Test & Measurement

RI 3101 8x8 Butler Matrix enables enhanced testing

16th November 2020
Alex Lynn

Ranatec has announced that it has extended its product portfolio to include the Ranatec RI 3101 8x8 Butler Matrix. The enhanced RF design represents the Ranatec benchmark for innovation that enables wireless tech companies to perform enhanced testing and qualify their most progressive products. 

Based on cutting-edge Scandinavian technology,  the RI 3101 is designed to perform over the complete Bluetooth and Wi-Fi bands of operation. The Ranatec Butler Matrix delivers the widest operational bandwidth on the market today and is developed for frequencies from 2.4 to 8.0 GHz. In addition, the product is also a valuable tool for testing of wireless products operating on the Wi-Fi extended frequency band up to 7.125GHz. 

”A valuable complement to our portfolio of products for wireless test automation, the new RI 3101 Butler Matrix boasts support for multichannel MIMO testing for 8+8 antenna ports over a large frequency range – the conventional Bluetooth and Wi-Fi bands at 2.4 and 5 GHz are supported as well as an extension up to 8 GHz,” said Magnus Kilian, CEO at Ranatec. 

According to Ranatec, the RI 3101 Butler Matrix is also highly suitable for antenna array beamforming and interference testing for multiple systems within the frequency range and for multichannel multipath emulation.

“We are confident that customers will choose this product based on its performance and quality. Due to extremely thorough electrical simulations during product development, we achieved a very high Output Phase Accuracy of +/- 10o, where the competition is typically providing a level of 15,” added Kilian.

Addressing the needs of the demanding electronics market, through continual development and improvement Ranatec is creating the value for its customers by introducing new advancements like the new RI 3101 Butler Matrix. Ranatec’s competitive portfolio enables customers to test their wireless equipment with proficiency - enabling electronics manufacturers to create and secure value-added product offerings and capture a competitive edge and significant share of the global marketplace. 

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