Sigfox Certification Baseline

 All devices applying for certification must show compliance to Sigfox Certification specifications from a valid certification baseline

 Sigfox Certification baseline (CBL) is a fixed reference point defining all necessary material to perform Sigfox certification tests.  

Sigfox Certification Tests

There are two kinds of Sigfox tests:

  • RF & protocol tests, to check Sigfox protocol & RF performance compliance. 
  • Radiated performance tests, to assess the radiated performances of the device. These radiation tests will define a radiated power classification of the device in uplink mode. 

Here are essential documents that you should keep in mind when preparing for your tests:

  • Be prepared for RF & Protocol tests (PDF file, includes mandatory checklist)
  • Be prepared for Radiated Performance tests

Sigfox has developed the SDR Dongle and RSA software to help device makers prepare for their Sigfox RF & Protocol tests. 

Sigfox Certification Baseline (CBL) lifecycle

As Sigfox technology evolves, the Certification Baseline has a lifecycle associated with the content of the evolved baseline. The different steps of CBL are defined below:

The rules associated to the lifecycle of the CBL are the followings:

  • A new CBL becomes mandatory in average 3 months after being released
  • When a CBL becomes mandatory, the previous mandatory one becomes obsolete
  • From the moment the new CBL version is released, it can be used for certification
  • If a device includes a new feature, which associated testing is not included in current mandatory CBL version, it must use the new released CBL as soon as it is available.
  • Maximum time between submission and granted certification is 6 months.

New Release CBL June 2020

Current Certification Baselines

Release CBL June 2020
Be prepared for Sigfox Radiated performance Tests 1.0.0
Be prepared for Sigfox RF & Protocol Tests 5.0.1
Sigfox Radiated Performance Test Specification 2.0.0
Sigfox RF & Protocol Test Specification 5.0.3
Released CBL Nov 2019
Be prepared for Sigfox Radiated performance Tests 1.0.0
Be prepared for Sigfox RF & Protocol Tests 4.0.1
Sigfox Radiated Performance Specification 0.6
Sigfox Radiated Performance Test Plan 0.6
Sigfox RF & Protocol Specification RC1 Uplink Downlink 4.0.1
Sigfox RF & Protocol Test Plan RC1 Uplink Downlink 4.0.1
Sigfox RF & Protocol Specification RC1 Uplink Downlink Monarch 4.0.1
Sigfox RF & Protocol Test Plan RC1 Uplink Downlink Monarch 4.0.1
Sigfox RF & Protocol Specification RC2 Uplink Downlink 4.0.1
Sigfox RF & Protocol Test Plan RC2 Uplink Downlink 4.0.1
Sigfox RF & Protocol Specification RC2 Uplink Downlink Monarch 4.0.1
Sigfox RF & Protocol Test Plan RC2 Uplink Downlink Monarch 4.0.1
Sigfox RF & Protocol Specification RC3c Uplink Downlink 4.0.1
Sigfox RF & Protocol Test Plan RC3c Uplink Downlink 4.0.1
Sigfox RF & Protocol Specification RC3c Uplink Downlink Monarch 4.0.1
Sigfox RF & Protocol Test Plan RC3c Uplink Downlink Monarch 4.0.1
Sigfox RF & Protocol Specification RC4 Uplink Downlink 4.0.1
Sigfox RF & Protocol Test Plan RC4 Uplink Downlink 4.0.1
Sigfox RF & Protocol Specification RC4 Uplink Downlink Monarch 4.0.1
Sigfox RF & Protocol Test Plan RC4 Uplink Downlink Monarch 4.0.1
Sigfox RF & Protocol Specification RC5 Uplink Downlink 4.0.1
Sigfox RF & Protocol Test Plan RC5 Uplink Downlink 4.0.1
Sigfox RF & Protocol Specification RC5 Uplink Downlink Monarch 4.0.1
Sigfox RF & Protocol Test Plan RC5 Uplink Downlink Monarch 4.0.1
Sigfox RF & Protocol Specification RC6 Uplink Downlink 4.0.1
Sigfox RF & Protocol Test Plan RC6 Uplink Downlink 4.0.1
Sigfox RF & Protocol Specification RC6 Uplink Downlink Monarch 4.0.1
Sigfox RF & Protocol Test Plan RC6 Uplink Downlink Monarch 4.0.1
Sigfox RF & Protocol Specification RC7 Uplink Downlink 4.0.1
Sigfox RF & Protocol Test Plan RC7 Uplink Downlink 4.0.1
Sigfox RF & Protocol Specification RC7 Uplink Downlink Monarch 4.0.1
Sigfox RF & Protocol Test Plan RC7 Uplink Downlink Monarch 4.0.1

Pre-testing with the Radio Signal Analyzer and SDR Dongle

Released CBL June 2020
Sigfox RF & Protocol Test Procedure (all RCs) 5.0.0
Released CBL Nov 2019
Sigfox RF & Protocol Test Procedure Using RSA and SDR-Dongle for RC1 4.0.1
Sigfox RF & Protocol Test Procedure Using RSA and SDR-Dongle for RC2 4.0.1
Sigfox RF & Protocol Test Procedure Using RSA and SDR-Dongle for RC3c 4.0.1
Sigfox RF & Protocol Test Procedure Using RSA and SDR-Dongle for RC4 4.0.1
Sigfox RF & Protocol Test Procedure Using RSA and SDR-Dongle for RC5 4.0.1
Sigfox RF & Protocol Test Procedure Using RSA and SDR-Dongle for RC6 4.0.1
Sigfox RF & Protocol Test Procedure Using RSA and SDR-Dongle for RC7 4.0.1