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Global Certification Technical Update

December 2018

December 2018 Updates

Argentina

ENACOM PUBLISHES NEW DIRECTIVE

On October 25th, 2018, ENACOM published an Official Bulletin regarding the updated standard for Low Power Devices increasing the limit for unwanted emissions.

New directive ENACOM-Q2-60.14 V18.1 main changes are:

  • Removal of the antenna “special connector” requirement.
    • For devices using an external antenna, the manufacturer must take the necessary measures to prevent the replacement of the declared and tested antenna. Moreover, the antenna type and characteristics must be declared as well.
    • The manufacturer must test and register SRD modules using regular SMA connectors
  • New Allocation for 314-316MHz band for Low Power Devices
  • Modification on the non-desired emissions level for the 433.075-434.775MHz band.
    • The limit was increased in order to be harmonized to FCC/EN limits, due to the fact that many FCC/EN approved devices weren’t complying with ENACOM limits.
    • The spurious emission limit for the 433MHz band has been increased from 200uV/m to 1830uV/m.
  •   Modification on the non-desired emissions level for the 902-928 MHz & 2400-2438.5 MHz band.
    • The limit was increased for 902-928MHz band and defined for the 2.4GHz band.

Important:

There will be a 90 days grace period to apply homologation using the former ENACOM-Q2-60.14 V16.1 standard.

Renewals will not require retesting as long as original test reports still comply with the limits established in this new standard.

ENACOM RELEASES NEW STANDARD

On Nov 8th, , ENACOM released a new standard for “Radars Applied to Intelligent Transport Systems.” This technical standard is the union of two resolutions released in the past, which authorized approval of devices in Argentina working in 24.05-24.25 GHz & 76-77 GHz.

This new standard reaffirms these devices must be tested under the Low Power Standard and complies with the following maximum output power:

  • 05-24.25 GHz
    • 250 μV/m at 3 meters, using an average detector
    • 2500 μV/m at 3 meters, using a peak detector
  • 76-77 GHz
    • 6 V/m at 3 meters, using an average detector
    • 65 V/m at 3 meters, using a peak detector

At the moment, there are no accredited labs to test these kinds of devices. . In the meantime, ENACOM will accept foreign reports to approve them.

If a future laboratory gets the accreditation to test these frequencies, manufacturers will have 180 days from lab accreditation to submit local test reports under this standard. If no local test reports are submitted, existing certificates will expire automatically.

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