Element’s Over-the-Air (OTA) testing services ensure your wireless products comply with suppliers’ requirements, international standards, and in-country regulations, and allow you to verify the performance of your wireless devices before your product hits the market.

Element provides OTA testing for your commercial, industrial and military wireless products such as smartphones, laptops, tablets, routers and IoT devices.  Our state-of-the-art test chamber in the US utilizes many different wireless technologies for OTA testing including 2G/3G/4G (LTE)/5G, GSM/GPRS/EGPRS(EDGE), CDMA/1xEVDO, WCDMA, HSUPA/HSPA+, HSDPA and LTE-SISO.

Our OTA testing Services
  • Antenna testing
  • Total Radiated Power (TRP)
  • Total Isotropic Sensitivity (TIS)
  • Effective Isotropic Radiated Power (EIRP)
  • Effective Isotropic Sensitivity (EIS)
  • Custom testing solutions for the best possible RF performance 
PTCRB and CTIA certification 

The system supports cellular testing capability with SISO radios per the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association (CTIA) Test Plan for Mobile Station Over-the-Air (OTA) performance. As required for OTA testing, this chamber supports testing for both Total Radiated Power (TRP) and Total Isotropic Sensitivity (TIS) measurements according to the CTIA specifications. The test system is compliant with software and hardware requirements defined by the CTIA for testing mobile handsets. 

OTA testing of mobile handsets 

Element's Over-the-Air test program is designed for testing various antenna devices and mobile handsets, with or without a simulated human head or hand. This includes mobile stations, handsets and the incorporation of pre-certified modules at the system level. Our OTA testing system includes CTIA approved software and hardware in our fully anechoic chambers in accordance with CTIA certification specifications. 

Coordinated approach to OTA testing

Our team also includes experts in global market access and related services such as EMC and SAR testing, making us a single source provider for all of your product compliance needs.  With labs in the UK and US and many years of experience in the field, Element is your ideal partner to provide OTA testing services when you need it. 

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Over-the-Air Testing

Antenna Pattern Measurement test methods for OTA testing

Element’s Engaged Experts utilize Antenna Pattern Measurement methods for testing various types of antennas and receivers, providing you with a range of measurement accuracy according to your project needs. We will work with you to create a customized testing program for your specific product requirements, for greater accuracy,  and faster turnaround times.

Our antenna pattern measurement labs 

Our AMS-8923-195 lab includes a multi-antenna array that houses twenty-three (23) dual-polarized measurement antennas spaced every 15º. The turntable/positioner for the device under test (DUT) provides continuous rotation along the phi axis with minimized reflections through the use of low dielectric materials in a fully anechoic room (FAR).

Element’s antenna pattern measurement labs are equipped with a goniometer to improve 3D resolution from 15º down to 1º as needed. An integrated laser alignment system assists with DUT positioning, and with an integrated high-speed switch controller, the system provides fast switching between antennas for accelerated testing. 

Element offers Antenna Pattern Measurements techniques for the following:

  • 400 MHz – 6 GHz
  • 3D and 2D patterns
  • Bluetooth
  • WiFi (802.11), ZigBee (802.15.4), ISM, SRD, UHF RFID, MedRadio- MICS bands
  • Antenna efficiency and directivity measurements
  • Absolute gain
  • Complete 3D Passive and active measurements in under 5 minutes per run
  • Design and evaluation for antenna designers and system integrators

Don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your laboratory challenges and let’s tailor the best solution together.

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