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Designed to test radiofrequency electromagnetic field exposures from mobile communication devices operating in the 1800 MHz region, such as GSM DCS and EDGE. The setup is based on two R18 rectangular waveguide chambers that are blindly excited by a fully computer-controlled signal unit.

sXc1800 in vitro exposure system


Exposure setup (placed inside incubator) 50 × 25 × 45 cm (d × w × h)
  Signal tower (beside incubator) 60 × 60 × 70 cm (d × w × h)

 Cell Cultures

Cell type cell monolayer (cell suspension and other configurations on request)
  Cell preparation monolayer: 6 Petri dishes (NUNC, ø = 35 mm)
suspension: 4 Petri dishes (NUNC, ø = 35 mm)
  Loading volume of cell medium 60 cm³, 18.5 ml


Carrier frequency 1800 MHz
  Modulation schemes GSM nonDTX
GSM talk
arbitrary pulse structure
continuous wave
any AM waveform of 64000 points on request
  Intermittent exposure arbitrary on/off cycles with 10 s resolution

 Dosimetric Key

Peak SAR (50 W amplifier) monolayer: 200 W/kg
suspension: 40 W/kg
  Nonuniformity of the SAR distribution monolayer: < 30%
suspension: 40%
  Temperature rise for exposed cells monolayer: 0.02°C/(W/kg)
suspension: 0.13°C/(W/kg)

 Exposure and
 Environmental Control

· full software control of the exposure with self-detection of malfunctions
· blinded exposure protocols
· incident field monitoring and feedback regulation by E-field monopole sensors
· air temperature monitoring by Pt100 probes
· monitoring of fan driving currents
· data logging every 10 s

The complete bundle includes the waveguide chambers, signal tower, PC with software, and a suitable CO2 incubator. Also included is installation of the setup at the target laboratory as well as personnel training sessions. Pricing and detailed specifications available on request.

For more information please contact us: customized@itis.swiss