SAR Testing Standards

Most countries around the world now require SAR testing to ensure that products are in compliance with SAR regulations. Other countries are evaluating the need to add SAR testing to their requirements. The following is a list of current standards for SAR testing.

  • IEEE 1528 Std.- IEEE 1528a Std.

    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

  • Australian Communication Authority

    Radiocommunications (Compliance Labelling - Electromagnetic Radiation) Notice

  • 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 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.