Researchers Create 5G Emulation for Testing

Today’s cellular emulation method for testing purposes won’t work for 5G. So, researchers from the Center for Advanced Technology in Telecommunications, and NYU Wireless have collaborated to create a new approach. It emulates both the wireless channel and beamformers/phased arrays on transmitters and receivers of the devices under test. The standard method of emulation is to connect receiver and transmitter devices using cables. And the emulator transforms the input signal vector into the output signal vector. But that won’t work when you get to the kind of scale involved with 5G, Aditya Dhananjay, post doctoral fellow at NYC, explains in a piece for RCR Wireless News.

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