Sunnyvale, Calif. LitePoint Corp. has released its IQmax MIMO test system aimed at WiMAX devices with Wave 2 functionality. The IQmax MIMO solution 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.
In addition to the IQmax MIMO system, LitePoint is also introducing 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.
Pricing: The IQmax MIMO system basic configuration, consisting of two IQmax-500s, the synchronizing unit, and IQsignal software, is priced at $150,000. The IQwave software is priced at $8,995.
Availability: The IQmax MIMO system and IQwave software will be available in November 2007. A Wi-Fi MIMO option is available.
Product information: IQmax MIMO system
LitePoint Corp., 1-408-456-5000, www.litepoint.com