nRF9160 certifications

Overview

The nRF9160 SiP is certified to operate in the most important regions, networks and LTE bands around the world.

All certifications for the nRF9160 are listed below. These are divided into four main types:

  • Global: The GCF and PTCRB are global certifications that are designed to ensure compatibility with the LTE 3GPP specification so that the device can communicate with the eNBs (base stations) using LTE-M or NB-IoT.
  • Regulatory: The regulatory certifications are regional in nature and are required in order to use radio equipment in a region.
  • Mobile network operator (MNO): Some MNOs have their own certification programs. Most MNOs do not require other certifications than GCF or PTCRB.
  • Security

Global and regulatory

Certifications

The map below shows completed and ongoing regulatory certifications for the nRF9160 Revision 2 (SIxA-B1) all over the world.

nRF9160 Rev 2 regulatory certification map 

The table below gives an overview of all global (GCF, PTCRB) and regulatory certifications the nRF9160 have for the different LTE bands, for both LTE-M and NB-IoT. A colored square means the certification is completed, while a more transparent square means it's ongoing. If you are after the actual certificates, please scroll further down.

Certification Table Revision 2 nRF9160 SiP 

For nRF9160 Revision 1 (SIxA-B0) global and regulatory certifications please have a look here.

Global

Certificates

Regulatory

Certificates

FCC (United States)


CE (Europe)


ISED (Canada)

SRRC (China)

ACMA RCM (Australia)

NCC (Taiwan)

IMDA (Singapore)

 

MIC (Japan)

Japan’s TELEC regulatory approval requires the use of antennas with less than 3 dBi gain in any direction. This is a non-exhaustive list of antennas we expect to meet that requirement. Please follow the reference design from the antenna vendor.

No.
Manufacturer
Model No.
Freq.
Peak Gain
Connection
1 Antenova SR4L002 698 – 798 MHz
824 – 960MHz
1710 – 2170 MHz
2,5dBi SMD
2 Antenova SRFC015 824-960MHz
1710-1990MHz
2110-2170MHz
2,5dBi SMD
3 Johanson technology 0830AT54A2200 700-800MHz
824-960MHz
1700-2100MHz
1710-2690MHz
2dBi SMD
4 Siretta Delta 1A 850,900,1800MHz
1900MHz
2100MHz
2dBi SMA male
5 Siretta Echo 40 790-960MHz
1710-2170MHz
2dBi u.FL plug
6 STAF T16-062-1015 814-960MHz
1428-2690MHz
3dBi u.FL plug
7 STAF T16-062-1022 814-960MHz
1428-2690MHz
3dBi u.FL plug
8 STAF T16-062-1023 814-960MHz
1428-2690MHz
3dBi MHF plug
9 STAF T16-062-1016 814-960MHz
1428-2690MHz
3dBi MHF4L
10 STAF T16-062-1025 814-960MHz
1428-2690MHz
3dBi MHF plug
11 STAF T16-062-1024 814-960MHz
1428-2690MHz
3dBi MHF4L
12 STAF T18-018-1098 1575.42-2170MHz
1428-2690MHz
3dBi Solder
13 STAF T17-058-1069 689-960MHz
1428-2700MHz
3dBi SMA-P
14 STAF T17-058-1069 698-960MHz
1428-2700MHz
3dBi SMA-P
15 STAF 13-023 815-960MHz
1428-2170MHz
3dBi u.FL plug
16 STAF T13-023-1001 815-960MHz
1428-2170MHz
3dBi MHF4L
17 Unictron CC26DH 824-960MHz
1710-2170MHz
2.4dBi SMD
18 Unictron CC40D7 824-960MHz
1710-2170MHz
2.9dBi SMD
19 Unictron CC26DV 824-960MHz
1710-2170MHz
2.2dBi SMD
20 Unictron AA880 824-960MHz
1710-2170MHz
2.8dBi SMD
21 LS Mtron Co. Ltd. LS01-I-19001-A0 814MHz~930MHz
1710MHz 2170MHz
0,38dBi Spring Contact
22 TAOGLAS GA.111.101111 698~960MHz/1710~2700MHz 1,89dBi SMA(M)
23 TAOGLAS MGA1.101111 698~960MHz/
1710~2700MHz
1,57dBi SMA (M)
24 TAOGLAS PA.700.J 700~2600MHz 2,7dBi SMA-Female
25 TAOGLAS TG.08.0113 698 to 960MHz, 1561MHz,
1575.42MHz, 1602MHz, 1710 to 2700MHz.
0,94dBi SMA(M)
26 TAOGLAS TG.10.0113 698MHz to 960MHz, 1710MHz to 2690Mhz 1,3dBi Hinged SMA(M)
27 TAOGLAS TG.10R.A.0113 700~800
824~960
1575.42
1710 ~ 1880
1850 ~ 1990
1710 ~ 2170
2,5dBi Hinged SMA(M)
28 TAOGLAS TL.10.1HH11W 698MHz to 960MHz, 1575.42MHz,
1710MHz to 2700Mhz
1,7dBi NMO
 29 Ethertronics P822601 698-960 MHz
1710-2200 MHz
2500-2700 MHz
2.6 dBi
4.4 dBi
3.4 dB
SMD
30  Fractus Antennas FR01-S4-210
698-960 MHz
1710-2690 MHz
1.1 dBi
2.4 dBi
SMD
 31 Ethertronics P822601/P822602

690-810 MHz
815-960 MHz
1710-2200 MHz

1.56 dBi
2.7 dBi
3.0 dBi
SMD
32 LS Mtron Co. Ltd Braveridge AB Tracker (LS01-I-20013-A0) 814-960 MHz
1710-2170 MHz
1.55 dBi
2.46 dBi
Spring Contact

 

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