Azimuth Systems´ACE 400WB channel emulator selected by Alvarion
Date: Wed, 03/18/2009 - 15:49
Azimuth Systems, Inc., a leading provider of wireless broadband test equipment and channel emulators for Wi-Fi, WiMAX, and additional cellular technologies, announced that Alvarion Ltd., the world’s leading provider of WiMAX and wireless broadband solutions, has selected the ACE 400WB channel emulator for developing and testing its next generation of WiMAX broadband wireless access solutions.
Using state-of-the-art digital signal processing technology, the ACE 400WB recreates up to 4x4, bi-directional channel fading and antenna correlation in a real-time engine, offering dynamic and statistically reliable channel emulation with virtually endless repeat times for a range of industry standard models. Additionally, the ACE 400WB performs real-time emulation of over-the-air conditions with the industry’s highest RF fidelity for error free testing, ensuring that introduced channel fading is as close to the real world as possible.
“ACE 400WB offers advanced capabilities, including bi-directional channel fading and testing accuracy for our Mobile WiMAX testing needs,” said Uzi Brier, president Broadband Mobility of Alvarion. “As a customer-centric focused company we continuously look for new ways to extend and innovate our product portfolio, and comprehensive testing plays a key role.”
The ACE 400WB is a fully-featured channel emulator designed for ease of test that can accurately create complex fading channels to test the most advanced MIMO technology. The ACE 400WB incorporates RF capabilities that enable the mobility, high throughput and extended range promised by wireless transmissions and can be used to test and debug MIMO algorithms, optimize the performance of WiMAX devices in MIMO and SISO environments and streamline QA processes.
“The fact that Alvarion, the global leader in the WiMAX industry, is utilizing the ACE 400WB is a testament to the product’s extensive WiMAX testing capabilities,” said George Reed, vice president of marketing and product management at Azimuth Systems. “The ACE 400WB was designed specifically to test the enhanced requirements of MIMO broadband wireless communications, and our customers have continually enjoyed its performance capabilities.”