FCC certification is a critical step in every product launch, but achieving it isn’t always straightforward. Successfully navigating the landscape of FCC certification for RF products is critical to getting to market quickly and FCC pre-scans are a great way to reduce the risk of failing.
When the RED was published, it specified a timeline for manufacturers of applicable wireless products to transition from the current Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (R&TTE) directive to the RED.
Airthings CEO discusses why Laird’s certified module technology was chosen as an integral part of their final product: “We were able to develop a product with excellent Bluetooth communication range, certifications and software drivers all completed in just a few short weeks."
What is 6LoWPAN? Essentially, 6LoWPAN is ZigBee's competition, as it can utilize 802.15.4 — but even better, it can run on other PHYs, and it allows for seamless integration with other IP-based systems.
Everyone in modern society is exposed to electric and magnetic fields (EMFs) that exist around all electric or electronic devices.
This article is the first in a four-part series providing guidance in building an effective compliance test program.
A center-fed dipole antenna is presented as a design/simulation example. Measurement discussion includes reflection parameter measurements and directive gain measurements.
The FCC has defined three categories of equipment approval for Part 15 devices: Verification, Declaration of Conformity (DoC) and Certification
Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR, is a measure of the heating value of radiated RF energy on human tissue.
Numerous technology solutions have been optimized in an all on one System-on-chip (SoC), while a Software Defined Radio (SDR) allows a great deal of flexibility.
Whether your budget is substantial or minimal, it is important to keep in mind the following questions in order for your project to go ahead without a hitch.
As products all around us become connected industrial designers are offering their unique skill sets to enhance wireless products.
Chip antennas offer small, compact solutions for wireless products. They often only need a few millimeters of space, and a little bit of ground clearance.
The terms plus definitions commonly used in antenna design and RF design are: Smith Chart, VSWR, Return Loss, and or Reflection coefficient.
With the introduction of the Ultra Low Energy (ULE) standard extension, DECT has become the ideal technology for home automation and security.
The presence of multiple reflections and multiple communication paths between two radio terminals cause signal fading impairments to a wireless communication link.
MBAN devices must comply with the relevant FCC technical requirements related to permissible bandwidth, radiated power, transmitter operation, unwanted emissions, frequency stability and RF safety.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has advanced its wireless health care agenda by adopting rules that will enable Medical Body Area Networks (MBAN).
LSR is commonly answering question regarding the requirements for radio products in Europe. The European Union (EU) has established a basic set of guidelines in the form of the 1999/5/EC R&TTE Directive.
The number of wirelessly enabled devices has increased dramatically over the past few years. As a result, the single band, 2.4 GHz spectrum has become more crowded than a Los Angeles freeway at rush our.
Transmitter modules enable a company to save time and money. The FCC allows modules to be used in multiple hosts without the need to approve each module individually.
In the U.S., the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is the governing body for wireless devices. Canada has a similar regulating body called Industry Canada (IC). Companies must register with the appropriate body.
This paper outlines the procedure for a successful RF range test that provides quantitative data on how the RF link performs in its intended environment. This enables informed decisions about network architecture.
Products are continually under revision due to obsolete or unavailable parts, cost cutting, updates for a product release, and so on. The dilemma for most companies is determining the process and requirements for altered products.
Developers implementing Wi-Fi in their products are presented with a selection of 802.11 standards, including 802.11a, b, g, n or a combination of standards. So which one to choose?
In today's electronic age, the Internet has become the unofficial standard for transferring data around the world. As technology advances and more users rely on mobile devices, the ability to access information from any location becomes vital.
An antenna is a function of its environment. Whether it’s sitting on a desk, on a manufacturer’s development board, or in a product, all three scenarios result in different performance.
Using a trace antenna in your RF product design has several advantages. When implementing a trace antenna keep in mind these 7 Keys to make your antenna flawless.
The Wearable Technology industry, incorporating embedded electronics with clothing and other body-worn accessories, is producing arguably the biggest buzz this year in the consumer electronic, health, and wellness industries.
The wave of cellular technology for M2M applications has begun, and by 2018 nearly 20% of all cellular devices will be M2M specific! Utilizing a multi-phase product roadmap approach is an invaluable strategy to manage your time and cost constraints in bringing a cellular-enabled product to market for the first time.
The goal of this white paper is to walk through the elements of building a cloud-connectivity system to support remote App connectivity for your product, so you can have a robust and exciting solution to share with your customer.
With the latest System-on-Chip (SoC) technologies, the complexity of Wi-Fi has been pushed into the wireless module, allowing developers to focus on their application data instead of designing a platform to support Wi-Fi.
This white paper will walk you through the benefits and inherent limitations of traditional ASCII-based command sets for integrating Wi-Fi for cloud-based systems and detail how new software approaches can provide significant advantages in development time and efforts.