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Radio Frequency Testing

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What is radio frequency testing?

Radio frequency testing is needed for radio and telecommunications equipment to test they are using the radio spectrum effectively by not interfering with other users of the radio frequency spectrum.

A radio frequency test covers technology such as Wi-Fi, Zigbee, PMR radio, RFID, NFC, GPS, cellular technologies and more. Other tests are also usually required to verify that a device meets local regulations for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), electrical safety and RF exposure.

Why is radio frequency testing important?

Radio frequency compliance is a mandatory requirement in most international markets including the EU, the US, Canada, Australia and Japan. If you manufacture wireless devices or incorporate wireless devices into your product, 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.

TÜV SÜD’s expert radio frequency services ensure compliance

TÜV SÜD has extensive experience in the testing and certification of wireless devices 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.
We can provide a one-stop-shop solution for all types of radio frequency testing through our global network of accredited laboratories and a world-leading certification service.

TÜV SÜD’s approach to radio frequency testing

Our experts are always up-to-date with regulatory changes and can efficiently support you in meeting the relevant test and certification requirements. As a full-service provider we provide complete project management to ensure that your radio frequency tests run smoothly.

Typical radio frequency test capabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Transmitter tests
  • Output Power
  • Adjacent Channel Leakage Power Ratio
  • Power Spectral Density
  • Spectrum Emission Mask
  • Occupied Channel Bandwidth
  • Frequency Stability / Error
  • Radiated Band Edge
  • Duty Cycle
  • Modulation Bandwidth
  • Transmitter unwanted emissions in the out-of-band or spurious Domain
  • Receiver tests
  • Sensitivity
  • Adjacent Channel / Frequency Band Selectivity
  • Receiver Spurious Emissions
  • Receiver Intermodulation
  • Blocking

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