National Tests Wireless LANs

May 27, 2010
National Instruments is showing a new test system for IEEE 802.11n wireless-local-area-network (WLAN) testing at IMS 2010. The firm's NI WLAN Measurement Suite 2.0, which includes enhanced software toolkits for IEEE 802.11n WLAN signal generation and ...

National Instruments is showing a new test system for IEEE 802.11n wireless-local-area-network (WLAN) testing at IMS 2010. The firm's NI WLAN Measurement Suite 2.0, which includes enhanced software toolkits for IEEE 802.11n WLAN signal generation and analysis, includes NI 6.6 GHz PXI Express multichannel RF/microwave vector signal generators (VSGs) and vector signal analyzers (VSAs). The test system can perform the phase-coherent multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) RF measurements required for IEEE 802.11n WLAN testing. The software-defined architecture is based on PXI modular instruments and the National Instrument's LabVIEW graphic measurement software. When combined with the latest NI PXIe-8133 quad-core embedded controller, the system can perform composite error-vector-magnitude (EVM) and power measurements in 7.0 ms.

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Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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