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EB and ETS-Lindgren Jointly Introduce Precision MIMO OTA Test Solution for Global Customers

   

New, easy-to-use solution now available for complex MIMO OTA testing to develop better mobile devices

Oulu, Finland / Cedar Park, TX, USA (April 8, 2010) – EB (Elektrobit), a leading developer of cutting edge embedded technology solutions for wireless and automotive industries and ETS-Lindgren, a leading provider of electromagnetic measurement solutions, announced their partnership on MIMO Over-the-Air (OTA) testing. EB and ETS-Lindgren now provide customers with a simple, unified solution for complex MIMO OTA testing. The new solution combines the EB Propsim F8 MIMO OTA emulator with ETS-Lindgren’s AMS-8700 MIMO OTA Test System which enables systematic and repeatable performance measurement of MIMO devices from 700 MHz to 6 GHz. For convenience, the solution can also be configured to support traditional SISO OTA measurements. Following extensive testing of the prototype system at ETS-Lindgren’s CTIA authorized wireless test lab in Cedar Park, Texas, the solution is now available for immediate delivery.

“Consumers are demanding applications that require higher data rates to play games, download emails and watch videos, increasing the pressure on wireless providers to deliver devices that can address these needs,” said Antti Sivula, senior vice president of EB’s Wireless Communications Tools Business. “ETS-Lindgren is an optimal partner for EB as the integration of products from both companies provides one simplified MIMO OTA testing solution for our customers. Now, wireless device manufacturers can accurately determine how well their devices will perform in a real-world environment.”

EB offers the industry’s first commercially available MIMO OTA emulator that is used for verifying the performance and data rate of MIMO mobile devices. With MIMO OTA testing, EB’s customers can accurately determine the true performance of a wireless device. The new solution allows customers to efficiently test all critical parts of the mobile device design simultaneously, including antennas, RF front-end and baseband processing. Additionally, the testing solution eliminates the need for cables and test connectors leaving the mobile device intact. This allows customers to quickly evaluate different designs in a fully repeatable and realistic wireless environment to benchmark the performance of mobile devices for Quality of Service (QoS), data throughput, latency and spectrum availability.

"We partnered with EB because their EB Propsim F8 MIMO OTA emulator is extremely well-suited for MIMO OTA testing and EB has demonstrated competence in MIMO OTA technology," said Bryan Sayler, senior vice president and general manager of ETS-Lindgren. “EB and ETS-Lindgren’s unique MIMO OTA testing solution provides the precise, real world measurement environment that our customers require now to develop the advanced MIMO devices which will power the next generation of 4G devices.”

EB and ETS-Lindgren are working together towards MIMO OTA conformance standards in CTIA and 3GPP. For more information on the EB Propsim F8 MIMO OTA emulator and other Propsim products, please visit: www.elektrobit.com/ebpropsim. For more information on ETS-Lindgren’s measurement solutions, please visit: www.ets-lindgren.com/.

Further information:

Janne Kolu
Director, Product Management, Wireless Communications Tools
EB (Elektrobit)
Tel. +358 40 344 2190
Email: janne.kolu@elektrobit.com

Glen Watkins
Director, Global Marketing
ETS-Lindgren
Tel. +1 (512) 531-6414
Email: Glen.Watkins@ets-lindgren.com

EB media contact:
Emily Schmidt
Lois Paul & Partners
Tel. +1 (512) 638-5318
Email: Emily_Schmidt@lpp.com

ETS-Lindgren media contact:
Janet O’Neil
ETS-Lindgren
Tel. +1 (425) 868-2558
Email: Janet.O’Neil@ets-lindgren.com

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 2009 totaled EUR 153.8 million. Elektrobit Corporation is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. www.elektrobit.com/

About EB's Wireless Communications Tools Business

EB's Wireless Communications Tools is a global technology leader in test tools for measuring, modeling and emulating radio channel environments. It contributes to radio channel model standardization, radio channel emulation, and radio channel measurements with vast experience and a substantial customer base of the leading industry brand names.

About ETS-Lindgren

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, wireless and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) testing, electromagnetic field (EMF) measurement, radio frequency (RF) personal safety monitoring, 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.

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