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Learn how National Instruments is redefining RF and wireless test. Hear from RF, microwave, and wireless industry experts as they explain the latest trends, emerging technologies, and test techniques at the RF and Wireless Test Summit. Technologies discussed will include Software-designed Instrument, FPGA signal processing, MIMO, advanced network analysis, microwave system simulation, and microwave frequency synthesis.
Engineers, Scientists, Researchers, Professors, Industry Experts, Test Managers, and Students
A discussion on the challenges of bringing RF test to high volume test solutions. The cost of testing mobile device SOC/SIP's is driving hard choices in production testing. Zero test time or zero capital equipment or infinite parallelism; each corner drives complexity and compromises in the test platform. As SOC/SIP devices drive complexity up, traditional HVM methods and equipment are challenged from both capability and cost point of view.
The millimeter-wave spectrum above the 10 GHz frequency band has yet to be tapped by wireless mobile networks. But advances in CMOS semiconductor technologies and recent communication system research show that mobile wireless communication networks may soon be able to use this spectrum to offer thousands of times greater data rates than today's 4G LTE cellular systems. Examine key technological breakthroughs, future system architectures, and the research challenges of a new era in wireless featuring multigigabit-per-second data rates.
Explore 5G technology trends starting with a framework for 5G local area access designed to meet the capacity demands of 2020. Then learn about the upcoming LTE features and the spectrum opportunity for 5G systems. Envision enhancements for local area access for spectra both below 6 GHz and at mmWave. Conclude with an outline of mmWave technology for both access and backhaul that addresses different components like air interface, antenna arrays, and IC technology.
Wireless traffic will increase at a compound annual growth rate of 50 to 80 percent in the next few years. Cellular networks will handle a big portion of this traffic. Future heterogeneous cellular networks will feature a variety of radio access equipment, which will challenge test equipment and test methodologies. Learn how NI is rising to this challenge with its modular platform and leading-edge wireless technology. As an example, explore NI's approach to remote radio head (RRH/RRU) testing.
You can take advantage of the open FPGA on NI vector signal transceivers (VSTs) with NI-provided examples and application-specific IP. Learn how to use this IP to create VST personalities; for specific use cases, from accelerated automated test to tests requiring functionality not found on a traditional vector signal analyzer or vector signal generator.
Discuss the growing speed and performance demands on next-generation RF instrumentation platforms. This panel features Modular Methods President Larry Desjardin as well as Jin Bains, Doug Johnson, and Mike Santori of National Instruments.
Explore the challenges of meeting the growing bandwidth demands of next-generation wireless communication networks and the roles wireless communication design tools have in the design, prototyping, and deployment of the enabling wireless technologies of tomorrow. This panel features Dr. Amitava Ghosh, Dr. Ted Rappaport, Dr. P.R. Kumar, Dr. Sundeep Rangan, and Matt Ettus.
The promise of mmWave technologies to deliver the future of wireless communication systems presents new opportunities and challenges in both hardware and software. In this session, get an overview of the advanced mmWave technology and components Phase Matrix is developing so researchers and engineers can prototype and test complex next-generation wireless networks.
Envelope tracking (ET) provides the potential for achieving high efficiency in power amplifiers for next-generation wireless transmitters. Explore the development of various ET amplifiers and their requirements for applications in base station and handset PAs. Then discuss digital predistortion techniques to compensate for any system nonlinearity. Lastly, examine an implementation for a hardware-in-the-loop envelope tracking test bed using NI solutions.
Software defined radio (SDR) offers an affordable and flexible way to prototype new algorithms faster, thereby shortening time to results. Discover how LabVIEW is enabling algorithm design and the rapid prototyping of a broad range of SDR applications from simple record and playback to advanced MIMO prototyping and next-generation protocols.
As wireless researchers look beyond the physical layer in search of new breakthroughs, examine the potential of prototyping solutions that can address the higher layers of the protocol stack (like MAC) for wireless standards such as 802.11, LTE, and so on. Also explore programming paradigms for developing finite state machines and integrating them in heterogeneous architectures that incorporate real-time and FPGA-based design, prototyping, and deployment.