About Element Fremont

Element Fremont is a world-class product compliance and regulatory laboratory. With our sister Element Newark lab, we offer the Bay Area a full range of services, including EMI/EMC, product safety, wireless/radio, wired telecom, environmental testing, shock and vibration, thermal stress, international approvals, and more.

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Undisputed Leader in EMI/EMC Testing

As the Bay Area’s premier product compliance and regulatory laboratory, Element Fremont helps customers save time and money by helping them achieve compliance requirements quickly and efficiently, enabling them to bring products to the global markets without delay. By providing everything from pre-compliance testing to international approvals, we are the ultimate one-stop shop for compliance and regulatory testing, serving the aerospace, space and satellite, telecom, medical, automotive, defense, IoT, and consumer electronics sectors.

Key services include:

• EMC testing for Automotive components and sub-assemblies
• Radiated Susceptibility ~ 100 V/m (Frequency Range: 10 kHz to 18 GHz)
• Radiated Emissions ~ 30 Hz to 40 GHz
• 10-meter Semi-Anechoic Chamber
• 5-Meter Semi-Anechoic Chambers
• 3-Meter Semi-Anechoic Chambers
• Extended Ground Plane Test Beds
• AC & Telecom Port Surge
• Electrical Fast Transients
• Ring-Wave and Burst Testing
• Electrical Power Characteristics Testing
• Airborne Acoustic Noise and Structure-Borne Noise
• Antenna Characterization
• Shielding Effectiveness, Transfer Impedance
• Electrostatic Discharge Up to 30 kV
• 24-hour Testing capabilities for High Throughput
• Dedicated Project Managers and Project Engineers

With a massive 10-meter chamber - along with access to top EMI/EMC experts - Element Fremont can accommodate almost any type of customer testing need.

Wireless Certification and Testing

From Bluetooth® to Wireless USB to ZigBee to RFID and all the various 802.11 standards, including UltrawideBand (802.15) and WiMax (802.16) products, we've seen it all. We operate an FCC-certified Telecommunications Certification Body to expedite your formal grant of approval and get your product to market on schedule.

In addition, Element Fremont currently provides Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) testing services to manufacturers of 802.11(a/n) devices and other wireless technologies that operate in the 5GHz range. Wireless services include radio requirements, DFS testing and certifications for North America via our in-house TCB. And for the European Union, we can issue Notified Body Opinions specific to the R&TTE Directive and the Radio Equipment Directive, RED. A summary of key wireless testing and certification services available at the Element Fremont lab encompass the following:

Performance Testing: An evaluation of radio performance (such as Spurious Emissions, Power, Bandwidth, Stability, Adaptivity, Receiver Blocking, etc.) versus regulatory authority requirements using industry standards.
Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) Testing: An evaluation of a device operating in the 5250-5350 MHz or
• 5470-5725MHz band to detect local military, emergency service, or radar signals.
Maximum Permissible Exposure (MPE) Calculation: Used instead of SAR when a product is not used within 20cm of the end user.
Telecommunication Certified Body: US and Canadian certifications for licensed and unlicensed radio products.
Notified Body: Formal Type Examination Certificates for CE marking of radio communications devices per REDirective.
Over-the-Air Antenna Testing: perform sensitivity measurements to illustrate how internal components are affecting RF radio performance, thus allowing product developers to see where the issues are during normal operation and how they are impacting the product’s performance.

As experts in wireless testing, Element Fremont is accredited by the following organizations:
• American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA)
• Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
• Innovation Science and Economic Development Canada (ISEDC)
• Australian Communications Media Authority (ACMA)
• National Communications Commission (NCC)
• Radio Research Laboratory (RRL)
• Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC)
• Taiwan’s BSMI, Bureau of Standards, Metrology, and Inspection

The primary technologies for which the Silicon Valley performs wireless testing includes:
• Radio-frequency identification (RFID)
• ZigBee
• Bluetooth (5.2)
• Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS)
• Private Mobile Radio (PMR)
• FM Transmitters
• Ultra-Wideband
• MedRadio
• Z-Wave
• Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN – 802.11)

One-Stop for NEBS Testing

Element Fremont customers are able to get expert program management and engineering services to help them comply with the most demanding NEBS standards. As a result, customers can reduce instances of non-compliance during the development of a product, which helps minimize any delays in getting it to market. Key NEBS testing services include:

• Full Range of NEBS Testing Capabilities in One Location
• Alignment of All NEBS Test reports with RBOC Requirements
• Telecordia Telecom Related GR-XX-CORE Testing

Element Fremont provides large-scale engineering services and program management to help you understand and comply with the most stringent NEBS standards.

International Approvals and Certification

Getting your product into international markets can be difficult with geopolitical dynamics fundamentally impacting the type of markings you might need to get your product into a new country. Our team of experts is dedicated to helping you secure regulatory approval in global markets with a streamlined process designed to avoid delays and duplicative testing. Our international approval services include:

• A Single-Point-of-Contact for 180 Countries
• In-country Testing and Approvals
• Globally Recognized Test Reports
• In-Country Representation
• On-going Compliance Tracking
• Compliance Strategy for Faster Certification

Approvals, accreditations and documents

  • Fremont A2LA Electrical ISO 17025 Certificate and Scope
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  • Fremont A2LA Mechanical ISO 17025 Certificate and Scope
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  • Fremont A2LA Product Certification Body ISO 17025 Certificate and Scope
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