The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulates all products containing radio transmitters, including radio, telecom and satellite equipment in areas such as electromagnetic interference, RF exposure and spectrum allocation. Mobile communications equipment and other products capable of radio communication must be certified compliant by a Telecommunications Certification Body (TCB) appointed by the FCC before being placed on the market.
Similarly, the radio equipment directive 2014/53/EU (RED) establishes a regulatory framework for placing radio equipment on the market. It ensures a single market for radio equipment by setting essential requirements for safety and health, electromagnetic compatibility, and the efficient use of the radio spectrum. It also provides the basis for further regulation governing some additional aspects. These include technical features for the protection of privacy, personal data against fraud, additional aspects covering interoperability, access to emergency services, and compliance regarding the combination of radio equipment and software.
In this session, we will share about Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) and Radio Frequency (RF) testing requirements and provide some quick updates on the latest U.S. Federal Communications Commission Knowledge Database (FCC KDB) publications and ETSI EN 300 328 V2.2.2 for insights on the compliance requirements.