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<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" name="B1"></a><strong>Multipoint Newsletter January 2021 </strong></h4>
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<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;"><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" name="B1"></a><strong>OTARD Rule Update</strong></h4>
<p><strong>Question:&nbsp;</strong>How does the recent FCC Section 1.4000 rule change impact wireless deployments?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong>In its January 7, 2021 Report and Order, the FCC updated its rules for over-the-air reception devices (OTARD) to ensure that hub and relay antennas used for the distribution of broadband-only fixed wireless services to multiple customer locations fall under the same rules as other OTARD, and can be sited in ways that support the deployment of next generation networks, including 5G, to accelerate the deployment of competitive, fixed wireless services to consumers.</p>
<p>As developments in fixed wireless technology and network design result in denser deployment of smaller antennas, the existing FCC OTARD rules severely limited the options for fixed wireless providers seeking locations for hub and relay sites.</p>
<p>This small rule adjustment is intended to ensure local barriers do not delay or prevent deployment of fixed wireless internet access to multiple customers, and finally puts fixed wireless broadband-only service providers in a similar competitive landscape as other service providers. It will allow faster Internet speeds, lower latency, and advanced applications such as IoT, telehealth, and remote learning, to reach all areas of the country, especially rural and underserved communities.</p>
<p>The revised OTARD rule applies to all hub and relay antennas used for the distribution of fixed wireless services to multiple customer locations, regardless of whether they are “primarily” used for this purpose, as long as (1) the antenna serves a customer on whose premises it is located, and (2) the service provided over the antenna is broadband-only.</p>
<p>While the narrow rule change removes the primary restriction on fixed wireless hub and relay antennas, it does not modify other existing OTARD restrictions:</p>
1) the antenna must be installed “on property within the exclusive use or control of the antenna user where the user has a direct or indirect ownership or leasehold interest in the property” upon which the antenna is located;&nbsp;2) the antenna must measure one meter or less in diameter or diagonal measurement;&nbsp;3) exceptions for state, local, or private restrictions necessary to accomplish a clearly defined, legitimate safety objective, or to preserve prehistoric or historic places eligible for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places, provided such restrictions impose as little burden as necessary to achieve the foregoing objectives, and apply in a nondiscriminatory manner throughout the regulated area;&nbsp;4) exemption and waiver frameworks which permit limiting antenna installations for specific reasons.
<p>In addition, fixed wireless hub and relay antenna manufacturers, and service providers that use this equipment, must continue to comply with other applicable FCC regulations, such as mast and RF emissions requirements. This places hub and relay antennas under the same kinds of restrictions as other equipment subject to OTARD protections.</p>
<p>The complete Report &amp; Order can be found <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-modernizes-siting-rule-small-hub-and-relay-wireless-antennas" 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><strong>ISED SAR Data Re-Use</strong></h4>
<p><strong>Question:&nbsp;</strong>We intend to release an entry-level, limited feature/functionality version of our Canadian-certified multi-band radio. Is it necessary to repeat the expensive SAR testing our current radio required?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong>Based on ISED guidance recently issued, SAR testing your new version may not be necessary.</p>
<p>ISED <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/ceb-bhst.nsf/eng/tt00123.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Notice 2020-DRS0022</a> announces that SAR data re-use or test reduction for depopulated variants may be permitted based on SAR test data from a reference model, and summarizes the requirements. ISED may request full testing of variant models if deemed necessary.</p>
<p>Before you submit a depopulated variant model for certification, you must obtain pre-approval from ISED by submitting an inquiry to <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="mailto:ic.certificationbureau-bureauhomologation.ic@canada.ca" target="_blank">ic.certificationbureau‑bureauhomologation.ic@canada.ca</a>.</p>
<p>Questions about the re-use or test reduction process should be submitted to ISED via the <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 form</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;"><strong><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" name="B3"></a>BREXIT Impact</strong></h4>
<p><strong>Question:&nbsp;</strong>With the BREXIT negotiations completed, can you update the information you provided in your September MultiPoint? What do we need to know as a U.S. wireless manufacturer who exports to the UK and the EU?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong>If you placed CE-marked goods on the UK market, or in an EU or EEA state, prior to 1&nbsp;January 2021, you are not required to do anything about those goods. They can continue to circulate on either market until they reach their end user, and do not need to comply with the changes that took effect from 1&nbsp;January 2021.</p>
<p>EEA states include Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and any country in the EU.</p>
<p>A fully manufactured (individual) good is considered ‘placed on the market’ when a written or verbal agreement (or offer of an agreement) to transfer ownership or possession or other property rights in the product is exchanged, which does not require physical transfer of the good. The relevant economic operator (whether manufacturer, importer or distributor) bears the burden of proof for demonstrating that the good was placed on the market before 1&nbsp;January 2021, which can be done using sales contracts, invoices, or relevant shipping documents.</p>
<p>The UK’s grace period for the CE marking will end on 31 December 2021.</p>
<p>The new UKCA mark is valid from 1 January 2021, and is required starting 1 January 2022. This mark, which replaces the CE Marking in Great Britain (Wales, England, Scotland), will be applied to the same products governed under the European Union EMC and Radio Equipment Directives.</p>
<p>Note that the UKCA marking cannot be used for goods placed on the Northern Ireland market. Instead, the CE marking still applies for most manufactured goods, however there are exceptions.</p>
<p>Manufacturers, their authorized representatives, importers and distributors will find very informative guidance here:</p>
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<li>Placing manufactured goods on the market in Great Britain:<br /> <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/placing-manufactured-goods-on-the-market-in-great-britain" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/placing-manufactured-goods-on-the-market-in-great-britain</a></li>
<li>Using the UKCA marking:<br /> <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/using-the-ukca-marking" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/using-the-ukca-marking</a></li>
<li>Placing manufactured goods on the market in Northern Ireland:<br /> <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/placing-manufactured-goods-on-the-market-in-northern-ireland" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/placing-manufactured-goods-on-the-market-in-northern-ireland</a></li>
<li>Using the UKNI marking:<br /> <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/using-the-ukni-marking" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/using-the-ukni-marking</a></li>
<li>EMC Compatibility Regulations 2016 (as they apply from 1 January 2021):<br /> <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/electromagnetic-compatibility-regulations-2016" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/electromagnetic-compatibility-regulations-2016</a></li>
<li>Radio Equipment Regulations 2017 (as they apply from 1 January 2021), (UK version of the EU RED):<br /> <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/radio-equipment-regulations-2017" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/radio-equipment-regulations-2017</a></li>
<li>Designated Standards – including EMC, Radio Equipment, Low Voltage:<br /> <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/designated-standards" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/designated-standards</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;"><strong><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" name="B4"></a>Update – U-NII 6GHz Band Documents</strong></h4>
<p>For readers who immediately downloaded the General Requirements document linked in December’s MultiPoint, please note that shortly after distribution, the FCC published a revised <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=Vr6IwaTjmiQhQNco7Ee7DA%3D%3D&amp;desc=987594%20D01%20U-NII%206GHz%20General%20Requirements%20v01r01&amp;tracking_number=277034" target="_blank" rel="noopener">General Requirements</a> document which eliminates the integral antenna language in the requirements for Indoor Client and Dual Client devices, as these devices do not require integral antennas; these devices are subject to the 15.203 antenna requirements instead. The original Q&amp;A appears below.</p>
<p><strong>FCC U-NII 6 GHz Band Certifications</strong></p>
<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 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>
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<li>Low-power indoor access point (6ID)</li>
<li>Subordinate device (6PP)</li>
<li>Indoor client (6XD)</li>
<li>Dual client (6CD)</li>
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<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;"><strong>EU: New CENELEC Standards Recently Released</strong></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=104:110:221109688017601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:2317905,67901,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN IEC 61228:2020</a> - 12/18/2020 - Fluorescent ultraviolet lamps used for tanning - Measurement and specification method</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:221109688017601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258113,67539,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN IEC 61810-4:2020</a> - 12/18/2020 - Electromechanical elementary relays - Part 4: General and safety requirements for reed relays</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:221109688017601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:2317905,63044,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN 61347-1:2015/A1:2021</a> - 1/8/2021 - Lamp controlgear - Part 1: General and safety requirements</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:221109688017601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258145,69603,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN IEC 61980-1:2021</a> - 1/8/2021 - 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://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:221109688017601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257217,69172,25" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EN IEC 63193:2021</a> - 1/8/2021 - Lead-acid batteries for propulsion power of lightweight vehicles - General requirements and methods of test</li>
</ul>
<p>See <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:84:4871265376428807" target="_blank" rel="noopener">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;"><strong>EU: New ETSI Standards Recently Released</strong></h4>
<p>This is a shortened list of the new ETSI standards published during the past month:</p>
<ul>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301900_301999/301925/01.06.01_60/en_301925v010601p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 301 925 V1.6.1</a> - (December 2020) - Radiotelephone transmitters and receivers for the maritime mobile service operating in VHF bands; Technical characteristics and methods of measurement</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_gs/MEC-DEC/001_099/03201/02.01.01_60/gs_MEC-DEC03201v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI GS MEC-DEC 032-1 V2.1.1</a> - (December 2020) - Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC); API Conformance Test Specification; Part 1: Test Requirements and Implementation Conformance Statement (ICS)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_gs/MEC-DEC/001_099/03202/02.01.01_60/gs_MEC-DEC03202v020101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI GS MEC-DEC 032-2 V2.1.1</a> - (December 2020) - Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC); API Conformance Test Specification; Part 2: Test Purposes (TP)</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/103600_103699/103686/01.01.01_60/tr_103686v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TR 103 686 V1.1.1</a> - (December 2020) - Report on Low Duty Cycle Mitigation for UWB Devices</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/103700_103799/103720/01.01.01_60/ts_103720v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 103 720 V1.1.1</a> - (December 2020) - 5G Broadcast System for linear TV and radio services; LTE-based 5G terrestrial broadcast system</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/303200_303299/303276/01.02.01_60/en_303276v010201p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI EN 303 276 V1.2.1</a> - (January 2020) - Maritime Broadband Radiolink operating within the bands 5 852 MHz to 5 872 MHz and/or 5 880 MHz to 5 900 MHz for ships and off-shore installations engaged in coordinated activities; Harmonised Standard 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_103599/10359701/01.01.01_60/ts_10359701v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ETSI TS 103 597-1 V1.1.1</a> - (January 2020) - Methods for Testing and Specification (MTS); Test Specification for MQTT; Part 1: Conformance Tests</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;"><strong>EU: New IEC Standards Recently Released</strong></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/62417" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60079:2020, Ed. 1.0</a> - (12/18/2020) - Explosive atmospheres - ALL PARTS</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/62418" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60092:2021, Ed. 1.0</a> - (1/4/2021) - Electrical installations in ships - ALL PARTS</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/66151" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 60092-360:2021, Ed. 2.0</a> - (1/4/2021) - Electrical installations in ships - Part 360: Insulating and sheathing materials for shipboard and offshore units, power, control, instrumentation and telecommunication cables</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/6740" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62271:2021, Ed. 1.0</a> - (1/5/2021) - High-voltage switchgear and controlgear - ALL PARTS</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/32955" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 62485-6:2021, Ed. 1.0</a> - (1/5/2021) - Safety requirements for secondary batteries and battery installations - Part 6: Safe operation of lithium-ion batteries in traction applications</li>
<li><a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/31284" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEC 63115-2:2021, Ed. 1.0</a> - (1/5/2021) - Secondary cells and batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes - Sealed nickel-metal hydride cells and batteries for use in industrial applications - Part 2: Safety</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. – FCC Proposes Rules to Expedite Release of New Devices and Technology</h4>
<p>Review the <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-0" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Notice of Proposed Rulemaking</a> (NPRM) and submit comments by February 11, 2021. Reply comments are due by February 26, 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;">Canada – ISED Guidance on Magnetic Field Strength Radiated Emission Measurements (9 kHz–30 MHz)</h4>
<p>On December 18, 2020, ISED published <a style="color: #1b4f9a; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/ceb-bhst.nsf/eng/tt00149.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Notice 2020 - DRS0023</a>. This notice provides guidance to ensure that radiated emission measurements in the frequency range 9 kHz to 30 MHz are properly assessed and reported, according to ISED’s technical standards.</p>
<h4 style="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 released the official letter 646/2020 that extends 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 certificates that will expire between March 6, 2020 and June 30, 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;">Colombia – Public Consultation Proposes Alternatives for the use of the 6&nbsp;GHz Band</h4>
<p>On 16th December 2020, The Colombian Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies (MINTIC), and the National Agency for the Spectrum (ANE), released a public consultation which proposes alternatives for the use of the 6 GHz band, with the aim to incentivize the development of upcoming technologies including 5G and/or WiFi 6 technology.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Mexico – Type Approval Process Changes Coming</h4>
<p>Further to the PCS Regulatory Update of 27th May 2020 regarding the new Mexican Conformity Assessment Procedure (PEC), PCS would like to remind manufacturers that, as of 25th February 2021, changes will be introduced to the Type Approval process for radio devices subject to current Mexican national standards and where there is a local testing procedure (such as NOM-208-SCFI-2016 and NOM-221-SCFI-2017 part 2).</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">Egypt – Updated Short-Range Device Guidelines Effective Immediately</h4>
<p>The National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) of Egypt has published an updated Short-Range Devices Guidelines dated December 2020. These regulations, effective immediately, replace the Short-Range Wireless Devices Frequency Plan published 17th December 2018.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">India – Additional Product Categories Added to Compulsory Registration Scheme</h4>
<p>Following the PCS Regulatory Update of 2nd October advising that products have been added to the Compulsory Registration Scheme (CRS), the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has announced that further product categories have been added, which will also now require mandatory BIS 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;">Turkey – Class 2 Applications No Longer Require BTK Type Approval</h4>
<p>On 5th December 2020, The Turkey Regulator, Bilgi Teknolojileri ve İletişim Kurumu (BTK) issued a letter informing that BTK Type Approval is no longer required for Class 2 applications.</p>
<h4 style="color: #d57c13; display: block; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 100%; text-align: left; margin: 0 0 10px 0;">UAE – TRA Releases Updated UWB and SRD Devices Regulation</h4>
<p>Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) in UAE has released Version 4.0 of its Ultra-Wide Band and Short Range Devices Regulation. Changes have been made to the output power limits and frequency allowances for certain bands, so it is recommended that products are verified to confirm they remain within the updated local limits.</p>
<h4 style="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 – LPWAN and SRD Circulars</h4>
<p>On 16th November 2020, the Vietnamese Regulator - Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) - published the final Circular 38/2020 / TT-BTTTT promulgating "National technical regulation on low-power wide area network (LPWAN) radio equipment in the 920 MHz to 923 MHz band".</p>
<p>On 24 November 2020, following the PCS Regulatory Update dated 22nd April 2020, the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) - published the final Circular 34/2020 / TT-BTTTT issuing "National technical regulation on short range radio equipment in the band 1 GHz to 40 GHz", and Circular 35/2020 / TT-BTTTT promulgating "National technical regulation on broadband data transmission equipment operating in the 2.4 GHz band".</p>
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<p><strong>Question:&nbsp;</strong>We saw that IEEE/ANSI C63.10-2020 has been published. May we now apply this version of the standard when testing our wireless products?</p>

<p><strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong>Though IEEE/ANSI C63.10-2020, American National Standard of Procedures for Compliance Testing of Unlicensed Wireless Devices, was published on January 29, 2021, it still must be incorporated by reference into the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 47, &sect;2.910. For the time being, ANSI C63.10-2014 remains the accepted version. ISED announced previously that they will transition to C63.10-2020 following its publication; as with the FCC, these changes will need to be incorporated into their regulations and standards.</p>

<p>The compliance testing procedures in this standard apply to a wide variety of unlicensed wireless transmitters, including, but not limited to, remote control and security devices, frequency hopping and direct sequence spread spectrum devices, antipilferage devices, cordless telephones, medical devices, U-NII devices, intrusion detectors, devices operating below 30 MHz, automatic vehicle identification systems, and other unlicensed wireless devices authorized by a radio regulatory authority. Excluded by this standard are test procedures for unlicensed wireless devices already covered in other published standards, e.g., Unlicensed Personal Communication Services (UPCS) devices.</p>

<p>ANSI C63.10-2020 includes the following changes:</p>

<ol>
<li>Frequency hopping spread spectrum procedures updated to ensure complete on-and-off times are correctly considered</li>
<li>DTS and NII procedures updated to align with the latest FCC KDBs</li>
<li>Millimeter wave measurement procedures updated</li>
<li>TV White Space test methods added to the standard</li>
<li>Pulse desensitization considerations for FMCW type signals now addressed by the standard</li>
<li>Procedures added for Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) devices that transmit information on the charging frequency</li>
<li>Measurement procedures generally updated to allow for more accurate analyzer sweep time settings where &ldquo;auto&rdquo; was previously required</li>
<li>Requirements added for including spectral plots</li>
<li>Informative annex included to provide an overview of DFS for NII devices</li>
<li>Editorial corrections and updates</li>
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<p><strong>Question:&nbsp;</strong>We&rsquo;re confused by the new language in the FCC Part 27 rules related to the 900 MHz broadband segments announced last summer. Please clarify the bands.</p>

<p><strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong>The broadband segment begins at the center frequency for existing channel 120 (897.5/936.5 MHz) and ends at the center frequency for existing channel 360 (900.5/939.5 MHz); these are the band edges for the new 3 MHz broadband channel. The carrier center frequency of a single 3 MHz emission would be at the center frequency of existing channel 240 (899/938 MHz). It is not permissible to center an emission with any occupied bandwidth at these frequencies as that will extend the emissions beyond the allotted segment for the new broadband channel.</p>

<p>Additional information may be found in FCC Record: <a href="https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-20-67A1_Rcd.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">FCC-20-67A1_Rcd.pdf</a>; paragraph 35 illustrates the broadband and narrowband segments.</p>

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<p><strong>Question:&nbsp;</strong>Our portable device required SAR testing in multiple configurations - body-worn, extremity, and mobile hotspots. Are we required to list the SAR values for each configuration in the user manual?</p>

<p><strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong>Neither the FCC nor ISED require SAR values to be presented in the user manual or operating instructions. However, both require that the manual provide clear installation and operating instructions for the user, including the minimum separation distance required to maintain compliance with SAR and/or RF field strength limits, as well as any special usage conditions required to do so, such as a required accessory, the proper orientation of the device, the max antenna gain for detachable antennas, or other relevant criteria.</p>

<p>Usage conditions such as limb-worn/extremity performed at 0 mm distance do not need to state a compliance distance for that condition since any distance applied for that usage condition would maintain compliance.</p>

<p>In those instances when multiple distances are used to evaluate different configurations, the user manual can either state the furthest distance of all the configurations required to maintain compliance, or, state the usage scenarios and the distances that apply.</p>

<p>For example, the user manual for a device evaluated at 15mm for a body-worn configuration and 10mm for a hotspot configuration could include either of the following two statements to inform the end user how to maintain compliance:</p>

<p>&ldquo;To ensure compliance with the Radio Frequency (RF) exposure guidelines, this device must be used at least 15mm away from your body or nearby persons. Failure to observe this warning could result in RF exposure levels that exceed the applicable limits.&rdquo;</p>

<p>Or,</p>

<p>&ldquo;To ensure compliance with the Radio Frequency (RF) exposure guidelines, this device must be used at least 15mm away from your body or nearby persons. When the device is used in its Mobile Hotspot mode, this device must be used at least 10mm away from your body or nearby persons. Failure to observe these warnings could result in RF exposure levels that exceed the applicable limits.&rdquo;</p>

<p>The FCC also notes that if SAR values are included, they must be accurate and consistent with the values listed on the FCC grant.</p>

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<p><strong>Question:&nbsp;</strong>Where can I find a list of ISED license-exempt standards?</p>

<p><strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong>ISED recently updated its Radiocommunication Regulations (the Regulations) to eliminate those that are outdated, unclear or inaccurate. Last updated in 2014, the Regulations initially established the standards, rules and conditions for radio equipment authorizations and exemptions; the operational rules for radio apparatus; the certification requirements for radio operators and equipment, and designated certification bodies; the rules related to interference orders, broadcasting, and other areas; and a list of associated fees.</p>

<p>The license-exempt and certification provisions had not been updated since October 2013, and were no longer consistent with ISED&rsquo;s current equipment standards.</p>

<p>As of January 13, 2021, the <a href="http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/h_sf01341.html" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">License-exempt Radio Apparatus Standards List</a> has been updated to include the most recent radio standards specifications:</p>

<ul>
<li>RSS-Gen &mdash; General Requirements for Compliance of Radio Apparatus Issue 5, Amendment 1, March 2019</li>
<li>RSS-210 &mdash; Licence-Exempt Radio Apparatus: Category I Equipment Issue 10, December 2019</li>
<li>RSS-211 &mdash; Level Probing Radar Equipment Issue 1, March 2015</li>
<li>RSS-213 &mdash; 2 GHz Licence-Exempt Personal Communications Services (LE-PCS) Devices Issue 3, March 2015</li>
<li>RSS-215 &mdash; Analogue Scanner Receivers Issue 2, June 2009</li>
<li>RSS-216 &mdash; Wireless Power Transfer Devices Issue 2, January 2016</li>
<li>RSS-220 &mdash; Devices Using Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Technology Issue 1, Amendment 1, July 2018</li>
<li>RSS-222 &mdash; White Space Devices (WSDs) Issue 2, January 2020</li>
<li>RSS-236 &mdash; General Radio Service Equipment Operating in the Band 26.960 to 27.410 MHz (Citizens Band) Issue 1, November 2012</li>
<li>RSS-238 &mdash; Shipborne Radar in the 2900-3100 MHz and 9225-9500 MHz Bands Issue 1, July 2013</li>
<li>RSS-243 &mdash; Medical Devices Operating in the 401-406 MHz Frequency Band Issue 3, February 2010</li>
<li>RSS-244 &mdash; Medical Devices Operating in the Band 413-457 MHz Issue 1, June 2013</li>
<li>RSS-246 &mdash; Ultra-Low Power (ULP) Wireless Medical Capsule Endoscopy Devices Operating in the 430-440 MHz Band Issue 1, March 2019</li>
<li>RSS-247 &mdash; Digital Transmission Systems (DTSs), Frequency Hopping Systems (FHSs) and Licence-Exempt Local Area Network (LE-LAN) Devices Issue 2, February 2017</li>
<li>RSS-251 &mdash; Vehicular Radar and Airport Fixed or Mobile Radar in the 76-81 GHz Frequency Band Issue 2, July 2018</li>
<li>RSS-252 &mdash; Intelligent Transportation Systems &mdash; Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) &mdash; On-Board Unit (OBU) Issue 1, September 2017</li>
<li>RSS-287 &mdash; Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB), Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELT), Personal Locator Beacons (PLB), and Maritime Survivor Locator Devices (MSLD) Issue 2, March 2014</li>
<li>RSS-288 &mdash; Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) Issue 1, January 2012</li>
<li>RSS-310 &mdash; Licence-Exempt Radio Apparatus: Category II Equipment Issue 5, January 2020</li>
</ul>

<p>More details about the overall Radiocommunication Regulations changes can be found <a href="http://gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2020/2020-12-23/html/sor-dors278-eng.html" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">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%;margin-top: 0;margin-right: 0;margin-bottom: 10px;margin-left: 0;text-align: left;"><strong>EU: New CENELEC Standards Recently Released</strong></h4>
<strong> </strong>

<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=104:110:1674217284633901::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258299,73158,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN 50291-1:2018/AC:2021-01</a> - 1/15/2021 - Gas detectors - Electrical apparatus for the detection of carbon monoxide in domestic premises - Part 1: Test methods and performance requirements</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1674217284633901::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257871,70316,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 61010-2-202:2021</a> - 1/15/2021 - Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - Part 2-202: Particular requirements for electrically operated valve actuators</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1674217284633901::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257217,63703,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 62485-5:2021</a> - 1/15/2021 - Safety requirements for secondary batteries and battery installations - Part 5: Safe operation of stationary lithium ion batteries</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1674217284633901::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258637,68695,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 62474:2019/A1:2021</a> - 1/22/2021 - Material declaration for products of and for the electrotechnical industry</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1674217284633901::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257157,67560,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 60079-10-1:2021</a> - 2/5/2021 - Explosive atmospheres - Part 10-1: Classification of areas - Explosive gas atmospheres</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1674217284633901::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258337,69821,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN 61800-5-1:2007/A11:2021</a> - 2/5/2021 - Adjustable speed electrical power drive systems - Part 5-1: Safety requirements - Electrical, thermal and energy</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1674217284633901::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258101,65869,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 61828:2021</a> - 2/5/2021 - Ultrasonics - Transducers - Definitions and measurement methods regarding focusing for the transmitted fields</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1674217284633901::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258337,69822,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 62040-1:2019/A11:2021</a> - 2/5/2021 - Uninterruptible power systems (UPS) - Part 1: Safety requirements</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:1674217284633901::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258337,69815,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN 62477-1:2012/A12:2021</a> - 2/5/2021 - Safety requirements for power electronic converter systems and equipment - Part 1: General</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_ts/102300_102399/10236104/01.11.01_60/ts_10236104v011101p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TS 102 361-4 V1.11.1</a> - (January 2021) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Systems; Part 4: DMR trunking protocol</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/137100_137199/137113/16.01.00_60/ts_137113v160100p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TS 137 113 V16.1.0</a> - (January 2021) - Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; 5G; NR, E-UTRA, UTRA and GSM/EDGE; Multi-Standard Radio (MSR) Base Station (BS) Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 37.113 version 16.1.0 Release 16)</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/137100_137199/137113/15.10.00_60/ts_137113v151000p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TS 137 113 V15.10.0</a> - (January 2021) - Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; 5G; NR, E-UTRA, UTRA and GSM/EDGE; Multi-Standard Radio (MSR) Base Station (BS) Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 37.113 version 15.10.0 Release 15)</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/137100_137199/13714501/14.09.00_60/ts_13714501v140900p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TS 137 145-1 V14.9.0</a> - (January 2021) - Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; 5G; Active Antenna System (AAS) Base Station (BS) conformance testing; Part 1: conducted conformance testing (3GPP TS 37.145-1 version 14.9.0 Release 14)</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/137100_137199/13714502/16.06.00_60/ts_13714502v160600p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TS 137 145-2 V16.6.0</a> - (January 2021) - Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; 5G; Active Antenna System (AAS) Base Station (BS) conformance testing; Part 2: radiated conformance testing (3GPP TS 37.145-2 version 16.6.0 Release 16)</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/137100_137199/13714502/13.13.01_60/ts_13714502v131301p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TS 137 145-2 V13.13.1</a> - (January 2021) - Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; 5G; Active Antenna System (AAS) Base Station (BS) conformance testing; Part 2: radiated conformance testing (3GPP TS 37.145-2 version 13.13.1 Release 13)</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/137900_137999/137941/15.02.00_60/tr_137941v150200p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TR 137 941 V15.2.0</a> - (January 2021) - Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; 5G; Radio Frequency (RF) conformance testing background for radiated Base Station (BS) requirements (3GPP TR 37.941 version 15.2.0 Release 15)</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_tr/137900_137999/137941/16.02.00_60/tr_137941v160200p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TR 137 941 V16.2.0</a> - (January 2021) - Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; 5G; Radio Frequency (RF) conformance testing background for radiated Base Station (BS) requirements (3GPP TR 37.941 version 16.2.0 Release 16)</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/138100_138199/138113/16.02.00_60/ts_138113v160200p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TS 138 113 V16.2.0</a> - (January 2021) - 5G; NR; Base Station (BS) ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 38.113 version 16.2.0 Release 16)</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/138100_138199/13814101/16.06.00_60/ts_13814101v160600p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TS 138 141-1 V16.6.0</a> - (January 2021) - 5G; NR; Base Station (BS) conformance testing Part 1: Conducted conformance testing (3GPP TS 38.141-1 version 16.6.0 Release 16)</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/138100_138199/13814102/15.08.00_60/ts_13814102v150800p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TS 138 141-2 V15.8.0</a> - (January 2021) - 5G; NR; Base Station (BS) conformance testing Part 2: Radiated conformance testing (3GPP TS 38.141-2 version 15.8.0 Release 15)</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/138100_138199/138175/16.01.00_60/ts_138175v160100p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TS 138 175 V16.1.0</a> - (January 2021) - 5G; NR; Integrated Access and Backhaul (IAB) Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 38.175 version 16.1.0 Release 16)</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/303600_303699/303699/01.01.01_60/en_303699v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI EN 303 699 V1.1.1</a> - (February 2021) - Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Fixed earth stations communicating with non-geostationary satellite systems in the 20 GHz and 30 GHz FSS bands; Harmonised Standard for access to radio spectrum</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>
<strong> </strong>

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<strong> </strong>

<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/2603" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 60601-1:2021, Ed. 1.0</a> - (1/26/2021) - Medical electrical equipment - ALL PARTS</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/64507" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC TS 62966-3:2021, Ed. 1.0</a> - (1/26/2021) - Mechanical structures for electrical and electronic equipment - Aisle containment for IT cabinets - Part 3: Aspects of operational and personal safety</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/62417" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 60079:2021, Ed. 1.0</a> - (2/3/2021) - Explosive atmospheres - ALL PARTS</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/64292" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC TS 60079-47:2021, Ed. 1.0</a> - (2/3/2021) - Explosive atmospheres - Part 47: Equipment protection by 2-wire intrinsically safe ethernet concept (2-WISE)</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/68528" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 62281:2019+AMD1:2021, Ed. 4.1</a> - (2/8/2021) - Safety of primary and secondary lithium cells and batteries during transport</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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<p>RSS-Gen, General Requirements for Compliance of Radio Apparatus, was amended earlier this month as follows:</p>

<p>Radio Standards Procedure, RSP-102, &ldquo;Special Authorization Procedure for Terminal, Radio, Broadcasting and Interference-Causing Equipment to be Certified, Registered or Deemed in Compliance With Technical Equipment Standards&rdquo;, replaces section 2.9 of RSS-Gen Issue 5.</p>

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<p>Health Canada published <a href="https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/health-risks-safety/radiation/types-sources/radiofrequency-fields/notice-localized-human-exposure-limits-range-6-ghz-300-ghz.html" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;"><em>Notice: Localized human exposure limits for radiofrequency fields in the range of 6 GHz to 300 GHz</em></a> with recommendations for localized human exposure limits for radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (EMF) in the range of 6 GHz to 300 GHz. These have been developed at the request of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) in order to support the establishment of new compliance requirements for wireless devices that will operate in this frequency range.</p>

<p>These localized human exposure limits are recommended in scenarios where wireless devices operating in the 6 GHz to 300 GHz range are held close to the body, such as smartphones and tablets, including some 5G-enabled devices.</p>

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<p>The government of Mexico has notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of proposed SAR requirements through the standard IFT-012-2019, which is scheduled to take effect on February 26, 2021 (one year after the initial publication date). Mexico did not notify the WTO of this development until February 1, 2021, so there is a 60 day consultation period ending April 2, 2021. The local certification bodies and test labs have not yet obtained proper accreditation through the Entidad Mexicana de Acreditaci&oacute;n (EMA), so the implementation of the SAR requirement will most likely have to be delayed. Alternate plans may be made for the assessment to the technical regulation DT-IFT-007. The situation is still developing.</p>

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<p>Ag&ecirc;ncia Nacional De Telecomunica&ccedil;&otilde;es (ANATEL) in Brazil has released 12/2021/ORCN/SOR-ANATEL that has extended the deadline until March 31, 2021 to submit final 5G test reports for the approval of 5G devices. ANATEL decided to issue approvals without final 5G test reports due to the lack of test facilities capable of testing 5G devices, with an understanding that the final 5G test reports will be issued before the now March 31, 2021 deadline, and all other applicable test reports are provided.</p>

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<p>Ag&ecirc;ncia Nacional De Telecomunica&ccedil;&otilde;es (ANATEL) in Brazil has issued Act 77 that establishes the cybersecurity requirement for products with Internet connection and will become a mandatory requirement for applicable products starting July 4, 2021. The equipment manufacturer and the local applicant must now submit a declaration letter for ANATEL&rsquo;s review and offer cybersecurity support to users when needed.</p>

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<p>The Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI) has implemented its new label requirement to include a QR code. Effective January 21, 2021, all products subject to TISI approval must include the QR code in addition to the TISI mark.</p>

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<p>This Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) and State Radio Regulation of China (SRRC) have opened a public consultation for the 2.4GHz, 5.1GHz &amp; 5.8GHz frequency bands. Please use this <a href="https://www.miit.gov.cn/gzcy/yjzj/art/2021/art_35e50edb407b4063a366372f2394a4c5.html%0D" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">link</a> to submit comments before February 28, 2021.</p>

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<p>The Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) in Hong Kong updated its Table of Frequency Allocations for January, 2021. The updated plan can be found <a href="https://www.ofca.gov.hk/filemanager/ofca/common/Industry/broadcasting/hk_freq_table_en.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">here</a>.</p>

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<p>The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) of Vietnam will release several new standards with mandatory compliance for all applicable products by July 1, 2021. Products with prior MIC type approval must also be re-approved under the new standards by July 1, 2021.</p>

<p>The standards that will be most impactful, and their European equivalents, are listed below:</p>

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<li>QCVN 54:2020/BTTTT equivalent to ETSI EN 300 328 v2.2.2</li>
<li>QCVN 74:2020/BTTTT equivalent to ETSI EN 300 440 V2.2.1</li>
<li>QCVN 122:2020/BTTTT equivalent to ETSI EN 300 220-1 V3.1.1</li>
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<p>On November 6, 2020, the National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM) in Sierra Leone issued The Telecommunication (Electronic Communication Equipment Type Approval) Regulations. The updated regulation outlines the following, as well as other topics:</p>

<ul>
<li>Type Acceptance route available for products with prior FCC certification or RED Type Examination Certificates</li>
<li>Type Approval route for products without prior certification from conformity assessment bodies</li>
<li>Label Requirement</li>
<li>Market Surveillance</li>
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<p>The Autorit&eacute; de R&eacute;gulation de la Poste et des Communications &Eacute;lectroniques (ARPCE) in Algeria issued D&eacute;cret ex&eacute;cutif n&deg; 21-43 du 3 Joumada Ethania 1442 on January 17, 2021 in the Journal Officiel de la Republique Algerienne published January 20, 2021. The regulation updates the &ldquo;characteristics of short range devices used in the established private internal radio networks.&rdquo;</p>
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<p><strong>Question:&nbsp;</strong>We design mobile telemedicine videoconferencing systems for use in the EU. We intend to integrate a commercially-available touch panel that is compliant with the applicable Class A emissions, RF immunity and ESD standards. Are we obligated to conduct any additional testing?</p>

<p><strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong>When integrating any components, you are ultimately responsible for ensuring that the system as a whole is compliant with the relevant standards.</p>

<p>While it might seem reasonable to assume that individually-compliant components would produce a compliant system, it must still be tested to account for the interaction between the components.</p>

<p>Your telemedicine videoconferencing system is subject to the EU Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC (the MDD) which details the Essential Requirements that must be met, based on the classification and intended use of the device, to apply the CE mark, and legally market or sell a medical device in the EU.</p>

<p>The applicable standards are EN 60601-1-2:2014/AMD1:2020 - Medical Electrical Equipment &ndash; Part 1-2: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance &ndash; Collateral Standard: Electromagnetic disturbances &ndash; Requirements and tests (4th edition), Electromagnetic Compatibility&mdash;Requirements and Tests.</p>

<p>Per EN 60601-1-2, EN 55011, Industrial, scientific and medical equipment - Radio-frequency disturbance characteristics - Limits and methods of measurement, is the applicable emissions regulation for medical equipment; your mobile telemedicine videoconferencing system is classified as Group 1 Class A ISM equipment.</p>

<p>However, the integrated COTS touch panel you intend to integrate into it was likely tested to EMC standards for ITE/Multi-Media, not the much more rigorous Medical EMC standards.</p>

<p>While it is generally beneficial to utilize components already proven compliant, it is no guarantee that the final product will be compliant as well, and that&rsquo;s especially true when the product as a whole is subject to more stringent standards than the individual components. This discrepancy is another compelling reason for EMC testing a system of integrated components.</p>

<p>Please note that Directive 93/42/EEC (the MDD) and Directive 90/385/EEC (related to active implantable medical devices) will be repealed on May 26, 2021 by <a href="https://eumdr.com/" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">Regulation (EU) 2017/745</a> (the EU MDR), a regulation of the European Union on the clinical investigation and sale of medical devices for human use. There is a transition period from the MDD to the MDR.</p>

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<p><strong>Question:&nbsp;</strong>We are designing a sensing system to detect the presence of children left behind in vehicles. We are operating in the V-Band, and want this to be an unlicensed device. Would it be appropriate to certify this device under FCC &sect;15.255?</p>

<p><strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong><a href="https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=016d3961972d49c3bb363c60f4becb72&amp;node=se47.1.15_1255&amp;rgn=div8" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">&sect;15.255</a> prohibits fixed field disturbance/radar sensors in this band, though there is a very limited exception for reduced-power operations in certain fixed-installation applications. Mobile radar applications are not permitted under &sect;15.255, though there is a very narrow exception for &ldquo;short-range interactive motion sensing&rdquo; (SRIM) operations, in which radar is used to detect hand gestures made in very close proximity to a personal device in order to control it without actually touching it, e.g. smart phone, tablet, etc.</p>

<p>Based on this limited SRIM exception, the FCC is receiving numerous KDB requests and waiver requests to use &sect;15.255 to support a variety of mobile radar operations within the 57‑71&nbsp;GHz band, particularly vehicular in-cabin sensing applications, including systems to detect children left in vehicles.</p>

<p>These in-cabin sensing applications are considered mobile radar applications, and fall outside the permitted scope of &sect;15.255.</p>

<p>Due to the current, very narrow interpretation of a SRIM device, coupled with the rise in requests for &sect;15.255 to support a variety of operations, field disturbance sensors in the 57‑71&nbsp;GHz band were recently added to the Pre-Approval Guidance (PAG) list under the category of &ldquo;devices for which there are new or unique operation or installation issues which are subject to FCC review prior to approval by a TCB&rdquo;.</p>

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<p><strong>Question:&nbsp;</strong>We routinely develop new wireless products. How do we identify which ones will require FCC guidance prior to a TCB granting approval?</p>

<p><strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong>The Pre-Approval Guidance (PAG) List is the place to start. It defines three classes of equipment authorization applications that are subject to a PAG review prior to approval by a TCB:</p>

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<li>Devices subject to special conditions, where the FCC must approve the authorization procedures to be used, prior to approval by a TCB</li>
<li>Devices for which a sample must be submitted to the FCC for pre-approval testing, prior to approval by a TCB</li>
<li>Devices with new or unique operation or installation issues subject to FCC review, prior to approval by a TCB, e.g. RF Exposure Evaluation, or other conditions or device types.</li>
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<p>The most recent additions to this last class of applications are U-NII devices newly authorized in bands 5.925-7.125 GHz under guidance of KDB 987594, and field disturbance sensors and/or Radars under &sect;15.255, for reasons described in the previous Q&amp;A.</p>

<p><a href="https://apps.fcc.gov/kdb/GetAttachment.html?id=gMrJPj10hcsfIsEOYvMxbw%3D%3D&amp;desc=388624%20D02%20Pre-Approval%20Guidance%20List%20v16r11&amp;tracking_number=28319" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">388624 D02 Pre-Approval Guidance List v16r11</a> is the current list of RF devices subject to the Pre-Approval Guidance procedure; <a 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" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">388624 Pre-Approval Guidance v11r04</a>, defines the procedures.</p>

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<p><strong>Question:&nbsp;</strong>We have a custom-designed, handheld, battery-operated device that uses off-the-shelf components to generate the RF signal. We are looking at the 900 MHz ISM band, about 18 dBm output power with an SMA connector for attaching the antenna. Which FCC rules apply to our device?</p>

<p><strong>Answer:&nbsp;</strong>Since your device as described does not fall under one specific FCC rule part, and the transmitter power is high, a KDB inquiry was necessary to obtain FCC guidance. Their response is summarized as follows:</p>

<p>Based on the description, it appears that the only avenue for certification is under the general Subpart C requirements for intentional radiators, as provided in FCC Rule Parts 15.201-15.209.</p>

<p>The specified frequency places it within a recognized band for industrial, scientific and medical purposes, i.e., an ISM frequency band, and not within one of the restricted bands defined in &sect;15.205.</p>

<p>However, the stated output power may exceed the permissible radiated field strength limit as specified in &sect;15.209.</p>

<p>Test procedures for general Part 15 Subpart C devices are provided in the ANSI ASC C63.10-2014 standard as recognized in &sect;15.38, &sect;15.31, &sect;15.33, and &sect;15.35.</p>

<p>We want to add that &sect;15.203 would apply, and therefore prohibit the use of a standard SMA connector for a Part 15 device.</p>

<p><strong>&sect;15.203 Antenna requirement</strong><br>
&ldquo;An intentional radiator shall be designed to ensure that no antenna other than that furnished by the responsible party shall be used with the device. The use of a permanently attached antenna or of an antenna that uses a unique coupling to the intentional radiator shall be considered sufficient to comply with the provisions of this section. The manufacturer may design the unit so that a broken antenna can be replaced by the user, but the use of a standard antenna jack or electrical connector is prohibited. This requirement does not apply to carrier current devices or to devices operated under the provisions of &sect;&sect;15.211, 15.213, 15.217, 15.219, 15.221, or &sect;15.236. Further, this requirement does not apply to intentional radiators that must be professionally installed, such as perimeter protection systems and some field disturbance sensors, or to other intentional radiators which, in accordance with &sect;15.31(d), must be measured at the installation site. However, the installer shall be responsible for ensuring that the proper antenna is employed so that the limits in this part are not exceeded.&rdquo;</p>

<p>If you require further guidance from the FCC, you may <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> directly to them that includes the operational description with the intended operating parameters, schematics, block diagram, and other supporting documents such as a preliminary user manual.</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;"><strong>EU: New CENELEC Standards Recently Released</strong></h4>
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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=104:110:438897518475601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257217,63702,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 62485-6:2021</a> - 2/12/2021 - Safety requirements for secondary batteries and battery installations - Part 6: Safe <a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:438897518475601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257217,66295,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">operation of lithium-ion batteries in traction applications</a></li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:438897518475601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257217,66295,25" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 63115-2:2021</a> - 2/12/2021 - Secondary cells and batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes - Sealed nickel-metal hydride cells and batteries for use in industrial applications - Part 2: Safety</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:438897518475601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257167,64807,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN 60825-1:2014/A11:2021</a> - 2/19/2021 - Safety of laser products - Part 1: Equipment classification and requirements</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:438897518475601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1257161,72207,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN 60601-1-3:2008/A2:2021</a> - 3/5/2021 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 1-3: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance - Collateral Standard: Radiation protection in diagnostic X-ray equipment</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:438897518475601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258109,70237,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 61188-6-2:2021</a> - 3/12/2021 - Circuit boards and circuit board assemblies - Design and use - Part 6-2: Land pattern design - Description of land pattern for the most common surface mounted components (SMD)</li>
<li><a href="https://www.cenelec.eu/dyn/www/f?p=104:110:438897518475601::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_PROJECT,FSP_LANG_ID:1258109,69439,25" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">EN IEC 61189-5-502:2021</a> - 3/12/2021 - Test methods for electrical materials, printed board and other interconnection structures and assemblies - Part 5-502: General test methods for materials and assemblies - Surface insulation resistance (SIR) testing of assemblies</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="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/301400_301499/30148904/03.03.01_60/en_30148904v030301p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI EN 301 489-4 V3.3.1</a> - (February 2021) - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 4: Specific conditions for fixed radio links and ancillary equipment; Harmonised Standard for ElectroMagnetic Compatibility</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/303300_303399/30336402/01.01.01_60/en_30336402v010101p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI EN 303 364-2 V1.1.1</a> - (February 2021) - Primary Surveillance Radar (PSR); Harmonised Standard for access to radio spectrum; Part 2: Air Traffic Control (ATC) PSR sensors operating in the frequency band 2 700 MHz to 3 100 MHz (S band)</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/303800_303899/30388301/01.02.01_60/en_30388301v010201p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI EN 303 883-1 V1.2.1</a> - (February 2021) - Short Range Devices (SRD) and Ultra Wide Band (UWB); Part 1: Measurement techniques for transmitter requirements</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/303800_303899/30388302/01.02.01_60/en_30388302v010201p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI EN 303 883-2 V1.2.1</a> - (February 2021) - Short Range Devices (SRD) and Ultra Wide Band (UWB); Part 2: Measurement techniques for receiver requirements</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/102900_102999/10292201/07.03.00_60/ts_10292201v070300p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TS 102 922-1 V7.3.0</a> - (February 2021) - Smart Cards; Test specification for the ETSI aspects of the IC_USB interface; Part 1: Terminal features (Release 7)</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/303200_303299/303204/03.01.01_60/en_303204v030101p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI EN 303 204 V3.1.1</a> - (March 2021) - Fixed Short Range Devices (SRD) in data networks; Radio equipment to be used in the 870 MHz to 876 MHz frequency range with power levels ranging up to 500 mW e.r.p.; Harmonised Standard for access to the radio spectrum</li>
<li><a href="http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/100300_100399/10039401/04.01.01_60/ts_10039401v040101p.pdf" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">ETSI TS 100 394-1 V4.1.1</a> - (March 2021) - Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA); Testing specification; Part 1: Radio</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/61345" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 61215-1:2021, Ed. 2.0</a> - 2/23/2021 - Terrestrial photovoltaic (PV) modules - Design qualification and type approval - Part 1: Test requirements</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/64368" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 60079-26:2021, Ed. 4.0</a> - 2/25/2021 - Explosive atmospheres - Part 26: Equipment with Separation Elements or combined Levels of Protection</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/66707" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC GUIDE 115:2021, Ed. 2.0</a> - 3/11/2021 - Application of uncertainty of measurement to conformity assessment activities in the electrotechnical sector</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/67107" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 60601-1:2005/AMD1:2012/ISH1:2021, Ed. 3.0</a> - 3/12/2021 - Interpretation Sheet 1 - Amendment 1 - Medical electrical equipment - Part 1: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/64113" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 61967-4:2021, Ed. 2.0</a> - 3/16/2021 - Integrated circuits - Measurement of electromagnetic emissions - Part 4: Measurement of conducted emissions - 1 ohm/150 ohm direct coupling method</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/62437" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 60068-2:2021, Ed. 1.0</a> - 3/3/2021 - Environmental testing - Part 2: Tests - ALL PARTS</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/33875" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 60747-14-11:2021, Ed. 1.0</a> - 3/3/2021 - Semiconductor devices - Part 14-11: Semiconductor sensors - Test method of surface acoustic wave-based integrated sensors for measuring ultraviolet, illumination and temperature</li>
<li><a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/65716" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC 61000-4-30:2015/AMD1:2021, Ed. 3.0</a> - 3/4/2021 - Amendment 1 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-30: Testing and measurement techniques - Power quality measurement methods</li>
</ul>

<p>See <a href="http://www.iec.ch/about/" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">IEC</a> for additional information.</p>
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<p>Registration is open for the TCB Council Spring Workshop; a meaningful program to share knowledge of today&rsquo;s regulatory environment for tomorrow&rsquo;s wireless world. The Workshop will be presented using an integrated online format via web-based forums to encourage questions and participation between speakers and attendees. Live and recorded presentations will accommodate all international time zones. Registration is on a per-participant basis. Simultaneous language translation into Chinese (Mandarin) and Korean (based on participation level) will be available through language channels for a moderate cost-covering surcharge to the accessing participants.</p>

<p>View itineraries for <a href="http://tcbc.memberclicks.net/message2/link/990e2522-de7f-4a5c-afe9-7401a76a1823/2" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">April 19th (Basic Training)</a> and <a href="http://tcbc.memberclicks.net/message2/link/990e2522-de7f-4a5c-afe9-7401a76a1823/3" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">April 20-11 (Workshop)</a>; additional details for these events can be downloaded <a href="http://tcbc.memberclicks.net/message2/link/990e2522-de7f-4a5c-afe9-7401a76a1823/6" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">here</a>. Register on the <a href="http://tcbc.memberclicks.net/message2/link/990e2522-de7f-4a5c-afe9-7401a76a1823/4" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">www.tcbcouncil.org</a> website or reach out to Chris Harvey at <a href="http://tcbc.memberclicks.net/message2/link/990e2522-de7f-4a5c-afe9-7401a76a1823/5" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">admin@tcbcouncil.org</a> for assistance.</p>
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<p>On March 12, 2021, the Federal Communications Commission&rsquo;s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau <a href="https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-releases-list-equipment-services-pose-security-threat" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">announced the release</a> of a list of communications equipment and services that have been deemed a threat to national security, consistent with requirements in the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019. The list includes five Chinese companies that produce telecommunications equipment and services that have been found to pose an unacceptable risk to U.S. national security or the security and safety of U.S. persons. They include Huawei Technologies Co., ZTE Corp., Hytera Communications Corp., Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., and Dahua Technology Co.</p>

<p>The Bureau will update the list if other communications equipment and services are determined to meet the criteria under the law.</p>
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<p>The Ag&ecirc;ncia Nacional de Telecomunica&ccedil;&otilde;es (ANATEL) in Brazil released Resolution 742 on March 1st and Act 1477 on March 5th that regulate the technical and operational requirements for 5G operation in the 3.5 GHz and 26 GHz bands. The local labs and certification bodies are ready to issue approvals for products that will use these bands when operating in Brazil.</p>
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<p>The Ag&ecirc;ncia Nacional De Telecomunica&ccedil;&otilde;es (ANATEL) evaluated the contributions made during the consultation period opened in December 2020 and has approved the technical requirements for Wi-Fi 6E in Brazil under <a href="https://www.anatel.gov.br/legislacao/atos-de-certificacao-de-produtos/2021/1510-ato-1306#art1" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">Ato 1306</a>. The new act was released on February 26, 2021 and amends Ato 1448/2017, finalizing the conditions to operate in the 5925-7125 MHz band.</p>
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<p>The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) in Saudi Arabia has opened a public consultation on &ldquo;the modernization of technical specifications for communication and information technology devices and equipment&rdquo; with a goal of accommodating and allowing the latest technologies. The technical specifications are the backbone of the CITC type approval process, and outline the requirements for allowed product types. The consultation will be open until April 3, 2021, and can be accessed through this <a href="https://www.citc.gov.sa/en/new/publicConsultation/Pages/144202.aspx" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">link</a>.</p>
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<p>The National Radio Research Agency (RRA) in the Republic of Korea announced on February 8, 2021 that the KN test method for EMC will be converted to the test method under the national standards (KS). The KS test method will be implemented three months from the announcement.</p>
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<p>The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) of China has opened a public consultation for wireless charging products. The consultation is open until March 20, 2021 and can be accessed <a href="http://www.srrc.org.cn/article26410.aspx" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">here</a>.</p>
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<p>The Wireless Planning and Coordination (WPC) wing in India formed three working groups and held a public consultation to update the National Frequency Allocation Plan to meet the latest developments in radio communication technologies.</p>
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<p>The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) of India has extended the date by which products in the Phase V category must obtain mandatory BIS approval until October 1, 2021. Products in Phase V include:</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>
</ul>
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<p>The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority is in the process of updating their type approval regulation, and has released their updated &ldquo;Authority Approved List of Items exempted from Type Approval/NOC&rdquo; and &ldquo;Terminal Equipment Required to be Type Approved.&rdquo; The exemption list now includes only the following product categories:</p>

<ul>
<li>Networking Equipment (Switches, Firewalls, Servers, Storage Devices)</li>
<li>Laptops/Desktops (Non-SIM based only)</li>
<li>GPS only devices</li>
</ul>
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<p>The Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI) issued a new safety standard TIS 1195-2561 for Audio, Video, and Similar Electronic Apparatus, to replace the existing safety standard TIS1195-2536.</p>
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<p>The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) of Thailand have officially issued the new standard NBTC TS 1038-2564 on Unmanned Arial Vehicle for general use operating on new frequency 24.05-24.25 GHz.</p>
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<p>The Standard and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM) has extended the &ldquo;Interim Type Approval&rdquo; period previously announced through <a href="https://ecomm.sirim.my/Announcement_Details.aspx?a=209" target="_blank" style="color: #1B4F9A;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">SQASI/CMCS/1/20/0013</a> for 5G Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) / User Equipment (UE) by one year, until December 20, 2021. 5G Smartphones and other CPE/UE equipment may be approved based on the conditions listed in the link above and Certificates will be issued with a validity period of 1 year. The interim period will remain effective until the Technical Code for 5G CPE/UE equipment has been published, or through further direction of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).</p>
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<p>The Ministry of Communications (MoC) of Israel has added to the list of products that are exempt from mandatory MoC type approval. The complete list of exempted product types follows:</p>

<ul>
<li>Products operating within the frequency band 2400 to 2483.5 MHz in Bluetooth technology according to the IEEE 802.15.1 standard, or in ANT / ANT + technology, which includes a built-in antenna, and their power does not exceed 100 mW EIRP;</li>
<li>Products designed only for receiving satellite positioning transmissions using a global positioning system such as GALILEO, GLONASS, GPS or BEIDOU;</li>
<li>Products with a parabolic antenna not exceeding 244 cm in diameter, including the ancillary equipment used by it, intended for the reception of satellite transmissions;</li>
<li>Products operating in the field of infrared frequencies between 1GHz and 3GHz and whose transmission power does not exceed 200 mW;</li>
<li>Computer peripherals (mouse, keyboard);</li>
<li>Computer monitors;</li>
<li>Video streamers (Streamer), which comply with the provisions of the European Directive Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU and bear the CE marking indicating this;</li>
<li>E-book readers</li>
<li>Tablets</li>
<li>Laptops or notebook computers;</li>
<li>Desktop computers</li>
<li>Converters for receiving TV broadcasts to the public (TV receiver set-top box), which meets the provisions of the European Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU and it bears the CE marking indicating this;</li>
<li>TV sets and tuners;</li>
<li>Radio receivers for receiving public broadcasts using such technologies AM/DAB/FM</li>
<li>Spare parts for mobile phones;</li>
<li>Wristwatches, other than cellular wristwatches;</li>
<li>Vacuum Cleaners;</li>
<li>Portable battery-operated metal detector.</li>
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