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BARCELONA, February 26, 2018 – Mobile World Congress – Ethertronics, the leader in high performance antenna system solutions, today announced the industry’s first cost-effective 5G test services and test chamber to address the complex test and verification challenges for 5G millimeter wave devices. Due to the unique challenges of millimeter-wave radio communications, next generation 5G networks require sophisticated, high-precision testing solutions to thoroughly validate device-level radio performance and ensure time-to-market for new 5G network rollouts. Come visit and see first-hand the Ethertronics 5G mmWave test chamber in Hall 1 stand 1E11 at Mobile World Congress, February 26-March 1, 2018 in Barcelona.
The unique nature of 5G networks – including ongoing standards evolution, diverse radio spectrum deployments, radio-level challenges, and ballooning testing costs — creates a previously unseen level of complexity for 5G device and systems developers. For companies and engineers who are developing devices for next-generation of 5G wireless networks, rapid and precise Over-The-Air (OTA) testing solutions are critical for identifying issues and enabling fast prototyping cycle time during product design and validation phases.
Ethertronics solves these challenges with a cost-effective and highly accurate solution for testing 5G antenna performance up to mmWave frequencies in a mobile shielded chamber. Ethertronics new 5G testing services and chambers provide complete performance assessment for 5G OTA testing, including gain, efficiency, directivity, polarization and beam characteristics, while providing fast and accurate 3D radiation pattern measurements.
“5G and mmWave represent the most disruptive generational change in cellular networks since the movement to digital. Everything becomes more difficult in higher frequencies, including ill-behaved propagation, beamforming, and over-the-air testing,” said Olivier PAJONA, Chief Scientist, Ethertronics. “The nature of millimeter wave frequencies makes antennas extremely sensitive to physical positioning and to phase and gain measurement accuracy. Additionally, the increasing use of antenna arrays places significant additional demands on antenna testing capabilities. Our cost-effective 5G millimeter wave test services and test chamber, with one-degree resolution and precision in radiation pattern measurement, provides a highly precise and robust solution to help device makers and operators test and commercialize new 5G products and services.”
Ethertronics mmWave 5G Test Chamber Features:
Ethertronics-based testing services using 5G mmWave chamber and first customer deliveries of the chamber will begin in 2Q18. Ethertronics will be demonstrating its new 5G test chamber at at Mobile World Congress in Hall1 stand 1E11, February 26-March 1, 2018 in Barcelona. For more information or to arrange a meeting, please contact an Ethertronics at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ethertronics is a global leader and innovator in ultra-high performance smart antenna system solutions for wireless communications. Ethertronics Active Steering Antenna technology provides performance enhancements for throughput, range, efficiency and reliability across a range of applications, from 5G to Wi-Fi and the Internet of Things. Ethertronics has shipped over 1.8 billion antenna systems that are being used by leading wireless handset and device manufacturers worldwide. For more information, visit www.ethertronics.com.
AVX Corporation is a leading international manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components, interconnect, sensing, control, and antenna solutions with 29 manufacturing facilities in 16 countries around the world. AVX offers a broad range of devices including capacitors, resistors, filters, couplers, sensors, controls, circuit protection devices, connectors, and antennas. The company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:AVX).
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