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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. 

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SIMULATION

12/11/2012

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MUSAIK v1.3 Release

The MUSAIK and SEMCAD X Team is pleased to announce the release of MUSAIK v1.3, a feature release of Musaik.

 
CORPORATE

08/11/2012

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Parents back to school: kids take over

On the 2012 National Future Day, four outstanding girls – Anushka, Chimey, Liza, and Sia, and four exceptional boys – Jechiel, Kilian, Moritz, and Arun joined our research and development teams at IT'IS, SPEAG and ZMT for one day.

 
MEASUREMENT

05/09/2012

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iSAR V2.6 Software Release

SPEAG is pleased to announce a new software release iSAR V2.6 that further improves repeatability, absolute accuracy and user friendliness of iSAR Flat, Head and Quad. In the next release, we also plan to include novel features that we are currently developing for cSAR3D.

 
SIMULATION

09/08/2012

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SEMCAD X APS Raffle Winner

During the IEEE APS 2012 exhibition, a NVIDIA Tesla C1060 card was given away in a raffle at the SEMCAD X User Meeting.

 
MEASUREMENT

07/08/2012

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DASY52.8.2 and SEMCAD X V14.6.6 Software Release

SPEAG is pleased to announce the release of DASY52.8.2 (969) and SEMCAD-X V14.6.6 (6824). It took us slightly longer than promised for this release, however we not only removed the reported bugs but also added new features which will ease the daily usage of our DASY system as well as provide even better compatibility with current and upcoming compliance standards. In particular, we support our new MIF box, support the creation of SAR compliance reports and we improved the interface to the CMW500. In addition, the DAK team added two new videos to our webpage.

 
MEASUREMENT

02/08/2012

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New Phantom Products

In response to customer requests for more versatile phantoms, SPEAG introduces several new whole-body and hand phantoms.

 
CORPORATE

24/07/2012

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SPEAG sponsors "IT'IS for Health" with CHF 200 000

SPEAG Executive Board congratulates Niels Kuster, SPEAG Co-Founder and President of the Board of Directors, on receiving the distinguished d'Arsonval Award, the highest scientific honor of the Bioelectromagnetics Society.

 
MEASUREMENT

18/07/2012

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DAK Software Release

We are pleased to announce the latest DAK Software which is more flexible and versatile than the previous version.

 
SIMULATION

12/07/2012

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SEMCAD X v14.8.1 Update Release

The SEMCAD X Team is pleased to announce the release of SEMCAD X v14.8.1, an update of SEMCAD X Aletsch v14.8.

 
MEASUREMENT

11/07/2012

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France Enforces SAR Requirements in Limbs

Recent information has been issued by the French government that wireless devices must comply with SAR limits in the limbs and hands. DASY52 is fully compatible with all testing requirements and international measurement standards. SAR phantoms and tissue equivalent liquids are available from SPEAG.

 
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