Wireless Device Over-the-Air Test Products

The Howland Company offers a complete line of products designed to test over-the-air (OTA) performance of cell phone handsets and other wireless devices. These products include both complete, turnkey wireless test labs and also a wide array of test accessories. Our wireless test labs were developed in collaboration with Motorola and can be found in Motorola design centers throughout the world.

In March of 2004 The Howland Company entered into a license agreement with Motorola that gave us the rights to market and manufacture many of the advanced products that Motorola has developed for handset testing. The addition of these products to our wireless test labs allows us to offer turnkey solutions for handset testing.

The most comprehensive standard for OTA handset testing is the CTIA Test Plan for Mobile Station Over the Air Performance. Although developed for the US market, this test plan is rapidly gaining acceptance throughout the world. Many of our customers have certified their wireless test labs to the exacting requirements of the CTIA and can now certify that the handsets they test meet the CTIA OTA performance requirements.

  Wireless Testing in Howland Model 4100 Anechoic Chamber: Technician preparing a smartphone for antenna measurement with head and hand phantoms
Howland Model 2100 Wireless Test Lab with 2-antenna MIMO OTA option. Model 3500 Wireless Test Lab
 --THC Photo by Jim Howland