Test solution for the new Energy Efficiency Index (EEI) from Rohde & Schwarz and SmartViser

Rohde & Schwarz and SmartViser offer a test solution for the new energy labeling regulations

  • Rohde & Schwarz and SmartViser have partnered to develop a solution for testing compliance with a new regulation that will require Energy Efficiency Index (EEI) labeling for smartphones and tablets sold in the EU.
  • The solution combines the radio communication tester R&S CMX500 with SmartViser’s viSer test automation application – available for Android and iOS.
  • Both companies will showcase the solution at Mobile World Congress 2024.

The Delegated Regulation (EU) 2023/1669, published in September 2023, mandates EEI labeling for smartphones and tablets sold in the European Union starting from June 20, 2025. Annex II of the regulation specifies the energy efficiency class and EEI requirements, while Annex IV outlines the measurement and calculation methods.

SmartViser has been actively involved in creating solutions to help customers ensure that their products comply with this regulation. The French company is currently offering a pilot application, which features a repeatable test procedure and can be installed on smartphones and tablets to perform a series of user actions such as calling, browsing and streaming.

The R&S CMX500 wireless communication tester supports the latest wireless technologies, including LTE, 5G NR and WLAN. Its energy efficiency test solution offers power consumption measurements in parallel to RF measurements, protocol tests or application tests.