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Press Release -- January 20th, 2020
Source: anritsu

Anritsu Enhances WLAN Tester to Support IEEE802.11ax

Wireless Connectivity Test Set First Solution Capable of Evaluating RF Signal Quality at All Data Rates of Major WLAN Standards

Allen TX – January 17, 2020 – Anritsu Company introduces an option for its Wireless Connectivity Test Set (WLAN Tester) MT8862A that supports the latest IEEE 802.11ax standard. With the new capability, the MT8862A is the first WLAN tester that can evaluate signal quality at all data rates of major WLAN standards – IEEE802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax – providing a single instrument to test RF TRx characteristics of WLAN products.

The MT8862A can efficiently evaluate the RF performance of IEEE 802.11ax-equipped devices with the option installed. Measurements can be made in Direct Mode for quick evaluation, as well as Network Mode to test devices in near-real-world conditions. Signal quality of WLAN has different characteristics for each data rate, therefore, signal evaluation at each data rate is critical. The MT8862A is the only instrument that can be controlled at all data rates of major WLAN standards, including 11ax Single User data rates utilizing OFDM transmission technology.

Anritsu added the IEEE 802.11ax support in the MT8862A to meet the growing demand of the new standard. IEEE 802.11ax is currently being designed into mobile devices and PCs and is expected to become the primary technology in most WLAN equipment in a few years. 

Wireless Connectivity Test Set MT8862A Outline 

The Wireless Connectivity Test Set MT8862A supports the IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax standards. With built-in Network and Direct test modes, it can be used to conduct 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. Additionally, remote operation is supported if the MT8862A and PC controller are connected on the same network segment.

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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