top of page

SDR for Canada

Question: Does ISED Canada have specific procedures for obtaining equipment authorization for software-defined radios, similar to the FCC Pre-Approval Guidance (PAG) requirement?

Answer: ISED has no procedures specific to software-defined radios (SDR). They are treated as any other radio device, subject to the relevant standard. The full capabilities of the SDR are required to be tested and certified with ISED, after which the manufacturer is permitted to sell the device only as it was approved, with features fully enabled or some disabled. See these links for ISED equipment standards and certification overview, and a Q&A.

Recent Posts

See All

FCC RF Exposure for Wearable Device

Question: Has the FCC issued RF exposure guidance for an on-body device equipped with motion sensors to control its conducted power? Answer: On August 24, 2023 the FCC posted under KDB 447498 the foll

ISED Canada Permissive Changes

Question: How should we proceed with respect to the Canadian certification for our wireless device following changes we’ve made to it? Answer: Without knowing the changes made or any impact on the rad


bottom of page