Wireless Communication Anritsu 621358098
Wireless Communication Anritsu 621358098
Wireless Communication Anritsu 621358098
Wireless Communication Anritsu 621358098
Wireless Communication Anritsu 621358098

WLAN Tester Enhanced with IEEE 802.11ax Support

Feb. 3, 2020
By adding support for IEEE 802.11ax, Anritsu’s MT8862A WLAN tester covers the waterfront in terms of data rates across all major WLAN standards.

By adding an IEEE 802.11ax option to its MT8862A WLAN tester, Anritsu Company now offers a tester that can evaluate signal quality at all data rates for every major WLAN standard. Thus, with one instrument, engineers are able to test the RF transmit and receive (TRx) characteristics of WLAN products across the entire range of IEEE802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4- and 5-GHz bands).

With the option installed, the MT8862A efficiently evaluates the RF performance of IEEE 802.11ax-equipped devices. Measurements can be made in Direct Mode for quick evaluation or in Network Mode to test devices in near-real-world conditions. Because the signal quality of WLAN has different characteristics for each data rate, signal evaluation at each rate is critical. The MT8862A is touted as the only instrument that’s controllable at all data rates of leading WLAN standards, including 11ax Single User data rates utilizing orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) transmission technology.

Anritsu added 11ax support in the MT8862A to meet the growing demand for testing of the new standard. IEEE 802.11ax is now finding its way into mobile devices and PCs; it’s expected to become the primary technology in most WLAN equipment in a few years.

The Wireless Connectivity Test Set MT8862A supports the IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax standards. With its built-in Network and Direct test modes, the MT8862A can perform diverse measurements on WLAN products, including RF TRx characteristics such as Tx power, modulation accuracy, and Rx sensitivity.

In Network Mode, the MT8862A can evaluate WLAN products using a wireless connection. As a result, difficult procedures required by Direct Mode, such as product disassembly and control-line connections, are avoided. Benefits include simplified measurements and more repeatable test results.

Easily integrated with a PC, the MT8862A’s measurement screens are displayed by accessing the PC controller web browser, eliminating the need to configure a measurement environment by installing application software and drivers. In addition, remote operation is supported if the MT8862A and PC controller are connected on the same network segment.

Anritsu, https://www.anritsu.com/test-measurement/products/mt8862a