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How We Test: SmallNetBuilder's Wireless Testbed V10
We once again worked with our test partner octoScope to design the testbed for the Revision 10 process. The new testbed got moved up all the way to Revision 10 to line up with the name of the process it is used with. It can handle both single point routers and DW products of up to three modules. The top box is unchanged; it's still octoScope's Box-38 anechoic RF test chamber equipped with turntable and four octoScope high-gain antennas. Below that, however, everything is new.
Small Net Builder
June 6, 2017

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octoScope automates throughput performance testing
Manual throughput testing in open-air environments can be time consuming, error prone, and not repeatable—a point emphasized by octoScope. To overcome these limitations, the company offers the octoBox wireless testbed and has just released a video on throughput performance testing using the octoBox…
EE
February 14, 2016

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Testing 1Gbps for everyone
Testing MIMO devices means the days of using wires between test equipment and DUTs for development and characterization are over. You simply can’t emulate what the devices will encounter in the real world. But, you need repeatability and that's difficult to achieve…
EDN
December 2, 2013

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octoScope, UNH receive $150K NSF grant
A Marlborough company that sells devices to test wireless devices has received a $150,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a smaller, cheaper wireless certification test methodology for the next generation of mobile phones.
Mass High Tech
July 6, 2012

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octoScope Introduces Industry's First Stackable Anechoic Chamber
With nearly perfect isolation and damping of reflections in each stackable chamber, octoBox Stackable enables multiple wireless devices to be flexibly interconnected in a variety of topologies and with controlled emulation of wireless channel conditions.
TMC
March 22, 2012

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Wireless Technology: Where we’ve been and where we’re going
Following is a New Tech Press interview with Fanny Mlinarsky, President of octoScope. We discuss next generation OFDM and MIMO techniques and how they are evolving from the LTE and 802.11n technologies to the emerging technologies being developed for LTE-Advanced and 802.11ac solutions
element 14
January 24, 2012

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Wireless Technology: Where we’ve been and where we’re going
NTP: Does the new spatial multiplexing feature mean that we are NOT now running out of spectrum space as previously reported?
FM: Due to the scarcity of licensed spectrum, LTE-A has different challenges from those of 802.11ac that has over 400 MHz of spectrum in the unlicensed 5 GHz band. Licensed spectrum typically comes in slivers of a few MHz. Thus, to increase throughput, LTE-A has introduced spectrum bonding of non-contiguous bands.
newtechpress
January 20, 2012

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OctoBox from OctoScope Widely Used for Conducting Wireless Product Automation Tests
This chamber is much lower in cost when compared to conventional anechoic chambers.
AZoRobotics
November 3, 2011

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octoScope's Customers Use octoBox For Wireless Product Production Test; Demos Scheduled At RoboBusiness Leadership Summit
Our OEM customers are now successfully using octoBox for repeatable and reliable production test of their wireless products
Wireless
November 2, 2011

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OctoScope’s Customers Use OctoBox for Wireless Product Production Test
OctoBox revolutionizes the way multi-radio devices such as smartphones are designed, tested and verified.
Microwave Journal
November 2, 2011

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octoScope's Customers Use octoBox for Wireless Product Production Test; Demos Scheduled at RoboBusiness Leadership Summit
It offers accurate Over The Air (OTA) testing of conventional and MIMO wireless devices in a customizable refrigerator-sized anechoic (non-echoing) enclosure that replaces more expensive walk-in anechoic chambers.
ThomasNet
November 1, 2011

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octoScope’s Customers Use octoBox for Wireless Product Production Test, iRobot Among Customers
…wireless test product, octoBox™ has shipped to customers for wireless product production testing. Customers include iRobot® Corporation…

November 1, 2011

octoScope’s Customers Use octoBox for Wireless Product Production Test; Demos Scheduled at RoboBusiness Leadership Summit
CAD wire
November 1, 2011

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Customers Use octoBox for Wireless Product Production Test
octoBox revolutionizes the way multi-radio devices such as smartphones are designed, tested and verified. It offers accurate Over The Air (OTA) testing of conventional and MIMO wireless devices in a customizable refrigerator-sized anechoic (non-echoing) enclosure that replaces more expensive walk-in anechoic chambers.
Wireless Design
November 2, 2011

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Software for Adding IEEE 802.11n Channel Emulation Logic to Wireless Test Equipment
octoScope has announced its newest product, octoFade software. octoFade includes a library that implements IEEE 802.11n standard channel models enabling test equipment manufacturers and integrators to cost effectively and easily add channel emulation to test instruments used to test MIMO (up to 4x4) or conventional radios. octoScope is also developing 802.11ac channel models and welcomes inquiries about this offering.
Product Design
October 13, 2011

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Portable Anechoic Chamber Eases MIMO Testing
Dropped calls on cell phones due to faulty antenna placement have been selectively publicized, as in the case of the Apple iPhone 4G, but have been a common occurrence in all phones released in the past two years. Mobile carriers are putting heavy pressure on manufacturers to avoid, if not eliminate the problem as soon as possible. No, actually they want it done now.
Electronic Products
October 19, 2011

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OctoBox eases MIMO testing
[Video with Fanny Mlinarsky] A small company in Boston, octoScope, has pulled the wraps off a refrigerator-sized anechoic chamber, the octoBox, that can test mobile devices without having to solder coax directly to the device antennae and deliver more real-world results.
element 14
October 17, 2011

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octoScope Announces Software for Adding IEEE 802.11n Channel-Emulation Logic to Wireless Test Equipment
octoFade allows testing of MIMO radios in an emulated environment where the radios are subjected to controlled hostile conditions such as motion and multi-path
SOC Central
October 11, 2011

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octoFade Software Library for Adding IEEE 802.11n Channel Emulation Logic
octoScope introduced octoFade software, which includes a library that implements IEEE 802.11n standard channel models. The software library enables test equipment manufacturers and integrators to add channel emulation to test instruments used to test MIMO (up to 4×4) or conventional radios.
EDA Blogo
October 13, 2011

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octoScope Announces Software for Adding IEEE 802.11n Channel Emulation Logic to Wireless Test Equipment
octoFade allows testing of MIMO radios in an emulated environment where the radios are subjected to controlled hostile conditions such as motion and multipath.

October 12, 2011

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Software for Adding IEEE 802.11n Channel Emulation Logic to Wireless Test Equipment
“octoScope has done it again, this time with a novel approach to channel emulation that is both powerful and cost-effective,” said Craig Mathias, a Principal with the wireless and mobile advisory firm Farpoint Group. “Users of octoFade will produce the next generation of MIMO products more quickly and at lower cost than has ever been possible before.”
Wireless Desing
October 12, 2011

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Using FPGAs to add IEEE 802.11n channel emulation capabilities to wireless test equipment
If you are already a hero with regard to designing and testing wireless systems, then today’s announcement from octoScope will make perfect sense. For myself, it made me realize just how little I know…
EE TImes
October 11, 2011

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octoScope adds IEEE 802.11n channel emulation capabilities to wireless test equipment
octoFade includes a library that implements IEEE 802.11n standard channel models enabling test equipment manufacturers and integrators to cost effectively and easily add channel emulation to test instruments used to test MIMO (up to 4x4) or conventional radios. octoScope is also developing 802.11ac channel models and welcomes inquiries about this offering.
EE TImes
October 11, 2011

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Work on Mission-Critical Voice over LTE Under Way, but Indefinite Timeline
Earlier this year, octoScope and Covia Labs each received about $100,000 contracts from the DHS S&T Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to research and develop handset and infrastructure components for the nationwide 700 MHz public-safety LTE network.
Radio resource
September 29, 2011

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OTA Test Platform Does It All Fast And Precise
The octoBox over-the-air (OTA) test platform promises to reduces test time for multi-radio devices such as smartphones and USB dongles. It offers accurate OTA testing of conventional and MIMO wireless devices in a customizable refrigerator sized anechoic (non-echoing) enclosure that replaces walk-in anechoic chambers.
electronic design
September 28, 2011

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4G/LTE Brings Changes In Wireless Test Approaches
The advent of 4G/Long-Term Evolution (LTE) technology and multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) antenna schemes in the wireless realm has brought significant changes in the way wireless devices and networks are tested.
electronic design
August 17, 2011

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octoScope unveils small-footprint OTA test enclosure
According to RF and wireless product-development company octoScope, its octoBox OTA (over-the-air) test station will transform the way multiradio devices, such as smartphones and USB dongles, are designed, tested, and verified. octoBox enables OTA testing of conventional and MIMO wireless devices in a customizable refrigerator-sized anechoic enclosure that replaces expensive walk-in anechoic chambers.
T&M
August 9, 2011

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octoScope Unveils octoBox OTA Testing Platform for Wireless Devices
It was revealed by the wireless solutions and services company that the octoBox can enable accurate OTA testing of conventional and MIMO wireless devices in a customizable refrigerator sized anechoic (non-echoing) enclosure. This will eliminate need for expensive walk-in anechoic chambers and facilitates test setup.
August 5, 2011

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Wireless test platform offers accurate OTA
octoScope Inc. has introduced a new wireless testing device, the octoBox. The device promises to revolutionise the way multi-radio devices such as smartphones and USB dongles are designed, tested and verified, octoScope said. octoBox offers accurate OTA testing of conventional and MIMO wireless devices in a customisable refrige......
EE TImes AsiaAugust 4, 2011

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octoScope Introduces Smartphone Industry's First Small Form Factor Over-The-Air (OTA) Test Platform
As the world becomes more connected, multiple radios (2G/3G, LTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS) are incorporated into a variety of products. Devices such as smartphones and pads with multiple integrated antennas require rigorous OTA testing. octoBox enables OTA testing with the accuracy and repeatability of conducted testing.
August 3, 2011

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Smartphone test platform in reduced footprint
A test system that claims to revolutionize the way multi-radio devices such as smartphones and USB dongles are designed, tested, and verified has been developed by OctoScope.
EDN
August 3, 2011

 
Smartphone test platform in reduced footprint
A single unit enables simultaneous parallel testing of eight or more fully assembled smartphones through their antennas.
EE TImesAugust 3, 2011

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octoScope Demos New Smartphone Test Platform at NIWeek
octoScope, an RF and wireless company, announced it will attend NIWeek, National Instruments 17th annual technology conference, and demonstrate a new platform for smartphone testing in National Instruments RF Pavilion. octoScope president Fanny Mlinarsky will also speak on Over-The-Air (OTA) test methods and metrics.
July 29, 2011

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Executive Profile: Fanny Mlinarsky
Ms. Mlinarsky, who speaks English, French and Russian and holds five patents, brings a powerful combination of in-depth technical knowledge and business acumen to the company she started in 2006.
July 29, 2011

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octoScope Demonstrates New Smartphone Test Platform: President Fanny Mlinarsky Speaks on OTA Test Methods and Metrics at NIWeek
Modern smart phones with cellular, 3G/4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS radios cry out for OTA test methods due to their sheer number of connections. This session will review OTA test methods and metrics being developed for 3GPP and CTIA and discuss practical approaches to fast and accurate OTA-based production testing.
July 26, 2011

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octoScope Awarded DHS Contract for Public Safety Voice Service Solution for Broadband Wireless Infrastructure and Handsets
octoScope, Inc. today announced that it has received a contract from the U.S Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate's (S&T) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to research and develop handset and infrastructure components for the nationwide 700 MHz public safety Long Term Evolution (LTE) network.
July 1, 2011

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Wireless to go
Each of your successive generations will also probably need to remain compatible with earlier versions. “A general trend in the industry is that we are adding new standards and protocols but not subtracting the old ones as quickly,” says Fanny Mlinarsky, founder and president of consulting company OctoScope, using the cellular industry as an example. “They linger, and we have to be backward-compatible. So as the whole cellular industry is reinventing itself with broadband wireless 3G [third generation] and 4G [fourth generation], it has to carry that baggage of GSM [global system for mobile communications] in Europe and CDMA [code-division multiple access] here. Even WCDMA [wideband CDMA], which is 3G, is barely making it to market now, only to be replaced soon by LTE.”
February 4, 2010

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Fanny Mlinarsky, on shifts in the wireless world
So there are two things that are happening. There are applications, but there are also smartphones with multiple radios that are coming on the market. About five years you had on the phone one radio - it was a GSM phone in Europe or a CDMA phone in the U.S. Then they stared coming out with GSM/CDMA duo-mode phones. But now, you have a have a dozen radios in the phone.
July 24, 2009

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3Com spawns a startup legacy, 30 years later
One entrepreneur in the area that twice narrowly missed being a 3Com employee through its local acquisitions is Fanny Mlinarsky, a Mass High Tech Women to Watch Honoree in 2004 and founder of Azimuth Systems Inc. in 2001 and her latest endeavor, octoScope in Marlborough.
July 2, 2009


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