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NI and Lund University team up on massive MIMO.

National Instruments and Lund University have announced a collaboration on the development of a test bed capable of prototyping a massive multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) system. The test bed will consist of a massive MIMO base station with 100 transmit and receive nodes. Researchers can link several pieces of user equipment that simulate mobile devices with the massive MIMO base station. They can emulate a real-world scenario to evaluate how the performance of massive MIMO compares to theory.

Massive MIMO, a relatively new concept in 5G communications, addresses capacity and energy challenges facing next-generation communications systems. With more than 100 antennas, this prototype is the largest, most comprehensive of its kind, making it the first test bed to reach this level of magnitude and complexity on the road to 5G.

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Publication:EE-Evaluation Engineering
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:4EUSW
Date:May 1, 2014
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