MIMO Performance and Condition Number in LTE Test

This application note will review the basic concepts of MIMO with specific application to spatial multiplexing in 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) LTE. It will show measurements of channel coefficients and associated condition numbers as they relate to the SNR at the LTE receiver. How antenna and channel correlation affects system performance will also be discussed, along with recommendations for the best measurement tools to use when developing LTE products and systems.