Richardson, TX – March 29, 2017 – Anritsu Company announces a Network Mode for its Wireless Connectivity Test Set MT8862A, which is an instrument capable of supporting various WLAN protocol standards such as IEEE802.11ac/n/a/g/b. This makes the MT8862A the industry’s first solution capable of measuring the performance of an 802.11ac-capable WLAN device under test (DUT) in the actual operating state. With the Network Mode configuration, the MT8862A serves as a more efficient manufacturing test solution to verify WLAN chipsets designed into smartphones, smart home electronics, connected cars, and IoT systems, which eventually entails into faster time to market and lower testing cost.
RF performance characteristics, such as Tx power and Rx sensitivity (PER), as well as waveform coverage range can be measured over-the-air (OTA) using the Network Mode, which eliminates the need for dedicated vendor-provided test modes typically required for WLAN device verification. Removal of a physical connection establishes a more accurate representation of the actual DUT performance in a real-world environment, as the measurements take into consideration the effect of the internal wireless antennas.
The Wireless Connectivity Test Set MT8862A can be operated remotely via web browser from a control PC connected by Ethernet. This configuration simplifies conducting measurements by eliminating more complex setups, for more efficient testing.
Engineers realize numerous advantages when using the Wireless Connectivity Test Set MT8862A compared to conventional WLAN test equipment. It can be easily and quickly integrated into a production line, and is simple to maintain and calibrate. The MT8862A reduces test system costs, increases production throughput, and delivers the most flexible WLAN testing available.
Anritsu Company is the United States subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for 120 years. Anritsu’s “2020 VISION” philosophy engages customers as true partners to help develop wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital solutions for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance applications, as well as multidimensional service assurance solutions for network monitoring and optimization. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. The company develops advanced solutions for 5G, M2M, IoT, as well as other emerging and legacy wireline and wireless communication markets. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu has approximately 4,000 employees in over 90 countries.
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