CETECOM selects Anite’s Propsim F32 Channel Emulator for MIMO OTA testing

Anite, a global leader in wireless equipment testing technology, today announced that its Propsim F32 Channel Emulator has been selected by CETECOM for its anechoic MIMO Over-the-Air (OTA) test laboratory in the U.S.

The laboratory has been set up to perform device testing compliant with the CTIA standardised MIMO OTA test plan released earlier this autumn. Propsim F32 supports all CTIA channel model requirements (both MIMO and Transmit Diversity testing) allowing users to comprehensively and quickly verify that mobile devices meet expected industry requirements.

CETECOM selected Anite’s Propsim F32 for its unique ability to support LTE and LTE-Advanced device testing, incorporating up to 32 channels in a single unit, thereby simplifying set-up and reducing cost. Propsim F32 offers test laboratories and device manufacturers an easy upgrade path, which includes multi component Carrier Aggregation as well as support for frequencies up to 6 GHz enabling the testing of Wi-Fi capable devices. Its superior emulation accuracy and quicker test execution result in more reliable test results and quicker device assessment.

Manufacturers are introducing MIMO capable LTE devices equipped with multiple antennas to enable users to access higher data rate applications, which is driving the need for new testing methodologies incorporating the device antenna performance.

Anite has for more than ten years collaborated with CETECOM, a leading service provider for consulting, testing and certification that works with major mobile operators and device manufacturers around the globe. CETECOM already uses SAS, Anite’s interoperability and performance test solution as well as Anite’s Conformance Toolset in its labs in both  the US and Europe.

Paul Beaver, Products Director at Anite’s Device & Infrastructure Testing business says, “We are delighted to continue our collaboration with CETECOM by contributing our channel model expertise and solutions to help them establish a state-of-the-art MIMO OTA test laboratory. Anite is the only test and measurement vendor that offers an integrated 32-channel 6 GHz solution, approved by all major systems integrators.”

Maan Ghanma, CEO of CETECOM USA also commented: “We selected Anite’s Propsim F32 Channel Emulator to enable us to cost-effectively support our customers with future-proof MIMO OTA device test services.”


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