Latest Updates on 5G DFS Regulation for FCC

The FCC recently announced a new version of the PAG list: 388624 D02 Pre-Approval Guidance List v18r04. The main change is to remove DFS with radar detection from the PAG list, which means that future master or slave with radar detection products will not be required to go through the PAG program. That will greatly shorten the certification cycle.

FCC ID certification


FCC ID certification overview of 5G DFS Master and 5G DFS Slaver products with radar monitoring functions:

  1. Before March 4, 2020, the PAG process needs to be run, and samples need to be sent to the FCC agency for testing;
  2. From March 4, 2020 to October 23, 2023, due to the impact of the new coronavirus, the Columbia Laboratory Department in the United States stopped DFS verification testing (That is, there is no need to send samples to the FCC agency for testing), but it still needs to go through the DFS PAG process to obtain FCC certification. The PAG cycle needs to be determined according to the working conditions of the FCC, and generally takes 1 to 2 weeks;
  3. After October 23, 2023, there is no need to send samples to FCC agency or go through the PAG process. The new regulations will greatly shorten the FCC certification cycle for 5G DFS Master and 5G DFS Slaver with radar monitoring functions.