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05/05/2021
MEASUREMENT

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.

 

SIMULATION

02/04/2013

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SEMCAD X v14.8.3 Update Release

The SEMCAD X Team is pleased to announce the release of SEMCAD X v14.8.3, an update of SEMCAD X Aletsch v14.8.

 
MEASUREMENT

28/03/2013

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New DAK Movie

Release of a brief training video with tips on how to increase the precision of dielectric measurements.

 
MEASUREMENT

14/03/2013

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TDS (Time Domain Sensor) Release*

We are pleased to announce the release of our TDS Standalone systems. TDS Standalone is the first product of our growing TDS product range to employ SPEAG’s novel active optical sensor technology for E- and H-field measurements in the frequency range from 10 MHz – 6 GHz.

*available in the US and Canada after final certification in accordance with the regulations of the US FDA, CDRH, CFR 21, Section I, subchapter J, part 1002 to 1040.11 (expected in May 2013).

 
MEASUREMENT

04/03/2013

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Solid Spacer V2

We are pleased to announce the release of the optimized spacers SPACERS V2 for our CTIA hand phantoms SHO X.

 

 
MEASUREMENT

25/02/2013

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New Product: POPEYE

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

 
MEASUREMENT

11/02/2013

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DAK-1.2 Release & Software Update

We are pleased to announce the release of the optimized high frequency dielectric probe DAK-1.2 covering the frequency range 5 – 50 GHz. At the same time, we extended and improved the features of our software that is now available for download. 

 
CORPORATE

19/01/2013

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Electrified into 2013

The most spectacular Annual Party in recent memory: the IT'IS - Speag - ZMT "Electrified into 2013 Party".

 
MEASUREMENT

14/01/2013

 

Audio Interference Analyzer (AIA)

This AIA enables the DASY52 Users to directly measures the Modulation Interference Factor (MIF) and the Probe Modulation Factor (PMF) of modulated radiofrequency (RF) signals. It is also perfectly suited for establishing the connection between base-station emulator and the device under test (DUT). 

 
SIMULATION

21/12/2012

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SEMCAD X v14.8.2 Update Release

The SEMCAD X Team is pleased to announce the release of SEMCAD X v14.8.2, an update of SEMCAD X Aletsch v14.8.

 
CORPORATE

30/11/2012

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Innovation Retreat

The success and achievements of the Bell Labs have inspired generations of engineers, physicists, product developers, and other scientists. These accomplishments and the success stories of our greatest inventors have also inspired 21 Speag, ZMT, and IT'IS coworkers who gathered in Flüeli-Ranft on Novenber 22nd-23rd to get under the hood of our our own innovation engine.

 
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