WLAN test set is first to support IEEE802.11ac
Suitable for both production testing and design verification of IoT devices, the wireless connectivity test set, MT8862A is an integrated, single box test set specifically for testing 802.11 WLAN devices, says Anritsu.
It has built-in communications protocols to measure the performance of the WLAN devices in the operating state, and is the first test equipment of its kind to support all IEEE802.11ac/n/a/g/b standards.
The rapid expansion of the IoT means that WLAN technology now includes home electronics such printers and TVs, the connected car, industrial equipment, sensors, and more, beyond smartphones, says the company. Generally, WLAN test equipment for manufacturing tests use a special inspection test mode for measurement that requires a physical control line connection between the WLAN devices and test equipment. In this configuration the test results are not a true measure of the actual performance as seen by users because the performance of the measured WLAN devices is analysed using physical connection with a control line, without taking into account the effect of the internal wireless antennas.
The Wireless Connectivity Test Set MT8862A has built-in standard WLAN protocol messaging (WLAN signalling) with network mode for testing the transmitter and receiver performance of a WLAN device non-destructively and using an over the air (OTA) measurement. According to the company, the MT8862A offers faster integration into production, and a universal solution for all WLAN chip sets, in addition to being simpler to maintain and calibrate. It also reduces test system costs to increase production throughput.