ETS-Lindgren and Spirent Join Forces on 5G R&D

    ETS-Lindgren and Spirent Join Forces on 5G R&D

Leaders in Wireless Test and Measurement Address New Radiated Test System



CEDAR PARK, Texas June 28, 2018 ETS-Lindgren, a leading provider of radiated test solutions and Spirent Communications plc (LSE: SPT), a leading provider of 5G channel emulation and communications test solutions, announced a new partnership to pursue joint research and development (R&D) on a complete radiated test system to evaluate the over-the-air (OTA) performance of 5G devices. The test system will evaluate the OTA performance of 5G New Radio (NR) user equipment (UE) using Spirent Communications' 5G radio channel emulator, Vertex, to create challenging radio propagation environments compliant with the latest 3GPP standards.


5G NR brings sophisticated new radio technologies to the cellular world, such as Massive MIMO (multiple input and output antennas), radio frequency (RF) beamforming, and high frequency millimeter wave (mmWave) signals at 28 GHz and higher. The test techniques used for 4G are incapable of supporting the chipset and device manufacturers who are developing new 5G devices such as 5G smartphones, IoT devices and data modems.


"Spirent's research team has designed the channel processing required to model the real-world signals and provide the spatial resolution required to effectively evaluate the performance of UE beamforming systems." says Spirent Senior Director, Dave Garrison. "ETS-Lindgren will leverage their world-recognized radiated environment experience to validate the concepts. Together ETS-Lindgren and Spirent will bring a flexible UE performance solution to market this year."


"We are very pleased to continue our years of co-operation with Spirent Communications," says ETS-Lindgren's Director of Technology Development, Dr. Michael D. Foegelle. "ETS-Lindgren has years of experience in very high frequency test and measurement, which is a valuable asset in the 5G market, especially when the launching of 5G services is coming up quickly," Dr. Foegelle continues.


With multiple antennas and higher frequencies, over-the-air tests using chambers will be required to test most applications. The companies' joint R&D efforts will result in a complete system for 5G UE millimeter wave radiated performance test.


Click here for information on ETS-Lindgren's wireless test solutions, including the industry leading AMS family of test chambers and EMQuest antenna measurement software.  You'll find our solutions overview for 5G wireless testing here.  Watch the Wireless Test Solutions Video for an overview of ETS-Lindgren's capabilities, accreditations, involvement in the wireless industry standards organizations, trusted partners, and numerous industry "firsts" achieved in advancing wireless device test and measurement.


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 and wireless testing, electromagnetic field (EMF) measurement, radio frequency (RF) personal safety monitoring, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), 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 Additional information about ESCO and its subsidiaries is available at


About Spirent


Spirent Communications plc (LSE: SPT) is the leading provider of verification, assessment, analytics, and device intelligence solutions. We enable those who deliver networks, connected devices, and communication services to provide a superior user experience. From service provider networks and enterprise data centers to mobile communications and connected vehicles, Spirent works with leading innovators to help the world communicate and collaborate faster, better and more securely.


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