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The efficient solution for all challenges of the approval management

We have made it our task to accompany every single project along its individual process chain, to understand the needs of our customers and to develop optimal solutions together with them in order to bring them to their goal without detours.

We adapt and are always exactly the partner our customers need. The experienced and uncomplicated testing and certification of products with wireless technologies in our laboratories is as much a part of our daily business as the development of international Approval concepts for innovative new products. Because we are convinced that every project has its own requirements – and that each of them has our full attention and deserves our commitment. For secure and predictable market access worldwide.

Customized service

From consulting during development, to testing services in our DIN EN ISO 17025 accredited test laboratories, to international market approvals with final certificate management. All tailor-made services are supported by transparent and digital processes, that accelerate and simplify the global market access of your products.
Target

Your one-stop partner for international product certifications

  • Specific requirement analyses
  • Compliance evaluations
  • Translations
  • Approval planning and management
  • Preparation and submission of applications
  • Checking and coordination of scheduling
  • Local technical support
  • Instructions for necessary on-site testing
World

Product approvals for over 200 countries and approval regimes

With our professional certification services we simplify your conformity process.

Versatile setup

CETECOM has always stood for cross-sector competence in the field of testing and certification of radio and telecommunication components. Companies from a wide range of industries rely on our experience and our commitment. Whether automotive, medical technology, mechanical engineering, consumer Electronics or telecommunications - you can rely on our service competence in all fields of innovation and industries.

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The CETECOM Process

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Work with CETECOM to
identify the go to market strategy

Together we identify the relevant radio technologies your product needs for flawless functionality in the field. Therefore, we examine the full spectrum of unlicensed and licensed solutions as well as ones which have to undergo all procedures of both kinds:

TYPES OF RADIOS

UNLICENSED

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ZigBee, NFC, RAD, etc.


  • Regulatory testing includes EMC, RF, Safety
  • Is it a pre-certified module?
    • If no, we must perform full testing for FCC, ISED Canada, and RED
    • If yes, two things must happen:
      • Leverage conductive testing results, including output power, PSD, OBW, etc.
      • Run radiated spurious emission (RSE) testing
LICENSED

GSM, UMTS, LTE, 5G

  • Regulatory testing includes EMC, RF, Safety
    • Leverage conducted results from module's FCC grant
    • Perform radiated spurious emissions (RSE) testing
  • Industry regulation: PTCRB, GCF
    • PTCRB: uSIM testing, RSE, OTA (antenna cable less than 20 cm)
    • GCF: field trial, GSM RSE, OTA and USIM (not required, recommended)
  • Certified module? Most likely YES
    • Verify the following certifications:
      • USA: FCC, PTCRB
      • Canada: ISED, PTCRB
      • EU: RED & GCF (not mandatory)
BOTH

  • Must do all unlicensed and licensed radio testing and certification
  • Must do additional co-transmission for regulatory
  • Applies if multiple radios are transmitting simultaneously ad violates single modular FCC grant condition
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Understand the testing
requirements per market.

CETECOM is experienced in over 200 countries and approval regimes worldwide, so we can assign the proper testing requirements to your product in the preferred market:

PTCRB /
Carriers


  • USIM
    • Testing of SIM electrical properties
  • Radiated spurious emissions (RSE)
    • For all supported North American frequency bands
  • Over-the-air Performance OTA
    • Required for internal/ external antenna less than 20cm
    • For all supported North American frequency bands
  • Carriers
    • T-Mobile, AT&T, Telus, Dish, Bell Mobility, Rogers Wireless
  • Verizon TECC (Provided by Verizon to the customer)

FCC /
ISED Canada

Unlicensed radio:
  • FCC 15.247 for 2.4GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and ZigBee
  • FCC 15.407 for 5GHz Wi-Fi including DFS
  • FCC 15.225 for NFC
Licensed radio:
  • FCC Part 22 for GSM850, UMTS Band V, & LTE Band 5
  • FCC Part 24 for GSM1900, UMTS Band II, & LTE Band 2
  • FCC Part 90 for LTE Band 26
  • FCC Part 27 for other cellular bands
  • FCC Part 30 for 5G NR FR2
Unintentional radiator EMC testing:
  • FCC Part 15 Subpart B
  • FCC Part 18

European Union
(RED for CE-marking)



Unlicensed:
  • EN 300 328 for 2.4GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and ZigBee
  • EN 301 893 for 5150-5350, 5470-5725 MHz Wi-Fi radio
  • EN 300 440 for 5725-5850 MHz Wi-Fi radio
  • EN 302 502 for 5725-5850 MHz Wi-Fi AP
  • EN 300 440 for SRD 1GHz – 40GHz
  • EN 300 330 for SRD 9kHz – 25MHz
  • EN 300 220 for SRD 25MHz – 1GHz
  • EN 303 413 for GNSS
Licensed:
  • EN 301 511 for GSM
  • EN 301908 for UMTS & LTE
  • EN 301908-25 5G NR
EMC testing:
  • EN 301 489-1, -3, -17, -19, -52.
  • EN 55032
  • EN 55035
Electrical safety:
  • EN 60950-1 for LTE
  • EN 62368-1 for MME (effective 2020)
Health (SAR):
  • For devices with intended use of less than 20cm from the user
  • SAR exclusion report required for low-power devices
  • MPE report required for devices with intended use of more than 20cm
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Work with CETECOM to develop
and certify your product.

Benefit from our long-time experience and extensive competencies in product testing and certification. By request, we accompany you through the whole developement process of your product - from the design phase to the international product launch:

A flowchart showing the complete process for product development and certification with the help of CETECOM: Starting with the involvement of CETECOM in the design phase, moving on to sample preparation, then to pre-testing, official testing, certified body review, obtaining the final certificate, product launch in the USA, Canada and the EU and finally product launch worldwide.

CETECOM CERT – The approval management software

CETECOM CERT is your guarantee for effective project management: Our innovative software tool for digital certificate management and monitoring simplifies your processes and gives you a transparent view of all your ongoing certification projects at CETECOM at any time.

Screenshot: Overview of the worldwide approval status
Screenshot: Tabular breakdown of market access requirements in each country

Digital project management – comprehensive and transparent

CETECOM CERT provides you with continuous insight into the current status of your approval project and optimizes coordination throughout the approval process.

  • 2-way communication for an efficient exchange of information about the projects
  • Overview of project milestones on country level
  • Transparent information on the remaining steps to be completed, including an automated notification system
  • Detailed reporting function including download option

Digital certificate management – clear and secure

With CETECOM CERT you always have the status quo of your approved products in view with the help of a simple traffic light system and are automatically notified if there is an acute need for action.

  • Which active certificates do I currently have?
  • Is there an acute need for action because a certificate will expire within the next few months (keyword: renewal)?
  • Automated notifications allow you to renew your certificates in a timely manner.

Every service a perfect fit. We support you individually on your way to an global market access.

 

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