What is SAR Testing?​

Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) is a measure which explains how much radio frequency energy is absorbed by the user’s or bystander’s body or head. It is intended to verify that a device does not exceed a country’s established RF exposure limits. SAR Testing must be done on radio devices that are used closer than 20 cm to the human head or body.

TESTiLABS can help you determine whether your product meets your target market’s requirements. We have more than 15 years of experience in SAR Testing and can support you throughout the product development life cycle with our extensive technical expertise to ensure a safe and reliable product.

In addition to SAR testing, TESTiLABS also provides RF Exposure Evaluations for devices with fixed and/or mobile transmitters. These evaluations are performed on radiating structures that would be intended to be used at distances with more than 20cm from the end user.

SAR Testing Capabilities:

  • CE, FCC & ISED SAR Testing
  • Pre-Compliance Testing
  • Head, Body, Extremity Capability
  • Whole-Body SAR Measurement
  • Test Frequencies between 30-6000MHz
  • In Non-Signaling and Signaling Modes
  • Dielectric Parameter Validation

We can test the following technologies & products:

  • All cellular devices, satellite, TETRA, BLE, VHF, UHF and WLAN devices
  • Cellular base station antennas
  • Medical, healthcare, military and consumer products

Animal care (e.g. tracking devices)

Standards we test according to:

Our testing is carried out according to standards and specifications in the US, Canadian, European, and Japanese markets:


FCC Knowledge Database Publications on RF Exposure


RSS-102, SPR-002


EN 50357, EN 50360, EN 50383, EN 50385, EN 50566, EN 62209-1, EN 62209-2, EN 62232, EN 62311, EN 62479


IEC 62209-1, IEC 62209-2, IEC 62311, IEEE 1528

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