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NI Demonstrates First Real-Time OTA Prototype for Verizon 5G at 28 GHz

Prototype achieves 5 Gbit/s peak data rates, scalable to over 20 Gbit/s

Today, at the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) in San Francisco, National Instruments (NI) publicly demonstrated a real-time, over-the-air prototype aligned with the Verizon 5G specification. The 28 GHz system uses OFDM with eight component carriers in a 2x2 downlink MU-MIMO configuration, with hybrid beamforming and a self-contained subframe, yielding a 5 Gbps peak throughput that is scalable to over 20 Gbps with eight MIMO streams.


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Bristol and BT Collaborate on Massive MIMO Trials for 5G Wireless

The quest for highly efficient 5G wireless connectivity has been given a boost thanks to a collaboration between a team of 5G engineers from the Universities of Bristol and Lund, National Instruments (NI), and BT Labs, one of the world’s leading providers of communications services. The research team has undertaken field trials of a massive MIMO system at the BT Labs in Adastral Park, Suffolk. The trials were conducted in a large indoor hall mimicking a stadium environment and outdoors within the Adastral Park campus.


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NI AWR Design Environment Version 13

ni logoNI AWR Design Environment Version 13 now offers an improved flow between AWR Connected™ for Sonnet® and Sonnet Suites Version 16.54 using the latest EM Socket II architecture, which streamlines design flows between NI AWR software and third-party electromagnetic (EM) tools. The new partner flow boasts 64-bit compatibility, as well as asynchronous EM simulations.


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NI Provides SDR Technology for DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge

NI, the provider of platform-based systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, today announced a collaboration with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to supply core infrastructure for a path-breaking channel emulation testbed, called Colosseum, which will play a central role in the DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge.


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