m:mimo - 5G Channel Sounding

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MIMO UWB Channel Sounder System with more than 100,000 measurements per second

The SH-42xx device family uses our innovative m-Sequence pseudo-noise design and provides an extremely high measurement rate - more than 100,000 measurements per second are possible. Developed for Channel Sounder measurements up to mimo 5G this system is suitable for many other applications that require high speed MIMO UWB Measurements.

 

The compact SH-4240 HS (m:mimo.hs) includes 1 UWB baseband transmitter and 2 UWB baseband receivers working in parallel. It optionally comes with a solid state mass storage drive to capture measured data in real-time, i.e. more than 100,000 measurements per second. Due to our proven m:Sequence technology, it features excellent signal and timebase stability. The SH-4240 HSIQ (m:mimo.hsiq) version features an additional frequency conversion frontend for extended UWB bands with 1 ext. UWB transmitter and parallel high-speed I/Q reception (1 complex ext. UWB receiver realised with both baseband receive channels).

 

The SH-4200M (m:mimo.base) works as master and sync unit for m:mimo sensor networks and is needed if you intend to use more than one SH-4240 for your application. Therefore the SH-4200M contains a master synchronisation unit with our innovative m-Sequence pseudo-noise design. It provides the RF master clock, DC power supply, and digital measurement synchronisation for up to 8 distributed sensor nodes (type m:mimo.hs or m:mimo.hsiq) The m:mimo.base distributes the RF base clock and an UWB reference baseband signal for up to 8 m:mimo.hs/m:mimo.hsiq sensor nodes. It allows complete and stable RF synchronisation in a distributed MIMO network. Furthermore, it contains DC power supplies, a digital synchronisation interface, and a LAN switch for up to 8 nodes. The PC for sensor network setup and control only needs to connect to the base unit and receives averaged non-real-time data from each node to let the operator check correct functioning of the setup.

 

The modular concept with its flexible components permits simple adjustment to your needs in research and industry.


Multifunctional

  Versatile capabilities and by using ultra-wide band with an real plus of information.

Ultra High-Speed

  Up to 100,000 measurements per secound (and more) covering the whole frequency range at one shot.

Robust

  The SH-4240 nodes are self tempering and are easy to mount on linear positioning systems etc.

OEM-Ready

  Due to modulare architecture subcomponents ready for your specific application.


SH-4200/SH-4240 m:mimo  - Technical Details


UWB Baseband Transmitter

  • UWB pseudo-noise signal
  • no high voltage peaks (0.8Vpp max.)
  • low field strength operation
  • extremly stable phase locked RF clock
  • instantaneous 10 dB bandwidth:
    • 0.1 - 6 GHz @ 14.791 GHz RF clock
    • 0.1 - 6 GHz @ 13.312 GHz RF clock
    • 0.1 - 4 GHz @ 9.22 GHz RF clock
    • 0.1 - 3 GHz @ 6.75 GHz RF clock
  • total output power: ca. -7 dBm (baseband)
  • two stimulus options available:
    • MLBS9  : tamb = 34.5  |   38.4  |  55.4  |  75.7 ns
    • MLBS12: tamb= 276.9 | 307.6 | 444.1 | 606.6 ns
  • output power-down feature
  • RF-port: SMA-F

UWB Baseband Receiver

  • UWB analogue 10 dB input bandwidth
    • 0.1 - 6 GHz @ 14.791 GHz RF clock
    • 0.1 - 6 GHz @ 13.312 GHz RF clock
    • 0.1 - 4 GHz @ 9.22 GHz RF clock
    • 0.1 - 3 GHz @ 6.75 GHz RF clock
  • continuous, synchronous sub-sampling operation (1:256 | 1:256 | 1:128 | 1:128)
  • high-speed real-time acquisition:
    • MLBS9:  113,067 | 101,761 | 140,961 | 103,198 measurements/s
    • MLBS12:  14,109 | 12.698  | 17.590  | 12.877 measurements/s
  • stable timebase derived from transmitter RF clock
    • timebase jitter < 16 fs (rms)
  • input 1 dB compression point P1dB ca. -14 dBm
  • system performance: > 125 dB (can be extended by external amplifiers)
  • instantaneous dynamic: > 115 dB (@ P1dB and 100 measurements/s)
  • RF-port: SMA-F


UWB fequency conversion options

  • IS-IQ-UP-DOWN-FCC
    • RF clock:6.75 GHz
    • UWB 10 dB bandwidth:  3.75 GHz .. 9.75 GHz
    • Option 1: sequential IQ-conversion with 2 Rx channels (non-real-time)
    • Option 2: parallel IQ-conversion with 1 complex Rx channel (real-time)
  • IS-IQ-UP-DOWN-ECC
    • RF clock:6.00 GHz
    • UWB 10 dB bandwidth:  6.30 GHz .. 8.20 GHz
    • sequential IQ-conversion with 2 Rx channels (non-real-time)
  • IS-IQ-UpDown-9G22
    • RF clock:9.22 GHz
    • UWB 10 dB bandwidth:  5.22 GHz .. 13.22 GHz
    • parallel IQ-conversion with 1 complex Rx channel (real-time)
  • IS-UD-30G
    • RF clock:14.791 GHz
    • UWB 10 dB bandwidth:  24.0 GHz .. 28.5 GHz
    • Lower sideband conversion with 2 Rx channels (real-time)

Extended fequency conversion options

  • other frequency bands on request


Digital Backend

  • LAN: 100 MBit/s Fast Ethernet 100BaseT for setup and control of measured data
  • configurable synchronous averaging to improve SNR and wait cycles to configure measurement rate/timing (non-real-time operation)
  • integrated buffer memory
  • non-real-time measurement rate: up to 200/s (MLBS9, actual max. speed depends on capabilities of control computer and LAN network)
  • digital correlation in control computer to suppress noise
  • Optional real-time mass storage drive:
    • High-performance solid state drive
    • 512 GByte - enough for more than 36 | 40 | 29 | 40 min of continuous measurement (2 Rx @ 14.791 | 13.312 | 9.22 | 6.75 GHz RF clock)

Dimension & Power Supply

  • Dimensions (WxHxD) :   115 mm x 115 mm x 240 mm (dep. on options)
  • Power supply rating:    DC +12 .. +14 V, 1 .. 2 A (depending on options)
  • convection/active cooling by integrated fan
  • Operating temp. range:   +5..+30°C  (< 90% rel. humidity, non-condensing)
  • Storage temp. range:    -10..+60°C   (< 90% rel. humidity, noncondensing)