Strong Demand in LTE Testing Solutions Drives EB Propsim F8 to New Heights in 2011 The most technologically advanced channel emulator, EB Propsim F8, enjoys strong demand driven by commercialization of LTE technology
OULU, Finland, Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- EB, Elektrobit Corporation (NASDAQ-OMX: EBC1V), a developer of cutting-edge embedded technology solutions for automotive and wireless industries, today announced that the demand of its EB Propsim® F8 LTE testing line has grown strongly during 2011. The development and implementation of LTE products within the commercial market has contributed to an increase in the demand for LTE testing tools. As the marketplace develops from 3G towards 4G LTE, flexible radio channel emulators that can accurately mimic wireless environment in LTE networks are necessary to continue successful evolution of wireless product lines.
The year 2011 was clearly the breakthrough year for MIMO technology in LTE. This was seen as a three-fold increase in the number of MIMO OTA testing solutions provided by EB. The pioneer work in the development around MIMO OTA testing gives EB a strong position in the market with a competitive offering ranging from entry level MIMO OTA solutions to advanced 3D testing. Additionally, 2011 was a year of records in the demand of EB's virtual drive test application that significantly decreases the need for field testing of LTE products by enabling emulation of the real world in laboratory conditions. The advanced testing solutions that EB provides help wireless network and device OEMs and operators to develop and choose the products that perform the best.
"As manufacturers are pushing the limits of technology to design the most sophisticated 4G tablets, smartphones as well as network elements, they need a reliable testing solution that effectively emulates the real-world wireless environment" said Janne Kolu, vice president, test tools at EB. "At EB, we are proud that our EB Propsim F8 has been a significant element in new technology adoption. The point that currently, nine out of ten leading TD-LTE technology network providers have chosen our product, is a proof point that we are at the forefront of LTE technology development and related standardization. At EB, we work closely with our customers and help them to create successful products. Close customer relationships together with the advanced emulator technology have enabled a strong position for us in LTE testing market. A good example of the EB leadership in technology is the EB Propsim F8 product, which is today compatible with the next generation of LTE, the LTE-Advanced testing needs."
EB Propsim F8 is a radio channel emulator with the widest RF signal dynamic range, best channel linearity, highest number of fading channels, and the cleanest spectrum available on the market to ensure of fast, reliable and repeatable testing. The industry standard channel models included in the EB Propsim F8 provide reliable and easy test setup. With flexible customer support, the EB Propsim F8 ensures a safe investment and places its customers at the forefront of radio channel modeling enabling them to create better LTE products.
EB Propsim F8 is one of the products of EB wireless business portfolio.
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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 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.
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