ISED Updates Radio Standards for Sub-Gigahertz Wireless Equipment


Posted on February 4, 2019 at 10:55 AM


The radio communications authority, Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED), of Canada updates the radio standard specifications:

  • RSS-130 — Equipment Operating in the Frequency Bands 617-652 MHz, 663-698 MHz, 698-756 MHz and 777-787 MHz
  • RSS-196 — Point-to-Multipoint Broadband Equipment Operating in the Band 512-608 MHz for Rural Remote Broadband Systems (RRBS) (TV Channels 21 to 36).

Radio Standards Specification 130, Issue 2

Updated Standardarrow_right_altThe Radio Standards Specification 130, issue 2, Equipment Operating in the Frequency Bands 617-652 MHz, 663-698 MHz, 698-756 MHz and 777-787 MHz

Previous Standardarrow_right_altRSS-130, issue 1, Mobile Broadband Services (MBS) Equipment Operating in the Frequency Bands 698-756 MHz and 777-787 MHz, dated October 2013.

The changes are as follows:

  • Addition of frequency bands 617-652 MHz and 663-698 MHz, as well as the requirements to the standard.
  • Addition of the provision for a transition period regarding RSS-130 issue 1.
    • A transition period of six (6) months following its publication is provided.
  • Change equipment's equivalent isotopically radiated power (e.i.r.p.) to effective radiated power (e.r.p.)
  • Clarify that the equipment's unwanted emission limit shall be met at the highest and lowest frequency of the frequency block range that contains the equipment operating frequencies.
  • Clarify that equipment's measurement shall be performed only with the carrier frequency set at the lowest frequency and highest frequency in each frequency band.
  • Addition of guidance on determining the occupied bandwidth when measuring frequency stability limits for equipment capable of transmitting numerous channels simultaneously.
  • Removal of measurement section on multiple antennas, the measurement method is defined in ANSI C63.26.

Radio Standards Specification 196, Issue 2

Updated Standardarrow_right_altRadio Standards Specification 196 (RSS-196), issue 2, Point-to-Multipoint Broadband Equipment Operating in the Band 512-608 MHz for Rural Remote Broadband Systems (RRBS) (TV Channels 21 to 36)

Previous Standardarrow_right_altRSS-196, issue 1, Point-to-Multipoint Broadband Equipment Operating in the Bands 512-608 and 614-698 MHz for Rural Remote Broadband Systems (RRBS) (TV Channels 21 to 51) dated March 2010.

The changes are as follows:

  • Removal of the band 614-698 MHz as per the policy decision in the document SLPB-004-15, Decision on Repurposing the 600 MHz Band).
  • Removal of the section on receiver spurious emission as it is covered in RSS-Gen, General Requirements for Compliance of Radio Apparatus.
  • Reference to RSS-Gen instead of RSS-210, Licence-Exempt Radio Apparatus: Category I Equipment, for the general field strength limit.

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