Anritsu Co. introduces a new option for its Bluetooth Test Set MT8852B to support the latest Bluetooth® Core v5.1 (BT 5.1) specification for evaluating new key positioning services. With the new BLE AoA/AoD Option MT8852B-037, the MT8852B can conduct efficient RF-signal Angle of Arrival (AoA) and Angle of Departure (AoD) measurements to help speed time to market and lower test costs during development, validation, and manufacturing of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 5.1 devices and equipment.
The higher position accuracy offered by BLE AoA/AoD creates a better user experience and allows for applications such as accurate inventory tracking and indoor navigation systems. With the new option installed on the MT8852B, engineers can ensure that emerging products and services comply with the latest specification.
The MT8852B supports the test procedures specified by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) RF Test Specifications for performing the various Basic Rate (BR), Enhanced Data Rate (EDR), BLE, Bluetooth Audio, and other measurements required by developers, manufacturers, and vendors of Bluetooth chipsets, modules, devices, and systems. The MT8852B test set comes with PC application software for development work, as well as displaying test packets graphically. The application software also performs automatic Pass/Fail evaluation for test limits to simplify fault troubleshooting at the development and prototyping stages.
A patented Adaptive Frequency Hopping (AFH) test function for 2.4 GHz band WLAN equipment allows the MT8852B to conduct coexistence tests. The test set also supports CombiTests for configuring automated turnkey solutions for testing in high-volume production environments.