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Panasonic Newsroom TOPPress ReleasePanasonic Develops Radio Wave Propagation Simulation System


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Headquarters News

Nov 30, 2006

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Panasonic Mobile Communications 
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Email: kanegawa.junji@jp.panasonic.com

Panasonic Develops Radio Wave Propagation Simulation System

- Accelerating development of next-generation wireless communication system -


Panasonic Mobile Communications Co., Ltd. (President: Yoshiaki Kushiki) announced that it has developed a radio wave propagation simulation system for next-generation wireless communication system (3G LTE / IMT-Systems Beyond 2000). This simulation system will be exhibited at its booth at the ITU TELECOM WORLD 2006 to be held in Hong Kong, China from December 4 to 8.

The simulation system enables the user to conduct analysis of radio wave propagation within a given environment for the next-generation wireless transmission method such as MIMO (Multi Input Multi Output), and Multi-Hopping propagation, thereby facilitating speedy and efficient development of the increasingly sophisticated communications system for base stations and handsets at 3G LTE and beyond, and contributing to the advancement of the next-generation mobile handset industry at large.

In conventional development process for wireless transmission method like MIMO, after collecting basic data and accumulating expertise needed to verify a new wireless transmission method at the level of simulation, the user had to conduct field tests to adjust each parameter, using working prototypes of devices and equipment.

Using this system, the user could conduct intuitive and visual analysis of transmission condition by three-dimensional image to verify the transmission method and implement the system evaluation, and as a result, facilitate speedy and efficient development of the next-generation wireless communication system used in site specific time-space propagation model.

Panasonic has applied or registered for 6 patents on the new radio wave propagation simulation system.

【Image example of the PC display】 【Example of the System】

About Panasonic Mobile Communications
Panasonic Mobile Communications Co., Ltd., whose headquarters are based in Yokohama, Japan, is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of mobile communications products. As one of the main business domains for Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., best known for its Panasonic brand digital electronics, Panasonic has been developing cutting edge technologies since its establishment in 1958, including the world's first 3G video handset for the Japanese market in 2001. Panasonic is committed in providing added-value solutions to end-users through its mobile communication products. For more information, please visit www.panasonic.co.jp/pmc/en

About Panasonic
Best known by its Panasonic brand name, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of electronic products for a wide range of consumer, business, and industrial needs. Based in Osaka, Japan, the company recorded consolidated net sales of US$76.02 billion for the year ended March 31, 2006. The company's shares are listed on the Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and New York (NYSE:MC) stock exchanges. For more information on the company and the Panasonic brand, visit the company's website at http://panasonic.net/.


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