Overview of wireless testing
What is wireless device testing?
Wireless testing assesses the real-life performance and functionality of products incorporating wireless technologies such as Bluetooth, WiFi and cellular connectivity.
Why is wireless testing important to your business?
Launching a wireless product to the global market can be a complicated, costly and time-consuming process. Platform technologies including Bluetooth, WiFi, Thread, Zigbee, cellular from 2G to 5G and the products they enable need to function as promised while meeting complex market demands and requirements.
Regulatory requirements for wireless technology
Some requirements, such as electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), radio frequency (RF), specific absorption rate (SAR)/RF exposure and safety, are designed to prevent products from interfering with other devices, cause fires or potentially causing health problems. These requirements are mandatory in most markets; however, there is no universal standard, and regulations vary from country to country. Making matters worse, regulations are continually evolving to keep pace with rapid advances in technology, making it challenging to stay on top of the regulatory landscape.
From Aug. 5, 2021, the new version of EN 300 328 will come into effect as the presumption of conformity for wideband transmission systems and data transmission equipment operating in the 2.4 GHz band. Manufacturers of Bluetooth, Zigbee, Wi-Fi and other 2.4GHz products sold in the European Union (EU) must conform to this standard. Previous versions of the standard may no longer be used as presumption of conformity. In order to continue to place a product on the market in the EU, manufacturers, distributors and importers are required to ensure that their electrical/electronic products with radio transmitters and/or receivers declare compliance with the Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU.
Compliance to EN-300-328 for wireless products
Understand the changes and impact of the new standard ETSI EN 300 328 V2.2.2, and learn how UL can help you comply with the requirements to continue selling smart and wireless products in EU.
Testing and certification
Other requirements are voluntary or mandated by individual product makers or cellular service providers to help ensure smooth interoperability. UL’s wireless connectivity package of essential testing, certifications and advisory services takes the complexity out of getting your product ready for sale across the globe. We give you and your customers the confidence that your product will connect right out-of-the-box and perform to specifications on promoted features.
Around the globe, we help companies navigate market complexity and innovate with confidence. Whether you are interested in demonstrating compliance, managing transparency, evaluating a product for potential risks or looking for a trusted advisor to create a certification strategy, we can help.
Unrivaled expertise, state-of-the-art technology and our global footprint enable us to deliver comprehensive testing, certification and global market access solutions for your wireless products for your wireless products.
Wireless testing services and solutions
- EMC and radio
- Interoperability and Internet of Things (IoT)
- Over the air (OTA)
- Cellular module integration
- RF human exposure and evaluation
- Wireless charging
- Blue light verification
- Laser, LED and LIDAR certification
- HD Audio Quality certification
- IEC 62368-1
- Environmental sustainability verification
- Energy efficiency testing and certification
- Functional safety
- Supply chain quality assurance testing
- Marketing Claim Verification
A growing number of products include wireless to compete in today’s market. We have experience working with wireless products in categories including:
- Household appliances
- And many other IoT products
Why UL for wireless testings and certification
We bring confidence to your innovations with comprehensive testing, certification and market access solutions for your wireless devices. We are a market leader in advancing new radio, wireless and interoperability testing and certifications to help you keep up with the fast pace of innovation. We are one of only a few testing labs to offer 5G testing for millimeter-wave as well as sub-6 MHz frequencies. We can guide you through every step of the compliance process to help your wireless, smart devices meet the requirements in your target markets.
Accredited radio laboratories
Our full-service radio laboratories are accredited by numerous regulatory agencies, governments and International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) – a recognized Accreditation Bodies in all major markets including North, South America, Europe and Asia. UL laboratories around the world are recognized by the regulatory agencies in the U.S.A. (FCC), Canada (ISED), Japan, Singapore, Korea, and many others.
Customized testing solutions
Our testing and certification services open doors to your target markets worldwide. Our customized testing solutions can enhance process efficiency and reduce testing cycles, to help you make the most of your time and budget. We will also update you on testing results as we move through the process and can provide draft test reports for critical client meetings.
Global Market Access teams deliver local service in local languages around the world, and their 24-hour flexible working schedules allow them to provide fast turnaround times and unrivalled technical support. From product development to final launch, we’ll work closely with you to avoid any errors that may be expensive to correct and to overcome any challenges that may delay time to market.