ACE MX MIMO Channel Emulators

The ACE MX product line is an easy-to-use family of fully-featured channel emulators designed to accurately create complex fading channels for testing the most advanced wireless technology and devices.

The ACE MX patented design is purpose-built for MIMO, and has been architected and designed from the ground up to meet the demanding needs of OFDM and MIMO-based systems, in addition to the channel emulation and testing requirements of previous generation SISO 2G/3G wireless technologies

The ACE MX product line combines industry-leading channel emulation capabilities with a modular product solution to deliver a range of configurations for MIMO system testing. The intuitive and easy-to-use configuration and control interface enables efficient, automated and repeatable testing of LTE-Advanced, LTE , WiMax and other 4G infrastructure and devices.

The ACE MX is a universal frequency, fully bi-directional channel emulator supporting SISO up to 8×4 MIMO systems and features built-in real time fading including industry standard models or custom designed models that allow users to recreate a variety of typical MIMO scenarios for accurate performance and interoperability testing. This real-world emulation in a lab environment replaces traditional wireless field tests that are time consuming and lack repeatability.

The ACETM MX enables users to:

  • Reliably and accurately test performance of MIMO-based systems over range and in motion in impaired environments
  • Quickly analyze test data enabling faster identification and resolution of all system design elements that reduce performance
  • Streamline device testing by providing direct connections to wireless devices and eliminating external RF devices
  • Test MIMO algorithms and debug errors.

Using Azimuth’s DIRECTOR-IITM Test Executive software, tests run on the ACE MX Channel Emulator can be fully managed and automated reducing time to market.