Wi-Fi has gone through several generations over time, offering various improvements to support a growing number of connected devices. Wi-Fi is defined and classified by the IEEE 802.11 set of standards, and the latest generation, known as Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), was released in 2019. Wi-Fi 6 devices operate in the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, while Wi-Fi 6E extends the 802.11ax standard into the 6 GHz band.
This blog will reveal how to overcome Wi-Fi 6 testing challenges. In particular, we’ll discuss Wi-Fi 6 channel bandwidths, and the subsequent performance demands on RF power measurement test equipment. We'll also review additional test instrument capabilities that are essential for Wi-Fi 6 testing.