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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 2020</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><strong>MIMO Antenna Gain Measurement</strong></h4>
<p><strong>Question:&nbsp;</strong>How do we address antenna gain in the FCC application for our first multi-antenna system?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong>Theoretical calculations of the directional gain of multi-antenna systems frequently result in a higher estimated gain than the actual gain. This discrepancy can be a significant issue when the directional gain is a condition of compliance.</p>
<p>To address this issue, the FCC has published <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/kdb/forms/FTSSearchResultPage.cfm?switch=P&amp;id=49466" target="_blank" rel="noopener">662911 D03 MIMO Antenna Gain Measurement v01</a> to provide guidance on how to present the actual, properly measured, antenna gain of a system, in order to demonstrate compliance.</p>
<p>This guidance applies to devices and systems that transmit on multiple antennas simultaneously in the same or overlapping frequency ranges through a coordinated process, e.g. utilizing beamforming or multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO), and applies to both licensed and unlicensed devices where FCC rules require conducted output measurements with antenna gain limitations, or where conducted output measurements are combined with directional antenna gain.</p>
<p>Though properly measured antenna gain results are more accurate for demonstrating compliance than theoretical calculations, the FCC requires a pre-approval guidance (PAG) filing, and approval is determined on a case-by-case basis.</p>
<p>Antenna gain measurement results intended to prove compliance must be supported with details on the antenna system, measurement quantity, measurement method, and measurement environment, as described in the KDB.</p>
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<p><strong>Question:&nbsp;</strong>We moved away from the WPT market several years ago, but are reexamining it now. What can you tell us about the WPT regulations in Canada at this time?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong>Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has recently consolidated all wireless power transfer (WPT) devices under one standard, <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/vwapj/RSS-216-i2-A2020-09EN.pdf/$FILE/RSS-216-i2-A2020-09EN.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS-216 Issue 2</a>. Previously, the requirements for these devices were scattered across ICES and the RSS-200 and RSS-300 series.</p>
<p>RSS-216 was first published in 2014. The advancements in wireless power transfer technology, and the tremendous increase in demand, helped drive the substantial changes in Issue 2, which defines the minimum requirements for WPT devices, including sources and clients, WPT transmitter and WPT receivers respectively.</p>
<p>The most significant changes are:</p>
<ul>
<li>All types of WPT devices are now covered under RSS-216.</li>
<li>Three types of WPT devices are defined based on their classification as radio apparatus (of Category I or II), or interference-causing equipment, specifically Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) equipment</li>
<li>The following device categories may be subject to additional test setups, test procedures or technical requirements, and require an Inquiry submission prior to moving forward
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<li>High power WPT devices (e.g. for charging electric vehicles)</li>
<li>WPT devices capable of wireless power transfer over distances greater than 10&nbsp;cm</li>
<li>Medical devices with wireless power transfer capability</li>
<li>WPT source devices operating at wireless power transfer frequencies higher than 400&nbsp;MHz</li>
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<li>Test methods and equipment under test arrangements specific to WPT devices have been added</li>
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<p>Any Inquiry submission should include enough detail about the device technology and operation to enable ISED to determine the technical and administrative requirements specific to the device.</p>
<p>ISED inquiries should be submitted using the online <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://tcbc.memberclicks.net/message2/link/d88f6a2b-ffc8-494f-818c-213952955ae5/3" target="_blank" rel="noopener">General Inquiry form</a>. Select “Directorate of Regulatory Standards”, then from the dropdown box, select “(RSS) Radio Standards Specification (e.g. RSS‑210)”; continue completing the online inquiry form, specifying “RSS‑216” in the General Inquiry text box.</p>
<p>To reflect the changes in RSS-216 Issue 2, new issues of other standards will be, or have been, published.</p>
<p><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://tcbc.memberclicks.net/message2/link/cf300dc5-aae8-4614-9563-c477f70ce2ce/1" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ICES-003 Issue 7 — Information Technology Equipment (including Digital Apparatus)</a> was published this month with a new title and added requirements for devices with WPT functionality. The alternative limits have been eliminated, one set of limits remains; the CISPR and ANSI test methods are still allowed, and ICES-Gen is referenced for all general requirements.</p>
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<p><strong>Question:&nbsp;</strong>We have a new wireless design with some unique characteristics that we hope to market in North America initially. Our research has uncovered some useful FCC guidance, but we are having trouble finding similar information for Canada. What would you recommend?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong>When no measurement procedures, nor international standards, are appropriate, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) may accept alternate procedures found within the FCC knowledge database (KDB).</p>
<p>The FCC KDB procedures that ISED currently deems acceptable include EMC/RF and RF exposure:</p>
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<li>EMC/RF: <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/ceb-bhst.nsf/eng/h_tt00094.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/ceb-bhst.nsf/eng/h_tt00094.html</a></li>
<li>RF Exposure: <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/ceb-bhst.nsf/eng/h_tt00080.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/ceb-bhst.nsf/eng/h_tt00080.html</a></li>
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<p>It should be noted that some KDB procedures require you to submit an official KDB inquiry about your device so the FCC can determine if the test methods and/or procedures are acceptable to that regulator.</p>
<p>ISED requires an inquiry be submitted as well, ideally when the FCC KDB inquiry is submitted, so they can make their own determination about the test methods and/or procedures. A copy of your FCC KDB inquiry may be included with your ISED inquiry.</p>
<p>ISED inquiries should be submitted using the online <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://tcbc.memberclicks.net/message2/link/d88f6a2b-ffc8-494f-818c-213952955ae5/3" target="_blank" rel="noopener">General Inquiry form</a>. Select “Directorate of Regulatory Standards”, then from the dropdown box, select “(KDB) FCC KDB procedures accepted by ISED”, and complete the form.</p>
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<p><strong>Question:&nbsp;</strong>Are transmitters worn by domestic animals subject to FCC SAR regulations?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong>The FCC RF exposure regulations were established to limit human exposure; there is no explicit mention of non-human exposure. But in light of the fact that domestic animals, particularly pets, interact closely with humans, RF exposure from electronic products designed for pets must be considered.</p>
<p>For example, FCC applications for animal collars with electronic tracking devices would need to include the following:</p>
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<li>SAR testing inside and outside collar using highest SAR condition tested in each band and wireless technology with outside of collar facing phantom</li>
<li>Measured SAR scaled per <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=f8IQgJxTTL5y0oRi0cpAuA%3D%3D&amp;desc=447498%20D01%20General%20RF%20Exposure%20Guidance%20v06&amp;tracking_number=20676" target="_blank" rel="noopener">KDB 447498 D01 General RF Exposure Guidance v06</a></li>
<li>Justifications to support test configurations and duty factor scaling</li>
<li>Manufacturer attestation “worst case duty factor permanently implemented within device; no changes or modification possible”</li>
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<p>Other transmitters in dangling dog tags, ear tags, and pet apparel may subject humans to RF exposure above the stated limits; in these cases, it may be necessary to submit a KDB inquiry for guidance.</p>
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<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">EU: New CENELEC Standards Recently Released</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the CENELEC standards published or made available during the past month:</p>
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<li>EN 50520:2020 - 10/16/2020 - Cover plates and cover tapes for the protection and location warning of buried cables or buried conduits in underground installations</li>
<li>EN 50546:2020 - 10/9/2020 - Railway applications - Rolling Stock - Three-phase shore (external) supply system for rail vehicles and its connectors</li>
<li>EN IEC 61300-2-56:2020 - 10/9/2020 - Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components - Basic test and measurement procedures - Part 2-56: Tests - Wind resistance of mounted housing</li>
<li>EN IEC 60749-20:2020 - 10/9/2020 - Semiconductor devices - Mechanical and climatic test methods - Part 20: Resistance of plastic encapsulated SMDs to the combined effect of moisture and soldering heat</li>
<li>EN IEC 60076-24:2020 - 9/25/2020 - Power transformers - Part 24: Specification of voltage regulating distribution transformers (VRDT)</li>
<li>EN 60335-2-30:2009/A12:2020 - 9/25/2020 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-30: Particular requirements for room heaters</li>
<li>EN IEC 61169-1-4:2020 - 9/25/2020 - Radio-frequency connectors - Part 1-4: Electrical test methods - Voltage standing wave ratio, return loss and reflection coefficient</li>
<li>EN 55016-1-5:2015/AC:2020-09 - 9/18/2020 - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 1-5: Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus - Antenna calibration sites and reference test sites for 5 MHz to 18 GHz</li>
<li>EN 55016-2-1:2014/AC:2020-09 - 9/18/2020 - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 2-1: Methods of measurement of disturbances and immunity - Conducted disturbance measurements</li>
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<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:84:4871265376428807" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CENELEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">EU: New ETSI Standards Recently Released</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new ETSI standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/303200_303299/3032130402/02.01.01_60/en_3032130402v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 303 213-4-2 V2.1.1 (2020-09)</a> - September 2020 - Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS); Part 4: Community Specification for a deployed non-cooperative sensor including its interfaces; Sub-part 2: Specific requirements for a deployed Surface Movement Radar sensor</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/303300_303399/303340/01.02.01_60/en_303340v010201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 303 340 V1.2.1 (2020-09)</a> - September 2020 - Digital Terrestrial TV Broadcast Receivers; Harmonised Standard for access to radio spectrum</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/300001_300099/3000190203/02.05.01_60/en_3000190203v020501p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 300 019-2-3 V2.5.1 (2020-10)</a> - October 2020 - Environmental Engineering (EE); Environmental conditions and environmental tests for telecommunications equipment; Part 2-3: Specification of environmental tests; Stationary use at weatherprotected locations</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301400_301499/30148922/02.01.01_60/en_30148922v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 489-22 V2.1.1 (2020-10)</a> - October 2020 - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 22: Specific conditions for ground based aeronautical mobile and fixed radio equipment; Harmonised Standard for ElectroMagnetic Compatibility</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/103600_103699/103601/01.01.01_60/ts_103601v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 103 601 V1.1.1 (2020-10)</a> - October 2020 - Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS); Security; Security management messages communication requirements and distribution protocols</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/126400_126499/126445/12.14.00_60/ts_126445v121400p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 126 445 V12.14.0 (2020-10)</a> - October 2020 - Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Codec for Enhanced Voice Services (EVS); Detailed algorithmic description (3GPP TS 26.445 version 12.14.0 Release 12)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/138500_138599/13852301/16.04.00_60/ts_13852301v160400p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 138 523-1 V16.4.0 (2020-10)</a> - October 2020 - 5G; 5GS; User Equipment (UE) conformance specification; Part 1: Protocol (3GPP TS 38.523-1 version 16.4.0 Release 16)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/103200_103299/10324605/01.03.01_60/ts_10324605v010301p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 103 246-5 V1.3.1 (2020-10)</a> - October 2020 - Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); GNSS based location systems; Part 5: Performance Test Specification</li>
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<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.etsi.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI website</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">EU: New IEC Standards Recently Released</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new IEC standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/26771" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60268-16:2020</a> - (2020-09-25) - Sound system equipment - Part 16: Objective rating of speech intelligibility by speech transmission index</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/60560" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60268-22:2020</a> - (2020-09-24) - Sound system equipment - Part 22: Electrical and mechanical measurements on transducers</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/64293" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60034-11:2020</a> - (2020-10-05) - Rotating electrical machines - Part 11: Thermal protection</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/64225" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60034-7:2020</a> - (2020-10-07) - Rotating electrical machines - Part 7: Classification of types of construction, mounting arrangements and terminal box position (IM Code)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/67727" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60305:2020 PRV</a> - (2020-10-16) - Insulators for overhead lins with a nominal voltage above 1000 V - Ceramic or glass insulator units for a.c. systems - Characteristics of insulator units of the cap and pin type</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/67728" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60433:2020 PRV</a> - (2020-10-16) - Insulators for overhead lines with a nominal voltage above 1 000 V - Ceramic insulators for ac systems - Characteristics of insulator units of the long rod type</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/67666" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60079-25:2020/COR1:2020</a> - (2020-10-20) - Corrigendum 1 - Explosive atmospheres - Part 25: Intrinsically safe electrical systems</li>
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<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.iec.ch/about/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Malaysia – 3G Network Sunset Plan Announced</h4>
<p>The Government of Malaysia has announced their plan to phase out 3G network coverage by the end of 2021. Starting January 1, 2021, approvals (including renewals) will no longer be issued for 3G-only devices and 4G-capable mobile phones without Voice over LTE (VoLTE). The goal of this plan is to improve the existing 4G network and to ensure the foundation for the 5G network.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">India – MEITY Announces Phase 5 Products under BIS Mandatory Scope</h4>
<p>On October 1, 2020, the Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) released its Phase V Addition of product categories to the Schedule of the Electronics and Information Technology Goods (Requirements for Compulsory Registration) Order. Effective April 1, 2021, the following product types are subject to mandatory Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) safety approval in India:</p>
<ul>
<li>Wireless Microphones</li>
<li>Digital Cameras</li>
<li>Video Cameras</li>
<li>Webcam (Finished Products)</li>
<li>Smart Speakers (with and without Display)</li>
<li>Dimmers for LED products</li>
<li>Bluetooth Speakers</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;">Brazil – ANATEL Extends Relaxed Requirements for Renewal Applications</h4>
<p>Due to the continued impacts caused by COVID-19, ANATEL extended the waiver for the photo and test report requirement for renewal applications. Renewal applications will continue to be processed without updated photos and test reports. The waiver is now valid for ANATEL certifications that will expire March 6, 2020 through December 31, 2020.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Mexico – Modifications and Customs Enforcement for Product Packaging Labelling &amp; Warranty Info</h4>
<p>On October 1, 2020, the Mexican Secretariat of Economy published an update to Annex 2.4.1 of the Mexican Foreign Trade Rules. The NOM Agreement modifies the labelling requirements for certain products. Customs in Mexico is checking shipments for compliance to the applicable Product Packaging Labeling &amp; Warranty standards, such as NOM-024-SCFI-2013. HS-code products subject to these NOMs and without the proper information may be subject to customs clearance delays and fines. The official announcement can be found <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.snice.gob.mx/cs/avi/snice/etiquetado.normas.2020.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Russia – 802.11ax Standards Published</h4>
<p>Russia – 802.11ax Standards Published Regulator Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media has published Radio Access Regulations (Federal Agency of Communication) for 802.11ax standards, which are now included in Order No. 124. The regulations came into force in August 2020.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">UAE – New Frequency Band Allocation for 5G</h4>
<p>UAE Regulator Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) announced the allocation of a new frequency band which allows UAE telecom operators to expand the application of 5G, in line with the decisions of the World Radio communication Conference 2019.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">United States – Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for 3.45-3.55 GHz Band</h4>
<p>In this <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-seeks-facilitate-5g-345-355-ghz-band-0" target="_blank" rel="noopener">NPRM</a>, the FCC proposes rules to govern commercial wireless operations in the 3.45-3.55 GHz band; add a new primary allocation for fixed and mobile (except aeronautical mobile) services; and adopt technical, licensing, and competitive bidding rules governing licenses in this band. The FCC also proposes and seeks comment on coexistence and coordination between new commercial wireless licensees and incumbent federal radiolocation and radionavigation operations that will continue to operate on a limited basis, but will remain co-primary with commercial operations; and relocation and sunset procedures for incumbent non-federal, secondary operations being cleared from the band.</p>
<p>Comments must be filed on or before November 20, 2020; reply comments on or before December 7, 2020.</p>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong>&nbsp;We have recently modified the software on our certified wireless device, and preliminary in-house testing seems to indicate a decrease in the output power authorized on the FCC grant.&nbsp;Since the power is lower than approved, are we required to inform the FCC?&nbsp;</p>

<p><strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong>Based on the language in <a href="https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CFR-2003-title47-vol1/pdf/CFR-2003-title47-vol1-sec2-1043.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">FCC 2.1043</a>, Changes in Certificated Equipment, this change qualifies as a Class II permissive change.&nbsp;FCC rules require that the grantee submit a Class II permissive change application, including test results for the device characteristics affected by the change&nbsp;and other relevant information, to a TCB&nbsp;to demonstrate ongoing compliance of the device with the FCC standard to which it was originally certified.&nbsp;The modified device should not be marketed or sold until the Class II permissive change has been approved by a TCB.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<br>
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The FCC does allow limited changes via software changes as Class I or Class II permissive changes for devices not approved as Software Defined Radios (SDR).&nbsp; A certified device is allowed to have a decrease in output power, or a different field strength, under the following conditions:</p>

<ol>
<li>The maximum output power rating of the original authorization does not change.</li>
<li>There is no design change that increases or decreases the output power.&nbsp; A decrease in the power setting configuration is acceptable.</li>
<li>In no case, may a power limit be exceeded.</li>
</ol>

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The test report should demonstrate fundamental and bandwidth, and spurious emissions should be investigated and addressed.&nbsp;<br>
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In addition, for non-SDR devices, the supporting technical description must clearly state how it prevents unauthorized changes that would allow the device to operate outside the parameters of its FCC approval.&nbsp;Any other supporting documents should also be included with the permissive change application.&nbsp;Approval must be granted before the modified device can be marketed or sold.<br>
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The FCC Permissive Change definitions and requirements are more clearly defined in <a href="https://9d60a442-40f0-49e7-9b80-69194b9402da.usrfiles.com/ugd/4ecb42_92ba914a85e54402b58b77f64bf79808.pdf" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">KDB 178919 D01 Permissive Change Policy v06</a>; Software Changes are addressed in Section V.&nbsp;</p>

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<p><strong>Question:</strong>&nbsp;Our test lab has informed us that after April 1 of this year, Canada will no longer allow us to import/manufacture/sell/etc. our multi-band radio certified years ago to RSS-119 &amp; RSS-210, unless we demonstrate compliance with the updated unwanted emission limits for the 5725-5850 MHz band per <a href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/vwapj/rss-247-i2-e.pdf/$file/rss-247-i2-e.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">RSS-247 Issue 2</a>, Section 6.2.4.2, via a reassessment.&nbsp;What happens with the four other 2.4 GHz/5 GHz 802.11 bands certified to RSS-210?</p>

<p><strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong>The reassessment for the 5725-5850 MHz band will require an RSS-247, Issue 2 test report with the test data to prove compliance with the new unwanted emission limits.&nbsp;<br>
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To demonstrate compliance of the other four 802.11 bands to RSS-247, Issue 2, it is not necessary to test and report on all the bands; instead test data from the original certification report may be re-used, but only after exercising due diligence, including spot checks and other verifications, to confirm that the test data and test methods are still representative of the radio as it is today.&nbsp; Without such confirmation, additional testing may likely be required.&nbsp;<br>
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The cover letter for the reassessment submission should state compliance with the unwanted emission limits for the 5725-5850 MHz band, explain why the original test results are still valid, and declare that the radio complies with all current, relevant standards.&nbsp;</p>

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<p><strong>Question:&nbsp;</strong>We have FCC and ISED approval for a multi-band wireless device for use in an Occupational/Controlled environment, and which requires both standalone and simultaneous SAR evaluation for its four wireless technologies. Recent updates to the licensed portion of the device will require that we submit a Class II permissive change to the FCC and a reassessment to ISED.&nbsp;Since only the licensed portion of the device was modified, is it necessary to include the three unlicensed technologies in the Class II/reassessment applications?<br>
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<strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong>Though the change prompting these applications did not directly involve the three unlicensed technologies, the modified device is subject to both standalone and simultaneous SAR evaluations in all affected configurations, which will most likely require grant updates for the unlicensed technologies. The highest SAR values, standalone and combined simultaneous, are to be reported on each grant, licensed and unlicensed, along with any grant notes.&nbsp;It is in everyone&rsquo;s best interest to ensure that any grant of approval, be it FCC or ISED, reflects the most current information about the product, especially when it comes to SAR.</p>

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<p><strong>Question:&nbsp;</strong>We will be seeking FCC and ISED certification for our new Wi-Fi device.&nbsp;Should testing be done with the device set to rated power, or set to rated power + production tolerance?</p>

<p><strong>Answer:</strong>&nbsp;The FCC and ISED have different ideas about this. ISED&rsquo;s position is that testing should be done at rated power, but the FCC&rsquo;s position is that testing should ideally be done at rated power + product tolerance.&nbsp;However, if it&rsquo;s not possible to do so, testing should be done at the rated power, and a margin used when comparing to the limits.<br>
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Though not specifically stated in the rules, a device must meet the limits in all modes of operation.&nbsp;In the event of FCC/ISED/TCB surveillance testing, it is imperative that any tested devices, or production samples, fall within the limits; if not, the device will be deemed non-compliant.</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=104:110:568923029695401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258287,66301,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN 50083-2-4:2019</a>&nbsp;- 12/20/2019 -&nbsp;Cable networks for television signals, sound signals and interactive services - Part 2-4: Interference Mitigation Filters operating in the 700 MHz and 800 MHz bands for DTT reception</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1170791622834401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257871,68055,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN 50325-1:2019</a>&nbsp;- 12/20/2019 -&nbsp;Industrial communications subsystem based on ISO 11898 (CAN) for controller-device interfaces - Part 1: General requirements</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1126524151278601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:2054077,62354,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 60309-5:2019</a>&nbsp;- 12/20/2019 -&nbsp;Plugs, socket-outlets and couplers for industrial purposes - Part 5: Dimensional compatibility and interchangeability requirements for plugs, socket-outlets, ship connectors and ship inlets for low-voltage shore connection systems (LVSC)</li>
<li>EN IEC 60512-28-100:2019<a href="https://www.en-standard.eu/iec-60512-28-100-2019-connectors-for-electrical-and-electronic-equipment-tests-and-measurements-part-28-100-signal-integrity-tests-up-to-2-000-mhz-tests-28a-to-28g/" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;"> </a>- 12/20/2019 -&nbsp;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>EN IEC 61300-2-54:2019 - 12/20/2019 -&nbsp;Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components - Basic test and measurement procedures - Part 2-54: Tests - Corrosive atmosphere (mixed gas)</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:180694705654301::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:581003,63920,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN ISO 14971:2019</a>&nbsp;- 12/18/2019 -&nbsp;Medical devices - Application of risk management to medical devices (ISO 14971:2019).</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_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;-&nbsp; 2019-12&nbsp;-&nbsp;Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Definition of 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>

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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/62437" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 60068-2:2020, Ed. 1.0</a>&nbsp;- 1/06/2020&nbsp;-&nbsp;Environmental testing - Part 2: Tests - ALL PARTS</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/62417" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 60079:2020, Ed. 1.0</a> - 1/06/2020 -&nbsp;Explosive atmospheres - ALL PARTS</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/673" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 60086:2020, Ed. 1.0</a>&nbsp;- 1/06/2020 -&nbsp;Primary batteries - ALL PARTS</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/1026" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 60204:2020, Ed. 1.0</a> - 1/06/2020 -&nbsp;Safety of machinery - Electrical equipment of machines - ALL PARTS</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/2603" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 60601-1:2020, Ed. 1.0</a>&nbsp;- 1/06/2020 -&nbsp;Medical electrical equipment - ALL PARTS</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/62424" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 60825:2020, Ed. 1.0</a>&nbsp;- 1/06/2020 -&nbsp;Safety of laser products - ALL PARTS</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/62426" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 61000-3:2020, Ed. 1.0</a>&nbsp;- 1/06/2020 -&nbsp;Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 3: Limit - ALL PARTS</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/6797" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 62305:2020, Ed. 2.0</a>&nbsp;- 1/06/2020 -&nbsp;Protection against lightning - ALL PARTS</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/32666" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 63057:2020, Ed. 1.0</a>&nbsp;- 1/01/2020 -&nbsp;Secondary cells and batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes - Safety requirements for secondary lithium batteries for use in road vehicles not for the propulsion</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/30214" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 61000-4-25:2001/AMD2:2019, Ed. 1.0</a>&nbsp;- 12/20/2019 -&nbsp;Amendment 2 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-25: Testing and measurement techniques - HEMP immunity test methods for equipment and systems</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/66344" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 61108-5:2019, Ed. 1.0</a>&nbsp;- 12/20/2019 -&nbsp;Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems - Global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) - Part 5: BeiDou navigation satellite system (BDS) - Receiver equipment - Performance requirements, methods of testing and required test results</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/66338" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 62984-1:2019, Ed. 1.0</a>&nbsp;- 12/20/2019 -&nbsp;High-temperature secondary batteries - Part 1: General requirements</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/66342" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 62984-2:2019, Ed. 1.0</a>&nbsp;- 12/20/2019 -&nbsp;High-temperature secondary batteries - Part 2: Safety requirements and tests</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/30534" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 62282-8-102:2019, Ed. 1.0</a>&nbsp;- 12/13/2019 -&nbsp;Fuel cell technologies - Part 8-102: Energy storage systems using fuel cell modules in reverse mode - Test procedures for the performance of single cells and stacks with proton exchange membrane, including reversible operation</li>
<li>&nbsp;<a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/66249" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 61000-4-25:2001+AMD1:2012+AMD2:2019, Ed. 1.2</a>&nbsp;- 12/11/2019 -&nbsp;Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-25: Testing and measurement techniques - HEMP immunity test methods for equipment and systems.</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 FCC is responsible for setting standards for RF emissions and guidelines for evaluating their environmental impacts. On December 4, 2019, the FCC released <a href="https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-19-126A1.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;"><em>FCC 19-126,</em> <em>Resolution of Notice of Inquiry, Second Report and Order, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, and Memorandum Opinion and Order</em></a>&nbsp;to advance the health and safety of both workers and consumers of wireless technology, and to reduce the regulatory burdens on licensees. The details of these important FCC activities are provided in four sections within FCC 19-126. A brief summary of each follows; we encourage you to review the document in its entirety.<br>
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<strong>Resolution of Notice of Inquiry</strong><br>
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The FCC recently announced that they found no appropriate basis to initiate a rulemaking to re-evaluate the existing RF exposure limits. They concluded that the best available evidence supported maintaining the current RF exposure standards, after a thorough review of the 1000+ comments/ex parte presentations (most were unscientific), available data, and the opinions provided by their expert sister agencies.<br>
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As you would expect, many comments had advocated for an increase in the RF exposure limits, while others had advocated for a decrease in the limits, to be more consistent with less restrictive international standards.<br>
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The FCC also declined to revisit two other issues from this Notice of Inquiry--RF exposure evaluation procedures for portable consumer devices, particularly phones, and the RF exposure policy as it pertains to children.<br>
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<strong>Second Report and Order</strong><br>
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Working with the existing RF exposure limits, the FCC revised the rules for the two methods for complying with FCC RF exposure limits-exemption and evaluation, and implemented rules for mitigation.<br>
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The following changes are explained in more detail in the Second Report and Order:
<ul>
<li>Exemptions from RF exposure evaluation requirements will now be determined through a single set of formulas based on power, distance and frequency of fixed, mobile and portable transmitters, for both single and multiple sources of RF emissions.</li>
<li>Evaluation measurement methodologies have been clarified to help determine potential RF exposure levels&nbsp;and to offer more flexibility to demonstrate compliance with the RF exposure limits in those cases when no exemptions apply.</li>
<li>Mitigation methods have been identified, e.g. signage, training, etc., for RF equipment operators to prevent the risk of exposure to excess RF emissions by the general public and trained workers.</li>
</ul>
<u>Exemptions from RF Exposure Evaluation Requirements</u><br>
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The primary difference between the new exemptions and the old rules is the uniform consideration of the distance between the RF source and the location where a human could potentially experience exposure (e.g. separation distance), instead of a wholesale exemption of service classes or operational presumptions.&nbsp; These rules, based on general engineering principles, provide a streamlined exemption process in low-exposure situations, and a more thorough evaluation in higher-exposure situations. In most cases, it is expected that an RF source that was categorically excluded or exempt from routine evaluation under the old rules will most likely still be exempt from routine evaluation under the new rules.<br>
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The new exemption criteria apply to all FCC rules authorizing RF sources. Licensees and applicants who seek exemption must use the calculations provided in the rules to determine if their device or transmitter qualifies for one of the three classes cited for exemption. Exemption requirements are separated into single and multiple RF sources.&nbsp;<br>
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If a device falls under one of the following three broad classes of RF exemptions, it is exempt from RF exposure evaluation requirements, and no further action is necessary.&nbsp;
<ol>
<li>Extremely low-power devices that transmit at no greater than 1 mW</li>
<li>Somewhat higher-power devices with transmitter antennas that operate within 40 cm of the body, a formula based primarily on the localized specific absorption rate (SAR) limits</li>
<li>All other transmitters based on a set of formulas for the maximum permissible exposure (MPE) limits.</li>
</ol>
<u>Evaluation</u><br>
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If the device or transmitter does not qualify for any of these three exemptions, the licensee or applicant will have to perform a routine RF evaluation to determine compliance with the exposure limits. In the few instances where the new rules may require an evaluation, it is expected that the calculations will result in conclusions similar to the old rules.<br>
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For fixed RF sources where an exemption cannot be invoked, a routine environmental evaluation, described in the rules as a &ldquo;determination of compliance,&rdquo; must be performed to ensure that the exposure limits are not exceeded in places that are accessible to people.<br>
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<u>Consistency in Usage of Any Valid Method for SAR Computation</u><br>
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By removing the specific rule references to Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD), the FCC will allow any valid computational method to be used to demonstrate compliance. To ensure validity, the FCC rules will require that computational modeling be supported by adequate documentation showing that the numerical method as implemented in the computational software has been fully validated. In addition, the equipment under test and exposure conditions must be modeled according to protocols established by FCC-accepted numerical computation standards, or available FCC procedures for the specific computational method.<br>
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The FCC Office of Engineering &amp; Technology (OET) will continue to update the OET Bulletin 65 and the KDB with appropriate guidance on acceptable methods of computation with accepted numerical computation standards, or procedures for specific computational methods; applicants can also request to use other computational or measurement methods whose reliability and validity can be substantiated to the satisfaction of the OET staff.&nbsp;<br>
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<u>Removal of Minimum Evaluation Distance Requirement from Rules for Frequencies above 6 GHz</u><br>
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For devices operating above 6 GHz, the FCC removed the 5cm minimum separation specification for measurements and calculations used to demonstrate compliance. This separation distance has been superseded by technological developments that provide for uses with transmitting elements closer to the body, and to the extent any portable devices are operating above 6 GHz, the measurement distance should be reflective of normal use conditions.<br>
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<u>Mitigation Measures to Ensure Compliance with the Exposure Limits</u><br>
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The purpose of mitigation is to ensure people do not find themselves in areas where transmitting antennas exceed the RF exposure limits. Previously, mitigation was addressed in general terms only, but the FCC has now established requirements with regard to standardized signage and access control for licensees and operators of fixed RF sources; they have also identified four potential RF exposure scenarios and adopted four corresponding categories for RF safety program actions.&nbsp;<br>
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While it is widely agreed that RF safety training is required to ensure awareness of the potential of exposure and how to control it, there is little agreement on what constitutes adequate training. The FCC has directed the OET to review Annex A of IEEE C95.7-2005 as training guidance, to be referenced in a future revision of OET Bulletin 65.&nbsp;<br>
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Notes:<br>
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These new rules do not require Part 15 devices to provide a routine environmental RF exposure evaluation prior to equipment authorization, with the exception of those devices operating under the provisions of &sect;15.255, &sect;15.257, &sect;15.319, and &sect;15.407, or where there is a potential for RF exposure caused by either higher-power emissions or operation in close proximity to users (e.g. Wi-Fi routers used in residential environments).<br>
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Low power or unlicensed devices authorized prior to the effective date of this Order may continue to be marketed and used under their existing authorizations.&nbsp; The deployed equipment must be installed consistently with the information in the installation manual/user instructions, as provided in the equipment approval; no further analysis is necessary.&nbsp;<br>
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To ease the transition to the new rules, the FCC is allowing two years from the effective date of the new rules for licensees to determine if evaluations are required, to perform them when necessary, and to comply with the more specific mitigation requirements adopted in this order if necessary.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br>
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This two-year transition period will also allow an orderly transition for the licensing bureaus and the FCC equipment authorization program to incorporate the new exemption criteria into their station authorization and certification policies and procedures.&nbsp;<br>
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Conforming Edits will be made to existing RF exposure language in various FCC rule parts to reflect the new rules and methods.<br>
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<strong>Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM)</strong><br>
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The FCC seeks comment to develop a record that will allow the agency to address the challenges of how to determine compliance with RF exposure limits as the applications of RF energy rapidly evolve-additional frequency bands to support new technology, innovative applications for wireless devices, wireless infrastructure deployment, wireless power transfer devices, etc.<br>
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This NPRM proposes methods and seeks comment on how to best incorporate new RF technologies, new methods and techniques for RF transmission, and new usages for a variety of RF spectrum bands into our preexisting exposure framework.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br>
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In this notice, the FCC seeks comment on the following topics:<br>
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&bull;&nbsp; The expansion of the frequency range for which RF exposure limits apply (limits already in effect from 100 kHz to 100 GHz).<br>
&bull;&nbsp; The incorporation of rules regarding localized exposure limits above 6 GHz parallel to the localized exposure limits established below 6 GHz.<br>
&bull;&nbsp; The specification of conditions under which, and methods by which, limits are averaged (in time and area) during the compliance evaluation.<br>
&bull;&nbsp; The technical, regulatory, and RF exposure issues of Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) devices.<br>
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Comments will be accepted on the proposals in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 30 days from publication in the Federal Register.&nbsp;<br>
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<strong>Memorandum Opinion and Order</strong><br>
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The FCC denied a pending petition for reconsideration, and affirmed a previous finding, that the outer ears, or pinnae, are to be treated like other extremities when it comes to determining compliance with the FCC RF exposure limits.<br>
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On December 20, 2019, ISED published <a href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf01320.html" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">RSS-210, Issue 10, <em>License-Exempt Radio Apparatus: Category I Equipment</em></a><em>.&nbsp;</em>This standard delineates the requirements for equipment certification for license-exempt radio apparatus in various frequency bands. The Radio Equipment Standards list will be revised accordingly. The revisions are as follows:

<ul>
<li>Annex B, Section B.2
<ul style="list-style-type:circle;">
<li>Clarifies that devices operating in the 510 &ndash; 1705 kHz band must meet emissions limits outside of the 510 &ndash; 1705 kHz band</li>
<li>Eliminates field strength limit of 30 m for devices operating in the 510 &ndash; 1705 kHz band</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>Annex B, Section B.10
<ul style="list-style-type:circle;">
<li>Transfers the requirements for devices operating in the 24 &ndash; 24.25 GHz band from RSS-310 and specifies the harmonic emission limit</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>Annex E
<ul style="list-style-type:circle;">
<li>Combines requirements for FRS and GMRS</li>
<li>Eliminates authorized bandwidth of 4 kHz and 8 kHz for GMRS devices&nbsp; &nbsp;</li>
<li>Includes G2D emission type for FRS/GMRS devices</li>
<li>Revises frequency stability limit for FRS/GMRS to <u>+</u> 2.5 ppm</li>
<li>Prohibits FRS/GMRS devices from including scrambling features and from communicating with devices in other license and license-exempt services (excluding those covered in RSS-210 and RSS-247)</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>Annex G
<ul style="list-style-type:circle;">
<li>Replaces the term <em>low-power apparatus</em> with <em>wireless microphones</em></li>
<li>Removes the 616 &ndash; 652 MHz and 663 &ndash; 698 MHz bands</li>
<li>Reduces the e.i.r.p. of devices operating in the 614 &ndash; 616 MHz and 653 &ndash; 663 MHz bands from 250 mW to 20 mW</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>Annex J
<ul style="list-style-type:circle;">
<li>Extends frequency bands from 57 &ndash; 64 GHz to 57 &ndash; 71 GHz</li>
<li>Includes requirements for field disturbance sensors used as short-range devices for interactive motion sensing in the 57 &ndash; 71 GHz band</li>
<li>Allows devices to operate on aircraft under certain conditions</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>Annex K
<ul style="list-style-type:circle;">
<li>Only applies to devices with a 10 dB bandwidth less than 500 MHz</li>
<li>Clarifies that measurement of 10 dB bandwidth is based on power spectral density in 1 MHz</li>
<li>States that RSS-220 applies to devices with a 10 dB bandwidth greater than or equal to 500 MHz.</li>
</ul>
</li>
</ul>
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In November of 2019, ISED published <a style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">CPC-2-1-11, Issue 4,</a><a href="http://www.rheintech.com/images/multipoint/191125.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;"> <em>Licensing Procedures for Licensed Wireless Microphones</em></a>, which superseded CPC-2-1-11, Issue 3, <em>Licensed Low-Power Radio Apparatus.</em><br>
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The document delineates the licensing process and technical requirements for wireless microphones that are certified under RSS-123 for the following frequency bands:
<ul>
<li>26.10 &ndash; 26.48 MHz (wireless microphones)</li>
<li>88 &ndash; 107.5 MHz (wireless microphones, LPAS, and other broadcasting service devices)</li>
<li>150 &ndash; 174 MHz (wireless microphones)</li>
<li>450 &ndash; 451 MHz / 455 &ndash; 456 MHz (auxiliary broadcast wireless microphones)</li>
<li>941.5 &ndash; 952 MHz / 953 &ndash; 959.85 MHz (wireless microphones)</li>
<li>6930 &ndash; 6955 MHz / 7100 &ndash; 7125 MHz (wireless microphones).</li>
</ul>
Wireless microphones certified under RSS-210 are exempt from licensing requirements; wireless microphones certified under RSS-123 are not. However, licensing requirements do not apply to LPAS devices that allow the communication of commercial messages from operators to the general public via low-power transmitters. To apply for licenses within the bands listed above, licensed wireless microphone holders must either:

<ol style="list-style-type:upper-alpha;">
<li>Meet the requirements delineated in section 9(1) of the <a href="https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/SOR-96-484/index.html" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">Radiocommunication Regulations</a>, or</li>
<li>Meet the requirements delineated in section 9(1) of the <a href="https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/SOR-96-484/index.html" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">Radiocommunication Regulations</a> and operate as one of the following: broadcasters and other program producers; large venue operators/owners; and professional sound companies, theatre, music and sporting events/similar organizations that require high quality audio wireless microphones as part of their productions/events.</li>
</ol>
Please see the chart in CPC-2-1-11, Issue 4 to determine whether you must meet the eligibility requirements of option A or option B.<br>
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On November 12, 2019, Thailand&rsquo;s Office of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) issued TS 1035-2562 for wireless equipment operating in the 2.4 &ndash; 5 GHz band. TS 1035-2562 supersedes TS 1012-2551. These updates do not affect already certified products. Following are the updates:

<ul>
<li>Clarifies the EN Test Standard version</li>
<li>Consents to the harmonized standard ETSI EN 302 502 for the <strong>5.725 - 5.850 GHz</strong> frequency range, which supersedes ETSI EN 300 440</li>
<li>Requires test reports be per ETSI EN 302 502, FCC 47 CFR 15.247, or FCC 47 CFR 15.407</li>
<li>Permits LTE under private network or IMT</li>
<li>Consents to <strong>IEC 62368-1</strong> as well as either TIS1561-2556 or IEC 60950-1 for electrical safety.</li>
</ul>
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In November of 2019, Vietnam&rsquo;s Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) issued QCVN 86:2019BTTTT, a technical regulation on electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) for mobile terminal and ancillary equipment in digital cellular systems. Beginning July 1, 2020, this standard will supersede QCVN 86:2015BTTTT as the EMC requirement for GSM terminals. It will also supersede QCVN 86:2014BTTTT as the EMC requirement for WCDMA and LTE terminals.<br>
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In November of 2019, the Radio Spectrum Management (RSM) was updated to include a list of currently prohibited electrical and electronic products. Prohibited equipment includes any electrical or radio products that could potentially cause widespread interference to radio reception. If products are prohibited, they cannot be manufactured, imported, sold, distributed, installed, or used in New Zealand.<br>
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Following are the currently prohibited products:
<ul>
<li>Unrestricted Two-way Radio Equipment: amateur radio operators must possess a certificate of competency to use this equipment and suppliers must procure approval to distribute this equipment</li>
<li>Vehicular Short-range Radar Equipment: unless permitted, vehicular short-range radar equipment operating in the 22.000 &ndash; 26.625 GHz frequency range is prohibited. This does not include equipment operating in the 24.000 &ndash; 24.250 GHz frequency band</li>
<li>Animal Tracking and Training Devices</li>
<li>Radio Jamming Equipment</li>
<li>Decorative Lighting</li>
<li>Radio Microphones:<strong> </strong>applies to equipment operating in the following frequency ranges: 698 &ndash; 806 MHz; 806 &ndash; 812 MHZ; 814 &ndash; 819 MHz; 824 &ndash; 864 MHz; 868.1 &ndash; 921 MHz; and 929 &ndash; 960 MHz.</li>
</ul>

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Effective November 8, 2019, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has issued a revision to IS 1293:2019 for plugs and socket outlets (AC only) of rated voltage up to 250 volts and rated current up to 16 amperes intended for both indoor and outdoor household use. Following are the major revisions:

<ul>
<li>Removal of 10A current ratings</li>
<li>Phasing out of plugs and socket outlets of 16.5 mm pitch for 2.5A socket design.</li>
</ul>
Beginning July 25, 2020, IS 1293:2005 will be officially withdrawn, and registration will no longer be granted in accordance with this standard.&nbsp;<br>
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As of November 28, 2019, the State Radio Regulation of China (SRRC) is implementing new regulations regarding the production, importation, sale, and use of low-power short-range radio transmitting equipment. Following are the chief points:

<ul>
<li>Such equipment should be able to operate under harmful interference, but any harmful interference must be stopped immediately</li>
<li>Such equipment cannot cause harmful interference to other radio stations</li>
<li>Such equipment should be able to withstand interference from other radio stations</li>
<li>The equipment&rsquo;s control feature must be limited to the range specified in the technical requirements</li>
<li>The following is prohibited: changing intended usage conditions; expanding transmission frequency range; increasing transmission power; and changing transmission antenna without permission</li>
<li>Such devices must comply with the electromagnetic environment protection regulations.</li>
</ul>
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The Indonesian regulator, Direktorat Jenderal Sumber Daya dan Perangkat Pos dan Informatika (SDPPI), updated its list of accredited laboratories, effective as of December 4, 2019. The updated list now includes 45 accredited labs for HKT devices. The list of accredited labs for non-HKT devices did not change, and remains at 210 labs.<br>
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To view the list of accredited labs, click <a href="http://103.17.164.198/home/buln?utmsource=All%20Customers&amp;utmcampaign=2b77988502-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_11_20_12_47&amp;utmmedium=email&amp;utmterm=0_aad721d7f6-2b77988502-63331461&amp;ct=t()&amp;pagegrid=1" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">here</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br>
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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;">Ukraine&mdash;Three new Technical Regulations Approved for Eco-design Requirements&nbsp;</h4>
On December 13, 2019, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved three technical regulations regarding the eco-design requirements for energy-consuming products. Following are the three approved regulations:

<ul>
<li><a href="https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/150-2019-%D0%BF" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">Technical Regulation</a> on Eco-design Requirements for No-load Condition Electric Power Consumption and Average Active Efficiency of External Power Supplies:&nbsp;approved via Resolution #150 and based on the European Commission Regulation #278 and European Directive 2005/32/EC.</li>
<li><a href="https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/738-2019-%D0%BF" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">Technical Regulation</a> on Eco-design Requirements for Household Washing Machines: approved via Resolution #738 and based on the European Commission Regulation #1015/2010 and European Directive 2009/125/EC.</li>
<li><a href="https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/158-2019-%D0%BF" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">Technical Regulation</a> on Eco-design Requirements for Household Refrigerating Appliances: approved via Resolution #158 and based on the European Commission Regulation #643/2009 and European Directive 2005/32/EC.</li>
</ul>
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In November of 2019, the UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority released a new technical specification, <em><a href="https://www.tra.gov.ae/en/about-tra/telecommunication-sector/type-approval/details#documents" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">Enabling Cell Broadcast for National Public Warning Service</a></em>, effective as of December 31, 2019. This technical specification is only applicable to commercial mobile phones used by the general public. A few revisions were made, including the addition of a Feature Phones Behaviors Table. The Smart Phone Behaviors Table was revised in the following ways:

<ul>
<li>Audio Attention Duration and Sound Type were revised for Class 4 Devices</li>
<li>Audio Attention Duration was revised for Class I Devices</li>
<li>Sound Type was revised for Class 5 Devices</li>
<li>Sound Type was Revised for Class 6 Devices.</li>
</ul>
In addition, new channels were added for Class 7 and Class 8 devices.<br>
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As of March 1, 2020, new electrical and wireless products will be subject to the RoHS Regulations of Eurasian Conformity (EAC) in the Eurasian Economic Union. Following are the products subject to EAEU TR 037/2016, the technical regulation on the restriction of the use of hazardous substances in electrotechnical and radio-electronic products:

<ul>
<li>Electrical apparatus, equipment, and appliances for household and office use</li>
<li>Electronic computing machines, computers, connected devices, and peripherals</li>
<li>Telecommunication terminal devices and facilities</li>
<li>Electric tools</li>
<li>Electrical handheld and portable machines</li>
<li>Vending machines</li>
<li>Gambling machines</li>
<li>Electronic musical instruments</li>
<li>Lighting equipment and light sources</li>
<li>Alarms and detectors</li>
<li>Kiosks</li>
<li>Cables, wires, and cords with a rated voltage not exceeding 500 VAC/VDC.</li>
</ul>
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Recently, the Ethiopian Communications Authority (ECA) was founded in order to serve as the regulatory authority for wireless and telecommunications services. To improve the economic development of the country, Ethiopia has also decided to restructure its telecommunications framework. The ECA&rsquo;s main functions are as follows:

<ul>
<li>Issue licenses in the communications services sector (telecommunications, postal, and courier)</li>
<li>Specify technical standards for the communications services sector</li>
<li>Regulate tariffs relating to the communications services sector</li>
<li>Regulate telecommunication equipment&nbsp;</li>
<li>Manage the use of RF spectrum</li>
<li>Ensure the safety of consumers</li>
<li>Monitor licensee&rsquo;s activities.</li>
</ul>
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Beginning January 1, 2020, Morocco&rsquo;s Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Investment and its Digital Economy are now requiring all products under the LVD/EMC directive be affixed with the CMIM mark. The CMIM mark, which demonstrates compliance with regulatory requirements, is required on the following product groups prior to import:

<ul>
<li>Electrical equipment that is designed for use within certain voltage limits</li>
<li>Equipment under the scope of the EMC directive</li>
<li>Toys.</li>
</ul>
The CMIM mark itself must be visible and legible on the product. If the logo cannot be affixed to the product, it must be affixed to accompanying packaging or documents. Documentation proving that the conformity assessment was performed per technical requirements is mandatory. Other mandatory technical documentation includes:

<ul>
<li>Product description</li>
<li>Conceptual designs and manufacturing schemes, with accompanying descriptions</li>
<li>A list of harmonized standards with descriptions of how those standards were met</li>
<li>Results of design calculations.</li>
</ul>
The CMIM mark cannot be replaced with the CE mark. Marking is the sole responsibility of the manufacturer.<br>
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Mexico&rsquo;s RF regulator, Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT), recently announced a <a href="http://www.ift.org.mx/industria/consultas-publicas/consulta-publica-sobre-el-anteproyecto-de-lineamientos-para-la-homologacion-de-productos-equipos" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">public consultation</a> regarding draft <em>Type Approval Guidelines for Products, Equipment, Devices, or Devices for Telecommunications or Broadcasting. </em>Comments are due to IFT by January 27, 2020.<br>
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Following are the chief proposed revisions:
<ul>
<li>Type Approval Procedures are regrouped by the following types:
<ul style="list-style-type:circle;">
<li><strong>A</strong>: applicable to products under an applicable technical provision and/or formal NOM standard that requires a certificate of conformity/additional formal review by an accredited reviewer.</li>
<li><strong>B</strong>: applicable to products that don&rsquo;t fall under a formal NOM standard but are subject to formal review by an accredited reviewer.</li>
<li><strong>C</strong>: applicable to products that fall under both Type A and Type B approval.</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>Approval validity is indefinite for all three types of approval. &nbsp;Follow-up procedures will be implemented to maintain validity.</li>
<li>Includes the MX IFT prefix to the approval certificate number.</li>
</ul>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong>&nbsp;We are in the process of re-branding our product line of wireless devices and will be changing the labeling accordingly. Does our company name have to appear on the FCC ID or ISED Canada ID labels on our certified products?</p>

<p><strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong>No, neither the FCC nor ISED require that your company name appear on the ID number label; your company&rsquo;s identification is built into the ID numbers themselves.&nbsp;<br>
Each ID number must begin with the FCC Grantee Code or ISED Company Number, a series of three&nbsp;to five&nbsp;characters and three&nbsp;to six&nbsp;characters respectively, which are permanently and randomly assigned to each company seeking to obtain U.S. or Canadian equipment authorization through the certification process.<br>
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The FCC and ISED each maintain a database of their respective company registration information, which includes the company name and complete address, as well as the contact name, phone number, and email address of the individual deemed responsible for product compliance. In the event of any interference or other compliance issues, it is critical that the FCC and ISED be able to identify and contact an individual who can address the issues promptly and effectively.<br>
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For this reason, applicants should always update the company or contact information in the FCC Grantee Code and ISED Company Number databases to ensure they are current, especially in the event of a change of ownership.&nbsp;<br>
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A subset of the Grantee Code and Company Number registration information is available for public access on the FCC and ISED sites respectively.</p>

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<p><strong>Question:</strong>&nbsp;Several of our products, which are compliant with the applicable RED harmonized standards, are subject to various restrictions in a couple of the EU countries we would like to pursue as potential markets. How are we required to share this information with the consumer?&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>

<p><strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong><a href="https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?qid=1581046528834&amp;uri=CELEX:32014L0053" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">RED Article 10(10)</a>&nbsp;states that information on restrictions or requirements for use must be conveyed in two places.<br>
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First, the packaging of the radio equipment must include language to identify any EU Member State, or areas within a Member State, with restrictions and/or requirements for use.&nbsp;<br>
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Secondly, the user manual, or other instructions provided with the radio equipment, must include the details of the restrictions and/or requirements for use, by Member State, for each Member State identified on the product packaging.<br>
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As is standard with the RED Articles, any written information must be presented in a language easily understood by consumers and end-users, as determined by the Member State concerned.&nbsp;<br>
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<a href="http://www.redca.eu/Unrestricted Documents/COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION on RED Article 10 10.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1354</a>&nbsp;defines two options for presenting the required notification of the restrictions and/or requirements for use on the radio equipment packaging; the option selected must be legible and visible to the consumer:</p>

<ul>
<li>&ldquo;Restrictions or Requirements in&rdquo; followed by the Member State(s) abbreviations where they exist</li>
</ul>
<strong>or</strong>

<ul>
<li>Pictogram in the form of a table, with the sign&nbsp;&nbsp;<img data-file-id="373" height="32" src="https://mcusercontent.com/ea8729ded10d990820bca7414/images/3f22eb3f-42a5-4fdf-9760-d8c6d432e17d.jpg" style="border: 0px initial;width: 35px;height: 32px;margin: 0px;line-height: 100%;outline: none;text-decoration: none;display: inline;" width="35">&nbsp;and the abbreviations of the Member States where restrictions or requirements exist.&nbsp;If a restriction applies to all Member States, the table should include all Member State abbreviations.</li>
</ul>
As an example, the packaging for 2.5 GHz radio equipment with restrictions and/or requirements for use in France and Italy should legibly and visibly display <u>one</u> of the following notices:<br>
<br>
&ldquo;Restrictions or Requirements in IT and FR&rdquo;<br>
<br>
<strong>or</strong><br>
&nbsp;
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The user manual for this 2.5 GHz radio equipment should include the specific restriction(s) for each Member State, such as:<br>
<br>
<strong>FR</strong>: Outdoor use is limited to 10 mW e.i.r.p within the band 2454 - 2483.5 MHz.<br>
<strong>IT</strong>: If used outside own premises, general authorization is required.<br>
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The <a href="https://ec.europa.eu/growth/sites/growth/files/pictogram-red.png" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">sign</a> can be downloaded from the European Commission website. The accepted Member State abbreviations are listed in Annex II of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1354.

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<p><strong>Question:&nbsp;</strong>Does the SDoC process apply to FCC rules other than Parts 15 and 18?<br>
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<strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong>Yes, the SDoC process does apply to other rule parts. When the new rules for the Supplier&rsquo;s Declaration of Conformity (SDoC) went into effect in November 2017, the FCC did not specify rule parts or equipment classes to which the rules applied. The RF function(s) of the device determine the applicable FCC rule parts and the appropriate authorization procedures.&nbsp;<br>
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To provide a general reference, however, the FCC recently published <a href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=cPjFB7kIR2TMlwiHUNAbvA%3D%3D&amp;desc=896810%20D01%20SDoC%20v02.pdf&amp;tracking_number=203240" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">KDB 896810 D01 SDoC v02</a>, adding Appendix C, Rule Parts Other than Part 15 Containing Equipment SDoC Requirements, which includes Parts <a href="https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CFR-2010-title47-vol1/pdf/CFR-2010-title47-vol1-part18.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">18,</a> <a href="https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CFR-2005-title47-vol4/pdf/CFR-2005-title47-vol4-part73.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">73</a>, <a href="https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CFR-1998-title47-vol4/pdf/CFR-1998-title47-vol4-part74-subpart-id393.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">74</a>, <a href="https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CFR-2002-title47-vol5/pdf/CFR-2002-title47-vol5-part80.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">80</a>, <a href="https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CFR-2003-title47-vol5/pdf/CFR-2003-title47-vol5-part87.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">87</a>, <a href="https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CFR-2013-title47-vol5/pdf/CFR-2013-title47-vol5-part90.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">90</a>, and <a href="https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CFR-2016-title47-vol5/pdf/CFR-2016-title47-vol5-part101.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">101</a>, along with the corresponding Subpart(s), and additional notes as appropriate. This list is not intended to be comprehensive of all rule&nbsp;parts where SDoC may be used. As always, the specific rules should be carefully reviewed as they pertain to your device or service type.&nbsp;<br>
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It should be noted that devices subject to the SDoC procedure may seek authorization via the certification procedure instead and that many product authorizations will require a combination of certification and the SDoC authorization.</p>

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<p><strong>Question:&nbsp;</strong>We are a Canadian OEM for the automotive industry.&nbsp;Our 24 - 24.25 GHz products have always been tested as Category II devices per RSS-310&nbsp;and labeled accordingly--a simple process.&nbsp;We have some new products ready for testing but have been told that RSS-310 no longer applies to these devices.&nbsp;How do we proceed?</p>

<p><strong>Answer:</strong>&nbsp;Devices operating at 24 - 24.25 GHz were changed from certification-exempt to certification-required in the most recent releases of <a href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf08448.html" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">RSS-310 Issue 5, Licence-Exempt Radio Apparatus: Category II Equipment</a>, and <a href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf01320.html" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">RSS-210 Issue 10, Licence-Exempt Radio Apparatus: Category I Equipment</a>.&nbsp;<br>
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Now subject to the more stringent certification process, RSS-210 Section B.10 holds the requirements for 24 - 24.25 GHz devices used for any application, with the same limits for field strength of fundamental and harmonic emissions as when under RSS-310, Issue 4.<br>
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The Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers&rsquo; Association and the Global Automakers of Canada were invited to participate in the review of RSS-210, Issue 10 during the comment period for the proposed changes; this change in authorization requirements was expected.<br>
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Please note that for vehicles with Category II 24 - 24.25 GHz devices <strong>already installed</strong>, RSS-210, Issue 10 allows models of these previously certification-exempt devices to continue to be manufactured, imported, distributed, leased, and offered for sale in order to replace or repair defective, damaged, or potentially malfunctioning devices, <strong>only</strong> if they are compliant with RSS-310, Issue 4, and <strong>only</strong> for the life of the vehicle.&nbsp;<br>
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For all <strong>new</strong> vehicles, 24 - 24.25 GHz devices must comply with RSS-210, Issue 10, Section B.10, effective six months after its publication, or June 2020.<br>
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To obtain product certification for a Category I device, a complete application must be submitted to a recognized certification body (CB) for review and approval. The test report must demonstrate compliance with all the applicable standards, the technical documentation should accurately represent the device, and the administrative documentation should include the necessary language and exhibits, including a properly formatted ID# label and user manual with required regulatory statements as indicated by the standards.<br>
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Upon approval, a Technical Acceptance Certificate will be issued to the applicant for the device;&nbsp;however, a Category I product may not be distributed, sold, offered for sale, or leased&nbsp;until the product certification appears on the online ISED <a href="https://sms-sgs.ic.gc.ca/equipmentSearch/searchRadioEquipments?execution=e1s1&amp;lang=en" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">REL</a> (Radio Equipment List) database, which lists radio equipment that&nbsp;has been certified for use in Canada.&nbsp;<br>
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If your company is unfamiliar with the certification process for Canada, in addition to RSS-210, Issue 10, the following standards should be carefully reviewed and applied to your products and applications as appropriate:<br>
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<a href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf01130.html" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">RSP-100, Issue 12, Certification of Radio Apparatus and Broadcasting Equipment</a>, defines the general requirements and process for the Category I certification procedure, including definitions and necessary documents.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br>
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<a href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf08449.html" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">RSS-Gen, Issue 5, General Requirements for Compliance of Radio Apparatus</a>, provides more detailed requirements for testing and reporting, product labeling and user documentation, and application submission, for licensed and licensed-exempt radio equipment.<br>
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<a href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf01904.html" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">RSS-102, Issue 5, Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure Compliance of Radiocommunication Apparatus</a> (All Frequency Bands), must be reviewed and addressed in the certification application, either with an RF Technical Brief Cover Sheet and accompanying Declaration of RF Exposure Compliance, or a Declaration of Exemption from Routine Evaluation Limits.</p>

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

<ul>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:990287671729801::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1929958,64204,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN 60947-2:2017/A1:2020</a> - 02/07/2020&nbsp;-&nbsp;Low-voltage switch gear and control gear - Part 2: Circuit-breakers</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:383115204431901::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1929958,67550,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN 62026-3:2015/A11:2020</a>&nbsp;- 02/07/2020&nbsp;-&nbsp;Low-voltage switch gear and control gear - Controller-device interfaces (CDIs) - Part 3: DeviceNet</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:288764059242101::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258483,64203,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 62311:2020</a>&nbsp;- 01/24/2020&nbsp;-&nbsp;Assessment of electronic and electrical equipment related to human exposure restrictions for electromagnetic fields (0 Hz to 300 GHz)</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:827885571275301::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258221,64446,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 60512-28-100:2019</a> - 12/20/2019 -&nbsp;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://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:401662302669301::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258369,67700,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 60793-2:2019</a>&nbsp;- 12/20/2019 -&nbsp;Optical fibres - Part 2: Product specifications - General</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>

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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/301900_301999/30190815/15.01.01_60/en_30190815v150101p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI EN 301 908-15 V15.1.1</a>&nbsp;-&nbsp; 2020-01&nbsp;-&nbsp;IMT cellular networks; Harmonised Standard for access to radio spectrum; Part 15: Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA FDD) Repeaters</li>
<li><a href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/137100_137199/137113/15.08.00_60/ts_137113v150800p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TS 137 113 V15.8.0</a> - 2020-01 -&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 15.8.0 Release 15)</li>
<li><a href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/137100_137199/137114/15.07.00_60/ts_137114v150700p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TS 137 114 V15.7.0</a> - 2020-01 -&nbsp;Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Active Antenna System (AAS) Base Station (BS) Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 37.114 version 15.7.0 Release 15)</li>
<li><a href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/138100_138199/138113/15.08.00_60/ts_138113v150800p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TS 138 113 V15.8.0</a> - 2020-01 -&nbsp;5G; NR; Base Station (BS) ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 38.113 version 15.8.0 Release 15)</li>
<li><a href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/138100_138199/13814101/15.04.00_60/ts_13814101v150400p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TS 138 141-1 V15.4.0</a> - 2020-01 -&nbsp;5G; NR; Base Station (BS) conformance testing Part 1: Conducted conformance testing (3GPP TS 38.141-1 version 15.4.0 Release 15)</li>
<li><a href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/138100_138199/13814102/15.04.00_60/ts_13814102v150400p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TS 138 141-2 V15.4.0</a>&nbsp; - 2020-01 -&nbsp;5G; NR; Base Station (BS) conformance testing Part 2: Radiated conformance testing (3GPP TS 38.141-2 version 15.4.0 Release 15)</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>

<ul>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/66435" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 62282-2-100:2020, Ed. 1.0</a>&nbsp;- 1/17/2020&nbsp;-&nbsp;Fuel cell technologies - Part 2-100: Fuel cell modules - Safety</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/31934" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 60601-2-31:2020, Ed. 3.0</a>&nbsp;- 1/17/2020 -&nbsp;Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-31: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of external cardiac pacemakers with internal power source</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/62417" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 60079:2020, Ed. 1.0</a> - 1/20/2020 -&nbsp;Explosive atmospheres - ALL PARTS</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/66469" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 61960-4:2020, Ed. 1.0</a> - 1/24/2020 -&nbsp;Secondary cells and batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes - Secondary lithium cells and batteries for portable applications - Part 4: Coin secondary lithium cells, and batteries made from them</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/66479" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 61196-1-119:2020, Ed. 2.0</a>&nbsp;- 1/24/2020 -&nbsp;Coaxial communication cables - Part 1-119: Electrical test methods - RF average power rating</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/63503" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 61000-4-11:2020, Ed. 3.0</a>&nbsp;- 1/24/2020 -&nbsp;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/62098" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC CA 01:2020, Ed. 2.4</a>&nbsp;- 1/27/2020 -&nbsp;IEC Conformity Assessment Systems - Basic Rules</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/66484" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">CISPR 16-1-3:2004+AMD1:2016+AMD2:2020, Ed. 2.2</a>&nbsp;- 1/28/2020 -&nbsp;Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 1-3: Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus - Ancillary equipment - Disturbance power</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/62745" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">CISPR 16-1-3:2004/AMD2:2020, Ed. 2.0</a>&nbsp;- 1/28/2020 -&nbsp;Amendment 2 - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 1-3: Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus - Ancillary equipment - Disturbance power</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/66487" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 61000-4-11:2020, Ed. 3.0</a>&nbsp;- 01/28/2020&nbsp;-&nbsp;Amendment 2 - 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 phaseElectromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-25: Testing and measurement techniques - HEMP immunity test methods for equipment and systems</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/673" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 60086:2020, Ed. 1.0</a>&nbsp;- 02/07/2020&nbsp;-&nbsp;Primary batteries - ALL PARTS</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/59836" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 62779-4:2020, Ed. 1.0</a> - 02/07/2020&nbsp;-&nbsp;Semiconductor devices - Semiconductor interface for human body communication - Part 4: Capsule endoscope</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/home" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 62933-5-2:2020, Ed. 1.0</a>&nbsp;- 02/07/2020&nbsp;-&nbsp;Electrical energy storage (EES) systems - Part 5-2: Safety requirements for grid integrated EES systems - Electrochemical based systems</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/home" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 62984-3:2020, Ed. 1.0</a>&nbsp;- 02/07/2020&nbsp;-&nbsp;High-temperature secondary batteries - Part 3: Sodium-based batteries - Performance requirements and tests</li>
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<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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On January 22, 2020, the FCC issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-01-22/pdf/2020-00535.pdf" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">Facilitating Shared Use in the 3.1 - 3.55 GHz Band</a>.&nbsp;<br>
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This notice proposes the removal of existing non-federal secondary radiolocation and amateur allocations in the 3.1 - 3.55 GHz band. In addition, it proposes the relocation of incumbent non-federal operations out of the band. This proposed rule would eliminate the non-federal radio location services and non-federal amateur allocations in the band.&nbsp;<br>
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This NPRM seeks comment on appropriate relocation options, the process of relocation, the transition mechanism for relocation, and potential costs. Comments are due by February 21; reply comments are due by March 23.&nbsp;<br>
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On January 9, 2020, ISED released RSS-310, Issue 5, <em><a href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf08448.html" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">License-Exempt Radio Apparatus: Category II Equipment,</a></em> which supersedes Issue 4 (2015). Following are the updates:

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<li>The requirements for devices operating in the 24 &ndash; 24.25 GHz band were removed. These devices are now required to be certified under&nbsp;<u><a href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf01320.html" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">RSS-210,&nbsp;<em>License-Exempt Radio Apparatus: Category I Equipment</em></a></u>.</li>
<li>The resource regarding electronic labeling of equipment has been removed and can be found in&nbsp;<u><a href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf08449.html" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">RSS-Gen</a></u>.</li>
<li>The requirements for Category II receivers have been removed and can be found in<a href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf08449.html" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">&nbsp;RSS-Gen</a>.</li>
<li>The exemption from any requirement for infrared wireless devices has been removed.</li>
<li>The requirements for AC wire carrier current devices have been revised.</li>
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ISED is seeking comment on two drafts&mdash;RSS-125, Issue 3 and ICES-001, Issue 5&mdash;both published on January 7, 2020.<br>
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RSS-125, Issue 3 delineates certification requirements for licensed land mobile and fixed radio apparatus operating in the 1.705 MHz to 30 MHz band. This revision would modify these requirements for land, mobile, and fixed Equipment. Comments are due by March 20, 2020 and can be filed <a href="https://www.rabc-cccr.ca/news/ised-radio-standards-specification-rss-125-issue-3-january-2020-land-mobile-and-fixed-equipment-operating-in-the-frequency-range-1-705-to-30-mhz/" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">here</a>.<br>
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ICES-001, Issue 5 delineates minimum requirements applicable to industrial, scientific, and medical equipment. This revision would include additional requirements for induction cooking appliances and as well as an exemption for ISM equipment. Comments are due by March 20, 2020 and can be filed <a href="https://www.rabc-cccr.ca/news/ised-interference-causing-equipment-standard-ices-001-issue-5-january-2020-industrial-scientific-and-medical-ism-equipment/" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">here</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br>
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On January 23, 2020, the EU issued a consultation on its EMC Directive to determine if the directive is still applicable. The EMC Directive limits electromagnetic emissions from equipment in order to prevent electromagnetic interference (EMI). The comment period will end on February 20, 2020. You can submit your comments <a href="https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/initiatives/ares-2019-4151078_en" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">here</a>.<br>
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In January of 2020, the EU issued two guidance documents that clarify requirements regarding the nomenclature that medical device manufacturers use to enter product information into Eudamed. One guidance <a href="https://ec.europa.eu/docsroom/documents/39009?locale=en" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">document</a> covers the European Medical Device Nomenclature <u>(EMDN)</u> to be used, while the other <a href="https://ec.europa.eu/docsroom/documents/39007?locale=en" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">document</a> discusses background information regarding Classificazone Nazionale dei Dispositivi Medici (CND) nomenclature, which will be used as the basis for EMDN. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br>
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In addition, the Medical Device Coordination Group (MDCG) issued <a href="https://ec.europa.eu/docsroom/documents/38941" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">guidance</a> on cybersecurity requirements in Annex I of the Medical Devices Regulation (MDR) and the In-vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Regulation (IVDR). This guidance covers pre-market and post-market cybersecurity requirements and indicates that: &nbsp;

<ul>
<li>Cybersecurity requirements for medical devices shall be unified across the U.S., Canada, Australia, and South Korea.</li>
<li>The NIS Directive (EU) 2016/1148 and the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 are applicable to medical devices that protect or process personal data.</li>
<li>Tests must be conducted for security verification and validation.</li>
<li>Device manufacturers must adhere to the provided list of safety and essential performance requirements pertaining to cybersecurity.</li>
</ul>

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India&rsquo;s medical device and pharmaceutical regulator, CDSCO, recently extended the compliance deadline for several medical devices. Devices that were supposed to have registered under <a href="http://www.rheintech.com/images/multipoint/2020/india-medical-devices-rules-2017.pdf" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">India&rsquo;s Medical Device Rules</a> by January 1, 2020 now have until January of 2021. This extension is applicable to the following devices:

<ul>
<li>Nebulizers</li>
<li>Blood Pressure Monitoring Equipment&nbsp;</li>
<li>Digital Thermometers</li>
<li>Glucometers.</li>
</ul>
Manufacturers of the following devices have until April of 2021 to register:

<ul>
<li>Implantable Devices</li>
<li>CT Scan Equipment</li>
<li>MRI Equipment</li>
<li>Defibrillators</li>
<li>Dialysis Systems</li>
<li>PET Equipment</li>
<li>X-Ray Machines</li>
<li>Bone Marrow Cell Separation Devices.</li>
</ul>

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Due to complaints that the local mobile network was receiving RF interference from radiofrequency identification devices, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) revised its requirements for all RFID equipment certification applicants. Following are the revised requirements:

<ul>
<li>All RFIDs are obligated to meet the technical requirements in MCMC MTSFB TC T007.</li>
<li>New and existing RFIDs must set Malaysia as the default frequency range.</li>
<li>Any literature about the product, including specifications and user manuals, must identify Malaysian frequency range(s).</li>
<li>All documentation intended for end-users, consumers, and buyers must be submitted for certification.</li>
</ul>
If applicants do not meet the above requirements, certifications will be cancelled and products will be recalled.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<br>
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The Ministry of Transportation and Communication (MTC) of Peru recently revised its certification requirements for mobile products in order to implement the first phase of SISMATE, the Emergency Early Warning System. SISMATE provides early warning messages during disasters in order to prevent damage or injuries.<br>
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Following are the chief revisions:
<ul>
<li>When applying for certification, mobile terminal equipment must be accompanied by TAC certificate.</li>
<li>Smartphones must provide proof that they support SISMATE.</li>
<li>Certificates for mobile terminal equipment certified under the old rules will expire on April 5, 2020.</li>
</ul>

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The Office of the Communications Authority of Hong Kong recently released type approval standards for 5G NR base station equipment operating below the 6 GHz frequency band. Equipment must meet technical requirements in the latest version of TS 38. 141 - 1. Requirements for transmitters and receivers can be found in Clause Seven.<br>
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The Ministry of Science and Technology of Vietnam recently released Circular No. 08/2019/TT-BKHCN, effective since December 31, 2019. This circular delineates safety and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements for LED products. This circular has been combined with the National Technical Regulation on LED Products to create QCVN 19:2019/BKHCN.<br>
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Beginning June 1, 2020, applicable products must meet the requirements on safety and electromagnetic interference (EMI) limits for Sections 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, and 2.2.1.<br>
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Beginning June 1, 2021, applicable products must meet all requirements delineated in Section 2.<br>
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Applicable products include LED lamps, tubes, downlights, and luminaries.<br>
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The NBTC of Thailand recently released draft standards for 5G NR (New Radio), a standard for radio and telecommunication devices using 5G for User Equipment and Base Stations.<br>
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<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;">TS 1036-256x</a> delineates the RF Standards, Electrical Safety Requirements, and Radiation Exposure Requirements for User Equipment.<br>
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<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;">TS 1037-256x</a> delineates the RF Standards, Electrical Safety Requirements, and Radiation Exposure Requirements for Base Stations.<br>
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Certification is currently only available for 5G products that also employ 4G, 3G, and 2G. The final approved standard is expected to be published between February and March of 2020.&nbsp;<br>
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This year, the NBTC of Thailand released new standards for frequency and radiocommunication equipment use. Authorized frequencies are shown below.<br>
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<td style="width: 156px;border-collapse: collapse;">&lt;135 kHz</td>
<td style="width: 156px;border-collapse: collapse;">165-210 MHz</td>
<td style="width: 156px;border-collapse: collapse;">2400-2500 MHz</td>
<td style="width: 156px;border-collapse: collapse;">4.5-4.8 GHz</td>
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<td style="width: 156px;border-collapse: collapse;">&lt;315 kHz</td>
<td style="width: 156px;border-collapse: collapse;">245-247 MHz</td>
<td style="width: 156px;border-collapse: collapse;">5150-5350 MHz</td>
<td style="width: 156px;border-collapse: collapse;">4.8-10.6 GHz</td>
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<tr>
<td style="width: 156px;border-collapse: collapse;">13.553-13.567 MHz</td>
<td style="width: 156px;border-collapse: collapse;">300-500 MHz</td>
<td style="width: 156px;border-collapse: collapse;">5470-5725 MHz</td>
<td style="width: 156px;border-collapse: collapse;">10.0-10.6 GHz</td>
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<td style="width: 156px;border-collapse: collapse;">25-470 MHz</td>
<td style="width: 156px;border-collapse: collapse;">433.05-434.79 MHz</td>
<td style="width: 156px;border-collapse: collapse;">5150-5350 MHz</td>
<td style="width: 156px;border-collapse: collapse;">22-24.05 GHz</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 156px;border-collapse: collapse;">26.965-27.405 MHz</td>
<td style="width: 156px;border-collapse: collapse;">470-694 MHz</td>
<td style="width: 156px;border-collapse: collapse;">5725-5875 MHz</td>
<td style="width: 156px;border-collapse: collapse;">24.05-24.25 GHz<br>
(10 mW e.i.r.p.)</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 156px;border-collapse: collapse;">30-50 MHz</td>
<td style="width: 156px;border-collapse: collapse;">694-703 MHz</td>
<td style="width: 156px;border-collapse: collapse;">1.6-2.0 GHz</td>
<td style="width: 156px;border-collapse: collapse;">24.05-24.25 GHz<br>
(100 mW e.i.r.p.)</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 156px;border-collapse: collapse;">54-74 MHz</td>
<td style="width: 156px;border-collapse: collapse;">748-758 MHz</td>
<td style="width: 156px;border-collapse: collapse;">2.0-2.2 GHz</td>
<td style="width: 156px;border-collapse: collapse;">24.25-26.65 GHz<br>
(41.3 dBm/MHz)</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 156px;border-collapse: collapse;">72-72.475 MHz</td>
<td style="width: 156px;border-collapse: collapse;">803-806 MHz</td>
<td style="width: 156px;border-collapse: collapse;">2.2-3.4 GHz</td>
<td style="width: 156px;border-collapse: collapse;">57-66 GHz</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 156px;border-collapse: collapse;">78-79 MHz</td>
<td style="width: 156px;border-collapse: collapse;">920-925 MHz</td>
<td style="width: 156px;border-collapse: collapse;">3.4-4.2 GHz</td>
<td style="width: 156px;border-collapse: collapse;">76-77 GHz</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 156px;border-collapse: collapse;">88-108 MHz</td>
<td style="width: 156px;border-collapse: collapse;">1900-1906 MHz</td>
<td style="width: 156px;border-collapse: collapse;">4.2-4.5 GHz</td>
<td style="width: 156px;border-collapse: collapse;">76-81 GHz</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>
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On January 8, 2020, the SDPPI released a draft version of the Directorate General Regulation, which delineates the technical requirements for telecom devices connected to the Public Switch Telephone Network (PSTN). This regulation defines electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and security requirement and covers the following device categories:

<ul>
<li>Analog Telephone Equipment</li>
<li>Fax Devices</li>
<li>Device Private Automatic Branch Exchange</li>
<li>Any other device connected to the PSTN via public fixed telephone networks with circuit-switched cables.</li>
</ul>
This regulation will also repeal the following:

<ul>
<li>Decree of the Director General of Post and Telecommunications Number 004 / DIRJEN / 1999 concerning Stipulation of Technical Requirements of Telecommunication Tools / Equipment for Analog PABX / STLO Equipment</li>
<li>Decree of the Director General of Post and Telecommunications Number 006 / DIRJEN / 1999</li>
<li>Decree of the Director General of Post and Telecommunications Number 86 / DIRJEN / 1999 concerning Technical Requirements for Public Cordless Telephone Equipment</li>
<li>Decree of the Director General of Post and Telecommunications Number 255 / DIRJEN / 2002 concerning Technical Requirements for Telephone Dialing Data</li>
<li>Regulation of the Director General of Post and Telecommunications Number 277 / DIRJEN / 2010 concerning Technical Requirements for Telecommunications Key Telephone System (KTS) Tools and Equipment</li>
<li>Regulation of the Director General of Post and Telecommunications Number 250 / DIRJEN / 2005 concerning Technical Requirements of Tools and Devices for Analog Interface of Customer Devices Connected to PSTN.</li>
</ul>
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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>Wireless Charging Compliance&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</h4>

<p><strong>Question:</strong>&nbsp;We want to take advantage of the fast-growing, low-power&nbsp;wireless charging market in North America.&nbsp;What compliance issues do we need to be aware of?</p>

<p><strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong>Because wireless charging devices transmit energy between a wireless power source and a receiver, and are often in use in close proximity to people, both EMC and RF exposure issues must be examined for compliance with the applicable regulatory standards.<br>
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<strong>FCC EMC Compliance</strong><br>
Wireless power transfer (WPT) devices operating at frequencies above 9 kHz are considered intentional radiators, subject to FCC Part 15 and/or Part 18, determined by the operation of the device, and any communication between the wireless charging device and the device receiving the charge.&nbsp;<br>
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Intentional radiators that transmit information are subject to the applicable Part 15 rules&nbsp;and typically require certification.&nbsp;<br>
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A WPT device that operates in charging mode and communications mode may be approved under Part 18 for the charging mode&nbsp;and Part 15 for the communications mode, but only if it can be demonstrated that the device complies with the relevant rule parts, and that the two functions are independent.&nbsp;However, if the device meets all of the requirements of the applicable Part 15 rules, it is possible that the power charging function could be approved under Part 15 instead.<br>
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Part 18 consumer devices can be authorized via certification or SDoC&nbsp;only after the appropriate RF exposure evaluation demonstrates compliance, and the results are recorded in a test report for retention.&nbsp;<br>
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<strong>FCC RF Exposure</strong><br>
<br>
<a href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=Ai9uISYvaQ1Z0wVtOIHXXg%3D%3D&amp;desc=680106%20D01%20RF%20Exposure%20Wireless%20Charging%20Apps%20v03.pdf&amp;tracking_number=41701" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">FCC KDB 680106 D01 RF Exposure Wireless Charging App v03</a> offers guidance on RF exposure evaluation and compliance issues for low-power consumer wireless power transfer applications.&nbsp;<br>
&nbsp;<br>
Because WPT applications vary widely in design, implementation, and operation, no one method of RF exposure evaluation will be sufficient to address them all.&nbsp;It will be necessary for manufacturers to obtain guidance from the FCC, on a case-by-case basis, on the appropriate RF exposure considerations, and how to demonstrate compliance with them, by submitting a KDB inquiry for devices approved using SDoC, or a pre-approval guidance inquiry (PAG) for devices approved using certification.<br>
&nbsp;<br>
FCC KDB 680106 Section 5(b) details an exception to this requirement.&nbsp;Devices that meet each of the criteria in 5(b) may seek equipment certification through the normal TCB process&nbsp;or a Supplier&rsquo;s Declaration of Conformity (SDoC), as appropriate.&nbsp;Please refer to the KDB for the complete requirements of 5(b):<br>
&nbsp;</p>

<ol>
<li>Power transfer frequency is less than 1 MHz.</li>
<li>Output power from each primary coil is less than or equal to 15 watts.</li>
<li>The transfer system includes only single primary and secondary coils. This includes charging systems that may have multiple primary coils and clients that are able to detect and allow coupling only between individual pairs of coils.</li>
<li>Client device is placed directly in contact with the transmitter.</li>
<li>Mobile exposure conditions only (portable exposure conditions are not covered by this exclusion).</li>
<li>The aggregate H-field strengths at 15 cm surrounding the device and 20 cm above the top surface from all simultaneous transmitting coils are demonstrated to be less than 50% of the MPE limit.</li>
</ol>
The following devices are not covered by KDB 680106 D01, and require an individual, case-by-case KDB inquiry to obtain FCC guidance for properly evaluating RF exposure compliance:<br>
&nbsp;
<ul>
<li>Medical devices</li>
<li>High power devices</li>
<li>Devices designed for power transfer at a distance</li>
<li>Operations with high leakage fields</li>
<li>Magnetic resonance power devices that rely on loose inductive coupling and coupling at a distance.</li>
</ul>
For these devices, and for those that don&rsquo;t meet the requirements in KDB 680106 Section 5(b), <a href="https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/kdb/forms/InquiryForm.cfm" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">submit a KDB inquiry</a>&nbsp;with the following information:<br>
&nbsp;
<ul>
<li>Complete product description, including coil diameters, number of turns, and current</li>
<li>Frequency of operation</li>
<li>Radiated power</li>
<li>Operating configurations</li>
<li>Conditions for human exposure</li>
<li>FCC rule part(s) under which the device will operate&nbsp;and the basis for selecting the rule part(s)</li>
<li>Planned equipment authorization procedure (i.e., SDoC or certification)</li>
<li>Drawings, illustrations</li>
</ul>
<strong>ISED Canada EMC Compliance</strong><br>
<br>
Per <a href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf10871.html" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">RSS-216 Wireless Power Transfer Devices</a><u>,</u> those without communication would be tested to ICES-001, which references CISPR 11 group 2.&nbsp;<br>
&nbsp;<br>
WPT devices with communication would be tested to the relevant product standard (RSS-210, RSS-310, etc). Note: If the WPT device includes other functions or circuitry, it is likely that compliance with other standards will need to be demonstrated.<br>
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<strong>ISED Canada RF Exposure</strong><br>
<br>
To address its RF exposure considerations for WPT devices, Canada has divided products and sub-components into three categories, as detailed in RSS-216. Sections 1.2-1.2.3 explain in detail the classification of the WPT source sub-assemblies, and the parameters of each of the three defined types, summarized here:&nbsp;<br>
<br>
Type 1:&nbsp; Does not transmit any intelligence and does not require certification<br>
Type 2:&nbsp; Category II Radio - includes modulation on WPT frequency but is certification exempt<br>
Type 3:&nbsp; Category I Radio - requires certification<br>
<br>
Section 2 provides a very informative overview of both the technical and administrative requirements for specific WPT devices based on their design, features, and capabilities.&nbsp;<br>
&nbsp;<br>
<a name="2_Summary_of_Applicable_Requirements" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;"></a><a name="_bookmark0" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;"></a>Similar to the FCC, Canada has four device categories for which they require additional testing and/or technical requirements to be determined prior to testing per RSS-216:

<ul>
<li>High power WPT devices (e.g. for charging electric vehicles)</li>
<li>WPT devices capable of wireless power transfer over distances greater than 10 cm</li>
<li>Medical devices with wireless power transfer capability</li>
<li>WPT source devices operating at wireless power transfer frequencies higher than 400 MHz.</li>
</ul>

<p>Manufacturers should submit an inquiry to the Directorate of Regulatory Standards (DRS) of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) using the <a href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/ceb-bhst.nsf/frm-fra/EABV-9X4GEH" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">&ldquo;General Inquiry&rdquo; online form</a>.&nbsp;Select &ldquo;Regulatory Standards Branch&rdquo; and specify RSS-216 in the inquiry. Include sufficient information on the technology and operation of the device for ISED Canada to determine the applicable technical and administrative requirements for the specific device.&nbsp;<br>
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WPT devices must also comply with <a href="https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/environmental-workplace-health/reports-publications/radiation/safety-code-6-health-canada-radiofrequency-exposure-guidelines-environmental-workplace-health-health-canada.html" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;"><u>Health Canada&rsquo;s Safety Code 6 for RF exposure</u></a>.&nbsp;When assessing compliance, all transmitters, including those not used for power transfer, must be at maximum power.</p>

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<p><strong>Question:</strong>&nbsp;Many of our certification applications contain some of the same technical documents we have submitted in support of prior applications.&nbsp;May we refer the TCB reviewer to these documents to support our new applications?</p>

<p><strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong>No, the FCC and ISED Canada treat each application individually and require that each application stand on its own.&nbsp;It is necessary to submit all of the technical and administrative exhibits required by the applicable FCC or ISED Canada rules and regulations for each application.</p>

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<p><strong>Question:&nbsp;</strong>How do we label our products to indicate that they comply with the FCC and ISED Canada Supplier&rsquo;s Declaration of Conformity authorization?<br>
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<strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong>The FCC and ISED Canada have different labeling requirements for devices subject to their respective Supplier&rsquo;s Declaration of Conformity (SDoC) authorization procedures.<br>
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FCC <a href="https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=198db3f04577c422a8028db764dd%20%3E%204af1&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.2_11074&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">Part 2.1074</a> requires that each compliant device be labeled with a unique identifier, such as a trade name, model number, serial number, or other nomenclature based on your internal processes, in order to ensure that the device, its associated test reports, and other supporting documents&nbsp;can easily be correlated to prove compliance with the applicable SDoC procedures, in the event that the FCC requests proof.&nbsp;The unique identifier should not be confused with an FCC ID, reserved only for certified products.&nbsp;<br>
<br>
The <a href="https://www.ecfr.gov/graphics/er02no17.002.gif" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">FCC logo</a> may be placed on any device subject to SDoC authorization&nbsp;and proven compliant with all the applicable FCC rules and regulations.&nbsp;The use of the logo on the device does not alleviate the requirement to provide a Compliance Information Statement as required by FCC Part 2.1077.<br>
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For ISED Canada, proof of SDoC compliance with the applicable rules and regulations is demonstrated with a required regulatory label, as mandated in the standard applicable to the device.&nbsp;<br>
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For example, an SDoC compliance label for Category II radio apparatus authorized per RSS-310 should include the following information:<br>
&nbsp;<br>
Manufacturer&rsquo;s Name or Brand&nbsp;NameModel (model&nbsp;number)<br>
Canada 310<br>
&nbsp;<br>
Note:&nbsp;When Category II radio apparatus subject to RSS-310 is housed with Category I radio apparatus, the RSS-310 SDoC compliance label is not required;&nbsp;however, these devices are subject to the Category I radio apparatus labeling requirements stated in RSS-Gen.<br>
&nbsp;<br>
An SDoC compliance label for Interference-causing equipment (ICES) authorized per ICES-003 should include the following information:<br>
&nbsp;<br>
Canada ICES-003 (A) / NMB-003 (A)<br>
(where A represents Class A equipment; B would represent&nbsp;Class B equipment.)<br>
Note: No model number or other model reference is required on an SDoC label for an ICES standard.<br>
&nbsp;<br>
<strong>Additional SDoC requirements</strong><br>
<br>
Please note that in addition to the SDoC labels as described, the FCC and ISED Canada require that any regulatory statements required by the applicable standards be included in the user manual.&nbsp;The FCC and ISED Canada permit electronic labeling and alternative user manual forms, in accordance with the rules and regulations that govern them.<br>
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As noted previously, FCC <a href="https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/retrieveECFR?gp=&amp;SID=5e2f84cd7cc52a8bb74c%20%3E%207ca6f457d4f7&amp;mc=true&amp;n=sp47.1.2.j&amp;r=SUBPART&amp;ty=HTML#se47.1.2_11077" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">Part 2.1077</a> requires a Supplier&rsquo;s Declaration of Conformity Compliance Information Statement be provided with the product at the time it is marketed or imported, either in the user manual, or as a separate sheet.&nbsp;The SDoC compliance information statement should include the following information, formatted as you wish:</p>

<ol>
<li>Unique identifier as shown on the device</li>
<li>Required regulatory statement that confirms product compliance with the applicable rules</li>
<li>Company Name</li>
<li>Complete mailing address</li>
<li>Telephone number or web/email contact information for the responsible party located in the United States, as required per FCC Part 2.909 for equipment subject to the SDoC authorization process.</li>
</ol>

<p>For products assembled from modular components individually authorized under an SDoC or grant, FCC 2.1077(b)(1) to (5) specifies the compliance information that must be provided at the time of marketing or importation.</p>

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<p><strong>Question:&nbsp;</strong>Now that the U.K. has left the European Union, how does that impact the wireless products we currently distribute there?</p>

<p><strong>Answer:</strong>&nbsp;Though the U.K. formally left the European Union on January 31, 2020, it will remain in the EU Single Market and the EU Customs Union subject to the same trade, business and travel regulations, and most EU legislation, throughout the transition period, currently scheduled to end on December 31, 2020.<br>
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Products currently on the EU market can remain on the market until the end of the transition period, provided the CE marking is present.&nbsp;EU Type Examination Certificates (TECs) issued by Notified Bodies are still valid in the U.K., so it is not necessary at this time to pursue separate UK TECs during the transition period.<br>
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At the end of the transition period, the UK versions of the Radio Equipment Directive&nbsp;and the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive of the European Union&nbsp;will apply to products intended for distribution/sale in the U.K.&nbsp;Products compliant with these regulations will require the UKCA marking, in place of the CE marking.<br>
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These regulations are:</p>

<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2017/1206/made" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">Radio Equipment Regulation (SI 2017/1206)</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2016/1091/contents" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">Electromagnetic Compatibility Regulation (SI 2016/1091)</a></li>
</ul>

<p>&nbsp;<br>
We won&rsquo;t know for certain what will be required to maintain a seamless trading relationship with your customers in the U.K. until the trade negotiations are completed during the transition period.</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=104:110:671886189254501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258209,62975,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 62041:2020</a>&nbsp;- 02/14/2020&nbsp;-&nbsp;Transformers, power supplies, reactors and similar products - EMC requirements</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:887246774033801::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257159,61861,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 62115:2020</a>&nbsp;- 02/21/2020&nbsp;-&nbsp;Electric toys - Safety</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1408812336341401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258073,66396,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 61123:2020</a>&nbsp;- 02/21/2020&nbsp;-&nbsp;Reliability testing - Compliance test plans for success ratio</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1355814039541101::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257157,71420,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 60079-0:2018/AC:2020-02</a>&nbsp;- 02/21/2019 -&nbsp;Explosive atmospheres - Part 0: Equipment - General requirements</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:3114676534476801::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:887985,69985,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">CEN/TR 17448:2020</a>&nbsp;- 03/04/2019 -&nbsp;Space - Use of GNSS-based positioning for road Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) - Metrics and Performance levels detailed definition</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:540131666566301::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257217,64866,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 63057:2020</a>&nbsp;- 03/06/2020 -&nbsp;Secondary cells and batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes - Safety requirements for secondary lithium batteries for use in road vehicles not for the propulsion</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1216234816656001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257189,67625,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 62368-1:2020</a>&nbsp;- 03/06/2020 -&nbsp;Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment - Part 1: Safety requirements</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:16085085254001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,68954,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN 61000-4-25:2002/A2:2020</a>&nbsp;- 03/06/2020 -&nbsp;Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-25: Testing and measurement techniques - HEMP immunity test methods for equipment and systems</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1284721256538501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,70807,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN 55032:2015/A11:2020</a>&nbsp;- 03/06/2020 -&nbsp;Electromagnetic compatibility of multimedia equipment - Emission Requirements</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1694286681058601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,70806,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 55015:2019/A11:2020</a>&nbsp;- 03/06/2020 -&nbsp;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=104:110:1293497388909101::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,70805,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN 55014-1:2017/A11:2020</a>&nbsp;- 03/06/2020 -&nbsp;Electromagnetic compatibility - Requirements for household appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus - Part 1: Emission</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1060913474300901::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,70804,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN 55011:2016/A11:2020</a>&nbsp;- 03/06/2020 -&nbsp;Industrial, scientific and medical equipment - Radio-frequency disturbance characteristics - Limits and methods of measurement</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="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_gr/mWT/001_099/019/01.01.01_60/gr_mWT019v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI GR mWT 019 V1.1.1</a>&nbsp;-&nbsp; 2020-02&nbsp;- Millimetre Wave Transmission (mWT); Error performance related evaluation in equipment</li>
<li><a href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/101500_101599/10157002/01.02.01_60/ts_10157002v010201p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TS 101 570-2 V1.2.1</a>&nbsp;- 2020-02&nbsp;-&nbsp;Interoperability Testing for Maritime Digital Selective Calling (DSC) Radios; Part 2: Class A/B Test Descriptions</li>
<li><a href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302200_302299/30221701/03.02.02_60/en_30221701v030202p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI EN 302 217-1 V3.2.2</a>&nbsp;- 2020-02&nbsp;-&nbsp;Fixed Radio Systems; Characteristics and requirements for point-to-point equipment and antennas; Part 1: Overview, common characteristics and system-independent requirements</li>
<li><a href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302200_302299/30221702/03.02.02_60/en_30221702v030202p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI EN 302 217-2 V3.2.2</a>&nbsp;- 2020-02&nbsp;-&nbsp;Fixed Radio Systems; Characteristics and requirements for point-to-point equipment and antennas; Part 2: Digital systems operating in frequency bands from 1 GHz to 86 GHz; Harmonised Standard for access to radio spectrum</li>
<li><a href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/138100_138199/138133/15.08.00_60/ts_138133v150800p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TS 138 133 V15.8.0&nbsp;</a>- 2020-02&nbsp;-&nbsp;5G; NR; Requirements for support of radio resource management (3GPP TS 38.133 version 15.8.0 Release 15)</li>
<li><a href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/151000_151099/15101001/13.11.00_60/ts_15101001v131100p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TS 151 010-1 V13.11.0&nbsp;</a>- 2020-02&nbsp;-&nbsp;Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Mobile Station (MS) conformance specification; Part 1: Conformance specification (3GPP TS 51.010-1 version 13.11.0 Release 13)</li>
</ul>

<p>See <a href="https://www.etsi.org/" 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/63757" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC TR 63239:2020, Ed. 1.0</a>&nbsp;- 2/19/2020&nbsp;-&nbsp;Radio frequency beam wireless power transfer (WPT) for mobile devices</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/62417" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 60079:2020, Ed. 1.0</a>&nbsp;- 2/24/2020 -&nbsp;Explosive atmospheres - ALL PARTS</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/66297" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 61010-2-032:2019/COR1:2020, Ed. 4.0</a>&nbsp;- 2/26/2020 -&nbsp;Corrigendum 1 - 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 href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/66635" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 63155:2020, Ed. 1.0</a>&nbsp;- 2/28/2020 -&nbsp;Guidelines for the measurement method of power durability for surface acoustic wave (SAW) and bulk acoustic wave (BAW) devices in radio frequency (RF) applications</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/66668" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 62153-4-9/AMD1:2020, Ed. 2.0</a>&nbsp;- 3/06/2020 -&nbsp;Amendment 1 - Metallic communication cable test methods - Part 4 - 9: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Coupling attenuation of screened balanced cables, triaxial method</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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Earlier in February, the FCC <a href="https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-02-06/pdf/2020-02086.pdf" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">proposed an amendment</a> to the rules governing the 5 GHz U-NII Band 4. This proposal would permit unlicensed operation in the lower 45 MHz of the U-NII Band 4 from 5.850 &ndash; 5.895 GHz. In addition, the FCC has proposed the permission of Intelligent Transport System (ITS) operation in the upper 30 MHz of this band from 5.895 GHz &ndash; 5.925 GHz. Comments are due by March 9, 2020; reply comments are due by April 6, 2020.

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UK&mdash;Proposed Bill for Medical Devices&nbsp;</h4>
On February 13, 2020, the <a href="https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/bills/cbill/58-01/0090/20090.pdf" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">Medicines and Medical Devices Bill</a> was presented to the House of Commons. This bill will introduce medical device regulations and provide a regulatory process for innovative technologies in the UK.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<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;">EU&mdash;Harmonized Standards for Directive 2014/53/EU Published&nbsp;&nbsp;</h4>
In Decision <a href="https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2020.034.01.0046.01.ENG&amp;toc=OJ:L:2020:034:TOC" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EU 2020/167</a>, the EU published a list of newly harmonized standards and repealed other standards. Following are the amendments.<br>
<br>
<strong>Annex I Newly Added Standards</strong>:<br>
&nbsp;
<table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
<tbody>
<tr>
<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;"><strong>Standard</strong></td>
<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;"><strong>Subjects</strong></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">EN 300 328 V2.2.2</td>
<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">Wideband transmission systems, data transmission equipment in the 2,4 GHz band, and harmonized standards for radio spectrum access</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">EN 300 674-2-2 V2.2.1</td>
<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">Transport and Traffic Telematics and Dedicated Short Range Communication transmission equipment in the<br>
5 795 MHz &ndash; 5 815 MHz band</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 312px;height: 47px;border-collapse: collapse;">EN 303 098 V2.2.1</td>
<td style="width: 312px;height: 47px;border-collapse: collapse;">Maritime low power personal locating devices employing AIS and harmonized standards for radio spectrum access</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>
&nbsp;<br>
<strong>Annex II Newly Added Standards: </strong><br>
&nbsp;
<table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
<tbody>
<tr>
<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;"><strong>Standard</strong></td>
<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;"><strong>Subjects</strong></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">EN 300 698 V2.3.1</td>
<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">Radio telephone transmitters and receivers for maritime mobile service in VHF bands using on inland waterways</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">EN 302 065-3 V2.1.1</td>
<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">Short Range Devices employing Ultra Wide Band Technology</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">EN 305 520 V1.2.1</td>
<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">Short Range Devices and Ultra Low Power wireless medical capsule endoscopy devices in the 430 MHz &ndash; 440 MHz band</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>
&nbsp;<br>
<strong>Repealed Standards</strong>:<br>
&nbsp;
<table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
<tbody>
<tr>
<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;"><strong>Standard</strong></td>
<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;"><strong>Expiration Date</strong></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">EN 300 328 V2.1.1</td>
<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">08/06/21</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">EN 300 698 V2.2.1</td>
<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">08/06/21</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">EN 300 674-2-2 V2.1.1</td>
<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">08/06/21</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">EN 302 065-3 V2.1.1</td>
<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">02/06/20</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">EN 302 752 V1.1.1</td>
<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">02/06/21</td>
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<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">EN 303 098 V2.1.1</td>
<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">02/06/21</td>
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<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">EN 303 520 V1.1.1</td>
<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">08/06/21</td>
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India&rsquo;s Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) has amended its Medical Device Rules, 2017 to expand the list of medical devices to which the regulation is applicable. The following amendments will take effect April 1, 2020:

<ul>
<li>The <a href="https://cdsco.gov.in/opencms/opencms/system/modules/CDSCO.WEB/elements/download_file_division.jsp?num_id=NTU0OA==" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">definition of medical device</a> has been revised to align more closely with that of the Global Harmonization Task Force.</li>
<li><a href="https://cdsco.gov.in/opencms/opencms/system/modules/CDSCO.WEB/elements/download_file_division.jsp?num_id=NTU0OQ==" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">Chapter IIIA: Registration of Certain Medical Devices</a> has been included.</li>
</ul>
Registration under Chapter IIIA will be voluntary for 18 months following implementation.<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;Notification No. 0106-1 Published&nbsp;</h4>
Japan&rsquo;s Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare recently published <a href="https://www.pmda.go.jp/files/000233545.pdf" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">Notification No. 0106-1</a>, requiring manufacturers to evaluate medical devices&rsquo; biocompatibility in accordance with JIS T 0993-1:2020, the Japanese version of ISO 10993-1. However, medical device manufacturers applying for PMA or PMC can submit biocompatibility results in accordance with JIS T 0993-1:2020 (equivalent to ISO 10993-1:2018).&nbsp;<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;">Mexico&mdash;NOM-221-SCFI-2018 in Effect&nbsp;</h4>
As of February 10, 2020, NOM-221-SCFI-2018, which supersedes NOM-001-SCFI-1993, is in effect. This standard for mobile and cellular equipment delineates technical specifications for mobile equipment that can use the radio spectrum in Mexico. This standard affects equipment operating in the following bands: 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 850 MHz, 1700 MHz, 1900 MHz, 2100 MHz, and 2500 MHz.&nbsp;<br>
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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;">Argentina&mdash;Certification Requirements for Electrical Products Published&nbsp;</h4>
The Ministry of Economy of Argentina has published new certification requirements for LED lighting and electrical pumps. To comply with these new requirements, manufacturers must certify their products&rsquo; energy efficiency. Resolution 795 pertains to general-purpose LED lighting; Resolution 800 pertains to electrical pumps from 0.18 kW - 5.5 kW.<br>
<br>
<strong>Resolution 795</strong>:

<ul>
<li>Beginning May 30, 2020, importers must provide proof that they have initiated the certification process described above for LED lamps to be sold in Argentina.</li>
<li>Beginning August 28, 2020, importers must possess a valid energy efficiency certificate for omnidirectional LED lamps.</li>
<li>Beginning December 2, 2020, importers must possess a valid energy efficiency certificate for unidirectional and bidirectional LED lamps.</li>
<li>Beginning March 1, 2021, importers must possess a valid energy efficiency certificate for tube-style LED lamps.</li>
</ul>
<strong>Resolution 800: </strong>

<ul>
<li>Beginning May 31, 2020, importers must provide proof that they have initiated the certification process described above for electrical pumps.</li>
<li>Beginning May 26, 2021, importers must possess a valid energy efficiency certificate for electrical pumps.</li>
</ul>
&nbsp;

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Effective January 16, 2020, the New Zealand Radio Spectrum Management (RSM) revised its <a href="http://www.rheintech.com/images/multipoint/2020/200212.pdf" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">Radiocommunications Regulations for General User Radio License for Emergency Transmitters</a>. The revisions are as follows:

<ul>
<li>UHF frequency included for training and testing purposes</li>
<li>Two VHF frequencies that are no longer used have been removed.</li>
</ul>
&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;">Indonesia&mdash;EMC and RF Requirements Published for Automotive Short Range Radar Systems&nbsp;</h4>
Indonesia has published the following set of EMC and RF requirements for automotive short-range radar systems in the 76 &ndash; 77 GHz range. RF exposure limits for these systems fall under ICNIRP. All requirements are in effect as of February 11, 2020. &nbsp;<br>
<br>
<strong>EMC</strong>:

<ul>
<li>EMC requirements for these systems fall under ISO/IEC CISPR 32: 2018</li>
<li>If applicable, emissions measurements must be conducted</li>
<li>For conducted emissions for DC power ports, follow Class A Requirements listed in Table A.9, Clause 4 of CISPR 32</li>
<li>For conducted emissions for network cables, follow Class A Requirements listed in Tables A.12 and A.11, Clause 4 of CISPR 32</li>
</ul>
<strong>RF</strong>:

<ul>
<li>RF requirements for these systems fall under ETSI EN 301 091</li>
<li>The operating frequency range must be 76 &ndash; 77 GHz</li>
<li>The peak power (e.i.r.p.) must be <u>&lt; </u>55 dBm</li>
<li>The average power (e.i.r.p.) must be <u>&lt; </u>50 dBm</li>
<li>The emission bandwidth must be <u>&lt; </u>1 GHz</li>
<li>For radiated spurious emissions:</li>
</ul>

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<td style="width: 208px;border-collapse: collapse;"><strong>Frequency Range (MHz)</strong></td>
<td style="width: 208px;border-collapse: collapse;"><strong>Limit (dBm)</strong></td>
<td style="width: 208px;border-collapse: collapse;"><strong>Detector</strong></td>
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<td style="width: 208px;border-collapse: collapse;">47 &ndash; 74</td>
<td style="width: 208px;border-collapse: collapse;">-54</td>
<td style="width: 208px;border-collapse: collapse;">Quasi-Peak</td>
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<td style="width: 208px;border-collapse: collapse;">87.5 &ndash; 118</td>
<td style="width: 208px;border-collapse: collapse;">-54</td>
<td style="width: 208px;border-collapse: collapse;">Quasi-Peak</td>
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<tr>
<td style="width: 208px;border-collapse: collapse;">174 - 230</td>
<td style="width: 208px;border-collapse: collapse;">-54</td>
<td style="width: 208px;border-collapse: collapse;">Quasi-Peak</td>
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<tr>
<td style="width: 208px;border-collapse: collapse;">470 &ndash; 790</td>
<td style="width: 208px;border-collapse: collapse;">-54</td>
<td style="width: 208px;border-collapse: collapse;">Quasi-Peak</td>
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<td style="width: 208px;border-collapse: collapse;">Other bands in 30 - 1000</td>
<td style="width: 208px;border-collapse: collapse;">-36</td>
<td style="width: 208px;border-collapse: collapse;">Quasi-Peak</td>
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<td style="width: 208px;border-collapse: collapse;">Above 1000</td>
<td style="width: 208px;border-collapse: collapse;">-30</td>
<td style="width: 208px;border-collapse: collapse;">RMS</td>
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&nbsp;&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;Update to Regulations Regarding Point-to-Multipoint Antenna Systems&nbsp;</h4>
The National Telecommunications Agency of Brazil has updated its regulations regarding the certification of point-to-multipoint antenna systems. This update applies only to antennas for point-to-multipoint systems for fixed and mobile terrestrial devices in the 138 MHz - 40.5 GHz range. Conformity assessments are no longer applicable to antennas with Active Antenna System (AAS) technology with a dynamic radiation pattern, regardless of gain.&nbsp;<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;">South Korea&mdash;Revisions to Medical Device Regulations Published&nbsp;</h4>
Final revisions to two of South Korea&rsquo;s medical device regulatory documents were published and went into effect January 17, 2020.<br>
<br>
Revisions to <a href="https://www.mfds.go.kr/brd/m_209/view.do?seq=43211&amp;srchFr=&amp;srchTo=&amp;srchWord=&amp;srchTp=&amp;itm_seq_1=0&amp;itm_seq_2=0&amp;multi_itm_seq=0&amp;company_cd=&amp;company_nm=&amp;page=1" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">Regulations on Exemptions from Import Requirements for Medical Devices</a> are as follows:

<ul>
<li>Scope of medical devices required to receive manufacturing permission and certification has been expanded</li>
<li>Changes to the stated use of devices is now permitted</li>
<li>Required documentation when applying for self-use device exemption has been revised</li>
<li>Terminology regarding medical devices used for research purposes has been clarified.</li>
</ul>
Revisions to <a href="https://www.mfds.go.kr/brd/m_209/view.do?seq=43212&amp;srchFr=&amp;srchTo=&amp;srchWord=&amp;srchTp=&amp;itm_seq_1=0&amp;itm_seq_2=0&amp;multi_itm_seq=0&amp;company_cd=&amp;company_nm=&amp;page=1" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">Regulations on the Supply of Scarce and Urgently Needed Medical Devices</a> are as follows:

<ul>
<li>Methods delineated for regulating the supply of scarce and urgently needed medical devices, including:
<ul style="list-style-type:circle;">
<li>Surveys</li>
<li>Supply Plans</li>
<li>Application Procedures</li>
<li>Stockpiling.</li>
</ul>
</li>
</ul>
</div>
</td>
</tr>
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<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" name="B1"></a><strong>Multipoint Newsletter April 2020</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>Trace Antenna Designs&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</h4>

<p><strong>Question:</strong>&nbsp;We have designed a 2.4 GHz module with a trace antenna design to an external connector.&nbsp;What information do we need to submit to support our FCC modular approval application?</p>

<p><strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong>The FCC rules require a module grantee to provide detailed OEM integration instructions to every host product manufacturer that intends to integrate his module into their host.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br>
&nbsp;<br>
<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;">KDB 996369 D03 OEM Manual v01</a> outlines the technical, regulatory, and administrative topics that must be included in the OEM integration instructions, including trace antenna designs.&nbsp;It references <a href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=vwCq9pC68KkaN6E7YFmWHA%3D%3D&amp;desc=996369%20D02%20Module%20Q&amp;A%20v01&amp;tracking_number=44637" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">KDB 996369 D02 Module Q and A v01</a>, Question/Answer 11, which spells out the specific details that need to be included in these integration instructions for each trace design that the module may have. This includes the trace design layout, antenna, connectors, parts list, and isolation requirements, as well as detailed engineering reference measurements&nbsp;and technical and regulatory requirements the OEMs must consider for the design, testing, installation, and use, of your module in their hosts.<br>
&nbsp;<br>
You must also provide compliant test data for all antenna circuit trace designs being used or marketed.<br>
<br>
OEMs may only use trace designs approved with an original grant or through a permissive change.&nbsp;<br>
&nbsp;<br>
The FCC also states that the OEM integration instructions shall include a notice in that &ldquo;any deviation(s) from the defined parameters of the antenna trace, as described by the instructions, require that the host product manufacturer notify the module grantee that they wish to change the antenna trace design.&rdquo;&nbsp;<br>
&nbsp;<br>
A Class II permissive change application must then be filed by the grantee; otherwise, the host manufacturer assumes responsibility through the Change in FCC ID procedure, followed by a Class II permissive change application under the new FCC ID.<br>
&nbsp;<br>
KDB 996369 D03 OEM Manual v01 also includes a list of all of the exhibits that should be submitted to a TCB for a modular approval application.</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;"><a name="B2" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;"></a>Compliance with new Versions of RED Standards&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</h4>

<p><strong>Question:</strong>&nbsp;Our wireless product was tested and found compliant with EN 300 328 V2.1.1 last year.&nbsp; Our test lab has informed us that the OJEU list of RED harmonized standards was updated in early February with version 2.2.2 of this standard.&nbsp; Do we need to test our product against this new version?</p>

<p><strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong>When the standards against which your product was tested and found compliant are updated, EU regulations state that you must reassess your product against the updated standards by the transition date provided in the OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union).&nbsp;<br>
&nbsp;<br>
Per the OJEU, updated February 5, 2020, EN 300 328 V2.1.1 ceases to provide presumption of conformity after August 6, 2021.&nbsp;Therefore, your product must be reassessed to V2.2.2 by the August 6, 2021 transition date.<br>
&nbsp;<br>
Assuming your company complied with RED Article 10, Manufacturer Requirements for Placing Radio Equipment on the EU Market, a Declaration of Conformity (DoC) was created for distribution with your wireless product, which lists the standards against which it was assessed, among other details.<br>
&nbsp;<br>
If you want to be able to continue to sell your wireless product in the EU, it is very important that your company be able to demonstrate continued product compliance with the relevant version of the applicable standard.&nbsp;Once compliance with the updated standard(s) is demonstrated, the DoC must be updated with the new version&nbsp;and be distributed with the product.&nbsp;<br>
&nbsp;<br>
This requirement also applies to products assessed by a Notified Body, for which an EU type examination certificate was issued.&nbsp;Standards reassessment is also required in the event that the product design, or the product&rsquo;s use, changes.&nbsp;<br>
&nbsp;<br>
If you don&rsquo;t want to risk the attention of the market surveillance authorities, it is critical to stay abreast of the newly published RED harmonized standards in the <a href="https://ec.europa.eu/growth/single-market/european-standards/harmonised-standards/red_en" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">OJEU</a>.</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;"><a name="B3" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;"></a>EU Class I Equipment&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</h4>

<p><strong>Question:&nbsp;</strong>We have developed several short range devices intended for use by public utilities and security companies in the EU, but we are unsure which regulatory standards to apply.&nbsp;What do you recommend?&nbsp;<br>
<br>
<strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong>As you have no doubt learned through your research, there are generic standards for SRDs (short range devices) and specific standards for more specialized technologies.&nbsp;In the EU, SRDs are considered to be Class I&nbsp;equipment&nbsp;and can be placed on the EU market&nbsp;and put into service without restrictions, provided they conform to the relevant ETSI standards.&nbsp;<br>
&nbsp;<br>
Many of the EU SRD regulations have been updated in the past couple of years.&nbsp;In January 2020, in accordance with 2000/299/EC, the European Commission published a revised list of <a href="https://ec.europa.eu/docsroom/documents/40361" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">Class I&nbsp;equipment</a> to reflect these updates.<br>
&nbsp;<br>
A careful review of this list should allow you to determine the standard(s) against which your SRDs should be tested in order to demonstrate compliance.<br>
&nbsp;<br>
The revised list consists of many subclasses of Class I&nbsp;equipment&nbsp;and includes application and frequency band descriptors for each.&nbsp;The relevant standard is also identified, with descriptions of the standard parameters and comments where necessary.&nbsp;The list is indicative and non-exhaustive.<br>
&nbsp;<br>
The revisions mostly impact non-specific SRD bands and include channel access and occupation rules; several exclusions have been deleted.&nbsp;The changes include updates for 76-77 GHz transport, inductive applications, and UWB.</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;"><a name="B4" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;"></a>FCC RF Exposure Compliance&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</h4>

<p><strong>Question:&nbsp;</strong>When do the revised FCC rules for complying with the RF exposure limits become effective?</p>

<p><strong>Answer:</strong>&nbsp;The revised FCC rules set out in FCC 19-126 Second Report and Order (2RO) were published in the Federal Register on April 1, 2020, with an effective date of June 1, 2020&nbsp;and a two year transition period.<br>
&nbsp;<br>
The transition period will allow the OET equipment authorization program to update their policies, procedures, and KDBs accordingly, and permit manufacturers and licensees to determine if their devices are exempt from evaluation, or to evaluate and implement mitigation requirements as necessary.<br>
&nbsp;<br>
This 2RO impacts the basic exposure rules of 1.1307, 1.310, 2.1091, 2.1093, though the effective dates for 2.1091 and 2.1093 will be announced at a later time.&nbsp;The amended language has already been linked to the sections and rule parts affected by the new RF Exposure evaluation/exemption/mitigation process: Sections 1.1307, 1.4000, 2.1033, 2.1091, and 2.1093 and Parts 15, 18, 22, 24, 25, 27, 73, 90, 95, 97, 101.<br>
&nbsp;<br>
As a reminder, the primary changes are:</p>

<ul>
<li>Exemptions from RF exposure evaluation requirements will now be determined through a single set of formulas based on power, distance, and frequency of fixed, mobile, and portable transmitters&nbsp;for both single and multiple sources of RF emissions.</li>
<li>Evaluation measurement methodologies have been clarified to help determine potential RF exposure levels, and to offer more flexibility to demonstrate compliance with the RF exposure limits in those cases when no exemptions apply.</li>
<li>Mitigation methods have been identified, e.g. signage, training, etc., for RF equipment operators to prevent the risk of exposure to excess RF emissions by the general public and trained workers.</li>
</ul>

<p>You may find the complete details of the new FCC rules for RF exposure published in the <a href="https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/04/01/2020-02745/human-exposure-to-radiofrequency-electromagnetic-fields-and-reassessment-of-fcc-radiofrequency" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">Federal Register</a>.</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=104:110:1111948632104101::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:2317905,64273,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 62031:2020</a> - 03/13/2020&nbsp;-&nbsp;LED modules for general lighting - Safety specifications</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:623936338187901::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258297,69949,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">CLC/TR 50174-99-2:2020</a>&nbsp;- 03/20/2020&nbsp;-&nbsp;Information technology - Cabling installation - Part 99-2: Mitigation and protection from electrical interference</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2368266529785801::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,67797,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 61000-4-11:2020</a> - 03/27/2020&nbsp;-&nbsp;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://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:821420905964701::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,67221,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN 55016-1-3:2006/A2:2020</a>&nbsp;- 03/27/2020&nbsp;-&nbsp;Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 1-3: Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus - Ancillary equipment - Disturbance power</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1569747485233601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257161,64685,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 80601-2-78:2020</a>&nbsp;- 04/03/2020&nbsp;-&nbsp;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://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:668237478762201::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257161,64477,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 60601-2-83:2020</a>&nbsp;- 04/03/2020 -&nbsp;Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-83: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of home light therapy equipment</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:2172643842989001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257161,63261,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 60601-2-31:2020</a>&nbsp;- 04/03/2020 -&nbsp;Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-31: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of external cardiac pacemakers with internal power source</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1036817438116001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257963,64212,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 60118-13:2020</a>&nbsp;- 04/03/2020 -&nbsp;Electroacoustics - Hearing aids - Part 13: Requirements and methods of measurement for electromagnetic immunity to mobile digital wireless devices</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1365596506506001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258387,71728,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 62812:2019/AC:2020-04</a>&nbsp;- 04/10/2020 -&nbsp;Low resistance measurements - Methods and guidance</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1302578606703501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258419,64202,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 62282-3-100:2020</a>&nbsp;- 04/10/2020 -&nbsp;Fuel cell technologies - Part 3-100: Stationary fuel cell power systems - Safety</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:691000916350901::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257883,66213,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 61293:2020</a>&nbsp;- 04/10/2020 -&nbsp;Marking of electrical equipment with ratings related to electrical supply - Safety requirements</li>
</ul>

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

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

<ul>
<li><a href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/303200_303299/3032130501/01.01.01_60/en_3032130501v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI EN 303 213-5-1 V1.1.1</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;-&nbsp; 2020-03&nbsp;-&nbsp;Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS); Part 5: Harmonised Standard for access to radio spectrum for Multilateration (MLAT) equipment; Sub-part 1: Receivers and Interrogators</li>
<li><a href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/303200_303299/303258/01.01.01_60/en_303258v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI EN 303 258 V1.1.1</a>&nbsp;- 2020-04&nbsp;-&nbsp;Wireless Industrial Applications (WIA); Equipment operating in the 5 725 MHz to 5 875 MHz frequency range with power levels ranging up to 400 mW; Harmonised Standard for access to radio spectrum</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/138100_138199/13810101/15.09.00_60/ts_13810101v150900p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TS 138 101-1 V15.9.0</a>&nbsp;- 2020-04&nbsp;-&nbsp;5G; NR; User Equipment (UE) radio transmission and reception; Part 1: Range 1 Standalone (3GPP TS 38.101-1 version 15.9.0 Release 15)</li>
<li><a href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/138100_138199/13810102/15.09.01_60/ts_13810102v150901p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TS 138 101-2 V15.9.1</a>&nbsp;- 2020-04&nbsp;-&nbsp;5G; NR; User Equipment (UE) radio transmission and reception; Part 2: Range 2 Standalone (3GPP TS 38.101-2 version 15.9.1 Release 15)</li>
<li><a href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/138100_138199/13810103/15.09.00_60/ts_13810103v150900p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TS 138 101-3 V15.9.0</a>&nbsp;- 2020-04&nbsp;-&nbsp;5G; NR; User Equipment (UE) radio transmission and reception; Part 3: Range 1 and Range 2 Interworking operation with other radios (3GPP TS 38.101-3 version 15.9.0 Release 15)</li>
<li><a href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/138100_138199/138104/15.09.00_60/ts_138104v150900p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TS 138 104 V15.9.0</a>&nbsp;- 2020-04&nbsp;-&nbsp;5G; NR; Base Station (BS) radio transmission and reception (3GPP TS 38.104 version 15.9.0 Release 15)</li>
<li><a href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/138100_138199/13814101/15.05.00_60/ts_13814101v150500p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TS 138 141-1 V15.5.0</a>&nbsp;- 2020-04 -&nbsp;5G; NR; Base Station (BS) conformance testing Part 1: Conducted conformance testing (3GPP TS 38.141-1 version 15.5.0 Release 15)</li>
<li><a href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/138100_138199/13814102/15.05.00_60/ts_13814102v150500p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TS 138 141-2 V15.5.0</a>&nbsp;- 2020-04 -&nbsp;5G; NR; Base Station (BS) conformance testing Part 2: Radiated conformance testing (3GPP TS 38.141-2 version 15.5.0 Release 15)</li>
<li><a href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/138100_138199/138113/15.09.00_60/ts_138113v150900p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TS 138 113 V15.9.0</a>&nbsp;- 2020-04 -&nbsp;5G; NR; Base Station (BS) ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 38.113 version 15.9.0 Release 15)</li>
</ul>

<p>See <a href="https://www.etsi.org/" 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/66678" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 60519-1:2020, Ed. 6.0</a>&nbsp;- 3/11/2020&nbsp;-&nbsp;Safety in installations for electroheating and electromagnetic processing - Part 1: General requirements</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/33267" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC TR 61000-4-40:2020, Ed. 1.0</a> - 3/11/2020 -&nbsp;Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-40: Testing and measurement techniques - Digital methods for the measurement of power quantities of modulated or distorted signals</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/32455" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 62003:2020, Ed. 2.0</a>&nbsp;- 3/11/2020 -&nbsp;Nuclear power plants - Instrumentation, control and electrical power systems - Requirements for electromagnetic compatibility testing</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/66745" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">CISPR 16-1-4/AMD1:2020 PRV, Ed. 4.0</a> - 3/20/2020 -&nbsp;Amendment 1 - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 1-4: Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus - Antennas and test sites for radiated disturbance measurements</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/66728" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 61000-4-36:2020, Ed. 2.0</a>&nbsp;- 3/23/2020 -&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/29783" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 61000-4-36:2020, Ed. 2.0</a> - 3/23/2020 -&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/62039" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 61547:2020, Ed. 3.0</a> - 3/26/2020 -&nbsp;Equipment for general lighting purposes - EMC immunity requirements</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/66774" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 61547:2020, Ed. 3.0</a> - 3/26/2020 -&nbsp;Equipment for general lighting purposes - EMC immunity requirements</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/66915" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 60974-10:2020, Ed. 4.0</a> - 4/15/2020 -&nbsp;Arc welding equipment - Part 10: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements</li>
</ul>

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

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US&mdash;FCC Makes Minor Change to Grantee Codes&nbsp;</h4>
On March 2, 2020, the FCC made a minor revision to its <a href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=xInOOdL0OdTPhrM0O2u6jg%3D%3D&amp;desc=204515%20D01%20Grantee%20Code%20v01r03&amp;tracking_number=41677" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">Grantee Codes</a>. 204515 D01 Grantee Code v01r03 now supersedes 204515 D01 Grantee Code v01r02. Under this new code, the FCC will no longer accept check or money order payments; rather, all payments are now required to be electronic.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br>
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<p>The FCC is seeking comment on a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-04-06/pdf/2020-06966.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">Human Exposure to Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields</a>, which was published in the Federal Register on April 4, 2020. The proposed rules include:</p>

<ul>
<li>Expanding the range of frequencies to which RF exposure limits apply.</li>
<li>Applying the same localized exposure limits that have already been established below 6 GHz for those above 6 GHz.</li>
<li>Revising and clarifying the methods for averaging RF exposure (in both time and area) during compliance testing.</li>
<li>Addressing new RF exposure issues regarding wireless power transfer devices.</li>
<li>Defining wireless power transfer devices.</li>
</ul>

<p>Comments are due on or before May 15, 2020. Reply comments are due on or before June&nbsp;15, 2020. To submit your comments, click&nbsp;<a href="https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">here</a>.</p>

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Canada&mdash;ISED Releases Revised Draft of ICES-001</h4>
On January 7, 2020, the Department of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development of Canada released draft standard<em> Interference-causing Equipment Standard ICES-001, Issue 5 </em>for comment. Comments were due by March 20, 2020. The <a href="http://www.rheintech.com/images/multipoint/2020/ICES-001-Issue-5-ISM-equipment-Draft-March-2020%20%281%29.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">revised draft </a>has been released and will be enforced upon publication. A one-year transition period will follow, during which compliance to Issue 4 or Issue 5 will be accepted.<br>
ICES-001, Issue 5 delineates the requirements applicable to industrial, scientific, and medical (ISM) equipment. Following are the chief revisions:
<ul>
<li>The title of the standard was revised.</li>
<li>Requirements for induction cooking appliances was included.</li>
<li>Requirements for ISM equipment with wireless power transfer functionality were included.</li>
<li>An exemption for external power supplies/converters not incorporated in a piece of equipment and subject to another ISED standard was added.</li>
<li>An exemption for ISM equipment subject to another ICES standard was added.</li>
<li>Any requirements already specified in ICES-Gen were removed.</li>
</ul>
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On January 7, 2020, ISED released draft standard <em>Interference-causing Equipment Standards ICES-002, Issue 7</em> for comment. Comments were due by March 20, 2020. The <a href="http://www.rheintech.com/images/multipoint/2020/ICES-002-Issue-7-Vehicles-boats-and-other-devices-draft-March-2020.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">revised draft</a> has been released and will be enforced upon publication. A one-year transition period will follow, during which compliance to Issue 6 or Issue 7 will be accepted.<br>
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ICES-002, Issue 7 delineates the measurement methods for radio frequency emissions and requirements for vehicles propelled by internal combustion engines or electrical means; 15 m-length boats propelled by internal combustion engines or electrical means; and devices equipped with internal combustion engines or traction batteries. Following are the chief revisions:
<ul>
<li>The title of the standard was revised.</li>
<li>The equipment applicable to this standard was clarified.</li>
<li>Requirements for vehicles, boats, and devices with wireless power transfer functionality were added.</li>
<li>Requirements for vehicles, boats, and devices that connect both directly and indirectly to AC mains were added.</li>
<li>Multistage manufacturing was clarified.</li>
<li>Any requirements already specified in ICES-Gen were removed.</li>
<li>The clarification that compliance methods in CAN/CSA-CISPR 12-10 cannot be used to demonstrate compliance to ICES-002 was added.</li>
</ul>

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Earlier this year, the Australian Communication and Media Authority (ACMA) proposed an amendment to its Radiocommunications (Electromagnetic Radiation &ndash; Human Exposure) Standard 2014. Comments were due by March 14, 2020. Due to the upcoming 5G deployment, handsets will be required to operate on frequencies above 6 GHz&mdash;and because there are no available international standards on assessment methods for such devices operating near the body, appropriate requirements must be established and included in the Radiocommunications Standard 2014.<br>
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The ACMA is considering temporarily incorporating the IEC TR 63170 technical report into the current standard to apply to devices operating above 6 GHz until international standards are established.&nbsp;<br>
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Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones (ENACOM) of Argentina has revised its labeling requirements for radiofrequency equipment. Electrical and electronic products that used to require a certification number and CNC label now require a RAMATEL label in lieu of a CNC label. RAMATEL is ENACOM&rsquo;s internal registry, where approvals are submitted. The labeling revision will affect importers and manufacturers of RF equipment.&nbsp;<br>
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Earlier this year, the Standards, Metrology, and Quality Organization (SASO) of Saudi Arabia announced that certificate bodies will no longer register Certificates of Conformity and that most products will be required to be registered using the SABER platform and obtain Shipment and Product Certificates. To obtain a Shipment Certificate, importers will simply need to request one by first registering online with the SABER platform. To obtain a Product Certificate, applicants will need to perform the following tasks:

<ul>
<li>Request the Product Certificate of Conformity</li>
<li>Enter product details into the SABER platform&nbsp;</li>
<li>Select a Certification Body</li>
<li>Perform a conformity assessment</li>
<li>Enter results of the conformity assessment into the system.</li>
</ul>
In addition, physical factory audits will now be mandatory. These SASO-specific audits will assess the following criteria:

<ul>
<li>Incoming Materials</li>
<li>Product Assurance</li>
<li>Product Test Plan</li>
<li>Resource Management.</li>
</ul>

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The Bureau of Standards, Metrology, and Inspection (BSMI) of Taiwan has proposed to regulate double-capped LED lamps under C.C.C. Code of 8539.50.00.00.3B. Under this proposal, two Conformity Assessment Procedures are allowed: Registration of Product Certification Scheme (Module II + III) and Type-approved Batch Inspection Scheme. If using the first scheme, domestic manufacturers or importers will be required to have their products type-tested by BSMI or BSMI-approved testing labs as well as apply for product registration. The RPC certificate will be valid for three years. If using the second scheme, domestic manufacturers or importers will need to have their products type-tested by BSMI or BSMI-approved testing labs as well as apply for Type Approval. The Type Approval Certificate will be valid for three years.<br>
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The proposed implementation date is January 1, 2022.<br>
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The National Radio Research Agency (RRA) of South Korea has updated <a href="http://www.rheintech.com/images/multipoint/2020/200317.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">Annex I for Phase I Procedures</a>. Following are the revisions:

<ul>
<li>The Notice on Conformity Assessment of Broadcasting and Communications Equipment includes a new reference for the administrative provision.</li>
<li>The Notice on Designation and Management of Testing Laboratories for Broadcasting and Communications Equipment includes a new reference for the administrative provision.</li>
<li>The Technical Requirements for CATV Equipment includes a new reference for the technical requirements for telecommunications terminal equipment.</li>
<li>New technical requirements for Unlicensed Radio Equipment Established without Notice are included.</li>
<li>The following KS standards for new 5G radio equipment are included: KS X 3270: Conduction Test Methods for 5G NR Equipment and KS X 3271: Radiation Test Methods for 5G NR Equipment.</li>
<li>KN 301 489-52 supersedes KN 301 489-7 and KN 301 489-24.</li>
<li>KN 301 489-50 supersedes KN 301 489-26.</li>
<li>Technical requirements regarding SAR and EMF are separated into their own respective sections.</li>
</ul>

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The National Telecommunications Equipment Council (NTC) of the Philippines has revised the technical requirements for short range devices operating in various frequencies to include field strength limits. These revisions are in effect as of March 1, 2020. The revised regulation is applicable to the following devices:

<ul>
<li>General data transmission</li>
<li>Telemetry</li>
<li>Telecommand</li>
<li>Alarms</li>
<li>Non-specific short range devices.</li>
</ul>
Following are the revised maximum field strength limits for devices in various frequency ranges.<br>
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<table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
<tbody>
<tr>
<td style="width: 312px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><strong>Frequency Range</strong></td>
<td style="width: 312px;text-align: center;border-collapse: collapse;"><strong>Maximum Field Strength Limit</strong></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 312px;text-align: left;border-collapse: collapse;">6765 &ndash; 6795&nbsp; kHz</td>
<td style="width: 312px;text-align: left;border-collapse: collapse;">42 dBuA/m at 10 m</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 312px;text-align: left;border-collapse: collapse;">13.553 &ndash; 13.567 MHz</td>
<td style="width: 312px;text-align: left;border-collapse: collapse;">42 dBuA/m at 10 m</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 312px;text-align: left;border-collapse: collapse;">26.957 &ndash; 27.283 MHz</td>
<td style="width: 312px;text-align: left;border-collapse: collapse;">10 mW erp&nbsp; / 42 dBuA/m at 10 m</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 312px;text-align: left;border-collapse: collapse;">40.660 &ndash; 40.700 MHz</td>
<td style="width: 312px;text-align: left;border-collapse: collapse;">10 mW erp</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 312px;text-align: left;border-collapse: collapse;">138.2 &ndash; 138.45 MHz</td>
<td style="width: 312px;text-align: left;border-collapse: collapse;">10 mW erp</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 312px;text-align: left;border-collapse: collapse;">314.73 &ndash; 315.07 MHz</td>
<td style="width: 312px;text-align: left;border-collapse: collapse;">10 mW erp</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 312px;text-align: left;border-collapse: collapse;">433.050 &ndash; 434.790 MHz</td>
<td style="width: 312px;text-align: left;border-collapse: collapse;">10 mW erp</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 312px;text-align: left;border-collapse: collapse;">868.000 &ndash; 868.600 MHz</td>
<td style="width: 312px;text-align: left;border-collapse: collapse;">25 mW erp</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 312px;text-align: left;border-collapse: collapse;">868.700 &ndash; 869.200 MHz</td>
<td style="width: 312px;text-align: left;border-collapse: collapse;">25 mW erp</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 312px;text-align: left;border-collapse: collapse;">869.3 &ndash; 869.4 MHz</td>
<td style="width: 312px;text-align: left;border-collapse: collapse;">25 mW erp</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="width: 312px;text-align: left;border-collapse: collapse;">869.700 &ndash; 870.000 MHz</td>
<td style="width: 312px;text-align: left;border-collapse: collapse;">5 mW erp</td>
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<td style="width: 312px;text-align: left;border-collapse: collapse;">2400 &ndash; 2483.5 MHz</td>
<td style="width: 312px;text-align: left;border-collapse: collapse;">10 mW eirp</td>
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<td style="width: 312px;text-align: left;border-collapse: collapse;">5725 &ndash; 5875 MHz</td>
<td style="width: 312px;text-align: left;border-collapse: collapse;">25 mW eirp</td>
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<td style="width: 312px;text-align: left;border-collapse: collapse;">2400 &ndash; 24.25 GHz</td>
<td style="width: 312px;text-align: left;border-collapse: collapse;">100 mW eirp</td>
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<td style="width: 312px;text-align: left;border-collapse: collapse;">61 &ndash; 61.5 GHz</td>
<td style="width: 312px;text-align: left;border-collapse: collapse;">100 mW eirp</td>
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<td style="width: 312px;text-align: left;border-collapse: collapse;">122 &ndash; 123 GHz</td>
<td style="width: 312px;text-align: left;border-collapse: collapse;">100 mW eirp</td>
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<td style="width: 312px;text-align: left;border-collapse: collapse;">244 &ndash; 246 GHz</td>
<td style="width: 312px;text-align: left;border-collapse: collapse;">100 mW eirp</td>
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The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) of Peru is requiring new homologation certificates for cellular products, effective as of April 5, 2020. Previously granted certificates for cellular technology are no longer applicable. In addition, products employing cellular technology and operating above 2.2 GHz will require SAR reports and GSMA TAC letters to be homologated. Applicants are allowed to use existing international test report grants from the FCC and CE for the homologation process. The following products will require approval:

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<li>Cellphones</li>
<li>Antennas</li>
<li>Modems</li>
<li>Wireless Speakers</li>
<li>WiMax.</li>
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The Eurasian Economic Commission has updated its certification process in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Below are the updates to the process for obtaining Certification of Conformity:

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<li>Annual factory inspections/audits for previously issued certificates can be postponed for six months.</li>
<li>New factory audits in countries with travel restrictions are prohibited.</li>
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The National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) of Egypt has revised its type approval procedures for radiofrequency and telecommunications equipment. Two approval procedures&mdash;NTRA&rsquo;s acceptance of CE or FCC reports from accredited laboratories and the acquisition of a Verification of Compliance Certificate from an NTRA-accredited lab&mdash;are delineated in these revisions. The new procedures are applicable to communication equipment, telecom terminal equipment, and radio transmitter/receiver communication apparatuses used in Egypt. The procedure in which one acquires a Verification of Compliance Certificate is applicable in the following cases:

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<li>The factory and manufacturer are located in China or Asia<strong> or</strong></li>
<li>The manufacturer is located outside of China or Asia but does not possess ISO9001 accreditation.</li>
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In order for accredited reports to be accepted, the manufacturer must possess ISO 17025 accreditation in EMC and Safety; the factory must not be located in China or India; or the factory can be located in China or India, but the manufacturer must not be located in China or India and it must possess ISO9001 accreditation in Design and Manufacturing.

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Jordan&mdash;Revision to Type Approval Procedures for Radio and Telecommunications Equipment&nbsp;</h4>
The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) of Jordan has revised its type approval procedures for radio and telecommunications equipment. Following are the revisions:

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<li>Certificates are now valid for three years rather than one year.</li>
<li>Labeling requirements now include the following mandatory information: labels must be placed on both the product packaging and the device, and if a label cannot be placed on a device, e-labeling shall be used.&nbsp;</li>
<li>Product exemptions have been revised.</li>
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In order for accredited reports to be accepted, the manufacturer&rsquo;s name and address as well as the model number, brand name, and IMEI number (for cellular devices) must be included.</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>SAR Evaluation Procedures&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</h4>

<p><strong>Question:</strong>&nbsp;We are anxious to begin using the new SAR evaluation procedure for wireless devices published in IEC 62209-3 that is said to greatly reduce the time and cost for SAR testing. When will the FCC and ISED accept this new method for SAR evaluation of our wireless devices?</p>

<p><strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong>Neither the FCC nor ISED has plans to adopt <a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/30773" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 62209-3:2019</a> in full, though each is preparing to modify its SAR evaluation requirements in the future.<br>
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When new standards are published, the FCC will typically adopt some aspects&nbsp;and integrate them into KDB publications, as appropriate.&nbsp;In this case, they are developing a draft KDB related to the vector measurement-based probe-array systems (VMBPAS) in IEC 62209-3&nbsp;and the fast SAR Procedure A within IEC/IEEE 62209-1528:2020, expected to be published sometime this year.<br>
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ISED has taken a similar position.&nbsp;Earlier this year they issued <a href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/ceb-bhst.nsf/eng/tt00126.html" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">Notice 2020-DRS001</a>&nbsp;to announce that they are not adopting the procedures and requirements in IEC 62209-3, but may adopt specific sections of it to support wireless device assessment using fast SAR procedures outlined in IEC/IEEE 62209-1528:2020.<br>
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IEC 62209-3 specifies measurement protocols and test procedures for the reproducible measurement of peak spatial-average specific absorption rate (psSAR) induced inside a simplified model of a human head or body by radio-frequency (RF) transmitting devices, using a VMBPAS 3D field construction within the volume of interest, in accordance with the stated requirements for the measurement system, calibration, uncertainty assessment, and validation methods.&nbsp;It can test distances up to and including 200 mm; the overall applicable frequency range is 600 MHz to 6 GHz.&nbsp;<br>
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Using traditional measurement methods, e.g. DASY6, this level of testing would take weeks to complete;&nbsp;however, using the VMBPAS and its associated protocols defined in IEC 62209-3, testing has been completed in one day or less.&nbsp;<br>
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However, the results of the initial independent laboratory studies indicated that the measurement accuracy using IEC 62209-3 was consistently lower than the measurement accuracy of the DASY6 measurement systems, and for some VMBPAS, it was often significantly lower.&nbsp;The studies also revealed that there are VMBPAS currently on the market that do not meet the system validation criteria defined in IEC 62209-3.&nbsp;<br>
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These discrepancies have prompted the regulatory agencies to require significantly more laboratory test data and analysis&nbsp;in order to identify the potential limitations of the VMBPAS, address measurement accuracy, and determine if an IEC 62209-3-compliant measurement system can produce the same level of measurement accuracy as IEC 62209-1/-2 compliance systems.&nbsp;<br>
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Expected to be published this year, <a href="https://www.iec.ch/dyn/www/f?p=103:38:5094981455406::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_APEX_PAGE,FSP_PROJECT_ID:1303,23,101944" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC/IEEE 62209-1528:2020</a> specifies protocols and test procedures for the reproducible and repeatable measurement of the conservative exposure peak spatial average SAR (psSAR) induced inside a simplified model of the head and the body by radio-frequency (RF) transmitting devices, with a defined measurement uncertainty.&nbsp;It offers significant advancements for accurate SAR measurement of devices incorporating several new technologies, including instrumentation for 5G NR sub-6 GHz evaluations, proximity sensor testing, and time-averaged power control.&nbsp;Its 4 MHz to 10 GHz frequency range is a significant expansion over previous standards, and application-specific phantoms are included&nbsp;to allow a wider range of devices to be accurately tested.&nbsp;It includes expanded test reduction methods and protocols for fast SAR systems to shorten test time.&nbsp;The features are intended to offer a shorter path to demonstrate device compliance and to ensure that manufacturers and regulatory agencies have confidence in the test results.&nbsp;<br>
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We will provide more information on this topic following the publication of IEC/IEEE 62209-1528:2020.</p>

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<p><strong>Question:</strong>&nbsp;Due to current supply-chain issues, we would like to change the antenna we utilize with several of our certified Part 15 products.&nbsp;Do we need to obtain FCC approval to do this?</p>

<p><strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong>Not if you follow the FCC rules relative to Part 15 devices and antennas.<br>
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With some exceptions, per <a href="https://ecfr.io/Title-47/pt47.1.15#se47.1.15_1204" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">FCC &sect;15.204(c)(4<u>)</u></a>, &rdquo;any antenna that is of the same type and of equal or less directional gain as an antenna that is authorized with the intentional radiator may be marketed with, and used with, that intentional radiator. No retesting of this system configuration is required. The marketing or use of a system configuration that employs an antenna of a different type, or that operates at a higher gain, than the antenna authorized with the intentional radiator is not permitted unless the procedures specified in &sect;2.1043 of this chapter are followed.&rdquo;<br>
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The antenna type refers to antennas that have the same physical arrangement&nbsp;and generate the same in-band and out-of-band radiation patterns.<br>
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Lower gain antennas of the same type as those originally certified with the device are allowed, provided the physical construction is similar; the in-band and out-of-band characteristics in all directions are lower than those certified; and the antennas comply with the rules, operating requirements, and grant conditions for the specific FCC ID.<br>
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As noted, there are some exceptions:<br>
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a) Any certified transmitter that is required to monitor the bandwidth on which it intends to transmit can only use antennas approved with the device.&nbsp;Part 15 device examples include Subpart D Unlicensed Personal Communications Service devices&nbsp;and Subpart E Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure devices (U-NII)&nbsp;certified with Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS).<br>
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b) Portable devices subject to SAR limits may require additional SAR testing if the antenna is changed; see <a href="https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/kdb/forms/FTSSearchResultPage.cfm?switch=P&amp;id=33013" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">KDB 178919</a>.<br>
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<a href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=Ejog%2B56RV4xscFBEwOGvBQ%3D%3D&amp;desc=353028%20D01%20Antennas%20Part%2015%20Transmitters%20v01&amp;tracking_number=39060" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">KDB 353028 D01</a> provides requirements, Q&amp;A, and references for other relevant resources related to antennas for use with Part 15 intentional radiators.</p>

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<p><strong>Question:&nbsp;</strong>We are preparing our first Canadian certification application.&nbsp;What is a Canadian Representative, and do we need one?<br>
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<strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong>Any company with a non-Canadian address and contact&nbsp;seeking Canadian certification for its wireless products&nbsp;must have a Canadian Representative, per ISED <a href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf01130.html" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">RSP-100</a>.&nbsp;In the event of any problems, ISED wants to ensure that they can quickly and easily make contact with a responsible party located in Canada.<br>
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ISED will direct any concerns about your certified product(s) to your Canadian Representative, who will be expected to provide a timely response, and if so requested, quickly provide an audit sample to ISED, at no charge.&nbsp;<br>
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You must maintain a Canadian Representative for as long as the certified product is marketed and sold in Canada.<br>
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The Canadian Representative must register and maintain a Company Number&nbsp;and must ensure that the Company Number database remains up-to-date with proper contact information.<br>
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The Canadian Representative may be an associate in a Canadian sales office, a distributor, importer, attorney, authorized technician, or a company that provides Canadian Representative services to non-Canadian companies; as long as the representative is located in Canada and can perform the tasks as described.<br>
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Each certification application you submit must include an attestation from the Canadian Representative, acknowledging his responsibilities going forward for the device under review.</p>

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<p><strong>Question:&nbsp;</strong>What type of RF products are exempt from FCC compliance?</p>

<p><strong>Answer:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=aPHDD74GRH5N2s050fBjxA%3D%3D&amp;desc=772105%20D01%20Exempt%20Devices%20v01r01&amp;tracking_number=33062" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">KDB 772105 D01</a> identifies incidental radiators, unintentional radiators exempt under <a href="https://ecfr.io/Title-47/pt47.1.15#se47.1.15_1103" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">&sect;15.103</a>, and subassemblies exempt under <a href="https://ecfr.io/Title-47/pt47.1.15#se47.1.15_1101" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">&sect;15.101</a>, as the three categories of RF devices that are exempt from proving compliance and obtaining FCC authorization through either the certification or SDoC procedures.&nbsp;However, that does not mean that these devices are unregulated; they must still meet the general operating conditions under Part 15.&nbsp;<br>
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If notified by the FCC that an exempt device is causing interference to other radio services, the operator shall immediately turn off the device and either resolve the interference issues or stop using it altogether.&nbsp;<br>
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Though not required to demonstrate compliance to the general operating conditions of Part 15, manufacturers of exempt devices are strongly encouraged to perform due diligence and utilize sound engineering and manufacturing practices, to ensure their products don&rsquo;t cause harmful interference.<br>
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Incidental radiators are not designed to use, generate, or emit RF energy;&nbsp;however, their normal operation can produce RF emissions that can cause interference.&nbsp;Examples are household appliances, dimmer switches, pool pumps, etc.<br>
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Digital devices are classified as unintentional radiators that use digital techniques; these include digital devices used in a variety of products that operate in home, medical, commercial, and industrial environments.&nbsp;&sect;15.103 provides exemptions from equipment authorization only for the digital logic within a device.&nbsp;But many products also contain an intentional radiator, such as a Bluetooth or Wi-Fi transmitter, or other non-exempt devices.&nbsp;<br>
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The non-exempt aspects of the equipment must comply with the applicable FCC regulations and be authorized through the certification process.<br>
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The &sect;15.103(d) exemption applies to both household appliances and industrial appliances. Appendix A of the KDB includes tables of exempt digital devices in household appliances.&nbsp;Digital device subassemblies, e.g. circuit boards, internal memory expansion boards, internal disk drives, and other internal components that are not considered to be a final product, are exempt from equipment authorization when they are to be sold to a manufacturer or to the general public, to be incorporated into a final product.&nbsp;The manufacturer who buys the subassemblies and makes the final product is responsible for obtaining the necessary equipment authorization prior to marketing it.&nbsp;<br>
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Though the subassemblies are not required to demonstrate compliance with the FCC&rsquo;s technical standards or authorization requirements, subassembly manufacturers should be mindful of the requirements and perform their due diligence&nbsp;so the final product will be compliant with the relevant standards.<br>
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Please refer to KDB 772105 D01 Exempt Devices v01r01 for additional guidance to identify equipment exempt from FCC equipment authorization procedures, per Part 15B.</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=104:110:278923478592601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257217,66364,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 62932-2-2:2020</a>&nbsp;- 04/17/2020&nbsp;-&nbsp;Flow battery energy systems for stationary applications - Part 2-2: Safety requirements</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:561756098210001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257159,61517,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN 60335-2-27:2013/A1:2020</a>&nbsp;- 04/24/2020&nbsp;-&nbsp;Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-27: Particular requirements for appliances for skin exposure to ultraviolet and infrared radiation</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:240716554867001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257159,50159,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN 60335-2-30:2009/A1:2020</a>&nbsp;- 04/24/2020&nbsp;-&nbsp;Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-30: Particular requirements for room heaters</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:385247405651301::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258221,71809,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 61076-3-124:2019/AC:2020-04</a>&nbsp;- 04/24/2020&nbsp;-&nbsp;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><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1334624797752601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258461,71567,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN 61400-22:2011/AC:2020-04</a>&nbsp;- 04/24/2020&nbsp;-&nbsp;Wind turbines - Part 22: Conformity testing and certification</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:331488902467701::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:887985,69984,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">CEN/TR 17475:2020</a>&nbsp;- 04/29/2020 -&nbsp;Space - Use of GNSS-based positioning for road Intelligent Transport System (ITS) - Specification of the test facilities, definition of test scenarios, description and validation of the procedures for field tests related to security performance of GNSS-based positioning terminals</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1265060680386101::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257217,64809,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 62984-2:2020</a>&nbsp;- 05/01/2020 -&nbsp;High-temperature secondary batteries - Part 2: Safety requirements and tests</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:210365287547601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258049,66807,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 61108-5:2020</a>&nbsp;- 05/08/2020 -&nbsp;Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems - Global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) - Part 5: BeiDou navigation satellite system (BDS) - Receiver equipment - Performance requirements, methods of testing and required test results</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:144259716502201::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257217,64811,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 62984-1:2020</a>&nbsp;- 05/08/2020 -&nbsp;High-temperature secondary batteries - Part 1: General requirements</li>
</ul>

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

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

<ul>
<li><a href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/136100_136199/136171/15.01.00_60/ts_136171v150100p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TS 136 171 V15.1.0</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;-&nbsp; 2020-04&nbsp;-&nbsp;LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Requirements for Support of Assisted Global Navigation Satellite System (A-GNSS) (3GPP TS 36.171 version 15.1.0 Release 15)</li>
<li><a href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/136900_136999/136903/14.04.00_60/tr_136903v140400p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TR 136 903 V14.4.0</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;- 2020-04&nbsp;-&nbsp;LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA) and Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access Network (E-UTRAN); Derivation of test tolerances for Radio Resource Management (RRM) conformance tests (3GPP TR 36.903 version 14.4.0 Release 14)</li>
<li><a href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/136900_136999/136905/15.05.00_60/tr_136905v150500p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TR 136 905 V15.5.0</a>&nbsp;- 2020-04&nbsp;-&nbsp;LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA) and Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access Network (E-UTRAN); Derivation of test points for radio transmission and reception conformance test cases (3GPP TR 36.905 version 15.5.0 Release 15)</li>
<li><a href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/137100_137199/137114/15.08.00_60/ts_137114v150800p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TS 137 114 V15.8.0</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;- 2020-04&nbsp;-&nbsp;Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Active Antenna System (AAS) Base Station (BS) Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 37.114 version 15.8.0 Release 15)</li>
<li><a href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/138100_138199/13814101/15.05.00_60/ts_13814101v150500p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TS 138 141-1 V15.5.0</a>&nbsp;- 2020-04&nbsp;-&nbsp;5G; NR; Base Station (BS) conformance testing Part 1: Conducted conformance testing (3GPP TS 38.141-1 version 15.5.0 Release 15)</li>
<li><a href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/138100_138199/13814102/15.05.00_60/ts_13814102v150500p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TS 138 141-2 V15.5.0</a>&nbsp;- 2020-04&nbsp;-&nbsp;5G; NR; Base Station (BS) conformance testing Part 2: Radiated conformance testing (3GPP TS 38.141-2 version 15.5.0 Release 15)</li>
<li><a href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/138100_138199/13810104/15.05.00_60/ts_13810104v150500p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TS 138 101-4 V15.5.0</a>&nbsp;- 2020-04 -&nbsp;5G; NR; User Equipment (UE) radio transmission and reception; Part 4: Performance requirements (3GPP TS 38.101-4 version 15.5.0 Release 15)</li>
<li><a href="https://portal.etsi.org/webapp/workprogram/Report_WorkItem.asp?WKI_ID=59416" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">RTS/TSGR-0438101-4vf50</a> - 2020-04 - 5G; NR; User Equipment (UE) radio transmission and reception; Part 4: Performance requirements (3GPP TS 38.101-4 version 15.5.0 Release 15)</li>
<li><a href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/138100_138199/138113/15.09.00_60/ts_138113v150900p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TS 138 113 V15.9.0</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;- 2020-04 -&nbsp;5G; NR; Base Station (BS) ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 38.113 version 15.9.0 Release 15)</li>
<li><a href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/138100_138199/138171/15.03.00_60/ts_138171v150300p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TS 138 171 V15.3.0</a> - 2020-04 -&nbsp;5G; NR; Requirements for support of Assisted Global Navigation Satellite System (A-GNSS) (3GPP TS 38.171 version 15.3.0 Release 15)</li>
<li><a href="https://portal.etsi.org/webapp/workprogram/Report_WorkItem.asp?WKI_ID=59421" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">RTS/TSGR-0438171vf30</a> - 2020-04 -&nbsp;5G; NR; Requirements for support of Assisted Global Navigation Satellite System (A-GNSS) (3GPP TS 38.171 version 15.3.0 Release 15)</li>
<li><a href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/138300_138399/138307/15.05.00_60/ts_138307v150500p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TS 138 307 V15.5.0</a> - 2020-04 - 5G; NR; Requirements on User Equipments (UEs) supporting a release-independent frequency band (3GPP TS 38.307 version 15.5.0 Release 15)</li>
<li><a href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/103600_103699/103664/01.01.01_60/tr_103664v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TR 103 664 V1.1.1</a> - 2020-04 - System Reference document (SRdoc); Security Scanners (SSc) within the frequency range from 60 GHz to 90 GHz</li>
</ul>

<p>See <a href="https://www.etsi.org/" 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/66947" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ISO/IEC TS 17021-12:2020, Ed. 1.0</a>&nbsp;- 4/17/2020&nbsp;-&nbsp;Conformity assessment - Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems - Part 12: Competence requirements for auditing and certification of collaborative business relationship management systems</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/66786" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 62368-1:2018/COR1:2020, &nbsp;Ed. 3.0</a>&nbsp;- 4/20/2020 -&nbsp;Corrigendum 1 - Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment - Part 1: Safety requirements</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/673" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 60086:2020, Ed. 1.0</a>&nbsp;- 4/22/2020 -&nbsp;Primary batteries - ALL PARTS</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/66835" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 60086-4:2019/COR2:2020</a>&nbsp;- 4/22/2020 -&nbsp;Corrigendum 2 - Primary batteries - Part 4: Safety of lithium batteries</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/66963" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">CISPR TR 16-4-4:2007+AMD1:2017+AMD2:2020, Ed. 2.2</a>&nbsp;- 4/23/2020 -&nbsp;Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 4-4: Uncertainties, statistics and limit modelling - Statistics of complaints and a model for the calculation of limits for the protection of radio services</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/62404" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">CISPR TR 16-4-4:2007/AMD2:2020, Ed. 2.0</a>&nbsp;- 4/23/2020 -&nbsp;Amendment 2 -Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 4-4: Uncertainties, statistics and limit modelling - Statistics of complaints and a model for the calculation of limits for the protection of radio services</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/66975" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 60601-1/AMD2:2020, Ed. 3.0</a>&nbsp;- 4/24/2020 -&nbsp;Amendment 2 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 1: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/66976" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 60601-1-2/AMD1:2020, Ed. 4.0</a> - 4/24/2020 -&nbsp;Amendment 1 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 1-2: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance - Collateral Standard: Electromagnetic disturbances - Requirements and tests</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/66977" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 60601-1-6/AMD2:2020, Ed. 3.0</a>&nbsp;- 4/24/2020 -&nbsp;Amendment 2 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 1-6: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance - Collateral standard: Usability</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/66978" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 60601-1-8/AMD2:2020, Ed. 2.0</a> - 4/24/2020 -&nbsp;Amendment 2 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 1-8: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance - Collateral Standard: General requirements, tests and guidance for alarm systems in medical electrical equipment and medical electrical systems</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/66980" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 60601-1-11/AMD1:2020, Ed. 2.0</a> - 4/24/2020 -&nbsp;Amendment 1 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 1-11: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance - Collateral Standard: Requirements for medical electrical equipment and medical electrical systems used in the home healthcare environment</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/60740" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 63155:2020, Ed. 1.0</a> - 4/24/2020 -&nbsp;Guidelines for the measurement method of power durability for surface acoustic wave (SAW) and bulk acoustic wave (BAW) devices in radio frequency (RF) applications</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/67016" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 60068-3-7:2020, Ed. 2.0</a> - 5/1/2020 -&nbsp;Environmental testing - Part 3-7: Supporting documentation and guidance - Measurements in temperature chambers for tests A (Cold) and B (Dry heat) (with load)</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/67009" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 60335-1:2020, Ed. 6.0</a> - 5/1/2020 -&nbsp;Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 1: General requirements</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/67015" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 61000-3-2/AMD1:2020, Ed. 5.0</a> - 5/1/2020 -&nbsp;Amendment 1 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 3-2: Limits - Limits for harmonic current emissions (equipment input current &le;16 A per phase)</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/64143" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">CISPR TR 29:2020, Ed. 2.0</a> - 5/7/2020 -&nbsp;Television broadcast receivers and associated equipment - Immunity characteristics - Methods of objective picture assessment</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/67030" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC TS 62153-4-1:2014+AMD1:2020, Ed. 1.1</a> - 5/7/2020 -&nbsp;Metallic communication cable test methods - Part 4-1: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Introduction to electromagnetic (EMC) screening measurements</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/64069" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC TS 62153-4-1:2014/AMD1:2020, Ed. 1.0</a> - 5/7/2020 -&nbsp;Amendment 1 - Metallic communication cable test methods - Part 4-1: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Introduction to electromagnetic (EMC) screening measurements</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/59780" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 62282-2-100:2020, &nbsp;Ed. 1.0</a> - 5/7/2020 -&nbsp;Fuel cell technologies - Part 2-100: Fuel cell modules - Safety</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/63668" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC TR 63212:2020, Ed. 1.0</a> - 5/7/2020 -&nbsp;Harmonization of environmental performance criteria for electrical and electronic products - Feasibility study</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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US&mdash;FCC Updates E-labeling Guidelines&nbsp;for Wireless Devices&nbsp;</h4>
On April 6, 2020, the FCC published Version 2, Revision 1 of <a href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=xy30dXvjNLcwNLbqcImamQ%3D%3D&amp;desc=784748%20D02%20e%20labeling%20v02r01&amp;tracking_number=27980" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">KDB 784748 D02</a>, a revised version of its guidelines for the electronic labeling of electronic devices using integrated displays. The revision clarifies guidelines for products with more than one FCC ID. For such products, FCC IDs must be labelled either physically on the product or using e-labeling; it is not permissible to label a portion of the ID physically and another portion electronically.<br>
<br>
Products that qualify for e-labelling include:
<ul>
<li>Smartphones</li>
<li>Tablets</li>
<li>All-in-one desktop computers</li>
<li>E-readers</li>
<li>Notebook computers</li>
<li>Internet radios with digital displays.</li>
</ul>

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<p>On April 23, the FCC published the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-04-23/pdf/2020-05164.pdf" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">final rules</a>&nbsp;regarding the issue of expanding flexible use of the 3.7 &ndash; 4.2 GHz band. After the initial&nbsp;<a href="https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-20-22A1.pdf" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">Report and Order of Proposed Modification</a>&nbsp;was published on March 3, 2020, two subsequent erratums were released by the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau amending the initial Report and Order. Following is a summary of the rules, effective June 22, 2020. &nbsp;<br>
&nbsp;<br>
The&nbsp;<a href="https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-363365A1_Erratum.docx" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">first erratum</a>, released on March 27, amended the initial Report and Order as well as Appendices A and B. The&nbsp;<a href="https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-363768A1_Erratum.docx" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">second erratum</a>, released on April 16, replaced Appendix A with a revised copy to reflect the changes made in this first erratum. &nbsp;<br>
&nbsp;<br>
The final ruling repacks existing satellite operations into the upper 200 MHz of the C-band, making 280 MHz of the spectrum available for flexible use and an additional 20 MHz allocated for use as a guard band. The FCC will hold an auction later in the year to ensure that a portion of the spectrum is available for developing 5G deployments. By expanding flexible use in the C-band, the FCC is advancing in the facilitation of its 5G FAST Plan and ensuring the US is a chief player in the global 5G ecosystem. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>

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On April 22, 2020, ISED published&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/ceb-bhst.nsf/eng/tt00132.html" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">Certification Requirements for Products Employing Time-averaged Specific Absorption Rate (TAS) Protocol</a>. These products, which manage power levels to control specific absorption rate over a period of time, require ISED&rsquo;s pre-approval. Thus, they must meet the following criteria in order to be included in the Radio Equipment List (REL).

<ul>
<li>If your product is a new and emerging technology for which no standardized test procedures exist, you must consult ISED to determine the necessary testing methodologies to demonstrate compliance with appropriate RF exposure limits.</li>
<li>ISED will evaluate documentation for products employing TAS protocol. Pre-approval is required for any TAS protocol; modules integrating ISED-approved TAS protocol; and final products integrating ISED-approved TAS protocol. (Pre-approval is not required when the final product is a host integrating a certified module incorporating an ISED-approved TAS protocol.)</li>
<li>A time-averaging period of 360 seconds should be used to demonstrate compliance to SAR limits specified in&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf01904.html" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">RSS-102</a>&nbsp;and Canada&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/publications/health-risks-safety/limits-human-exposure-radiofrequency-electromagnetic-energy-range-3-300.html" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">Safety Code 6</a>.</li>
<li>Arithmetic mean should be used when averaging SAR to demonstrate compliance with Canada RF exposure limits. (Averaging methods using any type of weighting factor will not be accepted.)</li>
<li>All testing should be performed in an ISED-recognized testing lab. The following should be assessed by such a lab:
<ul>
<li>SAR evaluations</li>
<li>TAS protocol validation</li>
<li>Time-averaging transmitter factor assessment</li>
<li>Dynamic antenna tuning</li>
<li>Output power</li>
<li>Proximity of other sensors used for power reduction</li>
<li>Methods used to determine applicable exposure conditions and operational modes.</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>Category I radio apparatus must comply with applicable technical standards, such as Section 4 (3) of the&nbsp;<a href="https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/r-2/" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">Radiocommunications Act</a>&nbsp;and Section 2.6.1 of&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf08449.html" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">RSS-Gen</a>, Issue 5.</li>
</ul>
ISED is currently working to determine how time-averaging can be implemented to manage compliance with other RF exposure requirements.<br>
&nbsp;
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The Dominican Institute of Telecommunications (INDOTEL) recently published updates to its <a href="http://www.rheintech.com/images/multipoint/2020/200414.pdf" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">Frequency Allocation Plan</a> (PNAF) for 5G Deployment. The plan was updated to modify the frequency range from 3.3 &ndash; 3.4 GHz for future implementation of the 5G band. PNAF serves as the chief piece of regulation for the management of the radio spectrum, and updates to this plan are key in supporting companies&rsquo; efforts to develop and introduce 5G technology to the market.<br>
&nbsp;
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The Office of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has published the two following 5G New Radio (NR) standards: NBTC TS 1036-2563 and NBTC TS 1037-2563. Following are the changes made to the original draft versions:

<ul>
<li><strong>NBTC TS 1036-2563</strong>:

<ul style="list-style-type:circle;">
<li>ETSI TS 138101-1 or ETSI TS 138521-1 are now acceptable standards for RF requirements in the 450 MHz &ndash; 7.125 GHz band.</li>
<li>ETSI TS 138101-2 or ETSI 138521-2 are now acceptable standards for RF requirements in the 24.25 GHz &ndash; 52.6 GHz band.</li>
<li>ETSI TS 138101-3 or ETSI 138521-3 are now acceptable standards for RF requirements in the 450 MHz &ndash; 7.125 GHz and 24.25 GHz &ndash; 52.6 GHz bands.</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li><strong>NBTC TS 1037-2563</strong>:
<ul style="list-style-type:circle;">
<li>ETSI TS 138104, ETSI TS 138141-1, ETSI TS 138141-2, ETSI TS 137141, ETSI TS 137145-1, or ETSI TS 137145-2 are now acceptable standards.</li>
<li>Clause 3.1.4 was revised to read the following: &ldquo;3GPP TS 37.141 V15.5.0 or newer.&rdquo;</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>Type Approval Class B applications are required for all radio communication equipment using 5G NR technology.</li>
<li>Equipment must comply with the following standards: TIS1561-2556, IEC60950-1, and IEC62368-1.</li>
</ul>

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In response to new usage needs for satellite systems using the L-band, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan has proposed amendments to the technical regulations for satellite communication equipment. The proposed amendments, which will come into effect in July of 2020 if approved, concern basic technical requirements for radio equipment, additional technical requirements for aircraft earth stations, and requirements for ship earth stations of advanced L-band non-geostationary systems.<br>
&nbsp;
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The Ministry of Information and Communications of Vietnam has updated its draft circular list of radio and ITE devices subject to approval or Declaration of Conformity (DoC). The following changes will come into effect on July 1, 2020 and replace the current circular 05/2019/TT-BTTT.

<ul>
<li>The list now includes terminal devices, base stations, and repeaters used in 5G cellular networks.</li>
<li>Detailed descriptions for RFID readers and tags were included.</li>
<li>National Technical Regulations QCVN 86: 2019/BTTTT and QCVN 119: 2019/BTTTT were included.</li>
<li>Wireless inductive loop chargers, telemetry equipment, MISC and MITS devices, wireless sound devices, UWB, and other SRB were moved from Annex I to Annex II.</li>
<li>Maritime radar was removed from the list. MIC Type Approval is no longer required for such equipment.</li>
</ul>

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The new medical electric equipment standard, GB 9706.1-2020, was recently approved and published by the Standardization Administration of the People&rsquo;s Republic of China (SAC). GB 9706.1-2020 delineates requirements for medical electric equipment and is based on IEC 60601-1: 2012, Ed. 3.1. Compliance testing to this new standard will be required for older medical equipment. The following topics from the old standard have been revised in this new standard:

<ul>
<li>Level of risk analysis</li>
<li>Requirement changes</li>
<li>Test method changes</li>
<li>Product design improvement</li>
<li>Implementation impact.</li>
</ul>

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The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has updated its list of electronic and IT devices that require compulsory registration to include product categories. The updates will go into effect on October 1, 2020. Following are the product categories and their respective standards.<br>
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<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">Standalone LED Modules for General Lighting</td>
<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">LED Modules for General Lighting: Part I Safety Requirements</td>
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<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">Lighting Chain (Rope Lights)</td>
<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">Luminaries: Part 5 Particular Requirements, Section 9 Rope Lights</td>
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<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">Information Technology Equipment- Safety Part I General Requirements</td>
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<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">Induction Stove</td>
<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">Safety of Household and Similar Electrical Appliances: Part II Particular Requirements, Section 6 Cooking Ranges, Hobs, Ovens, and Similar Appliances</td>
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<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">Automatic Teller Cash Dispensing Machines</td>
<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">Information Technology Equipment Safety Part I General Requirements</td>
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<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">USB Type External Hard Disk Drive</td>
<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">Information Technology Equipment Safety Part I General Requirements</td>
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<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">Audio, Video, and Similar Electronic Apparatus- Safety Requirements</td>
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<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">USB Type External Solid-State Storage Devices above 256 GB Capacity</td>
<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">Information Technology Equipment- Safety Part I General Requirements</td>
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<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">Electronic Musical Systems with Input Power below 200 Watts&nbsp;</td>
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<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">Standalone Switch Mode Power Supplies with Output Voltage 48 V (Max)</td>
<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">Information Technology Equipment- Safety Part I General Requirements</td>
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<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">Televisions (Other than Plasma)</td>
<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">Audio, Video, and Similar Electronic Apparatus- Safety Requirements</td>
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<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">Rice Cookers</td>
<td style="width: 312px;border-collapse: collapse;">Safety of Household and Similar Electrical Appliances: Part II Particular Requirements, Section 15 Appliances for Heating Liquids</td>
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Recently, the Research and Studies Telecommunications Centre (CERT) of Tunisia published new approval procedures for telecommunications and radio equipment in Decree 48-2020. Following are the changes to the old procedures:

<ul>
<li>Type approval certificates are valid indefinitely.</li>
<li>Previously issued certificates can be renewed for permanent validity.</li>
<li>Encryption certificates, which were previously issued by ANCE, will now be issued by CERT.</li>
<li>Encryption certificates will come as a single certificate encompassing both RF/telecom and encryption.</li>
<li>The approval process now runs for one to three weeks.</li>
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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has updated its guidelines for the use of television white space systems for rural broadband connectivity with an <a href="http://www.rheintech.com/images/multipoint/2020/200420.pdf" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">addendum</a>. According to the guidelines, master television white space systems can only operate on available frequencies in the 470 &ndash; 694 MHz portion of the UHF band. New requirements for licensed television white space systems include:

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<li>Limits on operations near international borders</li>
<li>Antenna requirements</li>
<li>Height limits</li>
<li>Nominal channel bandwidth and occupied bandwidth</li>
<li>Radiated power and out-of-block radiated power limits</li>
<li>Average conducted power and average conducted spectral power density limits</li>
<li>Licensed master television white space device nominal service contour and coordination</li>
<li>Licensed television white space system site restrictions.&nbsp;</li>
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<p><h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" name="B1"></a><strong>Important Update - Effective Date for FCC RF Exposure Compliance Rules</strong>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</h4>
<p>Our April 2020 edition included the following Q&amp;A announcing the June 1, 2020 effective date for the revised FCC RF exposure compliance rules.&nbsp;On May 29, 2020, the FCC announced that the June 1 effective date for amendments to FCC Sections 1.307, 2.1091, and 2.1093 would be indefinitely delayed.&nbsp;The FCC had not intended for these amendments to take effect until after their approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), under the Paperwork Reduction Act.&nbsp;Following OMB approval, the FCC will announce the effective date for the amendments to these sections.<br /> <br /> <strong>Question:</strong>&nbsp;When do the revised FCC rules for complying with the RF exposure limits become effective?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong>The revised FCC rules set out in FCC 19-126 Second Report and Order (2RO) were published in the Federal Register on April 1, 2020, with an effective date of June 1, 2020&nbsp;and a two year transition period.<br /> <br /> The transition period will allow the OET equipment authorization program to update their policies, procedures, and KDBs accordingly,&nbsp;and permit manufacturers and licensees to determine if their devices are exempt from evaluation, or to evaluate and implement mitigation requirements as necessary.<br /> <br /> This 2RO impacts the basic exposure rules of 1.1307, 1.310, 2.1091, 2.1093, though the effective dates for 2.1091 and 2.1093 will be announced at a later time.&nbsp;The amended language has already been linked to the sections and rule parts affected by the new RF Exposure evaluation/exemption/mitigation process: Sections 1.1307, 1.4000, 2.1033, 2.1091, and 2.1093 and Parts 15, 18, 22, 24, 25, 27, 73, 90, 95, 97, 101.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> As a reminder, the primary changes are:</p>
<ul>
<li>Exemptions from RF exposure evaluation requirements will now be determined through a single set of formulas based on power, distance, and frequency of fixed, mobile, and portable transmitters&nbsp;for both single and multiple sources of RF emissions.</li>
<li>Evaluation measurement methodologies have been clarified to help determine potential RF exposure levels, and to offer more flexibility to demonstrate compliance with the RF exposure limits in those cases when no exemptions apply.</li>
<li>Mitigation methods have been identified, e.g. signage, training, etc., for RF equipment operators to prevent the risk of exposure to excess RF emissions by the general public and trained workers.</li>
</ul>
<p>You may find the complete details of the new FCC rules for RF exposure published in the <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://rheintech.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=ea8729ded10d990820bca7414&amp;id=5aaa6da8c6&amp;e=2bb029d927" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Federal Register</a></span>.</p>
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<p><strong>Question:</strong>&nbsp;We’re a small company looking to expand our wireless product sales into the EU, and we’ve been reviewing the standards and requirements in detail.&nbsp;We’re not concerned about the compliance testing requirements, but the administrative requirements seem pretty daunting, especially compared to those for the U.S. and Canada.&nbsp;What can you tell us?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong>&nbsp;Though the administrative requirements of the Radio Equipment Directive (RED) can seem more complex than those for North America, they are intended to facilitate access to Europe as a single, multilingual market, with 450+ million consumers, 22+ million small and medium-sized businesses, and the free movement of goods.&nbsp;They are also intended to improve market surveillance within this vast single market. &nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> <br /> The RED compliance process is unlike the FCC and ISED certification processes, which require that an ID# be assigned to each certified product.&nbsp;This enables the FCC and ISED to quickly and easily identify the party responsible for compliance using the FCC Grantee Code or the ISED Company Number databases respectively, and to contact that individual for resolution, in the event of any compliance issues.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Conversely, under the RED, no ID# is assigned, and no database is available to identify the responsible party; there is little hope of making contact in the event of a problem.<br /> <br /> This difference illustrates the need for identification and traceability of wireless products in the EU&nbsp;and the corresponding obligations of manufacturers, importers, and distributors to do their part to ensure their products comply with all the rules.<br /> <br /> Each of the RED’s standardized administrative requirements serve a specific purpose with regard to placing equipment on the EU market, whether it’s to demonstrate and provide evidence of compliance, to inform and educate users, or to ensure traceability by the market surveillance authorities.<br /> <br /> A recently published <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://ec.europa.eu/docsroom/documents/41102?locale=en" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Information Sheet</a> on these RED obligations provides helpful definitions and links to resources; most importantly, it includes a comprehensive and easy-to-follow summary table of these requirements, making them much more manageable. The table also includes a link to the recently updated <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://ec.europa.eu/docsroom/documents/41141?locale=en" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RED language requirements</a>.</p>
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<p><strong>Question:&nbsp;</strong>I’ve just been informed we have a 600 MHz wireless microphone in our vast product line, and we need to provide an alternative for our client base.&nbsp;Can you give me some background on the issue and a suggested path forward?<br /> <br /> <strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong>Per the FCC, wireless microphones that operate in the 617-652 MHz and 663-698 MHz frequencies are required to cease operation no later than July 13, 2020, or earlier, if they cause interference to the wireless licensees using the licensed spectrum in the 600 MHz band.&nbsp;This requirement also applies to wireless devices, such as in-ear monitors, audio instrument links, cueing equipment, and wireless intercoms.<br /> <br /> The FCC began transitioning these 600 MHz frequencies in 2017&nbsp;in order to meet the increasing demand for wireless broadband services.&nbsp;At the same time, the FCC mandated that manufacturers, and other points of distribution, disclose to their customers that wireless microphones that operate at these frequencies would not be allowed to operate after July 13, 2020.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> The FCC issued <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=S18Nezz06x6T3Pq6adXEWw%3D%3D&amp;desc=206256%20D01%20Wireless%20Microphones%20v02&amp;tracking_number=206576" target="_blank" rel="noopener">KDB 206256 D01 Wireless Microphone Certification v02</a> in December 2017, with guidance on transitioning from the repurposed 600 MHz frequencies to other frequencies inside and outside the TV bands that could offer licensed and/or unlicensed operations under Parts 74, 90, and 15 respectively, via new certifications or Class II permissive changes as appropriate.<br /> <br /> Effective December 26, 2017, wireless microphones were required to comply with <span style="text-decoration: underline;">§</span><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=df6cbbd53b225882e0faf53a8d226b55&amp;mc=true&amp;node=se47.1.15_1236&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">15.236</a> to obtain certification.&nbsp;Wireless microphones that did not comply with §15.236 had to cease operation no later than September 24, 2018.<br /> <br /> ISED Canada also transitioned the 600 MHz frequencies to wireless broadband services.&nbsp; <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/vwapj/RSS-210-Issue10.pdf/$file/RSS-210-Issue10.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS-210 Issue 10</a> removes the bands 616-652 MHz and 663-698 MHz for wireless microphones and similar wireless devices&nbsp;and defines the technical requirements for wireless microphones operating in the TV bands 54-72 MHz, 76-88 MHz, 174-216 MHz, 470-608 MHz, and in the 614-616 MHz and 653-663 MHz bands.</p>
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<p><strong>Question:&nbsp;</strong>We would like to pursue a Change in ID for a composite device certified several years ago whose authorization includes a Part 15 digital device.&nbsp;We intend to upgrade the digital device first and demonstrate its compliance using the SDoC process, instead of it continuing as part of the certification.&nbsp;Is this allowed, and how do we proceed with the Change in ID procedure?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong>&nbsp;The FCC ID encompasses the complete product – all the rule parts, equipment classes, and compliance procedures.&nbsp;Accordingly, the Change in ID process applies to the entire FCC ID.&nbsp;You are not allowed to pick and choose a subset of the original certified bands and rule parts to be covered under the new FCC ID.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <span style="text-decoration: underline;">§</span><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://gov.ecfr.io/cgi-bin/text-idx?m=01&amp;d=01&amp;y=2020&amp;cd=20200602&amp;submit=GO&amp;SID=57db805678702e4c925c7907e319c46f&amp;node=sp47.1.2.j&amp;pd=20180101#se47.1.2_1933" target="_blank" rel="noopener">2.933</a>, Change in identification of equipment, does not allow any change in the design, circuitry, or construction for any rule parts, including parts subject to SDoC.&nbsp;However, the FCC does permit the original grantee to change the equipment authorization procedure from certification to SDoC, and by extension, permits the new grantee to do the same, after the Change in ID procedure has been completed.<br /> <br /> The Change in ID application may be approved by a TCB, without any of the test data requirements of a new certification application.&nbsp;Instead, the following information should be provided:</p>
<ul>
<li>Attestation on your company letterhead, stating:
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<li>Original FCC ID and date of original equipment authorization</li>
<li>Confirmation that there is no change in the design, circuitry, or construction; and that the original test results continue to be representative of, and applicable to, the certified device</li>
<li>Description of any cosmetic or model differences between the original equipment and the change-in-ID equipment</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>Photographs per §2.1033(b)(7) or (c)(12) that show the exterior of the device, including user operating controls, and the FCC identification label.&nbsp;</li>
<li>Signed letter from the original grantee on their letterhead, listing the FCC ID(s) and the respective original grant dates, and granting permission to your company to file a Change in ID application for the specified IDs.</li>
<li>731 Form requesting Change in ID</li>
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<p><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/kdb/forms/FTSSearchResultPage.cfm?switch=P&amp;id=188453" target="_blank" rel="noopener">KDB 249634</a> provides guidance for Change in ID requirements for other circumstances.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Please note that if the change in the FCC ID also involves a change in design or circuitry which falls outside the purview of a permissive change described in <span style="text-decoration: underline;">§</span><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://gov.ecfr.io/cgi-bin/text-idx?m=01&amp;d=01&amp;y=2020&amp;cd=20200602&amp;submit=GO&amp;SID=57db805678702e4c925c7907e319c46f&amp;node=sp47.1.2.j&amp;pd=20180101#se47.1.2_11043" target="_blank" rel="noopener">2.1043</a>, a complete application shall be filed pursuant to §2.911.&nbsp;</p>
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<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">EU: New CENELEC Standards Recently Released</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the CENELEC standards published or made available during the past month:</p>
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<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:917718733380401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257189,71926,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN IEC 62368-1:2020/AC:2020-05</a> - 05/15/2020&nbsp;-&nbsp;Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment - Part 1: Safety requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1045601110815301::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257981,71929,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN IEC 60086-4:2019/AC:2020-05</a>&nbsp;- 05/15/2020&nbsp;-&nbsp;Primary batteries - Part 4: Safety of lithium batteries</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:103585288966401::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257217,64887,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN IEC 63056:2020</a>&nbsp;- 05/22/2020&nbsp;-&nbsp;Secondary cells and batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes - Safety requirements for secondary lithium cells and batteries for use in electrical energy storage systems</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:46208496965501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258463,70376,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62920:2017/A11:2020</a>&nbsp;- 05/22/2020&nbsp;-&nbsp;Photovoltaic power generating systems - EMC requirements and test methods for power conversion equipment</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1412843760864001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:2448818,66262,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN IEC 61010-2-081:2020</a>&nbsp;- 05/22/2020&nbsp;-&nbsp;Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - Part 2-081: Particular requirements for automatic and semi-automatic laboratory equipment for analysis and other purposes</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:725557517093801::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:2448818,66683,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN IEC 61010-2-010:2020</a>&nbsp;- 05/22/2020 -&nbsp;Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - Part 2-010: Particular requirements for laboratory equipment for the heating of materials</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:764552611379501::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,71441,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 55035:2017/A11:2020</a>&nbsp;- 05/22/2020 -&nbsp;Electromagnetic compatibility of multimedia equipment - Immunity requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:105523855752101::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257153,69509,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50708-1-1:2020</a>&nbsp;- 05/22/2020 -&nbsp;Power transformers - Additional European requirements: Part 1-1: Common part - General requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1038231186305601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258757,66821,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN IEC 62933-5-2:2020</a>&nbsp;- 05/29/2020 -&nbsp;Electrical energy storage (EES) systems - Part 5-2: Safety requirements for grid-integrated EES systems - Electrochemical-based systems</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1530548605992001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257959,66603,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN IEC 60519-1:2020</a> - 05/29/2020 -&nbsp;Safety in installations for electroheating and electromagnetic processing - Part 1: General requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1285092047985301::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258145,61610,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CLC IEC/TS 61980-3:2020</a> - 06/05/2020 -&nbsp;Electric vehicle wireless power transfer (WPT) systems - Part 3: Specific requirements for the magnetic field wireless power transfer systems</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:118819242579301::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257217,63857,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN IEC 61960-4:2020</a> - 06/05/2020 -&nbsp;Secondary cells and batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes - Secondary lithium cells and batteries for portable applications - Part 4: Coin secondary lithium cells, and batteries made from them</li>
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<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:84:4871265376428807" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CENELEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">EU: New ETSI Standards Recently Released</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new ETSI standards published during the past month:</p>
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<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/103500_103599/103593/01.01.01_60/tr_103593v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TR 103 593 V1.1.1</a>&nbsp;-&nbsp;2020-05&nbsp;-&nbsp;System Reference document (SRdoc); Transmission characteristics; Technical characteristics for radiodetermination equipment for ground based vehicular applications within the frequency range 77 GHz to 81 GHz</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/138500_138599/13852103/15.04.01_60/ts_13852103v150401p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 138 521-3 V15.4.1</a>&nbsp;- 2020-05&nbsp;-&nbsp;5G; NR; User Equipment (UE) conformance specification; Radio transmission and reception; Part 3: Range 1 and Range 2 Interworking operation with other radios (3GPP TS 38.521-3 version 15.4.1 Release 15)</li>
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<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.etsi.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI website</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">EU: New IEC Standards Recently Released</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new IEC standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/62651" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62868-1:2020, Ed. 1.0</a>&nbsp;- 5/14/2020&nbsp;-&nbsp;Organic light emitting diode (OLED) Light sources for general lighting - Safety - Part 1: General requirements and tests</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/65166" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61010-2-040:2020, Ed. 3.0</a>&nbsp;- 5/14/2020 -&nbsp;Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use - Part 2-040: Particular requirements for sterilizers and washer-disinfectors used to treat medical materials</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/67052" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61010-2-040:2020, Ed. 3.0</a> - 5/14/2020 -&nbsp;Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use - Part 2-040: Particular requirements for sterilizers and washer-disinfectors used to treat medical materials</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/66284" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60086-4:2019/ISH1:2020, Ed. 5.0</a>&nbsp;- 5/14/2020 -&nbsp;Interpretation sheet 1 - Primary batteries - Part 4: Safety of lithium batteries</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/673" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60086:2020, Ed. 1.0</a>&nbsp;- 5/14/2020 -&nbsp;Primary batteries - ALL PARTS</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/67099" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 80601-2-35:2020, Ed. 3.0</a>&nbsp;- 5/22/2020 -&nbsp;Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-35: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of heating devices using blankets, pads and mattresses and intended for heating in medical use</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/67095" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61000-4-3:2020, Ed. 4.0</a>&nbsp;- 5/22/2020 -&nbsp;Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-3: Testing and measurement techniques - Radiated, radio-frequency, electromagnetic field immunity test</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/67091" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-2-19:2020, Ed. 3.0</a>&nbsp;- 5/22/2020 -&nbsp;Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-19: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of infant incubators</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/67090" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR 14-2:2020, Ed. 3.0</a>&nbsp;- 5/22/2020 -&nbsp;Electromagnetic compatibility - Requirements for household appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus - Part 2: Immunity - Product family standard</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/67022" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61000-4-11:2020/COR1:2020, Ed. 3.0</a>&nbsp;- 5/28/2020 -&nbsp;Corrigendum 1 - 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 style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/66555" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60079-1:2014/ISH1:2020, Ed. 7.0</a>&nbsp;- 5/28/2020 -&nbsp;Interpretation sheet 1 - Explosive atmospheres - Part 1: Equipment protection by flameproof enclosures "d"</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/62417" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60079:2020, Ed. 1.0</a>&nbsp;- 5/28/2020 -&nbsp;Explosive atmospheres - ALL PARTS</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/67126" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR 14-1:2020, Ed. 7.0</a>&nbsp;- 5/29/2020 -&nbsp;Electromagnetic compatibility - Requirements for household appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus - Part 1: Emission</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.iec.ch/about/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;"><br /> US—FCC&nbsp;Updates Wideband Consumer Signal Booster Compliance Measurement Guidance</h4>
Recently, the FCC updated its <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="images/multipoint/2020/200504.pdf?_t=1591365881">Wideband Consumer Signal Booster Compliance Measurement Guidance</a>; 935210 D03 Signal Booster Measurements v04r04 now supersedes 935210 D03 Signal Booster Measurements v04r03. Following are the chief revisions:
<ul>
<li>In the 7.1 introductory paragraph, the frequencies of operation were clarified.</li>
<li>A cross-reference error in 7.14.2g was corrected.</li>
<li>“Combiner” was changed to “EUT” in 7.4h.</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—ISED Seeks Comment on ICES-003, Issue 7</h4>
<p>In April, ISED released <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.rabc-cccr.ca/open-consultations/ised-interference-causing-equipment-standard-ices-003-issue-7-april-2020-information-technology-equipment-including-digital-apparatus/">ICES-003, Issue 7</a> for comment, with feedback&nbsp;due by&nbsp;July 3, 2020. This consultation sets the minimum requirements applicable to ITE (information technology equipment) and includes limits for and methods of measurement for radiated and conducted RF emissions produced by ITE equipment. This issue will supersede Issue 6 (2016-2017). Following are the chief changes:</p>
<ul>
<li>The title of the standard was changed.</li>
<li>Requirements for devices with wireless power transfer functionality were added.</li>
<li>Requirements specified in ICES-Gen and referred to ICES-Gen for all general requirements were removed.</li>
<li>Alternative limits were removed.</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—ISED&nbsp;Publishes RSS-192, Issue 4</h4>
In May of 2020, ISED published RSS-192, Issue 4,<a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf01942.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> <em>Flexible Use Broadband Equipment Operating in the Band 3450-3650 MHz</em></a>, which supersedes Issue 3 (2008). This specification delineates certification requirements for flexible-use broadband equipment used in fixed and mobile services operating in the 3450 – 3650 MHz band. Following are the chief changes:
<ul>
<li>Definitions regarding flexible-use broadband equipment were updated.</li>
<li>Transmitter output power limits and unwanted emission masks for base stations and subscriber equipment were updated.</li>
<li>Requirements were updated to accommodate flexible-use broadband equipment as per <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf11437.html"><em>Decision on Revisions to the 3500 MHz Band to Accommodate Flexible Use and Preliminary Decisions on Changes to the 3800 MHz Band</em></a>.</li>
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<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Europe—CENELEC Approves EN/IEC 62311:2020</h4>
EN/IEC 62311:2020—the assessment of electronic and electrical equipment and human exposure restrictions for EM fields from 0 Hz to 300 GHz—will come into effect on July 24, 2020. In comparison to the previous version, this version considers non-uniform fields via spatial averaging of field strength/power density for points on the human body. Devices undergoing the certification process may apply for and use this version only if they are unaffected by the changes in this version of the assessment. The chief revisions are as follows.<br /> <br /> For unintentional radiators, the conformity assessment for E and H field emissions must now be made according to the highest internal frequency used within the equipment being tested, for equipment operating with the following criteria:
<ul>
<li>If the equipment’s highest internal frequency is &lt;10 kHz, the assessment should be made up to 400 kHz.</li>
<li>If the equipment’s highest internal frequency is &lt; 108 MHz, the assessment should be made up to 1 GHz.</li>
<li>If the equipment’s highest internal frequency is between 108 MHz and 500 MHz, the assessment should be made up to 2 GHz.</li>
<li>If the equipment’s highest internal frequency is between 500 MHz and 1 GHz, the assessment should be made up to 5 GHz.</li>
<li>If the equipment’s highest internal frequency is above 1 GHz, the assessment should be made up to five times the internal frequency (or 6 GHz, whichever is greater).</li>
</ul>
For more information, click <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.en-standard.eu/bs-en-iec-62311-2020-assessment-of-electronic-and-electrical-equipment-related-to-human-exposure-restrictions-for-electromagnetic-fields-0-hz-to-300-ghz/">here</a>.<br /> &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;">Korea—Proposed Update to Technical Regulations for Electric Vehicle Conductive Charging Systems &nbsp;&nbsp;</h4>
The Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) has released proposed updates to the following standards for comment:
<ul>
<li>KC 61851-1 Electric Vehicle Conductive Charging System Part I: General Requirements</li>
<li>KC 62196-2 Plugs, Socket-outlets, Vehicle Connectors, and Vehicle Inlets – Conductive Charging of Electric Vehicles Part 2: Dimensional Compatibility and Interchangeability Requirements for A.C. Pin and Contact-tube Accessories.</li>
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<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Indonesia—Draft Regulation for Multiple Gigabit Wireless Systems Released</h4>
Recently, the Directorate General of Post and Telecommunication (SDPPI) of Indonesia released a <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="images/multipoint/2020/200512.pdf?_t=1591303218">draft regulation</a> for Multiple Gigabit Wireless Systems, which delineates the technical requirements for devices employing high speed data transmission in the 57 GHz frequency. Following are the revisions:
<ul>
<li>Radio Frequency Rage: 57 – 64 GHz</li>
<li>Bandwidth: &lt;2160 MHZ</li>
<li>Transmission Power: &lt;10 W</li>
<li>Power Spectral Density: &lt;13dBm / MHz (ETSI EN 302 567)</li>
<li>Duplex: TDD</li>
<li>Spurious Emissions Transmitters (ETSI EN 302 567)</li>
<li>Receiver Unwanted Emissions (ETSI EN 302 567)</li>
<li>Transmit Mask</li>
<li>MGWS Features:
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<li>Listen Before Talk (ETSI EN 302 567)</li>
<li>Detect and Avoid (ETSI TR 103 583)</li>
<li>Dynamic Frequency Selection (ECC Report 288)</li>
<li>Automatic Transmit Power Control (ECC Report 288).&nbsp;&nbsp;</li>
</ul>
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<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">India—BIS Extends Implementation Dates of Indian Standards</h4>
The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has extended the implementation date for amended Indian Standards. All updated standards with implementation dates beyond March 1, 2020 have been given a 90-day extension period. For a full list of standards whose implementation dates were extended, click <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="images/multipoint/2020/200525.pdf?_t=1591302165">here</a>.<br /> &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;">Argentina—Extensions Due to COVID-19</h4>
Due to COVID-19, the Telecommunications Regulatory Body Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones (ENACOM) of Argentina has extended expiration dates for certificates expiring on March 16 – May 16, 2020. These certificates will have a 60-day extension period.<br /> In addition, market surveillance deadlines for electrical safety and energy efficiency certificates expiring between March 20 and May 31, 2020 will be given an extension, effective June 15, 2020. To receive an extension, you must apply to determine whether your certification meets the extension requirements. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> &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;">Malaysia—IPV6 Certification Requirements</h4>
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission’s (MCMC) IPV6 Certification Program will be mandated in July of 2020. All direct connection equipment that connects to a Malaysian service provider is subject to this program. Examples of direct connection equipment includes access points, gateways, and mobile phones.<br /> Local testing is required, and facilities will be available during the third quarter of this year (though availability might be subject to change based on the pandemic). Certification requirements include:
<ul>
<li>Electromagnetic Compatibility</li>
<li>Product Labelling/Marking</li>
<li>Technical Documentation</li>
<li>Electrical Safety</li>
<li>Testing Sample, Including the Required Software and Instructions</li>
<li>Testing per Requirements Delineated in MCMC Technical Code (MCMC MTSFB TC T013:2019)</li>
<li>Testing Conducted by SIRIM Laboratory (or Another Accredited Laboratory).</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;">Saudi Arabia—Extension for Certificate of Conformity</h4>
The Standards, Metrology, and Quality Organization of Saudi Arabia has extended expiration dates for Certificates of Conformity. Certificates of Conformity that are registered on the Saber electronic platform and expire in March, April, and May of 2020 will have an extension period of three months after the original expiration date. In addition, all commodity test reports issued within the last three years by accredited laboratories in exporting countries will be accepted.&nbsp;</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>&nbsp;<strong>Unlicensed Use in the 6 GHz Band</strong>&nbsp;</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong>&nbsp;We were excited by the FCC’s April announcement that the 6&nbsp;GHz band will soon be open to unlicensed use. We reviewed the Report &amp; Order, but haven’t seen any details since. What can you tell us?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong>The FCC announced that effective July 27, 2020, new, unlicensed standard-power and low-power use rules for the 5.925-7.125&nbsp;GHz band will allow unlicensed use of this band, to effectively share it with the licensed services already operating there.</p>
<p>If you reviewed the FCC Report &amp; Order (R&amp;O), it should be no surprise that this expansion of use for the 6&nbsp;GHz band is no small feat. Its current allocation for Fixed, Mobile, and Fixed Satellite Services across the four sub-bands includes fixed microwave service licensees that operate point-to-point links to support essential services provided by utilities, public safety agencies, and commercial and private entities, as well as links for coordination of railway train movements, control of natural gas and oil pipelines, management of electric grids, long-distance telephone service, and backhaul for commercial wireless providers.</p>
<p>Understandably, the FCC will not authorize unlicensed use in the 1,200&nbsp;MHz of spectrum in this essential licensed band until they can be certain that the rules enacted to allow sharing of this band 1)&nbsp;protect the critical, incumbent licensed operations from harmful interference, 2)&nbsp;continue to deliver high-value services, and 3)&nbsp;allow both unlicensed and licensed operations to thrive.</p>
<p>The FCC Report and Order authorizes two type of unlicensed operations:</p>
<ul>
<li>Standard-power access points using an automated frequency coordination (AFC) system in 850&nbsp;MHz of the 6&nbsp;GHz band
<ul>
<li>Can be deployed anywhere as part of hotspot networks, rural broadband deployments, network capacity updates</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>Indoor, low-power access points across the entire 6&nbsp;GHz band to prevent standard-power access points from operating where they could cause interference to incumbent services;
<ul>
<li>Ideal for connecting devices in homes and businesses, e.g. smartphones, tablets, laptops, Internet-of-things (IoT) devices, to the Internet.</li>
</ul>
</li>
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<td style="width: 14.46%; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; border: 1px solid black;"><strong>Maximum </strong><br /> <strong>EIRP</strong></td>
<td style="width: 20.08%; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; border: 1px solid black;"><strong>Maximum EIRP</strong><br /> <strong>Power Spectral Density</strong></td>
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<td style="width: 40.48%; height: 67px; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; border: 1px solid black;" rowspan="2">U-NII-5&nbsp;(5.925-6.425&nbsp;GHz)<br /> U-NII-7&nbsp;(6.525-6.875&nbsp;GHz)</td>
<td style="width: 14.46%; height: 67px; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; border: 1px solid black;">36 dBm</td>
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<td style="width: 14.46%; height: 67px; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; border: 1px solid black;">24 dBm</td>
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<p>New KDB documents are being developed to provide the necessary guidance to demonstrate compliance of unlicensed devices with the rules being established for U-NII Bands 5-8, while ensuring that there are no negative impacts to the existing licensed services. The release of guidance and requirements will most likely occur in stages.</p>
<p>To support these upcoming changes, on May 26, 2020, new language was added to Part 15, Subpart E – Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure Devices under 15.401, 15.403 and 15.407. Additional information will be forthcoming.</p>
<p>Though waiting for the new rules may be hard, the results will be worth it.</p>
<p>Wi-Fi 6 will be more than 2.5 times faster than the current standard, will increase Wi-Fi spectrum by a factor of five, and help improve rural connectivity. It is anticipated that 6&nbsp;GHz unlicensed devices will become as ubiquitous as 2.4&nbsp;GHz and 5&nbsp;GHz unlicensed devices.</p>
<p>The FCC Report and Order, Erratum, and other statements can be found <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-opens-6-ghz-band-wi-fi-and-other-unlicensed-uses-0" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>.</p>
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<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" name="B2"></a>&nbsp;<strong>RSS-125 Revision</strong>&nbsp;</h4>
<p><strong>Question:</strong>&nbsp;Our newest HF transceiver is a redesign of an earlier model certified several years ago under RSS‑125, with different types of modulation than we’ve used before. Does RSS‑125 still apply?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong>&nbsp;Most likely it does. More than 20 years since its last revision, <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf01240.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS-125 Issue 3</a>, “Land Mobile and Fixed Equipment Operating in the Frequency Range 1.705&nbsp;MHz to 30&nbsp;MHz”, was published June 18, 2020.</p>
<p>The most significant changes to RSS-125 are:</p>
<ul>
<li>Modulations of all types now permitted</li>
<li>Frequency band upper limit reduced from 50&nbsp;MHz to 30&nbsp;MHz; (&gt;30&nbsp;MHz subject to RSS‑119)</li>
<li>Transmitter standard specifications updated; clearly defined values and limits for compliance</li>
<li>Test measurement methods consolidated into RSS‑Gen</li>
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<td style="width: 39.62%; height: 29px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid black; center; vertical-align: middle;" colspan="2"><strong>Single Sideband (SSB) Modulation</strong></td>
<td style="width: 37.32%; height: 29px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid black; center; vertical-align: middle;" colspan="2"><strong>Other Modulations</strong></td>
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<td style="width: 23.06%; height: 48px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid black; center; vertical-align: middle;"><strong>Authorized &amp; Occupied Bandwidth</strong></td>
<td style="width: 39.62%; height: 48px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid black; center; vertical-align: middle;" colspan="2">3 kHz</td>
<td style="width: 37.32%; height: 48px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid black; center; vertical-align: middle;" colspan="2">8 kHz</td>
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<td style="width: 23.06%; height: 29px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid black; center; vertical-align: middle;">&nbsp;</td>
<td style="width: 20.02%; height: 29px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid black; center; vertical-align: middle;"><strong>Base Station</strong></td>
<td style="width: 19.6%; height: 29px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid black; center; vertical-align: middle;"><strong>Mobile Station</strong></td>
<td style="width: 19.16%; height: 29px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid black; center; vertical-align: middle;"><strong>Base Station </strong></td>
<td style="width: 18.16%; height: 29px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid black; center; vertical-align: middle;"><strong>Mobile Station</strong></td>
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<td style="width: 23.06%; height: 67px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid black; center; vertical-align: middle;"><strong>Maximum Transmitter Output Power Limits</strong></td>
<td style="width: 20.02%; height: 67px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid black; center; vertical-align: middle;">1 kW<br /> (peak envelope power)</td>
<td style="width: 19.6%; height: 67px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid black; center; vertical-align: middle;">100 W<br /> (peak envelope power)</td>
<td style="width: 19.16%; height: 67px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid black; center; vertical-align: middle;">350 W<br /> (average)</td>
<td style="width: 18.16%; height: 67px; text-align: center; border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid black; center; vertical-align: middle;">100 W<br /> (average)</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>
<p><br /> <strong>Important Note: </strong>In urban areas, as part of the conditions of the license, the transmitter output power level for equipment using “Other Modulations”, may be may be limited to 100&nbsp;W for the base station, and 60&nbsp;W (average) for the mobile station.</p>
<p>RSS-125 Issue 3 also provides the maximum transmitter frequency stability values permitted for base/fixed stations and mobile stations, based on frequency, as well as requirements for unwanted emission masks.</p>
<p>If unable to comply with the limits for authorized/occupied bandwidth and output power, a device may be eligible for licensing on a case-by-case basis, following evaluation by the relevant <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf01742.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Canadian district office</a>.</p>
<p>Of course, devices covered under this standard are still subject to licensing, per the <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/r-2/page-2.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Radiocommunication Act 4(1)</a>.</p>
<p>During the 6 month transition period following publication, RSS-125 Issue 2 or Issue 3 will be accepted. After that, only applications for certification of equipment per Issue 3 of RSS-125 will be accepted, and equipment manufactured, imported, distributed, leased, offered for sale or sold in Canada shall comply with Issue 3.</p>
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<p><strong>Question:&nbsp;</strong>When we submit our FCC Part 90 application for review, we are supposed to provide a tune-up procedure, but our device is tuned at the factory, there’s nothing for the user to do. What do we do?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong>The tune-up procedure exhibit is required for licensed devices. It should explain the process for ensuring that the device is tuned to the correct frequency or frequency range, and that it operates at the proper power level. It must also include the maximum output power target value, and the amount of production tolerance deemed to be acceptable.</p>
<p>In this instance, the tune-up procedure can be as short and simple as follows; be sure to include the required values for the power and production tolerance as described above:</p>
<p>“This device is tuned to the approved frequencies and power level at the time of manufacture; its maximum output power target value is ‘x unit’, and the acceptable amount of production tolerance is deemed to be ‘y unit’.”</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>&nbsp;<strong>Occupational/Controlled Limits for RF Exposure</strong></h4>
<p><strong>Question:&nbsp;</strong>Our new mobile product is intended for use in an industrial environment, and was tested against FCC Occupational/Controlled RF exposure limits. What information are we obligated to share with the personnel who are required to operate it?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong>&nbsp;In cases of occupational exposure and work-related use conditions, the FCC has very specific requirements intended to ensure worker safety, and expects to see evidence of your compliance with these requirements in your application for certification.</p>
<p>First and foremost, these users must be “fully aware of”, and able to “exercise control” over, their exposure, in order for the FCC to qualify the device for the higher occupational exposure limits applied specifically to work-related conditions.</p>
<p>Each qualified device must be clearly and permanently labeled with a warning or caution that includes a statement about its restricted limits, and the location of the required operator training information. A drawing or photograph of this label on the device should be submitted with the certification application. Sample label text is:</p>
<p>“WARNING: This device must be restricted to occupational use to satisfy FCC RF exposure limits. See User Manual for operating requirements.”</p>
<p>Some applicants choose to include a statement in the manual as well:</p>
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<td style="width: 564px; height: 55px; border-collapse: collapse; center; vertical-align: middle;">This radio is intended for use in occupational/controlled conditions, where users have full knowledge of their exposure and can exercise control over their exposure to remain below RF exposure limits.&nbsp; This radio is NOT authorized for general population, consumer, or any other use.</td>
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<p>Maintaining the required minimum separation distance between the worker and the transmitting antenna is a key component of worker safety when operating an occupational-use device. This distance is determined through the RF exposure evaluation, and must be clearly stated in the training materials.</p>
<p>Devices that are qualified for occupational exposure limits can only be used by workers who have received the mandatory RF exposure training. The detailed user training instructions must be included as part of the FCC certification application.</p>
<p>When making its determination if workers are being trained as necessary to operate a device with occupational exposure limits, the FCC must consider if the applicant has demonstrated that workers are required to abide by the detailed training instructions, and are able to apply them to mitigate compliance concerns. If the FCC finds that the applicant has so demonstrated, and the device is labeled as previously described, the FCC will most likely conclude that this is sufficient to qualify workers to operate this occupational-use only device.</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=104:110:809035922405201::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258059,66238,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN IEC 61969-1:2020</a> - 7/3/2020 - Mechanical structures for electrical and electronic equipment - Outdoor enclosures - Part 1: Design guidelines</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:809035922405201::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257959,67101,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN IEC 60519-8:2020</a> - 6/26/2020 - Safety in installations for electroheating and electromagnetic processing - Part 8: Particular requirements for electroslag remelting furnaces</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:809035922405201::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,72121,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN IEC 61000-4-11:2020/AC:2020-06</a> - 6/19/2020 - 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 style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:809035922405201::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257239,71098,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62745:2017/A11:2020</a> - 6/19/2020 - Safety of machinery - Requirements for cableless control systems of machinery</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:809035922405201::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258061,67213,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN IEC 63155:2020</a> - 6/19/2020 - Guidelines for the measurement method of power durability for surface acoustic wave (SAW) and bulk acoustic wave (BAW) devices in radio frequency (RF) applications</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:809035922405201::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:2317905,66467,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN IEC 63129:2020</a> - 6/12/2020 - Determination of inrush current characteristics of lighting products</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:84:4871265376428807" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CENELEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">EU: New ETSI Standards Recently Released</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new ETSI standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302000_302099/302066/02.02.01_60/en_302066v020201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 066 V2.2.1</a> - (June 2020) - Short Range Devices (SRD); Ground- and Wall- Probing Radio determination (GPR/WPR) devices; 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_en/301900_301999/30190802/13.01.01_60/en_30190802v130101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 908-2 V13.1.1</a> - (June 2020) - IMT cellular networks; Harmonised Standard for access to radio spectrum; Part 2: CDMA Direct Spread (UTRA FDD) User Equipment (UE)</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.etsi.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI website</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">EU: New IEC Standards Recently Released</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new IEC standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/67178" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC TR 61340-1:2012+AMD1:2020, Ed. 1.1</a> - (6/10/2020) - Electrostatics - Part 1: Electrostatic phenomena - Principles and measurements - CSV</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/65728" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC TR 61340-1:2012/AMD1:2020, Ed. 1.0</a> - (6/10/2020) -&nbsp;Amendment 1 - Electrostatics - Part 1: Electrostatic phenomena - Principles and measurements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/67212" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR 16-1-4:2019+AMD1:2020, Ed. 4.1</a> - (6/15/2020) - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 1-4: Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus - Antennas and test sites for radiated disturbance measurements - CSV</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/65929" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR 16-1-4:2019/AMD1:2020, Ed. 4.0</a> - (6/15/2020) -&nbsp;&nbsp;Amendment 1 - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 1-4: Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus - Antennas and test sites for radiated disturbance measurements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/67248" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61557-11:2020, Ed. 2.0</a> - (6/23/2020) - 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 11: Effectiveness of residual current monitors (RCM) in TT, TN and IT systems</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/67273" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC TR 61547-1:2020, Ed. 3.0 </a>- (7/1/2020) - Equipment for general lighting purposes - EMC immunity requirements - Part 1: Objective light flickermeter and voltage fluctuation immunity test method - RLV</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/64795" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC TR 61547-1:2020, Ed. 3.0</a> - (7/1/2020) - Equipment for general lighting purposes - EMC immunity requirements - Part 1: Objective light flickermeter and voltage fluctuation immunity test method</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/67289" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62153-4-9:2018+AMD1:2020, Ed. 2.1</a> - (7/6/2020) - Metallic communication cable test methods - Part 4 - 9: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Coupling attenuation of screened balanced cables, triaxial method - CSV</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/64072" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62153-4-9:2018/AMD1:2020, Ed. 2.0</a> - (7/6/2020) - Amendment 1 - Metallic communication cable test methods - Part 4 - 9: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Coupling attenuation of screened balanced cables, triaxial method</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.iec.ch/about/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Democratic Republic of the Congo – New Type Approval Validity Periods and Exemption Clarification</h4>
<p>The Democratic Republic of the Congo Regulator, Autorité de Régulation de la Poste et des Télécommunications du Congo (ARPTC), recently published their updated validity periods for new Type Approved equipment in Décision n°065/ARPTC/CLG/2019. They are as follows:</p>
<ul>
<li>1<sup>st</sup> Category (Equipment operating in telecommunication networks and broadcasting transmitters): 5 years</li>
<li>2<sup>nd</sup> Category (Fixed and mobile telephones, low power equipment): 2 years</li>
<li>3<sup>rd</sup> Category (All other equipment different from the first two categories containing a radio module): 2 years</li>
<li>4<sup>th</sup> Category (Antennas): 5 years</li>
<li>5<sup>th</sup> Category (All other equipment which is not exempt from type approval but is not listed above): 2 years</li>
</ul>
<p>Décision n°065/ARPTC/CLG/2019 also confirms the following devices are exempt from Type Approval:</p>
<ul>
<li>Radio installations exclusively composed of low power and short-range devices</li>
<li>Radio installations for reception of radio and television programs only</li>
<li>Equipment and installations enlisted for national defense and public safety purposes</li>
</ul>
<p>The new regulation also published new labelling requirements. The regulation indicates that Approved devices must be labelled prior to marketing by the applicant, with an irremovable label indicating:</p>
<ul>
<li>Approval number and date</li>
<li>Identification of the model &amp; batch or serial number</li>
<li>Manufacturer or supplier identification</li>
</ul>
<p>The regulations can be found <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.arptc.gouv.cd/decisions-du-college-2/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">India – TEC Phase II Launched, Multiple Date Extensions Announced</h4>
<p>On June 23, 2020, India’s Telecommunications Engineering Centre (TEC) announced Phase II of its Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecommunications Equipment (MTCTE) scheme. Phase II applications will be accepted beginning on June 25, 2020, and certification will become mandatory for Phase II equipment starting October 1, 2020.</p>
<p>Phase II equipment are those under the scope of the following Essential Requirements:</p>
<ul>
<li>Transmission Terminal Equipment</li>
<li>Passive Optical Network (PON) Family of Broadband Equipment</li>
<li>Feedback Devices</li>
</ul>
<p>In addition, TEC also announced three extensions to previously published dates. First, an extension of the acceptance of foreign test reports from ILAC-accredited labs has been announced until September 30, 2020, with the exception of Safety and EMI/EMC requirements, which must now be tested locally. Second, an extension to the labelling exemption for TEC-approved equipment has been announced. Labelling is not required on TEC-approved equipment for the immediate 6 month period following the mandatory certification date for such equipment, e.g. Feedback Device requires mandatory certification starting October 1, 2020, therefore labelling on an approved Feedback Device is required starting April 1, 2021. Third, an extension to the parameter exemption process has been announced. The process by which parameter exemption can be requested remains the same, but the date until which requests can be made has been extended until September 30, 2020.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Paraguay – Resolution 1269/2020 Issued for RFID, SRD and LPWAN Equipment</h4>
<p>Paraguay Regulator, Comisión Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (CONATEL), recently announced the release of Resolución 1269/2020, which updates the National Frequency Allocation Plan with regards to radio frequency identification equipment (RFID), short-range radio communication devices (SRD) and low-power area network (LPWAN) devices.</p>
<p>Resolución 1269/2020 permits the use of the 918 – 928 MHz frequency range for such devices, while establishing the operating conditions and procedures for the authorization of such equipment in Paraguay. It should be noted that the technical parameters of such devices using this frequency band must be configured according to the limitations established in the Regulation. If manufacturers wish to use this frequency band, a label on the device or a statement in the User Manual will be required, to state the following: “En Paraguay, este equipo deberá ser configurado para operar con las limitaciones establecidas en la norma Técnica NTC-RF-918:2020 de la CONATEL”.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Peru – MCT Enforces Requirement for Updated Approvals of Cellular Products</h4>
<p>MTC in Peru is now enforcing the requirement to obtain updated approvals for cellular products with IMEI numbers previously approved by MTC without consideration of the GSMA registration and TAC. The updated approval must include the GSMA registration as a mandatory requirement, and each TAC requires separate MTC approval.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Brazil – ANATEL Publishes Test Requirements for 5G Devices</h4>
<p>The Brazil Telecommunication Agency (ANATEL) published Acts 3151, 3152 and 3153 with the test requirements for 5G technology. These acts apply to Mobile Phones, Access Terminal Stations (referred to as “ETA” in Brazil) and Base Station Transceivers using 5G technology.</p>
<p>ANATEL currently accepts the certification of 5G devices operating in the bands open for use by 3G and 4G products. However, ANATEL will be publishing new Acts/Resolutions covering new frequency bands specific to 5G, which are expected to include the 2.3GHz and 3.5GHz bands.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Brazil – Use of 2.3 GHz TDD</h4>
<p>ANATEL in Brazil has published Act No. 2934 approving the technical and operational requirements of use of the frequency band 2300-2400 MHz (2.3 GHz-TDD). Act 2934 establishes limits for maximum transmission power and limits for out-of-band and spurious emissions for base, nodal and repeater stations and for mobile, portable and terminal stations. The requirements were defined based on international recommendations, such as 3GPP and ECC-CEPT, considering the spectrum use in Brazil, with the purpose of promoting harmonic coexistence among the different radio communication services.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Brazil – Extension of Test Report and Photo Waiver for Renewal Applications</h4>
<p>Due to the continued impact of COVID-19 in Brazil, ANATEL released the official letter 384/2020 extending the waiver allowing for the processing of renewal applications without updated test reports or product photos. The waiver is now valid for certifications that will expire between the period of March 6, 2020 until September 30, 2020 (previously the period ended June 30, 2020).</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">UAE - Update to Labelling Requirements</h4>
<p>On June 17, 2020, United Arab Emirates Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) confirmed that the old label requirement on the product nameplate has been eliminated and replaced with the new Conformity Card per the <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.tra.gov.ae/en/about-tra/telecommunication-sector/regulations-and-ruling/details.aspx#documents" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Telecommunications Equipment Type Approval Regime V2.0</a>. This mandates the product packaging and retail display to be marked with the TRA Declaration of Conformity Card (Type Approval Regime Conformity Mark) label.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Vietnam Guidance No. 2305/BTTTT-KHCN for Implementation of Circular 11/2020/TT-BTTTT</h4>
<p>On June 23, 2020, the Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) released <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://extendmax.vn/mic-guidance-no.-2305/btttt-khcn-for-implementation-of-circular-11/2020/tt-btttt" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Guidance No. 2305/BTTTT-KHCN</a>, which is an additional guideline to Circular 11/2020/TT-BTTTT - Regulations on list of products subject to MIC Type Approval Certification and Declaration of Conformity. A summary of the most significant points follows:</p>
<ol type="1">
<li>For 5G terminal devices, CE test reports issued by local or foreign ISO/IEC 17025-accredited labs will be accepted for Type Approval certification and SDoC under QCVN 47:2015/BTTTT and QCVN 18:2014/BTTTT. Currently no local lab in Vietnam is accredited to test to 5G standards.</li>
<li>For 5G base station or repeater stations, CE test reports issued by local or foreign ISO/IEC 17025-accredited labs will be accepted for Type Approval certification and SDoC under QCVN 18:2014/BTTTT.</li>
<li>For lithium battery products subject to compulsory Declaration of Conformity, such as batteries used for tablets, laptop and portal computers, test reports to IEC 62133:2012 or newer versions, and issued by an ISO/IEC 17025-accredited lab, will be accepted for small imported quantities and where it is not possible to provide enough samples for local testing.</li>
<li>For products subject to QCVN 118:2018/BTTTT, such as desktop computers, tablets, laptops and portal computers, test reports to CISPR 32:2015 RLV, or later versions of CISPR 32 which are issued by a designated local test lab or MIC-recognized foreign lab, will be accepted for SDoC procedure.</li>
<li>For the standards listed below (which are mostly applicable to marine transceivers and transmitters), test reports issued by an ISO/IEC 17025-accredited lab, or results generated by manufacturers, may be used for Type Approval certification and SDoC: QCVN 24:2011/BTTTT, QCVN 26:2011/BTTTT, QCVN 28:2011/BTTTT, QCVN 38:2011/BTTTT, QCVN 39:2011/BTTTT, QCVN 50:2011/BTTTT, QCVN 51:2011/BTTTT, QCVN 52:2011/BTTTT, QCVN 53:2017/BTTTT, QCVN 57:2018/BTTTT, QCVN 58:2011/BTTTT, QCVN 59:2011/BTTTT, QCVN 60:2011/BTTTT, QCVN 61:2011/BTTTT, QCVN 62:2011/BTTTT, QCVN 67: 2013/BTTTT, QCVN 68:2013/BTTTT, QCVN 107:2016/BTTTT, QCVN 108:2016/BTTTT, QCVN 116:2017/BTTTT.</li>
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<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" name="B1"></a><strong>Multipoint Newsletter August 2020</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>&nbsp;<strong>FCC Long-Term Confidentiality for Internal Photos</strong>&nbsp;</h4>

<p><strong>Question:</strong>&nbsp;We are preparing our first FCC certification application and understand we have to provide detailed internal photographs, but we don&rsquo;t want them viewable on the FCC site once the application is approved. What can we do?</p>

<p><strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong>The FCC has a very sensible approach to their long-term (permanent) confidentiality criteria for internal photographs, and defines its rules regarding confidentiality, both long-term and short-term, in <a href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=1aSGhSLWEmi8dHrC8iHppQ%3D%3D&amp;desc=726920%20D01%20Confidentiality%20Request%20Procedures%20v01r02&amp;tracking_number=41731" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">KDB 726920 D01 Confidentiality Request Procedures v01r02</a>.</p>

<p>The grantee must request long-term confidentiality for the Internal Photograph exhibit in the Confidentiality Request Letter that is to be submitted with the certification application. Generally, long-term confidentiality for the Internal Photograph exhibit is only granted under the following conditions:</p>

<ol>
<li>Circuit board(s) or internal components are inaccessible to the user, e.g. the board/components are enclosed in epoxy. In this case:
<ul>
<li>Confidentiality Request Letter must include an explanatory statement as to how the boards/components are inaccessible to the user; a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) not required</li>
<li>Internal Photograph exhibit should show the boards/components with, and without, epoxy; it is not enough to attest that the boards/components are enclosed in epoxy</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>Device is inaccessible to the public; only professional, designated technicians, operating under a non-disclosure agreement (NDA), can service it. Each sale of this device must be subject to an NDA that restricts disclosure of any proprietary information, including internal photographs.<br>
Typically, equipment that falls into this category is 1) not sold to the general public, e.g. public safety equipment, and/or 2) mounted or deployed in areas physically inaccessible to the public, e.g. on the top of a tower, inside a secured enclosure, etc.<br>
In this case, at a minimum, the FCC requires the following information to be submitted with the certification application:
<ul>
<li>Copy of NDA between the grantee and signer
<ul>
<li>Grantee must specify who will be required to sign NDA (installers, designated repair personnel, site supervisor, etc.)</li>
<li>Device-specific NDA must identify items subject to confidentiality; boilerplate NDA language not acceptable</li>
<li>NDA terms repeated in Confidentiality Request Letter, to ensure understanding and consistency of requirements across documents</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>Attestation that all sales of the product, including third-party sales, will be under an NDA, and that the final user of the device is subject to the NDA</li>
<li>Explanation of how internal photographs are controlled to prevent publication or disclosure to unauthorized individuals</li>
<li>Explanation of how access to device is restricted and controlled</li>
</ul>
</li>
</ol>

<p>If the documentation is insufficient, the FCC will require additional information.</p>

<p>If a device does not fit either of these categories but confidentiality is still sought for the Internal Photographs exhibit, the grantee may submit a request directly to the FCC under an &ldquo;exceptional circumstance&rdquo;, using the pre-approval guidance procedure (see KDB 388624), to be decided on its merits on a case-by-case basis. Be prepared to submit very compelling documentation to support the request.</p>

<p>Note: Under Condition #2 above, it is permissible to request long-term confidentiality for the User Manual exhibit as well, provided 1) it contains confidential information, 2) is included in the NDA, and 3) access to it is restricted and controlled, similar to the Internal Photographs as described above.</p>

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<p><strong>Question:</strong>&nbsp;Based on our typical product development timeline, we customarily request short-term confidentiality for a 180 day period, which coincides with our marketing plans. Unfortunately, the disruption caused by the pandemic delayed our timeline for this product announcement. What can we do to keep our product &ldquo;under wraps&rdquo; and its photographs and user manual off the FCC site until we&rsquo;re ready?</p>

<p><strong>Answer:</strong>&nbsp;Unfortunately, the FCC procedures do not permit short-term confidentiality (STC) beyond the maximum 180 day limit.</p>

<p>If your new product isn&rsquo;t marketed, and you do not want the External and Internal Photograph exhibits and User Manual exhibit to be accessible from the FCC site, your only recourse is to request that the application be dismissed, and then to re-file a new certification application at the appropriate time.</p>

<p>The TCB who obtained the grant on your behalf can submit the Request for Dismissal.</p>

<p>It&rsquo;s very important that the dismissal request include an attestation that &ldquo;the device was never sold or marketed anywhere&rdquo;. This fact should allow the re-use of the dismissed FCC ID# at the time of the re-file, but please confirm with your TCB.</p>

<p>The FCC strongly recommends that a dismissal request be submitted weeks in advance of the STC expiration date, in order to allow time to process the request, and to prevent the automatic expiration of the STC, and the subsequent online release of your product documents before you&rsquo;re ready. Based on the number of 180-day STC extension requests that could not be granted, it&rsquo;s very likely that the FCC will see an increase in the number of dismissal requests.</p>

<p>When your new timeline has been established, the certification application should be re-filed, timed accordingly.</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;"><a name="B3" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;"></a>&nbsp;<strong>Power Supply Requirements for Canada </strong></h4>

<p><strong>Question:&nbsp;</strong>We are confused about the Canadian regulatory requirements for power supplies. What do you advise?</p>

<p><strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong>We recommend you start by reviewing <a href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf00018.html" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ICES-001 Issue 5</a>, published just last month, with several important updates since its 2006 issue, including limits and measurement methods for radiated and conducted RF emissions produced by ISM equipment, and administrative requirements for ISM equipment, including different types of power supplies.</p>

<p>ISM equipment is interference-causing equipment that generates and/or uses radio frequency energy locally for industrial, scientific, medical, domestic or similar purposes, excluding telecommunications, information technology, and other applications covered by other ISED standards.</p>

<p>ICES-001 covers all types of equipment under the scope of CSA CISPR 11:19, as well as ISM equipment covered under a different CISPR product standard, but which is not presently covered under the scope of another ISED standard.</p>

<p>For example, though induction cooking appliances and ultrasonic humidifiers are excluded from the scope of CISPR 11:19, as they are now subject to CISPR 14-1, ISED has not adopted CISPR 14-1 as a regulatory requirement, so these product types remain under ICES-001. Therefore, to properly test them, it is necessary to reference both CISPR 14-1 Ed. 6.0 for the emission and operational requirements for testing, and to reference ICES-001 for the specific instrumentation, test methods, and test facility requirements.</p>

<p>ICES-001 Issue 5 defines the requirements for power supplies and other ISM equipment, briefly summarized here. Please refer to the standard for complete details.</p>

<ul>
<li>Though Wireless power transfer (WPT) is an ISM function, equipment with WPT functionality is subject to <a href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf10871.html" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">RSS-216, Wireless Power Transfer Devices</a>

<ul>
<li>RSS-216 references limits and measurement methods in ICES-001</li>
<li>When equipment includes WPT and another ISM function, both RSS-216 and ICES-001 apply to the corresponding mode of operation</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>ISM equipment with radio communication functionality must meet the requirements of ICES-001 and the applicable RSS; the ICES-001 report should reference the corresponding RSS report</li>
<li>When radio functionality is achieved through integration of a certified radio module, no RSS report is required; instead, the ICES-001 report should demonstrate compliance with the host requirements for a certified radio module, per RSP-100, RSS-Gen, and RSS-102</li>
<li>ISM equipment covered under another ICES standard is excluded from ICES-001
<ul>
<li>Standalone switched mode power supplies/semiconductor power converters fall under CISPR 11:19, but are exempt from ICES-001 if tested under another ISED standard</li>
<li>ICES-003 for IT equipment and thermostats; ICES-005 for lighting equipment; ICES-002 for power supplies/converters for charging electrical vehicles, boats or other devices</li>
</ul>
</li>
</ul>

<p>Issue 5 also updates the labelling requirements for ISM devices. While ICES-001 Issue 4 did not require the Supplier&rsquo;s Declaration of Conformity label to indicate the ISM equipment Class A or Class B, Issue 5 has some new requirements. We encourage you to review the important details in Section 4.2.</p>

<p>During the one year transition period ending on July 23, 2021, Issue 4 or Issue 5 is accepted; effective July 24, 2021, Issue 5 must be used to demonstrate compliance with ICES-001.</p>

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<p><strong>Question:&nbsp;</strong>We are a small U.S. manufacturer with several FCC-approved wireless products. Will Canada accept these FCC-approved test reports for Canadian certification applications?</p>

<p><strong>Answer:</strong>&nbsp;All radio equipment intended for use in Canada must demonstrate that it meets the requirements of the Canadian procedures and technical standards. ISED Canada will only accept an FCC test report if it meets the following criteria:</p>

<ul>
<li>Issue date is within previous 12 months</li>
<li>Demonstrates device compliance with current RSS requirements and RF testing methods of relevant ISED standard(s)</li>
<li>Radiated measurements performed by test laboratory with ISED-registered Test Site (OATS or anechoic chamber); conducted measurements do not require ISED-registered test laboratory</li>
<li>Cross-reference table shows the equipment meets all applicable Canadian requirements</li>
</ul>

<p>In the event the test report issue date is more than 12 months prior, ISED recommends that you request that the test laboratory reissue the test report, with the understanding that the reissued report will be used to support a Canadian certification application for the device.</p>

<p>The test laboratory is responsible for ensuring the device meets the RSS requirements in place at the time the test report is issued, and therefore should confirm that it meets the current RSS requirements, including test methodologies, of the applicable ISED standard, and is suitable to support an ISED certification application.</p>

<p>Note: Even if the FCC test report issue date is within the previous 12 months, it would be prudent for it to be reviewed by the test laboratory with respect to the ISED requirements, prior to its submission to the TCB for review.</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;"><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=104:110:194094791684201::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,66999,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 55016-1-4:2019/A1:2020</a> - 8/7/2020 - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 1-4: Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus - Antennas and test sites for radiated disturbance measurements</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:194094791684201::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258059,66239,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 61969-3:2020</a> - 7/31/2020 - Mechanical structures for electrical and electronic equipment - Outdoor enclosures - Part 3: Environmental requirements, tests and safety aspects</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:194094791684201::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258043,72389,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 62433-1:2019/AC:2020-07</a> - 7/24/2020 - EMC IC modelling - Part 1: General modelling framework</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="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/138100_138199/138113/15.10.00_60/ts_138113v151000p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TS 138 113 V15.10.0</a> - July 2020 - 5G; NR; Base Station (BS) ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 38.113 version 15.10.0 Release 15)</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/138100_138199/13814101/16.04.00_60/ts_13814101v160400p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TS 138 141-1 V16.4.0</a> - July 2020 - 5G; NR; Base Station (BS) conformance testing Part 1: Conducted conformance testing (3GPP TS 38.141-1 version 16.4.0 Release 16)</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/138100_138199/13814101/15.06.00_60/ts_13814101v150600p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TS 138 141-1 V15.6.0</a> - July 2020 - 5G; NR; Base Station (BS) conformance testing Part 1: Conducted conformance testing (3GPP TS 38.141-1 version 15.6.0 Release 15)</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/138100_138199/13814102/16.04.00_60/ts_13814102v160400p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TS 138 141-2 V16.4.0</a> - July 2020 - 5G; NR; Base Station (BS) conformance testing Part 2: Radiated conformance testing (3GPP TS 38.141-2 version 16.4.0 Release 16)</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/138100_138199/13814102/15.06.00_60/ts_13814102v150600p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TS 138 141-2 V15.6.0</a> - July 2020 - 5G; NR; Base Station (BS) conformance testing Part 2: Radiated conformance testing (3GPP TS 38.141-2 version 15.6.0 Release 15)</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/138100_138199/138124/16.00.00_60/ts_138124v160000p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TS 138 124 V16.0.0</a> - July 2020 - 5G; NR; Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements for mobile terminals and ancillary equipment (3GPP TS 38.124 version 16.0.0 Release 16)</li>
</ul>

<p>See <a href="https://www.etsi.org/" 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/62426" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 61000-3:2020 SER, Ed. 1.0</a> - (07/14/2020) - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 3: Limit - ALL PARTS</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/67329" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 61000-3-2:2018+AMD1:2020 CSV, Ed. 5.1</a> - (07/14/2020) - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 3-2: Limits - Limits for harmonic current emissions (equipment input current &le;16 A per phase)</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/63492" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 61000-3-2:2018/AMD1:2020, Ed. 5.0</a> - (07/14/2020) - Amendment 1 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 3-2: Limits - Limits for harmonic current emissions (equipment input current &le;16 A per phase)</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/27203" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">CISPR 36:2020, Ed. 1.0</a> - (07/22/2020) - Electric and hybrid electric road vehicles - Radio disturbance characteristics - Limits and methods of measurement for the protection of off-board receivers below 30 MHz</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/59650" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 60601-1-11:2015/AMD1:2020, Ed. 2.0</a> - (07/22/2020) - Amendment 1 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 1-11: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance - Collateral Standard: Requirements for medical electrical equipment and medical electrical systems used in the home healthcare environment</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/2603" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 60601-1:2020 SER, Ed. 1.0</a> - (07/23/2020) - Medical electrical equipment - ALL PARTS</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/67388" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 60601-1-8:2006+AMD1:2012+AMD2:2020 CSV, Ed. 2.2</a> - (07/23/2020) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 1-8: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance - Collateral Standard: General requirements, tests and guidance for alarm systems in medical electrical equipment and medical electrical systems</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/67395" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 60079-10-1:2020 PRV, Ed. 3.0</a> - (07/24/2020) - Explosive atmospheres - Part 10-1: Classification of areas - Explosive gas atmospheres</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/27413" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 61000-6-3:2020, Ed. 3.0</a> - (07/30/2020) - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 6-3: Generic standards - Emission standard for equipment in residential environments</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/62839" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 61000-6-8:2020, Ed. 1.0</a> - 7/30/2020 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 6-8: Generic standards - Emission standard for professional equipment in commercial and light-industrial locations</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/29770" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 62966-2:2020, Ed. 1.0</a> - 7/15/2020 - Mechanical structures for electrical and electronic equipment - Aisle containment for IT cabinets - Part 2: Details of air flow, air separation and air cooling requirements</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/67390" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 62153-4-10:2015+AMD1:2020 CSV, Ed. 2.1</a> - 7/24/2020 - Metallic communication cable test methods - Part 4-10: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Transfer impedance and screening attenuation of feed-throughs and electromagnetic gaskets - Double coaxial test method</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/64071" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 62153-4-10:2015/AMD1:2020, Ed. 2.0</a> - 7/24/2020 - Amendment 1 - Metallic communication cable test methods - Part 4-10: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Transfer impedance and screening attenuation of feed-throughs and electromagnetic gaskets - Double coaxial test method</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/64613" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC TR 63099-2:2020, Ed. 1.0</a> - 7/27/2020 - Transmitting equipment for radiocommunication - Radio-over-fibre technologies for electromagnetic-field measurement - Part 2: Radio-over-fibre technologies for electric-field sensing</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 &ndash; SRSP-520, Technical Requirements for Fixed and/or Mobile Systems, Including Flexible Use Broadband Systems, in the Band 3450‑3650&nbsp;MHz</h4>

<p>Standard Radio System Plan (SRSP) 520 replaces SRSP-303.4, <em>Technical Requirements for Fixed Wireless Access Systems Operating in the Band 3475-3650 MHz, Issue 3</em>.</p>

<p><a href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf11619.html" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">SRSP-520</a> sets out the minimum technical requirements for the efficient use of the band 3450-3650 MHz, and applies to all fixed and mobile systems, including flexible-use broadband systems operating in the band. However, as indicated in Section 5 of SRSP-520, specific provisions of SRSP-303.4, Issue 3, continue to apply for fixed spectrum licences issued prior to June 2019, and for fixed spectrum licences issued after June 2019, as a result of the conversion of existing fixed spectrum licences from Tier 4 to Tier 5 licence areas.</p>

<p>This SRSP is intended to aid in the design of radio systems and specifies the technical characteristics relating only to efficient spectrum usage; it is not to be regarded as a comprehensive specification for equipment design and/or selection.</p>

<p>The Transition Manual mentioned in Sections 5 and 6 is currently under development and will be posted on ISED&rsquo;s website once released.</p>

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<p>Argentine Regulator, Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones (ENACOM), published Resoluci&oacute;n 771/2020, extending the validity of certain Type Approval Certificates as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 impact. Resoluci&oacute;n 771/2020 confirms that the validity of Type Approval certificates which have an expiry date between March 16, 2020 and September 18, 2020 will be extended by a period of 60 calendar days.</p>

<p>This replaces ENACOM&rsquo;s previous resolution in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, 461/2020, whereby the extension applied to certificates expiring between March 16, 2020 and June 30, 2020.</p>

<p>ENACOM has advised that a system will be in place to automatically display the validity extensions of Approval certificates and recommends renewing Type Approval Certificates per the current process.</p>

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<p>Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones (ENACOM) in Argentina has released <a href="https://www.enacom.gob.ar/multimedia/normativas/2020/res854.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">Resolution 854</a> that establishes the new labeling scheme for ENACOM-approved devices. The major changes in the updated Resolution are summarized below:</p>

<ul>
<li>All certificate holders have until August 12, 2022 to adopt the new label scheme</li>
<li>The CNC ID and logo have been replaced by the RAMATEL (Registro de Actividades y Materiales de Telecommunicaciones) registration number and logo (RAMATEL is the entity behind the type approval authorities CNC, AFTIC, and ENACOM, and holds the record of all Argentina approvals)</li>
<li>The RAMATEL logo may follow the isologotype or isotype example, and the RAMATEL registration number must be placed below the logo</li>
<li>There is not an &ldquo;Acronym Format&rdquo; option under the current Resolution as was previously available under the CNC labeling scheme, so the RAMATEL logo is mandatory to include on the product label</li>
<li>ID numbers will remain the same if renewal applications are submitted before certificate expiration</li>
<li>For products already on the market, the CNC ID will still be sufficient</li>
<li>For vehicles, the RAMATEL logo and registration number may appear in the user manual</li>
<li>E-Labeling is allowed per the instruction in the Resolution</li>
</ul>

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<p>Recently, the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) of Egypt introduced two new Type Approval schemes, the Intermediate Scheme and the Guided Scheme.</p>

<p>The introduction of the two new schemes increases the total number of Type Approval schemes in Egypt to four:</p>

<ol>
<li>Light Scheme</li>
<li>Intermediate Scheme</li>
<li>Tight Scheme</li>
<li>Guided Scheme</li>
</ol>

<p>The Light Scheme is applicable when the device submitted for approval is manufactured by a factory with ISO 9001 accreditation.</p>

<p>In cases where the manufacturer does not have ISO 9001 accreditation, the location of the factory will determine the Type Approval Scheme to be applied, as shown in the following table:</p>

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<td style="width: 50.0%;height: 46px;border-collapse: collapse;">Western Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore</td>
<td style="width: 50.0%;height: 46px;border-collapse: collapse;">Light Scheme</td>
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<td style="width: 50.0%;height: 25px;border-collapse: collapse;">China and India</td>
<td style="width: 50.0%;height: 25px;border-collapse: collapse;">Tight Scheme</td>
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<td style="width: 50.0%;height: 28px;border-collapse: collapse;">Egypt</td>
<td style="width: 50.0%;height: 28px;border-collapse: collapse;">Guided Scheme</td>
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<tr>
<td style="width: 50.0%;height: 29px;border-collapse: collapse;">All other countries</td>
<td style="width: 50.0%;height: 29px;border-collapse: collapse;">Intermediate Scheme</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>

<p>Notes: the Guided Scheme requires a factory inspection by the NTRA. The Intermediate Scheme will follow the same procedure as the Light scheme. Details of the new schemes can be found on the <a href="https://tra.gov.eg/en/SitePages/default.aspx" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">NTRA website</a>.</p>

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<p>Indonesian Regulator, Direktorat Jenderal Sumber Daya dan Perangkat Pos dan Informatika (SDPPI), has updated the accredited laboratories list whereby a paperwork Type Approval application process can be followed.</p>

<p>This updated list became effective immediately on July 23, 2020.</p>

<p>As a reminder, a paperwork-only approach for applications to SDPPI is currently permitted for all devices if all test reports are from an SDPPI-accredited laboratory. In any other case, local testing is required.</p>

<p>This requirement is split into HKT devices (Cellular Phones, Handheld Computers, Computer Tablets) and non-HKT devices (all other categories).</p>

<p>Both lists of accredited labs for HKT and non-HKT are now consolidated into one regulation -124 Tahun 2020.</p>

<p>There are now 16 labs on the HKT list, down from 33; and 72 labs on the non-HKT list, down from 150.</p>

<p>Both HKT and non-HKT lab lists are valid until January 23, 2021.</p>

<p>The searchable online table on SDPPI&rsquo;s website that shows which labs are currently accredited for HKT and non-HKT products is <a href="http://103.17.164.198/home/buln?utmsource=All%20Customers&amp;utmcampaign=2b77988502-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_11_20_12_47&amp;utmmedium=email&amp;utmterm=0_aad721d7f6-2b77988502-63331461&amp;ct=t()&amp;pagegrid=1" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">here</a>. &lsquo;YA&rsquo; indicates that a lab is accredited; &lsquo;TIDAK&rsquo; indicates that a lab is not accredited.</p>

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<p>Subtel in Chile has once again started issuing type approval certificates for products with coil antennas, including NFC and Wireless Charging devices.</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;">Morocco &ndash; New Short-Range Devices Regulation</h4>

<p>Moroccan Regulator, Agence Nationale de R&eacute;glementation des T&eacute;l&eacute;communications (ANRT), has published new regulations regarding Short-Range Devices (SRD) which include the opening and extension of some frequency bands. The new regulations were formally implemented on July 16, 2020.</p>

<p>The full regulation, in French, can be found <a href="https://www.anrt.ma/sites/default/files/decision_a2fp-07-2020-vf.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">here</a>.</p>

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<p>On July 31, 2020, Brazilian Regulator, Ag&ecirc;ncia Nacional De Telecomunica&ccedil;&otilde;es (ANATEL), released 7 new ACTs relating to Operational Procedures for Telecommunications products. They also released ACT No. 4088 regarding labelling, whereby ACT No. 2221 of April 2020 is repealed and the possibility of using QR codes for labelling purposes is introduced.</p>

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<p>On August 10, 2020, Israeli RF Regulator, Ministry of Communications (MoC), released a new Type Approval Regulation under the name of Wireless Telegraph Order (Non-Applicability of the Ordinance) (No. 2), 1982, which includes the opening and extension of certain frequency bands.</p>

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<p>Due to the current situation in Beirut, the Lebanon Regulator, Ministry of Telecommunications (MoT), has announced that delays to the Type Approval process will be incurred until further notice.</p>
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<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" name="B1"></a><strong>Multipoint Newsletter September 2020</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><strong>Adding Equipment Class via Class II Change</strong></h4>
<p><strong>Question:&nbsp;</strong>Last year we certified a new Part 15 FHSS Spread Spectrum Transmitter module, and since then we have added a new DTS mode by making changes to the original firmware, to satisfy a customer requirement. Aside from a test report and a change description, what do we need to submit to support this Class II permissive change request?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong>You are correct that an incremental modulation/data rate change to an approved hardware design would generally qualify for a Class II permissive change, however, administratively, the FCC cannot process such a request at this time.</p>
<p>Currently, the FCC Equipment Authorization System (EAS) database/upload program cannot accommodate the addition of a new equipment class to an existing grant.</p>
<p>Instead, it is necessary to submit a new request for equipment authorization and certify a new FCC ID# for your FHSS/DTS module.</p>
<p>This anomaly will be resolved upon implementation of the new FCC EAS upload system, which will be able to process the addition of a new equipment class via a Class II permissive change request, as appropriate; new certifications should no longer be required in these cases.</p>
<p>The public release date for the new FCC EAS upload system is yet to be determined.</p>
<p>If your customer needs the DTS modulation very soon, you will need to seek a new certification for the FHSS/DTS module. If the need is not urgent, and a Class II permissive change is your preferred path forward, you’ll have to wait for the new FCC EAS upload system to be released before the DTS equipment class can be added to the current grant.</p>
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<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" name="B2"></a><strong>EU–to–UK Transition</strong></h4>
<p><strong>Question:&nbsp;</strong>Is it acceptable to affix the UKCA mark on our wireless products alongside the CE mark before 01/01/2021? Is there a specific format for a UK DoC, or is the RED DoC format acceptable? And what about traceability requirements?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong>The new UKCA marking may not appear on goods being placed in Great Britain until January 1, 2021. The UKCA marking will indicate product conformity with the relevant UK legislation, which technically will not exist before that date.</p>
<p>On January 1, 2021, the UK standards will be the same in substance and reference as the standards used in the EU, however they will use the prefix “BS” to indicate that they are standards adopted by the British Standards Institution, the UK’s national standards body.</p>
<p>There are some products that will require the UKCA marking starting January 1, 2021; this is indicated in the applicable product standard.</p>
<p>However, the CE marking may continue to be used until January 1, 2022 for products whose rules are the same under Great Britain and the EU.</p>
<p>Starting January 1, 2022, the CE marking will not be recognized in Great Britain for areas covered by this guidance and the UKCA marking. A product bearing the CE marking would still be valid for sale in the UK, as long as it was also UKCA-marked, and it complied with the relevant UK rules.</p>
<p>Until January 1, 2023, the UKCA marking can be on the product, or on a label affixed to the product, or on a document that accompanies the product, with the exception of products subject to special rules. Starting January 1, 2023, the UKCA marking must be affixed to the product, in most cases.</p>
<p>The economic operators (manufacturer, importer or distributor) should take reasonable steps to ensure that the UKCA marking remains in place. Products that require the UKCA marking cannot be made available without it (other than where the CE marking is being used before 1 January 2022).</p>
<p>The format for the UK DoC is pretty much the same as that for the EU DoC, but should reflect the relevant UK legislation, not the EU legislation; these will be the UK-designated standards, rather than the standards as cited in the OJEU.</p>
<p>It is highly likely that the issues of identification and traceability of the responsible party will be similar to those of the EU rules, though no UK documents related to this issue have yet been published. Current EU RED requirements dictate that the responsible party’s name and address must appear on the device when space allows, or on packaging, or an accompanying document.</p>
<p>For information on the UKCA marking and how to use it, UK DoC content, and the latest updates on the transition, please check <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/using-the-ukca-mark-from-1-january-2021" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a> periodically.</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><strong>6 GHz Unlicensed Operations</strong></h4>
<p><strong>Question:&nbsp;</strong>Are there any updates on the use of the 6 GHz band for unlicensed operations?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong>The FCC published a draft laboratory division publication for public comment titled <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/kdb/reports/PublishedDocumentList.cfm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">U‑NII 6 GHz devices in the 5.925-7.125 GHz band</a>, as well as an Addendum to the draft, which will be updated throughout the comment period and replaced as needed with important clarifications and new items. Comments are due September 25, 2020.</p>
<p>Phase 1 of this draft addresses low power indoor (LPI) access points, subordinates and indoor clients, defined below, and provides general requirements, EMC measurement procedures, and general Q &amp; A that can be referenced to create and submit equipment authorization applications for these devices under the <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=RLhEPLVPl1rfZsC3yJdXoQ%3D%3D&amp;desc=388624%20D01%20Pre-Approval%20Guidance%20v11r04&amp;tracking_number=28319" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Pre-Approval Guidance Procedure</a>, Section C, based on the listing in the <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=Iye8HJr9GrPm4YbohRZFUw%3D%3D&amp;desc=388624%20D02%20Pre-Approval%20Guidance%20List%20v16r09&amp;tracking_number=28319" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Pre-Approval Guidance List</a>, Section II(C)(2)(n).</p>
<p>Be certain to review the most recent Addendum before you submit your PAG request.</p>
<p>NOTE: Each of these Phase 1 devices must use a contention-based protocol that provides interference protection for incumbent services.</p>
<ul>
<li>LPI Access Point – limited to indoor use, not weatherproof; integrated antenna; power supplied via wired connection; battery backup for power outage only, which user manual must clearly say. Per the rules, an Indoor Access Point must be able to tell the client that it is an Indoor Access Point.</li>
<li>Client connected to LPI Access Point – clients that connect to low power indoor Access Points</li>
<li>Subordinate Device – limited to indoor use powered via wired connection with power limits same as LPI Access Point that controls it; not weatherized; integral antenna; does not connect devices between separate buildings and structures</li>
</ul>
<p>After the AFC specifications are completed, Phase 2 of this publication will provide similar guidance for standard power access points and clients under their control.</p>
<p>At that time, grantees for qualifying Phase 1-certified LPI devices can submit applications to add equipment classes for Phase 2 standard power access points to the existing LPI device FCC IDs.</p>
<p>NOTE: This document is a draft, still subject to comments; changes to the content may occur.</p>
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<p><strong>Question:&nbsp;</strong>We’ve been testing our digital devices for radiated emissions compliance against the CISPR 22 limits for years. Should we be testing against the limits in CISPR 32 instead?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong>Although CISPR 22:1997 has been replaced by CISPR 32:2015 (with amendments in 2019), <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?node=pt47.1.15&amp;rgn=div5#se47.1.15_1109" target="_blank" rel="noopener">FCC 15.109(g)</a> only permits the limits of CISPR 22 (Third Edition) as an alternative to the radiated emissions limits for unintentional radiators; CISPR 32 cannot be referenced.</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=104:110:372505994694001::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257161,69432,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60601-1-9:2008/A2:2020</a> - 9/11/2020 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 1-9: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance - Collateral Standard: Requirements for environmentally conscious design</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:630394537106301::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,65834,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN IEC 55036:2020</a> - 9/11/2020 - Electric and hybrid electric road vehicles - Radio disturbance characteristics - Limits and methods of measurement for the protection of off-board receivers below 30 MHz</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:630394537106301::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,68571,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN IEC 61000-6-8:2020</a> - 9/11/2020 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 6-8: Generic standards - Emission standard for professional equipment in commercial and light-industrial locations</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:630394537106301::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257161,69435,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60601-1-12:2015/A1:2020</a> - 9/4/2020 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 1-12: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance - Collateral Standard: Requirements for medical electrical equipment and medical electrical systems intended for use in the emergency medical services environment</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:630394537106301::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258039,63858,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN IEC 60749-41:2020</a> - 9/4/2020 - Semiconductor devices - Mechanical and climatic test methods - Part 41: Standard reliability testing methods of non-volatile memory devices</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:630394537106301::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258069,69147,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN IEC 61007:2020</a> - 9/4/2020 - Transformers and inductors for use in electronic and telecommunication equipment - Measuring methods and test procedures</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:630394537106301::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257159,63760,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60335-2-24:2010/A11:2020</a> - 9/4/2020 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-24: Particular requirements for refrigerating appliances, ice-cream appliances and ice makers</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:630394537106301::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258039,67865,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN IEC 62435-8:2020</a> - 8/28/2020 - Electronic components - Long-term storage of electronic semiconductor devices - Part 8: Passive electronic devices</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:630394537106301::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1929958,71468,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CLC/IEC TR 63216:2020</a> - 8/21/2020 - Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear - Electromagnetic compatibility assessment for switchgear and controlgear and their assemblies</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:630394537106301::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257219,67969,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN IEC 63180:2020</a> - 8/21/2020 - Methods of measurement and declaration of the detection range of detectors - Passive infrared detectors for major and minor motion detection</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:84:4871265376428807" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CENELEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">EU: New ETSI Standards Recently Released</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new ETSI standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301400_301499/30148917/03.02.04_60/en_30148917v030204p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 489-17 V3.2.4</a> - (2020-09) - September 2020&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;EMC standard for radio equipment services; Part 17: Specific conditions for Broadband Data Transmission Systems; Harmonised Standard for EMC</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_gr/NFV-EVE/001_099/016/01.01.01_60/gr_NFV-EVE016v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI GR NFV-EVE 016 V1.1.1</a> - (2020-09) - September 2020&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV); Evolution and Ecosystem; Report on Connection-based Virtual Services</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/186000_186099/18600105/02.04.00_60/ts_18600105v020400p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 186 001-5 V2.4.0</a> - (2020-09) - September 2020&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Core Network and Interoperability Testing (INT); Network Integration Testing between SIP and ISDN/PSTN network signalling protocols; Part 5: Test Suite Structure and Test Purposes (TSS&amp;TP) for Network Integration Tests between ISDN-ISDN and ISDN-PSTN over SIP II NNI/SIP-I NNI</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/103500_103599/103579/01.01.01_60/tr_103579v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TR 103 579 V1.1.1</a> - (2020-09) - September 2020&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS); Pre-Standardization Study on payment applications in Cooperative ITS using V2I communication</li>
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<p><strong>NOTE:</strong> Dozens of standards have been published in September 2020 related to Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM)</p>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.etsi.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI website</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">EU: New IEC Standards Recently Released</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new IEC standards published during the past month:</p>
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<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/62415" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60034:2020 SER</a> - (08/18/2020) - Rotating electrical machines - ALL PARTS</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/67486" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60034-18-42:2017+AMD1:2020 CSV</a> - (08/18/2020) - Rotating electrical machines - Part 18-42: Partial discharge resistant electrical insulation systems (Type II) used in rotating electrical machines fed from voltage converters - Qualification tests</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/67569" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-1:2020 CMV</a> - (09/02/2020) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 1: General requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/61880" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-1:2020</a> - (09/02/2020) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 1: General requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/65317" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-24:2020</a> - (09/16/2020) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-24: Particular requirements for refrigerating appliances, ice-cream appliances and ice makers</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/67497" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-1:2005+AMD1:2012+AMD2:2020 CSV</a> - (08/20/2020) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 1: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/59634" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-1:2005/AMD2:2020</a> - (08/20/2020) - Amendment 2 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 1: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/67554" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60601-1-2:2014+AMD1:2020 CSV</a> - (09/01/2020) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 1-2: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance - Collateral Standard: Electromagnetic disturbances - Requirements and tests</li>
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<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.iec.ch/about/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">U.S. – TCB Council Fall 2020 Workshop</h4>
<p>The TCB Council is pleased to host our <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://tcbc.memberclicks.net/message2/link/f9a90223-ca59-4696-8c65-f9604b2bc60b/2" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Fall 2020 Workshops</a> October 12-15, 2020. Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, these events are being held online. This 4-day event will include our standard 3-day workshop Tuesday-Thursday, with the first day devoted to Basic Training to provide a foundation of knowledge of the FCC/ISED requirements for new personnel in our community. The workshop is available to the public; TCB Council members will receive a registration discount. Click on the link above for more details.</p>
<h4 style="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 – Open Consultation on RSP-102 Issue 1 Draft</h4>
<p>The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) announce an open consultation on ISED Radio Standards Procedure <strong>RSP-102, Issue 1, August 2020 (Draft) – Special Authorization Procedure for Terminal, Radio, Broadcasting and Interference-Causing Equipment to be Certified, Registered or Deemed in Compliance with Technical Equipment Standards</strong>.</p>
<p>The draft documents, along with the form to provide comments, are available on the <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://tcbc.memberclicks.net/message2/link/771d4674-0c6a-451c-96dd-845fcde2b230/1" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Radio Advisory Board of Canada (RABC) website</a>. The consultations will close on October 16, 2020.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Brazil – ANATEL Releases Several New Acts that Impact the ANATEL Homologation Process</h4>
<p>ANATEL in Brazil issued several new Acts (Act 4077, 4082, 4083, 4084, 4088, 4091 and others) which will revoke previous rules (Acts, IGs) and provide deeper clarifications concerning:</p>
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<li>Procedure to be followed when a device that is already approved by ANATEL undergoes modifications</li>
<li>Rights and obligations from the interested parties in the ANATEL approval process</li>
<li>Operational procedure for certifying telecommunication devices in Brazil</li>
<li>Operational procedure for homologating Certificates of Conformity issued by OCDs</li>
<li>Orientations to be observed when applying the ANATEL label and/or ID</li>
<li>Procedure to choose a lab to run local testing</li>
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<p>Further to PCS Regulatory Update of 26th June 2020, ANATEL released ACT 4776 as a complement to ACT1448 of December 4, 2017, to update the Technical Requirements for Conformity Assessment of Restricted Radiocommunication Equipment.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Argentina – ENACOM Releases Resolution 863 and Technical Standard ENACOM-Q2-60.15 V19.1 Regarding Medical Device Approval</h4>
<p>Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones (ENACOM) in Argentina has released Resolution 863 (replacing 4665-E/2017) along with a new technical standard ENACOM-Q2-60.15 V19.1 regarding the approval of medical devices in Argentina.</p>
<p>Resolution 863 includes the following updates, among others:</p>
<ul>
<li>The allocation of the 430-440MHz band for Wireless Endoscopy Medical Capsules and associated receivers</li>
<li>An exemption to test and register passive implantable medical devices that require to be powered by a reader device for operation</li>
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<p>The following is a summary of the current allocated frequencies and associated field strengths:</p>
<ul>
<li>9-315 kHz: 30 dBμA/m @ 10m in EPZA</li>
<li>30-37.5 MHz: 150,000 μV/m @ 3 m in EPZA</li>
<li>401-406 MHz: 18,260 μV/m @ 3 m in EPZA</li>
<li>430-440 MHz: 1,480 μV/m @ 3 m en EPZA</li>
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<p>Regarding technical standard ENACOM-Q2-60.15 V19.1, currently no labs have accreditation and therefore local testing is not required. Manufacturers are currently using a Declaration of Conformity to prove compliance to the standard. Once local labs obtain accreditation, we expect testing to become mandatory.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Australia – Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) Announces Spectrum Plans</h4>
<p>The Australian regulator, Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), is planning an update to their Radiofrequency Spectrum Plan, in order to reflect changes to international regulations made at the World Radiocommunication Conference 2019.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Israel – MoC Amends SRD Regulation and Alleviates Licensing Requirements for Manufacturing, Medical and Transportation Industries</h4>
<p>The Ministry of Communication (MoC) in Israel has issued an updated <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.nevo.co.il/law_html/law01/164_008.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">SRD Regulation</a> including updated frequency allocations and output power limits for several SRD technologies.</p>
<p>MoC has also signed an order that will alleviate the existing licensing requirements for products within the manufacturing, medical and transportation industries. The press release can be viewed <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.gov.il/en/departments/news/03082020_4" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>.</p>
<p>Further changes are expected from MoC and Approve-IT will communicate these changes as they are announced.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Jordan – Regulator Updating RF Device Requirements and Technical Standards</h4>
<p>The Jordanian Regulator, Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC), is in the process of updating the Requirements and Technical Standards for Radio-Frequency Devices SRD/LPD and the Terms and Specifications of High-Power Radio-Frequency Devices and Stations; Annex (1) and (2) of the Amended Instructions for Granting Type Approvals for Wired and Wireless Telecommunication Equipment and Telecommunication Terminal Equipment, respectively.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Vietnam – Updating Mobile Communication System</h4>
<p>Vietnamese Regulator, Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC), published Circular 18/2020/TT-BTTTT on August 20, 2020 planning 2300-2400 MHz and 2500-2690 MHz bands for Vietnam's IMT mobile communication system, and Circular 19/2020/TT-BTTTT planning 24.25 - 27.5 GHz band for Vietnam's IMT mobile communication system. Both Circulars will be formally implemented on 06th October 2020.</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><strong>ISED SAR Assessment</strong></h4>
<p><strong>Question:&nbsp;</strong>We designed a wireless product for use in Canada but are unsure of the RF exposure requirements. What can you tell us?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong>For SAR assessment of wireless devices, <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf01904.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS-102, Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure Compliance of Radiocommunication Apparatus (All Frequency Bands)</a>, incorporates the latest versions of IEC 62209 and IEEE-1528 by reference.</p>
<p>ISED recently announced the adoption of the procedures and requirements of <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/62753" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC/IEEE 62209-1528:2020 ED1, Measurement procedure for the assessment of specific absorption rate of human exposure to radio frequency fields from hand-held and body-worn wireless communication devices - Part 1528: Human models, instrumentation and procedures (Frequency range of 4 MHz to 10 GHz)</a> hereafter, IEC/IEEE 62209-1528, following its publication in October.</p>
<p>While the new standard applies up to 10 GHz, Health Canada <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/publications/health-risks-safety/limits-human-exposure-radiofrequency-electromagnetic-energy-range-3-300.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Safety Code 6</a> allows SAR measurements to be performed only up to 6 GHz; above 6 GHz, RF exposure compliance must be assessed using power density as the metric.</p>
<p>ISED will accept the fast SAR testing procedures in Clause 7.9.2 of IEC/IEEE 62209-1528, including the use of Class 2 fast SAR systems to identify the worst SAR test configurations (relative SAR measurements) that shall subsequently be measured with full SAR testing to assess compliance (absolute SAR measurements).</p>
<p>ISED is not adopting Clause 7.6, Time-period averaged SAR considerations, and will instead publish SPR-004, Time-Averaging SAR Assessment Procedures, to provide standardized procedures for the certification of final products implementing ISED-approved time-averaging SAR algorithms. <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/ceb-bhst.nsf/eng/tt00132.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Notice 2020-DRS0007</a> provides guidance for applicants to follow until the publication of SPR-004.</p>
<p>ISED still will not accept the procedures of <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/30773" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62209-3, Measurement procedure for the assessment of specific absorption rate of human exposure to radio frequency fields from hand-held and body-worn wireless communication devices - Part 3: Vector measurement-based systems (Frequency range of 600 MHz to 6 GHz)</a> for device certification; see <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/ceb-bhst.nsf/eng/tt00126.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Notice 2020-DRS001</a>.</p>
<p>The adopted procedures and requirements of the IEC/IEEE 62209-1528 standard may be employed immediately on a voluntary basis. Effective May 3, 2021, they shall be mandatory for the certification of wireless devices operating in the frequency range from 4 MHz to 6 GHz.</p>
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<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" name="B2"></a><strong>ISED C4PC &amp; Reduced Power</strong></h4>
<p><strong>Question:&nbsp;</strong>We’ve installed a certified 802.11a/b/g/b+BT/BLE module in our new host, and will be submitting a C4PC to ISED, as required. In order to meet the SAR limits, the output power for the Wi-Fi was reduced. When we submit the C4PC reassessment, should we list the original output power as shown in the REL, or the new, lower output power?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong>The new, lower power value measured at the time of SAR testing should be listed as the max output power value, even though no output power testing was done. It would be misleading to continue to list the original power output value.</p>
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<p><strong>Question:&nbsp;</strong>We’re not as familiar with FCC rules and regulations as we should be, and struggle to identify the relevant rules for our products. What would you recommend?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong>Navigating the FCC rules can be intimidating, but here are a few suggestions to get you started.</p>
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<li>Scan the <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/eas/reports/EquipmentRulesList.cfm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">FCC Equipment Class Rule Part List</a> for your product type, and once found, review the associated rule part(s)</li>
<li>Review the <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.fcc.gov/general/equipment-authorization-measurement-procedures" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Equipment Authorization – Measurement Procedures Table</a> for procedures deemed acceptable by the FCC</li>
<li>Search the <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/kdb/index.cfm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">FCC Knowledge Database (KDB)</a> for testing guidance for your product type</li>
<li>Consult with a reputable EMC engineering/compliance services firm</li>
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<p><strong>Question:&nbsp;</strong>Does the FCC SDoC procedure apply to non-Part 15 devices?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong>The FCC SDoC equipment authorization procedure is not limited to Part 15B unintentional radiators; it’s also allowed for certain other devices, e.g. Part 18, and specific transmitters under Parts 73, 74, 80, 87, 90 and 101.</p>
<p>For more specific details on device types eligible for SDoC, please refer to Appendixes B and C in the <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=cPjFB7kIR2TMlwiHUNAbvA%3D%3D&amp;desc=896810%20D01%20SDoC%20v02.pdf&amp;tracking_number=203240" target="_blank" rel="noopener">SDoC General Guidance KDB 896810 D1 SDoC v02</a>; KDB D02 SDoC FAQ v01r02 is a useful resource as well.</p>
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<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">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=104:110:321653116862601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257161,68492,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN IEC 60601-2-20:2020</a> - 10/9/2020 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-20: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of infant transport incubators</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:321653116862601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258737,69287,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 60268-7:2011/A1:2020</a> - 10/30/2020 - Sound system equipment - Part 7: Headphones and earphones</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:321653116862601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257167,63370,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN IEC 60601-2-22:2020</a> - 10/30/2020 - 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 style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:321653116862601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,64480,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN IEC 61000-4-3:2020</a> - 10/30/2020 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-3 : Testing and measurement techniques - Radiated, radio-frequency, electromagnetic field immunity test</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:321653116862601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258221,63068,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN IEC 61076-2-114:2020</a> - 10/30/2020 - Connectors for electrical and electronic equipment - Product requirements - Part 2-114: Circular connectors - Detail specification for connectors with M8 screw-locking with power contacts and signal contacts for data transmission up to 100 MHz</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:321653116862601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258043,65185,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN IEC 62433-6:2020</a> - 11/6/2020 - EMC IC modelling - Part 6: Models of integrated circuits for pulse immunity behavioural simulation - Conducted pulse immunity modelling (ICIM-CPI)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:321653116862601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257963,67304,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN IEC 60645-3:2020</a> - 11/13/2020 - Electroacoustics - Audiometric equipment - Part 3: Test signals of short duration</li>
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<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:84:4871265376428807" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CENELEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">EU: New ETSI Standards Recently Released</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new ETSI standards published during the past month:</p>
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<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/302600_302699/302609/02.02.01_60/en_302609v020201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 302 609 V2.2.1</a> - (October 2020) - Short Range Devices (SRD); Radio equipment for Euroloop communication systems; 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/103500_103599/103569/01.01.01_60/ts_103569v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 103 569 V1.1.1</a> - (November 2020) - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Study into extending the upper limit of the range of radiated emissions requirements up to 40 GHz</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/138100_138199/138113/15.11.00_60/ts_138113v151100p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 138 113 V15.11.0</a> - (November 2020) - 5G; NR; Base Station (BS) ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 38.113 version 15.11.0 Release 15)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/138100_138199/138113/16.01.00_60/ts_138113v160100p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 138 113 V16.1.0</a> - (November 2020) - 5G; NR; Base Station (BS) ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 38.113 version 16.1.0 Release 16)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/138100_138199/138124/15.04.00_60/ts_138124v150400p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 138 124 V15.4.0</a> - (November 2020) - 5G; NR; Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements for mobile terminals and ancillary equipment (3GPP TS 38.124 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_138199/138124/16.01.00_60/ts_138124v160100p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 138 124 V16.1.0</a> - (November 2020) - 5G; NR; Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements for mobile terminals and ancillary equipment (3GPP TS 38.124 version 16.1.0 Release 16)</li>
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<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.etsi.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI website</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">EU: New IEC Standards Recently Released</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new IEC standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/62753" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC/IEEE 62209-1528:2020, Ed. 1.0</a> - (10/19/2020) - Measurement procedure for the assessment of specific absorption rate of human exposure to radio frequency fields from hand-held and body-worn wireless communication devices - Part 1528: Human models, instrumentation and procedures (Frequency range of 4 MHz to 10 GHz)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/62417" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60079:2020 SER, Ed. 1.0</a> - (10/20/2020) - Explosive atmospheres - ALL PARTS</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/61442" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC TS 61169-1-51:2020, Ed. 1.0</a> - (10/20/2020) - Radio frequency connectors - Part 1-51: Technical specification of electrical tests - Uncertainty specification of frequency domain test for return loss</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/31850" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC/IEEE 62704-4:2020, Ed. 1.0</a> - (10/20/2020) - Determining the peak spatial-average specific absorption rate (SAR) in the human body from wireless communication devices, 30 MHz to 6 GHz - Part 4: General requirements for using the finite element method for SAR calculations</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/67783" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-115:2020 PRV, Ed. 1.0</a> - (10/23/2020) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-115: Particular requirements for skin beauty care appliances</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/61061" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC TS 62836:2020, Ed. 1.0</a> - (11/5/2020) - Measurement of internal electric field in insulating materials - Pressure wave propagation method</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/67882" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61924-2:2020 PRV, Ed. 2.0</a> - (10/30/2020) - Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems - Integrated navigation systems (INS) - Part 2: Modular structure for INS - Operational and performance requirements, methods of testing and required test results</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/62609" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ISO 80601-2-67:2020, Ed. 2.0</a> - (10/30/2020) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-67: Particular requirements for basic safety and essential performance of oxygen-conserving equipment</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/67666" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60079-25:2020/COR1:2020, Ed. 3.0</a> - (10/20/2020) - Corrigendum 1 - Explosive atmospheres - Part 25: Intrinsically safe electrical systems</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/64227" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61326-2-1:2020, Ed. 3.0</a> - (10/23/2020) - Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - EMC requirements - Part 2-1: Particular requirements - Test configurations, operational conditions and performance criteria for sensitive test and measurement equipment for EMC unprotected applications</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/67772" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61326-2-1:2020 RLV, Ed. 3.0</a> - (10/23/2020) - Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - EMC requirements - Part 2-1: Particular requirements - Test configurations, operational conditions and performance criteria for sensitive test and measurement equipment for EMC unprotected applications</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/64228" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61326-2-2:2020, Ed. 3.0</a> - (10/23/2020) - Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - EMC requirements - Part 2-2: Particular requirements - Test configurations, operational conditions and performance criteria for portable testing, measuring and monitoring equipment used in low-voltage distribution systems</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/67773" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61326-2-2:2020 RLV, Ed. 3.0</a> - (10/23/2020) - Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - EMC requirements - Part 2-2: Particular requirements - Test configurations, operational conditions and performance criteria for portable testing, measuring and monitoring equipment used in low-voltage distribution systems</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/67782" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61326-1:2020 RLV, Ed. 3.0</a> - (10/26/2020) - Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - EMC requirements - Part 1: General requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/62793" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61326-1:2020, Ed. 3.0</a> - (10/26/2020) - Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - EMC requirements - Part 1: General requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/67790" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61326-2-3:2020 RLV</a> - (10/26/2020) - Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - EMC requirements - Part 2-3: Particular requirements - Test configuration, operational conditions and performance criteria for transducers with integrated or remote signal conditioning</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/64230" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61326-2-3:2020, Ed. 3.0</a> - (10/26/2020) - Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - EMC requirements - Part 2-3: Particular requirements - Test configuration, operational conditions and performance criteria for transducers with integrated or remote signal conditioning</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/64231" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61326-2-4:2020, Ed. 3.0</a> - (10/27/2020) - Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - EMC requirements - Part 2-4: Particular requirements - Test configurations, operational conditions and performance criteria for insulation monitoring devices according to IEC 61557-8 and for equipment for insulation fault location according to IEC 61557-9</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/67812" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61326-2-4:2020 RLV, Ed. 3.0</a> - (10/27/2020) - Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - EMC requirements - Part 2-4: Particular requirements - Test configurations, operational conditions and performance criteria for insulation monitoring devices according to IEC 61557-8 and for equipment for insulation fault location according to IEC 61557-9</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/64232" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61326-2-5:2020, Ed. 3.0</a> - (10/29/2020) - Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - EMC requirements - Part 2-5: Particular requirements - Test configurations, operational conditions and performance criteria for field devices with field bus interfaces according to IEC 61784-1</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/67828" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61326-2-5:2020 RLV, Ed. 3.0</a> - (10/29/2020) - Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - EMC requirements - Part 2-5: Particular requirements - Test configurations, operational conditions and performance criteria for field devices with field bus interfaces according to IEC 61784-1</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/63257" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61228:2020, Ed. 3.0</a> - (11/4/2020) - Fluorescent ultraviolet lamps used for tanning - Measurement and specification method</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/67764" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR TR 16-3:2020 RLV, Ed. 4.0</a> - (10/21/2020) - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 3: CISPR technical reports</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/64621" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CISPR TR 16-3:2020, Ed. 4.0</a> - (10/21/2020) - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 3: CISPR technical reports</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/67880" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60825-2:2020 PRV, Ed. 4.0</a> - (10/30/2020) - Safety of laser products - Part 2: Safety of optical fibre communication systems (OFCSs)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/67922" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62281/AMD1:2020 PRV, Ed. 4.0</a> - (11/6/2020) - Amendment 1 - Safety of primary and secondary lithium cells and batteries during transport</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/67785" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-4:2020 PRV, Ed. 7.0</a> - (10/23/2020) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-4: Particular requirements for spin extractors</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.iec.ch/about/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">United States – FCC Increases Unlicensed Wireless Operations in TV White Spaces</h4>
<p>The Federal Communications Commission amended its rules governing unlicensed wireless services provided over spectrum in the television broadcasting bands, the so-called TV white spaces. The amended rules will allow for expanded use of this spectrum for the delivery of broadband services in rural and underserved communities while protecting broadcast television stations and other licensed services from harmful interference.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Guyana – Type Approvals on Hold Pending Updated Procedures</h4>
<p>The Telecommunications Agency of Guyana is finalizing new procedures for type approvals, and all applications are on hold until the new procedures are announced.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Argentina – ENACOM Updates Broadband and FHSS Systems Test Protocols</h4>
<p>Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones (ENACOM) in Argentina has released the following two updated test protocol versions:</p>
<ul>
<li>FHSS Systems Protocol V20.1</li>
<li>Broadband Systems Protocol V20.1</li>
</ul>
<p>These test protocols cover the following frequency bands:</p>
<ul>
<li>902-928 MHz</li>
<li>2400-2483.5 MHz</li>
<li>5150-5250 MHz</li>
<li>5250-5350 MHz</li>
<li>5470-5600 MHz</li>
<li>5650-5725 MHz</li>
<li>5725-5850 MHz</li>
</ul>
<p>The most significant change is that both the minimum and maximum bandwidth will be measured by the local test labs for each frequency band (previously only the maximum bandwidth was measured during local testing).</p>
<p>Starting December 1, 2020, all products must be tested to the updated test protocol versions in order to gain ENACOM approval. Renewal applications will not be impacted, as previous test reports will continue to be accepted for renewals. The local labs have been grandfathered accreditation, but due to the new additional testing requirements, will likely raise test costs for the impacted products.</p>
<h4 style="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 SUBTEL Issues Resolution 1807 to Support Wi-Fi 6</h4>
<p>Subsecretaría de Telecomunicaciones (SUBTEL) in Chile issued Resolution 1807 on October 22, 2020 effective immediately. The major changes with this new regulation are summarized below:</p>
<ul>
<li>The output power limit for the 5.150-5.250GHz band has been increased from max EIRP 250mW to max EIRP 1W (30dBm) with max PSD of 17mW/MHz and restricted to indoor use</li>
<li>The 5.9-7.1GHz band has been opened for use by Access Points with the following conditions:
<ul>
<li>Maximum EIRP of 1W (30dBm)</li>
<li>Maximum spectral density of 5 dBm / MHz</li>
<li>APs using this band are allowed for indoor use only</li>
<li>APs using this band must have internal antennas and cannot use external or removable antennas</li>
<li>APs using this band cannot use internal batteries or have spaces for their installation</li>
<li>Terminal equipment used with Access Point systems can operate in 5.9-7.1 GHz up to max EIRP 250mW (24dBm), max PSD -1dBm/MHz</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>For Type Approval applications, test reports must have one laboratory international accreditation mark (previously the requirement was two international accreditation marks)</li>
</ul>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">South Korea – Technical Radio Equipment Standards Update</h4>
<p>The Ministry of Science and ICT of South Korea have now released the Technical standards for radio equipment to include WIFI 6E band (5,925 ~ 7,125 MHz).</p>
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<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" name="B1"></a><strong>Multipoint Newsletter December 2020</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><strong>FCC U-NII 6 GHz Band Certifications</strong></h4>
<p><strong>Question:&nbsp;</strong>What’s the status of the FCC guidance on unlicensed product certifications within the U–NII 6 GHz bands?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong>The much-anticipated guidance was published December 10, 2020 under <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/kdb/forms/FTSSearchResultPage.cfm?id=277034&amp;switch=P" target="_blank" rel="noopener">KDB&nbsp;987594</a> and includes three separate, detailed resources - U-NII 6 GHz General Requirements, EMC Measurement, and a Q&amp;A, containing the requirements for FCC certification of 5.925-7.126 GHz U-NII devices under Part 15, Subpart E.</p>
<p>These Phase 1 publications cover the following devices (shown with respective FCC equipment class) for which applications may be submitted at this time. In fact, the FCC’s first authorization under the new rules for unlicensed services in the 6 GHz band was granted December 7, 2020.</p>
<ul>
<li>Low-power indoor access point (6ID)</li>
<li>Subordinate device (6PP)</li>
<li>Indoor client (6XD)</li>
<li>Dual client (6CD)</li>
</ul>
<p>Phase 2 includes standard access points (6SD), standard client (6FX) and fixed client (6FC); applications will be allowed after the Automated Frequency Coordination (AFC) system is finalized and approved.</p>
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<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" name="B2"></a><strong>FCC Module Integration Requirements</strong></h4>
<p><strong>Question:&nbsp;</strong>Our temporary supply chain issues are now permanent, so it’s been decided that we will now source pre-certified modules for our wireless products, we will no longer design our own. What are our responsibilities related to FCC compliance now?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/kdb/forms/FTSSearchResultPage.cfm?switch=P&amp;id=44637" target="_blank" rel="noopener">KDB 996369</a> specifically addresses modular transmitters from the perspective of both the modular transmitter grantee, and the host product manufacturers and integrators.</p>
<p>As a host manufacturer, you should consult <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=bNCiEdkFEKnHsZF9GHCNdg%3D%3D&amp;desc=996369%20D04%20Module%20Integration%20Guide%20V02&amp;tracking_number=44637" target="_blank" rel="noopener">996369 D04 Module Integration Guide v02</a> for detailed guidance on responsibilities and limitations when using a certified modular transmitter, including integration, antennas, testing, RF exposure, compliance, labeling, etc.</p>
<p>It is recommended to review the FCC test report for the certified module, available on the FCC website, to determine if the transmitter test results degrade or remain unchanged when installed in the host.</p>
<p>A very simplified summary of host product manufacturer responsibilities is shown below.</p>
<ul>
<li>Address all FCC compliance requirements, including for digital circuitry and transmitters, and document compliance with FCC rules</li>
<li>Review and adhere to required integration instructions provided by module grantee; work with grantee to resolve inadequate guidance</li>
<li>Follow what should be very specific and clear module integration instructions for RF exposure requirements for host product; contact module grantee for clarification</li>
<li>Obtain equipment authorization for unintentional radiator functions of the host product, and any testing and certification for other transmitters or devices not certified as a modular transmitter</li>
<li>Spot check the host with the transmitter(s) operational and configured in typical operational modes to verify the fundamental-frequency and spurious emissions to confirm it meets the FCC requirements</li>
<li>Label the host product as required, see A.6 in <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/kdb/forms/FTSSearchResultPage.cfm?switch=P&amp;id=27980" target="_blank" rel="noopener">784748 D01 General labeling and Notification v09r01</a></li>
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<p>Please refer to the complete Module Integration Guide linked above for comprehensive instructions for host manufacturers and integrators. It would also be worthwhile to review the other 996369 KDB documents as each contains some reference to hosts.</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><strong>ID#’s on Earbuds</strong></h4>
<p><strong>Question:&nbsp;</strong>What are the requirements for placing ID#s on wireless earbuds?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong>The <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/kdb/forms/FTSSearchResultPage.cfm?switch=P&amp;id=27980" target="_blank" rel="noopener">FCC’s labeling guidelines</a> state that when a device is so small, or for use in situations when an ID label with a font size of four-points or larger is impractical, the FCC ID should instead be placed in the user manual, <span style="text-decoration: underline;">and</span> either on the device packaging, or on a removable label attached to the device.</p>
<p>ISED’s labeling guidelines for wireless auditory devices are determined by the size of the device. If the device/headphone/earphone is ≥ 1 inch, the ID# and HVIN (ISED’s reference for model), is expected to be visible on the external surface of the device.&nbsp;If this is not possible, please send a <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/ceb-bhst.nsf/frm-eng/EABV-9X4GEH" target="_blank" rel="noopener">General Inquiry</a> with an explanation of the issue for ISED’s review.</p>
<p>Devices qualifying as earbuds, generally less than 1 inch, most likely cannot accommodate the ID# and HVIN on the external surface, so they may instead appear on the case and/or charging case. If no case is provided with the device, the ID # and HVIN may instead be placed in the user manual, <span style="text-decoration: underline;">and</span> on the product packaging.</p>
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<p><strong>Question:&nbsp;</strong>Our largest Canadian customer has presented a couple new, unique requirements for a product we have been selling them for years. The current standard as is doesn’t support their needs, but they don’t want to hear that. We can’t afford to lose them. What do you suggest?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong>Since the standard already exists, we recommend you submit a <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/ceb-bhst.nsf/frm-eng/EABV-9VCLQJ" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Standard Change Request Form</a>. Be specific and concise as you provide the required change description and rationale for it, the proposed text, the benefits and risks, a date by which the change is needed, and any attachments to support your request.</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=104:110:1491932590366101::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:2483595,67891,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50699:2020</a> - 11/20/2020 - Recurrent Tests of Electrical Equipment</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1491932590366101::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258463,68703,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 62788-1-4:2016/A1:2020</a> - 11/27/2020 - Measurement procedures for materials used in photovoltaic modules - Part 1-4: Encapsulants - Measurement of optical transmittance and calculation of the solar-weighted photon transmittance, yellowness index, and UV cut-off wavelength</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1491932590366101::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258349,65291,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CLC/TS 50703-2:2020</a> - 12/4/2020 - Lightning Protection System Components (LPSC) - Part 2: Specific testing requirements for LPS components used in explosive atmospheres</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1491932590366101::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257153,72861,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50708-1-1:2020/AC:2020-12</a> - 12/4/2020 - Power transformers - Additional European requirements: Part 1-1: Common part - General requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1491932590366101::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257153,72862,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 50708-2-1:2020/AC:2020-12</a> - 12/4/2020 - Power transformers - Additional European requirements: Part 2-1 Medium power transformer - General requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1491932590366101::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258289,67276,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 55032:2015/A1:2020</a> - 12/4/2020 - Electromagnetic compatibility of multimedia equipment - Emission requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1491932590366101::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258337,68472,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN IEC 61803:2020</a> - 12/4/2020 - Determination of power losses in high-voltage direct current (HVDC) converter stations with line-commutated converters</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1491932590366101::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258723,67980,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN IEC 62351-6:2020</a> - 12/4/2020 - Power systems management and associated information exchange - Data and communications security - Part 6: Security for IEC 61850</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1491932590366101::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257157,72943,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CLC IEC/TS 60079-39:2019/AC:2020-12</a> - 12/11/2020 - Explosive atmospheres - Part 39: Intrinsically safe systems with electronically controlled spark duration limitation</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:84:4871265376428807" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CENELEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">EU: New ETSI Standards Recently Released</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new ETSI standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/137100_137199/137107/15.03.00_60/ts_137107v150300p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 137 107 V15.3.0</a> - (November 2020) - LTE; Base Station (BS) requirements and conformance tests for shared spectrum channel access (3GPP TS 37.107 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_137199/137107/16.01.00_60/ts_137107v160100p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 137 107 V16.1.0</a> - (November 2020) - LTE; Base Station (BS) requirements and conformance tests for shared spectrum channel access (3GPP TS 37.107 version 16.1.0 Release 16)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/138100_138199/13814101/15.07.00_60/ts_13814101v150700p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 138 141-1 V15.7.0</a> - (November 2020) - 5G; NR; Base Station (BS) conformance testing Part 1: Conducted conformance testing (3GPP TS 38.141-1 version 15.7.0 Release 15)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/138100_138199/13814101/16.05.00_60/ts_13814101v160500p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 138 141-1 V16.5.0</a> - (November 2020) - 5G; NR; Base Station (BS) conformance testing Part 1: Conducted conformance testing (3GPP TS 38.141-1 version 16.5.0 Release 16)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/138100_138199/13814102/16.05.00_60/ts_13814102v160500p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 138 141-2 V16.5.0</a> - (November 2020) - 5G; NR; Base Station (BS) conformance testing Part 2: Radiated conformance testing (3GPP TS 38.141-2 version 16.5.0 Release 16)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/138100_138199/13814102/15.07.00_60/ts_13814102v150700p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 138 141-2 V15.7.0</a> - (November 2020) - 5G; NR; Base Station (BS) conformance testing Part 2: Radiated conformance testing (3GPP TS 38.141-2 version 15.7.0 Release 15)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/138100_138199/138175/16.00.00_60/ts_138175v160000p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 138 175 V16.0.0</a> - (November 2020) - 5G; NR; Integrated Access and Backhaul (IAB) Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 38.175 version 16.0.0 Release 16)</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.etsi.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI website</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">EU: New IEC Standards Recently Released</h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new IEC standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/31657" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61980-1:2020, Ed. 2.0</a> - (11/19/2020) - Electric vehicle wireless power transfer (WPT) systems - Part 1: General requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/68060" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60335-2-34:2020, Ed. 6.0</a> - (11/20/2020) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-34: Particular requirements for motor-compressors</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/68062" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62061:2020, Ed. 2.0</a> - (11/20/2020) - Safety of machinery - Functional safety of safety-related control systems</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/64646" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ISO 80601-2-70:2020, Ed. 2.0</a> - (11/202020) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-70: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of sleep apnoea breathing therapy equipment</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/29086" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62485-5:2020, Ed. 1.0</a> - (11/25/2020) - Safety requirements for secondary batteries and battery installations - Part 5: Safe operation of stationary lithium ion batteries</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/68111" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61800-5-3:2020, Ed. 1.0</a> - (11/27/2020) - Adjustable speed electrical power drive systems - Part 5-3: Safety requirements - Functional, electrical and environmental requirements for encoders</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/29902" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60364-5-53:2019/AMD1:2020, Ed. 4.0</a> - (12/10/2020) - Amendment 1 - Low-Voltage electrical installations - Part 5-53: Selection and erection of electrical equipment - Devices for protection for safety, isolation, switching, control and monitoring</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/68215" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60364-5-53:2019+AMD1:2020, Ed. 4.1</a> - (12/10/2020) - Low-Voltage electrical installations - Part 5-53: Selection and erection of electrical equipment - Devices for protection for safety, isolation, switching, control and monitoring</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/31531" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 61851-25:2020, Ed. 1.0</a> - (12/4/2020) - Electric vehicle conductive charging system - Part 25: DC EV supply equipment where protection relies on electrical separation</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/64129" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62474:2018/AMD1:2020, Ed. 2.0</a> - (12/7/2020) - Amendment 1 - Material declaration for products of and for the electrotechnical industry</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/68173" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62474:2018+AMD1:2020, Ed. 2.1</a> - (12/7/2020) - Material declaration for products of and for the electrotechnical industry</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.iec.ch/about/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC</a> for additional information.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">U.S. – NPRM to Expedite Release of New Technologies and Must-Have Devices</h4>
<p>On December 10, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission proposed enhancements to the Commission’s equipment authorization rules to grant limited, early-stage flexibility to innovators to accelerate the deployment of common consumer devices like cellphones, laptops, and Wi-Fi routers after FCC authorization. The proposed rule changes would allow radiofrequency device manufacturers and marketers to better position their devices for sale and distribution once a device has been authorized by the FCC. See the news release <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-proposes-rules-expedite-release-new-devices-and-technologies" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">U.S. – FCC Modernizes 5.9 GHz Band to Improve Wi-Fi and Automotive Safety</h4>
<p>On November 20, 2020, the FCC announced a new plan to make additional spectrum available immediately for improved indoor Wi-Fi connectivity while authorizing market-driven transportation safety services. The Report and Order, News Release, etc. can be found <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-modernizes-59-ghz-band-improve-wi-fi-and-automotive-safety-0" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">U.S. – FCC Publishes Requirements for Certifying U-NII 6 GHz Devices under Part 15</h4>
<p>On December 9, 2020, the FCC published <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/kdb/forms/FTSSearchResultPage.cfm?id=277034&amp;switch=P" target="_blank" rel="noopener">KDB 987594</a>, with several resources that identify and explain the requirements for certifying devices in the 5.925-7.125 GHz band under Part 15, Subpart E.</p>
<h4 style="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 – Guidance Published for SAR Data Re-use on Depopulated Variants from a Reference Model</h4>
<p>ISED Canada published <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://tcbc.memberclicks.net/message2/link/3530f847-5363-424f-b786-befa8630b398/1" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Notice 2020-DRS0022</a> which highlights that ISED may permit SAR data re-use or test reduction for depopulated variant model(s) based on SAR test data from a reference model and outlines the requirements to do so.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Canada – Consultation on the Technical &amp; Policy Framework for Licence-Exempt Use in the 6 GHz Band</h4>
<p>Through the release of this <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/vwapj/SMSE-014-20-2020-11EN.pdf/$file/SMSE-014-20-2020-11EN.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">document</a>, ISED is initiating a consultation on the topic of as stated in the title. Closing date for comments is January 19, 2021; closing date for reply comments is February 22, 2021.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Brazil – ANATEL Published Act 7280</h4>
<p>ANATEL has published Act 7280 (revoking act 2222) that will be enforced during the middle of 2021 (exact date is still under discussion). According to this act, the following changes will be implemented:</p>
<ul>
<li>Certificate Validity Periods:
<ul>
<li>Cellular Mobile Phones: Valid for 2 years (previously 1 year)</li>
<li>Li-ion battery / inductive charger for cell phones / cell phone charger: Valid for 2 years (previously 1 year)</li>
<li>Data Network Equipment – Environment User: Valid for 2 years (previously valid indefinitely)</li>
<li>Data Network Equipment (except for user environment): Valid for 3 years (previously valid indefinitely)</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>The submission of an ISO 9001:2015 certificate will now be mandatory for all RF devices regardless of the number of factories.</li>
<li>ANATEL increased the list of devices permitted to run certification tests outside of Brazil (Mobile Satellite Transceiver; Mobile Satellite Phone; Radar and others)</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;">Turkey – BTK Accepts Compliance to the RED</h4>
<p>Bilgi Teknolojileri ve İletişim Kurumu (BTK) in Turkey has formally announced the acceptance of the Radio Equipment Directive (RED). BTK Type Approval is no longer necessary, assuming the product is compliant to the RED and a Turkish user manual and technical documentation are held locally per the RED requirements.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Costa Rica – SUTEL Temporarily Removes Apostille Requirement for Cellular Applications</h4>
<p>Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (SUTEL) in Costa Rica has issued RCS-311-2020 that temporarily removes the Apostille convention stamped documents requirement for registration of new companies in the SUTEL online portal, in order to submit applications for cellular equipment. The suspension of the requirement is due to the difficulty to obtain Apostille convention stamped documents during the COVID-19 pandemic, and is valid for 6 months with possible extension if the COVID-19 situation does not improve.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Azerbaijan – Separate EMC Certificates Not Mandatory</h4>
<p>The local requirements to gain product compliance in Azerbaijan have been updated, and separate EMC Certificates are now required from accredited local certification bodies. Previously, the certification body AZS (Azerbaijan Standardization Institute) issued certificates that covered both Safety and EMC requirements. Now, AZS will only be responsible for issuing Safety approvals, while other accredited certification bodies will be responsible for issuing EMC certificates. The requirement is effective immediately, and applies to products without certification prior to December 2, 2020.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Russia RF/Telecom Approvals Under New Authority</h4>
<p>The president of Russia has announced that the function of the Federal Communications Agency (FCA, better known as FAC) will be transferred to another department within the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications, and Mass Media of the Russian Federation. The FAC system will continue to operate and FAC approvals will retain validity, but delays are expected during the transitional period, expected to be completed in about 6 months.</p>
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