November 3, 2013. Agilent Technologies Inc. has announced new software options for the T4010S LTE RF and T4020S LTE RRM test systems. The new capabilities provide coverage for LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation test cases as defined by the 3GPP.
The Agilent T4000S series enables user equipment (UE) developers to stress-test their designs and prepare for certification prior to deployment.
Independent test labs and network operators use these products to assess and ensure UE performance and behavior. The recently added carrier aggregation capabilities have been successfully verified and adopted by one of the major network operators in North America.
The enhancements make it possible to perform several of the required MIMO and fading tests, with two downlink component carriers, with just a single instrument delivering the most compact and scalable LTE-Advanced solution test set available.
“We are very excited to further extend our strong position in wireless test by adding LTE-Advanced capabilities to our test systems,” said Joe DePond, vice president and general manager of Agilent’s Mobile Broadband Operation. “Carrier aggregation represents the immediate future of LTE-Advanced cellular deployments. Our T4000S systems can now deliver cutting-edge conformance and R&D test solutions for this important technology.”