Perform OTA tests for 802.11ax in the 6GHz extended band

01-10-2021 | Anritsu | Test & Measurement

ETS-Lindgren has announced support for Wi-Fi 802.11ax tests in the newly opened extension band from 5.925GHz to 7.125GHz. Utilising Anritsu’s Wireless Connectivity Test Set MT8862A, OTA testing on 160MHz wide channels located in the Wi-Fi 6E band is now available. ETS-Lindgren’s EMQuest EMQ-100 Antenna Measurement Software controls the MT8862A, device modes and all measurement hardware to produce a fully automated TRP or TIS pattern measurement.

The Wi-Fi 6E test package for EMQuest can be implemented in existing OTA test systems as an upgrade and is suggested for all new systems testing Wi-Fi SISO or MIMO configurations. User equipment developers and access point manufacturers can simply upgrade their OTA chambers to characterise and validate the increasingly crucial role Wi-Fi plays in user satisfaction.

EMQuest EMQ-100 provides a wide range of fully parameterised test methods for measuring basic antenna performance metrics and testing radiated and conducted performance of multiple wireless devices. Flexible in its design, it may be employed to analyse antennas in stand-alone applications or to test an embedded antenna system and radio module against any of the industry-standard OTA-radiated performance test requirements.

James Young, director of Business Development with ETS-Lindgren, said: "Our software team does a top-notch job at supporting the constantly evolving OTA measurement requirements. Feedback from system users tells us the flexibility to choose best-in-class instrumentation across brand, and model number is a key decision point in our favour. While it is not easy to keep up with all the firmware and hardware changes happening in wireless technologies, great partners like Anritsu really help.”

Keyvan Yasami, market development manager, Anritsu, added: “Expanding the frequency range to 6GHz spectrum and addition of 160MHz bandwidth supports the most recent regulatory and industry requirements for conformance and performance evaluation. This addition enables R&D applications as well as certification testing in a single integrated test platform. It continues Anritsu’s commitment to developing solutions that meet the design test requirements associated with emerging technologies.”

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