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Global Certification Technical Update

June 2019

June 2019 Updates

United States

US (FCC) – SPECIFIC ABSORPTION RATE (SAR) CHANGES

Effective February 19, 2019

  • FCC has permitted the use of single head-tissue simulating liquid specified in IEC 62209-1 for all SAR tests;
  • Mix and Match of traditional FCC SAR TSLs and IEC 62209-1 TSL in a single application is not permitted;
  • TSL can be changed in a Permissive Change. If SAR increases and original SAR > 1.2 W/Kg, additional SAR measurements will be required;
  • EC 62209-1 TSL is an alternative, not mandatory at this time;
  • FCC parameters are used, ±5% tolerance. If IEC parameters, ±10% tolerance.
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