XRONET Chooses Azimuth Systems' ACE™ 400WB Channel Emulator For Mobile WIMAX Testing
Automated Test Solution Allows Comprehensive WiMAX Performance Testing of Advanced Mobile SoC
ACTON, MA – September 10, 2007 – Azimuth Systems, Inc., a leading provider of wireless
engineering test equipment, today announced that XRONet has selected Azimuth's ACE™ 400WB WiMAX
channel emulator for comprehensive performance testing of its SoC (system on a chip) product based
on the IEEE 802.16e specification. As the industry's first next-generation WiMAX channel emulator,
the ACE 400WB provides sophisticated channel modeling capabilities to enable real-time testing of
MIMO devices and help speed the development of WiMAX chipsets, clients and infrastructure devices.
A fabless semiconductor company based in Korea, XRONet develops next-generation mobile SoC
technology with ultra-low power circuit technologies and advanced wireless communication
technologies. XRONet will use the ACE 400WB to accurately emulate multipath characteristics with
channel correlation to determine the effect of real-world multi-channel RF interactions and validate
the performance of their MIMO-based WiMAX products. The ACE 400WB also provides XRONet with the
ability to test and debug MIMO algorithms, optimize the performance of WiMAX devices in MIMO and
SISO environments and run competitive performance benchmark tests.
“XRONet is focused on developing cutting-edge wireless technology enabling data, voice and video
everywhere,” said Will Kim, CTO of XRONet. “By dramatically streamlining our development process,
the ACE 400WB will help us ensure the continued creation of the world's most optimized solutions for
mobile WiMAX and WiBro terminals.”
Designed from the ground up as a MIMO test solution, Azimuth's ACE 400WB is purpose-built for
testing the key technology differentiators of mobile WiMAX. Mobility, high throughput and extended
range are dependent on the multipath environment for MIMO spatial streaming and advanced antenna
techniques, and Azimuth's bi-directional and reciprocal channel modeling provides this real-world
scenario in a lab.
“XRONet's selection of the ACE 400WB to automate their WiMAX testing is another significant
success story for Azimuth,” said Graham Celine, senior director of marketing at Azimuth Systems. “By
upgrading their testing to fully dynamic and true MIMO testing, the advanced signal processing
technology of the ACE 400WB will provide XRONet with accurate, repeatable and fast results in a
laboratory environment – enabling the delivery of higher performance SoC products.”
About XRONet XRONet is a fabless semiconductor company developing the next generation
communication SoCs with ultra low power circuit technologies and advanced wireless communication
technologies. XRONet develops breakthrough modem algorithms for higher performance and lower power
consumption going beyond the physical limit. XRONet's advanced MIMO technology combined with OFDMA
technology creates the world's most optimized SoC solution for Mobile WiMAX terminals. XRONet may be
contacted at (8231) 719-2088 or at www.xronet.com.
About Azimuth Systems Azimuth Systems is a leading provider of wireless data communications test
solutions. Azimuth's products are used by the world's foremost wireless semiconductor, system
vendors and service providers to speed time-to-market and improve wireless product quality.
Azimuth's standardized test solutions enable research, development, QA and marketing engineers to
test the performance, conformance and certification of wireless devices and networks supporting
data, voice and video applications. The company is based in Acton, Massachusetts and is backed by
prestigious investors including Kodiak Venture Partners and North Bridge Venture Partners. Azimuth
may be contacted at (978) 263-6610 or at
Azimuth® is a registered trademark of Azimuth Systems and ACE™ is a trademark of Azimuth Systems.
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