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Top 3 Benefits of Pre-Compliance Electronics Testing

Jari Haiston in Blogs on November 21, 2022

About Jari Haiston

Jari Haiston is part of the growing digital marketing team at Symmetry Electronics. Jari comes from a background in technical writing and event coordination. In her current role, she specializes in content creation and social media management. Jari's focus as a writer is to create interesting content that is accessible to any audience.
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What is Pre-Compliance Electronics Testing?

The road to successful certification of your electronic device is paved with many pitfalls. Certification processes are often complex and vary based on product type and geographic location. All electronic devices are subject to certification testing at official labs to ensure governmental compliance. Pre-compliance electronics testing enables a streamlined route to full device certification through the wide range of benefits it offers.

Often conducted in ideal environments like anechoic chambers, pre-compliance testing is an essential tool for any device that needs to enter official certification labs. It is recommended that developers incorporate pre-compliance device testing throughout their product development cycle or prior to official lab testing to avoid costly re-work and redundancy in submission for final certification. Let’s look at the top three benefits of pre-compliance testing measures:

1. Pre-Compliance Electronics Testing Services are Available Throughout Design Cycles

Pre-compliance test and measurement services can be incorporated at the very beginning of prototyping a device, and more importantly, results are indicative of performance in official labs.

2. Developers Can Confidently Enter Official Certification Labs When Equipped with Pre-Test Data

Many times, schedules at official testing labs are often booked or have waiting lists longer than some current semi-conductor lead times. Smaller design houses have the availability and equipment to perform comprehensive pre-compliance testing services that enable developers to confidently enter official labs.

3. Pre-Compliance Testing Saves Time and Resources

One of the most significant benefits of pre-compliance testing is a combination of all its other assets. Since pre-testing is indicative of official lab results and can be implemented at any stage of a design cycle, developers can save time, money, and manpower by mitigating costly redesigns.

Connected Development’s Electronic Pre-Test Services

Symmetry Electronics’ sister brand, Connected Development, is an esteemed engineering desig n services firm. Also a member of the Exponential Technology Group (XTG), Connected Development is one of the only design houses in the industry that offers pre-compliance electronics testing in their in-house anechoic chamber. Offering a Fixed Price Pre-Compliance Testing Service option, Connected Development is able to provide full transparency on pricing before getting started. With newly expanded testing capabilities, Connected Development is able to provide the following pre-test services:

  • RF/Antenna performance testing
  • Passive antenna pattern testing:
    • Antenna design, matching, or tuning
    • Performance of antennas throughout the design phase
    • Verification of an un-licensed spectrum certified modules’ antenna gain limits set by the module vendor or the FCC limits for the radio type and service.
    • PCB trace antenna gain and efficiency measurements
  • PTCRB/CTIA OTA pre-testing:
    • TRP and TIS
    • Custom automated test campaigns
  • Other performance or quality testing:
    • Temperature testing
    • Un-intentional radiated measurement testing
    • RSE testing for harmonics of the transmitter using the same chamber and automation
    • Pre-testing for CE Immunity tests
    • Detailed current consumption analysis
    • Software quality and robustness testing
    • Design reliability testing
    • Environmental and accelerated life testing

For more information on their in-house pre-compliance testing services, contact Connected Development today!

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Jari Haiston in Blogs on November 21, 2022

About Jari Haiston

Jari Haiston is part of the growing digital marketing team at Symmetry Electronics. Jari comes from a background in technical writing and event coordination. In her current role, she specializes in content creation and social media management. Jari's focus as a writer is to create interesting content that is accessible to any audience.

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