LitePoint announced it has signed an agreement with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. to support LitePoint’s development of its 5G test solutions for the Qualcomm 5G RAN Platform for Small Cells (FSM 100xx) to accelerate small cell deployment.
Small cells are crucial for mobile operator 5G network deployments, as they are designed to provide increased coverage and uniform 5G user experiences while delivering high data rate and low latencies. Specifically, 5G small cells offer superior power consumption and performance while enabling greater coverage and throughput in high-density, metropolitan areas and growing, indoor enterprise environments.
To address the emerging 5G small cell market and accelerating 5G deployments in outdoor metropolitan and indoor enterprise locations, LitePoint offers its 5G test solutions, which have been updated to provide comprehensive non-signaling test coverage of small cell base stations.
“This 5G small cell engagement is built on longstanding, trusted and successful cooperation between the companies for many years and leverages their in-depth expertise to enable 5G small cells,” said Rex Chen, director of Strategic Business Development at LitePoint. “We are pleased to work with Qualcomm to support product design through manufacturing test for its 5G small cell solution.”
LitePoint’s IQgig-5G is a fully integrated, versatile multiband mmWave non-signaling test solution and the first of its kind to support all 5G FR2 frequencies within the 23 to 45GHz frequency range. All signal generation, analysis, processing and RF front-end switching are self-contained inside a single chassis. The one-box design makes it simple to set up, use and maintain to achieve reliable measurements. The test system enables small cell waveform generation and analysis for 5G radio technologies, provides an intuitive graphical user interface and allows for real-time RF parametric analysis for small cell products.
The Qualcomm 5G RAN Platform for Small Cells (FSM 100xx) is the industry’s first 5G NR solution for small cells. The 10 nm solution supports both sub-6 GHz and mmWave spectrum bands. This platform is designed to support original equipment manufacturers to reuse both software and hardware designs across sub-6 GHz and mmWave products.