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MKW30Z FCC, EU CE qualification

Contributor V

KW40Z_Connectivity_Software_1.0.1 (KSDK_1.3.0); IAR 7.50

2.4 GHz Bluetooth Low Energy version 4.1 compliant

From what I understand the FCC CE compliance test for a product requires 3 samples:
1. normal config, end user configuration
2. radiated config - some test software that enables the product to emit at max power
- max chip power or software set power in end user product ?
  MKW30Z Programmable Transmitter Output Power: -18 dBm to +5 dBm
- the chip should send pseudo-random data continuously on each channel at max power
- the chip transmits only in one modulation GFSK  ?
- the chip should transmit each data package (DH-1, DH-3, DH-5) Is this request applicable for MKW30Z ?
There are different data packages that can be tested ?
- does the chip uses different data packages, there is a test mode to enable them ?
- transmit on each channel - what channels does the MKW30Z chip uses - can we enable / disable them in test mode ?
3. conducted configuration - coax connector on antenna port (SMA or MMCX, ...)
 - I assume the same connector as in development board (MKW40Z FRDM)
 - some info about antenna gain
MKW30Z chip Bluetooth module can be put in some "Test Mode" for radiated config for FCC, CE tests in the SDK ?
Best Regards,
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Contributor V

Hi Gerardo,

In summary:

Channel count: 40x (BLE Channel 0 to BLE Channel 39)
Modulation: 1x GFSK (1 Mbps GFSK modulation)
Data packet types: 2x advertising and connection

Total max 80x tests.

Connect some serial convertor to RS232 on following pins:
32 Laminate QFN
TX  Pin31 PTC17 or Pin27 PTC2
RX  Pin32 PTC18 or Pin28 PTC3

Port from MKW40Z to MKW30Z the hci_app

Send via terminal:
-> 01 03 0C 00
For advertising
-> 01 1E 20 03 00 1F 00
-> 01 1E 20 03 27 1F 00
To send PRBS9 = x^9 + x^5 + 1 on all channels as 31 bytes lenght packets.

For GATT communication
-> 01 1E 20 03 00 14 00
-> 01 1E 20 03 27 14 00
To send PRBS9 = x^9 + x^5 + 1 on all channels as 20 bytes lenght packets.

For PRBS15 = x^15 + x^14 + 1 the last byte should be modified from 0x00 to 0x03

Best Regards,


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NXP Employee
NXP Employee

Hi Lucian,

For testing BLE radio, there is the HCI Application in the connectivity software that can be used to test the radio with HCI commands. Please take a look at this document that gives an overview on how to test KW40Z for FCC/ETSI Certification. Let me know if you have a question.

The HCI app is located at: