Wondering if WiFi Certification through the WiFi-Alliance is required when using the Edison module inside an end product? Is it only if we want to use the WiFi-Alliance logo and market as "certified"? Or, always required?
I didn't see the Edison module on the WiFi-Alliance website. I searched this forum but couldn't find any related topics.
Edison uses broadcom's BCM4335 chip. The website claims to be Wi-Fi Compliant:
But I can't seem to find this chip through the Wi-Fi Alliance website.
Thank you for contacting us. That's a good question. I'll investigate further about this case to bring you all the relevant details about WiFi certifications in the Edison.
We appreciate your patience.
We've found some information regarding the Edison's certifications. The Intel Edison module was certified by itself. The end product would need to be certified as a whole.
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I believe the information you're looking for can be found in the "Important Regulatory Information" document, which can be found here http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/000006295.html http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/000006295.html . Inside the document, look for the "Certification marks" section.
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Thank you for your patience. After investigating about this case we found that it is the end product (design) team who needs to seek the WiFi Alliance certification if you desire to use the logo and certified mark on your product, same is true for the BluetoothSIG, as these marks are inherited by derivative designs.
Let us know if this answers your question.