4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 3, 2010 7:36 AM by Rob Buehler RSS

PTCRB issues

Newbie

Can anyone me a high level overview as to what is necessary to get a device certified through PTCRB.  I have been warned that this can be a lengthy and costly process.

 

Any suggesstions on how I can get my product through on the first shot would be appreciated.

  • Re: PTCRB issues
    Newbie

    In my experience, major reasons of PTCRB stumble with pre-approved module is related to RF/antenna design (radio frequency).

    For example:

    • spurious emission by device
    • interference with surrounding radio devices
    • TRP/TIS (Total radiated power/Total isotropic sensitivity) as required by operators like AT&T

     

    To reduce the cost and time, one should use PTCRB pre-approved module and get engaged with RF design house in early stages of development process.

  • Re: PTCRB issues
    Newbie

    There's another thread on antenna issues: http://m2m.com/message/1012

     

    And on Certification in general: http://m2m.com/message/1077

     

    -Erik

  • Re: PTCRB issues
    Newbie

    Reggie,


    Just as a side note, it's not too early to start thinking about carrier certification as well.  If you know which carrier you're going to use, you'll save yourself a lot of time and heartache by choosing a module that has been pre-certified by that carrier.


    Thanks, Rob