Join Agilent for this four-stop journey exploring the fascinating world of MIMO. The journey begins by explaining the principles that make MIMO work: spatial correlation, precoding and rank adaptation. But rather than rely on mathematical descriptions which can often be a barrier to some, the explanation will be based on some very well understood acoustic phenomenon which will help demystify what MIMO is all about. After establishing the basic physics behind MIMO the webcast will move into how the LTE air interface has been designed to allow MIMO to perform at its best.

The third stage in the journey will explain the nature of the LTE MIMO conformance tests. Due to the complexity of the LTE air interface these have been written with many of the more advanced capabilities either simplified or switched off. This open loop approach to testing limits the insight that can be gained into actual mobile performance in real world conditions — something that has to be understood for competitive advantage and operator selection. The final stage in the journey looks at tools that can be used to evaluate MIMO performance in real life conditions including the crucial impact of real antenna design, real fading and closed loop control.

Duration: One hour

Who should view this Webcast:
This webcast will be of interest to anyone interested in a primer on LTE, particularly engineers to high-level managers working across the ecosystem from chipset designers to service providers, Engineers, Engineering management, Engineer/End-user/Individual Contributor and Functional Management.

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Moray Rumney obtained his BSc in Electronics from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh in 1984. He then joined Hewlett-Packard / Agilent Technologies and has worked for them for 24 years. During this time Moray has been involved in the architecture and design of the RF signal generators, signal analyzers and system simulators used in the cellular communications R&D and manufacturing test industries. Moray started his wireless standardisation activities for HP in 1991 when he joined ETSI and contributed to the standardisation of the GSM air interface and type approval tests. In 1999 he joined 3GPP and has been a significant contributor to the development of the W-CDMA air interface and corresponding conformance tests. This standardisation work has evolved to incorporate HSDPA, HSUPA and now LTE. In addition to standards work Moray is a technology advisor within Agilent repsonsible for Agilent's next generation RF and system simulator products.