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Global Certification Technical Update

March 2019

March 2019 Updates

Brazil

Brazil (ANATEL) Declaration of SAR Value on Product Packaging or Manual

Effective January 30, 2019

Resolution No. 700/2018, Article 11 and Official Letter No. 659/2018 published by ANATEL.

All portable devices subject to SAR tests will have to show in their packaging or physical/electronic manual the maximum SAR value measured by the lab during SAR tests. When the manufacturer decides to display this information in the electronic manual, it is required to have details in the physical manual indicating how to access the electronic manual.

ANATEL Official Letter nº 38/2004 warning and ANATEL SAR warning.

Text below must be included in the user manual:

“Este produto está homologado pela ANATEL de acordo com os procedimentos regulamentados para avaliação da conformidade de produtos para telecomunicações e atende aos requisitos técnicos aplicados, incluindo os limites de exposição da Taxa de Absorção Específica referente a campos elétricos, magnéticos e eletromagnéticos de radiofrequência.  O máximo valor medido da Taxa de Absorção Específica referente à exposição localizada na cabeça foi de XX W/kg e no tronco foi de XX W/kg (replace XX to the maximum SAR found on tests).  Para maiores informações, consulte o site da ANATEL – www.anatel.gov.br

IMPORTANTE NOTE: When the product is a restrict radiation device (unlicensed device, such as WIFI, BT, RFID, SRD, etc.), the Res. 680 phrase must be added too.

“Este equipamento não tem direito à proteção contra interferência prejudicial e não pode causar interferência em sistemas devidamente autorizados.”

Brazil (ANATEL) Technical Requirements for Terminals and Base Station Radios using NB-IoT Technology

Effective February, 2019

ANATEL published Act nº 630 (ETA – Access Terminal Station), Act nº 631 (Transceiver for Radio Base Station) to include the NB-IoT requirements.

Note:

No laboratory is able to do NB-IoT testing in Brazil. It may be possible to accept reports done by foreigner labs. In this case, the following rules must be obeyed:

  1. Testing was done within 2 years
  2. Testing was done by a laboratory accredited by an ILAC member (https://ilac.org/signatory-search/)
  3. Test report must refer to the standards described in the ANATEL requirements

Table below shows the new standards included for NB-IoT:

Product TECHNOLOGY TESTING STANDARDS FOR NB IoT
ACT 630 (2019) /

Access Terminal Station (ETA)

NB-IoT LTE Cat. M1

&

NB-IoT Cat. NB1

ETSI TS 136 521-1 V14.4.0 (2017-11) LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); User Equipment (UE) conformance specification; Radio transmission and reception; Part 1: Conformance testing (3GPP TS 36.521-1 version 14.4.0 Release 14)
ACT 631 (2019) / Radio Base Station NB-IoT RB Item 6.3.3 NB-IoT RB power dynamic range for in-band or guard band operation, according to ETSI TS 136 141 V15.3.0 (2018-07) – LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Base Station (BS) conformance testing (3GPP TS 36.141 version 15.3.0 Release 15).
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