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05/05/2021
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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. 

For further information, please contact us at info@speag.swiss or any of our sales channels.

 

MEASUREMENT

01/11/2013

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New DAKS Training Videos

Learn more about the newest addition to our dielectric spectroscopy product line, Dielectric Assessment Kit System (DAKS), in these short videos. The first video describes the advantages and usage of this portable and compact system. The second video offers a simple, step-by-step guide on how to install and operate the system.

 
CORPORATE

11/10/2013

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Successful Annual SPEAG Workshop in Korea

Following a tradition for almost 15 years, Dymstec and SPEAG have conducted another very successful annual workshop in Korea featuring a series of bright new stars.

 
MEASUREMENT

06/09/2013

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New SAR Measurement Standard Published

A new international standard for SAR measurements, IEEE 1528-2013, was published on 6 September, incorporating new procedures to improve testing efficiency while maintaining excellent measurement reproducibility and low uncertainty.

 
MEASUREMENT

04/09/2013

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Confined Loop Antenna (CLA) 30 MHz - 220 MHz

Confined loop antenna (CLA) are system validation antennas for the system checks with tissue simulating media at frequencies below 300 MHz.

 
SIMULATION

13/08/2013

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SEMCAD X v14.8.4 Update Release

The SEMCAD X Team is pleased to announce the release of SEMCAD X v14.8.4, an update of SEMCAD X Aletsch v14.8.

 
MEASUREMENT

08/07/2013

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DAKS – Dielectric Measurements Have Never Been So Easy

SPEAG is delighted to announce the release of its latest innovation: a low-cost, portable, and easy-to-use Dielectric Assessment Kit System (DAKS) covering the frequency range between 200 MHz – 14 GHz.

 
MEASUREMENT

01/06/2013

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ANSI/AAMI PC69 (2007) Implant EMC Dipoles (450 – 3000 MHz)

A set of new dipoles has been developed for electromagnetic compatibility testing of active implantable medical devices according to ANSI/AAMI PC69-2007.

 
CORPORATE

31/05/2013

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Successful SPEAG workshops in Taipei, Beijing, Shenzhen, and Shanghai

Continuing a tradition of spring roadshows, Auden and SPEAG have just completed a series of successful hardware & software workshops in Taipei, Beijing, Shenzhen, and Shanghai.

 
CORPORATE

12/04/2013

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Successful Finalization of the SEAWIND Project

Three years after its start, the SEAWIND project was successfully finalized.

 
MEASUREMENT

11/04/2013

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DASY52.8.6 and SEMCAD X V14.6.9 Software Release

SPEAG is pleased to announce the release of DASY52.8.6 (1115) and SEMCAD-X V14.6.9 (7117). 

 
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