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FCC Part 15 sets out the regulations under which intentional, unintentional, or incidental radiators may be operated without an individual license. Products that need authorization are either intentional or unintentional radiators of radio frequency energy.

Intentional radiators are devices – like a smartphone – that must broadcast radio energy as part of their operation. Unintentional radiators are electronics – like a digital camera – that can create radio signals and broadcast them through space or power lines, as an unintentional byproduct of their operation

The FCC has defined these as the following:

  • Incidental radiator – A device that generates radio frequency (RF) energy during the course of its operation although the device is not intentionally designed to generate or emit radio frequency energy. Examples of incidental radiators are dc motors, mechanical light switches, etc.
  • Intentional radiator – A device that intentionally generates and emits radio frequency (RF) energy by radiation or induction.
  • Unintentional radiator – A device that intentionally generates (RF) radio frequency energy for use within the device, or that sends radio frequency signals by conduction to associated equipment via connecting wiring, but which is not intended to emit RF energy by radiation or induction.

Depending on the type of the equipment, verification, declaration of conformity, or certification are the processes for FCC Part 15 compliance. MET can provide FCC Part 15 services including pre-compliance testing, conducted emissions & radiated emissions testing, documentation review, and issue grants of Equipment Authorization, Following the issuance of this grant, the grantee will be free to begin marketing the device in the United States.


Other FCC Testing & Certification Capabilities »

  • FCC Part 2 – Frequency Allocations and Radio Treaty Matters; General Rules and Regulations
  • FCC Part 11 – Emergency Alert System (EAS)
  • FCC Part 18 – Industrial, Scientific, and Medical Equipment
  • FCC Part 22 – Public Mobile Services
  • FCC Part 24 – Personal Communication Services
  • FCC Part 25 – Satellite Communications
  • FCC Part 27 – Miscellaneous Wireless Communication Services
  • FCC Part 68 – Connection of Terminal Equipment
 

MET is an FCC-recognized Accredited Test Lab as well as an FCC-recognized TCB (Telecommunications Certification Body) able to make a determination of the applicable test procedures, properly test to those requirements and is authorized to issue Grants of Equipment Authorization for any equipment for which there is a defined rule part and procedure within Title 47 of the CFR.

MET provides pre-compliance testing to help you identify product deficiencies in the development process, making it easier to rectify any shortcomings, along with saving time and money.

MET has 40 years of FCC Part 15 Testing and is one of the first laboratories to perform FCC part 15 testing. Our experienced engineers and testing experts at our multiple wireless test labs can offer standard risk avoidance strategies, mitigation best practices, help you identify your product’s FCC regulatory requirements, determine if it requires approval, and evaluate it to the applicable FCC rule part(s).