March 4, 2010 – Anite, a global leader in testing technology for the wireless industry, recently announced the industryâ€™s first protocol test solution for TD-LTE devices.
March 4, 2010 – Anite, a global leader in testing technology for the wireless industry, recently announced the industryâ€™s first protocol test solution for TD-LTE devices. The Anite solution is already helping to push forward pioneering implementations of TD-LTE. 4G chip maker Sequans Communications is utilising Aniteâ€™s Development Toolset to test the chips and USB dongles for the first trial TD-LTE (Long Term Evolution for TDD spectrum) network at the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai.
â€œThe Chinese mobile operator market is driving TD-LTE technology forwards at tremendous speed,â€ said Paul Beaver, 3GPP Business Unit Director, Anite. â€œThe schedule it is setting for the trials and deployment of TD-LTE is throwing down the gauntlet to manufacturers to deliver the user equipment that will showcase the performance of the new networks. By providing the first protocol testing solution, weâ€™re helping manufacturers to stay ahead, accelerating the rate of development and speeding device time to market.â€
“Sequans aims to be at the heart of LTE. Anite is helping us stay in front by speeding time to market for our LTE chipset and protocol stack development,â€ said Bertrand Debray, VP of Engineering, Sequans Communications. â€œAniteâ€™s Development Toolset offers great flexibility â€“ providing the means to emulate the behaviour of an eNodeB as we verify the performance of chipset designs, but also helping us to assess compliance with the TD-LTE standard.”
Pressure to bring devices to market sooner places a greater emphasis on testing that helps to verify designs, identify and resolve errors at each stage of development. Aniteâ€™s Development Toolset provides a single solution to facilitate an integrated test process – starting with pre-silicon and software-only protocol development tools that help developers test designs before the final chipset hardware is ready, through to advanced development tools to aid design-verification testing in target hardware.
Aniteâ€™s Development Toolset builds upon a common software core that is shared by all of Aniteâ€™s protocol test solutions. This modular approach means that todayâ€™s achievements with TD-LTE will also accelerate the availability of Aniteâ€™s test solutions for later phases of testing, such as conformance and interoperability testing, and which will be required to make the commercial deployment of TD-LTE a success.