Bluetooth SIG Certification

Bluetooth device compatibility quality seal

Only when these tests have been successfully completed is the manufacturer officially authorized to use Bluetooth technology and the associated Bluetooth trademark, which is a seal of quality for the compatibility of Bluetooth devices worldwide. With our laboratories in Saarbrücken, Germany and in Anyang, Korea, cetecom advanced provides two officially accredited Bluetooth Qualification Test Facilities (BQTF) with recognized Bluetooth Qualification Consultants (BQC) offering a comprehensive range of testing services.

Bluetooth® SIG Qualification Program

Business Man with Bluetooth Headphone and Smartphone

A device with Bluetooth technology must be tested in accordance with the Bluetooth SIG Qualification Program in order to classify it as a licensed Bluetooth branded product. Although a self-qualification process is permissible, the support of a BQC avoids qualification errors and assists manufacturers in submitting their products for approval.

As a BQTF, our Bluetooth qualification services include the following:

  • RF/RF PHY conformance testing for BT Core 2.0-4.2.
  • Profile interoperability testing using the Bluetooth SIG’s PTS (Profile Tuning Suite) test system
  • Product-to-product interoperability testing

The paths to Bluetooth SIG certification

The Bluetooth SIG currently offers manufacturers two different paths to Bluetooth SIG certification.

Path 1: Qualification process without additional testing

  • Using an already qualified Bluetooth end product or subsystem from another member organization in your product without any changes or additions to the Bluetooth features.
  • Purchasing a product manufactured by a third party and distributing it with your organization’s name or logo.
  • Creating combinations that involve only qualified Bluetooth subsystem products and/or qualified Bluetooth end products, provided no design changes were made during the combination.

Path 2: Qualification process with additional testing

  • Create products or combinations that involve not only qualified Bluetooth subsystem products and/or qualified Bluetooth end products.

It is important to note that official tests according to Bluetooth SIG specifications may only be performed by so-called “Bluetooth Qualification Test Facilities” (BQTF). The acceptance of the tests and the resulting approval according to the Bluetooth guidelines can only be done by a certified “Bluetooth Qualification Expert”.

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