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BQB Alliance

Last Updated on : 2022-03-10 10:28:10download

The BQB (Bluetooth Qualification Body) is authorized by the membership alliance organization Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), which is established in 1998. All the Bluetooth products in the market must be certified by the organization, meet its standards, and charge for nature.

Use Bluetooth technology to develop products

  • Bluetooth is a patented technology, and the patent is owned by Bluetooth SIG.
  • Only Bluetooth SIG members have the right to use Bluetooth technology to develop products.
  • Non-members using Bluetooth technology to develop products is an act of infringement of patents.

Sell products that use Bluetooth technology

  • Members must pass the Bluetooth SIG certification process before they can be sold.
  • Selling uncertified products is also an act of patent infringement.

Membership and fees

Up to now, SIG members are divided into founding members, alliance members, and application members. SIG members details.
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Certification process

  1. Submit the relevant technical information (including a schematic diagram, PCB layout, block diagram, BOM, specification)
  2. The test will take about 7 working days. A DID (Declaration ID) can be purchased at this time.
  3. 7 working days for approval and issuance

Listing process

Step 1: New certification

  1. Get a test report.
  2. Buy a DID.
  3. List the name and get QDID.

Step 2: Reference column name

  1. Evaluate whether additional testing is needed.

  2. Purchase DID.

  3. List the name under the reference DID.

    Note: If you use the Bluetooth module, and the Bluetooth has passed the BQB certification and obtained QDID, you can directly refer to the listing.

Sample testing

  • RF/RF-PHY:

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  • Profile:

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The latest Deprecated and Withdrawn announcements

Versions prior to V3.0 have been withdrawn, and versions V2.1-V4.1 have been deprecated. The rest of the version withdrawal time is as follows:

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Common problems

  • Bluetooth products must pass the certification process for proper certification.

    When a company registers as a member, they agree to and sign various membership agreements, including Bluetooth trademark license agreements. The agreement allows a company to use Bluetooth text marks and logos on qualified goods and services distributed by the company.

  • Products that using certified Bluetooth design components must also complete their own certification.

    A company must have its own certification and DID in order to use its own brand name on Bluetooth products. Depending on the certified ID (QDID), the product may or may not require further testing.

  • Bluetooth products cannot be without a brand, they must have a major brand.

    If a company plans to add its brand to current products, the company must be a member of the Bluetooth SIG. Ensure that the co-branded product is qualified on the original manufacturer’s Bluetooth list.

  • Products sold by the main brand still need to complete qualification certification, and the brand owner must be a member of Bluetooth.

    If a company plans to add its brand to current products, it must be a member of the Bluetooth SIG. The company that owns the product DID must be the main brand on the package.

  • Co-branded products must comply with the original manufacturer’s Bluetooth certification.
    All packaging needs to have its own brand, even if the distributor plans to add its own brand after receiving the product.