Changes between Version 47 and Version 48 of wireless/modem


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Timestamp:
12/17/2019 05:38:43 PM (3 years ago)
Author:
Ron Eisworth
Comment:

Added more PTCRB info

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  • wireless/modem

    v47 v48  
    3434[=#carrier-certification]
    3535== Carrier Approval / Certification ==
    36 Production hardware needs to be '''Carrier Approved''' - a process that the end-customer needs to work through with the M2M Carrier (Cellular provider) on the finished device.
    37 
    38 FCC Certification should be considered as well.
    39 
    40 The Cellular Carrier dictates if your plan provides 'mobile termination' (the ability to accept connections from the Internet) and the IP address provisioning (IP class, static vs dynamic, IP range). For GSM Carriers this is based on the APN.
    41 
    42 Products that use USA cellular networks typically need to be certified with the network.
    43 
    44 Some Mini-PCIe modems are pre-certified, however the product as a whole (enclosure, SBC, antenna) may still need to be certified.
     36Production hardware needs to be '''Carrier Approved''' - a process that the end-customer needs to work through with the Cellular provider on the finished device. Part of the carrier approval also includes FCC testing of the fully integrated device.
     37
     38The approval effort is greatly reduced if PTCRB-certified modules are used. By using PTCRB-certified modules, the majority of tests have already been completed and the only additional testing is for the SIM, power and antenna interfaces.
     39
     40The Gateworks GW16126 uses the u-blox SARA module which is pre-certified. See the following link to look up the certification on specific devices:
     41https://www.ptcrb.com/certified-devices
    4542
    4643Gateworks recommends contacting the network provider of choice for more information.
     
    5047 * [http://ei.att.com/media/att/2013/emerging_devices/chooseATT/pdf/hardware-development-best-practices-2013.pdf AT&T Certification White Paper] - A very informative read for AT&T Network
    5148
     49[=#mobiletermination]
     50== Mobile Termination ==
     51
     52The Cellular Carrier dictates if your plan provides 'mobile termination' (the ability to accept connections from the Internet) and the IP address provisioning (IP class, static vs dynamic, IP range). For GSM Carriers this is based on the APN. Check with the specific carrier for different options and costs.
    5253
    5354[=#recommended]