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Anritsu’s Newest WLAN Test Set is World’s First to Support IEEE802.11ac Standard

13/02/2017

MT8862A introduces a new High-Speed test equipment suitable for both Production Testing and Design Verification of IoT devices

Luton, United Kingdom – February 13, 2017 – Anritsu Corporation has released the new Wireless Connectivity Test Set MT8862A, an integrated one-box test set specifically for testing 802.11 WLAN devices. With built-in communications protocols, the MT8862A measures the performance of the WLAN devices in the actual 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 Internet of Things has meant that the use of WLAN technology is no longer just limited to mobile devices such as smartphones. It is now being used in a wide range of IoT applications, including home electronics such printers and TVs, the connected car, industrial equipment, sensors, and many more.

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 analyzed using physical connection with a control line, without taking into account the effect of the internal wireless antennas.

The Wireless Connectivity Test Set MT8862A is targeted at design and quality assurance of WLAN devices. It has built-in standard WLAN protocol messaging (WLAN signaling) with Network Mode for testing the transmitter and receiver performance of a WLAN device non-destructively and using an OTA (Over The Air) measurement. The MT8862A offers faster integration into production, a universal solution for all WLAN chip sets, and is simpler to maintain and calibrate. It also reduces test system costs, increases production throughput, and delivers the most flexible WLAN testing available.

About Anritsu

Anritsu Corporation (www.anritsu.com) is a provider of innovative communications solutions for more than 120 years. The company's test and measurement solutions include wireless, optical, microwave/RF and digital instruments, operations support systems and solutions, customized 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 multidimensional service assurance solutions for network monitoring and optimization, Anritsu provides complete solutions for existing and next-generation wireline and wireless communication systems and service providers. Anritsu sells in over 90 countries worldwide with approximately 4,000 employees.

For further information please contact:  
Anritsu:
Eric Fauxpoint
Director - EMEA Business Development
Anritsu EMEA
Tel: +33 1 60 92 15 50
Email: Eric.Fauxpoint@anritsu.com
Agency:
Janice Ashton
Napier Partnership Limited
Tel: +44 (0) 1243 531123
Email: janice@napierb2b.com

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