Overview

The SR5500 Wireless Channel Emulator is a small-scale, efficient solution for accurately testing SISO and 2x2 MIMO wireless receivers. The system can be configured to manage intricate MIMO-OTA testing (via simplified graphical controls) and to perform Virtual Drive Testing (VDT) to reduce the cost and time burdens associated with drive testing. The SR5500 helps isolate performance issues early in the development and design verification cycle, accelerating time to market and minimizing post-deployment issues.

What to test

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SISO and 2x2
MIMO receivers

Test via channel modeling scenarios such as SCM drop modeling or the more accurate WINNER time-evloving channel modeling

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Mobile
devices

Test LTE, CDMA 1X, EV-DO, EV-DO Rev A, HSPA+, and others

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Base
stations

Dynamic channel modeling for better representation of mobility conditions over LTE, WIMAX and HSPA+

Need a higher channel density solution?

Spirent Vertex™ Channel Emulator is a versatile platform that offers unprecedented scalability of up to 36 RF ports while supporting emulation of a large number of channel models. The chassis’ simple plug-and-play design is built to support a broad range of applications that require varying channel densities, from basic applications like two-channel SISO to complex, high density applications like MIMO OTA, carrier aggregation, and antenna array systems.

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MIMO OTA

Spirent’s MIMO OTA solution models real-world over the air environments to determine the effects of multi-path, angles of arrival and departure, doppler shifts, and other antenna considerations. It fully supports the CTIA standards requirements for MIMO OTA testing of mobile devices.

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Live2Lab® Virtual Drive Testing

Spirent’s Live2Lab Virtual Drive Test-Conversion Tool makes the “necessary evil” of drive testing less challenging by converting drive test data to a lab-reproducible format. The tool can convert data from scanner log to active use in a matter of minutes. Even high-speed data scenarios can be simulated using Live2Lab VDT-CT and any of Spirent’s channel emulators.

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Features & Benefits

Modular architecture
Maximize the return of your test equipment investment with Spirent’s exclusive building-block approach that enables flexible re-use of system modules.
Seamless integration
Each module can be used as part of a synchronized MIMO/bidirectional channel emulation solution or independently controlled as needed.
Easy, economical upgrades
The SR5500 allows budget-friendly upgrades to higher-order MIMO or bi-directional testing. And when your needs expand, secondary modules can easily be upgraded to full stand-alone capability.

Data sheet

SR5500 Wirelss Channel Emulator

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White paper

Correlation-Based Spatial Channel Modeling

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Fading Basics—Narrow Band, Wide Band and Spatial Channels

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Path-Based Spatial Channel Modeling


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