Agilent Technologies announced four new X-Series signal generators that provide unmatched performance in phase noise, output power, ACPR, EVM and bandwidth. With these capabilities, Agilent’s new MXG and EXG products (available in analog and vector models) support the development of components and receivers that meet the complex challenges of mitigating interference, speeding data throughput and increasing signal quality in applications such as radar, military communications and consumer wireless.
EB (Elektrobit Corp.) has introduced the EB Propsim F32 radio channel emulator for testing the performance of wireless networks, base stations, terminals and chipsets utilizing multi-antenna and multi-radio technologies.
MILMEGA Ltd has been awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation for developing amplifiers, based on a novel design methodology, using gallium nitride-based transistors, for use in Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) test equipment.
The CTIA MIMO Expert Forum brought together technologists from ETS-Lindgren, Agilent Technologies, Spirent Communications and EB (Elektrobit) to discuss the challenges of OTA testing. The “Top Ten” questions received from attendees at last year’s CTIA MIMO Expert Forum are answered below.
This white paper summarizes the technology options for supporting voice and short message service (SMS) in LTE, including circuit switched fallback (CSFB), SMS over SGs, and voice over LTE (VoLTE). It includes background information on the standardization process, and the commercial implications for the different options. The white paper also addresses test and measurement requirements resulting from the support of voice and SMS in LTE.
Microlease has become the first test equipment specialist to offer the newly-released Anritsu MW8209A PIM Master as a rental option. The analyser covers the 900 MHz band and is designed to address the growing requirement for the measurement of PIM in E-GSM networks, including UMTS Band VIII and LTE Band 8.
AtlanTecRF claims that its new ALR series of Satellite Loop Test Translators (LTT) introduces, for the first time, the concept of synthesised Local Oscillator (LO) frequency control to provide the user with a compact, versatile and comprehensive approach to satellite communications equipment alignment and quality monitoring in both the Ka-band and Ku-bands.
Anritsu Corp. and Signalion GmbH conducted a successful IOT for the 3GPP LTE-Advanced ‘carrier aggregation’ feature with an IP downlink throughput of 300 Mbps. Both companies are leaders in providing test solutions for the 3GPP LTE radio technology and as a result of this IOT collaboration, the two companies will supply dependable test solutions for 3GPP LTE-Advanced.
The Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC), a project-funded research group operating in conjunction with the Department of Communications Engineering at the University of Oulu, Finland, is employing EB Propsim F8 radio channel emulator and EB MIMO OTA Application to provide wireless testing and research capabilities under the most realistic propagation conditions.
IFEN, working in partnership with WORK Microwave, announced an enhanced version of its NavX®-NCS Professional, a multi-frequency simulator, which is optimized for research and development of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) safety and professional applications.