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MultiPoint Newsletter - September 2016

ISED RSS-210 Issue 9 Transition Period

Question: Is there a transition period for ISED RSS-210 Issue 8 to issue 9?

Answer: Yes, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) recently issued a public notice with details on the transition period from Issue 8 to Issue 9 of RSS-210 Licence-Exempt Radio Apparatus: Category I Equipment. Though geared toward the certified bodies (CBs), it is informative to all that seek certification under RSS-210, and is provided below.

This is to inform you the following certification procedure will apply with regards to transition period for RSS-210 issue 9:

  1. If a certificate has been issued to RSS-210 issue 8 before the date of publication of RSS-210 issue 9, nothing needs to be changed and it can be submitted as is to ISED via the Spectraweb application;
  2. If a certificate has not been issued before the date of publication of RSS-210 issue 9, ISED will continue to accept test reports compliant with RSS-210 Issue 8 until February 26, 2017 and in such cases, the CB shall issue certificates showing RSS-210 Issue 8 compliance. After February 26, 2017, CBs shall issue certificates showing RSS-210 Issue 9 compliance and test reports may continue to be in compliance with RSS-210 Issue 8 until August 26, 2017, only if:
    1. it is supplemented with a partial test report covering any missing requirements from RSS-210 Issue 9; or
    2. it includes an attestation signed by the applicant, lab or CB indicating that the report covers all requirements in RSS-210 Issue 9.
  3. After August 26, 2017, all test reports must be compliant with RSS-210 Issue 9.

Illegal Use of Unauthorized or Authorized Equipment

Question:斗地主达人 Our neighborhood experiences constant interference with our Wi-Fi network routers. Can you provide some examples of equipment that might be used to jam our networks? What options do we have to stop it?

Answer: The jamming of your neighborhood network routers could be caused by unauthorized equipment being operated illegally, or by authorized equipment being used in an unauthorized manner.

Federal law prohibits the use of all unauthorized equipment, and any authorized equipment used in a manner that is inconsistent with the equipment’s authorization, the FCC rules and regulations, and the Communications Act of 1934. The FCC Enforcement Bureau is responsible for ensuring compliance, investigating complaints, and imposing penalties including the assessment of financial forfeitures.

Typical Unauthorized Equipment:

  • GPS Jammers
  • Wi-Fi Jammers
  • Cellular Jammers

Authorized equipment and how it’s used unlawfully:

  • Wi-Fi equipment to intentionally disrupt the lawful operation of neighboring Wi-Fi networks;
  • Wi-Fi routers on unauthorized channels, or on authorized channels at unauthorized power levels;
  • Broadcast transmitters to operate unlicensed or “pirate” radio stations;
  • Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (U-NII) devices on unauthorized frequencies or, on certain frequencies, without a Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) radar detection mechanism enabled;
  • Private land mobile radios (Part 90 radio) programmed and used to operate on unauthorized channels.

斗地主达人If you believe that the constant interference to your neighborhood Wi-Fi network routers is being caused by either unauthorized jammers, or authorized radio frequency equipment being used in an unauthorized manner, you can file a complaint with the FCC at www.fcc.gov/complaints; select “Internet, File Complaint”. You should provide as much detail as possible regarding the interference, including the dates, times, location, and possible source.


Certifying Verified Equipment

Question: Does the FCC allow us to certify equipment that was initially verified? And what exactly are the differences between a verification, a certification, and a declaration of conformity (DoC)?

Answer: The FCC does not allow certification for a device that is subject to verification. The difference between a verification, certification and DoC are as follows:

  • Verification - is a procedure where the manufacturer makes measurements or takes the necessary steps to insure that the equipment complies with the appropriate technical standards.  Verification attaches to all items subsequently marketed by the manufacturer or importer which are identical as defined in 47CF§2.908 to the sample tested and found acceptable by the manufacturer.  Products subject to verification are typically intended for industrial and/or commercial use.
  • Certification - is an equipment authorization issued by, or on behalf of, the FCC based on representations and test data submitted by an applicant.
  • Declaration of Conformity -  is a procedure where the responsible party as defined in 47CFR§2.909 makes measurements or takes other necessary steps to insure that the equipment complies with the appropriate technical standards.  The DoC attaches to all items subsequently marketed by the responsible party which are identical, as defined in 47CFR§2.908, to the sample tested and found acceptable by the responsible party.  Products subject to DoC are typically intended for consumer use. 

Wireless Transmitter Frequency Stability Accuracy

Question: What are the frequency stability requirements for a 902 - 928 MHz wireless transmitter?

Answer: Transmitters that operate within the 902 - 928 MHz band are subject to FCC . The wireless transmitter carrier’s 20 dB bandwidth must be within the 902 - 928 MHz frequency band where operation is permitted under all conditions including modulation, frequency sweeping, hopping and stability, the frequency tolerance of the carrier, and over variation in temperature.

The frequency accuracy of your wireless transmitter carrier’s signal must be within ±0.001% of the operating frequency over a temperature variation of −20 degrees to +50 degrees C at normal supply voltage, as well as for variation in the primary supply voltage from 85% to 115% of the rated supply voltage at a temperature of 20 degrees C. If your wireless transmitter is battery operated, it must be tested using a new battery.


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:

  •  - (9/2/16) - Hollow metallic waveguides - Part 1: General requirements and measuring methods
  • - (9/2/16) - Methods of measurement of touch current and protective conductor current
  • - (9/2/16) - Electroacoustics - Measurement microphones - Part 3: Primary method for free-field calibration of laboratory standard microphones by the reciprocity technique
  • - (9/2/16) - Electroacoustics - Measurement microphones - Part 5: Methods for pressure calibration of working standard microphones by comparison
  •  - (9/9/16) - Electronic railway equipment - On board driving data recording system - Part 2: Conformity testing
  • - (9/11/16) - AC and/or DC-supplied electronic control gear for tubular fluorescent lamps - Performance requirements
  • - (9/16/16) - Communication cables - Specifications for test methods - Part 4-16: Environmental test methods - Circuit integrity under fire conditions
  •  - (9/16/16) - Communication cables - Part 2-29: Common design rules and construction - Crosslinked polyethylene insulation compounds: instrumentation, control and field bus cables
  • - (9/16/16) - Fixed capacitors for use in electronic equipment - Part 18: Sectional specification - Fixed aluminium electrolytic surface mount capacitors with solid (MnO2) and non-solid electrolyte
  • - (9/16/16) - Electrostatics - Part 4-9: Standard test methods for specific applications - Garments
  •  - (9/16/16) - Industrial communication networks - Wireless communication network and communication profiles - WirelessHART™
  •  - (9/16/16) - Electric welding equipment - Assessment of restrictions related to human exposure to electromagnetic fields (0 Hz to 300 GHz) - Part 2: Arc welding equipment
  • - (9/23/16) - Safety of household and similar electrical appliances - Interpretations related to European Standards in the EN 60335 series
  • - (9/23/16) - Switches for household and similar fixed electrical installations - Part 2-5: Particular requirements - Switches and related accessories for use in home and building electronic systems (HBES)
  • - (9/23/16) - Switches for appliances - Part 1-2: Requirements for electronic switches

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:

  •  - 2016-08 - Land Mobile Service; Radio equipment with an internal or external RF connector intended primarily for analogue speech; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU
  •  - 2016-08 - Land Mobile Service; Radio equipment intended for the transmission of data (and/or speech) using constant or non-constant envelope modulation and having an antenna connector; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU
  •  - 2016-08 - Land Mobile Service; Radio equipment transmitting signals to initiate a specific response in the receiver; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU
  •  - 2016-08 - Maritime Personal Homing Beacon intended for use on the frequency 121,5 MHz for search and rescue purposes only; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU
  •  - 2016-08 - Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Satellite broadcast reception equipment; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU; Part 1: Outdoor unit receiving in the 10,7 GHz to 12,75 GHz frequency band
  •  - 2016-09 - Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Harmonised Standard for Mobile Earth Stations (MES) operating in the 1 980 MHz to 2 010 MHz (earth-to-space) and 2 170 MHz to 2 200 MHz (space-to-earth) frequency bands covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU; Part 1: Complementary Ground Component (CGC) for wideband systems
  •  - 2016-09 - Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Harmonised Standard for Mobile Earth Stations (MES) operating in the 1 980 MHz to 2 010 MHz (earth-to-space) and 2 170 MHz to 2 200 MHz (space-to-earth) frequency bands covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU; Part 2: User Equipment (UE) for wideband systems
  •  - 2016-09 - Integrated broadband cable telecommunication networks (CABLE); Characteristics of Evolving Electromagnetic Environment with ECN800 parameters and Cable Network Equipment
  •  - 2016-09 - Wireless Microphones; Audio PMSE up to 3 GHz; Part 1: Class A Receivers; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU
  •  - 2016-09 - VHF air-ground Digital Link (VDL) Mode 4 radio equipment; Technical characteristics and methods of measurement for ground-based equipment; Part 5: Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU
  •  - 2016-09 - Transport and Traffic Telematics (TTT); Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC) transmission equipment (500 kbit/s / 250 kbit/s) operating in the 5 795 MHz to 5 815 MHz frequency band; Part 2: Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU; Sub-part 1: Road Side Units (RSU)
  •  - 2016-09 - Wireless Video Links operating in the 1,3 GHz to 50 GHz frequency band; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU
  •  - 2016-09 - VHF air-ground Digital Link (VDL) Mode 2; Technical characteristics and methods of measurement for ground-based equipment; Part 3: Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU
  •  - 2016-09 - Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT); Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU
  •  - 2016-09 - Network Based Short Range Devices (SRD); Radio equipment to be used in the 870 MHz to 876 MHz frequency range with power levels ranging up to 500 mW; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU

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:

  • - (8/31/16) - Adjustable speed electrical power drive systems - Part 5-1: Safety requirements - Electrical, thermal and energy
  • - (8/31/16) - Amendment 1 - Adjustable speed electrical power drive systems - Part 5-1: Safety requirements - Electrical, thermal and energy
  • - (9/2/16) - Amendment 1 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-30: Particular requirements for room heaters
  • - (9/2/16) - Amendment 1 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-35: Particular requirements for instantaneous water heaters
  • - (9/2/16) - Amendment 2 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-109: Particular requirements for UV radiation water treatment appliances
  • - (9/2/16) - Amendment 2 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-34: Particular requirements for motor-compressors
  • - (9/2/16) - Fire hazard testing - Part 1-10: Guidance for assessing the fire hazard of electrotechnical products - General guidelines
  • - (9/2/16) - Fire hazard testing - Part 1-21: Guidance for assessing the fire hazard of electrotechnical products - Ignitability - Summary and relevance of test methods
  • - (9/2/16) - Fire hazard testing - Part 8-1: Heat release - General guidance
  • - (9/2/16) - Fire hazard testing - Part 8-2: Heat release - Summary and relevance of test methods
  • - (9/2/16) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-105: Particular requirements for multifunctional shower cabinets
  • - (9/2/16) - Uninterruptible power systems (UPS) - Part 2: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements
  • - (9/2/16) - Vehicles, boats and internal combustion engines - Radio disturbance characteristics - Limits and methods of measurement for the protection of on-board receivers
  • - (9/2/16) - Amendment 1 - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 1-5: Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus - Antenna calibration sites and reference test sites for 5 MHz to 18 GHz
  • - (9/6/16) - Radio frequency connectors - Part 54: Sectional specification for coaxial connectors with 10 mm inner diameter of outer conductor, nominal characteristic impedance 50 Ohms, Series 4.3-10
  • - (9/15/16) - Intrepretation sheet 1 - Explosive atmospheres - Part 15: Equipment protection by type of protection "n"
  • - (9/15/16) - Intrepretation sheet 1 - Explosive atmospheres - Part 7: Equipment protection by increased safety "e"
  • - (9/15/16) - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 2-3: Methods of measurement of disturbances and immunity - Radiated disturbance measurements
  • - (9/15/16) - Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 2-3: Methods of measurement of disturbances and immunity - Radiated disturbance measurements
  • - (9/23/16) - Ferrite cores - Dimensions - Part 12: Ring cores
  • - (9/23/16) - Integrated circuits - EMC evaluation of transceivers - Part 2: LIN transceivers
  • - (9/23/16) - Safety of primary and secondary lithium cells and batteries during transport

斗地主达人See for additional information.

EU – RED Update

The (RED) 2014/53/EU becomes mandatory as of June 13, 2017。 Products placed on the EU market as of that date must comply with the RED; the R&TTE Directive will no longer be valid。

When a manufacturer assesses compliance of radio equipment under the essential requirements of RED Articles 3.2 and 3.3 and harmonized standards are (1) applied only in part, (2) available but not applied, or (3) are not available, then it is mandatory for that manufacturer to use a Notified Body (NB), per RED Article 17.4.

The standard will not be ready in time to be placed in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) as a harmonized standard for the RED, therefore manufacturers will be required to use a NB for the type of equipment falling under this standard, including Broadband Radio Access Networks (BRAN) and 5 GHz high performance RLANs, until the document is finalized and becomes a harmonized standard, which may create a high demand for NB involvement in the meantime.

Egypt – New Band Open for Vehicle Radar Sensors

We have recently been informed that Egypt’s National Telecom Regulatory Authority has opened the 76-77 GHz band for Vehicle Radar Sensor applications with a max power of 55 dBm EIRP. More information should be available in future issues of MultiPoint.

Russian Federation – New Testing Requirements for Radio Devices

斗地主达人On August 8, 2016, Russia’s State Committee on Radiofrequencies (GKRCH) published new guidelines for RFC (Radio Frequency Centre) conclusions. RFC conclusions are required for obtaining import licenses for radio devices such as RFID (866-868 MHz) SRDs, automotive radars (76-77 GHz), DECT devices (1880-1900 MHz) and more.

In the past, GKRCH reports issued by an accredited lab were accepted, and obtaining the RFC conclusion was a paperwork process only. The new guidelines imply that only test reports issued by Russia’s RFC will be accepted, and in-country testing is therefore required.

Morocco – New SRD Frequency Bands

On September 19, 2016, Morocco’s National Telecommunications Regulatory Agency (ANRT) issued Decision ANRT/DG/Nº04/16 08/16 regarding the technical specifications of Low Power Short Range Devices and updating prior Decision ANRT/DG/Nº08/13 (6/20/13). Annex 1 of the new Decision details the available frequencies and includes additional bands.

Kenya – Type Approval No Longer Required for SRD

斗地主达人Recently, Kenya’s Communications Authority issued a new regulation regarding the use of Short Range Devices (SRDs); SRDs operating in the permitted frequency bands are now exempt from Type Approval and may be freely imported and sold in Kenya. This includes, but is not limited to, SRDs operating at 13.56 MHz, 433-435 MHz, 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands such as NFC tag/card readers, keyless car entry systems, wireless access points, wireless LAN modules, etc. Please note that these SRDs must comply with the maximum permitted output powers specified for each band which currently aligns with the EU regulations.

Mexico – Customs Requirements for Certificates of Conformity

On August 26, 2016, modifications to the Mexican foreign trade rules and criteria were published in the , regarding all devices approved under the current NOM-EM-016-SCFI-2015 and previous NOM-121-SCT12009 standards pertaining to devices operating in the following bands: 2400-2483.5 MHz, 5725-5850 MHz and 902-928 MHz.

The new Mexican foreign trade requirements call for the mandatory presentation of Certificates of Conformity (NYCE certificates) issued under NOM-EM-016-SCFI-2015 at Mexican Customs for all devices operating on the frequency bands specified above. Because of this, there is a risk that any Certificates of Conformity issued under the previous standard (NOM-121-SCT1-2009) will not be accepted by Customs.

In conflict, IFT technical provision IFT-008-2016 states that all Certificates obtained under the previous standard (NOM-121-SCT1-2009) would remain valid with no need to re-certify under NOM-EM-016-SCFI-2015. Because of this confusion, Mexican Secretaria de Economía (SE) issued a notification on August 29, 2016 stating that any Certificates of Conformity or IFT Approval Certificates issued under the previous NOM-121-SCT1 2009 standard must be accepted at Customs and fulfil the requirements stated in the current NOM-EM-016-SCFI-2015.

Manufacturers are encouraged to provide a copy of the SE’s August 29, 2016 notification at Mexican Customs for all devices in order to prove compliance and ensure Customs delays are not incurred due to this confusion.

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