Global Leader Expands its Wireless Test Services with AMS-8700
CEDAR PARK, Texas – April 19, 2015 - AT4 wireless announced the opening of a new Laboratory for MIMO Over-the-Air (OTA) test measurements at its Malaga, Spain headquarters. The fully anechoic-lined Antenna Measurement System (AMS), ETS-Lindgren Model AMS-8700, is the first such chamber type for AT4 wireless. The chamber features a horizontal ring with 16 antennas which generate single and multi-cluster environments. An Anite Propsim® F32 channel emulator completes the wireless system solution ETS-Lindgren designed for conducting radiated performance measurements of cellular and wireless devices in a multipath environment simulating a wide range of real-world scenarios. AT4 wireless can now effectively support the R&D and pre-testing projects demanded from its customers using its new high quality anechoic test chamber and its experienced technical team.
“We have enjoyed a partnership with AT4 wireless and Anite for many years,” said Bryan Sayler, ETS-Lindgren’s Senior Vice-President, Solutions Development. “As demand for ever faster wireless networks increases, device manufacturers and network operators are increasingly depending upon multiple antenna technologies. The AMS-8700 boundary array enables AT4 wireless to simulate a wide range of real world RF spatial channel models to assess their impact upon wireless device performance.”
Juan Carlos Soler, Global Regulatory Labs Manager, AT4 wireless, S.A. added, “This new laboratory in Spain features our first anechoic MIMO OTA facility for the AT4 wireless group enabling us to meet the emerging test requirements from CTIA, 3GPP and other international standards bodies. We expect other locations may follow as the market evolves.”
About AT4 wireless
AT4 wireless is a leading network of testing laboratories offering world-class services for carrier device acceptance, performance, conformance, regulatory, field, functional and interoperability testing as well as worldwide compliance and type approval consulting in over 200 countries. AT4 wireless offers testing, consultancy, development and training services to a wide range of industries such as telecommunications, automotive, health, consumer electronics and security around wireless and cellular technologies. The company’s one-stop testing and compliance services for the telecommunications industry, ensures efficient access to global markets. AT4 wireless was founded in 1991, has more than 280 employees worldwide and supports customers globally with headquarters in Malaga, Spain, and testing laboratories in the United States, Taiwan, Chile and Japan.
Anite plc is a leading supplier of test and measurement solutions to the international wireless market. It provides testing, measurement, optimisation and analytics systems based on its specialist sector knowledge and its proprietary software and hardware products. Customers include major manufacturers of mobile devices, chipsets and network equipment, mobile network operators, regulatory authorities, and independent test houses. Its 500+ staff work from headquarters in the UK and from offices in 14 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East.
ETS-Lindgren is an international manufacturer of components and systems that measure, shield, and control electromagnetic and acoustic energy. The company's products are used for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), microwave and wireless testing, electromagnetic field (EMF) measurement, radio frequency (RF) personal safety monitoring, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and control of acoustic environments.
Headquartered in Cedar Park, Texas, ETS-Lindgren has manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of ESCO Technologies, a leading supplier of engineered products for growing industrial and commercial markets. ESCO is a New York Stock Exchange listed company (symbol ESE) with headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. Additional information about ETS-Lindgren is available at www.ets-lindgren.com. Additional information about ESCO and its subsidiaries is available at www.escotechnologies.com.