RN Electronics Receives EN 302 567 Accreditation for 60 GHz Testing
19th June, 2020
RN Electronics, a leading wireless and EMC (electromagnetic compatibility) testing laboratory, have announced that they have received EN 302 567 accreditation for IEEE 802.11ad testing services from the UKAS accreditation body. EN 302 567 covers multiple-gigabit per second radio equipment operating in the 60 GHz band (57 to 66 GHz).
The 60 GHz millimetre band has many advantages over lower RF frequencies; it allows for considerably increased transmission rates of data, with speeds up to multiple gigabits per second that previously have only been possible using fibre optic cables. Oxygen absorption allows for more 60 GHz radio links to be established in a vicinity than would be the case for other bands and improves the security of the communication. Also, in Europe, USA and other countries, the band is ‘unlicensed’ so can be used as long as the device meets the relevant regulations.
Paul Ray, Managing Director said: “RN Electronics are excited to be working with industry-leading companies to deliver compliant millimetre wave devices that are transforming wireless communication.”
The IEEE 802.11ad and 802.11ay standards support emerging networks including Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) and Small Cells as well as point-to-point communication. RN Electronics specialise in the testing of these devices and is one of the few laboratories able to provide accredited testing to EN 302 567.
Contact us to discuss your 802.11ad and 802.11ay device testing requirements.
Ofcom publishes latest spectrum measurement results
Ofcom has published the latest results from there spectrum measurement programme. They have measured the electromagnetic field (EMF) emissions from equipment used to transmit mobile signals and other wireless services for a number of years. With all four UK mobile networks launching 5G services in the last year, they have extended their measurement programme to cover the frequencies being used for 5G.
We measured EMF emissions at 16 5G sites in 10 cities across the UK, focusing on areas where mobile use is likely to be highest. At every site, emissions were a small fraction of the levels included in international guidelines– set by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP). And the maximum measured at any site was approximately 1.5% of those levels.
They will continue their measurement programme, including at further 5G sites, and publish data regularly.
Proposed licence conditions
Manufacturers, installers and operators of wireless equipment should already be aware of the ICNIRP guidelines, and factor them in to how they plan their services.
To ensure this always remains the case, Ofcom are proposing new licence conditions for spectrum licensees using equipment that can transmit at power levels above 10 Watts. These proposals would mean licensees must operate within the ICNIRP guidelines as a condition of their Ofcom licence – including keeping data and records of any testing to demonstrate their compliance.
Ofcom welcome responses to this consultation by 15 May 2020.
Published by: Ofcom
Releasing airwaves for mobile services next year
Ofcom has announced updated proposals to release crucial airwaves to meet growing demand for mobile broadband and support the rollout of 5G.
To help improve mobile services and enable more people and businesses can access 5G networks, we are planning to release more mobile airwaves through an auction in spring 2020. Following our consultation in December last year, we have published updated proposals for how the auction will work.
Airwaves opened up to support wireless revolution
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