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 WiMAXTM.

Duration: One hour

Who should view this Webcast:
Receiver designers working on LTE and WiMAX MIMO baseband chipsets and physical layer (L1) RF and baseband integration

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Wilkie Yu, Agilent Technologies
Wilkie Yu joined Agilent Technologies in 2000 and held various positions in marketing including sales development lead engineer for Asia and market development manager of China. He is currently the platform lifecycle manager for the N5106A PXB MIMO receiver tester. Wilkie holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering and computer science from UC Berkeley.

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