Demo Definition - 7layers

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Qualifying a Smart Home Device utilizing Bluetooth® Technology

  • Learn the smart approach to Market Access
  • Determine what regulatory and certification requirements you need to meet
  • Establish the most efficient test procedure
  • Go to market with confidence

 

This Demo Is Probably of Interest If You:

  • How to guide a Bluetooth device through the qualification process
  • The path to ensure quick market access
  • How to take your radio enabled product to markets around the globe

 

What this Demo is All About

 

Wireless products are becoming infinitely more complex due to combining multiple technologies within a single product. This will emphasize the importance of RF design and RF expertise. In order to help customers through certification testing process efficiently 7layers offers RF consulting to help go to market as quickly as possible. With this demo we showcase a device integrating a KW30Z: Kinetis Bluetooth Low Energy Wireless MCU and has successfully achieved market access.

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Full Listing of Products/Components

Note: For full listing or additional information for Products/Components used in this demo see "This Demo's IoT Highlights" in Left Column and Additional Products/Components below that. Note: If you aren't looking at this demo in the IoT Solutions Center, please use below link to access IoT Solutions Center:

https://community.freescale.com/community/iot-center/demos/7layers-demo

 

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During the design phase of product a few key things have been done to maximize the ease of the certification process and ensure the meeting of the product launch timeline.

 

Market Access Services

Early in the design phase the company utilized 7layers market access services to define a proper and reasonable expectations regarding market access. On the basis of an established cost and time frame they were able to make key decisions about which markets they would like to enter.

 

Product Review

When the first prototypes were available, they turned to 7layers for further support to establish whether the product would meet requirements. Having analyzed the product design, evaluated the antenna performance and identified potential performance issues, they could then make hardware and software changes prior to testing, and gain an understanding of their design limitations before reaching the expensive certification testing stage.

 

Pre-Evaluation Testing

Testing the device on key test cases in the 7layers Bluetooth Qualification Test Facility (BQTF) in order to ensure that they were ready for Bluetooth Qualification Testing and not likely to run into potential delays

 

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Bluetooth Qualification

Bluetooth Qualification was handled by one of the 7layers Bluetooth Qualification Engineers, whereby the test requirements for Bluetooth Qualification depend on the product type. By completing the qualification, the company demonstrated and declared the compliance of their product with the requirements and conditions of the Bluetooth SIG.

 

FCC/IC Testing

All devices featuring radio require FCC testing, and this one is no exception. Compliance with the requirements of Part 15 and Part 47 of Title 47 of the FCC regulations was tested in an FCC approved lab, such as 7layers in Germany, the test being performed by a TCB.

 

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Following the launch of the product, additional testing may be performed to establish the product in additional distribution channels or gain market access to additional countries.

 

iControl Partner Program

The device went through iControl’s Partner program testing, which is a 3rd party quality testing program. This allowed the device to be selected as part of the OpenHome Partner Program.

 

CE Testing

After a successful launch in North America, the company decided to launch the product in Europe. This required additional testing for safety standards in Europe covered by the CE mark.

All devices featuring radio require FCC testing, and this one is no exception. Compliance with the requirements of Part 15 and Part 47 of Title 47 of the FCC regulations was tested in an FCC approved lab, such as 7layers in Germany, the test being performed by a TCB.

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