Signal processing hardware in cellular network test system

5th August 2019
Posted By : Alex Lynn
Signal processing hardware in cellular network test system

CommAgility has announced that it is supporting VIAVI Solutions in their 5G TM500 network tester. The TM500 is a scalable test system for validating the performance of cellular networks, including 3GPP 4G, 4.5G, and 5G. The system tests network performance as experienced by end users, across multiple cells and different radio access technologies.

CommAgility has supported TM500 with the development of 4G solutions since 2007, enabling faster delivery to their customers with high-performance signal processing.

"As the world's leading supplier of test mobiles, virtually all 4G and 5G base stations have been validated using the VIAVI TM500," said Evan Gray, Vice President Product Management at VIAVI. "For more than a decade, CommAgility has provided signal processing performance and expert support that has enabled this success. The latest module – their most powerful and cost-effective solution so far – enabled us to streamline the development process to upgrade the TM500 to 5G."

"We're delighted to extend our long relationship with VIAVI by providing signal processing cards for their 5G base station test systems," added Edward Young, Vice President and General Manager at CommAgility. "VIAVI test systems are used by almost every base station manufacturer in the world, and by incorporating our standards-based processing boards they have been able to streamline development, and to focus efforts on customer requirements."

The CommAgility portfolio of hardware solutions provides a unique combination of signal processing and flexible, high performance input/output options enabling OEMs to speed 5G products to market. Baseband processing and RF cards include Texas Instruments SoCs from four to 16 DSP cores and Xilinx high-density Virtex-7 and Kintex-7 FPGAs, in a variety of form factors including AMC and VPX. The modules also provide fast, flexible I/O including Gen2 RapidIO, Gigabit Ethernet and PCI Express.


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