FCC PART 15
If you are wondering what type of radio frequency testing is needed for your
product, take a look at the information below to help clarify what type of
testing you need- or, if you even need testing.
All electronic devices (unintentional radiators) that contain clocks/
oscillators, which operate at a frequency of 9 kHz, must be tested under FCC
part 25 Subpart B, radio frequency rules and regulations. The FCC has
broken down Part 15 into two categories, Class A and Class B.
Class A Device
A device that is marketed for use in an industrial application and is
not intended for use in the home or residential area.
Class B Device
A device that is marketed for use in the home or a residential area by the customer.
Class B Verification
Class B verification is for devices that are marketed for in home use but
not permanently connected to a personal computer. It is recommended that
testing be performed at an Open Area Test Site. Upon approval, the
laboratory prepares a report and you keep a copy on file.
Class B Certification
Class B Certification is for personal computing devices or peripherals that
are marked for residential use. This process is more time consuming because
after the laboratory prepares a report, it is sent to the FCC for review
before your chosen FCC ID is granted and added to their list of approved
products. Typical application delay at the FCC is 30 days. Under the new
procedures for DoC/Self Declaration there is no longer a need to
submit/certify computing devices and peripherals with the FCC.
LTG utilizes competent and experienced FCC approved laboratories to perform
DoC procedure testing. Testing time is available, so call now.
FCC PART 15 MEASUREMENT LIMITS AND OPERATING FREQUENCIES
The FCC has set upper measurement ranges of devices, based upon the highest
operating frequency used in the product.
CFR Title 47, Section 15.33L:
Operating Frequency in the EUT
9 kHZ -1.706 MHz
1.706 MHz- 108 MHz
108 MHz-500 MHz
500 MHz- 1000MHz
Upper Measurement Range
5th Harmonic of the highest operating frequency or 40 GHz
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questions or concerns:
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