Specialists in Radio Testing internationally

Our Radio Testing services help you meet international wireless regulations, testing products containing radio devices to meet CE marking in Europe under the Radio Equipment Directive (RED), and FCC (USA), and ISED (Canada).

Radio Testing

RN Electronics - the route to compliance for your radio products, including Wi-Fi, Radio and Telecoms equipment.

Given the vast array of electronic products containing radio devices being placed on the worldwide market it is essential to comply with the complex regulations that vary from region to region. At RN we have vast experience in ensuring legal compliance to meet local wireless regulations and our knowledgeable engineers are experts in radio/wireless product testing, including RF design troubleshooting, certifications/approvals and antenna testing.

Our product testing can help you meet key requirements to support CE marking in Europe under the Radio Equipment Directive (RED), FCC (USA) and ISED (Canada). Many other countries can be covered with the same standards, so please make contact for advice on specific countries.

Our testing covers short range devices (SRD), including Z-Wave, Bluetooth (Classic & Low Energy), Wi-Fi (2.4 & 5GHz WLAN), ZigBee (DSSS), RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification), Inductive Loop, NFC, GPS and cellular technologies like GSM 2G/3G/LTE in base stations, repeaters and Private Mobile Radio (PMR). This is also a requirement for marine radio and fixed link equipment.

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Radio Antenna Testing

We offer bespoke testing such as measurement of antennas that can be made either on our Open Area Test Site (OATS), in one of our Semi-Anechoic Chambers 25 MHz - 40 GHz, or in our fully Anechoic Microwave Chamber 1 GHz - 110 GHz.

We can test for Response, Isolation, Matching, Azimuth Polar Plots, Elevation and measurement of Antenna Gain. We also offer antenna matching designs for short range devices. Typically measurement on the OATS will be from 10 kHz to 8 GHz.

 

Design Stage Solutions

Using our RF design expertise we can help to develop your new and existing products. We can assist in design, provide advice on use of radio modules, perform pre-compliance / Initial Assessment tests and implement solutions as the design develops. Valuable development time can often be saved by a visit to our laboratory, allowing a faster time to market.

Radio Accreditations

• A UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 2360 to ISO 17025:2017

• Accredited by the FCC for the US market (Registration No.293246) and ISED (formerly Industry Canada) in Canada (registered under site Nos. 5612A-1 & 5612A-2)

• Recognised as a Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) by the FCC (USA)

• Designated to perform compliance testing on equipment subject to SDoC under Parts 15B and 18 of the FCC’s Rules

Accreditations

Radio Tests and Standards

Transmitter tests
• RF Output Power
• 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

Radio Standards

Radio Equipment Directive (2014/53/EU)

The Radio Equipment Directive (2014/53/EU) has been in force since June 2016. From June 2017 onwards Radio Equipment placed on the European Market must comply with the Radio Equipment Directive (RED).

If you are a Radio Equipment manufacturer, importer or distributor then the Radio Equipment Directive is the only route for radio devices to be placed onto the European Market fully replacing the R&TTE Directive from 13 June 2017.

Certification with the FCC / ISED

Electrical equipment marketed in the USA and Canada requires authorisation. There are two authorisation routes, SDoC and Certification. We can support these routes to compliance, including certification with the FCC and / or ISED.

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RN Electronics - Electromagnetic Compatibility Testing, UK Test Lab - EMC testing for all European and worldwide test standards.

Registered Address: RN Electronics Ltd, Arnolds Court, Arnolds Farm Lane, Mountnessing, Essex, CM13 1UT, UK.

Tel: +44 (0)1277 352219, Email:  | UK Registered No: 3051259, VAT Number: GB 475 2328 39

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