Azimuth Tests 802.11n

Azimuth Systems introduced the new ADEPT-n MIMO test platform

May 14, 2007

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ACTON, Mass. -- Azimuth Systems, Inc., the leading provider of Wi-Fi engineering test equipment, today introduced the new ADEPT-n MIMO test platform, a scalable solution for testing 802.11n products that will allow vendors to improve Wi-Fi product quality and speed time-to-market.

The ADEPT-n MIMO test platform is the industry’s first single-box, point-to-multi-point tester that enables repeatable performance, interoperability and functional testing of 802.11n devices. The platform provides a flexible framework for semiconductor vendors, device manufacturers and service providers to test client and access points, as well as to conduct protocol testing using advanced built-in capture capability.

As the Wi-Fi market transitions to 802.11n, the ADEPT-n will succeed Azimuth’s award-winning W-series 802.11 a/b/g performance test platform, currently in use by vendors representing more than 90% of the Wi-Fi industry. The ADEPT-n adds 802.11n testing capability with support for 4x4 MIMO paths and includes DIRECTOR™ II, Azimuth’s second generation test executive software, featuring an intuitive user interface and powerful new test building capabilities that accelerate testing and lower the overall cost of test.

“The ability to bring high-quality Wi-Fi products to market quickly has been critical to Marvell’s success,” said Abuzar Saeed, director of software QA, Embedded and Emerging Business Unit, Marvell. “The use of Azimuth test equipment allows us to optimize product performance and improve time-to-market, and we expect the ADEPT-n solution to further accelerate our 802.11n product development efforts.”

The ADEPT-n provides customers with a powerful testing platform for 802.11n product design, design verification testing (DVT) and quality assurance (QA) testing. This enables design engineers to test and debug performance algorithms or analyze traffic protocol across communication states; DVT engineers to validate interoperability between MIMO and/or SISO products; and QA managers to run regression tests or benchmark tests using standard scripts such as range and roaming, or by running custom scripts.

“The Azimuth ADEPT-n solution is the industry’s most flexible engineering test platform for assessing the performance and interoperability of 802.11a/b/g/n products,” said Jeff Abramowitz, vice president of marketing at Azimuth. “Customers can speed time-to-market by finding issues earlier in the development cycle, shrinking test cycle and execution times and making better use of data shared across development organizations. In addition, the integrated single-box architecture is both scalable and remarkably cost -effective.”

Azimuth Systems Inc.

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