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NI Engineering Impact Awards

The NI Engineering Impact Awards is a technical application contest, showcasing the most innovative projects based on NI software and hardware. This is your chance to share your innovations with the NI community and network with NI leadership, trade press, industry leaders, and other category winners at the invitation-only awards ceremony and dinner.


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  • Download paper development and submission resources
  • Explore the application categories
  • Learn about featured awards

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2016 Application of the Year Award Winner

Researchers at the University of Bristol and Lund University set out to test the feasibility of massive MIMO as a viable technology for 5G networks. Using the NI MIMO Prototyping System, the team was able to rapidly test new ideas, create the world's first live demonstration of a 128-antenna, real-time massive MIMO testbed, and set two world records.

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