Agilent Technologies, Anite Announce First Shipments of Joint LTE UE Protocol Tester
SANTA CLARA, Calif., and FLEET, Hampshire, U.K., Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) and Anite plc (LSE: AIE), a global leader in testing technology for the wireless industry, today announced the first shipments of their LTE UE protocol tester. This is the first product in a planned portfolio of 3GPP LTE R&D test products developed on Agilent’s new E6620 wireless communications test set platform.
The Anite SAT LTE Protocol Tester with Development Toolset was created as part of a partnership between Agilent and Anite, announced in November 2007. Featuring an impressive breadth and depth of features, this first-to-market SAT LTE Protocol Tester is ideal for engineers working in the early protocol design of LTE mobile phones. It features a suite of development test tools presented in an integrated development environment that includes simple-to-use GUIs, a developer’s API and development aids for rapid generation of Layer 1-3 test applications. The Development Toolset is an intuitive, yet powerful, test environment yielding faster time-to-market and improved product quality with reduced investment.
Agilent’s new E6620A test set provides a powerful, common hardware platform and 3GPP-compliant protocol stack for building scalable test solutions across the LTE UE R&D lifecycle. As an advanced, 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. It is designed to support MIMO and protocol conformance test, with full RF measurement capabilities.
“The E6620 builds on Agilent’s broad LTE portfolio by providing a powerful and scalable platform designed to cover the LTE UE development lifecycle with a range of solutions -- from early protocol development to conformance test,” said Niels Fach�, vice president and general manager of Agilent’s Mobile Broadband Division. “Delivering industry-leading protocol test capability to LTE designers demonstrates our commitment to the LTE marketplace -- providing 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.”
Under the scope of this partnership, Anite and Agilent will provide a broad, comprehensive portfolio of solutions that address the entire UE lifecycle -- from early development through production test. The scalable portfolio of test solutions will minimize the time required to design and deliver high-quality mobile devices by providing common development and test environments, as well as common reference protocol stack, network emulation and measurements across the portfolio.
“This first-to-market solution delivers a 3GPP LTE test capability for Wireless R&D to advance the deployment of commercial LTE products and is a testament to our strategic partnership with Agilent,” said Paul Beaver, business unit director, Anite. “Our close working relationship in all areas -- including marketing, sales and development -- has enabled us to push ahead of the competition. The integrated test environment supports all phases of UE development and will be further enhanced to support our leading Conformance Toolset and SAS products in the near future. We look forward to further demonstrating that commitment through development of future E6620-based test solutions.”
For information on the Anite SAT LTE Protocol Tester with Agilent E6620 Wireless Communications Test Set, go to www.anite.com/wireless or www.agilent.com/find/ltemobiletest. Photos of these products are available at www.agilent.com/find/SAT_LTE_ProtocolTester_images.
Anite plc is an international IT company whose primary focus is the provision of business critical solutions based on its deep sector knowledge of the wireless, travel and public sector markets. Headquartered in the UK, Anite employs over 1,300 staff in 12 countries across Europe, the Americas and Asia.
The Wireless division of Anite provides test solutions to equipment manufacturers, operators and test laboratories for early handset development, integration, conformance and interoperability test through to network measurement solutions. With in-depth expertise and over 18 years’ experience in providing customer-focused solutions, Anite and its products have played a major role in the advance of the global wireless market. For more information about Anite visit www.anite.com/wireless.
About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world’s premier measurement company and a technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company’s 20,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $5.4 billion in fiscal 2007. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at www.agilent.com.
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