New Radio Standard Specification for Wireless Medical Capsule Endoscopy Devices


Posted on April 3, 2019 at 10:24 AM


The Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) of Canada publishes RSS-246 for ultra-low power (ULP) wireless medical capsule endoscopy devices operating in the 430-440 MHz band.

This standard sets out the certification requirements for licence-exempt ultra-low power wireless medical capsule endoscopy devices operating in the 430-440 MHz frequency band and is in force as of 3/28/2019.

A transition period of six (6) months following the date of this publication is permitted. During this time, compliance with the following are both accepted:

After this period, only applications for certification of equipment that complies with the requirements in RSS-246, issue 1, will be accepted.

Ultra-low power wireless medical capsule endoscopy devices are used to observe the human gastrointestinal tract. A capsule camera (CCam) wirelessly transmits the images to an external dedicated data recorder (DR) receiver, and from there, transferred to a computer for examination.

The following document can also be consulted for the application of RSS-246:

RSS-246 shall be used in conjunction with RSS-Gen, for general specifications and information relevant to the equipment to which RSS-246 applies.


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