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Masters MIMO Channel
Modern wireless technologies such as LTE (including LTE-Advanced and TD-LTE) rely on Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) and beamforming technology to deliver higher data rates, greater coverage, and lower operational costs. However, RF testing of base station and mobile device receivers is both complex and critical. A leader in the art of RF channel emulation, Spirent offers the most accurate, efficient and complete solutions for testing modern receivers including realistic MIMO emulation, OTA testing and virtual drive testing. Spirent will be discussing its MIMO OTA solutions as a Gold Sponsor of EDI CON 2014 and host of the MIMO OTA expert panel.
EDI CON 2014 to be held at the Beijing International Convention Center, April 8th through 10th will feature a dozen technical papers and workshops on MIMO design and related test/verification solutions. The following is a summary of the paper topics and speakers presenting their work in this area. In addition, the exhibition will feature products and demonstration from leading MIMO test and measurement equipment providers such as Spirent Communications, Agilent Technologies, Microwave Vision Group, General Test Systems (Tri-L), National Instruments and more.
Exalt Communications, the leading innovator of next-generation wireless backhaul solutions, unveiled ExpandAir®, the company’s new point-to-multipoint (PMP) platform. The first system available in the platform is a sub-6 GHz non-line-of-sight offering based on Exalt’s exclusive eMIMO® technology, which brings performance, reliability, and security to a new level for value-priced point-to-multipoint microwave backhaul, accelerates deployment time, and reduces infrastructure costs.
LTE/3G multimode RF transceiver from Maxim enables successful deployment of HetNet small cell base stations
Maxim Integrated Products Inc. introduced the MAX2580*, a single-chip multistandard RF to Bits® small cell radio transceiver. This highly integrated solution requires very few external components to execute an all-band, multimode, multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) radio design.
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced a new video, "8x8 LTE MIMO Analysis - N7109A Signal Analyzer - 89600 VSA - SystemVue." See how new 8x8 MIMO simulation and measurement capabilities help LTE basestation designers stay ahead of rapidly evolving LTE standards test requirements.