As wireless communications systems evolve beyond 5G, expand to low-Earth orbit, and extend to new frequencies and bandwidths, researchers and systems engineers must bring new capabilities from concept to the lab to deployment. A major obstacle on this journey is the time it takes to migrate IP from simulation to firmware and to build up boards and infrastructure to form a testbed for assessing the real-world performance of novel algorithms, waveforms, and components. Wireless researchers require:
NI’s validated design pattern, including documentation and open-source example software, allows users to procure components and build a system
N32x USRP SDRs enable phase-coherent MIMO with channel-to-channel phase skew <0.1° from run to run, and stability <0.2° over a duration of 1 hour
Streams wide bandwidth I/Q data from RF receivers to a powerful CPU compute server, at up to 250 MS/s for 8 channels and 33.33 MS/s for 32 channels
NI offers a variety of solution integration options customized to your application-specific requirements. You can use your own internal integration teams for full system control or leverage the expertise of NI and our worldwide NI Partner Network to obtain a turnkey solution.
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Discover how OACR can be used as the blueprint for building a prototyping testbed for novel wireless and SATCOM algorithms, waveforms, and architectures. Explore the time-saving benefits of working from a validated starting point with system-level synchronization and data movement specifications.
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