Anritsu Corporation has introduced MT8862A instrument with industry-first Network Mode for evaluating IEEE802.11ac WLAN devices. This new model strengthens the company's products for testing WLAN equipment, which is expected to see good growth in line with the expanding IoT market.

With built-in communications protocols supporting IEEE802.11ac/n/a/g/b as standard, the MT8862A uses the Network Mode to measure the performance of the target WLAN device under test (DUT) in the actual operating state. RF performance characteristics, such as Tx power and Rx sensitivity (PER), can be measured using this Network Mode, which helps with configuration of a simpler test environment and eliminates the need for dedicated vendor-provided test modes required for WLAN device inspections.

The wireless connectivity test set MT8862A is ideal for measuring the RF TRx characteristics at design and quality assurance of WLAN devices. It has built-in WLAN protocol messaging as standard for Network Mode for measurement by connection with the DUT. The MT8862A is easy to operate using a web browser from a control PC connected by Ethernet, which simplifies measurement setup and eliminates configuration work. In addition, remote control is also supported when the MT8862A and PC controller are inside the same network.

Target markets. Vendors of WLAN devices for smartphones, smart home electronics, automotives, gateways, etc.

Target applications. RF performance tests of WLAN devices.




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