EN 300 328 is one of the most common standards used today to demonstrate conformity with Article 3.2 of the R&TTE Directive. This standard covers Wideband Data Transmission equipment operating in the unlicensed 2.4 GHz ISM band, typically associated with WiFi (802.11b/g/n), Bluetooth and Zigbee devices.
On January 1st 2015, EN 300 328 V1.7.1 will cease to provide a presumption of conformity. EN 300 328 V1.8.1 is likely to be the only standard against which manufacturers can issue their Declaration of Conformity if they are to continue placing products on the EU market. An updated standard is currently being produced but it is unlikely to be published and cited in the EU Official Journal before the end of 2014.
With the latest version, V1.8.1, the conformity assessment process for wireless transmitters has changed significantly with regards to the addition of tests and changes in test methodology. Now is the time to act in order to ensure your products comply with the new standard. Due to the nature of the changes between V1.7.1 and V1.8.1, delta testing is impractical and in most cases full compliance with V1.8.1 will be required.
TÜV SÜD Product Service is fully equipped to provide UKAS accredited testing to EN 300 328 V1.8.1 as well as EN 301 893 V1.7.1, which covers 5GHz BRAN devices. MIMO is also included in our scope.
In order to assist manufacturers in ensuring compliance with this latest standard, TÜV SÜD Product Service is offering a discount on any orders for testing to EN 300 328 V1.8.1 or EN 301 893 V1.7.1 placed between now and 31st December 2014.
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