With global, regulatory, and carrier certifications, prototyping and designing with nRF9160 SiP shortens time to market as you can reuse the certifications in your final product. If you’re handling certification processes yourself, you may value the guidelines included here.
Certifications are usually costly and time-consuming processes. You hire a testing facility to administer and execute the certifications, and you need to carefully prepare the process by supplying detailed specifications about the device and all included components.
With our Nordic Thingy:91 and nRF9160 Development kit, we have done most of the groundwork for you. Both are built around our nRF9160 SiP and is certified for a broad range of LTE bands globally, meaning our kits can be used just about anywhere in the world.
Through the inclusion of nRF52840 SoC, both kits provide Bluetooth 5 and Bluetooth Low Energy, Zigbee, Thread, Bluetooth mesh, and NFC in addition to the cellular connectivity and GPS that the nRF9160 SiP offers.
The Nordic Thingy:91 has also been taken through certifications for the on-board 2.4 GHz radio and the NFC interface in co-operation with cellular modem and GPS operation.
Even though both our kits are heavily certified, it's mainly for prototyping, and your end-product might have other elements that require further certifications. For when you are about to start certifying your product, here are some simple steps to help you get through it.
For a complete list of certifications for the nRF9160 SiP, please refer to our certifications page.
This article was first published on Nordic's Get Connected Blog.