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Title: Is the TinyShield BLE Nordic FCC certified?
Post by: tubaman on August 27, 2015, 02:11:48 PM
I noticed that the Wifi TinyShield[2] is FCC certified.  Is the Nordic BLE Shield[1] FCC certified as well?

1. https://www.tiny-circuits.com/tiny-shield-bluetooth-low-energy-nordic.html
2. https://www.tiny-circuits.com/tiny-shield-wifi.html
Title: Re: Is the TinyShield BLE Nordic FCC certified?
Post by: TinyCircuits on August 30, 2015, 11:41:30 AM
The WiFi is certified, as is the Bluegiga BLE Shield.  The Nordic shield is not yet certified.

Thanks,

TinyCircuits
Title: Re: Is the TinyShield BLE Nordic FCC certified?
Post by: tubaman on September 01, 2015, 01:05:52 PM
Is there an ETA on FCC cert for the nordic shield?
Title: Re: Is the TinyShield BLE Nordic FCC certified?
Post by: tubaman on September 09, 2015, 06:14:11 PM
... or should I just use the BlueGiga module instead if I want FCC?
Title: Re: Is the TinyShield BLE Nordic FCC certified?
Post by: Ben Rose on September 10, 2015, 04:49:53 PM
Missed this. Bluegiga is the way to go if you want FCC certified.
Title: Re: Is the TinyShield BLE Nordic FCC certified?
Post by: CloudCityEvan on December 03, 2015, 07:44:20 PM
Sorry to dig this one up, but what are the implications of using a Nordic shield that is not FCC certified? Should we be concerned if we are developing a product/prototype with the Nordic shield vs. the BlueGiga?

This is an interesting question and topic -- one I hadn't thought of since I've never really developed and produced a hardware product like the one we're embarking on.

I guess this is just for prototyping purposes so when we get down to production we'll probably have a separate set of issues, correct? What does one typically do in this scenario?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Is the TinyShield BLE Nordic FCC certified?
Post by: Ben Rose on December 14, 2015, 03:36:27 PM
If you're developing a product that needs FCC certification, you might want to start with a pre-certified module with a built-in antenna. Then certification is relatively easy. If you have a chipset like the NRF8001, you'll need intentional radiator certification- much more difficult and expensive.
Title: Re: Is the TinyShield BLE Nordic FCC certified?
Post by: CloudCityEvan on December 29, 2015, 03:29:06 PM
OK thanks! yeah - I was getting that feeling, so I'll probably use the nRF8001 for prototyping purposes and then switch to another module at a later date. So far things are working well with the nRF8001 but we will definitely need a BLE module that is FCC certified...

Thanks!