RF Testing

Radio Frequency Testing

Certified Acceptance Body
Experienced Engineering Team
Expert Wireless Device Testing

Wireless Testing

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HCT America Engineering has extensive testing experience and a thorough knowledge of all appropriate standards and procedures for testing and evaluating radio frequency devices, including unlicensed and licensed radio equipment subject to FCC CFR 47, Part 2, ANSI C63.4, FCC MP-5, FCC OET Bulletin 63 supplement C, etc. We stay current with the latest FCC interpretations and FCC rule changes.

Radio Frequency Testing
FCC Part 15.247 Bluetooth module, Direct Sequence and Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum devices (DSSS and FHSS)
FCC Part 15.250 Radar
FCC Part 15.245 Field Disturbance Sensors
FCC Part 22, Part 24
Part 15.247, Part 90
Amplifiers: booster, repeater, and extender
FCC Part 22, Part 24
Part 27
PCS and cellular phones from single band/single mode to dual band/tri-mode with AMPS, CDMA, TDMA, and GSM modulation
FCC Part 22, Part 24
Part 90
2-way VHF/UHF/SMR Push-To-Talk (PTT) radios including two-level FM modulation and four-level FM per Project 25 (C4FM); Trunked mode and QAM digital modulation
FCC Part 15.121 Scanning receiver
FCC Part 15.231 Remote Control and Security Systems, etc.
FCC Part 15.255 60 GHz point-to-point telecommunication radio links
FCC Subpart E Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure Devices
FCC Subpart F Ultra-Wideband Operation

Korea RRA and Certification

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HCT America is a Certified Acceptance Body (CAB) for Korea Radio Standards. All testing is performed locally in our new San Jose, CA facilities. Experienced engineering team tests to KN32 / KN35 EMC standards and obtains MSIP approvals. Our Korea bilingual Certification Project Managers oversee all testing to all Korea RRA Radio standards and assist the client in expediting certification approvals.

Radio Equipment Directive (RED)

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HCT America performs product testing and regulatory approval submissions for various radio equipment under Annex III and Annex IV of the R&TTE directive 2014/30/EU. We have a thorough working knowledge of ETSI harmonized standards. The following is a sample of the types of testing we perform, and is not all-inclusive:

Short Range Devices (SRDs)

Technical characteristics and test methods for Short Range radio Device and equipment

RFID - Short Range Devices
EN 300 330-2 Radio equipment in the frequency range 9 kHz to 25 MHz and inductive loop systems in the frequency range 9 kHz to 30 MHz
EN 300 440 Radio Equipment and Systems (RES)
EN 301 489-3 Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Electro-Magnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 3: Specific conditions for Short-Range Devices (SRD) operating on frequencies between 9 kHz and 40 GHz

Radio Local Area Network (LAN & HIPERLAN)

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Technical characteristics and test methods for wireless LAN and HIPERLAN radio equipment

EN 300 328-2 Wideband Transmission systems; Data transmission equipment operating in the 2,4 GHz ISM band and using spread spectrum modulation techniques
EN 301 489-17 Electro-Magnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Electro-Magnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 17: Specific conditions for Wideband data and HIPERLAN equipment
EN 300 826 Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Electro-Magnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for 2,4 GHz wideband transmission systems and High-Performance Radio Local Area Network (HIPERLAN) Equipment

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EMCE Engineering

HCT America performs product testing and regulatory approval submissions for various radio equipment based on ISED standards. We have a thorough working knowledge of all Radio Standard Specifications (RSS). The following is a sample of the types of RSS testing we perform:

RSS-Gen General Requirements and Information for the Certification of Radio Apparatus
RSS-102 Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure Compliance of Radiocommunication Apparatus (All Frequency Bands)
RSS-112 Land Mobile and Fixed Equipment Operating in the Band 1670-1675 MHz
RSS-118 Land and Subscriber Stations: Voice, Data and Tone Modulated, Angle Modulation Radiotelephone Transmitters and Receivers Operating in the Cellular Mobile Bands 824-849 MHz and 869-894 MHz
RSS-119 Land Mobile and Fixed Radio Transmitters and Receivers Operating in the Frequency Range 27.41-960 MHz
RSS-123 Licensed Low-Power Radio Apparatus
RSS-129 800 MHz Dual-Mode CDMA Cellular Telephones
RSS-132 Cellular Telephones Employing New Technologies Operating in the Bands 824-849 MHz and 869-894 MHz
RSS-133 2 GHz Personal Communications Services
RSS-139 Advanced Wireless Services Equipment Operating in the Bands 1710-1755 MHz and 2110-2155 MHz
RSS-210 License-exempt Radio Apparatus (All Frequency Bands), Category I Equipment
RSS-287 Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB), Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELT), Personal Locator Beacons (PLB), and Maritime Survivor Locator Devices (MSLD)
RSS-310 License-exempt Radio Apparatus (All Frequency Bands), Category II Equipment

Frequently Asked Questions

Al intentional radiator devices are regulated by the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 47, Part 11 through Part 101. Radio Devices need to undergo a certification process and demonstrate compliance with the FCC rules before receiving a permission to be sold in the United States.

Having a good idea of RF test labs standards is also imperative. If you want to ensure your product is ready to go to markets around the world, a high standard of testing must be carried out to ensure that it is truly safe and compliant. If an RF lab has a good reputation, it’s a good sign. It could be an idea to look at third-party review sites, as well as customer testimonials.

Radio frequency testing, otherwise known as RF testing, is required to ensure compliance of the wireless equipment that you’ve produced with international regulatory requirements. These requirements will allow your radio and telecommunications equipment to be sold in various markets around the world and it’s also a legal requirement to ensure that your wireless technology is safe to use. Without the right certification, your products will not be allowed on the market.

By ignoring RF testing, you pose the following risks to you and your company:

3 months imprisonment
A hefty monetary fine
Recalls on all of your products
Replacement of said products
Possible suspension of sales

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