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BLUETOOTH® (Classic, Low Energy)

BQTF - Bluetooth® Qualification Test Facility

The CETECOM facilities in Europe and USA are accredited Bluetooth Qualification Test Facilities (BQTF) with recognized Bluetooth Qualification Experts (BQE), offering a comprehensive range of testing services. 

Bluetooth® SIG Qualification Program

A device incorporating Bluetooth® wireless technology must undergo testing according to the Bluetooth® SIG Qualification Program in order to classify as a licensed product with the Bluetooth trademark. Although a self qualification process is allowed, the support of a BQE eliminates errors in qualification and products are exempt from the Bluetooth SIG‘s manadatory audit. 

As BQTF CETECOM’s full scope of Bluetooth® Qualification services include:

  • RF / RF-PHY Conformance Testing for BT Core 2.0-4.2
  • Protocol/Profile Conformance Testing using - the BITE® Protocol/Profile TesterBB, LM, L2CAP, SDP, RFCOMM - GAP, SPP
  • Profile Interoperability Testing using... - The Bluetoothi® SIG’s PTS (Profile Tuning Suite) Test System - CETECOM’s Bluetooth® product library for Extended Interoperability Testing

Interoperability

Even if products are conformant to the Bluetooth@ specification it does not guarantee a seamless interoperability with other device implementations. To address these issues, CETECOM offers extended interoperability testing. 

Audio Quality

In addition to Bluetooth® Interoperability, CETECOM also focus on audio quality aspects of Bluetooth® products by determining the subjective and objective audio quality of mobile handsets and wearable headset devices supporting the Bluetooth® Handsfree profile. 

USA: CTIA Bluetooth® Compatibility Certification

As a designated CATL (CTIA Authorized Test Lab) CETECOM is capable of providing qualification services according to the CTIA Bluetooth Compatibility Certification. This program was created by the CTIA and Bluetooth SIG to improve the user experience between Bluetooth mobile phones and headsets. It is a requirement that must be satisfied by manufacturers intending to sell such devices to major North American network operators.

Consulting and Training

CETECOM offers consulting and training for manufacturers who need support in testing and certification. Referring to our competence CETECOM can support you in understanding the common aspects and specific technical functionality of Bluetooth®. CETECOM offers support in different areas:

  • Test Case Development (TTCN, C++)
  • Test Case Validation and Verification (TTCN, C++)
  • Bluetooth® training for technical experts
  • Bluetooth® seminars for marketing and management
  • BQE training
  • Bluetooth® RF-Conformance Test Software (approved by Bluetooth® SIG)

International Market Access

Before launching a Bluetooth® classified product it must be ensured that the product is in compliance with the international RF, EMC, Safety and Health standards set by the regulatory authorities of the various regions. In addtion to Bluetooth Qualilfication Testing CETECOM‘s accredited laboratories can help ensure compliance with market- and country specific requirements. CETECOM’s Certification Bodies and International Type Approval (ITA) Service will give you access to more than 150 countries all over the world.