SATIMO Innovates With MIMO Test Systems!

May 10, 2010

PARIS, May 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — SATIMO launches new systems
that offer laboratories effective solutions to test the influence of Multiple
Input/ Multiple Output (MIMO) signals on the performance of wireless devices.
MIMO device testing has become necessary due to the increasing use of
multiple antennas in single pieces of equipment.

The Telecom sector has been rapidly evolving toward the “4G” (WiMAX, LTE)
which provides more functions and improved connectivity for wireless network
and devices. To secure the connection and ensure higher rates, manufacturers
in the Telecom sector now use MIMO technology. This technology is based on
the integration of several antennas in an emitter (base station) or receiver
(wireless communication device). Laboratory testing of this technology raises
complex challenges.

In a real environment, either indoor or outdoor, a signal emitted by an
antenna reflects off surrounding obstacles to form several signals. To
measure the performance of a MIMO antenna system, the various environmental
influences on a signal must be taken into account by modeling the direct
signals, reflected signals (multipath), and any interfering signals (coming
from competing emitters). A MIMO system must therefore simulate different
electromagnetic environments in order to evaluate and optimize the
performance of mobile devices in real operational conditions.

With over 10 years of experience in multi-probe technology, SATIMO has
developed a family of MIMO test systems that best answers these technical
requirements. The uniqueness of the systems is based on the use of an arch
that integrates many probes and an instantaneous calibration unit to speed up
the measurement time. Both easy to use and extremely fast, these systems
perfectly answer industrial expectations. With these new systems, SATIMO,
already a leader in the antenna measurement market, strengthens its position
in the Telecom sector.

SATIMO profile: SATIMO Industries SAS is a French subsidiary of the
Microwave Vision Group, listed on the ALTERNEXT stock exchange (FR0004058949
- ALMIC). The company develops, manufactures, and markets electromagnetic
field measurement systems. With a large choice of technical solutions, SATIMO
possesses thorough technical expertise in the field of microwave
measurements: mechanical or electronic scanning, anechoic or free space field
strength measurements, software, mechanical design, system integration and
antenna technology.

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    For more information, please contact:
    Pauline Berniere, Marketing and Communication Manager
    Tel: +33(0)2-98-05-13-34
    Fax: +33(0)2-98-05-53-87
    Email: pauline.berniere@microwavevision.com


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