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Questions tagged [fcc]

is the Federal Communications Commission and regulates the RF spectrum, broadband and public safety.

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Standards for Consumer electonics

What standards have to be taken into consideration while building a consumer electronics IOT product? For example, Smart lighting system.
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Wifi/BT on Realtek 8723 - Is FCC, CE certification needed for Wifi if we disable Wifi and use only Bluetooth?

I'm planning on importing a generic mini pc that comes with an onboard Realtek 8723 for Wifi and Bluetooth. We will need to get it FCC, CE, IC certified before we sell it in North America/EU. Getting ...
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FCC Re-certification if the brand name and outer casing changed?

I'm considering importing Wifi enabled electronics that are FCC and CE certified by the manufacturer in China. We will sell them in US/Europe under our company name (no mention of OEM). Does the FCC ...
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EMC Testing, Radiated Emissions

I recently had one of my new rechargeable Lithium Ion products tested (RE pre-compliance scan) and I had a few frequencies (around 150 MHz) pop (7-10 dBuV/m) above the FCC and CISPR limits. I'm not ...
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Do the FCC's regulations make any sense?

I have read on the following page that the maximum permissible exposure MPE standard FCC have is 1 mW/cm2 for RF wave above 1500 MHz for general population. http://www.rfcafe.com/references/electrical/...
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Legal to use non FCC-approved radio devices purchased locally?

Does anyone know if it's legal to use non FCC-approved radio devices which are purchased locally? For instance, if the device is purchased from a local eBay seller, is it still legal to use it in any ...
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FCC verification for PCB business card?

FCC regulations apply to unintentional radiator devices, but provide exceptions for subassemblies, including this one: CPU boards, as defined in §15.3(bb), other than those used in personal computers,...
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Do I need to get a device certified by the FCC if it uses the ESP32/8266? [duplicate]

I plan on making a device that the user can control with their phone via a WiFi connection to an ESP8266 or ESP32. If I end up selling this device, will I need to get it certified? The ESP32/8266 has ...
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Compliance Testing Strategies

How do people / companies deal with compliance testing (CE, UL, FCC, etc.) what I would call "platform-oriented and modular" products? The idea being that a family of products might exist, where a ...
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Can you reuse FCC certification from a pre-certified RF chip and antenna for a new product?

I am in the process of designing a board that turns a Gameboy into a Bluetooth controller. Due to size constraints, I would like to use the ESP32-PICO-D4 standalone chip by Espressif instead of one of ...
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FCC Certification costs/concerns using co-located modules

I am assuming even if I use FCC pre-certified modules I need to submit to FCC testing when they are co-located (e.g. within say 10 inches of each other). Essentially, I am researching a product ...
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FCC Co-Location of antennas

I am looking at creating a device within regulations for a medical environment with two Txing antennas, BLE (cypress FCC certified module) and 915MHz ST Spirit1 FCC certified module. I have found ...
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I cant seem to figure out FCC or any testing for that matter

this website has a wealth of information and after browsing for quite a while I cant seem to answer my question. I am interested in selling an LED PCB light in the US. It operates on 24v1amp DC ...
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Arduino Cellular Shield EMC Testing for FCC

I have designed an Arduino shield that uses an FCC pre-certified and PTCRB cellular module and I'm wondering about EMC testing and FCC compliance. However, the main concern here is that I am using a ...
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What is FCC self certifiying? Can I do this if I have components that are FCC approved?

We are using an open source design and this design uses a Wifi chip that is already FCC tested. According to the documentation, we can self-certify. What does this mean and is this indeed the case......
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Designing an electronic product for the american market, need to find a DC to DC converter with FCC certification [closed]

Can someone please explain the basics of FCC certification for electronic products, my boss has just dropped this task on me to find a fcc approved dc to dc converter for our product . Does FCC only ...
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Using Pre-Certified (FCC) Emitter - do I need unintentional transmission testing?

I'm making a device - a keyboard - that uses a pre-certified RF module. I host this device on my custom PCB, and have programmed it to receive the keystrokes (from switches on the host PCB) and ...
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FCC Part 15 Class B Declaration of Conformity (DoC)

I'm familiar with Part 15 FCC testing for intentional radiators (3 meter limits of certain power, must be filed with FCC, requires accredited lab), but I'm a little unclear on the Class B ...
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How much interference is allowed to pass FCC verification testing?

I have a small electronic device that I'm considering bringing to market. It doesn't have any features like wifi or bluetooth, so one of the prerequisite steps before I can sell it is to ensure it ...
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Does my Arduino-based device need FCC certification?

I've built a small consumer device that contains an Arduino Nano. It's coupled to a custom daughter board that allows it to pulse a 12V electromagnet at about 1 hertz as well as inteface to some ...
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Measuring Peak Output Power for Frequency Hopping Transmitter (915MHz) for FCC Section 15.247

I've been looking at building a ~900MHz frequency hopping transmitter that conforms to FCC Section 15.247. See section 3.2.1 Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum Requirements in the Semtech document ...
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USA FCC Permissive change with external power supply

What FCC rules apply to the substitution of a generic power supply module, supplied with a certified transmitter product? In this case it's a 5 Volt USB wall adapter, itself FCC tested, that's ...
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Sequencing modes for FCC “Intentional Radiator” test

I'm FCC certifying as an "intentional radiator" a product that uses a custom antenna and off the shelf Broadcom WiFi module. The module has an antenna port, so single-modular and limited single-...
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Why does four Apple Model Numbers (A1457, A1518, A1528 & A1530) have two FCC IDs (BCG‑E2643A & BCG‑E2643B) [closed]

These are model Numbers of iPhone 5S. I want to know why two Model numbers of iPhones have the same FCC ID? I am assuming that as they are two models, they are NOT the same for Apple yet they have the ...
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Is FCC certification needed for receiver device?

Is FCC certification needed for product acting as receiver but having transceiver chip inside? or there should specifically be a receiver only chip inside in order to bypass complicated certification ...
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What unlicensed frequencies can (or should) be used for proprietary wireless communication? [closed]

I can see that most of the gadgets that use proprietary protocols use 433MHz, 915MHz, or 2.45GHz, but I don't understand why. 433MHz is highly regulated in the US and 915MHz can not be used in Europe. ...
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ETSI EN 300 220-1 868MHz frequency precision

I'm trying to read the ETSI standard regarding my 868MHz transmitter design. I would like to transmit in one of the channelized bands ex. (868.600 to 868.700), which has a demand on 25KHz channel ...
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Intentional RF emitter failing unintentional emission test?

Suppose a commercial product uses a FCC pre-certified WiFi module. If the quality is not consistent throughout the batch, I'd guess some pre-certified modules may produce unacceptable emissions. In ...
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Do i need FCC Certification custom xbox one controller

I am currently using an xbox One PCB to create moded controllers. Do I still need to get FCC certification?
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Is it fine to use 2.4 GHz nRF24l01 modules in commercial products under FCC rules? [closed]

I want to use nRF24l01 modules commercially. But, at the same time, I am aware of some of the FCC rules. I am just curious if someone knows about the regulation and could help me in this. I found this ...
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Is a board with on-board radio disabled an unintentional/intentional radiator?

If a board with the onboard radio (e.g., Bluetooth) chip disabled by software using a jumper, would it be considered to be an intentional or unintentional radiator? That is, the onboard radio can be ...
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Radiation susceptibility test circuit

I am looking to set up a test jig to test radiation susceptibility. This is to do a small in house test to check if my board is susceptible to radiation. The tests frequencies are the standard test ...
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Can I run custom firmware on a pre-certified RF module without needing to redo full FCC certification?

I need BLE connectivity in a product, so to save costs on FCC certification, Bluetooth SIG membership, etc. it will use a pre-certified module for this purpose. Usually such modules work in one or ...
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Do electronic devices like a servo motor need a certification to be sold in the US market?

We want to start a crowd funding project for our IoT servomotor. It comes with an integrated controller and an ethernet connection (no wireless) and now we are not sure about certifications (FCC, RoHS,...
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FCC Requirement for device to device output power variability?

I'm working on a BLE capable device using the Nordic Semiconductor nRF52 SoC, and we're going to have to go through FCC testing. But one thing that I am not clear on, at all, is the tolerance in ...
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FCC approval and quantity

I see that often commercial radio devices go through EMC tests and attain FCC approval. Do all commercial radio devices need to be approved by the FCC though? According to this: The radio frequency ...
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How do I cycle a WiFi transmitter through all modes, for FCC intentional radiator EMC testing?

I'm integrating a WiFi/Bluetooth module into a consumer product, however the module does not have a modular grant, will not have a modular grant, and is anyway getting paired with a unique internal ...
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Workaround for the obsolete ATTINY15 1.5Mhz clock for FCC exemption?

The ATTINY15's was ideal for designing FCC Part 15 exempt battery powered products since its 1.6Mhz internal RC clock ran just below the 1.705Mhz cut-off. The ATTINY2/4/85 replacement parts come with ...
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If I made a commercial product that utilized radio waves, which frequencies could I use?

Let's say, hypothetically, that I design some product that uses radio communication. Maybe something like a wireless lock. Or a scanner that tells you if a tag is near (in range of a few feet). Or a ...
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FCC certification for multiple transmitters

Need help in understanding FCC certification for a IoT device with a Bluetooth module and a WiFi module. The Bluetooth has its own FCC ID, so does WiFi. Both are certified to be modular FCC ...
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FCC, ROHS and CE certification and compliance [closed]

I have design a PCB which has Stepper driver, micro-controller, 204JHD display, MOSFETS for driving fans and TRIACS for driving heaters.There is not RF components on the PCB. What are the criterias ...
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Sim800 FCC Testing for GPRS

I have created a small product using Sim800 and the product uses only GPRS. I am told by the testing company, that I need to create a test firmware which will continuously transmit. The confusion is, ...
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Where can I find test labs for FCC and other unintended radio emissions testing? [closed]

Where can I find labs where I can pre-test or certify an electronic product intended for sale, according to FCC rules? I've searched the FCC website for a list of certified labs, without finding such ...
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How do I tell if my device qualifies for FCC exemption

According to the FCC: The following devices are subject only to the general conditions of operation in §§15.5 and 15.29 and are exempt from the specific technical standards and other requirements ...
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Why 1.705 MHz and FCC

According to the FCC: The following devices are subject only to the general conditions of operation in §§15.5 and 15.29 and are exempt from the specific technical standards and other requirements ...
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FCC Specialized Oscillator - for low frequency exemption

According to the FCC: The following devices are subject only to the general conditions of operation in §§15.5 [Dealing with certification] and 15.29 [Dealing with power] and are exempt from the ...
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FCC Low Oscilation

I have heard that if a circuit is operating at less then 1.2 MHz it does not need FCC certification. Does an ATMega328 with with a 1Mhz External crystal, and the internal clock not used qualify for ...
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CE and FCC for MCU boards/Raspberry Pi HATs/Arduino shields etc

There doesn't seem to be a great deal of information on the internet about this (and the information that there is is usually contradicted somewhere else), so I'm going to ask this here, in the hope ...
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FCC-approval and “modular” integration

I see that a PCB requires certification even if it incorporates a certified RF module, so EMC tests for spurious emissions will still be needed. Is FCC-approval needed if a Raspberry Pi is shipped/...
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FCC cert - inactive transciever

Does the product on USA market with inactive transmitter (2,24 GHz) need the FCC certification? We are going to use Tx/Rx module, but the transmitting function will be software disabled.