Quantenna and LitePoint Collaborate to get 802.11ac Wave 3 Chipsets into Mass Production

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Quantenna Communications has chosen LitePoint’s IQxel-MW for calibration and verification of Quantenna’s new 802.11ac Wave 3 chipsets. Their customers now can achieve improved wireless performance on the QSR10G chipset platform by calibrating and verifying chip performance with LitePoint’s IQxel-MW test system with IQfact± test software. This combination enables fast manufacturing product ramps … avoiding lengthy test development and debugging cycles.

The IQxel-MW is the newest member of LitePoint’s industry-leading IQxel family of test systems. The IQxel-MW is designed to meet the demanding performance needs of the latest version of the 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard, plus the upcoming 802.11ax standard. Quantenna chose the IQxel-MW for its 8×8 MIMO capabilities and performance to cover the latest requirements of their 802.11ac Wave 3 product family.

“Consumers are in a constant search for stronger and more stable connections for their Wi-Fi enabled devices. 802.11ac and 802.11ax will enable a huge improvement on both fronts. If you’ve been in an airport, café, or other setting where you’re showing a strong Wi-Fi signal, but can’t get or hold a stable Wi-Fi connection, these advances will make those frustrations a thing of the past. We’re very excited to be working with Quantenna on these new innovations in wireless,” said Brad Robbins, President of LitePoint.

Quantenna Communications, a leading provider of Wi-Fi chipset solutions, recommends the IQxel-MW to their customers for calibrating and verifying the Quantenna 10G Wave 3 Wi-Fi family of chipsets. “We have been working with LitePoint for many years on their IQfact+ software solutions that enable LitePoint testers to perform tests on Quantenna chipsets right out of the box— no programming required. We are often first to market with new technologies like 4×4 802.11ac and 8×8 802.11ac. Time to market is vital to our customers. Having the IQxel-MW ready to go when our new solutions came out was critical,” said Dr. Sam Heidari, CEO of Quantenna.

Robbins added, “The IQxel-MW is the next generation of our industry-leading IQxel connectivity tester that enables our customers to get the world’s most advanced wireless technology into consumers’ hands…fast. Product feature differentiation only lasts for a very short period of time in consumer electronics. It’s critical that companies also differentiate with quality — ensuring that their products work exactly as consumers expect…every time. That is what the IQxel-MW delivers for our customers.”