Power Meters FAQs

Power Meters FAQs

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No. The Oscium supplied software for WiPry Clarity is free.

WiPry Clarity supports PC. Mac is currently in process. And Linux is in the roadmap. In the past, Oscium products have supported all platforms (including iOS & Android) but mobile platforms limit performance (because there is a limited amount of power supplied). So, for WiPry Clarity, we have excluded iOS and Android to achieve the full spectrum view that Wi-Fi 6/6E require. We are working on ways to expand Wi-Fi 6/6E features into mobile.

If portability is critical, Oscium does offer the WiPry 2500x. It's a dual band spectrum analyzer (2.4 & 5 GHz) with cross platform support (iOS, Android, PC, Mac).

No, WiPry Clarity draws current from the host device. No batteries are required.

Yes! Our newest product, WiPry Clarity, supports Wi-Fi 6/6E as well as all legacy Wi-Fi technologies (2.4 & 5 GHz).

Yes, WiPry-Pro Combo has a full one-year warranty.

Rows

When the time scale is set to less than 100ms, each row is a single screen capture. When the time scale is greater than or equal to 100ms, each row is a data point in time.

Columns

Each column (excluding the first) is the data point in time shown on the screen.

The spectrum analyzer sweep time is 200ms or 5fps. The 20s refresh rate is only on the SSID beacon capture. No need to worry about missing Bluetooth scans, for example. 200ms or 5fps is sufficient to capture relevant signals. On the power meter, it can trigger on amplitudes so you could capture signals at speeds up to 50MSPS.

We will make attenuators in the future if the demand is sufficient. Please email us if you are interested.

Oscium does not stock attenuators but they are readily available in the marketplace.

You will need the conducted measurement kit even if you plan to make radiated measurements.

External attenuation allows you to apply an offset (either gain or attenuation) to bring the measurement into range.

Max power is 20dBm. If you need to take higher power measurements, please make sure that you use external attenuation to bring the power level below 20dBm.

If you're using an iPhone / iPod touch, you can use WiPry-Pro Combo continuously for approximately five hours.

If you're using an iPad, you can use WiPry-Pro Combo continuously for approximately eight hours.

Please understand that these estimates are just that, estimates. Your results may vary based on your background usage level (WiFi, email push, other apps, etc).

Explain why the power meter mode of WiPry-Pro Combo is useful.

Most power meters can only provide you with an average power reading. Very few are capable of measuring peak power. Oscium's power meter will allow you to visually look at protocol-level transmissions, duty cycles, and more. This invaluable tool makes protocol verification and troubleshooting wireless devices easier than ever.

The answer is the same whether you are using WiPry-Pro or WiPry-Pro Combo. Compatible products include:

iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone 7
iPhone 6S Plus
iPhone 6S
iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone 6
Phone 5C
iPhone 5S
iPhone 5
iPad Pro
iPad mini 4
iPad mini 3
iPad mini 2
iPad mini
iPad Air 2
iPad Air
iPad 4
iPod touch [5th generation]

WiPry-Pro will only operate with iOS lightning devices.

Yes, WiPry-Pro has a full one-year warranty.

200ms or 5fps. The 20s referesh rate is only on the SSID beacon capture. No need to worry about missing bluetooth scans, for example. 200ms or 5fps is sufficient to capture relevant signals.

In the past, SSID functionality has been available to iOS users but not in accordance with Apple guidelines. It was then restricted and only available in a jailbroken store. We comply with every requirement so our customers can be confident that our features are here to stay. The more technical answer is that our external WiFi chip (that one that provides SSID's) uses more than 100mA so we have to add a super cap to make sure we stay under the 100mA power threshold set by Apple. The upside to the user is that the battery does not drain as fast and the functionality is here to stay. The downside is that you have to wait two minutes for the first SSID scan. If you're annoyed by the amount of time it takes to do the first scan, we have eliminated the wait time entirely in our newest hardware, WiPry 5x. Please consider upgrading your hardware.

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