WiMAX Forum, Berkely announce WiMAX testing products

The WiMAX Forum and Berkeley Varitronics Systems both announced standardization and testing tools for WiMAX equipment. The WiMAX Forum introduced an open-source system simulator that assists in testing algorithms and technical solutions for applications, networking planning, capacity evaluation and product evaluation. The forum is banking on member companies using the same tools so engineers can make fair tests and publish accurate comparisons in technical papers.

Berkeley announced a WiMAX developer's kit for its YellowFin product series, which includes a calibrated mobile WiMAX receiver and dynamic link library software.  Developers can check for interference and analyze packet traffic in spectrum bands ranging from 2.0 GHz to 5.9 GHz using WiFi, WiMAX, ISM, public safety, Bluetooth and others. 

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