DW1000 RF testing Failed?

Hi,

we are developing design using DW1000.In that, we need to calibrate our custom board as CE/FCC. we sent our board for FCC/CE testing.when i got test Report , RF testing is failed.

kindly check my test report and Give me the feedback of the report

TEST REPORT RESULT

CE标准条款:EN302065 标准限值:

FCC标准条款:Part 15H
标准限值:

不合格数据:
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EN302065标准规定在样机在允许工作的频率段中发射信号的
带宽必须大于50MHz,由上图可知样机的-10dBm带宽
BW=1.1596MHz+0.9797MHz=2.1393MHz,测试结果小于50MHz,因此该测试项Fail。
FCC Part 15H标准规定在样机在允许工作的频率段中发射信
号的带宽必须大于500MHz。参照CE的测试结果,样机发射信号带宽也是不满足FCC的测试要求的。

Pertinent translation of the Chinese part (via Google translate, I don’t know Chinese, sadly):

You don’t give much to go on, but here are the things that stand out:

FCC part 15 subpart H isn’t about ultra wideband operation. You either want to be under FCC part 15 subpart C 15.250 or subpart F 15.517 or 15.519 depending on your use case. Given the channel 5 frequency, most choose 15.250 since the rules are somewhat more flexible and simpler than subpart F.

In all of the above rules, the requirement is the the -10 dB bandwidth be 50 MHz or larger. You have to generate a signal that is spread over a large bandwidth. This image shows a very narrow spectrum.

Given that the spectrum analyzer resolution bandwidth (RBW) is 1 MHz and the plot is only 5 MHz wide, this looks like a CW signal right on carrier frequency that has been rounded by the RBW. Your indicated bandwidth of 2 MHz for -10 dB down is consistent with a 1 MHz RBW at -3 dB down. If the lab sets the RBW tighter, say 1 KHz, I bet this turns into a sharp spike at Fc.

In other words, I think your test article is misconfigured and producing a CW signal instead of an UWB signal, and a weak one at that. This could be due to other misconfigurations that are preventing the wideband modulation from occurring.

Do the devices actually work to send UWB signals? I bet they don’t when programmed as shown here. The general approach is to get the device working (making proper UWB signals) and then gratuitously saturate the transmit duty cycle to speed up testing for the lab since most UWB devices have very low duty cycles.

Mike Ciholas, President, Ciholas, Inc
3700 Bell Road, Newburgh, IN 47630 USA
[email protected]
+1 812 962 9408

Hi ,
I forwarded to your reply to my testing team.
I got reply from testing team

  1. As for the test standard, we will re-evaluate it internally, but no matter which chapter is used for the test, the prototype does not meet the limit requirement( −10 dB bandwidth of the fundamental emission shall be at least 50 MHz).

  2. According to the your project description, we have re-captured the spectrum diagram. We used the largest RBW VBW of the spectrum analyzer and set a wider Span, so it can be seen that the transmission bandwidth of the prototype is still very small (6496.5mhz-6483.5mhz =13MHz).

  3. I understand that the duty cycle of UWB function in the customer’s engineering description is very small, so when we grabbed the picture, Max held for about ten minutes, and there was no obvious change in the result.

I don’t know, what next.please guide me for next step.

Your test board isn’t producing UWB signals, at least not at channel 5 where you are looking.

No adjustment of the spectrum analyzer at the test lab will fix that. You have to program the test board correctly to generate UWB signals.

You might check to see if you have it on the wrong channel, look at 3.5, 4.0, and 4.5 GHz just in case.

The test lab can’t fix this, you have to change your code to fix this, assuming the hardware is correct otherwise.

Mike Ciholas, President, Ciholas, Inc
3700 Bell Road, Newburgh, IN 47630 USA
[email protected]
+1 812 962 9408

Thanks mciholas. What is the frequency to check the signal?