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ZigBee RF Test Matrix

For more information refer to Zigbee Test

ZigBee leverages the IEEE 802.15.4 physical layer. The following table shows the RF tests for the IEEE 802.15.4 standard and the recommended Keysight test tools to make these measurements.

ZigBee RF Tests 
RF Tests (IEEE 802.15.4 reference) 89600 Series Vector Signal Analysis Software1 PSA Series Spectrum Analyzers, X-Series Signal Analyzers N5182A MXG and E4438C ESG Vector Signal Generators N4010A Wireless Connectivity Test Set P-Series, EPM-P Series Power Meters
Transmitter Tests          
Output Power (6.7.5)      
Power rise/fall          
Spectrum PSD mask (          
Transmission spurious (6.1.5)          
Center frequency tolerance (6.7.4)        
Constellation error          
Error vector magnitude (6.7.3)          
Transceiver Tests          
Out-of-band spurious emission          
Tx-Rx / Rx-Tx turnround4 (6.7.1, 6.7.2)          
Receiver Tests          
Sensitivity (          
Symbol rate error tolerance          
Max input level (6.7.6)          
Jamming resistance (        
Energy detect6 (6.7.7)          
Link Quality Indication6 (6.7.8)          

1 89600 Series vector signal analysis software can be used with a variety of digitizers including: X-Series Signal Analyzers, Oscilloscopes, Logic Analyzers, PSA High-Performance Spectrum Analyzer, ESA-E Series Economy Spectrum Analyzer, and N4010A Wireless Connectivity Test Set.

2 Requires a second source (e.g. N4010A, N5182A MXG, E4438) outputting a ZigBee signal waveform file. Such a file can be either user designed (e.g. Matlab) or created with IQ data capture from a real DUT (e.g. use N4010A with 89600 Series VSA software to view and capture signal, save a recording and then download to the N4010A for playback).

3 Demodulation measurements using the N4010A requires the use of 89600 Series VSA software. PSA requires Option 241 to avail of demodulation results without use of (optional) 89600 software require N9064A option 2FP (W9064A) for CXA or 89600 software. 89600 software runs inside 89600 Vector Signal Analysis Software. Therefore no external PC is required

4 This test may require specific test modes. An oscilloscope such as the 8000 Series Infiniium Oscilloscopes may be required.

5 Requires a user designed waveform file or one created with IQ data capture from a real DUT. Real-time signal if baseband is the necessary format.

6 Link Quality Indication, Energy Detect and Clear Channel Assessment tests may be conducted if the required test modes are available.

7 With a full burst recorded, a free run trigger and continuous peak hold allows evaluation of the spectrum with a 100 kHz resolution bandwidth, as stated in the specification.