Anritsu Works With Qualcomm to Demo LTE-A Category 6 Peak Data Rates of 300Mbps
Published on: 5th Jan 2014
By: Ian Mansfield
Anritsu says that it has worked with Qualcomm to demonstrate peak throughput for a Category 6 LTE device and network simulator using 20 20 MHz Carrier Aggregation (CA).
Both Qualcomm's Gobi 9x35 and Anritsu MD8430A LTE simulator support CA with two LTE FDD or TDD component carriers (CCs), each with a bandwidth of up to 20 MHz, allowing Category 6 peak data rates of 300 Mb/s in the downlink.
In order to ensure the functionality and performance of a Category 6 CA device, the LTE network simulator should be capable of testing under a range of conditions, including bidirectional downlink/uplink traffic, RF impairments, and a variety of Secondary Component Carrier (SCC) conditions. In addition, the simulator should be capable of dynamic scripted protocol-level testing and not just replication of static conditions.
"Anritsu is pleased to work with Qualcomm Technologies in support of Category 6 CA and the latest LTE Advanced features," said Wade Hulon, General Manager and Vice President of Anritsu Company. "We understand that wireless carriers are depending on CA to meet consumer demand for ever high data rates, and are pleased to be at the forefront of this enabling technology."
The MD8430A is a scalable LTE network simulator, with five models ranging from Functional Test Model (FTM) to Performance Test Model (PTM), and available software options for both LTE FDD and TDD for any model.