Researchers Use Software-Defined Radio for Testing Millimeter-Wave Antennas

The wireless research arm of New York University recently announced plans to build a programmable testbed for prototyping millimeter-wave, or mm-Wave, antennas. The testbed will eventually become available to universities, government agencies, and companies in the early stages of developing mm-Wave products and standards.

The testbed will combine high-gain phased array antennas with a software-defined radio (SDR), in which computer programs replace hardware components like filters and amplifiers. 

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