nRF9160 certifications

Platform Security Architecture (PSA)

Certification

Among the first to gain PSA Certification

The nRF9160 SiP was among the first solutions to become Level 1 PSA Certified in the Arm PSA certification scheme. The certificate can be found here.

For more information, see this.

Regulatory certifications

Our team of test and certification engineers are travelling the world to secure certifications for operations in new regions and with new operators. Below we list two types of certifications:

  • The regulatory certifications are regional in nature and are required in order to sell radio equipment into a region. In essence, this testing ensures that the device behaves nicely in the spectrum and does not interfere unduly with other equipment. 
  • The GCF and PTCRB certifications are designed to ensure compatibility with the LTE 3GPP specification so that it can communicate with the eNBs (base stations) over the LTE-M or NB-IoT subsets. 

 

As starting point, these are the most commonly used bands per region

  • EU: B3, B20
  • US: B2, B4, B12, B13 
  • Canada: B4, B5, B12
  • APAC: B1, B3, B5, B8

 

All certifications for the nRF9160 have been done at 23 dBm (Class 3) output power in order to ensure maximum range. 

Certified 

Band Technology Regulatory Global Certification
B13 M1 FCC GCF
B4 M1 FCC, ISED GCF
B20 M1, NB1*) CE GCF
B3 M1, NB1*) CE GCF

 

*) = Only regulatory tests for NB1

 

Ongoing certifications

LTE-M

Band FCC CE ISED SRRC RTA ACMA RCM  Taiwan IMDA Japan IFT  Anatel GCF PTCRB
B1   X   X       X     X X
B2 X   X                 X
B3   X
X X X X       X X
B4 X   X               X X
B5 X   X X             X X
B8   X   X     X X     X  
B12 X   X                 X
B13 X   X               X X
B14 X                     X
B17 X   X                 X
B20   X                 X  
B25 X                     X
B26 X                      
B28   X     X           X X
B66 X   X                  

 

NB-IoT

Band FCC CE ISED SRRC RTA ACMA RCM Taiwan IMDA Japan IFT Anatel GCF PTCRB
B1 X X X X X
B2 X   X X
B3 X
X X   X X X X X
B4 X X X X X
B5 X   X X X X X
B8 X X X X X X X
B12 X X X
B13 X X X  
B17 X   X
B20 X X X
B26  
B28 X X X X X X
B66 X X X

 

 

Our test team and testing partners will continue to add regions and bands to this list in order to cover as much as possible of the globe.

In addition to the above, we are doing

  • Interoperability testing with major infrastructure vendors. 
  • Certifications with a selection of operators in their network-specific certifications
 

EU Declaration of Conformity

EU-Type Examination certificates