Spectrum analyzer displays Wi-Fi 6/6E activity

WiPry Clarity from Oscium is a tri-band Wi-Fi spectrum analyzer that lets you view wireless activity on Wi-Fi 6/6E, as well as legacy Wi-Fi bands. Using the free Windows or Mac software, the tool displays the invisible wireless landscape to find interference that negatively impacts network performance. It exposes dead spaces, pinpoints sources of interference, … Read more

5G O-RAN test suite moves to the cloud

Keysight’s Open Radio Access Network Architect (KORA) test software is now available in the cloud for improved flexibility and rapid deployment. The company also announced that its LoadCore software for testing 5G Core (5GC) can now be purchased as a metered, pay-as-you-go product through Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace. The KORA suite verifies the functionality … Read more

5G partnership hones MIMO OTA testing

Anritsu and AeroGT Labs have teamed to provide 5G MIMO OTA test platforms to characterize, test, and optimize antennas. The platforms can be used to test the performance and reliability of single-use and multiple-use antennas in vehicles, mobile devices, and similar products in a simulated environment before commercialization. AeroGT Labs was recently formed by OTA … Read more

5G SoC offers mmWave connectivity

MediaTek debuted its first 5G mmWave chip, the Dimensity 1050, boasting seamless connectivity, fast displays, gaming, and power efficiency. Through dual connectivity, the device provides long-range sub-6 GHz (FR1) and super-fast mmWave (FR2) connections, even in densely populated areas. By performing 3CC carrier aggregation on sub-6 GHz spectrum and 4CC carrier aggregation on mmWave spectrum, … Read more

Jetson AI integrates Wi-Fi/Bluetooth combo to serve streaming apps

Artificial intelligence (AI) at the edge—rapidly becoming a commercial reality in agriculture, healthcare, industrial, robotics, and smart city applications—employs a mix of processing in the cloud and at the edge. So, Nvidia’s Jetson, an AI-at-the-edge compute platform with over one million developers, is integrating Infineon’s AIROC system-on-chip (SoC), a combo of IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax Wi-Fi and … Read more

5G modem chip gains more features

Qualcomm adds Smart Transit 3.0 to its Snapdragon X70 modem-RF chip to optimize radio transmit power across cellular, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. The X70 also offers what Qualcomm calls the world’s first 5G standalone mmWave connection. Announced earlier this year, the Snapdragon X70 modem packs a 5G AI processor that pairs with advanced capabilities to enable … Read more

What’s new in Wi-Fi 6E networks? More interference testing

Just like cellular standards, Wi-Fi standards continue to evolve. Wi-Fi 6E is the newest kid on the block. This standard enables wireless Internet of Things (IoT) devices to operate in the unlicensed 6 GHz spectrum to access a lot more bandwidth. But there’s a tricky part: 6 GHz spectrum brings new restrictions to device manufacturers. … Read more

Sierra Wireless readies next-gen 5G modules

Sierra Wireless is now sampling its RF-optimized EM92 series of 5G NR sub-6 GHz mobile broadband embedded modules. This latest edition to the Sierra Wireless lineup will enable the most demanding, business-critical industrial and networking use cases. The company also announced that DISH Wireless has adopted the EM92 series 5G modules to connect to its … Read more

The path to 5G is getting a little clearer

 Frequent readers of Test Cafe know that I am cautious about the 5G rollout. At the same time, I’ve predicted a pretty major disruption in the test equipment market when it occurs. All candidate technologies are pretty radical compared to today’s cellular technologies, and the test equipment must change accordingly. Fortunately, I spent my second … Read more

NIWeek: Inside the Nokia/NI 5G system

It’s August. It’s Texas.  It’s unbelievably hot.  It’s full of modular instruments and LabView.  Yes, it’s my annual trek (along with 3200+ others) to NIWeek in Austin, Texas, a conference hosted by National Instruments. This year I had a special interest in 5G communications. Frequent readers of Test Cafe blog know that I have recently … Read more