Element is a global leader in RF Exposure assessments including Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) and Power Density (PD) testing, and SPR-002 Nerve Stimulation Testing of wireless devices for compliance with RF safety limits for worldwide markets including US, Canada, Korea, Japan and European regulations.

Defined as the measure of Radio Frequency (RF) energy absorbed by the head or body, Specific Absorption Rate is carefully regulated by government institutions. Many countries around the world have developed safety guidelines to limit the amount of RF exposure of devices used within 20 cm (7.8 in) of the head or body. We can help you determine the specific absorption rate of a product and ensure that the rate is below-accepted standards for safe exposure. 

Element has a comprehensive range of testing and certification services for your products, including those with SAR requirements.  

We regularly carry out RF exposure assessments for a wide range of products including 2G/3G/4G/LTE/5G cellular phones, WLAN, laptops, Bluetooth, Zigbee, implantable and body-worn devices and offer RF exposure and SAR testing services according to the latest standards and specifications around the world to support you with gaining approvals for CE marking for EU, FCC for US, ISED for Canada, MIC for Japan, and RRA for Korea.


SAR Testing & Analysis Capabilities

We have close and regular contact with both the FCC, ISED, service providers/carriers, and manufacturers, and use this to establish test solutions for complex compliance situations. We have assisted in developing test solutions for regulatory requirements for products including:

  • Consumer and occupational handheld wireless devices
  • Tablets and smartphones including all cellular technologies (2G/3G/4G/LTE/5G)
  • EAS, metal detectors, RFID, TPMS, vehicle security systems
  • A4WP, WPC, PMA Wireless Power Transmission (WPT)/Charging
  • Wearables
  • Implants and body worn devices
  • IoT including ZigBee
  • 5G NR and mmWave technology
  • Device-based time-averaged RF exposure (TAS)

We are also a Vodafone Authorized SAR Laboratory.

When working with Element, you benefit from having access to the very latest RF exposure knowledge with fast turnaround of tests, a global network of expertise and over 39 years of Connected Technologies experience to get your products to market on time, every time.

Our Specific Absorption Rate Testing Services

DASY6 system: the latest technology in SAR testing

As leaders in the field of SAR and PD, we use the latest technology and best in class expertise to provide measurement assurance for the results and the certifications we issue, helping you to gain market entry as quickly as possible with the certainty in results you need.

Our team of highly experienced engineers use a variety of phantoms (simulated human tissue for testing) of various body parts such as head, torso, wrist, hand etc to make specific absorption rate (SAR) and/or Power Density (PD) measurements on your device. Combined with the necessary wireless support equipment to establish a communication link, we offer the ability of testing a full range of wireless device including 4G(LTE), 5G (NR) – sub-6 and mmW as well as many other technologies such as U-NII (2.4, 5 and 6 GHz), UWB, WPT and the like.

SAR testing guidelines

As part of the equipment authorization process, manufacturers are required to ensure that their devices comply with these exposure limits.

The SAR limit for the general population in US and Canada is 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg). The SAR limits are regulated by 47 CFR Part 2, section 2.1093 in the United States. The European Union and many other countries have a SAR limit of 2.0 W/kg. Council Recommendation 1999/519/EC governs the RF exposure and SAR limits in the European Union. Our global approvals experts are knowledgeable about the product safety requirements of countries around the globe. If you are looking to perform SAR testing for multiple countries, or are seeking specific certifications for foreign markets, our team will support you with the administrative and technical assistance you need to certify your products on time and on budget.

The Element advantage

With years of experience providing testing and certification to the telecoms industry, we are experts at providing accurate, dependable results that fit your budget and your deadlines.

We are one of a handful of labs around the world that provides comprehensive Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) testing, making us the ideal testing partner for telecoms device certification. Element can help you design a custom test plan tailored according to your device that mitigates the risks of noncompliance and ensures product safety while meeting the customer and target market requirements.

  • Advice and guidance
  • Specific Absorption Rate compliance testing
  • RF exposure testing
  • RF measurement testing
  • Documentations and test reports

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  • EN62369-1:2009
  • EN 50360 (2017)
  • EN 50566 (2017)
  • EN 62209-1 (2016)
  • IEC 62209-1 (2016)
  • EN 62209-2 (2010/AMD1:2019)
  • IEC 62209-2 (2010/AMD1:2019) 
  • EN 50364 (2018)
  • EN 62479:2010
  • IEC/IEEE 62209-1529 (2020)
  • IEC TR 63170: 2018
North America
  • FCC RF Exposure KDBs
  • IEC/IEEE 62209-1528 (2020)
  • IEEE Standard 1528 (2013)
  • IEC 62209-2 (2010/AMD1:2019)
  • IEC 62209-1 (2016)
  • RSS-102, Issue 5
  • Safety Code 6: Health Canada's Radiofrequency Exposure Guidelines
  • RSS-102, SPR-002
  • IEC TR 63170: 2018

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