Agilent Technologies Inc. announced its new design verification and conformance systems for LTE. The three systems extend Agilent’s GS-8800 series for cellular design verification and conformance and are intended for engineers testing LTE devices to meet the TS 36.521-1 standard. All three use the Agilent E6621A PXT wireless communications test set as their core signalling engine.

“Agilent has been the market leader in wireless test for many years and we continue to invest in new technologies and products for the industry as the LTE market offers exciting growth opportunities for Agilent,” said Joe DePond, General Manager of Agilent’s Mobile Broadband Operation. “Our GS-8800 series already has the widest format support in the DVT/RCT market today. These new systems extend Agilent’s portfolio of leading LTE test solutions.”

The U1905A GS-8800 (PXT) LTE benchtop design verification system is an economical solution for engineers developing LTE devices who need standards-based testing on the bench. The U1905A benchtop system uses the Agilent E6621A PXT wireless test set, the Agilent N9020A MXA signal analyzer with optional software licenses for Section 6 and part of Section 7 3GPP test cases for LTE. Customers who currently own the Agilent PXT or Agilent MXA can easily build LTE benchtop design-verification capability by adding the new test case software licenses.

The U1901A GS-8800 (PXT) LTE design verification and conformance system provides for complete automated testing of LTE devices with coverage for test cases from Section 6 to Section 9 of the 36.521 LTE test standards. It is designed for engineers who need to perform more in-depth verification or conformance testing of their LTE devices. The U1901A is an integrated dual-bay rack consisting of the E6621A PXT wireless test set, the N9020A MXA signal analyzer, and signal generators for fading and adjacent channel simulation, along with switching and band-dependent filtering. Test cases are enabled through optional software licenses for design verification or conformance. Scalable and upgradeable, the U1901A is designed as a common platform for both design verification and RF conformance testing.

The U1901AU GS-8800 (PXT) LTE design verification and conformance system upgrade is intended as an economical solution for customers already using the GS-8800 2G/3G design verification and conformance systems, providing the same functionality – test coverage, user interface and operating bands – as the U1901A.

U1905A can be ordered now, with shipments starting in April. U1901A and U1901AU can be ordered in March with shipments starting in May. System prices vary based on configurations and test coverage. Prices are available from Agilent on request.

Agilent will showcase its design and test solutions for 3G to 4G at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, February 14-17 (Hall 1, Stand A46).