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Packets Certification and Regulatory Approval updates and news

Please note that the following represents, in most cases, technical opinions with justification in Regulatory Agency Requirements, the particulars of the product must be considered. Thus, we welcome a call or email if you have any special needs or questions.

Issue link Topics
2017 March

RSS-247 issue2 - list of changes, Important Laboratory Accreditation News, SPR-002, RSS-131, Training Seminar

2017 February

Transition period for RSS-210 issue 9, SAR System Validation data required by KDB865664, PMN, HVIN, FVIN, HMN

2017 January

Testing licensed devices, RSS-131, Equipment classes are defined by Article 4.1 of the R&TTE Directive, Under the RED, do our Class 2 products require the alert sign on the packaging?

2016 December

What has changed since the R&TTED, RED and LVD, certification and Declaration of Conformity, the FCC released new guidance

2016 November

2.948-listed test facilities/laboratories, to qualify as a stand-alone module, Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters, Modular Approvals, SAR Testing Guidance

2016 October

Internet of Things Regulations and Requirements for Appliance Manufacturers, A TCF designator is required for Notified Body request, transition period for RSS-210 issue 9

2016 August

What are the Test Data Reuse Policies?, What are the Frequency Range of Radiated Measurements?, New lists of harmonized standards, FCC grantee code

2016 July

Transition period for laboratories recognized under FCC part 2.948, new Radio Equipment Directive (RED)

2016 June

Test requirements for Class II permissive change, Short-Term Confidentiality, FCC Enforcement, Body SAR testing for a device

2016 May

ISED PMN, Carrier Aggregation, FCC KDB's, U-NII

2016 Apr

ISED, R&TTE, ANSI C63.4-2014, Part 15 intentional and unintentional radiators compliance testing, FCC KDB, RSS-102 Issue5, SAR test reduction procedure, Carrier Aggregation Explained

2016 Mar

New testing standard, ANSI C63.26-2015, 178919 D01 Permissive Change Policy, listing SAR values in user manuals, Software Security Requirements for U-NII Devices

2016 Feb

RSP-100 issue 11 and DC-01 issue 6, RSS-117 issue 3, RSS-216 issue 2 and ICES-003 issue 6, RSS-GEN Issue 4, U-NII devices, FCC Form 740

2016 Jan

RSS-GEN Issue 4, FCC 15-163A1, 388624 D01 Pre-Approval Guidance Procedure v11r01

2015 Dec

List of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) KDB Procedures for SAR Measurement accepted by Industry Canada

ET Docket No. 15-99 and 15-100 updated rules for part 15 unlicensed and part 74 licensed wireless microphones

2015 Nov

Europe’s Recommendation 70-03 was updated, FCC ET Docket No. 13-44;FCC 14-208 has been published

The first China Certification Conference


Required Documents for Integrated Modular Device in Final Product
MIC Radio Certification Quality System
MIC Bandwidth Measurement
MIC Body SAR Update
CAB Responsibility in Determining Acceptable SAR Test Methods
Body SAR Requirements for Modules


(ACB) Receives Recognition for Japan - Device Certification Services to Japanese Radio Law Now Available

20 ACB Gains ANSI Accreditation to Japan Radio Standards, IC RF Exposure Annexes, New Official Journal of EMC Directive
19 ACB Earns EPA ENERGYSTAR® Recognition, KDB 447498, external antenna(s), DoC for the FCC, Part 15
18 Part 18 measurement, frequency hopping devices in 15.247, radiated emission measurements above 1 GHz, IC SAR Testing Requirements
17 Exclusive: European Update, new version of REC 70-03 has been released, New R&TTE Directive, CISPR 32 and CISPR 35, ErP and ErP Directives
16 FCC part 15 B or SAE?, EN 50360, Part 90, obtain a Notified Body opinion, “Canadian Representative” requirements
15 Integrated antennas, 5150-5250 MHz band, "Composite Device", want to know if this product needs to apply for a FCC ID, Is a wireless keyboard and mouse under DoC or Certification?,
14 Vietnam Conformity Assessment Conference, FCC freeze applies to Part 74, Part15D DECT, WLAN device with an external antenna
13 FCC KDB: A “How To” Guide, OEM integrator responsibility, Questions about Part 95,
China/Taiwan DOC testing
12 Labs must follow accepted test procedures, FCC Annual Surveillance Report, AmericanTCB announces opening of UK Office, Permissive Change Policy, Authorized Individual Policy (Form 731)
11 TCB Workshop Summary, Cooperative Agreements in China, Certification for New Technologies, Standards Fight Global Warming, Q&A
10 ACB presents the Touwai China Newsletter
9 BT headsets, cellular repeater, UPN, L and M masks in Part 90.210, new Radio Standards Specification, RSS-111
8 Vehicles controlled by PLC systems, 3-Phase contactor and motor causing interference, EMI caused by inductor/capacitance components, Upload Procedure Change Notification
7 Short-term confidentiality, FCC Part 15 basic issues, Waiver of the HAC rules, Industry Canada Standards
6 GMRS/ FRS walkie-talkie SAR measurement, Two vendors for 802.11g cards, AMENDMENT OF PART 90, MIMO Systems, Standard updates
5 FCC Winter Workshop Information, 15C Booster/Antenna Port, KU-BAND FREQUENCIES, U-NII devices in the 5 GHz band
4 DECT Allowed in US, Michael Powell resigns, Reopening of the 900 MHz Band, Part 90 Narrowbanding
3 China WLAN standards, New FCC Part 15 rules, 20 Years of FCC Rules, Famous Quotes, New FCC Enforcement Policy
2 Co-located transmitters, 2.4 GHz PCMCIA SAR Evaluation, RF exposure evaluation, OFDM, 15.407 subpart E, UNII Devices
1 15.247 PCMCIA cards, 5 GHz Band, testing an OFDM 5GHz Unit, measuring band edges

Do you have a question regarding certification, testing, wireless, or the FCC Rules and Regulations? Contact ACB.

Topics typically include compliance questions, device testing, and certification issues such as,

Multiple Antennas for Low Power Device
Methodology for Bandwidth Selection
RF exposure evaluation
SAR evaluation
FCC Rules Changes
Block Edge Requirements

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