NI Donates $1m to New York University for 5G Radio Work

NI is working with the wireless research centre within New York University Tandon School of Engineering to fund the development of mmWave communications, channel measurement and channel emulation research for 5G communications.

NI has donated almost $1m (£806,000) to the NYU’s wireless group. This will include equipping labs with software defined radio hardware and software.

Millimetre-wave (mmWave) frequencies have now been proposed by the FCC, 3GPP and other standardisation bodies for 5G fixed and mobile networks.

The NYU Wireless faculty has been a pioneer of early mmWave research.

However, as the work around mmWave is still in its infancy, many research institutions and companies lack access to the mmWave SDRs and test and measurement equipment necessary to transition this technology from concept and simulation in the lab to a real-world environment.

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