Bluetooth

A2LA is recognized to accredit laboratories seeking to perform testing in support of the Bluetooth Qualification Program. Bluetooth Qualification Test Facilities (BQTFs) must be accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 for Bluetooth Conformance Testing. Testing by a recognized laboratory  is required before products can be marketed as Bluetooth devices.

Bluetooth is managed by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) in the areas of telecommunication, computing, networking, and consumer electronics. The SIG oversees the development of the specification, manages the qualification program, and protects the trademarks. To be marketed as a Bluetooth device, a device must be qualified to standards defined by the SIG.

Bluetooth has established a Qualification Program to test and qualify products using Bluetooth wireless technology to be certified as Bluetooth-compliant, pursuant to the specifications for such products as determined by Bluetooth. A2LA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Bluetooth SIG. As part of the Qualification Program, and according to the Bluetooth Qualification Program Reference Document, the Bluetooth Qualification Review Board (BQRB) administers the recognition of facilities as Bluetooth Qualification Test Facilities (BQTFs) based on accreditation by A2LA.

This specialty program is covered under the A2LA electrical field of testing

Program Requirements

  • ISO/IEC 17025 General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories. 
  • Additional program requirements of the Bluetooth SIG. 
  • Optional Requirements for the Accreditation of Field Work 
    • A2LA also offers additional requirements for laboratories performing tests in the field (i.e., at other than a permanent laboratory site).

 

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