Validating wireless protocol conformance test cases
By providing reliable conformance test solutions Agilent and 7 layers are helping the LTE industry move forward to widespread and reliable deployment.7layers, a global group of test & service centers for the wireless communications industry, is the first accredited organization to validate LTE signaling conformance test cases (also known as protocol conformance test or PCT) for the Agilent N6070A series Signaling Conformance Test and E6621A PXT Wireless Communications Test Set.
7layers has years of experience in validating and employing wireless test & measurement equipment from a large variety of manufacturers.7 layers has years of experience in validating and employing wireless test & measurement equipment from a large variety of manufacturers.“We have already had in-house experience with the LTE technology and the validation of test cases, and were pleased to use this knowledge for the validation of LTE protocol test cases with the Agilent portfolio”, explains Mohamed El-Fikri, validation specialist at 7 layers.GSM Mobile station test WCDMA Mobile station(UE) test LTE Mobile station test Bluetooth, GPS, DVB, FM STEREO RADIO, WLAN, Wi MAX(MS/BS) TD-SCDMA UE test(Mobile Station Test) CDMA2000® 1 x RTT specifications for Mobile station testing CDMA2000® 1 x EV-DO specifications for Access Terminal testing ME7834 mobile device test Platform is ideal for protocol conformance testing of LTE UE devices.Following are the features of this PCT equipment from Anritsu.Validation of the Agilent solution allows new and existing PXT users to extend the capability of the PXT to provide pre-conformance and conformance test capability in accordance with the 3GPP LTE standards.
Engineers gain greater insight into the complex LTE protocol and conformance issues when using the N6070A series, which includes a Windows®-based user interface allowing operators to run defined test campaigns and providing results in an intuitive graphical logging screen backed by detailed results data.
As the largest mobile network operator in China begins to build its national TD-LTE network, and additional operators in the Americas and Asia build out their own networks.
Anritsu provides full coverage for TD-LTE protocol conformance in the ME7834, including 3GPP Release 8 and Release 9 capability.
“We have already had in-house experience with the LTE technology and the validation of test cases, and were pleased to use this knowledge for the validation of LTE protocol test cases with the Agilent portfolio”, explains Mohamed El-Fikri, validation specialist at 7layers.
“A straightforward process validated a total of 53 LTE protocol test cases for GCF (Global Certification Forum),establishing the Agilent solution in a commanding position for LTE conformance testing.” “The speed and support provided by 7layers has been indispensable in bringing our signaling conformance test solution to market,” said Guy Séné, vice president and general manager of Agilent’s Microwave and Communications Division.
The validation process focuses on the highest priority tests, necessary for reliable interoperability of LTE equipment.