FCC Wireless (RF) Pre-Compliance
How to all but guarantee you’ll pass wireless certification tests the first time using a low-cost spectrum analyzer
Created by Andy Eadie
What You'll Learn:
- Step-by-step video demonstrations of all conducted RF measurements for DTS and FHSS devices (FCC part 15.247)
- How to prepare your hardware and firmware for RF pre-compliance testing
- How to choose a spectrum analyzer that fits your budget
- How to operate a spectrum analyzer for RF measurements
- How to avoid common pitfalls of the application process that can create delays of up to 4 weeks
- What to do to maintain compliance if your transmitter design changes after certification
Who Is This Course For?
Hardware design engineers who want to verify their designs for RF compliance
Testing and Compliance Technicians
Testing/compliance technicians who want a step by step video guide for making conducted RF compliance measurements
Managers who want a comprehensive RF training course to teach engineers how to verify RF transmitters before certification
3rd party test labs that want to train up junior engineers on the FCC’s wireless test requirements and how to make conducted RF measurements
|Hardware and Firmware Preparation||14m:21s|
|FCC Rules for Wireless Devices||17m:20s|
|The Certification Process||13m:38s|
|Using a Spectrum Analyzer||40m:56s|
|RF Tests For DTS Devices||17m:18s|
|DTS Pre-Compliance Measurements (Part 1)||32m:28s|
|DTS Pre-Compliance Measurements (Part 2)||50m:45s|
|RF Tests For Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum Devices||15m:53s|
|How to Make Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum Measurements||1h:19m:05s|
|Documentation, Labeling & Modular Approvals||24m:06s|
|Preparing Your Certification Package||11m:57s|
|Making Changes To Your Product After Certification||14m:53s|
Tight project timelines make failing at a test lab an almost untenable situation. This training course helps you to ensure that your RF transmitters (such as Bluetooth, Zigbee, Wi-Fi, 802.15.4) are verified prior to full certification testing.
It offers a step-by-step process that any manufacturer can implement to verify with a high degree of certainty that newly designed transmitters meet the FCC’s requirements..
With only a small amount of test equipment (e.g. a low-cost used spectrum analyzer), you can undertake the majority of tests that a full compliance lab would do.
You’ll get a step-by-step walkthrough showing you how to make conducted RF measurements such as spurious emissions, emissions bandwidth and peak power.
You’ll learn how to compare those measurements to the FCC’s limits to give yourself the best possible chance of passing certification testing the first time.
Note: The information in this training course was tailored specifically for transmitters that fall under FCC Part 15.247 (CFR47 Part 15 subpart C) such as Bluetooth, Zigbee, Wi-Fi, 802.15.4 and many other low power wireless transmitters. However, the measurement techniques apply to many other types of transmitters that fall under different rule parts.
What You'll Get:
- The FCC Wireless (RF) Pre-Compliance Course
- 13 Video Lessons
- 2 Case Studies
- 2 Test Report Templates
- 1 Checklist
- 1 Field strength calculator spreadsheet
- Access to instructor via online forums for 1 year (support throughout the course)
Tuition: $995 USD
Course Length: 6.25 Hours
About The Instructor
EMC Engineer | Hardware Design Engineer | EMC FastPass Founder
Andy is a hardware design engineer and the founder of EMC FastPass.
He designed hardware products for 10 years before building and running an FCC listed EMC test facility. In 2014 he founded EMC FastPass with the goal of making EMC education interesting, accessible and globally available.