The TS8997 test system from Rohde & Schwarz performs ETSI EN 300 328
V1.8.1 standard-compliant certification of wireless devices operating
in the 2.4-GHz band, including WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n and Bluetooth devices.
On December 31, 2014, the ETSI standard will become mandatory for all
devices using this frequency band and being sold in the European Union.
V1.8.1 of the ETSI standard specifies a special type of power
measurement. With four antenna ports and integrated R&S OSP
switching module, the TS8997 can perform this measurement
time-synchronized and in compliance with the standard on up to four
channels, allowing it to characterize devices with MIMO and beamforming
The TS8997 test system achieves a sampling rate of
greater than 1 Msample/s with a measurement time of up to 32 seconds. A
long measurement time is necessary in order to carry out a wideband
measurement covering the entire scope of the signal and to determine
various parameters, such as output power, average power, and peak power.
EMC32 EMC measurement software guides users through individual test
cases, which are run automatically.
A datasheet for the TS8997 test system was not available at the time of this announcement.
Rohde & Schwarz, www.rohde-schwarz.com
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