The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released an update concerning European Union radio equipment and electromagnetic compatibility directives.
This update is to ensure that reconfigurable radio systems (RRS) stay compliant with the Radio Equipment Directive (RED) after the installation of new or modified software.
Examples of radio equipment covered by the RED are: mobile phones, laptops, radars, broadcasting devices, fitness devices, smartwatches, routers, and smart appliances with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and/or other radio transceivers.
A public consultation was launched in May and ends September 14, 2020. The purpose of this public consultation is to gather input for future initiatives under Articles 3 (3) (i) and 4 of the RED.
These initiatives will asses how regulatory action under Articles 3 (3) (i) and 4 of the RED is needed to ensure that radio equipment still remains compliant throughout its lifecycle when certain softwares are uploaded.