The difference between Signal mode and Direct mode is: we only need to connect the EVB with the test AP created by AP, then AP will have a menu to test TX and RX related. Its aim is to figure out if the actual running power is matching what you want, RX path has no RF de-sense in a normal running mode.   If signal mode passed all the RF standard, we can have a confidence that current RF path include TX and RX, current RF configuration like NVRAM have no critical issues.  We can move the product into next long-run function tests.


  • Which EVB is for the tests?

I choose 43340 because it has 2.4G and 5G together.

  • How to set 8860C before test.

       1. Set the static IP address


    2.  configuration .


Which means creating a AP at 153 channel with 6M rate and power is -15dbm.

After AP created we use command to join the AP, then we can do the test .



  • Which application is needed for the tests?

I used the command console for the test because we can use a lot of embedded commands to join a specific AP and do some command input. 

And we are using the normal firmware for the test, please see the command output.

         test.console-BCM943340WCD1 download run


  • Which commands are needed before the tests?

After connection established “scan_suppress 1” , “roam_disable ” are preferred .

PM = 0 is good to be set also.

In command console:

Usage: scan_disable <1 = disable scan|0 = enable scan>

> scan_disable 1

If you didn’t have this command, please add it according another blog.


  • How to change country for a test ?

Please input “set country ”, then get channel , choose one channel to do connection with the AP created by instrument.

     > get_country

         Country is US (US/0)

     > set_country CN/0

     > get_country

         Country is CN (CN/0)

     > get_channels

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  • TX test results