Target Audience

This page is intended for Partners who work with a System Integrator (SI). Google strongly recommends partnering with an SI. Fast Pair adopters without a SI/SOC partner should contact your Google Technical Account Manager or fast-pair-integrations@google.com for support.

Background

This workflow, implemented Q2 2022, has SoC partners integrate Fast Pair solutions and help OEM/ODM partners on Fast Pair project development and certification. The primary System Integrator (SI) partners supporting this flow are:

  • Airoha
  • BES
  • Qualcomm
  • Realtek

Role and Responsibilities in the Ecosystem

Figure 1: How System Integrators (SIs) handle OEM interaction and submit finalized technical plans to Google for approval.

The Fast Pair integration process with partners includes the tasks listed in Figure 1 and must be must be completed before official certification in 3rd party labs.

OEMs are responsible for the following tasks:

  • Business Proposal: You will need to complete a business proposal submission to notify the Google Business Development team to confirm the necessary contracts are in place, and choose System Integrator (SI) partners to collaborate with. Your SI/SoC partners will help you submit an issue tracker kickoff proposal in the Google issue tracker to confirm the project scope. For additional information, see the certification process section.

  • Model ID Registration: Register your device on the Nearby console to obtain a unique model ID for your project (one model ID for each project) before the integration and development process for Fast Pair. Fast Pair devices need to be associated with one or more Google Cloud Platform projects. For additional information, see the certification process section.

  • Fast Integration: Work with your SI/SoC partners on product development and Fast Pair solution integration in Bluetooth (BT) firmware. If you have any questions, reach out to your SI partner. For more information, see the Fast Pair technical guidelines.

  • Self-Test: Run and submit the results of the calibration test and end-to-end integration test via the Validator app. For more information, see the test plan to examine the function readiness of Fast Pair with your SI partners and ODM/manufacturers. Once you have completed the self-test, submit the self-test report to your SI/SoC partner who will apply for technical approval so that Google can evaluate your self-test results. Please see details in Fast Pair technical guidelines.

  • Apply for Technical Approval: Work with your SI/SoC partners who will submit the technical approval request in the Google issue tracker system. For more information, see the certification process section.

  • Official Certification at a Third-Party Lab: Once Google has informed your SI/SoC partner on the technical approval request ticket (also can be known as pre-certification) that your project is ready to start the certification process, please contact a third-party lab in order to proceed with the official certification. Google may request for you to ship samples to Google as needed. For more information, see the Fast Pair Device Shipping Guidelines.

  • Receipt of Technical Approval: You will receive a Technical Approval letter along with Fast Pair enablement on the Nearby console.

  • Post Launch OTA: Work with your SI/SoC partner on post-launch OTA update requests. For more information, see the certification process section.