Regulatory tests for products with Bluetooth technology

Guarantee the quality of your products

Guarantee the quality of your products

Many products placed on the market these days are equipped with Bluetooth functionally. The use of Bluetooth technology means your product must comply with the applicable regulatory requirements for your chosen market. Bluetooth technology has made many advancements over the years.

What is Bluetooth Regulatory Testing?

When you incorporate Bluetooth functionality or you integrate a Bluetooth chip or module, the final product becomes under the scope of the Radio Equipment directive for CE marking. Radio frequency testing is needed to test the radio spectrum is being used effectively and efficiently by not interfering with other users of the radio frequency spectrum.

Other testing/assessments are also required to ensure Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), Electrical Safety and RF Exposure compliance.

Why is Bluetooth Regulatory Testing Important?

Any Radio frequency compliance including Bluetooth is a mandatory requirement in most international markets including the EU, the US, Canada, Australia and Japan. If you manufacture a wireless device such as a device using Bluetooth or integrating a wireless chip/module such as Bluetooth, you must comply with the regulations of your intended markets, otherwise your products cannot be legally sold. Radio frequency testing can also reveal problems early helping brands avoid costly rework and gain access to global markets fast. A few examples are:

Europe (CE) and UK (UKCA)
ETSI EN 300 328

North America (FCC)
Part 15.247

Canada (ISED)
RSS-247

Japan
Radio Ordinance Article 2 Paragraph (19)

Why choose TÜV SÜD for  Bluetooth Regulatory Testing?

TÜV SÜD has extensive experience in the testing and certification of wireless devices such as Bluetooth for global markets. Our experts are always up-to-date with regulatory changes and can efficiently support you in meeting the relevant test and certification requirements.

TÜV SÜD have recently engineered an automated test system capable of performing testing in accordance with ETSI EN 300 328 and FCC Part 15.247.

Advantages include:

  • Fast testing and de-bugging
  • Remote and automated control of the chipset reducing test time and your time to market.Testing in multiple modes enabling tuning for optimum performance
  • Prompt notifications of test failures or issues
  • Daily updates on status of testing
  • Dedicated project manager
  • Fast report turnaround times
  • UKAS Accredited laboratory
  • Experienced engineers
  • ETSI members
  • Notified body for RED, TCB for US, FCB for Canada, CAB for Japan

In addition to compliance with the regulatory requirements of the target countries, such as FCC, ISED or CE, products with integrated Bluetooth® technology must meet Bluetooth SIG (Special Interest Group) requirements before they can be marketed.

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