5G Massive MIMO Lab


  • Complete Full Duplex System with 16 TX and 16 RX channels
  • Frequency Range of 50 MHz to 3.8 GHz
  • ASIC architecture with LNA, PA, I/Q Mixers, Synthesizers, RX/TX Filters and RX/TX Gain Control
  • Linux GnuRadio interface
  • On board GPS disciplined oscillator
  • Low latency PCIE interface


Complete Full-Duplex 5G Massive MIMO Lab System with 16 TX and 16 RX channels.

Frequency Range of 50 MHz to 3.8 GHz.

The Ultra Low-latency PCI-E interface at 10Gbps serves as the connection between the baseband section and the mobile workstation. This enables the user to realize 10Gbps of real-time throughput in the receive and transmit directions in full duplex mode.

The next generation of wireless networks need to provide enhanced data rates for mobile broadband applications along with low latency and reliability for machine and vehicular communication. Spectrum in conventional cellular frequency bands of 500MHz to 4 GHz is crowded and exorbitantly expensive. For optimum utilization and mass deployment, there are many challenges which need to be addressed such as development of new algorithms, technologies and air interfaces along with energy efficiency and channel models.

The 5G MASSIVE MIMO LAB is a software programmable hardware transceiver which allows limitless research and development along with laboratory experiments to be performed on a single device. The system is ideally suited for applications requiring high RF performance and great bandwidth such as 5G Physical layer prototyping, Dynamic Spectrum Access and Cognitive Radio, Spectrum Monitoring and even Networked Sensor Deployment.

The system has modular architecture with high performance synthesizers and integrated mixers allowing baseband processing. The system has independently programmable transmitter and receiver sections with programmable frequencies, ADC and DAC sampling rates, filter bandwidths, variable gain amplifiers, LNA and PA. The entry barrier is lowered to include the graduate students by providing a graphical programming environment. The burden on faculty is lowered by using courseware designed at IITD from simple FM to most complex MIMO systems. The Ultra Low-latency PCIE interface at 10Gbps serves as the connection between the baseband section and the mobile workstation. This enables the user to realize 10Gbps of real-time throughput in the receive and transmit directions in full duplex mode.


Technical Specifications
Transmit Frequency Range 50 MHz to 3.8 GHz with 16 Tx channels
Receive Frequency Range 50 MHz to 3.8 GHz with 16 Rx channels
Mode Full Duplex
Architecture ASIC/FPGA/Zero IF
Instantaneous Baseband Bandwidth 100 MHz per channel
Frequency Resolution < 50Hz
Maximum RF Output power +5dBm
Receiver Sensitivity -120dBm
TX Output Impedance 50 Ohms
RX Input Impedance 50 Ohms
PLL Phase Noise -125dBc/Hz at 1MHz
Spurious Output -50dBc
Transmit Gain Control Range >50dB
Transmit Gain Control Step 1dB
Rx Noise Figure <5dB
Rx Gain Control Range >50dB
Rx Gain Control Step 1dB
IQ Phase Error 3 degree
IQ Amplitude Error 0.5dB
PLL Settling time <10us
ADC Sample Rate upto 120 MS/s
DAC Sample Rate upto 120 MS/s
ADC Resolution 12 bits
DAC Resolution 12 bits
ADC Wideband SFDR 60 dBc
Input Amplitude 1Vp/p differential
DAC Wideband SFDR 60 dBc
Output Amplitude 250mV p/p differential
Frequency Accuracy 50ppb (factory calibrated)
SSB/LO Suppression >40 dBc
FPGA Xilinx
Integrated Transceiver 8 Gbps
Logic Elements 40,000
M9K Memory Blocks >400
Embedded Memory >2000 Kbits
18bit X18bit Multipliers >100
Maximum User I/Os>500
Maximum Channels >200 Differential
Cable RG316 SMA-SMA X4,
Antennas Microstrip Broadband Antenna
Upgrade 1 year upgrade of new experiments, training videos, operation manuals and firmware
Shipping List Deliverable Massive MIMO  Lab Setup

Microstrip Broadband Antennas

Manual and Study Material




Compatible with Linux GnuRadio
Software Features: Audio, Boolean, Byte Operators, Channelizers, Channel Models, Coding, Control Port, Debug Tools, Equalizers, Error Coding, File Operators, Filters, Fourier Analysis, GUI Widgets, Impairment Models, Instrumentation, Level Controllers, Math Operators, Measurement Tools, Message Tools, Modulators, Networking Tools, OFDM, Packet Operators, Resamplers, Sinks, Sources, Stream Operators, Stream Tag Tools, Symbol Coding, Synchronizers, Trellis Coding, Type Converters, Variables, Waveform Generators

Synchronizers: Costas Loop, Clock Recovery, Frequency Locked Loop, Phase Locked Loop, Correlate and Sync, Carrier Acquisition

Equalizers: Adaptive-CMA, Kurtotic, LMS DD

Filters: IIR, FIR, Pulse Shaping-RRC Root Raised Cosine, High Pass, Low Pass, Bandpass, Band Stop, FFT, Frequency Translating Filter

Networking: TCP, UDP, Socket, Broadcasting

Channel Coding and Decoding:

Convolutional, Viterbi, Trellis

Constellation diagram, Oscilloscope, Spectrum Analyzer and Waterfall display
Analog Channel Models like:

Noise: Uniform, Linear, Laplacian, Gaussian, Phase Noise

Interference: Cross talk, Co-channel, Inter-symbol), Distortion (Inter modulation)

Frequency Response (Attenuation and phase shift)

Spread spectrum techniques like:

CSS, DSSS, FHSS, THSS and other variants

Multiplexing techniques like:

TDM, FDM/WDM, SDM, Polarization, Spatial, Packet Switching, MC-SS, OFDM including complete control for new research and development

On-air Transmission and Reception using Analog modulation and Demodulation techniques like:

AM, DSBSC, SSB, Narrowband FM, Wideband FM, Stereo FM

On-air Transmission and Reception using

Digital Modulation and Demodulation techniques like:

ASK, FSK, BPSK, DBPSK, MSK, GMSK, DQPSK, QPSK, OQPSK, pi/4QPSK, 8PSK,16QAM, 64QAM, 256QAM, CPFSK, GFSK and custom modulation schemes

Channel performance measurements

Spectral bandwidth

Symbol Rate

Bit Rate

Channel Capacity

Channel Utilization

Signal to Noise ratio

Bit Error Rate BER

Latency and Jitter

Fading modeling:

Slow, Fast, Selective/Dispersive, Multipath, Rayleigh, Rician

Group delay

Propagation Doppler Shift

Area of Research and Development
·        mmWave and cmWave Systems
·        Multi-Radio Access Technologies
·        Channel Sounding Measurements
·        Physical Layer Technologies
·        Antenna Design for 5G Cellular Networks
·        Small Cells
·        Heterogeneous Networks
·        Interference Suppression Receivers
·        Medium Access Control Design
·        Dynamic Scheduling of Uplink/Downlink Transmission
·        Cognitive Radio Networks
·        Co-operative Communication
·        Spectrum Sensing and Dynamic Spectrum Allocation
·        New Air Interface and Waveform Design
·        Contextual Awareness
·        Vehicular Communication
·        Low-latency networks
·        Radio Propagation Measurements
·        Channel Modelling
·        Satellite Radio Implementation
·        RADAR Systems
·        Multiple-Hop Networks
·        Machine Type Communication and IoT
·        Dynamic Adhoc Wireless Networks(DAWN)
·        MANET and Wireless Mesh Networks
·        Vandermonde Frequency Division Multiplexing(VFDM)
·        Wireless Network Virtualization
·        Massive MIMO


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