32.2 HOMOLOGATION PROJECT MANAGEMENT
(a) Vendor Selection: Test Lab
(b) Vendor Selection: Global Homologation Firm
32.3 NORTH AMERICA
32.4 WESTERN EUROPE: R&TTE DIRECTIVE
32.5 REST OF THE WORLD
(c) South Korea
(j) Hong Kong
(r) Colombia and Ecuador
(s) Australia and New Zealand
(t) South Africa
(x) Saudi Arabia
32.6 PRODUCT COLLATERAL
32.7 THE FUTURE: POSITIVE REGULATORY TRENDS
Homologation is the process of gaining product-level regulatory approvals. These approvals are often specific to a radio frequency (RF) technology or a telecommunications interface.
When launching any piece of electronic equipment into the global marketplace, there are a number of regulatory requirements that must be addressed. Almost all electronic equipment must meet safety and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements, as well as environmental legislation such as Reduction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Waste Electrical and Electronic (WEEE) directives. In some cases, other requirements such as import/export licenses may be required.
Radio frequency and telecom1 products must meet additional regulatory requirements ...