LitePoint Launches A New Test System For Wi-Fi 7 Standard

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LitePoint announces the launch of its IQxel-MX test system that can handle the high-performance requirements of the new Wi-Fi 7.

Wi-Fi 7 is the potential next amendment of Wi-Fi 6 technology, which is expected to have higher data rates and lower latency than Wi-Fi 6. This means that the network will be optimized to process a very high volume of data messages with minimal delay. Combining these advantages with multi-link modes, Wi-Fi 7 will power the future of connectivity for the most demanding wireless applications.

LitePoint, a provider of wireless test solutions, announced the launch of its IQxel-MX test system that can handle the high-performance requirements of the new Wi-Fi 7, IEEE 802.11be standard.

The compatibility with Wi-Fi 7 lies in the device’s PHY performance with operation in all 3 Wi-Fi bands (2.4, 5 and 6 GHz), extra-wide 320 MHz channels, 4K QAM modulation, up to 16 MIMO streams, and multi-link operation (MLO). It is a fully integrated RF PHY test solution that combines signal generation and analysis in a single tester, supporting a continuous frequency range from 400 MHz to 7.3 GHz. 

It features an analysis bandwidth of 320 MHz and residual Error Vector Magnitude (EVM) floor. The signal combination architecture supports MLO without external hardware. The IQxel-MX supports IEEE 802.11be (Wi-Fi 7), 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 6E) and IEEE 802.11 legacy specifications, as well as a full range of connectivity standards (Bluetooth 5.x, Zigbee, Z-Wave).

Eve Danel, Senior Product Marketing Manager, stated that the leap forward in data rates in Wi-Fi 7 will enable a new generation of applications such as Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), eXtended Reality (XR) and Cloud Gaming. Their decades of experience testing Wi-Fi has allowed them to build a test system that R&D teams can use to ensure the next generation of Wi-Fi applications deliver on the promise of a high-speed, low latency and highly reliable experience.


 

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