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November 28th, 2013

New ETSI Standards for wireless devices using 2.4 GHz band or 5GHz band

The number of wireless devices using technologies such as WLAN, Zigbee or Bluetooth® has grown rapidly over the last few years. This is why the EU has changed two important ETSI standards, mandatory for market access in Europe.

  • ETSI EN 300 328 V1.8.1

Due to this, the utilization of the unlicensed 2.4 GHz wideband has increased dramatically and problems such as interference are increasing. The European Union has therefore updated the standards that devices using the 2.4GHz band, have to adhere to. Target is to improve the usage and quality of data transmission within the 2.4GHz band. The new ETSI EN 300 328 V1.8.1 version will become mandatory beginning of 2015.

  • ETSI EN 301893 V1.7.1 

The 5GHz band is increasingly popular especially for devices using WLAN technology, as it provides additional bandwidth and can carry a greater number of non-overlapping channels than the 2.4GHz band. However interferences also play a role here and automated adaptivity of devices to the most suitable channels is a must. The new ETSI EN 301893 V1.7.1  takes this into consideration. It has made test cases proving “adaptivity” mandatory for all wireless devices using the 5GHz band.

Early support and test services from 7layers
for devices using 2.4GHZ or 5GHz

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Although 2014 has not even started, 7layers is ready to support manufacturers and importers of wireless & M2M end-products as well as wireless chipsets and modules that are using the 2.4GHz band and/or 5GHz band and want to market their products within the European Union.

The 7layers experts have studied the new directives in detail and have already integrated a new R&S TS8997 test system into our accredited laboratory in Germany.

This way 7layers can cover early test and certification demands according to ETSI EN 300 328 V1.8.1 and ETSI EN 301893 V1.7.1.

Early testing might be especially advisable for all those products that will be on the market beyond January 2015.

Info material on new ETSI Standards

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If you are interested in the new EU directives in detail, please use our contact form and ask for the 7layers presentation about “Information on new ETSI Standards”.

Further information

Should you need more personalized advice or want to inquire for test sessions according to these new ETSI standards, please send your message to info@7layers.com , use our contact form or give us a call.

We look forward to supporting you in getting your 2.5GHz and/or 5 GHz wireless devices to market as smoothly as possible.

 

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