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Single test system for LTE debuts

Posted: 05 Sep 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:LTE? S-CORE setcom? system single test?

setcom wireless positions its S-CORE conformance and research test environment for Long Term Evolution (LTE) protocol testing and monitoring. S-CORE is a protocol tester for LTE signalling designed from the ground up to be easy to use, provide clearer diagnostic information, and leverage off-the-shelf hardware to reduce capital expense, claims the company. Unlike other LTE solutions, S-CORE encompasses both R&D and conformance testing of all LTE signalling layers in one complete test system, adds sitcom.

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Targeted at chipset and user equipment (UE) developers designing the LTE PHY and protocol stack, the setcom wireless S-CORE test system follows the complete UE development lifecycle. S-CORE offers a variety of different UE connections to meet the design lifecycle; it offers a virtual, host-style connectivity for performance analysis and compliance testing of the protocol stack prior to integration into silicon. S-CORE includes an I&Q connection for testing a real time PHY implementation before the RF is available. It also includes traditional RF connectivity for full end-to-end testing, typically used in later stages of UE development and certification.

List of S-CORE features include:

? Support for up to 20MHz bandwidth for LTE

? Support for all modulation schemes up to 64QAM

? Handovers between GSM, W-CDMA, and other LTE cells

? Performance analysis of network services and multimedia

? MIMO 2x2 expandable to MIMO 4x4

? Ongoing support for LTE

Initially supporting the LTE wireless standard, other 3GPP standards will be added by setcom. These standards will include GSM/EDGE, W-CDMA, and other non-3GPP standards essential to the development and certification of next-generation wireless devices. Handovers between these radio access networks (RAN) is essential for a successful and rapid launch of LTE devices and services.





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