Explore, Optimize, and Evaluate Trade-Offs for 802.11ax/be Designs

Wireless LAN (WLAN) technology continues to evolve to meet the demands of higher data-rate applications and to improve spectrum utilization, throughput, and user experience. The next generation of the IEEE 802.11 standard, 802.11be or Extremely High Throughput (EHT) WLAN, promises new features to increase throughput and facilitate real-time applications.

You will need access to a complete set of tools for demodulation and vector signal analysis so you can explore a signal virtually from any angle, optimize it, and assess design trade-offs. Our PathWave Vector Signal Analysis (89600 VSA) software supports more than 75 signal standards and modulation types, including 802.11 WLAN standards.

  • Perform measurements on the latest IEEE 802.11n/ac/ax/be formats (Option 89601BHXC) and legacy IEEE 802.11a/b/g/j/p formats (Option 89601B7RC)
  • Demodulate EHT MU PPDU operating mode of 802.11be with compressed and non-compressed modes, up to 320 MHz bandwidth, and modulation format up to 4096QAM.
  • Demodulate all operating modes of 802.11ax: high efficiency (HE) single-user, HE multiuser, HE extended range, HE trigger-based, HE NDP, and non-HT
  • Analyze orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA), multiuser MIMO (MU-MIMO), and up to eight spatial streams of 802.11ax and 802.11be signals
  • Verify and troubleshoot PHY layer performance and errors down to the bit level
  • View multiple color-coded results simultaneously

Top 5 WLAN 802.11ax Test Challenges

The 802.11ax standard provides improved spectral efficiency, capacity, and coverage when deployed in dense scenarios and outdoor environments. To fully embrace the benefits of 802.11ax, device manufacturers, service providers, and enterprises need to change how they validate and optimize their WLAN devices and infrastructure.

You need test solutions that provide the industry-leading performance, accuracy, and functionality required to validate the wireless networks of today and tomorrow. Click the link below to download our white paper and discover five features and test challenges for 802.11ax and how to address them to improve the efficiency, capacity, and coverage of your WLAN networks.

PathWave VSA High-Throughput WLAN Modulation Analysis Demonstration

Learn how to easily set up parameters, evaluate signal quality, and assess the error vector measurements of your transmitted WLAN signals while adjusting a wide range of signal parameters for troubleshooting purposes.

Our PathWave 89600 VSA software gives you insight into your 802.11n/ac/ax/be modulation analysis. The software provides spectrum, time, and modulation quality measurements for your WLAN signals. It includes an advanced troubleshooting and evaluation toolset designed to handle your analysis challenges in the latest standards, such as MU-MIMO and OFDMA.

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Discounted Hardware & Software Bundles for WLAN 802.11ax/be Test

Bundled hardware and software packages make it easy for you to order what you need for WLAN 802.11ax/be test at a discounted price. Request a quote today.

Frequency range (FR) 802.11ax 802.11be
Hardware Signal generator N5172B; N5182B M9384B
Signal analyzer N9020B; N9030B N9030B; N9040B
Software Signal generation N7617EMBC N7617EMBC
Signal analysis N9077EM0E; N9077EM1E N9077EM0E; N9077EM1E; N9077EM2E
Savings Up to $52k Up to $61k

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