cSAR3D - SAR System with Novel Vector Array Technology

What is cSAR3D?

cSAR3D is the most advanced vector array system for conducting fast, high-precision Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) measurements of wireless devices for testing the compliance of devices with national and international safety guidelines. SAR testing is now faster and easier than ever, with high accuracy within one second, ensuring a quicker entry of your new wireless products in a highly competitive market.

Applications, Features, and Benefits


Compliance Evaluation
  • improve time-to-market by using cSAR3D in accordance with IEC 62209-3
  • feel secure knowing that the performance of cSAR3D has been validated by independent test laboratories to be within IEC 62209-3 acceptance criteria
  • measurement uncertainty calculated for each measurement: < 30% for most measurements
  • time-average SAR and simultaneous transmission SAR combining in accordance with standards and regulatory guidelines
  • use cSAR3D as a fast SAR system based on IEC 62209-1/2, IEEE 1528 and IEC/IEEE 62209-1528 standards
  • combine cSAR3D results with the gold standard DASY6 for significant time and cost savings
Prototype Testing
  • use cSAR3D at the workbench to check design modifications on radiofrequency (RF) performance of devices
  • quickly analyze SAR measurement statistics
Quality Assurance
  • run thousands of SAR measurements effortlessly with built-in automation features
  • integrate cSAR3D into your production-line quality-assurance (QA) process
  • use our remote client to control cSAR3D hardware from third-party software



Advanced Array Technology
  • high-resolution array of over 1000 sensors
  • array is conformal to the phantom surface at a distance of 3 mm
  • all three field components measured directly
  • robust and accurate 3D field reconstruction for display of SAR distribution the volume of the phantom
Range of Phantoms
Testing Automation
  • cSAR3D-A is a robot-based extension to cSAR3D that automatically positions the wireless device on any phantom. Thousands of measurements can be performed with one click.
  • cSAR3D-QA (coming soon) extends cSAR3D-A for integration into production-line QA processes. It can be controlled from 3rd-party software.
  • write your own testing scripts with our internal Python scripting interface
  • control cSAR3D hardware remotely with any third-party software, allowing scalability to multi-site labs and integration with other hardware

Base-Station Simulator integration

  • cSAR3D software includes integration of base-station simulators for automated call handling. All major base-station simulators have been integrated.
Test Reporting
  • overhead camera module (CAMO) takes photos of the wireless device during testing. The software overlays the camera image on the SAR distribution for documentation of the peak SAR location
  • automatic generation of the SAR test results with a single mouse click
  • tabular output of the SAR data in Excel, Word, HTML, or PDF formats
  • delivered fully calibrated with all communication signals for wireless devices listed on our support page
  • calibrations for other communication signals can be added without having to ship the hardware to us
  • calibration is performed in our ISO 17025 accredited laboratory



  • perform hundreds of measurements in minutes
  • reduce the time and cost of SAR measurement for prototype testing by over 90%
  • for compliance testing based on IEC 62209-1, time and cost savings of at least 40% can be achieved when cSAR3D is integrated with the industry standard DASY6
Powerful and Versatile
  • easily create measurement projects of over 1000 tests, including all modulations (2G, 3G, 4G, 5G), phantoms, positions, and accessories
  • connect the wireless device with base-station simulators for automated and fast call setup and handover
  • write your own scripts to automate measurements with cSAR3D's internal Python scripting interface
  • control cSAR3D externally from other applications
  • use individual units (Flat, Head, and Quad) independently
  • place the Flat (24 kg) and Head (17 kg) units on a desk or lab bench, no need for a specialized laboratory environment
  • extend the system according to your testing needs
  • send units for calibration at different times to be flexible with your testing demands
Proven Accuracy
  • validated by independent laboratories to be within IEC 62209-3 acceptance criteria compared to numerical simulations
  • thoroughly tested against DASY systems on commercially-available handsets
  • suitable for use as a fast SAR system according to IEC 62209-1/2 and IEC/IEEE 62209-1528 protocols
  • extensive literature available confirming accuracy of cSAR3D measurements
High Quality
  • cSAR3D is delivered fully calibrated with all communication signals for wireless devices listed on our support page. Calibrations for other communication signals can be added without having to ship the hardware to us
  • calibration is performed in our ISO 17025 accredited laboratory (see news release)
  • our calibration laboratory is fully shielded and environmentally controlled
  • calibration of the sensors is performed in the final assembly; no adjustments or assembly is performed after calibration
  • full validation of new cSAR3D units is performed in accordance with IEC 62209-3
  • solution of choice among several regulatory agencies
  • 300+ units have been manufactured, calibrated, and installed
  • SAR array system preferred by device manufacturers and testing laboratories