Production test systems and R&D testers are designed for significantly different tasks. Learn how these solutions are different; and see how a production tester is optimized for the unique requirements of high-volume manufacturing test.
Devices introduce significant variability into the manufacturing process. Learn how you can perform optimized, efficient physical layer cellular production testing using the LitePoint test system.
Improperly used splitters could affect your calibration and verification results. Discover why a Wilkinson type splitter design is recommended over a resistive design to reduce measurement errors.
802.11ac is expected to make a substantial impact in the marketplace, with over one billion ICs being shipped worldwide. This paper highlights the motivations, key features, and market forecast for 802.11ac.
Take a deeper look at the challenges wireless device manufacturers face when testing for 802.11 quality and reliability in a production-line environment, where cost considerations are paramount.
Bluetooth low energy is a great choice for devices that must operate with ultra low power wireless connectivity and be very low cost to make. Learn more about BLE and the key take-aways of BLE testing.
Operating in a high volume, low price, fast time-to-market environment necessitates efficient, affordable test solutions. Learn about practical applications for manufacturing testing the quality and compliance of your Bluetooth devices.
Manufacturers of NFC products are entering a critical period in the technology’s market growth. See why NFC testing is important and how to ensure the accuracy and effectiveness of production tests.
Bluetooth Smart—with its low power consumption, very low cost components, and compatibility with all mobile platforms and operating systems—is playing an important role in IoT.
It’s imperative to build RF performance verification into wireless device design and manufacturing. Get recommendations on key considerations like access RF signals, DUT control, and where testing fits in the process.
Power Amplifiers (PA)
This paper highlights implications LTE and 802.11ac have on PA designs; explains the use of DPD and ET to manage linearity and efficiency; and discusses measurements for evaluating and optimizing PAs using these technologies.
Among all PA characteristics, EVM is usually most critical for Wi-Fi applications. This application note details several kinds of impairments that affect PA EVM testing.
Power Amplifiers EVM Testing Impairments
802.11ax presents additional challenges for power amplifier design, characterization and test. Learn about new physical layer test requirements including increased linearity for 1024QAM, in-band emission testing and more.
Testing Power Amplifiers for 802.11ax
One of the most essential stages in the manufacturing process—RF testing—is becoming increasingly challenging. Find out how you can maximize production throughput and increase testing station up-time.
The LitePoint Factory Efficiency Module
The PA is a vital component in a WLAN transmitter circuit as its performance affects wireless coverage area, data rate capacity and circuit battery life. Learn about comprehensive, widely used techniques for PA testing.
Power Amplifier Testing for 802.11ac
Because of packaging, BLE performance can be difficult to verify. However, new OTA measurement methods can overcome obstacles—especially in relation to packet error rates and receiver sensitivity.
Over-the-Air BLE Test Systems Pinpoint Wireless Quality Issues
Emerging millimeter wave technology – which supports vastly higher frequencies and broader channel bandwidths than other Wi-Fi and cellular technologies – will facilitate the integration of IoT devices into the 5G network.
5G & IoT Create a Market for mmWave
LitePoint has partnered with ETS-Lindgren to produce the first Bluetooth low energy over-the-air antenna measurement system.
BLE Antenna Testing Helps Optimize IoT Device Performance
802.11ax, the next-generation WLAN standard that promises greater capacity and more robust data transmission than previous Wi-Fi standards, requires additional validation.
802.11ax: Not Just Another Higher Data Rate
In this first of a two-part series, you will get an intro to 5G, including how it differs from preceding technology generations and how it is well suited to a diverse range of wireless applications. The article also covers testing strategies that will make your 5G products successful.
Ensuring a Quality 5G Wireless User Experience: Applications & Technologies
The second of this two-part series focuses on the testing challenges facing higher-bandwidth technologies like 5G New Radio, WiGig, LTE cellular and Wi-Fi (802.11ax).
Key Test Considerations for a Quality 5G Wireless User Experience
The explosion of new wirelessly connected products depends on improvements in range, battery life, latency, and number of connected devices. This article highlights major technologies that will play a key role: IEEE 802.11ax, low-power wide-area networks, and millimeter-wave frequencies.
5 Technology Areas to Watch in 2017
Bluetooth low energy is a leading standard for the Internet of Things; and RF engineers need to know how to test their next-gen IoT products that leverage this wireless technology.
Bluetooth Low Energy 101
In today’s multitrillion-dollar IoT market, establishing a test-oriented environment for RF is a critical investment in the success of a product.
IoT Wireless Design Challenges – Testing Makes a Difference
As “internet of things” devices become essential in our lives and in industry, so too will their quality and reliability.
IoT Wireless Design Challenges – Design Tradeoffs
Consumer mobile apps are driving an insatiable thirst for data; and ever-evolving Wi-Fi seeks to solve the growing data congestion problems. With other contending technologies in this space, the race to claim supremacy is on.
Wi-Fi’s Future is in the Air
NFC’s possibilities are endless, which is resulting in an ever-broadening array of applications. LitePoint explores this expansion of NFC devices and use cases.
NFC Applications Venture into New Territories
LitePoint discusses and debunks common myths related to NFC testing.
7 Misconceptions about NFC Testing
Interviews & Appearances
This LitePoint presentation dives deep into the design challenges of Bluetooth low energy and why verification and testing are imperative throughout the product lifecycle.
Challenges & Solutions for Testing Bluetooth Low Energy IoT Devices
The presentations below are from LitePoint’s 2017 802.11ax Advanced Test Technology Seminar.
Exciting new standards and applications may be driving the development of next-gen wireless devices; but LitePoint’s leading-edge test solutions help make sure they all work.
Major Trends in Wireless Test
802.11ax will have a huge impact on the Wi-Fi landscape. In this webcast we provide an overview of this quickly emerging standard, discuss testing challenges, and more.
Testing 802.11ax: What You Need to Know
Making sure your IoT product – and the broader Internet of Things – works is critical to your success. This webcast delves into how and why you need to test your IoT device.
Testing the Internet of Things: Making the IoT Work
Where and how far will LTE be adopted for the Internet of Things? In this interview, LitePoint shares impressions on LTE’s future for IoT.
LTE for the Internet of Things
The cellular device landscape is ever-changing. In this feature, LitePoint discusses what technology and market developments mean for the future of wireless testing.
A Look at Cellular Device Test Trends: An Interview with LitePoint
With the advent of mobile payment and information exchange systems, and fickle consumers, it’s imperative that you thoroughly test your devices. LitePoint shares some considerations for efficient, effective NFC testing.
6 Key Factors in NFC Testing