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RSS-220 Testing of Devices Using Ultra-Wideband Technology

The RSS-220 standard evaluates short-ranged devices using ultra-wideband (UWB) technology. 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 tailors each test plan to individual customer needs minimizing unnecessary costs and over-testing. Additionally, we are in constant communication throughout the entire test process. Our proven process helps avoid product launch delays by inviting our clients to review draft reports before final certification.

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Summary of Ultra-Wideband Wireless Testing

This standard wireless test method describes short-ranged devices using UWB technology. The RSS-220 test method lists UWB technology such as vehicular radar devices, communication devices, and radar imaging devices.

Ultra-wideband is a short-range radiocommunication technology. It generally involves the intentional generation and transmission of radio frequency energy that spreads over a very large frequency range. These may overlap several frequency bands allocated to various radiocommunication services.

Devices using UWB technology subjected to this standard are classified as Category I equipment. A technical acceptance certificate, issued by the Certification and Engineering Bureau of Industry Canada is required. However, a certification issued by a Certification Body is also acceptable.

Scope of Wireless RSS-220 Testing of UWB Technology Devices

In addition to the requirements listed in the RSS general standard, the test report will indicate whether there is a data port in the radio terminal. The subclass of the UWB device is clearly stated as well.

To achieve compliance, Keystone carries out specific RSS wireless methods. Our test engineers, external frequency transmitters, and frequency programming capabilities conform to the below. These prevent radio interference caused by end-user transmission on unauthorized frequencies.

  • Transmitters with external frequency selection control operating only on authorized channels that have been preset by the manufacturer.
  • Transmitters with frequency programming capabilities will also include design characteristics that prevent the user from altering preset frequencies

The Canadian wireless standard is then broken into three UWB technologies. These technologies include vehicular radar devices, communication devices, and radar imaging devices.

Vehicular Radar Devices are described as field disturbance sensors mounted on land vehicles. These sensors are used to detect the location and movement of persons or objects near a vehicle. This is also known as an automotive short-range radar device.

Communication Devices are designed to transfer voice or data information. It is also used to detect the location of tags or to serve as an underground field disturbance sensor. 

Indoor communication devices are capable of operation only indoors. AC line-conducted emissions from the device need to comply with the limits for AC line-conducted emissions set in RSS-Gen

Hand-held Communication Devices are used to transfer voice or data information. These devices are also used to detect the location of tags. The device is designed to prevent its connection to antennas mounted on door structures.

Radar Imaging Devices are a category of field disturbance sensors used to obtain images of obstructed objects. This category includes ground-penetrating radar, in-wall imaging, and radar surveillance devices.

A radar imaging device must contain a mechanism that deactivates the equipment when normal use is interrupted. 

Expert Wireless UWB Device Testing

Keystone Compliance can accommodate fixed, mobile and portable devices of all sizes. 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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