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Why Bluetooth Certification is So Significant?
Bluetooth is present and highly embedded in all electronic devices ranges from headsets to printers for making low-energy protocols that are wireless for all applications related to IoT (Internet of Things). All the manufacturers of the Bluetooth devices need to make sure that their Bluetooth is highly certified through Bluetooth Certification and also, conduct some pre-launch for testing interoperability with all present Bluetooth accessories to make sure market success.
Here, we need to know why it is important for the certification of Bluetooth. These certifications are important to comply with all standards and to keep up with all trademarks of Bluetooth.
Why it is important to get Bluetooth certification?
Any wireless device integrating Bluetooth technology must keep up with the regulations of Bluetooth to showcase all trademarks of Bluetooth. There are various testing facilities available that make sure that all standards are matched with the rules and regulations. The process of Bluetooth certification is quite expensive and, in the listing, it shows around $2,000 and approximately $10, 000 for grabbing all the tests done.
But people want to know whether the certification is required if the trademark is not being used? It is needed as the technology of Bluetooth is used? It would be quite unintuitive but it is not legal to use such technology with no qualification or certification at all.
How to get Bluetooth Certification?
There are two ways of getting Bluetooth Certifications. At first, a qualification process with no additional testing and another way is to go through a qualification process with all additional testing.
If you want to get the Qualification process with no additional testing, then go for qualified Bluetooth final products from some other organization with no change in features of Bluetooth.
If you want to get all the Qualification process with some add-on testing, then create some products that are qualified with subsystem products of Bluetooth and some qualified final products of Bluetooth.
Do you want to use the Bluetooth logo on the product?
To do so, you need to navigate all the requirements from the Special Interest Group of Bluetooth to prove performance standards and prove all designs that fulfill the quality of the Bluetooth. These are some various steps to the process which can be highly confusing but without any further ado, this write-up will give you a brief understanding of all aspects of how does it work and what we can exactly expect.
What are the categories of Bluetooth products?
There are three highlighted things regarding the product as recognized by Bluetooth. Usually, any Bluetooth product that can be easily available for sale across the market will require to be qualified as the final product.
- Component – A design that assists at a very minimum, all the requirements for one or more of that layer in the Core Specs and protocols, specifications of the Profile, Services. For example, RF-PHY, Link Layer., Host.
- Subsystem – It is a design that is a great controller, profile, or host.
- End product – Another design that supports a complete set of core architecture at a minimum with all corresponding controllers & hosts all main configurations and Services or protocols or profiles outside the core specs of Bluetooth.
Is the test required or not?
To submit a final product for Bluetooth Certification, then you will be required to determine whether you require to finish all the formal testing or not, which can be too expensive and consumes time as well.
How much does it cost?
Always, costs are variable relying on certain situations; however, we have an example of what you can expect when it comes to fees through the Bluetooth Certification, as the annual fees of Bluetooth SIG (Special Interest group) Membership are all free if it is adopter member. However, when it comes to Associate Member, then it will cost around $35, 000 (if revenue is more than $100M) and $ 7, 500 for an associate member of the revenue is less than that of $100M.
Apart from this, there are some other fees included in the process of how to get Bluetooth Certification such as Declaration or Listing fee and listing fees.
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RED – Official Journal Publication updates
On July 13th, 2018, the official journal for Radio Equipment (RE) Directive 2014 /53 /EU Harmonized standards were updated.
EN 301 893 V1.8.1 was removed this time.
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