RF DSP’s Avalo Distributed Massive MIMO Development Platform: Baseband Massive MIMO Engine in the center, two RRU each with an array of 64 smart antennas for 3D MIMO. The system supports eight 64-antenna RRUs for a total of 512 antennas.
RF DSP Inc. develops technologies and networking solutions to enable operators to cost effectively meet the high capacity, high density and high coverage consistency challenge in LTE-A and 5G. To support the development of our massive MIMO technologies, we developed the Avalo Distributed Massive MIMO Development Platform. We are offering this platform to the research and development community to accelerate the advancement of massive MIMO technology. Massive MIMO holds great promise but there are only very limited test results using hardware and over the air transmission to verify the large amount of theoretical and simulation studies.
The research and development community needs a large scale, highly flexible and configurable open platform for massive MIMO R&D to test their theories and algorithms in practical environments. The small number of massive MIMO platforms available are small scale supporting tens to about 100 antennas, cannot support distributed massive MIMO, lack development software/firmware support and the computational capacity and configuration flexibility to support the development of large scale advanced massive MIMO algorithms. Our Avalo Distributed Massive MIMO Development Platform fills this void.