A new international standard for SAR measurement of wireless devices, IEEE 1528-2013, was published on 6 September (“IEEE Recommended Practice for Determining the Peak Spatial-Average Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) in the Human Head from Wireless Communications Devices: Measurement Techniques”). This is the first full revision of the standard since publication of IEEE 1528-2003. It was developed by the International Committee on Electromagnetic Safety, Technical Committee 34, chaired by Mark Douglas of the IT’IS Foundation, with the active participation of mobile phone manufacturers, testing laboratories, academic institutions and regulatory agencies.
IEEE 1528-2013 incorporates new procedures to improve SAR testing efficiency of wireless devices while maintaining excellent measurement reproducibility and low uncertainty. These include: