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LitePoint Newsletter, Q4 2016
We hope you enjoy this inaugural newsletter! It is full of timely, useful information, announcements and resources related to wireless device testing. Be sure to share it with your peers, partners, colleagues and clients.
zSignal 802.11ax Software
LitePoint’s zSignal™ 802.11ax software license adds transmit quality analysis and waveform creator support for this next generation High Efficiency WLAN standard. This 802.11ax software augments LitePoint’s zSignal WLAN license for 802.11 a/ac/af/ah/b/g/j/n/p, and is compliant with the latest draft standard from the IEEE 802.11ax working group. In combination with LitePoint’s zSeries Test Solutions, typical equipment EVM floors for 802.11ax 80 MHz (HE80) are <-50 dB (preamble-only equalization).
For a product overview and more information, please visit the zSignal 802.11ax Software page.
Introducing IQxel-MW for 802.11ax
The LitePoint IQxel-MW™ is the first test solution ready for the next generation of Wi-Fi, including 802.11ax, Multi-User OFDMA modulation, Multi-User MIMO and beamforming technologies. Ideal for both product development and high-volume production, IQxel-MW delivers robust and reliable performance verification for all popular wireless connectivity standards. The IQxel-MW is available in three hardware configurations to scale to your requirements and leverages LitePoint’s expertise with efficient parallel multi-DUT testing.
For a product brochure and more information, please visit the IQxel-MW page.
LitePoint’s latest innovation is the world’s first over-the-air test solution for the characterization and verification of Bluetooth low energy (LE) devices. Bluetooth LE is rapidly becoming one of the most widely deployed wireless technologies for IoT devices such as wearables, home and industrial automation, and asset tracking. The new LitePoint IQxel-M Bluetooth Advanced measurement system is a major advancement in the measurement of Bluetooth LE peripheral and beacon devices. Using LitePoint’s proprietary measurement techniques, testing Bluetooth devices has been made simple and the system performs comprehensive transmitter and receiver measurements without the need for any connection to the device. The solution is optimized for both engineering and manufacturing and works with all Bluetooth LE peripheral and beacon devices, regardless of chipset.
For a product brochure and more information, please visit the Bluetooth Advanced page.
Testing Power Amplifiers for 802.11ax (App Note)
The upcoming 802.11ax standard takes Wi-Fi to the next level by providing more consistent and reliable high throughput Wi-Fi in dense user environments, such as a crowded hot-spot in a busy airport or stadium where an overloaded access point delivers terrible user experience. 802.11ax promises to support 10X more users over the same unlicensed spectrum, increase average throughput per user by 4X, and improve outdoor and multi-path signal robustness. The physical layer changes for 802.11ax that most impact power amplifiers are:
- Increased power amplifier linearity requirements for 1024QAM,
- In-band emission requirements for OFDMA, and
- Measurement errors due to test equipment sensitivity to narrower subcarrier spacing.
This app note discusses power amplifier testing for 802.11ax applications.
For more information on where and when you can connect with LitePoint, please visit our Events page.
RCR Wireless Webcast with Brad Robbins
RCR Wireless held an Editorial Webinar on the topic of Testing the Internet of Things: Making the IoT Work. Brad Robbins, President of LitePoint, was one of the featured panelists on the webinar, which showcased the importance of test, and how test can help build brands.
Mobile World Congress – Barcelona, Spain
February 27-March 2, 2017
Hall 6, Stands 6O9MR & 6O11MR
Check out the latest innovations in the LitePoint Demo Lounge at Mobile World Congress in February/March 2017. We’ll be showcasing our newest solutions for testing and ensuring the performance of today’s cutting-edge Wi-Fi, IoT and even 5G products.
To visit the LitePoint Demo Lounge, please contact your sales rep to book an appointment.