Radio Frequency Spectrum Issues

RF Spectrum Issues

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There are a tremendous number of wireless devices and networks that do not require the user to have any permits or license to operate such device/network.

The explosive growth of wireless applications has contributed to an increased level of interference with your wireless network known as co-channel and adjacent channel interference. In addition a close physical proximity in the same given location of large number of users using similar service (i.e. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth) will cause a significant raise of the environmental RF noise floor and hence causing a degrading performance for all users in such location (i.e. dense apartment buildings, stadiums, etc.).

There are many types of devices operating in the unlicensed ISM (industrial, scientific and medical) bands. These devices include microwave ovens, cordless phones, Bluetooth devices, wireless video cameras, outdoor microwave links, wireless controllers of various type, Zigbee, fluorescent lights, WiMax, electronic water/power meters, etc. Even bad electrical connections or appliances can cause unintended broad RF spectrum emissions (interference) that violates emission rules established by the governing body for a given country.

In most cases, RF interference is often intermittent in nature and may occur only at certain times of day or on certain days of the week. Unless an initial RF sweep is done for an extended time, it is very easy to miss intermittent sources of interference. No amount of periodic sweeping can truly guarantee that you have an interference-free environment at all times. However it may help to identify someone that it does not comply with RF radiation regulations and such devices can be forced to shut down.

Our company has expertise in the following areas:

Identifying the Nature of RF Interference

Determine whether the interfering signal conforms or violates RF radiation regulations

Determine the location and/or source of RF interference

Help to determine a mitigation strategy in order for your device/network to co-exist with interfering signal