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Episode 12: All about Wireless FCC Grants and how to find and use them

Each week, we dive in deeper into what's gone on in the tincubator through the week in 14 minutes or less (I couldn't cut this one down, it was too fun!). Our topics are driven by conversations we have on social media, driven by the posts we share of our day-to-day business operations.


Did you know that the FCC in the US has a public listings database with all kinds of information? If you've ever fiddled with electronics and wondered if what you're doing is allowed within the FCC rules, we've got you covered. I show you how to look up a listing and understand the limitations and constraints of the grant. We step through using a real-life example of the Northern Mechatronics NM180100 LoRa/BLE wireless module's listing and grant, powered by the Ambiq Apollo3 Blue and Semtech's SX1262 Transceiver. I did this certification filing myself (I've worked with wireless certifications for my entire career) so I know it's a good one!

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Regulatory certs:

F the cert police:

What is SAR (another type of required testing for some things):

Other Links:

FCC listing database:

Listing for NM180100:

Northern Mechatronics Modules:

Northern Mechatronics NM180310:

Ambiq Apollo3 Blue (MCU used):

Semtech SX1262:

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