Spirent Vertex Channel Emulator

The world’s most scalable channel emulation platform, Spirent’s Vertex Channel Emulator is an advanced test
and measurement system that accurately simulates the complex effects of signal fading on wireless transmissions.


The Vertex Channel Emulator is an advanced platform that replicates the comprehensive noise and spatial conditions of even the most complex wireless channels. Its cutting edge capabilities enable users to emulate a real-world RF environment in the lab, making it possible to isolate and identify performance issues early in the development cycle.

Vertex is backed by a long history of channel emulation leadership and industry-recognized expertise. Incorporating a modular RF front end with a powerful signal processing core, the Vertex Channel Emulator achieves an unprecedented level of scalability and flexibility, enabling it to efficiently address a broad range of applications from low channel density like SISO or 2×2 MIMO to high channel density required for 5G scenarios, such as MIMO beamforming, MIMO OTA, carrier aggregation, and massive MIMO.

Easy to set up and operate, Vertex includes Spirent’s industry-recognized user-friendly graphical user interface that allows measurements to be set up and performed quickly and accurately.


  • Scalable from basic SISO to high channel density applications
    – MIMO beamforming
    – MIMO OTA
    – Carrier aggregation
    – Massive MIMO
  • Device conformance and performance verification
  • Virtual drive testing
  • Mesh networks
  • Satellite and aeronautical applications

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