The superPal for Wi-Fi 6 (11ax), Bluetooth testing

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octoScope’s superPal® is an 802.11ax, legacy 802.11 and Bluetooth test instrument that functions as an expert analyzer, traffic partner, virtual station emulator and a load generator for testing throughput, capacity, roaming, band steering and more.

It also integrates the interference generation capabilities of octoScope’s iGen®.

Each of the 802.11ax radios in the superPal can function as an access point (AP), a station (STA), virtual stations (vSTAs), a traffic partner, a load generator, a sniffer or an expert analyzer for powerful device and system level tests. The Bluetooth (BT) radios can be sniffers or partners for testing Bluetooth 5, BTLE or legacy devices.

The superPal can be used in the controlled RF environment of the octoBox® personal testbed or as a stand-alone instrument.

Key Features

  • 802.11ax up to 8x8 MIMO-OTA transmission
  • 2.4 and 5 GHz 802.11ax and legacy radios and two BT 5.0, BLE, BLE 2 GHz EDR, SCO and eSCO
  • BT profiles: A2DP, OPP, HFP, HID, BLE HID
  • Wireshark synchroSnifferTM with a sniffer probe on each of the 4 radios for simultaneous Wi-Fi and Bluetooth sniffing
  • Up to 64 virtual Wi-Fi stations, vSTAs
  • Expert analysis of PCAP captures
  • Interference generation
  • Complete isolation from outside interference
  • Powerful test automation API
  • Seamless integration with the octoBox personal testbed

  • Quickly and easily verify emerging 802.11ax and legacy Wi-Fi devices in the ideal 8x8 MIMO-OTA environment
  • Using the octoBox personal testbed perform key tests including throughput vs. range vs. orientation, roaming, band steering, coexistence, WFA certification and more
  • Test BT/Wi-Fi coexistence
  • Test BT pairing with BT 5, BTLE and legacy devices
  • Perform root cause analysis of poor performance or protocol issues using built-in multi-probe multi-channel expert analysis
  • Test capacity of APs with 64 concurrent virtual stations; application layer traffic