Ensuring the promises of reliable and efficient communications brings new challenges to the design of 5G products. 5G connectivity requires high throughput, low latency, and exceptional coverage at a reasonable cost, all while reducing energy consumption. As networks and applications grow, the precise simulation of antennas in their environment is the key to developing the next generation of broadband products. Altair 5G simulation solutions support and enable the innovation and deployment of wireless connectivity technology improving communication, assuring compatibility, and reducing energy consumption and emission.

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Industrial IoT (IIot) Networks powered by 5G New Radio

In this campus network example, learn the key components required to enable 5G NR in IIoT: increased productivity, digital transformation through wireless technology, and the use of private networks.

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Outdoor-Indoor Simulation Scenarios are Critical for Effective 5G Campus Networks

Turning 5G Problems into 5G Solutions

Creating a dedicated campus network with unified connectivity, optimized services, and secure communication within a specific area is a challenge for private network operators. To deliver the increased speed, low latency, and other benefits promised by 5G, telecom system integrators, engineers, and consulting companies must have efficient 5G development tools.

Altair provides integrated simulation of 5G antennas and 5G networks, that help to understand the use case, define the requirements for the 5G infrastructure, and create a usage plan to apply for the frequency spectrum. Taking a holistic simulation approach, campus network planners avoid interferences upfront and prevent radio wave leakage in surrounding areas.

Early 5G network planning with outdoor-indoor simulation scenarios ensures reliable 5G campus network applications

Get Regulatory Approvals Faster

How can you actively drive the network license application process, to realize 5G applications quicker? Altair enables optimized 5G network planning in complex environments like urban outdoor-indoor scenarios. The possibility of exact representation from single antennas up to complete systems interacting with their infrastructure and environment allow a unique prediction quality and efficient network realization.

The openness of Altair’s 5G network simulation tools allows for a smooth integration into existing planning environments. With integrated empirical wave propagation models, we can help accelerate the network license application process.

What is 5G and why are there so many new antennas?

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Integrate Car2X Communication

Altair accelerates the development and integration of vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication, allowing for better management of integration aspects, reduction in complex tests, better planned test runs, and lower development costs.

Altair provides the most comprehensive virtual test drive for 5G connectivity. The possibility of exact representation from single antennas to complete systems, as they interact with the vehicle structure and environment scenarios - like changing terrain, allows for a unique prediction quality and efficient design of wireless applications.

Altair simulation tools enable autonomous driving, assessing connectivity in real driving conditions. A holistic workflow that addresses antenna design, placement, and system performance via virtual drive tests ensures proper and optimized 5G connectivity on the vehicle.

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Simulation of Massive MiMo Antenna Array with Beam Forming

Set the Pace for 5G Infrastructure Development

A 5G revolution is only possible with an extended communication infrastructure. The holistic representation of massive MIMO antennas within a network can significantly improve antenna designs, all while reducing development time, ensuring faster application integration, and better device characteristics. Such automated design processes accelerate the path to innovation, reduce testing and measuring campaigns, cut development costs, and speed time to market.

With Altair’s open environment solutions, integration with proprietary tools allows for seamless and accelerated development processes. Combined with optimization technology, automated design processes accelerate the innovation path and reduce the time to market.

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5G Antenna Simulation on Industrial IoT-Device with Industrial Robot and Factory Floor Network Coverage

Optimize Your Communication on the Factory Floor

The 5G standard is the foundation for many industrial IoT applications. Simulating the devices, 5G antennas, and the 5G networks they are operating within, helps to create the desired communication performance.

Altair helps you to achieve the data rates required for each application and ensure optimized behavior in the network. Design changes to optimize the antenna design and positions within a device can be identified early, while avoiding electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) problems caused by the wireless communication that cause interference.

Being able to precisely represent single antennas up to complete systems interacting with an environment allows a unique prediction quality and efficient design of wireless applications.

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Network Planning in Urban Scenario Simulation of Signal Coverage

Unrivaled Ubiquitous Network Coverage

Reduce the number of time-consuming tests and measurement campaigns in the field. Measurement campaigns become more meaningful with the preliminary and follow-up evaluations using Altair simulation. In operation, the required speeds and data rates are ensured for all users.

Accelerate your 5G radio coverage analysis and evaluation with Altair 5G simulation software. Plan and optimize 5G new radio networks considering different existing and new scenarios and business cases.

Altair supports your planning phase, allowing you to quickly and easily simulate countless scenarios. Altair’s 5G simulation tools uniquely combine antenna design with radio coverage and planning analysis and provides the broadest set of scenarios for 5G applications.

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Accelerate Product Development Uniquely Combining Antenna Design and Wireless Connectivity Simulation

In this webinar we showcase Altair’s electromagnetic simulation solutions, which uniquely combine antenna design and wireless connectivity for a broad array of communication technologies, including among others, 5G, IoT, WiFi and RFID. As the trusted solution for smart device manufacturers around the world, Altair's electromagnetic solutions shorten development cycles for higher-performing products by accurately simulating the antenna(s) performance within the physical device and at the same time the performance of the device within the wireless network. The same solution at a communication system level is also used by leading organizations to analyze and design wireless networks, including the effect of the antennas, in complex scenarios like indoor, urban and rural


Overcoming Challenges in 5G Antenna Design, Radio Coverage & Channel Analysis with FEKO & WinProp

This webinar will show how FEKO and WinProp can be used for the 5G antenna design, analysis of radio coverage and channel statistics including the antenna effect. This allows the requirements to be derived for the 5G antennas, as well as strategies for the 5G network deployment, including the 3.5 GHz frequency bands for area-wide high data rate services and the 26-28 GHz bands for capacity hotspots.

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