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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

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Beacon Technical Sales, Inc. as New Distributor in U.S.A.

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SIMULATION

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iSEG V3.1 Release

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.

 
MEASUREMENT

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Final Release DASY52

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.

 
MEASUREMENT

12/10/2009

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Successful CTIA Audits of SPEAG Head and Hand Phantoms

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MEASUREMENT

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iSAR² Calibration is ISO/IEC 17025 Accredited

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.

 
SIMULATION

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Dellsoft as New SEMCAD X Reseller in India

Schmid & Partner Engineering AG (SPEAG) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Dellsoft Technologies, who will now act as a reseller of SEMCAD X in India. Dellsoft is a leading technical software company in India. Dellsoft's vision is to  achieve international standards of excellence and to be the leading supplier of technical software, learning programs, and other teaching platforms. Many years of experience in the software business and a strong technical support team will facilitate their efforts in providing SEMCAD X to companies in India. 

 
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SEMCAD X Student Research Award 2008 Winner Presentations

The SEMCAD X Student Research Award for 2008 prizes were presented to the winners during the June 2009 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (APS/URSI), in Charleston, SC, USA.

 
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SEMCAD X Student Research Award 2008 Winners

Schmid & Partner Engineering AG (SPEAG) is very pleased to announce the winners of SEMCAD X Student Research Award 2008.

 
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SEMCAD X in Nature Magazine

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Release of SEMCAD X Aletsch V14.0

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