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Is the TinyShield BLE Nordic FCC certified?

Is the TinyShield BLE Nordic FCC certified?
« 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

Re: Is the TinyShield BLE Nordic FCC certified?
« Reply #1 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,

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Re: Is the TinyShield BLE Nordic FCC certified?
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2015, 01:05:52 PM »
Is there an ETA on FCC cert for the nordic shield?

Re: Is the TinyShield BLE Nordic FCC certified?
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2015, 06:14:11 PM »
... or should I just use the BlueGiga module instead if I want FCC?

Re: Is the TinyShield BLE Nordic FCC certified?
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2015, 04:49:53 PM »
Missed this. Bluegiga is the way to go if you want FCC certified.

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Re: Is the TinyShield BLE Nordic FCC certified?
« Reply #5 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?

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Re: Is the TinyShield BLE Nordic FCC certified?
« Reply #6 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.

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Re: Is the TinyShield BLE Nordic FCC certified?
« Reply #7 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...

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