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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 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>SDoC &amp; Responsible Parties</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> When will the new FCC Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity be effective, and how do we identify the Responsible Party?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The new Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity (SDoC) rules went into effect November 2, 2017 upon publication of <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_bc7dd1e3de0d4c449c87dc1ff6100714.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ET Docket No. 15-170; FCC 17-93</a> in the Federal Register. There is a one year transition period ending November 2, 2018 for authorization of approved radio equipment under either the verification or Declaration of Conformity procedures.</p>
<p>For equipment that meets the FCC SDoC rules, the Responsible Party is the manufacturer, who must be located in the United States.</p>
<p>Other SDoC Responsible Parties could be:</p>
<ul>
<li>Assembler – if the equipment is assembled from individual component parts and the end product is subject to authorization.</li>
<li>Importer – if the equipment by itself, or an end product assembled from individual parts, results in a system subject to SDoC, and is imported.</li>
</ul>
<p>The Responsible Party is not required to file an equipment authorization application with the FCC or a TCB, and equipment authorized under the SDoC procedure is not listed in an FCC database. However, upon request by the FCC, the Responsible Party, or any other party marketing the equipment, must provide a test report and other information demonstrating compliance with the FCC rules.</p>
<p>The Responsible Party has the option to use the certification procedure in place of the SDoC procedure.</p>
<p>For equipment that requires a grant of certification, the Responsible Party is the Grantee. If a party other than the Grantee modifies the radio frequency device without authorization from the Grantee, the unauthorized party is now a Responsible Party, and must ensure that the modified radio frequency device is in compliance with the certification, and continues to meet the applicable FCC rules and regulations.</p>
<p>If the equipment or end-product is subject to both certification and SDoC, e.g. a composite system, the requirements of both authorization procedures apply.</p>
<p>The FCC also defines when a new party becomes a new Responsible Party:</p>
<ul>
<li>Retailers or original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) can enter into an agreement with a Responsible Party to assume the Responsible Party’s responsibilities for current and continued compliance of the radio frequency product.</li>
<li>If radio frequency equipment is modified by a party not authorized by the Responsible Party, the unauthorized party is now a Responsible Party if located within the U.S. If not located within the U.S., the Responsible Party is now the importer who is importing the equipment post-modifications.</li>
<li>If the new Responsible Party does not complete a new equipment authorization following the modifications, the modified equipment must be labeled with the following statement:<br /> "This product has been modified by [insert name, address and telephone number or internet contact information of the party performing the modifications]."</li>
</ul>
<p>As has always been the case, in instances of transfer of control of radio frequency products, e.g. the sale or merger of the Responsible Party, the new controlling entity must bear the responsibility of continued compliance of the radio frequency products.</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>SDoC Equipment List</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> Did the FCC specify a class of equipment to which the new SDoC rules apply?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> In recognition of the fact that specific types of RF devices authorized via SDoC are more likely to cause harmful interference due to issues in the design, manufacturing, or testing processes, the FCC did not specify a class of equipment, but instead has retained its option to remove RF devices from the self-approval authorization procedure as necessary, and subject them to the more stringent certification process instead.</p>
<p>At this time, the new SDoC process applies to all equipment subject to the Declaration of Conformity and verification procedures that were in effect prior to November 2, 2017. The authorization procedure is still determined by the applicable FCC rule parts for the RF function(s).</p>
<p>An intentional radiator (transmitter) is required to be authorized using the certification procedure unless stated otherwise in a rule. An unintentional radiator (digital circuitry) is required to be authorized using the SDoC procedure, but may use the certification procedure instead.</p>
<p>Many of today’s devices, e.g. phones, tablets, etc., are a combination of radio transmitters and unintentional circuitry, requiring both certification and SDoC authorization.</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>Software Configuration in User Manual</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> Our software can affect our radio’s compliance with the Radio Equipment Directive (RED). Do we need to include in our user manual the details for proper radio configuration via our software?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Yes, if your radio equipment has software such as firmware or PC controlling software that can affect its compliance with the RED, and the device allows your customers the possibility to freely change or modify the radio’s parameters, you must include in the user manual the radio configuration parameters needed for compliance. You can determine the most appropriate format and content of the software information you provide to your customers in order to facilitate ongoing RED compliance of the device.</p>
<p>Conversely, if your radio equipment has software that can affect its compliance with the RED, but you do not intend to allow your customers to change or modify the radio’s parameters, the software should not be identified in the user manual, and customers should be clearly instructed not to make any changes to the radio’s parameters.</p>
<p>This enables you as the manufacturer to ensure that new software is assessed per the RED and is reflected in the Technical Documentation prior to implementation, and allows you full control, using over-the-air (OTA) software updates, to install new software, without any user access.</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>Operation of Equipment in One Member State</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> Within the RED, what is the meaning of the statement “equipment can operate in at least one Member State”?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> To place equipment on the EU market, Article 10.2 of the RED requires that manufacturers ensure that the radio equipment can be operated in at least one Member State without infringing upon the use of the radio spectrum. Placing equipment in one Member State does not imply that equipment can be put into service or operated in all Member States.</p>
<p>Each EU Member State has its own national frequency allocation plan and by default, the requirements for the use of its radio spectrum are managed by its spectrum authorities. Manufacturers need to verify the applicable requirements for the use of the radio spectrum in all EU Member States in which they intend to distribute their products. In accordance with Article 10.10, Member States shall provide the necessary information if there are restrictions on the use of equipment. Also per Article 10.10, if usage restrictions are applicable to the equipment, this important information shall be provided with the equipment. Manufacturers can contact the various EU spectrum management authorities by clicking on this <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://ec.europa.eu/growth/sectors/electrical-engineering/red-directive_en" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">link</a>; page down to “Contact points” and click on “Spectrum authorities” to download a copy of “Radio Equipment Directive 2014_53_EU - Spectrum Authorities”.</p>
<p>Furthermore, in accordance with Article 8 of the RED, Member States are required to report radio interfaces which they intend to regulate. This information provides guidance to manufacturers regarding national spectrum plans and restrictions. The European Communications Office (ECO) maintains a Frequency Information System (EFIS) with information regarding spectrum use in Europe. You can access EFIS at: <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.efis.dk/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.efis.dk/</a>.</p>
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<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" name="B6"></a><strong>Standards Updates</strong></h4>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">EU: New CENELEC Standards Recently Released</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the CENELEC standards published or made available during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:21777963432701::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258483,62208,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">EN 50360:2017</a> - (10/6/2017) - Product standard to demonstrate the compliance of wireless communication devices, with the basic restrictions and exposure limit values related to human exposure to electromagnetic fields in the frequency range from 300 MHz to 6 GHz: devices used next to the ear</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:21777963432701::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258483,62209,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">EN 50385:2017</a> - (10/6/2017) - Product standard to demonstrate the compliance of base station equipment with radiofrequency electromagnetic field exposure limits (110 MHz - 100 GHz), when placed on the market</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:21777963432701::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258483,62210,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">EN 50401:2017</a> - (10/6/2017) - Product standard to demonstrate the compliance of base station equipment with radiofrequency electromagnetic field exposure limits (110 MHz - 100 GHz), when put into service</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:21777963432701::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257173,54744,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">EN 50500:2008</a> - (10/4/2017) - Measurement procedures of magnetic field levels generated by electronic and electrical apparatus in the railway environment with respect to human exposure</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:21777963432701::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258483,62211,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">EN 50566:2017</a> - (10/6/2017) - Product standard to demonstrate the compliance of wireless communication devices with the basic restrictions and exposure limit values related to human exposure to electromagnetic fields in the frequency range from 30 MHz to 6 GHz: hand-held and body mounted devices in close proximity to the human body</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:21777963432701::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258483,62174,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">EN 50663:2017</a> - (10/27/2017) - Generic standard for assessment of low power electronic and electrical equipment related to human exposure restrictions for electromagnetic fields (10 MHz - 300 GHz)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:21777963432701::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,62781,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">EN 55016-2-1:2014/A1:2017</a> - (10/27/2017) - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 2-1: Methods of measurement of disturbances and immunity - Conducted disturbance measurements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:21777963432701::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257157,58744,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">EN 60079-13:2017</a> - (10/6/2017) - Explosive atmospheres - Part 13: Equipment protection by pressurized room "p" and artificially ventilated room "v"</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:21777963432701::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257159,65843,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">EN 60335-1:2012/A13:2017</a> - (10/13/2017) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 1: General requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:21777963432701::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,62624,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">EN 61000-2-2:2002/A1:2017</a> - (10/27/2017) - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 2-2: Environment - Compatibility levels for low-frequency conducted disturbances and signalling in public low-voltage power supply systems</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:21777963432701::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,63419,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">EN 61000-4-12:2017</a> - (10/27/2017) - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-12: Testing and measurement techniques - Ring wave immunity test</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:21777963432701::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258145,59580,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">EN 61851-21-1:2017</a> - (10/27/2017) - Electric vehicle conductive charging system - Part 21-1: Electric vehicle on-board charger EMC requirements for conductive connection to an AC/DC supply</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:21777963432701::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257871,61532,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">EN 62657-1:2017</a> - (10/27/2017) - Industrial communication networks - Wireless communication networks - Part 1: Wireless communication requirements and spectrum considerations</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:21777963432701::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258463,62690,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">EN 62920:2017</a> - (10/13/2017) - Photovoltaic power generating systems - EMC requirements and test methods for power conversion equipment</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:84:4871265376428807" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">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_303299/303276/01.01.01_60/en_303276v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ETSI EN 303 276 V1.1.1</a> - (November 2017) - Maritime Broadband Radiolink operating within the bands 5 852 MHz to 5 872 MHz and/or 5 880 MHz to 5 900 MHz for ships and off-shore installations engaged in coordinated activities; 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_302599/302536/02.01.01_60/en_302536v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ETSI EN 302 536 V2.1.1</a> - (October 2017) - Short Range Devices (SRD); Radio equipment operating in the frequency range 315 kHz to 600 kHz for Ultra Low Power Animal Implantable Devices (ULP-AID) and associated peripherals; 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/102300_102399/10236101/02.05.01_60/ts_10236101v020501p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ETSI TS 102 361-1 V2.5.1</a> - (October 2017) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Systems; Part 1: DMR Air Interface (AI) protocol</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/102300_102399/10236102/02.04.01_60/ts_10236102v020401p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ETSI TS 102 361-2 V2.4.1</a> - (October 2017) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Systems; Part 2: DMR voice and generic services and facilities</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/102300_102399/10236103/01.03.01_60/ts_10236103v010301p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ETSI TS 102 361-3 V1.3.1</a> - (October 2017) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Systems; Part 3: DMR data protocol</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/102300_102399/10236104/01.09.01_60/ts_10236104v010901p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ETSI TS 102 361-4 V1.9.1</a> - (October 2017) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Systems; Part 4: DMR trunking protocol</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301900_301999/301925/01.05.01_60/en_301925v010501p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ETSI EN 301 925 V1.5.1</a> - (October 2017) - Radiotelephone transmitters and receivers for the maritime mobile service operating in VHF bands; Technical characteristics and methods of measurement</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/300300_300399/30033801/01.04.02_60/en_30033801v010402p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ETSI EN 300 338-1 V1.4.2</a> - (November 2017) - Technical characteristics and methods of measurement for equipment for generation, transmission and reception of Digital Selective Calling (DSC) in the maritime MF, MF/HF and/or VHF mobile service; Part 1: Common requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/303200_303299/303276/01.01.01_60/en_303276v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ETSI EN 303 276 V1.1.1</a> - (November 2017) - Maritime Broadband Radiolink operating within the bands 5 852 MHz to 5 872 MHz and/or 5 880 MHz to 5 900 MHz for ships and off-shore installations engaged in coordinated activities; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/h_sf10571.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">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/28769" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">CISPR TR 18-1:2017, Ed. 3.0</a> - (10/27/2017) - Radio interference characteristics of overhead power lines and high-voltage equipment - Part 1: Description of phenomena</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/28429" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">CISPR TR 18-2:2017, Ed. 3.0</a> - (10/27/2017) - Radio interference characteristics of overhead power lines and high-voltage equipment - Part 2: Methods of measurement and procedure for determining limits</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/27075" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">CISPR TR 18-3:2017, Ed. 3.0</a> - (10/27/2017) - Radio interference characteristics of overhead power lines and high-voltage equipment - Part 3: Code of practice for minimizing the generation of radio noise</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/61522" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">CISPR 25:2016/COR1:2017, Ed. 4.0</a> - (10/11/2017) - Corrigendum 1 - Vehicles, boats and internal combustion engines - Radio disturbance characteristics - Limits and methods of measurement for the protection of on-board receivers</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/61647" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">IEC 60335-2-58:2017, Ed. 4.0</a> - (10/6/2017) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-58: Particular requirements for commercial electric dishwashing machines</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/61648" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">IEC 60335-2-60:2017, Ed. 4.0</a> - (10/6/2017) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-60: Particular requirements for whirlpool baths and whirlpool spas</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/61603" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">IEC 60335-2-81:2015+AMD1:2017, Ed. 3.1</a> - (10/5/2017) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-81: Particular requirements for foot warmers and heating mats</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/29537" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">IEC 60335-2-82:2017, Ed. 3.0</a> - (10/26/2017) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-82: Particular requirements for amusement machines and personal service machines</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/61643" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">IEC 60335-2-107:2017, Ed. 2.0</a> - (10/6/2017) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-107: Particular requirements for robotic battery powered electrical lawnmowers</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/26607" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">IEC 60730-2-13:2017, Ed. 3.0</a> - (10/11/2017) - Automatic electrical controls - Part 2-13: Particular requirements for humidity sensing controls</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/61300" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">IEC 61097-3:2017, Ed. 2.0</a> - (10/19/2017) - Global maritime distress and safety system (GMDSS) - Part 3: Digital selective calling (DSC) 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/60022" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">IEC TR 61547-1:2017, Ed. 2.0</a> - (10/19/2017) - Equipment for general lighting purposes - EMC immunity requirements - Part 1: An objective light flickermeter and voltage fluctuation immunity test method</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.iec.ch/about/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">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 Seeks Comment on Promoting Investment in the 3.5 GHz Band</h4>
<p>On October 24, 2017, the FCC proposed revisions to its rules in the 3.5 GHz band to promote investment, keep up with technological advancements, and maintain U.S. leadership in the deployment of next-generation services. The FCC seeks comment on changes to the rules governing the second service tier, known as Priority Access Licenses, of the band’s novel three-tier framework which includes longer license terms with the possibility of renewal; larger geographic license areas; and modifications to the rules governing license auctions, secondary market transactions, and certain technical criteria.</p>
<p>The goal of the proposed changes to the licensing and technical rules in the band is to help increase incentives for investment, encourage more efficient spectrum use, and promote robust network deployments in both urban and rural communities. It is believed the 3.5 GHz band will become a core component of 5G network deployments, with several countries moving forward with policies that will make this band available for such services. The FCC’s proposed rule changes will facilitate the implementation of 5G networks in this band and will accelerate deployment of a promising new generation of wireless technologies in the United States. Click <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-moves-promote-investment-35-ghz-band" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">here</a> for more 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;">Indonesia – New Report Requirements</h4>
<p>Last month, Indonesia’s Direktorat Jenderal Sumber Daya dan Perangkat Pos dan Informatika (SDPPI) announced a certification process at SDPPI whereby all product types can leverage EU and FCC RF test results. SDPPI has further clarified which reports may be used as follows:</p>
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<td style="width: 48px; height: 26px; border-collapse: separate; border: 1px solid #000000;" align="center" bgcolor="#deeaf6"><strong>NO</strong></td>
<td style="width: 330px; height: 26px; border-collapse: separate; border: 1px solid #000000;" bgcolor="#deeaf6"><strong>&nbsp;Product</strong></td>
<td style="width: 246px; height: 26px; border-collapse: separate; border: 1px solid #000000;" bgcolor="#deeaf6"><strong>&nbsp;Required Report</strong></td>
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<td style="width: 330px; border-collapse: separate; border: 1px solid #000000;">Standalone module</td>
<td style="width: 246px; border-collapse: separate; border: 1px solid #000000;">Module test report</td>
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<td style="width: 330px; border-collapse: separate; border: 1px solid #000000;">Telecommunication product</td>
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<td style="width: 48px; border-collapse: separate; border: 1px solid #000000;" align="right">a&nbsp;</td>
<td style="width: 330px; border-collapse: separate; border: 1px solid #000000;">Combination with module that possible to be separated/detachable</td>
<td style="width: 246px; border-collapse: separate; border: 1px solid #000000;">Each module test report</td>
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<td style="width: 48px; border-collapse: separate; border: 1px solid #000000;" align="right">b&nbsp;</td>
<td style="width: 330px; border-collapse: separate; border: 1px solid #000000;">Combination with integrated module (impossible to remove/solder on module)</td>
<td style="width: 246px; border-collapse: separate; border: 1px solid #000000;">System / Final product test report</td>
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<td style="width: 330px; border-collapse: separate; border: 1px solid #000000;">Non telecommunication product that have Wireless function</td>
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<td style="width: 48px; border-collapse: separate; border: 1px solid #000000;" align="right">a&nbsp;</td>
<td style="width: 330px; border-collapse: separate; border: 1px solid #000000;">Combination with module that possible to be separated/detachable</td>
<td style="width: 246px; border-collapse: separate; border: 1px solid #000000;">Each module test report</td>
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<td style="width: 48px; border-collapse: separate; border: 1px solid #000000;" align="right">b&nbsp;</td>
<td style="width: 330px; border-collapse: separate; border: 1px solid #000000;">Combination with integrated module (impossible to remove/solder on module)</td>
<td style="width: 246px; border-collapse: separate; border: 1px solid #000000;">System / Final product test report</td>
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<p>To prove that the product has a detachable or integrated module, SDDPI will require the following:</p>
<ol>
<li>Block Diagram</li>
<li>Circuit Diagram</li>
<li>Declaration letter for the module that is part of the end product</li>
</ol>
<p>Also note, the RF test report requested above must be issued by an SDPPI-accredited local test lab. Additionally, internal photos of the module installed on the system main board will be requested.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Thailand – New Regulations Being Considered</h4>
<p>Thailand Authority, NBTC, may add a new standard covering the 920-925 MHz bands for non-RFID radio communications equipment to replace the previous version. It is anticipated the new standard will be implemented in the first quarter of 2018. Draft requirements are shown below:</p>
<p>(New standard) – <strong>Standard/Announcement Name:</strong> Technical Standard for non-RFID Radio Communication Equipment 920-925 MHz</p>
<p><strong>Standard Number:</strong> NBTC TS 10XX-256X (to be assigned)</p>
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<td style="width: 125px; height: 24px; border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid #000000;">Frequency Range</td>
<td style="width: 504px; height: 24px; border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid #000000;">920-925 MHz</td>
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<td style="width: 125px; border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid #000000;">Output Power</td>
<td style="width: 504px; border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid #000000;">4 Watt e.i.r.p.</td>
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<td style="width: 125px; border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid #000000;">Unwanted Emissions in the Spurious</td>
<td style="width: 504px; border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid #000000;">As per ETSI EN 300 220-1 <strong>or</strong><br /> Code of Federal Regulation (USA): Title 47 Telecommunication; Chapter 1 Federal Communications Commission; Part 15 Radio Frequency Devices; Subpart C – Intentional Radiators; §15.209 Radiated emission limits; general requirements</td>
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<td style="width: 125px; border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid #000000;">Spectrum Access</td>
<td style="width: 504px; border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid #000000;">Spectrum Access shall follow Duty Cycle <strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">or</span></strong> Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum:&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;FHSS as in the requirements below</td>
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<td style="width: 125px; border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid #000000;">Duty Cycle</td>
<td style="width: 504px; border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid #000000;">Duty cycle in 1 hour shall not be over value below
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<td style="width: 300px; border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Output power</span></td>
<td style="width: 204px; border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">% of duty cycle</span></td>
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<td style="width: 300px; border-collapse: collapse;">Not specified</td>
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<td style="width: 300px; border-collapse: collapse;">&gt;50 mW e.i.r.p. but not over 4 W e.i.r.p.</td>
<td style="width: 204px; border-collapse: collapse;">10</td>
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<td style="width: 125px; border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid #000000;">Frequency Hopping Spread<br /> Spectrum: &nbsp;FHSS</td>
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<td style="width: 192px; border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Bandwidth at 20 dB</span></td>
<td style="width: 186px; border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Number of hopping channels</span></td>
<td style="width: 144px; border-collapse: collapse;" colspan="2"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Dwell time</span></td>
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<td style="width: 192px; border-collapse: collapse;">Not over 500.4 seconds within &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;20 seconds&nbsp;</td>
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<td style="width: 192px; border-collapse: collapse;">&gt;= 250 kHz but not over 500 kHz</td>
<td style="width: 186px; border-collapse: collapse;">Not over 25</td>
<td style="width: 126px; border-collapse: collapse;">0.4 seconds within &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;10 seconds</td>
<td style="border-collapse: collapse;">&nbsp;</td>
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<td style="width: 125px; border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid #000000;">Electrical Safety Requirements</td>
<td style="width: 504px; border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid #000000;">IEC60950-1 or TIS1561-2556</td>
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<td style="width: 125px; border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid #000000;">Human Health Safety Requirements</td>
<td style="width: 504px; border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid #000000;">As per NBTC regulation regarding human health safety.</td>
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<td style="width: 125px; border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid #000000;">Classification of Equipment</td>
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<td style="width: 312px; border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Output power</span></td>
<td style="width: 192px; border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Classification</span></td>
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<td style="width: 312px; border-collapse: collapse;">Not over 50 mW e.i.r.p.</td>
<td style="width: 192px; border-collapse: collapse;">Sdoc</td>
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<td style="width: 312px; border-collapse: collapse;">Over 50 mW e.i.r.p. but not over 4 W e.i.r.p.</td>
<td style="width: 192px; border-collapse: collapse;">Class A</td>
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<p>(Revising standard) – <strong>Standard/Announcement Name:</strong> Technical Standard for RFID Radio Communication Equipment 920-925 MHz</p>
<p><strong>Standard number:</strong> NBTC TS 1010-256X (to be assigned)</p>
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<td style="width: 15.74%; border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid #000000;"><strong>Description</strong></td>
<td style="width: 84.26%; border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid #000000;"><strong>Change Detail from Previous Version</strong></td>
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<td style="width: 15.74%; border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid #000000;">Classification</td>
<td style="width: 84.26%; border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid #000000;">RFID 920-925 MHz will be changed for its classification as follows.
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<td style="width: 38.72%; border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Output power</span></td>
<td style="width: 25.48%; border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Before</span></td>
<td style="width: 35.82%; border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">After</span></td>
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<td style="width: 38.72%; border-collapse: collapse;">Not over 50 mW EIRP</td>
<td style="width: 25.48%; border-collapse: collapse;">Class A (user license exempted</td>
<td style="width: 35.82%; border-collapse: collapse;">Sdoc (manufacture, possess, user, import, export license exempted)</td>
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<td style="width: 38.72%; border-collapse: collapse;">&gt;50 not over 500 mW EIRP</td>
<td style="width: 25.48%; border-collapse: collapse;">Class A (possess, user, export license exempted)</td>
<td style="width: 35.82%; border-collapse: collapse;">(no change)</td>
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<td style="width: 38.72%; border-collapse: collapse;">&gt;500mW EIRP not over 4 W EIRP</td>
<td style="width: 25.48%; border-collapse: collapse;">Class A</td>
<td style="width: 35.82%; border-collapse: collapse;">(no change)</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;"><br /> India – Electronic Labelling (E-Labelling) Guidelines</h4>
<p>India’s Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) recently published a guideline which has reference to the electronic labelling (e‑labelling) of products covered under the compulsory registration scheme of BIS. Under this guideline, devices with an integrated, non-removable display screen are allowed to affix a label with the required information including the standard mark electronically and physically. E‑labelling is not a mandatory requirement. Registered manufacturers have the option of using physical labels, or e-labels, or both. When the option of e-labels is selected, registered manufacturers are required to still affix a physical label to the packaging of the device.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Congo – Mandatory Approval Certificates for Terminal and Radio Equipment</h4>
<p>Congo’s Regulator, ARPCE, recently introduced new import procedures for terminals and radio equipment aimed to ensure compliance of equipment with the required standards. It is now mandatory for importers of radio and terminal equipment to obtain approval certificates for any import. ARPCE will issue two certificates of technical compliance to importers, one certificate issued before the equipment is shipped, and a second certificate issued when the equipment reaches Congo. A technical import inspection will be carried out at the entry of national borders provided with a customs office. Control operations are undertaken at the place where the pieces of equipment are cleared and before the customs office authorizes their removal. If for technical reasons, the control cannot be carried out at the place where the pieces of equipment are cleared, it can be done at the storage depot of the importer. Under these conditions, a temporary authorization for removal is issued by customs services.</p>
<h4 style="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 – Proposed Labelling Amendment</h4>
<p>South Korea’s National Radio Research Agency (RRA) recently confirmed possible amendments to the labelling methods applicable to Conformity Assessment for Broadcasting Telecommunications Equipment. The main proposed changes concern amendments to the Conformity Assessment Number (Certification number); see below:</p>
<ol>
<li>A change to the ‘Indication of Broadcasting Communication Equipment’ code of the Conformity of Assessment Number from ‘MSIP’ to ‘R’, as follows:<br /> <em>Conformity Assessment number (Certification number) - old format:</em><br /> <img style="border: 0px; width: 727px; height: 158px; margin: 0px; line-height: 100%; outline: none; text-decoration: none; display: inline;" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/ea8729ded10d990820bca7414/images/32d2498f-b12d-4875-bb9e-8ea151976ba4.png" alt="" width="727" height="158" data-file-id="274" /><br /> <em>Conformity Assessment number (Certification number) - proposed new format:</em><br /> <img style="border: 0px; width: 732px; height: 133px; margin: 0px; line-height: 100%; outline: none; text-decoration: none; display: inline;" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/ea8729ded10d990820bca7414/images/26142b2a-9c30-47de-8d0a-79f3005f73e3.png" alt="" width="732" height="133" data-file-id="278" /></li>
<li value="2">To allow the use of the underscore (__) in the Conformity Assessment Number in addition to letters, numbers and the hyphen (-).</li>
<li value="3">No need to indicate the Conformity Assessment Number on the product packaging in cases where this is already shown on the product and is clearly visible through transparent packaging.&nbsp;</li>
</ol>
<p>The official publication of this <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.rra.go.kr/ko/notice/policyList_view.do?pc_seq=688&amp;pc_type=1&amp;pc_status=&amp;searchCon=&amp;searchTxt=&amp;sortOrder" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">consultation</a>, in Korean language only, can be found on the RRA website.</p>
<h4 style="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 – 4G LTE Allowed</h4>
<p>Egypt’s Regulator, National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA), has confirmed that 4G LTE is now permitted in Egypt. The 4G LTE bands open in Egypt are B1, B3, B8 and B28. There is no change to the Type Approval process for cellular host devices – it remains the case that Type Approvals for cellular host devices must be obtained via a local testing process. NTRA also confirmed that there will be no impact to already approved devices. Details regarding the introduction of 4G technology in Egypt have not yet been published on NTRA’s official website.</p>
<h4 style="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 – Updates to Technical Standards</h4>
<p>On October 16, 2017, Brazil’s Regulator, ANATEL, issued <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.anatel.gov.br/legislacao/en/resolucoes/2017/952-resolucao-686" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Resolution 686/2017</a> with the goal of revoking a number of ANATEL technical standards. There has been no confirmation regarding the changes to each standard, however each of the new standards will be published by mid-February 2018.</p>
<h4 style="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 Technical Regulations for PLMN08 (3G) and PLMN10 (4G)</h4>
<p>On October 18, 2017, Taiwanese Regulator National Communications Commission (NCC) published updated technical regulations PLMN08 for the 3rd Generation Mobile Communication Terminal Equipment (3G) and PLMN10 for Mobile Broadband Business Terminal Equipment (4G). Both updated <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ncc.gov.tw/chinese/news_detail.aspx?site_content_sn=50&amp;is_history=0&amp;pages=2&amp;sn_f=36389" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">technical regulations</a> went into effect immediately. The main changes from the latest versions of PLMN08 and PLMN10 are as follows:</p>
<ol>
<li>Correction on Legal Unit of Measurement and Multiple Fraction Definition.</li>
<li>Regarding Public Early Warning Broadcasting System, messages with the same “Message Identifier” and “Serial Number” will not&nbsp;reappear on terminal equipment.</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;">Macau – Amendments to Type Approval Exemption List</h4>
<p>On October 23, 2017, Macau’s Bureau of Telecommunication Regulation of Macau (DSRT) published the Official Gazette Despacho do Chefe do Executivo No. 370/2017 with changes to their Type Approval exemption list, effective immediately. More frequency bands have been included in the category “Wireless data communication equipment (excluding cordless telephone systems)”, and the category “Radio direction-finding receivers” has been added. See below for modified and newly added categories:</p>
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<td style="width: 192px; border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid #000000;">&nbsp;57-66 GHz</td>
<td style="width: 192px; border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid #000000;">&nbsp;10 W</td>
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<td style="width: 240px; border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid #000000;">Radio direction-finding receivers</td>
<td style="width: 192px; border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid #000000;">&nbsp;3500-3600 kHz<br /> &nbsp;144-146 MHz</td>
<td style="width: 192px; border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid #000000;">&nbsp; –<br /> &nbsp; –</td>
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<p><h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" name="B1"></a>Ultra-Wideband Devices</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> What information does the FCC require in a certification application report for an ultra-wideband (UWB) device?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> At a minimum, the FCC requires the following information be included in a UWB application report:</p>
<ul>
<li>FCC UWB category for your device, e.g., handheld, indoor, imaging, surveillance, radar, etc., and the respective FCC application rule part;</li>
<li>-10 dB bandwidth (the lower frequency (f<sub>L</sub>), and upper frequency (f<sub>H</sub>));&nbsp;</li>
<li>Maximum observed frequency emission level (f<sub>M</sub>);</li>
<li>Description of procedure used to determine the UWB bandwidth;</li>
<li>Maximum radiated emissions (including narrowband emissions), and the associated frequencies observed in each frequency band identified in the applicable emission limits tables;
<ul>
<li>If no emissions are observed in each frequency band identified in the applicable emission limits tables, the minimum sensitivity (noise floor) of the measurement system in these bands must be reported in order to demonstrate that the measurement system is capable of detecting emissions down to the level dictated by the applicable emissions limit.</li>
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<li>Complete description of the measurement system, including antenna (with gain and factor), and preamplifier (with noise figure and gain), at each frequency for which a data point is provided (peak emission frequency, -10 dB points, etc.);</li>
<li>Calibration information for the measurement systems;</li>
<li>If applicable, all digital circuitry emissions exceeding the applicable UWB limits, and a complete description of the process used to justify invoking the exception stated in <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=17f58d7e999a76474bb20f6fb6d9caf6&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.15_1521&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.521(c)</a>;</li>
<li>A description of the technique used to determine RMS average emission levels;</li>
<li>A detailed description of the test site used, e.g, test chamber, outdoor test site, with or without a ground plane floor, and any other pertinent information;</li>
<li>As applicable, the presence of required operating labels and/or a manual disable switch;</li>
<li>Description of the pulse characteristics (PRF, pulse width, etc.), and if the pulse is pseudo random (dithered) or periodic (a plot of the pulse train is useful);&nbsp;</li>
<li>Test setup photographs of the measurement system with the device under test.</li>
</ul>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> What is the FCC’s position on eavesdropping devices?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Both <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=964588d68d5c9b90f95565cecf23b1f9&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.2_1701&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.701</a> and <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=6eaffdac84b37d04d4f699202b9a5494&amp;mc=true&amp;node=pt47.1.15&amp;rgn=div5#se47.1.15_19" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.9</a> state that it is prohibited to operate a device for the purpose of overhearing or recording private conversations unless authorized by all parties in the conversation, however this prohibition does not apply to law enforcement operations conducted under lawful authority.</p>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> How does the FCC define consumer signal boosters?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> As described in Section 2 of <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_e0103edee26642c785709c2f788a45fa.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">KDB 935210 D04 Signal Booster Provider Specific v02</a>, a signal booster is defined as a device that automatically receives, amplifies, and retransmits, on a bidirectional or unidirectional basis, the signals received from base, fixed, mobile, or portable stations, with no change in frequency or authorized bandwidth. A consumer signal booster is defined as a bidirectional signal booster that is marketed and sold to the general public for use without modification.</p>
<p>The bidirectional operation of consumer signal boosters can introduce ambiguities when using conventional RF input and RF output port descriptions, because a single RF port can represent both an RF input and RF output port (e.g., a downlink signal input and an uplink signal output). Thus, the terms donor port and server port are often used for bidirectional signal boosters. The term “donor port” of a bidirectional signal booster refers to the RF port that receives the downlink signal from a base station transmitter, and which also re-transmits an amplified uplink signal received from a mobile user. The term “server port” refers to the RF port that receives the uplink signal from a mobile user, and which also transmits the amplified downlink signal received from a base station transmitter. For a wideband consumer signal booster, multiple uplink and downlink bands can be used.</p>
<p>Consumer signal boosters can also be operated on either a fixed or mobile platform. Fixed consumer signal boosters are designed to be operated in a fixed location within a building, whereas a mobile consumer signal booster is intended to operate in a moving vehicle where both the uplink and downlink transmitting antennas are at least 20 cm from the user or any other person.</p>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> We have a Level Probing Radar (LPR) device that is designed using ultra-wideband (UWB) circuitry. Which FCC rule part applies to our device?</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=17f58d7e999a76474bb20f6fb6d9caf6&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.15_1517&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.517(a)(4)</a> applies to UWB transmitters intended solely for indoor operation, and states that field disturbance sensors installed inside of metal or underground storage tanks are considered to operate indoors provided the emissions are directed towards the ground.</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=104:110:3450039728642401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258483,59047,25">EN 50527-2-1:2016</a></span>&nbsp;- 12/2/2016 - Procedure for the assessment of the exposure to electromagnetic fields of workers bearing active implantable medical devices - Part 2-1: Specific assessment for workers with cardiac pacemakers</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:3450039728642401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258483,59046,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50527-1:2016</a> - 12/2/2016 - Procedure for the assessment of the exposure to electromagnetic fields of workers bearing active implantable medical devices - Part 1: General</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=104:110:3450039728642401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257871,60754,25">EN 62952-1:2016</a></span>&nbsp;- 12/2/2016 - Power sources for a wireless communication device - Part 1: General requirements of power modules</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:3450039728642401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257871,60752,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62952-2:2016</a> - 12/2/2016 - Power sources for a wireless communication device - Part 2: Profile for power modules with batteries</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:3450039728642401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257161,60229,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60601-2-10:2015/A1:2016</a> - 12/16/2016 - 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://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:3450039728642401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257161,60199,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60601-2-19:2009/A1:2016</a> - 12/16/2016 - 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://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:3450039728642401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257161,60226,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60601-2-50:2009/A1:2016</a> - 12/16/2016 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-50: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of infant phototherapy equipment</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:3450039728642401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:581003,64029,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN ISO 13485:2016/AC:2016</a> - 12/21/2016 - Medical devices - Quality management systems - Requirements for regulatory purposes (ISO 13485:2016)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:3450039728642401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257173,61985,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50121-4:2016</a> - 12/23/2016 - Railway applications - Electromagnetic compatibility - Part 4: Emission and immunity of the signalling and telecommunications apparatus</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:3450039728642401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257173,61978,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50121-1:2017</a> - 1/13/2017 - Railway applications - Electromagnetic compatibility - Part 1: General</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:3450039728642401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257173,61981,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50121-2:2017</a> - 1/13/2017 - Railway applications - Electromagnetic compatibility - Part 2: Emission of the whole railway system to the outside world</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:3450039728642401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257189,64177,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60065:2014/AC:2017-01</a> - 1/20/2017 - Audio, video and similar electronic apparatus - Safety requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:3450039728642401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,64175,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61000-4-30:2015/AC:2017-01</a> - 1/20/2017 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-30: Testing and measurement techniques - Power quality measurement methods</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:3450039728642401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258483,61369,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62226-3-1:2007/A1:2017</a> - 1/20/2017 - 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://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:3450039728642401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257189,64228,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62368-1:2014/A11:2017</a> - 1/20/2017 - Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment - Part 1: Safety requirements (IEC 62368-1:2014, modified)</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/300100_300199/300113/02.02.01_60/en_300113v020201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 300 113 V2.2.1</a> - (December 2016) - 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><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/300200_300299/3002200301/02.01.01_60/en_3002200301v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 300 220-3-1 V2.1.1</a> - (December 2016) - Short Range Devices (SRD) operating in the frequency range 25 MHz to 1 000 MHz; Part 3-1: Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU; Low duty cycle high reliability equipment, social alarms equipment operating on designated frequencies (869,200 MHz to 869,250 MHz)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302300_302399/302372/02.01.01_60/en_302372v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 372 V2.1.1</a> - (December 2016) - Short Range Devices (SRD); Tank Level Probing Radar (TLPR) equipment operating in the frequency ranges 4,5 GHz to 7 GHz, 8,5 GHz to 10,6 GHz, 24,05 GHz to 27 GHz, 57 GHz to 64 GHz, 75 GHz to 85 GHz; 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/302700_302799/302729/02.01.01_60/en_302729v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 729 V2.1.1</a> - (December 2016) - Short Range Devices (SRD); Level Probing Radar (LPR) equipment operating in the frequency ranges 6 GHz to 8,5 GHz, 24,05 GHz to 26,5 GHz, 57 GHz to 64 GHz, 75 GHz to 85 GHz; 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/302800_302899/302858/02.01.01_60/en_302858v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 858 V2.1.1</a> - (December 2016) - Short Range Devices; Transport and Traffic Telematics (TTT); Radar equipment operating in the 24,05 GHz to 24,25 GHz or 24,05 GHz to 24,50 GHz range; 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_303399/303396/01.01.01_30/en_303396v010101v.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 303 396 V1.1.1</a> - (December 2016) - Short Range Devices; Measurement Techniques for Automotive and Surveillance Radar Equipment</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302600_302699/302609/02.01.01_60/en_302609v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 609 V2.1.1</a> - (December 2016) - Short Range Devices (SRD); Radio equipment for Euroloop railway 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/301400_301499/30148927/02.01.01_60/en_30148927v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 489-27 V2.1.1</a> - (December 2016) - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 27: Specific conditions 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 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_301499/30148929/02.01.01_60/en_30148929v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 489-29 V2.1.1</a> - (December 2016) - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 29: Specific conditions for Medical Data Service Devices (MEDS) operating in the 401 MHz to 402 MHz and 405 MHz to 406 MHz bands; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.1(b) 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_301499/30148935/02.01.01_60/en_30148935v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 489-35 V2.1.1</a> - (December 2016) - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 35: Specific requirements for Low Power Active Medical Implants (LP-AMI) operating in the 2 483,5 MHz to 2 500 MHz bands; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.1(b) 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/300400_300499/30042201/02.01.02_60/en_30042201v020102p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 300 422-1 V2.1.2</a> - (January 2017) - 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><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/136100_136199/136113/13.03.00_60/ts_136113v130300p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 136 113 V13.3.0</a> - (January 2017) - LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Base Station (BS) and repeater ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 36.113 version 13.3.0 Release 13)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/137100_137199/137113/13.03.00_60/ts_137113v130300p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 137 113 V13.3.0</a> - (January 2017) - 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 13.3.0 Release 13)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/300700_300799/300720/02.01.01_60/en_300720v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 300 720 V2.1.1</a> - (January 2017) - Ultra-High Frequency (UHF) on-board vessels communications systems and equipment; 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/59557" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62281:2016 RLV, Ed. 3.0</a> - 12/6/2016 - Safety of primary and secondary lithium cells and batteries during transport</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/59584" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IECEE TRF 60601-2-41D:2016, Ed. 4.0</a> - 12/8/2016 - Medical electrical equipment Part 2-41: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of surgical luminaries and luminaries for diagnosis</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/28017" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60065:2014/COR2:2016, Ed. 8.0</a> - 12/15/2016 - Corrigendum 2 - Audio, video and similar electronic apparatus - Safety requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/31920" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60519-12:2016, Ed. 2.0</a> - 12/15/2016 - Safety in installations for electroheating and electromagnetic processing - Part 12: Particular requirements for infrared electroheating</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/29760" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61000-4-30:2015/COR1:2016, Ed. 3.0</a> - 12/15/2016 - Corrigendum 1 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 3-40: Testing and measurement techniques - Power quality measurement methods</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/28955" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR 16-1-5:2014/AMD1:2016, Ed. 2.0</a> - 12/16/2016 - 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><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/59668" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR 16-1-5:2014+AMD1:2016 CSV, Ed. 2.1</a> - 12/16/2016 - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 1-5: Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus - Antenna calibration sites and reference test sites for 5 MHz to 18 GHz</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/59736" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61000-4-39:2016 PRV, Ed. 1.0</a> - 12/23/2016 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-39: Testing and measurement techniques - Radiated fields in close proximity - Immunity test</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/59738" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62115:2016 PRV, Ed. 2.0</a> - 12/23/2016 - Electric toys - Safety</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/59769" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61010-1:2010+AMD1:2016 CSV, Ed. 3.1</a> - 1/10/2017 - Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use - Part 1: General requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/29822" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR 16-1-6:2014/AMD1:2017, Ed. 1.0</a> - 1/13/2017 - 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><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/59792" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR 16-1-6:2014+AMD1:2017 CSV, Ed. 1.1</a> - 1/13/2017 - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 1-6: Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus - EMC antenna calibration</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/31096" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR 16-1-4:2010/AMD2:2017, Ed. 3.0</a> - 1/19/2017 - 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><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/59813" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR 16-1-4:2010+AMD1:2012+AMD2:2017 CSV, Ed. 3.2</a> - 1/19/2017 - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 1-4: Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus - Antennas and test sites for radiated disturbance measurements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/28603" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC TR 61000-2-5:2017, Ed. 3.0</a> - 1/19/2017 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 2-5: Environment - Description and classification of electromagnetic environments</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/59812" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC TR 61000-2-5:2017 RLV, Ed. 3.0</a> - 1/19/2017 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 2-5: Environment - Description and classification of electromagnetic environments</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/27755" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60623:2017, Ed. 5.0</a> - 1/23/2017 - Secondary cells and batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes - Vented nickel-cadmium prismatic rechargeable single cells</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 - Updated List of RED Harmonized Standards</h4>
<p>On December 9, 2016, the European Commission published in the Official Journal of the European Union an updated, consolidated list of harmonized standards for the R&amp;TTE Directive (RED); go to <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.C_.2016.460.01.0006.01.ENG&amp;toc=OJ:C:2016:460:TOC" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RED - 2014-53-EU - Harmonized Standards</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 – Procedure to Obtain New IFT-008 Certificates</h4>
<p>On December 6, 2016, Mexico’s IFETEL announced its new procedure to obtain IFT-008 certificates for spread spectrum products (frequency bands of 2.4 GHz, 5725-5850 MHz and 902-928 MHz) will be similar to the past procedure with the following steps:</p>
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<li>Test the sample in an accredited lab.</li>
<li>Submit the test report and application to NYCE and pay NYCE fee as normal.</li>
<li>NYCE will issue the CoC certificate, which in this case will be an IFT-008 CoC certificate until NOM-208 is enforced.</li>
<li>Submit the NYCE IFT-008 certificate to IFETEL and pay IFETEL fee.</li>
<li>IFETEL will issue IFT-008 certificate 4 to 6 weeks later.</li>
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<p>Once NOM-208 is enforced, all products must have a NOM-208 certificate prior to importation.</p>
<h4 style="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 – SRRC Type Approval Not Required for Low Power Short Range Devices</h4>
<p>As of December 1, 2016, China’s SRRC will no longer require Type Approval for Low Power Short Range devices, and no certificates will be issued for these devices. However, it should be noted that Bluetooth and WLAN devices are still subject to SRRC 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;">Indonesia – Possible Paperwork-Only Type Approval Process</h4>
<p>Indonesia’s Direktorat Jenderal Sumber Daya dan Perangkat Pos dan Informatika (SDPPI) recently indicated that a new policy is under consideration whereby paperwork only will be required for Indonesia’s Type Approval process. This new policy is expected to run in parallel with the current Type Approval process in place whereby local testing is conducted. Manufacturers will then have the option to proceed with either the new paperwork-only process or the existing local testing process. This new policy has not yet been published or released, but is expected to come into force in 2017.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Tonga – Type Approval Guidelines Issued</h4>
<p>Tonga’s Ministry of Information &amp; Communication (MIC) issued an Official Guideline requiring all communication equipment with radio or satellite technology to be type approved by MIC prior to being imported and marketed for use in Tonga. The following equipment is exempted from the requirement:</p>
<ul>
<li>Laptops, personal computers, tablets, and car radios with short range radio technology such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth</li>
<li>Digital displays or LCD screens for digital cameras, printers, car audios</li>
<li>Receiver-only radio equipment intended to be used solely for the reception of sound (radio) and terrestrial TV broadcasting services, including satellite dishes and aerials</li>
<li>Short range (50 meters) infrared remote control equipment, including TV remote controls, toys, car door openers, garage door openers, etc.</li>
<li>Terminal equipment used by licensed radio amateurs for personal use</li>
</ul>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">India - In-Country Branch Office Requirement</h4>
<p>India is becoming stricter with its requirement that all foreign applicants set up a liaison office or branch office located in India which meets all liabilities and obligations with respect to the BIS Act, 1986, and the Rules and Regulation for the purpose of registration, on behalf of the foreign manufacturer. Therefore, if a foreign manufacturer has a local office in India, they must nominate a member from the local office to act as the Authorized Indian Representative (AIR).</p>
<h4 style="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— Draft Regulation Update</h4>
<p>Vietnam’s Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has issued several draft regulations to replace the current Circular 05/2014/TT‐BTTTT. This draft is currently in its 3rd revision and possibly additional amendments will be made before the implementation date of October 1, 2017. Currently, the most significant changes are as follows:</p>
<ul>
<li>2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands will not be considered SRDs. This means these devices which operate under 60mW will still not require Type Approval, and a Letter of No Accreditation (LoNA) can still be obtained.</li>
<li>866‐868 MHz RFID equipment has been added to the SRD list. Per the current procedure, Type Approval is required.</li>
<li>UWB equipment has been added to the SRD list.</li>
<li>60 GHz WiGig equipment have been added to the SRD list.</li>
<li>Testing to one additional standard will be required for GSM devices.</li>
<li>Testing to one additional standard will be required for W‐CDMA FDD devices.</li>
<li>25‐2000 MHz wireless audio equipment has been added to the SRD list.</li>
<li>Lithium batteries used in mobile phones, notebooks and tablets have been added to the list of products subject to Announcement of Standard Conformity (DoC).</li>
</ul>
<p>NOTE: All Type Approval Certificates already in place will remain valid until their expiration.</p>
<h4 style="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 – List of Devices Exempt from Type Approval</h4>
<p>Recently, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) published a list of devices exempt from Type Approval. The listed devices do not require type approval/no objection letter (NOC) from PTA, and may be directly imported as per customs procedures. The list includes the following devices:</p>
<ul>
<li>Networking Equipment (switches, firewalls, servers, storage devices)</li>
<li>Laptops/Desktops/Personal Computer (PC)</li>
<li>Tablet PC with Wi-Fi-only functionality (non-SIM based devices)</li>
<li>GPS-only devices</li>
<li>Smart watches with Bluetooth/Wi-Fi functionality only (without SIM or tracking features)</li>
<li>13.56 MHz RFID/Bluetooth/NFC devices</li>
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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>R&amp;TTED Invalid after June 12, 2017</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> When does the R&amp;TTE Directive expire, and what are the significant differences between it and the RED?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Directive (R&amp;TTED) 1999/5/EC expires on June 12, 2017 following a one year transition period during which either the R&amp;TTED or the Radio Equipment Directive (RED) 2014/53/EU can be applied as appropriate. Effective June 13, 2017, only the RED can be used to demonstrate compliance.</p>
<p>Products evaluated per the R&amp;TTED and physically in the marketplace (e.g. in retail stores or in supply chains not controlled by the manufacturer) before June 13, 2017 can continue to be sold. However, any product not physically in the marketplace before June 13, 2017 must be re-evaluated per the RED before it can be placed in the marketplace.</p>
<p>The RED:</p>
<ul>
<li>Covers radio equipment operating at frequencies below 3000 GHz, including radio equipment operating below 9 kHz not covered by the R&amp;TTED or by National frequency regulations placed on the market (unlike the R&amp;TTED which also applied to “relevant components” of radio equipment);</li>
<li>Applies to equipment which intentionally transmits or receives radio waves for communications or radio-determination, regardless of its primary function, be it a “connected” device using an embedded radio module for communications, or purpose-built radio equipment;</li>
<li>Includes additional emphasis on spectrum use that requires that radio equipment demonstrate the performance of the receiver, as well as the transmitter, since both impact the efficient and effective use of the spectrum;</li>
<li>Does not apply to wired telecommunications terminal equipment that does not function using radio;</li>
<li>Includes, with certain modifications, the essential requirements of the Low-Voltage Directive (LVD) and the Electromagnetic&nbsp;Compatibility Directive (EMCD) within its essential requirements, so radio equipment is not subject to these separate directives;</li>
<li>Specifically includes Broadcast TV &amp; radio receivers;</li>
<li>Calls for common or universal chargers.</li>
</ul>
<p>The R&amp;TTED included provisions for submitting a Technical Construction File to a Notified Body for review and approval. Following are some of the changes under the RED that will impact application submission, product markings, approval documents, etc.:</p>
<ul>
<li>The Technical Construction File (TCF) is now referred to as the Technical Documentation;</li>
<li>A Risk Assessment that addresses the product application and use, installation location, environmental conditions and end-use, must be prepared by the manufacturer and submitted&nbsp;as part of the Technical Documentation;</li>
<li>The Class 2 “Alert” symbol is no longer required;</li>
<li>A Notified Body (NB) Number is only required for rare approvals that fall under Full Quality Assurance (RED Annex IV);</li>
<li>Country Notifications are no longer required;</li>
<li>The NB “Letter of Opinion” or “Certificate of Opinion” is now a NB “EU-Type Examination Certificate” (EU TEC);</li>
<li>The EU TEC will have an expiration date, the period of validity determined by the NB;&nbsp;</li>
<li>Specific labeling requirements for importers have been added.</li>
</ul>
<p>The Radio Equipment Directive (RED) “Directive 2014/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014….” published in the Official Journal of the European Union can be found <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?qid=1429097565265&amp;uri=CELEX:32014L0053" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>.</p>
<p>Additional information about 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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<h4 style="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>R&amp;TTED-to-RED Comparison for Self-Declaration</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We have a few products that we self-declared as compliant under the R&amp;TTE Directive using harmonized standards in the EU’s Official Journal. We want to make sure these products are compliant with the RED in order to self-declare. What’s the best way to do this to ensure we’re ready by June 13, 2017?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> It is important to start with a review of both the applicable R&amp;TTED and RED harmonized standards for your products from the Official Journal. This comparison should identify the differences and any outstanding requirements to demonstrate compliance with the RED. Any required testing identified during the harmonized standards comparison should be conducted, and the Declaration of Conformity should be updated to reflect the RED harmonized standards before you self-declare.</p>
<p>However, at this time it may be difficult to self-declare under the essential requirements of the RED Articles 3.1 and 3.2 because the Official Journal does not yet include a complete list of harmonized standards under the RED, which may force many manufacturers to utilize a Notified Body (NB) in the meantime.</p>
<p>The RED allows a NB to issue an EU-Type Examination Certificate (EU TEC) based on testing to standards that are harmonized, non-harmonized, and/or in various stages of development, including draft standards and committee-working drafts, if available. If any of these approaches are suggested, the NB should simultaneously provide guidance on any potential risks.</p>
<p>Anyone can perform the review and comparison of the R&amp;TTED and RED standards, but it’s probably safe to assume that if it is done by the NB that will eventually be responsible for reviewing the Technical Documentation submission, consisting of the RED test reports and required supporting documents, the probability of obtaining the EU TEC increases substantially.</p>
<p>American Certification Body, Inc. (ACB, NB Number 1588) offers gap analysis to manufacturers and other parties needing to transition their product compliance from the R&amp;TTED to the RED. Their Gap Analysis Report (GAP) will detail the requirements to demonstrate compliance with the RED.</p>
<p>As with the self-declaration scenario, any necessary testing documented in the GAP would need to be performed, and the Technical Documentation submission made to ACB, who will then evaluate the test results/calculations and supporting documents to assess the product’s compliance with the RED, and if compliant, will issue the EU TEC.</p>
<p>ACB prepared a Q&amp;A on the RED which includes a lot of useful information, as well as ACB’s contact information. You can find it <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://acbcert.com/FAQ/Radio-Equipment-Directive-FAQs-of-Life.html" 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>Jammers in the EU</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> It is illegal to operate jammers in the U.S. What is the EU policy with regard to operating jammers?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> As in the U.S., jammers are illegal to operate in the European Union (EU). Within the framework of the EMC Directive and the R&amp;TTE Directive, and presumably under the RED, jammers of any kind, whether GSM, GPS, etc., are illegal. EU Member States do not permit, nor wish to permit, the disruption of radio communications by jamming devices operated by members of the public. Jammers that comply with the EMC Directive, or the R&amp;TTE Directive or the RED, cannot be constructed, and therefore cannot legally be placed on the market within the EU, the EEA or EFTA. Any products that claim compliance must be removed from the market as soon as possible by national market surveillance authorities, and be reported to the European Commission.</p>
<p>Please note that in the CEPT (European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations) member countries, GSM jammers are forbidden from being placed on the market or used, per the <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_ad184f66925946bd8c91b81c9bcc1d66.pdf" target="_blank">Electronic Communication Committee (ECC) recommendation (04/01)</a>.</p>
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<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" name="B4"></a>Certification Requirements for Adding Modulation</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We originally certified our licensed radio in continuous wave (CW) mode without modulation. We now want to add modulation via hardware that was in place at the time of the original certification. Can this be done via a Class II permissive change?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Since the new modulation is a factory software/firmware change to be implemented at the manufacturing level, and not by a third party or via a field update, it is possible to apply for a Class II Permissive change. However, if the modulation implementation requires the addition of a hardware modulation circuit, a new FCC certification application would be warranted. Lastly, per <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_92ba914a85e54402b58b77f64bf79808.pdf" target="_blank">178919 D01 Permissive Change Policy v06</a>, Section V(D) “Third party activation of software changes for any radio parameter such as new frequencies, output power, and/or modulations, or changes that modify the circumstances under which the transmitter is approved to operate, are not allowed unless the device was approved as a software-defined radio (SDR)”.</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=104:110:89310816257701::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258043,60857,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62228-2:2017</a> - 2/3/2017 - 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://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:89310816257701::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257189,60972,25">EN 50332-3:2017</a></span>&nbsp;- 2/10/2017 - Sound system equipment: headphones and earphones associated with personal music players - maximum sound pressure level measurement methodology - Part 3: measurement method for sound dose management</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=104:110:89310816257701::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258337,59379,25">EN 62477-1:2012/A1:2017</a></span>&nbsp;- 2/10/2017 - Safety requirements for power electronic converter systems and equipment - Part 1: General</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:89310816257701::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257241,58943,25">EN 60966-2-5:2017</a></span>&nbsp;- 2/17/2017 - 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://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:89310816257701::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257241,59110,25">EN 60966-2-6:2017</a></span>&nbsp;- 2/17/2017 - Radio frequency and coaxial cable assemblies - Part 2-6: Detail specification for cable assemblies for radio and TV receivers - Frequency range 0 MHz to 3 000 MHz, IEC 61169-24 connectors</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=104:110:89310816257701::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258017,61935,25">EN 60404-15:2012/A1:2017</a></span>&nbsp;- 2/24/2017 - Magnetic materials - Part 15: Methods for the determination of the relative magnetic permeability of feebly magnetic materials</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=104:110:89310816257701::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,60305,25">EN 61000-4-10:2017</a></span>&nbsp;- 2/24/2017 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-10: Testing and measurement techniques - Damped oscillatory 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=104:110:89310816257701::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,60191,25">EN 61000-4-31:2017</a></span>&nbsp;- 2/24/2017 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-31: Testing and measurement techniques - AC mains ports broadband conducted disturbance 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=104:110:89310816257701::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258161,46743,25">EN 61010-2-101:2017</a></span>&nbsp;- 2/24/2017 - Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - Part 2-101: Particular requirements for in vitro diagnostic (IVD) medical equipment</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:84:4871265376428807" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CENELEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">EU: New ETSI Standards Recently Released</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new ETSI standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301000_301099/30109101/02.01.01_60/en_30109101v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 091-1 V2.1.1</a>&nbsp;- January 2017 - Short Range Devices; Transport and Traffic Telematics (TTT); Radar equipment operating in the 76 GHz to 77 GHz range; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU; Part 1: Ground based vehicular radar</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/300700_300799/300720/02.01.01_60/en_300720v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 300 720 V2.1.1</a>&nbsp;- January 2017 - Ultra-High Frequency (UHF) on-board vessels communications systems and 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/301000_301099/30109102/02.01.01_60/en_30109102v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 091-2 V2.1.1</a> - January 2017 - Short Range Devices; Transport and Traffic Telematics (TTT); Radar equipment operating in the 76 GHz to 77 GHz range; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU; Part 2: Fixed infrastructure radar equipment</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302400_302499/302480/02.01.02_60/en_302480v020102p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 480 V2.1.2</a> - February 2017 - &nbsp;Mobile Communication On Board Aircraft (MCOBA) systems; 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/300200_300299/30022001/03.01.01_60/en_30022001v030101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 300 220-1 V3.1.1</a> - February 2017 - Short Range Devices (SRD) operating in the frequency range 25 MHz to 1 000 MHz; Part 1: Technical characteristics and methods of measurement</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301400_301499/30148901/02.01.01_60/en_30148901v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 489-1 V2.1.1</a> - February 2017 - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 1: Common technical requirements; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.1(b) of Directive 2014/53/EU and the essential requirements of article 6 of Directive 2014/30/EU</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/300200_300299/30022002/03.01.01_60/en_30022002v030101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 300 220-2 V3.1.1</a> - February 2017 - Short Range Devices (SRD) operating in the frequency range 25 MHz to 1 000 MHz; Part 2: Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU for non specific radio equipment</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301400_301499/30148904/03.01.01_60/en_30148904v030101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 489-4 V3.1.1</a> - February 2017 - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 4: Specific conditions for fixed radio links and ancillary equipment; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.1(b) 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_301499/30148917/03.01.01_60/en_30148917v030101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 489-17 V3.1.1</a> - February 2017 - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 17: Specific conditions for&nbsp;Broadband Data Transmission Systems; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.1(b) 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_301499/30148933/02.01.01_60/en_30148933v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 489-33 V2.1.1</a> - February 2017 - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 33: Specific conditions for&nbsp;Ultra-WideBand (UWB) devices; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.1(b) 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_301499/30148950/02.01.01_60/en_30148950v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 489-50 V2.1.1</a> - February 2017 - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 50: Specific conditions for Cellular Communication Base Station (BS), repeater and ancillary equipment; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.1(b) 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/300200_300299/3002200302/01.01.01_60/en_3002200302v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 300 220-3-2 V1.1.1</a> - February 2017 - Short Range Devices (SRD) operating in the frequency range 25 MHz to 1 000 MHz; Part 3-2: Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU; Wireless alarms operating in designated LDC/HR frequency bands 868,60 MHz to 868,70 MHz, 869,25 MHz to 869,40 MHz, 869,65 MHz to 869,70 MHz</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/300200_300299/30022004/01.01.01_60/en_30022004v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 300 220-4 V1.1.1</a> - February 2017 - Short Range Devices (SRD) operating in the frequency range 25 MHz to 1 000 MHz; Part 4: Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU; Metering devices operating in&nbsp;designated band 169,400 MHz to 169,475 MHz</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/300300_300399/300330/02.01.01_60/en_300330v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 300 330 V2.1.1</a> - February 2017 - Short Range Devices (SRD); Radio equipment in the frequency range 9 kHz to 25 MHz and inductive loop systems&nbsp;in the frequency range 9 kHz to 30 MHz; 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_302599/302571/02.01.01_60/en_302571v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 571 V2.1.1</a> - February 2017 - Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS); Radiocommunications equipment operating in the 5 855 MHz to 5 925 MHz frequency band; 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/300400_300499/30042202/02.01.01_60/en_30042202v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 300 422-2 V2.1.1</a> - February 2017 -&nbsp;Wireless Microphones; Audio PMSE up to 3 GHz; Part 2: Class B Receivers; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU&nbsp;</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/300300_300399/30033805/01.02.01_60/en_30033805v010201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 300 338-5 V1.2.1</a> - February 2017 - Technical characteristics and methods of measurement for equipment for generation, transmission and reception of Digital Selective Calling (DSC) in the maritime MF, MF/HF and/or VHF mobile service; Part 5: Handheld VHF Class H DSC&nbsp;</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/300400_300499/30042203/02.01.01_60/en_30042203v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 300 422-3 V2.1.1</a> - February 2017 - Wireless Microphones; Audio PMSE up to 3 GHz; Part 3: Class C 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_en/303400_303499/303406/01.01.01_60/en_303406v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 303 406 V1.1.1</a> - February 2017 - Short Range Devices (SRD); Social Alarms Equipment operating in the frequency range 25 MHz to 1 000 MHz; 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_tr/103400_103499/103435/01.01.01_60/tr_103435v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 103 435 V1.1.1</a> - February 2017 - System Reference document (SRdoc); Short Range Devices (SRD); Technical characteristics for Ultra Narrow Band (UNB) SRDs operating in the UHF spectrum below 1 GHz</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301000_301099/30109103/01.01.01_60/en_30109103v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 091-3 V1.1.1</a> - February 2017 - Short Range Devices; Transport and Traffic Telematics (TTT); Radar equipment operating in the 76 GHz to 77 GHz range; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU; Part 3: Railway/Road Crossings obstacle detection system applications</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/303300_303399/303360/01.01.01_60/en_303360v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 303 360 V1.1.1</a> - February 2017 - Short Range Devices; Transport and Traffic Telematics (TTT); Radar equipment operating in the 76 GHz to 77 GHz range; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU; Obstacle Detection Radars for Use on Manned Rotorcraft&nbsp;</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301000_301099/301025/02.02.01_60/en_301025v020201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 025 V2.2.1</a> - March 2017 - VHF radiotelephone equipment for general communications and associated equipment for Class "D" Digital Selective Calling (DSC); Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of articles 3.2 and 3.3(g) of Directive 2014/53/EU&nbsp;</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302800_302899/302885/02.02.01_60/en_302885v020201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 885 V2.2.1</a> - March 2017 - Portable Very High Frequency (VHF) radiotelephone equipment for the maritime mobile service operating in the VHF bands with integrated handheld class H DSC; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of articles 3.2 and 3.3(g) 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/301900_301999/301929/02.01.01_60/en_301929v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 929 V2.1.1</a> - March 2017 - VHF transmitters and receivers as Coast Stations for GMDSS and other applications in the maritime mobile service; 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/303100_303199/303132/01.01.01_60/en_303132v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 303 132 V1.1.1</a> - March 2017 - Maritime low power VHF personal locating beacons employing Digital Selective Calling (DSC); Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU&nbsp;</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302800_302899/302885/02.02.02_60/en_302885v020202p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 885 V2.2.2</a> - March 2017 - Portable Very High Frequency (VHF) radiotelephone equipment for the maritime mobile service operating in the VHF bands with integrated handheld class H DSC; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of articles 3.2 and 3.3(g) of Directive 2014/53/EU</li>
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<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/h_sf10571.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI website</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">EU: New IEC Standards Recently Released</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new IEC standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/60009" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61800-3:2017, Ed. 3.0</a> - (2/23/2017) - Adjustable speed electrical power drive systems - Part 3: EMC requirements and specific test methods</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/31003" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61800-3:2017, Ed. 3.0</a> - (2/23/2017) - Adjustable speed electrical power drive systems - Part 3: EMC requirements and specific test methods</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/60059" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61000-3-3/AMD1:2017, Ed. 3.0</a> - (2/24/2017) - Amendment 1 - 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 ≤16 A per phase and not subject to conditional connection</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/60054" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61000-4-11/AMD1:2017, Ed. 2.0</a> - (2/24/2017) - Amendment 1 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-11: Testing and measurement techniques - Voltage dips, short interruptions and voltage variations immunity tests</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/33644" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61851-1:2017, Ed. 3.0</a> - (2/7/2017) - Electric vehicle conductive charging system - Part 1: General requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/27284" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62133-1:2017, Ed. 1.0</a> - (2/7/2017) - Secondary cells and batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes - Safety requirements for portable sealed secondary cells, and for batteries made from them, for use in portable applications - Part 1: Nickel systems</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/32662" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62133-2:2017, Ed. 1.0</a> - (2/7/2017) - Secondary cells and batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes - Safety requirements for portable sealed secondary lithium cells, and for batteries made from them, for use in portable applications - Part 2: Lithium systems</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/29603" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61960-3:2017, Ed. 1.0</a> - (2/7/2017) - Secondary cells and batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes - Secondary lithium cells and batteries for portable applications - Part 3: Prismatic and cylindrical lithium secondary cells and batteries made from them</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;">EU – Newly Published EN 300 328</h4>
<p>The new RED version of <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">EN 300 328</a> was recently published in the EU Official Journal and covers wideband transmission systems operating in the 2.4 GHz band such as Bluetooth, Zigbee, and Wi-Fi.</p>
<p>Manufacturers are required to update any Declarations of Conformity (DoC) based on EN 300 328 versions earlier than V2.1.1. The new version includes the following significant updates:</p>
<ul>
<li>Receiver Blocking is a new requirement;</li>
<li>Alternative test method for Power Spectral Density;</li>
<li>Reduced minimum number for hopping frequencies for non-adaptive FHSS equipment.</li>
</ul>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Canada – Release of RSS-247, Issue 2</h4>
<p>On February 23, 2017, 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-247-i2-e.pdf/$file/rss-247-i2-e.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS-247, Issue 2 Digital Transmission Systems (DTSs), Frequency Hopping Systems (FHSs) and Licence-Exempt Local Area Network (LE-LAN) Devices</a>, replacing RSS-247, Issue 1, dated May 2015. Changes in Issue 2 are as follows:</p>
<ol>
<li>Section 3.3 states the requirement for emissions that fall within restricted frequency bands to comply with the provisions in RSS-Gen, General Requirements for Compliance of Radio Apparatus;</li>
<li>Section 5.4(b) reinstated the former e.i.r.p. limit for frequency hopping systems operating in the band 2400-2483.5 MHz, which employ a hopset with less than 75 channels;</li>
<li>Section 6.2 adds a clarification to ensure that emissions that fall within restricted frequency bands shall comply with the provisions in RSS-Gen;</li>
<li>Section 6.2 states the measurement method for power and unwanted emission limits for licence-exempt local area network devices and digital transmission systems operating in the 5 GHz band;</li>
<li>Sections 6.2.1 and 6.2.2 add a provision to allow original equipment manufacturer (OEM) devices installed in road vehicles to operate in the band 5150-5250 MHz with an e.i.r.p. limit of 30 mW or 1.76 + 10 log10B, dBm, whichever is less stringent;</li>
<li>Section 6.2.1.2 clarifies the requirement for devices operating in the band 5150-5250 MHz, which have bandwidth that falls into the band 5250-5350 MHz;</li>
<li>Section 6.2.2.2(b) permits the requisite "for indoor use only" notice for equipment operating in the band 5250-5350 MHz to be included in the user manual;</li>
<li>Section 6.2.2.3 applies the requirement of e.i.r.p. at different elevations for equipment operating in the band 5250-5350 MHz to outdoor fixed devices only;</li>
<li>Section 6.2.2.3 limits e.i.r.p. of OEM devices installed in road vehicles to 30 mW or 1.76 + 10 log10B, dBm, whichever is less stringent;</li>
<li>Section 6.2.2.3 allows equipment, other than outdoor fixed devices, operating in the band 5250-5350 MHz having e.i.r.p. greater than 200 mW to either comply with the e.i.r.p. elevation mask or to include a firmware feature to reduce their e.i.r.p. permanently should it be requested by the Department;</li>
<li>Section 6.2.3.2 allows equipment operating in the band 5650-5725 MHz with bandwidth overlapping the band 5725-5850 MHz to meet the emission limit of −27 dBm/MHz e.i.r.p. at 5850 MHz;</li>
<li>Section 6.2.4.2 modifies the unwanted emission limits for LE-LAN devices and DTSs operating in the band 5725-5850 MHz;</li>
<li>Section 6.2.4.2 adds a transition date for certification of LE-LAN devices and DTSs operating in the band 5725-5850 MHz to have unwanted emissions comply with either provisions in Section 5.5 or Section 6.2.4.2;</li>
<li>Section 6.2.4(b) adds a transition date for manufacture, importation, distribute, lease, offer for sales, or sales of LE-LAN devices and DTSs operating in the band 5725-5850 MHz which do not comply with provisions in Section 6.2.4(b);&nbsp;</li>
<li>Annex A deletes the word "pre-installation" to clarify that the verification of e.i.r.p. compliance at different elevations for devices operating in the band 5250-5350 MHz needs to be done at the time of certification (before installation); the verification of compliance must be submitted with the test report for equipment requiring certification.</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;">Vietnam – New Rules for Wireless Devices</h4>
<p>Vietnam’s Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) newly released Circular 46/2016/TT-BTTTT became effective February 14, 2017. Please see below for important changes found in the new Circular:</p>
<ol>
<li>Output power limit for WLAN products operating from 2400‑2483.5&nbsp;MHz is increased from 100&nbsp;mW to 200&nbsp;mW;</li>
<li>For UHF RFID, the band 920-925 MHz is changed to 918‑923 MHz*;</li>
<li>Wireless charging technology is permitted on the following frequency bands: 9‑148.5&nbsp;kHz, 326.5&nbsp;kHz, 340&nbsp;kHz, 6.765-6.795&nbsp;MHz;</li>
<li>924‑925 MHz is no longer available for Cordless Telephones;</li>
<li>A new band of 4200‑4800 MHz is allocated to ultra-wide band devices;</li>
<li>New bands are allocated to frequency alerting and detecting devices;</li>
<li>New bands are allocated to wireless audio devices for hearing assistance;</li>
<li>New bands are allocated to Equipment Automatic Identification (AIS);</li>
<li>New bands are allocated to automatic identification equipment development report for search and rescue (AIS-SART).</li>
</ol>
<p>* All RFID products currently approved for and using the band 920-925 MHz are allowed to be continuously imported, distributed and used in Vietnam until the expiration dates of their respective Type Approval certificates. There is no impact on existing Type Approval certificates issued based on current Circular 03. For new applications, Type Approval certificates will be granted based on Circular 46.</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>Radio Equipment Directive (RED) &amp; EMC Directive</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> The R&amp;TTE Directive allows the application of the EMC Directive. Does the new Radio Equipment Directive (RED) allow this?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> No, the RED does not allow application of the EMC Directive. All devices which contain a radio fall under the RED, whether a single radio, a combination of multiple radio products, or a combination of radio and non-radio products. When a radio product and a non-radio product (e.g. micro-controller circuitry) are integrated into a single product, it is necessary to assess conformity of both products functioning at the same time against the essential requirements of the RED. For example, the transmitter carrier of the radio equipment can generate harmonics that may generate intermodulation emission products with the micro-controller oscillator clocks, which may or may not meet the RED.</p>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> Why do we have to meet ISED’s Peripheral Nerve Stimulation (PNS) Exposure Limits? Our product operates below 3 MHz, with very low carrier power.</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> ISED has determined that there are health risks from exposure to electromagnetic fields from any radio device that emits energy in the 3 kHz to 10 MHz frequency range, including but not limited to, RFID exciters, readers and tags; electronic article surveillance (EAS) systems, metal detectors, vehicle security systems, tire pressure monitoring systems, and wireless chargers. It is known that exposure to sinusoidal or pulsed magnetic fields in any orientation at a certain current density can cause peripheral nerve and cardiac muscle stimulation.</p>
<p>Effective March 1, 2017, all devices operating within the 3 kHz to 10 MHz range are required to follow the technical requirements and processes described in <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_eaa93f4c6bbc4bc194472e497221786a.pdf" target="_blank">SPR-002 Issue 1 Supplementary Procedure for Assessing Compliance with RSS-102 Nerve Stimulation Exposure Limits</a> in order to demonstrate compliance with the nerve stimulation exposure requirements of RSS-102. SPR-002 targets typical radio devices that employ continuous wave (CW) or narrowband pulse waveforms, including but not limited to pulsed CW. Radio devices with complex broadband pulse waveforms, including but not limited to trapezoidal or triangular waveforms, are assessed using the maximum instantaneous value of the waveform as defined in <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_caec21cde5284f4e82dda25a463cb83f.pdf" target="_blank">Health Canada Safety Code 6</a>.</p>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> We manufacture a coffee maker with Bluetooth capability. Is it subject to FCC testing?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Yes, the Bluetooth circuitry in your coffee maker must be tested in accordance with FCC <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=2034cbbca9a75f2c95a5cbdca5674931&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.15_1247&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.247</a>. The digital circuitry responsible for the essential functions of the coffee maker is exempt from FCC regulations per <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=2034cbbca9a75f2c95a5cbdca5674931&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.15_1103&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.103</a> because it is considered a household appliance.</p>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> We would like to perform emission measurements on our Part 15 device below 30 MHz at the installation site. Is this possible?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Yes, FCC <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=c2c6101f77d694b76918822eff68d44a&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.15_131&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.31</a> allows measurement on equipment at the installation site if properly calibrated so that the measurement results correspond to those that would be obtained from an open field test site. Some equipment can really only be tested at the installation site, such as perimeter protection systems, carrier current systems, and systems employing a leaky coaxial cable as an antenna. However, please note that the FCC requires that measurements for the purpose of FCC verification, or for obtaining FCC equipment certification, must be performed at a minimum of three installations demonstrated to be representative of your product’s typical installation site.</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=104:110:1656643816339601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258293,60503,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CLC/TR 50659</a> - March 2017 - Electromagnetic characteristics of linear cable management systems (CMS)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1656643816339601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:887985,64342,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 16603-50-05</a> - March 2017 - Space engineering - Radio frequency and modulation</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1656643816339601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257173,61986,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50121-5</a> - March 2017 - Railway applications - Electromagnetic compatibility - Part 5: Emission and immunity of fixed power supply installations and apparatus</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1656643816339601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257171,58812,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50131-5-3</a> - March 2017 - Alarm systems - Intrusion systems - Part 5-3: Requirements for interconnections equipment using radio frequency techniques</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1656643816339601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258803,58549,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50402</a> - March 2017 - Electrical apparatus for the detection and measurement of combustible or toxic gases or vapours or of oxygen - Requirements on the functional safety of gas detection systems</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1656643816339601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258637,58139,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50419</a> - March 2017 - Marking of electrical and electronic equipment in accordance with Article 11(2) of Directive 2002/96/EC (WEEE)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1656643816339601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258339,58977,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61340-4-7</a> - March 2017 - Electrostatics - Part 4-7: Standard test methods for specific applications - Ionization</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1656643816339601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257189,64690,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62368-1</a> - March 2017 - Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment - Part 1: Safety requirements (IEC 62368-1:2014, modified)</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:84:4871265376428807" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CENELEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">EU: New ETSI Standards Recently Released</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new ETSI standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301000_301099/301025/02.02.01_60/en_301025v020201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 025 V2.2.1</a> - March 2017 - VHF radiotelephone equipment for general communications and associated equipment for Class "D" Digital Selective Calling (DSC); Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of articles 3.2 and 3.3(g) 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/302800_302899/302885/02.02.01_60/en_302885v020201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 885 V2.2.1</a> - March 2017 - Portable Very High Frequency (VHF) radiotelephone equipment for the maritime mobile service operating in the VHF bands with integrated handheld class H DSC; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of articles 3.2 and 3.3(g) 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/301000_301099/30109103/01.01.01_60/en_30109103v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 091-3 V1.1.1</a> - March 2017 - Short Range Devices; Transport and Traffic Telematics (TTT); Radar equipment operating in the 76 GHz to 77 GHz range; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU; Part 3: Railway/Road Crossings obstacle detection system applications</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301900_301999/301929/02.01.01_60/en_301929v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 929 V2.1.1</a> - March 2017 - VHF transmitters and receivers as Coast Stations for GMDSS and other applications in the maritime mobile service; 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/303300_303399/303360/01.01.01_60/en_303360v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 303 360 V1.1.1</a> - March 2017 - Short Range Devices; Transport and Traffic Telematics (TTT); Radar equipment operating in the 76 GHz to 77 GHz range; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU; Obstacle Detection Radars for Use on Manned Rotorcraft</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302800_302899/302885/02.02.02_60/en_302885v020202p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 885 V2.2.2</a> - March 2017 - Portable Very High Frequency (VHF) radiotelephone equipment for the maritime mobile service operating in the VHF bands with integrated handheld class H DSC; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of articles 3.2 and 3.3(g) 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/303300_303399/303354/01.01.01_60/en_303354v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 303 354 V1.1.1</a> - March 2017 - Amplifiers and active antennas for TV broadcast reception in domestic premises; 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_302599/302502/02.01.01_60/en_302502v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 502 V2.1.1</a> - March 2017 - Wireless Access Systems (WAS); 5,8 GHz fixed broadband data transmitting systems; 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/301500_301599/301502/12.05.02_60/en_301502v120502p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 502 V12.5.2</a> - March 2017 - Global System for Mobile communications (GSM); Base Station (BS) equipment; 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/301500_301599/301511/12.05.01_60/en_301511v120501p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 511 V12.5.1</a> - March 2017 - Global System for Mobile communications (GSM); Mobile Stations (MS) equipment; 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/300400_300499/300440/02.01.01_60/en_300440v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 300 440 V2.1.1</a> - March 2017 - Short Range Devices (SRD); Radio equipment to be used in the 1 GHz to 40 GHz frequency range; 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_tr/103400_103499/103400/01.01.01_60/tr_103400v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TR 103 400 V1.1.1</a> - March 2017 - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Impact of CENELEC EN 55035 on ETSI EMC Standards</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/h_sf10571.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI website</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">EU: New IEC Standards Recently Released</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new IEC standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/60095" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60079-13:2017, Ed. 2.0</a> - 3/3/2017 - Explosive atmospheres - Part 13: Equipment protection by pressurized room "p" and artificially ventilated room "v"</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/59879" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-53:2011, Ed. 4.0</a> - 3/28/2017 - Corrigendum 1 - Amendment 1 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-53: Particular requirements for sauna heating appliances and infrared cabins</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/60177" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60728-12:2017, Ed. 2.0</a> - 3/17/2017 - Cable networks for television signals, sound signals and interactive services - Part 12: Electromagnetic compatibility of systems</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/30202" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61000-4-39:2017, Ed. 1.0</a> - 3/9/2017 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-39: Testing and measurement techniques - Radiated fields in close proximity - Immunity test</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/30437" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61010-2-201:2017, Ed. 2.0</a> - 3/24/2017 - Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use - Part 2-201: Particular requirements for control equipment</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/28591" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61169-11:2017, Ed. 1.0</a> - 3/22/2017 - Radio-frequency connectors - Part 11: Sectional specification for RF coaxial connectors with inner diameter of outer conductor 9,5 mm with threaded coupling - characteristic impedance 50 ohms (Type 4,1-9,5)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/28400" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61951-1:2017, Ed. 4.0</a> - 3/7/2017 - Secondary cells and batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes - Secondary sealed cells and batteries for portable applications - Part 1: Nickel-Cadmium</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.iec.ch/dyn/www/f?p=103:52:0::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_DOC_ID,FSP_DOC_PIECE_ID:1314,153108,281176" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62321-8:2017, Ed. 1.0</a> - 3/28/2017 - Determination of certain substances in electrotechnical products - Part 8: Phthalates in polymers by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS), gas chromatography-mass spectrometry using a pyrolyzer/thermal desorption accessory (Py-TD-GC-MS)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/31956" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC TR 61916:2017, Ed. 4.0</a> - 3/28/2017 - Electrical accessories - Harmonization of general rules</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/60166" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC TS 60079-32-1:2013+AMD1:2017, Ed. 1.1</a> - 3/16/2017 - Explosive atmospheres - Part 32-1: Electrostatic hazards, guidance</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/28153" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC TS 62370:2004, Ed. 1.0</a> - 3/8/2017 - Amendment 1 - Electroacoustics - Instruments for the measurement of sound intensity - Electromagnetic and electrostatic compatibility requirements and test procedures</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/60107" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC TS 62370:2004+AMD1:2017, Ed. 1.1</a> - 3/8/2017 - Electroacoustics - Instruments for the measurement of sound intensity - Electromagnetic and electrostatic compatibility requirements and test procedures</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/27963" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ISO 80601-2-56:2017, Ed. 2.0</a> - 3/22/2017 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-56: Particular requirements for basic safety and essential performance of clinical thermometers for body temperature measurement</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/60184" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ISO/IEC 17021-3:2017, Ed. 1.0</a> - 3/14/2017 - Conformity assessment - Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems - Part 3: Competence requirements for auditing and certification of quality management 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;">EU – Updated List of RED Harmonized Standards</h4>
<p>On March 10, 2017, the European Commission published in the Official Journal of the European Union an updated, consolidated list of harmonized standards for the RED 2014/53/EU; this new publication contains some important additions to the list such as EN 300 220, EN 300 330 and EN 302 065 (UWB). The new standards added indicate “This is the first publication” in the third column of the list.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">US – Free Seminar April 6, 2017 Columbia, MD – “Troubleshooting EMI” with Lee Hill, SILENT Solutions LLC</h4>
<p>Hosted by Rohde &amp; Schwarz, this highly focused one-day seminar will help you learn how to uncover, characterize, and solve the most elusive EMI problems. Troubleshooting and localizing intermittent signals, or multiple layers of broadband and narrowband signals, can be frustrating even for the most seasoned EMC troubleshooter and RF engineer. The seminar, intended for engineers and technicians involved in the development, troubleshooting, pre-compliance testing and certification of electronic products, systems and assemblies for EMC, will include discussion and demonstration of a number of test setups that can help identify the root causes of EMC test failures, and then demonstrate how real-time analysis can literally make previously-hidden signals leap into plain view. You can sign up for this free event at: <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.rohde-schwarz-usa.com/EMC_Columbia_2017_Twitter.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Link to signup</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;">Cote d’Ivoire – New Requirements for Type Approval</h4>
<p>We recently learned that Cote d’Ivoire’s Authority, ARTCI, is implementing new requirements for Type Approvals. ARTCI has noted that in the past, questionable test reports have been submitted with Type Approval applications, and as a corrective action moving forward, only test reports issued by ISO/IEC-accredited laboratories will be accepted. It should also be noted that radio equipment is subject to compulsory type approval, and anyone failing to meet this requirement is subject to the following:</p>
<ul>
<li>Confiscation of the equipment</li>
<li>Prohibition to exercise any activity relating to the telecommunications/ICT sector for a 5-year period</li>
<li>Imprisonment from one to five years, and payment of a fine from two to ten million CFA francs, or only one of these penalties</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 57 – 64 GHz Outdoor Use Rules</h4>
<p>On March 10, 2017, Argentina’s Regulator, Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones (ENACOM0) published Resolution 1336-E/2017 advising that the 57 – 64 GHz frequency range is now allocated for the use of multi-gigabit wireless systems (MGW) in Argentina. WLAN and WPAN devices can also now operate on said frequency range, but operation is restricted to indoor locations. The technical requirements for equipment and systems operating within the 57 - 64 GHz band are:</p>
<ol>
<li>Average Equivalent Isotropically Radiated Power (EIRP) shall not exceed 40 dBm.</li>
<li>Peak Equivalent Isotropically Radiated Power (EIRP) shall not exceed the value of 43 dBm.</li>
<li>Average Equivalent Isotropically Radiated Power (EIRP) Spectrum spectral density shall not exceed 13 dBm/MHz.</li>
<li>The Peak Conducted Power shall not exceed 500 mW.</li>
<li>Antenna gain and output power shall be adjusted in such a way that the limits established in items (1), (2), (3) and (4) are not exceeded.</li>
<li>Emissions on the operation inside buildings will be restricted.</li>
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<p>Devices using this band require ENACOM Type Approval, but local testing is not required; test reports (FCC or EU standards, issued by accredited laboratories) 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;">Indonesia - EMI Testing Now Requires In-Country Testing for Conducted Emissions</h4>
<p>Indonesia’s Authority, Direktorat Jenderal Sumber Daya dan Perangkat Pos dan Informatika (SDPPI), has formally announced that all AC-powered products must now be tested “in-country” for conducted electromagnetic interference (EMI) testing per CISPR standards. Approval fees will increase as a result of the extra tests that will be performed, but exact costs have not yet been determined.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Moldova – Changes to Conformity Assessment Procedure</h4>
<p>Beginning October 26, 2017, it will be possible for radio and telecommunications terminal equipment manufacturers to apply either the Moldovan conformity mark or the CE conformity mark to their products. Please note this will depend on the conformity assessment approach taken with details below:</p>
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<li>Products imported into Moldova from EU member countries can be placed on the market without having to obtain national Type Approval or apply the Moldovan conformity mark. In order to qualify for this, manufacturers must obtain a conformity certificate or test reports issued by an accredited Notified Body that has an EA Multilateral Agreement (EA MLA) in place. Certificates or test reports should be translated into Moldovan language and signed by the importer. In this case, CE Marking will be sufficient.</li>
<li>Products which do not meet the above criteria will still require Moldovian Type Approval and the Moldovan conformity mark should be applied.</li>
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<p>Moldovan conformity mark:<br /> <img style="border: 0px; width: 104px; height: 100px; margin: 0px; line-height: 100%; outline: none; text-decoration: none; display: inline;" src="images/multipoint/2017/813bd814-99ad-44ed-902f-44e4e3eb97f2%5B1%5D.png" alt="" width="104" height="100" data-file-id="237" /></p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Trinidad &amp; Tobago – No Longer will Accept Modular Approval</h4>
<p>We were recently informed that the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT) is no longer approving Type Approval applications for RF chips, RF sub-modules, or modules that form part of a wireless system. Currently, TATT is only processing applications for host equipment.</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>Radio Equipment Directive (RED) Interpretations</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong></p>
<ol type="a">
<li>We have warehouses in the EU with products deemed compliant with the R&amp;TTE Directive. How long can we continue to sell these products in the EU?</li>
<li>Our products provide Bluetooth connectivity via USB port to other devices such as microcontrollers. Are these other devices subject to the RED?</li>
<li>Our products provide Wi-Fi connectivity through the physical integration of our Wi-Fi hotspot with other devices such as microcontrollers. Are these devices subject to the RED?</li>
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<li>Based on the minimal description provided, and the RED definition of “placing on the market”, the products in the warehouse may be able to be sold after June 13, 2017. However, before making any final determinations, we strongly recommend that manufacturers/importers read sections 2.1 to 2.5 and 3.1 to 3.6 of the <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_f96479d258154b56a9826c0c9ba185aa.pdf" target="_blank">Official Journal of the European Union, 2016/C C272/01</a>, the “Blue Guide” on the implementation of EU products rules 2016.</li>
<li>The BT radio must always be compliant with the RED, but since the BT connectivity is via USB only, easily removable, and not integrated nor installed within the microcontroller, the microcontroller must only comply with the EMC Directive and the LV Directive as a non-radio product.</li>
<li>The physical, or permanent, integration of your Wi‑Fi hotspot into another device, e.g. a microcontroller, now makes that other device a radio product under the terms of the RED. Conversely, as with the BT radio above, if the Wi‑Fi hotspot was not permanently installed, and could be easily removed, e.g. a Wi‑Fi micro-card installed in a slot, the Wi‑Fi micro‑card is the radio product that must comply with the RED, whereas the microcontroller is a non radio product, and therefore must comply with the EMC‑D and the LV-D.<br /> <br /> Note: The RED does not allow application of the EMC Directive, as was allowed under the R&amp;TTE. The RED includes all equipment that contains a radio, including those with a combination of multiple radio products in one, or a combination of radio and non-radio products.</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>Non-RED Compliant Products in the EU</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> If we have products in the EU that do not comply with the RED after June 12, 2017, will the EU remove our products from the market?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The EU does not withdraw products from the market, instead the individual member states are in charge of rule enforcement and market surveillance based on strict procedures. Generally, non-compliant products are subject to corrective measures, bans, withdrawals or recalls. These National Market Surveillance Authorities can always withdraw a product from the market for justified reasons independently of the availability or compliance with standards, e.g. product poses a safety risk to users or consumers; the RED includes rules on withdrawal of equipment in case of risks.</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>Product Labeling under RED</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We have a small radio product that we intend to distribute in EU member states. Due to the small size of the product, there is not enough space to affix our company name, company address, and model number, but we want to be in compliance with the requirements of the RED. What options do we have?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> RED Article 10.7 stipulates that “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. The address shall indicate a single point at which the manufacturer can be contacted. The contact details shall be in a language easily understood by end-users and market surveillance authorities.” Please keep in mind that all RED-compliant products are subject to market surveillance, so all requirements should be implemented as directed.</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>MIC Japanese Certification Frequencies</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> Our wireless device operates between 2402&nbsp;MHz&nbsp;‑&nbsp;2481&nbsp;MHz. However, we intend to only use 2424&nbsp;MHz&nbsp;‑&nbsp;2479&nbsp;MHz for our Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) Japanese certification. Is this acceptable for MIC certification?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The requirement in MIC regulations is that frequencies of operation fall within the frequency band of 2400&nbsp;‑&nbsp;2483.5&nbsp;MHz; there are no specific frequencies of operation defined in the regulation(s). The lowest and highest possible frequencies in this band are determined by the 99% bandwidth, which must fall within 2400&nbsp;MHz&nbsp;‑&nbsp;2483.5&nbsp;MHz. Furthermore, your device must comply with the emission limit within the authorized band and the emission limits at the band edges. The test report and all supporting documents must indicate the frequency range as defined in the operational description and block diagram, and for which your device was tested. Therefore, for this device, the tested frequency range, to be reported in the operational description, block diagram, and test report, should be 2402&nbsp;MHz&nbsp;‑&nbsp;2481&nbsp;MHz.</p>
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<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">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=104:110:39231017636601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257157,61144,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60079-30-1:2017</a> - 4/7/2017 - Explosive atmospheres - Part 30-1: Electrical resistance trace heating - General and testing requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:39231017636601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257189,59450,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60950-22:2017</a> - 4/14/2017 - Information technology equipment - Safety - Part 22: Equipment to be installed outdoors</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:39231017636601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,60347,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 55011:2016/A1:2017</a> - 4/21/2017 - 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=104:110:39231017636601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258161,60124,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61010-2-011:2017</a> - 4/21/2017 - 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://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:39231017636601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257871,60355,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61010-2-202:2017</a> - 4/21/2017 - Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - Part 2-202: Particular requirements for electrically operated valve actuators</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:39231017636601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258059,61860,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61587-1:2017</a> - 4/21/2017 - Mechanical structures for electronic equipment - Tests for IEC 60917 and IEC 60297 series - Part 1: Environmental requirements, test set-up and safety aspects for cabinets, racks, subracks and chassis under indoor condition use and transportation</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:39231017636601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257981,61934,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62281:2017</a> - 4/21/2017 - Safety of primary and secondary lithium cells and batteries during transport</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:39231017636601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258161,59284,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61010-2-020:2017</a> - 4/28/2017 - Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use - Part 2-020: Particular requirements for laboratory centrifuges</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:39231017636601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258337,61329,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61800-5-1:2007/A1:2017</a> - 4/28/2017 - Adjustable speed electrical power drive systems - Part 5-1: Safety requirements - Electrical, thermal and energy</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:39231017636601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258759,59282,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62532:2011/A1:2017</a> - 4/28/2017 - Fluorescent induction lamps - Safety specifications</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:39231017636601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,60348,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 55014-1:2017</a> - 4/28/2017 - 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://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:39231017636601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,60496,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 55016-2-3:2017</a> - 4/28/2017 - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 2-3: Methods of measurement of disturbances and immunity - Radiated disturbance measurements</li>
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<p>See <a 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/301100_301199/301178/02.02.01_60/en_301178v020201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 178 V2.2.1</a> - (March 2017) - 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 Directive 2014/53/EU</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302800_302899/302885/02.02.03_60/en_302885v020203p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 885 V2.2.3</a> - (April 2017) - Portable Very High Frequency (VHF) radiotelephone equipment for the maritime mobile service operating in the VHF bands with integrated handheld class H DSC; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of articles 3.2 and 3.3(g) 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/126400_126499/126403/14.00.00_60/ts_126403v140000p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 126 403 V14.0.0</a> - (April 2017) - Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; General audio codec audio processing functions; Enhanced aacPlus general audio codec; Encoder specification;</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301900_301999/30190803/11.01.03_60/en_30190803v110103p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 908-3 V11.1.3</a> - (April 2017) - IMT cellular networks; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of 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/301900_301999/30190814/11.01.02_60/en_30190814v110102p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 908-14 V11.1.2</a> - (April 2017) - IMT cellular networks; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU; Part 14: Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA) Base Stations (BS)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301900_301999/30190818/11.01.02_60/en_30190818v110102p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 908-18 V11.1.2</a> - (April 2017) - IMT cellular networks; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of 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/301100_301199/301178/02.02.02_60/en_301178v020202p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 178 V2.2.2</a> - (April 2017) - 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 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_302099/302017/02.01.01_60/en_302017v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 017 V2.1.1</a> - (April 2017) - Transmitting equipment for the Amplitude Modulated (AM) sound broadcasting service; 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/125100_125199/125113/14.00.00_60/ts_125113v140000p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 125 113 V14.0.0</a> - (April 2017) - Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); Base station (BS) and repeater electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 25.113 version 14.0.0 Release 14)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/134100_134199/134124/14.00.00_60/ts_134124v140000p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 134 124 V14.0.0</a> - (April 2017) - Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements for mobile terminals and ancillary equipment (3GPP TS 34.124 version 14.0.0 Release 14)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/134900_134999/134926/14.00.00_60/tr_134926v140000p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TR 134 926 V14.0.0</a> - (April 2017) - Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC); Table of international requirements for mobile terminals and ancillary equipment (3GPP TR 34.926 version 14.0.0 Release 14)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/136100_136199/136113/14.02.00_60/ts_136113v140200p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 136 113 V14.2.0</a> - (April 2017) - LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Base Station (BS) and repeater ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 36.113 version 14.2.0 Release 14)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/136100_136199/136116/14.00.00_60/ts_136116v140000p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 136 116 V14.0.0</a> - (April 2017) - LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Relay radio transmission and reception (3GPP TS 36.116 version 14.0.0 Release 14)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/137100_137199/137114/13.02.00_60/ts_137114v130200p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 137 114 V13.2.0</a> - (April 2017) - Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Active Antenna System (AAS) Base Station (BS) Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 37.114 version 13.2.0 Release 13)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/137100_137199/137114/14.00.00_60/ts_137114v140000p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 137 114 V14.0.0</a> - (April 2017) - Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Active Antenna System (AAS) Base Station (BS) Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 37.114 version 14.0.0 Release 14)</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/30924" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62830-3:2017, Ed. 1.0</a> - (3/28/2017) - Semiconductor devices - Semiconductor devices for energy harvesting and generation - Part 3: Vibration based electromagnetic energy harvesting</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/60297" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61000-2-2/AMD1:2017, Ed. 2.0</a> - (3/31/2017) - Amendment 1 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 2-2: Environment - Compatibility levels for low-frequency conducted disturbances and signalling in public low-voltage power supply systems</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/60319" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-2-63/AMD1:2017, Ed. 1.0</a> - (3/31/2017) - Amendment 1 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-63: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of dental extra-oral X-ray equipment</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/60237" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-2-2:2017, Ed. 6.0</a> - (3/31/2017) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-2: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of high frequency surgical equipment and high frequency surgical accessories</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/60306" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-2-75:2017, Ed. 1.0</a> - (3/31/2017) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-75: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of photodynamic therapy and photodynamic diagnosis equipment</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/26615" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62056-8-6:2017, Ed. 1.0</a> - (4/10/2017) - Electricity metering data exchange - The DLMS/COSEM suite - Part 8-6: High speed PLC ISO/IEC 12139-1 profile for neighbourhood networks</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/30178" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-36:2017, Ed. 6.0</a> - (4/10/2017) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-36: Particular requirements for commercial electric cooking ranges, ovens, hobs and hob elements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/28054" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62115:2017, Ed. 2.0</a> - (4/11/2017) - Electric toys - Safety</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/32064" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62090:2017, Ed. 2.0</a> - (4/11/2017) - Product package labels for electronic components using bar code and two-dimensional symbologies</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/34383" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC TS 60318-7:2017, Ed. 2.0</a> - (4/12/2017) - Electroacoustics - Simulators of human head and ear - Part 7: Head and torso simulator for the measurement of air-conduction hearing aids</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/60539" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62040-1:2017, Ed. 2.0</a> - (4/14/2017) - Uninterruptible power systems (UPS) - Part 1: Safety requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/32130" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-24:2010/AMD2:2017, Ed. 7.0</a> - (4/19/2017) - Amendment 2 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-24: Particular requirements for refrigerating appliances, ice-cream appliances and ice makers</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/27902" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61000-3-11:2017, Ed. 2.0</a> - (4/21/2017) - 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 ≤ 75 A and subject to conditional connection</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/60569" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61000-3-11:2017, Ed. 2.0</a> - (4/21/2017) - 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 ≤ 75 A and subject to conditional connection</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 – Update to 800 MHz Band</h4>
<p>On March 23, 2017, the FCC took steps to reform certain outdated rules applicable to the 800&nbsp;MHz cellular service band to facilitate the use of cellular spectrum for mobile broadband services such as long term evolution (LTE). Specific reforms adopted in this revision include:</p>
<ul>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Power Reform</span>: FCC will facilitate broadband technologies by changing its technical rules to permit cellular licensees to transmit the same amount of power across the spectrum band, whether they are deploying a legacy (narrow bandwidth) technology or modern (wider bandwidth) technology like LTE.</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Co-existence with Public Safety</span>: FCC will continue to ensure co-existence of cellular and neighboring public safety systems by retaining cellular-specific interference resolution rules and procedures, and by engaging stakeholders via a public forum.</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Consistent Treatment with Similar Spectrum Bands</span>: FCC will treat cellular spectrum consistently with other similar commercial wireless spectrum bands by conforming rules related to power measurement, out of band emissions, field strength, and discontinuance of operations.</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Unnecessary rules/burdens</span>: FCC will eliminate unnecessary rules and burdens related to application filings, domestic and international coordination, and comparative renewal.</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 – Guidance on Antennas</h4>
<p>On April 4, 2017, the FCC issued <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/kdb/forms/FTSSearchResultPage.cfm?id=39060&amp;switch=P" target="_blank" rel="noopener">353028 D01 Antennas Part 15 Transmitters v01</a> summarizing the equipment authorization policies and rules for antennas used with Part 15 intentional radiator (transmitter) 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 – RED Guidance</h4>
<p>Recently, the EU Commission released <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://ec.europa.eu/growth/sectors/electrical-engineering/red-directive_en" target="_blank" rel="noopener">guidance clarifying the current RED</a> situation as follows:</p>
<ul>
<li>The new RED regulations became necessary due to the increasing number of devices with integrated radio capabilities on the market.</li>
<li>The aim of the RED is to ensure that all electrical and electronic devices that emit or receive radio waves adhere to essential safety and health requirements, taking care of the efficient use of radio spectrum and electromagnetic compatibility.</li>
<li>The RED became applicable on June 13, 2016 with a transitional period of one year, to ensure smooth transition from the former R&amp;TTE Directive.</li>
</ul>
<p>Currently ETSI, the European standardization organization, has submitted roughly 70% of the total standards needed. Of these, 65 standards were received positively. The EU commission and ETSI are now working on a solution to quickly increase the number of standards available by the beginning of June 2017.</p>
<p>In the meantime, manufacturers and suppliers are advised as follows:</p>
<ul>
<li>In case ETSI does not deliver the missing standards on time, and/or the EU commission and ETSI cannot agree on a solution to speed up the process:
<ul>
<li>the EU commission could, on an interim basis, enforce the former R&amp;TTE rules, for the currently missing standards</li>
<li>manufacturers can use alternative conformity assessment procedures to show that their products meet the requirements to legally place their products on the market in the EU and affix the CE marking. This can be achieved by using an accredited test laboratory in combination with a Notified Body.</li>
</ul>
</li>
</ul>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">South Africa – ICASA Announces Exemption on Type Approval</h4>
<p>On March 31, 2017, South Africa’s ICASA published Government Gazette no. 40733, <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.gov.za/sites/www.gov.za/files/40733_gen248.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Regulatory Position on Equipment Type Approval Exemption</a>, to inform the industry of its regulatory position on the equipment type approval exemption as follows:</p>
<ul>
<li>There are no upfront exemptions granted on the basis of types of equipment at this stage.</li>
<li>ICASA will develop a framework for the exemption of equipment operating under certain circumstances. ICASA has listed some such circumstances as follows:
<ul>
<li>systems and equipment used for the production and distribution of broadcast and content services</li>
<li>test and measurement equipment used by professionals and engineers of a licensed entity in the provision of telecommunications or broadcast services</li>
<li>satellite communications equipment</li>
<li>equipment for research and development in the laboratory environment</li>
<li>equipment for demonstrations of prototypes and testing</li>
<li>equipment for sample testing, demonstrations and field trials</li>
<li>equipment for demonstrations and exhibitions</li>
<li>equipment for operations of specialized agencies</li>
<li>equipment for maritime or aeronautical operations</li>
<li>radio telescope array and radio astronomy facilities</li>
<li>amateur radios for the purposes of self‑training, intercommunication and technical investigations carried out by amateurs on a non‑commercial basis</li>
<li>equipment used by government services for national security and defense networks</li>
<li>equipment produced or imported for purposes of exporting and not for use in South Africa</li>
<li>spare parts, components to be used for repairs, provided that such part is used in a certified product</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>ICASA will consider entering into and amending existing memoranda of understanding with other regulatory bodies, such as the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications.</li>
<li>ICASA will review its current type approval regulatory framework. The intention is to incorporate the circumstances under which mutual recognition agreements will be recognized, in a bid to improve market surveillance.</li>
</ul>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Mexico - NOM-208-SCFI-2016 Comes into Force</h4>
<p>Mexico’s NOM-208-SCFI-2016 has now been formally implemented and applies to all devices which operate within the frequency bands 2400‑2483.5&nbsp;MHz, 5725‑5850&nbsp;MHz and 902‑928&nbsp;MHz. Some local test laboratories and certification bodies (NYCE) have obtained their accreditation and can test and approve under NOM-208-SCFI-2016. Additionally, local test reports and Approval certificates that were issued under IFT-008-2015 can now be updated to reference NOM-208-SCFI-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;">Canada - Transition Period Extension of RSS-131, Issue 3</h4>
<p>Earlier this year, Canada’s ISED (Innovation, Science and Economic Development) published RSS‑131 Issue 3 with a transition period of July 1, 2017, setting out the certification requirements for zone enhancers used in conjunction with licensed radio equipment in certain radio services. On March 28, 2017, ISED published a notice seeking comments on extending the transition period applicable to zone enhancers for compliance with the requirements of RSS‑131 Issue 3 until January 1, 2018. After January 1, 2018, zone enhancers would have to comply with RSS‑131 Issue 3 in order to be manufactured, imported, distributed, leased, offered for sale, or sold in Canada, and to prevent harmful interference to wireless networks.</p>
<h4 style="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 – Regulatory Guidance Issued</h4>
<p>On March 17, 2017, Vietnam’s Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) issued document No. 886/BTTTT-KHCN as guidance on the regulations contained in Circular 42/2016/TT-BTTTT with the following highlights:</p>
<p><strong>Clarifications</strong></p>
<ul>
<li>Terminal public land mobile communication network equipment which is not used in land mobile communication service networks, and uses CDMA 2000-1x in the 800&nbsp;MHz and 450&nbsp;MHz bands, shall not require Type Approval or Declaration of Conformity (DoC), (in accordance with QCVN13:2010/BTTTT).</li>
<li>60 GHz high speed radio accessing equipment shall be Type Approved against QCVN18:2014/BTTTT until September 30, 2018. &nbsp;From October 1, 2018, the applicable standards will be QCVN18:2014/BTTTT and QCVN 88:2015/BTTTT.&nbsp;</li>
<li>Digital microwave equipment operating above 40&nbsp;GHz will be assessed against QCVN18:2014/BTTT, provided the operating band is compliant with the national frequency allocation plan.&nbsp;</li>
<li>For DVB-S/S2 set-top-box equipment and tablets, a DoC shall not be required until&nbsp;<br /> April 1, 2018.&nbsp;</li>
<li>Lithium batteries for notebook computers, mobile phones and tablets, including integrated and separable batteries, shall only require a DoC from October 1, 2017.</li>
</ul>
<p><strong>Test reports accepted for DoC procedure</strong></p>
<p>The use of test reports for DoCs shall be in accordance with Circular 30/2011/TT-BTTTT and with additional guidance as follows:</p>
<ul>
<li>DVB-S/S2 receiving equipment - MIC temporarily accepts test reports in accordance with QCVN80:2014/BTTTT.&nbsp;</li>
<li>Technical requirements for DVB-T in QCVN63:2012/BTTTT - MIC temporarily accepts test reports of the manufacturer for DVB-T2 Set Top Boxes. MIC continues to accept test reports based on QCVN63:2012/BTTTT for the chassis/platform (except for requirements in TCVN7600:2010) for DVT-T2 TVs.&nbsp;</li>
<li>DoCs based on TCVN7189:2009 - MIC temporarily accepts test reports based on TCVN7189:2009 or EN 55032/CISPR 32.&nbsp;</li>
<li>Separable or integrated lithium batteries - MIC temporarily accepts reports from testing labs accredited under ISO/IEC 17025; the declaration dossier must be submitted.</li>
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<p><h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" name="B1"></a>FCC and European Standards</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> Our wireless product meets European standards. Can we use our European standard test reports to fulfill any of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requirements?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> No, the FCC will not accept test reports based on European standards to fulfill any of its requirements. Per <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=c386e427a1b09fb0fbf8a924f4cca925&amp;mc=true&amp;node=pt47.1.2&amp;rgn=div5#se47.1.2_1803" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.803</a> and <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=c386e427a1b09fb0fbf8a924f4cca925&amp;mc=true&amp;node=pt47.1.2&amp;rgn=div5#se47.1.2_11204" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.1204</a>, products must comply with both the FCC technical and administrative rules before it can legally be imported or sold in the USA. The technical requirements for each type of device are contained in <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=891a9b7a064e2e91e09717d5a9654645&amp;mc=true&amp;node=pt47.1.0&amp;rgn=div5" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§0</a> - <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=891a9b7a064e2e91e09717d5a9654645&amp;mc=true&amp;node=pt47.5.101&amp;rgn=div5" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§101</a>, along with other important topics. The administrative requirements for obtaining approval are contained in <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=c386e427a1b09fb0fbf8a924f4cca925&amp;mc=true&amp;node=pt47.1.2&amp;rgn=div5" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.100</a>.</p>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> We developed a product that uses electromagnetic waves to treat chemicals. Is it covered by the Radio Equipment Directive (RED)?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Any product that uses electromagnetic waves, or that propagates electromagnetic waves in space, for purposes other than radio communication, is not covered by the RED. Examples include:</p>
<ul>
<li>wireless charging devices (without any communication or radio determination);</li>
<li>high frequency surgical equipment/systems;</li>
<li>inductive heat cooking appliances;</li>
<li>inductive warming/heating appliances</li>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> Is the radio construction kit we manufacture subject to the RED?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Upon assembly of the construction kit, the radio falls within the scope of the RED. As the manufacturer, you are responsible for producing a kit that when assembled in accordance with the instructions you provide, will result in a RED-compliant radio. We strongly encourage manufacturers to clearly state that failing to adhere to assembly instructions, using components other than those provided in the kit, or changing the device characteristics in any way, can result in non-compliance with the RED.</p>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> We manufacture antennas and would like to place them in the EU market. Are they covered by the RED?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Passive antennas placed in the European market as a single commercial unit are not covered by the RED. However, active antennas, antennas supplied with one or more active electronic components such as diodes, transistors, etc. that interact with the radio frequency signal, are subject to the RED. FYI – passive antennas become subject to the RED when they are attached to radio equipment being placed in the EU market, as your customers might do for example.</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=104:110:361650723472401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,60348,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 55014-1:2017</a> - 4/28/2017 - 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://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:361650723472401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,60496,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 55016-2-3:2017</a> - 4/28/2017 - 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://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:361650723472401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257159,64979,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60335-1:2012/A12:2017</a> - 5/12/2017 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 1: General requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:361650723472401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257217,60275,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60623:2017</a> - 5/5/2017 - Secondary cells and batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes - Vented nickel-cadmium prismatic rechargeable single cells</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:361650723472401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258161,59284,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61010-2-020:2017</a> - 4/28/2017 - Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use - Part 2-020: Particular requirements for laboratory centrifuges</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:361650723472401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258337,61329,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61800-5-1:2007/A1:2017</a> - 4/28/2017 - Adjustable speed electrical power drive systems - Part 5-1: Safety requirements - Electrical, thermal and energy</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:361650723472401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257217,60542,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61951-1:2017</a> - 5/19/2017 - Secondary cells and batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes - Secondary sealed cells and batteries for portable applications - Part 1: Nickel-cadmium</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:361650723472401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257217,60356,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61960-3:2017</a> - 5/12/2017 - Secondary cells and batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes - Secondary lithium cells and batteries for portable applications - Part 3: Prismatic and cylindrical lithium secondary cells, and batteries made from them</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:361650723472401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258049,62346,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62287-2:2017</a> - 5/12/2017 - Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems - Class B shipborne equipment of the automatic identification system (AIS) - Part 2: Self-organising time division multiple access (SOTDMA) techniques</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:361650723472401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258043,60855,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62433-2:2017</a> - 5/12/2017 - EMC IC modelling - Part 2: Models of integrated circuits for EMI behavioural simulation - Conducted emissions modelling (ICEM-CE)</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=104:110:361650723472401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257217,60383,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62619:2017</a></span>&nbsp;- 5/19/2017 - Secondary cells and batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes - Safety requirements for secondary lithium cells and batteries, for use in industrial applications</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:84:4871265376428807" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CENELEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">EU: New ETSI Standards Recently Released</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new ETSI standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302000_302099/302018/02.01.01_60/en_302018v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 018 V2.1.1</a> - April 2017 - Transmitting equipment for the Frequency Modulated (FM) sound broadcasting service; 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/103500_103599/103521/01.01.01_60/ts_103521v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 103 521 V1.1.1</a> - April 2017 - 5 GHz RLAN; Receiver Blocking Performance</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302200_302299/302264/02.01.01_60/en_302264v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 264 V2.1.1</a> - May 2017 - Short Range Devices; Transport and Traffic Telematics (TTT); Short Range Radar equipment operating in the 77 GHz to 81 GHz band; 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/302200_302299/302288/02.01.01_60/en_302288v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 288 V2.1.1</a> - May 2017 - Short Range Devices; Transport and Traffic Telematics (TTT); Ultra-wideband radar equipment operating in the 24,25 GHz to 26,65 GHz range; 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/303400_303499/303402/02.01.01_60/en_303402v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 303 402 V2.1.1</a> - May 2017 - Maritime mobile transmitters and receivers for use in the MF and HF bands; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of articles 3.2 and 3.3(g) 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_301499/301428/02.01.02_60/en_301428v020102p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 428 V2.1.2</a> - May 2017 - 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 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_301899/301893/02.01.01_60/en_301893v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 893 V2.1.1</a> - May 2017 - 5 GHz RLAN; 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/302200_302299/30221701/03.01.01_60/en_30221701v030101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 217-1 V3.1.1</a> - May 2017 - Fixed Radio Systems; Characteristics and requirements for point-to-point equipment and antennas; Part 1: Overview, common characteristics and system-independent requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302200_302299/30221702/03.01.01_60/en_30221702v030101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 217-2 V3.1.1</a> - May 2017 - Fixed Radio Systems; Characteristics and requirements for point-to-point equipment and antennas; Part 2: Digital systems operating in frequency bands from 1 GHz to 86 GHz; 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/302200_302299/30221704/02.01.01_60/en_30221704v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 217-4 V2.1.1</a> - May 2017 - Fixed Radio Systems; Characteristics and requirements for point-to-point equipment and antennas; Part 4: Antennas</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/303400_303499/303405/01.01.01_60/en_303405v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 303 405 V1.1.1</a> - May 2017 - Land Mobile Service; Analogue and Digital PMR446 Equipment; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/h_sf10571.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI website</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">EU: New IEC Standards Recently Released</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new IEC standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/59748" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR 14-1:2016/ISH1:2017, Ed. 6.0</a> - (5/24/2017) - Interpretation sheet 1 - 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/60730" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61000-3-3:2013+AMD1:2017, Ed. 3.1</a> - (5/18/2017) - 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 ≤ 16 A per phase and not subject to conditional connection</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/28848" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61000-3-3:2013/AMD1:2017, Ed. 3.0</a> - (5/18/2017) - Amendment 1 - 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 ≤ 16 A per phase and not subject to conditional connection</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/60729" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61000-4-11:2004+AMD1:2017, Ed. 2.1</a> - (5/18/2017) - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-11: Testing and measurement techniques - Voltage dips, short interruptions and voltage variations immunity tests</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/26977" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61000-4-11:2004/AMD1:2017. Ed. 2.0</a> - (5/18/2017) - Amendment 1 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-11: Testing and measurement techniques - Voltage dips, short interruptions and voltage variations immunity tests</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/30054" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC TS 61000-5-10:2017, Ed. 1.0</a> - (5/18/2017) - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 5-10: Installation and mitigation guidelines - Guidance on the protection of facilities against HEMP and IEMI</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/60718" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61326-3-1:2017, Ed. 2.0</a> - (5/16/2017) - Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - EMC requirements – Part 3-1: Immunity requirements for safety-related systems and for equipment intended to perform safety-related functions (functional safety) – General industrial applications</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/60719" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61326-3-2:2017, Ed. 2.0</a> - (5/19/2017) - Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - EMC requirements - Part 3-2: Immunity requirements for safety-related systems and for equipment intended to perform safety-related functions (functional safety) - Industrial applications with specified electromagnetic environment</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/60738" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62041:2017, Ed. 3.0</a> - (5/19/2017) - Transformers, power supplies, reactors and similar products - EMC requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/60700" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62920:2017, Ed. 1.0</a> - (5/12/2017) - Photovoltaic power generating systems - EMC requirements and test methods for power conversion equipment</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/31676" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ISO 80601-2-74:2017, Ed. 1.0</a> - (5/18/2017) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-74: Particular requirements for basic safety and essential performance of respiratory humidifying 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;">Canada – Radio Standard Specification RSS-131 Updated</h4>
<p>During May 2017, Industry Canada issued Radio Standard Specification RSS-131, Issue 3, Zone Enhancers, replacing Issue 2 Zone Enhancers for the Land Mobile Service, dated July 2003. This new standard is in force as of its publication on Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s (ISED’s) website. However, a transition period of six (6) months following its publication will be provided, within which compliance with RSS-131 Issue 2, or Issue 3, will be accepted. After January 1, 2018, all zone enhancers sold, offered for sale, manufactured, imported, distributed or leased on the Canadian market must comply with RSS-131 Issue 3. Equipment certified under a previous issue must be evaluated to ensure it is compliant to Issue 3. If compliant to Issue 3, equipment will not require a permissive change filing. Please see below a list of changes to the standard:</p>
<ul>
<li>title</li>
<li>material common to most RSS has been moved to RSS-Gen, General Requirements for Compliance of Radio Apparatus, and RSS-131 has been updated to reflect the current RSS format</li>
<li>the requirement that RSS-Gen be used in conjunction with this RSS is stated</li>
<li>the technical, labelling and user manual requirements for equipment certification have been updated</li>
</ul>
<p>Link to the standard can be found <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/vwapj/RSS-CNR-131-issue3.pdf/$file/RSS-CNR-131-issue3.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Canada – SRSP-371.0, Issue 1, Technical Requirements for Fixed Line of-Sight Radio Systems Operating in the Bands 71-76 GHz and 81-86 GHz</h4>
<p>During May 2017, Industry Canada released SRSP-371.0, Issue 1, Technical Requirements for Fixed Line of-Sight Radio Systems Operating in the Bands 71-76&nbsp;GHz and 81-86&nbsp;GHz. This SRSP outlines the minimum technical requirements for the efficient use of the frequency bands 71-76&nbsp;GHz and 81-86&nbsp;GHz by point-to-point digital line-of-sight radio systems in the fixed service. The SRSP is intended to be employed in the design and specification of radio systems and equipment. It specifies equipment characteristics relating to efficient spectrum usage only, and is not to be regarded as a comprehensive specification for equipment design and/or selection. For details, see this <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/vwapj/SRSP-PNRH-371.0-issue1.pdf/$file/SRSP-PNRH-371.0-issue1.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;">Columbia – Truncation of 900&nbsp;MHz Band</h4>
<p>Colombia’s National Spectrum Agency, Agencia Nacional del Espectro (ANE), recently confirmed the issuance of Resolución 711 which confirms the truncation of the use of the 900&nbsp;MHz band in Colombia from 902-928&nbsp;MHz to 915-928&nbsp;MHz, for the operation of WAS/RLAN devices (e.g. UHF RFID), short-range devices, and wireless telephones, amongst others.</p>
<p>A summary of the maximum permitted output powers for each type of device is shown below.</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<table style="border: 1px solid #000000;" border="1" cellspacing="3" cellpadding="3">
<tbody>
<tr align="center" valign="middle">
<td class="bodyContent" style="border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid #000000;" align="center" valign="middle"><strong>Band (MHz)</strong></td>
<td class="bodyContent" style="border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid #000000;" align="center" valign="middle"><strong>Type of Equipment</strong></td>
<td class="bodyContent" style="border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid #000000;" align="center" valign="middle"><strong>Output Power Limit or Field Strength</strong></td>
</tr>
<tr align="center" valign="middle">
<td class="bodyContent" style="border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid #000000;" rowspan="7" align="center" valign="middle">915-928</td>
<td class="bodyContent" style="border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid #000000;" align="center" valign="middle">WAS/RLAN</td>
<td class="bodyContent" style="border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid #000000;" align="center" valign="middle">Maximum output power from the transmitter:<br /> - Systems using at least 50 frequency hopping channels: 1W<br /> - Systems using less than 50 frequency hopping channels, but at least 25 channels: 0.25W<br /> - Systems using digital modulation: 1W</td>
</tr>
<tr align="center" valign="middle">
<td class="bodyContent" style="border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid #000000;" align="center" valign="middle">Field Disturbance Sensors</td>
<td class="bodyContent" style="border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid #000000;" align="center" valign="middle">500 mV/m @ 3m</td>
</tr>
<tr align="center" valign="middle">
<td class="bodyContent" style="border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid #000000;" align="center" valign="middle">Other non-specific short-range devices</td>
<td class="bodyContent" style="border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid #000000;" align="center" valign="middle">50 mV/m @ 3m</td>
</tr>
<tr align="center" valign="middle">
<td class="bodyContent" style="border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid #000000;" align="center" valign="middle">Wireless telephones</td>
<td class="bodyContent" style="border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid #000000;" align="center" valign="middle">50 mV/m @ 3m</td>
</tr>
<tr align="center" valign="middle">
<td class="bodyContent" style="border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid #000000;" align="center" valign="middle">Devices for the measurement of characteristics of materials</td>
<td class="bodyContent" style="border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid #000000;" align="center" valign="middle">500 μV/m @ 30m</td>
</tr>
<tr align="center" valign="middle">
<td class="bodyContent" style="border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid #000000;" align="center" valign="middle">Intermittent control signals<br /> (See special conditions of 3.3 Operation devices)</td>
<td class="bodyContent" style="border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid #000000;" align="center" valign="middle">12500 μV/m @3m</td>
</tr>
<tr align="center" valign="middle">
<td class="bodyContent" style="border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid #000000;" align="center" valign="middle">Periodic transmissions<br /> (See special conditions of 3.3 Operation devices)</td>
<td class="bodyContent" style="border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid #000000;" align="center" valign="middle">5000 μV/m @ 3m</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>
<br />
<p>Please see the link below for a full copy of Resolución 711 of 2016. The text is in Spanish can be accessed <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ane.gov.co/images/ArchivosDescargables/Normatividad/Planeacion_del_espectro/Resolucion711de2016.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>.</p>
<p>New devices which fall under any of these categories must adhere to the new band limit in Colombia – 915-928 MHz.</p>
<p>We are working with our local agent for confirmation from the Colombian Authorities whether there will be any retrospective impact to existing products on the market.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Mexico – 57-64 GHz Band for Free Use</h4>
<p>On May 9, 2017, Mexico’s Regulator Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT) classified the 57-64 GHz band as free use whereby devices operating in the 57-64 GHz band will be regulated in accordance with the technical operating conditions set out in Annex 1 of this decision. Some of the restrictions mentioned in the agreement are as follows:</p>
<ul>
<li>Equipment or devices used in aircraft or satellites, field disturbance sensors, which include vehicle radar systems, except such sensors that are used for fixed operations; among others, are not permitted to operate in the 57-64 GHz band.</li>
<li>Outside the frequency band 57-64 GHz, the power density of any emission must consist only of non-essential emissions.</li>
<li>The level of non-essential emissions between 40 GHz and 200 GHz band should not exceed 90 pW/cm2, measured at a distance of 3 meters from the radiation point.</li>
</ul>
<p>Please see the link below to the complete decision and Annex 1. The text is in Spanish language can be accessed <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://dof.gob.mx/nota_detalle.php?codigo=5481920&amp;fecha=09/05/2017" 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;">Israel – Removal of RF Type Approval Requirements for Simple Radio Products</h4>
<p>Israel’s Ministry of Communications (MoC), has advised via a Free Import Regulation letter dated January 21, 2017 that they will be no longer issue Type Approval certificates for simple wireless communication technologies. The following equipment no longer requires Type Approval by the MoC:</p>
<ol>
<li>Equipment ONLY operating with Bluetooth (BT) technology;</li>
<li>Equipment ONLY including a receptor for satellite broadcasting to determine geographical location in systems such as GPS or GLONASS;</li>
<li>Equipment ONLY operating in the technologies listed in both 1 &amp; 2</li>
</ol>
<p>If a device contains Bluetooth/GPS or GLONASS receiver technology, along with any other technology, such as WLAN, it remains mandatory to apply for Type Approval at MoC. This change of policy is for the radio regulations only. EMC and Safety Approval from the Standards Institute of Israel (SII) should still be obtained as before.</p>
<h4 style="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 RoHS Requirements</h4>
<p>In accordance with Decree #139 of the Council of Ministers of Ukraine, new RoHs requirements will go into effect on September 22, 2017. These new requirements are designed to align Ukraine’s current Technical Regulations on RoHS with the latest European Directives 2011/65/EU and 2015/863. The scope of electrical and electronic equipment subject to RoHS requirements will include following equipment types:</p>
<ul>
<li>small and large household appliances;</li>
<li>IT and telecommunications equipment;</li>
<li>consumer equipment;</li>
<li>lighting equipment;</li>
<li>electrical and electronic tools;</li>
<li>toys, leisure and sports equipment;</li>
<li>automatic dispensers;</li>
<li>medical products (including medical products for diagnostics in vitro) monitoring and control instruments;</li>
<li>other electrical and electronic equipment that does not fall under equipment listed above.</li>
</ul>
<p>Please note the following points:</p>
<ol>
<li>The Type Approval process is going to be similar to the EMC and Safety approval schemes currently in place, and it will be possible for manufacturers to obtain a single DoC listing compliance to EMC, Safety and RoHS standards.</li>
<li>There will be no additional labelling requirements past the EMC/Safety Conformity Mark.</li>
<li>Manufacturers will have to provide RoHS Conformity Assessment Report to standard EN 50581:2012.</li>
<li>Products that have already been introduced on the Ukrainian market before September 22, 2017 will not be affected.</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;">Thailand – New Standards for GSM/WCDMA/E-UTRA</h4>
<p>On April 28, 2017, Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) issued the following updated standards:</p>
<ul>
<li>NTC TS 1004-2560 GSM Cellular Mobile</li>
<li>NTC TS 1015-2560 WCDMA Cellular Mobile</li>
<li>NTC TS 1027-2560 E-UTRA Cellular Mobile</li>
</ul>
<p>To replace the following standards respectively:</p>
<ul>
<li>NTC TS 1004-2553 GSM Cellular Mobile</li>
<li>NTC TS 1015-2552 WCDMA Cellular Mobile</li>
<li>NTC TS 1027-2557 E-UTRA Cellular Mobile</li>
</ul>
<p>These new standards officially came into effect on April 29, 2017 and changes to the new standards are as follows:</p>
<ol>
<li>Class B Type Approval applications for GSM/3G/LTE products will require TIS&nbsp;1561‑2556 or IEC 60950 test report for the host product, including its charger, and power supply adapter.</li>
<li>Class B Type Approval applications for GSM/3G/LTE products will require TIS&nbsp;2217‑2548 or IEC 62133 test report for its battery.</li>
</ol>
<p>Additional important notes:</p>
<ul>
<li>The above changes have come into immediate effect.</li>
<li>The above changes apply only to handheld and portable products, however NBTC may also apply this requirement to other equipment on a case by case basis.</li>
<li>There are no other changes regarding frequency or power.</li>
<li>All Type Approval certificates issued under the old standards will continue to be valid.</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;">South Africa – SABS Certificate of Compliance Scheme Re-instatement</h4>
<p>South Africa’s Bureau of Standards (SABS) recently issued a statement confirming that the EMC/EMI Certificate of Compliance Scheme will be re-instated beginning June 1, 2017. Please see below a summary of the information released by SABS to date:</p>
<ul>
<li>Manufacturers will be required to apply for registration with SABS, and a one-off registration fee of 16,000 South African Rand (circa $1,200 USD) will be applicable.</li>
<li>Once registration is complete, manufacturers will be able to apply for SABS Certificates of Compliance via a paperwork-only approach, including the submission of test reports issued by a SABS-accredited third party laboratory. Crucially at this stage, SABS has not confirmed which laboratories are accredited for their scheme, or how they go about obtaining accreditation. It is also not clear whether they will accept EN reports outright (per the previous scheme) or will require laboratories to conduct supplementary tests to the South Africa national SANS standards, once accredited by SABS.</li>
<li>Upon review of the local test report issued by a SABS-accredited third party laboratory, SABS will review the documentation provided and issue the Certificate of Compliance.</li>
<li>Certificates will be valid for a period of 3 years. Manufacturers will be required to pay an annual fee of 11,000 South African Rand (circa $820 USD) to maintain the validity of the Certificate of Compliance.</li>
</ul>
<p>It has not been confirmed at this stage whether the requirements will only be enforced for new products imported after this date, or whether it will be applied retrospectively to products currently being imported with NRCS (Safety) and ICASA (RF) Approvals only.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Botswana – New Type Approval Guideline</h4>
<p>During April 2017, Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) implemented the new Type Approval guideline that was published on March 28th, 2016. Some highlights are as follows:</p>
<ul>
<li>All telecommunication terminal equipment and radio equipment (including broadcast transmission equipment and DTT &amp; Satellite receiver equipment) must be registered for Type Approval.</li>
<li>The validity period of certificates has been extended from 1 year to permanent.</li>
<li>All registered equipment must follow the labeling requirements established by BOCRA. The text should be no less than 2mm in height and E-labelling is permitted on the equipment with an integral screen.</li>
</ul>
<p>BOCRA has started implementing their new regulation and issuing new certificates. However, the BOCRA Type Approval certificate is issued for the “assumed life” of the product. The assumed life is indicated in the guidelines, and varies according to type of equipment.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Djibouti – Type Approval Scheme Reinstated</h4>
<p>On May 17, 2017, we were advised that Djibouti's Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, chargé des Postes et des Télécommunications (MCPT), had reinstated its Type Approval Scheme. In 2013, the MCPT placed all Type Approval applications on hold due to planned changes to its spectrum management system. The Authority advised that no Type Approval certificates would be issued in the interim. We have been able to confirm the following with regard to the reinstated Type Approval Scheme:</p>
<ul>
<li>The process is paperwork only;</li>
<li>No samples are required;</li>
<li>Certificates are valid for 5 years;</li>
<li>Foreign manufacturers can continue to hold the Approval;</li>
<li>Estimated lead-time is 3-4 weeks;</li>
<li>There are no labelling requirements in place</li>
</ul>
<p>We are still clarifying the full product scope to be included under this new scheme and any impact to products already on the market.</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>DTS Device Testing</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> What test procedures should be followed for a DTS device subject to FCC §15.247?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The test procedures for measuring a Digital Transmission System (DTS) are provided in <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_a907526ebf514258a115e7c24088c65e.pdf" target="_blank">558074 D01 DTS Meas Guidance v04</a> and in Clause 11 of ANSI C63.10-2013.</p>
<p>The DTS measurement procedures in ANSI C63.10-2013 were developed using version 03 of the FCC’s DTS measuring guidance document. Following the publication of ANSI C63.10-2013, the FCC determined that some of the specific DTS measurement procedures needed to be clarified, so version 04 was developed. The version changes are summarized at the end of version 04 in the Change Notice section.</p>
<p>Since June 2014, DTS devices that operate in the 5725-5850 MHz band must comply with the rules under Part 15 Subpart E, instead of 15.247 (FCC 14-30). Permissive changes under the old rules were allowed until June 1, 2016, but in order to qualify now, a device must comply with the New Rules and guidance in KDB publication <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_fef7533bbb8146f7aa410748b247f55f.pdf" target="_blank">789033 D02 General UNII Test Procedures New Rules v01r04</a> published May 2, 2017. <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_8ebe64331a384fb4bf1e828e7680c525.pdf" target="_blank">926956 Do1 U-NII Transition Plan v02</a> published August 22, 2016 provides guidance on the transition from the old to new rules.</p>
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<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" name="B2"></a>PTCRB Certification and AT&amp;T Registration</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We have the following questions on the PTCRB Certification and AT&amp;T’s IoT device certification program MBA Mobile Broadband Accelerator (MBA).</p>
<ol>
<li>What does it take to get PTCRB and AT&amp;T registration?</li>
<li>Assuming a device has PTCRB certification, what does it take to get AT&amp;T registration?</li>
<li>Assuming a device has PTCRB + AT&amp;T registration, may this device be integrated into another device or enclosure and still leverage the original PTCRB and/or AT&amp;T registration?</li>
</ol>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The following are answers to your questions:</p>
<p><strong>1.</strong> What does it take to get PTCRB and AT&amp;T registration?</p>
<p>PTCRB + AT&amp;T registration are separate certifications and require database registration and log-in of the device for certification. AT&amp;T certification is accomplished through their OBT (On-Board Tool found <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.business.att.com/enterprise/Service/internet-of-things/networks/iot-device-certification/#Overview" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>) which allows the OEM or the lab to enter the data into the AT&amp;T database for certification. This is helpful information for starting the process, selecting the lab, selecting an AT&amp;T Approved module, documenting the approved module, etc. Typically documentation such as device technical documents, PIX files, and referenced FCC IDs are needed to provide a quotation for the certifications.</p>
<p><strong>2.</strong> Assuming a device has PTCRB certification, what does it take to get AT&amp;T registration?</p>
<p>If you are using an approved PTCRB module in a simple IoT device and that same module is AT&amp;T Approved, then additional testing will be required for the certification. This testing will typically be comprised of the following:</p>
<ul>
<li>Radiated Spurious Emissions test of the antenna,</li>
<li>AT&amp;T SIM test,</li>
<li>a ‘transfer’ of the collected PTCRB over the air (OTA) total radiated power (TRP) and total isotropic sensitivity (TIS) measurements to an AT&amp;T OTA template (verifying that the PTCRB OTA measurements also meet the AT&amp;T OTA minimum requirements). If it does not meet AT&amp;T’s OTA, further discussion with the test lab as to the reason for the failure would be necessary.</li>
</ul>
<p>A typical IoT certification without issues should take approximately 2-3 weeks.</p>
<p><strong>3.</strong> Assuming a device has PTCRB + AT&amp;T registration, may this device be integrated into another device or enclosure and still leverage the original PTCRB and/or AT&amp;T registration?</p>
<p>You will need to conduct the tests outlined above again when you integrate these devices into a new enclosure, even though they are pre-approved. Additionally, AT&amp;T will require their own tests of the new enclosure. PTCRB may consider this device as a Variant, but more details would be required in order to assess whether any previous work could be leveraged.</p>
<p>* Credit for this information goes to PCTEST Engineering Laboratory, Inc., Columbia, MD.</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>DFS Testing for Lower Gain Antenna</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We have an FCC-certified DFS device and would like to be able to offer it with a lower gain antenna. We’ve been advised that a Class II permissive change application will be required, as well as new DFS testing, or some variant of DFS testing. Why is this required?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_92ba914a85e54402b58b77f64bf79808.pdf" target="_blank">178919 D01 Permissive Change Policy v06</a>, Section II(A)(2), lists the instances when a different antenna forces a Class II permissive change application; Section II(A)(2)(b) states:</p>
<p>“U-NII devices – the lowest gain antenna, in addition to the highest gain of each type, is needed because the lowest gain results in worst case radar reception. The addition of a lower gain antenna, of the type currently authorized or not, requires a Class II permissive change.”</p>
<p><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_dc49d0987ffc4b5cbbd10d217e987649.pdf" target="_blank">905462 D02 UNII DFS Compliance Procedures New Rules v02</a>, Section 7.5 states the following:</p>
<p>“The RDD (Radar Detection Device, or EUT in the DFS test) consists of the applicable device and the device antenna assembly that has the lowest antenna assembly gain of all available antenna assemblies.”</p>
<p>Section 8 provides the DFS test report guidelines; Section 8.1(e) states:</p>
<p>“List all antenna assemblies and their corresponding gains.</p>
<ol>
<li>If radiated tests are to be performed, the U-NII Device should be tested with the lowest gain antenna assembly (regardless of antenna type). The report should indicate which antenna assembly was used for the tests. For devices with adjustable output power, list the output power range and the maximum EIRP for each antenna assembly.</li>
<li>If conducted tests are to be performed, indicate which antenna port/connection was used for the tests and the antenna assembly gain that was used to set the DFS Detection Threshold level during calibration of the test setup.”</li>
</ol>
<p>To summarize these points, if radiated DFS tests were performed for the original certification application, per #1, radiated tests must be repeated for a Class II permissive change application for the lower gain antenna. If the original DFS certification application included a conducted measurement, per #2, at least some of the testing will need to be performed with the new threshold based on the lower gain of the new antenna.</p>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> Our audio-visual product complied with EN 55103-1 under E2, commercial and light industrial environment. Now, with the new EN 55032 standard, we are not sure under which environment the product falls. Please advise.</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The applicable standard for audio-visual products had long been EN 55103, “Electromagnetic Compatibility - Product family standard for audio, video, and audio-visual and entertainment lighting control apparatus for professional use”, before it was replaced in March 2017 by EN 55032, "Electromagnetic compatibility of multimedia equipment, Emission Requirements".</p>
<p>Under EN 55103, the environment limit categories were:</p>
<ul>
<li>E1 - Residential</li>
<li>E2 - Commercial &amp; Light industrial</li>
<li>E3 - Urban Outdoor</li>
<li>E4 - Controlled EMC</li>
<li>E5 - Heavy Industrial</li>
</ul>
<p>Under EN 55032, any equipment primarily used in a residential environment must meet Class B limits. All other equipment, including commercial and light industrial, must comply with Class A limits. Hence, your audio-visual device must comply with the Class A limits of EN 55032.</p>
<p>Please note that if you have products that fall under other environments, such as Controlled EMC, and you are not sure of the environment under the new standard, you may consult EN 61000-6-3, “Generic standards - Emission standard for residential, commercial and light-industrial environments”, which includes defined environment categories to help determine the appropriate one.</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=104:110:1253662252773001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,61283,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 55016-1-5:2015/A1:2017</a> - 5/26/2017 - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 1-5: Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus - Antenna calibration sites and reference test sites for 5 MHz to 18 GHz</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1253662252773001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,61284,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 55016-1-6:2015/A1:2017</a> - 5/26/2017 - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 1-6: Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus - EMC antenna calibration</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1253662252773001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258339,64992,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61340-5-1:2016/AC:2017-05</a> - 5/26/2017 - 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://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1253662252773001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258483,59052,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50647:2017</a> - 6/2/2017 - Basic standard for the evaluation of workers' exposure to electric and magnetic fields from equipment and installations for the production, transmission and distribution of electricity</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1253662252773001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258043,60856,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62433-3:2017</a> - 6/2/2017 - EMC IC modelling - Part 3: Models of Integrated Circuits for EMI behavioural simulation - Radiated emissions modelling (ICEM-RE)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1253662252773001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,61780,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61000-4-39:2017</a> - 6/9/2017 - Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-39: Testing and measurement techniques - Radiated fields in close proximity - Immunity test</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1253662252773001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257189,61542,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62949:2017 - 6/9/2017</a> - Particular safety requirements for equipment to be connected to information and communication networks</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1253662252773001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,61282,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 55016-1-4:2010/A2:2017</a> - 6/16/2017 - 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>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:84:4871265376428807" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CENELEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">EU: New ETSI Standards Recently Released</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new ETSI standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/300400_300499/30042204/02.01.01_60/en_30042204v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 300 422-4 V2.1.1</a> - (May 2017) - Wireless Microphones; Audio PMSE up to 3 GHz; Part 4: Assistive Listening Devices including personal sound amplifiers and inductive systems up to 3 GHz; 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_tr/103300_103399/103314/01.01.01_60/tr_103314v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TR 103 314 V1.1.1</a> - (May 2017) - System Reference document (SRdoc); Short Range Devices (SRD) using Ultra Wide Band (UWB); Technical characteristics for SRD equipment using Ultra Wide Band Sensor technology (UWB) based on amended mitigation techniques for UWB</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/136100_136199/136124/14.01.00_60/ts_136124v140100p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 136 124 V14.1.0</a> - (May 2017) - LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements for mobile terminals and ancillary equipment (3GPP TS 36.124 version 14.1.0 Release 14)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301300_301399/301357/02.01.01_60/en_301357v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 357 V2.1.1</a> - (June 2017) - Cordless audio devices in the range 25 MHz to 2 000 MHz; 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_tr/103400_103499/103403/01.01.01_60/tr_103403v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TR 103 403 V1.1.1</a> - (June 2017) - Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS); Mitigation techniques to avoid harmful interference between equipment compliant with ES 200 674-1 and ITS operating in the 5 GHz frequency range; Evaluation of mitigation methods and techniques</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/303400_303499/303413/01.01.01_60/en_303413v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 303 413 V1.1.1</a> - (June 2017) - Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receivers; Radio equipment operating in the 1 164 MHz to 1 300 MHz and 1 559 MHz to 1 610 MHz frequency bands; 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/300200_300299/300224/02.01.01_60/en_300224v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 300 224 V2.1.1</a> - (June 2017) - Land Mobile Service; Radio Equipment for use in a Paging Service operating within the frequency range 25 MHz - 470 MHz; 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/302200_302299/302296/02.01.01_60/en_302296v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 296 V2.1.1</a> - (June 2017) - Digital Terrestrial TV Transmitters; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/h_sf10571.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI website</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">EU: New IEC Standards Recently Released</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new IEC standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/60768" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62232:2017, Ed. 2</a> - (5/26/2017) - Determination of RF field strength, power density and SAR in the vicinity of radiocommunication base stations for the purpose of evaluating human exposure</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/32817" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC TS 62997:2017, Ed. 1</a> - (6/15/2017) - Industrial electroheating and electromagnetic processing equipment - Evaluation of hazards caused by magnetic near fields from 1 Hz to 6 MHz</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/27762" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60728-12:2017, Ed. 2</a> - (6/19/2017) - Cable networks for television signals, sound signals and interactive services - Part 12: Electromagnetic compatibility of systems</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/32045" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61851-21-1:2017, Ed. 1</a> - (6/19/2017) - Electric vehicle conductive charging system - Part 21-1 Electric vehicle on-board charger EMC requirements for conductive connection to AC/DC supply</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/60961" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62153-4-6:2017, Ed. 2</a> - (6/23/2017) - Metallic cables and other passive components test methods - Part 4-6: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Surface transfer impedance - Line injection method</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/60967" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61000-2-2:2002+AMD1:2017, Ed. 2.1</a> - (6/27/2017) - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 2-2: Environment - Compatibility levels for low-frequency conducted disturbances and signalling in public low-voltage power supply systems</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/32186" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61000-2-2:2002/AMD1:2017, Ed. 2</a> - (6/27/2017) - Amendment 1 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 2-2: Environment - Compatibility levels for low-frequency conducted disturbances and signalling in public low-voltage power supply systems</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/60985" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR TR 16-4-4:2007+AMD1:2017, Ed. 2.1</a> - (6/29/2017) - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 4-4: Uncertainties, statistics and limit modelling - Statistics of complaints and a model for the calculation of limits for the protection of radio services calculation of limits for the protection of radio services</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/33736" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR TR 16-4-4:2007/AMD1:2017, Ed. 2</a> - (6/29/2017) - Amendment 1 - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 4-4: Uncertainties, statistics and limit modelling - Statistics of complaints and a model for the calculation of limits for the protection of radio services calculation of limits for the protection of radio services</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/60837" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61967-4:2002/COR1:2017, Ed. 1</a> - (6/29/2017) - Corrigendum 1 - Integrated circuits - Measurement of electromagnetic emissions, 150 kHz to 1 GHz - Part 4: Measurement of conducted emissions, 1 Ω/150 Ω direct coupling method</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.iec.ch/about/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">EU – Final Update to RED Standards Prior to Effective Date</h4>
<p>The Commission of the European Union (EU) has issued an updated list of standards that can be used to demonstrate compliance with the essential requirements of the EU’s Radio Equipment Directive (2014/53/EU), also known as the RED.</p>
<p>The newly updated list of more than 100 different standards (the sixth such update since the beginning of 2017) was published in the June 8 issue of the Official Journal of the European Union, less than one week before the June 13, 2017 expiration of the one year transition period from the EU’s R&amp;TTE Directive (1999/EC). The RED addresses a broader range of topics, and complements many of the requirements of the EU’s recast EMC and Low Voltage Directives. Link to the newest list of Harmonized Standards for the Radio Equipment Directive: <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://ec.europa.eu/growth/single-market/european-standards/harmonised-standards/rtte_en" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RED Harmonized Standards list June 2017</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 SMSE-013-17 (Devices operating in 5150-5250 MHz Band)</h4>
<p>In May 2017, Canada’s Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) announced the decisions resulting from the consultation process in SMSE-002-17 entitled <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/vwapj/SMSE-013-17-decision-5150-eng.pdf/$file/SMSE-013-17-decision-5150-eng.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Decision on the Technical and Policy Framework for Radio Local Area Network Devices Operating in the 5150-5250 MHz Frequency Band</a>. Below are some of the main decisions:</p>
<ul>
<li>Authorized use of higher power RLAN devices (HPODs), both indoor and outdoor, in the 5150-5250 MHz frequency band under a licensed regime.</li>
<li>Updated licensing application process means applications will be accepted from radiocommunication service providers and radiocommunication users as defined by the Radiocommunication Regulations, but will not be accepted from radiocommunication users who wish to operate HPODs for personal use.</li>
<li>Licensing will be on an “all-come all-served” basis, and all licenses will have equal access to the spectrum.</li>
<li>Licensing for spectrum licenses will be issued on a Tier 1 basis (i.e. Canada-wide), and will be given a one-year term.</li>
<li>No license fee will apply. Fees may be applied in the future should a fee be established following a consultation.</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;">Taiwan – Simplified Approval Procedure for Bluetooth Devices</h4>
<p>On June 7, 2017, Taiwan’s National Communication Commission (NCC) officially announced that a simplified Declaration of Conformity (DoC) scheme will be adopted effective July 1, 2017 to regulate the following list of Bluetooth Devices:</p>
<ul>
<li>Bluetooth Mouse</li>
<li>Bluetooth Keyboard</li>
<li>Bluetooth Headset</li>
<li>Bluetooth Selfie Stick</li>
<li>Bluetooth Stylus Pen</li>
<li>Bluetooth Speaker, only D.C. powered</li>
</ul>
<p>Under the new DoC scheme, the approval process will not require local testing as FCC test reports can 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;">Pakistan – Addition to List of Devices Exempt from Type Approval</h4>
<p>Pakistan’s Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has extended its list of devices which are exempt from Type Approval in Pakistan, adding Wi-Fi Access Points Operating in ISM Band (2.4-2.5 GHz, 5725-5.875 GHz) and conforming to PTA ISM Band Regulation SRO 287(I)/2016. This list was published May 26, 2017 as follows:</p>
<ol>
<li>Networking Equipment (Switches, Firewalls, Servers, Storage Devices)</li>
<li>Laptops /Desktops/Personal Computer (PC)</li>
<li>Tablet PC with Wi-Fi only Functionality (Non-Sim based devices)</li>
<li>GPS only devices</li>
<li>Smart Watches with Bluetooth/Wi-Fi functionality only (without SIM or tracking features)</li>
<li>RFID/Bluetooth/NFC devices</li>
<li>Wi-Fi Access Points operating in ISM Band (2.4 – 2.5 GHZ, 5725 – 5.875 GHz) and conforming to PTA ISM Band Regulation SRO 287(I)/2016</li>
</ol>
<p>The listed devices do not require a Type Approval/No Objection Letter (NOC) from PTA, and may be directly imported as per customs procedures.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Vietnam – Test Report Requirements for 2G and 3G Devices</h4>
<p>Vietnam’s Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) recently indicated that as of June 1, 2017, 2G &amp; 3G local test reports are no longer being accepted for Type Approval. Applications for these products must have test reports (for the 2G/3G portion) issued by recognized foreign laboratories (listed on MIC’s MRA list specifically for 2G/3G technology). It should be noted that due to the numerous complaints from local importers and local manufacturers regarding this new policy, MIC is reconsidering the decision and internal discussions are underway. It is expected that MIC will make a final decision soon. Until a decision is made, local test reports for 2G/3G technology will not be accepted.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">South Africa – Reinstatement of SABS Certificate of Compliance Scheme</h4>
<p>We were recently advised the following by our local agent with regard to the newly reinstated SABS certificate of compliance scheme:</p>
<ol>
<li>It is expected that the formal launch of the new scheme will be pushed out to July 18, 2017.</li>
<li>The SABS Approval process will be paperwork-only; test reports must be to South African National Standards (SANS) standards, and be issued by a SABS-accredited laboratory.</li>
<li>Several labs have already been accredited by SABS, and a complete list will be published before the scheme is formally launched. Further applications for lab accreditation can be made after the scheme is formally launched.</li>
<li>The estimated lead-time for approval is 30 working days.</li>
<li>The scope of devices which require SABS approval remains unchanged. Non-telecommunications devices (e.g. non-RF cradles, battery chargers, Ethernet switches) will require approval by the SABS.</li>
<li>It is expected that products imported into South Africa during the Memorandum of Understanding between ICASA and SABS (implemented in March 2016) will not need to undergo approval by the SABS once the scheme is reinstated.</li>
<li>The new SABS websites remains in development and will become active soon.</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;">Niger – Type Approval Procedures</h4>
<p>Niger’s Regulatory Authority, l’Autorité Nationale de Regulation des Telecommunications (ARTP), recently confirmed the following details regarding their Standard vs Simplified Procedure for Type Approvals:</p>
<ul>
<li>The Simplified procedure can be followed if a Certificate of Conformity has been issued by recognized Regulatory Authorities or Conformity Assessment Bodies (CAB). The Standard procedure must be followed in all other cases. At present, only the Standard procedure is in place, however the ARTP is currently working on agreements with Regulatory Authorities and CABs to get the Simplified procedure established.</li>
<li>Labels for Approved devices must contain the following information:
<ul>
<li>Approval date and number;</li>
<li>Identification of the model, lot or serial number;</li>
<li>Manufacturer or supplier name</li>
</ul>
</li>
</ul>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">China – Additional Certification Requirements for Network and Cybersecurity Products</h4>
<p>Effective June 1, 2017, China’s government officially announced additional certification requirements for network equipment and cybersecurity products as follows:</p>
<ol>
<li>Device and product listed in ”Catalogue of Key network equipment and specialized cybersecurity products” shall, in accordance with the compulsory requirements of relevant national standards, pass the security certification conducted by qualified institutions or meet the requirements of security detection before being sold or provided. Qualified institutions refer to Certification and Accreditation Administration of PROC (CNCA), Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of PROC (MIIT), Ministry of Public Security of PROC (MPS), and institutions recognized by the State Internet Information Office according to related regulations.</li>
<li>Key network equipment and specialized cybersecurity product, or applicant shall choose qualified institutions for certification and inspection.</li>
<li>Key network equipment and specialized cybersecurity product (including equipment and product in terms of validity inspected by institution before this order issued.), after safe inspection by authorized institution, the institution shall forward the test result to MIIT and MPS.</li>
<li>Key network equipment and specialized cybersecurity product (including equipment and product in terms of validity certified by institution before this order issued.), after safe certification by authorized institution, the institution shall forward the test result to CNCA.</li>
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<p><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.miit.gov.cn/n1146290/n4388791/c5679459/content.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;">Philippines – Updates to SRD Requirements</h4>
<p>On June 7, 2017, the Philippines National Telecommunication Commission (NTC) released Memorandum Circular No. 03-06-2017 with the following updates:</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;">Botswana – Renewed Certificates for Existing Approvals</h4>
<p>Botswana’s Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) recently confirmed the validity period of renewed certificates for existing approvals. BOCRA confirmed that if a device has not been modified since the original approval was obtained, the manufacturer must still renew the certificate annually and approvals will continue to be valid for a period of 1 year only. However, if a device has been modified since the original approval, including any changes or upgrades which impact equipment safety, EMC, spectrum use, or standards, the manufacturer must apply for a new approval. The type approval certificate will then be issued with a validity period according to its corresponding equipment type and assumed product lifetime.</p>
<h4 style="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 – Energy Efficiency and Energy Labelling</h4>
<p>Belarus’s regulatory authority recently confirmed its Energy Efficiency (EE) Approval and Energy Labelling (EL) requirements, and application procedure as follows:</p>
<p><strong>Energy Efficiency</strong></p>
<ol>
<li>AC-powered household electrical appliances will require EE Certification.</li>
<li>Certification can be obtained either via local testing or via a paperwork-only process based on test reports issued by accredited ISO/IEC 17025 third-party testing laboratories.</li>
<li>Mandatory surveillance will be performed once every two years. A decision on whether the surveillance procedure will be performed based on the acceptance of CIG023 reports (paperwork-only) or via local testing will be made at a later stage.</li>
<li>No local representative will be required for EE Certification.</li>
<li>Certificates will be valid for 5 years.</li>
<li>Although requirements for EE compliance come into force on September 1, 2017 and July 1, 2018 depending on product scope, manufacturers can obtain EE Certification in advance which will be dated with the planned implemented dates.</li>
<li>Products that have already been introduced on Belarus market before September 1, 2017 and July 1, 2018 will not be affected.</li>
<li>Applicable fees for EE certification and annual surveillance will be confirmed nearer the date of implementation.</li>
<li>Lead time is expected to be 4 weeks.</li>
</ol>
<p><strong>Energy Labelling</strong></p>
<ol>
<li>Energy labels (EE labels) are mandatory for all products with the exception of:<ol type="a">
<li>External power sources and household and office equipment (cooktops, microwave cookers, toasters, fryers, electrically operated knives, food processors, coffee machines; printers, scanners, monitors, amplified speakers of AC power supply, multimedia projectors, broadcasting receivers, video tape recorders, video recorder cameras, sound-recording devices, audio amplifiers, home theater systems, electric musical instruments; other equipment for sound and image record and playback, including equipment for image and sound transmission in ways other than telecommunication channels via signals and other means, except for TV sets ).</li>
</ol></li>
<li>EE label must be in the Russian language. Manufacturers are required to provide technical documentation and Energy Labelling with the following information:<ol type="a">
<li>Manufacturer’s name or trade mark;</li>
<li>Manufacturer’s model identification;</li>
<li>The energy efficiency class of an appliance;</li>
<li>The energy consumption of an appliance etc. (data depends on specific product).</li>
<li>Dealers need to ensure EE labels</li>
</ol></li>
</ol>
<p>The EE and EL requirements will come into force on September 1, 2017 and July 1, 2018 depending on the product scope.</p>
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<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" name="B1"></a><strong>Multipoint Newsletter July 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>R&amp;O FCC 17-93 Effective Date</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> When will the FCC First Report and Order (R&amp;O) “FCC 17-93 Amendment of Parts 0, 1, 2, 15 and 18 of the Commission’s Rules regarding Authorization of Radiofrequency Equipment” become effective?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Unless subject to approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the accepted proposed rule changes in <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_92716ae4355e4f3cb76b12ff48c9c028.pdf" target="_blank">FCC R&amp;O 17-93</a> will become effective upon publication in the Federal Register, and will have associated transition periods.</p>
<p>Not all of the proposals in the 2015 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) are being implemented at this time. A brief summary of the approved proposals is provided here:</p>
<ul>
<li>Self-approval authorization for non-transmitting RF devices combines the two existing self-approval procedures, and simplifies the authorization protocol for many of the devices authorized under these rules;</li>
<li>Electronic labeling of RF devices codifies and expands the existing guidance for electronic labeling for FCC-authorized equipment with a display capability;</li>
<li>RF Equipment Importation Rules modify certain importation requirements to readily identify parties responsible for the compliance of imported devices, to permit additional importations prior to authorization in certain cases, and to discontinue the filing requirement for FCC Form 740 for import declaration;</li>
<li>Measurement procedures and standards revise FCC measurement procedures to streamline and consolidate requirements for devices used in different services, to facilitate FCC response to changes in technology and industry standards, and to enhance general understanding of FCC measurement requirements.</li>
</ul>
<p>Note: With respect to existing equipment authorized under verification or Declaration of Conformity (DoC) procedures, it is expected that the FCC will consider any equipment with an existing verification or DoC prior to the end of the transition period to remain valid with no further action required, provided the equipment is not modified in such a way that would have required a new authorization under those verification or DoC rules.</p>
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<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" name="B2"></a>LED Lighting &amp; FCC Compliance</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We have been advised that an LED bulb manufactured overseas is non-compliant with the FCC rules and regulations. What are the most recent rules governing LED bulbs?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Though RF LED lighting devices intentionally generate RF energy, they are not intended to radiate RF energy by radiation or induction, therefore they are classified and subject to the rules of unintentional radiators under 47CFR§15.</p>
<p>Specifically, RF LED lighting is required to meet the line-conducted emissions limits in <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=628a10faf01fe44646678e7147b38b31&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.15_1107&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.107</a> and the radiated emissions limits from 30 to 1000 MHz in <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=628a10faf01fe44646678e7147b38b31&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.15_1109&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.109</a>.</p>
<p>With operating frequencies similar to those in digital electronic products in most cases, LED lighting devices are subject to the “verification” equipment authorization procedure (soon to be the Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity (SDoC) per FCC R&amp;O 17-93).</p>
<p>With verified devices, the manufacturer is responsible for ensuring compliance, but in the case of imported equipment, the importer is responsible for ensuring compliance. Non-compliant products should not be operated.</p>
<p><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_c851f088e043409ea929bf2d90075aa8.pdf" target="_blank">KDB 640677 D01 RF LED Lighting v01</a> explains how the rules are to be applied to these products, and how the responsible parties can help to mitigate interference both pre- and post-production.</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>RED Article 10 Implementation Update</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> Some of the administrative requirements under the Radio Equipment Directive (RED) 2014/53/EU had not been finalized at the time it became effective, specifically Article 10, “Obligations of manufacturers”. Has it been determined yet how manufacturers are to indicate restrictions and/or requirements for putting radio equipment into service, or for authorizing its use in one or more member states, under the RED?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Yes, on July 20, 2017 <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32017R1354&amp;qid=1500632264548&amp;from=ES" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1354</a> was published, and it specifies how the required information in Article 10(10) dealing with restrictions and authorization of use is to be indicated on the packaging and in the information accompanying the radio equipment. This implementing regulation provides clear direction and concise details to enable manufacturers to understand and present the necessary information formatted as required to be in conformity with Article 10(10) of the <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32014L0053&amp;from=EN" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RED</a>.</p>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> We have a product with two transmitters, each subject to a different FCC rule part. How can we obtain FCC approval for it?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=7041200489f81a62c46acc33302c26b7&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.2_11033&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.1033(e)</a> of the FCC rules permits filing for certification of transmitting devices that are subject to multiple FCC rule parts.</p>
<p>For unlicensed transmitters, <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=7041200489f81a62c46acc33302c26b7&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.15_131&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§15.31(h) and (k)1</a> provide guidance for measurement procedures for composite devices which contain multiple transmitters.</p>
<p>Applications require that each transmitter complies with all the technical requirements specified for the associated individual FCC rule part.</p>
<p>Please note that if both transmitters operate at the same time, it may be necessary to address the effects of simultaneous transmission.</p>
<p>All combination devices must meet RF exposure requirements, and all other FCC rules.</p>
<p>There may be additional requirements or restrictions enforced by the FCC Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB)</p>
<p>For licensed or licensed-by-rule transmitters, there are additional requirements and/or restrictions. We recommend that you consult the <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_1e80f2f6dd2b4061b5083403043d736d.pdf" target="_blank">Pre-Approval Guidance (PAG) List</a> to determine if the intended FCC rules combination will be allowed. We also strongly recommend that you submit a PAG inquiry for FCC review and feedback. The Subject line should indicate the FCC rule parts combination you are seeking; the body of your email should include the type of wireless transmitters, with detailed operational descriptions including frequencies, RF power, etc., as well as a description of the intended end product and its implementation.</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=104:110:1164780953985101::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258039,51665,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60749-28:2017</a> - 6/30/2017 - Semiconductor devices - Mechanical and climatic test methods - Part 28: Electrostatic discharge (ESD) sensitivity testing - Charged device model (CDM) - device level</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1164780953985101::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257167,65203,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60825-1:2014/AC:2017-06</a> - 6/30/2017 - Safety of laser products - Part 1: Equipment classification and requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1164780953985101::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257157,61145,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60079-30-2:2017</a> - 7/7/2017 - Explosive atmospheres - Part 30-2: Electrical resistance trace heating - Application guide for design, installation and maintenance</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1164780953985101::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258287,55305,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50083-2:2012</a> - 7/12/2017 - Cable networks for television signals, sound signals and interactive services - Part 2: Electromagnetic compatibility for equipment</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1164780953985101::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258043,65372,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61967-4:2002/AC:2017-07</a> - 7/21/2017 - Integrated circuits - Measurement of electromagnetic emissions, 150 kHz to 1 GHz - Part 4: Measurement of conducted emissions - 1 ohm/150 ohm direct coupling method</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1164780953985101::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,60327,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 55035:2017</a> - 7/28/2017 - Electromagnetic compatibility of multimedia equipment - Immunity requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1164780953985101::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257871,61942,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61326-3-1:2017</a> - 7/28/2017 - Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - EMC requirements - Part 3-1: Immunity requirements for safety-related systems and for equipment intended to perform safety-related functions (functional safety) - General industrial applications</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/300200_300299/300224/02.01.01_60/en_300224v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 300 224 V2.1.1</a> - (June 2016) - Land Mobile Service; Radio Equipment for use in a Paging Service operating within the frequency range 25 MHz - 470 MHz; 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/302200_302299/302296/02.01.01_60/en_302296v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 296 V2.1.1</a> - (June 2016) - Digital Terrestrial TV Transmitters; 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_es/201800_201899/20187311/04.07.01_60/es_20187311v040701p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI ES 201 873-11 V4.7.1</a> - (June 2016) - Methods for Testing and Specification (MTS); The Testing and Test Control Notation version 3; Part 11: Using JSON with TTCN-3</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/103400_103499/103422/01.01.01_60/tr_103422v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TR 103 422 V1.1.1</a> - (June 2016) - Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT); DECT evolution technical study; Requirements and technical analysis for the further evolution of DECT and DECT ULE</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302500_302599/302567/02.01.01_60/en_302567v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 567 V2.1.1</a> - (July 2016) - Multiple-Gigabit/s radio equipment operating in the 60 GHz band; 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/303300_303399/303348/01.01.02_60/en_303348v010102p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 303 348 V1.1.2</a> - (July 2016) - Induction loop systems intended to assist the hearing impaired in the frequency range 10 Hz to 9 kHz; 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/301900_301999/30190813/11.01.02_60/en_30190813v110102p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 908-13 V11.1.2</a> - (July 2016) - IMT cellular networks; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU; Part 13: Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA) User Equipment (UE)</li>
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<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/h_sf10571.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI website</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">EU: New IEC Standards Recently Released</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new IEC standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/31306" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC/IEEE 62704-2:2017, Ed. 1.0</a> - 6/28/2017 - Determining the peak spatial-average specific absorption rate (SAR) in the human body from wireless communications devices, 30 MHz to 6 GHz - Part 2: Specific requirements for finite difference time domain (FDTD) modelling of exposure from vehicle mounted antennas</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/60837" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61967-4:2002/COR1:2017, Ed. 1.0</a> - 6/29/2017 - Corrigendum 1 - Integrated circuits - Measurement of electromagnetic emissions, 150 kHz to 1 GHz - Part 4: Measurement of conducted emissions, 1 Ω/150 Ω direct coupling method</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/33736" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR TR 16-4-4:2007/AMD1:2017, Ed. 2.0</a> - 6/29/2017 - Amendment 1 - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 4-4: Uncertainties, statistics and limit modelling - Statistics of complaints and a model for the calculation of limits for the protection of radio services calculation of limits for the protection of radio services</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/60985" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR TR 16-4-4:2007+AMD1:2017, Ed. 2.1</a> - 6/29/2017 - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 4-4: Uncertainties, statistics and limit modelling - Statistics of complaints and a model for the calculation of limits for the protection of radio services calculation of limits for the protection of radio services</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/60997" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62822-3:2017, Ed. 1.0</a> - 6/30/2017 - Electric welding equipment - Assessment of restrictions related to human exposure to electromagnetic fields (0 Hz to 300 Hz) - Part 3: Resistance welding equipment</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/34225" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR 16-2-1:2014/AMD1:2017, Ed. 3.0</a> - 6/30/2017 - Amendment 1 - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 2-1: Methods of measurement of disturbances and immunity - Conducted disturbance measurements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/60987" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR 16-2-1:2014+AMD1:2017, Ed. 3.1</a> - 6/30/2017 - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 2-1: Methods of measurement of disturbances and immunity - Conducted disturbance measurements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/59928" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC TR 62396-6:2017, Ed. 1.0</a> - 7/12/2017 - Process management for avionics - Atmospheric radiation effects - Part 6: Extreme space weather - Potential impact on the avionics environment and electronics</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/59977" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC TR 62396-7:2017, Ed. 1.0</a> - 7/12/2017 - Process management for avionics - Atmospheric radiation effects - Part 7: Management of single event effects (SEE) analysis process in avionics design</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/31983" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62040-1:2017, Ed. 2.0</a> - 7/12/2017 - Uninterruptible power systems (UPS) - Part 1: Safety requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/61074" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61000-4-12:2017, Ed. 3.0</a> - 7/18/2017 - Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-12: Testing and measurement techniques - Ring wave immunity test</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/29872" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61000-4-12:2017, Ed. 3.0</a> - 7/18/2017 - Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-12: Testing and measurement techniques - Ring wave immunity test</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/61126" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60068-2-58:2015+AMD1:2017, Ed. 4.1</a> - 7/28/2017 - Environmental testing - Part 2-58: Tests - Test Td: Test methods for solderability, resistance to dissolution of metallization and to soldering heat of surface mounting devices (SMD)</li>
</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;">Serbia – New EMC and LVD Rules</h4>
<p>On July 1, 2017, Serbia’s Ministry of Economy adopted and published new rules on electromagnetic compatibility and safety in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia (No 25/16). Notable changes from the prior rules are as follows:</p>
<ol>
<li>New EMC and LVD Certificates of Conformity (CoC) are now valid for 5 years</li>
<li>Devices listed below no longer require an EMC CoC:<ol type="a">
<li>Appliances supplied without battery chargers or adapters for low voltage distribution network, which only use replaceable batteries or computer connectors as the power source;</li>
<li>Computer components, other than power units;</li>
<li>Machines falling under the separate machinery safety regulation (exceptions are portable tools with electric motors of nominal AC up to 250 V for household and similar use);</li>
<li>Appliances which have been examined and verified by a Serbian Notified Body.</li>
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<p>The new rules do not affect previously certified products. Manufacturers will apply for renewal according to the new rules when existing approvals expire. The new rules can be found <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://tehnis.privreda.gov.rs/sr/dokumenti.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>. No English versions are available at this time but should be available in the future.</p>
<h4 style="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 Label Requirements</h4>
<p>Ukraine’s Ministry of Economic Development and Trade recently confirmed the following new labelling format for radio and telecommunications terminal equipment being imported beginning September 1, 2017:<br /> <img style="border: 0px; width: 177px; height: 178px; margin: 0px; line-height: 100%; outline: none; text-decoration: none; display: inline;" src="images/multipoint/2017/55d70211-1ddf-42c4-b899-72585013da80%5B1%5D.png" alt="" width="177" height="178" data-file-id="253" /></p>
<p>UA – stands for Ukraine;<br /> TR – а provisional symbol of a Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) that is assigned to perform conformity assessment to the requirements of technical regulations;<br /> YYY - serial number of the CAB</p>
<h4 style="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 – New Requirements for Cell Phone Chargers</h4>
<p>On July 10, 2017, Brazil’s regulator ANATEL issued Act no. 493 updating the requirements for cell phone chargers. This new regulation introduces new requirements for vehicle and wireless chargers intended to be used with cell phones, listing them as Category I products (1 year validity). The regulation is mandatory for vehicular cell phone chargers as of January 6, 2018; no mandatory date has yet been set for wireless chargers. Local testing is required, and chargers will be required to be tested with the cell phone they are intended to be used with.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Ecuador – New Type Approval Process</h4>
<p>Ecuador’s Regulator ARCOTEL has recently confirmed that the Letter of No Action (LoNA) process for products which fall out of scope of ARCOTEL’s defined product categories is now considered voluntary. The impact of this is as follows:</p>
<ul>
<li>Equipment with less than 50mW output power remain exempt from Type Approval, providing such equipment does not fall under any of the specified categories.</li>
<li>WLAN client devices such as computers, laptops, printers etc. no longer require Type Approval. WLAN master/infrastructure devices do still require Approval.</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 Regulations for Low Power Devices</h4>
<p>On June 16, 2017, Argentina’s ENACOM (Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones) published new regulation No. 5186-E/2017 to update the previous regulation for low power devices. This new regulation updates output power for some frequency bands such as 401-402 MHz, 402-405 MHz, 405-406 MHz, and 433.075-434.775 MHz. Additionally, the new regulation adds frequency band 3.1-10.6 GHz for UWB and widens the frequency band for vehicle radars using UWB technology from 22-26.65 GHz (previously restricted to 24.25-25.8 GHz.)</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>ISED Transmitter Integration</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We are integrating a Bluetooth device into our Canadian certified host radio, and adding a new antenna to the host radio. What is required to do so, and will we now have to change the Hardware Version Identification Number (HVIN) of our host radio?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> If your Bluetooth device has modular approval, it can be integrated into the host radio, however, it must be determined if the two transmitters will operate simultaneously, and if so, it must be demonstrated that the radiated spurious emissions from either transmitter do not exceed the Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada spurious radiated emission limits of either radio. This can be demonstrated using ISED’s Class I Permissive Change (C1PC) process.</p>
<p>A new antenna can be added to the host transmitter per ISED’s <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">Class II Permissive Change policy</a> in RSP-100.</p>
<p>It is also important that the ISED Module and Host Product Labelling Requirements are followed:</p>
<ul>
<li>The ISED Modular Approval (MA) or Limited Modular Approval (LMA) certified Bluetooth device must meet the labelling requirements of RSP-100 — Certification of Radio Apparatus, Section 3.1.</li>
<li>The Host Marketing Name (HMN) of the radio must be displayed or indicated at any location on its exterior or product packaging or product literature, and must be available with the host product or online.</li>
<li>The host product must be properly labelled to identify the Bluetooth module within its housing.</li>
<li>The ISED certification label of the Bluetooth module must always be clearly visible when installed in the host product; otherwise, the host product must be labelled to display the ISED certification number for the module, preceded by the word "Contains" or similar wording expressing the same meaning, as follows:<br /> <br /> “Contains IC: XXXXXX-YYYYYYYYY” where XXXXXX-YYYYYYYYYYY is the module's certification number.</li>
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<p>The manufacturer of the Bluetooth certified module must provide to you with each certified module either a host label, as described above, or an explanation and instructions for the host product labelling requirements.</p>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> We are integrating our Bluetooth device into one of our other wireless products. Do we have to apply for a new Bluetooth SIG certification for this new integrated product?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> No, you do not have to apply for a new Bluetooth SIG certification for the new integrated device. Assuming you have already declared your module with a corresponding Qualified Design Identification (QDID), you can simply add your new integrated wireless product to your existing listing. A single Declaration of Compliance (DoC) may include an unlimited number of products, if each product incorporates the same, unmodified QDID.</p>
<p>Products can be added to an existing Product List at any time without additional fees. When adding a new product to the Product List, you will be required to declare that the product incorporates the same Qualified Design/Compliant Portion as referenced in the original DoC.</p>
<p>For reference, here are the steps to add a product to your listing:</p>
<ol>
<li>Log into www.bluetooth.com</li>
<li>Click on "My Listings" (https://www.bluetooth.org/tpg/My_Listings.cfm)</li>
<li>Click on the Declaration ID you wish to add the product to</li>
<li>Click "Add Product" to the existing Declaration ID</li>
<li>Click "Update" to add the product</li>
<li>Click "Update Listing" to save the product in the Declaration ID</li>
</ol>
<p>Please note that only the Declaration ID owner can make changes to listings, and only to listings created after February 1, 2014.</p>
<p>Source: Joshua Graham, Program Coordinator, Qualification | Bluetooth Special Interest Group, Inc.</p>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> We are the FCC grant holders for a Part 15 transmitting device and a licensed cellular modem with modular approval, and we intend to integrate both devices in a new housing. Does the FCC Class II permissive change policy apply?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The Class II permissive change policy is not applicable in this situation because under the current rules it would be considered adding additional hardware circuity (new transmitter), and this is not in accordance with 47CFR§2.1043. Once certified with its transmitter, the product must remain the same, with the exceptions listed in 47CFR2.1043.*</p>
<p>Currently, to add a new transmitter to a certified product or to an unintentional host, it is necessary to utilize the modular approval processes and procedures (or those for software defined radios as appropriate).</p>
<p>The integration of the unlicensed Part 15 transmitter with the licensed, modularly approved cellular modem in one housing should be done through a full modular approval, a limited modular approval, or a new FCC ID application. It is possible to convert the Part 15 transmitter certification to a modular certification, per the FCC’s modular approval policy, and then use the licensed, modularly approved cellular modem as the host.</p>
<p>Note that changing an unlicensed transmitter from non-modular to modular (single or limited single) or the reverse, is permissible if the changes meet all of the requirements for a permissive change per 47CFR§2.1043, and for a modular transmitter per 47CFR§15.212, and all other applicable rules. Please refer to <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_2ee30e0b0b2c44bcaa423f6c077e932b.pdf" target="_blank">KDB 996369 D01 Module Certification Guide v02</a> for additional information, as well as to the <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_5487f68c6fa1462eb6cff1b3550fa12d.pdf" target="_blank">FAQ</a>.</p>
<p>* Under specific circumstances, the FCC has previously permitted two individually finished/completed radios in their original enclosures (no sub-assemblies) to be installed into one weather proof housing.</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 Grant Dismissal</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> Under what circumstances will the FCC dismiss a grant?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> A grant less than 30 days old may be set aside and dismissed per <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=5372b27e5a4a2edfcace5f17d9ad50e4&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.2_1917&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR2.917</a> by the FCC or authorizing TCB. This typically occurs following an audit by the FCC or the authorizing TCB during which conditions of non-compliance with the FCC rules are found. Marketing and sales of the device must stop immediately.</p>
<p>In those cases where the grantee holder does not want the FCC grant to be dismissed, he must work with the TCB, and the FCC as may be necessary, to resolve the compliance issues, before a grant can be re-issued.</p>
<p>Grants over 30 days old may be dismissed by the FCC at the request of the grantee holder, or revoked by the FCC for non-compliance.</p>
<p>In the case of non-compliance found for products granted more than 30 days prior, the TCB that issued the grant, and the grant holder, must correct the non-compliance issues to the satisfaction of the FCC. If this is not done, the FCC will revoke the grant.</p>
<p>If you feel that the grant was revoked without proper cause, you have recourse per 47CFR1.113:</p>
<p><strong>§1.113 Action modified or set aside by person, panel, or board</strong></p>
<ol type="a">
<li>Within 30 days after public notice has been given of any action taken pursuant to delegated authority, the person, panel, or board taking the action may modify or set it aside on its own motion.</li>
<li>Within 60 days after notice of any sanction imposed under delegated authority has been served on the person affected, the person, panel, or board which imposed the sanction may modify or set it aside on its own motion.</li>
<li>Petitions for reconsideration and applications for review shall be directed to the actions as thus modified, and the time for filing such pleadings shall be computed from the date upon which public notice of the modified action is given or notice of the modified sanction is served on the person affected.</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=104:110:690386945730301::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258637,61076,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CLC/TS 50625-3-3:2017</a> - (8/4/17) - Collection, logistics &amp; treatment requirements for WEEE - Part 3-3: Specification for de-pollution - WEEE containing CRTs and flat panel displays</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:690386945730301::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258637,46225,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CLC/TS 50625-5:2017</a> - (8/4/17) - Collection, logistics &amp; Treatment requirements for WEEE - Part 5: Specification for the final treatment of WEEE fractions - Copper and precious metals</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:690386945730301::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,62414,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61000-4-11:2004/A1:2017</a> - (8/4/17) - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-11: Testing and measurement techniques - Voltage dips, short interruptions and voltage variations immunity tests</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:690386945730301::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257171,50518,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50398-1:2017</a> - (8/18/17) - Alarm systems - Combined and integrated alarm systems - Part 1: General requirements</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:84:4871265376428807" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CENELEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">EU: New ETSI Standards Recently Released</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new ETSI standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301900_301999/30190802/11.01.02_60/en_30190802v110102p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 908-2 V11.1.2</a> - (August 2017) - IMT cellular networks; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of 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_tr/103300_103399/103319/01.01.01_60/tr_103319v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TR 103 319 V1.1.1</a> - (August 2017) - Broadband Radio Access Networks (BRAN); 5 GHz high performance RLAN; Mitigation techniques to enable sharing between RLANs and Road Tolling and Intelligent Transport Systems in the 5 725 MHz to 5 925 MHz band</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/137100_137199/137113/13.04.00_60/ts_137113v130400p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 137 113 V13.4.0</a> - (August 2017) - 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 13.4.0 Release 13)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/137100_137199/137113/14.02.00_60/ts_137113v140200p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 137 113 V14.2.0</a> - (August 2017) - 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 14.2.0 Release 14)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/137100_137199/137114/13.03.00_60/ts_137114v130300p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 137 114 V13.3.0</a> - (August 2017) - Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Active Antenna System (AAS) Base Station (BS) Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 37.114 version 13.3.0 Release 13)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/137100_137199/137114/14.01.00_60/ts_137114v140100p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 137 114 V14.1.0</a> - (August 2017) - Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Active Antenna System (AAS) Base Station (BS) Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 37.114 version 14.1.0 Release 14)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302000_302099/30206505/01.01.01_60/en_30206505v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 065-5 V1.1.1</a> - (September 2017) - Short Range Devices (SRD) using Ultra Wide Band technology (UWB); Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU; Part 5: Devices using UWB technology onboard aircraft</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/29449" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61000-4-5:2014/AMD1:2017, Ed. 3.0</a> - (8/4/17) - Amendment 1 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-5: Testing and measurement techniques - Surge immunity test</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/61184" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR 16-1-2/AMD1:2017 PRV, Ed. 2.0</a> - (8/4/17) - Amendment 1 - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 1-2: Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus - Coupling devices for conducted disturbance measurements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/61166" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61000-4-5:2014+AMD1:2017 CSV, Ed. 3.1</a> - (8/4/17) - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-5: Testing and measurement techniques - Surge immunity test</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/61164" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60079-7:2015+AMD1:2017 CSV, Ed. 5.1</a> - (8/4/17) - Explosive atmospheres - Part 7: Equipment protection by increased safety "e"</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/29961" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC TR 63099-1:2017, Ed. 1.0</a> - (8/9/17) - Transmitting equipment for radiocommunication - Radio-over fibre technologies for electromagnetic-field measurement - Part 1: Radio-over-fibre technologies for antenna measurement</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/28839" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62041:2017, Ed. 3.0</a> - (8/10/17) - Transformers, power supplies, reactors and similar products - EMC requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/28673" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62232:2017, Ed. 2.0</a> - (8/23/17) - Determination of RF field strength, power density and SAR in the vicinity of radiocommunication base stations for the purpose of evaluating human exposure</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/60727" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61000-4-15:2010/ISH1:2017, Ed. 2.0</a> - (8/23/17) - Interpretation Sheet 1 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-15: Testing and measurement techniques - Flickermeter - Functional and design specifications</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/61334" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60079-18:2014+AMD1:2017 CSV, Ed. 4.1</a> - (8/24/17) - Explosive atmospheres - Part 18: Equipment protection by encapsulation "m"</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/61354" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62153-4-6:2017 RLV, Ed. 2.0</a> - (8/25/17) - Metallic cables and other passive components test methods - Part 4-6: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Surface transfer impedance - line injection method</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/33248" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62153-4-6:2017, Ed. 2.0</a> - (8/31/17) - Metallic cables and other passive components test methods - Part 4-6: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Surface transfer impedance - line injection method</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/31294" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC TS 60079-46:2017, Ed. 1.0</a> - (8/25/17) - Explosive atmospheres - Part 46: Equipment assemblies</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/61401" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60068-2-52:2017 PRV, Ed. 3.0</a> - (9/1/17) - Environmental testing - Part 2-52: Tests - Test Kb: Salt mist, cyclic (sodium chloride solution)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/61439" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62828-1:2017 PRV, Ed. 1.0</a> - (9/8/17) - Reference conditions and procedures for testing industrial and process measurement transmitters - Part 1: General procedures for all types of transmitters</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 2017 Workshop October 30 - November 2, 2017 at the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland. This 4-day event includes the customary 3-day workshop from Tuesday, October 31 – Thursday, November 2, with Monday, October 30 devoted to SAR Basics training, to provide a foundation for RF Exposure issues in the FCC/ISED requirements.</p>
<p>Among other topics, the workshop will include FCC, ISED Canada, and SAR updates, roundtable discussions, etc. Full details can be found <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.tcbcouncil.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=997611" 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;">Cayman Islands – New Type Approval process</h4>
<p>On August 15, 2017 Cayman Islands Regulator, <em>Utility Regulation and Competition Office</em> (OfReg), implemented a new Type Approval process effective immediately with primary changes as follows:</p>
<ul>
<li>Online submission format</li>
<li>Type Approval fees added</li>
</ul>
<p>The following previous requirements are still in effect:</p>
<ul>
<li>Certification Marks on packaging and/or equipment are not required by OfReg</li>
<li>Type Approval Certificates are valid for 10 years</li>
</ul>
<p>These changes do not impact devices already approved, and all Type Approval applications submitted before August 15, 2017 are being processed under the former procedure; it is not necessary to re-submit these applications, and the new approval fees will not apply.</p>
<h4 style="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 – Draft Update for Low Power Radio Devices</h4>
<p>On June 30, 2017, Taiwan’s Regulator National Communications Commission (NCC) announced proposed amendments to Technical Regulation LP0002 for Low-power Radio-frequency devices. The implementation date for the new LP0002 standard is unclear at this time. Proposed changes are as follows:</p>
<ul>
<li>Addition to the Frequency Allocation Table newly announced frequency bands for mobile broadband business</li>
<li>Extension of the frequency band available for RFID devices from 922-928 MHz to 920-928 MHz</li>
<li>Allocation of new frequency bands for ‘other IoT devices’: 920 to 925 MHz</li>
</ul>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Paraguay – Type Approvals Delayed</h4>
<p>Due to political unrest in Paraguay, CONATEL expects delays of 13 weeks or more in the 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;">Chile - Modular Approvals Not Allowed</h4>
<p>Recently, Chilean Regulator <em>Subsecretaría de Telecomunicaciones</em> (SUBTEL) advised that type approval applications for modular devices are no longer accepted. There is no retrospective impact on devices already approved, and existing type approval certificates for modular devices remain valid. It should be noted that if a module previously approved in Chile causes interference issues, it will be subject to review by 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;">Argentina - New Low Power Device Standard</h4>
<p>Argentina ENACOM released the new Q2-60-14 v17.1 Standard for Low Power Devices, incorporating the latest resolutions and changes as summarized below:</p>
<ul>
<li>Maximum output power of 401-406 MHz band: 18.260 μV/m @ 3m</li>
<li>Maximum output power of 433.075-434.775 MHz band: 366000 μV/m @ 3m</li>
<li>Addition of UWB bands (3100-10600 MHz)</li>
<li>Correction of limits of 22 GHz bands: 22000-26650 MHz</li>
</ul>
<p>This replaces version 16.1. Some of the devices this applies to are:</p>
<ul>
<li>Alarms and motion detectors</li>
<li>Closed-Circuit Televisions</li>
<li>Industrial Control Devices</li>
<li>Access Controls</li>
<li>Wireless Audio Devices</li>
<li>RFID</li>
<li>Transportation Telematics Equipment</li>
<li>Telemetry Systems</li>
</ul>
<p>Below is the updated frequency bands and electric field table:<br /> <br /> <img style="width: 442px; height: 384px; margin: 0px auto; line-height: 100%; outline: none; text-decoration: none; display: block;" src="images/multipoint/2017/400610e4-caf8-4bcd-9643-5d3fe9aeef08%5B1%5D.png" alt="" width="442" height="384" data-file-id="261" /></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;">Niger – Resumption of Type Approval Process</h4>
<p>After three years of delay, Niger regulator ARTP has resumed Type Approval processing. Changes from prior regulation and process are as follows:</p>
<ul>
<li>Samples are required for 2G, 3G, 4G and personal computers</li>
<li>Type Approval certificates will be issued (instead of approval letter as in the past)</li>
<li>Type approval certificates are now valid for 10 years</li>
<li>An original DoC may be required for approval</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;">Rwanda – Updates to Type Approval Process</h4>
<p>Recently we were informed that Rwandan authority RURA will implement new type approval regulations within the next few months. We anticipate increased Type Approval fees and a new sample requirement for the following devices:</p>
<ul>
<li>Telephone/Cell Phone</li>
<li>Tablets</li>
<li>Laptops</li>
<li>Keyless Entry</li>
<li>Handheld Equipment</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;">Israel - Regulators Closed for Jewish New Year</h4>
<p>Israeli RF and Safety Regulators, Ministry of Communications (MoC) and the Standards Institution of Israel (SII), announced office closures from September 15 to October 15, 2017. During this period, no Type Approval applications can be submitted to MoC or SII; delays will also occur for applications currently under review.</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>RED vs. R&amp;TTED Standards</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We manufacture a device that falls under a non-harmonized standard of the Radio Equipment Directive (RED). Can we use the R&amp;TTE harmonized standards to show compliance with the RED?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The R&amp;TTE harmonized standards may not properly address the essential requirements of the new RED. The references of the old R&amp;TTE harmonized standards that fully address the essential requirements of the RED have already been published under the RED list. In order to address situations where the new RED harmonized standards are not yet available, the European Commission has decided to also publish the references of those R&amp;TTE harmonized standards that do not fully address the essential requirements of the new RED (e.g. receiver performance parameters). A note has been added in the referenced R&amp;TTE standards stating that they do not confer a presumption of conformity vis-à-vis parameters that do not fully meet the essential requirements of the new RED.</p>
<p>For example, with regard to the receiver performance parameters, the manufacturer will still need to follow a conformity assessment procedure that involves a notified body. The publication of the aforementioned referenced R&amp;TTE standards is expected.</p>
<p>Applying those requirements which address presumption of conformity with the corresponding essential requirement(s) in the referenced standards will allow a manufacturer to continue their work, and save them time in the conformity assessment of their products.</p>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> How do I know which safety standard(s) to use for radio equipment that now falls under the scope of the RED and is no longer included under the Low Voltage Directive (LVD)? What are the applicable safety standards under the RED?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Under the R&amp;TTE Directive, radio equipment was never included under the scope of the LVD.</p>
<p>Currently under the RED, the standards for Article 3.2 (efficient use of the frequency spectrum) are the only published harmonized standards which give a presumption of conformity.</p>
<p>No standards have yet been published for the RED Article 3.1a (safety) and Article 3.1b (EMC). The best strategy to determine the currently available RED safety standards is to look at one of the standardization websites. We suggest using the Dutch standardization website: <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.nen.nl/NEN-Shop-2.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.nen.nl/NEN-Shop-2.htm</a> (English version of the page).</p>
<p>If you enter “safety 2014/53/EU” in the search box, a list of standards will be generated. However, you can apply filters, found at the left side of the screen, to try to obtain a more specific list.</p>
<p>You can see a list of current and/or draft safety standards which will presumably be published as RED harmonized standards at some point in time <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_ae38d7b1f38b45f28e82cc89f6edb7ee.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>. You will notice that the used filters that were applied to the search are listed at the top of the page.</p>
<p>If this list does not include an appropriate standard, another option is to look at the latest list of harmonized standards under the R&amp;TTED and select those that are most appropriate.</p>
<p>The European Commission may not find this method acceptable, however in our opinion it is the best option available at this time.</p>
<p>EN 62368-1 is the most suitable standard for most radio equipment when it concerns electrical safety, but not in all cases.</p>
<p>For radio equipment which is to be used and/or maintained by professionally trained users, the most suitable standard is usually EN 60215. However, the version harmonized under the R&amp;TTED is pretty old, so it is recommended that the latest 2016 version be utilized.</p>
<p>For RF exposure, currently only preliminary drafts are available under the RED so it is necessary to select the appropriate R&amp;TTED harmonized standards.</p>
<p>Source: Pieter Robben, Notified Body Regulatory Engineer, ACB Europe</p>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> We design a product that is too small to accommodate a CE label. What options do we have?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> RED Article 10.3 requires the manufacturer to affix the CE marking with a minimum height of 5 mm to the radio equipment, or to its data plate, when placing a product on the market, unless this is not possible, or it is not warranted based on the nature of the radio equipment. The CE marking must also be affixed visibly and legibly to the packaging. If the nature of the radio equipment does not allow a marking of at least 5 mm, the manufacturer may affix to the product a CE marking that is smaller than 5 mm, provided that it remains visible and legible.</p>
<p>If it is not possible, or not warranted because of the type of radio equipment, to affix a CE marking on the product, the manufacturer may affix it visibly and legibly only to the packaging.</p>
<p>If the radio equipment is subject to other EU legislation (e.g. RoHS) that does not allow the CE marking to be smaller than 5 mm, then the manufacturer cannot affix a CE marking less than 5 mm.</p>
<p>If a notified body (NB) is utilized in the conformity assessment procedure per Annex IV, Article 20.3 of the RED requires that the CE marking be followed by the NB identification number, which must be the same size as the CE marking. The 4-digit NB identification number must be affixed by the NB itself, or by the manufacturer or his authorized representative, per the NB’s instructions.</p>
<p>The following examples illustrate when the CE marking must be affixed for the purposes of the RED:</p>
<ul>
<li>Per the Active Implantable Medical Devices Directive (AIMD Article 4.2) and the Medical Devices Directive (MDD Article 4.2), custom-made medical devices being placed on the market and put into service must not bear a CE marking. However, if these custom-made medical devices contain radio equipment within the scope of the RED, and are intended to be placed on the EU market, the CE marking shall be affixed for the purposes of the RED.</li>
<li>Per Article 4.2 of both the AIMD and the MDD, devices consisting of radio equipment within the scope of the RED intended to be placed on the market are subject to the CE marking requirement.</li>
<li>Under the Machinery Directive (MD), the CE marking is not required for partly completed machinery. The partly completed machinery must comply with the requirements set out in Article 13 of the MD. However, if the partly completed machinery contains radio equipment within the scope of the RED, and it is intended to be placed on the EU market, the CE marking shall be affixed for the purposes of the RED.</li>
</ul>
<p>The following example illustrates when the CE marking must not be affixed for the purposes of the RED:</p>
<ul>
<li>Per Article 4.2 of both the AIMD and the MDD, devices intended for clinical investigations that are made available to qualified medical practitioners for that purpose shall not bear a CE marking. Since the device is not yet being placed on the market, there is no requirement to affix the CE marking on that device, even if it consists of radio equipment within the scope of the RED.</li>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> We are performing radiated field strength, effective radiated power (ERP), and effective isotropic radiated power (EIRP) on our FCC licensed radio device. Which measurement procedures apply?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=50633b92e9f911fdff887ce2e12cc81c&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.2_11033&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.1033(c)(14)</a> requires that all applications must contain test data in accordance with <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=50633b92e9f911fdff887ce2e12cc81c&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.2_11046&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.1046</a> through <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=50633b92e9f911fdff887ce2e12cc81c&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.2_11057&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.1057</a>, inclusive for a licensed transmitting device.</p>
<p>Furthermore, <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=50633b92e9f911fdff887ce2e12cc81c&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.2_1911&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">47CFR§2.911(c)</a> requires additional certification test data when an applicable radio service rule specifies ERP, EIRP, or other types of radiated power limits. You should consult the following when testing your radio device for FCC licensed certification:</p>
<ul>
<li>The radiated emission measurement methods for performing compliance measurements for licensed equipment are described in 1) ANSI C63.26-2015, American National Standard for Compliance Testing of Transmitters Used in Licensed Radio Services; 2) ANSI/TIA-102.CAAA-E-2016, Project 25 Digital C4FM/CQPSK Transceiver Measurement Methods; and 3) ANSI/TIA-603-E-2016, Land Mobile FM or PM Communications Equipment Measurement and Performance Standards.</li>
<li>Sub-clause 5.5 of ANSI C63.26-2015 provides measurement procedures for both the substitution method and the direct radiated field strength method; the test site specifications for both radiated emissions test methods are provided in sub-clause 4.6 of the document.</li>
<li>The relevant provisions of ANSI/TIA-102.CAAA-E-2016 include 2.26 Unwanted Emissions: Radiated and 2.2.10 Radiated Power Output; see 1.6.28 Standard Radiated Test Site (3 meter) therein for test site considerations.</li>
<li>The relevant provisions of ANSI/TIA-603-E-2016 include 2.2.12 Unwanted Emissions: Radiated Spurious, and 2.2.17 Radiated Power Output. To support compliance with the test site considerations in Section 2.1053(a), testing laboratories should also apply site configuration criteria such as given in 1.5.30 Standard Radiation Test Site (3 meter) of ANSI/TIA-603-E-2016, or similar considerations and provisions given in ANSI C63 documents.</li>
<li>KDB Publications 971168 and 414788 provide additional information on measurement procedures and test site requirements for compliance measurements of licensed radio service devices.</li>
</ul>
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<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">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=104:110:2958256121796001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258061,62438,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62884-1:2017</a> - (9/22/2017) - Measurement techniques of piezoelectric, dielectric and electrostatic oscillators - Part 1: Basic methods for the measurement</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2958256121796001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257871,62439,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62952-3:2017</a> - (9/29/2017) - Power sources for a wireless communication device - Part 3: Generic energy harvesting adaptor module</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2958256121796001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258737,61312,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 63028:2017</a> - (9/29/2017) - Wireless Power Transfer - AirFuel Resonant Baseline System Specification (BSS)</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/303400_303499/303417/01.01.01_60/en_303417v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 303 417 V1.1.1</a> - (September 2017) = Wireless power transmission systems, using technologies other than radio frequency beam in the 19 - 21 kHz, 59 - 61 kHz, 79 - 90 kHz, 100 - 300 kHz, 6 765 - 6 795 kHz ranges; 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/303400_303499/303447/01.01.01_60/en_303447v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 303 447 V1.1.1</a> - (September 2017) - Short Range Devices (SRD); Inductive loop systems for robotic mowers in the frequency range 0 Hz to 148,5 kHz; 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/303400_303499/303402/02.01.02_60/en_303402v020102p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 303 402 V2.1.2</a> - (September 2017) - Maritime mobile transmitters and receivers for use in the MF and HF bands; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of articles 3.2 and 3.3(g) 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/300600_300699/300698/02.02.01_60/en_300698v020201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 300 698 V2.2.1</a> - (October 2017) - 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 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_302099/302054/02.01.01_60/en_302054v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 054 V2.1.1</a> - (October 2017) - Meteorological Aids (Met Aids); Radiosondes to be used in the 400,15 MHz to 406 MHz frequency range with power levels ranging up to 200 mW; 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/302400_302499/302454/02.01.01_60/en_302454v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 454 V2.1.1</a> - (October 2017) - Meteorological Aids (Met Aids); Radiosondes to be used in the 1 668,4 MHz to 1 690 MHz frequency range; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU</li>
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<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/h_sf10571.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI website</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">EU: New IEC Standards Recently Released</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new IEC standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/61551" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60079-0:2017, Ed. 7.0</a> - (9/22/2017) - Explosive atmospheres - Part 0: Equipment - General requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/61569" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61558-1:2017, Ed. 3.0</a> - (9/29/2017) - Safety of transformers, reactors, power supply units and combinations thereof - Part 1: General requirements and tests</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/61584" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61851-21-2:2017, Ed. 1.0</a> - (9/29/2017) - Electric vehicle conductive charging system - Part 21-2: Electric vehicle requirements for conductive connection to an AC/DC supply - EMC requirements for off-board electric vehicle charging systems</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/61560" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62040-1:2017, Ed. 2.0</a> - (9/28/2017) - Uninterruptible power systems (UPS) - Part 1: Safety requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/31055" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 80601-2-59:2017, Ed. 2.0</a> - (9/18/2017) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-59: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of screening thermographs for human febrile temperature screening</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;">Canada – Release of RSS-252 (Devices operating in 5850-5925 MHz Band)</h4>
<p>In September 2017, Canada’s ISED (Innovation, Science and Economic Development) published <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/vwapj/rss-cnr-252-v1-eng.pdf/$FILE/rss-cnr-252-v1-eng.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Radio Standards Specification RSS-252, issue 1, Intelligent Transportation Systems – Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) – On-Board Unit (OBU)</a>, establishing the certification requirements for license-exempt Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC) On-Board (OBU) devices. These devices operate in the 5850-5925 MHz frequency range.</p>
<h4 style="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 and SABS A-Lab Program Update</h4>
<p>On September 22, 2017, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) and the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of a new SABS A-Lab program under the EMI/C conformity assessment procedure with the following goals:</p>
<ol>
<li>Affect existing EMI/C regulations, which call for conformity assessment of products to protect the integrity of public networks and the consumer, and to avoid harmful interference.</li>
<li>Ensure that electronic and electrical equipment imported into South Africa meets the required EMC performance standards set out in ICASA regulations, and to ensure traceability of testing samples.</li>
<li>Ensure that SABS assessment of test reports that have been issued by Authorized Laboratories is carried out under a program that provides for assurance of lab capability and traceability of tested samples and reports.</li>
<li>Close the gap for full-testing of products for EMC and subsequent assurance of traceability of tested samples, and open to all accredited 3rd party laboratories.</li>
<li>Allow 3rd party laboratories to apply to SABS for verification. Once verified, the relevant details are added to the SABS EMC A-lab directory, thereby giving manufacturers the option of choosing to test at any SABS A-lab listed in the official directory.</li>
<li>Manufacturers also have the option to introduce their preferred labs to be verified upon compliance with the set requirements.</li>
</ol>
<p>Deadline for comments is November 21, 2017; comments should be sent to: tbtcomments@sabs.co.za.</p>
<h4 style="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 – CITC Approval Scope Narrows</h4>
<p>Recently, Saudi Arabia’s Regulator, Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC), has become more selective with regard to the types of radio devices considered to fall within the CITC Approval scope. CITC will not issue Type Approvals for any radio device that they no longer consider to predominantly be communications equipment. In such cases, CITC has unofficially confirmed that radio modules installed in such devices may be approved, however radio integrated chipsets may not be. No formal details have been released by CITC concerning this new policy, and thus far CITC has yet to confirm the full extent of its reach. To date, there is no published list of products considered to be out of scope, and applications are being treated on a case-by-case basis.</p>
<h4 style="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 – Updates to SRDs Categories</h4>
<p>Qatar’s Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) recently issued a notice on a public consultation concerning a modification to the Class License dated September 21, 2014. This includes an amendment to Annexure (2) of the Class License for Short Range Devices (SRDs). The proposed Class License for SRDs Version 3 includes additional radio communication applications and frequency ranges for several SRD categories. Following are the most important proposed changes:</p>
<ol>
<li>Elimination of the current 5 GHz restrictions in bands 1-3. The proposal introduces a distinct section for Wireless Access Systems including Radio Local Area Network (WAS/RLANs) applications, detailing the authorized frequency ranges with the maximum permitted output power.</li>
<li>Additional comprehensive categories of equipment and applications permitted to operate in said frequency band.</li>
<li>Further reference standards, which were not in the original annexure, in order to be in compliance with the type approval guidelines.</li>
<li>New radio communications equipment applications permitted in certain frequencies (e.g. M2M and UWB).</li>
</ol>
<p>This amendment has no impact on those operating under the existing Class License. All other existing terms and conditions continue to apply as per Version 2 of the Class License.</p>
<h4 style="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 – New Resolution in Force</h4>
<p>On August 28, 2017, Brazil’s Authority, ANATEL, replaced Resolution 506/2008 with Resolution 680/2017 for Restricted Radiation Radio Communication Equipment, which covers technologies such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, RFID, etc. Important changes from Resolution 506 to 680 are as follows:</p>
<ol>
<li>Labelling location option added</li>
<li>UWB requirements added</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;">Paraguay – New Labeling Requirements</h4>
<p>On August 23, 2017, Paraguay’s Authority, <em>Comisión Nacional de Telecomunicaciones</em> (CONATEL), issued a notification of new labelling requirements for Type Approvals. Additionally, there is now a new prerequisite in place requiring submission of a draft label to CONATEL with details of where and how the label will be affixed on the device. The label must display the following information in a place visible to the user:</p>
<ol>
<li>Manufacturer</li>
<li>Brand</li>
<li>Model Number</li>
<li>CONATEL logo with the Type Approval registration number</li>
</ol>
<p>The listed information must be affixed to the device before the import and sale of the device.</p>
<h4 style="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 – Draft Regulation &amp; New IMEI Requirements</h4>
<p>In August 2017, Mexico’s Authority, <em>Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones</em> (IFT), introduced draft regulation IFT-011-2017 Part 2 with technical specifications for Mobile Terminal Equipment that use the radio electric spectrum, or that can be connected to a telecommunications network. This draft regulation would replace current regulation NOM-081-SCT1-1993. If implemented as is, the new draft would introduce testing requirements for mobile terminal equipment. The implementation date and publication of the final regulation is still to be determined.</p>
<p>In line with IFT-011-2017 Part 1 (which was enforced in July), IFT also introduced new IMEI requirements including a new prerequisite for Type Approvals for cellular devices whereby it is now mandatory to submit a provisional list of IMEI numbers for terminals which will be imported into Mexico. If needed, it will be sufficient to submit only one IMEI number in this provisional list. After approval is issued, local importers/certificate holders then have 10 days to declare the full list of IMEI numbers for terminals being imported into Mexico. For all future import consignments of already-approved WWAN devices, the local holder of the approval certificate must declare a full list of IMEI’s to the Certification Body (NYCE).</p>
<h4 style="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 – New Paperwork-Only Type Approval Process</h4>
<p>Indonesia’s Direktorat Jenderal Sumber Daya dan Perangkat Pos dan Informatika (SDPPI) announced recently that because of high volumes of Type Approval applications, the certification process at SDPPI for all product types can leverage EU and FCC RF test results. Provision of samples for local testing will not be necessary in order to obtain Type Approval. SDPPI has not specified a timeframe for which this paperwork-only approach will be valid.</p>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> We recently obtained our first Japan Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) certification for our radio product. Is this certificate valid immediately, and does it expire or require renewal? Is it viewable by potential customers on a web site similar to FCC grants?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The MIC certificate is valid as soon as it is issued, and it never expires. The certificate is not made public, nor is it issued to anyone outside of the agent and the applicant.</p>
<p>The Japanese certification body that reviewed your application and issued the certificate must inform the MIC of the product approval. The MIC will post a summary of the certificate’s technical parameters and the certificate holder’s company name in the database shown below; this process can take anywhere from 2-3 months.</p>
<p><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.tele.soumu.go.jp/giteki/SearchServlet?pageID=js01" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://www.tele.soumu.go.jp/giteki/SearchServlet?pageID=js01</a></p>
<p>The web site is in Japanese, and if converted into English, the site appearance changes. To check your MIC certificate, do not convert the site to English, but instead enter per the arrow below the certificate number issued by your certified body and press Enter to search.<br /> <br /> <img style="border: 0px initial; width: 800px; height: 269px; margin: 0px; line-height: 100%; outline: none; text-decoration: none; display: inline;" src="images/newletters/9b182411-9970-4c11-8103-72ad7ecaa82e.gif" alt="" width="800" height="269" data-file-id="289" /></p>
<p>Information provided by Pieter Robben, American Certification Body, Inc.</p>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> What equipment now falls under the Radio Equipment Directive (RED)?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The following equipment falls within the scope of the RED:</p>
<ul>
<li>All radio equipment which was under the R&amp;TTED, except for fixed line terminal equipment and custom-built evaluation kits;</li>
<li>Equipment operating below 9 kHz;</li>
<li>Televisions and radio receivers (previously not covered by the R&amp;TTED);</li>
<li>Radio-determination equipment.</li>
</ul>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> Has the European Union withdrawn any radio equipment from the market due to the change from the Radio and Telecommunication and Terminal Directive (R&amp;TTED) to the Radio Equipment Directive (RED)?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Each member state has a National Market Surveillance Authority which is responsible for enforcing the rules, the European Commission is not. The member state surveillance authorities can remove products from the market for justified reasons (e.g. safety risk to user or consumer); the withdrawal rules are specified in the RED. In most cases, once equipment is placed on the market, it may remain on the market even if the legislation changes. This is a general rule of the internal market;&nbsp;additional information is provided in the RED.</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>Vehicular Radar Deployment</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We design 76-81&nbsp;GHz vehicular radars per FCC Part 15, now Part 95 Subpart M, and we would like to expand our market beyond automobiles. Do the FCC rules allow this?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> As you indicated, the FCC recently consolidated the rules for 76-81&nbsp;GHz vehicular radar operations into&nbsp;<a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=de1077da1387a976a956ebc7432d3463&amp;mc=true&amp;node=pt47.5.95&amp;rgn=div5#sp47.5.95.m" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">47CFR§95&nbsp;Subpart&nbsp;M</a> (replacing 47CFR§15.253, and revising other Part 15 sections).</p>
<p>Per 47CFR§95.3331, radar systems operating in the 76-81 GHz band may operate as vehicular radars, or as fixed or mobile radars in airport air operations areas, including but not limited to FOD (foreign object detection) radars and aircraft-mounted radars for ground use only. Per 47CFR§95.3333, notwithstanding the provisions of 47CFR§95.3331, 76-81&nbsp;GHz Band Radar Service is prohibited aboard aircraft in flight. Aircraft-mounted radars shall be equipped with a mechanism that will prevent operations once the aircraft becomes airborne.</p>
<p>Noting the exception as stated, the FCC will allow vehicular radar sensors to be mounted and deployed on “terrestrial transportation vehicles” including but not limited to railroad train locomotives and train cars; monorails and trams; construction vehicles; farming vehicles such as tractors and harvesters; motorcycles, scooters and motorbikes; mobile scissor-lifts and mobile work platforms; and boats and ships operated within territorial waters of the United States, provided the overall installation complies with the conditions of the grant and the relevant technical standards for operation.</p>
<p>It is not necessary to obtain a new certification to deploy an FCC-approved sensor on a different type of vehicle.</p>
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<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" name="B6"></a><strong>Standards Updates</strong></h4>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">EU: New CENELEC Standards Recently Released</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the CENELEC standards published or made available during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:376398841711801::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258483,55114,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">EN 50420:2006</a> - (November 2017) - Basic standard for the evaluation of human exposure to electromagnetic fields from a stand alone broadcast transmitter (30 MHz - 40 GHz)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:376398841711801::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258483,57902,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">EN 50475:2008</a> - (November 2017) - Basic standard for the calculation and the measurement of human exposure to electromagnetic fields from broadcasting service transmitters in the HF bands (3 MHz - 30 MHz)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:376398841711801::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258483,62175,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">EN 50664:2017</a> - (November 2017) - Generic standard to demonstrate the compliance of equipment used by workers with limits on exposure to electromagnetic fields (0 Hz - 300 GHz), when put into service or in situ</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:376398841711801::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258483,62148,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">EN 50665:2017</a> - (November 2017) - Generic standard for assessment of electronic and electrical equipment related to human exposure restrictions for electromagnetic fields (0 Hz - 300 GHz)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:376398841711801::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,65963,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">EN 55025:2017/AC:2017-11</a> - (November 2017) - Vehicles, boats and internal combustion engines - Radio disturbance characteristics - Limits and methods of measurement for the protection of on-board receivers</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:376398841711801::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,63418,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">EN 61000-4-5:2014/A1:2017</a> - (November 2017) - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-5: Testing and measurement techniques - Surge immunity test</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 noreferrer">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/301800_301899/30184301/02.02.01_60/en_30184301v020201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ETSI EN 301 843-1 V2.2.1</a> - (November 2017) - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for marine radio equipment and services; Harmonised Standard for electromagnetic compatibility; 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/301800_301899/30184302/02.02.01_60/en_30184302v020201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ETSI EN 301 843-2 V2.2.1</a> - (November 2017) - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for marine radio equipment and services; Harmonised Standard for electromagnetic compatibility; 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_301899/30184304/02.02.01_60/en_30184304v020201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ETSI EN 301 843-4 V2.2.1</a> - (November 2017) - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for marine radio equipment and services; Harmonised Standard for electromagnetic compatibility; 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_301899/30184305/02.02.01_60/en_30184305v020201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ETSI EN 301 843-5 V2.2.1</a> - (November 2017) - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for marine radio equipment and services; Harmonised Standard for electromagnetic compatibility; 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_301899/30184306/02.02.01_60/en_30184306v020201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ETSI EN 301 843-6 V2.2.1</a> - (November 2017) - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for marine radio equipment and services; Harmonised Standard for electromagnetic compatibility; Part 6: Specific conditions for Earth Stations on board Vessels operating in frequency bands above 3 GHz</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301800_301899/30184307/01.01.01_60/en_30184307v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ETSI EN 301 843-7 V1.1.1</a> - (November 2017) - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for marine radio equipment and services; Harmonised Standard for electromagnetic compatibility; Part 7: Specific conditions for Maritime Broadband Radiolink equipment</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302600_302699/302617/02.02.01_60/en_302617v020201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ETSI EN 302 617 V2.2.1</a> - (November 2017) - Ground-based UHF radio transmitters, receivers and transceivers for the UHF aeronautical mobile service using amplitude modulation; 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/302600_302699/302608/02.01.01_60/en_302608v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ETSI EN 302 608 V2.1.1</a> - (November 2017) - Short Range Devices (SRD); Radio equipment for Eurobalise railway systems; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/h_sf10571.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">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/61924" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">CISPR 16-1-2:2014+AMD1:2017, Ed. 2.1</a> - (11/7/2017) - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 1-2: Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus - Coupling devices for conducted disturbance measurements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/61991" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ISO 80601-2-61:2017, Ed. 2.0</a> - (11/10/2017) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-61: Particular requirements for basic safety and essential performance of pulse oximeter equipment</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/61990" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">IEC 60749-26:2017, Ed. 4.0</a> - (11/10/2017) - Semiconductor devices - Mechanical and climatic test methods - Part 26: Electrostatic discharge (ESD) sensitivity testing - Human body model (HBM)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/62108" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">IEC 80601-2-49:2017, Ed. 1.0</a> - (11/24/2017) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-49: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of multifunction patient monitors</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/62110" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">IEC 62236-1:2017, Ed. 3.0</a> - (11/24/2017) - Railway applications - Electromagnetic compatibility - Part 1: General</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/62111" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">IEC 62236-2:2017, Ed. 3.0</a> - (11/24/2017) - Railway applications - Electromagnetic compatibility - Part 2: Emission of the whole railway system to the outside world</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/62136" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ISO/IEC 17011:2017, Ed. 2.0</a> - (11/29/2017) - Conformity assessment - Requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/62135" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ISO/IEC 17025:2017, Ed. 3.0</a> - (11/29/2017) - General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/27418" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">CISPR 16-1-2:2014/AMD1:2017, Ed. 2.0</a> - (11/7/2017) - Amendment 1 - 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>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.iec.ch/about/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">IEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Canada – Release of RSS-210, Issue 9 (amendment)</h4>
<p>In November 2017, Canada’s Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) announced the release of <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/vwapj/RSS-CNR-210-v9-amend-nov2017.pdf/$file/RSS-CNR-210-v9-amend-nov2017.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Radio Standards Specification RSS-210, Issue 9, Licence-Exempt Radio Apparatus: Category I Equipment</a>, replaces RSS-210, Issue 8, Licence-Exempt Radio Apparatus (All Frequency Bands): Category I Equipment, dated December 2010.</p>
<p>Effective May 25, 2018, the Department will no longer accept applications for the certification of new low-power apparatus that operate in the bands 617‑652&nbsp;MHz and 663‑698&nbsp;MHz. Furthermore, as of November 15, 2018, no low-power apparatus in the bands 617‑652&nbsp;MHz and 663‑698&nbsp;MHz may be sold, offered for sale, manufactured, imported, distributed or leased on the Canadian market. Below are the notable changes:</p>
<ol type="a">
<li>Remove requirements for receivers, as these requirements are included in RSS-Gen, <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf08449.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">General Requirements for Compliance of Radio Apparatus</a>.</li>
<li>Remove annexes that are no longer covered in RSS-210.</li>
<li>Specify that frequency bands which are exclusively used by the Government of Canada are added to Note 1 in Annex A.</li>
<li>Remove 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>Modify out-of-band emission limits for equipment operating in the band 13.110 14.010 MHz (Annex B).</li>
<li>Incorporate 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>Remove 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>Remove repeater frequency bands for General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) equipment.</li>
<li>Add requirements for GMRS-M in the frequency range 462.55-462.875 MHz in Annex E.</li>
<li>Amend the specifications for speed radar meters to include the band 33.4–36.0 GHz in Annex F. 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>Remove 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>Incorporate RSS-210, Amendment 1, <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf10933.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Licence-Exempt, Low-Power Radio Apparatus Operating in the Television Bands</a> (published Feb 2015) into Annex G of this issue.</li>
<li>Remove 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>Remove 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="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf10887.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">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>Specify 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 increase the e.i.r.p. limit for outdoor fixed point-to-point equipment.</li>
<li>Adopt measurement method and emission mask in ETSI EN 300 422 for low-power radio apparatus operating in the TV bands.</li>
<li>Clarify limits for emissions radiated from digital circuitry contained within wideband devices (Annex K).</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;">Israel – Change of Type Approval Procedure for WWAN Devices</h4>
<p>Previously, it was mandatory for each manufacturer to obtain a Type Approval certificate from the MoC for each WWAN device. In addition, each local importer of WWAN devices would require a cellular license from MoC, to include all cellular devices being imported into Israel under their license. Whenever a new cellular model needed to be imported, the license would be updated.</p>
<p>The New Approval procedure for WWAN devices in Israel is as follows:</p>
<ol>
<li>Manufacturers no longer need to obtain Type Approval certificates for each WWAN device. The only requirement going forward is that a cellular license must be obtained in the name of each manufacturer local importer. Cellular licenses are valid for a period of 2 years.</li>
<li>Any cellular device can now be imported under this license without the need for a separate Type Approval certificate. It is no longer required to update the license each time a new WWAN device is being released into the country, however the local importer must disclose any models imported under their license to the MoC on a quarterly basis. This change affects any products containing a WWAN module, including products with combined technologies (e.g. BT, WLAN, NFC, etc.). This change also includes cellular modems.</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;">China – New Bands Opened for 5G</h4>
<p>On November 9, 2017, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) formally released a notification regarding the new frequency ranges (3300‑3600&nbsp;MHz and 4800‑5000&nbsp;MHz) opening for the fifth generation (5G) mobile communications system. Highlights are as follows:</p>
<ul>
<li>New frequency ranges permitted for 5G system are 3300‑3600 MHz and 4800‑5000&nbsp;MHz; 3300-3400&nbsp;MHz is for indoor use only.</li>
<li>Frequency ranges mentioned above shall not cause interference with other wireless devices and radio astronomical business.</li>
<li>Application for 5G frequency usage is regulated by State Radio Regulatory Commission (SRRC).</li>
<li>Application scheme, radio technical parameters and station regulations will be further discussed and released by SRRC in the near future.</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;">Brazil – Proposed Changes to Restricted Equipment Requirements</h4>
<p>On November 10, 2017, Brazil’s Authority, ANATEL, published <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://sistemas.anatel.gov.br/SACP/Contribuicoes/TextoConsulta.asp?CodProcesso=C2037&amp;Tipo=1&amp;Opcao=andamento" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Public Consultation No. 27</a>, for proposed changes to Restricted Radiocommunication equipment requirements, Act 11542. This public consultation will end on November 30, 2017. Proposed changes are as follows:</p>
<ol type="a">
<li>Updating the definitions of Duty Cycle and Spectral Scattering and Frequency Hopping technologies.</li>
<li>Changes in section 14 (Equipment Using Spectral Spalling Technology or Other Digital Modulation Technologies) to align with international standards, thus allowing the certification of equipment operating with spectral scattering technologies by fundamental frequency sweep and with low Duty Cycle such as CSS (Chirp Spread Spectrum).</li>
<li>Changes in the electric field strength values in the first two rows of table XII of item 17 (Radio Frequency Identification Systems) to align with international standards (ANSI C63.2 / CISPR 16).</li>
<li>Changes in section 12 (Cordless Telephone Systems) to enable new data transmission technologies in the 1,910&nbsp;-&nbsp;1,920&nbsp;MHz band, which was previously exclusive to audio traffic.</li>
<li>Grouping of sections 7 (Telemetry Equipment and Wireless Microphone), 11 (Hearing Aid Device), 12 (Cordless Telephone Systems), 13 (CTCP Wireless Extension Systems) and 21 (Environmental Sound System) in a single section to be called Audio, Video, or Other Applications Transmission Systems, in which tables are presented, grouping the requirements of said sections.</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;">Paraguay – 4G LTE band requirements</h4>
<p>Recently, Paraguay’s Regulator <em>Comisión Nacional de Telecomunicaciones</em> (CONATEL) confirmed a minimum set of requirements for Type Approval of devices supporting 4G functionality. Below is a summary:</p>
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<li>CONATEL has confirmed that any device supporting 4G LTE operation in the 700 MHz band must support LTE band 28.</li>
<li>If a product supports 4G LTE operation in the 700&nbsp;MHz band but does not support LTE band 28, CONATEL has confirmed that they will be unable to Type Approve the device, unless LTE is disabled for this country.</li>
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<p>Currently, there are no Paraguayan cellular network providers that offer services in 700 MHz; a spectrum auction is underway for 700&nbsp;MHz and it is unknown as to what providers will end up offering the service. However, CONATEL has confirmed it is a mandatory requirement for any device supporting 4G LTE operation in the 700 MHz band to support LTE band 28 in order to obtain Type Approval. CONATEL also stated there is no official Regulation in place which outlines these requirements, and have not indicated when an official notification will be published. Nevertheless, they have confirmed that the minimum 4G LTE requirements are effective immediately and apply to both new and renewal Type Approval applications.</p></td>
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<p><h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" name="B1"></a>Biomedical Telemetry Device Certification</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We have a biomedical telemetry device that operates using VHF and UHF television broadcast bands and we would like to certify it. Which FCC rules and regulations govern such a device?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The FCC allows biomedical telemetry devices to operate per the following rules:</p>
<ul>
<li>Part 95 Subpart H Channel 37 band (608-614&nbsp;MHz). Part 95 Subpart H - Wireless Medical Telemetry Service (WMTS) is a licensed service requiring a registration process prior to operation as stated in Section 95.2309. WMTS operation is also permitted in the 1395-1400&nbsp;MHz band, and in portions of the 1427-1432&nbsp;MHz band, where the available frequencies vary by geographic location.</li>
<li>Section 15.241 within the band 174-216&nbsp;MHz (TV channels 7 to 13) and limited to Biomedical Telemetry Devices confined to an emission bandwidth of 200&nbsp;kHz within the 176-216&nbsp;MHz band.</li>
<li>Section 15.242 in TV channel bands 7 to 46 (174-216&nbsp;MHz and 470-688&nbsp;MHz) and limited to Biomedical Telemetry Devices employed within health care facilities and limited to operate within a single 6&nbsp;MHz bandwidth TV channel as defined in Part 73.</li>
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<p>Please note that equipment authorizations per Sections 15.241 and 15.242 have not been permitted since October 2002, per Section 15.37(b). Legacy operations are permitted however.</p>
<p>In all cases, Biomedical Telemetry and WMTS devices intended for operation must be certified under the equipment authorization provisions of Part 2 Subpart J. Biomedical Telemetry Devices must not cause harmful interference to licensed TV broadcast stations, or to other authorized radio services, and the operator of a device must accept whatever interference is received.</p>
<p>The recent broadcast television spectrum incentive auction has resulted in the repurposing of TV channels 38-51 for licensed wireless services, and some TV stations that remain on the air will be required to change their channels of operation. These changes may create interference to existing medical telemetry devices or result in harmful interference to authorized services, requiring alteration of the operating channel for some devices.</p>
<p>Channel 37 (608-614&nbsp;MHz) is not assigned to any television broadcaster, and is a coordinated, shared channel for WMTS devices under Section 95.2309 generally, and the National Astronomy and Observatory Centers (NRAO) under Section 95.2309(f).</p>
<p>Subpart H of Part 95 describes the requirements for transmitters operating in the WMTS. WMTS devices in the 608-614&nbsp;MHz band must have the capability to operate in one or more of the 1.5&nbsp;MHz channel(s) specified in Section 95.2363(b). Spread spectrum devices that operate in the WMTS bands under Part 95 Subpart H require the 1.5&nbsp;MHz channel mode in the event there are frequency coordination issues as specified in Section 95.2325.</p>
<p>Certification applications should have specific test data for the 1.5&nbsp;MHz channel mode at the supported Section 95.2363(b) frequencies, along with test data for other operating modes if supported by a device.</p>
<p>In addition, there should be multiple Form 731 line entries (one for each transmit mode) and grant conditions stating that there is a 1.5&nbsp;MHz channel mode, to support frequency coordination if the spread spectrum mode causes frequency coordination issues.</p>
<p>This information can also be found <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/kdb/forms/FTSSearchResultPage.cfm?id=27023&amp;switch=P" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">here</a>.</p>
<p>Other general information on medical telemetry devices can be found on the FCC webpage: <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.fcc.gov/faq/sharing-analog-and-digital-television-spectrum-medical-telemetry-devices" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Sharing of Analog and Digital Television Spectrum by Medical Telemetry Devices</a>.</p>
<p>A listing of the current DTV channel assignments can be found <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.fcc.gov/media/television/tv-query" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">here</a>.</p>
<p>Other information on medical telemetry operations is available from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA): <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.fda.gov/medicaldevices/digitalhealth/wirelessmedicaldevices/ucm364308.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Wireless Medical Telemetry Systems</a>.</p>
<p><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ucm077210.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Radio Frequency Wireless Technology in Medical Devices - Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff</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>Multiple Rule Part Transmitters</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> Will the FCC restrict us from certifying our device if it operates under multiple rule parts?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> FCC Section 2.1033(e) permits certification of transmitting devices that are subject to multiple rule parts. At a minimum, the device must comply with the technical requirements for each applicable rule part; multi-rule applications must clearly demonstrate compliance with all technical requirements in each separate rule part.</p>
<p>The FCC published <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_9651d58e92e64dc2960997fe9d9ee17e.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">KDB 149672 D01 Xmit Certified Mult Rule Parts v02</a> on December 8, 2017, updating the previous version, in order to provide guidance on radio transmitters operating under multiple rule parts, including the requirements for composite devices with multiple transmitters per FCC Section 2.947(f). All combination devices must meet the radio parameter and RF exposure requirements. There may also be additional requirements or restrictions per the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB).</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>MedRadio Transmitter Testing</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> Is it acceptable to use the torso simulator and tissue-equivalent material previously specified in Part 95 rules for testing of MedRadio transmitters in cardiac pacemaker and defibrillator implants?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/kdb/forms/FTSSearchResultPage.cfm?id=44325&amp;switch=P" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">FCC KDB 617695</a> provides a detailed response as follows:</p>
<p>Testing of transmitters used for medical implant devices authorized under the MedRadio rules is required to determine compliance with radiated emission and EIRP limits (see Sections 95.2567, 95.2569, and 95.2579). The MedRadio rules in the present Section 95.2569(c) (numbered as Section 95.627(g)(3)(i) when originally adopted by the Commission on March 19, 2009) require that a "Commission-approved human body simulator and test technique" be used for testing 401-406 MHz implant transmitters.</p>
<p>The FCC will continue to accept devices tested to the procedures in place before 2009, as described below.</p>
<p>Medical implant transmitters shall be tested for emissions and EIRP limit compliance while submersed in a medium that simulates human body tissue with the required dielectric properties. For a transmitter intended to be implanted in a human body, a test set-up as described in the following paragraph must be used to simulate operation of the implant under actual operating conditions. Simple saline solutions do not meet the above criteria.</p>
<ul>
<li>For measurement purposes, and to determine compliance with emission limits, the radiating characteristics of a MedRadio implant transmitter placed in a test fixture should approximate those of an implant transmitter placed in a human body.</li>
<li>An appropriate human torso simulator (phantom) for testing medical implant transmitters should consist of a cylindrical Plexiglas container, measuring 30 cm in diameter and 76&nbsp;cm long, with a sidewall thickness of 0.635&nbsp;cm.</li>
<li>The human torso simulator must be completely filled with a tissue-equivalent material that is sufficiently fluidic and flows around the implant without any voids.</li>
<li>The permittivity and conductivity of the tissue-equivalent material must match the dielectric parameters of the body tissue-equivalent properties in KDB Publication 865664 at 403.5&nbsp;MHz. Example tissue mixture recipes are available in IEEE Std 1528-2013. The dielectric parameters must be measured and must satisfy the required target values.</li>
<li>All emission measurements shall be made using the above specification at a nominal tissue-equivalent material temperature of 20°C to 25°C.</li>
<li>A low-loss mounting grid for the implant inside the container that permits the radiating element or elements of the implant to be positioned vertically and horizontally must be used. The mounting grid shall not perturb the emission results and must also support in a fixed repeatable manner any additional implant leads associated with the therapeutic function.</li>
<li>The implant must be mounted 6 cm from the sidewall and centered vertically within the container.</li>
<li>The aforementioned liquid-filled phantom with mounting grid shall be placed on a turntable such that the implant transmitter is located at a nominal 1.5&nbsp;m height above ground and at a 3&nbsp;m distance from the measurement antenna. Radiated emissions measurements shall then be performed to ensure compliance with the applicable technical specifications.</li>
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<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" name="B4"></a>Radio Equipment Directive Compliance Association</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> Does the EU have an organization to disseminate information on conformity assessment in the EU, similar to the TCBC and the FCC?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The EU has the REDCA (Radio Equipment Directive Compliance Association) for conformity assessment procedures, to ensure consistent application by all parties in order to achieve an open and competitive market throughout Europe.</p>
<p>The REDCA also contributes to the effective implementation of relevant legislation in cooperation with the Committee set up under the Directive (i.e. TCAM), and facilitates the convergence of conformity assessment practices in the regulatory sphere. The REDCA interfaces with relevant organizations such as ETSI, ECC and ADCO RED.</p>
<p>The REDCA issues information sheets, called Technical Guidance Notes (TGNs) that are developed to assist the notified bodies in their tasks. The TGNs may also contain valuable background information for manufacturers.</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=104:110:1546723408211701::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:17372,59043,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">EN ISO/IEC 17011:2017</a> - 12/13/2017 - Conformity assessment - Requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies (ISO/IEC 17011:2017)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1546723408211701::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:17372,59387,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">EN ISO/IEC 17025:2017</a> - 12/13/2017 - General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories (ISO/IEC 17025:2017)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1546723408211701::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258815,62146,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">CLC/TR 50669:2017</a> - 12/15/2017 - Investigation Results on Electromagnetic Interference in the Frequency Range below 150 kHz</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 noreferrer">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/303900_303999/303980/01.01.01_60/en_303980v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ETSI EN 303 980 V1.1.1</a> - (December 2017) - Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Harmonised Standard for fixed and in-motion Earth Stations communicating with non-geostationary satellite systems (NEST) in the 11&nbsp;GHz to 14&nbsp;GHz frequency bands covering essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/h_sf10571.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">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/27124" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">IEC 62933-2-1:2017, Ed. 1.0</a> - (12/13/2017) - Electrical energy storage (EES) systems - Part 2-1: Unit parameters and testing methods - General specification</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/32878" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">IEC 60079-0:2017, Ed. 7.0</a> - (12/13/2017) - Explosive atmospheres - Part 0: Equipment - General requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/26577" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ISO/IEC 80079-20-1:2017, Ed. 1.0</a> - (12/14/2017) - Explosive atmospheres - Part 20-1: Material characteristics for gas and vapour classification - Test methods and data</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/60195" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">IEC 60749-12:2017, Ed. 2.0</a> - (12/13/2017) - Semiconductor devices - Mechanical and climatic test methods - Part 12: Vibration, variable frequency</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/29221" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">IEC 62969-1:2017, Ed. 1.0</a> - (12/13/2017) - Semiconductor devices - Semiconductor interface for automotive vehicles - Part 1: General requirements of power interface for automotive vehicle sensors</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.iec.ch/about/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">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;">Vietnam – New RF Standard</h4>
<p>Vietnam’s Ministry of Communications (MIC) recently released Circular No. 18/2017/BTTTT introducing the new EMC RF standard QCVN 112:2017/BTTTT.</p>
<p>This new standard dated Sep. 11, 2017, for Broadband Radio Transmission Equipment and data transmission equipment, will go into effect July 1, 2018. This new standard, together with QCVN 18: 2014/BTTTT, designates the requirements for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) for wireless broadband transmitters listed below:</p>
<ul>
<li>Radio communication equipment using spread spectrum modulation techniques in the 2.4&nbsp;GHz band;</li>
<li>Radio access equipment operating in the frequency band 5150&nbsp;MHz to 5350&nbsp;MHz, 5470 MHz to 5725&nbsp;MHz and 5725&nbsp;MHz to 5850&nbsp;MHz;</li>
<li>High-speed radio access equipment from 57&nbsp;GHz to 66&nbsp;GHz; and BWA/WiMAX broadband radio access equipment in both TDD and FDD modes.</li>
</ul>
<p>Currently, not all of the local test laboratory accreditations are updated for this new standard, and the test labs cannot test and issue test reports until getting accreditation and guidance from the Vietnam MIC. Upon the effective date, the MRA lab’s Vietnam standard scope will need to include this new standard.</p>
<p>Valid and existing certificates do not need to be updated to the new standard. Only new and renewal applications after July 1, 2018 will need to be tested to the new standard.</p>
<h4 style="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 RED Harmonized Standards Published</h4>
<p>On December 15, 2017, the following new RED Harmonized standards were published in Official Journal of the European Union:</p>
<ul>
<li><strong>EN 300 698 V2.2.1:</strong> Radio telephone transmitters and receivers for the maritime mobile service operating in the VHF bands used on inland waterways; Harmonized Standard covering the essential requirements of articles 3.2 and 3.3(g) of Directive 2014/53/EU</li>
<li><strong>EN 302 054 V2.1.1:</strong> Meteorological Aids (Met Aids); Radio sondes to be used in the 400,15&nbsp;MHz to 406&nbsp;MHz frequency range with power levels ranging up to 200&nbsp;mW; Harmonized Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU</li>
<li><strong>EN 302 454 V2.1.1:</strong> Meteorological Aids (Met Aids); Radio sondes to be used in the 1&nbsp;668,4&nbsp;MHz to 1&nbsp;690&nbsp;MHz frequency range; Harmonized Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU</li>
<li><strong>EN 303 276 V1.1.1:</strong> Maritime Broadband Radiolink operating within the bands 5&nbsp;852&nbsp;MHz to 5&nbsp;872&nbsp;MHz and/or 5&nbsp;880&nbsp;MHz to 5&nbsp;900&nbsp;MHz for ships and off-shore installations engaged in coordinated activities; Harmonized Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU</li>
<li><strong>EN 303 413 V1.1.1:</strong> Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receivers; Radio equipment operating in the 1&nbsp;164&nbsp;MHz to 1&nbsp;300&nbsp;MHz and 1&nbsp;559&nbsp;MHz to 1&nbsp;610&nbsp;MHz frequency bands; Harmonized Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU</li>
</ul>
<p>Reference link <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legalontent/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=uriserv:OJ.C_.2017.435.01.0111.01.ENG" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">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 – Paperwork-Only Type Approval Process</h4>
<p>We have recently learned that Indonesia’s Authority, <em>Direktorat Jenderal Sumber Daya dan Perangkat Pos dan Informatika</em> (SDPPI), is considering introducing a new policy in 2018 whereby a paperwork-only Type Approval process will be permitted for all Product Categories. At this time in Indonesia, the paperwork-only Type Approval process is only permitted for cellular phones, handheld computers, and computer tablets.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Malaysia – New Requirement for Type Approval</h4>
<p>On November 23, 2017, Malaysia’s Authority, SIRIM, announced all accompanying test reports submitted as support for product Type Approval must have a valid International Accreditation certificate/document with relevant work scope clauses included. All accreditations must be registered with SIRIM in their online system. This is a one-time process, unless the laboratory accreditation changes. This new requirement and registration process may cause delays to some Type Approval applications.</p></td>
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