Sigfox Certification Baseline

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

What is the Sigfox Certification Baseline (CBL)

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

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.

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. 

Pre-Release Next CBL 2020

Next CBL 2020 Tests List:

Pre-Release CBL Sept 2020
Be prepared for Sigfox Radiated performance Tests 1.0.0
Be prepared for Sigfox RF & Protocol Tests 5.0.0
Sigfox Radiated Performance Test Specification 2.0.0
Sigfox RF & Protocol Test Specification 5.0.2

*For RC7: This is a draft release subject to potential change until final release expected in S1 2020. THE CONTENT OF THE DOCUMENT IS PROVIDED ON AN INDICATIVE BASIS. IN NO EVENT SIGFOX SHALL BE LIABLE FOR THE RELIABILITY, EFFECTIVENESS OR COMPLETENESS OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS DOCUMENT. 

Current mandatory CBL Nov 2019

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

*This is a draft release subject to potential change until final release expected in S1 2020. THE CONTENT OF THE DOCUMENT IS PROVIDED ON AN INDICATIVE BASIS. IN NO EVENT SIGFOX SHALL BE LIABLE FOR THE RELIABILITY, EFFECTIVENESS OR COMPLETENESS OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS DOCUMENT.

Pre-testing with the Radio Signal Analyzer and SDR Dongle

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