Wireless Testing & Certification

Washington Labs provides Wireless Certification services for RFID, WLAN, Public Service, Satellite, Industrial and Telecommunications manufacturers.

  • Licensed and unlicensed radio transmitters are subject to Certification under the FCC Rules and Regulations.
  • FCC Part 15 Certification applies to unlicensed low power devices, such as WiFi, 802.11 a/b/g/n, RFID, Bluetooth, periodic operation and short-range device (SRD) operation.

We are a Notified Body for the Radio and Telecommunication Terminal Equipment Directive (R&TTED-1995/5/EC, which will be superseded by 2014/53/EC and is effective 13 June 2016).

RF Compliance

Radio Frequency (RF) Compliance

Washington Laboratories, Ltd. specializes in RF testing and engineering for product compliance, and in technical advisory services for design review and troubleshooting for the electronics community.


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Learn more about Standards and References for Wireless Testing and Certification

Industry Resources: Certification Resources and Links to Standards

The Trust Factor

dev johnWe can help. Getting approvals for your products can be frustrating, but it doesn’t have to be. Washington Laboratories, Ltd. specializes in testing and engineering for product compliance, and in technical advisory services for design review and troubleshooting for the electronics community. We are an authority on EMI/EMC, safety and product compliance, and we have an amazing success rate — thousands of approvals for a broad range of clients.

The staff at WLL is committed to providing you with solutions to complex electromagnetic design and compliance problems. That’s why we stand behind our results.

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EMC and Safety Compliance Design and SolutionsWe’re in good company! The markets our clients serve include: information technology, medical, RF/wireless, telecommunications, industrial, consumer and manufacturing. We can help your company get to market sooner. Call us to discuss your testing or engineering needs. Experience, knowledge, commitment to quality, the right services — all part of the trust factor at Washington Laboratories.

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Did You Know? Wireless

Did you know that the Radio Equipment Directive (RED) requires Low Voltage Directive (LVD) compliance without regard to voltage?

Discussion:  RED 2014/53/EU paragraph 3 calls for LVD compliance and does NOT exempt equipment operating at less than the specified 50 or 75 V lower threshold.  Selecting an appropriate standard for the evaluation is not defined in the directive so a lot of questions regarding the evaluation standard are asked.  Many have arbitrarily chosen to use 60950-1 because the wireless feature places this into communications or the associated information technology category.  However, this may be a poor choice because we are not considering the primary function of the device.  If the primary function is used to determine the evaluation standard without regard to the radio feature, a more appropriate standard would be used.  For example, a medical device with a radio is still a medical device and 60601-1 (et al) would be appropriate – just don’t omit adding the radio back into the evaluation to assess RF exposure and other elements regarding RF safety.


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