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FCC / CE Test house - recommendations for a start up

FCC / CE Test house - recommendations for a start up

FCC / CE Test house - recommendations for a start up

Do you have a recommendation for an FCC / CE Test house with offers reasonable costs?
Many thanks for your feedback in advanvce,

RE: FCC / CE Test house - recommendations for a start up

Since it doesn't always go smoothly, you and your engineering team should be not too far away from the test house. You might need to drop by on short notice to investigate and gather more detail measurements.

RE: FCC / CE Test house - recommendations for a start up

Hello Veibll,
many thanks for the recommendation!
We are located in Munich, Germany.

Best regards,


RE: FCC / CE Test house - recommendations for a start up

Hello Veibll,
I got now in the meantime the information, that for providing FCC certificates, the lab has to be certified - and most labs are doing that only in the USA.
The test houses, I contacted in Germany don`t have the certificate.

Do you have a recommendation of a test lab in the US?

Best regards,


RE: FCC / CE Test house - recommendations for a start up

The expense in FCC testing comes from many repeated trips back-and-forth to a certified test lab because your product has emissions problems. The idea is to know your emissions well enough ahead of time so you pass the first time at the lab.

For FCC testing in-house, do a search for FCC "pre compliance testing". There is a category of lower cost test equipment with features that allows a company to check their product somewhat accurately as an aid to product development and to reduce the risk of failure once you visit a certified FCC lab. Of course, any test results are non-official.

Agilent/Keysight sells some of their lower cost spectrum analyzers with a EMI/quasi-peak detector option. This is meant to process/detect signals similar to the expensive EMC receivers used by a professional lab. Companies developing products with intentional radiators (transmitters) will buy a GTEM Cell which is far less expensive than a anecoic chamber/room. Depending upon your product, how it is powered, and it's size, the list of equipment you might want to consider varies.

But, of course, you need engineers sharp enough to know some RF and to know the limitations of equipment in order to get reasonable test results and have confidence in what your are measuring.

RE: FCC / CE Test house - recommendations for a start up

Here's a map of firms.


You could double check in case you missed SGS, and in case they're certified.

Good luck.

RE: FCC / CE Test house - recommendations for a start up

If you have to ship your equipment to the USA, here's the group I've used for years:


They do both FCC and CE Mark work, so if you already have CE Mark work completed they'll be able to tell if you'll pass FCC. They'll still need to test to confirm, but your pre-compliance testing will be complete.


RE: FCC / CE Test house - recommendations for a start up

Dear Veibll and zappedagain,
many thanks for the helpful information!!!
Best regards,

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