Keysight Technologies Adds New Capabilities to its Propsim F32 Channel Emulator, Allowing Efficient Performance Assessment of LTE Small Cells
LTE-Hi Small Cell Test Scenarios Enable Superior Performance in Hotspots, Indoor Environments
· New capabilities in Propsim F32 channel emulator enable efficient performance testing of devices and network equipment with LTE-LAA and HetNet small cell technology support
· The enhanced Propsim F32 allow users to assess all existing, as well as planned, LTE-LAA Carrier Aggregation and Wi-Fi-offloading field deployment scenarios
· Keysight has developed new LTE-Hi test scenarios, in close collaboration with CAICT, to further improve LTE-Hi small cell infrastructure deployments in China
SANTA ROSA, Calif., Sep. 22, 2016 – Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) today announced that it has added new capabilities to its Propsim F32 channel emulator. These capabilities enable manufacturers and mobile operators to efficiently verify the performance of devices and network equipment with LTE-Hotspots and Indoor (LTE-Hi) small cell and LTE-Licensed Assisted Access (LTE-LAA) dual connectivity technology support. LTE-LAA was first introduced in 3GPP Release 13 and is part of LTE Advanced Pro. Keysight’s LTE-Hi small cell test scenarios were developed in collaboration with China Academy of Information and Communications Technology.
Keysight has equipped the Propsim F32 channel emulator with a flexible integrated LTE interference source, which facilitates straightforward and efficient LTE-LAA and HetNet small cell technology performance testing. In conjunction with unrivalled Propsim F32 multi-link capability and up to 6 GHz band support, the enhanced Propsim F32 allow users to assess all existing, as well as planned, LTE-LAA Carrier Aggregation and Wi-Fi-offloading field deployment scenarios.
“Propsim’s new LTE-Hi channel model package, together with Propsim’s integrated interference capability, enables us to verify the performance of devices and network infrastructure equipped with TDD-based LTE-Hi,” said Dr. Zhang, CAICT senior engineer. “This results in an enhanced end-user experience in hotspots and indoor environments.”
“We are excited to enable Propsim F32 users with the ability to quickly develop and deliver LTE-Hi small cell capable device and infrastructure,” said Paul Beaver, products director at Keysight’s Device & Infrastructure Testing operation. This was made possible as a result of the specialized test scenarios developed in collaboration with CAICT.”
CAICT (China Academy of Information and Communications Technology), previously CATR, has rich experience in communications policies, standards for telecommunication technologies, planning of communications development, and product testing and certification, making great contributions to the development of communications industry in China. As a key department of CAICT, MTNet has set up a globally-leading lab/field-unified multi-mode multi-band international test-bed covering LTE/TD-SCDMA/WCDMA/GSM/CDMA. With the comprehensive test and evaluation capability for infrastructure equipment, chipsets, terminals, test instruments, as well as key components and devices. More information is available at www.caict.ac/english.
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