World Wide SAR Test Standards

The SAR testing requirement is being added to many countries around the world. Numerous other countries are in the process of evaluating the need to add SAR testing to their requirement. The following is a list of the standards for SAR testing at present.


FCC OET Bulletin 65 and Supp. C:


Evaluating Compliance with FCC Guidelines for Human Exposure to Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields


IEEE 1528 Std.- 2003 and IEEE 1528a Std.-2005:


Recommended Practice for Determining the Peak Spatial-Average Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) in the Human Head from Wireless Communications Devices: Measurement Techniques


Industry Canada – RSS – 102:


Radio Frequency Exposure Compliance of Radio Communication Apparatus (All Frequency Bands)


Industry Canada – Health Safety Code 6:


Limits of Human Exposure to Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields in the Frequency Range from 3 kHz to 300 GHz


Australian Communication Authority:


Radiocommunications (Electromagnetic Radiation – Human Exposure) Standard 2003


Australian Communication Authority:


Radiocommunications (Compliance Labelling - Electromagnetic Radiation) Notice 2003


Australian Communication Authority:


Radiation Protection Series No. 3 – Maximum Exposure Levels to Radiofrequency Fields – 3 kHz to 300 GHz


International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) – IEC 62209-1:


Human exposure to radio frequency fields from hand-held and body-mounted wireless communication devices - Human models, intrumentation, and procedures -Part1:  Procedure to determine the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) for hand-held devices used in close proximity to the ear (frequency range of 300 MHz to 3GHz)


International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) - IEC 62209-2:


Human exposure to radio frequency fields from hand-held and body-mounted wireless communication devices - Human models, instrumentation, and procedures - Part2:  Procedures to determine the specific absorption rate (SAR) for wireless communication devices used in close proximity to the human body (frequency range of 30 MHz to 6 GHz)


European Union - EN 50357:


Evaluation of Human Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields from Devices used in Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS), Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and similar applications


European Union – EN 50360:


Product Standard to Demonstrate the Compliance of Mobile Phones with the Basic Restrictions Related to Human Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields (300 MHz – 3 GHz)


European Union – EN 50361:


Basic Standard for the Measurement of Specific Absorption Rate Related to Human Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields from Mobile Phones (300 MHz – 3 GHz)


European Union – EN 50364:


Limitation of Human Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields from devices operating in the Frequency Range of 0 Hz to 10 GHz, used in Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS), Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and similar applications


European Union - EN 62479:


Assessment of the compliance of low power electronic and electrical equipment with the basic restrictions Related to Human Exposure to Electromagnetic fields 10MHz to 300 GHz


European Union - EN 62209-1:


Human exposure to radio frequency fields from hand-held and body-mounted wireless communication devices - Human models, instrumentation, and procedures - PART1:  Procedure to determine the specific absorption rate (SAR) for hand-held devices used in close proximity to the ear (frequency range of 300 MHz to 3 GHZ)


European Union - EN 62209-2:


Human exposure to radio frequency fields from hand-held and body mounted wireless communication devices - Human models, instrumentation, and procedures - PART2:  Procedure to determine the specific absorption rate (SAR) for wireless communication devices used in close proximity to the human body (frequency range of 30 MHz to 6 GHz)


International Electrotechnical Commission - IEC 62311:


Assessment of electronic and electrical equipment related to human exposure restrictions for electromagnetic fields (0 Hz - 300 GHz)


European Standard - EN 62311:


Assessment of electronic and electrical equipment related to human exposure restrictions for electromagnetic fields (0 Hz - 300 GHz)


RRA Public Notification 2010-45, K only:


Technical Requirements for Measurement of Specific Absorption Rate 


KCC Public Notification 2011-10, K only:


Equipment to be Subject of Test Procedures for Electromagnetic Field Strength and Specific Absorption Rate

 

NOTE:  In addition to the above standards there are guidelines issued by the FCC through KDB's which should be consulted relating to SAR Testing.