Globally, various regulatory compliance certifications are applicable to ensure operational requirements of any embedded/electronics product before launched in the market. The devices which are certified against mandatory regulations would stand higher from non-certified products. Users will always trust buying certified products that ensure limited wireless influence (SAR-Specific Absorption Rate) and safety/precautionary measures under different domains (commercial, industrial, automotive, etc.). Such compliances should be considered as one of the important phases of the entire PDLC (product development life cycle).
Regulatory compliance aspires organizations to build a product with assurance to comply with relevant laws policies, and regulations applicable country-wise across the globe. One of the key considerations in building a certified product is how and when to integrate compliance modules along with other PDLC modules (feasibility, hardware/software design, development, QA tests).
Certifying Labs could provide their expertise during certification processes for electronic products, but designers/developers and system engineers would make a difference to their employer by knowing the overall picture of regulatory compliance across the world. This blog majorly targets on understanding various Regulatory compliance standards for various electronic products that are imposed in different geographies. It will focus on covering countries belonging to larger economies and having broader selling markets like North America, Brazil, Canada, Europe, Mexico, China, India, Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand.
Regulations followed world wide
Based on recent changes in international trade regulations, it’s demanding now to estimate product certification plans with targeted country markets and advisable to integrate it as a part of the overall PDLC to reduce time-to-market. It’s always recommended to run pre-compliance testing in parallel to design validations, field trials and production transfers, which would facilitate manufacturers to accommodate long lead-time for final regulatory certification processes. Regulatory standards compliance vary not only by product category and industry, but often by country-wise regional locations. For instance, recently Mexico has imposed a new NOM-221 (in-country cellular testing) standard as a mandatory requirement for any IoT Product which contains a 3G/4G/5G cellular connectivity for cloud communication. Hence, an inclusive plan of certification along with product design and development could make a significant difference in managing product variants/models & production SKUs.
Let us see various country-wise regulatory standards and bodies governing compliance amendments along with factory verification and issuing certifications.
How VOLANSYS can help?
VOLANSYS helps manufacturers to bring their products into the worldwide market and gain the share globally. We can facilitate and guide you with in-depth knowledge about applicable regulatory standards, design validation and compliance testing, and certification services. Our team is well aware of the required design guidelines to ascertain all wired & wireless interfaces, safety criteria, labeling right from the product architecture, component selection, board/hardware design and development process within limits at optimum functionality, with pre-compliance and final certification. Working with us would expedite the product’s overall certification processes and go to market time.
Our hardware and software experts align to client’s product goals, follow design level practices/compliances as per regulatory standards right from product architecture, component selection, board/hardware design and development to ensure timely execution at all the stages. We have a strong skill set in diversified domains involving feasibility research, building MVP (Minimum viable product) prototypes with quick turn-around time, final product release after pre-compliance validation and more. VOLANSYS would facilitate companies to get priority access and flexible slots at Partner Test-Labs in India, China, Taiwan, USA & Europe regions.
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About the Author: Jay Patel
Jay Patel is associated with VOLANSYS Technologies as Principal Engineer for more than 4 years. He has rich experience working in Embedded Hardware domain involving product design right from concept/feasibility, system architecture, PoC/MVP, final product certification to mass production transfers. He also supports field trials/deployments of consumer and industrial products for our clients.