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Anritsu Introduces 2x2 MIMO Software for MT8862A to Measure IEEE802.11ac WLAN Equipment in Real-world Environments


Test Set is First Solution to Support Key Measurements of WLAN Chipsets and Devices in Actual Operating Conditions for Greater Design Confidence

Richardson, TX – May 23, 2018 – Anritsu Company introduces 2x2 MIMO Measurement Software MX886200A-010 that extends the measurement capability of its Wireless Connectivity Test Set MT8862A. With the software installed, the MT8862A is the world’s first solution that supports output signal quality, transmit power, receiver sensitivity, and 2x2 MIMO measurements on IEEE802.11ac WLAN equipment under actual operating conditions, giving engineers greater confidence in their designs.

Engineers can use two MT8862A test sets, with the software installed, to conduct highly accurate receiver sensitivity and transmit power measurements of 2x2 MIMO WLAN equipment with greater efficiency. By evaluating WLAN equipment under real-world environments, the MT8862A test set can ensure communications quality assurance and perform troubleshooting to help reduce the possibility of unsatisfactory transmissions that are below standard specifications, as well as help isolate causes of communications faults.

The software allows key WLAN measurements to be made easily and quickly for greater product throughput. Engineers simply connect the MT8862A test set to the WLAN device under test (DUT) and press a few keys on a PC to perform the measurements. With the ease of verification, engineers with any level of experience can conduct highly accurate tests.

Supporting IEEE802.11a/b/g/n/ac, the Wireless Connectivity Test Set MT8862A is the industry’s first solution capable of measuring the performance of an 802.11ac-capable WLAN DUT in the actual operating state. With the built-in Network Mode, RF performance characteristics as well as waveform coverage range can be measured over-the-air (OTA), eliminating 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 DUT performance in a real-world environment, as the measurements take into consideration the effect of the internal wireless antennas.

About Anritsu

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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