Short Range Devices

Introduction

Short Range Devices (SRD) are radio devices that offer a low risk of interference with other radio services, usually because their transmitted power, and hence their range, is low. The definition 'Short Range Device' may be applied to many different types of wireless equipment, including various forms of:

  • Access control (including door and gate openers)
  • Alarms and movement detectors
  • Closed-circuit television (CCTV)
  • Cordless audio devices, including wireless microphones
  • Industrial control
  • Local Area Networks
  • Medical implants
  • UWB Sensors & Radars (such as ground probing radar)
  • Remote control
  • Radio frequency identification (RFID)
  • Telemetry.

Short range devices often benefit from a relaxed regulatory regime compared with other radio communications equipment.  As general principle, a user is licence free to operate such equipment, some specific cases may require an individual licence.

However, like all radio equipment, short-range devices have to meet the Radio Equipment Directive (RED) to be placed on the market within the European Community. The operation of the equipment is subject to the frequency management regulations of the relevant member state.


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As the definition 'Short Range Device' can be so widely applied, ETSI has produced a series of standards for generic short range devices. Each standard covers short range devices operating within a defined frequency range.

These standards are each in two parts (as are the majority of ETSI Harmonised Standards). Part 1 covers technical requirements, including those for specific applications. Part 2 is the Harmonised Standard, which identifies the necessary parameters to comply with article 3.2 of the R&TTE Directive (refer to RED).

  • EN 300 220 covers equipment operating in the frequency range 25 MHz to 1000 MHz
  • EN 300 330 covers radio equipment operating in the frequency range 9 kHz to 25 MHz (and inductive loop systems operating up to 30 MHz)
  • EN 300 440 covers radio equipment operating in the frequency range 1 GHz to 40 GHz.

In addition, ETSI produces standards that specify essential requirements related to Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC). For short range devices, the relevant ETSI EMC standards are EN 301 489-1 (Common technical requirements for radio equipment) and EN 301 489-3 (Specific conditions for SRDs).

Specific ETSI standards

ETSI publishes standards for specific applications in the short range device area. These include among others:

Regulations on short-range devices

The European national Administrations, who are members of the European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT), collaborate within the CEPT Electronic Communications Committee (ECC) to harmonize their national regulations. The ECC Short Range Devices Maintenance Group maintains Recommendation 70-03, which CEPT Administrations are encouraged to implement in order to maximize freedom of movement for radiocommunications equipment.

ETSI has a Memorandum of Understanding with ECC, in which the two organizations work together to encourage the maximum freedom of movement for equipment meeting essential technical requirements laid down in Harmonised Standards. ETSI is also an active observer within the Radio Spectrum Committee of the European Commission, which is developing a Commission Decision to give legal certainty to frequency allocations for short range devices in EU Member States (see also our Radio Spectrum pages).

Standards

The following is a list of the 20 latest published ETSI standards on SRD.

A full list of related standards in the public domain is accessible via the ETSI standards search. Via this interface you can also subscribe for alerts on updates of ETSI standards.

For work in progress see the ETSI Work Programme on the Portal.

Standard No. Standard title.
EN 302 608 Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD); Radio equipment for Eurobalise railway systems; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&TTE Directive
EN 302 609 Short Range Devices (SRD); Radio equipment for Euroloop railway systems; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU
EN 305 550-2 Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD); Radio equipment to be used in the 40 GHz to 246 GHz frequency range; Part 2: Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&TTE Directive
EN 302 536-2 Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD); Radio equipment in the frequency range 315 kHz to 600 kHz; Part 2: Harmonized EN covering essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&TTE Directive
TR 103 314 System Reference document (SRdoc); Short Range Devices (SRD) using Ultra Wide Band (UWB); Technical characteristics for SRD equipment using Ultra Wide Band Sensor technology (UWB) based on amended mitigation techniques for UWB
EN 302 729 Short Range Devices (SRD); Level Probing Radar (LPR) equipment operating in the frequency ranges 6 GHz to 8,5 GHz, 24,05 GHz to 26,5 GHz, 57 GHz to 64 GHz, 75 GHz to 85 GHz; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU
EN 303 406 Short Range Devices (SRD); Social Alarms Equipment operating in the frequency range 25 MHz to 1 000 MHz; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU
EN 302 065-4 Short Range Devices (SRD) using Ultra Wide Band technology (UWB); Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU; Part 4: Material Sensing devices using UWB technology below 10,6 GHz
TR 103 313 System Reference document (SRdoc); Technical characteristics for SRD equipment using Ultra Wide Band Sensor technology (UWB); Medical, wellness and assisted living applications
EN 300 440 Short Range Devices (SRD); Radio equipment to be used in the 1 GHz to 40 GHz frequency range; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU
EN 300 220-2 Short Range Devices (SRD) operating in the frequency range 25 MHz to 1 000 MHz; Part 2: Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU for non specific radio equipment
EN 300 220-3-1 Short Range Devices (SRD) operating in the frequency range 25 MHz to 1 000 MHz; Part 3-1: Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU; Low duty cycle high reliability equipment, social alarms equipment operating on designated frequencies (869,200 MHz to 869,250 MHz)
EN 300 220-3-2 Short Range Devices (SRD) operating in the frequency range 25 MHz to 1 000 MHz; Part 3-2: Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU; Wireless alarms operating in designated LDC/HR frequency bands 868,60 MHz to 868,70 MHz, 869,25 MHz to 869,40 MHz, 869,65 MHz to 869,70 MHz
EN 300 220-4 Short Range Devices (SRD) operating in the frequency range 25 MHz to 1 000 MHz; Part 4: Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU; Metering devices operating in designated band 169,400 MHz to 169,475 MHz
EN 300 330 Short Range Devices (SRD); Radio equipment in the frequency range 9 kHz to 25 MHz and inductive loop systems in the frequency range 9 kHz to 30 MHz; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU
EN 302 065-1 Short Range Devices (SRD) using Ultra Wide Band technology (UWB); Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU; Part 1: Requirements for Generic UWB applications
EN 302 065-2 Short Range Devices (SRD) using Ultra Wide Band technology (UWB); Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU; Part 2: Requirements for UWB location tracking
EN 302 065-3 Short Range Devices (SRD) using Ultra Wide Band technology (UWB); Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU; Part 3: Requirements for UWB devices for ground based vehicular applications
EN 302 372 Short Range Devices (SRD); Tank Level Probing Radar (TLPR) equipment operating in the frequency ranges 4,5 GHz to 7 GHz, 8,5 GHz to 10,6 GHz, 24,05 GHz to 27 GHz, 57 GHz to 64 GHz, 75 GHz to 85 GHz; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU
TR 103 333 System Reference document (SRDoc); GSM-R networks evolution