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RSS-Gen Testing Requirements of Radio Apparatus

RSS-Gen provides general 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.

From concept through compliance, Keystone meets all of our customers’ needs under one roof. Our wireless test engineers work with clients to quickly develop appropriate and concise test plans. We tailor each test plan to individual customer needs minimizing unnecessary costs and over-testing.

Request a quote to receive expert wireless testing services tailored to your specific needs. Contact us to discuss your product and how we can assist you in achieving RSS Canadian general wireless certifications.

Summary of RSS-Gen Intentional Radiator Testing

This RSS standard sets out general and certification requirements for licensed and licensed-exempt radio apparatus. These wireless test apparatus are used for radiocommunication other than broadcasting. An intentional radiator is a device that intentionally generates and emits radio frequency energy by radiation, induction, or conduction.

Broadcasting refers to any radiocommunication in which the transmissions are intended for direct reception by the general public. Unless otherwise specified, the radio apparatus shall comply with the specifications and methods prescribed in RSS-Gen.

RSS-Gen is used in conjunction with other RSS for assessing its compliance with ISED requirements. Each unit of a product model must meet the labeling requirements set out in this section before being marketed or imported into Canada.

Scope of General Wireless Testing of Intentional Radiators

Analog and digital scanner receivers require equipment certification and are covered under a specific RSS. A stand-alone receiver is defined as any receiver that is not permanently combined with a transmitter in a single case. Stand-alone receivers are classified as Category II equipment.

Auxiliary equipment and accessories that are normally used with the transmitter and/or receiver are connected before the equipment is tested. The emission tests are performed with the device and auxiliary equipment and accessories configured. This is to produce the maximum level of emissions that can be expected under normal operating conditions.

A test report showing compliance with applicable RSS shall be compiled to list the tests conducted and provide a description of each test, with the results demonstrating compliance with the technical requirements in RSS-Gen and applicable RSS.

For equipment certification, the test report shall not be dated more than 12 months before the application for equipment certification is submitted. The tests within the test report may have been conducted more than 12 months before this date but must remain valid with the applicable requirements. In addition, the test report shall include the test laboratory company number assigned by ISED or the Conformity Assessment Body Identifier (CABID).

Expert RSS-Gen Standard Laboratory Compliance Testing

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

If you are ready to start your RSS-Gen wireless testing, please request a quote. For more information on why so many companies partner with Keystone Compliance, contact us.