ANATEL of Brazil published the Official letter nº 218/2022 On 7th of October 2022 regarding the TF module.This new letter defines the guidelines for module approval in order to harmonize the understanding between OCDs and Laboratories in Brazil.
The standardization and approval procedure of RF modules included in telecom products, for Telecommunication and non-telecommunications product, the guidance needs to follow OCD:
For Non-Telecom product (TV, Medical, Household, Lamp, etc.)
For Non-Telecom product with RF function responsible for its primary purpose (Example: Automotive products/Appliances/medical devices that transfer data through RF function and cannot through cable.)
For Telecom product, If the host can use different RF module suppliers but with the same specification/technology (similar to a laptop with a slot in module and no changes to the layout/PCB), all modules can be approved in the same certificate while testing all versions. This was not previously permitted.
There are two ways for products that already approved and using RF module:
Authorization to use the Certificate of Homologation of the RF module
Authorization to use the Testing reports of the RF module