Power Meters FAQs

Frequently asked questions about WiPry-Pro Combo.

Spectrum mode allows you to view which frequencies in the spectrum are already in use or have a high noise floor. Selecting a channel with a low reading will yield increased throughput and lower latency.

For specific frequency measurements, use the cursors or the divisions on the screen. To view WiFi channels, click on the plus sign in the top left corner. Then, tap on any of the channel numbers listed. Specific WiFi guides such as 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n -20MHz (2.4GHz only), 802.15.4 (ZigBee) can also be enabled. To change the channel map, go to the menu bar and tap Measure. The option at the bottom of the menu is WiFi guide. This will enable you to manually select a guide. The default is 802.11n - 20MHz.

Yes, the app is called WiPry. It easy to install and available free in the Apple App Store

Yes. It is also possible to email the screenshot directly from your device.

The center frequency of the supplied antenna is 2.45GHz.

The gain of the supplied antenna is +1dBi.

Directionality is dictated by the antenna you are using. Our current antenna is omni-directional. If you would like to make directional measurements, a patch antenna should suffice. Unfortunately, we do not currently offer other antennas for sale. You may also need our conducted measurement kit to get the appropriate connector.

We don't currently, but please keep tracking with us. We're always looking to improve.

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).

Most power meters can only provide an average power reading. Very few are capable of measuring peak power. The power meter portion of WiPry-Pro Combo will also allow you to visually look at protocol level transmissions, duty cycle, and more. This invaluable tool makes protocol verification and troubleshooting wireless devices easier than ever.

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

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

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

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

We will make attenuators if the demand is large enough. Please drop us a note if you are interested.

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 that is shown on the screen.

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

No, WiPry-Pro Combo has a native lightning connector.

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 Combo will only operate with iOS lightning devices.