Bluetooth SIG Certification

Proof of quality for the compatibility of Bluetooth devices

Only after these tests have been successfully completed is the manufacturer officially authorised to use the Bluetooth technology and the associated Bluetooth trademark, which is a quality seal for the compatibility of Bluetooth devices worldwide. With its laboratory in Anyang, Korea, CETECOM is an officially accredited Bluetooth Qualification Test Facilities (BQTF) with accredited Bluetooth Qualification Consultants (BQC) offering a comprehensive range of testing services.

Bluetooth® SIG Qualification Program

Business Man with Bluetooth Headphone and Smartphone

A device incorporating Bluetooth technology must be tested in accordance with the Bluetooth SIG Qualification Program in order to classify it as a licensed product bearing the Bluetooth trademark. Although a self-qualification process is permitted, the support of a BQC helps avoid errors during qualification and assists manufacturers in submitting their products for qualification.

As a BQTF, our range of Bluetooth qualification services includes the following:

  • RF/RF-PHY conformance testing for BT Core 2.0-4.2
  • Profile interoperability testing using the Bluetooth SIG’s Profile Tuning Suite (PTS) test system
  • Product-to-product interoperability tests

The paths to Bluetooth SIG certification

The Bluetooth SIG currently offers manufacturers two different ways to achieve Bluetooth SIG certification.

Path 1: Qualification process without additional testing

  • Use an already qualified Bluetooth end product or subsystem from another member organization in your product without changing or adding Bluetooth features.
  • Purchasing a product manufactured by a third party and distributing it with your company’s name or logo.
  • Creating combinations that involve only qualified Bluetooth subsystem products and/or qualified Bluetooth end products, provided no design changes are made during the combination.

Path 2: Qualification process with additional testing

  • Create products or combinations that are not only qualified Bluetooth subsystem products and/or qualified Bluetooth end products.

It is important to note that official tests according to the specifications of the Bluetooth SIG may only be performed by so-called “Bluetooth Qualification Test Facilities” (BQTF). The acceptance of the tests and the resulting approval according to the Bluetooth guidelines can only be carried out by a certified “Bluetooth Qualification Expert”.

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