ETSI - EN 300 440-1
Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short range devices; Radio equipment to be used in the 1 GHz to 40 GHz frequency range; Part 1: Technical characteristics and test methods
|Publication Date:||1 August 2007|
The present document applies to the following Short Range Device major equipment types:
1) Generic Short Range Devices, including alarms, identification
2) Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID).
3) Detecting and movement and alert applications.
These radio equipment types are capable of operating in the permitted frequency bands within the 1 GHz to 40 GHz range as specified in table 1:
- either with a Radio Frequency (RF) output connection and dedicated antenna or with an integral antenna;
- for all types of modulation;
- with or without speech.
Table 1 shows a list of the frequency bands as designated by the European Commission Decision on Short Range Devices and the CEPT ERC Recommendation 70-03 as known at the date of publication of the present document.
It should be noted that table 1 represents the most widely implemented position within the European Union and the CEPT countries, but it should not be assumed that all designated bands are available in all countries.
In addition, it should be noted that other frequency bands may be available in a country within the frequency range 1 GHz to 40 GHz covered by the present document.
On non-harmonized parameters, national administrations may impose certain conditions such as the type of modulation, frequency, channel/frequency separations, maximum transmitter radiated power, duty cycle, and the inclusion of an automatic transmitter shut-off facility, as a condition for the issue of an individual or general licence, or as a condition for use under licence exemption
The present document covers fixed stations, mobile stations and portable stations. If a system includes transponders, these are measured together with the transmitter.
When selecting parameters for new SRDs, which may have inherent safety of human life implications, manufacturers and users should pay particular attention to the potential for interference from other systems operating in the same or adjacent bands.
Applications using Ultra Wide Band (UWB) technology are not covered by the present document.
The present document does not require measurements for radiated emissions below 25 MHz.
The present document is intended to cover the provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC  (R&TTE Directive), Article 3.2, which states that "..... radio equipment shall be so constructed that it effectively uses the spectrum allocated to terrestrial/space radio communications and orbital resources so as to avoid harmful interference".
In addition to the present document, other ENs that specify technical requirements in respect of essential requirements under other parts of Article 3 of the R&TTE Directive may apply to equipment within the scope of the present document.
NOTE: A list of such ENs is included on the web site