Anite, a global leader in wireless equipment testing technology today announced 4×4 MIMO device testing capability to support chipset and device manufacturers. Anite will be the first Test Equipment manufacturer to provide chipset and device manufacturers the ability to verify their 4×4 Downlink (DL) MIMO designs and products
The ability to verify 4×4 Downlink (DL) MIMO designs and products is expected to accelerate the development of LTE and LTE-Advanced devices, said Anite.
Advanced MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) antenna configurations where both the base station and the device are equipped with multiple transmit/receive antennas are leading to an increased need for device testing prior to market launch.
MIMO, a key feature in LTE-Advanced, enables operators and device manufacturers to offer superior data rates without requiring additional bandwidth or transmit power, said Anite.
Anite said that 4×4 DL MIMO capable devices require greater antenna separation/isolation and are therefore used in devices with larger form factors such as phablets, laptops with inbuilt modems and set-top boxes, as well as in various automotive applications.
Earlier, Anite demonstrated Carrier Aggregation of two component carriers of 20 MHz each, resulting in Category 6/7 Downlink data rates of 300 Mbps.
‘Complex antenna configurations such as 4×4 DL MIMO require advanced testing capability. Anite’s leading product roadmap and its collaborative engagement with key industry partners enable device manufacturers to accelerate their designs of LTE and LTE-Advanced products’, says Paul Beaver Products Director at Anite.