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ByteBlower server 2.10.6 released
Posted by Dries Decock on 22 August 2019 11:17 AM

Version 2.10.6 is available for download. We fixed some nasty bugs and added support for new hardware.

More information can be found in the  changelog.


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XRA-31 Version 3.0.2
Posted by Tom Ghyselinck on 08 August 2019 11:02 AM

Excentis is happy to announce the new version of the XRA-31!

This release brings you small improvements and bug fixes, which include:

Improvements
  • Better performance for low SNR RF signals.
  • Better thermal management.
  • Reduced power consumption of unused SC-QAM channel receivers.
  • Small speed-up when configuring SC-QAM channels.
  • Better exception handling related to XRA-31 device driver and firmware control.
Bug
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Important ByteBlower WEP upgrade
Posted by Dries Decock on 16 July 2019 10:02 PM

Version 2.10.2 of the Wireless Endpoints is an important bugfix. We received reports on low performance on the Samsung Galaxy S8. Research showed bad performance, most noticeable in combination with Android 8. One of the system calls did not behave as expected and is behaving on the other platforms. This method was introduced in version 1.1.24.

This forced us to rewrite the core logic for traffic reception and transmission, which required several iterations of development and testing.
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XRA-31 Version 3.0: A-TDMA (up to 8 channels)
Posted by Tom Ghyselinck on 11 June 2019 04:07 PM

With added A-TDMA support, this release supports real-time demodulation and capturing of 1 OFDM, 1 OFDMA, 24 downstream SC-QAM and 8 A-TDMA channels simultaneously!

This release also brings you small improvements and bug fixes, which include:

Improvements
  • Added continuous synchronization of upstream channels with downstream channels.
  • Added continuous automatic gain control adjustments to reach the optimal input power level for upstream
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10 Gbit/s impairment node
Posted by Pieter Vandercammen on 29 April 2019 06:02 PM

A couple years ago we described our impairment node on our blog. We've used this system for functional tests of the ByteBlower server and verification of the latency measurements. This setup has served us well, performance was never a bottleneck. For a new experiment, part of an upcoming blogpost, our colleagues of the DOCIS testing services required a significantly faster impairment
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Our first impressions of Wi-Fi 6 devices
Posted by Dries Decock on 26 April 2019 04:05 PM
Curious about our first impressions of Wi-Fi 6 devices? Read our latest blog post!
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