Keysight launches WiFi 7 test platform

Keysight launches WiFi 7 test platform

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By Nick Flaherty

Keysight Technologies  has developed a turnkey emulation and test system for the next generation WiFI7 wireless standard.

The E7515W UXM Wireless Connectivity Test Platform for Wi-Fi provides network emulation for signalling radio frequency (RF) and throughput testing for devices using WiFi 7, including 4×4 MIMO 320 MHz bandwidth.

Developed by the IEEE as the 802.11be standard, WiFi 7 promises significant performance advancements and improvements over the previous WiFi 6E and WiFi 6 standards. As with any new wireless technology, device makers must perform extensive signalling RF and throughput on clients and access points (AP) to ensure WiFi 7 devices work as intended when deployed. However, existing solutions require extremely complicated test setups with large number of WiFi devices and network channels to emulate real-world operating conditions.

The UXM Wireless Connectivity Test Solution addresses this by giving RF engineers a turnkey solution that simplifies Wi-Fi 7 testing and provides unique physical (PHY) layer and media access control (MAC) layer insights.

The turnkey solution simulates Wi-Fi devices and traffic to cover new use cases on the latest IEEE 802.11be standards using the UXM 5G Network Emulation Solution to simulate hundreds of WiFi devices and traffic, three-times more than existing systems, without the need for additional equipment.

The test system supports WiFi 7 4×4 MIMO 320 MHz bandwidth and performs WiFi 7 signalling RF and throughput testing on clients and APs, including the latest 802.11 variants as well as 5G and LTE capabilities with WiFi / cellular interworking validation as well as integrated fixed wireless access (FWA) testing for the fast-growing customer premises equipment (CPE) market.

Analysis software provides PHY / MAC-level information such as rate versus range, enhanced Rx sensitivity, radio unit (RU) sweep analysis, and full-rate throughput to generate relevant WiFi signalling and RF throughput results.

“With the introduction of the E7515W solution, Keysight is expanding the market leading UXM 5G Network Emulation Solutions to simulate Wi-Fi devices and traffic to cover new use cases from the latest IEEE 802.11be standards. The E7515W solution enables faster test setups with less complexity and delivers better load and bandwidth performance to help Wi-Fi 7 device makers accelerate time to market,” said Mosaab Abughalib, Senior R&D Director and General Manager for Keysight’s Wireless Test Group.

Keysight E7515W UXM Wireless Connectivity Test Platform

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UXM Wireless Connectivity Test Platform


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