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.
The power amplifier (PA) – as either a discrete component or part of an integrated front end module (FEM) – is one of the most integral RF integrated circuits (RFICs) in the modern radio. Download this white paper to learn the basics of testing RF PAs and FEMs via an interactive white paper with multiple how-to videos.
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.
NI announced the availability of the USRP-2945 quad receiver software defined radio (SDR) and the USRP-2944 high performance 2x2 multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) SDR. Both models deliver a new level of performance and capability to the USRP (Universal Software Radio Peripheral) family.
NI 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.
Version 13, the first major update in 2017 to NI AWR Design Environment, has been released. V13 provides key new capabilities and major enhancements to better address the design challenges associated with highly-integrated RF/microwave components commonly found in communications, phased-array radar and other electronic systems.
NI, the provider of solutions that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced the opening of the new NI Industrial IoT Lab at its Austin,Texas headquarters.
In this special edition of the Automated Test Outlook 2017, NI co-founder and chairman of the board Dr. James Truchard reflects on the past 40 years of test and measurement, identifies the most significant market and technology trends from recent years and looks forward to what lies ahead.
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.