LitePoint IQfact Automates Manufacturing Test for Wavesat WiMAX Chipset

LitePoint Corporation, an industry leading provider of advanced wireless test solutions, announced the availability of the LitePoint IQfact(TM) manufacturing test software for WiMAX products based on Wavesat chipsets. This turnkey software package runs on IQmax(TM)-500 R&D and IQmax-100 WiMAX manufacturing one-box test solutions. The fastest test times and lowest cost of test realized by LitePoint’s successful IQfact solutions are now also available for wireless product manufacturers using the Wavesat WiMAX chipset.

“LitePoint is the leader in wireless manufacturing test solutions,” said Michel Guay, President and CEO of Wavesat. “Our partnership with LitePoint to develop turnkey solutions for manufacturing of Wavesat-based WiMAX products enables our customers to start up manufacturing in a matter of days instead of weeks or months, while also achieving the lowest cost of test at the highest coverage.”

The IQfact for Wavesat software integrates seamlessly into the existing LitePoint IQmax API, allowing simple turnkey testing of Wavesat-based products – for both R&D and manufacturing applications. The first IQfact release for Wavesat is optimized for products based on the Wavesat Evolutive(TM) DM256 fixed WiMAX chipset and will be extended to support other Wavesat fixed and mobile chipsets. 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 Wavesat offers an out-of-the-box 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 Wavesat WiMAX products to our IQfact family of easy-to-use manufacturing test solutions,” Madsen continued, “Wavesat is a pioneer and leader in WiMAX chipset development, and LitePoint is proud to provide complete test solutions for Wavesat-based products from R&D to high-volume manufacturing.”

About IQmax WiMAX Test Solutions
Exclusive, industry-proven LitePoint technology replaces costly general-purpose equipment while ensuring compliance with future WiMAX, WLAN, and 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 Wavesat’s WiMAX Portfolio
Wavesat provides a full-range of standards-based integrated circuits, software, and development platforms supporting WiMAX 802.16-2004 and 802.16e-2005 certification. Featuring the industry’s only WiMAX Mini-PCI card and chosen by ODMs and OEMs worldwide, Wavesat’s WiMAX Forum Certified(TM) Portfolio provides effective wireless connectivity for a wide range of network sizes and coverage from urban to rural applications.

Wavesat provides solutions for each WiMAX market segment including:

  • Fixed (access points, backhaul, DSL extensions) with 802.16-2004 OFDM Evolutive(TM) solutions
  • Nomadic & Portable (fixed system to include high-speed connectivity for laptop and portable applications) with 802.16d+ OFDM Evolutive(TM) products
  • Full mobility with 802.16e-2005 sOFDMA UMobile(TM) WiBro/WiMAX product family

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 Wavesat
Wavesat is a privately held fabless semiconductor company developing WiMAX chipsets, software and reference designs, enabling OEMs and ODMs to be first to market with high performance and cost effective WiMAX compliant solutions. Featuring the first WiMAX Forum certified CPE design, Wavesat provides solutions for each WiMAX market segment from Fixed to Mobility.

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