NYU Spinoff Develops 5G Emulator

... Because mmWave signals must overcome losses not encountered at lower frequencies, the industry is moving to multiple antennas and phased-array technology that direct signals to their destination with higher power than today's omnidirectional signals. Testing such systems is difficult, but a startup out of NYU Tandon School of Engineering may just make channel emulation practical and affordable. Started by post-doctoral research fellow Aditya Dhananjay and NYU faculty members Sundeep Rangan and Dennis Shasha, Millilabs has developed a system that uses off-the-shelf hardware that emulates both the transmission channel and the phased-array antennas needed to produce MIMO signals.


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