RF Communications Test System KT-RFCT 2400A

RF Signaling & Non-signaling for IoT Testing | KONRAD TECHNOLOGIES

Robin Irwin from Konrad Technologies UK attending Automotive Test Expo 2018 in Stuttgart explains how the flexibility to test signalling and non-signaling in a single test platform provides test coverage in end-of-line production test, product lifecycle (regression) test and service/repair. Technology coverage including IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFI, Bluetooth, Bluetooth LE, GPS and sub 1-GHz proprietary standards provides the ability to test a multitude of IoT devices as well as those specific to the automotive industry.

WiFi Signaling for Throughput Testing Demo with KT-RFCT 2400A | KONRAD TECHNOLOGIES

Konrad Technologies presents the KT-RFCT 2400A with a WiFi signaling for throughput testing demonstration. Robin Irwin, Managing Director Northern Europe, sets up the instrument as a WiFi access point and runs an iPerf server live at the Automotive Testing Expo Europe 2018. The access point within the KT-RFCT 2400A can be used to connect to multiple clients and perform simple throughput testing, enabling feature testing of products for end-of-line test.

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Efficient all-in-one test solution for low-cost IoT devices

The low price point creates a cost effective means for testing wireless communication units, while generating a favorable cost to performance ratio.

The calibrated RF test system has a small footprint, integrating seamlessly into test system infrastructures via a single Ethernet connection. GPIOs control the DUT and peripherals. The test system enables communication interfaces like SPI, I2C, UART and CAN. Simple Go/No-Go tests can be performed in parallel. The KT-RFCT 2400A features a 70 MHz to 6 GHz frequency range and includes non-signaling and signaling connections. Bluetooth signaling standards are supported up to 4.1 as well as BT-LE. WIFI signaling standards supported are a, b, g, n and ac. 

The KT-RFCT 2400A is the perfect test system for a wide range of applications, such as Bluetooth, Infotainment, Keyless Entry, Tire Pressure Measurement, GPS and WIFI.

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Software

  • Fully controllable by LabVIEW
  • Able to use text based languages, C/C++ and Python
  • The API can be used together with most of NI’s versatile software packages
  • Soft-front-panel for simple interaction with the instrument

Wide Range of Software Packages Available

  • Application specific APIs e.g. Keyless Entry
  • Support for customer specific plug-ins
  • Predefined TestStand steps for easy integration

Included Functionality – Signaling

Signaling standards included in the standard configuration:

WIFI

  • Instrument can act as Access Point or as client
  • Supported standards a, b, g, n, ac
  • Reading RSSI, sweeping transmit power over 40 dB
  • File-Transfer for interaction

Bluetooth

  • The instrument offers NAP and PANU profiles as standard configuration
  • Can be used to share an internet connection
  • Signaling standards supported up to 4.1 and BT-LE

Included Functionality – Non-Signaling

Non-Signaling features included in the standard configuration:

  • 20 MHz instantaneous bandwidth
  • Calibrated inputs and outputs
  • 2 ppm frequency accuracy
  • Digital and power triggering

Benefits

  • Low cost test system
  • Calibrated
  • Easy integration
  • Small footprint
  • GPIOs for controlling the DUT and peripherals
  • Communication interfaces like SPI, I2C, UART and CAN

Features

  • 70 MHz to 6 GHz frequency range
  • Cost effective Go/No-Go tests
  • Rack mount option
  • Expandable for the future

Out-of-the-Box Solutions

  • Keyless entry API
  • WIFI signaling
  • Bluetooth
  • Time domain analysis
  • Spectrum analysis

Related Services

All Provided by Konrad Technologies

  • Design of anechoic test chambers
  • Completely automated DUT handling
  • Support for multi-DUT depending on user setup
  • Development of algorithms required for testing
  • Design of interface boards
  • Development of customized plug-ins e.g. Bluetooth profiles
  • Maintenance upon request
  • Complete system design
  • Turnkey solutions

Download the latest driver for KT-RFCT 2400A.

libkt-rfct-1.0.0-linux-source.zip

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