Your Source for State-of-the-Art SAR Testing

To protect consumers, regulatory agencies around the world have adopted safety guidelines and radio frequency (RF) exposure limits to ensure people are only exposed to RF energy levels (wireless electromagnetic signals) that are within acceptable limits. Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) testing helps to ensure that devices operate within mandated RF exposure limits limits before they are marketed to consumers.

What is SAR Testing?

SAR testing measures the rate at which RF energy is absorbed by the human body when a device emitting RF energy is used near a person. SAR testing is required for all wireless devices with RF radiating parts that are closer than 20 cm (about 8 inches) from the body or head when in use. (Under certain conditions, such as when the output power is very low, a device may be exempt from SAR testing.)

Devices Requiring SAR Testing

The types of RF devices subject to SAR testing include:

  • Portable
  • Hand-Carry/Handheld
  • Body-Worn
  • Implanted/Ingested
  • Body-supported devices, such as cell phones, laptops, tablets and wearables like watches, pendants and earbuds
  • Fitness Sensors
  • Wireless Headphones
  • RFID Scanners
  • Hotspot devices
  • Point-of-Sale (POS) Terminals
  • VR Goggles
  • Ankle-Worn Security Devices

Our SAR Testing System & Capabilities

IIA has invested in the most precise and advanced SAR test platform available today: the DASY8, SPEAG’s latest generation of Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) test system. With this state-of-the-art equipment, we can test for compliance with local and whole-body specific absorption rate limits from 4MHz to 10GHz. 

DASY8 Features:

  • Flexible and user-friendly application software
  • EX3DVx – Smallest isotropic dosimetric probe for high precision SAR measurements
  • SAM Twin Phantom Shell V8 and ELI Phantom Shell V8 (2mm thickness)
  • SAR System Validations Dipoles & Antennas (13MHz - 5,750MHz)
  • Tissue Simulation Liquids (4MHz - 10GHz)

Read more about our SPEAG equipment.

Whether you need pre-compliance testing or final certification compliance, IIA is at your service for SAR testing. Put our reputation to the test!

Why Choose IIA?

Our Florida testing lab has nearly 50 years of experience testing and certifying wireless devices for markets around the world. IIA’s knowledge of global rules and regulations allows us to streamline your testing and certification experience. And that means faster speed to market for your product. You can count on us to deliver accurate data and quick turnaround times to ensure the safety, quality and compliance of your products.


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