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Testing to the New Requirements of EN 300 328 V1.8.1


August 27, 2014

4 p.m. London, UK

11 a.m. Eastern USA

8 a.m. Pacific USA




Presented by:


Michael Derby

Director American Certification Body Europe


“If the table moves, move with it.”

– fortune cookie saying, attributed to Sakaue

The evolution of radio regulations barely keeps pace with the innovations in the marketplace.  This is true in our industry.  Sometimes, though, the regulations force labs, certifiers and manufacturers to change what we are doing.

The implementation of version 1.8.1 of the European Norm EN 300 328 brings new requirements for laboratories.   Some of those requirements are really not so new.

The title of this standard, sparing no words, is: “Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Wideband transmission systems; Data transmission equipment operating in the 2,4 GHz ISM band and using wide band modulation techniques; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&TTE Directive.”

That mouthful covers just about every 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth, Zigbee and other digital transmitters operating in the very popular (and very crowded) 2.4 GHz unlicensed band.  Notably, it affects WiFi access points, clients and hotspots operating at up to 100 mW of output power.

About the Webinar

The webinar will not just focus on facts and numbers but will offer an overview of the standard and the essential technical requirements for meeting the R&TTE Directive.   Whilst summarizing the structure and requirements of this standard, the webinar will discuss the most significant changes to EN 300 328 over the last few years, including a look at some of the reasons for these changes.   It includes the implications of the new requirements; including a shift in the limits, timelines for compliance and possible options using the European Notified Body process.

The specifics of the standard will be explored:

 –         RF Output Power

–          Power Spectral Density

–          Dwell Times

–          Channel Requirements

–          Hopping Sequences

–          Adaptive Spectrum Sharing

–          Receiver Spurious Emission

One of the biggest challenges with meeting this standard is understanding the changes; and for that it is important to understand the reasons and the basic requirements.

Who Should Attend

Wireless engineers, designers, test engineers and compliance managers. Anyone who has any interest in the testing or compliance of WLAN, Bluetooth or Zigbee devices, plus other technology types which may wish to make use of the ever popular 2.4 GHz band.

Presented by

Michael Derby is the senior regulatory review engineer and Director of ACB’s European offices. Michael has been with ACB since November 2007. Michael is a Notified Body for the R&TTE and EMC Directives. Michael is an active member of the R&TTECA and TCB Council, and the liaison between the two organizations.

Michael is also responsible for ACB’s training activities, including webinars and seminar workshops. Michael’s past experience includes product development, testing and certification for test laboratories and manufacturers. Michael provides worldwide services to ACB’s global customers from the Hampshire area of the UK.


Single registrations and site license registrations (3 or more from the same company) are available for this webinar.

Please join us!

Fees are for a 1 hour Webinar

$149 for single license. $300 for site license (up to 10 from the same organization).


Early bird discount –  Register one week ahead: Individual license: $125, Site license $250

5% Discount for IEEE Members. Enter offer code IEEE5 during registration.

Complimentary for Government representatives. Enter offer code GOV during registration.

Complimentary for Employees of the State Institutions and Universities. Enter offer code EMPL during registration.

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