News | June 26, 2014

SGS Selects Anite's Propsim Channel Emulators For Its Anechoic MIMO Over-The-Air Test Laboratory

Anite's leading testing tools help test houses and device manufacturers prepare for upcoming CTIA standardised MIMO OTA performance test plan

Fleet Hampshire, UK /PRNewswire/ - Anite, a global leader in wireless equipment testing technology, today announced that SGS, a world leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, has selected Anite's Propsim channel emulators (Propsim) for its new anechoic MIMO¹ Over-The-Air (OTA) test laboratory in Taiwan. Propsim and its related MIMO OTA Modelling Tool enable SGS to provide accurate and reliable testing services to the global wireless ecosystem in readiness for the upcoming CTIA standardised MIMO OTA performance test plan.

MIMO OTA performance testing is used to assess the end user's experience accessing data services on a mobile device. OTA testing involves testing a wireless device without any connected cables, thereby incorporating the device antenna performance. By accurately replicating the field conditions of a live network, Propsim creates a realistic RF environment in an anechoic MIMO OTA test system. Propsim is compliant with the draft CTIA specification related to MIMO OTA testing of all currently planned LTE transmission modes in anechoic chamber system installations. Users of Propsim are consequently able to verify that mobile devices meet expected industry requirements.

SGS benefits from Propsim's superior emulation accuracy and its quicker test execution compared to other solutions available on the market, leading to more reliable test results and accelerated device assessment. Furthermore, Propsim's unique MIMO OTA channel model validation capability enables SGS and their customers to be highly confident of the integrity of the system's test results.

SGS's newly built, state-of-the-art laboratory will significantly enhance their MIMO OTA testing capacity. It will allow SGS to effectively support the growing demand for LTE MIMO device testing generated by global chipset and device manufacturers as well as mobile operators.

Paul Beaver, Products Director at Anite comments: 'SGS's selection of Anite's Propsim demonstrates industry recognition for our leading MIMO OTA testing technology established since 2009. Anite is the only vendor that offers an integrated solution - approved by all major systems integrators - enabling LTE and LTE-Advanced testing of up to 32 channels in a single box.'

'Anite's comprehensive radio channel and extensive MIMO OTA testing expertise as seen in the industry leading Propsim channel emulators, along with their professional technical support, contributed to our selection of Anite as our MIMO OTA testing partner', says Mr. Joe Chen, SGS Director of Mobile Test.

¹ MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) antenna configurations, where both the base station and the device are equipped with multiple transmit/receive antennas, are leading to an increased need for device testing to verify the end-user experience.

About Anite
Anite plc is a leading provider of software and solutions to the international wireless market, supplying major device, chipset and network equipment manufacturers, mobile operators and test houses. It provides mobile device, infrastructure and network testing systems based on its specialist sector knowledge and on its proprietary software and hardware products.

Its 400+ staff work from headquarters in the UK and from offices in 14 countries across Europe, the Americas,Asia and the Middle East.

About SGS
SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 80,000 employees, we operate a network of more than 1,650 offices and laboratories around the world. SGS in Taiwan was officially affiliated to the SGS Group in 1952 as SGS Far East Ltd. Taiwan Branch. In 1991, SGS Taiwan Ltd was established. Today we have nearly 2,200 employees and a nationwide network of offices and laboratories, the biggest and most diverse independent third party testing facilities in Taiwan. We work with clients to expand exports and enhance the quality of products and services, actively supporting the country's economic development. Our Operation Center in the New Taipei Industrial Park, supported by a national network of offices and labs, delivers testing, inspection, certification and verification services for the broadest range of goods and products.


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