Overview

Spirent’s MIMO Beamforming Test System provides an easy-to-use solution that simplifies the creation of complex RF environments for testing MIMO and beamforming. Backed with industry leading expertise, the solution is built upon Spirent's world-class VR5 spatial channel emulators and enables the most accurate and consistent emulation of a variety of spatial channels and models. This is specially critical for testing technologies such as LTE-TDD, LTE-FDD, 802.11ac, and  even carrier aggregation that use MIMO beamforming technology.

Features & Benefits

Fast automatic phase calibration
Phase calibration is automated and fast, in addition to being highly reliable and accurate over changes in frequency, power, SNR, and channel models. The MIMO Test System does not require disconnecting and re-connecting cables, greatly reducing both the time for setup and the possibility of human error.
Up to 8x4 directional beamforming
Test setup for highly advanced and intricate technologies such as 8x4 or 8x2 beamforming can be easily completed without the use of external RF components, greatly simplifying an otherwise complex test setup. This is very useful in testing TDD-LTE or TDD-LTE-A scenarios.
Ease-of-use
The simplified phase calibration procedure, in addition to the integrated bi-directional RF connections of the VR5 and intuitive nature of the VR5 Graphical User Interface, make the system very easy to setup and use.
Wide-range bandwidth support
Testing WiFi channel models including 802.11ac is easily facilitated by the VR5 Channel Emulator, which supports 6GHz and 100MHz straight out of the box. No hardware upgrades are required.
3D MIMO beamforming
The new Advanced Channel Modeling Utility tool enables virtual beamforming that uses a 3D geometric channel model for accurate testing of 3D MIMO beamforming.

Data sheet

Spirent MB5 MIMO Beamforming Test System

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Data sheet

VR5 Spatial Channel Emulator

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White paper

TD-LTE and MIMO Beamforming—Principles and Test Challenges

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White paper

Fading Basics—Narrow Band, Wide Band
and Spatial Channels

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On-demand webinar

MIMO Over-the-Air (OTA) Testing Insights


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