RSS Gen — General Requirements and Information for the Certification of Radio Apparatus

Notice 2012-DRS0126: Regulatory Standards Notice — Changes to RSS-Gen Issue 3 and RSS-310 Issue 3
January 2012

Issue 3, December 2010

Spectrum Management and Telecommunications
Radio Standards Specifications

Preface

Radio Standards Specification-Gen, Issue 3, General Requirements and Information for the Certification of Radio Apparatus (formerly titled General Requirements and Information for the Certification of Radiocommunication Equipment), sets out general requirements for and provides information on the certification of apparatus that is used for radiocommunication other than broadcasting. This document must be used in conjunction with other Radio Standards Specifications (RSSs) specifically applicable to the type of radio apparatus for which certification is sought.

This document will be in force as of the publication date of Canada Gazette notice SMSE-016-10, after which the public has 120 days to make comments. Comments received will be considered, and a new issue or a revised version of this issue may be developed.

List of Changes:

  1. Title Page:
    The title of this RSS has been changed from General Requirements and Information for the Certification of Radiocommunication Equipment to General Requirements and Information for the Certification of Radio Apparatus to reflect the correct term as defined in the Radiocommunication Act. In various sections throughout the document, the term "radiocommunication equipment" was likewise replaced with "radio apparatus."
  2. Section 2.2:
    Classification of receivers has been revised for clarification.
  3. Section 3.2 Test Report:
    This section has been abolished and its contents merged with Section 4.3.
  4. Section 3.2.2 (new):
    New section added for modular transmitter approval general requirements.
  5. Section 4.1:
    Text has been amended to allow the use of either ANSI C63.4-2003 or later editions of that standard as reference for test facilities and methods.
  6. Section 4.2:
    Editorial changes have been made to clarify text.
  7. Section 4.3:
    Editorial changes have been made to clarify text. Paragraph (i) has been revised to harmonize measurement frequency selection with international standards and ANSI C63.4.
  8. Section 4.4:
    The measurement bandwidth of 200 Hz of a CISPR quasi-peak meter for the frequency range 9–150 kHz has been added.
  9. Section 4.6:
    Definitions of −20 dB and −10 dB emission bandwidths have been added (new sections 4.6.3 and 4.6.4).
  10. Section 4.7:
    The procedure has changed. The user is now required to report the method used.
  11. Section 4.8:
    Editorial changes have been made to clarify text.
  12. Section 4.9:
    Upper frequency measurement requirement has been revised to 100 GHz for unwanted emissions from transmitters operating above 10 GHz.
  13. Section 4.10:
    Receiver spurious emissions requirement has been revised to harmonize with international standards developments.
  14. Section 5.1:
    New text for quality control provisions has been added.
  15. Section 5.2:
    Editorial changes have been made to clarify text.
  16. Section 5.3 (new):
    This section mentions user manual statements and includes a line on bilingual statements, moved from the beginning of Section 2. Subsequent subsections within Section 5 have been renumbered accordingly.
  17. Section 6:
    Editorial changes have been made to clarify text.
  18. Section 7.1.3:
    Paragraph containing rules for adding antenna gain to output power for comparison with limits has been removed.
  19. Section 7.1.4:
    User manual requirements have been clarified.
  20. Section 7.1.8 (new):
    General information for radio frequency identification (RFID) devices transferred from RSS-210 and text has been clarified.
  21. Section 7.2.2:
    Table (restricted bands) has been transferred from RSS-210 and RSS-310 to RSS-Gen.
  22. Section 7.2.3:
    Text pertaining to detector function for measurement of low pulse repetition rate pulse transmitters for which quasi-peak limits are specified has been added.
  23. Section 7.2.4:
    This section for receiver spurious requirements is identical to Section 6; therefore, this section has been removed and merged with Section 6.
  24. Section 7.2.5:
    Tables (general field limits) have been transferred from RSS-210 and RSS-310 to RSS-Gen. Provision that spurious emissions must never exceed the level of the transmitter's fundamental emission has been added.
  25. Section 8 (Glossary of Terms):
    In the definition of Perimeter Protection System, the term "antenna" has been replaced with "radiating source."

Enquires may be directed to the following address:

Industry Canada
Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch
300 Slater Street Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C8

Attention: Regulatory Standards

E-mail: res.nmr@ic.gc.ca

All Spectrum Management and Telecommunications publications are available on Industry Canada's website at http://www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum under Official Publications.

Issued under the authority of
The Minister of Industry

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Marc Dupuis
Director General
Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch


Table of Contents

  1. Scope
  2. General Information
  3. Equipment Certification of Radio Apparatus
  4. Measurement Methods
  5. General Requirements
  6. Receiver Spurious Emission Limits
  7. Licence-exempt Radio Apparatus
  8. Glossary of Commonly Used RSS Terms and Definitions