CE RED / FCC Pretest

Setting your prototype on the path to certification

Crout – saving you thousands of Euro

Emissions testing is a crucial phase in the delivery of your IoT projects.  Poor results or outright failure add to costs and delays in delivering your project.  Unless you really understand the performance of your device and the effect of the various components and its enclosure on its behaviour, you can find yourself going around in expensive and frustrating circles trying to come up with a design that works.  A modest investment with analogue design experts such as the Crout team can save you vast amounts of time and expense.  We can make sure that you understand how elements of your design influence performance and how to optimise them to both pass the tests for your chosen geography as well as  maximise the efficiency of your final design.


CE RED refers to EU Directive 2014/53/EU which according to the European Commission: “establishes a regulatory framework for placing radio equipment on the market. It ensures a single market for radio equipment by setting essential requirements for safety and health, electromagnetic compatibility, and the efficient use of the radio spectrum.”


Within the directive are a number of criteria that different classes of devices must meet in order to be certified.  This can be a complex area to understand, but fortunately the Crout team are versed in the relevant standards for your project and how to approach designing in components that meet them at the lowest possible cost.

As part of our services we can pre-test your prototype designs to make sure that you are on the right track to delivering devices that can pass CE RED certification

FCC Certification

The FCC defines three types of radiator, intentional, unintentional and incidental.  An IoT device is therefore an intentional radiator and must receive FCC certification according to  Part 15C – Radio Frequency Devices of Title 47 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

Although not the same as CE RED, the same principles of sound design and thorough testing apply, and the Crout team has the skillset to both help guide your design to FCC 15C standards and assist you in pre-testing during prototyping and the move to mass production.

Trust the experts.  How Crout can help

The Crout team have many years of experience in design and testing antenna performance as well as the expertise to advise you on any modifications that should be made to meet the certification requirements of your chosen geography.

The team offer a range of services to help you get the best possible performance from an antenna, contact us today find out how we can help.