LitePoint have released the first over-the-air test solution for the characterisation and verification of Bluetooth low energy devices (also known as Bluetooth Smart). The LitePoint Bluetooth Advanced test system is a breakthrough for product developers as they strive to balance getting to market first, whilst at the same time ensuring the highest levels of quality.
“Bluetooth low energy has become one of the most widely deployed wireless technologies on the market and its adoption shows no sign of slowing down. Winning the IoT race will come down to two things — getting there first, with the highest quality. LitePoint’s Bluetooth Advanced is the only test solution on the market that is able to characterize and verify Bluetooth low energy devices via over-the-air testing. This enables product developers to get their products to market quickly with assured quality because they can be tested fully assembled – ensuring the performance of all components, including the antenna,” said Adam Smith, Director of Product Marketing at LitePoint.
The Bluetooth Advanced solution is ideal for testing devices in manufacturing, but it’s also designed for the lab during the design phase of product creation. Smith added, “To get to market fast, you first have to get your product out of the lab and into mass production. The Bluetooth Advanced test solution is easy to implement, easy to use, and provides excellent insight into the RF performance, allowing product developers to optimize their design and get their product to market quickly. With Bluetooth Advanced, product developers can focus on their product, not on how to test it.”
IQxel-M Bluetooth Advanced Measurement System
The new LitePoint IQxel-M™ Bluetooth Advanced measurement system is a major advancement in the speed and efficiency for performing over-the-air testing of BT Smart/BT Low Energy peripheral and beacon devices.
IQxel-M: A Powerful platform for future wireless testing
IQxel-M is a powerful hardware platform with frequency coverage from 860 MHz to 6 GHz. This platform is widely used today in manufacturing and engineering applications for Wi-Fi, BT, ZigBee, Z-Wave, and GPS. The hardware comes fully calibrated across the entire frequency range and these additional wireless capabilities can be added to any test system through simple software licenses. As technologies evolve, you can be confident that your measurement system can grow with you.
Ordering and Configuration
IQxel-M BT Advanced is available as a stand-alone software license or as a convenient bundle with hardware, software licenses, and application software. For users that already have IQxel-M, this new capability can be added as a field upgrade.