Rohde & Schwarz announced that it is the first company worldwide to offer a WLAN signaling tester for WLAN IEEE 802.11ax. Modules can be tested from development to production under real-world conditions with the R&S CMW270 wireless connectivity tester–which the company says is the world’s first tester to emulate all IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac standards, including 802.11ax.
Before now, the RF properties of WLAN stations (STA) were mainly tested in an artificial remote control operation, the non-signaling mode. For IEEE 802.11ax, this is only possible to a certain extent.
The innovative IEEE 802.11ax presents new challenges for all those involved with testing WLAN components – from development to production.
The new solution is based on the well-established R&S CMW270 wireless connectivity tester, which has a newly extended bandwidth of 160 MHz. Users also need the new hardware option, the R&S CMW-B100H advanced measurement unit, which allows them to emulate an 802.11ax access point to test the RF properties and performance of a STA under realistic conditions.
The R&S CMW270 can also simultaneously and comprehensively test other devices, e.g. Bluetooth devices.
The company plans to demo the solution at Mobile World Congress. It will be available as of April 2018.
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