Anechoic MIMO OTA test laboratory installs Anite’s channel emulation

July 10, 2015 // By Graham Prophet
Anite’s Propsim F32 Channel Emulators have been selected by Spanish test house AT4 to perform device testing compliant with forthcoming CTIA and PTCRB certification requirements

Anite has provided its Propsim F32 Channel Emulator to AT4 wireless for its first anechoic MIMO1 Over-the-Air (OTA) test laboratory in Spain. The laboratory has been set up to perform device testing compliant with CTIA certification requirements prior to market introduction.

AT4 wireless is a test house that works with major mobile operators and device manufacturers around the globe: it selected Anite’s Propsim F32 for its ability to support LTE and LTE-Advanced device testing of up to 32 channels in a single unit, simplifying set-up and reducing cost. Independent test laboratories like AT4 wireless, adds Anite, also benefit from Propsim’s superior emulation accuracy and its quicker test execution compared to other solutions available on the market, leading to more reliable test results and quicker device assessment.

The need for MIMO OTA performance testing is expected to increase with the rise of LTE devices containing multiple antennas, accessing higher data rate services. OTA testing incorporates the device antenna performance by testing a wireless device without any connected cables. Anite’s portfolio of channel emulators is endorsed by all major systems integrators and enables users to comprehensively and quickly verify that mobile devices with multiple antennas meet expected industry requirements in an OTA test set-up.

Paul Beaver, Products Director at Anite’s Device & Infrastructure Testing business comments: “...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.”

"AT4 …. continuously invests in test infrastructure to offer our customers leading ‘one stop shop’ services in our EMEA, APAC, North America and Latin American laboratories”, comments Fernando E. Hardasmal, Deputy General Director at AT4 wireless.


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