FCC - "TCB Exclusion List" Published
On October 31, 2013, the FCC published a revised TCB Exclusion list (628591 D01 TCB Exclusion List v15r02 replaces 628591 D01 TCB Exclusion List v15r01). This revised TCB Exclusion list has moved UWB and Split Modular Transmitters from TCB Exclusion List to PBA List.
TCBs are excluded from issuing grants of certification for the following equipment types:
- Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (UNII) devices with Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) capability (Part 15 Subpart E), including client devices operating in the DFS bands that have radar detection capability.
- Implanted transmitters with maximum total available output power > 1.0 mW (all rule parts). Note: Implanted transmitters, regardless of output power, using RF exposure numerical simulation or computational modeling techniques are excluded per the conditions of B 2 (see below).
- 700 MHz Band Transmitters (698 to 806 MHz, Part 74).
- Television Band Devices (TVBD) (Part 15 Subpart H).
- MedRadio transmitters designed to operate in 413-419 MHz, 426-432 MHz, 438-444 MHz, 451-457 MHz, and 2360-2400 MHz bands (Part 95 Subpart I).
- Fixed or mobile cable television relay service devices (Part 78 CARS)
TCBs are excluded from issuing equipment certifications for transmitters subject to the following RF exposure conditions and configurations:
- RF exposure limits are not fully established or when Sections 1.1307 (c) or (d) applies (unless it is explicitly permitted through a PBA (KDB Publication 388624 D02))
- RF exposure evaluations using numerical simulations or computational modeling techniques.
- Portable transmitters operating at frequencies below 100 MHz and SAR evaluation is required for TCB approval; or portable transmitters operating at frequencies above 6 GHz and routine RF exposure evaluation is required.
- Portable transmitters operating with source-based, time-averaged maximum output power and separation distance requirements exceeding the SAR Exclusion Threshold in KDB Publication 447498 by:7 (a) 8 times or more, for compliance with general populationexposure requirements; or (b) 20 times or more, for compliance with occupational exposure requirements; and, when published RF exposure KDB procedures are not established for SAR testing or when SAR data is not provided to support compliance.