High Resolution Mesh Network Test System



  • Reliable and repeatable solid state digital attenuation
  • Simple control with USB and Ethernet interfaces
  • Operates multiple devices directly from a PC or self-powered hub
  • Option to create programmable attenuation ramp profiles for long DVT cycles
  • Support for 16 separate SMA ports allowing the creation of physical connection between 4 different DUTs each with up to 4 ports
  • Support for 24 RF paths in total where each path consists of programmable attenuators over a wide attenuation range up to 63 dB
  • Fine attenuation resolution (1 dB)

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General Description

Mesh network test equipments allow simultaneous interconnection of different devices or test systems. The test equipment effectively operates as a mesh network with independently variable attenuation on every path. This allows emulation of a “real-world” mesh network in the confined space of a production environment. Path loss can be varied independently between any pair of devices and even any pair of ports of the devices – emulating the effects of transmission distance and potential interference, without affecting any other paths.

Product Description

MTS-063-06-24-UE-S High Resolution Mesh Network Test System is a highly accurate, bidirectional, 50 Ohm digitally controlled step attenuator. It provides calibrated attenuation from 50 to 6000 MHz with an attenuation resolution of 1 dB. It also offers a features an  attenuation accuracy less than 1 dB over 63 dB of control range. The attenuators are easily programmable for fixed attenuation, swept attenuation ramps and fading profiles directly from either Ethernet or USB interfaces. MTS-063-06-24-UE-S allows all devices to communicate to each other in a test environment by independently varying path loss between any pair of devices and emulates different signal strengths, transmission distances and potential obstacles. Its low default insertion loss (when the attenuation is set to 0 dB) allows to operate at a desirable dynamic range suitable for low power applications as well as mid- and high-power applications.

Figure 1 Typical application

Table 1 RF System Specifications

Parameter Condition Value Unit
Min. Typ. Max.
Frequency Range 50 6000 MHz
Impedance 50 Ω
Attenuation Range 0 63 dB
Attenuation Resolution 1 dB
Attenuation Accuracy b/w 0.5 &20 dB +/- 0.5 +/-0.75 dB
b/w 20 &40 dB +/- 0.75 +/- 1.25 dB
b/w 40 &63 dB +/- 1.25 +/- 1.75 dB
Insertion Loss < 2.5 GHz 17 18 dB
< 5 GHz 19 20 dB
< 6 GHz 21 23 dB
VSWR 1.5:1 2:1
Isolation (In-Out) 85 90 dB
Isolation (b/w channels) 70 75 dB
Max. Input Power +25 dBm
Input IP3 50 55 dBm
Switching Speed 180 200 nsec
Supply Voltage 11.8 12 12.2 V

Table 2 General Specifications

Parameter Notes/Explanations Value
Power Via DC Jack 12V DC, 1.5 A
Environment Operating Temperature b/w 0° & 50°
Relative Humidity < 95%
Control USB & Ethernet
RF SMA (f)
Mechanical Dimensions (cm) 15.58 X 45 X 2.8
Weight (kg) 2.71


Additional information

Weight 2.71 kg
Dimensions 15.58 × 45 × 2.8 cm