Wi-Fi 6E Supported on ETS-Lindgren OTA Systems

Over-the-air (OTA) Test System Upgrades to Measure 802.11ax Extended Band


CEDAR PARK, Texas – March 3, 2022 – ETS-Lindgren announced solutions that add support for sixth generation Wi-Fi, 801.11ax in the newly available 6E or extended 6 GHz band.  Test systems can be equipped to measure total radiated power (TRP) and total isotropic sensitivity (TIS) in the 6E band with the addition of RF path hardware and instrument drivers for CTIA-compliant EMQuest™ Antenna Measurement Software.  Two 802.11ax capable network emulators are supported, the CMW500 from Rohde & Schwarz and the MT8862A from Anritsu.  OTA systems that are upgraded for 6E support will be backward compatible with all previous Wi-Fi generations; these upgrades will not interfere with other technologies such as 4G or 5G cellular that may also be supported.


Earlier generations of Wi-Fi utilized 20, 40, and 80 MHz channel bandwidths in the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands.  802.11ax capable transceivers can utilize channels as wide as 160 MHz under optimum conditions in the 6E band, providing substantial data throughput gains.  MIMO antenna systems are also common on 802.11ax capable devices, highlighting the need to fully characterize these complex devices.  ETS-Lindgren OTA systems excel at testing access point (AP) and end point (EP) devices with SISO or MIMO antenna systems present.


James Young, Sr. Director of Business Development with ETS-Lindgren stated, “We appreciate the support of Rohde & Schwarz and Anritsu engineering teams in helping us craft an upgrade path for Wi-Fi 6E that preserves the investment in instrumentation, software, and chamber systems our customers have made.  Lab managers praise the instrument flexibility EMQuest offers, allowing them to select the best-fit instruments across brands and models, and add technology upgrades as the market develops.  Wi-Fi 6E is a perfect example of a new technology generation that we are pleased to offer as an upgrade to present OTA systems and an enhanced capability available for new systems.”  Customers in the EMQuest maintenance program can immediately benefit in utilizing this Wi-Fi 6E upgrade path for Rohde & Schwarz and Anritsu instrumentation.


ETS-Lindgren is the world leader for wireless OTA testing technology and measurements.  Not only did we help develop the industry’s first OTA measurement test plan, we pioneered the world’s first CTIA Authorized Test Lab (CATL) for mobile station OTA performance testing.  ETS-Lindgren is also uniquely qualified to address the 5G and mmWave test requirements.  Click here for more information on ETS-Lindgren's solutions for the wireless industry, including the market-leading AMS Family of Test Chambers and EMQuest™ Antenna Measurement Software.  You’ll find our solutions overview for 5G wireless testing here.  Watch the Wireless Test Solutions Video to learn more about our capabilities, accreditations, and involvement in the wireless industry standards committees.  To assist you with your wireless device test and measurement requirements, view our Top 10 Considerations for 5G Chamber Design and Testing.  Let us assist you with your wireless test system requirements by contacting us online, or calling us at +1 (512) 531-6400.


About ETS-Lindgren


ETS-Lindgren is an international manufacturer of components and systems that measure, shield, and control electromagnetic and acoustic energy.  The company's products are used for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), microwave and wireless testing, electromagnetic field (EMF) measurement, radio frequency (RF) personal safety monitoring, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and control of acoustic environments.


Headquartered in Cedar Park, Texas, ETS-Lindgren has manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia.  The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of ESCO Technologies, a leading supplier of engineered products for growing industrial and commercial markets.  ESCO is a New York Stock Exchange listed company (symbol ESE) with headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri.  Additional information about ETS-Lindgren is available at www.ets-lindgren.comFollow ETS-Lindgren on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTubeAdditional information about ESCO and its subsidiaries is available at www.escotechnologies.com.


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