Consumer protection has driven an increase in Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) testing and regulation.
SAR is a measure of the rate at which radio frequency (RF) energy is absorbed by the human body. Wireless terminals, such as GSM and GPRS, CDMA, WLAN, Bluetooth and WCDMA terminals, including cell phones emit radio frequency energy.
Our SAR laboratories provide SAR testing for all kinds of wireless terminals.
Strong electrical and magnetic radiation has been proven as harmful to human health. As a result many countries have introduced SAR levels which must be met in order to sell your product in their territory.
|USA & Canada
||1.6 W/Kg_1 gram (Recommended)
||2.0 W/Kg_10 gram (Recommended)
To manufacture or sell radio and telecommunication equipment for use in Europe it must comply with R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC. With a few exceptions it applies to all equipment that uses the radio frequency spectrum.
The R&TTE Directive harmonizes the telecommunications market and improves the process of bringing products to market. Removing national standards the directive now requires manufacturers to demonstrate that a product meets the directive’s Essential Requirements. At SGS we have the expertise and testing facilities to help you demonstrate your product’s compliance and carry the appropriate CE mark.
Common R&TTE standards:
- Product safety: EN 60950-1, EN 60215, EN 60825-1, EN 60529
- EMC: EN 301 489, EN 301 502, EN 301 908, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3
- Radio: EN 300 220/330/440 (S...
Electrical and electronic products are regulated for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) in almost every market around the world. At SGS we operate the biggest, fully equipped and most effective network of EMC testing facilities in the world.
All electrical and electronic devices, or installations, influence each other when either interconnected or placed in close proximity. This can be seen as interference between your television or radio, for example, and a nearby washing machine or overhead power line. EMC requirements are designed to keep these side effects under reasonable control. Similarly, in cars many elements are managed electronically and any interference could cause them to malfunction...