EB Propsim F8 Radio Channel Emulator Provides Advanced MIMO OTA Wireless Testing at Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC) EB's cutting-edge LTE-Advanced testing solution employed to augment the University of Oulu's LTE and LTE-Advanced testing

OULU, Finland, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- EB, Elektrobit Corporation (OMX: EBC1V), a developer of cutting-edge embedded technology solutions for automotive and wireless industries, today announced that the Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC), a project-funded research group operating in conjunction with the Department of Communications Engineering at the University of Oulu, Finland, is employing EB Propsim F8 radio channel emulator and EB MIMO OTA Application to provide wireless testing and research abilities under the most realistic propagation conditions. The EB Propsim F8 MIMO OTA emulator is mainly used to test LTE and LTE-Advanced wireless communication, to provide a real world simulated environment.

Having acquired EB Propsim F8, the Centre for Wireless Communications is using a piece of test equipment that can emulate real-world wireless environments to provide accurate LTE and LTE-Advanced testing, something that will position CWC as the premier center for radio channel and antenna research. The CWC chose EB Propsim F8 MIMO OTA emulator because of the ability to flexibly test different MIMO OTA configurations and because of the future-proofing the technology inherently came with, allowing 4G testing and eventually newer standards to work within its testing chamber.

"CWC makes continuous contributions to the development of the most advanced communication systems and standards," said Janne Kolu, Vice President, Test Tools at EB. "The future in wireless communication should enable higher data rates. Understanding the radio channel effect on product performance is essential in research and development of wireless technologies."

After employing the EB Propsim F8 and seeing success on the research level, CWC aims to utilize the EB Propsim F8 radio channel emulator in the undergraduate studies. This enables their students to get to know and utilize high tech test and measurement equipment that is widely used by global wireless players in their R&D processes.

"By using EB's advanced testing solutions, CWC strengthens its position as a world-class communications systems research facility, differentiating from other wireless testing labs without 4G and advanced testing capabilities," said Ari Pouttu, Director of CWC. "EB Propsim F8 with MIMO OTA Application gives CWC the ability to emulate all commercially available wireless technologies such as LTE and LTE-Advanced, and provides a future-proof platform for coming technologies, keeping us cutting-edge for years to come."

Read more about the cooperation of EB and CWC at www.elektrobit.com/media/success_stories. For more information about EB Propsim radio channel emulators, please visit: www.elektrobit.com/ebpropsim.

Further information:
Meghan Callaghan
Finn Partners Public Relations for EB
Tel. +1 212 715 1608
Email: Meghan@finnpartners.com 

Ari Pouttu
Director, CWC
University of Oulu
Tel. +358 40 5432 694
Email: ari.pouttu@ee.oulu.fi

About EB Propsim
The first EB Propsim radio channel emulator was introduced in 1995. EB's philosophy in designing radio channel test solutions has always been uncompromised technical performance for the best emulation accuracy and realistic propagation environment. EB's competence in radio channel test equipment is achieved with a long involvement at the forefront of international radio channel research and solid experience in designing and developing state-of-the-art wireless products and systems. The continuous development of EB Propsim radio channel emulators and their patented technology runs at the forefront of the new requirements set by the wireless industry development, in which EB is actively participating to.

About EB, Elektrobit Corporation
EB develops advanced technology and transforms it into enriching end user experiences. EB specializes in demanding embedded software and hardware solutions for the automotive industry and wireless technologies. The company's net sales for the year 2011 totaled EUR 162.2 million. Elektrobit Corporation is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. www.elektrobit.com

About The Centre for Wireless Communications
The Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC) is a professionally managed project-funded research group operating in conjunction with the Department of Communications Engineering at the University of Oulu, Finland. CWC's main office is located at the Linnanmaa campus area of the University of Oulu. From 2000-2010, CWC has carried out research in total 141 projects with funding from various external sources and with durations mostly between half-year to three years. CWC's mission is to conduct world-class research, train world-class graduates, create new technology and support the wireless industry.

SOURCE EB, Elektrobit Corporation



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