System performs function testing of wireless devices
Test & Measurement World Staff - July 16, 2012
Spirent Communications’ GSS5300 enables simultaneous functional testing of up to two wireless-enabled devices with multiple RF interfaces, including WiFi, Bluetooth, FM, and NFC (near-field communications). The test system also operates in tandem with Spirent GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) constellation simulators to test GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and QZSS signals.
Functional testing of a wireless device is a rapid test method for the manufacturing line to ensure that a device has been correctly assembled and will operate under real-world conditions. The GSS5300 provides repeatable testing against full signaling conditions, with the ability to determine RF transmitter/receiver operation. With the GSS5300 engineers can specify, run, repeat, and modify test parameters, including power levels, channel assignments, frequencies, and wireless standards. The unit can be controlled directly using its preinstalled SimCHAN graphical-interface software or remotely via command script.
The GSS5300 multi-radio platform can be used with Spirent’s GSS6300M multi-GNSS simulator, which enables testing of fundamental GNSS receiver functionality, including time to first fix, sensitivity, and accuracy on the manufacturing line. By following a parallel testing approach, engineers can test multi-radio devices in shorter time, improving manufacturing line throughput.
Spirent Communications, www.spirent.com/Solutions-Directory/GSS5300