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RSS-133 Testing of 2 GHz Personal Communications Services

The Personal Communications Service certifications of transmitters and receivers are within the bands of 1850 – 1915 MHz and 1930 – 1995 MHz. 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.

Keystone Compliance in constant communication throughout the entire test process. We have a reputation for helping customers achieve their wireless product certifications. Regarded as a leader in wireless testing, Keystone Compliance assists companies in RF testing daily. Our wireless test engineers work with clients to quickly develop appropriate and concise test plans.

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Summary of 2 GHz Personal Wireless Services

The Canadian RSS-113 standard sets out requirements of transmitter and receiver certifications used in radiocommunications systems to provide Personal Communications Services (PCS). Equipment certified under this standard is classified as Category 1 equipment. It is also classified as a technical acceptance certificate (TAC), issued by the Certification of Engineering Bureau of Industry Canada, or a certification body.

Emission bandwidth: is defined as the width of the signal between two points outside of which all emissions are attenuated at least 20 dB below the transmitter power. One below and one above the carrier frequency. This is only when measured with a resolution bandwidth of approximately 1% of the occupied bandwidth. Instead of the -20 dBc bandwidth, the occupied bandwidth is used.

The RSS-133 standard is used in conjunction with RSS-Gen for general specifications and information relevant to the equipment for which this standard applies.

Scope of RSS-133 Wireless Canadian Compliance Testing

The transmitter power is measured in terms of average power. Compliance with the unwanted emission limits is then verified with the carrier frequencies. These are set at both the highest and lowest settable frequencies permitted by the design of the equipment.

The Mobile Equipment Identifier (MEID) International Mobile Equipment Identity must comply specifically with the standards specification section of RSS-133.

Each mobile transmitter service will have a unique MEID or IMEI. The host component is permanently attached to a main circuit board of the mobile transmitter. The integrity of the unit’s operating software can not be altered. The MEID or IMEI is isolated from fraudulent contact or tapering.

Transmitter and receiver specifications can generally only be used in their respective RSS standard test methods. The RSS-133 procedure defines devices with digital modulation techniques. The carrier must also not depart from the reference frequency, more than mobile and base stations.

Expert Intentional Radiator RSS-133 Wireless Testing

In addition to Canadian wireless testing, Keystone has a full scope of expertise including simultaneous transmitters, licensed exempt radios, and pre-approved radio modules. Our team strives to give our customers more time and energy on product development instead of testing. Keystone has a full lab of test equipment which permits us to provide short lead times on scheduling.

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