EB, Elektrobit, Releases Entry-Level MIMO OTA Testing Solution

LTE Testing Leader Creates User-Friendly and Cost-Effective Over-the-Air Testing Solution for Wireless Operators, Terminal Vendors and Chipset Manufacturers

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Aug 22, 2011, 09:00 ET from EB, Elektrobit Corporation

OULU, Finland, Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- EB, Elektrobit Corporation (NASDAQ-OMX: EBC1V), a developer of cutting-edge embedded technology solutions for automotive and wireless industries, today announced its entry-level multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) Over-the-Air (OTA) LTE testing solution. As a basic, cost-effective LTE testing solution, EB's new offering meets the demands of being able to easily and cost effectively test mobile broadband devices with MIMO OTA.

The EB entry-level MIMO OTA solution gives customers an easy way to start MIMO OTA testing. It is scalable, giving the wireless operators, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and chipset vendors the possibility to later upgrade and develop their MIMO OTA testing capability beyond normal conformance testing.

As a 42MHz bandwidth system, the solution consists of three dual polarized antennas, a 6 channel EB Propsim F8 radio channel emulator and required accessories. The system uses pre-defined realistic and repeatable single cluster channel models. With these models, the performance of a MIMO-capable device can be easily tested, allowing operators and OEMs to swiftly check devices to determine their quality and suitability for LTE mobile broadband networks. As a three antenna system, it can be installed in a small anechoic chamber.

"We are leveraging our depth and expertise in LTE testing solutions to widen the opportunity for fast and easy access to MIMO Over-the-Air testing," said Janne Kolu, vice president at EB. "We have carefully listened to our customers and are now bringing an entry-level MIMO OTA solution to the market. EB provides a mature, cost-effective and technologically advanced mobile broadband testing solutions; providing both manufacturers and operators peace-of-mind that their devices are market-ready and able to deliver a more positive mobile experience."


EB's entry-level MIMO OTA will be generally available September 2011. EB will provide manufacturers an affordable upgrade option from the entry-level system to the full Propsim F8 MIMO OTA testing system.

For more information on EB and the Company's testing solutions, visit: www.elektrobit.com. To follow EB on YouTube, click here.

Further information:
Joakim Granholm
EB Wireless Segment
Tel. +358 40 344 3733
Email: joakim.granholm@elektrobit.com

Meghan Callaghan
Ruder Finn Public Relations for EB
Tel. +1 212 715 1608
Email: callaghanm@ruderfinn.com

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 2010 totaled EUR 161.8 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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