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BBC micro:bit compliance

The BBC micro:bit has been designed to be a bare-board micro controller for use by children aged 11-12. It is an open development system and we have enabled debugging so that advanced users can interrogate the device. The device has been through extensive safety and compliance testing to the following standards:


IEC 60950-1:2005 (Second Edition) + Am 1:2009 + Am 2:2013


EN 55032: 2012

EN 55035: 2017

EN 55024: 2010

EN 55022:2010

EN 301 489-1 V1.9.2 (2011-09)

EN 301 489-17 V2.2.1 (2012-09)

Radio Spectrum

ETSI EN 300 328 V1.9.1 (2015-02)

EN 62479:2010

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.


Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) 2011/65/EU Annex II article 4(1)

EN71-3:2013 + A1:2014 - Migration of certain elements.

Analysis of the 163 substances of very high concern (SVHC) on the Candidate List for authorization, concerning Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 as published on the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) website.

The BBC micro:bit device features Bluetooth Low Energy radio. The radio on the device operates in the following frequencies:

Frequency Range: 2402MHz to 2480MHz

Bluetooth Version: V4.0 Bluetooth Low Energy

EU Declaration of Conformity

The Declaration of Conformity for the micro:bit product can be viewed and downloaded from the following links: