The Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada opens consultation for updates to RSP-100, RSS-181, and RSS-123. The proposed updates are summarized here.
ISED is seeking comments on the following standards:
RSP-100 (Issue 12) – Certification of Radio Apparatus and Broadcasting Equipment
Closing: May 24, 2019
- Remove the following information or requirements as they are included in RSS-Gen, General Requirements for Compliance of Radio Apparatus: developmental license, labelling, listing equipment in the Radio Equipment List (REL), definition of equipment category, radiocommunication antenna systems.
- Clarify that for handheld host product, host product certification (not modular certification) is required unless it meets conditions for exemption (Section 6.3).
- Modify that the product marketing name (PMN) is required at the time of certification and add information on temporary non-disclosure of the PMN (Section 7.1).
- Add certification requirements for stand-alone certified module incorporated into a handheld or wearable host product (Section 8.2).
- Require a statement of compliance to the latest issue of the applicable standard(s) to be provided with certification applications for new product or product modifications when new testing to verify compliance is not needed (Section 9).
- Add Non-RF modification to Class I permissive changes (C1PC) (Section 9.1).
- Clarify that for a new multiple listing application from an existing certification, the new hardware version identification number (HVIN) must be different than the one from the existing certification (Section 9.5.1).
- Replace the UPN and Company number with ISED certification number (Annexes A, B and D).
- Add requirements to have lowest gain for each type of receiving antenna to be submitted for modular approval (Annex D).
- Update definition section and contact information.
- Restructure and reformat the document.
RSS-181 (Issue 2) – Coast and Ship Station Single Sideband Radiotelephone Transmitters and Receivers Operating in the 1,605-28,000 kHz Band
Closing: June 7, 2019
- Permit equipment employing modulation other than amplitude modulation, single side band (AM-SSB)
- For shipborne equipment, the standard covers only equipment which is not global maritime distress and safety system (non-GMDSS). GMDSS equipment is covered under RSS-288, Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS).
- Modernized to reflect the current RSS structure since the last publication of RSS-181 was in 1971.
- State requirement that RSS-Gen must be used in conjunction with this RSS.
- Remove performance requirements on receivers as these are now covered in international standards which are governed by Transport Canada.
- Remove requirement for minimum standards under environmental conditions as these are now covered in international standards which are governed by Transport Canada.
- Remove the section on receiver spurious emission as it is covered in RSS-Gen, General Requirements for Compliance of Radio Apparatus.
RSS-123 (Issue 4) – Licensed Low-Power Radio Apparatus
Closing: June 7, 2019
- Add frequency bands 941.5-952 MHz, 953-960 MHz, 6930-6955 MHz, and 7100-7125 MHz and their requirements for wireless microphones.
- Adopt emission mask and measurement method in section 8.3 and 8.4 of ETSI EN 300 422-1 for devices operating in frequency bands other than the bands 26.1-26.480 MHz, 88-107.5 MHz, 450-451 MHz, and 455-456 MHz.
- Modify the emission mask for devices operating in the frequency bands 26.1-26.480 MHz, 88-107.5 MHz, 450-451 MHz, and 455-456 MHz.
- Change power specification for devices operating in the band 150-174 MHz from conducted measurement to radiated power.
- Remove receiver spurious emission limits since this requirement is included in RSS-Gen.