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Join industry and research leaders from around the world to discuss the future of RF and wireless design and test. Learn how this vibrant community is redefining RF and wireless test and prototyping next generation 5G communication systems using NI tools that allow scientists and engineers to innovative faster. Topics include wireless technologies, advanced testing techniques, trends in microwave design, RF characterization, high volume test, and wireless communications design.
Engineers, Scientists, Researchers, Professors, Industry Experts, Test Managers, and Students
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Examine in-depth demonstrations of the latest test techniques for the design, optimization, and characterization of power amplifiers. Testing techniques include digital predistortion, envelope tracking, and load pull.
The flexibility and ubiquity of wireless communication solutions have played an important role in the explosive growth of mobile radios used in laptops, smartphones, and tablets. With the evolution toward wearable and cyber-physical systems, mobile systems promise unprecedented opportunities for monitoring and controlling personal health, cities, and the environment. In this session, explore possible 5G directions, from PHY to MAC to cloud, and how they link with a flexible 5G testbed consisting of many NI USRP™ radios.
Examine the latest advances in 3D channel modeling, elevation beamforming, and full-dimension MIMO (FD-MIMO). Also discuss the recent discovery that you can achieve significant capacity improvement using a 2D active array to exploit the additional elevation dimension inherent in a MIMO wireless system. This new MIMO system, FD-MIMO, combines user equipment (UE)-specific elevation beamforming with UE-specific azimuth beamforming to support high-order multiuser MIMO across all antenna ports. As a result, FD-MIMO base stations can support a large amount of UE using the same time and frequency resource simultaneously.
The need to support multiple users who implement delay-sensitive tasks over wireless is increasing. At this session, explore a model to determine if you can characterize what kind of per-packet delay guarantees can be provided to flows over an unreliable medium like wireless and discuss methods to support these flows.
Learn how networked visible light communications, also referred to as Li-Fi, promises quantum step improvements in area spectral efficiency in 5G cellular networks while exploiting existing infrastructures by piggy-backing high-speed data communication on existing lighting infrastructures. The use of the visible light spectrum for data communication is enabled by inexpensive and off-the-shelf available light emitting diodes (LEDs), which also form the basis of next-generation energy-efficient lighting. You can modulate LEDs at high speeds. With the NI FlexRIO platform, speeds such as 3.5 Gbit/s at 2 m distance and 1.1 Gbit/s at 10 m distance have been demonstrated at the Li-Fi Centre in Edinburgh.
Wireless data traffic is projected to skyrocket more than 10,000X beyond 2020 due to the increased usage of smartphones, tablets, new wireless devices, and machine-to-machine communications. At this session, get an overview of enhanced local area (eLA) technology at both the mmWave and cmWave levels. Focus on 5G requirements, review simulation results that show the performance of an example mmWave eLA system using the METIS scenario, and discuss the standards and commercialization timeline of next-generation wireless systems. Then explore how 5G technology will provide a scalable service experience everywhere and anytime.
Get a sneak preview of next-generation test hardware architectures and examine side-by-side comparisons of products that can meet your most stringent test needs.
Explore some of the latest solutions in RF test to address greater throughput needs, continual cost increases, and the growing complexity of requirements. This panel discussion brings together test industry leaders to help you better understand their current challenges and test approaches.
Software defined radio (SDR) is emerging as a viable way to rapidly prototype custom protocols, analyze performance in real-world environments, and iterate on designs because it closely mirrors the functionality found in real wireless devices with the added flexibility of broader frequency coverage and reprogrammable baseband processing. This session offers a broad view of the graphical system design approach as research moves from idea to prototype using NI SDR platforms.
Explore the performance of a nonlinear measurement system featuring integrated active load-pull. The system uses four RF vector signal analyzers to simultaneously measure the incident and reflected waveforms of a 2-port test device. It also includes four RF vector signal generators to provide input drive and 3-harmonic load-pull. All instruments are integrated and synchronized in two PXI chassis to offer rapid and time-aligned throughput of measurement lists. The system control and calibration are implemented in LabVIEW with a data link to a MySQL database. This provides flexible access for postanalysis tools, which is demonstrated using a nonlinear behavior model.
Hear from the experts on state-of-the-art techniques for component design, characterization, and optimization. Explore elements of nonlinear characterization, Doherty amplifier design, and the benefits of envelope tracking.
Today's wireless communications are mainly geared toward the “wireless Internet,” with an ever-increasing data requirement for technologies that enable moving content;, voice, email, social networking, videos, and more. However, in addition to communications, wireless controls, such remote controls for TVs and audio systems as well as garage door openers, are prevalent. In this session, explore the near future, where wireless control of our environment at tactile latencies and with high reliability will allow for the wireless infrastructure to help drive and control our immediate environment. Also discuss how this will revolutionize education, manufacturing, telecommunications, health care, disaster recovery, and more.