Remcom announces expanded communication channel outputs in the latest release of Wireless InSite®, its site-specific radio propagation software for the analysis of wireless systems. The update enhances Wireless InSite’s Communication Systems Analyzer with important WiFi and LTE metrics for in situ assessment of devices such as smart home appliances and intelligent personal assistant devices, wireless access points (routers), LTE base stations, and more.
The Communication System Analyzer calculates bit error rate (BER) and throughput by post-processing Wireless InSite’s high fidelity signal coverage predictions, giving users the tools they need to visualize and optimize device performance. This release offers throughput options for WiMAX, LTE, and 802.11n and 802.11ac WiFi protocols. A multi-stream parameter provides an estimate of potential multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) performance. The release also includes user-defined throughput tables, providing users with a mechanism for defining custom mappings between the signal quality and the modulation coding scheme and resultant throughput.
Other improvements to the Communication System Analyzer include the addition of Shannon capacity, a calculation of the upper bound on the data rate of a communication channel, and extension of BER calculations to support modulation coding schemes up to 1024 QAM. New metrics include signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR), received signal strength indicator (RSSI), reference signal received power (RSRP), and reference signal received quality (RSRQ).
In addition to the Communication System Analyzer updates, the new release further expands the material options supported by Wireless InSite’s X3D model with support for user-defined materials and allowing for an unlimited number of materials to be defined within a scene.