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MultiPoint Newsletter - June 2019

 

FCC Pre-Approval Guidance

Question: We designed a wireless device, and testing indicates that in some operating configurations, the maximum conducted output power increases, though never beyond what we expected to declare as the maximum output power in the certification application we will need to submit. How do we proceed?

Answer:斗地主达人 The situation you describe will most likely require a Pre-Approval Guidance (PAG) review before approval by a TCB, as it falls under one of three classes of applications for equipment authorizations subject to PAG, devices for which there are new or unique operation or installation issues.

388624 D02 Pre-Approval Guidance List v16r05斗地主达人, released April 25, 2019, includes the situation you describe in Section IIC(h). This document includes the three classes of equipment authorizations subject to PAG review, the devices in these three classes, and other conditions that may impact the need for a PAG review.

388624 D01 Pre-Approval Guidance Procedure v11r02, released April 25, 2019, provides the procedures to initiate a PAG review and obtain FCC guidance for the three classes of equipment authorizations. In this situation, refer to Section IC.


FCC Signal Booster Updates

Question: What is the most current information on Signal Boosters issued by the FCC?

Answer: The FCC issued multiple documents related to signal boosters on April 15, 2019.

Due to the significant changes to the previous rules, and the intended new framework, the available policies and test procedures may not clearly support review and approval of a specific booster device。 In these cases, the FCC strongly encourages manufacturers, test laboratories, and TCBs to submit KDB inquiries to request guidance and clarification before starting any compliance testing, or submitting equipment authorization applications。

We recommend first a careful review of 935210 D02 Signal Boosters Certification v04r02斗地主达人, Signal Boosters Basic Certification Requirements. It provides parameters and definitions for consumer and industrial signal boosters that operate under FCC §20, 22, 24, 27 and 90, and other rule parts as indicated, and summarizes the equipment authorization rules, and other policies and guidance, for certification applications, including basic guidance for signal amplifiers used in CMRS (Commercial Mobile Radio Services) and PLMRS (Private Land Mobile Radio Services). Note: This document replaces expired document 935210 D01.

935210 D03 Signal Booster Measurements v04r03, Wideband Consumer Signal Booster Compliance Measurement Guidance, is very detailed, and includes the Consumer Signal Booster Network Protection Standard (NPS) Technical Requirements and Interference Safeguards in FCC §20.21(e)(8). The objective of this KDB publication is to establish and document standardized measurement procedures that will produce the data necessary to demonstrate that a wideband consumer signal booster is compliant with the technical requirements specified by the NPS.

935210 D04 Provider Specific Booster Measurements v02r03, Provider-Specific Consumer Signal Boosters Compliance Measurements Guidance, is comprehensive and includes the Consumer Signal Booster Network Protection Standard Technical Requirements and Interference Safeguards in FCC §20.21(e)(9). The objective of this KDB publication is to establish and document standardized measurement procedures that will produce the data necessary to demonstrate that a provider-specific consumer signal booster is compliant with the technical requirements specified by the NPS.

935210 D05 Indus Booster Basic Meas v01r03, Measurements Guidance for Industrial and Non-Consumer Signal Booster, Repeater and Amplifier Devices, defines the measurement equipment requirements and test methods for CMRS non-consumer repeater/amplifier and industrial booster devices, and PLMRS/PSRS (Public Safety Radio Services) repeater/amplifier and industrial booster devices.


§15.247 Test Procedures

Question: I’ve got a hybrid wireless device to test and certify under FCC §15.247. How can I most easily identify the test requirements and procedures?

Answer: 558074 D01 15.247 Meas Guidance v05r02, Guidance for Compliance Measurements on Digital Transmission System, Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum System, and Hybrid System Devices Operating under Section 15.247 of the FCC Rules, published April 2,2019, details the most current test procedures for measuring Digital Transmission System (DTS), Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum Systems (DSS), and hybrid devices per §15.247.


New FCC Modular Transmitter Guidance

Question: As a manufacturer of modular transmitters, how does the FCC modular transmitter guidance that became effective May 1, 2019 impact us?

Answer: The FCC’s guidance documents on modular transmitters clearly define and standardize the technical and informational requirements for both modular transmitter manufacturers and host product manufacturers, which will facilitate testing, integration and compliance in this sector of the wireless market.

996369 D03 OEM Manual v01, Guidance for Modular Transmitter Instruction Manuals and TCB Certification Application Reviews, is written specifically for the modular transmitter grantees, and includes a detailed list of module design, operational conditions, testing, and informational requirements that they must provide in the module integration instructions they are required to provide to host product manufacturers. This document also provides an excellent checklist for the TCB modular transmitter application review, to facilitate both the submission and review of the modular transmitter certification application.

996369 D04 Module Integration Guide v01, Modular Transmitter Integration Guide – Guidance for Host Product Manufacturers, is written specifically for the host product manufacturers that want to use an FCC certified modular transmitter in their host product. Host product manufacturers are supposed to follow all of the integration guidance provided by the modular transmitter grantee, including any grant restrictions and grant notes. The host product manufacturer is also to perform a limited set of transmitter module verification testing with the transmitter module installed in the host, to ensure the end product is in compliance with the FCC rules. In the event of technical requirements not covered by the module grant, additional equipment testing and/or equipment authorization are the responsibility of the host product manufacturer, for example, testing per unintentional radiator §15 Subpart B requirements, or certification for non-certified transmitters used in the host.


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:

  • - 4/12/2019 - Automatic electrical controls - Part 1: General requirements
  • - 4/17/2019 - Space engineering - Explosive subsystems and devices
  • - 4/19/2019 - Explosive atmospheres - Part 15: Equipment protection by type of protection "n"
  • - 4/26/2019 - Safety of laser products - Part 12: Safety of free space optical communication systems used for transmission of information
  • - 4/26/2019 - Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use - Part 1: General requirements
  • - 5/3/2019 - Connectors for electrical and electronic equipment - Product requirements - Part 3-124: Rectangular connectors - Detail specification for 10-way, shielded, free and fixed connectors for I/O and data transmission with frequencies up to 500 MHz
  • - 5/3/2019 - Integrated circuits - EMC evaluation of transceivers - Part 3: CAN transceivers
  • - 5/17/2019 - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Environment - Compatibility levels for low-frequency conducted disturbances and signalling in public low-voltage power supply systems
  • - 5/31/2019 - Safety of primary and secondary lithium cells and batteries during transport

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:

  •  - (April 2019) - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 2: Specific conditions for radio paging equipment; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.1(b) of Directive 2014/53/EU
  •  - (April 2019) - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 4: Specific conditions for fixed radio links and ancillary equipment; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.1(b) of Directive 2014/53/EU
  • - (April 2019) - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 5: Specific conditions for Private land Mobile Radio (PMR) and ancillary equipment (speech and non-speech) and Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA); Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.1(b) of Directive 2014/53/EU
  • - (April 2019) - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 6: Specific conditions for Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) equipment; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.1(b) of Directive 2014/53/EU
  • - (April 2019) - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 9: Specific conditions for wireless microphones, similar Radio Frequency (RF) audio link equipment, cordless audio and in-ear monitoring devices; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.1(b) of Directive 2014/53/EU
  • - (April 2019) - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 12: Specific conditions for Very Small Aperture Terminal, Satellite Interactive Earth Stations operated in the frequency ranges between 4 GHz and 30 GHz in the Fixed Satellite Service (FSS) Harmonised Standard for electromagnetic compatibility
  • - (April 2019) - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 15: Specific conditions for commercially available amateur radio equipment; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.1(b) of Directive 2014/53/EU
  • - (April 2019) - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 19: Specific conditions for Receive Only Mobile Earth Stations (ROMES) operating in the 1,5 GHz band providing data communications and GNSS receivers operating in the RNSS band (ROGNSS) providing positioning, navigation, and timing data; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.1(b) of Directive 2014/53/EU
  • - (April 2019) - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 20: Specific conditions for Mobile Earth Stations (MES) used in the Mobile Satellite Services (MSS); Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.1(b) of Directive 2014/53/EU
  • - (April 2019) - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 27: Specific conditions for Ultra Low Power Active Medical Implants (ULP-AMI) and related peripheral devices (ULP-AMI-P) operating in the 402 MHz to 405 MHz bands; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.1(b) of Directive 2014/53/EU
  • - (April 2019) - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 29: Specific conditions for Medical Data Service Devices (MEDS) operating in the 401 MHz to 402 MHz and 405 MHz to 406 MHz bands; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.1(b) of Directive 2014/53/EU
  • - (April 2019) - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 31: Specific conditions for equipment in the 9 kHz to 315 kHz band for Ultra Low Power Active Medical Implants (ULP-AMI) and related peripheral devices (ULP-AMI-P); Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.1(b) of Directive 2014/53/EU
  • - (April 2019) - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 33: Specific conditions for Ultra-WideBand (UWB) devices; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.1(b) of Directive 2014/53/EU
  • - (April 2019) - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 34: Specific conditions for External Power Supply (EPS) for mobile phones; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 6 of Directive 2014/30/EU
  • - (April 2019) - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 35: Specific requirements for Low Power Active Medical Implants (LP-AMI) operating in the 2 483,5 MHz to 2 500 MHz bands; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.1(b) of Directive 2014/53/EU
  • - (April 2019) - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 50: Specific conditions for Cellular Communication Base Station (BS), repeater and ancillary equipment; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.1(b) of Directive 2014/53/EU
  • - (April 2019) - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 51: Specific conditions for Automotive, Ground based Vehicles and Surveillance Radar Devices using 24,05 GHz to 24,25 GHz, 24,05 GHz to 24,5 GHz, 76 GHz to 77 GHz and 77 GHz to 81 GHz; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.1(b) of Directive 2014/53/EU
  • - (April 2019) - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 53: Specific conditions for terrestrial sound broadcasting and digital TV broadcasting service transmitters and associated ancillary equipment; Harmonised standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.1(b) of Directive 2014/53/EU
  • - (April 2019) - LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Base Station (BS) and repeater ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 36.113 version 15.3.0 Release 15)
  • - (April 2019) - Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; NR, E-UTRA, UTRA and GSM/EDGE; Multi-Standard Radio (MSR) Base Station (BS) Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 37.113 version 15.5.0 Release 15)
  • - (April 2019) - Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Active Antenna System (AAS) Base Station (BS) Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 37.114 version 15.3.0 Release 15)
  • - (April 2019) - 5G; NR; Base Station (BS) ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 38.113 version 15.4.0 Release 15)
  • - (May 2019) - Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Active Antenna System (AAS) Base Station (BS) Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 37.114 version 15.4.0 Release 15)
  • - (May 2019) - 5G; NR; Base Station (BS) ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (3GPP TS 38.113 version 15.5.0 Release 15)
  • - (May 2019) - 5G; NR; Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements for mobile terminals and ancillary equipment (3GPP TS 38.124 version 15.2.0 Release 15)

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:

  • - (4/10/19) - RLV - Safety of primary and secondary lithium cells and batteries during transport
  • - (4/12/19) - Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use - Part 2-012: Particular requirements for climatic and environmental testing and other temperature conditioning equipment
  • - (4/18/19) - Assessment of electronic and electrical equipment related to human exposure restrictions for electromagnetic fields (0 Hz to 300 GHz)
  • - (4/230/19) - Explosive atmospheres - ALL PARTS
  • - (4/5/19) - Case studies supporting IEC 62232 - Determination of RF field strength, power density and SAR in the vicinity of radiocommunication base stations for the purpose of evaluating human exposure
  • - (5/10/19) - Electrical safety in low voltage distribution systems up to 1 000 V a.c. and 1 500 V d.c. - Equipment for testing, measuring or monitoring of protective measures - Part 1: General requirements
  • - (5/14/19) - Environmental testing - Part 2: Tests - ALL PARTS
  • - (5/16/19) - Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-18: Testing and measurement techniques - Damped oscillatory wave immunity test
  • - (5/17/19) - Human exposure to radio frequency fields from hand-held and body-mounted wireless communication devices - Human models, instrumentation, and procedures - Part 2: Procedure to determine the specific absorption rate (SAR) for wireless communication devices used in close proximity to the human body (frequency range of 30 MHz to 6 GHz)
  • - (5/2/19) -Safety of machinery - Safety-related sensors used for the protection of persons
  • - (5/2/19) - Safety of machinery - Security aspects related to functional safety of safety-related control systems
  • - (5/22/19) - Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear - ALL PARTS
  • - (5/22/19) - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods – Part 1-1: Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus – Measuring apparatus
  • - (5/31/19) - Marking of electrical equipment with ratings related to electrical supply - Safety requirements

斗地主达人See for additional information.

US – FCC Issues New Equipment Authorization Guidance for 76-81 GHz Radar Devices

The FCC recently released , replacing 653005 D01 76-81 GHz Radars v01, with changes as follows:

  • Added policy limitation regarding automotive in-cabin radar usage in Section 2;
  • Updated transition deadlines in Section 3;
  • Clarified that the radiated “peak” power limit applies to power spectral density in Section 4;
  • Expanded guidance in Section 4 to include occupied bandwidth (OBW) and unwanted emissions measurements

Canada – Rhein Tech Laboratories Meets New Canadian ISED Test Lab Requirements

As of March 15, 2019, testing laboratories must be recognized by the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) of Canada in order to perform accepted test results for Canadian RF product approval. Rhein Tech Laboratories, Inc. is proud to announce our recognition by ISED and listing on the ISED website:

ISED provided a three (3) month grace period which ends June 15, 2019 for testing performed prior to March 15, 2019 by testing laboratories that have been registered with, but not recognized by, ISED under the new REC-LAB procedure. Certification bodies have the responsibility to inform each manufacturer submitting a test report from a non-recognized Wireless Device Testing Laboratory that these reports will not be accepted starting June 16, 2019. Certification bodies are also to ensure that testing laboratories' testing equipment is accredited to the proper technical standards (RSS/BETS).

Canada – Release of ICES-003, Issue 6 (Information Technology Equipment (Including Digital Apparatus)–Limits and Methods of Measurement)

In April 2019, Canada’s Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) which sets out standard requirements for information technology equipment (ITE), including digital apparatus. Issue 6 extends the transition period for external thermostats to December 31, 2019, with additional changes as follows:

  • Updated Section 2.1 to clarify the definition of an ITE device;
  • Updated Section 2.3 to include storage media;
  • Updated Section 2.4 to clarify applicability of broadcasting equipment;
  • Updated Section 3(b) to reference the latest version of ANSI C63.4-2014;
  • Updated Section 4(e) to clarify that external thermostats are subject to the requirements of ICES-003 with a revised transition period noted above

Chile – Updated Type Approval Rules for Short Range Devices

On May 7, 2019 Chilean Regulator Subsecretaría de Telecomunicaciones (SUBTEL) issued a modification to Resolution No.1985/2017. The key changes are:

  • Type approval for analog telephones is no longer mandatory.
  • The EIRP limit for the 5150-5250 MHz bands is now 250 mW EIRP for general use.
  • Test reports leveraged for the SUBTEL Type Approval process must have a minimum of two international laboratory accreditation marks present on at least one page of every test report in order to meet SUBTEL’s quality requirement.
  • The following bands have been opened for use by IoT applications:
Frequency Band Maximum EIRP
433,05 – 434,79 MHz 10 mW
868,175 – 868,375 MHz 25 mW
915 – 928 MHz 500 mW
2.400 – 2.483,5 MHz 1W
5.250 – 5.350 MHz 1W
5.470 – 5.725 MHz 1W
5.725 – 5.850 MHz 1W

RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU Amendment

The RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU has a published amendment, , which adds four substances to the list of restricted substances in Annex II – DEHP, BBP, DBP, and DIBP。

斗地主达人This amendment becomes effective on July 22, 2019。 Anything in the scope of RoHS that is not already in the EU prior to July 22, 2019 must comply before it is sent to the EU。

There are implementation delays for certain product categories:

  • Medical devices, including in vitro medical devices, monitoring and control instruments, including industrial monitoring and control instruments, have until July 22, 2021 to meet the new restrictions.
  • Cables, spare parts for repair, reuse, and updating of functionality of electrical equipment in the EU prior to July 22, 2019 can be sent under the original list of six substances until July 22, 2021.

RoHS 2011/65/EU + (EU) 2015/863, Annex II:

斗地主达人Restricted substances referred to in Article 4(1) and maximum concentration values tolerated by weight in homogeneous materials:

  • Lead (0,1%)
  • Mercury (0,1%)
  • Cadmium (0,01%)
  • Hexavalent chromium (0,1%)
  • Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) (0,1%)
  • Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) (0,1%)
  • Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (0,1%)
  • Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP) (0,1%)
  • Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) (0,1%)
  • Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP) (0,1%)

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