Spirent’s TestCenter solution.

Spirent integrates Wi-Fi 6 test capabilities into its TestCenter solution

  • Spirent Communications provides its TestCenter solution with wireless network architecture testing capabilities based on the 802.11ax WLAN standard (Wi-Fi 6).
  • Wi-Fi 6 technology aims to improve the capacity and efficiency of existing wireless networks to better meet users’ increasing bandwidth needs.

“Qualcomm’s 802.11ax chipset is being used by Spirent’s test equipment to optimize the performance and functionality of their Wi-Fi 6 routers,” said Gopi Sirineni, vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies.

When combined with Spirent’s 2.5G/5G BASE-T Ethernet products, it forms an 802.11ax wireless local area network (WLAN) multi-client emulation and testing tool, for the development and deployment of Wi-Fi wireless communication technology 6.

Spirent TestCenter WLAN 802.11ax testing solution can be employed for functionality, feature, and performance testing of IEEE 802.11ax Access Points (APs) and end-to-end testing of WLAN ecosystems, including WLAN access controllers and gateways.

It emulates a large number of realistic WLAN clients through both the in-chassis 2.5G/5G Ethernet and 802.11ax Wi-Fi test ports to achieve multi-Gbps throughput.

The solution also provides DFS testing coverage through the integration of a radar signal emulation tool, to support both RF cabled conductive testing and Over-The-Air (OTA) testing.