Keysight teams for first WiFi 6E certification

December 07, 2021 // By Nick Flaherty
Keysight teams for first WiFi 6E certification
Keysight is working with CTC Advanced on the first certification of WiFi 6E devices in Europe

Keysight Technologies is working with CTC advanced, a testing and certification laboratory in Saarbrücken, Germany, to certify its first Wi-Fi 6E device in Europe.

The broadband home gateway was tested against the most recent version of the European Telecommunications Standard Institute (ETSI) standard EN 303 687, introduced to regulate usage of the new WiFi frequencies from 5.9 to 6.45 GHz. This is a mandatory procedure to gain market access.

As a certification laboratory, CTC has faced demand for Wi-Fi 6E testing since the summer but up to now, no test solution was available on the market, it says. Keysight modified its IoT Regulatory Compliance Test Solution (IOT0047A, above) to simplify pre-compliance testing and post-test analysis with purpose-built test-automation software.

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Keysight’s IoT Regulatory Compliance Test Solution addresses the requirements of ETSI and FCC regulatory standards for IoT devices operating in Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) frequency bands. The scalable configuration and reconfiguration easily divides a full system into separate test stations that can be used in parallel to address different standards and test cases.

It provides improved system performance with uncertainty reports of each hardware instrument used in the system with simplified test and automation of regulatory testing and report generation.

“Regulatory certification is a critical aspect when it comes to optimizing time-to-market of a wireless device. Keysight works closely with regulatory bodies like ETSI and FCC to enable all players of the ecosystem to test their design as early as possible against the new standards. We are proud of this successful collaboration with early adopters, which makes new technologies like Wi-Fi 6E a reality for the mass market,” said Boon Juan Tan, vice president and general manager, General Electronics Measurement

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