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05/05/2021
MEASUREMENT

Latest Decisions by Regulators

Governments in the USA, Canada and Germany made statements in April on the adoption of the latest SAR measurement standards. Regulators are adopting the latest standards for SAR scanning systems while vector array systems are not yet accepted for full compliance evaluation. In addition, at the recent TCB workshop, the FCC reported on the acceptance of the Application Specific Phantoms.

The FCC presented updates regarding its radio frequency (RF) exposure guidelines during the semi-annual TCB Council workshop on April 20 – 22. The highlights are:

  • For wearable device testing, the Application Specific Phantoms, i.e., the Head-Stand, Face-Down and Wrist phantoms that are described in IEC/IEEE 62209-1528, are accepted on a case-by-case basis via KDB inquiry.
  • For RF exposure testing in the 6 – 10 GHz frequency range (particularly for U-NII 5 to U-NII 8), FCC’s interim testing procedures include measurement of specific absorption rate (SAR) using IEC/IEEE 62209-1528 followed by power density for the highest SAR test configurations.
  • Regarding broad adoption of IEC/IEEE 62209-1528, the FCC will create a draft of KDB 865664 by Fall of 2021 and will present the highlights during the October 2021 TCB workshop.
  • IEC 62209-3 is still not recognized. SAR array systems are not accepted for final compliance testing although they are allowed for pre-screening on a case-by-case basis via KDB inquiry. More test data from these systems is requested.

Canadian and German government agencies also made statements in April about SAR measurement standards. ISED published an updated Notice 2020-DRS0020 on April 20, 2021, that IEC/IEEE 62209-1528 has been adopted in Canada with the exception of procedures for measurement of Time-Average SAR, LTE mode, and the 6 – 10 GHz frequency range. This Notice also stated that IEC 62209-3 is not accepted, re-affirming their position in a previous Notice in January 2020. The German Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur or BNetzA) made an agreement last month with the German notified bodies not to accept the results of SAR array systems for conformance of wireless devices, although they may be used for pre-screening. This agreement, which is similar to the statements of the FCC and ISED, applies until improvements in both the standards and manufacturer implementations are published.

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SPEAG and the IT’IS Foundation are committed to working with the standard groups and regulators toward eliminating the important technical shortcomings of IEC 62209-3 that cause substantial differences in the test results (amounting to several dBs), with the goal of making IEC 62209-3 technically equivalent to IEC/IEEE 62209-1528. To achieve this, one main focus will be to strengthen the performance validation sections, i.e., the sources, protocols and acceptance criteria. 

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SIMULATION

18/11/2014

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SEMCAD X Matterhorn Final Release

SPEAG is pleased to announce the final release of SEMCAD X Matterhorn V15.0. Over the past three years, a complete overhaul of the previous version of SEMCAD X was undertaken, including improvements to all of its industry leading features; the replacement of inefficient and uncompetitive components; and the creation of the most modern user interface.

 
CORPORATE

17/11/2014

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Spectacular Applied Research (SAR) – 2014 National Future Day

Thursday, November 13 was 2014 Future Day at Z43, and eleven curious and enthousiastic young adults spent a day visiting our team at IT’IS, SPEAG, and ZMT laboratories.

 
MEASUREMENT

15/11/2014

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Special Discount for iSAR to cSAR3D

We are pleased to offer an attractive discount for the upgrade of iSAR to cSAR3D. cSAR3D meets the advancing needs of customers for fast and high-precision SAR testing. 

 
MEASUREMENT

28/10/2014

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ICEy (Interference & Compatibility Evaluation System) Release

SPEAG is excited to announce the introduction of our novel ICEy Interference & Compatibility Evaluation system, another decisive leap forward in EMC/EMI near-field scanning technology.

 
MEASUREMENT

17/10/2014

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ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation for Calibration

ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation for Calibration of cSAR3D and TDS Awarded!

 
MEASUREMENT

16/08/2014

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cSAR3D Demo Video and Accreditation & Software Release Schedule

With the steady shipment of one cSAR3D FLAT unit per week successfully underway, SPEAG is now ready to ramp up cSAR3D HEAD production with the goal of also shipping three to four calibrated HEAD units per month. A demo video highlighting the exceptional functionality and user-friendliness of the system, including the new camera modules, is now available.

 
SIMULATION

01/08/2014

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ZMT Zurich MedTech AG: Sim4Life V1.0 Released

Four years in the making, the next great alliance between engineering, medicine, technology, and design was forged with the launch of our new revolutionary simulation platform Sim4Life V1.0.

 
MEASUREMENT

14/07/2014

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cSAR3D V1.2 Release

SPEAG is pleased to announce the release of cSAR3D software version 1.2.  New features include improved 3D extrapolation, continuous measurement mode, and several enhancements of the graphical user interface. We are in full production with deliveries of two to four units per month.

 
SIMULATION

10/07/2014

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SEMCAD X v14.8.6 Update Release

The SEMCAD X Team is pleased to announce the release of SEMCAD X v14.8.6, an update of SEMCAD X Aletsch v14.8.

 
CORPORATE

08/07/2014

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SPEAG at MEDIX in Tokyo

ZMT Zurich MedTech AG and SPEAG joined Japanese partner PTT Company Limited as exhibitors at the 5th Medical Device Development & Manufacturing Expo (MEDIX) in Tokyo, June 25 – 27, 2014.

 
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