Radio Equipment Directive: What you need to know

The compliance process in electronics product development can appear intricate and precarious if rules or regulations are misinterpreted.

The Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU (RED) came into force on 13th June 2016, replacing the Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Directive (R&TTE Directive 1995/5/EC), providing the essential legislative requirements, concerning consumers’ safety and health, and efficient use of products, for placing radio equipment on the EU market. The RED further includes a basis for the protection of personal data, privacy and against fraud.

With a significant bearing on how manufacturers gain a CE Mark, due to changes between the two frameworks, it’s crucial to fully understand these regulatory differences to avoid time and cost overruns.

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The CE compliance process of any radio equipment that falls under the scope of the RED should include the following steps:

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