Anritsu Corporation released the WirelessConnectivity Test Set MT8862A, an integrated one-box test set specifically for testing 802.11 WLANdevices. With built-in communications protocols, the MT8862A measures the performance of theWLAN devices in the actual operating state. This test equipment supports all IEEE802.11ac/n/a/g/b standards.
Generally, WLAN test equipment for manufacturing tests use a special inspection test mode for measurement that requires a physical control line connection between the WLAN devices and test equipment.
In this configuration the test results are not a true measure of the actual performance as seen by users because the performance of the measured WLAN devices is analyzed using physical connection with a control line, without taking into account the effect of the internal wireless antennas.
The Wireless Connectivity Test Set MT8862A is targeted at design and quality assurance of WLANdevices. It has built-in standard WLAN protocol messaging (WLAN signaling) with Network Mode fortesting the transmitter and receiver performance of a WLAN device non-destructively and using an OTA (Over The Air) measurement.
The MT8862A offers, according to Anritsu, faster integration into production, and a universal solution for all WLAN chip sets.