Communication System Design

The NI software defined radio (SDR) platform provides an integrated hardware and software solution for rapidly prototyping high-performance wireless communication systems. The platform is ideal for wireless protocol and algorithm design. It scales from powerful yet easy-to-use host-based systems to state-of-the-art RF transceivers with high-performance FPGA processing.

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Next-Generation Wireless Systems—5G

NI is working with top researchers focused on wireless research—specifically 5G wireless communications. Combining NI LabVIEW system design software with SDR hardware gives researchers the ability to innovate faster, validating their research with real-world prototypes.

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Building an Affordable Massive MIMO Testbed

LabVIEW and the NI SDR platform scale from 2x2 multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) to massive greater than 100x100 MIMO configurations. NI tools make testbed development possible for validating a wide range of MIMO and multiuser communications research.

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