Element can help you with all your wireless testing, certification, and advisory needs. With our services, you can quickly launch superior wireless technologies in the global market.


Wireless Network Testing Capabilities

Element’s advanced wireless testing encompasses compatibility, functionality, interoperability, performance, and competitive analysis. 

As a leading authority in testing and certification, Element is one of the few labs to offer Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) testing services to manufacturers of 802.11(a/n) devices and other wireless technologies that operate in the 5GHz range. 

Our testing capabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Performance testing - evaluates radio performance (which can include spurious emissions, power, bandwidth, stability, adaptivity, receiver blocking, and more) compared to regulatory authority requirements according to industry standards.

  • Dynamic frequency selection (DFS) testing - evaluates the ability of a device operating in the 5250-5350 MHz and/or 5470-5725MHz band to detect local military, emergency service, or radar signals and move to an off-channel frequency to mitigate interference.

  • Specific absorption rate (SAR) testing - measures the rate at which energy is absorbed by the body when exposed to a radio frequency (RF) electromagnetic field. SAR testing is typically required when an intentional transmitter is intended to transmit within 20 cm of the end user.

  • Maximum permissible exposure (MPE) calculation - an alternative to SAR testing for products not used within 20 cm of the end user.

  • EMI/EMC testing - ensures your product won’t be subject to any negative interactions in the electromagnetic environment it will be operating in.

  • Environmental/dynamic testing - simulates any condition that your product might encounter in the real world, measuring a device’s ability to withstand temperature, humidity, vibration, shock, and other factors.


Wireless Network Testing - Certifications and International Approvals

Element can perform testing for all major carriers and can issue all major US, UK, and Canadian certifications for wireless technologies, as well as support market access to over 180 countries. Our credentials include:

  • FCC Telecommunication Certified Body (TCB) - With several FCC certified TBA labs, Element can issue US and Canadian certifications for licensed and unlicensed radio products.

  • Notified Body - Element can issue formal Type Examination Certificates for CE marking of radio communications devices per the RE Directive.

  • International Approvals - Element makes it easy to get your product into new global markets. With a dedicated international approvals manager working on your behalf, you can get faster, cost-effective entry into 180 different countries.


Supported Wireless Technologies

With the industry’s leading experts and cutting-edge laboratory facilities, Element can test the most advanced and most in-demand wireless technologies, including:

  • Radio-frequency identification (RFID)

  • ZigBee

  • Bluetooth (5.2)

  • Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS)

  • Private Mobile Radio (PMR)

  • Wireless local area network (WLAN – 802.11a, b, g, n, ac, ad, ax)

  • FM Transmitters

  • Ultra-Wideband (UWB)

  • MedRadio

  • Long range Wide area network (LoRaWAN)

  • Z-Wave


The Element Advantage

As a global leader in Internet of things (IoT) testing, Element provides a full range of wireless network testing services covering dynamic frequency selection (DFS), RF/RMM, OTA, SAR, HAC for smartphones as well as relevant customer premises equipment for the necessary end markets. 

Element is recognized by industry bodies such as CTIA/PTCRB and GCF and the network operators on which these devices will be used.

Continuous investments in cutting-edge technology enable Element to test for multiple carrier aggregation, MIMO, beamforming/steering to the latest 3GPP specifications.

For more information about our wireless device and mobile network services, or to speak to an expert, contact us today.

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