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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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MEASUREMENT

31/03/2015

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cSAR3D and cDASY6 Features - Your Feedback is Important to Us

The response we have received on cSAR3D and cDASY6 products has been outstanding, and we would like your help in prioritizing features for the next software release. Please take our confidential survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZX53R2N.

 
CORPORATE

19/03/2015

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SPEAG’s Full-Body EM Phantom, “POPEYE”, Takes Center Stage in Defining the Road Ahead for Wearable Device Testing

SPEAG’s research partner, the IT'IS Foundation, and the Wireless Research Center of North Carolina have joined forces to define next generation phantom testing in the emerging market for wearable devices. SPEAG's full-body phantom "POPEYE" and other EM phantoms intended towards standards development will be deployed.

 
MEASUREMENT

18/03/2015

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BIS Adopts the Indian Standard for Mobile Phone Handsets: Safety Requirements: IS16333 (Part 1):2015

BIS, the National Standards Body of India, has adopted Standard IS16133 (Part1):2015.

 
MEASUREMENT

16/03/2015

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cSAR3D V2.0 Release

The innovation continues with SPEAG's release of cSAR3D V2.0. This release fully integrates all cSAR3D phantom types: Flat, Left Head, Right Head and Quad. Shipments of cSAR3D Quad started in November 2014 and have far exceeded our expectations. SAR measurement of simultaneous transmisson is supported, as is base station simulator automation with both CMU200 and CMW500 from Rohde & Schwarz.

 
MEASUREMENT

23/02/2015

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MEASUREMENT

15/02/2015

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Progress for IEC 62209-3 Standard in San Francisco

Significant progress at recent IEC 62209-3 meeting in San Francisco resulted in agreement on broad acceptance of vector array systems such as cSAR3D, and rigorous protocols for validation and uncertainty.

 
MEASUREMENT

16/01/2015

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cSAR3D Quad Release

cSAR3D Quad is ideal for fast and accurate SAR testing of laptops, tablets and other large devices. In November and December 2014, several cSAR3D Quad systems were shipped and installed at customer sites, with many more scheduled to ship in early 2015. SPEAG is very pleased with the popularity and initial demand for cSAR3D Quad among our customers. 

 
CORPORATE

31/12/2014

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Successful SPEAG exhibtions and workshops during 2013

SPEAG successfully participated on multiple international conferences and exhibitions during 2013.

 
CORPORATE

25/11/2014

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20 Years SPEAG & 15 Years IT'IS

The red carpet was rolled out at the Volkshaus at Helvetiaplatz on the evening of Friday, November 21st to welcome attendees of the jubilee party to celebrate the 20th anniversary of SPEAG and the 15th anniversary of the IT’IS Foundation.

 
SIMULATION

24/11/2014

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SEMCAD X @ IEEE International Symposium on Telecommunication Technologies 2014

A tutorial course abut Antenna design for Small MIMO Terminals featuring SEMCAD X was held in Malaysia.

 
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