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Aeroflex launches DC-HSUPA support for the TM500 Test Mobile

December 5, 2012
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Aeroflex Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Aeroflex Holding Corp., announced  that the TM500 Test Mobile is the first to market to support full protocol stack UE (user equipment) emulation that enables network testing and measurements for the DC-HSUPA (Dual Cell High-Speed Upload Packet Access) standard specified in 3GPP W-CDMA Release 9. DC-HSUPA allows a UE to simultaneously transmit data over two independent enhanced uplink data channels, boosting both the uplink data rate and the network capacity, enabling maximum per-UE uplink data rates approaching 23Mbps - effectively doubling the maximum rate.

The TM500 DC-HSUPA Test Mobile enables 3G infrastructure equipment manufacturers to perform rigorous performance testing of their DC-HSUPA base station, speeding up the development of infrastructure equipment and its deployment in networks. The TM500 provides the detailed measurement data required by infrastructure engineers for rapid diagnosis of engineering issues, prior to the availability of actual handsets.  

"Once again the Aeroflex TM500 family has continued its evolution to track the latest 3GPP standards wireless network operators wish to follow," said Tim Beard, WCDMA Product Manager at Aeroflex. "As with dual cell in the downlink, we expect the new DC-HSUPA standard to be widely adopted by operators who are looking for ways to improve the performance and extend the life of their existing networks at minimal cost. The TM500 is the first test mobile to support the DC-HSUPA feature."

About the TM500 test mobile family from Aeroflex

The Aeroflex TM500 Test Mobile family has established itself as the "gold standard" for cellular infrastructure equipment manufacturers worldwide. Manufacturers must test network equipment under realistic operating conditions. All the major infrastructure vendors, as well as a majority of femtocell manufacturers, currently use the TM500 Test Mobile. The DC-HSUPA model is the latest in the TM500 family, which includes support for 3G and 4G standards from HSDPA through HSUPA, HSPA+, and Dual Cell HSDPA and HSUPA to LTE and LTE-Advanced. The TM500 Test Mobile offers all the capabilities of a mobile handset or set of mobile handsets, with advanced test functionality for comprehensive 3GPP verification, validation, and optimization.

Price and availability

For more information, contact your local Aeroflex sales office by visiting or calling Aeroflex Sales at (800) 835-2352, +44 (0)1438 742200 [UK] or info-test@aeroflex.com

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