LitePoint Launches IQmax One-Box WiMAX Test System

LitePoint Corporation, an industry leading provider of advanced wireless test solutions, announces the market release of the tri-band version of the IQmax one-box test system. In addition to the 3.3 to 3.8GHz band already supported by the single-band version of the instrument (introduced last May), the IQmax Test System now supports testing fixed and mobile WiMAX products in the 2.15 to 2.7 GHz and 4.9 to 6.0 GHz bands as well as optional test support for WiFi and Bluetooth(R) products.

Based on an integrated Vector Signal Analyzer (VSA) and Vector Signal Generator (VSG) architecture, the single-box IQmax Test System can test critical WiMAX physical layer parameters for developers, volume manufacturing and quality assurance (QA) at the lowest possible cost. This one-box instrument meets all international WiMAX development, production, and QA test needs for both fixed (16d) and mobile (16e) as well as optional WiFi and Bluetooth and it’s software upgradeable to easily address any future needs.

“With this latest product upgrade, our customers can now apply the powerful capabilities of the IQmax Test System to test any WiMAX, WiFi, Bluetooth or combination products where multiple wireless standards are used. This once again demonstrates the flexibility of the one-box test solutions from LitePoint and shows our continued commitment to our customers to provide the lowest cost-of-test development and manufacturing test solutions in the market,” said Greg Ravenscroft, President / Advanced Development at LitePoint Corporation. Mr. Ravenscroft continued, “After pioneering advanced WiFi, MIMO, and Bluetooth test solutions, LitePoint now also offers similar testing capabilities for all fixed and mobile WiMAX products.”

The IQmax Test System supports the IEEE 802.16e-2005 / WirelessMAN OFDMA (mobile WiMAX) and 802.16-2004 / WirelessMAN OFDM (fixed WiMAX) physical layer standards including all bandwidth and data rate options. The WiFi option adds support for IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 1.1/1.2/2.0 + EDR.

Included with the IQmax Test System is the intuitive and richly featured IQsignal Analysis Suite. This GUI-driven software presents the user with all IQmax instrument set-up, control and analysis functions needed to measure the performance of a Device-Under-Test (DUT). With this tool, many analysis functions are available including time domain RF and I&Q graphs, frequency spectrogram, power spectral density, constellation diagrams, EVM per symbol or subcarriers and peak, average power levels and many other functions.

The software is capable to do automatic detection of most critical signal parameters – including bandwidth, rate ID, cyclic prefix, 16e burst map, etc. – simplifying capture and analysis of complex WiMAX waveforms.

To support automated laboratory and manufacturing floor testing, a C++ compatible API is included with the IQmax Test System which enables fast testing with limited user-interaction.

IQmax supports WiMAX IQfact production test programs. IQfact test programs feature chip specific production tests, test limits, chipset test driver and test executive enabling very fast time to production reducing engineering development by as much as 6 months. Check with LitePoint for a complete list of supported chipsets.

The IQmax Test System is software upgradeable for easy transition to future enhancements of the WiMAX standard or software feature enhancements and product upgrades.

The IQmax Test System is available now. Two product configurations are available, optimized for either R&D (IQmax-500) or Manufacturing (IQmax-100) test applications. Contact LitePoint for a demonstration of the IQmax Test Solution at +1 408 456 5000 / email: or your local LitePoint Distributor.

LitePoint is a member of the WiMAX Forum(TM).

About LitePoint Corporation
LitePoint Corporation, based in Sunnyvale, California, designs, develops, markets, and supports advanced wireless test solutions for developers and marketers of branded wireless products, for consumer electronics and contract manufacturers, and for wireless IC designers. By leveraging its in-house expertise in the design of wireless systems and ICs, LitePoint has developed innovative test solutions to assure product conformance to specifications, interoperability with other compliant products, and overall product quality. LitePoint’s test products address both R&D and high-volume production, providing its customers with superior ROI, accelerated time-to-market, improved manufacturing yields, improved product quality, and increased profitability.

About the WiMAX Forum
The WiMAX Forum is an industry-led, non-profit corporation formed to promote and certify the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products using the IEEE 802.16 and ETSI HiperMAN wireless MAN specifications. The forum’s goal is to accelerate the introduction of these devices into the marketplace. WiMAX Forum Certified(TM) products will be fully interoperable and support Metropolitan Broadband Fixed, Portable and Mobile Applications.

WiMAX Forum(TM) and WiMAX Forum Certified(TM) are registered trademarks of the WiMAX Forum. IQview is a registered trademark and LitePoint, IQflex, IQnxn, IQmax, IQsignal, IQwave IQfact, IQcheck, IQdebug, IQmeasure, and TrueChannel are trademarks of LitePoint Corporation.