Anritsu adds WLAN security software for MT8862A wireless connectivity test set

WLAN security function software has been added to Anrtisu’s MT8862A wireless connectivity test set. The MX886200A-020 software supports the evaluation of devices for the rapidly growing IoT market even when WLAN security is turned on, says Anritsu.

Applications including TVs, the connected car, industrial equipment and sensors are rapidly adopting the WLAN standard. To ensure reliable operation, parameters such as wireless reception range and sensitivity need to be tested under realistic operating conditions.

The MX886200A-020 software allows the Anritsu MT8862A to use its Network Mode measurement function to execute tests while the WLAN device is operating, even if security is enabled, points out Anritsu. The software supports a range of standards, including WEP, WPA-Personal and WPA2-Personal. Anritsu points out that previously engineers had to disable WLAN security for testing, which is not representative of typical operating conditions. Many designers are choosing to eliminate the ability to disable security to meet demands for secure IoT deployment, adds the company.

This new security function can be installed on existing MT8862A systems by updating the firmware and installing a license from a web browser. This eliminates the need for factory upgrades and reduces downtime to a minimum, says Anritsu.

Anritsu’s MT8862A is a WLAN test set that supports IEEE802.11ac/n/g/b/a. It uses built-in communications protocols and performs tests of WLAN device RF TRx characteristics, including Tx power, modulation accuracy and Rx sensitivity.

Anritsu’s test and measurement solutions include wireless, optical, microwave/RF and digital instruments, operations support systems and solutions, customised software solutions, that can be used during R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed devices for design into communication products and systems. With the addition of multi-dimensional service assurance solutions for network monitoring and optimisation, Anritsu provides complete solutions for existing and next-generation wireline and wireless communication systems and service providers. Anritsu sells in over 90 countries worldwide and has approximately 4,000 employees.


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