Anite today announced that testing lab AT4 wireless has selected its Propsim F32 Channel Emulator for its anechoic MIMO1 Over-the-Air (OTA) test laboratory in Spain.
AT4 wireless aims to perform device testing compliant with CTIA certification requirements prior to market introduction.
Anite said its Propsim F32 supports LTE and LTE-Advanced device testing of up to 32 channels in a single unit — reducing cost. Propsim’s emulation accuracy, test execution, reliable test results and quicker device assessment are the other benefits.
The increase in the number of LTE devices containing multiple antennas, which enable mobile device users to access higher data rate services, will propel the need for MIMO OTA performance testing, said Anite.
OTA testing incorporates the device antenna performance by testing a wireless device without any connected cables.
“Users benefit from the Propsim F32’s ability to test Carrier Aggregation and MIMO capable devices with large form factors. This combined with the fact that it offers more than twice the emulation capacity compared to other products makes it highly future-proof and suitable for any MIMO OTA application,” said Paul Beaver, products director at Anite’s Device & Infrastructure Testing business.