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ETS-Lindgren and EB Join Forces for MIMO OTA Testing

March 22, 2010
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EB (Elektrobit), a developer of cutting-edge embedded technology solutions for wireless and automotive industries, and ETS-Lindgren, a provider of electromagnetic measurement solutions, announced their partnership on MIMO Over-the-Air (OTA) testing. As such the companies now provide customers with a simple, unified solution for complex MIMO OTA testing.

The new solution combines the EB Propsim F8 MIMO OTA emulator with ETS-Lindgren's AMS-8700 MIMO OTA Test System, which enables systematic and repeatable performance measurement of MIMO devices from 700 MHz to 6 GHz. For convenience, the solution can also be configured to support traditional SISO OTA measurements. Following extensive testing of the prototype system at ETS-Lindgren's CTIA authorized wireless test lab in Cedar Park, TX, the solution is now available for immediate delivery.

"Consumers are demanding applications that require higher data rates to play games, download emails and watch videos, increasing the pressure on wireless providers to deliver devices that can address these needs," said Antti Sivula, Senior Vice President of EB's Wireless Communications Tools Business. "ETS-Lindgren is an optimal partner for EB as the integration of products from both companies provides one simplified MIMO OTA testing solution for our customers. Now, wireless device manufactures can accurately determine how well their devices will perform in a real-world environment."

"We partnered with EB because their EB Propsim F8 MIMO OTA emulator is extremely well-suited for MIMO OTA testing and EB has demonstrated competence in MIMO OTA technology" said Bryan Sayler, Senior Vice President and General Manager of ETS-Lindgren. "EB and ETS-Lindgren's unique MIMO OTA testing solution provides the precise, real world measurement environment that our customers require now to develop the advanced MIMO devices, which will power the next generation of 4G devices."

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