2013年5月16日 星期四

BT 4.0 (BLE) Certificate Application Artical

Quoted From:http://www.hypertaiwan.com.tw/q&a_en.asp

Q:If a pre-qualified module is used while qualifying an end product, will a full RF test be required?
A:If a pre-qualified module is used while qualifying an end product design, please provide the modul's QDID and RF test report so that we can more accurately determine what RF test will be required. Basically, a full RF test will not be necessary; however, if the pre-qualified module in question does not contain internal or external antenna, few RF test cases need be retested (though I don’t quite agree with this part.) Profile Interoperability testing it is always required when qualifying an end product design.
Q:What is Listing Fee?
A:The Listing Fee is a fee that Bluetooth SIG charges for listing a qualified design on the Bluetooth.org web site. There are two levels of listing fees charged by Bluetooth SIG:
1. Promoter/Associate members: $5,000 USD per QDL (Qualified Design Listing)
2. Adaptor members: $10,000 USD per QDL
Q:What is a BQE?
A:BQE is the acronym for Bluetooth Qualification Expert, a professional who has been recognized by the Bluetooth SIG to perform qualification assessments as a service to members.
Q:Is it required to have the QDID marked on the product?
A:According to PRD 2.0, the QDID issued by the Bluetooth SIG must be placed in a conspicuous place on every product implementing the qualified design, in the product documentation, or on the product packaging.
Q:Are there different levels of Bluetooth SIG membership?
A:There are three different types of Bluetooth SIG memberships:
1. Promoter members: Promoter companies are engaged in the development of Bluetooth wireless technology and are represented on the Bluetooth Board of Directors. <
2. Associate members: The cost of membership depends on the size of the member company.
3. Adopter members: Membership is free.
Q:How much is the annual fee for an Associate member of the Bluetooth SIG?
A:It depends on the size of the company. If the member company’s annual revenue is more than 10 million USD, the membership fee is $35,000 USD per year. If revenue is less than 10 million USD, the fee is $7,500 USD per year.
Q:How does an Adopter-level member upgrade to an Associate-level membership?
A:A company can upgrade its membership level by contacting Bluetooth SIG’s member contact. Someone from Bluetooth SIG will make contact with instructions on the necessary steps.Go to Bluetooth.org -> Membership -> Membership Benefits -> Member Relations (located in the first paragraph of the content) and you will be linked to the direct email to SIG's Member Relations personnel.
Q:Why is there no available QDID to use when the listing fee is paid in full?
A:Normally, it will take 1-2 business days to complete the wire transaction. If there is still no QDID available for use 4 business days after the wire transaction, contact the Bluetooth SIG immediately to find out the cause of the delay, or contact the assigned BQE for further assistance.
Q:How long will the testing take?
A:In general, the testing will take about two weeks, assuming the tests run smoothly. The actual test-time needed depends on the condition of the sample and how much testing is required.
Q:What kind of information should be provided for the quotation?
A:The information needed for a quotation should include the Product Name, the QDID of the Pre-qualified designs used, the profiles the product supports, and the Bluetooth System Specification for which the product/design is qualified.
Q:Why is the IOP required to be tested?
A:It is required by the Bluetooth SIG that all products to be qualified as End Product shall be IOP tested.
Q:When should the listing fee be paid?
A:Listing fees shall be paid prior to a product being listed.
Q:Will the Product User Manual be uploaded to the Bluetooth SIG’s web site?
A:No. The Product User Manual is provided only for the BQE’s information as part of the Compliance Folder Materials.
Q:What configuration of the test sample should we prepare?
A:For RF Testing, 1-2 units of samples with SMA connector, or with RF cable should be submitted. For Profile testing, 2-3 final products with the declared pre-qualified hardware and software properly installed should be submitted.

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