Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (R&TTE)

Radio and telecommunications terminal equipment intended for use within the European Union must meet the requirements of the R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC.

SIQ acts as a Notified Body under the R&TTE Directive and carries out procedures in line with Annexes III, IV, and V to the R&TTE Directive.

Scope of services:

  • Review of test reports and technical documentation, and issuance of expert opinions or certificates of conformity with the following essential requirements of the R&TTE Directive:
    • Requirements for the protection of the health and safety of users and other persons, including requirements for product safety and electromagnetic compatibility;
    • Effective use of the radio frequency spectrum;
    • Particular requirements for certain individual equipment classes.
  • Definition of essential tests for radio equipment as the basis for conformity assessment.
  • Testing according to harmonized standards under the scope of the R&TTE Directive:
    • Product safety requirements;
    • EMC requirements;
    • Requirements for effective use of the radio frequency spectrum (measurement of short-range devices according to harmonized standards; e.g., EN 300 220 and EN 300 330).
  • Approval of a quality management system on the basis of Annex V to the R&TTE Directive: Full Quality Assurance. This allows the company to carry out conformity assessments of its radio and telecommunications terminal equipment on its own.
  • Technical assistance in questions related to compliance and market placement of R&TTE equipment:
    • Conformity assessment procedures;
    • Use of radio devices using radio frequencies that are not harmonized
      within the EU;
    • Technical file and EC Declaration of Conformity;
    • CE marking (CE, notified body's number, class 1 or class 2 equipment).
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