Ranatec, a part of Qamcom Group, announced that it has extended its product portfolio to include the Ranatec RI 3101 8 x 8 Butler Matrix. The enhanced RF design represents the Ranatec benchmark for innovation that enables wireless tech companies to perform enhanced testing and qualify their most progressive products. 

Based on cutting-edge Scandinavian technology, the RI 3101 is designed to perform over the complete Bluetooth and Wi-Fi bands of operation. The Ranatec Butler Matrix delivers the widest operational bandwidth on the market today and is developed for frequencies from 2.4 to 8.0 GHz. In addition, the product is also a valuable tool for testing of wireless products operating on the Wi-Fi extended frequency band up to 7.125 GHz. 

”A valuable complement to our portfolio of products for wireless test automation, the new RI 3101 Butler Matrix boasts support for multichannel MIMO testing for 8 + 8 antenna ports over a large frequency range—the conventional Bluetooth and Wi-Fi bands at 2.4 and 5 GHz are supported as well as an extension up to 8 GHz, confirms Magnus Kilian, CEO at Ranatec”. 

According to Ranatec, the RI 3101 Butler Matrix is also highly suitable for antenna array beamforming and interference testing for multiple systems within the frequency range and for multichannel multipath emulation.

“We are confident that customers will choose this product based on its performance and quality, continues Kilian. Due to extremely thorough electrical simulations during product development, we achieved a very high Output Phase Accuracy of +/- 10 degrees, where the competition is typically providing a level of 15”. 

Addressing the needs of the demanding electronics market, through continual development and improvement Ranatec is creating the value for its customers by introducing new advancements like the new RI 3101 Butler Matrix.  Based on renowned quality and engineering, Ranatec’s competitive portfolio enables customers to test their latest, cutting-edge wireless equipment with superior proficiency—enabling electronics manufacturers to create and secure value-added product offerings and capture a competitive edge and significant share of the global marketplace. 






Frequency Range 

2.4 to 8 



Return Loss (50 Ω reference) 



VSWR = 1.6 (Max RL 10dB, VSWR 1.9) 

Output phase deviation from nominal 




Output amplitude deviation from nominal 



Nominal is equal amplitude in the 8 output ports 

Insertion Loss 



9 dB of total 13 dB is splitting loss (1:8) 




Measured as isolation between input ports (Max 10 dB) 

Maximum power 

Total input power (average) 

Dimensions (LxWxH) 

138 x 131 x 19 


Including connectors 





Connector type