FCC 5GHz UNII Rule Changes

March 17, 2016

Will the FCC Extend the June 2, 2016 Deadline? Our FCC certifications team has received many questions related to the FCC 5GHz rule changes implemented in FCC Report & Order 14-30, June 2014. The FCC issued a Memorandum Opinion and...

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FCC Changes Rules for Testing Facilities

February 12, 2016

As of July 13, 2016 manufacturers looking for FCC certification for the EMC approval of products for sale in the US must utilize an FCC Recognized Accredited Laboratory. Previously manufacturers seeking FCC certification were permitted to use laboratories which were...

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Domestic Approvals Update – Industry Canada & FCC

June 23, 2015

Industry Canada: After December 31, 2016, Industry Canada will no longer accept non-accredited test facility sites. Test data from non-accredited test labs will not be accepted starting January 1, 2017. Federal Communications Commission: The FCC rules for laboratory testing of...

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FCC Postpones 15.37(h) 5745-5850 MHz U-NII transition requirement until Dec 2, 2015

June 4, 2015

On June 1, 2015 the FCC released a bulletin regarding the revision of Part 15 of the Commission’s Rules to Permit Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (U-NII) Devices in the 5GHz band. You can review the bulletin the here: The...

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IEC 62368-1: The new standard for Information Technology and Audio Video equipment

May 21, 2014

By Noel Lovato, Product Safety Manager, NTS Silicon Valley The next five years will be critical for manufacturers of Information Technology, IEC 60950-1 and Audio Video Equipment, IEC 60065-1. A new standard has been developed and is expected to be...

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New FCC Rules for unlicensed radio equipment operating in the 5.15 – 5.85 GHz frequency bands

May 21, 2014

By David Bare, Chief Engineer, NTS Silicon Valley The FCC recently adopted revised rules for products that operate in unlicensed frequency bands from 5 – 6 GHz per Part 15 Subpart E of the FCC Rules. The rules were published...

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UAE – Radio/Telecom Update

April 18, 2014

UAE – Radio/Telecom The TRA (Telecommunication Regulatory Authority in the UAE, United Arabic Emirates) is now requesting samples for telecom and radio approvals. According to the authority, verifications on the sample must be done in country and soon they will...

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ANSI C63.10 Article and Panel Discussion

March 31, 2010

The ANSI C63.10, a standard for Testing Unlicensed Wireless Devices by the American Standards Institute (ANSI) and Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) C63® was published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) on Sept. 10, 2009. This new standard...

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FCC Halts DFS Master Certifications

July 22, 2009

The FCC has announced that it has currently halted issuing new and any Class 2 Permissive Change certifications that require a DFS evaluation for Master devices until further notice. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is currently investigating interference...

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FCC Cracks Down On Unauthorized Radio Frequency Devices

June 15, 2009

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a $7,000 forfeiture against Sennheiser Electronic Corporation for willful and repeated violation of Section 302(b) of the Communications Act of 1934; the apparent violation involves Sennheiser’s marketing of unauthorized radio frequency devices. In July...

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