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Latest Publication of IEEE 1528-2013
Industry Canada’s RSS-102 – RF exposure compliance of radiocommunication apparatus (All frequency Bands) incorporates by reference the international standard IEEE 1528. Section 3 of RSS-102 Issue 4 states:
SAR evaluations shall be made in accordance with the latest version of IEEE 1528 and/or IEC 62209.
On September 6, 2013, the IEEE 1528-2013 entitled IEEE Recommended Practice for Determining the Peak Spatial-Average Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) in the Human Head from Wireless Communications Devices: Measurement Techniques was published by the IEEE standard organization. Industry Canada will allow a transition period for the adoption of this latest IEEE standard.
Industry Canada will accept IEEE 1528-2003, IEC 62209-1 Ed. 1 or IEEE 1528-2013 standards for the SAR compliance assessment of devices held next to the head until December 1, 2013. After December 1, 2013, only the IEEE 1528-2013 will be accepted for the SAR compliance assessment of devices held next to the head.
Note: During the transition period, the use of different standards (e.g. System Check of IEEE 1528-2003 and SAR measurement protocols of IEEE 1528-2013) when performing SAR compliance assessment of a device held next to the head will not be accepted by Industry Canada.