Application Note

Generation Of IEEE 802.15.4 Signals With Rohde & Schwarz Vector Signal Generators

Source: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG

This application note describes how to create and generate standard-conform IEEE 802.15.4 test signals with the Rohde & Schwarz vector signal generators (VSG).

It provides a brief introduction in the IEEE 802.15.4 PHY and MAC layer, explains in detail how a user-defined frame can be created by using the R&S IEEE 802.15.4 Frame Builder Excel spreadsheet and provides the information required to generate a Frame Builder based test signal with the Rohde & Schwarz vector signal generators. Finally an overview of standardized IEEE 802.15.4 PHY receiver tests is given.