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ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Standard for Radio Equipment and Services

EN 301-489-01 specifies methods of measurements and technical characteristics for radio equipment and associated ancillary equipment. This test standard excludes broadcast receivers, in respect of ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC).

Technical specifications related to the antenna port of radio equipment and radiated emissions from the enclosure port of radio equipment and combinations of radio and ancillary equipment are not included in the present document. Such technical specifications are normally found in the relevant product standards for the effective use of the radio spectrum.

The EN 301-489-01 test standard defines ancillary equipment as the electrical or electronic equipment, that is intended to be used with a receiver or transmitter. Equipment is considered as an ancillary equipment if the equipment is intended for use with a receiver or transmitter to provide additional operational and/or control features to the radio equipment. Examples include to extend control to another position or location). 

Radio equipment is defined in EN 301-489-01 radio testing as an electrical or electronic product, which intentionally emits and/or receives radio waves for the purpose of radio communication and/or radio determination. It can also include an electrical or electronic product which must be completed with an accessory. 

The accessory can be an antenna, so as to intentionally emit and/or receive radio waves for the purpose of radio communication and/or radio determination. Radio equipment can be operated with ancillary equipment but if so, is not dependent on it for basic functionality. 

Equipment is also considered ancillary equipment per EN 301-489-01 compliance testing if it cannot be used without being connected to radio equipment to provide user functions independently of a receiver or transmitter. Plus, the receiver or transmitter, to which it is connected, is capable of providing some intended operation such as transmitting and/or receiving without the ancillary equipment.

An example of ancillary equipment would be a docking station for radio equipment whose interface is dedicated to a particular product or range of products.

Conversely, an antenna port is a port for connection of an antenna used for intentional transmission and/or reception of radiated RF energy associated equipment.

An enclosure port is the physical boundary of the equipment through which electromagnetic fields may radiate or impinge. The base station is defined as radio equipment intended for operation at a fixed location which is not defined as portable equipment. Broadcast receivers are equipment containing a tuner that is intended for the reception of broadcast services.

An integral antenna is an antenna designed for permanent connection to the equipment and considered part of the enclosure port. It is important to note than an integral antenna may be fitted internally or externally.

Keystone Compliance provides EN 301-489-01 radio testing in a professional, timely and affordable manner. Our lab features multiple EMC test chambers, so lead times on scheduling are never an issue. In addition to EMC/EMI testing, our lab also features mechanical, product safety, wireless, ingress protection and package testing. Regardless of the testing need, Keystone Compliance can provide the solution.

In addition to being accredited to EN 301-489-01, Keystone Compliance is also accredited to the KN 301-489-01 EMC test standard. In fact, Keystone Compliance is accredited to a significant number of the KN or South Korea compliance test standards.

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