Aeroflex has announced that it has achieved a world first with the addition of UE CAT3 and UE CAT4 support to its market-leading TM500 LTE test mobile. LTE CAT 3 and CAT 4 data channels provide data rates of up to 150Mbps on the downlink and 50Mbps on the uplink, supporting the delivery of the bandwidth-hungry applications increasingly being demanded by users. The UE CAT 3 and UE CAT 4 support on the TM500 LTE now enables infrastructure vendors to fully verify and validate the performance of their eNBs.
“With extensive operator interest in both LTE-FDD and TD-LTE, and their respective ongoing lab and field trials, the Aeroflex TM500 LTE test mobile is seen as the test tool of choice to support and accelerate the development and test of LTE deployment programmes,” said Ross Broadhurst, Product Manager for the Aeroflex TM500 LTE test mobile. “The Aeroflex TM500 LTE test mobile provides the earliest access to the latest LTE functionality, even before the availability of real handsets, as well as layered operation and a high degree of control and logging.”
Infrastructure vendors have been successfully developing, testing and demonstrating LTE equipment using the TM500 LTE test mobile since 2007. With every major basestation vendor in the world now using the Aeroflex TM500, it has become the telecommunications industry’s defacto global test mobile standard for verifying, validating and optimising basestation performance. The addition of CAT3 and CAT4 support as well as handover, higher layer and multi-UE support to the TM500 LTE delivery roadmap further strengthens Aeroflex’s position as the leading supplier of LTE test mobiles.
About the Aeroflex TM500 LTE test mobile
Part of Aeroflex’s comprehensive LTE test platform strategy, the Aeroflex TM500 LTE test mobile is designed to address the challenges of 3GPP LTE network infrastructure development test and rollout for both LTE-FDD and TD-LTE. LTE represents a significant radio access technology shift, the deployment of which is a major challenge. The Aeroflex TM500 LTE test mobile meets this challenge by providing low level UE control and configuration flexibility combined with the detailed measurement data required by infrastructure engineers to rapidly diagnose and fix engineering issues. The Aeroflex TM500 LTE’s extensive Layer 1, Layer 2 and higher layer test features make it an indispensable testing peer that provides complete visibility into even the lowest layers of the radio modem by generating the detailed diagnostic data needed for engineers to verify the required functionality and optimise network operation and performance. The Aeroflex TM500 LTE not only provides the ability to test an LTE basestation and network against a single mobile both in the lab and over the air but also supports multi-UE configurations enabling basestation and core network designs to be load tested, stressed and optimised to ensure that robust, flexible and high performance solutions are delivered to network operators.
Aeroflex Incorporated is a global provider of high technology solutions to the aerospace, defence, cellular and broadband communications markets. The Company’s diverse technologies allow it to design, develop, manufacture and market a broad range of test, measurement and microelectronic products. Aeroflex Incorporated was founded in 1937 and today has more than 2,600 employees worldwide.
About Aeroflex Test Solutions
Aeroflex Test Solutions is a global leader in the Test and Measurement Instrumentation marketplace. Its products support a wide range of industries including aerospace, defense and wireless mobile and broadband communications. Its proven solutions encompass a full spectrum of instrumentation from turnkey systems, stand alone boxes and modular components that provide customers with highly reliable, customised, innovative and cost effective tools for solving their test and measurement requirements.