ETS-Lindgren Celebrates 20 Years of Technical Contributions to Wireless Industry Standards

CEDAR PARK, Texas January 21, 2021 For over two decades, ETS-Lindgren has contributed its technical expertise to the test and measurement standards published by wireless industry organizations. 


In the late 1990s, ETS-Lindgren (then EMC Test Systems) first started working with one of the wireless industry certification programs administered by CTIA (and now by a separate LLC, CTIA Certification), working on projects with Nokia, Motorola, and Cingular to develop test plans to verify the performance of wireless devices.  At the time, having completed over 10,000 installations of RF shielded enclosures worldwide, ETS-Lindgren leveraged its expertise in EMC testing and measurement to advance the development of new test environments and methodologies for wireless devices.  ETS-Lindgren worked with CTIA to develop an early methodology, "Method of Measurement for Radiated RF Power and Receiver Performance," along with a team of engineers representing test labs, carriers, and manufacturers.  Now known as the "Test Plan for Wireless Device Over-the-Air Performance," it has evolved through the years and continues this day as an important tool.  ETS-Lindgren was also an active technical contributor to the Effective Radiated Power (ERP) Ad-Hoc Group, an early working group within the CTIA Certification Program created to develop a radiated test plan.  As a result of its greater involvement in the development of wireless test methods and environments as well as related standards, ETS-Lindgren formally joined CTIA in the early 2000s.


Fast-forward to 2021, with the formation of CTIA Certification's new website  The site features details on each of the seven CTIA Certification programs in the areas of device certification and supply chain.  The certifications are the direct result of the expertise and dedication of many engineers across many market segments over many decades. 


"We are very happy to see the way CTIA Certification has worked hand-in-hand with industry to address the explosive advances in wireless technology.  It's been a challenge to keep up with the rapidly developing technology while addressing the needs of carriers, manufacturers, and users, but CTIA Certification has set a great example of how this can be accomplished," said Bruce Butler, President of ETS-Lindgren.  "I'm very proud of our membership in CTIA and the technical contributions our engineers have made to the success of CTIA's certification programs since we first got involved over 20 years ago.  We wish CTIA Certification continued success in 2021 and beyond!"


Did you know ETS-Lindgren designed, manufactured, and installed the world's first CTIA Certification OTA Authorized Test Lab in 2002  Since then, our active contributions to CTIA Certification and industry standards organizations have continued to result in many "industry first" efforts that advance the technology for wireless device testing and measurement.  Customers rely on ETS-Lindgren's ongoing industry standards involvement to ensure they are prepared to meet not only today's standards, but tomorrow's as well.  Our latest technical advancements include dozens of customized 5G NR test systems to meet specific user requirements. 


Click here for more information on ETS-Lindgren's wireless test solutions, including the industry-leading AMS family of test chambers and EMQuest antenna measurement software.  View a test demo of our AMS-5705 5G Compact Antenna Test Range for array diameters up to 30 cm.  You'll find our solutions overview for 5G wireless testing here, as well as our 5G upgrade package for existing OTA test systems, including those installed by ETS-Lindgren and other manufacturers.  Watch the Wireless Test Solutions Video for an overview of our capabilities and accreditations.  Let us assist you with your wireless test system requirements by contacting us online or calling us at +1 (512) 531-6400.


About ETS-Lindgren


ETS-Lindgren is an international manufacturer of components and systems that measure, shield, and control electromagnetic and acoustic energy.  The company's products are used for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), microwave and wireless testing, electromagnetic field (EMF) measurement, radio frequency (RF) personal safety monitoring, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and control of acoustic environments.


Headquartered in Cedar Park, Texas, ETS-Lindgren has manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia.  The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of ESCO Technologies, a leading supplier of engineered products for growing industrial and commercial markets.  ESCO is a New York Stock Exchange listed company (symbol ESE) with headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri.  Additional information about ETS-Lindgren is available at  Additional information about ESCO and its subsidiaries is available at


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