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Be prepared for Type Approval

Introduction

Regulatory certification can be just a step before going to market but can becomes a nightmare if it is not well prepared.
The manufacturer must provide the units and ancillary equipment needed for testing.

Additionally, technical documentation, sufficient to allow testing to be performed, shall be available.

It is strongly advised to perform pre-certification tests to ensure the device is compliant to the main certification constraints before release the version (hardware and software) for certification.

 

 

ETSI EN 300 220-1 (RC-1)

Test modes

Following test modes shall be programmed in the device and the test operator shall be able to switch easily from one mode to another. All test modes shall be continuous.

 

Test mode

Frequency

CW

868,055MHz

CW

868,13MHz

CW

868,205MHz

Modulated CW

868,055MHz

Modulated CW

868,13MHz

Modulated CW

868,205MHz

RX (with a notification when the device receives a frame: visual, audible…)

869,525MHz

Continuous SigFox frames emission with 1 sec delay

 

Golden samples

At least 2 devices shall be available for testing: 1 radiated and 1 conducted.

It is always better to have several devices in case there is an issue with one of them.

 

FCC Part 15.247 (RC-2)

Test modes

The following test modes shall be programmed in the device and the test operator shall be able to switch easily from one mode to another. All test modes shall be continuous.

 

Test mode

Frequency

CW

903,3875 MHz

CW

902,1375 MHz

CW

904,6625 MHz

Modulated CW

903,3875 MHz

Modulated CW

902,1375 MHz

Modulated CW

904,6625 MHz

RX

905,2 MHz

Channel hopping (54 frequencies)

 

Continuous SigFox emission in a single channel

 

 

Golden samples

At least 2 devices shall be available for testing: 1 radiated and 1 conducted.

It is always better to have several devices in case there is an issue with one of them.

 

FCC Part 15.247 (RC-4)

Test modes

The following test modes shall be programmed in the device and the test operator shall be able to switch easily from one mode to another. All test modes shall be continuous.

 

Test mode

Frequency

CW

921.3875 MHz

CW

920.1375 MHz

CW

922.6625 MHz

Modulated CW

921.3875 MHz

Modulated CW

920.1375 MHz

Modulated CW

922.6625 MHz

RX

922.3 MHz

Channel hopping (54 frequencies)

 

Continuous SigFox emission in a single channel

 

Golden samples

At least 2 devices shall be available for testing: 1 radiated and 1 conducted.

It is always better to have several devices in case there is an issue with one of them.

 

ARIB STD-108

Test modes (RC-3.a)

The following test modes shall be programmed in the device and the test operator shall be able to switch easily from one mode to another. All test modes shall be continuous.

 

Test mode

Frequency

CW

923,187 MHz

CW

923,2 MHz

CW

923,213 MHz

Modulated CW

923,187 MHz

Modulated CW

923,2 MHz

Modulated CW

923,213 MHz

RX

922,2 MHz

LBT

 

 

Test modes (RC-3.c)

The following test modes shall be programmed in the device and the test operator shall be able to switch easily from one mode to another. All test modes shall be continuous.

Test mode

Frequency

CW

923,125 MHz

CW

923,2 MHz

CW

923,275 MHz

Modulated CW

923,125 MHz

Modulated CW

923,2 MHz

Modulated CW

923,275MHz

RX

922,2 MHz

LBT

 

Golden samples

At least 2 devices shall be available for testing: 1 radiated and 1 conducted. All tests are executed in conducted mode except the antenna radiated diagram.

It is always better to have several devices in case there is an issue with one of them.

 

Test modes (RC-5)

Test modes

The following test modes shall be programmed in the device and the test operator shall be able to switch easily from one mode to another. All test modes shall be continuous.

Test mode

Frequency

CW

923,225 MHz

CW

923,3 MHz

CW

923,375 MHz

Modulated CW

923,225 MHz

Modulated CW

923,3 MHz

Modulated CW

923,375 MHz

RX

922,3 MHz

LBT

 

Golden samples

At least 2 devices shall be available for testing: 1 radiated and 1 conducted.

It is always better to have several devices in case there is an issue with one of them.

ETSI EN 301 489-1 (base) / -3 (SRD)

 Test modes

EMC testing requires to be able to monitor the correct behavior of the device.

The device shall have a reception and transmission mode (depending on the capabilities) at least at lowest and highest frequencies declared by the manufacturer.

The manufacturer shall supply another device to monitor the correct transmission or to send frames to the DUT to check the reception. If this is not possible the manufacturer must provide a way of testing.

All test modes shall be continuous.     

Golden samples

At least 2 devices shall be available for testing: 1 radiated and 1 conducted.

It is always better to have several devices in case there is an issue with one of them.

 

IEC 60950-1 EN 60950-1

Test modes

Safety testing requires an operational device.

Golden samples

At least 2 devices shall be available for testing.

It is always better to have several devices in case there is an issue with one of them.



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