University of Bristol taps Anite Channel Emulator for 5G research


Anite, a provider of wireless equipment testing technology, announced that the UK’s University of Bristol has selected Anite’s Propsim F8 Channel Emulator for its 5G research projects.

Anite has been a partner of University’s Communication Systems and Networks (CSN) Group that runs a state-of-the-art hardware and measurement facility.

The CSN Group will be using the Propsim F8 for projects such as mmMagic, an EU 5G PPP.

Early channel model research and development is necessary to understand the way radio waves propagate at various frequencies.

The test and measurement solution allows the university to stack multiple channels in the frequency domain to test wideband applications that use antenna array technology and beamforming techniques for millimeter wave wireless access technologies.

Anite’s Propsim F8 possesses RF channel bandwidth of 160 MHz, which enables research organizations and wireless equipment manufacturers to verify very high data rates as well as implement advanced 5G and 802.11ac features, such as multi-user MIMO and beamforming, Anite said.

With Propsim, customers can quickly design new propagation models by rigorously modeling the components that make up a communications link, according to company officials.

Professor Andrew Nix, dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Head of the CSN Group, said, “Anite’s Propsim F8 Channel Emulators with enhanced bandwidth capability will open a new avenue in our 5G research in projects such as Horizon 2020 mmMAGIC and 5G-XHaul, as well as collaborative projects with industry.”

Rajani Baburajan

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