Bluetooth Qualification Testing

IB-Lenhardt AG offers qualification services in cooperation with our experienced Bluetooth Qualification Consultant (BQC), recognized by the Bluetooth SIG.
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Experienced Guidance with the BQC

Our Bluetooth Qualification Consultant (BQC) will guide you from the beginning of your project through the complete process and includes the following services:

  • Consultancy

  • Definition of Qualification and Testing Requirements

  • Project support in Launch Studio

  • Test Plan Generation

  • Test Declaration Upload

  • Compliance Folder Review

  • Declaration Fee payment to the Bluetooth SIG (optional)

  • Design / Product Listing(s)

Bluetooth Testing Services

Whether you are developing a Bluetooth® product from scratch or you are integrating pre-qualified designs—it may result in different testing requirements, depending on the product types as defined by the Bluetooth SIG.

Our BQC will help you to identify those requirements and IB-Lenhardt AG will take care about the necessary testing services:

  • RF-Tests (BR/EDR)

  • RF-PHY Tests (Bluetooth Low Energy)
    BT5 Features:
    LE 2M PHY (2 Mbit Mode)
    LE Coded PHY (Long Range)
    Stable Modulation Index (TX/RX)

  • Protocol Tests (Host-Protocols, e.g. for BlueZ)
    BT classic: L2CAP, GAP, SDP, RFCOMM, SDP

  • Profile Tests (with PTS)
    BT classic: HFP, A2DP, AVRCP, OPP, MAP, IOPT, PBAP etc.

Frequently Asked Questions

All you need to know about Bluetooth® Qualification Testing

What is Bluetooth® qualification?

Bluetooth® Qualification requires membership of the Bluetooth SIG and compliance with the specifications of the qualification and declaration process to receive the Certification of the Bluetooth® Qualification. Your product has to run through the Bluetooth SIG Qualification Program to be allowed to bear the Bluetooth® trademark and be sold on the market.

What is Bluetooth SIG?

Bluetooth SIG stands for Bluetooth Special Interest Group. It is a network of member organizations that are dedicated to the maintenance and innovation of Bluetooth® technology. It was founded in 1998 by Ericsson, IBM, Intel, Toshiba and Nokia. Besides, Bluetooth SIG is the owner of the Bluetooth® trademark and publisher of the Bluetooth® specification. If you apply for the SIG membership, you agree to the Bluetooth Trademark License Agreement.

Is Bluetooth® qualification necessary?

Yes, Bluetooth® Qualification is necessary, if you want to launch your product on the market. It requires the Bluetooth® trademark label and this is only available running through the Bluetooth SIG Qualification Program.

What is BLE certification?

BLE stands for Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) and is the new fast-growing market standard. Its focus is more on IoT-applications, where small amounts of data are transferred at lower speeds. All Bluetooth Low Energy products must run through the Bluetooth SIG qualification and declaration process.

Is Bluetooth® licensed?

Yes, Bluetooth® is licensed. For every device with Bluetooth® technology you need to acquire a license, which is available going through the Bluetooth SIG qualification process.

What are the different classes in Bluetooth®?

Bluetooth® is a global standard for simple and secure device communication and positioning.

  • Bluetooth Low Energy: designed for very low-power operation; transmits data over 40 channels in the 2.4 GHz ISM frequency band; supports different communication topologies such as point-to-point, mesh and broadcast; also used for device positioning; ability to determine presence, distance and direction of another device.

  • Bluetooth Classic: radio device with low power consumption; transmits data over 79 channels in the 2.4 GHz frequency band; supports point-to-point communication of devices and is mainly used for wireless audio streaming.

Is there any situation where I don’t need to qualify my product?

If you simply want to distribute a company's Bluetooth® product and do not mark it as your own, then qualification is not necessary.

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Bluetooth Product Testing

IB-Lenhardt AG is always 100% at your disposal. The many years of experience of our experts and the focus on your needs guarantee the success of your market approval.

We gladly perform Bluetooth testing services tailored to your special demands and support you along the evolution of your product through development-accompanying tests.

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