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Publication Date: 02/1/2009
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Keithley Developing RF WiMAX Production Tester
WiMAX product test system.
Cleveland, OH — Keithley Instruments, Inc. is developing a WiMAX device production test solution for two 802.16e WiMAX devices from Fujitsu Microelectronics Ltd. This WiMAX RF SISO/MIMO manufacturing test configuration uses the company's RF test solutions, the Model 2820 RF Vector Signal Analyzer and Model 2920 RF Vector Signal Generator. The configuration will permit performing a set of Tx and Rx test sequences quickly and efficiently.

The system's easy expandability also will offer Fujitsu the unique ability to test its WiMAX devices in both SISO and MIMO mode. The new WiMAX solution is built on a next-generation hardware platform that enables the simple and inexpensive addition of support for new signal standards and methodologies (such as 802.16e mobile WiMAX Wave 2 testing of up to 8 x 8 MIMO channels) without requiring users to purchase expensive hardware upgrades or new


The MIMO systems reportedly offer extraordinary time and phase synchronization of MIMO signals. For example, such a system can accommodate the generation of MIMO signals with under 1ns of timing alignment and less than 0.1° of phase jitter. Similarly, the system's multiple Model 2820 analyzers can acquire signals synchronized to fewer than 250ps of time record jitter. Keithley leads the market in offering innovative MIMO test solutions that provide a tightly integrated hardware and software solution for 802.11n WLAN and 802.16 Wave 2 devices.

Contact: Keithley Instruments, Inc., 28775 Aurora Rd., Cleveland, OH 44139-1891800-688-9951 or 440-248-0400 fax: 440-248-6168

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