Radio Type Approval, Homologation, Certification Services - Global Market Access Solutions
We can offer you reliably all services concerning Type Approval in Canada (Ottawa). Our distinguished contact with the authority in Canada (Ottawa), our good relationship to Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada as well as the qualification in the homologation of consumer and automotive RF-products and Short Range Devices (SRD) in ISM-Frequency band will create your market access in Canada trouble-free and cost-effective.
We will assist you to put your product successfully on the market by offering the following services:
Identify applicable requirements for your specific product or technology feature to comply with current regulations in safety, EMC, wireless, etc.
Provide pre-compliance testing during the design and development phase to determine compliance
Assist in completion of applications and other required forms
Test in our accredited labs or your qualified facilities to issue CB Test Report and Certificate with applicable national differences and other test reports for wireless, etc.
Handle entire submittal process including working with local testing and certification organizations
Arrange for initial factory inspections that are required before certification issuance
Coordinate verification testing on qualified products as needed
Facilitate and expedite project progress with support of IB-Lenhardt AG local team and/or partner
Support renewal maintenance of certificates as needed
User manual translation service when needed
For Canada we can offer you a short termed tentative offer based upon a submitted Datasheet of the device: email@example.com
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News for Canada
ISED Supplementary Procedure to Radio Standards Specification
The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada opens a public consultation on the newly drafted RSS-102 SPR-004 “Time-Averaged Specific Absorption Rate (TAS) Assessment Procedures for Wireless Devices Operating in the 4 MHz – 6 GHz Frequency Band”. The SPR, supplementary procedure to radio standards, defines the general test methods for the RF Exposure compliance assessment for wireless devices operating in the frequency range 4 MHz to 6 GHz based on time averaging methods.
The consultation is open until February 23rd, 2021 using the link as below.
public consultancy on the 6GHz license exempt frequency band
Until January 19th 2021 the ISED opened a consultation on the technical and policy framework for license-exempt use in the 6 GHz frequency band. The opening of the 6 GHz band is considered as priority one and especially the prominent role of WiFi is emphasized. The ISED is proposing the establishment of new spectrum for license-exempt Radio LAN operation in the frequency band 5925 - 7125 MHz with a maximum output power of 36 dBm EIRP.
Further details are included in the consultancy document which may be found here
ISED published ICES-003 Issue7
The newest edition of the Information and Technology Equipment standard ICES-003 was released by the ISED on October 15th 2020.
Newly added to the Issue 7 of the standard were the requirements for devices with wireless power transfer functionality and the removal of alternative limits. Issue 7 is including only one set of limits now.
Time-Averaged Specific Absorption Rate (TAS) Protocol
The ISED in Canada as of April 20th, 2020 specified the certification requirements for the use of time-averaged specific absorption rate protocols to show compliance of radio devices with the RF Exposure requirements as defined in the applicable Canadian standard RSS-102. The Notice 2020 – DRS0007 allows the use of dynamic power level management to control the specific absorption rate of devices (SAR) over a specific time period and defines the specific requirements to be met before such an approach may be used. Those restrictions include but are not limited to a consultation with the ISED prior to seeking certification, a pre-approval of the time averaging protocol used and the time-averaging period and methodology.
The issuance of the notice was necessary because of the lack of standardized test methods and protocols to cover this new evolvement in the development of transmitting devices.
Please note that the necessary testing must be performed at a ISED recognized testing laboratory.
The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada is seeking comments on the following CONSULTATION: ICES-001, issue 5, “Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) Equipment” sets the minimum requirements applicable to industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) equipment. These requirements include limits for and methods of measurement of radiated and conducted radio frequency emissions produced by ISM equipment, as well as administrative requirements applicable to such equipment.
Consultation of ICES-001, Issue 5, Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) Equipment ( available in English and French)
New Requirements for Wireless Device Testing Laboratories
Since 15th of March 2019 the Innovation, Science and Economic Development of Canada (ISED) has published the "Decision on New Requirements for Wirelees Device Testing Laboratories".
The increasing complexity of the equipment and the intricacies of the regulatory requirements demand more technical expertise from stakeholders involved in the conformity assessment process. Accredited testing laboratories (by ISED) generally submit higher quality test reports, therefore providing greater confidence in the competencies of these testing laboratories to perform compliance assessments to domestic technical rules.
The Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has published new radio standards specification (RSS-130 Issue 2 replacing Issue 1) for equipment operating in the frequency bands 617-652 MHz, 663-698 MHZ, 689-756 MHz and 777-787 MHz.
The main changes are listed below:
• Add the frequency bands 617-652 MHz and 663-698 MHz and the related requirements to the standard.
• Add a provision for a transition period regarding RSS-130 issue 1.
• Change equipment’s equivalent isotopically radiated power (e.i.r.p.) to effective radiated power (e.r.p.).
• Clarify that the equipment’s unwanted emission limit shall be met at the highest and lowest frequency of the frequency block range that contains the equipment operating frequencies.
• Clarify that equipment’s measurement shall be performed only with the carrier frequency set at the lowest frequency and highest frequency in each frequency bands.
• Add guidance on determining the occupied bandwidth when measuring frequency stability limits for equipment able to transmit numerous channels simultaneously.
• Remove measurement section on multiple antennas since the measurement method is defined in ANSI C63.26, American National Standard for Compliance Testing of Transmitters Used in Licensed Radio Service (referenced in RSS-Gen, General Requirements for Compliance of Radio Apparatus).
most importantly, the band has been expanded to include 77-81 GHz (thus globally harmonized)
it is licence-exempt
The average e.i.r.p. shall be done by a power averaging detector (1 MHz resolution) and the power shall be integrated over the occupied bandwidth; the total average e.i.r.p. shall not exceed 50 dBm over the occupied bandwidth.
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Safety Information for Canada
The Type A electrical plug (or flat blade attachment plug) is an ungrounded plug with two flat parallel pins. Although the American and Japanese plugs appear identical, the neutral pin on the American plug is wider than the live pin, whereas on the Japanese plug both pins are the same size. As a result, Japanese plugs can be used in the US but often not the other way around. The pins on Type A and Type B plugs have a hole near the tip that fits into ‘bumps’ found on the contact wipers of some sockets, so that the pins are gripped more tightly allowing for better contact and also to prevent the plug from slipping out of the socket. Some sockets have spring-action blades that grip the sides of the pins, making the holes obsolete.
The Type B electrical plug has two flat parallel pins and a round grounding (or earth) pin. The earth pin is longer than the other two so that the device is grounded before the power is connected. As with the type A plugs, the American and Japanese versions vary slightly. Type B plugs are rated at 15 amps.