Pal-6E and STApal can both function as traffic endpoints or synchroSniffer probes. Pal-6E also implements 64 vSTAs (virtual stations) per radio for a total of 265 vSTAs. Both Pal-6E and STApals come stand-alone or built into an octoBox chamber, making that chamber a smartBox. The STApal open and Pal-6 open form factors can be used with an antenna system for testing in open air or in a walk-in test chamber. fieldPal implements in a laptop STApal functionality, including sniffing and traffic endpoint.
Pal-6E, STApal and fieldPal support all the Wi-Fi protocols: IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax. Pal-6E supports also the new Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz frequency band. Pal-6E supports STA (station) and AP (access point) modes. STApal and fieldPal are OFDMA capabile STAs.
Based on the latest 6 GHz capable 802.11ax chipset and with fine controls at the firmware and driver level, Pal-6E can function as an off-the-shelf device or as a precision test instrument. For example, to test band steering, Pal-6E can function at a set data rate, bandwidth and number of streams (Nss). To test receiver sensitivity, Pal-6E can operate at a fixed modulation coding scheme (MCS).
Pal-6E features four 802.11ax radios. The two 5 GHz radios support up to 8x8 MIMO in channels of up to 80 MHz, or 4x4 MIMO in 80+80 or 160 MHz channels. The single 6 GHz radio support up to 4x4 MIMO channels of up to 320 MHz in 6 GHz band. Pal-6E features two 10 GbE ports, one for traffic and the other for streaming plot statistics and PCAP captures.
Use the stand-alone Pal-6 open in a walk-in isolation chamber or in an open-air test environment, such as the test house.
All the RF connectors for the Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth radios are on the front panel for direct connections into the testbed. Antenna brackets can be mounted to connect octoScope’s high gain antennas or dipole antennas for open air testing.
Pal-6E open module