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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 2019</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>Multiple Carrier Frequency Certification&nbsp;</h4>

<p><strong>Question:</strong>&nbsp;Our company manufactures an FCC Part 15.231 wireless device. Does the FCC allow certification of these devices on multiple carrier frequencies?</p>

<p><strong>Answer:</strong>&nbsp;The FCC will certify FCC Part 15.231 systems that either operate simultaneously on, or sequence through, multiple frequencies under specific conditions.</p>

<ul>
<li>All frequencies transmitted must operate with a receiver(s) as part of an operating system that utilizes all of the frequencies transmitted.&nbsp; The FCC will not certify a system that transmits on multiple frequencies when a set of the frequencies is not utilized by a receiver(s) as part of an operating system.</li>
<li>For systems that employ different combinations/sets of multiple frequencies based on different installation configurations, the applicant must demonstrate how they ensure that each configuration only uses frequencies operating with a receiver(s) as part of an operating system.</li>
<li>If a system uses simultaneous multiple carriers, and cannot demonstrate that the sum of all the carriers&#39; emissions comply with the emission limits for the band established by the lowest frequency used, the applicant must contact the FCC for additional guidance.&nbsp;</li>
<li>The lowest frequency permitted must be equal to or greater than 70 MHz.</li>
<li>Bandwidth should be determined using the chart below, and the appropriate bandwidth measurement procedures should be documented in the test report to demonstrate compliance.
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<li>For systems using non-sweeping frequencies, total bandwidth is the sum of the individual occupied bandwidths of each carrier frequency.&nbsp; Each carrier&rsquo;s bandwidth is the difference between the upper and lower 20 dB down points of the individual modulated carrier frequency.</li>
<li>For systems using sweeping frequencies, the bandwidth is the difference between the highest frequency and the lowest frequency of the sweep. &nbsp;These systems cannot use the method used by non-sweeping systems to sum the individual occupied bandwidths of each carrier frequency.</li>
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<td style="width: 52.28%;height: 35px;border-collapse: collapse;">Highest:&nbsp; &lt;900 MHz</td>
<td style="width: 47.72%;height: 35px;border-collapse: collapse;">0.0025 (.25%) of center frequency</td>
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<td style="width: 52.28%;height: 52px;border-collapse: collapse;">Highest: <u>&nbsp;&gt;</u>900 MHz<br>
Lowest: &nbsp;&lt;900 MHz</td>
<td style="width: 47.72%;height: 52px;border-collapse: collapse;">0.0025 (25%) of center frequency</td>
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<td style="width: 52.28%;height: 35px;border-collapse: collapse;">Lowest: &nbsp;<u>&gt;</u>900 MHz</td>
<td style="width: 47.72%;height: 35px;border-collapse: collapse;">0.005 (.5%) of center frequency</td>
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<p><strong>Notes:</strong><br>
Lowest Frequency: at the lower frequency point, 20 dB down from lowest modulated carrier<br>
Highest Frequency: at the higher frequency point, 20 dB down from the highest modulated carrier<br>
Center Frequency: centered between lowest and highest frequencies used<br>
Bandwidth: difference between highest and lowest frequencies used</p>

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<p><strong>Question:</strong>&nbsp;What&rsquo;s being done to maximize the radio frequency spectrum to support new technologies and high-speed requirements?</p>

<p><strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong>As directed in the October 25<sup>th</sup>, 2018 Presidential Memorandum to establish a national policy for the efficient and effective use of radio frequency spectrum &ldquo;to help meet our economic, national security, science, safety, and other federal mission goals now and in the future,&rdquo;&nbsp;the Secretary of Commerce, working with several agencies, released the first annual report in August 2019 on the status of current efforts and planned near- to mid-term spectrum repurposing initiatives.&nbsp;The majority of this initial report describes the status of efforts to repurpose specific bands and to explore other non-band specific initiatives; the summarized efforts and initiatives are policy and regulatory activities aimed at implementing recent statutory requirements, and achieving the President&rsquo;s stated policy objectives.&nbsp;It is noted that the FCC is an independent agency and that many of the actions in the report are taken by the FCC either exclusively or in coordination with the Executive Branch.&nbsp;<br>
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For more information, read the <a href="https://www.ntia.doc.gov/files/ntia/publications/spectrum_repurposing_report_august_2019.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">U.S. Department of Commerce <em>Annual Report on the Status of Spectrum Reporting</em></a>.</p>

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<p><strong>Question:</strong>&nbsp;We have designed a vehicular radar, which operates in the 76 to 81 GHz band under Part 95 Subpart M. What are the requirements to certify our radar device?</p>

<p><strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong>The technical requirements and certification rules for vehicular radars operating in the 76-81 GHz band are published in the FCC&rsquo;s Equipment Authorization Guidance,&nbsp;<a href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_739a3033f4294cc79e7569d13debefed.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">653005 D01 76-81 GHz Radars v01r01</a>, updated in April 2019.<br>
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Though Parts 15 and 95 do not offer a definition of a vehicle, Sections 15.252 and 15.515 define the technical requirements for vehicular radar systems in terrestrial transportation vehicles.&nbsp;Sensors certified under Part 15 and Part 95 Subpart M for use on vehicles can be used on:</p>

<ul>
<li>Automobiles (not permitted if intended solely for automotive in-cabin usage)</li>
<li>Trucks</li>
<li>Train locomotives and train cars</li>
<li>Monorails or trams</li>
<li>Construction vehicles</li>
<li>Farming vehicles</li>
<li>Motorcycles, scooters, and motorbikes</li>
<li>Mobile scissor lifts and mobile work platforms</li>
<li>Boats and ships operating within U.S. territorial waters&nbsp;</li>
</ul>

<p>Radar installation must comply with any and all grant conditions, as well as the appropriate technical standards.&nbsp;FCC-approved sensors do not need a new grant in order to use on another terrestrial transportation vehicle as defined above.</p>

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<p><strong>Question:</strong>&nbsp;With regard to FCC certification, what does the responsible party do?</p>

<p><strong>Answer:</strong>&nbsp;Per FCC Part 2.931, &ldquo;the responsible party warrants that each unit of equipment marketed under its grant of certification and bearing the identification specified in the grant will conform to the unit that was measured, and that the data (design and rated operational characteristics) filed with the application for certification continues to be representative of the equipment being produced under such grant within the variation that can be expected due to quantity production and testing on a statistical basis.&rdquo;<br>
<br>
That&rsquo;s not all, however.&nbsp;<a href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_d88732f9c1904d24905c4c146dc84477.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">KDB 394321 D01</a>&nbsp;Grantee Responsibilities of Parties with a Grant of Certification, published by the FCC in February 2019, provides a detailed and concise summary of the overall grantee responsibilities for certified RF devices, along with further explanation of who may be a responsible party.<br>
&nbsp;<br>
Certified modular transmitters are the responsibility of the party who obtains the grant of certification, the grantee holder.&nbsp;Grantee holders for modular transmitters approved for use by integrators/OEMs are required to provide detailed integration instructions to best ensure compliance.&nbsp; Refer to&nbsp;<a href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_d483862059c54929b0248ac51620d3f9.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">KDB 996369 D03 OEM Manual</a>.<br>
&nbsp;<br>
When equipment is assembled from components, the assembler is responsible for complying with the module&rsquo;s integration instructions, and for obtaining additional compliance approvals as may be required to ensure overall compliance of the end product.&nbsp;For host manufacturers seeking guidance on modular transmitter integration, and their compliance responsibilities, the FCC published&nbsp;<a href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_1ca5ab13137c453aab1664d004f9916d.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">KDB 996369 D04 Module Integration Guide v01</a>.&nbsp;<br>
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Please note that the host device may be subject to the Supplier&rsquo;s Declaration of Conformity (SDoC) procedures; refer to&nbsp;<a href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_999bf696c786482babbd28079303942b.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">KDB 896810 D01</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_c380893a11e74586a58dc897c51a4fe9.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">KDB 896810 D02</a>&nbsp;for more information.<br>
&nbsp;<br>
It is possible to assume responsibility for an individual modular transmitter, or an assembled product, by filing for a new FCC ID per Part 2.1033, or filing for a change in ID certification per Part 2.933.&nbsp;Each has its own requirements and criteria.&nbsp;Refer to&nbsp;<a href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_1686a18ff9fd475886596fea2f7c6c39.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">KDB 996369 D02 Module Q and A v01</a>.<br>
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RF equipment modified without the authority of the responsible party (grantee), must be certified by the new responsible party.&nbsp;If modifications are made in the U.S., the party who made the modifications is the responsible party for the RF equipment.&nbsp;If the modifications are made outside the U.S. prior to importation, the importer is the responsible party.&nbsp;In each case, the responsible party must request a certification per FCC Part 2.1033.</p>

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&nbsp;

<h4 style="color: #D57C13;display: block;font-family: Helvetica;font-size: 16px;font-weight: bold;line-height: 100%;margin-top: 0;margin-right: 0;margin-bottom: 10px;margin-left: 0;text-align: left;">EU: New CENELEC Standards Recently Released</h4>

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

<ul>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:630602655626001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,70391,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 61000-4-18:2019/AC:2019-10</a>&nbsp;- 10/11/2019 -&nbsp;Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-18: Testing and measurement techniques - Damped oscillatory wave immunity test</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:573901085177801::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258597,65850,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 63137-1:2019</a>&nbsp;- 10/11/2019 -&nbsp;Standard test radio-frequency connectors - Part 1: Generic specification - General requirements and test methods</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:929596018959701::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257161,62747,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 80601-2-49:2019</a>&nbsp;- 10/11/2019 -&nbsp;Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-49: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of multifunction patient monitoring equipment</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:112660044517701::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258483,63465,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN 50499:2019</a>&nbsp;-10/4/2019 -&nbsp;Procedure for the assessment of the exposure of workers to electromagnetic fields</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1214448167187201::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,63074,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN 55016-2-3:2017/A1:2019</a>&nbsp;- 09/20/2019 -&nbsp;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 href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:441331901696301::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,63297,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 61000-6-4:2019</a>&nbsp;-09/20/2019 -&nbsp;Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 6-4: Generic standards - Emission standard for industrial environments</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:550399265010901::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258101,62934,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 63009:2019</a>&nbsp;- 09/20/2019 -&nbsp;Ultrasonics - Physiotherapy systems - Field specifications and methods of measurement in the frequency range 20 kHz to 500 kHz</li>
</ul>

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

<h4 style="color: #D57C13;display: block;font-family: Helvetica;font-size: 16px;font-weight: bold;line-height: 100%;margin-top: 0;margin-right: 0;margin-bottom: 10px;margin-left: 0;text-align: left;">EU: New ETSI Standards Recently Released</h4>

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

<ul>
<li><a href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301900_301999/30190803/13.01.01_60/en_30190803v130101p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI EN 301 908-3 V13.1.1</a>&nbsp;- 2019-09&nbsp;-&nbsp;IMT cellular networks; Harmonised Standard for access to radio spectrum; Part 3: CDMA Direct Spread (UTRA FDD) Base Stations (BS)</li>
<li><a href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301900_301999/30190814/13.01.01_60/en_30190814v130101p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI EN 301 908-14 V13.1.1</a>&nbsp;- 2019-09 -&nbsp;MT cellular networks; Harmonised Standard for access to radio spectrum; Part 14: Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA) Base Stations (BS)</li>
<li><a href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301900_301999/30190818/13.01.01_60/en_30190818v130101p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI EN 301 908-18 V13.1.1</a>&nbsp;- 2019-09 -&nbsp;IMT cellular networks; Harmonised Standard for access to radio spectrum; Part 18: E-UTRA, UTRA and GSM/EDGE Multi-Standard Radio (MSR) Base Station (BS)</li>
<li><a href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/303400_303499/30344601/01.02.01_60/en_30344601v010201p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI EN 303 446-1 V1.2.1</a>&nbsp;- 2019-10 -&nbsp;ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for combined and/or integrated radio and non-radio equipment; Part 1: Requirements for equipment intended to be used in residential, commercial and light industry locations</li>
<li><a href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/303400_303499/30344602/01.02.01_60/en_30344602v010201p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI EN 303 446-2 V1.2.1</a>&nbsp;- 2019-10 -&nbsp;ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for combined and/or integrated radio and non-radio equipment; Part 2: Requirements for equipment intended to be used in industrial locations</li>
</ul>

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

<h4 style="color: #D57C13;display: block;font-family: Helvetica;font-size: 16px;font-weight: bold;line-height: 100%;margin-top: 0;margin-right: 0;margin-bottom: 10px;margin-left: 0;text-align: left;">EU: New IEC Standards Recently Released</h4>

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

<ul>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1053916507125201::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,70391,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 61000-4-18:2019/AC:2019-10</a>&nbsp;-10/11/2019 -&nbsp;Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-18: Testing and measurement techniques - Damped oscillatory wave immunity test</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:743967963622101::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257161,62747,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 80601-2-49:2019</a>&nbsp;- 10/11/2019 -&nbsp;Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-49: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of multifunction patient monitoring equipment</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:666597430257501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258483,63465,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN 50499:2019</a>&nbsp;- 10/4/2019 -&nbsp;Procedure for the assessment of the exposure of workers to electromagnetic fields</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:343010788333401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258043,60857,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN 62228-2:2017</a>&nbsp;- 9/23/2019 -&nbsp;Integrated circuits - EMC evaluation of transceivers - Part 2: LIN transceivers</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:861393131616701::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,63074,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN 55016-2-3:2017/A1:2019)</a>&nbsp;- 9/20/2019 -&nbsp;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 href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1098927265143601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258101,62934,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 63009:2019</a>&nbsp;- 9/20/2019 -&nbsp;Ultrasonics - Physiotherapy systems - Field specifications and methods of measurement in the frequency range 20 kHz to 500 kHz</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1512701551310901::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,63297,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 61000-6-4:2019</a>&nbsp;- 9/20/2019 -&nbsp;Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 6-4: Generic standards - Emission standard for industrial environments</li>
</ul>

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

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The Department of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development (ISED) recently published some new standards regarding wireless microphones, and maritime service. &nbsp;Following are the chief points and additions to these specifications. &nbsp;

<ul>
<li>Radio Standards Specification RSS-123, Issue 4, Licensed Wireless Microphones:
<ul style="list-style-type:circle;">
<li>Details certification requirements for wireless microphones operating in specific frequency bands</li>
<li>Frequency bands 941.5-952 MHz, 953-959.85 MHZ, 6930-6955 MHz, and 7100-7125 MHz and their respective requirements for wireless microphones have been added</li>
<li>The emission mask for devices operating in the frequency bands 26.1-26.480 MHz, 88-107.5 MHz, 450-451 MHz, and 455-456 MHz have been modified</li>
<li>The receiver spurious emission limits have been removed</li>
<li>View RSS-123, Issue 4 <a href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/vwapj/RSS-123i42019-08EN.pdf/$FILE/RSS-123i42019-08EN.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">here</a>.</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>Radio Standards Specification RSS-181, Issue 2, Coast and Ship Station Equipment Operating in the Maritime Service in the Frequency Range 1605-28000 kHz:
<ul style="list-style-type:circle;">
<li>Delineates certification requirements for equipment in the maritime service operating in the frequency range 1605-28000 kHz</li>
<li>Equipment using modulation other than amplitude modulation is now permitted</li>
<li>Only equipment that is not a global maritime distress and safety system (non-GMDSS) is covered</li>
<li>Requires that this RSS be used in conjunction with RSS-Gen, General Requirements for Compliance of Radio Apparatus</li>
<li>Equipment categories (L,C,V, and Y) were removed according to power and type</li>
<li>Performance requirements for receivers have been removed</li>
<li>The requirements for minimal standards under environmental conditions have been removed</li>
<li>Information on receiver spurious emissions has been removed</li>
<li>Requirements regarding spectrum management have been updated</li>
<li>View RSS-181, Issue 2 <a href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/vwapj/RSS-181i22019-08EN.pdf/$file/RSS-181i22019-08EN.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">here</a>.</li>
</ul>
</li>
</ul>

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In late September, the European Commission published Decision 2019/1326, supporting Directive 2014/30/EU and addressing harmonized standards for EMC. &nbsp;According to this Decision, the following standards do comply with Directive 2014/30/EU:

<ul>
<li>EN IEC 61058-1:2018</li>
<li>EN 55035:2017</li>
<li>EN 61000-6-5:2015/AC:2018-01</li>
<li>EN ISO 13766-1:2018</li>
<li>EN 63024:2018</li>
<li>EN 13309:2010</li>
<li>EN 50557:2011</li>
<li>EN 61000-6-5-2015</li>
</ul>

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On September 30, 2019, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) replaced Standard EN 300 718-3 V1.2.1 with Standard EN 300 718-2 V2.1.1 in order to transpose R&amp;TTE to RED.&nbsp;As of September 30, Standard EN 300 718-3 V1.2.1 is invalid for demonstrating conformity. &nbsp;Devices already on the market are not affected by this change unless they have demonstrated non-compliance.<br>
View EN 300 718-2 V2.1.1 <a href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/300700_300799/30071802/02.01.01_60/en_30071802v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">here</a>.<br>
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On September 3, 2019, the National Radio Research Agency (RRA) of South Korea updated Phase I procedures delineated in Annex I. Following are the updates.

<ul>
<li>Beneath <strong>Administrative Provisions</strong>, the following has been included: Notice on Conformity Assessment of Broadcasting and Communications Equipment (RRA Public Notification 2019-12, Jul 24, 2019).</li>
<li>Beneath <strong>Technical Requirements for Telecommunications Terminal Equipment</strong>, the following has been included: Technical Requirements for grounding equipment, customer premise telecom equipment, line equipment and common ducts, etc. (RRA Public Notification 2019-11, July 18, 2019).</li>
<li>Beneath <strong>Technical Requirements for Radio Equipment</strong>, the following have been included:
<ul style="list-style-type:circle;">
<li>Unlicensed Radio Equipment Established Without Notice (MSIT Public Notification 2019-74, Aug 30, 2019)</li>
<li>Technical Requirements for Radio Equipment for Maritime Services (RRA Public Notification 2019-13, Aug 16, 2019)</li>
<li>Technical Requirements for Radio Equipment for Telecommunication Services (RRA Public Notification 2019-9, Jun 3, 2019).</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>The following are changes to the EMC standards found in Article 3, Section 3 of the Notice:
<ul style="list-style-type:circle;">
<li>KN 301 489-7 and KN 301 489-24&nbsp; have been replaced by KN 301 489-52</li>
<li>KN 301 489-26 has been replaced by KN 301 489-50.</li>
</ul>
</li>
</ul>
View the comprehensive document <a href="https://www.nist.gov/sites/default/files/documents/2019/03/21/march_2019_annex_i_for_the_republic_of_korea_-_access.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">here</a>.<br>
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On September 9, 2019, the Ministry of Industries and Productivity of Ecuador repealed PRTE INEN No. 128, which established safety and energy requirements for computers and peripherals classified under ICS code 35.180 and with rated input voltages less than 600 V.<br>
The following products marketed in Ecuador were affected by PRTE INEN No. 128:
<ul>
<li>Desktop computers</li>
<li>Integrated desktop computers</li>
<li>Laptop computers</li>
<li>All-in-one laptop computers</li>
<li>Workstation computers</li>
<li>Thin client computers</li>
<li>External displays</li>
<li>Monitors</li>
<li>Keyboards</li>
<li>Mice</li>
<li>Motherboards or mainboards of computers in CKD form</li>
</ul>

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The Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) of Vietnam has issued document 2902/BTTTT-KHCN for clarification on the implementation of Circular 05/2019/TT-BTTTT, which has been in effect since September 1, 2019. &nbsp;Following are the chief points described in document 2902/BTTTT-KHCN.

<ul>
<li>A CISPR 32:2015 test report can replace a QCVN 118:2018/BTTTT report.</li>
<li>Bluetooth, 2.4 GHz Zigbee, and wireless devices with output power less than 60 mW are exempt upon confirmation.</li>
<li>For the declaration of conformity for lithium batteries, test reports issued only by a designated local test laboratory or a foreign test laboratory recognized by MIC under MRA are allowed.</li>
<li>In order to complete Product Quality Inspection Regulation Procedures, importers of small quantities of laptops, tablets, and notebooks can request a test report issued by a foreign &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;ISO /IEC 17025 testing laboratory for the declaration of conformity for lithium batteries.</li>
<li>Datasheets or declarations of conformity on test reports issued by foreign ISO/IEC 17025 laboratory can be used to cover test items under extreme testing conditions.</li>
<li>Test reports for DVB-T2 chassis/platform can be used for the declaration of conformity for DVB-T2 smart televisions.</li>
<li>For nearly all marine transceiver and transmitter standards, it is acceptable to use reports issued by manufacturers or foreign ISO/IEC 17025 testing laboratories for conformity certification and declaration.</li>
</ul>
The original document in Vietnamese is available <a href="https://luatvietnam.vn/thong-tin/cong-van-2902-btttt-khcn-2019-huong-dan-thong-tu-ve-hang-hoa-co-kha-nang-gay-mat-an-toan-176470-d6.html" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">here</a>.<br>
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On September 6, 2019, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) published new marking requirements for Electronic and Information Technology solar products. &nbsp;Following are the changes made to the existing marking requirements:

<ul>
<li>The BIS website should be placed on the product, package, or both, even if reference to the website has already been made in an e-label.</li>
<li>Until integrated with a host product, individual registered product components must contain this marking.</li>
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In late September, the Information and Communication Technologies Authority (ICTA) of Mauritius published requirements for imported ICT equipment (for commercial purposes). &nbsp;Below is a summary of these guidelines.<br>
<strong>Equipment Prohibited from Importation: </strong>

<ul>
<li>Analogue TV Transmitters</li>
<li>Digital DECT Equipment Operating in the 1900 MHz Band</li>
<li>Internet to PSTN/PLMN Gateways</li>
<li>Jamming Devices</li>
<li>Military Communication Equipment</li>
<li>Non-Cellular Terminal Equipment Operating in the IMT Bands</li>
<li>Pre-programmed Private Mobile Radios</li>
<li>Scanning Receivers and Interception Equipment</li>
</ul>
<strong>Imported ICT Equipment&nbsp; </strong>

<ul>
<li>Any ICT equipment imported for commercial purposes must be accompanied by a valid dealer license issued by ICTA.</li>
<li>Examples of non-commercial purposes include:
<ul style="list-style-type:circle;">
<li>Importation by individuals for personal use</li>
<li>Importation by companies for internal use</li>
<li>Importation for gift offering</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>ICT equipment important for non-commercial professional use is subject to type approval certificate and license.</li>
</ul>

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The Electromagnetic Environment and Safety Division of the Radio Research Agency of South Korea has drafted an amendment to international standards in order to alleviate EMI issues and limits for electric railways in the frequency range 9 kHz to 150 kHz, as well as mitigate EMC problems due to the use of lighting equipment. &nbsp;Following are the amendments.

<ul>
<li>EMI limits between frequency range 9 kHz to 150 kHz have been removed.</li>
<li>The measurement frequency range of radiated disturbance for enclosure ports of in-vehicle devices in electric railways has been extended.</li>
<li>The measurement frequency range of electromagnetic immunity of in-vehicle devices in electric railways has been extended.</li>
<li>The measurement frequency range for the radiated disturbance frequency range for enclosure ports has been extended.</li>
<li>EMI limits for loop antennas for lightning equipment exceeding 1.6 m have been established.</li>
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Switzerland&rsquo;s Federal Office of Communications has revised regulation (EU) 2019/320, requiring that handheld mobile telephones possess technical solutions ensuring that the location of a caller is transferred in case of an emergency.<br>
Effective March 17, 2022, the following Radio Interference Regulations (RIR) in the domains DVB-T, Point-to-Point, Non-specific Short Range Device (SRD), and Automotive Radar will be removed:
<ul>
<li>RIR0201-70</li>
<li>RIR0302-01</li>
<li>RIR0302-02</li>
<li>RIR1008-39</li>
<li>RIR1012-08</li>
</ul>
The following are other revisions to the regulation:

<ul>
<li>RIR1023-02 and RIR1023-03 will be merged in order to comply with ECC/DEC/(06)04</li>
<li>RIR1023-01, RIR1008-05, RIR1008-07, RIR 1008-22, RIR1008-33, RIR1008-34, and RIR1008-3 will be deleted</li>
<li>Four RIR will be created in the domains of Fixed-Satellite Service (FSS) Earth Stations and Radio Microphones and Assistive Listening Devices (ALD) in response to changes in the ECC/DEC(17)04: RIR0806-22, RIR0806-23, RIR0806-24, and RIR1009-20</li>
<li>The frequency range for RIR0201-72 will be reduced from 174 MHz to 470 MHz</li>
<li>The frequency range for RIR0301-03 will be reduced from 3600 MHz to 3500 MHz</li>
<li>Due to changes in the ECC/DEC(09)01 and ERC REC 70-03, the frequency ranges for RIR0510-04 and RIR1008-40 will be extended</li>
<li>The channeling requirements RIR1008-20 and RIR1008-38 will be removed</li>
<li>The power density requirement RIR1008-31 will be removed</li>
<li>RIR1008-02 will be adapted to correspond with ERC REC 70-03.</li>
</ul>
More information can be found <a href="https://alertaexportador.inmetro.gov.br/notificacoes/32712" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">here</a>.<br>
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Argentina&rsquo;s Secretariat of Domestic Trade has published performance and energy-efficiency requirements for LED lamps. &nbsp;The following appliances are exempt from requirement compliance:

<ul>
<li>LED lamps with a luminous flux of less than 30 lm</li>
<li>LED lamps that require batteries</li>
<li>LED lamps that incorporate color change</li>
<li>LED lamps with color diodes and/or coating</li>
<li>LED lamps that do not connect to a power supply network.</li>
</ul>
Suppliers of applicable products must comply with the published requirements and provide a copy of the certificate if requested. &nbsp;Products that fulfill the published requirements can be marketed in the country and must display the energy efficiency label provided in IRAM 62404-3 on product packaging.<br>
In accordance with IEC 62612: 2013, ADMI: 2015, and ADM2: 2018, the luminous flux of an LED appliance must be held for 3,000 hours. Samples must then be tested to maintain a luminous flux greater than or equal to a percentage of the initial lamp flow.&nbsp;<br>
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<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;"><strong>LUMINOUS FLUX AT 3000 HOURS</strong></td>
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<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">Up to 10,000</td>
<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">83.7%</td>
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<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">10,000-15,000</td>
<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">89.9%</td>
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<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">15,000-20,000</td>
<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">93.1%</td>
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<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">20,000-25,000</td>
<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">94.8%</td>
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<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">25,000-30,000</td>
<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">95.8%</td>
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<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">30,000-40,000</td>
<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">96.5%</td>
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<tr>
<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">40,000-50,000</td>
<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">97.4%</td>
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<tr>
<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">Greater than 50,000</td>
<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">97.9%</td>
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The Superintendencia de Electricidad y Combustibles (SEC) of Chile released a proposal for certification procedures for external power supplies and computer chargers for comment. &nbsp;Comments were due by September 27, 2019. &nbsp;Following is a summary of the information provided in the proposal.<br>
Prior to certification, components must be identified and verified. &nbsp;The following information must be verified:
<ul>
<li>Identifier (an alpha-numeric name that identifies the components in each product)</li>
<li>Type of component</li>
<li>Component brand</li>
<li>Component model</li>
<li>Technical characteristics</li>
<li>Certification mark.</li>
</ul>
If components are changed in any way, additional testing is required to ensure that the product conforms to the original certified type. &nbsp;Sample quantity will depend on the number of models seeking certification in accordance with the following pattern:

<ul>
<li>Five or less models seeking certification require testing performed on one representative model</li>
<li>Six to ten models seeking certification require testing performed on two representative models</li>
<li>Eleven to 20 models seeking certification require testing performed on three representative models</li>
<li>Twenty-one to 30 models seeking certification require testing performed on four representative models.</li>
</ul>
The analysis and testing of external power supplies for computers and tablet chargers using switch sources must follow the IEC 60950-1 standard. &nbsp;Technical requirements will follow IEC 60950-1:2005-12, Corrigendum 1 2006-08, and Information Technology Equipment &ndash; Safety &ndash; Part I: General Requirements.<br>
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This month, the National Standardization Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Economy of Mexico approved Standard NOM-001-SCFI-2018, which establishes requirements for electronic equipment manufactured, imported, commercialized, distributed, or leased in Mexico.<br>
The requirements in this standard are based on the following safety principles:
<ul>
<li>Protection against electric shock</li>
<li>Protection against mechanical hazards</li>
<li>Protection against optical radiation</li>
<li>Protection against fires</li>
<li>Protection against thermal, biological, and chemical effects</li>
</ul>
This standard applies to equipment using public service electricity with single-phase supply voltages up to 277 VAC at 60 Hz, and three-phase voltages up to 480 VAC between lines at 60 Hz, as well as equipment using batteries or alternative power supplies up to 500 VDC.<br>
The following products are excluded under this standard:
<ul>
<li>Wiring for buildings&rsquo; electrical installation</li>
<li>Devices that don&rsquo;t require power supplies</li>
<li>Equipment operating in special environments, including on ships and airplanes</li>
<li>Equipment within the scope of NOM-019-SCFI-1998 and NOM-016-SCFI-1993</li>
<li>External power supplies for outdoors</li>
<li>Internal power/power sources</li>
<li>External power supplies greater than 250 W</li>
<li>Uninterruptable power supplies of 10,000 VA and greater</li>
<li>Electronic devices that must comply with another standard</li>
</ul>
This standard will come into effect on June 15, 2020.&nbsp; More information can be found <a href="https://dof.gob.mx/nota_detalle.php?codigo=5572453&amp;fecha=17/09/2019" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">here</a>.</div>
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<p><h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" name="B1"></a>FCC Pre-Approval Guidance</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We designed a wireless device, and testing indicates that in some operating configurations, the maximum conducted output power increases, though never beyond what we expected to declare as the maximum output power in the certification application we will need to submit. How do we proceed?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The situation you describe will most likely require a Pre-Approval Guidance (PAG) review before approval by a TCB, as it falls under one of three classes of applications for equipment authorizations subject to PAG, devices for which there are new or unique operation or installation issues.</p>
<p><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_4410d505d47a4d4ba82f21636e48257a.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">388624 D02 Pre-Approval Guidance List v16r05</a>, released April 25, 2019, includes the situation you describe in Section IIC(h). This document includes the three classes of equipment authorizations subject to PAG review, the devices in these three classes, and other conditions that may impact the need for a PAG review.</p>
<p><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_619fdac8f0a14b609dd6635418953835.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">388624 D01 Pre-Approval Guidance Procedure v11r02</a>, released April 25, 2019, provides the procedures to initiate a PAG review and obtain FCC guidance for the three classes of equipment authorizations. In this situation, refer to Section IC.</p>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> What is the most current information on Signal Boosters issued by the FCC?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The FCC issued multiple documents related to signal boosters on April 15, 2019.</p>
<p>Due to the significant changes to the previous rules, and the intended new framework, the available policies and test procedures may not clearly support review and approval of a specific booster device. In these cases, the FCC strongly encourages manufacturers, test laboratories, and TCBs to submit KDB inquiries to request guidance and clarification before starting any compliance testing, or submitting equipment authorization applications.</p>
<p>We recommend first a careful review of <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_83a34afb7f774f19a79a73fa5290b72f.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">935210 D02 Signal Boosters Certification v04r02</a>, Signal Boosters Basic Certification Requirements. It provides parameters and definitions for consumer and industrial signal boosters that operate under FCC §20, 22, 24, 27 and 90, and other rule parts as indicated, and summarizes the equipment authorization rules, and other policies and guidance, for certification applications, including basic guidance for signal amplifiers used in CMRS (Commercial Mobile Radio Services) and PLMRS (Private Land Mobile Radio Services). Note: This document replaces expired document 935210 D01.</p>
<p><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_763ee53a53e84da59c85f4f625bae4aa.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">935210 D03 Signal Booster Measurements v04r03</a>, Wideband Consumer Signal Booster Compliance Measurement Guidance, is very detailed, and includes the Consumer Signal Booster Network Protection Standard (NPS) Technical Requirements and Interference Safeguards in FCC §20.21(e)(8). The objective of this KDB publication is to establish and document standardized measurement procedures that will produce the data necessary to demonstrate that a wideband consumer signal booster is compliant with the technical requirements specified by the NPS.</p>
<p><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_976cdd5fc70a4a0da7ddbd347dd4fbe5.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">935210 D04 Provider Specific Booster Measurements v02r03</a>, Provider-Specific Consumer Signal Boosters Compliance Measurements Guidance, is comprehensive and includes the Consumer Signal Booster Network Protection Standard Technical Requirements and Interference Safeguards in FCC §20.21(e)(9). The objective of this KDB publication is to establish and document standardized measurement procedures that will produce the data necessary to demonstrate that a provider-specific consumer signal booster is compliant with the technical requirements specified by the NPS.</p>
<p><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_e02905a46c444096aa850d953d5762b5.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">935210 D05 Indus Booster Basic Meas v01r03</a>, Measurements Guidance for Industrial and Non-Consumer Signal Booster, Repeater and Amplifier Devices, defines the measurement equipment requirements and test methods for CMRS non-consumer repeater/amplifier and industrial booster devices, and PLMRS/PSRS (Public Safety Radio Services) repeater/amplifier and industrial booster devices.</p>
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<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" name="B3"></a>§15.247 Test Procedures</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> I’ve got a hybrid wireless device to test and certify under FCC §15.247. How can I most easily identify the test requirements and procedures?</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_5204f679e41a4f8589bd00aff0dd4b23.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">558074 D01 15.247 Meas Guidance v05r02</a>, Guidance for Compliance Measurements on Digital Transmission System, Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum System, and Hybrid System Devices Operating under Section 15.247 of the FCC Rules, published April 2,2019, details the most current test procedures for measuring Digital Transmission System (DTS), Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum Systems (DSS), and hybrid devices per §15.247.</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>New FCC Modular Transmitter Guidance</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> As a manufacturer of modular transmitters, how does the FCC modular transmitter guidance that became effective May 1, 2019 impact us?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The FCC’s guidance documents on modular transmitters clearly define and standardize the technical and informational requirements for both modular transmitter manufacturers and host product manufacturers, which will facilitate testing, integration and compliance in this sector of the wireless market.</p>
<p><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_d483862059c54929b0248ac51620d3f9.pdf" rel="noopener noreferrer">996369 D03 OEM Manual v01</a>, Guidance for Modular Transmitter Instruction Manuals and TCB Certification Application Reviews, is written specifically for the modular transmitter grantees, and includes a detailed list of module design, operational conditions, testing, and informational requirements that they must provide in the module integration instructions they are required to provide to host product manufacturers. This document also provides an excellent checklist for the TCB modular transmitter application review, to facilitate both the submission and review of the modular transmitter certification application.</p>
<p><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_1ca5ab13137c453aab1664d004f9916d.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">996369 D04 Module Integration Guide v01</a>, Modular Transmitter Integration Guide – Guidance for Host Product Manufacturers, is written specifically for the host product manufacturers that want to use an FCC certified modular transmitter in their host product. Host product manufacturers are supposed to follow all of the integration guidance provided by the modular transmitter grantee, including any grant restrictions and grant notes. The host product manufacturer is also to perform a limited set of transmitter module verification testing with the transmitter module installed in the host, to ensure the end product is in compliance with the FCC rules. In the event of technical requirements not covered by the module grant, additional equipment testing and/or equipment authorization are the responsibility of the host product manufacturer, for example, testing per unintentional radiator §15 Subpart B requirements, or certification for non-certified transmitters used in the host.</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>
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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=104:110:1709166218303401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257165,59847,25">EN 60730-1:2016/A1:2019</a></span> - 4/12/2019 - Automatic electrical controls - Part 1: General requirements</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1709166218303401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:887985,41868,25">EN 16603-33-11:2019</a></span> - 4/17/2019 - Space engineering - Explosive subsystems and devices</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=104:110:1709166218303401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257157,63176,25">EN IEC 60079-15:2019</a></span> - 4/19/2019 - Explosive atmospheres - Part 15: Equipment protection by type of protection "n"</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1709166218303401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257167,61217,25">EN IEC 60825-12:2019</a></span> - 4/26/2019 - Safety of laser products - Part 12: Safety of free space optical communication systems used for transmission of information</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=104:110:1709166218303401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:2448818,69364,25">EN 61010-1:2010/A1:2019/AC:2019-04</a></span> - 4/26/2019 - Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use - Part 1: General requirements</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1709166218303401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258221,64512,25">EN IEC 61076-3-124:2019</a></span> - 5/3/2019 - Connectors for electrical and electronic equipment - Product requirements - Part 3-124: Rectangular connectors - Detail specification for 10-way, shielded, free and fixed connectors for I/O and data transmission with frequencies up to 500 MHz</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=104:110:1709166218303401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258043,64268,25">EN IEC 62228-3:2019</a></span> - 5/3/2019 - Integrated circuits - EMC evaluation of transceivers - Part 3: CAN 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=104:110:1709166218303401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,64872,25">EN 61000-2-2:2002/A2:2019</a></span> - 5/17/2019 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Environment - Compatibility levels for low-frequency conducted disturbances and signalling in public low-voltage power supply systems</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=104:110:1709166218303401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257981,66392,25">EN IEC 62281:2019</a></span> - 5/31/2019 - Safety of primary and secondary lithium cells and batteries during transport</li>
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<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.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><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301400_301499/30148902/02.01.01_60/en_30148902v020101p.pdf">ETSI EN 301 489-2 V2.1.1</a></span>&nbsp;- (April 2019) - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 2: Specific conditions for radio paging equipment; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.1(b) of Directive 2014/53/EU</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301400_301499/30148904/03.02.01_60/en_30148904v030201p.pdf">ETSI EN 301 489-4 V3.2.1</a></span>&nbsp;- (April 2019) - 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_301499/30148905/02.02.01_60/en_30148905v020201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ETSI EN 301 489-5 V2.2.1</a> - (April 2019) - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 5: Specific conditions for Private land Mobile Radio (PMR) and ancillary equipment (speech and non-speech) and Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA); Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.1(b) of Directive 2014/53/EU</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301400_301499/30148906/02.02.01_60/en_30148906v020201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ETSI EN 301 489-6 V2.2.1</a> - (April 2019) - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 6: Specific conditions for Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) equipment; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.1(b) of 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_301499/30148909/02.01.01_60/en_30148909v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ETSI EN 301 489-9 V2.1.1</a> - (April 2019) - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 9: Specific conditions for wireless microphones, similar Radio Frequency (RF) audio link equipment, cordless audio and in-ear monitoring 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_301499/30148912/03.01.01_60/en_30148912v030101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ETSI EN 301 489-12 V3.1.1</a> - (April 2019) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 12: Specific conditions for Very Small Aperture Terminal, Satellite Interactive Earth Stations operated in the frequency ranges between 4 GHz and 30 GHz in the Fixed Satellite Service (FSS) Harmonised Standard for electromagnetic compatibility</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301400_301499/30148915/02.02.01_60/en_30148915v020201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ETSI EN 301 489-15 V2.2.1</a> - (April 2019) - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 15: Specific conditions for commercially available amateur radio equipment; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.1(b) of 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_301499/30148919/02.01.01_60/en_30148919v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ETSI EN 301 489-19 V2.1.1</a> - (April 2019) - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 19: Specific conditions for Receive Only Mobile Earth Stations (ROMES) operating in the 1,5 GHz band providing data communications and GNSS receivers operating in the RNSS band (ROGNSS) providing positioning, navigation, and timing data; 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_301499/30148920/02.01.01_60/en_30148920v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ETSI EN 301 489-20 V2.1.1</a> - (April 2019) - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 20: Specific conditions for Mobile Earth Stations (MES) used in the Mobile Satellite Services (MSS); 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_301499/30148927/02.02.01_60/en_30148927v020201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ETSI EN 301 489-27 V2.2.1</a> - (April 2019) - 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) operating in the 402 MHz to 405 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_301499/30148929/02.02.01_60/en_30148929v020201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ETSI EN 301 489-29 V2.2.1</a> - (April 2019) - 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_301499/30148931/02.02.01_60/en_30148931v020201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ETSI EN 301 489-31 V2.2.1</a> - (April 2019) - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 31: Specific conditions for equipment in the 9 kHz to 315 kHz band for Ultra Low Power Active Medical Implants (ULP-AMI) and related peripheral devices (ULP-AMI-P); Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.1(b) of 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_301499/30148933/02.02.01_60/en_30148933v020201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ETSI EN 301 489-33 V2.2.1</a> - (April 2019) - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 33: Specific conditions for 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_301499/30148934/02.01.01_60/en_30148934v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ETSI EN 301 489-34 V2.1.1</a> - (April 2019) - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 34: Specific conditions for External Power Supply (EPS) for mobile phones; Harmonised Standard covering 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/301400_301499/30148935/02.02.01_60/en_30148935v020201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ETSI EN 301 489-35 V2.2.1</a> - (April 2019) - 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/301400_301499/30148950/02.02.01_60/en_30148950v020201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ETSI EN 301 489-50 V2.2.1</a> - (April 2019) - 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/301400_301499/30148951/02.01.01_60/en_30148951v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ETSI EN 301 489-51 V2.1.1</a> - (April 2019) - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 51: Specific conditions for Automotive, Ground based Vehicles and Surveillance Radar Devices using 24,05 GHz to 24,25 GHz, 24,05 GHz to 24,5 GHz, 76 GHz to 77 GHz and 77 GHz to 81 GHz; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.1(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_301499/30148953/01.01.01_60/en_30148953v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ETSI EN 301 489-53 V1.1.1</a> - (April 2019) - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 53: Specific conditions for terrestrial sound broadcasting and digital TV broadcasting service transmitters and associated 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_ts/136100_136199/136113/15.03.00_60/ts_136113v150300p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ETSI TS 136 113 V15.3.0</a> - (April 2019) - LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Base Station (BS) and repeater ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 36.113 version 15.3.0 Release 15)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/137100_137199/137113/15.05.00_60/ts_137113v150500p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ETSI TS 137 113 V15.5.0</a> - (April 2019) - Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; NR, E-UTRA, UTRA and GSM/EDGE; Multi-Standard Radio (MSR) Base Station (BS) Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 37.113 version 15.5.0 Release 15)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/137100_137199/137114/15.03.00_60/ts_137114v150300p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ETSI TS 137 114 V15.3.0</a> - (April 2019) - Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Active Antenna System (AAS) Base Station (BS) Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 37.114 version 15.3.0 Release 15)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/138100_138199/138113/15.04.00_60/ts_138113v150400p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ETSI TS 138 113 V15.4.0</a> - (April 2019) - 5G; NR; Base Station (BS) ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 38.113 version 15.4.0 Release 15)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/137100_137199/137114/15.04.00_60/ts_137114v150400p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ETSI TS 137 114 V15.4.0</a> - (May 2019) - Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Active Antenna System (AAS) Base Station (BS) Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 37.114 version 15.4.0 Release 15)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/138100_138199/138113/15.05.00_60/ts_138113v150500p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ETSI TS 138 113 V15.5.0</a> - (May 2019) - 5G; NR; Base Station (BS) ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 38.113 version 15.5.0 Release 15)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/138100_138199/138124/15.02.00_60/ts_138124v150200p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ETSI TS 138 124 V15.2.0</a> - (May 2019) - 5G; NR; Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements for mobile terminals and ancillary equipment (3GPP TS 38.124 version 15.2.0 Release 15)</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 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><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/64959">IEC 62281:2019, Ed. 4.0</a></span> - (4/10/19) - RLV - Safety of primary and secondary lithium cells and batteries during transport</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/61979">IEC 61010-2-012:2019, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - (4/12/19) - Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use - Part 2-012: Particular requirements for climatic and environmental testing and other temperature conditioning equipment</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/33985">IEC 62311:2019, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - (4/18/19) - Assessment of electronic and electrical equipment related to human exposure restrictions for electromagnetic fields (0 Hz to 300 GHz)</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/62417">IEC 60079:2019, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - (4/230/19) - Explosive atmospheres - ALL PARTS</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/62014">IEC TR 62669:2019, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - (4/5/19) - Case studies supporting IEC 62232 - 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><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/65104">IEC 61557-1:2019, Ed. 3.0</a></span> - (5/10/19) - Electrical safety in low voltage distribution systems up to 1 000 V a.c. and 1 500 V d.c. - Equipment for testing, measuring or monitoring of protective measures - Part 1: General requirements</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/62437">IEC 60068-2:2019, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - (5/14/19) - Environmental testing - Part 2: Tests - ALL PARTS</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/60676">IEC 61000-4-18:2019, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - (5/16/19) - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-18: Testing and measurement techniques - Damped oscillatory wave immunity test</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/65156">IEC 62209-2:2010+AMD1:2019, Ed. 1.1</a></span> - (5/17/19) - Human exposure to radio frequency fields from hand-held and body-mounted wireless communication devices - Human models, instrumentation, and procedures - Part 2: Procedure to determine the specific absorption rate (SAR) for wireless communication devices used in close proximity to the human body (frequency range of 30 MHz to 6 GHz)</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/31009">IEC TS 62998-1:2019, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - (5/2/19) -Safety of machinery - Safety-related sensors used for the protection of persons</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/31572">IEC TR 63074:2019, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - (5/2/19) - Safety of machinery - Security aspects related to functional safety of safety-related control systems</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/62425">IEC 60947:2019, Ed. 1.0</a></span> - (5/22/19) - Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear - ALL PARTS</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/60774">CISPR 16-1-1:2019, Ed. 5.0</a></span> - (5/22/19) - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods – Part 1-1: Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus – Measuring apparatus</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/65237">IEC 61293:2019, Ed. 2.0</a></span> - (5/31/19) - Marking of electrical equipment with ratings related to electrical supply - Safety requirements</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.iec.ch/about/" target="_blank" rel="noopener 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;">US – FCC Issues New Equipment Authorization Guidance for 76-81 GHz Radar Devices</h4>
<p>The FCC recently released <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=%2Fx%2Br4gdJBN%2Fufbbqx7TXBg%3D%3D&amp;desc=653005%20D01%2076-81%20GHz%20Radars%20v01r01&amp;tracking_number=230830">653005 D01 76-81 GHz Radars v01r01</a>, replacing 653005 D01 76-81 GHz Radars v01, with changes as follows:</p>
<ul>
<li>Added policy limitation regarding automotive in-cabin radar usage in Section 2;</li>
<li>Updated transition deadlines in Section 3;</li>
<li>Clarified that the radiated “peak” power limit applies to power spectral density in Section 4;</li>
<li>Expanded guidance in Section 4 to include occupied bandwidth (OBW) and unwanted emissions measurements</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 – Rhein Tech Laboratories Meets New Canadian ISED Test Lab Requirements</h4>
<p>As of March 15, 2019, testing laboratories must be recognized by the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) of Canada in order to perform accepted test results for Canadian RF product approval. Rhein Tech Laboratories, Inc. is proud to announce our recognition by ISED and listing on the ISED website: <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/mra-arm.nsf/eng/nj00160.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/mra-arm.nsf/eng/nj00160.html</a></p>
<p>ISED provided a three (3) month grace period which ends June 15, 2019 for testing performed prior to March 15, 2019 by testing laboratories that have been registered with, but not recognized by, ISED under the new REC-LAB procedure. Certification bodies have the responsibility to inform each manufacturer submitting a test report from a non-recognized Wireless Device Testing Laboratory that these reports will not be accepted starting June 16, 2019. Certification bodies are also to ensure that testing laboratories' testing equipment is accredited to the proper technical standards (RSS/BETS).</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Canada – Release of ICES-003, Issue 6 (Information Technology Equipment (Including Digital Apparatus)–Limits and Methods of Measurement)</h4>
<p>In April 2019, Canada’s Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/vwapj/ICES-003v6-april2019.pdf/$file/ICES-003v6-april2019.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">released ICES-003, Issue 6 (Information Technology Equipment (Including Digital Apparatus)–Limits and Methods of Measurement)</a> which sets out standard requirements for information technology equipment (ITE), including digital apparatus. Issue 6 extends the transition period for external thermostats to December 31, 2019, with additional changes as follows:</p>
<ul>
<li>Updated Section 2.1 to clarify the definition of an ITE device;</li>
<li>Updated Section 2.3 to include storage media;</li>
<li>Updated Section 2.4 to clarify applicability of broadcasting equipment;</li>
<li>Updated Section 3(b) to reference the latest version of ANSI C63.4-2014;</li>
<li>Updated Section 4(e) to clarify that external thermostats are subject to the requirements of ICES-003 with a revised transition period noted above</li>
</ul>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Chile – Updated Type Approval Rules for Short Range Devices</h4>
<p>On May 7, 2019 Chilean Regulator Subsecretaría de Telecomunicaciones (SUBTEL) issued a modification to Resolution No.1985/2017. The key changes are:</p>
<ul>
<li>Type approval for analog telephones is no longer mandatory.</li>
<li>The EIRP limit for the 5150-5250 MHz bands is now 250 mW EIRP for general use.</li>
<li>Test reports leveraged for the SUBTEL Type Approval process must have a minimum of two international laboratory accreditation marks present on at least one page of every test report in order to meet SUBTEL’s quality requirement.</li>
<li>The following bands have been opened for use by IoT applications:</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;">RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU Amendment</h4>
<p>The RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU has a published amendment, <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=65280982&amp;msgid=872895&amp;act=VTJI&amp;c=525623&amp;destination=https%3A%2F%2Feur-lex.europa.eu%2Flegal-content%2FEN%2FTXT%2FPDF%2F%3Furi%3DCELEX%3A32015L0863%26from%3DEN" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2015/863</a>, which adds four substances to the list of restricted substances in Annex II – DEHP, BBP, DBP, and DIBP.</p>
<p>This amendment becomes effective on July 22, 2019. Anything in the scope of RoHS that is not already in the EU prior to July 22, 2019 must comply before it is sent to the EU.</p>
<p>There are implementation delays for certain product categories:</p>
<ul>
<li>Medical devices, including in vitro medical devices, monitoring and control instruments, including industrial monitoring and control instruments, have until July 22, 2021 to meet the new restrictions.</li>
<li>Cables, spare parts for repair, reuse, and updating of functionality of electrical equipment in the EU prior to July 22, 2019 can be sent under the original list of six substances until July 22, 2021.</li>
</ul>
<p>RoHS 2011/65/EU + (EU) 2015/863, Annex II:</p>
<p>Restricted substances referred to in Article 4(1) and maximum concentration values tolerated by weight in homogeneous materials:</p>
<ul>
<li>Lead (0,1%)</li>
<li>Mercury (0,1%)</li>
<li>Cadmium (0,01%)</li>
<li>Hexavalent chromium (0,1%)</li>
<li>Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) (0,1%)</li>
<li>Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) (0,1%)</li>
<li>Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (0,1%)</li>
<li>Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP) (0,1%)</li>
<li>Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) (0,1%)</li>
<li>Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP) (0,1%)</li>
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<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" name="B1"></a><strong>Multipoint Newsletter July 2019</strong></h4>
<p><h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" name="B1"></a>FCC Marine VHF Radio Requirements</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We are designing a radio to operate in the 156-162 MHz marine VHF band under Part 80. What compliance issues do we face?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> To obtain certification, a marine VHF radio must comply with the following:</p>
<ol>
<li>Transmitting frequencies limited to those in the table in 47CFR§80.871(d), with simplex and semi-duplex mode requirements.</li>
<li>If radio and manual provide channel numbers, they must be consistent with the channel numbers in the aforementioned table.</li>
<li>If radio and manual provide a domestic mode (e.g., US, USA, domestic use), the frequencies in the domestic mode may consist only of those listed in the tables in 47CFR§80.371(c) and 47CFR§80.373(f), except for the following case: the domestic mode may contain marine VHF channel numbers 3, 21, 23, 61, 64, 81, 82, or 83, provided that the radio or the manual make clear these frequencies are not for use by the general public in U.S. waters. Instead, a user would need to have special authorization under a private land mobile license, or from the Coast Guard. The domestic mode may not contain marine VHF channel numbers 2, 4, 60, and 62; these are slightly offset from private land mobile frequencies and there is no means to legally use these as carrier frequencies in U.S. waters. Note that the rules do not require specific warning labels, nor place additional burdens on manufacturers that meet these requirements.</li>
<li>If radio and manual provide an international mode (e.g., international, ITU, Appendix 18, foreign), or a mode specific to a particular administration (e.g., Canada, Japan, UK), the radio and manual need only comply with item #1 listed above.</li>
</ol>
<p>Additional requirements for Digital Selective Calling (DSC) became effective March 25, 2011 per FCC 47CFR§80.225(a)(4), which prohibited the manufacture, importation, sale and installation of fixed mounted (non-portable) DSC-equipped marine radios that do not meet the following standards:</p>
<ol>
<li>International Telecommunications Union (ITU-R) Recommendation M.493-13</li>
<li>Class D VHF DSC equipment only, International (IEC) International Standard 62238</li>
</ol>
<p>These international standards include many safety features, such as the requirement that channel switching have two receivers for DSC. More information can be found <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_08fb5ffda18c4a61af781c914564957b.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">here</a>. All equipment authorization applications for devices subject to this requirement must include the following:</p>
<ol>
<li>Letter Exhibit stating the applicable standards used to determine compliance</li>
<li>Full ITU 439-13/IEC 62238 test report(s)</li>
</ol><hr />
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" name="B2"></a>Promotional Electronic Giveaways</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> We manufacture promotional electronic items that our clients give away during trade shows. These promotional items have small micro-controllers, oscillators and LEDs. Since these items are only given away, not sold nor marketed, are we required by the FCC to certify them?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Yes, these giveaway items must comply with the applicable FCC rules and regulations if they meet the definition and criteria for radio frequency (RF) devices as defined in 47CFR§2.801. Although not being marketed or sold, the intent is for these promotional electronic items to be used in the U.S., which makes them subject to the FCC rules and regulations.</p>
<p>There are only a few specific instances when RF devices may be marketed, or operated, prior to FCC authorization; refer to 47CFR§2.803 and 47CFR§2.805 respectively.</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>Harmonized Standards and the Official Journal of the European Union</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> Has the OJEU modified the kind of information it provides for some of the product categories?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Effective December 1, 2018 the European Union began employing a new format when publishing the harmonized standards in the Official Journal. While the change has impacted only a few product categories at this time, it is likely to impact all products eventually.</p>
<p>Currently, the new format can be found under the CE Marking Directives for Machinery, Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), and Construction Products. The list of harmonized standards has been removed. This change was made as a result of <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_ba0a39ffa23d4ce088c985783c970246.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Regulation (EU) No. 1025/2012 on European Standardisation</a>, and a number of rulings by the European Court of Justice.</p>
<p>Essentially, these rulings state that harmonized standards lists must now be issued as Legislative (L) notices, not informative (C) notices. The European Union is not able to issue Consolidated Lists, so amended notices will now include specific lists of new references and withdrawn references.</p>
<p>As a result, harmonized standards will now be listed within the .pdf files referenced on the web page, not listed on the web page itself. Currently, there are two files referenced, the legacy consolidated list, and the new specific list.</p>
<p>To determine if a standard is harmonized, first search the legacy consolidated list, and then search the specific list to determine if a standard was withdrawn or introduced. It remains to be seen how information will be presented when there are multiple amendments.</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>Harmonized Standard Revisions</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong> How do we determine the correct revision of the harmonized standard to apply?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> A standard becomes harmonized when its reference is published on the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), which will only occur after the EU is satisfied that the new standard meets the requirements to offer a presumption of conformity to the legislation, and after the standard has been published by the relevant standards body, e.g. CEN, CENELEC, or ETSI.</p>
<p>With the exception of Machinery, PPE and Construction Products as described in the previous Q/A, the OJ entry will indicate a “date of cessation of conformity of superseded standard”, allowing either revision of the standard to be used until the cessation of conformity date, at which time, the new revision must be used.</p>
<p>It is possible that the current revision of a standard indicated on a non-OJ web site may not be published in the OJ, and may instead be a withdrawn or superseded revision that offers presumption of conformity, so the source of your information is critical to determining the correct revision.</p>
<p>There are three very common electrical safety standards whose revisions create confusion for manufacturers. EN 60204-1:2006 + A1:2009, EN 60335-1:2012 + A11 2014 and EN 61010-1:2010 should be used for CE Marking purposes despite having been superseded by EN 60204-1:2018, EN 60335-1:2012 + A13:2019 and EN 61010-1:2010 + A1:2019 respectively.</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=104:110:1103876210219001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257157,62244,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">CLC IEC/TS 60079-39:2019</a> - 6/14/2019 - Explosive atmospheres - Part 39: Intrinsically safe systems with electronically controlled spark duration limitation</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1103876210219001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257951,69727,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">EN 60320-1:2015/AC:2019-06</a> - 6/21/2019 - Appliance couplers for household and similar general purposes - 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=104:110:1103876210219001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258209,62691,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">EN IEC 61558-1:2019</a> - 6/21/2019 - 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://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1103876210219001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258483,65911,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">EN 62209-2:2010/A1:2019</a> - 6/28/2019 - Human exposure to radio frequency fields from hand-held and body-mounted wireless communication devices - Human models, instrumentation, and procedures - Part 2: Procedure to determine the specific absorption rate (SAR) for wireless communication devices used in close proximity to the human body (frequency range of 30 MHz to 6 GHz)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1103876210219001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258109,64269,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">EN IEC 60068-2-82:2019</a> - 7/5/2019 - Environmental testing - Part 2-82: Tests - Test Xw1: Whisker test methods for components and parts used in electronic assemblies</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1103876210219001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,65047,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">EN IEC 61000-4-18:2019</a> - 7/5/2019 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-18: Testing and measurement techniques - Damped oscillatory wave immunity test</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1103876210219001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258145,53160,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">EN IEC 61851-1:2019</a> - 7/5/2019 - Electric vehicle conductive charging system - 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 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/303300_303399/30334501/01.01.01_60/en_30334501v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ETSI EN 303 345-1 V1.1.1</a> - (June 2019) - Broadcast Sound Receivers; Part 1: Generic requirements and measuring methods</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/300600_300699/3006740202/02.02.01_60/en_3006740202v020201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ETSI EN 300 674-2-2 V2.2.1</a> - (June 2019) - Transport and Traffic Telematics (TTT); Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC) transmission equipment (500 kbit/s / 250 kbit/s) operating in the 5 795 MHz to 5 815 MHz frequency band; Part 2: Harmonised Standard for access to radio spectrum; Sub-part 2: On-Board Units (OBU)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/303500_303599/303520/01.02.01_60/en_303520v010201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ETSI EN 303 520 V1.2.1</a> - (June 2019) - Short Range Devices (SRD); Ultra Low Power (ULP) wireless medical capsule endoscopy devices operating in the band 430 MHz to 440 MHz; Harmonised Standard for access to radio spectrum</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/103400_103499/10346302/01.01.01_60/ts_10346302v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ETSI TS 103 463-2 V1.1.1</a> - (June 2019) - Access, Terminals, Transmission and Multiplexing (ATTM); Sustainable Digital Multiservice Communities; Key Performance Indicators for Sustainable Digital Multiservice Areas; Part 2: Global KPIs for Sustainable Digital Multiservice Areas</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/103500_103599/10357103/01.01.01_60/ts_10357103v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ETSI TS 103 571-3 V1.1.1</a> - (June 2019) - Core Network and Interoperability Testing (INT); Diameter Conformance testing for the Sh/Dh interfaces; (3GPPTM Release 13); Part 3: Abstract Test Suite (ATS) and partial Protocol Implementation eXtra Information for Testing (PIXIT) pro forma specification</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/110100_110199/1101740202/01.01.01_60/ts_1101740202v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ETSI TS 110 174-2-2 V1.1.1</a> - (June 2019) - Access, Terminals, Transmission and Multiplexing (ATTM); Sustainable Digital Multiservice Cities; Broadband Deployment and Energy Management; Part 2: Multiservice Networking Infrastructure and Associated Street Furniture; Sub-part 2: The use of lamp-posts for hosting sensing devices and 5G networking</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/65306" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">IEC 60118-13:2019, Ed. 5.0</a> - 6/14/2019 - Electroacoustics – Hearing aids – Part 13: Requirements and methods of measurement for electromagnetic immunity to mobile digital wireless devices</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/65341" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">CISPR 32/AMD1:2019, Ed. 2.0</a> - 6/21/2019 - Amendment 1 - Electromagnetic compatibility of multimedia equipment - Emission requirements</li>
<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/60965">IEC 61010-2-032:2019, Ed. 4.0</a></span> - 6/21/2019 - Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - Part 2-032: Particular requirements for hand-held and hand-manipulated current sensors for electrical test and measurement</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/60964" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">IEC 61010-2-033:2019, Ed. 2.0</a> - 6/21/2019 - Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use - Part 2-033: Particular requirements for hand-held multimeters and other meters for domestic and professional use, capable of measuring mains voltage</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/29123" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">CISPR 16-2-3:2016/AMD1:2019, Ed. 4.0</a> - 6/25/2019 - Amendment 1 - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 2-3: Methods of measurement of disturbances and immunity - Radiated disturbance measurements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/65357" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">CISPR 16-2-3:2016+AMD1:2019, Ed. 4.1</a> - 6/25/2019 - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 2-3: Methods of measurement of disturbances and immunity - Radiated disturbance measurements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/62417" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">IEC 60079:2019, Ed. 1.0</a> - 6/27/2019 - Explosive atmospheres - ALL PARTS</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/64705" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">IEC 60079-0:2017/ISH2:2019, Ed. 7.0</a> - 6/27/2019 - Interpretation Sheet 2 - 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/65391" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">IEC 62209-3:2019, Ed. 1.0</a> - 6/28/2019 - Measurement procedure for the assessment of specific absorption rate of human exposure to radio frequency fields from hand-held and body-mounted wireless communication devices - Part 3: Vector measurement-based systems (Frequency range of 600 MHz to 6 GHz)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/62437" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">IEC 60068-2:2019, Ed. 1.0</a> - 7/2/2019 - Environmental testing - Part 2: Tests - ALL PARTS</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.iec.ch/about/" target="_blank" rel="noopener 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;">EU – Technical Guidance Note for Radio Modules and Equipment with Integrated Modules</h4>
<p>The Radio Equipment Directive Compliance Association (REDCA) of the European Union has released the technical guidance note for RED compliance requirements for radio modules and final radio equipment products that integrate a radio module.</p>
<p>Prior to being placed on the market in the EU, radio modules that meet the definition of radio equipment (as per Article 2 of the RED), and are within the scope of the RED, must be assessed to the RED. In all cases, an assessment of the radio module must be made to the requirements of Article 3 of the RED.</p>
<p>Despite the possibility that the radio module’s operation may be reassessed later as part of a final radio product, a full assessment of safety, EMC, and radio performance is necessary to demonstrate the radio module’s compliance with the RED.</p>
<p>The radio module manufacturer must define at least one operating environment (or selection of environments) for their assessment, and this must be clearly detailed in the technical documentation of the radio module.</p>
<p>For radio modules that will be installed by end users rather than be professionally installed, radio module manufacturers must either assess the module in a range of possible environments, or limit the types of installation permitted.</p>
<p>The radio module manufacturer must consider a range of possible conditions, such as input voltage, temperature, and other environmental conditions, which may apply in the final environment of use. This includes the internal operating temperatures and voltage variations of possible host devices.</p>
<p>Other aspects to be considered by the radio module manufacturer include:</p>
<ul>
<li>Antenna type and gain</li>
<li>Antenna assembly, path, or configuration</li>
<li>Software versions or modifications</li>
<li>Installation</li>
<li>Type of operation and use</li>
<li>Shielding or reflective effects of the host product (if known)</li>
<li>All safety aspects</li>
</ul>
<p>Any items that could affect RED compliance, such as critical accessories, antennas, antenna assembly or path, software versions, etc., shall be documented in the radio module’s installation instructions and on the radio module’s EU declaration of conformity.</p>
<p>When installing a radio module into a host product, assessment or testing will be required at the final radio product level if the host product was not used at the time of the original assessment.</p>
<p>For example, if a host product and final radio product have other functions beside the operation of the radio module, the assessment will cover the radio operation as well as the other functions, which may likely be covered under different standards.</p>
<p>The complete technical guidance note can be found <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_3b35c4cf87ad4167918b2504e6c6c696.pdf" 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;">Switzerland – Updates to Radio Interference Regulations</h4>
<p>The Swiss Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) is updating the Radio Interference Regulations (RIR) to follow the latest frequency management regulations in Europe; the revised RIR will be enforced September 1, 2019. The Ordinance of the Swiss OFCOM on telecommunications installations (OOIT) specifies the basic technical requirements with regard to telecommunications installations set out by the Swiss Federal Council, and regulates the use of radio interfaces in Switzerland.</p>
<p>The updates are as follows (no Radio Interface Regulation (RIR) is completely new or repealed):</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<table style="width: 0px; border: 1px solid #333; cellpadding: 5px;">
<tbody>
<tr>
<td style="width: 144px; border: 1px solid #333; cellpadding: 5px;">
<p>RIR0203-14,</p>
<p>RIR0203-15,</p>
<p>RIR0203-20</p>
</td>
<td style="width: 462px; border: 1px solid #333; cellpadding: 5px;">
<p>The "application description" will be modified to "Video PMSE" instead of "SAP/SAB and ENG/OB.”</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 144px; border: 1px solid #333; cellpadding: 5px;">
<p>RIR0203-16,</p>
<p>RIR0203-17,</p>
<p>RIR0203-18</p>
</td>
<td style="width: 462px; border: 1px solid #333; cellpadding: 5px;">
<p>The channeling requirement (7 MHz) and the maximum occupied bandwidth requirement (20 MHz) will be removed.</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 144px; border: 1px solid #333; cellpadding: 5px;">
<p>RIR0302-12</p>
</td>
<td style="width: 462px; border: 1px solid #333; cellpadding: 5px;">
<p>Harmonized standard changed from EN 302 217-4-2 to EN 302 217-4 (due to transition from the R&amp;TTE-Directive to the RE-Directive).</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 144px; border: 1px solid #333; cellpadding: 5px;">
<p>RIR0302-17,</p>
<p>RIR0302-24,</p>
<p>RIR0302-31,</p>
<p>RIR0302-32,</p>
<p>RIR0302-46,</p>
<p>RIR0302-48</p>
</td>
<td style="width: 462px; border: 1px solid #333; cellpadding: 5px;">
<p>Additional channelings (55 MHz, 112 MHz, 56 MHz, 56 MHz, 1000 MHz, and 112 MHz) will be added.</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 144px; border: 1px solid #333; cellpadding: 5px;">
<p>RIR0806-15</p>
</td>
<td style="width: 462px; border: 1px solid #333; cellpadding: 5px;">
<p>A reduction of the receiving frequency range from 3.40 - 4.20 GHz down to 3.60 - 4.20 GHz will be introduced.</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 144px; border: 1px solid #333; cellpadding: 5px;">
<p>RIR0806-20</p>
</td>
<td style="width: 462px; border: 1px solid #333; cellpadding: 5px;">
<p>Adaptions will be made due to the amendment of the ECC/DEC/(13)01.</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 144px; border: 1px solid #333; cellpadding: 5px;">
<p>RIR0808-13</p>
</td>
<td style="width: 462px; border: 1px solid #333; cellpadding: 5px;">
<p>The reference ERC/DEC/(99)05 will be removed because this decision has been withdrawn.</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 144px; border: 1px solid #333; cellpadding: 5px;">
<p>RIR1003-11,</p>
<p>RIR1003-12</p>
</td>
<td style="width: 462px; border: 1px solid #333; cellpadding: 5px;">
<p>The requirement of a minimum occupied bandwidth of 600 kHz will be introduced.</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 144px; border: 1px solid #333; cellpadding: 5px;">
<p>RIR1004-01</p>
</td>
<td style="width: 462px; border: 1px solid #333; cellpadding: 5px;">
<p>The reference ERC/DEC(01)08 will be replaced by ECC/DEC/(18)03.</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 144px; border: 1px solid #333; cellpadding: 5px;">
<p>RIR1010-05</p>
</td>
<td style="width: 462px; border: 1px solid #333; cellpadding: 5px;">
<p>An additional limit (25mW) is defined, which applies to equipment to be used inside vehicles.</p>
</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>
&nbsp;
<h4 style="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 />Canada – Changes to the 3500 MHz Band</h4>
<p>The Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development of Canada (ISED) recently announced its decision on revisions to the 3450-3650 MHz band (also known as the 3500 MHz band) to accommodate flexible use for fixed and mobile services, as well as the potential changes to the 3400-3450 band and the 3650-4200 MHz band (referred to as the 3800 MHz band).</p>
<ol>
<li>Changes to the allocations in the 3500 MHz band – ISED will add a primary mobile allocation to the 3450-3475 MHz band and remove the radiolocation allocation from the 3450-3500 MHz band.</li>
<li>Flexible use in the 3500 MHz band – ISED is adopting a flexible use licensing model for fixed and mobile services in the 3450-3475 MHz band, which will provide ISED with the ability to issue flexible use licenses in a 200 MHz frequency range from 3450-3650 MHz.</li>
<li>Coexistence of radiolocation and other services in the 3400-3450 MHz band – ISED will continue to monitor and study the 3400-3450 MHz band to assess its potential future use in other services. Any changes to the use of the band will be subject to a future consultation.</li>
<li>Provisions to allow existing licensees to continue services in the 3500 MHz band
<ul>
<li>For each license area, existing licensees that meet all conditions of license will be eligible to be issued flexible use licenses covering the same geographic area for a fixed amount of spectrum.</li>
<li>Existing licensees that currently hold 75 MHz or more of fixed use licenses in a given area will be eligible to apply for a new flexible use license of 60 MHz in the related area; those with 50 MHz of spectrum will be eligible to apply for a new flexible use license of 50 MHz; and all other existing licensees will be eligible to apply for new flexible use licenses of 20 MHz.</li>
<li>Any license transfers or divisions of a license by area and/or frequency made subsequent to June 6, 2018 will not alter the total amount of spectrum available to eligible incumbent licensees for flexible use through the transition process.</li>
<li>Prior to the auction, any transfer request involving a portion of 3500 MHz fixed licenses must specify the amount of flexible use spectrum available for each transfer applicant based on blocks of 10 MHz.</li>
<li>All transfer requests for existing fixed use licenses in the 3500 MHz band received prior to the auction process will be considered as transfers of commercial mobile spectrum.</li>
<li>Any portion of a fixed license that remains with no appropriation of eligibility for a flexible use license will be automatically cancelled upon completion of the competitive licensing process.</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>Changes to the 3500 MHz band plan and interference mitigation – ISED is adopting a band plan using unpaired blocks of 10 MHz in the frequency range of 3450-3650 MHz.</li>
<li>Interference mitigation – ISED will establish a coordination procedure between operators and technical limits in a future standard.</li>
<li>Timing for the introduction of mobile services in the 3500 MHz band – Existing licensees who are eligible and wish to provide mobile services must acquire a flexible use license.</li>
</ol>
<p>Additional information can be found <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf11517.html" 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;">Canada – Regulatory Updates for White Space Devices</h4>
<p>The Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development of Canada (ISED) opens consultation for RSS-222, Issue 2, White Space Devices (WSDs), as well as DBS-01, Issue 2, White Space Database Specifications.</p>
<ul>
<li>RSS-222, Issue 2, White Space Devices (WSDs), delineates the certification requirements for license-exempt radio apparatus operating in the frequency bands 54-72 MHz, 76-88 MHz, 174-216 MHz, 470-608 MHz, and 657-663 MHz, known as white space devices (WSDs).</li>
<li>DBS-01, Issue 2, White Space Database Specifications, delineates the technical requirements for the designation of a database capable of identifying available channels for use by white space devices in the white space frequency bands noted above.</li>
</ul>
<p>Following is the list of changes in RSS-222, Issue 2:</p>
<ol>
<li>The sections on RSS-102 (for radio frequency exposure) and RSP-100 (requirements for the certification of radio apparatus) have been removed since these documents are normative references in RSS-Gen.</li>
<li>White space frequency bands have been revised based on the Decision on the Technical and Policy Framework for White Space Devices.</li>
<li>Additional Equivalent Isotropic Radiated Power (e.i.r.p.) and associated conducted power limits, power spectral densities, and conducted adjacent channel emission limits, have been included for fixed white space devices.</li>
<li>New sections have been included to address certification and licensing requirements.</li>
<li>Channel bonding requirements have been clarified, and additional requirements prescribed.</li>
<li>A definition for less congested areas has been added.</li>
<li>A transition period has been included for the certification of WSDs.</li>
<li>The measurement section on multiple antennas has been removed since the measurement method is defined in ANSI C63.10, American National Standard for Testing Unlicensed Wireless Devices (referenced in RSS-Gen, General Requirements for Compliance of Radio Apparatus).</li>
<li>A confidence level associated with the uncertainty of the geo-location accuracy has been prescribed.</li>
<li>A requirement has been added stating that the description of alternate geo-location determination (other than GPS) must be included in the test report.</li>
<li>A dependency requirement for the power level of a mode I personal/portable device has been added when the controlling device is limited to 40 mW.</li>
<li>Additional editorial changes and clarifications have been made, as appropriate.</li>
</ol>
<p>Effective six months from the date of publication, ISED will no longer accept applications for the certification of new WSDs complying with RSS-222, Issue 1. After this period, applications for the certification of new WSDs demonstrating compliance with Issue 2 of RSS-222 shall be accepted.</p>
<p>Following is the list of changes in DBS-01, Issue 2:</p>
<ol>
<li>White space frequency bands have been revised based on the Decision on the Technical and Policy Framework for White Space Devices.</li>
<li>In addition to the list of available channels, the WSDB will also provide the associated maximum power levels on which a WSD may operate.</li>
<li>Editorial changes and clarifications have been made to improve the standard.</li>
<li>Definition for less congested areas has been added.</li>
<li>The use of the term “Television White Space (TVWS)” has been revised to “White Space (WS).” This reflects the expanded and more general use of spectrum beyond the former TV spectrum.</li>
<li>Tables of separation distances between WSDs and TV-protected contours has been updated to facilitate the operation of WSDs’ power levels up to 10 Watts e.i.r.p. and for various power levels below 4 Watts e.i.r.p. The separation distances have also been revised to address separation distances for antenna height below 30 m (outside the F curve range).</li>
<li>Allow a higher effective height above average terrain (EHAAT), directional height above average terrain (dirHAAT), and antenna height above ground level (AGL). The separation distances have been revised in light of those changes.</li>
<li>A transition period has been defined to facilitate the transition from DBS-01 Issue 1 requirements to DBS-01, Issue 2 requirements.</li>
<li>The separation distances must now include the difference of geo-location’s uncertainty if above the reference ±50 m uncertainty.</li>
</ol>
<p>Within six months of this standard’s date of publication, a WSDBA having an existing WSDB designation from ISED shall submit an application to ISED demonstrating compliance with the current issue of this standard.</p>
<p>Upon receipt of the application, ISED will review and assess compliance with the current issue of this standard. In order to maintain its designation, the WSDBA will be required to take satisfactory corrective measures as identified, and within the timeline set out by ISED. Additional information can be found <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.rabc-cccr.ca/open-consultations/rss-222-2-and-dbs-01-2/" 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;">South Korea – Regulatory Update for IoT Equipment</h4>
<p>South Korea’s National Radio Research Agency (RRA) is revising the technical standards for wireless equipment telecommunications testing as the international standard for narrowband Internet of Things (IoT) equipment is revised.</p>
<p>Article 4 (Wireless facility for mobile communication) Technical standards for narrowband IoT wireless facilities for mobile telecommunication that uses frequency division multiplexing method are as follows:<br /> <br /> 4. Conditions of Mobile Station Transmitter<br /> B. Out-of-band drivers shall meet the following conditions:</p>
<table style="width: 0px;" border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5">
<thead>
<tr><th style="width: 168px;"><strong>Occupied Frequency Bandwidth</strong></th><th style="width: 156px;"><strong>Frequency Band*</strong></th><th style="width: 144px;"><strong>Average Power of Unwanted Emission</strong></th><th style="width: 130px;"><strong>Resolution Bandwidth</strong></th></tr>
</thead>
<tbody>
<tr>
<td style="width: 168px; border-collapse: collapse;" rowspan="5">200 kHz</td>
<td style="width: 156px; border-collapse: collapse;">±100 kHz</td>
<td style="width: 144px; border-collapse: collapse;">&lt; 26 dBm</td>
<td style="width: 130px; border-collapse: collapse;" rowspan="5">30 kHz</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 156px; border-collapse: collapse;">±200 kHz</td>
<td style="width: 144px; border-collapse: collapse;">&lt; -5 dBm</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 156px; border-collapse: collapse;">±250 kHz</td>
<td style="width: 144px; border-collapse: collapse;">&lt; -8 dBm</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 156px; border-collapse: collapse;">±400 kHz</td>
<td style="width: 144px; border-collapse: collapse;">&lt; -29 dBm</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 156px; border-collapse: collapse;">±(600 - 1800) kHz</td>
<td style="width: 144px; border-collapse: collapse;">&lt; -35 dBm</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>
<p><em>* NOTE: The average power of unwanted emissions between frequency bands should be linearly interpolated.</em></p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">South Korea – Updated EMC Technical Requirements</h4>
<p>On May 28, 2019, South Korea’s National Radio Research Agency (RRA) updated Phase I procedures of Annex I, including technical requirements for electromagnetic compatibility.</p>
<p>Following is the list of updates from the previous version posted on 3/19/2019:</p>
<ul>
<li>Added a link referencing the technical regulations regarding the EMC test items.</li>
<li>Updated notice on the designation and management of testing laboratories for broadcasting and communications equipment (RRA Public Notification 2019 - 5, March 11, 2019).</li>
<li>Updated test methods for electromagnetic compatibility (RRA Announce 2018-128, Dec 24, 2018).</li>
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<p>The following EMC standards found in Article 3 of the Notice were removed (see Section 3 of Table 1 Matters Related to Test Items by Examination Field):</p>
<ul>
<li>KN 301 489-7</li>
<li>KN 301 489-24</li>
<li>KN 301 489-26</li>
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<p>The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico recently notified Mexican customs authorities that NOM-208 certificates issued on behalf of someone other than the importer will be accepted.</p>
<p>NOM-208-SCFI-2016 regulates Bluetooth, WLAN, and other short-range devices operating in the frequency bands 2400-2483.5 MHz, 5725-5850 MHz, and 902-928 MHz. This standard has replaced both NOM-121-SCT1-1999 (NOM 121) and NOM-EM-016-SCFI-2015 (NOM-016), although certifications obtained under NOM-121 and NOM-EM-016 remain valid.</p>
<p>For the purpose of demonstrating compliance with the NOM-208-SCFI-2016 standard before the customs authorities, valid certificates of conformity and/or compliance with the Official Mexican Standard NOM-208-SCFI-2016, NOM-121-SCTI-2009, of the Official Standard Mexican Emergency NOM-EM-016-SCFI-2015 is required. Certificates of conformity issued in accordance with Technical Provision IFT-008-2015 are also mandatory and will be accepted until the end of their date of validity (expiration date).</p>
<p>If the certificate is valid, it will be accepted even if the certificate is issued to a person, party, or entity that is not the importer. Certificates completed under NOM-121 and NOM-016 have permanent validity; however, they cannot be modified to include similar products or additional models.</p>
<p>Additionally, all previously issued certificates will now need to be updated to include the product's HS Code. This is now required in order to carry out the normal importation process.</p>
<p>Any importer using an exception letter in order to waive obtaining a NOM is not required to obtain a mandatory NOM certificate.</p>
<p>Goods that are not sold to the general public or are imported for manufacturing will now require NOM.</p>
<p>Dictums/product declarations on specialized products and exemptions will continue to be issued; however, these products will be checked at customs and may be rejected if it is determined that they are not highly specialized. This update affects all devices submitted for radio and safety Type Approval in Mexico for NOM standards, and is effective as of June 3, 2019.</p>
<p>Additional information can be found <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://aduanasrevista.mx/simplificacion-de-tramites/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">here</a>.</p>
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<p><h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" name="B1"></a>EU Market Surveillance</h4>

<p><strong>Question:</strong> As a U.S. manufacturer of wireless devices with the bulk of our client base in the EU, what should we know about market surveillance activities there?</p>

<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU (RED) established a regulatory framework for placing radio equipment into a single market consisting of the EU by establishing the essential requirements for safety, health, electromagnetic compatibility, efficient use of radio spectrum, and other important aspects of these considerations.</p>

<p>This new single market approach requires improved market surveillance, and the implementation of more stringent requirements regarding product identification and traceability of equipment to the responsible parties, be they manufacturers, importers or distributors.</p>

<p>The market surveillance authorities should have no difficulty determining a product&rsquo;s identifier, or making contact with the responsible party. To ensure this occurs, it is critically important that the product and its Declaration of Conformity provide the necessary information so that the market surveillance authorities can easily identify the product, and then quickly and easily reach an individual with authority that can answer questions and provide supporting documentation in response to their inquiries.</p>

<p>If your product is CE marked, you should maintain a proper Technical Documentation file, as described in Annex 5 of the RED, and ensure it is readily accessible. When done properly, the Technical Documentation should demonstrate with ample evidence that the product is in fact compliant with the applicable regulations, and worthy of the CE mark. Having this information prepared and available in the event of contact by market surveillance authorities will facilitate the investigative process and allow a quicker path to a successful conclusion of any market surveillance activities.</p>

<p>Each EU and EFTA member state is responsible for enforcement through its designated market surveillance authorities, which may include more than one entity that investigates non-conformities. The entities who perform market surveillance and enforcement activities may have a primary interest in the product as it relates to the regulatory environment, trade and commerce, health and safety, etc.</p>

<p>Often, a non-conforming product is given the opportunity to demonstrate that it meets the requirements, and can then be properly CE marked. The failure to comply, or the inability to demonstrate compliance, could result in product recalls, prohibitive actions, fines, or in extreme situations, perhaps imprisonment. The enforcement action is to be proportionate to the level of risk posed by the non-conforming product.</p>

<p>The European Commission maintains the &ldquo;<a href="https://ec.europa.eu/consumers/consumers_safety/safety_products/rapex/alerts/?event=main.listNotifications&amp;lng=en" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">Rapid Alert System</a>&rdquo; (formerly RAPEX) website to report enforcement actions for non-conforming, and often dangerous products that have been found by the designated market surveillance authorities. In its weekly overview reports, the site identifies each product that presents a risk of electric shock, fire, bodily injuries to people and animals, etc., and the enforcement action taken, which is typically a product recall, product withdrawal, or a total ban of the product.</p>

<p>For more information about market surveillance activities and manufacturer responsibilities including product identification, traceability and Technical Documentation requirements, see <a href="https://ec.europa.eu/growth/sectors/electrical-engineering/red-directive_en" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">RED 2014/53/EU</a>.</p>

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<p><strong>Question:</strong> What is the latest update on the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive (2011/65/EU)?</p>

<p><strong>Answer:</strong> An extension of the original RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC which focused on the health and environmental impact of hazardous substances by manufacturers in the EU, the RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU, aka RoHS 2, included among other things a CE marking directive which required RoHS compliance of specified electrical and electronic products in order for these products to qualify for a CE marking.</p>

<p>RoHS 2 also added five new categories of equipment subject to RoHS compliance in order to qualify for the CE marking, with the phase-in starting in July 2014. RoHS 2 was finally applied on July 21, 2019 to the fifth and final category, Category 11, which encompasses &ldquo;all other EEE&rdquo;. Now, all EEE, unless specifically excluded, are subject to the RoHS.</p>

<p>The original RoHS directive focused on restricting the use of six substances in EEE products - Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, Hexavalent Chrome, Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB) and Polybrominated diphenyl Ethers (PBDE).</p>

<p>RoHS Directive 2015/863, aka RoHS 3, which became effective July 22, 2019, added four more restricted substances - Bis (2-ethylhexyl) Phthalate (DEHP), Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP), Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP) and Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP) - to the current list of six restricted substances.</p>

<p>These four phthalates have already been restricted under the Restriction, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals (REACh) Regulation 1907/2006, so their inclusion under the RoHS at this time should not significantly impact manufacturers, however it is recommended that manufacturers ensure that their Technical Documentation file and Declaration(s) of Conformity are current. Manufacturers should note that the RoHS Directive 2015/863 is not a new directive, and that Declaration(s) of Conformity should still reference RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU.</p>

<p>The July 22, 2019 effective date of this latest amendment does not apply to medical devices (including in-vitro) nor monitoring and control instruments, including industrial monitoring and control instruments; the compliance date for these items is July 22, 2021.</p>

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<p><strong>Question:</strong> We previously manufactured unlicensed wireless devices but we now manufacture licensed wireless devices, and understand the FCC certification requirements are different. What do we need to know?</p>

<p><strong>Answer:</strong> We recommend that you carefully review the specific rules and regulations applicable to your device, but generally FCC certification applications for licensed transmitters must include a tune-up procedure over the power range, or at specific operating power levels, per <a href="https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=07929d057be3b26f9adab76e5fbea106&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.2_11033&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">47CFR&sect;2.1033(c)(9)</a>. A Parts lists/BOM can also be a required exhibit. The test report supporting the application must include frequency stability measurements in accordance with <a href="https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=1b5011ed915bd3edde4c53fd1d663466&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.2_11055&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">47CFR&sect;2.1055</a>.</p>

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<p><strong>Question:</strong> We manufacture an electronic ultrasonic device that uses radio frequency to generate ultrasonic waves for industrial purposes. Which FCC rule part applies to our device?</p>

<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Radio frequency (RF) ultrasonic devices are regulated under <a href="https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=07929d057be3b26f9adab76e5fbea106&amp;mc=true&amp;node=pt47.1.18&amp;rgn=div5" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">47CFR&sect;18</a>, Industrial, Scientific, and Medical Equipment. You should reference <a href="http://www.rheintech.com/https://04e5b39a-4e7c-410a-84a4-d2222f749904.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_227495a1149843c9b90e23b69af42794.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">FCC/OST MP-5 (1986)</a>, &ldquo;FCC Methods of Measurements of Radio Noise Emissions from Industrial, Scientific, and Medical equipment&rdquo; for the measurement techniques used to determine compliance with the technical requirements. If the measurement procedures in this document cannot not applied to your product, you should review the most recent <a href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_04d7320a91aa467eb485d32e740c2942.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">Pre-Approval Guidance List</a> and then utilize the <a href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_619fdac8f0a14b609dd6635418953835.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">Pre-Approval Guidance Procedure</a> to obtain FCC guidance prior to any testing.</p>

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<h4 style="color: #D57C13;display: block;font-family: Helvetica;font-size: 16px;font-weight: bold;line-height: 100%;margin-top: 0;margin-right: 0;margin-bottom: 10px;margin-left: 0;text-align: left;">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><u><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1354597318895601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257159,59574,25" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN 60335-1:2012/A2:2019</a></u> - (08-09-2019) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 1: General requirements</li>
<li><u><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1354597318895601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257245,63863,25" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN 60704-3:2019</a></u> - (08-09-2019) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Test code for the determination of airborne acoustical noise - Part 3: Procedure for determining and verifying declared noise emission values</li>
<li><u><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1354597318895601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,62826,25" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN 61000-3-3:2013/A1:2019</a></u> - (08-02-2019) - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 3-3: Limits - Limitation of voltage changes, voltage fluctuations and flicker in public low-voltage supply systems, for equipment with rated current &lt;= 16 A per phase and not subject to conditional connection</li>
<li><u><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1354597318895601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258337,61153,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 62040-1:2019</a></u> - (07-19-2019) - Uninterruptible power systems (UPS) - Part 1: Safety requirements</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1354597318895601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,66994,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 55016-1-1:2019</a> - (07-12-2019) - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 1-1: Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus - Measuring apparatus</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1354597318895601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257981,65575,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 60086-4:2019</a> - (07-12-2019) - Primary batteries - Part 4: Safety of lithium batteries</li>
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<p>See <a href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:84:4871265376428807" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">CENELEC</a> for additional information.</p>

<h4 style="color: #D57C13;display: block;font-family: Helvetica;font-size: 16px;font-weight: bold;line-height: 100%;margin-top: 0;margin-right: 0;margin-bottom: 10px;margin-left: 0;text-align: left;">EU: New ETSI Standards Recently Released</h4>

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

<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/303200_303299/3032130601/03.01.01_60/en_3032130601v030101p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI EN 303 213-6-1 V3.1.1</a> - (July 2019) - Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS); Part 6: Harmonised Standard for access to radio spectrum for deployed surface movement radar sensors; Sub-part 1: X-band sensors using pulsed signals and transmitting power up to 100 kW</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/303300_303399/30336403/01.01.01_60/en_30336403v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI EN 303 364-3 V1.1.1</a> - (July 2019) - Primary Surveillance Radar (PSR); Harmonised Standard for access to radio spectrum; Part 3: Air Traffic Control (ATC) PSR sensors operating in the frequency band 8 500 MHz to 10 000 MHz (X band)</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/300300_300399/300328/02.02.02_60/en_300328v020202p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI EN 300 328 V2.2.2</a> - (July 2019) - Wideband transmission systems; Data transmission equipment operating in the 2,4 GHz band; Harmonised Standard for access to radio spectrum</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/103000_103099/103088/02.01.01_60/tr_103088v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TR 103 088 V2.1.1</a> - (July 2019) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Using the EN 301 489 series of EMC standards</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/137100_137199/137114/15.05.00_60/ts_137114v150500p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TS 137 114 V15.5.0</a> - (July 2019) - Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Active Antenna System (AAS) Base Station (BS) Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 37.114 version 15.5.0 Release 15)</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/138100_138199/13814101/15.02.00_60/ts_13814101v150200p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TS 138 141-1 V15.2.0</a> - (July 2019) - 5G; NR; Base Station (BS) conformance testing Part 1: Conducted conformance testing (3GPP TS 38.141-1 version 15.2.0 Release 15)</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/138100_138199/13814102/15.02.00_60/ts_13814102v150200p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TS 138 141-2 V15.2.0</a> - (July 2019) - 5G; NR; Base Station (BS) conformance testing Part 2: Radiated conformance testing (3GPP TS 38.141-2 version 15.2.0 Release 15)</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_gr/mWT/001_099/018/01.01.01_60/gr_mWT018v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI GR mWT 018 V1.1.1</a> - (August 2019) - Analysis of Spectrum, License Schemes and Network Scenarios in the W-band</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/102300_102399/10236104/01.10.01_60/ts_10236104v011001p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TS 102 361-4 V1.10.1</a> - (August 2019) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Systems; Part 4: DMR trunking protocol</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/103500_103599/103580/01.01.01_60/tr_103580v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TR 103 580 V1.1.1</a> - (August 2019) - Urban Rail ITS and Road ITS applications in the 5,9 GHz band; Investigations for the shared use of spectrum</li>
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<p>See <a href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/h_sf10571.html" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI website</a> for additional information.</p>

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

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<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/62425" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 60947:2019, Ed. 1.0</a> - (2019-07-08) - Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear - ALL PARTS</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/26807" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 61097-16:2019, Ed. 1.0</a> - (2019-07-08) - Global maritime distress and safety system (GMDSS) - Part 16: Ship earth stations operating in mobile-satellite systems recognized for use in the GMDSS - Operational and performance requirements, methods of testing and required test results</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/29933" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 80601-2-77:2019, Ed. 1.0</a> - (2019-07-09) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-77: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of robotically assisted surgical equipment</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/33594" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 80601-2-78:2019, Ed. 1.0</a> - (2019-07-09) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-78: Particular requirements for basic safety and essential performance of medical robots for rehabilitation, assessment, compensation or alleviation</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/63870" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 61097-6:2005/AMD2:2019, Ed. 2.0</a> - (2019-07-10) - Amendment 2 - Global maritime distress and safety system (GMDSS) - Part 6: Narrowband direct-printing telegraph equipment for the reception of navigational and meteorological warnings and urgent information to ships (NAVTEX)</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/65472" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 61097-6:2005+AMD1:2011+AMD2:2019, Ed. 2.2</a> - (2019-07-10) - Global maritime distress and safety system (GMDSS) - Part 6: Narrowband direct-printing telegraph equipment for the reception of navigational and meteorological warnings and urgent information to ships (NAVTEX)</li>
<li><u><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/61955" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 62026-2:2008/AMD1:2019, Ed. 2.0</a></u> - (2019-07-10) - Amendment 1 - Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear - Controller-device interfaces (CDIs) - Part 2: Actuator sensor interface (AS-i)</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/65473" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 62026-2:2008+AMD1:2019, Ed. 2.1</a> - (2019-07-10) - Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear - Controller-device interfaces (CDIs) - Part 2: Actuator sensor interface (AS-i)</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/30003" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 61810-10:2019, Ed. 1.0</a> - (2019-07-11) - Electromechanical elementary relays - Part 10: Additional functional aspects and safety requirements for high-capacity relays</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/31157" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 63009:2019, Ed. 1.0</a> - (2019-07-11) - Ultrasonics - Physiotherapy systems - Field specifications and methods of measurement in the frequency range 20 kHz to 500 kHz</li>
<li><u><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/62750" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 62597:2019, Ed. 1.0</a></u> - (2019-07-17) - Magnetic field levels generated by electronic and electrical apparatus in the railway environment with respect to human exposure - Measurement procedures</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/65532" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 60068-2-64/AMD1:2019, Ed. 2.0</a> - (2019-07-19) - Amendment 1 - Environmental testing &ndash; Part 2-64: Tests &ndash; Test Fh: Vibration, broadband random and guidance</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/61451" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 61169-24:2019, Ed. 3.0</a> - (2019-07-19) - Radio-frequency connectors - Part 24: Sectional specification - Radio frequency coaxial connectors with screw coupling, typically for use in 75 &Omega; cable networks (type F)</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/60891" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 61557-1:2019, Ed. 3.0</a> - (2019-07-26) - Electrical safety in low voltage distribution systems up to 1 000 V AC and 1 500 V DC - Equipment for testing, measuring or monitoring of protective measures - Part 1: General requirements</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/61823" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 61333:2019, Ed. 2.0</a> - (2019-07-30) - Marking on ferrite cores</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/65592" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 62341-5-3:2019, Ed. 2.0</a> - (2019-08-02) - Organic light emitting diode (OLED) displays - Part 5-3: Measuring methods of image sticking and lifetime</li>
</ul>

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

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<p>On August 8th, 2019, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai presented a proposal that would continue to guarantee the health and safety of workers and consumers of wireless technology by maintaining the FCC&rsquo;s existing radiofrequency (RF) exposure limits. This follows more than six years of public input and review.</p>

<p>Currently, the FCC possesses an inconsistent collection of service-specific regulations. This proposal, however, would institute a set of guidelines for establishing compliance with limits regardless of the service or technology. Furthermore, Pai is proposing that the FCC seek input on the creation of rules reinforcing existing methods of determining compliance with the RF exposure standard for high-frequency devices.</p>

<p>According to Julius Knapp, Chief of the FCC&rsquo;s Office of Engineering and Technology, the United States&rsquo; RF exposure limits are among the most stringent in the world. Additionally, Knapp states that &ldquo;the FCC sets radiofrequency limits in close consultation with the FDA and other health agencies. After a thorough review of the record and consultation with these agencies, we find it appropriate to maintain the existing radiofrequency limits.&rdquo;</p>

<p>Pai&rsquo;s proposal includes three main components:</p>

<ol>
<li><strong>Maintaining the current standard: </strong>This item would maintain existing RF exposure limits, resolving the FCC 2013 Notice of Inquiry, which sought public input on whether or not to strengthen the existing RF exposure limits.</li>
<li><strong>Establishing uniform rules for determining compliance with RF standards:</strong> This item would establish a set of guidelines using science-based metrics around frequency, distance, and power to determine how one assesses whether they are in compliance with RF standards.</li>
<li><strong>Formalizing the application of the existing standard to certain frequencies: </strong>This item would seek input on the creation of rules for reinforcing the FCC&rsquo;s existing methods of determining compliance with the RF exposure standard for high-frequency devices.</li>
</ol>

<p>Jeffery Shuren, Director of the Food and Drug Administration&rsquo;s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, noted in a letter to the FCC that &ldquo;available scientific evidence to date does not support adverse health effects in humans due to exposures at or under the current limits [&hellip;]. No changes to the current standards are warranted at this time.&rdquo;</p>

<p>More information is available <a href="https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-358968A1.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">here</a>.</p>

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<p>To improve broadband coverage and minimize the interference to protected services, the FCC has modified its white space device rules, effective August 19th, 2019. Below are the changes:</p>

<ul>
<li>All fixed white space devices are required to include a geolocation capability, such as GPS.</li>
<li>The option has been revoked to permit the geographic coordinates of a fixed device to be determined by a professional installer.</li>
<li>When the device is used at a location where internal geolocation capability does not function, the use of external geolocation sources by a fixed white space device is allowed.</li>
<li>Fixed white space devices are required to re-check geographic coordinates once a day and report the data to the white space database.</li>
<li>All white space devices can operate on available channels in the frequency bands 470-698 MHz; in the 657-663 MHz segment of the 600 MHz duplex gap; and in the bands 617-652 MHz and 663-698 MHz in areas where 600 MHz band licenses have not commenced operations.</li>
<li>White space devices cannot operate in the band 614-617 MHz.</li>
<li>Parties operating WMTS networks in the 608-614 MHz frequency band must notify one of the white space database administrators of their operating location in order to receive interference protection.</li>
</ul>

<p>More information can be found <a href="https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-19-24A1.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">here</a>.</p>

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<p>Earlier this month, Innovation, Science, and Economic Development (ISED) Canada released the Standards Radio System Plan SRSP-101, Issue 2, <em>Technical Requirements for Fixed Earth Stations Operating Above 1 GHz in Space Radiocommunication Services and Earth Stations on board Vessels (ESVs) Operating in the Fixed-Satellite Service</em>, which replaces Issue 1.</p>

<p>This standard delineates the technical requirements for the use of fixed earth stations and provides an update on the specifications of equivalent isotropically radiated power (e.i.r.p.) density in certain bands. The main changes are as follows:</p>

<ol>
<li>In Annex A, sections 2.5 and 2.6, the off-axis e.i.r.p. density limits have been changed to eliminate the discontinuity that currently exists at 48˚.</li>
<li>In Annex A, section 2.6, changes were implemented to express e.i.r.p. density in dBW/MHz rather than dBW/40 kHz for the frequency band 27.5-30 GHz.</li>
<li>In Annex B, the title has been revised to clarify that the annex applies only to earth stations operating with geostationary satellite orbit satellites.</li>
<li>In Annex B, the corresponding antenna patterns of Annex A sections 2.5 and 2.6 have been modified.</li>
<li>Section 1 mentions that this SRSP can be used to evaluate the technical component of applications for earth stations in motion operating in the fixed satellite service until an appropriate SRSP is developed.</li>
</ol>

<p>More information can be found <a href="https://www.rabc-cccr.ca/open-consultations/srsp-101-technical-requirements-for-fixed-earth-stations-operating-above-1-ghz-in-space-radiocommunication-services-and-earth-stations-on-board-vessels-esvs-operating-in-the-fixed-satellite-service/" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">here</a>.</p>

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<p>The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has amended Annexure B of the Radio Frequency Spectrum Regulations, 2015, renaming it the Amended Radio Frequency Spectrum Amendment Regulations, 2019.</p>

<p>The use or possession of the following radio devices will not require a radio frequency spectrum license:</p>

<ul>
<li>Inductive Devices: 9-140 kHz</li>
<li>ULP-AMI Devices: 9-315 kHz</li>
<li>ULP-AIDS and Peripherals: 315-600 kHz</li>
<li>RFID: 865-868 MHz</li>
<li>WLAN: 2400-2483.5 MHz</li>
<li>Ultra-Wide Band (UWB) Communication Devices: 3100-3400 MHz</li>
<li>Wireless Access Systems/Radio Local Access Network (WAS &amp; RLAN): 5470-5725 MHz</li>
</ul>

<p>More details are available <a href="https://www.icasa.org.za/legislation-and-regulations/notice-of-intention-to-amend-annexure-b-of-the-radio-frequency-spectrum-regulations" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">here</a>.</p>

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<p>Effective November 1st, 2019, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China will enforce the implementation of the conformity assessment system for restricted use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.</p>

<p>This assessment system ensures compliance with standards and technical specifications for the use of hazardous substances. Certification bodies must meet the requirements of the &ldquo;Administrative Measures for Certification Bodies,&rdquo; the GB/T 27065 &ldquo;Conformity for Certification and Evaluation of Products, Processes, and Services,&rdquo; and the RB/T 242 &ldquo;Requirements for Green Product Certification Institutions.&rdquo;</p>

<p>Suppliers are responsible for genuine self-declaration and related technical documents. Market surveillance departments must supervise and manage restricted use, conformity assessment activities, and results of hazardous substances found in electrical and electronic products.</p>

<p>Click <a href="https://www.sgs.com/en/news/2019/06/safeguards-08519-china-issues-conformity-assessment-system-for-china-rohs-2" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">here</a> for more details.</p>

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<p>Delays are expected for all Type Approval Applications under review in Algeria while Mr. Zineddine Belattar, appointed Boardman Chair of <em>Autorit&eacute; de R&eacute;gulation de la poste et des Communications Electroniques (ARPCE)</em> in June of 2019, continues to await power of attorney. Thus, no Type Approval Certificates will be signed or released until the process is complete.</p>

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<p>On June 24th, 2019, it was confirmed that devices that do not support 4G and are subject to the CITC Technical Specification RI056 (Specification for UMTS 4G and LTE 4G Handsets and Related Equipment) had their approvals revoked. This followed discussions with the RF Regulator for Saudi Arabia, Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC). Technical Specification RI056 affected mobile phones, tablets, routers, and modems.</p>

<p>Devices that do not support 4G as a minimum will not be approved, as Saudi Arabia is working to phase out 2G and 3G. Affected devices that are already in the Saudi Arabian market, however, may continue to be used and sold until 2G and 3G are no longer in use.</p>

<p>To view the RI056 Technical Specification document, click <a href="https://citc.gov.sa/en/RulesandSystems/RegulatoryDocuments/EquipmentApproval/Documents/TA%20961%20E%20RI056.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">here</a>.</p>

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<p>On July 11th, 2019, the Japanese Regulator, <em>Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications</em> (MIC), released Ordinance No. 27, an amendment to part of the Radio Law Enforcement Regulations. The amendments include a revision of the technical conditions to allow for IEEE 802.11ax and the addition of channel 144 (5710 MHz). These amendments were made in an effort to introduce next generation WLAN &ndash; IEEE 802.11ax. If manufacturers would like to add support for 802.11ax to existing certifications, manufacturers may be able to retain the certification ID if the function is added using a software update.</p>

<p>In addition, MIC is proposing an amendment to the ministerial ordinance to enable the use of 5G effective December 2019. Amendments have been made to the Regulations for Enforcement of the Radio Act and the Regulations for Radio Equipment Concerning Technical Regulations Conformity Certification of Specified Radio Equipment.</p>

<p>More information can be found <a href="http://www.dspr.co.jp/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/New-regulation-for-IEEE-802.11ax_EN_rev1.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">here</a>.</p>

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<p>On June 12th, 2019, the Peru Regulator, <em>Ministerio de Transportes y Comunicaciones</em> (MTC), released the Supreme Decree SN 019-2019-MTC, which modified the Type Approval requirements for cellular terminals. These requirements are only applicable to consumer smart phone devices. The chief modification requires all smart phone devices entering Peru to have Cell Broadcast Service (CBS) enabled to receive warnings from the national Emergency Alert Early Messaging System (SISMATE).</p>

<p>Originally published in Peru, Decree SN 109-2019-MTC can be found <a href="https://busquedas.elperuano.pe/normaslegales/decreto-supremo-que-modifica-diversos-articulos-del-reglamen-decreto-supremo-n-019-2019-mtc-1778351-4/" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">here</a> in Spanish.</p>

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<p>The Indonesian Regulator, <em>Direktorat Jenderal Sumber Daya dan Perangkat Pos dan Informatika</em> (SDPPI), has updated their regulations to allow all devices to be approved using a paperwork-only process with no mandatory local testing needed. This update became effective July 22nd, 2019.</p>

<p>This paperwork-only process, which was previously limited to cellular devices, handheld computers, and computer tablets, is now applicable to all devices, including non-HKT products.</p>

<p>There are currently 120 accredited labs for HKT products and 210 accredited labs for non-HKT products. In order to submit test reports, the SDPPI requires foreign laboratories to be on their list of accredited labs. The regulation for this change warns that the acceptance of test reports from the 210 laboratories for non-HKT products is only valid for six months. Upon expiration, local testing will be needed again.</p>

<p>Click <a href="https://www.productcompliancespecialists.eu/uploadedFiles/Press_and_Publications/Regulatory_Updates/2019/Regulatory_Update_Indonesia_24-May-19.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">here</a> for more information.</p>

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<p>Following a Regulatory Update on March 14th, 2019 including new battery standards IS 16046 (Part I): 2018 / IEC 62133-1: 2017 and IS 16046 (Part II): 2018 / IEC 62122-2: 2017, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) released a new Circular presenting guidelines on the process to follow for the Changeover via Option A. According to the Circular, the online application system on the BIS portal via Option A is now live.</p>

<p>Option A is the process by which manufacturers carry out a changeover to the new IS 16046:2018 standard. Additional testing is performed to the new standard in accordance with the guidelines provided by a local BIS-approved laboratory. The laboratory will issue a report for these additional tests, citing compliance to the new standard.</p>

<p>To view the guidelines, click <a href="https://www.crsbis.in/BIS/wtsnew.do" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">here</a>.</p>

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<p>The Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) of UAE has introduced a new requirement applicable to all mobile phones, the Calling Name Presentation Feature (CNAP). Effective August 15th, 2019, CNAP applies to both new devices, as well as mobile phones already on the UAE market. The Technical Specifications listed below published by 3GPP and ETSI illustrate the technical and behavioral aspects of mobile phones in order to present the calling name. In order to introduce and sell these devices in UAE, mobile manufacturers and suppliers in the UAE must meet the following requirements.</p>

<p>Technical Specifications for CNAP:</p>

<ul>
<li>ETSI TS 122 081<br>
Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); Line Identification supplementary services; Stage 1</li>
<li>ETSI TS 122 096<br>
Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); Name identification supplementary services; Stage 1</li>
<li>ETSI TS 123 096<br>
Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); Name identification supplementary services; Stage 2</li>
<li>ETSI TS 124 096<br>
Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); Name Identification supplementary services; Stage 3</li>
<li>ETSI TS 124 080<br>
Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); Mobile radio interface layer 3 supplementary services specification; Formats and coding</li>
<li>ETSI TS 124 196<br>
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; 5G; Enhanced Calling Name (eCNAM)</li>
<li>ETSI TS 122 173<br>
Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; IP Multimedia Core Network Subsystem (IMS) Multimedia Telephony Service and supplementary services; Stage 1</li>
</ul>

<p>During local testing, checks will be conducted for mobile phone Type Approval applications to ensure these requirements are met. For devices already on the market, registered dealers have been alerted of these new requirements and will have already provided the TRA directly with software update details.</p>

<p>Visit the <a href="https://www.etsi.org/" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI website</a> to find additional information on these standards.</p>

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<p>The Vietnamese Regulator, <em>Ministry of Information and Communications </em>(MIC), issued a guidance letter requesting the immediate application of new QCVNs (QCVN 117:2018/BTTTT and QCVN 118:2018/BTTTT) despite the effective date of September 1st, 2019 for the new Circular 05/2019/TT-BTTTT.</p>

<p>Manufacturers and local importers must now perform new tests per QCVN 117:2018/BTTTT for LTE devices and apply for a new MIC type approval certificate. Additionally, for ITE devices (desktop computer, laptop, and portable computer), manufacturers and local importers must perform new tests per QCVN 118:2018/BTTTT. A new EMC test report should be used for SDoC procedures.</p>

<p>For more information, click <a href="https://extendmax.vn/mic-vietnam-guidance-for-implementation-of-qcvn-117-2018/btttt-immediately-applied-from-01-july-2019" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">here</a>.</p>

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<p>On November 30th, 2019, Act 951 will be replaced with Act 3484, which was published on June 3rd, 2019 by the Brazilian Regulator, <em>Ag&ecirc;ncia Nacional De Telecomunica&ccedil;&otilde;es</em> (ANATEL). Act 3484 delineates new sample requirements and testing procedures for assessing the conformity of lithium batteries used in cell phones. Following are the new sample requirements introduced in Act 3484:</p>

<ul>
<li>News Approvals: 34 batteries + 10 cells</li>
<li>Renewals: safety/electrical tests alternate every year</li>
<li>Safety Tests: 19 batteries + 10 cells</li>
<li>Electrical Tests: 15 batteries</li>
</ul>

<p>In addition to this, ANATEL has approved the allocation of the 3.5 GHz radio frequency band for mobile services in Resolution n 711.</p>

<p>This resolution establishes the conditions of use of the RF band from 3300 MHz-3600 MHZ, which will be used by systems employing Time Division Duplex (TDD); in fixed services digital radiocommunications systems; in point-to-point applications; and in mobile services.</p>

<p>The e.i.r.p. of a base station and a terminal will be the minimum required to perform the service with adequate reliability and quality. ANATEL will assign RFs to a telecommunications service provider if said provider proves coordination with others that operate in that band. Systems operating in the RF band of 3300 MHz-3600 MHz can continue to operate on a secondary basis if operation is in disagreement with this regulation.</p>

<p>For more information, click <a href="https://www.anatel.gov.br/legislacao/atos-de-requisitos-tecnicos-de-certificacao/2019/1288-ato-3484" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">here</a>.</p>

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<p>Effective August 1st, 2019, the Administration des Douanes et Imp&ocirc;ts Indirects of Morocco requires all products under the scope of EMC directives (technical regulations for electromagnetic compatibility of equipment, not including wireless communication equipment or telecommunications terminals) and LVD directives (technical regulations for electrical products operating at 50&ndash;1000 VAC and 75&ndash;1500 VDC) to attach the CMIM mark.</p>

<p>The CMIM mark should be visible on the equipment or data plate. If the device is too small, the mark will be attached to the packaging and accompanying documents. The vertical dimension of the &ldquo;C&rdquo; in the marking must be greater than or equal to six millimeters. In addition, the manufacturer must prove the product complies with safety requirements and regulations, provide technical documentation, and attach a Declaration of Conformity in Arabic.</p>

<p>More details are available <a href="https://www.gma.trade/single-post/2019/03/20/Mandatory-Conformity-Mark-for-Electronics-and-Electrotechnical-Products-in-Morocco" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">here</a>.</p>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong> We are designing and testing our wireless product, and though we are not ready to market it, we would like to conduct a demonstration at a customer site. At what point do we need to have confirmation that our product complies with the EU&rsquo;s radio equipment directive?</p>

<p><strong>Answer:</strong> According to the radio equipment directive (RED), the manufacturer is required to ensure that a product conforms to the RED during the period of its manufacture. Therefore, whether the device is being manufactured for purposes of demonstration, testing, or immediate placement on the EU market, it must comply with the RED requirements, including the applicable CE marking. In addition, if your product is not sold but instead is placed on the market as &ldquo;free issue&rdquo; or &ldquo;long-term loan,&rdquo; it must still comply with the RED.</p>

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<p><strong>Question:</strong> Will the FCC and ISED allow the use of Spread Spectrum Oscillators to reduce radiated emissions in our device?</p>

<p><strong>Answer:</strong> It is acceptable to use a Spread Spectrum Clock Generator (SSCG) for any digital device, including a Part 15B computer product. SSCs are designed using quartz crystal and can operate at standard frequencies for as many as 20 years. To reduce measurable energy levels using these SSCs, it is necessary to perform CISPR Quasi-Peak Measurements as the clock runs. Quartz crystal serves as a very stable frequency reference, is highly accurate, and possesses low noise, but it comes with disadvantages. To start, the crystal itself takes from two to sixth months to grow, and though it is small, it cannot be integrated. Furthermore, semiconductor-clock companies do not possess the expertise to package quartz crystal, which requires vacuum-sealed ceramic packaging separate from other electronics. Lastly, quartz SSCs require a large amount of space, and are only used in computers.</p>

<p>In 2006, Silicon Valley companies introduced silicon micro-electromechanical-systems (MEMS) clock resonators, which have replaced traditional quartz SSCs in many products. In comparison to conventional quartz oscillators, MEMS oscillators offer more programmability, as their subcomponents are designed and created in-house, rather than procured from other companies. Additionally, by using silicon to build the resonator, and packaging it with its clock&rsquo;s analog circuitry, multiple clock outputs could come from a single package. MEMS oscillators come in several industry-standard footprints, so they can easily replace quartz oscillators without any printed circuit board (PCB) layout changes or the use of bulky mechanical shielding. The introduction of the smaller MEMS clock resonators allows SSCs to be integrated into smaller technology, diversifying the range of applications to include smart phones, digital cameras, tablets, personal health monitors, and other wearable devices.</p>

<p>With its variety of programmable features, MEMS oscillators provide greater frequency, stability, and voltage ranges, and they reduce measurable energy levels, due to the flexible timing solution that improves system performance. Furthermore, as opposed to quartz oscillators, MEMS oscillators have a greater pull-range flexibility, with a programmable pull-range from &plusmn;6.25 ppm to thousands of ppm.</p>

<p>While MEMS oscillators pose production challenges, such as the requirement for frequency trimming and temperature compensation, they offer a variety of benefits, including reduced cost, easier integration, increased frequency and functionality, and a less tedious production process than traditional quartz oscillators.</p>

<p>In addition to a more flexible range of programmability, MEMS SSCs reduce emission levels more than quartz SSCs. FlexEdge, a programmable feature of MEMS oscillators, reduces EMI by increasing the rise and fall time of the clock&rsquo;s waveform, thus decreasing drive strength. Spread Spectrum Clocking is another programmable feature that MEMS oscillators use to reduce EMI. This feature mitigates EMI at the system level, and reduces power peaks in the frequency domain of fundamental and harmonic components of the clock signal. Using a combination of FlexEdge and Spread Spectrum Clocking can lower noise up to 17 dB and 24 dB on the fundamental frequency and the harmonics respectively.</p>

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<p><strong>Question:</strong> We manufacture a very large piece of equipment with a low operating frequency that falls under FCC Part 18. Unfortunately, our only available measurement distance to test radiated emissions is less than the FCC-specified distance limit, so how do we determine the actual attenuation distance?</p>

<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The FCC rules provide for this situation in Section <a href="https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=ec39a79808224d51275c220d4ef38081&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.18_1305&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">18.305 (note 2)</a> by allowing measurements to be made at varying distances from the device. If enough measurements are made to allow the actual distance attenuation to be calculated, the resulting factor can be applied to the emission level measured at a distance closer than the specified limit.</p>

<p>The advantage of multiple measurements is using a factor which could be 50 and 60 dB per decade (at 23 kHz) rather than 20 dB per decade for a single measurement. Assuming 20 dB per decade, if the emission is compliant, then only the 10 m measurement needs to be made.</p>

<p>Also, please note that at these frequencies, the FCC does not require the use of an approved site for distances over 10 m, provided there are no obstructions, even if there is no ground screen, and the site attenuation is not measured at the longer distances.</p>

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<p><strong>Question:</strong> We manufacture a Part 80 VHF wireless device and would like to combine it with a Part 90 device operating on the Automated Maritime Telecommunications System (AMTS) channels. Would the FCC allow this?</p>

<p><strong>Answer:</strong> If your device meets all of the requirements, and its compliance is demonstrated in the equipment authorization application, the FCC rules permit the combination of a Part 80 device and a Part 90 device operating on AMTS.</p>

<p>First and foremost, Part 80 transmitting devices that are intended to be certified under multiple rule parts in the VHF band must show compliance with Section <a href="https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=ec39a79808224d51275c220d4ef38081&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.5.80_1203&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">80.203(b)</a> which, with some qualifiers, limits the selection of external controls to only maritime channels for which the maritime station is authorized, and requires that these transmitters cannot be capable of being programmed by station operators using external controls to transmit on channels other than those programmed by the manufacturer, service or maintenance personnel. This rule part includes other related requirements as well.</p>

<p>Other application requirements are:</p>

<ul>
<li>The user&rsquo;s manual must include a table of Part 80 frequency allocations and usage; inserts are acceptable.</li>
<li>It must be demonstrated that the security procedures in place intended to prevent end users from changing the pre-programmed channels are sufficient, and that third parties will not have access to software that permits them to reprogram the available channels.</li>
<li>Transmitter devices operating under multiple rule part(s) in combination with Part 80 must meet the Part 80 power requirements for all modes (FCC 07-87, paragraph 23). Note: Digital Selective Calling (DSC) capability (Section 80.225) is not required for Part 80 handheld transmitter devices, per Section 80.203(n)).</li>
</ul>

<p>Note: Parts 22/24 and/or Part 90 commercial, personal communication, and/or mobile radio services are only permitted for mobile client transmitting devices that operate with a base station using base station master/client network protocol. The mobile shall operate as a client transmitting device and cannot initiate transmissions on frequencies unless it is under control of an authorized licensed base station operating as a master in that licensed service.</p>

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<h4 style="color: #D57C13;display: block;font-family: Helvetica;font-size: 16px;font-weight: bold;line-height: 100%;margin-top: 0;margin-right: 0;margin-bottom: 10px;margin-left: 0;text-align: left;">EU: New CENELEC Standards Recently Released</h4>

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

<ul>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:664652185907001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258367,65908,25" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 60721-3-3:2019</a> - 7/19/2019 - Classification of environmental conditions - Part 3-3: Classification of groups of environmental parameters and their severities - Stationary use at weatherprotected locations</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:664652185907001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257161,60864,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN 80601-2-58:2015/A1:2019</a> - 8/23/2019 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-58: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of lens removal devices and vitrectomy devices for ophthalmic surgery</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:664652185907001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258109,66829,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN 60068-2-69:2017/A1:2019</a> - 8/23/2019 - Environmental testing - Part 2-69: Tests - Test Te/Tc: Solderability testing of electronic components and printed boards by the wetting balance (force measurement) method</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:664652185907001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258367,65909,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 60068-2-85:2019</a> - 8/23/2019 - Environmental testing - Part 2-85: Tests - Test Fj: Vibration - Long time history replication</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:664652185907001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,62706,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 55015:2019</a> - 8/30/2019 - Limits and methods of measurement of radio disturbance characteristics of electrical lighting and similar equipment</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:664652185907001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258367,64798,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN 60068-2-67:1996/A1:2019</a> - 8/30/2019 - Environmental testing - Part 2-67: Tests - Test Cy: Damp heat, steady state, accelerated test primarily intended for components</li>
</ul>

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

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

<ul>
<li><a href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/300100_300199/30017602/02.02.07_20/en_30017602v020207a.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI EN 300 176-2 V2.2.7</a> - 2019-08 - Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT); Test specification; Part 2: Audio and speech</li>
<li><a href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/103500_103599/103583/01.01.01_60/tr_103583v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TR 103 583 V1.1.1</a> - 2019-08 - System Reference document (SRdoc); Technical characteristics of Multiple Gigabit Wireless Systems (MGWS) in radio spectrum between 57 GHz and 71 GHz</li>
<li><a href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301900_301999/30190813/13.00.01_20/en_30190813v130001a.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI EN 301 908-13 V13.0.1</a> - 2019-08 - IMT cellular networks; Harmonised Standard for access to radio spectrum; Part 13: Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA) User Equipment (UE)</li>
<li><a href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/300300_300399/30033801/01.05.01_60/en_30033801v010501p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI EN 300 338-1 V1.5.1</a> - 2019-09 - 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 href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301900_301999/30190801/13.00.01_30/en_30190801v130001v.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI EN 301 908-1 V13.0.1</a> - 2019-09 - IMT cellular networks; Harmonised Standard for access to radio spectrum; Part 1: Introduction and common requirements</li>
</ul>

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

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

<ul>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/59988" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC TR 61340-5-4:2019, Ed. 1.0</a> - 8/16/2019 - Electrostatics - Part 5-4: Protection of electronic devices from electrostatic phenomena, - Compliance verification</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/65648" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ISO/IEC GUIDE 59:2019, Ed. 2.0</a> - 8/19/2019 - ISO and IEC recommended practices for standardization by national bodies</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/65684" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 61000-4-11:2019, Ed. 3.0</a> - 8/23/2019 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-11: Testing and measurement techniques - Voltage dips, short interruptions and voltage variations immunity tests for equipment with input current up to 16 A per phase</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/65683" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 63078:2019, Ed. 1.0</a> - 8/23/2019 - Installations for electroheating and electromagnetic processing - Test methods for induction through-heating installations</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/65416" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 62115:2017/COR1:2019, Ed. 2.0</a> - 8/27/2019 - Corrigendum 1 - Electric toys - Safety</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/62417" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 60079:2019, Ed. 1.0</a>&nbsp;- 8/29/2019 - Explosive atmospheres - ALL PARTS</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/65617" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 61000-4-18:2019/COR1:2019, Ed. 2.0</a> - 8/29/2019 - Corrigendum 1 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-18: Testing and measurement techniques - Damped oscillatory wave immunity test</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/65264" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 62561-2:2018/COR1:2019, Ed. 2.0</a> - 8/29/2019 - Corrigendum 1 - Lightning protection system components (LPSC) - Part 2: Requirements for conductors and earth electrodes</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/65719" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 60512-28-100:2019, Ed. 2.0</a> - 9/6/2019 - Connectors for electrical and electronic equipment - Tests and measurements - Part 28-100: Signal integrity tests up to 2 000 MHz - Tests 28a to 28g</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/59776" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 61169-1-2:2019, Ed. 1.0</a> - 9/12/2019 - Radio-frequency connectors - Part 1-2: Electrical test methods - Insertion loss</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/59800" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 63138-1:2019, Ed. 1.0</a> - 9/12/2019 - Multi-channel radio frequency connectors - Part 1: Generic specification - General requirements and test methods</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/60068" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 60917-1:2019, Ed. 2.0</a> - 9/13/2019 - Modular order for the development of mechanical structures for electrical and electronic equipment practices - Part 1: Generic standard</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/63755" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC TR 61400-21-3:2019, Ed. 1.0</a> - 9/13/2019 - Wind energy generation systems - Part 21-3: Measurement and assessment of electrical characteristics - Wind turbine harmonic model and its application</li>
</ul>

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

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<p>On May 20, 2019, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) issued an amendment to the regulations for the evaluation of radio frequency (RF) exposure from wireless radio equipment. The following changes were made to the regulations:</p>

<ul>
<li>Under the category &ldquo;Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) Applicable Radio Equipment&mdash;operating frequencies from 100 kHz to 6 GHz&rdquo;, 700 MHz band intelligent transport systems land mobile stations have been added.</li>
<li>Under the category &ldquo;Incident Power Density (IPD) Applicable Radio Equipment&mdash;operating frequencies from 6 GHz to 30 GHz and 30 GHz to 300 GHz&rdquo;, the following equipment has been added: land mobile station (5G / mmW); outdoor ultra-wide band radio systems (outdoor UWB); specific low power radio equipment (millimeter-wave radar); and low power data communications systems (from 57 GHz to 66 GHz).</li>
</ul>

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<p>The Frequency Management Council of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has updated its frequency allocation table for services and frequency usage.</p>

<p>Frequency allocation in Nigeria has been separated into the following segments:</p>

<ul>
<li>Segment 1: below 30 MHz</li>
<li>Segment 2: 30 MHz&ndash;300 MHz</li>
<li>Segment 3: 300 MHz&ndash;3 GHz</li>
<li>Segment 4: 3 GHz&ndash;10 GHz</li>
<li>Segment 5: 10 GHz&ndash;30 GHz</li>
<li>Segment 6: 30 GHz&ndash;300 GHz</li>
</ul>

<p>Services are allocated on either a primary or secondary basis. If frequency bands are allocated to more than one service, services will be classified as either primary or secondary. Stations providing secondary services are restricted from causing harmful interference to, and claiming protection from, harmful interference from primary stations of service.</p>

<p>For more information, see NCC&rsquo;s <a href="https://ncc.gov.ng/technology/spectrum/frequency-assignment" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">website</a>.</p>

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<p>On July 30, 2019, the Directorate General of Posts and Information Resources &amp; Equipment (SDPPI) released <em>PERDIRJEN POSTEL NOMOR 161 TAHUN 2019</em>, a new standard delineating the technical requirements for short-range telecommunications devices. This standard became effective in July and provides the permitted operational frequency bands, maximum transmit power, emission limits, spurious emission requirements, and test standards for short-range telecommunications devices.</p>

<p>The following are included in the category of short-range telecommunications devices and are subject to this standard:</p>

<ul>
<li>Bluetooth</li>
<li>Radiofrequency Identification</li>
<li>Near Field Communication</li>
<li>Low Power Devices (&lt;10 mW TX power)</li>
<li>Wireless Personal Area Network following IEEE 802.15.4</li>
<li>Intelligent Transport Systems</li>
</ul>

<p>The following standards have been withdrawn; the products they regulated are no longer permitted:</p>

<ul>
<li>KEPDIRJEN POSTEL NOMOR 130/DIRJEN/1990</li>
<li>KEPDIRJEN POSTEL NOMOR 86/DIRJEN/1999</li>
<li>KEPDIRJEN POSTEL NOMOR 207/DIRJEN/2001</li>
<li>PERDIRJEN POSTEL NOMOR 214/DIRJEN/2005</li>
</ul>

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<p>On July 24, 2019, the National Radio Research Agency (RRA) issued a revision to the Regulation on Conformity Assessment of Broadcasting and Communication Equipment (Notice No. 2019-12), effective immediately. These revisions do not impact approved devices currently on the Korean market.</p>

<p>The following radio equipment categories have been reclassified from Conformity Certification to Conformity Registration:</p>

<ul>
<li>Radio equipment for Magnetic Field Induction</li>
<li>Radio equipment for specific low-power radio devices, such as equipment for voice or acoustic signal transmission; mobile object identification; Wireless Access Systems; and wireless data communication</li>
<li>Radio equipment for RFID</li>
<li>Radio equipment for USN</li>
<li>Radio equipment for object detection sensors</li>
</ul>

<p>Manufacturers can now choose to apply for approval of devices in these equipment categories either through Conformity Certification or Conformity Regulation. Below are the corresponding Certification Number formats:</p>

<ul>
<li>Conformity Certification: R-C-xxx-xxxxxxxxx</li>
<li>Conformity Registration: R-R-xxx-xxxxxxxxx</li>
</ul>

<p>View the <a href="https://rra.go.kr/ko/reference/lawList_view.do?lw_seq=6&amp;lw_type=&amp;searchCon=&amp;lw_select=ALL&amp;lw_model=&amp;searchTxt=" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">official publication</a> in Korean.</p>

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<p>On August 3, 2019, the National Communications Commission (NCC) of Taiwan passed amendments to the <a href="https://www.ncc.gov.tw/english/news_deta" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;"><em>Guidelines for the Inspection of Telecommunications Network Radio Stations established for Academic, Educational or Experimental Research and Development</em></a>. The primary purpose of these amendments is to establish a more efficient inspection process and, therefore, progress 5G technology development. Following are the four chief points of the amendment:</p>

<ul>
<li>For the purposes of process simplification, written inspections will now be adopted. Radio stations will verify their products conform to inspection standards, and provide their own self-evaluation and verification records, effectively decreasing radio inspection time from 30 to 14 days.</li>
<li>The measurement of secondary harmonics is no longer required for experimental radio stations whose primary RFs are above 8 GHz.</li>
<li>Previous inspection standards for maximum radio power density have been amended in accordance with the reference value of environmental magnetic field exposure for the general public. The new inspection standards are as follows:
<ul>
<li>0.2 mW/cm2 for those under 400 MHz;</li>
<li>0.0005 mW/cm&sup2; for those between 400 MHz and 2000 MHz;</li>
<li>1.0 mW/cm&sup2; for those whose frequency is over 2000 MHz</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>The tolerance, and initial and final values of transmitted frequency, have been added to the inspection standards.</li>
</ul>

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<p>On August 7, 2019, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) issued a Memorandum, effective immediately after approval, regarding type approval and equipment acceptance based on integrated/installed radio modules. The new requirements are as follows:</p>

<ul>
<li>The host/end product will now be Type Approved for every radio module installed within the device. This rule is only applicable when using modular test reports or certificates for the submission of host level approval.</li>
<li>Equipment models with a single Regulatory Model Name and multiple marketing names will be issued a certificate for every marketing model name.</li>
</ul>

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<p>On August 13, 2019, the Official Journal of the European Union (EU) published <a href="https://euroalert.net/oj/81032/commission-implementing-decision-eu-2019-1345-of-2-august-2019-amending-decision-2006-771-ec-updating-harmonised-technical-conditions-in-the-area-of-radio-spectrum-use-for-short-range-devices-notified-under-document-c-2019-5660-text-with-eea-relevance" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;"><em>Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1345</em></a>, which amends Decision 2006/771/EC.</p>

<p>Decision 2006/771/EC delineates the technical conditions for spectrum use of short-range devices, such as IoT, Radio Frequency Identification, intelligent transport systems, and alarms. Following are the amendments:</p>

<ul>
<li>The definition of a short-range device has been revised to &ldquo;a radio device which provides either unidirectional or bidirectional communication and which receives and/or transmits over a short distance at low power&rdquo;</li>
<li>The definition of non-interference and non-protected basis has been revised to &ldquo;no harmful interference may be caused to any radiocommunication service, and no claim may be made for protection of these devices against interference originating from radiocommunication services&rdquo;</li>
<li>The addition of frequency bands with corresponding technical conditions and deadlines for short-range devices.</li>
</ul>

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<p>On August 14, 2019, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) proposed an amendment to Radiocommunications (Electromagnetic Radiation &ndash; Human Exposure) Standard 2014, which regulates human exposure to RF EME emissions from consumer equipment and radiocommunications facilities. In order to comply with labelling requirements for Australia&rsquo;s EME standards, and to test equipment operating on frequencies up to 6 GHz per the latest international measurement standards, the following amendment has been proposed for both EN 62209-1 and IEC 62209-1:</p>

<p>&ldquo;Measurement procedure for the assessment of specific absorption rate of human exposure to radio frequency fields from hand-held and body-mounted wireless communication devices&mdash;Part 1: Devices used next to the ear (frequency range of 300 MHz to 6 GHz).&rdquo;</p>

<p>The consultation period closed, and the submissions are under review. You may view the document <a href="https://www.acma.gov.au/Industry/Telco/Infrastructure/Network-facilities/human-exposure-to-electromagnetic-energy-eme" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">here</a>.</p>

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<p>In August 2019, the Ministry of Economy released a draft of standard <a href="http://www.dof.gob.mx/nota_detalle.php?codigo=5565156&amp;fecha=08/07/2019" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;"><em>PROY-NOM-230/2-SCFI-2018</em></a> for comments, which were due by September 6, 2019.</p>

<p>The draft states that effective November 7, 2019, all microwave radiocommunications equipment used in point-to-point and point-to-multipoint multichannel fixed systems that are imported, marketed, or distributed in the United Mexican States must satisfy the requirements of PROY-NOM-230/2-SCFI-2018. It applies to the multichannel fixed systems as described that operate in the following bands:</p>

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<li>7 GHz Band: 7.1245 GHz&ndash;7.2365 GHz; 7.2855 GHz&ndash;7.3975 GHz; 7.4525 GHz&ndash;7.5645 GHz; 7.6135 GHz&ndash;7.7255 GHz</li>
<li>10.5 GHz Band: 10.1500 GHz&ndash;10.3000 GHz; 10.5000 GHz&ndash;10.6500 GHz</li>
<li>15 GHz Band: 14.5010 GHz&ndash;14.5850 GHz; 15.2290 GHz&ndash;15.3130 GHz; 14.6480 GHz&ndash;14.8440 GHz; 14.9630 GHz&ndash;15.1590 GHz</li>
<li>23 GHz Band: 21.2275 GHz-21.6475 GHz; 22.4595 GHz-22.8795 GHz; 21.8000 GHz-22.3000 GHz; 23.0000 GHz-23.5000 GHz</li>
<li>38 GHz Band: 37.0580 GHz-37.2260 GHz; 38.3180 GHz-38.4860 GHz</li>
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<p>In August 2019, Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada (ISED) released the final version of <a href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf01130.html" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;"><em>RSP-100, Issue 12&mdash;Certification of Radio Apparatus and Broadcasting Equipment</em></a>. This RSP delineates the requirements for obtaining certification of Category I equipment subject to Radio Standards Specifications for Broadcasting Equipment Technical Standards. Following are the main changes:</p>

<ul>
<li>Removal of the following information, which appears in RSS-Gen&mdash;General Requirements for Compliance of Radio Apparatus: developmental license; labelling; equipment listed in ISED&rsquo;s Radio Equipment List; definitions of equipment categories; and radiocommunication antenna systems</li>
<li>Clarification in Section 8.2 that handheld host devices require host certification unless they meet conditions for exemption</li>
<li>Addition of information in Section 9 regarding temporary non-disclosure of the Product Marketing Name (PMN)</li>
<li>Requirement for PMN at time of certification added to Section 9</li>
<li>Addition of certification requirements for stand-alone certified modules incorporated into handheld or wearable host products in Section 10.1</li>
<li>Requirement that a statement of compliance to the latest issue of applicable standards be provided with certification services applications for new products or product modifications when new testing to verify compliance is not needed added to Section 11</li>
<li>Addition of non-RF modifications to Class I permissive changes (CIPC) in Section 11.1</li>
<li>Clarification in Section 11.5.1 b: for new multiple listing service applications from an existing certification, the new hardware version identification number (HVIN) must differ from the number from the existing certification under the same applicant</li>
<li>Replacement of the Unique Product Number (UPN) and ISED Company Number under &ldquo;Product Information&rdquo; with ISED Certification Number in forms A, B, and D</li>
<li>Requirement that the lowest gain for each type of receiving antenna be submitted for modular approval added in form D</li>
<li>Updates to definition section and ISED contact information</li>
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<p>In May 2019, the Internal Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) published IEC 62209-2 AMD 1:2019, an amendment to IEC 62209-2 for wireless communication devices used in close proximity to the body. On September 4, 2019, ISED published <a href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/ceb-bhst.nsf/eng/tt00125.html" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;"><em>Notice 2019-DRS001</em></a>, which announced the adoption of the requirements of IEC 62209-2 AMD 1:2019.</p>

<p>ISED encourages voluntary use of the requirements delineated in this amendment effective immediately, however the requirements of IEC 62209-2 AMD 1:2019 will not become mandatory until March 21, 2020.</p>

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<p>ISED is seeking comment on <a href="https://www.rabc-cccr.ca/news/ised-radio-standards-specification-rss-310-issue-5-licensed-exempt-radio-apparatus-category-ii-equipment/" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;"><em>RSS-310, Issue 5&mdash;Licensed-Exempt Radio Apparatus: Category II Equipment</em></a>. This consultation delineates standard requirements for license-exempt radiocommunication devices exempt from ISED certification. This document will be effective upon publication; however, a six month grace period is provided, during which compliance with RSS-310, Issue 5 or Issue 4 will be accepted</p>

<p>All comments are due by November 1, 2019 and should be addressed using this <a href="https://www.rabc-cccr.ca/news/ised-radio-standards-specification-rss-310-issue-5-licensed-exempt-radio-apparatus-category-ii-equipment/" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">form</a>.</p>

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<p>ISED is currently seeking comments on <a href="https://www.rabc-cccr.ca/open-consultations/ised-supplementary-procedure-spr-003-issue-1-supplementary-procedure-for-assessing-radio-frequency-exposure-compliance-of-portable-devices-operating-in-the-60-ghz-frequency-band-57-ghz-71/" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;"><em>SPR-003 Issue 1, Draft 1</em></a>, Supplementary Procedure for Assessing Radio Frequency Exposure Compliance of Portable Devices Operating in the 60 GHz Frequency Band (57 GHz - 71 GHz). Released August 6, 2019, this detailed document delineates general test methods to assess compliance with power-density exposure limits described in RSS-102 for portable devices operating in the 60 GHz frequency band. Manufacturers, test laboratories and other entities whose work includes these products are encouraged to review and comment no later than October 18, 2019 via the online External Consultation form found here.</p>

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<p>On August 8, 2019, the FCC published <a href="https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-759A1.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;"><em>Public Notice DA 19-759</em></a> in which the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau announced that September 3, 2019 would be the start date of the thirty day filing window for wireless service providers to electronically file hearing aid compatibility certifications via FCC Form 855 for the 2018 reporting period. This date also stands as the compliance date for two new hearing aid compatibility rules.</p>

<p>Prior to the new requirements, wireless service providers were required to annually submit FCC Forms 855 and 655, in order to certify full compliance with FCC HAC requirements. Now, only device manufacturers are required to submit FCC Form 655. In the future, certifications covering the prior calendar year will be due by January 15 each year; the filing window will open on the first business day following January 1 of each year.</p>

<p>One of the new rules relates to website posting requirements for wireless service providers, including additional information about their handsets&rsquo; hearing aid compatibility capabilities, current offerings, ratings, functionality, etc., with links to both FCC and Global Accessibility Reporting Initiative websites for additional helpful consumer information.</p>

<p>The other new rule for wireless service providers relates to record retention for hearing aid compatibility handsets they no longer offer, and the information that the wireless service provider is to collect and retain.</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>MIL-STD-461G Test Equipment&nbsp;&nbsp;</h4>

<p><strong>Question:</strong>&nbsp;My company is building a 28VDC power supply to meet MIL-STD-461G.&nbsp;We would like to perform in-house calibration of our EMI equipment in anticipation of preliminary in-house EMI testing, but we have no access to a network analyzer. How should we proceed?</p>

<p><strong>Answer:</strong>&nbsp;MIL-STD-461G has an accompanying document, AIR 6236, In-House Verification of EMI Test Equipment, which offers guidance on how to self-check the proper operation of passive measuring devices using equipment commonly found in EMI test facilities.&nbsp;The purpose is neither to calibrate these devices&nbsp;nor to replicate the procedures used by an accredited calibration facility, but instead, to provide simple and accurate methods to check that the measuring devices have not changed significantly from the manufacturer&rsquo;s specifications.&nbsp;This supports MIL-STD-461G Section 4.3.11 Calibration of measuring equipment:<br>
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&ldquo;After the initial calibration, passive devices, such as measurement antennas, current probes, and LISNs, require no further formal calibration unless the device is repaired. The measurement system integrity check in the procedures is sufficient to determine acceptability of passive devices.&rdquo;<br>
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AIR 6236 provides guidance to EMI test facilities on how to verify the performance of the following types of EMI test equipment:</p>

<ul>
<li>Current probe</li>
<li>Line Impedance Stabilization Network (LISN)</li>
<li>Directional coupler</li>
<li>Attenuator</li>
<li>Cable loss</li>
<li>Low noise preamplifier</li>
<li>Rod antenna base</li>
<li>Passive antennas</li>
<li>Power-line ripple detector (CS101 transducer)</li>
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AIR 6236 includes the recommended set-ups for the test equipment measurements, which were selected based on their minimal complexity and their ability to be performed by an EMI test facility using standard equipment with NIST-traceable calibrations.&nbsp;<br>
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Though the set-ups are shown using a network analyzer, you can substitute a spectrum analyzer or an EMI receiver with built-in tracking generator or a separate signal generator instead of a built-in tracking generator.<br>
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Please note that when using this equipment in lieu of a network analyzer, the following adjustments must be made:
<ul>
<li>The spectrum analyzer/EMI receiver&rsquo;s RF input will replace a network analyzer&rsquo;s Test Port</li>
<li>The built-in tracking generator or separate signal generator will replace a network analyzer&rsquo;s Source Port.</li>
</ul>

<p><strong>Note:&nbsp;</strong>For this answer, which is a highly edited summary of a detailed, informative article, we referenced Ken Javor,&nbsp;&lsquo;Why Is There AIR (in MIL-STD-461G)?&rsquo; <em>interferencetechnology.com</em>, April 14, 2016.</p>

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<p><strong>Question:</strong>&nbsp;We have developed an ITE product with a Wi-Fi module that we would like to utilize in future products we design to minimize costs and testing requirements. What is the best path forward?</p>

<p><strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong>Modular transmitters must meet the stringent requirements of <a href="https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=df2a5de9dea89adc9064b71a72e87d78&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.15_1212&amp;rgn=div8" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">&sect;15.212</a> to be eligible for FCC approval as a modular transmitter.&nbsp;If the goal is to only employ the module in future products designed by your company&nbsp;and not to sell it to other integrators, it would make sense to obtain a grant for limited modular approval.&nbsp;<br>
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There are several FCC publications that provide additional details on how to proceed with regard to the Wi-Fi module.<br>
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<a href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=iL3CDxZIRRPc1UBc25AGsQ%3D%3D&amp;desc=996369%20D01%20Module%20Certification%20Guide%20v02&amp;tracking_number=44637" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">KDB996369 D01 Module Equip Auth Guide v02</a>&nbsp;is an excellent resource on modular transmitters, including definitions, relevant rules, and other important requirements.<br>
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For technical considerations and updated application requirements, refer to&nbsp;<a href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=E6XHRtwMyKaZuIsfEEXH1A%3D%3D&amp;desc=996369%20D03%20OEM%20Manual%20v01&amp;tracking_number=44637" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">KDB996369 D03 OEM Manual v01</a>. Pay special attention to the content related to modular transmitters approved for use only by the grantee, if you choose to seek limited modular approval.<br>
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Wi-Fi modules must be certified to <a href="https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/retrieveECFR?gp=&amp;SID=50403db856dce1d3ca0f9bb219e80b6b&amp;mc=true&amp;n=pt47.1.15&amp;r=PART&amp;ty=HTML#se47.1.15_1247" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">&sect;15.247</a>&nbsp;and/or <a href="https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/retrieveECFR?gp=&amp;SID=50403db856dce1d3ca0f9bb219e80b6b&amp;mc=true&amp;n=pt47.1.15&amp;r=PART&amp;ty=HTML#se47.1.15_1407" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">&sect;15.407</a>.&nbsp;Please note that while the Wi-Fi module itself may have FCC approval, it will still be necessary to conduct testing on any end product(s), with the Wi-Fi module active&nbsp;and the device in its operational mode(s), to ensure that the complete device is in compliance with all the applicable FCC rules and regulations.&nbsp;You may find <a href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=zVUUifMY6Doa%2BO3Sg0Nygw%3D%3D&amp;desc=996369%20D04%20Module%20Integration%20Guide%20V01&amp;tracking_number=44637" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">KDB996369 D04 Module Integration Guide v01</a>, Section 3 Host Product Testing Guidance, to be a useful reference for this testing.</p>

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<p><strong>Question:&nbsp;</strong>We are under the impression that the FCC logo can be placed on any RF device that&rsquo;s been tested to FCC rules.&nbsp;Is this true?<br>
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<strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong>The FCC has strict guidelines for properly labeling products subject to its rules and regulations.&nbsp;The FCC logo is only to be placed on products that have been tested, evaluated, and found compliant with the Supplier&rsquo;s Declaration of Conformity (SDoC) procedures.&nbsp;The logo can be placed in the user manual or on the device.<br>
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Certified products with an FCC ID# should not display the FCC logo.<br>
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The FCC logo cannot be used on products that are, by rule, exempt from authorization (e.g. 15.103 or 15.3), unless the SDoC procedure has been fully applied.<br>
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Further details can be found <a href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=tz8CzcfpIVA2%2BognLZYTgA%3D%3D&amp;desc=784748%20D01%20general%20labeling%20and%20notification%20v09r01&amp;tracking_number=27980" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">here.</a></p>

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<p><strong>Question:&nbsp;</strong>Our company has designed a wireless home automation system that includes an FCC certified wireless module. Since the module already has FCC approval, are we required to do any testing of the system with the module installed?&nbsp;<br>
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<p><strong>Answer:</strong>&nbsp;Though the module has received FCC approval, this does not guarantee that the end product will comply with all the applicable FCC rules and regulations for the certified module, any other installed RF devices, or the overall end product.&nbsp;<br>
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Therefore, it is necessary to conduct testing on the end product with the transmitter(s) functioning and the end product configured in typical operational modes&nbsp;to confirm that it complies with the FCC requirements.&nbsp;<br>
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If the end product exceeds the limits for spurious emissions or output power, the product cannot be marketed or distributed in the U.S.&nbsp;Instead, the product&rsquo;s non-compliant issues must be addressed and brought into compliance before the product can be sold.<br>
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Detailed information on host product testing can be found in <a href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=zVUUifMY6Doa%2BO3Sg0Nygw%3D%3D&amp;desc=996369%20D04%20Module%20Integration%20Guide%20V01&amp;tracking_number=44637" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">KDB996369 D04 Module Integration Guide v01</a>, Section 3; other valuable information for integrators is included throughout.<br>
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As an integrator, ensuring compliance really begins in the design phase of the end product, through consulting and complying with the FCC-mandated module integration instructions (OEM manual) that the module grantee is required to provide to an integrator/host manufacturer.&nbsp;The integration instructions are to include detailed installation and operational parameters of the module, including limitations, RF exposure, antennas, labeling, test modes, etc.<br>
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The FCC recommends manufacturers employing certified modules also follow these guidelines:</p>

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<li>Review the modular transmitter test reports on the FCC website to compare transmitter emissions levels of the module vs the emissions levels of the end product.</li>
<li>Communicate with the module manufacturer to determine better mitigation techniques if the product&rsquo;s transmitter emissions are high and will likely exceed the FCC&rsquo;s limits.</li>
<li>For products that require outdoor testing, such as licensed cellular transmitters, identify whether the module emits anything other than harmonics.&nbsp;</li>
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<h4 style="color: #D57C13;display: block;font-family: Helvetica;font-size: 16px;font-weight: bold;line-height: 100%;margin-top: 0;margin-right: 0;margin-bottom: 10px;margin-left: 0;text-align: left;">EU: New CENELEC Standards Recently Released</h4>

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

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<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1898165452121601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,70400,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN 55035:2017/AC:2019-11</a> - 11/08/2019 -&nbsp;Electromagnetic compatibility of multimedia equipment - Immunity requirements</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:471627647797701::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,62825,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 61000-3-11:2019</a>&nbsp;- 11/01/2019 -&nbsp;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 &le; 75 A and subject to conditional connection</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:270695307324701::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258597,66233,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 61169-1-2:2019</a>&nbsp;- 11/01/2019 -&nbsp;Radio-frequency connectors - Part 1-2: Electrical test methods - Insertion loss</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1539091968482001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258281,62338,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 63044-5-1:2019</a>&nbsp;- 11/01/2019 -&nbsp;Home and Building Electronic Systems (HBES) and Building Automation and Control Systems (BACS) - Part 5-1: EMC requirements, conditions and test set-up</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:128230006646101::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258281,62339,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 63044-5-2:2019</a>&nbsp;- 11/01/2019 -&nbsp;Home and Building Electronic Systems (HBES) and Building Automation and Control Systems (BACS) - Part 5-2: EMC requirements for HBES/BACS used in residential, commercial and light-industrial environments</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1370819149885701::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258281,62340,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 63044-5-3:2019</a>&nbsp;- 11/01/2019 -&nbsp;Home and building electronic systems (HBES) and building automation and control systems (BACS) - Part 5-3: EMC requirements for HBES/BACS used in industrial environments</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1042920136450301::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258483,63533,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN 50413:2019</a>&nbsp;- 10/25/2019 -&nbsp;Basic standard on measurement and calculation procedures for human exposure to electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields (0 Hz - 300 GHz)</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1596594412226201::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258109,70607,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN 61191-2:2017/AC:2019-10</a>&nbsp;- 10/25/2019 -&nbsp;Printed board assemblies - Part 2: Sectional specification - Requirements for surface mount soldered assemblies</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1080967918422001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258367,66269,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 60068-3-3:2019</a>&nbsp;- 10/18/2019 -&nbsp;Environmental testing - Part 3-3: Supporting documentation and guidance - Seismic test methods for equipment</li>
</ul>

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

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

<ul>
<li><a href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/136100_136199/136113/15.04.00_60/ts_136113v150400p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TS 136 113 V15.4.0</a>&nbsp;- 2019-10 -&nbsp;LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Base Station (BS) and repeater ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 36.113 version 15.4.0 Release 15)</li>
<li><a href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/137100_137199/137113/15.07.00_60/ts_137113v150700p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TS 137 113 V15.7.0 </a>- 2019-10 -&nbsp;Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; NR, E-UTRA, UTRA and GSM/EDGE; Multi-Standard Radio (MSR) Base Station (BS) Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 37.113 version 15.7.0 Release 15)</li>
<li><a href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/137100_137199/137114/15.06.00_60/ts_137114v150600p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TS 137 114 V15.6.0</a>&nbsp;- 2019-10 -&nbsp;Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Active Antenna System (AAS) Base Station (BS) Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 37.114 version 15.6.0 Release 15)</li>
<li><a href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/137100_137199/13714501/15.05.00_60/ts_13714501v150500p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TS 137 145-1 V15.5.0</a>&nbsp;- 2019-10-&nbsp;Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Active Antenna System (AAS) Base Station (BS) conformance testing; Part 1: conducted conformance testing (3GPP TS 37.145-1 version 15.5.0 Release 15)</li>
<li><a href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/137100_137199/13714502/15.05.00_60/ts_13714502v150500p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TS 137 145-2 V15.5.0 </a>- 2019-10 -&nbsp;Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Active Antenna System (AAS) Base Station (BS) conformance testing; Part 2: radiated conformance testing (3GPP TS 37.145-2 version 15.5.0 Release 15)</li>
<li><a href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/137100_137199/13714502/14.09.00_60/ts_13714502v140900p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TS 137 145-2 V14.9.0</a>&nbsp;- 2019-10 -&nbsp;Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Active Antenna System (AAS) Base Station (BS) conformance testing; Part 2: radiated conformance testing (3GPP TS 37.145-2 version 14.9.0 Release 14)</li>
<li><a href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/138100_138199/138113/15.07.00_60/ts_138113v150700p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TS 138 113 V15.7.0</a> - 2019-10 -&nbsp;5G; NR; Base Station (BS) ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 38.113 version 15.7.0 Release 15)</li>
<li><a href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/138100_138199/13814101/15.03.00_60/ts_13814101v150300p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TS 138 141-1 V15.3.0</a>&nbsp;- 2019-10 -&nbsp;5G; NR; Base Station (BS) conformance testing Part 1: Conducted conformance testing (3GPP TS 38.141-1 version 15.3.0 Release 15)</li>
<li><a href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/138100_138199/13814102/15.03.00_60/ts_13814102v150300p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TS 138 141-2 V15.3.0</a>&nbsp;- 2019-10 -&nbsp;5G; NR; Base Station (BS) conformance testing Part 2: Radiated conformance testing (3GPP TS 38.141-2 version 15.3.0 Release 15)</li>
<li><a href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301900_301999/30190801/13.01.01_60/en_30190801v130101p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI EN 301 908-1 V13.1.1</a>&nbsp;- 2019-09 -&nbsp;IMT cellular networks; Harmonised Standard for access to radio spectrum; Part 1: Introduction and common requirements</li>
</ul>

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

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

<ul>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/65771" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 60050-121:1998/AMD3:2019, Ec. 2.0</a>&nbsp;- 10/17/2019 -&nbsp;Amendment 3 - International Electrotechnical Vocabulary (IEV) - Part 121: Electromagnetism</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/65774" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 60050-161:1990/AMD9:2019, Ed. 1.0</a>&nbsp;- 10/17/2019 -&nbsp;Amendment 9 - International Electrotechnical Vocabulary (IEV) - Part 161: Electromagnetic compatibility</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/65785" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 60050-702:1992/AMD5:2019, Ed. 1.0</a>&nbsp;- 10/17/2019 -&nbsp;Amendment 5 - International Electrotechnical Vocabulary (IEV) - Part 702: Oscillations, signals and related devices</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/65787" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 60050-705:1995/AMD4:2019, Ed. 1.0</a>&nbsp;- 10/17/2019 -&nbsp;Amendment 4 - International Electrotechnical Vocabulary (IEV) - Part 705: Radio wave propagation</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/65788" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 60050-713:1998/AMD4:2019, Ed. 1.0</a>&nbsp;- 10/17/2019 -&nbsp;Amendment 4 - International Electrotechnical Vocabulary (IEV) - Part 713: Radiocommunications: transmitters, receivers, networks and operation</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/62417" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 60079:2019, Ed. 1.0</a>&nbsp;- 10/18/2019 -&nbsp;Explosive atmospheres - ALL PARTS</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/65960" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 63171-6:2019 PRV</a>&nbsp;- 10/18/2019 -&nbsp;Connectors for electrical and electronic equipment &ndash; Part 6: Detail specification for 2-way and 4-way (data/power), shielded, free and fixed connectors for power and data transmission with frequencies up to 600 MHz</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/65627" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ISO 80079-36:2016/COR1:2019</a>&nbsp;- 10/22/2019 -&nbsp;Corrigendum 1 - Explosive atmospheres - Part 36: Non-electrical equipment for explosive atmospheres - Basic method and requirements</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/63980" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC TR 62809:2019, Ed. 2.0</a>&nbsp;- 10/22/2019 -&nbsp;Summary of requirements and tests to products in the scope of IEC 60601-2-66</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/63861" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC TR 63216:2019</a>&nbsp;- 10/22/2019 -&nbsp;Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear - Electromagnetic compatibility assessment for switchgear and controlgear and their assemblies</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/65996" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 61162-460/AMD1:2019, Ed. 2.0</a>&nbsp;- 10/25/2019 -&nbsp;Amendment 1 - Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems - Digital interfaces - Part 460: Multiple talkers and multiple listeners - Ethernet interconnection - Safety and security</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/59638" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 60118-13:2019, Ed. 5.0</a>&nbsp;- 10/29/2019 -&nbsp;Electroacoustics - Hearing aids - Part 13: Requirements and methods of measurement for electromagnetic immunity to mobile digital wireless devices</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/66025" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ISO/IEC 17029:2019</a>&nbsp;- 10/30/2019 -&nbsp;Conformity assessment - General principles and requirements for validation and verification bodies</li>
</ul>

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

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As of October 8, 2019, the FCC&rsquo;s regulations for promoting the deployment of earth stations in motion interacting with geostationary fixed-satellite service satellite systems include additional rules. The amendments to 47 CFR Parts 2 and 25 are as follows:

<ul>
<li>In Part 25, rules regarding earth stations that are permitted to transmit while in motion&mdash;Earth Stations on Vessels, Vehicle-Mounted Earth Stations, and Earth Stations Aboard Aircraft&mdash;were revised. These Fixed Satellite Service (FSS) stations are collectively known as ESIMs.</li>
<li>An amendment now permits ESIMs interacting with geostationary orbit FSS space stations in the following bands to operate in the Ka-band:
<ul>
<li>18.3-18.8 GHz and 19.7-20.2 GHz</li>
<li>28.35-28.6 GHz and 29.25-30.0 GHz.</li>
</ul>
</li>
</ul>
For more information, please refer to Appendix A of the&nbsp;<a href="https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-359496A1.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">FCC Fact Sheet</a>.<br>
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In September, the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of Thailand opened the LTE Band 28 and introduced new technical standards to NBTC TS 1027-2560. All LTE equipment manufactured and distributed in Thailand must comply with NBTC TS 1027-2560, the standard for International Mobile Telecommunications using Technology Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access. Frequency bands that require test reports for NBTC approval are as follows:

<ul>
<li><strong>GSM</strong>: &nbsp;900 and 1800</li>
<li><strong>WCDMA</strong><strong>:</strong>&nbsp; bands 1, 3, 5, and 8</li>
<li><strong>LTE</strong><strong>:</strong>&nbsp; bands 1, 3, 5, 8, 40, LAA/eLAA 46, and 28</li>
</ul>
All WWAN products using this band and applying for approval will need accompanying RF and SAR/EMF test reports.<br>
&nbsp;
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Recently, the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia published an amendment to type approval regulations and technical requirements for wireless devices. Equipment type approval is required for anyone seeking to connect telecommunications equipment to an electronic network in Namibia. The following are amendments to the type approval process:

<ul>
<li>A definition of telecommunication equipment requiring type approval</li>
<li>Results of a successful type approval application</li>
<li>Required information for type approval and renewal, including supplemental documents</li>
<li>Telecommunications equipment that is exempt from type approval.</li>
</ul>
Additional information can be found&nbsp;<a href="https://www.cran.na/images/docs/GovernmentGazettes/GG_6992_dated_11_Sep_2019.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">here.</a><br>
&nbsp;
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The Regulatory Authority of the Post and Electronic Communications of Algeria has published the following new requirements for the type approval of radio and terminal equipment, in effect as of October 18, 2019:

<ul>
<li>The renewal process has been terminated.&nbsp;Now, a new application is required upon certificate expiration.</li>
<li>To be approved, certificates from accredited labs are required.</li>
<li>Test reports can be no older than three years.</li>
<li>Safety and human exposure testing is now required.</li>
<li>DoC copies can be substituted with electronically signed versions.</li>
<li>Issued certificates are valid for three years.</li>
<li>Lead-times for application review and evaluation cannot exceed eight weeks.</li>
</ul>

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The Eurasian Economic Commission of the Eurasian Economic Union has published EAEU TR 037/2016, a set of requirements that limits the use of hazardous substances in products on the market in the following territories: Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan. Any products that meet the requirements of EAEU TR 037/2016 must possess the EAC mark. EAEU TR 037/2016 will be effective on March 1, 2020.<br>
&nbsp;<br>
The following products are subject to these requirements:
<ul>
<li>Computers, electronic devices, and peripherals</li>
<li>Telecommunication and radiocommunication devices</li>
<li>Electrical apparatus and equipment &nbsp;</li>
<li>Household appliances</li>
<li>Lighting equipment</li>
<li>Electric musical instruments</li>
<li>Electric kiosks, teller machines, and card readers</li>
<li>Cables, wires, and cords for use at a rated voltage of &lt;500V AC or DC (except fiber optic cables)</li>
<li>Automatic switches</li>
<li>Fire, security, and fire-security alarm detectors.</li>
</ul>
The following products are exempt from these requirements:

<ul>
<li>Products for use at a rated voltage of&nbsp; &gt;1000V AC and 1500V DC</li>
<li>Products exclusively intended for use as components of electrical equipment</li>
<li>Electrical equipment to be used in air, water, land, ground, orbital space, and underground transport</li>
<li>Electric toys</li>
<li>Electric batteries</li>
<li>Photovoltaic panels</li>
<li>Measuring instruments</li>
<li>Medical devices.</li>
</ul>

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Effective as of October 12, 2019, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) of China has published clarifications of the requirements for radio transmission equipment seeking type approval. Applicants must submit new applications for model and type approval (even if they have already obtained original radio equipment type approval certification) if:

<ul>
<li>The information of the applicant, license holder, company, manufacturer, or production factory changes</li>
<li>The factory&rsquo;s system changes</li>
<li>The components used in the product change</li>
<li>The product&rsquo;s model number changes</li>
<li>Regulations or policies change.</li>
</ul>

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Effective January 1, 2020, Specification RI056: Specification for UMTS (3G) and LTE (4G) Handsets and Related Equipment requires tracking devices and machine-to-machine communication devices to support 4G technology. Testing should be done to ensure compliance with the following specifications:

<ul>
<li>EN 301 908-1</li>
<li>EN 301 908-2</li>
<li>EN 301 908-6</li>
<li>EN 301 908-13</li>
<li>EN 301 489-1</li>
<li>EN 301 489-24</li>
</ul>
In addition, products must also comply with Specification GEN001, and mobile phones, tablets, smart watches, and laptops must possess a CITC e-label.<br>
&nbsp;
<h4 style="color: #D57C13;display: block;font-family: Helvetica;font-size: 16px;font-weight: bold;line-height: 100%;margin-top: 0;margin-right: 0;margin-bottom: 10px;margin-left: 0;text-align: left;">Japan&mdash;MIC Amends Regulations for Radio Equipment</h4>
Effective January of 2020, regulations for radio equipment have been amended by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) to introduce requirements for milliwave radar and sensor systems. &nbsp;View the full amendment in Japanese <a href="http://www.soumu.go.jp/menu_news/s-news/01kiban14_02000401.html" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">here</a>.<br>
&nbsp;
<h4 style="color: #D57C13;display: block;font-family: Helvetica;font-size: 16px;font-weight: bold;line-height: 100%;margin-top: 0;margin-right: 0;margin-bottom: 10px;margin-left: 0;text-align: left;">Brazil&mdash;ANATEL Publishes New Conformity Assessment Regulation</h4>
On October 24, 2019, the National Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL) of Brazil published a new conformity assessment regulation, Resolution n&ordm; 715, which revokes Resolutions 242 and 323. The new Regulation for Conformity Assessment and Homologation of Telecommunications Products in Brazil will come into effect 180 days from its publication date. Following are the chief changes:

<ul>
<li>The Product Category List (I, II, III) has been removed and new Technical Requirements will be released, which will define conformity assessment models applicable to the type of telecommunications product, testing applicability, and renewal definition.</li>
<li>Technical Rules will be delineated in the Operational Procedures, to be released in the next few months.</li>
<li>Brazilian Army telecommunication devices using military frequencies will not need homologation by ANATEL.</li>
<li>With this resolution comes new certification types: Declaration of Conformity, Declaration of Conformity with Testing, Type Test Certification, Type Test Certification with Periodic Maintenance, and Type Test Certification with Periodic Maintenance and Factory Management System Evaluation.</li>
<li>A possible Operational Procedure for market surveillance could be published.&nbsp;</li>
<li>For imported telecommunications products for commercialization, approval identification must be created prior to the product&rsquo;s entry into Brazil.</li>
</ul>
View the official resolution <a href="https://www.anatel.gov.br/legislacao/resolucoes/2019/1350-resolucao-715" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">here.</a><br>
&nbsp;
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The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) regulator, Autorit&eacute; de R&eacute;gulation de la Poste et des T&eacute;l&eacute;communications du Congo (A.R.P.T.C.), is revising the type approval validity period. Already-approved devices are valid until expiration. Currently, certificates are valid for 10 years. Following are the revisions:

<ul>
<li>Type Approval certificates for any radio module are valid for two years.</li>
<li>Type Approval certificates for equipment&mdash;such as printers, computers, tablets, and car audios&mdash;are valid for three years.</li>
<li>Type Approval certificates for devices connected to public networks are valid for five years. &nbsp;</li>
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The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) of Vietnam opened a public consultation on a draft circular on October 16, 2019. This circular will replace Circular 30/2011/TT-BTTTT &ndash; Regulations on Conformity Certification and Declaration of Conformity. Following are the changes:

<ul>
<li>Foreign manufacturers can now directly apply for Type Approval certificates in their own name.</li>
<li>Three new methods of sample provision were introduced:
<ul style="list-style-type:circle;">
<li>Standard sample submission (local testing)</li>
<li>Sample collection through factory inspection</li>
<li>Sample collection from each import batch.</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>Type Approval certificate validity is now extended to three years (excluding certification based on sample collection from each import batch).</li>
</ul>
Interested parties can submit comments by December 16, 2019 <a href="http://www.mic.gov.vn/Pages/DuThaoVanBan/GuiYKienDongGop.aspx?iDDTVB_DuThaoVanBan=1957%20%20%20%20&amp;replyUrl=/pages/duthaovanban/danhsachduthaovanban.aspx," target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">here</a>.<br>
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The draft circular may be viewed <a href="http://mic.gov.vn/Upload_Moi/DuThaoVanBan/DU-THAO-THONG-TU-THAY-THE-THONG-TU-SO-302011-VA-THONG-TU-SO-152018.PDF" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">here</a>.<br>
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Recently, the Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry (AITI) of Brunei released its 5G plan for comment, due by November 1, 2019. &nbsp;Following is a summary of the plan:

<ul>
<li>Frequencies will be made available in the 700 MHz, 3.5 GHz, and 28 GHz bands.</li>
<li>A 5G taskforce will be established.</li>
<li>A 5G trial scheme will be employed to enable 5G rollout and application.</li>
<li>Review of regulations for a Licensed-exempt Scheme for IoT devices, base-station fees, infrastructure development, and quality of service requirement will be&nbsp;provided.</li>
</ul>
View the plan&nbsp;<a href="https://www.aiti.gov.bn/Shared%20Documents/2019%2009%2030%205GPlanofAction_PCP.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">here</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br>
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Recently, the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission released a draft of the Amended Instructions for Granting Type Approvals for Wired and Wireless Telecommunication Equipment and Telecommunication Terminal Equipment for comment.&nbsp;<br>
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View the draft in Arabic <a href="https://trc.gov.jo/EchoBusV3.0/SystemAssets/Consultation/87af6cd5-58f0-4abd-8e22-6e12ea12ee71_%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AA%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%8A%D9%85%D8%A7%D8%AA.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">here</a>.<br>
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Recently, the Medical Device Authority of Malaysia held a conference to discuss possible updates to medical device registration requirements. Issues under consideration for revision include:

<ul>
<li>Re-registration requirements under Medical Device Regulations 2012</li>
<li>Implementation of customs orders for import and export activities at Malaysian points of entry.&nbsp;Establishments must apply for electronic permits to participate in import and export</li>
<li>Advertisement regulations (advertisements will need approval from agency before publication)</li>
<li>Implementation of post-market surveillance and vigilance regulations</li>
<li>Increase in market application and registration fees for all device classes</li>
<li>Exemption of&nbsp;Class B devices from current Conformity Assessment Review Requirements</li>
<li>Reduction in&nbsp;the number of devices and components included in Class A low-risk listings.</li>
</ul>
The new PMSV regulation will take effect on July 1, 2020; the agency will provide guidance documents this month.<br>
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The Secretariat of Trade of Argentina has drafted an amendment to compliance certification, including safety requirements for low-voltage electrical products. These requirements apply to electrical equipment between 50 VAC and 1,000 VAC and equipment between 75 VDC and 1,500 VCD; lamps and lamp holders (excluding LED); and fence electrifiers. Products that comply with IEC 60335-1 and IRAM 2092-1 are not exempt from these requirements. Following are products that require certification:

<ul>
<li>Electronic and electromagnetic ballasts for fluorescent and gas discharge lamps</li>
<li>Igniters and starters for gas discharge lamps</li>
<li>Starters for fluorescent lamps</li>
<li>Transformers for lamps</li>
<li>Lamp holders</li>
<li>Electronic control and control elements for fixed installations</li>
<li>Single or multiple extensions</li>
<li>Mobile outlets for home use (single or multiple)</li>
<li>Cables for fixed installations</li>
<li>Flexible cables</li>
<li>Electrical equipment for water heating</li>
<li>Household appliances.</li>
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<p></a>FCC Part 95M Vehicular Radar&nbsp;&nbsp;</h4>

<p><strong>Question:</strong>&nbsp;We have been contracted to design an autonomous&nbsp;cart for use in large retirement and continuing care communities, to transport residents to on-site dining, recreation, and medical facilities.&nbsp;We see future cart configurations for increased passenger capacity, resident package/grocery deliveries, and even unmanned security patrols.&nbsp;Obviously, safety of the community residents is a primary concern.&nbsp;Do these carts qualify for a 76-81 GHz vehicular radar system under FCC Part 95 Subpart M?&nbsp;</p>

<p><strong>Answer:</strong>&nbsp;If these carts will be transporting people and/or goods, they are considered vehicles and therefore qualify for a 76-81 GHz vehicular radar system under <a href="https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=69dbf25aef2ceaf0a9a968e3d3d492b6&amp;mc=true&amp;node=sp47.5.95.m&amp;rgn=div6" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">FCC Part 95 Subpart M</a>, allowing real-time detection, collision warning, and navigation support.&nbsp;<br>
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However, if these driverless carts are configured for purposes other than transporting people and/or goods, e.g. unmanned security patrols, traffic control, etc., they are no longer considered vehicles, and therefore no longer eligible for a vehicular radar system under Part 95M.&nbsp;<br>
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Additionally, Part 95M rules are specific to vehicle-mounted radar used to detect objects outside the vehicle cabin but within proximity of the vehicle, or for in-cabin sensors integral to the externally-dedicated sensors.&nbsp;Part 95M cannot be applied to in-cabin vehicular radar devices.<br>
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Note:&nbsp;It is expected that by year&rsquo;s end, the FCC will prepare and publish for comment KDB guidance for new Part 95M radar application compliance measurement procedures recently finalized in the C63.26 Task Group.</p>

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<p><strong>Question:</strong>&nbsp;Our company is designing a wireless microphone per <a href="https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=69dbf25aef2ceaf0a9a968e3d3d492b6&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.15_1236&amp;rgn=div8" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">FCC Part 15.236</a>.&nbsp;We were informed that ETSI limits appropriately cover our device&rsquo;s requirements; however, it is our understanding that the requirements under Part 15.205 also apply to devices under Part 15.236, unless exempt.&nbsp;Are the requirements for devices under Part 15.205 applicable to our device?</p>

<p><strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong>According to the FCC, requirements under Part 15.205 are not applicable to devices under Part 15.236.&nbsp; Additionally, all emissions must meet ETSI limits.</p>

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<p><strong>Question:&nbsp;</strong>We would like to expand the market for our new smartwatch line into Canada.&nbsp;Since we will primarily utilize Canadian-certified Wi-Fi, BT, and GPS modules in our diverse offering, do we need to obtain Canadian certification for each new smartwatch model we introduce?<br>
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<strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong>Any smartwatch model with multiple transmitters, including certified modules, will require host certification.&nbsp;The SAR value of the individual modules is irrelevant, as is the source of the transmission, whether from only one module at a time, or from multiple modules simultaneously.<br>
&nbsp;<br>
<a href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf01130.html" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ISED RSP-100 Issue 12</a> offers guidance on small portable hosts, specifically handheld and/or wearable host devices of &lt;20cm, and the rules are very clear.&nbsp;<br>
&nbsp;<br>
Modular certification is only considered adequate when the following three&nbsp;conditions are met:</p>

<ol>
<li>There is only one certified transmitter in the host</li>
<li>There is no other transmitter in the host</li>
<li>The SAR of this unique transmitter is exempted or below 0.4W/kg.</li>
</ol>

<p>If all three&nbsp;of these conditions are not met, host certification is required.<br>
&nbsp;<br>
Host products without modular products are not required to be certified separately, provided that all the intentional radio emissions are generated by the certified modules.The modules are to be integrated into the host products per the detailed instructions provided by the certificate holder of each module.<br>
&nbsp;<br>
All final products are to be in compliance with the applicable requirements of RSS-Gen and RSS-102.</p>

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<p><strong>Question:&nbsp;</strong>Our EPS supplier has been talking about recent regulations published in the EU that could affect the EPS we distribute with our products there. What can you tell us?</p>

<p><strong>Answer:</strong>&nbsp;On October 1, 2019, the European Commission published the new EPS regulation, <a href="https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=pi_com:C(2019)2126" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">Commission Regulation (EU) &hellip;/&hellip; of 1.10.2019 Laying Down Ecodesign Requirements for External Power Supplies Pursuant to Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Repealing Commission Regulation (EC) No 278/2009 C(2019) 2126 final</a>, effective&nbsp;April 1, 2020.<br>
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While this may not seem like a sufficient lead time to ensure compliance with the new EPS energy efficiency requirements, the regulation should neither come as a surprise&nbsp;nor create undue hardship&nbsp;for your supplier, as it has been expected for a long time.There has&nbsp;been years of research, workgroups, studies, and feedback, as well as consideration and speculation about the EU energy efficiency ratings that would be set for EPS.<br>
&nbsp;<br>
Upon review of the new ecodesign requirements for EPS, the established values for the no-load condition power consumption, and the average active efficiency, are on par with the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) Level VI energy conservation standards, with a few exceptions.<br>
&nbsp;<br>
In addition, EPS rated 10W and over must now declare efficiency at low load (10%) where typically many types of power supplies have been terribly inefficient, and there is no longer an exemption for low voltage power supplies, defined as an external power supply with a nameplate output voltage of less than 6 volts, and a nameplate output current greater than or equal to 550 milliamperes.<br>
&nbsp;<br>
Though the U.S. has been the only country thus far to enforce compliance to the DoE Level VI standards, the majority of forward-thinking EPS manufacturers have already proactively modified their product offerings to meet these standards, to ensure they are prepared to distribute their EPS worldwide, without delay.<br>
&nbsp;<br>
For a bit of background on the issue, <a href="https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=CELEX:32009L0125" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">Directive 2009/125/EC</a>, published in 2009,&nbsp;created a framework to establish ecodesign requirements for energy-related products, which not only generate substantial sales and trade volume in the EU, but also have significant environmental impact.These products offer an excellent opportunity to lessen that impact through improved design, without excessive costs.<br>
&nbsp;<br>
The ecodesign requirements for EPS were first established in (EC) <a href="https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A32009R0278" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">No 278/2009</a>. In concert with stakeholders and interested parties from the EU and other countries, the Commission reviewed this 2009 regulation with respect to the technical, environmental, and economic aspects of EPS, as well as the realistic user experience.<br>
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The European Union published their voluntary Code of Conduct (CoC) on Energy Efficiency of External Power Supplies in 2013; in January 2014, CoC Tier 1 became a voluntary requirement, two years before the implementation of the U.S. DoE Level VI standards.CoC Tier 1 basically harmonized the EU with DoE Level VI, with a few exceptions. The more stringent but still voluntary CoC Tier 2 requirement became effective in January 2016.<br>
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Both the EU Tier 1 and Tier 2 voluntary standards were reviewed for consideration to become the future mandatory standards for the ecodesign requirements for EPS. The initial analysis indicated that imposing requirements in line with the EU CoC Tier 1 standard would mean fewer products would have to be changed, compared to imposing the U.S. DoE Level VI requirements;&nbsp;however, industry feedback skewed toward harmonization with the U.S. DoE rules&nbsp;as a way to reduce costs.<br>
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It should be noted that the U.S. DoE Level VI requirements are slightly more ambitious than the EU CoC Tier 1 provisions for voltages below 49 Watts, but less ambitious than the EU CoC Tier 2-provisions. While CoC Tier 1 includes the new 10% load measure, its no-load and active mode limits are less stringent than the DoE Level VI rules. CoC Tier 2 further tightened the no-load and active mode power consumption limits for key classes of power adapters enacted by Level VI, e.g. output powers &le;49 W and 49 W &lt; Pout &le; 250 W, and covers both standard voltage and low voltage adapters.<br>
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The new EPS ecodesign regulation 2019-2126 is comprehensive&nbsp;and includes the required energy efficiency values for no-load condition power consumption and average active efficiency definitions;&nbsp;conformity assessment procedures;&nbsp;benchmarks;&nbsp;verification procedures;&nbsp;and detailed nameplate, manual, and technical documentation requirements.<br>
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The following charts showing the permissible no-load condition power consumption and average active efficiency values, effective April 1, 2020, were taken from 2019-2126 Annex II:<br>
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<strong>Energy Efficiency Requirements:</strong></p>

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<li>From April 1, 2020, the no-load condition power consumption shall not exceed the following values:</li>
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<td style="width: 88px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica neue,helvetica,sans-serif">AC-AC<br>
external power supplies, except low voltage and multiple voltage output external power supplies</span></span></td>
<td style="width: 125px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica neue,helvetica,sans-serif">AC-DC<br>
external power supplies, except low voltage and multiple voltage output external power supplies</span></span></td>
<td style="width: 125px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica neue,helvetica,sans-serif">&nbsp;Low voltage external power supplies</span></span></td>
<td style="width: 125px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica neue,helvetica,sans-serif">&nbsp;Multiple voltage output external power supplies</span></span></td>
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<p><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica neue,helvetica,sans-serif">P<sub>o</sub> &le; 49,0 W</span></span></p>
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<td style="width: 88px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica neue,helvetica,sans-serif">0,21 W</span></span></td>
<td style="width: 125px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica neue,helvetica,sans-serif">0,10 W</span></span></td>
<td style="width: 125px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica neue,helvetica,sans-serif">0,10 W</span></span></td>
<td style="width: 125px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica neue,helvetica,sans-serif">0,30 W</span></span></td>
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<td style="width: 162px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica neue,helvetica,sans-serif">P<sub>o</sub>&nbsp;&gt; 49,0 W</span></span></td>
<td style="width: 88px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica neue,helvetica,sans-serif">0,21 W</span></span></td>
<td style="width: 125px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica neue,helvetica,sans-serif">0,21 W</span></span></td>
<td style="width: 125px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica neue,helvetica,sans-serif">0,21 W</span></span></td>
<td style="width: 125px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica neue,helvetica,sans-serif">0,30 W</span></span></td>
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&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; b. From April 1, 2020, the average active efficiency shall be no&nbsp;less than the following values:<br>
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<td style="width: 88px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica neue,helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14px">AC-AC<br>
external power supplies, except low voltage and multiple voltage output external power supplies</span></span></td>
<td style="width: 125px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica neue,helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14px">AC-DC<br>
external power supplies, except low voltage and multiple voltage output external power supplies</span></span></td>
<td style="width: 125px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica neue,helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14px">&nbsp;Low voltage external power supplies</span></span></td>
<td style="width: 125px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica neue,helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14px">&nbsp;Multiple voltage output external power supplies</span></span></td>
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<div style="text-align: center;color: #505050;font-family: Helvetica;font-size: 14px;line-height: 150%;margin-left: 10px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica neue,helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14px">P<sub>o</sub> &times; 1,0 W</span></span></div>
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<td style="width: 88px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica neue,helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14px">0,5 &times;<br>
P<sub>o</sub>/1W+<br>
0,160</span></span></td>
<td style="width: 125px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica neue,helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14px">0,5 &times; P<sub>o</sub>/1W+<br>
0,160</span></span></td>
<td style="width: 125px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica neue,helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14px">0,517 &times;<br>
P<sub>o</sub>/1W+0,087</span></span></td>
<td style="width: 125px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica neue,helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14px">0,497 &times;<br>
P<sub>o</sub>/1W+0,067</span></span></td>
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<td style="width: 162px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica neue,helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14px">1 W &lt; P<sub>o</sub> &le; 49,0 W</span></span></td>
<td style="width: 88px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica neue,helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14px">0,071 &times;<br>
ln(P<sub>o</sub>/1W) &ndash; 0,0014 &times;<br>
P<sub>o</sub>/1W+0,67&nbsp;</span></span></td>
<td style="width: 125px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica neue,helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14px">0,071 &times;<br>
ln(P<sub>o</sub>/1W) &ndash;<br>
0,0014 &times;<br>
P<sub>o</sub>/1W+0,67</span></span></td>
<td style="width: 125px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica neue,helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14px">&nbsp;0,0834 &times;<br>
ln(P<sub>o</sub>/1W) &ndash;<br>
0,0014 &times;<br>
P<sub>o</sub>/1W+0,609</span></span></td>
<td style="width: 125px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica neue,helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14px">0,075 &times;<br>
ln(P<sub>o</sub>/1W)<br>
+ &nbsp;0,561</span></span></td>
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<td style="width: 162px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica neue,helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14px">P<sub>o</sub> &gt; 49,0 W</span></span></td>
<td style="width: 88px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica neue,helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14px">0,880</span></span></td>
<td style="width: 125px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica neue,helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14px">&nbsp;0,880</span></span></td>
<td style="width: 125px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica neue,helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14px">0,870</span></span></td>
<td style="width: 125px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica neue,helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14px">&nbsp;0,860</span></span></td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>
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<h4 style="color: #D57C13;display: block;font-family: Helvetica;font-size: 16px;font-weight: bold;line-height: 100%;margin-top: 0;margin-right: 0;margin-bottom: 10px;margin-left: 0;text-align: left;"><a name="B6" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;"></a><strong>Standards Updates</strong></h4>
&nbsp;

<h4 style="color: #D57C13;display: block;font-family: Helvetica;font-size: 16px;font-weight: bold;line-height: 100%;margin-top: 0;margin-right: 0;margin-bottom: 10px;margin-left: 0;text-align: left;">EU: New CENELEC Standards Recently Released</h4>

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

<ul>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:179089009584501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258337,70787,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 62040-1:2019/AC:2019-11</a>&nbsp;- 11/15/2019 -&nbsp;Uninterruptible power systems (UPS) - Part 1: Safety requirements</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1397801356917801::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257963,64214,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 60118-9:2019</a> - 11/15/2019 -&nbsp;Electroacoustics - Hearing aids - Part 9: Methods of measurement of the performance characteristics of bone conduction hearing aids</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:295385476175201::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257981,70786,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 60086-4:2019/AC:2019-11</a> - 11/15/2019 -&nbsp;Primary batteries - Part 4: Safety of lithium batteries</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1195498539317601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:17372,67034,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN ISO/IEC 17029:2019</a> - 11/20/2019 -&nbsp;Conformity Assessment - General principles and requirements for validation and verification bodies (ISO/IEC 17029:2019)</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1462627527302501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258483,67340,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 62209-3:2019</a> - 11/22/2019 -&nbsp;Measurement procedure for the assessment of specific absorption rate of human exposure to radio frequency fields from hand-held and body-mounted wireless communication devices - Part 3: Vector measurement-based systems (Frequency range of 600 MHz to 6 GHz)</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1673041489541501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258367,63683,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN 60068-2-64:2008/A1:2019</a> - 11/29/2019 -&nbsp;Environmental testing - Part 2-64: Tests - Test Fh: Vibration, broadband random and guidance</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1362258729667601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257159,64089,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN 60335-2-5:2015/A11:2019</a> - 12/6/2019 -&nbsp;Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-5: Particular requirements for dishwashers</li>
</ul>

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

<h4 style="color: #D57C13;display: block;font-family: Helvetica;font-size: 16px;font-weight: bold;line-height: 100%;margin-top: 0;margin-right: 0;margin-bottom: 10px;margin-left: 0;text-align: left;">EU: New ETSI Standards Recently Released</h4>

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

<ul>
<li><a href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301900_301999/30190813/13.01.01_60/en_30190813v130101p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI EN 301 908-13 V13.1.1</a> - 2019-11 -&nbsp;IMT cellular networks; Harmonised Standard for access to radio spectrum; Part 13: Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA) User Equipment (UE)</li>
<li><a href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/103500_103599/103581/01.01.01_60/tr_103581v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TR 103 581 V1.1.1</a>&nbsp;- 2019-11 -&nbsp;Use of measurement detectors in radio measurement methods</li>
<li><a href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/102100_102199/102137/01.03.01_60/tr_102137v010301p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TR 102 137 V1.3.1</a>&nbsp;- 2019-11 -&nbsp;Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Use of radio frequency spectrum by equipment meeting ETSI standards</li>
<li><a href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301400_301499/30148901/02.02.03_60/en_30148901v020203p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI EN 301 489-1 V2.2.3</a>&nbsp;- 2019-11 -&nbsp;ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 1: Common technical requirements; Harmonised Standard for ElectroMagnetic Compatibility</li>
<li><a href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/103200_103299/103265/01.04.01_60/tr_103265v010401p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TR 103 265 V1.4.1</a>&nbsp;- 2019-12 -&nbsp;Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Definition of &nbsp;radio parameters</li>
</ul>

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

<h4 style="color: #D57C13;display: block;font-family: Helvetica;font-size: 16px;font-weight: bold;line-height: 100%;margin-top: 0;margin-right: 0;margin-bottom: 10px;margin-left: 0;text-align: left;">EU: New IEC Standards Recently Released</h4>

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

<ul>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/65445" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">CISPR 15:2018/ISH1:2019, Ed. 9.0</a> - 11/14/2019 -&nbsp;Interpretation Sheet 1 - Limits and methods of measurement of radio disturbance characteristics of electrical lighting and similar equipment</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/62417" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 60079:2019, Ed. 1.0</a> - 11/14/2019 -&nbsp;Explosive atmospheres - ALL PARTS</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/62424" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 60825:2019, Ed. 1.0</a> - 11/14/2019 -&nbsp;Safety of laser products - ALL PARTS</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/31111" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 60601-2-22:2019, Ed. 4.0</a> - 11/20/2019 -&nbsp;Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-22: Particular requirements for basic safety and essential performance of surgical, cosmetic, therapeutic and diagnostic laser equipment</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/66159" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 60519-1:2019, Ed. 6.0</a> - 11/22/2019 -&nbsp;Safety in installations for electroheating and electromagnetic processing - Part 1: General requirements</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/66156" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 61000-4-36:2019, &nbsp;Ed. 2.0</a> - 11/22/2019 -&nbsp;Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-36: Testing and measurement techniques - IEMI immunity test methods for equipment and systems</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/61933" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 61123:2019, Ed. 2.0</a> - 11/22/2019 -&nbsp;Reliability testing - Compliance test plans for success ratio</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/30277" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 63078:2019, Ed. 1.0</a>&nbsp;- 11/22/2019 -&nbsp;Installations for electroheating and electromagnetic processing - Test methods for induction through-heating installations</li>
</ul>

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

<h4 style="color: #D57C13;display: block;font-family: Helvetica;font-size: 16px;font-weight: bold;line-height: 100%;margin-top: 0;margin-right: 0;margin-bottom: 10px;margin-left: 0;text-align: left;">Canada&mdash;ISED&nbsp;Regulatory Updates and Additional Information from TCBC Workshop</h4>
During the November 2019 TCBC Workshop, ISED provided information on regulatory updates as well as upcoming procedural changes. Below is an outline of the information presented.<br>
<br>
<strong>Upcoming ISED Publications</strong>

<ul>
<li>RSS-210, Issue 10, <em>License Exempt Radio Apparatus: Category I Equipment</em>

<ul style="list-style-type:circle;">
<li>Will include revised FRS, GMRS, and GMRS-M requirements</li>
<li>The 24-24.25 GHz band will be moved from RSS-310 to RSS-210</li>
<li>Will include a revised frequency range from 57-64 GHz to 57-71 GHz</li>
<li>Will include technical rules based on the Wireless Microphones Framework Decision</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>RSS-310, Issue 5, <em>Licensed Exempt Radio Apparatus: Category II Equipment</em>
<ul style="list-style-type:circle;">
<li>Will remove the 24-24.25 GHz band</li>
<li>Will remove the user manual, e-labeling, and receiver requirements now in RSS-Gen</li>
<li>Will clarify technical requirements for AC Wire Carrier Current Devices</li>
<li>Will clarify requirements regarding infrared frequencies</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>RSS-222, Issue 2, <em>White Space Devices</em>
<ul style="list-style-type:circle;">
<li>Will include revised technical rules based on the White Space Device Framework Decision</li>
</ul>
</li>
</ul>
<strong>Upcoming ISED Revisions</strong>

<ul>
<li>RSS-102, Issue 6, <em>Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure Compliance of Radiocommunication Apparatus (All Frequency Bands)</em>

<ul style="list-style-type:circle;">
<li>Will introduce applicable localized exposure limits above 6 GHz for portable devices</li>
<li>Possible exemption limits for routine NS evaluation and routine SAR evaluation</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>SPR-002, Issue 2, <em>Supplementary Procedure for Assessing Compliance with RSS-102 Nerve Stimulation Exposure Limits</em>
<ul style="list-style-type:circle;">
<li>Will establish procedures for new types of applications</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>RSS-216, Issue 3<em>, Wireless Power Transfer Devices</em>
<ul style="list-style-type:circle;">
<li>Updates regarding RF exposure</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>REC-LAB, Issue 7, <em>Procedure for the Recognition of Foreign Testing Laboratories</em>
<ul style="list-style-type:circle;">
<li>Will clarify procedures</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>DES-LAB, Issue 8, <em>Procedure for Designation and Recognition of Canadian Testing Laboratories</em>
<ul style="list-style-type:circle;">
<li>Will clarify procedures</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>REC-CB, Issue 1, <em>Recognition Criteria and Administrative and Operational Requirements Applicable to Certification Bodies (CBs) for the Certification of Radio Apparatus</em>
<ul style="list-style-type:circle;">
<li>Will replace CB-01 and CB-02 with one single document</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>DC-01, Issue 7, <em>Procedure for Declaration of Conformity and Registration of Terminal Equipment</em>
<ul style="list-style-type:circle;">
<li>Will align with Wireless Device Testing Laboratory Decision</li>
<li>Will allow foreign testing laboratories to be designated by a recognized AB for non-MRA countries</li>
</ul>
</li>
</ul>
<strong>RF Exposure - International Standards Activities</strong>

<ul>
<li>Draft IEC/IEEEE 62704-4 (FDIS), <em>SAR Determination from Exposure to Portable Devices Using Finite-Element Method</em>

<ul style="list-style-type:circle;">
<li>Expected release February 2020</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>Draft IEC/IEEEE 63195-2 (CDV), <em>Power Density Computations &gt;6 GHz Portable Devices</em>
<ul style="list-style-type:circle;">
<li>Expected release January 2020</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>Draft IEC/IEEE 62209-1528 (FDIS), <em>Unified Standard for Head and Body SAR Measurements</em>
<ul style="list-style-type:circle;">
<li>Expected release December 2019</li>
</ul>
</li>
</ul>
<strong>Draft Revision to RSS-102 RF Technical Brief Cover Sheet</strong><br>
<br>
Recently, ISED released a draft revision of RSS-102 RF Technical Brief Cover Sheet for comment. The revision includes Nerve Stimulation and Localized Power Density data input. Additionally, if approved, it would be split into two annexes: &nbsp;A and B. ISED is seeking comment on this draft. If approved, the revised Annex A&amp;B form will be published on the CEB&rsquo;s website until the next issue of RSS-102 is published.<br>
<br>
<strong>New Service Fees Act</strong><br>
<br>
The new Service Fees Act (SFA) requires all departments to increase their fees periodically. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) Fee Increase will begin on March 31, 2020. One day of manual fee correction will be required. Following are the fees that will be increased and their respective numerical values:
<ul>
<li>Listing Fee: $50.00</li>
<li>Registration Fee: $766.50</li>
<li>Assessment Fee for CEB Certification: $1,226.40</li>
<li>Technical Expertise Fee for CEB Service: $153.30/hr.</li>
</ul>
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The Federal Security Service (FSS) of Russia recently published a list of devices subject to FSS notification. Either notification or exemption for import to Russia/placement on the market within the Eurasian Customs Union is required for customs clearance for products using cryptography. The following devices are subject to FSS notification and are permitted for sale:

<ul>
<li>Printers, photocopiers, and fax machines with their respective electronic modules</li>
<li>Mobile machines for recording, reproducing, and visualizing data with computational functions</li>
<li>Portable computers with encryption functions</li>
<li>Computing machines and respective parts with encryption functions</li>
<li>Computer devices with encryption functions</li>
<li>Electronic modules and parts of handheld machines with encryption functions</li>
<li>Subscriber communication devices</li>
<li>Base stations</li>
<li>Telecommunication equipment with respective parts</li>
<li>Software encryption means</li>
<li>Encrypted documents</li>
<li>Broadcasting and television equipment with respective parts</li>
<li>Radio navigation receivers, remote control equipment, and respective parts</li>
<li>Equipment with internet access television receivers with a communication function</li>
<li>Electrical machines with encryption functions</li>
<li>Normative, technical, operational, and design documentation for encryption.&nbsp;&nbsp;</li>
</ul>
&nbsp;

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The Radio Spectrum Management (RSM) of New Zealand recently revised radiocommunications regulations for aeronautical model control short range devices, effective as of November 7, 2019. A General User Radio License for Aeronautical Model Control Short Range Devices is now included, which allows the operation of remotely-piloted aircraft systems. Transmitting radio waves using radio transmitters to remotely control aeronautical models is only permitted if the following requirements are met:<br>
&nbsp;
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<tbody>
<tr>
<td style="width: 126px;height: 43px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:12px"><strong>Low Frequency </strong><br>
<strong>(MHz)</strong></span></td>
<td style="width: 126px;height: 43px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:12px"><strong>High Frequency</strong><br>
<strong>&nbsp;(MHz)</strong></span></td>
<td style="width: 132px;height: 43px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:12px"><strong>Reference Frequency&nbsp; (MHz)</strong></span></td>
<td style="width: 120px;height: 43px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:12px"><strong>Max Power</strong><br>
<strong>(dBW e.i.r.p.)</strong></span></td>
<td style="width: 132px;height: 43px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:12px"><strong>Special Condition</strong></span></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 126px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:12px">26.950</span></td>
<td style="width: 126px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:12px">27.300</span></td>
<td style="width: 132px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:12px">27.125</span></td>
<td style="width: 120px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:12px">-10</span></td>
<td style="width: 132px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:12px">I</span></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 126px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:12px">31.500</span></td>
<td style="width: 126px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:12px">32.000</span></td>
<td style="width: 132px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:12px">31.750</span></td>
<td style="width: 120px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:12px">-10</span></td>
<td style="width: 132px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;">&nbsp;</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 126px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:12px">35.000</span></td>
<td style="width: 126px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:12px">35.500</span></td>
<td style="width: 132px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:12px">35.250</span></td>
<td style="width: 120px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:12px">-10</span></td>
<td style="width: 132px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;">&nbsp;</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 126px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:12px">35.000</span></td>
<td style="width: 126px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:12px">37.000</span></td>
<td style="width: 132px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:12px">36.250</span></td>
<td style="width: 120px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:12px">-10</span></td>
<td style="width: 132px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:12px">I</span></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 126px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:12px">39.000</span></td>
<td style="width: 126px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:12px">39.700</span></td>
<td style="width: 132px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:12px">39.350</span></td>
<td style="width: 120px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:12px">-10</span></td>
<td style="width: 132px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;">&nbsp;</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 126px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:12px">40.500</span></td>
<td style="width: 126px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:12px">40.660</span></td>
<td style="width: 132px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:12px">40.580</span></td>
<td style="width: 120px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:12px">-10</span></td>
<td style="width: 132px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;">&nbsp;</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 126px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:12px">40.700</span></td>
<td style="width: 126px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:12px">40.800</span></td>
<td style="width: 132px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:12px">40.750</span></td>
<td style="width: 120px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:12px">-10</span></td>
<td style="width: 132px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;">&nbsp;</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 126px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:12px">72.000</span></td>
<td style="width: 126px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:12px">72.250</span></td>
<td style="width: 132px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:12px">72.125</span></td>
<td style="width: 120px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:12px">-10</span></td>
<td style="width: 132px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:12px">II</span></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 126px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:12px">72.500</span></td>
<td style="width: 126px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:12px">72.800</span></td>
<td style="width: 132px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:12px">72.650</span></td>
<td style="width: 120px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><span style="font-size:12px">-10</span></td>
<td style="width: 132px;border-collapse: collapse;">&nbsp;</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>
&nbsp;<br>
<em>Special Conditions: </em>

<ul>
<li><strong>Special Condition I:</strong> &nbsp;Devices in these frequencies should be used with caution, as a large variety of short range devices share these frequencies.</li>
<li><strong>Special Condition II: &nbsp;</strong>Devices in these frequencies should be used with caution in urban parks and reserves, as auditory aid short range devices for those with impaired hearing share these frequencies.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</li>
</ul>
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The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa published the final roadmap for International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) on November 1, 2019, replacing &quot;Notice Regarding the Final International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) Roadmap 2019.&rdquo; This roadmap concludes a process designed to align Africa&rsquo;s wireless regulatory framework with international trends and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).<br>
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To view the final roadmap, click <a href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_0a26c248c61648c18b86c42b200b6446.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">here</a>.<br>
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The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) recently released draft technical requirements for short range devices, communication network installations, and digital terrestrial television. Comments are due by December 3, 2019. The following draft technical requirements are open for comment:

<ul>
<li>MTSFB1910R2</li>
<li>MTSFB1911R2</li>
<li>MTSFB1902R2</li>
<li>MTSFB1907R0</li>
</ul>
For more information or to submit a comment form, click <a href="http://mtsfb.org.my/news/public-comment-exercise-november-2019" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">here</a>.&nbsp;<br>
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On October 23, 2019, the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) of Vietnam published a clarification regarding test report acceptance from manufacturers or domestic and foreign testing labs for QCVN standards. Test reports must come from an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited testing lab. Reports issued by product manufacturers can be used for conformity certification and declaration of conformity. &nbsp;<br>
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The following are QCVN standards temporarily accepted under Circular 05/2019/TT-BTTTT:
<ul>
<li>QCVN 24:2011/BTTTT</li>
<li>QCVN 26:2011/BTTTT</li>
<li>QCVN 39:2011/BTTTT</li>
<li>QCVN 53:2017/BTTTT</li>
<li>QCVN 97:2015/BTTTT</li>
<li>QCVN 116:2017/BTTTT</li>
</ul>
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The National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM) of Sierra Leone recently published the official type approval regulations for electronic communications equipment. This regulation applies to licensed communications operators importing electronic communications equipment to be employed in communications networks; businesses or persons importing equipment for sale and distribution; and foreign parties to market equipment in Sierra Leone. Any electronic communications equipment but be approved or exempt from approval. Type approval labels are required for all approved electronic communications equipment.<br>
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<strong>Equipment Permitted for Sale and Distribution: </strong>

<ul>
<li>Terminal Equipment</li>
<li>Short Range Radio Devices</li>
<li>Core Network Equipment</li>
<li>IT Networking Equipment</li>
<li>Radio Transceivers</li>
<li>Frequency-dependent Medical Devices</li>
</ul>
<strong>Equipment Prohibited for Import and Sale: </strong>&nbsp;

<ul>
<li>RF Spectrum Scanning Receivers</li>
<li>Military Communication Equipment</li>
<li>Telephone Voice Changing Equipment</li>
<li>Automatic Call Diverters</li>
<li>Radio Communication Equipment operating in GSM Frequency Bands (Excluding Cellular Mobile Phones)&nbsp;</li>
<li>Radio Communication Jamming Devices</li>
<li>Analogue TV Transmitters</li>
<li>TV Sets with Analogue Tuners</li>
</ul>
<strong>Standardization Bodies Recognized in Sierra Leone:&nbsp; </strong>

<ul>
<li>Sierra Leone Standards Bureau (SLSB)</li>
<li>Federal Communications Commission (FCC)</li>
<li>International Organization for Standardization (ISO)&nbsp;&nbsp;</li>
<li>European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)</li>
<li>Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE)</li>
<li>Telecommunications Industry Associations (TIA)</li>
<li>American National Standards Institute (ANSI)</li>
<li>Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)</li>
<li>Industry Canada (IC)</li>
<li>Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDAS)</li>
</ul>
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The Telecommunication Engineering Center of the Ministry of Communications of India recently published an exemption to the safety requirements for customer premise equipment under IEC: 60215. Customer premise equipment includes any radio or terminal telecommunications equipment located within customer premises and connected to the network. &nbsp;As of October 14, 2019, customer premise equipment with RF equipment is exempt from safety testing under IEC: 60215.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br>
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On November 14, 2019, Thailand&rsquo;s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) opened a public consultation on IMT2020, which proposes the employment of 5G telecommunications technology. In addition, the NBTC published draft standards <a href="http://www.nbtc.go.th/getattachment/News/%E0%B8%82%E0%B9%88%E0%B8%B2%E0%B8%A7%E0%B8%A3%E0%B8%B1%E0%B8%9A%E0%B8%9F%E0%B8%B1%E0%B8%87%E0%B8%84%E0%B8%A7%E0%B8%B2%E0%B8%A1%E0%B8%84%E0%B8%B4%E0%B8%94%E0%B9%80%E0%B8%AB%E0%B9%87%E0%B8%99/39334/3-%E0%B8%A3%E0%B9%88%E0%B8%B2%E0%B8%87%E0%B8%9B%E0%B8%A3%E0%B8%B0%E0%B8%81%E0%B8%B2%E0%B8%A8%E0%B8%A1%E0%B8%B2%E0%B8%95%E0%B8%A3%E0%B8%90%E0%B8%B2%E0%B8%99-5G-%E0%B8%A5%E0%B8%B9%E0%B8%81%E0%B8%82%E0%B9%88%E0%B8%B2%E0%B8%A2-6.pdf.aspx" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">NBTC TS 1036-256X</a> and <a href="http://www.nbtc.go.th/getattachment/News/%E0%B8%82%E0%B9%88%E0%B8%B2%E0%B8%A7%E0%B8%A3%E0%B8%B1%E0%B8%9A%E0%B8%9F%E0%B8%B1%E0%B8%87%E0%B8%84%E0%B8%A7%E0%B8%B2%E0%B8%A1%E0%B8%84%E0%B8%B4%E0%B8%94%E0%B9%80%E0%B8%AB%E0%B9%87%E0%B8%99/39334/2-%E0%B8%A3%E0%B9%88%E0%B8%B2%E0%B8%87%E0%B8%9B%E0%B8%A3%E0%B8%B0%E0%B8%81%E0%B8%B2%E0%B8%A8%E0%B8%A1%E0%B8%B2%E0%B8%95%E0%B8%A3%E0%B8%90%E0%B8%B2%E0%B8%99-5G-%E0%B8%AA%E0%B8%96%E0%B8%B2%E0%B8%99%E0%B8%B5%E0%B8%90%E0%B8%B2%E0%B8%99-6.pdf.aspx" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">NBTC TS 1037-256X</a> for User Equipment and Base Stations Using 5G Technology. Comments are due to the NBTC by December 16, 2019.<br>
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You can find the announcement in Thai <a href="http://www.nbtc.go.th/getattachment/News/%E0%B8%82%E0%B9%88%E0%B8%B2%E0%B8%A7%E0%B8%A3%E0%B8%B1%E0%B8%9A%E0%B8%9F%E0%B8%B1%E0%B8%87%E0%B8%84%E0%B8%A7%E0%B8%B2%E0%B8%A1%E0%B8%84%E0%B8%B4%E0%B8%94%E0%B9%80%E0%B8%AB%E0%B9%87%E0%B8%99/39334/1-%E0%B9%80%E0%B8%AD%E0%B8%81%E0%B8%AA%E0%B8%B2%E0%B8%A3%E0%B8%9B%E0%B8%A3%E0%B8%B0%E0%B8%81%E0%B8%AD%E0%B8%9A%E0%B8%81%E0%B8%B2%E0%B8%A3%E0%B8%B1%E0%B8%9A%E0%B8%9F%E0%B8%B1%E0%B8%87%E0%B8%84%E0%B8%A7%E0%B8%B2%E0%B8%A1%E0%B9%80%E0%B8%AB%E0%B9%87%E0%B8%99-5G-5.pdf.aspx" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">here</a>.<br>
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On November 3, 2019, the United Arab Emirates&rsquo; Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) opened a public consultation on the Strategy for International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) 2020. The TRA encourages comments and responses to IMT2020, which are due by December 31, 2019.<br>
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To submit a form, click <a href="https://www.tra.gov.ae/en/eparticipation/consultations/details.aspx?id=1482" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">here</a>.<br>
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On October 17, 2019, the United Arab Emirates&rsquo; Authority for Standardization and Metrology updated its regulation on Audio/Video and IT/Office Equipment within its Low Voltage Equipment (LVE) Regulation. This regulation applies to all LVE audio/video and IT/office equipment purchased by end-users or consumers for daily and noncommercial purposes. The following information was added:

<ul>
<li>All audio/video and IT/office equipment must comply with applicable standards and possess a valid Certificate of Conformity (CoC) issued under the ECAS/EQM scheme.</li>
<li>Beginning December 20, 2020, all audio/video and IT/office equipment must comply with IEC 62368-1 and possess a valid Certificate of Conformity (CoC) issued under ECAS/EQM.</li>
</ul>
Products exempt from this regulation include:

<ul>
<li>Industrial/Commercial/Professional Audio/Video Systems and IT Equipment</li>
<li>Large Format Printers</li>
<li>Interactive Displays or Smart Boards</li>
<li>Mobile Phones</li>
<li>Two-way Radios</li>
<li>Keyboards, Mice, Trackball/Trackpad</li>
<li>Stand-alone External Hard Drives, USB Thumb Drives, SD Cards, etc.</li>
<li>Spare Parts and/or Accessories.</li>
</ul>
Any ECAS/EQM Certificates of Conformity (CoC) issued under IEC 60065 and/or IEC 60950-1 will be considered invalid.<br>
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Recently, Brazil&rsquo;s Health Regulatory Agency, ANVISA, updated 60601-1-2, its EMC Testing Standard for Medical Devices. As of December 2019, only use of IEC 60601-1-2 (2017) is permitted; use of IEC 60601-1-2 (2010/2014) will no longer be permitted. In addition to this, ANATEL certification for wireless medical devices will be required for ANVISA registration in Brazil. Manufacturers that have begun their ANVISA registration will need to obtain ANATEL certification before application submission. &nbsp;<br>
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