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Multiformat mobile WiMAX/WLAN test rolls

Posted: 12 Jun 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:mobile WiMAX? WiMAX test? 802.11b?

Agilent Technologies Inc. has shipped the first in a series of planned software products based on the Sequans SQN1130 chipset for WiMAX mobile stations.

Designed for use with the Agilent N8300A Wireless Networking Test Set, the N7300 Series chipset software provides control, calibration and test of WiMAX devices and modules. Agilent's first WLAN Measurement Application for the N8300A test set is also now available, offering N8300A users a true multiformat WiMAX/WLAN test solution. Both the N7300 Series software solution and WLAN Measurement Application will be showcased at the WiMAX Forum Global Congress, June 17-18.

Agilent's N7300 Series chipset software provides quick and easy optimization of WiMAX device testing, plus a simple and reliable setup for fast, accurate and repeatable measurements. The series' first productthe N7302A chipset softwareprovides the fastest time-to-market, enabling users to get their products to market ahead of the competition. It is suited for Mobile WiMAX chipset manufacturers, as well as manufacturing engineers and managers involved with parametric testing of WiMAX mobile stations, customer premise equipment and modules.

The N6302A WLAN Measurement Application runs on Agilent's N8300A test set and is designed to ensure fast and accurate analysis of 802.11b, g WLAN signals. Together, the WLAN Measurement Application and N8300A test set form a complete one-box transmitter and receiver test solution for WLAN devices. The WLAN Measurement Application builds on the existing WiMAX capabilities of the N8300 test set to create a true, multiformat test solution, maximizing the user's asset utilization for WiMAX/WLAN test.

"The introduction of the WLAN Measurement Application demonstrates our commitment to the N8300A as a multiformat one-box tester for both WiMAX and WLAN manufacturing test," said C.J. Meurell, European operations general manager for Agilent's mobile broadband division's WiMAX portfolio. "With its superior specifications and fast manufacturing test time, this solution effectively meets the needs of ODM and CM manufacturing engineers testing WiMAX and WLAN devices or modules."

The Agilent N8300A Wireless Networking Test Set is a one-box RF parametric test set for manufacturing and design engineers who need a standard-compliant 802.16d or 16e PHY test tool for fixed and mobile WiMAX, as well as 802.11b, g wireless LAN Tx and Rx applications. Based on an architecture comprising an integrated vector signal analyzer and vector signal generator, the N8300A provides a GUI, SCPI interface and consistency of software and measurements with WiMAX R&D test tools.

"The new chipset software and WLAN capability further enhance Agilent's portfolio of WiMAX test solutions, which span the entire WiMAX lifecycle, from R&D through manufacturing," said Niels Fache, vice president and general manager of Agilent's mobile broadband division.

Agilent's N7300 Series chipset software and N6302A-2FP WLAN Measurement Application are both now available, and can be ordered with the N8300A Wireless Networking Test Set at the time of instrument purchase.

Pricing for the N7302A-1FP Chipset software for SQN1130 and MAX283x (fixed, perpetual license) starts at $3,500 while the N6302A-2FP 802.11b,g WLAN measurement application (fixed, perpetual license) costs $2,750.

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