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OTA testing: MIMO standards, costs and the ‘death grip’

OTA testing: MIMO standards, costs and the ‘death grip’

The controversy over over-the-air testing standards – or lack thereof – for LTE MIMO, as well as cost and complexity, are some of the major issues in OTA testing today. A recent panel of experts debated those issues at the recent 2014 LTE Innovation Summit. The group, including representatives from Qualcomm, Nokia, test lab Intertek, […]

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Test & Measurement: Ixia will restate two quarters of results

Test & Measurement: Ixia will restate two quarters of results

The ability to test network and device features and functions is an important piece of technology development and deployment. RCR Wireless looks weekly at the test and measurement space to see what’s afoot.   – Ixia continues to navigate the fallout from the resignation of its former CEO for falsified credentials, and the ensuing discovery […]

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Test & Measurement: Anite launches 4×4 MIMO device testing

The ability to test network and device features and functions is an important piece of technology development and deployment. RCR Wireless looks weekly at the test and measurement space to see what’s afoot.   –Anite says it is the first test vendor to offer 4×4 downlink (DL) MIMO testing for devices and chipsets. The testing […]

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Test & Measurement: Spirent demos virtual lab for testing SDN/NFV

Test & Measurement: Spirent demos virtual lab for testing SDN/NFV

The ability to test network and device features and functions is an important piece of technology development and deployment. RCR Wireless looks weekly at the test and measurement space to see what’s afoot.   – Spirent Communications demonstrated its new Spirent Velocity virtal lab environment for testing software-defined networks (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) this […]

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Wireless Telecom Group’s sales up 14% annually

Wireless Telecom Group’s sales up 14% annually

Wireless Telecom Group reported that its net sales were up 16% year-over-year, driven by strong growth in its network solutions segment. The company designs and manufactures radio frequency and microwave-based products for wireless, including components for distributed antenna systems and technologies including Wi-Fi and WiMax. It markets its products under the brands Boonton, Microlab and […]

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Test and Measurement: Agilent launches 4×4 MIMO uplink signal generation

Test and Measurement: Agilent launches 4×4 MIMO uplink signal generation

The ability to test network and device features and functions is an important piece of technology development and deployment. RCR Wireless looks weekly at the test and measurement space to see what’s afoot.   –Agilent Technologies says it now has the industry’s first LTE-Advanced uplink 4×4 MIMO (Multiple-Input Multiple-Output) signal generation solution for verifying eNodeB […]

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Test and Measurement: Rohde & Schwarz acquires IT security company; virtual drive testing for 5G

Test and Measurement: Rohde & Schwarz acquires IT security company; virtual drive testing for 5G

The ability to test network features and functions is an important piece of technology development and deployment. RCR Wireless looks weekly at the test and measurement space to see what’s afoot.   Rohde & Schwarz has acquired Adyton Systems AG, in which it has been an investor since 2011. Adyton Systems, based in Leipzig, Germany, […]

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Test & Measurement: Agilent launches new equipment series; test companies highlight optical solutions

Test & Measurement: Agilent launches new equipment series; test companies highlight optical solutions

–Agilent Technologies says it has launched the world’s highest-performance oscilloscopes in its Infiniium Z-Series, with 10 models (one model pictures at right) ranging from 20 to 63 GHz, significantly faster processing than previous generations and a new user interface. The company says that the equipment can be synchronized to measure up to 40 channels simultaneously […]

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Video: Global Wireless Solutions’ new network diagnostic app

Virginia-based Global Wireless Solutions specializes in benchmarking for wireless operators and equipment manufacturers, and this week the company launched an Android application to provide basic network diagnostic data from smartphones in the field. While the app doesn’t provide the level of detail that comes with specialized network testing equipment, it is far less expensive and can […]

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Video: Spirent on GNSS spoofing

Spirent Communications recently worked with Qascom, which specializes in Global Nativation Satellite System (GNSS) signal security and authentication, to develop a solution that can both test for and emulate hoax positioning and timing signals. The result was Spirent’s recently launched SimSafe testing product. Although GNSS spoofing is largely theoretical at this point, researchers and companies […]

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