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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

26/11/2010

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iSAR Discounts & Packages

Due to the popularity of our iSAR² systems and the expanding choices of accessories and calibrations, SPEAG announces new discounts and packages for iSAR². This includes discounts on systems and accessories, calibration packages and a special package with SEMCAD X ANTENNA.

 
SIMULATION

18/10/2010

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SEMCAD X V14.4.0 Aletsch

The SEMCAD X Team is pleased to announce the release of SEMCAD X V14.4.0 Aletsch, a major upgrade offering a range of powerful new Solutions, Modules and features, more robust handling as well as new customization options.

 
SIMULATION

07/09/2010

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SEMCAD X v14.2.4 Release

The SEMCAD X Team is pleased to announce the release of SEMCAD X v14.2.4, an update of SEMCAD X Aletsch v14.2.

 
SIMULATION

07/09/2010

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SEMCAD X Student Research Award 2009 Winners

Schmid & Partner Engineering AG (SPEAG) is very pleased to announce the winners of SEMCAD X Student Research Award 2009.

 
MEASUREMENT

25/08/2010

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August 24-25 Installation of DASY52NEO at NIM Beijing

August 24-25 Installation of DASY52NEO at NIM Beijing

 
MEASUREMENT

24/08/2010

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iSAR² V2.2 Software Release

We have released iSAR² software version 2.2. New features include remote control of the iSAR² using customer-specific programs, enhanced graphical information of the iSAR² operation, and full compatibility with Windows 7 and Windows XP in 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

 
SIMULATION

10/08/2010

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SEMCAD X v14.2.3 Release

The SEMCAD X Team is pleased to announce the release of SEMCAD X v14.2.3, an update of SEMCAD X Aletsch v14.2.

 
MEASUREMENT

17/07/2010

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New Product: DC/ELF Magnet Field Probe (DASY52NEO Compatible)

SPEAG started to integrate 3rd-Party Probes for our DASY52 NEO systems. The first probes are the 3-axis hall field probe series from MetroLab that enpower DASY52NEO to scan DC/ELF magnetic fields with high precision. 

 
MEASUREMENT

16/07/2010

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New Product: MEM (Membran) Phantom

The new MEM Phantom was desgined and optimized for compliance testing of wireless devices and other electromagnetic emmitting devices that may be partially surrounded by tissue or in direct contact with the skin, e.g., wireless hands-free kits, hearing aids, skin mounted devices, inductive activators, etc.  

 
SIMULATION

14/07/2010

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SEMCAD X Workshop Raffle Winner

At the end of the SEMCAD X User Meeting & Workshop at APS/URSI 2010, a NVIDIA Tesla C1060 card & Acceleware Token license was given away in a raffle.

 
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