We get it.
Getting your wireless product certified can be complicated and time consuming,
but it doesn't have to be.
Laird Connectivity’s number one goal is to keep things simple, speedy, and streamlined for our partners. We will take a step-by-step approach to getting your product certified:
- Understand the requirements
- Research standards
- Develop test plans
- Perform on-site EMC and RF testing for US/Canada/Europe
- Troubleshoot failures
- Manage the filing process
- Facilitate international regulatory
- Manage renewals
- Act as your regulatory experts!
- Send us your requirements for a free quote!
Design with Confidence
At Laird Connectivity, our test engineers work with you before, during and after EMC testing. We help troubleshoot and advise every step of the way. With a dedicated focus on wireless testing, we bring expertise to your project through a deep understanding of the various certification standards required for market entry across the globe.
Because Laird manufactures RF solutions, our engineers understand the nuances of product development to ensure your products achieve compliance.
Laird Conectivity is ISO/IEC 17025 accredited and specializes in Intentional Radiation Testing required for certification of wireless or RF products. We perform testing for Certifications based on requirements for the US, Canada, European Union, Australia / New Zealand, and Japan.
For customers who require global certifications, we provide additional international testing services to complete the required testing and certification.
If you need assistance with compliance testing for non-wireless products, we also offer expertise in General Emissions Testing and Immunity/Susceptibility Testing to various EMC requirements worldwide.
Using 30 years of experience, Laird Connectivity can help provide troubleshooting and failure analysis if issues arise during the compliance phase of your project.
Laird Connectivity has invested in the necessary facilities and equipment to proactively address the rapidly changing compliance requirements for wireless products. This means our test engineers can execute your product's test plan efficiently, accurately and holistically. Our Laboratory operates on multiple shifts allowing faster turnaround or expedited schedule. Our team of EMC engineers can provide regulation expertise, assist with test plan generation, and mitigate failures.
- Video monitoring software capable of incident reaction (pause, capture, alarm, etc.)
- Fresh air inlet and exhaust outlet system
- Updated absorber arrangement for contemporary requirements
- Equipped with 7ft x 8ft door opening and 2000-lb. capacity 2-meter turntable
- Strategically designed to accommodate a wide variety of product sizes
- Dedicated HVAC, fresh air inlets, and exhaust outlets
- Equipped with a forklift-accessible 10ft x 10ft door opening, steel reinforced floor, and 6000-lbs. capacity 3-meter turntable
3D Antenna Chamber
We specialize in on-site antenna patterning with a new Automated 3D Antenna Measurement System. This system quickly and efficiently collects spherical antenna pattern data, then generates antenna plots and performance summaries that provide detailed insight into the performance of a product’s antenna design.
Flexible Laboratory Space
Benches, test stations, and equipment are mobile, allowing the workspace to adapt to your product, rather than the product having to conform to the space. Flexible laboratory strategy can reduce test setup time, and provide greater consistency in test configurations. Equipped with both horizontal and vertical ground planes.
- Electrically Fast Transient Immunity
- Lightning Surge
- Electrostatic Discharge
- Magnetic Field Immunity
- Radiated/Conducted Disturbances
- Voltage Fluctuations/Short Interrupts
Test Plan Development
Laird Connectivity will understand your application and the markets you plan to enter, and develop a cost-effective and time-sensitive plan to release your product to market.
Certification News and Updates
The Radio Equipment Directive (RED) is the European Union’s collection of harmonized standards which specifies the requirements for placing radio-electric devices on the market. On 5th February, 2020, the European Commission released an Implementing Decision (EU 2020/167) on the harmonized standards for radio equipment which recognized ETSI EN 300 328 v2.2.2 as part of the EU Official Journal, and expressed date of cessation on the current version (v2.1.1) as 6th August, 2021.
Laird Connectivity's anechoic antenna chamber is an advanced scanning system for measuring and visualizing EMC performance. We talk with Bri...
Getting a wireless product through regulatory EMC compliance testing can be incredibly difficult. But it doesn't have to be. Colin Halladay,...
The deadline is approaching for new legal requirements of the EU Radio Equipment Directive (RED). The best defense is working with an experi...
FCC certification is a critical step in every product launch, but achieving it isn’t always straightforward. Successfully navigating the lan...
LSR is commonly answering questions regarding the requirements for radio products in Europe.
LSR is commonly answering question regarding the requirements for radio products in Europe. The European Union (EU) has established a basic ...
In the U.S., the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is the governing body for wireless devices. Canada has a similar regulating body ca...
When the RED was published, it specified a timeline for manufacturers of applicable wireless products to transition from the current Radio a...
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...
Products are continually under revision due to obsolete or unavailable parts, cost cutting, updates for a product release, and so on. The di...
The FCC has defined three categories of equipment approval for Part 15 devices: Verification, Declaration of Conformity (DoC) and Certificat...
MBAN devices must comply with the relevant FCC technical requirements related to permissible bandwidth, radiated power, transmitter operatio...
This article introduces the rationale and techniques involved with MIMO (Multiple-Input, Multiple Output) based communication systems.
New unlicensed spectrum will mean faster Wi-Fi, less congestion, and a better experience for users.
The concerns among manufacturers around certifications are common: cost, time, and support. Here's how to optimize all three.
It's an investment in your product’s future. Here’s what it is, how it works, and why to start thinking about it sooner rather than later.
Wi-Fi, one of today's most ubiquitous wireless technologies, has once again reached the point where it's necessary to innovate for its own f...
The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) is implementing a new set of compliance standards for 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz products ...
Last week, the FCC and FDA teamed up to host a joint workshop called "Promoting Medical Technology Innovation - The Role of Wireless Test Be...
A few months ago, Marriott International made headlines when they blocked consumers’ Wi-Fi networks at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Conven...
The European Union (EU) has assembled regulations and decisions, known as the New Legislative Framework (NLF), with the primary tasks of imp...
The update to the EU’s EN 300 328 standard has a 6th August, 2021 deadline. Here’s what you need to know.
The EU published the new Radio Equipment Directive (RED) or RED 2014/53/EU on April 16, 2014 as part of an effort to implement the EU’s New ...
Wireless regulations and certification processes can be challenging even for companies with significant experience in wireless products, but...
CEDARBURG, WI, Aug. 27, 2015 -- LSR, a leading provider of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules, wireless product development services, and EMC testi...
In this presentation, EMC design experts from LSR (a Laird Business) will discuss the benefits of using ‘pre-scans’ to minimize the risk of ...
Register and attend the upcoming live webinar on Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 at 2PM ET. In this presentation, EMC design experts from LSR (a ...
Find out How the Changes to ETSI EN 300 328 Impact You! Selling a Wireless Product in Europe? Find out How the Changes to ETSI EN 300 328 Im...
This webinar will remove some of the confusion around how using RF products with modular approval can streamline your certification efforts ...
The Advantages of FCC Modular Approval and How to Use it Trying to learn more about what the certification on your module encompasses? This ...
Designing for Success: Certification and Qualification Requirements for your Bluetooth®-enabled Products
Designing for Success: Certification and Qualification Requirements for your Bluetooth®-enabled Products In this webinar, we will provide a ...
In this episode Jennifer and Bob are joined by Colin to discuss the requirements and the pain points of getting your device certified.
Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR, is a measure of the heating value of radiated RF energy on human tissue.
This article is the first in a four-part series providing guidance in building an effective compliance test program.
What is required for shipping a device in the United States/Canada that does not have a radio? The United States requires General Emission...