Santa Clara, Calif.Agilent Technologies Inc. announced the PXB MIMO Receiver Tester for quicker, more accurate test of Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output (MIMO) receivers earlier in the design cycle.
The PXB MIMO Receiver Tester is aimed at R&D engineers developing and integrating MIMO receivers for 3GPP LTE, WiMAX(tm) and emerging wireless standards.
According to Agilent, it delivers the most up-to-date, versatile signal creation and channel emulation capabilities for the latest LTE and WiMAX standards. It supports 2x2, 2x4 and 4x2 MIMO with a bandwidth of 120 MHz, and features custom MIMO correlation settings (e.g., channel models, antenna pattern and correlation matrix). Agilent's Signal Studio signal-creation software runs in the instrument and provides up-to-date standards-compliant signal creation.
Using PXB, R&D engineers can simulate real-world conditions in the lab that more quickly test corner cases and stress devices beyond standards requirements. Engineers can also test co-existence to ensure design robustness earlier in the design process. Using Agilent's Signal Studio or Advanced Design System, or even the engineer's own waveform creation tool, up to four high-performance baseband generators (BBGs) can be summed for multi-format co-existence testing. Each BBG supports 120 MHz modulation bandwidth with 512 Msa of playback memory for long, complex signal simulation.
Pricing: MIMO baseband generation and channel emulation bundles start at $125,000.
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Agilent Technologies, www.agilent.com