DATATrak News - May 2002

24 May 2002 - TELEC Fees Amended

 As already announced in Japanese on TELEC home page, ( TELEC fees were amended, and a new price list applies since May 7, 2002, as partially described below. 

Type Approval Process for 2.4GHz Wireless LAN, Bluetooth products, Etc.

Former (before May 7, 2002) New (after May 7, 2002) Reduction
JPY 810,000 JPY 510,000 37%

 A JPY 60,000 rebate is now given to applicants having ISO900x certified manufacturing facilities. (Formerly JPY 30,000)

 Volume discount applies to applicants submitting more than 20 applications per year.

Please refer to the TELEC home page, or feel free to contact us for more information about this matter.

17 May 2002 - 2.4GHz Wireless LAN and High Gain Antennas 

    A meeting, organized by ARIB and TELEC was held today in Tokyo, in order to clarify requirements for the TELEC certification of IEEE802.11b "2.4GHz wireless LAN" products combined with high gain directional antennas.

 As a reminder, on February 28, 2002, the Radio Law was amended, authorizing the use of high gain (up to 12.14 dBi) directional antennas, for "second generation low power data communication systems", defined in the ARIB STD-T66 standard. (V.2.0 - March 28, 2002)

Now, the following rules and restrictions apply:
- In Japan, IEEE802.11b products are allowed a maximum of 14 channel. Channels 1 to 13 are ruled by ARIB STD-T66, but channel 14 is ruled by an older standard, the RCR STD-33. The use of high gain antennas was only allowed for ARIB STD-T66. THEREFORE, ONLY THE FIRST 13 CHANNELS CAN BE USED COMBINED WITH A HIGH GAIN ANTENNA.
- In addition to the radio device sample, High gain antennas also have to be submitted to TELEC for testing, whether a "per product" or "type approval" certification is sought.

The measurement law being currently revised by the MPHPT, until the establishment of its amended version,  above-mentioned test requirements and methods are stipulated by TELEC test standards.

Feel free to contact us for more information about this matter.

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