IEEE 802.11 Testing with EB Propsim F8
802.11 Chanel Model Tool
Geometric Channel Modeling Application
IEEE 802.11ac is a high-throughput extension of 802.11n WLAN standard with theoretical throughput as high as 500Mbps per spatial stream and 1Gbps overall throughput. The challenge for 802.11ac device manufacturers is to implement high performance wide band MIMO radios in commercial volume products.
EB Propsim F8 enables to design and verify the IEEE 802.11n and 802.11ac product spatial multiplexing, beamforming and MU-MIMO algorithms as well as the critical Channel State Information (CSI) functionality both in faster schedule and with better coverage reducing overall development costs. EB Propsim F8 provides correlation accuracy and repeatability crucial for any performance test facility of MIMO systems. Full control for radio channel characteristics and undistorted 80 MHz bandwidth with excellent EVM performance enable performance testing that allows to optimize the air interface performance and to maximize the achievable system throughput before launching products to the market.
EB Propsim F8 platform can be configured with two optional SW applications for WLAN testing.
802.11 Channel Model Tool allows easy configuration of the 802.11 n/ac standard based test environment. The application includes standard models as defined by IEEE High Throughput Task Group (IEEE 802.11-03/940 & IEEE 802.11-09/0308). In addition user can easily configure basic antenna stings such as number of antennas per device and element spacing.
EB Geometric Channel Modeling (GCM) application is designed for modeling dynamic spatial MIMO scenarios. With GCM use can define parameters such as antenna height orientation and mobile station movement in space. The application is ideal for beamforming testing and antenna array and algorithm development. GCM supports MU-MIMO scenarios, embedded measured antenna data and dynamic movement in space.
EB Propsim F8 for IEEE 802.11n / 802.11ac testing:
- 80 MHz bandwidth
- Available also 40 MHz, 125 MHz and 80 + 80 MHz bandwidth variants
- 220 MHz 6000 MHz frequency range
- Five frequency band options to select
- Bi-directional testing of 3x3 or 4x4 MIMO with single unit
- Up to 8x8 unidirectional MIMO emulation supported with single unit
- Bi-directional MU-MIMO testing, e.g. four stations (single antenna) and one access point (4 antennas) with single unit
- IEEE TGn 802.11n modeling tool with A, B, C, D, E and F user scenarios