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Agilent debuts LTE UE protocol tester

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:3GPP LTE R&D test products? wireless R&D?

LTE verification tool

Agilent Technologies Inc. and Anite plc have introduced the first product in a planned portfolio of 3GPP LTE R&D test products developed on Agilent's E6620A LTE UE test platform. The Anite SAT LTE protocol tester with development toolset was created as part of a partnership between Agilent and Anite. This first-to-market SAT LTE Protocol Tester is suitable for engineers working in early protocol design of LTE mobile phones.

Agilent's new LTE platformthe E6620A wireless communications test setprovides a common hardware platform and 3GPP-compliant protocol stack for building scalable test solutions across the LTE UE R&D lifecycle. A one-box test set for LTE, it offers real-time, system-rate network emulation for L1/L2/L3 uplink and downlink via RF or digital baseband, and is designed to support MIMO and protocol conformance test, with full RF measurement capabilities.

"The E6620A builds on Agilent's broad LTE portfolio by providing a powerful and scalable platform designed to cover the LTE UE development life cycle with a range of solutionsfrom early protocol development to conformance test," said Niels Fach, vice president and general manager of Agilent's mobile broadband division. "These new products demonstrate our commitment to the LTE marketplaceproviding advanced test solutions when our customers need them, and ensuring they deliver successful LTE products to market while meeting their aggressive time-to-market goals."

The Anite SAT LTE protocol tester with development toolset is claimed to be the first commercially available product to be built on the E6620A LTE UE test platform. It features a suite of development test tools that include easy-to-use GUIs, developer's API and development aids for rapid generation of Layer 1-3 test applications. Other products currently under development on the E6620A include the Anite SAS and CT conformance test systems, and Agilent bench-top mobile application test and RF conformance test systems. This LTE portfolio joins the existing portfolio of 8960/Anite 3G test equipment available for UE development through conformance test developed jointly by Anite and Agilent.

"Anite's SAT Protocol Tester comprises proven technology compliant with the latest version of 3GPP standards," said Paul Beaver, LTE business unit director, Anite. "This first-to-market solution delivers a 3GPP LTE test capability for wireless R&D to advance the deployment of commercial LTE products. The integrated test environment supports all phases of UE development."

The Anite LTE Development Toolset is available now. Pricing is dependent on system configuration.

Agilent Technologies is one of the exhibitors in the upcoming IIC-China 2008.




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