SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification,
testing and certification company, is pleased to announce that its testing
laboratory in San
Diego, California, has become the first in North
America to gain Sigfox accreditation for Sigfox RF and protocol testing.
Sigfox, a leading
provider of connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT), has built a global 0G network to connect billions of “low-energy
devices” to the internet, utilizing device-to-cloud communications to
drastically reduce energy consumption and product costs.
Demand to connect low powered IoT devices to the
Sigfox network, which requires Sigfox Ready™ certification, is rising. SGS in North
now well placed to undertake these tests which cover:
- RF & protocol
tests, to check Sigfox protocol & RF performance compliance
- Radiated performance tests, to assess the radiated performances of the device
This approval builds on the laboratory’s existing approval
to test against the Sigfox Verified certification standard. This recognizes
compliance to RF & protocol specifications of Modular Designs – designs
that are not intended to connect directly to the Sigfox network.
- Modules, which are ready-to-use components, to be soldered to a printed circuit board
- Reference Designs, which are a collection of schematics and Bill of Material documents (including components values and tolerances, PCB layout, PCB stack-up) meant to define
“Having an accredited laboratory in North America
that offers Sigfox RF & protocol testing is particularly attractive for
module vendors as it allows the candidate end devices to inherit the Sigfox RF
and Protocol conformity from the Sigfox Verified Modular Design,” said Parthiv
Parikh, Global Business Development Manager at SGS.
“This speeds up the device’s certification process, as
only the Sigfox radiated performance tests are then needed at the end-device
Wireless Services from SGS
As well as Sigfox testing, SGS has an extensive portfolio
of certifications and accreditations throughout North America, Asia and Europe,
including laboratories that are ISO/IEC 17025 accredited. The company offers
testing services for LPWA technologies such as NB-IoT, CAT M1, LoRa in addition
to GCF, PTCRB, CTIA, Bluetooth SIG, Wi-Fi Alliance, Thread, NFC, Wireless Power
Consortium (WPC), USB, etc.
SGS completes its portfolio with International Type
approvals, product safety, battery, chemistry and ecodesign services. With a global
presence, SGS is an industry leader in wireless testing and certification and a
one-stop solution provider.
For further information contact:
Business Development Manager, Wireless Division
SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification,
testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark
for quality and integrity. With more than 94,000 employees, SGS operates a
network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.