SAR Testing and RF Exposure Evaluations

SAR testing must be done on radio devices that are used closer than 20 cm to the human head or body. Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) is a measure which explains how much radio frequency energy is absorbed by the user’s or bystander’s body or head.

RF exposure evaluations are performed on devices with fixed and/or mobile transmitters that operate low time average power or would intended to be used at distances with more than 20 cm from the end user. E.g. Maximum Permissible Exposure (MPE) Evaluations.

With more than 15 years of experience in SAR testing, we can support you throughout the product development life cycle with our extensive technical expertise to ensure a safe and reliable product.

SAR Testing Capabilities

  • CE, FCC & ISED SAR Testing
  • Pre-Compliance Testing
  • Head, Body, Extremity Capability
  • Whole-Body SAR Measurement
  • Test Frequencies between 30-6000MHz
  • In Non-Signaling and Signaling Modes
  • Dielectric Parameter Validation

We can test the following technologies & products

  • 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G (FR1) cellular devices, satellite, TETRA, BLE, VHF, UHF and WLAN devices
  • Cellular base station antennas
  • Medical, healthcare, military and consumer products
  • Animal care (e.g. tracking devices)
Limb SAR

We are also able to test limb SAR. From 1st July 2020, France requires limb SAR to be tested, in addition to the head and body SAR. Distributors must display SAR values provided by the manufactures of each appliance put on sale from 1st July 2020 at the point of sale or distribution.

Consumer protection has driven an increase in SAR testing and regulations. We at Verkotan are aware of these updated regulations.

Test Facilities

Verkotan’s SAR test facilities are fully equipped with the premier supplier of SAR evaluation systems and government-preferred vendor: SPEAG.

We are using DASY5 SAR test systems with RX 90 robotic arm, equipped with probes, tissue simulants, and multiple different phantoms such as twin SAM, ELI and Base Station Phantoms.

DASY5 is capable of evaluating products for SAR to all the global SAR standards for both head and body-worn devices.

Standards we test according to:

Our testing is carried out according to standards and specifications in the US, Canadian, European, and Japanese markets:

  • US – FCC Knowledge Database Publications on RF Exposure
  • Canada – RSS-102, SPR-002
  • EU – EN 50357, EN 50360, EN 50383, EN 50385, EN 50566, EN 62209-1, EN 62209-2, EN 62232, EN 62311, EN 62479
  • International – IEC 62209-1, IEC 62209-2, IEC 62311, IEEE 1528
Test Equipment
Phantom Adult

Our 1.8 meter long Base Station Phantom for adult exposure assessments, which is meant for SAR evaluations is accordance with the Base-Station Antenna Testing standards (e.g. IEC 62232).

Dimensions:

Length: 1540 mm

Width: 339 mm

SAR phantom adult
SAR phantom adult
SPEAG's Modular Flat Phantom (MFP)

SPEAG’s modular flat phantoms are used for compliance testing of small wireless devices in body-worn configurations according to IEC 62209-2, etc.

Flat Phantom Verkotan
Flat Phantom Verkotan
SPEAG's ELI Phantom

Flat phantom for compliance testing of handheld and body-mounted wireless devices in the frequency range of 30 MHz to 6 GHz.

Dimensions:

Major axis: 600 mm

Minor axis: 400 mm

ELI Phantom Verkotan
ELI Phantom Verkotan
SPEAG's DASY5 SAR Test System

We are using DAS5 SAR test systems located in an RF shielded rooms.

DASY5
Verkotan DASY5
SPEAG's TWIN SAM Phantom

Compliance testing of wireless devices in hand-held configurations according to IEC 62209-1, IEEE 1528, etc.

Dimensions:

Length: 1000 mm

Width: 500 mm

Height: adjustable feet

Twin SAM
Twin SAM
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Want to know more?

We are happy to hear your needs and see if we can help you with them.

Arto Salo

Sales & Marketing Manager

+358 44 240 4198

Kimmo Hyrynkangas

Sales Director

+358 40 068 9779

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