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  • Tony Henriques commented on 2010-05-06 02:48:00.526:
    Question 7 on Page 9 To confirm that this is referring to portion/area of circuit design integrated onto a main PCB only. Is it still okay to identify a self-contained PCB assembly as a limited modular device to be integrated into specific host products?

  • Mike Kuo commented on 2010-04-16 16:27:07.506:
    Page 8 " 2. Certify the device as a new module. In this case it is permissible to upload original relevant module test reports that accurately represent test results under the conditions being used in the new applications. ....." Comment : By introducing this new procedure, it creates more flexibilities for host manufacturers to integrate approved module and minimize un-necessary tests. However, during the certification review process, TCB may be facing difficulties in validating the statement provided by the new grantee or responsible party : 1. If new FCC ID is desired by new grantee and responsible party, shall new grantee obtain an authorization letter from the original grantee ( responsible party of original modular approval) to authorize new grantee to submit original test report which is owned by the original grantee? 2. What if the original module has been gone through several permissive changes, to what extend the original relevant test report shall be uploaded to support new FCC ID? ( in additional, how about : schematic diagram , block diagram, theory of operation etc..of the module ) 3. If the original module was sold with original FCC ID label on the module. Once new FCC ID label is certified by new grantee, can FCC ID number on the module remains unchanged but only have FCC ID label with new FCC ID number on the host with " contains TX FCC ID: ( new FCC ID number)? Best Regards Mike Kuo / UL CCS

  • Mike Kuo commented on 2010-04-16 15:46:38.603:
    Page 3 " Single or limited-single modules and the RF front-end section of a split or limited-split module must be a separate physical assembly that can be installed into (or attached) to a host as a separate sub-assembly. It can be soldered, cabled, wired, or use plug-in connectors, as a daughter-board sub-assembly for incorporation within the host. A module cannot be solely the implementation of a design specification. Only the control-element section of a split-module device may comprise software certified as companion code to a specific RF front end (section). " Comment : As indicated above, once the module is approved, it can be soldered into a host as a separate sub-assembly. We received FCC response previously with the following Q and A: Inquiry: The device in question is a 802.11 a/b/g mini-PCI module. This module complied with modular approval guideline as stated in DA 00-1407. This mini-PCI modular manufacturer would like to remove the mini-PCI connector by saving the cost. This mini-PCI module will be directly soldered on the CPU board or main board at the time of manufacturing process by the CPU board or main board manufacturers. Module is still separate production item made by module vendor and comes with usual modular deliverables (labeling, antenna placement limitations, etc.). Question : Can this mini-PCI module without mini PCI interface connector be qualified for modular approval ? Response: For this 802.11 a/b/g mini-PCI module, your manufacturer would like to remove the mini-PCI connector by saving the cost. This mini-PCI module will be directly soldered on the CPU board or main board at the time of manufacturing process by the CPU board or main board manufacturers. Module is still separate production item made by module vendor and comes with usual modular deliverables. This mini-PCI module without mini PCI interface connector can not be qualified for modular approval. Similar question is also applied to " New PC Motherboard with integrated transmitter module policy " presentation made by May 2005 TCBC workshop. When the TX module is embedded ( soldered ) on the motherboard, the entire motherboard will be considered as the module. I am seeking additional clarification based upon above two previous policies. Mike Kuo / UL CCS

Note: It is important to understand that 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.