Regulations, Certifications and Raytac’s Modules – What do we make more convenient for our customers?

Raytac’s pre-certified module for your convenience – but how?So, in this post, we would like to take you on a little journey through most of the important certifications that Raytac has pre-certified their modules with.
The exact topic is actually what you need to know and what that means to you as a Raytac customer.

Obviously, each and every certification has their own rules, so that’s how we’re going to do this – one by one.

  1. FCC – (U.S.A.)

Most people in the industry have heard of FCC, but for you who really don’t know what it is, it’s the Federal Communications Commission in the United States of America. Although considered as a center for these regulations, you will soon realize that they’re not really the center of these regulations and laws at all.
So for the FCC certification, you can as a Raytac customer:

    1. Use Raytac’s certification ID directly on your finished product’s label

But you need to:

  1. Test FCC Part 15B EMC for your finished products
  1. IC – (Canada)

When it comes to the Industry Canada (yes, that’s what IC stands for), the regulations and procedures are much like their sibling FCC.

    1. Use Raytac’s certification ID on your finished product’s label (same as FCC)

But, just like FCC, you need to:

  1. Test IC ES003 (EMC)
    • This can be combined together with the FCC Part 15B test
  1. TELEC – (Japan)

TELEC, sometimes referred to as MIC, is surprisingly simple.
What you will need to do is:

  1. Use Raytac’s certification ID on your finished product’s label

Yes – you can actually just go right ahead and implement and/or commercialize your product after its parts are all proven TELEC certified which is pretty neat. However, there is another test that you as a customer can do if you wish, and that is VCCI which is just like the EMC tests mentioned above with the only difference (in terms of regulation) is that it’s NOT mandatory. Thus, you can choose not to do it as well.

  1. KC – (South Korea)

As for the Korean regulation, these are the things you will have to do:

  1. Test EMC for wireless (KN301489 – same as CE’s EN301489)
  2. Test EMC for wire (IO port) (KN3235)
    • If, and only if, your final product is equipped with IO ports, that is.

These two tests needs to be done locally (Korean test lab) and depending on which test it is, you’ll have to deal with them differently.
Firstly, for the wireless test, you can refer to Raytac’s own certification report so that the lab knows the module itself has passed although it still needs to be tested.
Secondly, the for wire (IO port) test, you will have to do from scratch essentially.
Thus, even though we have applied for KC for our modules, you will still have to test them locally.

  1. CE (Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU (RED)) – (EEA, Europe)

Although CE is considered as strict regulation, the procedure is pretty simple. Simply put, you will have to conduct tests on a few different samples, and the procedure goes:

  1. Test on Conducted engineering sample (EN300328)
    • You can refer to Raytac’s test report, if the test lab accepts it, that is.
      To ensure that they do, you can choose to conduct your tests at the same lab as Raytac – SGS.
  2. Test on Radiated engineering sample (EN300328)
  3. Test EMC (EN301489)
  4. Test Safety (EN60950)
    • Subject to change to EN62368 in 2021
  1. SRRC

Simply put, you will have 2 scenarios:

  1. Your end product can either be defined as a “Home Appliances” or an “Office Utilities” product
    • Then you can simply refer Raytac’s SRRC ID (module policy just like FCC/IC/TELEC)
  2. Your end product is neither of the above
    • You have to apply for your own SRRC ID by testing everything required by the regulation
  1. NCC

They go by a “Platform policy” which basically means that as long as you are just adding functionality onto an already existing feature, then you can leverage Raytac’s NCC ID on your product’s label directly (module policy just like FCC/IC/TELEC/SRRC). Otherwise, you will have to apply for a new one.
Thus, the procedure becomes:

  1. Adding functionality of an already existing feature (a.k.a. platform)?
    • Then you can simply refer Raytac’s NCC ID on your product (module policy just like FCC/IC/TELEC/SRRC)
  2. New ideas/features?
    • Sorry, you have to apply for your own NCC ID by conducting all tests necessary
  1. RCM

Australia’s RCM (Regulatory Compliance Mark) is a lot like CE, much like IC is similar to FCC.
When applying to this certification, you will be in either of these two circumstances:

  1. CE already done.
    • You can refer to your own CE certification and ask your test lab to copy the report to your RCM application.
  2. CE NOT done.
    • You must conduct the test from scratch. But it is a whole lot like CE, meaning:
    • Test on Conducted engineering sample
    • Test on Radiated engineering sample
    • Test EMC
    • Test Safety
  1. Bluetooth Certification

Last, but definitely not least, is the Bluetooth Certification. For this one, choosing Raytac’s modules will bring you great benefits. But first, you need to:

  1. Apply for Bluetooth SIG’s “Adopter Membership” (free)
    • You can apply for the membership here
  2. Purchase your DID
  3. Leverage Raytac’s QDID
    • To activate your newly purchased DID

For your first product, that is all you will have to do. But what if you come up with a new model of the product? Before you ask, I will answer “No – you don’t necessarily have to purchase another DID.” In order for this to be true though, your new product cannot have either of these things changed:

  1. Hardware
    • Unless you are still using Raytac’s module
  2. Feature
    • Unless you are still using Raytac’s module
  3. Brand Name
    • Brand name remains unchanged.

Although you might be able to apply for these certifications all on your own without trouble whatsoever, we always encourage customers using Raytac’s BLE modules to contact us before hand so that we can provide you valuable information. This way, you will get unbiased guidance which will save you time and money.

As always – Happy tinkering everybody 🙂

Raytac Corporation 勁達國際電子有限公司 A BT 5.1 & BT 5 & BT 4.2 module maker based on Nordic nRF51 & nRF52 solution (nRF52840 & nRF52832 & nRF52811 & nRF52810 & nRF51822)

www.raytac.com email: cs@raytac.com Tel: +886.2.3234.0208

MDBT50Q-RX, a nRF52840 USB Dongle, delivers an easy implement for M2M IoT application

Raytac's MDBT50Q-RX, a Nordic nRF52840 USB Dongle

Raytac’s BT5 certified nRF52840 USB dongle, MDBT50Q-RX, eliminating the need for RF design expertise, and speeding time to market for complex M2M IoT applications. The Dongle built by Raytac’s MDBT50Q-P1M module with FCC/IC/CE/Telec/KC/SRRC/NCC/RCM/WPC certification.

Raytac's MDBT50Q-RX, a Nordic nRF52840 USB Dongle
Raytac’s MDBT50Q-RX, a Nordic nRF52840 USB Dongle

nRF52840 Module MDBT50Q Series Bluetooth & RF Safety Certification Granted

Following Raytac’s Easy Employ Policy (EE), we are glad to announce that Raytac’s nRF52840 modules, MDBT50Q series have completed not only Bluetooth BQB certified, but also most popular countries’s safety regulation granted.

With the effort to provide a most coverage of the regulation compliance, developers who build up the IoT project by Raytac modules can be easier to develop without worry for product testing and manage the budget of development.

MDBT50Q
MDBT50Q powered by Nordic nRF52840 solution is a multi-protocol Bluetooth 5, Thread, IEEE 802.15.4, Zigbee, ANT+ solution incorporated 1MB flash memory, 256K RAM, built-in USB interface, supporting 5.5V DC/DC supply which is an edge cutting, ultra lower power solution ideal for all IoT applications. With completed pre-certified coverage, it bring the benefit for customers by reducing the design complexity, BOM cost and faster the Time-To-Market efficiency.

nRF52832 BLE Module (P/N: MDBT42V) Safety Regulation Granted

Raytac’s conducting Easy Employ Policy (EE), all Raytac’s modules need to have not only Bluetooth BQB Certification, but also complied with most popular countries’s safety regulation.
With the effort to provide a most coverage of the regulation compliance, developers who build up the IoT project by Raytac modules can be easier to develop without worry for product testing and manage the budget of development.
nRF52832 Module-MDVT42V

MDBT42 Safety Regulation Granted (Nordic nRF52832 Solution)

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Following by Raytac’s policy, all Raytac’s modules need to follow the module policy.

Here, we are pleased to announce that our MDBT42 module, Nordic nRF52832 solution, has completed the safety regulation testing.

About MDBT42Q (Nordic nRF52 Solution) BT4.2 Module

Raytac Corporation

A BT4.1 & BT4.2 module maker based on Nordic nRF51 & nRF52 solution 

(nRF51822 & nRF51422 & nRF52832 & nRF51802)

Tel: +886.2.3234.0208

Many customers are interested in MDBT42Q based on Nordic nRF52832 solution.

Raytac’s MDBT42Q has started mass production and has widely shipped worldwide.

To provide a better service and easy customers safety regulation cost, Raytac’s remain the policy to apply module approval for most of the countries.

Allow for safety regulation requested, Raytac’s MDBT42Q has equipped the shielding case with certificate no. engraved.

Safety Regulation Approval Countries 

FCC (USA): SH6MDBT42Q

IC (Canada): 8017A-MDBT42Q

Telec (Japan): 201-260496

SRRC (China): CMIIT ID: 2016DJ4571

Taiwan (NCC) : MDBT42Q (CCAM16LP1180T2) / MDBT42Q-P (CCAM16LP1181T1)

KCC (Korea): MSIP-CRM-ryt-MDBT42Q

CE (EU): R&TTE (EN300328 V1.9.1)

MDBT42Q / MDBT42Q-P Safety Regulation Granted List

Raytac Corporation
A BT4.1 & BT4.2 module maker based on Nordic nRF51 & nRF52 solution 
(nRF51822 & nRF51422 & nRF52832 & nRF51802)
Tel: +886.2.3234.0208
Raytac MDBT42Q series module has following safety regulation granted.
Item: MDBT42Q / MDBT42Q-P
USA (FCC): SH6MDBT42Q
Canada (IC): 8017A-MDBT42Q
Japan( Telec): 201-260496
Korea (KCC): MSIP-CRM-ryt-MDBT42Q
China (SRRC): CMIIT ID: 2016DJ4571
Taiwan (NCC) : CCAM16LP1180T2 (MDBT42Q) / CCAM16LP1181T1 (MDBT42Q-P)
EU (CE): R&TTE V1.9.1 Report

MDBT42Q Series Module (Nordic nRF52 Solution) Spec Sheet Updated

Raytac Corporation
A BT4.1 & BT4.2 module maker based on Nordic nRF51 & nRF52 solution 
(nRF51822 & nRF51422 & nRF52832 & nRF51802)
Tel: +886.2.3234.0208
MDBT42 and MDBT42Q, solution by Nordic nRF52832, recently has FCC/CE/IC/Telec/SRRC/NCC granted.
We are sincerely invite all developers to download the updated Specification Sheet from below Link.
Products which built by MDBT42 or MDBT42Q now allowed to get rid of annoying safety regulation application and testing but ship and marketing in USA, Canada, Japan, China according to Module Approval Policy.
MDBT42 & MDBT42-P Spec Sheet Download Link

勁達國際 藍牙模組(MDBT40 / MDBT40-P) 與地區性法規綜覽

Raytac Corporation 勁達國際電子有限公司

A BT4.1 & BT4.2 module maker based on Nordic nRF51 & nRF52 solution

(nRF51822 & nRF51422 & nRF52832 & nRF51802)

Tel: +886.2.3234.0208         email: cs@raytac.com

 

 

一個具有最大效益的藍牙模組必須具有以下兩大類安規測試

 

1. BQB Qualification

藍牙的測試一般稱為 BQB

其主要有兩大類

一是RF PHY 的硬體測試 , 其二是藍牙Profile 的相容性測試

模組唯有具備兩者測試者並依此申請 DID (Declaration)者, 才有辦法稱為是一個完全模組

 

勁達國際電子的模組 MDBT40/MDBT40-P 不僅已通過硬體的RF PHY 測試 , Profile 的相容性測試更囊括所有 Nordic 的profile

並依此申請 DID (Declaration ID)

因此,  客戶使用勁達所生產的模組是可以泛用於完全模組政策, 意即可以把日後的所有藍牙產品登錄在一個相同的 DID 之下的Product List

不需再為各別產品一一送測及購買 DID

 

2. 地區性的無線法規Regional RF Safety Regulation

很多勁達的客戶很好奇, 為什麼勁達的模組鐵蓋上打了密密麻麻的字

主要是因為, 勁達的模組是遵循完全模組政策

一個完全模組必須具備以下因素

1. 獨立的天線

2. 需有鐵蓋遮蔽

3. 鐵蓋上必須有各國法規要求的文字

 

不同於BQB, 地區性的無線法規是各國海關邊境與市售的強制要求

由於勁達所生產的模組已是完全模組

因此以此模組所製成的成品

除歐盟與澳洲外 , 客戶的成品都可以依照完全模組政策免測RF 的安規項目

 

勁達的模組現已通過以下國家的安規認證

Regional RF Safety Regulation Granted List

 

Country              Safety Regulation

美國                          FCC

加拿大                      IC

日本                         Telec

中國                         SRRC

歐盟                         CE

台灣                         NCC

巴西                         ANATEL

澳洲                         RCM (C-Tick)

阿根廷                     CNC

墨西哥                     IFETEC

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