- May 30, 2017
- National Instruments Corporation
May 30, 2017 –NI, a provider of platform-based systems designed to help engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced a series of 28 GHz radio heads for the mmWave Transceiver System. This combination creates a full transceiver that can transmit and/or receive wide-bandwidth signals of up to 2 GHz of bandwidth in real time, covering spectrum from 27.5 GHz to 29.5 GHz. The mmWave Transceiver System software defined radio (SDR) and application-specific software offer a starting point for 5G measurement and research addressing both the 3GPP and Verizon 5G specifications.
The mmWave Transceiver System can operate as either an access point or user device in any over-the-air testing scenario. Users can also develop mmWave communication prototyping systems or perform channel measurementsusing the same system. The software works with the previously released radio heads for 71–76 GHz, so users can adapt their mmWave Transceiver System to 28 GHz by changing the RF radio heads.
Additionally, the mmWave Transceiver System baseband software delivers a communications physical layer compatible with the proposed 3GPP and Verizon 5G specifications as source code for LabVIEW system design software. This helps expedite system development by delivering a system that users can modify to adapt to their specific areas of research or testing.