ETSI EN 300 296 Testing of Integral Antennas for Analogue Speeches
ETSI EN describes test methods and characteristics to avoid harmful interference. As a leader in RF regulatory compliance testing, Keystone Compliance recognizes the requirements needed for wireless radio manufacturers. Meeting the ETSI, FCC, and other wireless testing specifications can be challenging. Not only do we understand the challenges, but we help guide companies through the process.
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Summary of Analogue Speech Integral Antenna Testing
The wireless test standard evaluates harmful and acceptable interferences in specified frequencies. More specifically, the document applies to equipment with integral antennas operating on radio frequencies between 30 MHz and 1,000 MHz. The devices tested in this standard are primarily intended for analog speech with channel separations of 12,5 kHz, 20 kHz, and 25 kHz.
This wireless intentional radiator standard is complementary to ETSI EN 300 086. The mentioned wireless test covers radio equipment with an internal or external radio frequency (RF) connector, for use in the land mobile service.
An integral antenna is an antenna connected to equipment without the use of an external connector. The antenna can be fitted internally or externally to the equipment.
Scope of ETSI EN 300 296 Wireless Testing
The technical requirements of this ETSI EN wireless device standard apply under the environmental profile for the operation of equipment. This equipment is declared by the supplier. It is also specified in the testing process and conditions contained in the ETSI EN 300 296 standard.
For this ETSI EN 300 296 regulatory compliance test, stand-alone equipment is complete with any ancillary equipment needed for testing. If a piece of equipment has several optional features, the test is performed on the equipment configured with the combination of features considered to be the most complex.
The wireless equipment should be designed, constructed, and manufactured in accordance with good engineering practices. The equipment is always aimed to minimize harmful interference to other equipment and services.
ETSI EN Integral Antenna Wireless Testing Conditions
The standard ETSI EN test method is generally performed under normal test conditions. However, extreme test conditions are not unlikely.
The normal conditions for the wireless ETSI EN tests are any convenient combination of temperature and humidity within the following ranges:
- Temperature: +15 C to +35 C
- Humidity: 20% to 75%
If these conditions are impractical, the ambient temperature and relative humidity are noted during the test.
For tests at extreme temperatures, measurements are made following specific procedures from this standard. They are also conducted at the upper and lower temperatures of one of the following two ranges:
- -20 C to +55 C pertains to all mobile and hand-portable equipment.
- 0 C to +40 C pertains to base stations for indoor/controlled climate conditions.
Test modulation signals are baseband signals that module a carrier or signal generator. These signals are commonly mentioned within ETSI EN 300 296 and depend on the type of equipment under test. The signals also depend on the measurement to be performed. For normal test modulation, the frequency is 1 kHz and the resultant frequency deviation is 60% of the maximum permissible frequency.
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