Azimuth Copies LTE, WiMax

Azimuth Systems announces channel emulator for LTE and emerging 4G wireless technologies

April 8, 2008

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ACTON, Mass. -- Azimuth Systems Inc., a leading provider of wireless broadband test solutions, today announced an expanded channel emulator product line designed to address the complex needs of emerging 4G wireless broadband technologies, including LTE, IEEE 802.16m, UMB and other technologies that will be deployed in the 700 MHz spectrum. The Azimuth ACE™ MX product line builds upon the unmatched success of the company’s industry leading WiMAX and Wi-Fi channel emulators, to deliver a new universal channel emulator with broader capabilities. As the leading supplier of channel emulators for broadband wireless test, Azimuth’s ACE platforms are the first and only channel emulators specifically built to meet complex 4G smart antenna requirements, including those for MIMO and beam-forming.

The complex physical layer and open access requirements of new MIMO-based 4G technologies such as WiMAX, LTE, UMB and IEEE 802.16m put greater demands on RF testing. Featuring a scalable architecture, universal frequency support and the industry’s highest RF fidelity for error free testing, the ACE MX product line enables equipment manufacturers and operators to recreate real world conditions and achieve necessary MIMO test coverage efficiently and cost-effectively. The new ACE hardware supports frequency bands between 400 MHz and 6 GHz, scalable MIMO configurations, and uni- or bi-directional operation for both FDD and TDD applications.

“4G has made RF testing more complex than ever. There is an urgent need across the entire industry for conducting testing and pilot rollouts of these technologies, requiring the right test tools to help reduce total program costs and time to market,” said Jessy Cavazos, measurement and instrumentation industry manager at Frost & Sullivan. “Azimuth has clearly identified a significant need – the ability to test MIMO wireless technology efficiently – and the company’s focus on developing and releasing a channel emulation product optimized for the advanced technology of LTE and 4G is well-timed.”

Azimuth Systems Inc.

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