Scalable channel emulation platform addresses 5G

February 17, 2016 // By Julien Happich
Designed with an unprecedented level of scalability and modularity for wireless RF testing, Spirent's Vertex Channel Emulator can scale in the field from two to 32 channels to address a wide range of uses from basic RF device tests to complex MIMO beamforming base station antenna tests.

The unit provides immediate advantages for users focusing on MIMO Beamforming, Carrier Aggregation and MIMO OTA, which are evolving rapidly to deliver enhanced service coverage and improved QoE for mobile users.

It simplifies complex test setups by minimizing the amount of hardware needed, providing an intuitive and easy-to-use graphical user interface and using field-upgradeable RF modules for various test configurations.

The small channel emulator fits into conventional instrumentation racks, allowing users to upgrade from a baseline MIMO OTA test configuration to support complex configurations up to 32 channels.

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