TDK Specific Absorption Rate Test System (SAR-TS)

TDK Specific Absorption Rate Test System (SAR-TS)

The TDK RF Solutions Specific absorption rate (SAR) Measurement System is designed to measure electromagnetic fields and calculated SAR over a customer-specified frequency range. All tests are conducted in a shielded test room.

The TDK SAR System

The TDK RF Solutions Specific absorption rate (SAR) Measurement System is designed to measure electromagnetic fields and calculated SAR over a customer-specified frequency range. All tests are conducted in a shielded test room.

SAR Measurements

SAR testing deals with the thermal effects of human exposure to RF electromagnetic fields. The SAR is a value that corresponds to the relative amount of RF energy absorbed by the user of a device in close proximity to the body. The purpose of testing is to verify that the RF energy emitted by a device is within permissible limits for public exposure as defined by test standards.

System Components

The TDK SAR Measurement System is comprised of the following subsystems:

Measurement System

The measurement system is an easy to use, flexible package optimized for dosimetric evaluation of radio products. The package includes Data Acquisition Electronics and system control computer.

Probes and Measurement Accessories

Several types of broadband probes and support accessories are offered based on test requirements. These can include probes to measure fields inside fluids simulating body tissue to test radiated emissions from mobile radio equipment, and probes to measure current distribution on radio products in free space.

Position Controller and Positioning Robot

The automated robot positions the probe inside the tissue-simulating liquid over a precisely defined volume. The robot is controlled by a multiprocessor positioning device.

SAR Accessories

A twin phantom Specific Anthropomorphic Mannequin houses the tissue-simulating fluid and is adapted in shape and size to represent the flattened ear of a mobile phone user. It enables the evaluation of left and right hand phone usage. Additional accessories are provided to implement an effective SAR system.

System Verification and Support

The validation system enables test engineers to perform a battery of tests to verify the system operates within its specifications to ensure the accuracy of the complete measurement system, components, and software.

System Controller with Application Software

The SAR system is controlled by a high-end computer; system software consists of robot control, field measurements with variable output selections, field scans for SAR applications, visualization, predefined compliance testing for 1g and 10g SAR measurements, system validation, and various acquisition modes.

The TDK RF Solutions SAR test system covers European, Asian, and North American standards that deal with SAR testing:

ENV 50166-2 Human Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields 10 kHz to 300 GHz
FCC OET Bulletin 65
(Ed. 97-01) Supplement C
Federal Communication Commission Office of Engineering & Technology; Evaluating Compliance with FCC Guidelines for Human Exposure to RF Electromagnetic Fields
FCC 96-326 Guidelines for Evaluating the Environmental Effects of RF Radiation
ANSI/IEEE C95.1-1999 IEEE Standard for Safety Levels with Respect to Human Exposure to RF Electromagnetic Fields 3 kHz to 300 GHz
ETSI TR 134 925 Universal Mobile Telecommunication System (UMTS); SAR requirements and regulations in different regions
IEEE Std-1528-200X(Draft) Recommended Practices for Determining the Spatial-Peak SAR in the Human Body Due to Wireless Communication Devices: Experimental Techniques
prEN 50361:200 (Draft) Human Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields High-Frequency 300 MHz to 3 GHz
ES59005 Considerations for the Evaluation of human exposure to Electromagnetic Fields from Mobile Telecommunication Equipment in the Frequency Range 30 MHz to 6 GHz.