The WLAN 802.11ac standard adds new features such
as larger channel bandwidth, higher modulation schemes and MIMO. This
significantly increases data rates to cope with future high data rate
applications such as wireless displays or video streaming. The webinar provides
an overview of the 802.11ac standard and explains its main operating principles
and important changes compared with the previous 802.11n standard. The webinar
also outlines the challenging test requirements the new features bring about and
shows the 802.11ac test solutions from Rohde & Schwarz. Measurement examples
of typical transmitter tests are also demonstrated and explained.

Attendees will learn:

  • Features of the 802.11ac standard
  • Rohde & Schwarz test solutions for 802.11ac
  • Typical transmitter tests


  • Basic understanding of wireless connectivity standards
  • Basic knowledge of WLAN 802.11 principles

Who should

  • Engineering and lab managers
  • Research and principal engineers
  • RF and transceiver design engineers
  • Application and support engineers

Thuemmler, Product Manager, Test and Measurement Division, Rohde &

Frank-Werner Thuemmler got his master degree for electrical
engineering at the Technical University of Karlsruhe. He worked from 1994 to
1999 as a product manager for Siemens Matsushita and joined Rohde & Schwarz
in 1999. He is responsible for vector-, analog- and arbitrary waveform
generators, microwave signal generators and power meters.

Simon, Application Engineer, Test and Measurement Division, Rohde &

Michael Simon is an application engineer in the Test and
Measurement Division at Rohde & Schwarz, Munich. He is responsible for
spectrum analyzers with a focus on wireless connectivity measurement
applications. Before joining Rohde & Schwarz in 2012, Michael worked as a
PhD student at Daimler R&D Ulm, where he specialized in biomedical data
analysis. He holds a master’s degree in communications technology from the
University of Ulm, Germany.