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Eastern OptX 2400+ 5G Radio Test Set utilizes low-loss fiber optic cable.

Press Release Summary:

Eastern OptX 2400+ 5G Radio Test Set utilizes low-loss fiber optic cable.

Oct 25, 2017 -

Eastern OptX 2400+ 5G Radio Test Set offers repeatable range simulations at various distances. Unit is suitable for laboratory environment applications. Product is operated from 20 to >40 GHz with selectable range in delays from zero to one mile in five-ft steps.

Eastern Optx, Inc. - Moorestown, NJ

Original Press Release

Eastern OptX Introduces a 5G Radio Test Set--the 2040+

Press release date: Oct 24, 2017

5G millimeter wave Propagation Range Simulator creates a variable test range right in your laboratory

As the telecom industry continues to develop specifications for the upcoming 5G rollout - one thing is clear - millimeter wave (20 to 40 GHz and beyond) will play a major role in 5G. The advantages to millimeter wave technology - bandwidth and latency - far outweigh the only identified disadvantage - propagation loss.

Currently, 5G prototypes are being verified via air interfaces at different distances. Due to day-to-day changes in weather, these tests are extremely unreliable because impairments such as weather cannot be repeated.

To answer this challenge, and deal with propagation loss, the Eastern OptX 2400+ 5G Radio Test Set provides repeatable range simulations at various distances in a laboratory environment. This system works from 20 to >40 GHz with selectable range of zero to one mile in five-foot steps. Attenuation is set on each distance based nature's own "range formula". These propagation simulators have the ability to add such impairments as rain, temperature effects, multipath, and other competing interfering signals.

Additional systems are available from Eastern OptX that can provide up to 50 miles of range with 5-foot resolution, although 5G will probably only require a one mile maximum at a few feet of resolution. The Eastern OptX 2400+ is not a signal emulator. The systems use low-loss fiber optic cable to create the propagation delay associated with radio transmissions from 20 to 40 GHz.

Eastern OptX has been supplying Propagation Simulators for radar and wireless applications for over 15 years. Eastern OptX now provides a system that replicates the air interface that the millimeter wave radio will see in the real world.

Price and availability

The 2040+ is available today with 90-day delivery. To discuss your application and pricing with a sales representative, please contact Joe Mazzochette at Eastern OptX at joem@eastern-optx.com or call (877) 870-6789. Download the data sheet here: https://www.eastern-optx.com/sites/eastern_optx/files/product/data-sheet/DS-0028%20Series%202040%205G%20Radio%20Test%20Set.pdf

About Eastern OptX

Founded in 1998, Eastern OptX designs and develops Propagation Path Simulators. Eastern OptX is headquartered in Moorestown, NJ. Visit eastern-optx.com, contact us at sales@eastern-optx.com, or call (877) 870-6789 for more information.