A device incorporating Bluetooth® wireless technology must undergo testing according to the Bluetooth® SIG Qualification Program in order to classify as a licensed product with the Bluetooth trademark. CTC advanced is accredited Bluetooth Qualification Test Facility (BQTF) with recognized Bluetooth Qualification Experts (BQE), offering a comprehensive range of testing services.
Bluetooth® Regulatory testing
Before launching a Bluetooth® classified product it must be ensured that the product is in compliance with the international standards set by the regulatory authorities of the various regions. CTC advanced offers high-performance testing for the EU, USA, Canada, Japan and Australia according the standards for
- Electrical Safety (incl. CB-Scheme)
Bluetooth® Qualification Program
The requirements of the Bluetooth® SIG Qualification Program are stated in the ‘PRD’ (Program Reference Document), giving an overview of the necessary testing, documentation, assessment, declaration, listing, marking and compliance to auditing and enforcement.
Companies are able to qualify and list their products on their own. However, for companies who are not or scarcely familiar with the process, the Bluetooth SIG recommends that a BQE (Bluetooth® Qualification Expert) be involved with the product listing. Doing so eliminates errors in qualification and waives a random audit performed on listed products by the Bluetooth SIG.
In addition, the Bluetooth® Qualification testing for products which are classified as a CAT A product including RF, BB (baseband) and LM (Link Manager) layers, can only be performed by a BQTF (Bluetooth Qualification Test Facility).
CTC advanced is Bluetooth® Qualification Test Facility and offers the following qualification services:
- RF / RF-PHY Conformance Testing for BT Core 2.0-4.2
- Protocol/Profile Conformance Testing using the BITE® Protocol/Profile Tester
BB, LM, L2CAP, SDP, RFCOMM
- Profile Interoperability Testing using
The Bluetoothi® SIG’s PTS (Profile Tuning Suite) Test System
CTC advanced’s Bluetooth® product library for Extended Interoperability Testing
A Bluetooth® Qualification Expert is a person recognized by the Bluetooth® SIG to support with testing and qualification related services. The Bluetooth® laboratories of CTC advanced work together with several competent BQE’s to complete Bluetooth® Qualification.