A 2x2 MIMO Measurement Software MX886200A-010 option for its Wireless Connectivity Test Set MT8862A has been released by Anritsu. This extends the measurement functions of the MT8862A to offer support for evaluating 2x2 MIMO WLAN equipment. Most devices requiring high data transmission rates, such as smartphones, tablets, PCs, etc., are now using MIMO technology to increase the data transmission speed.
Since MIMO uses a multi-antenna environment, assuring communications quality is particularly difficult. Consequently, WLAN equipment makers are anticipating more support calls from end users related to communications quality issues, and so urgently need support for MIMO measurements under actual operating conditions.
The Wireless Connectivity Test Set MT8862A is a measuring instrument for IEEE802.11ac/n/g/b/a WLAN equipment.
Using its built-in network mode, the instrument offers a test solution that covers all measurements of radio-wave coverage range, output signal quality, modulation accuracy and 2x2 MIMO of IEEE802.11ac WLAN equipment under actual operation conditions.
Installing the MX886200A-010 option to the MT8862A provides support for receiver sensitivity and transmit power measurements of 2x2 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.