We have been asked repeatedly by customers if FCC has formally approved the current cDASY6 implementation of MAIA ‒ SPEAG’s Modulation and Audio Interference Analyzer ‒ and how the results of MAIA should be reported. We are very pleased to announce that we have now received FCC's official confirmation on full acceptance of MAIA as well as further guidance on the reporting.
The development of MAIA was prompted more than five years ago by the concern of the regulators and test houses that, due the large variety of communication systems that need to be tested, the wrong UID, i.e., the wrong sensor model calibrated (SMC) probe linearization parameters, might be used by users of specific absorption rate (SAR) systems. As it is well known, SMC calibrated probes greatly improve the accuracy of SAR assessments and were therefore already approved by the FCC at the TCB Council Workshop in May 2017. SPEAG’s MAIA, in addition, increases the reliability of SAR measurements as it provides the necessary feedback to the user that the selected probe linearization parameters are valid for the signal being tested. This information is crucial as it confirms that the default uncertainty budget is not exceeded.
Watch the demonstration how MAIA is used to verify that the probe linearization parameters are valid for the uplink signal being measured.
During the last few weeks, SPEAG has clarified with the FCC how the linearization parameters verification with MAIA should be documented in the SAR reports. It was agreed to use the following four status characters:
“Y”: Linearization not required / Linearization parameters confirmed by MAIA
“N/A”: MAIA not used
“N”: Linearization parameters not valid
“E”: MAIA error
The latest cDASY6 SAR Module release (V6.8.2) features the new reporting format of MAIA results as agreed with the FCC. The software installer as well as the complete list of the minor but important improvements are available on the DASY6 website.
Any question on MAIA functionality? Please watch this user video or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SEMCAD X Team is pleased to announce the release of SEMCAD X V14.2 Aletsch, a major upgrade six months of intense deincorporatingvelopment work. This release offers a range of powerful new features, more robust handling, as well as new customization options.
The relevant SEMCAD X for Win XP/ Win 7 and 32/64bit platforms are available for download.
The new EASY4 software release V4.6 extends the usage to fields with large peak-to-average (PAR) ratios by adaption to the improved probe modulation signal calibration and also includes setting of Access Levels. The changes to the user interface are minimal and old setup and calibration files are still compatible with this version.
A new iSAR2 software release is now available. This release is the result of the popularity of our ultra-fast SAR scanners (iSAR Head and iSAR Flat) and great suggestions from our customers. Version 2.1 of the iSAR software has several new features, including a new multi-iSAR interface, a smart Combiner feature, and full extension of the software for frequencies up to 6 GHz. It also includes enhancements to our existing features, such as an improved Python interface and enhanced control of the CMU200.
Zurich Med Tech, a sister company of SPEAG, has developed iSEG, a medical image segmentation tool specially designed to construct realistic 3D human or animal models for SEMCAD X from medical image data. iSEG, the most versatile medical image segmentation tool currently available, quickly and easily creates highly detailed 3D human or animal models based on CT and MRI images in standard image formats. The resulting models can be used to study electromagnetic exposure and induced heating in living tissue.
The final release of DASY52 is a major upgrade representing the next leap in quality compliance testing of mobile phones and general near-field evaluations. The main new improvements are in the new GUI, Report Generator, Ultra-Fast SAR Procedures, and Advanced Probe Response Linearization. Many more features that make the system compatible with the revised standards are expected to be released by the end of the year.
Schmid & Partner Engineering AG (SPEAG) is now accredited for iSAR calibration to the rigorous ISO/IEC 17025 quality standards. ISO/IEC 17025 is a laboratory quality standard that is widely recognized internationally. The addition of iSAR calibration to the SPEAG quality system provides a large portfolio of products for which SPEAG provides accredited calibration.