LitePoint Introduces WiMAX Manufacturing Test Software

LitePoint Corporation, an industry leading provider of advanced wireless test solutions, announced the availability of the LitePoint IQfact(TM) manufacturing test software for products based on Sequans WiMAX chipsets. The turnkey software package runs on IQmax(TM)-500 R&D and IQmax-100 WiMAX manufacturing one-box test solutions. Wireless product manufacturers can now get the same fastest test times and best test coverage for WiMAX that they’ve already been getting using LitePoint’s other successful IQfact products for WiFi, MIMO and Bluetooth.

“LitePoint is the leader in wireless manufacturing test solutions,” said Georges Karam, CEO of Sequans Communications. “By engaging early with them in developing this out-of-the-box solution for Sequans-based product manufacturing, all parties in the value-chain – designer, maker, marketer, and end-user – benefit in getting better, lower cost WiMAX products.”

The IQfact for Sequans WiMAX software integrates seamlessly into existing LitePoint IQmax API, allowing simple turnkey testing of Sequans-based products – for both R&D and manufacturing applications. The first IQfact release for Sequans is optimized for products based on the Sequans SQN1110 mobile WiMAX chip and will be extended to support other Sequans fixed and mobile chips, including the upcoming SQN1130 MIMO chip. IQfact runs on LitePoint IQmax-500 R&D and IQmax-100 high-volume manufacturing WiMAX one-box test solutions. The ready-to-go software contains a flexible operator interface, a test suite of manufacturer recommended tests and test limits, and calibration and verification procedures needed for the manufacturing of WiMAX products. IQfact for Sequans offers a ready-to-go WiMAX solution which allows for quick bring-up and integration into a factory’s manufacturing environment.

Dr. Benny Madsen, CEO for LitePoint, commented, “As the market leader in wireless testing, LitePoint is excited about adding support for Sequans WiMAX products. Our IQfact family of easy-to-use manufacturing test solutions will enable Sequans’ broad list of leading ODM and OEM to get to market faster with the lowest possible cost.” Madsen continued, “Being the first to support the latest wireless standards on a single platform that delivers exceptional performance further reflects our commitment to supply complete low-cost test solutions to our customers.”

About IQmax WiMAX Test Solutions
Exclusive, industry-proven LitePoint technology replaces costly general-purpose equipment while ensuring compliance with future WiMAX, WLAN, MIMO standard changes. The IQmax-500 R&D and IQmax-100 manufacturing test products are wide bandwidth devices that incorporate the capabilities of a Vector Signal Analyzer (VSA), Vector Signal Generator (VSG), spectrum analyzer, and power meter into a single high-performance instrument. LitePoint one-box testers independently produce highly accurate signals ensuring consistent and reliable test results.

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 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 Sequans
SEQUANS Communications is a leading supplier of fixed and mobile WiMAX silicon and software based on 802.16 standards. Offering both base station and subscriber station system-on-chips (SoCs) for both fixed and mobile WiMAX (802.16-2004 and 802.16e-2005), Sequans offers equipment manufacturers an all-in-one solution with full MAC and PHY functionality, enabling them to build a complete range of WiMAX network components: high-end macro and pico base stations, outdoor and indoor subscriber terminals, home gateways, and all types of mobile devices. Sequans, along with its RF partners, provides the most complete WiMAX solution available to system manufacturers today. Sequans is based in Paris, France, with offices in the USA, Israel and Singapore.

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