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February 17, 2011

LTE Design & Test Fundamentals CD - Webcast Series Volume 3

Learn about eNB conformance tests, OTA MIMO, downlink data verification, pre-distortion and cross modulation effects in Volume 3 of the popular Agilent Technologies LTE webcast series.

Order your free copy of this and other complimentary design and test resources today!

Featured Articles

Design of a Broadband MIMO RF Transmitter for Next-generation Wireless Communication Systems
Presentation of a broadband MIMO RF transmitter fulfilling the requirements of the IMT-Advanced wireless communication system.
Zhiqiang Yu, Jianyi Zhou, Jianing Zhao, Teng Zhao and Wei Hong, Southeast University

From HSPA to LTE and Beyond: Mobile Broadband Evolution
How Long Term Evolution technology and the Third Generation Partnership Project are setting a new set of standards in shaping the next generation of wireless communications
Jean-Pierre Bienaime, Chairman, UMTS Forum

BAW Innovation Helps WiFi and 4G to Happily Coexist
Investigation of the driving forces behind the need for better filtering for 4G applications along with an effective hardware-based solution
Josh Raha, TriQuint Semiconductor


New 4G LTE-Advanced app note from Agilent
"Introducing LTE-Advanced" covers a summary of the ITU requirements for 4G, 3GPP requirements for LTE-A and timelines, key solution proposals, release 10 and beyond - technologies being considered, and likely design and test challenges. Agilent LTE-A tools are ready for early adopters.
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Industry Analysis

4G LTE Deployment Announcements Take the Limelight
LTE equipment expenditure is expected to ramp up quickly in 2011. ABI Research estimates that LTE equipment spending will grow 120 percent in 2011 to reach almost $1 B. This increase is supported by more than 185 deployments and trials around the world.

Asia Pacific LTE Connections to Surpass 120 Million by 2015
The number of LTE connections in Asia Pacific will exceed 120 million by 2015, according to the latest data released by Wireless Intelligence. This aggressive growth will be spearheaded by China with the country expected to account for nearly half (57.9 million) of the total number of LTE connections in Asia Pacific during this period.

Nokia Siemens Networks Tops ABI Research LTE Base Station Vendor Matrix Ranking
Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) has been ranked at the top of the latest Vendor Matrix released by ABI Research. Huawei and Alcatel-Lucent claimed the second and third spots in the company's new evaluation of worldwide LTE base station vendors.

Industry Events

RF/Microwave Zone at CTIA Wireless 2011
March 22-24, 2011
Orlando, FL

Microwave Journal is pleased to announce the 3rd annual RF/Microwave Zone pavilion at CTIA Wireless 2011.

This dedicated pavilion features industry leading companies that provide components, integrated circuits, test, measurement and simulation tools as the essential ingredients for today's wireless applications and tomorrow's emerging technologies.

RF/Microwave Zone Pavilion Details

Understanding MIMO OTA Testing:
Simple Solution to a Complex Test

March 24, 2011
Orlando, FL

The MIMO Expert Forum at CTIA Wireless 2011 provides an understanding of system performance and presents the core elements that facilitate systematic and repeatable performance measurement of MIMO devices. Presented by ETS-Lindgren, Agilent, Elektrobit, and Spirent. Organized by RF/Microwave Zone and Microwave Journal.

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Industry News

Agilent Introduces LTE-Advanced Signal Generation and Analysis Solutions

Agilent Technologies Inc. extended its leadership in LTE test with the introduction of dedicated LTE-Advanced signal generation and signal analysis solutions. Both solutions are being showcased at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain (Hall 1, Stand A46).

Siklu Targets Europe with Mobile Wireless Backhaul Solution
Siklu is expanding its presence in Europe in response to a growing need among mobile operators to boost network capacity while minimizing costs. The company's EtherHaul Wireless backhaul solution allows mobile operators and service providers to tackle the shortage of bandwidth caused by the dramatic increase in the use of mobile apps commonly referred to as the 'iPhone effect'.

NEC and WRI Collaborate on LTE Infrastructure
Wuhan Research Institute of Post and Telecommunications (WRI) and NEC Corp. have announced an agreement to collaborate in the development, manufacturing, sales and field support of 3GPP compliant LTE wireless access systems.

ITU Selects Next-generation 4G Mobile Technologies
ITU's Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) has completed the assessment of six candidate submissions for the global 4G mobile wireless broadband technology, otherwise known as IMT-Advanced. Harmonization among these proposals has resulted in two technologies, LTE-Advanced and WirelessMAN-Advanced, being accorded the official designation of IMT-Advanced, qualifying them as true 4G technologies.

Renesas Mobile Commences Operation
Renesas Electronics Corp. has announced that Renesas Mobile Corp., which engages in SoC businesses mainly for mobile devices and car navigation systems, started operation on 12/1.


New app notes: "Solutions for Verifying the Data in Your LTE Downlink Signal" and "Solutions for Validating Receiver Performance."
The Power to Get to Market Faster - Agilent's X Platforms let engineers bring innovative, higher-performing designs to market before their competition because they offer the best combination of speed and scalability.
Download New App Notes Here.


Industry Products

Agilent Introduces Design and Test Solution for 3GPP LTE-Advanced
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced the industry's first commercially available 4G system design library for 3GPP Release 10 -- the W1918 LTE-Advanced library. The new system design library is available as an option to Agilent's SystemVue 2011.03 release software.

NEC Introduces iPASOLINK 400 Flexible Backhaul Solution
NEC Corp. has added the iPASOLINK 400 to its iPASOLINK Series, the converged flexible platform designed to meet the capacity, topology and intelligence requirements for the transformation of both fixed and mobile backhaul networks to the next generation, including 4G LTE.

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