Ellipse is engineering software for the dimensioning, planning and optimization of microwave link and wired backhaul networks. It is an integrated component of the Infovista RAN planning suite designed for optimal deployment of 5G, as well as other wireless systems.
Relying on trusted engineering methods, Ellipse incorporates all the latest ITU specifications required for accurate network design. More than just a microwave engineering tool, Ellipse is a carrier-grade platform that supports the entire backhaul lifecycle, from design to management and optimization.
Features & Use Cases
Simulation accuracy through advanced features and extensive support for all of the models required for link performance analysis
Ellipse features a full path-profile analysis that includes Fresnel zone clearance, multiple k-factors, terrain/clutter/building visualization, reflection analysis and antenna height optimization. The software also includes multiple propagation models, rain rate models, water vapor models, performance models as well as diversity models to ensure simulation accuracy.
Support for all of the models required for LOS and NLOS planning
The advanced reflection analyses aid small-cell backhaul planning on high frequencies in urban areas – a key capability in support of 5G mmWave network deployment. Additionally, detailed interference analysis and Automatic Channel Allocation allow transmission planning engineers to cost-efficiently meet reliability, capacity, quality and availability targets.
Integration with Planet
Ellipse can be integrated directly with Planet. Allowing for transmission links - planned and existing - to be viewed directly within the RAN software allows for the RF and transmission engineers to coordinate their activities and be aware of resources and requirements when dimensioning, operating and optimizing their network.