Is the TinyShield BLE Nordic FCC certified?


TinyCircuits

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The WiFi is certified, as is the Bluegiga BLE Shield.  The Nordic shield is not yet certified.

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... or should I just use the BlueGiga module instead if I want FCC?


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Missed this. Bluegiga is the way to go if you want FCC certified.


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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?

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Evan K. Stone | Senior iOS Developer | Cloud City Development | http://www.cloudcity.io


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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.


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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...

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Evan K. Stone | Senior iOS Developer | Cloud City Development | http://www.cloudcity.io


 

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