Anritsu updates MT8862A wireless test for 2×2 MIMO WLAN equipment

Anritsu has updated Wireless Connectivity Test Set MT8862A with the launch of 2×2 MIMO measurement software MX886200A-010.
Anritsu Wireless Connectivity Test Set MT8862A
The test and measurement company said its 2×2 MIMO measurement software MX886200A-010 will be extending the measurement functions of the company’s wireless connectivity test set MT8862A for evaluating 2×2 MIMO WLAN equipment.

Anritsu, a leading testing solutions company in India, said the MT8862A is the world’s first measuring instrument covers all measurements of output signal quality, transmit power, receiver sensitivity, 2×2 MIMO, etc., of IEEE802.11ac WLAN equipment under actual operation conditions using its built-in network mode.

Target markets would be vendors of smartphones, tablets, PCs, and AV-related equipment in India and other telecom markets.

Installing the MX886200A-010 option in the MT8862A supports receiver sensitivity and transmit power measurements of 2×2 MIMO WLAN equipment using two MT8862A units in combination, helping WLAN equipment end users to assure communications quality and troubleshoot the cause of communications errors.

Most devices requiring high data transmission rates, such as smartphones, tablets, PCs, etc., are now using MIMO technology to increase the data transmission speed. Adding this 2×2 MIMO measurement function to Anritsu’s popular MT8862A will help improve the quality of WLAN equipment.

The spread of IoT is driving adoption of WLAN technologies by home appliances such as printers and televisions, in-vehicle equipment, industrial machinery, sensors, etc. Devices requiring high data transmission rates, such as smartphones and AV-related equipment, are using MIMO as one technology for increasing data rates.

WLAN equipment makers are anticipating more support calls from end users related to communications quality issues since MIMO uses a multi-antenna environment, assuring communications quality is harder than when not using MIMO. This will result into more investment in MIMO test and measurements.

Wireless Connectivity Test Set MT8862A measures the radio-wave coverage range, receiver sensitivity, and modulation accuracy of WLAN equipment under actual operating conditions.

Anritsu in a statement said that the installation of firmware and option license from the web browser to MT8862A supports evaluation of 2×2 MIMO WLAN equipment using two combined MT8862A units.