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Anonymous
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Is there FCC and/or NCC approval for the BCM20736S devices? If not, is approval expected for this device and in what time frame?

Thanks,

Briana

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MichaelF_56
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We are currently in the process of transferring the FCC ID and other regulatory certs for the BCM20732S module to the BCM20736/37S modules.  I'm not sure when exactly this work will be complete.

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MichaelF_56
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We are currently in the process of transferring the FCC ID and other regulatory certs for the BCM20732S module to the BCM20736/37S modules.  I'm not sure when exactly this work will be complete.

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Anonymous
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Thanks for the quick reply. Do you think it's safe to start the process using the FCC ID from the BCM20732S or will it be totally different?

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MichaelF_56
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The two chips are identical other than firmware.  It should be safe.

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Anonymous
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Thanks.

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MichaelF_56
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I just confirmed with our regulatory team that all 3 models will have the same regulatory model number (BCM20732S), covered under the same FCC and NCC IDs.

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MiGo_1216526
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Hi ..

is the FCC test done ???

BR Michael

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MichaelF_56
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The Regulatory Certifications we support are outlined in the document here: Broadcom BCM20732S/BCM20736S/BCM20737S Regulatory Approvals

Reference this document for the FCC Certification Flow for module products that intend to leverage Broadcom’s FCC ID: FCC Certification Flow for Broadcom module products

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Anonymous
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Can you guys please be more transparent regarding FCC approval of BCM20732S SIPs?

I have spend the last two weeks talking to a dozens of test labs and I am getting wildly different quotes and opinions regarding test requirements. I am getting quotes upwards of $20,000 for FCC test costs. If I wanted to pay this much, why would then go with an SIP rather than a SOC?

One of the reasons we adopted BCM20732S SIP was that we did not want to expensive transmitter and spurious emission tests, since the antenna is not touched.


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MichaelF_56
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Since I am not an expert on Global Regulatory policy/process, I am looking for somone internally that can provide some guidance on the lower cost route we have advocated.

I know for FCC specifically, many customers have followed the path documented here with relative success:

FCC Certification Flow for Broadcom module products

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Anonymous
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I've been through the FCC and IC certification process for the BCM20737S, so if you have some questions regarding this, I'll be happy to chime in.  The BCM20737S (and related parts) have what is considered a partial modular certification -- it lacks full modular certification only because there is no RF shield over the RF components (since everything is molded in with the antenna.  The only test required is spurious emissions on the final host (vs. full modular, which would not require this test).  Broadcom will then grant you permission to use the rest of their testing, which the RF house simply points to in their report.  Most of the cost was actually generation of the reports to send to the FCC and Industry Canada and the filing fee (quite expensive for IC, relatively cheap for FCC).  It came to about $3k per cert when done in a California testing lab.

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Anonymous
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That said, I'm not an expert in this, just sharing my experience and knowledge I gained going through the process.

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Anonymous
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It cost me around $7K to do FCC ad IC. The test lab forced me to file for PCII (permissive change class ii). Did you have to file for PCII as well?

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