Keithley Instruments, Inc. (NYSE:KEI) announces the industry’s first measurement-grade 8×8 MIMO system. The system is used for primary research of next-generation RF MIMO devices and technologies.
Keithley introduced the industry’s first 4×4 MIMO test equipment for R&D product development in late 2007. The new 8×8 MIMO system is built on the same award-winning measurement platform that provides capability and performance not found with any other RF test system:
–support for MIMO research applications ranging from two channels now up to eight
–flexible system configurations with individual system component instruments
–phase and amplitude control of the RF carrier
–less than ‚Â±1 nanosecond signal sampler synchronization
–less then 1 nanosecond peak-to-peak signal sampler jitter
–less than 1 degree of peak-to-peak RF-carrier phase jitter
By allowing for precise and stable multi-unit synchronization with these high performance measurement specifications, the new Keithley system extends support of 4×4 MIMO measurements currently being used for commercial test applications on demanding signals – such as 802.11n WiFi, 802.16e Mobile WiMAX Wave 2, and future standards such as 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) and UMB (Ultra Mobile Broadband) – to the next generation of technologies and methodologies being researched.
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