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Agilent to Demo Communications Test and Measurement Solutions at MWC 2011

Agilent Technologies Inc. announced that it will demonstrate its communications test and measurement solutions for 3GPP LTE (News - Alert)-Advanced, LTE , W-CDMA, HSPA+, E-EDGE (EDGE Evolution), UMA/GAN,  WiMAX,  and femtocells at the Mobile World Congress (News - Alert) in Barcelona between Feb. 14-17.

In a press release, Ron Nersesian, president of Agilent’s (News - Alert) Electronic Measurement Group said, “Agilent is committed to providing premier test solutions for the highly competitive mobile communications development lifecycle.”

“Our new measurement products, including the first LTE-Advanced design and test solutions, give engineers greater insight and confidence into their designs and keep them at the forefront of the complex and fast- moving industry,” Nersesian added.

According to Agilent sources, the company will demonstrate commercial design support for the physical layer of 3GPP Release 10. The Agilent W1918 LTE-Advanced library enables system and algorithm developers to explore working 8x8 (News - Alert) MIMO LTE-Advanced reference designs.

The demo will also include LTE-Advanced signal generation and analysis tools which enable design engineers to start testing LTE-Advanced physical layer implementations.

Agilent’s Signal Studio and 89600B vector signal analysis software will also be displayed. DigRF testing and characterization using the Agilent RDX (Radio Digital Cross-Domain) Solution which provides a single test environment will be demonstrated at MWC 2011.

The company also plans to showcase its MIMO handset antenna design and MIMO handset verification for MIMO handset acceptance testing using over-the-air test methods based on the Agilent PXB baseband generator and channel emulator. The Performance and conformance test of LTE user equipment using the Agilent PXT wireless communications test set will also be part of the Agilent solutions on display.

Agilent’s 8960 test applications were developed for speed, accuracy, repeatability, and ease of programming on the format-flexible E5515C architecture. This will highlight the high-volume automated mobile phone manufacturing test solution from Agilent.

The company’s handheld spectrum analyzer and FieldFox RF analyzers, which make field testing easier, will be demonstrated to showcase Agilent’s capabilities in installation, maintenance and spectrum monitoring.

Shamila Janakiraman is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Shamila’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Janice McDuffee

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