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MIMO Channel Modeling and Emulation Test Challenges

The recording of the Oct. 22, 2008 broadcast is no longer available.

You can download the Adobe presentation below and/or you may be interested in requesting one of the LTE Design & Test Fundamentals CDs below by clicking here.

Abstract of presentation:
Modern radio designers have always looked for ways to improve spectral efficiency to transmit more bits per Hz without sacrificing signal quality. This paper covers how antenna technologies have evolved in recent years, including spatial diversity, spatial multiplexing, and beam forming, to improve signal quality and throughput. We will review common wireless propagation channel characteristics before focusing on the added complexity in MIMO channel emulation like calculating correlation matrices to simulate various channel conditions. Finally, we will discuss how to efficiently generate and analyze multi-channel signals for advanced wireless communication standards such as 3GPP LTE and WiMAX.

LTE Design & Test Fundamentals Webcast CDs:

Volume 1 CD
 • Addressing the Design & Verification Challenges of 3GPP LTE
 • Understanding SC-FDMA - The New LTE Uplink
 • LTE Protocol Primer
 • RF Measurements for LTE
 • LTE Protocol Control and Signaling

Volume 2 CD
 • Ten Things You Should Know about MIMO
 • MIMO RF Measurements - Choosing and Using Tools
 • Taking LTE MIMO from Standards to Starbucks
 • LTE MIMO System Level Design and Test
 • Making the Journey from WiMAX to LTE
 • Addressing the Design and Verification Challenges of Cognitive Radio and SDR
 • Introduction to LTE Advanced

Volume 3 CD
 • Completing LTE eNB Closed-loop Conformance Tests
 • Over-The-Air (OTA) Test Methods to Evaluate the Performance of MIMO Handsets
 • How to Verify the Data in Your LTE Downlink Signal
 • 4G For Everyone: Extended RF Performance with Digital Pre-Distortion
 • Understanding Cross Modulation Effects in a Full Duplex LTE

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Training & Event Materials

MIMO Channel Modeling and Emulation Test Challenges Webcast Slides 
Slides from Oct 22, 2008 Webcast

Seminar Materials 2008-10-31

MIMO Channel Modeling and Emulation Test Challenges 
Adobe file of the paper presented at the Spring, 2009 MIMO Workshop

Seminar Materials 2009-03-24

MIMO Channel Modeling and Emulation Test Challenges Application Note 

Application Note 2010-01-22