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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. 

For further information, please contact us at info@speag.swiss or any of our sales channels.

 

MEASUREMENT

12/09/2018

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Millimeter Wave Certification for 5G and Beyond: cDASY6 Module mmWave V1.4, V2.0, V3.0, and V4.0

SPEAG Releases Its Roadmap Towards an Innovative, Robust, and Comprehensive Toolset for Demonstrating Compliance with Current and Future Safety Guidelines and Regulatory Requirements > 6 GHz.

 
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Successful 2018 SPEAG and ZMT Hardware and Software Workshop in South Korea

DYMSTEC, SPEAG, and ZMT Zurich MedTech AG (ZMT) conducted their annual hardware and software workshop in South Korea on 6-7 September, 2018. Z43's sales channel for South Korea were the excellent local organizers of the event, which featured several presentations, workshops, and social events and included live English-Korean translation service.

 
MEASUREMENT

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Customized Phantoms with Unique Use-Factors Accelerate the Development & Testing of Wireless Devices

SPEAG has established a fast, reliable, and cost-effective workflow for development and manufacturing of any customized electromagnetic phantom that provides representative and repeatable testing.

 
MEASUREMENT

14/08/2018

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New DASY Software Feature: Improved Precision for Capacitive Coupled Sources Ahead of Standardization

In line with the upcoming IEC 62209-2 amendment release, SPEAG once again sets the benchmark by providing the solution to measure transmitters in touch with a phantom with maximum precision.

 

 
MEASUREMENT

07/08/2018

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New Software Release DAK Version 2.4.1.144

We are pleased to announce the release of DAK software version 2.4.1.144. Based on the valuable feedback from our rapidly growing customer base, this important maintenance release further improves the accuracy, repeatability, and user experience of measurements with our DAK product line.

 

 
CORPORATE

22/07/2018

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SPEAG Changes Domain Name to dot(.)swiss

Another important milestone in Z43 history: SPEAG is proud to announce the introduction of our brand-new domain name www.speag.swiss!

 
MEASUREMENT

10/07/2018

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Release of Optical Head for Vector Network Analyzers

SPEAG is proud to announce the release of OH4VNA - a miniaturized optical head for cable-free testing of electrically small antennas between 500 MHz – 6 GHz.

 
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Niels Kuster Presents Keynote Lecture on IoT at Symposium Co-Organized by the AUDEN Group and the IEEE EMC Chapter

SPEAG's President of the Board Niels Kuster presented keynote lectures on “EM Evaluation and Optimization of IoT Systems: Standards, Software and Instrumentations” and “Workflow for Demonstration of Compliance of Transmitters Operating above 10 GHz” at a symposium on IoT co-organized by the AUDEN Group and the IEEE EMC Chapter in Taipei on July 4, 2018. 

 
MEASUREMENT

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Communication Systems Update

Updated communication system summary for usage with DASY6 and cSAR3D.

 

 
MEASUREMENT

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POPEYE-V10: Just Like a Human but Stronger and Consistent

SPEAG is proud to introduce POPEYE Version 10, our redesigned electromagnetic human body phantom that introduces striking new details in addition to its main features.

 
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