Agilent Technologies, Anite to Demonstrate LTE End-to-End Streaming Video with Signalion, Blue Wonder Communications LTE UEs at 2009 Mobile World Congress
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) and Anite plc (LSE: AIE) today announced they will demonstrate 3GPP LTE interoperability showing end-to-end streaming video with LTE UE devices from Signalion and Blue Wonder Communications. The demonstration will occur here at the 2009 Mobile World Congress. It will feature LTE test equipment and devices that include the Agilent E6620A LTE wireless communications test set, Anite SAT LTE Protocol Development Toolset, Blue Wonder UE chipset and Signalion LTE UE simulator.
“By working with industry leaders to assure interoperability of LTE devices, Agilent is demonstrating its commitment to delivering market-leading LTE UE test solutions based on the E6620 platform across the entire LTE development life cycle,” said Niels Fach�, vice president and general manager of Agilent’s Mobile Broadband Division. “Working in partnership with Anite, we are creating test solutions that meet the earliest LTE R&D testing needs -- empowering today’s UE developers to stay at the forefront of this fast-evolving technology.”
This LTE technology demonstration is a tangible result of the ongoing strategic partnership between Agilent and Anite to deliver market-leading LTE UE development tools to wireless engineers. Using these tools, LTE developers and their managers can test designs earlier and more completely, thereby shortening development cycles and accelerating time-to-market.
“Today’s LTE streaming-video demonstration shows that we have achieved interoperability with two industry-leading LTE UE designs, assuring our LTE solutions will enable customers to achieve faster time-to-market in all phases of their development,” said Paul Beaver, business unit director, Anite. “Our partnership with Agilent plays a pivotal role in pioneering the LTE ecosystem and allows us to maintain a constant lead in the emerging LTE market.”
As a key component of the LTE streaming video demonstration, Agilent’s E6620A wireless communications test set provides a powerful, common hardware platform, integrating a 3GPP release 8-compliant protocol stack (jointly developed with Anite), for building scalable test solutions across the LTE UE R&D life cycle. Helping to significantly shorten design cycles, it offers real-time, system-rate network emulation for L1/L2/L3 uplink and downlink via RF or digital baseband.
Anite’s advanced SAT LTE Protocol Development Toolset (commercially shipping on the E6620A platform) provides a suite of development tools for UE designers. It is the first of the Agilent/Anite portfolio of test solutions designed around a common protocol stack and test environment, enabling rapid development and debug cycles to speed LTE UE protocol design.
Signalion’s SORBAS LTE Test UE is used to test evolving LTE mobile communications infrastructure. Its 3GPP LTE mobile terminal capabilities, coupled with additional advanced test interfaces and features, make the SORBAS LTE Test UE an ideal tool for network infrastructure equipment developers. SORBAS provides an air-interface test system for functional and load tests of LTE applications.
“With LTE developments rapidly occurring throughout the world, our LTE-specific test products are critical to providing customers the flexibility they need to develop reliable products,” said Dr. Matthias Stege, head of marketing, Signalion. “The success of LTE will depend on the availability of test equipment with approved standard conformance. Consequently, Signalion’s strategy is to do interoperability tests between LTE tests systems at an early stage. The LTE streaming video demonstration with Agilent and Anite further enhances our position as a leading LTE solutions provider and offers us yet another means of building customer confidence in our solutions.”
The LTE IODT UE solution demonstrated in cooperation with Blue Wonder Communications is based on the second generation of a powerful software modem initially presented at MWC 2008. Due to its flexible approach, standard changes can be easily adapted and continuously validated against solutions like the Agilent/Anite test systems; an advantage that will enable successful participation in upcoming field tests.
“As a new startup, it is imperative that we establish ourselves as a trusted and reliable partner for LTE development,” said Dr. Matthias Weiss, co-founder of Blue Wonder Communications. “By participating in this LTE streaming video demonstration, we are validating our capabilities to develop leading-edge LTE solutions.”
More information on Agilent’s LTE solutions, the E6620A/Anite SAT LTE Protocol Development Toolset and portfolio of LTE R&D test solutions, and SORBAS LTE Test UE is available at www.agilent.com/find/lte, www.agilent.com/find/ltemobiletest, and www.signalion.com/files/m018-v2-0_datasheet_sorbas_2008_web.pdf, respectively.
Photos of Agilent’s E6620A wireless communications test set and the Anite’s SAT system are available at www.agilent.com/find/SAT_LTE_ProtocolTester_images.
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