LitePoint's IQmax MIMO system handles WiMAX devices Wave 2 functionality, specifically scalable orthogonal frequency-division multiple access (SOFDMA) and multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) technology.
LitePoint's new system uses a common-platform approach that covers product development through product QA. IQmax MIMO combines multiple IQmax-500 hardware units with the latest version of IQsignal software. Both have been updated to include the new MIMO requirements.
A basic system includes a pair of IQmax-500s plus a new synchronizing unit along with IQsignal, creating a 2x2 configuration. It can be expanded with up to two more IQmax-500s to implement a 4x4 set up.
LitePoint also introduced IQwave for WiMAX software. Used in conjunction with IQmax, IQwave can create arbitrary WiMAX waveforms which in turn generate actual baseband or RF signals after being loaded into the IQmax's vector signal generator (VSG). IQwave can generate fixed or mobile WiMAX waveforms for both single input/single output (SISO) and MIMO testing.
The new IQmax MIMO system and IQwave software will be available in November, 2007. Options include Wi-Fi MIMO coverage. The IQmax MIMO system basic configuration consisting of two IQmax-500s, the synchronizing unit, and IQsignal software will sell for $150,000. LitePoint's IQwave software is price tagged at $8,995.
More information is available at www.litepoint.com.