We are surrounded in our modern world by many devices that need wireless radio testing. If are a layperson that uses a device that emits electromagnetic radiation such as a pacemaker. Or a professional engaged in professional activities requiring the use of electronic equipment such as a laptop. Or a businessman who designs manufactures or imports products with electronic circuitry inside such as a cell phone. Then it is definite that you know and care about EMI or electromagnetic interference. Devices that need wireless radio testing are all around us. These products should have passed wireless radio testing. And have obtained electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) certifications before their release to the market.
EMC for EMI
EMC Standards for devices that need wireless radio testing
Wireless radio testing is imposed through legislation and is mandated. This applies in many different countries, not just Australia all around the world. Making way for various EMC standards depending on your location and your product. Thus, there are standards set for Australia, and New Zealand called the Regulatory Compliance Mark (RCM) testing. For Europe, it’s the CE testing; for North America, it’s the FCC testing, and for Canada, it’s the ISED testing.
LIPD products Needing EMC Tests
The most usual tests conducted for wireless radio testing are for those devices known as low-interference-potential-devices or LIPD. Here are the most typical of these LIPD devices:
WIFI/WLAN/Zigbee Devices 2.4GHz & 5GH2
These are local area wireless networks that allow an electronic gadget to exchange data. Or to be connected to the Internet using 2.4 GHz UHF and 5 GHz SHFradio waves. WIFI and WLAN are presently being used extensively everywhere. Users can access the Internet from established WLAN hotspots. Available in hotels, restaurants, and other public places. With the use of portable devices that connect to 3G or 4G networks, hotspots can be created nearly anywhere.
This is a wireless data exchange technology over short distances from fixed as well as mobile devices. Bluetooth uses the UHF radio waves in the 1.5m Band 2.4GHz to 2.485 GHz. Examples of Bluetooth applications are the wireless communication. It could be between a mobile phone and a hands-free headset. Or the wireless communication among the mouse, keyboard and printer.
This is a wireless technology meant for home automation and is another great example of devices that need wireless radio testing. Z-wave is a wireless communication designed to enable devices in a home. Includes application for lighting, security systems, entertainment systems, automated windows, garage and household appliances. Allowing them to receive and send a communication for the purpose of home automation.
Implications of Non-Compliance; Lifestyle Enhancement
The consequences of violating the compliance requirements range from fines to serious complications. Some of which can involve civil and criminal liabilities. Especially if your product has caused undue damage to end users. Certainly, product certification is the most desirable option to take. Aside from giving you genuine peace of mind for having a universally certified product. You also get the satisfactory feeling that you are contributing to the enhancement of life.
EMC Bayswater and EMC Testing
EMC Bayswater is the preferred company when it comes to wireless radio testing and approvals. We are specialists in Australia, Europe, North America, and Canada. Our spacious testing laboratories can accommodate all EMC testing and wireless radio testing. Including product certification, compliance and approval. For all your EMC testing needs. If you need wireless radio testing, trust EMC Bayswater.