Ensure your radio equipment uses the radio frequency spectrum effectively, with Element’s comprehensive radio frequency (RF) testing services. Prevent interference, optimize performance, and guarantee regulatory compliance across the entire lifecycle of your devices.


What is RF testing? 

Radio frequency (RF) testing uses simulations to check that radio and telecommunications equipment does not interfere with other radio spectrum users and is not subject to interference from other devices. Testing typically involves assessing signal strength, frequency accuracy, modulation quality, and your product's adherence to regulatory standards such as FCC or CE requirements. With specialized equipment like spectrum analyzers, signal generators, and network analyzers, our experts can measure expected parameters, identify interference, and confirm that your devices operate within defined limits.


Benefits of RF testing with Element

  • Custom solutions: We offer customized testing programs to address the unique requirements of your radio products or systems.
  • Uphold standards: Ensure your product meets international and local standards and avoid regulatory issues, potential fines, and legal challenges with RF regulatory compliance testing.
  • Gain a competitive edge: Our RF testing programs help ensure your product meets customer expectations for performance, positioning your business for success.
  • Elevate Quality Assurance: We help enhance your quality assurance process, ensuring your products meet industry standards and operate efficiently in real-world applications.


Element in RF Testing 

We offer a variety of RF services, providing a range of crucial assessments for your radio frequency devices, with the convenience and cost-effectiveness of a single provider. Combining your RF testing services into a single program helps to ensure the reliability, compliance, and overall success of your radio devices in a diverse range of applications.

Explore our RF testing services:

  • RF Parametric and Protocol Testing - Fine-tune your radio product’s performance and ensure you are compliant with industry protocol.
  • RFID Testing - Technology-specific testing for your radio identification devices, ensuring optimal performance and gaining global market access.
  • Radio RF Regulatory Compliance Testing – Helping you comply with both local and international regulations, for seamless market entry.
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Our RF testing laboratories

Element’s laboratories are globally acclaimed, with a wide range of accreditations for our RF testing services. Renowned for ensuring the utmost standards in performance, compliance, and reliability, our specialized facilities hold many crucial recognitions and offer a variety of capabilities, including:

  • ISO 17025 accredited testing
  • CTIA® Authorized Test Laboratory (CATL)
  • Recognized Test Organization (RTO) for the GCF (Global Certification Forum)
  • VZW 3rd party Open Development Laboratory
  • VZW Certified Safe for Network (SFN) approved Test Laboratory
  • SPRINT PCS Device Certification Approved Laboratory
  • ETSI standards compliance covering various frequency ranges and technologies
  • FCC Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) and Telecommunication Certification Body (TCB) for testing against CFR Part standards
  • ISED Canada certification testing against RSS standards
  • Registered Certification Body (RCB) for MIC certification in Japan


Why choose Element?

Whether you're a device manufacturer, telecoms company, or involved in R&D, we offer solutions tailored to your needs, assisting with testing, inventory management, compliance assurance, and more. With expertise extending across industries, you can trust our experts to help you make informed decisions and ensure the success of your RF devices. Our streamlined process covers the entire spectrum, from the initial compliance strategy and testing to certification and Global Market Access, guaranteeing that your products adhere to the highest standards.

We can also complement these test procedures with EMC (electromagnetic compatibility) and electrical product safety testing. With accredited labs in multiple territories, our testing suite ensures safety and quality, catering to diverse sectors, including aerospace, medical devices, industrial, and transportation.

Rely on us for a personalized and thorough RF testing strategy, ensuring success in global markets. Explore our services and contact our experts today, or learn more about Element.

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