Nutaq announced today a 5G Massive MIMO focused partnership with Dr Sebastien Roy at the Université de Sherbrooke. The collaboration with Professor Roy and his team will provide wireless developers wishing to exploit the “massive effect” with a reference design comprised of baseband array processing algorithms which can easily scale with the large number of channels required for Massive MIMO applications.

As a result, researchers will be able to accelerate the achievement of the 5G goal of higher capacity, energy efficient wireless networks by using Nutaq’s TitanMIMO testbed to design, test, and improve their Massive MIMO algorithms.

The large antenna array receiver processing algorithms will be initially developed on Nutaq’s 16 channels, FPGA-based PicoDigitizer 125 Series, and, due to the modular, scalable nature of the algorithms, will be easily transferable to the TitanMIMO Massive MIMO testbed in a subsequent phase. This reference design will save researchers weeks or even months of development time, allowing them to focus more on specific added value development.

“Nutaq’s Titan MIMO systems will help validate new Massive MIMO concepts in complex multi-path propagation environments in which next generation array receivers will typically operate. The launch of this first project phase will lead us to exploring larger-scale array baseband processing and efficient techniques that can be applied to the TitanMIMO testbed”, said Professor Sebastien Roy, leading the Université de Sherbrooke project.

“Nutaq recognizes the incredible benefits that Massive MIMO can present to help us achieve high capacity wireless networks that will be capable of meeting the 2020 needs of connecting billions of devices. We also understand that balancing these capacity needs with the goal of creating an energy efficient network is a complex task,” said Martin Turgeon, Product Line Manager at Nutaq. 

“Our goal with our collaboration with Dr Roy is to develop baseband processing solutions that can easily scale up for Massive MIMO applications, allowing developers to focus on creating novel algorithms that will optimally exploit the massive effect,” he continued.

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