The 7100 carrier aggregation demonstration will use the Aeroflex TM500 Test Mobile to emulate the UE under test, along with the 7100 Digital Radio Test Set to perform carrier aggregation measurements. As well as carrier aggregation, the TM500 supports all the key LTE-A features of 3GPP Release 10 including enhanced Inter Cell Interference Cancellation (eICIC) and 3GPP Release 10 Transmission Mode 9 (TM9).
Aeroflex announced earlier this month that its E500 LTE Capacity Test System is the industry's first capacity tester to successfully hand over data services between TDD and FDD networks. This is a crucial test capability now that network operators around the world are commissioning dual-standard networks as part of the rapid expansion in TD-LTE (LTE TDD) networks. Visitors to Mobile World Congress will see this being demonstrated live at the Aeroflex booth.
Also recently announced for the E500 is support for a comprehensive range of IP data services provided by a custom-designed Shenick diversifEye™ solution. This uses real data applications including web browsing, video streaming, and voice over LTE (VoLTE) and is also being shown on the Aeroflex stand. Coupled with the E500's RF channel modeling capability, this provides the most realistic lab-based LTE end-to-end test solution on the market for both network equipment vendors and cellular operators.
About Aeroflex LTE and LTE-A Expertise
Aeroflex's LTE market-leading product line includes a complete range of end-to-end test systems that cover R&D, performance, service, and manufacturing test applications for LTE TDD and FDD network equipment and terminals.
The TM500 Test Mobile family is in use with almost every base station manufacturer across the world, and can be regarded as the de facto standard for eNodeB development and testing. E500 is the only network capacity test solution that incorporates the proven Aeroflex TM500 LTE air interface.
The Aeroflex 7100 LTE Digital Radio Test Set is a complete one-box test system providing all the tools required for the measurement and characterization of user equipment (UE) chip sets and mobile terminals to 3GPP LTE standards, including optional signal fading simulation.
The PXI 3000 Series modular RF test system based on PXI technology is a proven solution to accelerate throughput in manufacturing and time to market in R&D while catering for current and future RF test needs. It is particularly suited to modern cellular and wireless data communications and critical testing in a high volume manufacturing environment.
Aeroflex has engineers working in centers around the world on its LTE and LTE-Advanced test systems, to support the current and next generation of networks and devices.