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Over–The–Air Testing

We’ll help you avoid costly design issues and unnecessary production delays so that you can get to market on time and on budget — all while meeting the appropriate industry, carrier and Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association (CTIA) standards.

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Overview

Our portfolio of Over-the-Air (OTA) test services can help confirm that your products comply with target market requirements as quickly, cost-effectively and painlessly as possible. We’ll help you avoid potentially costly design issues and unnecessary production delays by working with designers who can help you address product modifications in order to meet OTA requirements. Our team will use every resource we can to help get your products to market on time and on budget.

Our state-of-the-art equipment undertakes total radiated power (TRP), total isotropic sensitivity (TIS), effective isotropic radiated power (EIRP) and effective isotropic sensitivity (EIS) measurements. We are able to carry out OTA testing to meet most industry, carrier and/or CTIA standards. Our credentials are as follows:

  • CTIA Approved Test Laboratory (CATL)
  • Authorized by the CTIA for converged wireless device radio frequency (RF) evaluation
  • Accredited to ISO/IEC 17025
  • PCS Type Certification Review Board (PTCRB) accredited
  • Global Certification Forum (GCF) accredited

UL Fremont is accredited to perform the following testing specific to AT&T’s 10776 and Mobile Broadband Accelerator (MBA) program:

  • Mobile Broadband Accelerator Approved Test Laboratory
  • 14680 ATT OTA for Wearables Program (Part of 10776)
  • 19091 ATT OTA MIMO Program (Part of 10776)

We are also a Vodafone Accredited OTA laboratory for cellular devices including handheld and machine-to-machine (M2M) integrated devices.

Benefits

In this day and age, consumers expect their wireless devices to work with a reliable level of performance. That’s why OTA testing is so important. It helps you predict the real-world reliability, efficiency and performance capabilities of your wireless devices. This isn’t just a responsible business practice; it is also a requirement of numerous standards organizations and regulatory bodies, such as the Mobile Network Operator (MNO) and the CTIA.

Why UL

We offer complete, all-in-one support. By integrating our expertise into your product development, we can help you avoid costly errors in design and accelerate time to market. Our experienced engineers will help identify any noncompliance issues and recommend appropriate corrective actions before they become major problems. They will also customize your testing solutions to enhance process efficiency and reduce testing cycles, ensuring that we make the most of your time and budget.

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