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.
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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