Balancing consumers’ demands for improved functionality of wireless communication products with the health and safety requirements associated with RF transmission imposed by SAR regulations is one of the many challenges manufacturers face. Furthermore, the increasing complexity of wireless communication products, often involving many radio transmitters in one device, makes it more difficult for manufacturers to demonstrate cost-effectively the compliance of their devices with SAR standards.
What is Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) Testing?
SAR limits are there to protect all users of wireless devices from the potential harmful effects of RF exposure. SAR stands for Specific Absorption Rate. It’s a measure of the rate at which energy is absorbed by your head, your body or your limbs when you are exposed to a RF electromagnetic field.
Why is SAR testing important?
In some countries, the SAR test result figure has to be displayed at the point of sale. To have a presence in the global markets, manufacturers, importers and retailers must be able to demonstrate that their products meet the increasingly stringent SAR requirements imposed by local regulations.
How can we help you?
TÜV SÜD have the specialist expertise and testing equipment you need to get all your products SAR tested and on to the market. Our accredited laboratories in the United Kingdom and in Japan have a depth and range of knowledge and experience gained through many years of providing SAR test services. Manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, network operators and market surveillance organizations have all worked with us.
We provide accredited testing to the latest worldwide standards, including those in the EU, USA, Canada, Japan and Australia.
We have invested in the most technologically advanced test equipment available, the DASY 6 from platform provider SPEAG of Switzerland. We keep abreast of the latest developments in SAR and RF exposure, ensuring the compliance against Head, Body and Limb SAR standards of mobile phones and many other hand-held or body-worn radio transmitting devices that operate across the frequency range 450 MHz to 6 GHz.
Confidence, Development, Performance. We provide all three to you: Confidence that your device meets all applicable standards and that a TUV SUD test report will convince any Certification Bodies or market surveillance authorities that your product is compliant, pre-compliance support to you in the Development of your products and assistance in demonstrating their Performance in our laboratories before they are used in the field.
Why choose TÜV SÜD for SAR testing?
TÜV SÜD has been renowned as an independent and impartial third-party service provider with a network of international and local experts in all key markets. With 20 years of experience in SAR testing and deep knowledge of RF and SAR regulations, we can support you throughout the product development lifecycle with our extensive technical expertise to ensure a safe and reliable product. Our testing is carried out to standards and specifications in the US, Canadian, European, Australian, New Zealand and Japanese markets:
US - FCC Knowledge Database publications
Canada - RSS-102
EU - EN 50357, EN 50383, EN 50385,EN 50360, EN 62209-1, EN 62209-2, EN 62311, EN 62479
Australia/ New Zealand - ACMA Radiocommunications (Electromagnetic Radiation)
Japan - Article 14-2, ARIB STD-56
International - IEC 62209-1, IEC 62209-2, IEC 62311, IEEE 1528
Your benefits at a glance
Save money and time -by resolving issues of product EMC, safety, quality and usability during the early stages of product development and design. This reduces the costs and delays associated with modification and redesign of the final product.
Minimise risks - from EMC-related issues and defectsbefore your product enters the market, reducing the possibility of damage to your business reputation.
Gain a competitive edge - with certification that confirms your product is compliant, backed by TÜV SÜD’s strong reputation for independence.
Benefit from complete solutions - with support and related testing services from TÜV SÜD at all stages of product development up to mass production.