6GHz Wireless Connectivity Test

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MVG and Anritsu wireless test system can perform OTA measurements

MVG and Anritsu now provide support for IEEE 802.11ax 6-GHz-Band (Wi-Fi 6E) OTA Measurements

The Microwave Vision Group (MVG) and Anritsu are providing a new system supporting IEEE 802.11ax 6 GHz band (Wi-Fi 6E) OTA (Over-The-Air) measurements by combining an MVG multi-probe system and Anritsu’s MT8862A Wireless Connectivity Test Set.

The 6 GHz band in the 802.11ax standard is the first new frequency band for about 20 years. As an unlicensed band, it supports a bandwidth of 1200 MHz up to 7.125 GHz with 160 MHz channels for high data throughput. First use of the unlicensed 6 GHz band started in the USA as a result of collaboration between the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and technology companies and there is a worldwide movement to adopt and use this band, with many countries already in operation.

Assuring product RF performance quality is a new challenge in using the 6 GHz band efficiently. OTA measurements and RF performance checks help solve this challenge to support products with stable performance and faster speeds for better customer satisfaction.

MVG multi-probe OTA test systems equipped with an Anritsu MT8862A support an effective, simple, and stable test environment for RF evaluation of the new Wi-Fi 6 spectrum extension, Wi-Fi 6E.

MVG multi-probe systems are suited to measure antennas and perform OTA testing of wireless devices of all sizes. Delivering ultra-fast results, MVG multi-probe systems enable 3D visualisation of antenna radiation patterns of devices under test through a fast electronic scan of its probe array.

Using only a single axis azimuth positioner, it minimises scattering caused by the positioning system, resulting in more accurate measurements. The product line ranges from compact portable test systems to particular measurement arrays that accommodate very heavy DUTs (Devices Under Test).

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