Agilent Technologies Inc. announced the availability of a wideband MIMO PXI vector signal analyzer that delivers the industry’s highest-bandwidth signal analysis. The new analyzer enables R&D and test engineers to validate their MIMO 802.11ac designs with a unique combination of accuracy, speed, bandwidth and scalability in a small form factor.
Protocols used by LTE networks to leverage MIMO technologies are significantly impacted by correlation and thus by the channel models under which they’re tested. This Forum provides an understanding of over-the-air, multipath signal challenges, the impact on network performance and considerations for end-to-end testing. A panel discussion with speakers from Anritsu, Rhode &Schwarz, Azimuth and more to be announced will conclude the Forum.
The Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC), a project-funded research group operating in conjunction with the Department of Communications Engineering at the University of Oulu, Finland, is employing EB Propsim F8 radio channel emulator and EB MIMO OTA Application to provide wireless testing and research capabilities under the most realistic propagation conditions.
Anritsu Co. and ETS-Lindgren announced the Anritsu MT8820C RF Tester has been selected by ETS-Lindgren as an approved test solution for 2G to 4G/LTE/MIMO Over-the-Air (OTA) testing. As part of the selection, support for the MT8820C has been integrated into the CTIA-compliant ETS-Lindgren EMQuest™ EMQ-100 Antenna Measurement Software.
Qosmotec announced that it would support Azimuth’s portfolio of real world test solutions with the Qosmotec Propagation Effects Replicator (QPER) software. With QPER, Azimuth’s customers will have access to a powerful application that creates virtual environments, which can then be recreated with the dynamic RF fading capability available with the Azimuth ACE MX MIMO Channel Emulator.
Spirent Communications announced that several companies and government research organizations in the Asia Pacific region are using the Spirent VR5 HD Spatial Channel Emulator to test implementations of advanced MIMO beamforming.