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Agilent Technologies Inc. and Anite Telecoms announced the development of a HSDPA RF conformance test solution. Release is planned for April 2006, followed by a complete W-CDMA RF conformance test solution. The Agilent and Anite relationship, formed in 2003 to develop and promote protocol and system simulator test solutions, now moves into RF conformance testing with the development of the Agilent GS-8800+ RF conformance test system. Both companies will market the GS8800+ solution to their customers.
Agilent and Anite have both contributed to the development of the new system. Already a development support product, the GS-8800 system has now been extended, using the Anite Baseband Processor and Anite System Software to help 3G wireless device technology developers perform RF pre-conformance testing to 3GPP TS 34.121 specifications.
Anite's SAS system simulator and SAT systems use Agilent's E5515C (8960) wireless communications test set as a network simulator.
"With the high levels of complexity and new technology adoption in wireless products, design and validation teams require higher performance test systems to support multiple formats," said Amir Aghdaei, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Measurement Systems Division. "This GS-8800+ test system illustrates our commitment to providing innovative test solutions for enhancing performance throughout the product development cycle—from protocol implementation to RF design validation and final conformance testing."
"Both Agilent and Anite understand the time-to-market pressures faced by wireless R&D customers and test houses when bringing wireless devices to the market," said Daniel Oosthuizen, Anite director. "The natural synergy between our firms has enabled us to create end-to-end test solutions wireless developers can depend on for performance and repeatability."
The addition of HSDPA and W-CDMA formats for RF pre-conformance and design verification expands the capabilities of the GS-8800 system, which already supports GSM, GPRS, EGPRS, cdma2000, cdmaOne, 1xEV-DO and AMPS technologies. Those seeking to expand the capabilities of installed GS-8800 RF design verification systems can upgrade to the GS-8800+ system with hardware and software upgrade options.