CE Marking – Access European Market
Products planned to be sold in the EU need to comply with EU regulations and directives. Regulatory approvals are legally required and must be followed to be able to access the European market. Within the EU the use of frequencies and radio signal transmission parameters are regulated. A product that complies with those requirements can carry the CE mark as an indication of compliance to the regulatory requirements.
In addition to the radio requirements, the CE mark implies compliance with other requirements regarding, for example, the materials used, the safe use of this product, the documentation accompanying it and the way to dispose of and recycle the product.
We have extensive experience with regulatory approvals and getting the CE mark for your product. We cover a wide range of technologies and we can help bring your product to the EU market.
CE Marking for a Radio Device
TESTiLABS provides solutions for radio device CE testing. Testing can include e.g. the following test areas: safety & health testing, EMC, RF and radiated spurious emissions. In addition, restriction of use of certain hazardous substances (ROHS) compliance is checked.
1. Safety and health testing which covers all health and safety risks of electrical equipment
2. EMC testing has to be done on all electrical devices
3. RF and radiated spurious emissions testing which includes e.g. the testing of cellular bands, GNSS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC testing
Radio Equipment Directive (RED) 2014/53/EU (R&TTE 1999/5/EC directive)
CE Marking for a Non-Radio Device
TESTiLABS provides also solutions for CE marking for non-radio devices.
EMC directive 2014/30/EU
LVD directive 2014/35/EU. The Low Voltage Directive is the oldest of the New Approach Directives and deals with the safety of electrical apparatus. It applies to all apparatus running on (or generating) an electrical supply in the range 50 – 1000 volts a.c. or between 75 and 1500 volts d.c.
Declaration of Conformity
Different Ways to Get the CE Marking
After the necessary testing has been done to your product and your product fulfills the minimum CE requirements there are different ways to get the CE mark for your device and the most popular ones are: Self Declaration or getting the product checked by a Notified Body.
1. Self Declaration
In Self Declaration the manufacturer of the device confirms that the product is safe and fulfills all the necessary requirements for the CE marking.
2. Notified body (type examination certificate)
In this option, the Notified Body checks the technical files including tests reports to analyse conformity (excluding devices that are only tested according to LVD directive).