandwidth of the five highest peaks in the spectrum.&nbsp;</li>
<li>Place the analyzer in a “zero span” mode with a RBW of 1 MHz, a VBW equal to or greater than 1 MHz, and a detector selected that does not distort or smooth the instantaneous signal levels, e.g., a “sample” detector.&nbsp;</li>
<li>With these settings, in each 1 MHz frequency bin across the bandwidth of each of the five highest peaks identified in the first step, obtain a minimum of 10 independent instantaneous points representing the highest amplitude readings during the time that a pulse is present. &nbsp;Note that when the pulse repetition frequency (PRF) of your device under test is less than the 1 MHz RBW, it may require a significant number of samples to ensure that a minimum of 10 samples with the pulse present are obtained.&nbsp;</li>
<li>You must post-process the data obtained from these measurements to determine the true RMS average power levels. &nbsp;You can perform this post-processing manually, or use appropriate software.</li>
<li>If your device is authorized under <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=9d1e43fcb9cd5e69f58fd4dda60a1e84&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.15_1515&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.517</a>, e.g. an indoor UWB device, you may require a low-noise preamplifier to measure emissions to the levels necessary to determine compliance with those limits specified in the frequency band 960 MHz to 1610 MHz.</li>
<li>If you plan to perform your device’s radiated measurements on an open area test site (OATS) instead of in an anechoic room, then you will need a preamplifier, and to prevent saturation from strong ambient RF signals, you must insert a preselect filter ahead of the preamplifier.</li>
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<p>To verify compliance with the FCC emission limits below 960 MHz, a spectrum analyzer with a quasi-peak detector is required to measure the UWB device emissions.</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>Import Limitations on RF Devices</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> Is there a limit on the number of radio devices that we may import for FCC compliance testing, industry trade shows, and evaluation/suitability for marketing?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Per 47CFR§2.1204, the FCC does limit the number, type, and conditions under which RF devices may be imported. <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=af730d0fa03b360b0987076d3073fef9&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.2_11204&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.1204(a)(3)</a> stipulates that RF devices can be imported in quantities of 4000 or fewer units for testing and evaluation to determinate compliance with the FCC rules and regulations, product development, or suitability for marketing. <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=cd78b0379958301385c63f40578ce395&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.2_11204&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.1204(a)(4)(i)</a> stipulates that 200 or fewer RF devices designed solely for operation within one of the FCC’s authorized radio services for which an operating license is required to be issued by the FCC, or 10 or fewer units of all other products, can be imported for demonstration at industry trade shows. Both rules state that the devices will not be offered for sale or marketed.</p>
<p>If you require more than the FCC rules allow, you may request an import quantity waiver, per <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=cd78b0379958301385c63f40578ce395&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.2_11204&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.1204(a)(3)(i)</a> and <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=cd78b0379958301385c63f40578ce395&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.2_11204&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.1204(a)(4)(iii)</a>.</p>
<p>An import quantity waiver request must be submitted well in advance of the import date and it must address 10 specific points that are detailed in <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_0c00537df82b48a58113696004727210.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">741304 D01 Import Waiver v01</a>. This document also provides important instructions for submitting the import waiver request via the FCC OET Knowledge Database (KDB) Inquiry System <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.fcc.gov/labhelp" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a> so that the waiver request is reviewed and processed most efficiently.</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><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1251609913882301::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258385,60547,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60384-14:2013/A1:2016</a> - 11/4/2016 - Fixed capacitors for use in electronic equipment - Part 14: Sectional specification - Fixed capacitors for electromagnetic interference suppression and connection to the supply mains</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1251609913882301::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258483,49732,25">EN 62209-1:2016</a></span>&nbsp;- 11/4/2016 - Measurement procedure for the assessment of specific absorption rate of human exposure to radio frequency fields from hand-held and body-mounted wireless communication devices - Part 1: Devices used next to the ear (Frequency range of 300 MHz to 6 GHz)</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1251609913882301::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258349,63748,25">EN 62305-4:2011/AC:2016-11</a></span> - 11/4/2016 - Protection against lightning - Part 4: Electrical and electronic systems within structures</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1251609913882301::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258105,60562,25">EN 60695-1-21:2016</a></span>&nbsp;- 11/11/2016 - Fire hazard testing - Part 1-21: Guidance for assessing the fire hazard of electrotechnical products - Ignitability - Summary and relevance of test methods</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1251609913882301::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258161,60117,25">EN 61010-2-012:2016</a></span>&nbsp;- 11/11/2016 - Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - Part 2-012: Particular requirements for climatic and environmental testing and other temperature conditioning equipment</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1251609913882301::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257981,60438,25">EN 60086-5:2016&nbsp;(pr=60438)</a></span> - 11/18/2016 - Primary batteries - Part 5: Safety of batteries with aqueous electrolyte</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1251609913882301::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257161,63831,25">EN 60601-1-3:2008/A11:2016</a></span>&nbsp;- 11/18/2016 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 1-3: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance - Collateral Standard: Radiation protection in diagnostic X-ray equipment</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1251609913882301::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257161,63832,25">EN 60601-2-33:2010/A12:2016</a></span>&nbsp;- 11/18/2016 - 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="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1251609913882301::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258339,60320,25">EN 61340-5-1:2016</a></span>&nbsp;- 11/18/2016 - Electrostatics - Part 5-1: Protection of electronic devices from electrostatic phenomena - General requirements</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1251609913882301::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257217,60298,25">EN 62660-3:2016</a></span>&nbsp;- 11/18/2016 - Secondary lithium-ion cells for the propulsion of electric road vehicles - Part 3: Safety requirements</li>
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<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:84:4871265376428807" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CENELEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">EU: New ETSI Standards Recently Released</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new ETSI standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301900_301999/30190810/04.02.02_60/en_30190810v040202p.pdf">ETSI EN 301 908-10 V4.2.2</a></span>&nbsp;- (November 2016) - 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><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/137100_137199/13714501/13.00.00_60/ts_13714501v130000p.pdf">ETSI TS 137 145-1 V13.0.0</a></span> - (November 2016) - Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Active Antenna System (AAS) Base Station (BS) conformance testing; Part 1: conducted conformance testing (3GPP TS 37.145-1 version 13.0.0 Release 13)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/137100_137199/13714502/13.00.00_60/ts_13714502v130000p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 137 145-2 V13.0.0</a> - (November 2016) - Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Active Antenna System (AAS) Base Station (BS) conformance testing; Part 2: radiated conformance testing (3GPP TS 37.145-2 version 13.0.0 Release 13)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301100_301199/301166/02.01.01_60/en_301166v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 166 V2.1.1</a> - (November 2016) - Land Mobile Service; Radio equipment for analogue and/or digital communication (speech and/or data) and operating on narrow band channels and having an antenna connector; Harmonised Standard 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_en/302000_302099/30206501/02.01.01_60/en_30206501v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 065-1 V2.1.1</a> - (November 2016) - Short Range Devices (SRD) using Ultra Wide Band technology (UWB); Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU; Part 1: Requirements for Generic UWB applications</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302000_302099/30206502/02.01.01_60/en_30206502v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 065-2 V2.1.1</a> - (November 2016) - Short Range Devices (SRD) using Ultra Wide Band technology (UWB); Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU; Part 2: Requirements for UWB location tracking</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302000_302099/30206503/02.01.01_60/en_30206503v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 065-3 V2.1.1</a> - (November 2016) - Short Range Devices (SRD) using Ultra Wide Band technology (UWB); Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU; Part 3: Requirements for UWB devices for ground based vehicular applications</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/300400_300499/300487/02.01.02_60/en_300487v020102p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 300 487 V2.1.2</a> - (November 2016) - Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Harmonised Standard for Receive-Only Mobile Earth Stations (ROMES) providing data communications operating in the 1,5 GHz frequency band; Radio Frequency (RF) specifications 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_en/301400_301499/301426/02.01.02_60/en_301426v020102p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 426 V2.1.2</a> - (November 2016) - Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Harmonised Standard for Low data rate Land Mobile satellite Earth Stations (LMES) and Maritime Mobile satellite Earth Stations (MMES) not intended for distress and safety communications operating in the 1,5 GHz/1,6 GHz frequency bands 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_en/301400_301499/301444/02.01.02_60/en_301444v020102p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 444 V2.1.2</a> - (November 2016) - Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Harmonised Standard for Land Mobile Earth Stations (LMES) providing voice and/or data communications, operating in the 1,5 GHz and 1,6 GHz frequency bands 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_en/301400_301499/301473/02.01.02_60/en_301473v020102p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 473 V2.1.2</a> - (November 2016) - Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Harmonised Standard for Aircraft Earth Stations (AES) providing Aeronautical Mobile Satellite Service (AMSS)/Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) and/or the Aeronautical Mobile Satellite on Route Service (AMS(R)S)/Mobile Satellite Service (MSS), operating in the frequency band below 3 GHz 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_en/301600_301699/301681/02.01.02_60/en_301681v020102p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 681 V2.1.2</a> - (November 2016) - Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Harmonised Standard for Mobile Earth Stations (MES) of Geostationary mobile satellite systems, including handheld earth stations, for Satellite Personal Communications Networks (S-PCN) under the Mobile Satellite Service (MSS), operating in the 1,5 GHz and 1,6 GHz frequency bands 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_en/302000_302099/30206504/01.01.01_60/en_30206504v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 065-4 V1.1.1</a> - (November 2016) - Short Range Devices (SRD) using Ultra Wide Band technology (UWB); Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU; Part 4: Material Sensing devices using UWB technology below 10,6 GHz</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302200_302299/302208/03.01.01_60/en_302208v030101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 208 V3.1.1</a> - (November 2016) - 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; Harmonised Standard 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_en/300300_300399/300328/02.01.01_60/en_300328v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 300 328 V2.1.1</a> - (November 2016) - Wideband transmission systems; Data transmission equipment operating in the 2,4 GHz ISM band and using wide band modulation techniques; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301400_301499/30148905/02.01.01_60/en_30148905v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 489-5 V2.1.1</a> - (November 2016) - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 5: Specific conditions for Private land Mobile Radio (PMR) and ancillary equipment (speech and non-speech) and Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.1(b) 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_en/301400_301499/30148906/02.01.01_60/en_30148906v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 489-6 V2.1.1</a> - (November 2016) - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 6: Specific conditions for Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) equipment; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.1(b) 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_en/301400_301499/30148915/02.01.01_60/en_30148915v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 489-15 V2.1.1</a> - (November 2016) - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 15: Specific conditions for commercially available amateur radio equipment; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.1(b) 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_en/301400_301499/30148931/02.01.01_60/en_30148931v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 489-31 V2.1.1</a> - (November 2016) - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 31: Specific conditions for equipment in the 9 kHz to 315 kHz band for Ultra Low Power Active Medical Implants (ULP-AMI) and related peripheral devices (ULP-AMI-P); Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.1(b) 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_en/301400_301499/30148951/01.01.01_60/en_30148951v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 489-51 V1.1.1</a> - (November 2016) - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 51: Specific conditions for Automotive, Ground based Vehicles and Surveillance Radar Devices using 24,05 GHz to 24,25 GHz, 24,05 GHz to 24,5 GHz, 76 GHz to 77 GHz and 77 GHz to 81 GHz; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.1b of Directive 2014/53/EU</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302200_302299/302248/02.01.01_60/en_302248v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 248 V2.1.1</a> - (November 2016) - Navigation radar for use on non-SOLAS vessels; Harmonised Standard 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_en/300600_300699/3006740202/02.01.01_60/en_3006740202v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 300 674-2-2 V2.1.1</a> - (November 2016) - Transport and Traffic Telematics (TTT); Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC) transmission equipment (500 kbit/s / 250 kbit/s) operating in the 5 795 MHz to 5 815 MHz frequency band; Part 2: Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU; Sub-part 2: On-Board Units (OBU)</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/26129">IEC 61204-3:2016, Ed. 3.0</a></span> - (10/28/2016) - Low-voltage switch mode power supplies - Part 3: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/26155">IEC 61204-7:2016, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - (11/07/2016) - Low-voltage switch mode power supplies - Part 7: 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/26212">IEC 60335-2-109:2010/AMD2:2016, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - (11/16/2016) - Amendment 2 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-109: Particular requirements for UV radiation water treatment appliances</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/26205">IEC 60335-2-109:2010+AMD1:2013+AMD2:2016, Ed. 1.2</a></span> - (11/16/2016) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-109: Particular requirements for UV radiation water treatment appliances</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/26250">IEC 62228-2:2016, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - (11/18/2016) - Integrated circuits - EMC evaluation of transceivers - Part 2: LIN transceivers</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/26249">IEC 60695-1-10:2016, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - (11/18/2016) - Fire hazard testing - Part 1-10: Guidance for assessing the fire hazard of electrotechnical products - General guidelines</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/59444">IEC 61800-3:2016 , Ed. 3.0</a></span> - (11/18/2016) - Adjustable speed electrical power drive systems - Part 3: EMC requirements and specific test methods</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/33696">IEC 62040-2:2016, Ed. 3.0</a></span> - (11/25/2016) - Uninterruptible power systems (UPS) - Part 2: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.iec.ch/about/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">FCC – New Rules Adopted for mmWave above 24 GHz</h4>
<p>On November 14, 2016, the FCC adopted rules for specific millimeter wave (mmW) bands above 24 GHz. The action was undertaken to establish a regulatory framework for the use of these bands for the development of the next generational evolution of wireless technology. The new rules go into effect on December 14, 2016, with the aim of promoting the development of highly beneficial technologies, in particular 5G technology. All new rule parts go into effect on December 14, 2016, with the exception of Sec. 25.136 and 30.8 which contain information collection requirements that are not effective until approved by the Office of Management and Budget. <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/11/14/2016-25765/use-of-spectrum-bands-above-24-ghz-for-mobile-radio-services" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link</a>.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">EU – New Version of RED</h4>
<p>On November 11, 2016, the European Commission published in the Official Journal of the European Union an updated version of the Radio Equipment Directive (RED) 2014/53/ available <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.C_.2016.416.01.0005.01.ENG&amp;toc=OJ:C:2016:416:TOC" 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;">China – New Standard for Cordless Phones</h4>
<p>On October 28, 2016, China’s CQC (China Quality Certification) announced that the national standard GB 19483-2004 for Cordless Phones is obsolete and has been replaced with a new standard GB/T 19483-2016. This new standard went into effect on November 1, 2016. For new applications or variant applications occurring after November 1, 2016, local tests must be conducted against the new standard GB/T 19483-2016.</p>
<p>Products already approved under GB 19483-2004 will remain compliant and no additional action is required. At the time of renewal, manufacturers have the option to still renew against GB 19483-2004 via a paperwork-only process, or to perform supplementary testing against GB/T 19483-2016 to obtain a new Type Approval Certificate.</p>
<p>A detailed comparison between GB 19483-2004 and GB/T 19483-2016 can be found below:</p>
<table style="width: 628px;" border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5">
<tbody>
<tr>
<td style="width: 182px; height: 40px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;"><strong>Test Items</strong></td>
<td style="width: 146px; height: 40px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;"><strong>GB 19483-2004</strong></td>
<td style="width: 182px; height: 40px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;"><strong>GB/T 19483-2016</strong></td>
<td style="width: 118px; height: 40px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;"><strong>Supplementary Testing</strong></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 182px; height: 29px; border-collapse: collapse;">Conducted Spurious Emissions</td>
<td style="width: 146px; height: 29px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;">/</td>
<td style="width: 182px; height: 29px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;">Same as before</td>
<td style="width: 118px; height: 29px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;">N/A</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 182px; height: 37px; border-collapse: collapse;">Conducted Spurious Emissions</td>
<td style="width: 146px; height: 37px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;">/</td>
<td style="width: 182px; height: 37px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;">Same as before</td>
<td style="width: 118px; height: 37px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;">N/A</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 182px; height: 29px; border-collapse: collapse;">Radiated Emission</td>
<td style="width: 146px; height: 29px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;">Frequency range:<br /> 30 MHz – 1 GHz</td>
<td style="width: 182px; height: 29px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;">Frequency range:<br /> 30 MHz – 6 GHz</td>
<td style="width: 118px; height: 29px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;">Radiated testing from<br /> 1 GHz – 6 GHz</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 182px; height: 43px; border-collapse: collapse;">Conducted Emission</td>
<td style="width: 146px; height: 43px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;">Frequency range:<br /> 0.02 MHz – 30 MHz</td>
<td style="width: 182px; height: 43px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;">Frequency range:<br /> 0.15 MHz – 30 MHz</td>
<td style="width: 118px; height: 43px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;">N/A</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 182px; height: 43px; border-collapse: collapse;">Harmonic, Voltage Fluctuation, Flicker</td>
<td style="width: 146px; height: 43px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;">/</td>
<td style="width: 182px; height: 43px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;">Same as before</td>
<td style="width: 118px; height: 43px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;">N/A</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 182px; height: 27px; border-collapse: collapse;">Static Discharge</td>
<td style="width: 146px; height: 27px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;">/</td>
<td style="width: 182px; height: 27px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;">Same as before</td>
<td style="width: 118px; height: 27px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;">N/A</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 182px; height: 45px; border-collapse: collapse;">Radiated Immunity</td>
<td style="width: 146px; height: 45px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;">Frequency range:<br /> 80 MHz – 2 GHz</td>
<td style="width: 182px; height: 45px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;">Frequency range:<br /> 80 MHz - 2.7 GHz</td>
<td style="width: 118px; height: 45px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;">Radiated immunity testing from<br /> 2 GHz - 2.7 GHz</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 182px; height: 29px; border-collapse: collapse;">Electrical Fast Transient (Common-mode)</td>
<td style="width: 146px; height: 29px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;">/</td>
<td style="width: 182px; height: 29px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;">Same as before</td>
<td style="width: 118px; height: 29px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;">N/A</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 182px; height: 45px; border-collapse: collapse;">Surge (Common-mode &amp; differential-mode)</td>
<td style="width: 146px; height: 45px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;">/</td>
<td style="width: 182px; height: 45px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;">Same as before</td>
<td style="width: 118px; height: 45px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;">N/A</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 182px; height: 29px; border-collapse: collapse;">Conducted Emission for RF field (Common-mode)</td>
<td style="width: 146px; height: 29px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;">/</td>
<td style="width: 182px; height: 29px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;">Same as before</td>
<td style="width: 118px; height: 29px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;">N/A</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 182px; height: 142px; border-collapse: collapse;">Voltage Dips &amp; Short Interruptions</td>
<td style="width: 146px; height: 142px; border-collapse: collapse;"><strong>Class:</strong><br /> a)&nbsp; Powering voltage dips by 30%, it lasts 10ms<br /> b)&nbsp; Powering voltage drop by 60%, it lasts 100ms<br /> c)&nbsp; Powering voltage dips by 95%, it lasts 5s</td>
<td style="width: 182px; height: 142px; border-collapse: collapse;"><strong>Class:</strong><br /> a)&nbsp; Powering voltage dips to 0%, it lasts 10ms<br /> b)&nbsp; Powering voltage dips to 0%, it lasts 20ms<br /> c)&nbsp; Powering voltage dips to 70%, it lasts 500ms; the class for Short Interruptions immunity: powering voltage dips to 0%, it lasts 5000ms</td>
<td style="width: 118px; height: 142px; text-align: left; border-collapse: collapse;">The whole testing item shall be started under new standard.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 182px; height: 29px; border-collapse: collapse;">Power Frequency Magnetic Field</td>
<td style="width: 146px; height: 29px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;">/</td>
<td style="width: 182px; height: 29px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;">Same as before</td>
<td style="width: 118px; height: 29px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse;">N/A</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Vietnam – Proposed Rule Changes</h4>
<p>Vietnam’s Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) recently published for public discussion a draft regulation No. _2016/TT-BTTTT, which will replace current regulation No. 05/2014/TT-BTTTT. The following are the changes proposed:</p>
<ol>
<li>One more national standard (QCVN86) will be required for GSM devices;</li>
<li>One more national standard (QCVN18) will be applicable to W-CDMA FDD devices;</li>
<li>2.4 GHz &amp; 5 GHz wireless devices will be now considered as short range devices and mandatory Type Approval will be required regardless of the output power (previously only products with output power more than 60 mW required Type Approval in these frequencies);</li>
<li>RFID equipment operating on the 866-868 MHz band and its applicable standards (QCVN 95:2015/BTTTT and QCVN 96:2015/BTTTT) have now been added to the list of SRD and remain to be subject to mandatory Type Approval.</li>
<li>UWB and its standards (QCVN 47:2015/BTTTT and QCVN 94:2015/BTTTT) have now been added to the list of SRD.</li>
<li>60 GHz WiGig and its applicable standards (QCVN 88:2015/BTTTT and QCVN 18:2014/BTTTT) have now been added to the list of SRD.</li>
<li>Wireless audio equipment on frequency band o25 MHz – 2000 MHz and its standard (QCVN 91:2015/BTTTT) have now been added to the list of SRD.</li>
<li>Lithium batteries used in notebooks, mobile phones and tablets added to the list of products are subject to Announcement of Standard Conformity (DoC). Applicable technical standard is QCVN101:2016/BTTTT.</li>
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<p>It is anticipated the draft regulation will go into effect on April 1, 2017 and all existing Type Approval certificates will continue to be valid until the certificate expiration date, or September 30, 2017, which ever one comes first. Comments on the proposed draft regulation may be submitted in a form of a formal letter and sent to:</p>
<p>Department of Science and Technology<br /> Ministry of Information and Communication<br /> 18 Nguyen Du Street, Hanoi, Vietnam (Block B, Floor 4th)<br /> Tel: 04 39437328<br /> Attn: Mr. Le Xuan Cong, Head of the Department</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;">Colombia – New Regulations Requiring Letter of No Action (LONA)</h4>
<p>Colombia’s <em>Comisión de Regulación de Comunicaciones</em> (CRC) recently advised that mobile terminal devices with data for which an LONA (Letter of No Action) has already been obtained, will be exempt from Type Approval under the new Resolución 5031, 2016 and can continue to be imported into Colombia with no further action. This new regulation goes into effect on January 7, 2017, and the CRC has advised manufacturers to obtain an LONA for any mobile terminal devices with data (current or future products) ahead of the implementation of the new regulation; thereby removing the requirement of Type Approval. If an LONA is not obtained prior to January 7, 2017, such devices will require Type Approval under the new regulation. It should be noted that mobile terminal devices with voice function still require formal Type Approval under current Resolución 4507, 2014 and will continue to do so under the new Resolución 5031, 2016.</p>
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