By JJ Delisle
The rise of 5G has changed the landscape of wireless testing. One of the biggest changes is the ability of test engineers to perform over-the-air (OTA) testing without connecting anything or having a special setup, something not historically possible with past generations of wireless devices, due to FCC regulation and spectrum licensing law. OTA testing has the potential to revolutionize wireless device testing while enabling innovative testing of both advanced antenna systems (AAS) and antenna array technology. When flexibility, speed and testing diverse antenna configurations are the primary objectives, new methods of OTA testing bring much to the table.