RSS-213 — 2 GHz Licence-exempt Personal Communications Service Devices (PCS)

    Issue 2
    December 2005

    Spectrum Management and Telecommunications
    Radio Standards Specification


    This second issue, Issue 2 of RSS-213 replaces Issue 1 (provisional) of RSS-213 dated August 24, 1999.

    RSS-213, Issue 2 must be used in conjunction with RSS-Gen, General Requirements and Information for the Certification of Radiocommunication Equipment, for general specification and information relevant to the equipment for which this Standard applies.

    This new version will be in force as of the publication date of notice SMSE-014-05 in the Canada Gazette. Upon publication, the public has 90 days to make comments. These comments will be taken into account in the preparation of the next version of the document.

    The following are the main changes: 

    1. General reformatting, editorial changes and updating to reflect the current practice and that material common to most RSSs has been moved to RSS-Gen.
    2. The standard now applies only to the 1920-1930 MHz band, as the 1910-1920 MHz band is no longer available for licence-exempt personal communications services operation.
    3. Both isochronous and asynchronous devices are now permitted in the band 1920-1930 MHz.
    4. Specific requirements for isochronous operation in the 1920-1930 MHz band no longer apply.
    5. The channellization of the 1920-1930 MHz band into eight 1.25 MHz channels has been eliminated. The band now is unchannellized, with occupied bandwidths of between 50 kHz and 2.5 MHz permitted.
    6. Unwanted emissions within the 1920-1930 MHz band are no longer referenced to 1.25 MHz channels, but to band edges and occupied bandwidth.
    7. All references to 1.25 MHz channellization in requirements to verify access protocols for the 1920-1930 MHz band have been eliminated and replaced with appropriate changes.
    8. The limits of AC line conducted emissions have been changed to harmonize with CISPR and FCC limits. (The actual limits have been moved to RSS-Gen.)
    9. The spurious emission limit (using the radiated measurement method) for receivers at frequencies above 1610 MHz has been abolished. The 960-1610 MHz limit is now applicable to all receiver spurious emissions at frequencies above 960 MHz as per RSS-Gen. (The actual limits have been moved to RSS-Gen.)
    10. The requirement for occupied bandwidth has been changed from the 26 dB bandwidth to the 99% bandwidth.
    11. The requirement for coordinatable (non-nomadic) devices to meet Location Verification Process criteria and coordination by the licence-exempt PCS Industry Advisory Group (IAG) has been removed. Both coordinatable (non-nomadic) and non-coordinatable (nomadic) devices can be certified under this Standard.

    Issued under the authority of
    the Minister of Industry

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    R.W. McCaughern
    Director General
    Spectrum Engineering

    Table of Contents

    1. Scope
    2. General Information
    3. Certification Requirements - User Manual
    4. Measurement Methods
    5. General Standard Specifications
    6. Transmitter and Receiver Standard Specifications

    RSS-213 - 2 GHz Licence-exempt Personal Communications Service Devices (PCS) (PDF, 168 KB, 12 pages)