Regulatory Information for the Intel® Joule™ Compute Module


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Note End users are responsible for obtaining the CMIIT ID. You need the CMIT ID for your device to comply with the Chinese product regulatory requirement.

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FCC & FAA Statement (USA)

This device may not cause harmful interference.

This device must accept any interference received including interference that may cause undesired operation.

This equipment was tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, according to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy. If not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, this equipment may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. Turn the equipment off and on to determine if it causes interference to radio or television reception. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

  • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
  • Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
  • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
  • Consult the dealer or experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Antenna Type and Gains

Only antennas of the same type and, with equal or fewer gains as described in Table-1 below, may be used with the wireless adapter. Other types of antennas and/or higher gain antennas can only be authorized by Permissive Change.

Table-1: Worst Case Antenna Gain Definition

Antenna Type Antenna Location (Main/Aux) 2.4GHz Peak Gain in dBi* 5.2GHz Peak Gain in dBi* 5.5GHz Peak Gain in dBi* 5.7GHz Peak Gain in dBi*
PIFA Main 3.24 3.73 4.77 4.97
Dipole Main 2.89 3.6 4.41 4.22
*All antenna gains include cable loss

*All antenna gains include cable loss

Antenna Placement To comply with radio frequency exposure requirements the antenna(s) used with the wireless adapter must be installed to provide a minimum separation distance from all persons in all operating modes and orientations of the host platform as specified by the FCC grant conditions. The antenna separation distance applies to both horizontal and vertical orientations.


Intel® Wireless Adapter Minimum Required Antenna-to-User Separation Distance (cm)
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 20
Safety Approval Considerations

For details of the authorized antenna separation distances, visit equipment authorization and enter the FCC ID number of the device.

Safety Notice

The FCC with its action in ET Docket 96-8 adopted a safety standard for human exposure to RF electromagnetic energy emitted by FCC certified equipment. The wireless adapter meets the Human Exposure limits found in OET Bulletin 65, supplement C, 2001, and ANSI/IEEE C95.1, 1992. Proper operation of this radio according to the instructions found in this manual will result in exposure substantially below the FCC’s recommended limits.

The following safety precautions should be observed:

  • Do not touch or move antenna while the unit is transmitting or receiving.
  • Do not hold any component containing the radio such that the antenna is very close or touching any exposed parts of the body, especially the face or eyes, while transmitting.
  • Do not operate the radio or attempt to transmit data unless the antenna is connected; this behavior may damage the radio.
  • Use in specific environments:
  • The use of wireless adapters in hazardous locations is limited by the constraints posed by the safety directors of such environments.
  • The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) governs the use of wireless adapters on airplanes, and as set forth by each airline.
  • The use of wireless adapters in hospitals is restricted to the limits set forth by each hospital.
Safety Approval Considerations

This device is for use only in complete equipment where the acceptability of the combination is determined by the appropriate safety agencies. When installed, consideration must be given to the following:

  • It must be installed into a compliant host device meeting the requirement of UL/EN/IEC 60950-1 2nd edition including the general provisions of enclosure design 1.6.2 and specifically paragraph (Fire Enclosure).
  • The device will be supplied by a SELV source when installed in the end-use equipment.
  • A heating test will be considered in the end-use product for meeting the requirement of UL/EN/IEC 60950-1 2nd edition.
Antenna Use

To comply with FCC RF exposure limits, it is recommended that for the wireless adapter installed in a host computing device, the low gain-integrated antennas for this device should be located at a minimum separation distance from the body of all persons as specified according to the FCC modular grant conditions.

Explosive Device Proximity

WARNING: Do not operate a portable transmitter (including this wireless adapter) near unshielded blasting caps or in an explosive environment unless the transmitter has been modified to be qualified for such use.

WARNING: The wireless adapter is not designed for use with high-gain directional antennas.

Use On Aircraft
Regulations of the FCC, FAA, and individual airlines prohibit airborne operation of some radio-frequency wireless devices (wireless adapters) because their signals could interfere with critical aircraft instruments.
Other Wireless Devices

Safety Notices for Other Devices in the Wireless Network: See the documentation supplied with wireless adapters or other devices in the wireless network.
Local Restrictions on 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.11ac, and 802.16e Radio Usage

Due to the fact that the frequencies used by 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.11ac, and 802.16e wireless LAN devices may not yet be harmonized in all countries, 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.11ac, and 802.16e products are designed for use only in specific countries, and are not allowed to be operated in countries other than those of designated use. As a user of these products, you are responsible for ensuring that the products are used only in the countries for which they were intended and for verifying that they are configured with the correct selection of frequency and channel for the country of use. Any deviation from the permissible power and frequency settings for the country of use is an infringement of national law and may be punished as such.
FCC Radio Frequency Interference Requirements

This wireless adapter is restricted to indoor use due to its operation in the 5.15 to 5.25 GHz frequency range. FCC requires this wireless adapter to be used indoors for the frequency range 5.15 to 5.25 GHz to reduce the potential for harmful interference to co-channel mobile satellite systems. High-power radars are allocated as primary users of the 5.25 to 5.35 GHz and 5.65 to 5.85 GHz bands. These radar stations can cause interference with and /or damage this device.

  • This wireless adapter is intended for original equipment manufacturer (OEM) integrators only.
  • This wireless adapter cannot be co-located with any other transmitter unless approved by the FCC based upon FCC Knowledge Database publication number 616217 D03 (Supplement) when there are multiple radios installed in a host device, RF exposure transmitting assessment will be performed to determine the necessary application and test requirements. Certain criteria can be used in determining the requirement for simultaneous SAR evaluation and whether Class I or Class II permissive change may apply. OEM integrators must consult the actual FCC KDB 616217 Supplement document for details.
Wireless Interoperability

The wireless adapter is designed to be interoperable with other wireless LAN products that are based on direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) radio technology and to comply with the following standards:

IEEE Std. 802.11b compliant Standard on Wireless LAN
IEEE Std. 802.11g compliant Standard on Wireless LAN
IEEE Std. 802.11a compliant Standard on Wireless LAN
IEEE Std. 802.11n draft 2.0 compliant on Wireless LAN
IEEE Std 802.11ac compliant Standard on Wireless LAN
IEEE 802.16e-2005 Wave 2 compliant
Wireless Fidelity certification, as defined by the Wi-Fi Alliance
WiMAX certification as defined by the WiMAX Forum
The Wireless Adapter and Your Health

The wireless adapter, like other radio devices, emits radio frequency electromagnetic energy. The level of energy emitted by the wireless adapter, however, is less than the electromagnetic energy emitted by other wireless devices such as mobile phones. The wireless adapter operates within the guidelines found in radio frequency safety standards and recommendations. These standards and recommendations reflect the consensus of the scientific community and result from deliberations of panels and committees of scientists who continually review and interpret the extensive research literature. In some situations or environments, the use of the wireless adapter may be restricted by the proprietor of the building or responsible representatives of the applicable organization. Examples of such situations may include:

  • Using the wireless adapter onboard airplanes, or
  • Using the wireless adapter in any other environment where the risk of interference with other devices or services is perceived or identified as being harmful.

If you are uncertain of the policy that applies to the use of wireless adapters in a specific organization or environment (an airport, for example), you are encouraged to ask for authorization to use the adapter before you turn it on.

Information to Be Supplied to the End User by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) or Integrator

The following regulatory and safety notices must be published in documentation supplied to the end user of the product or system incorporating the Intel compute module, in compliance with local regulations. Host system must be labeled with “Contains FCC ID: XXXXXXXX”, see the FCC ID displayed on label.

The compute module must be installed and used in strict accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions as described in the user documentation that comes with the product. Intel Corporation is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by unauthorized modification of the devices included with the wireless adapter kit or the substitution or attachment of connecting cables and equipment other than that specified by Intel Corporation. The correction of interference caused by such unauthorized modification, substitution or attachment is the responsibility of the user. Intel Corporation and authorized resellers or distributors are not liable for any damage or violation of government regulations that may arise from the user failing to comply with these guidelines.

Local Restriction of 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, and 802.11ac Radio Usage

End-use equipment integrating the device has to be authorized as required by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) or it has to be operated in accordance with the FCC’s rules on operation of unauthorized devices (47 C.F.R. § 2.805), including obtaining approval from any licensed spectrum operator, if the end-use equipment will use such operator’s spectrum.

The following statement on local restrictions must be published as part of the compliance documentation for all 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, and 802.11ac products.

Regulatory and Warranty Information for the Intel® Joule™ 550x and 570x Compute Modules (PDF) icon
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Date: August 2017

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