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MultiPoint Newsletter - July 2014

Standards Updates

EU: New CENELEC Standards Recently Released

This is a shortened list of the CENELEC standards published or made available during the past month:

  • - (5/30/2014) - Electric vehicle conductive charging system - Part 23: DC electric vehicle charging station
  • - (5/30/2014) - Electric vehicle conductive charging system - Part 24: Digital communication between a d.c. EV charging station and an electric vehicle for control of d.c. charging
  • - (6/6/2014) - Product standard to demonstrate compliance of radio frequency fields from handheld and body-mounted wireless communication devices used by the general public (30 MHz - 6 GHz)
  • - (6/6/2014) - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 2-3: Methods of measurement of disturbances and immunity - Radiated disturbance measurements
  • - (6/13/2014) - Alarm systems - Intrusion and hold-up systems - Part 6: Power supplies
  • - (6/13/2014) - Alarm systems - Intrusion and hold-up systems - Part 9: Alarm verification - Methods and principles
  • - (6/20/2014) - Explosive atmospheres - Part 29-3: Gas detectors - Guidance on functional safety of fixed gas detection systems
  • - (6/20/2014) - Electroacoustics - Octave-band and fractional-octave-band filters - Part 1: Specifications
  • - (6/27/2014) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-34: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of invasive blood pressure monitoring equipment

See for additional information.

EU: New ETSI Standards Recently Released

This is a shortened list of the new ETSI standards published during the past month:

  • - (May 2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Land Mobile Service; Radio equipment using constant or non-constant envelope modulation operating in a channel bandwidth of 25 kHz, 50 kHz, 100 kHz or 150 kHz; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&TTE Directive
  •  - (June 2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Peer-to-Peer Digital Private Mobile Radio using FDMA with a channel spacing of 6,25 kHz with e.r.p. of up to 500 mW
  •  - (June 2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Systems; Part 4: DMR trunking protocol
  •  - (June 2014) - Railway Telecommunications (RT); GSM-R improved receiver parameters; Part 1: Requirements for radio reception
  • - (June 2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); System Reference document (SRdoc); Technical characteristics of Radio equipment to be used in the 76 GHz to 77 GHz band; Short-Range Radar to be fitted on fixed transport infrastructure
  •  - (June 2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD) intended for operation in the bands 865 MHz to 868 MHz and 915 MHz to 921 MHz; Guidelines for the installation and commissioning of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) equipment at UHF
  •  - (June 2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Digital Private Mobile Radio (dPMR) using FDMA with a channel spacing of 6,25 kHz
  • - (June 2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD) using Ultra Wide Band (UWB); Transmission characteristics Part 2: UWB mitigation techniques

See for additional information.

EU: New IEC Standards Recently Released

This is a shortened list of the new IEC standards published during the past month:

  • - (5/26/2014) - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 3-2: Limits - Limits for harmonic current emissions (equipment input current ≤ 16 A per phase)
  • - (5/26/2014) - Luminaires - Part 1: General requirements and tests
  • - (6/19/2014) - Medical electrical equipment - ALL PARTS
  • - (6/19/2014) - Medical electrical equipment - Part 1-12: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance - Collateral Standard: Requirements for medical electrical equipment and medical electrical systems intended for use in the emergency medical services environment
  • - (6/19/2014) - Electricity metering equipment (a.c.) - Particular requirements - Part 24: Static meters for reactive energy at fundamental frequency (classes 0,5 S, 1S and 1)
  • - (6/19/2014) - Sound system equipment - Part 4: Microphones
  • - (6/27/2014) - Audio, video and similar electronic apparatus - Safety requirements
  • - (6/27/2014) - Explosive atmospheres - Part 1: Equipment protection by flameproof enclosures "d"

See for additional information.

FCC - "Permit But Ask" List and Procedures Revised

On May 16, 2014, the FCC published , which replaces 388624 D02 Permit But Ask List v15。 Fixed devices in the U-NII-1 band were added。

FCC - Guidance on Non-SDR Devices to Ensure Compliance

On June 2, 2014, the FCC published providing guidance on permissible options and restrictions on configuration controls for devices not approved as Software Defined Radios。

Additionally, the FCC revised (FCC 14-30, ET Docket No. 13-39) the rules (effective June 2, 2014) for U-NII devices operating under Part 15 to require that these devices have software security implemented to ensure that the devices operate as authorized and that they cannot be modified. provides guidance on the information that must be provided in the application filing to show that proper security is implemented in the device.

The FCC has established the following transition plan:

  • New devices will be permitted to be approved under the old rules until June 1, 2015.
  • Starting June 2, 2016, permissive changes will not be permitted for devices approved under the old rules, unless they meet the requirements of the new rules.
  • All devices partially or completely approved under the old rules cannot be marketed starting June 2, 2016 unless they meet the requirements of the new rules in all the bands of operation.
  • Applications for devices for approval under the new rules must apply all of the applicable test procedures for such devices and provide software security documentation as discussed in the guidance . This also applies to all applications for new devices and applications for permissive changes of previously approved devices.

Also, please note that effective January 1, 2015 equipment authorization applications for all new Wi-Fi Client devices capable of operating on Channels 12 and 13 in the 2.4 GHz band under Part 15 rules must demonstrate compliance with the guidance in . Wi-Fi Client devices capable of operating on Channels 12 and 13 approved prior to that date and otherwise relying on passive scanning modes may be marketed without modification after that date.

US - Draft ENERGY STAR Requirements for Slates and Tablets Published

During late May 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published which now includes Slate/Tablet devices and Two-In-One Computers with notable additions below:

  • Provided guidance that Slates/Tablets or Two-In-One Computers shall be configured in a manner identical to Notebooks unless otherwise specified.
  • Provided clarification to luminance requirement to load three vertical bar video signal with default application for a Slate/Tablet or Two-In-One Computer.
  • Added luminance requirements to test Slates/Tablets at a 200 cd/m2 minimum. Additionally, Two- In-One Computers shall be tested similar to Notebooks at 90 cd/m2.
  • Added requirement for Slates/Tablets or Two-In-One Computers to configure the ENERGY STAR test image with a default image display application.
  • Added additional reporting test, specifying that Notebook Computers and Two-In-One Computers repeat the Short Idle test with the display brightness set to the closest setting that is at least 200 cd/m2. Additionally, Slates/Tablets shall repeat the Short Idle test with the display brightness set to the closest setting that is at least 90 cd/m2.
  • Added additional requirement to disable cellular function for testing and added clarifying language to leave Bluetooth as shipped.

Canada - Health Canada's Safety Code 6 Limits

Recently, Health Canada published a public consultation notice including its 。 Industry Canada is reminding manufacturers of their obligations to meet limits adopted in Industry Canada , and these additional points made at the April 2014 TCB Workshop:

  • Industry Canada recommends that manufacturers take the draft limits into consideration during the design and testing phases of their devices, including the compliance distance in their user manuals.
  • Industry Canada will incorporate official Safety Code 6 limits (2014) in RSS-102 Issue 5.
  • Industry Canada will immediately use RSS-102 Issue 5 for the purposes of certifying new equipment.
  • RSS-102 Issue 5 will take full effect 120 days from the date of publication for equipment certified prior to Issue 5.
  • After the transition period, all devices manufactured, imported or sold in Canada must be in compliance with the revised standard no matter when they were originally certified.

EU - New Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU

斗地主达人On May 22, 2014, the Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU (RED) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The RED will replace the R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC starting June 13, 2016, after a two year transition period to allow manufacturers time to comply with the new Directive. The following are some key highlights of the new Directive:

  • The RED brings the Directive into line with the New Legislative Framework (NLF) which has replaced the 20 year old New Approach.
  • The RED introduces obligations for importers and distributors of radio equipment, as well as manufacturers.
  • The RED scope includes broadcast receivers.
  • Telecommunications Terminal Equipment without a radio interface is no longer within the Directive's scope, but instead will be within the scope of the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) 2014/35/EU and the Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive 2014/30/EU.

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