Office of Engineering and Technology Laboratory Division Knowledge Database (KDB)
Welcome to the OET Laboratory Division Knowledge Database (KDB). The FCC Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) publishes equipment authorization procedures and measurement guidance in the form of FCC Public Notices and Knowledge Database (KDB) publications. The staff guidance provided in the KDB is intended to assist the public in following Commission requirements and does not constitute rules. Accordingly, the guidance is not binding on the Commission and will not prevent the Commission from making a different decision in any matter that comes to its attention for resolution.
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What household appliances, identified as Part 15 unintentional radiators, are considered exempt from the equipment authorization procedures?
A household appliance using digital logic (an unintentional device or system that generates and uses timing signals or pulses at a rate in excess of 9,000 pulses or cycles per second, and uses digital techniques as defined in Section 15.3 (k)) is classifi...
Recent Guidelines and Interpretations:
Posted on Apr 28 2009 3:02PM:
Updates will be forthcoming.
Inquiry Responses and Publications: FCC staff publications and replies to inquiries from the KDB are based on one or more of the following criteria:
1. Responses that the FCC staff have given to prior inquiries.
2. Staff guidance of the Commission's rules and policies.
3. Prior staff practices
The KDB publications regarding measurement procedures constitute staff guidance only and do not necessarily represent the only acceptable methods for measuring RF emissions. Nor are these guidelines binding on the Commission or any interested party.