The new version 1.9.1 harmonised standard EN 300 328 entered into force on 30 November 2016 replacing the previous 1.8.1 of 2012.
The norm, on the proper use of the radio spectrum, regulates the placing on the market of fixed and mobile equipment dedicated to data transmissions in band 2,4 GHz .
All technological products placed on the market and can generate wireless connections as RLANs, Bluetooth, ZigBee must be verified against this new version of the standard to demonstrate their compliance with European directives.
Given the speed with which wireless technologies are evolving, reference standards are subject to frequent revisions and updates, and manufacturers are required to demonstrate the conformity of their products to these standards can be marketed on the European market.
What brings the new version 1.9.1
Wireless transmitters can proliferate and the sharing of the spectrum has become one of the most important aspects on which the update focuses. The version 1.9.1 EN 300 328 introduces new definitions and clarifying the previous release. The value limits and specific tests are required as regards certain aspects of broadcasting, Sometimes applying changes to test methods used.
Aspects considered in EN 300 328 v 1.9.1
The following aspects are taken into account in the standard:
• Output power
• Spurious emission
• Transmitter functions
• Bandwidth usage
• Receiver functions
How to upgrade to the new version of the standard products?
As always require a case-by-case basis. Generally speaking, given the introduction of new limits, equipment certified under the old version should be tested again, because the test results obtained may not be acceptable to demonstrate compliance to version 1.9.1.
Particular attention should ask manufacturers who integrate radio modules already certified according to the old version of the standard, because this certification has more value from 30 November 2016.
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