TRADE NEWS: Keysight Technologies Expands UXM Wireless Test Set LTE-A Capabilities with 4CC, 256 QAM, LTE-U, Cat 0 Support
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:KEYS) today announced new enhancements to the E7515A UXM wireless test set to address leading-edge LTE-A carrier aggregation (CA) test requirements. New capabilities include support for downlink 4CC1, 256 QAM, and LTE-U with up to three unlicensed carriers, as well as FDD-TDD mixed CA and uplink intra- and inter-band CA measurements. Coupled with the UXM’s integrated, independent fading for each component carrier and cell, these advancements allow validation engineers to ensure their latest LTE-A devices will perform as expected in a true network environment.
The UXM’s large touch screen display and intuitive user interface provide easy access to complex network emulation and bring a wealth of functional test capability in an accessible stack-based environment, including support for the new 3GPP category 0 for low power, low cost machine-to-machine (M2M) devices.
Also new to the UXM is the addition of W-CDMA/HSPA+ test capabilities, enabling 3G data throughput testing with integrated fading and CPC statistics, inter-RAT mobility and handover verification, and time-aligned multi-format logging.
“We continue to leverage the potential of the powerful UXM platform to keep pace with emerging 4G test challenges, as well as address multi-format testing needs with the addition of W-CDMA/HSPA+ test and lab applications,” said Joe DePond, general manager of Keysight’s Mobile Broadband Operation. “With support for up to four component carriers, FDD-TDD mixed CA and aggregation in unlicensed bands, the UXM enables validation of today’s expanding carrier aggregation configurations to provide engineers with greater LTE-A design confidence.”
The latest UXM enhancements enable LTE/W-CDMA inter-RAT cell reselection, connected data handovers, and release with redirect in a single UXM test set, including support for CSFB and SRVCC. Validation engineers can also connect two UXMs in an array to test mobility between up to four LTE cells, and handover between LTE-A multi-carrier and W-CDMA/HSPA+ connections.
The UXM is a highly integrated signaling test set created for functional and RF design validation in the 4G era and beyond. It provides the capabilities you need to test the newest designs, delivering LTE-Advanced data rates up to 600 Mbps now and handling more complex requirements later. Assess design readiness with greater confidence with the UXM.
More information about Keysight’s UXM wireless test set is available at www.keysight.com/find/UXM. High resolution images are available at www.keysight.com/find/UXM_images. Videos demonstrating the UXM’s versatile capabilities are available on YouTube. Contact Keysight at www.keysight.com/find/contactus for E7515A UXM pricing and delivery information.
About Keysight in Wireless
From WLAN to LTE-Advanced to the new 5G technologies, Keysight is focused on tackling the toughest design and test problems in the industry with the broadest range of solutions. With the most advanced electronic measurement solutions consisting of powerful software tied to both benchtop and modular hardware, engineers are able to get greater insight into design and test from simulation to R&D from validation to manufacturing, from conformance to deployment. With experienced engineers in significant roles in cellular and WLAN standards groups and hundreds of application engineers all over the world, Keysight expertise is there to solve customer problems.
About Keysight Technologies
Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) is a global electronic measurement technology and market leader helping to transform its customers’ measurement experience through innovations in wireless, modular, and software solutions. Keysight’s electronic measurement instruments, systems, software and services are used in the design, development, manufacture, installation, deployment and operation of electronic equipment. The business had revenues of $2.9 billion in fiscal year 2014. Information about Keysight is available at www.keysight.com.
1 Test capability involving three or more cells or component carriers requires connection of two Keysight UXMs in an array.
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