Demo shows speed boost for HSDPA - Embedded.com

Demo shows speed boost for HSDPA

Freescale Technology Forum, PARIS — Freescale and Rohde & Schwarz have shown streaming video using high speed download packet access (HSDPA) category five at 3.6 Mbps class technology on the 3G dual core modem i.300-30 platform.

HSDPA is seen as necessary to provide the power power of and maximize network operator investments in 3G. It provides the bandwidth for advanced applications and a mobile alternative to broadband DSL and cable, while reducing the cost per megabyte of data transmission for the cellular operator.

The Freescale – Rohde & Schwarz partnership has come together to demonstrate and test of HSDPA on the R&S Wideband CDMA Radio Test Unit (R&S CRTU-W) protocol tester and software products. Layer 1 test software implementations in WCDMA and HSDPA terminals, the official tree and tabular combined notation (TTCN) conformance test cases, plus the Rohde & Schwarz R&S CRTU-WT02 C++ programming interface were all instrumental in Freescale's development of the HSDPA-enabled i.300-30 platform.

As well as hardware and software tool suites are being developed to ease certification and interoperability testing for manufacturers. For RF certification of its platform, Freescale will use the Rohde & Schwarz R&S TS 8950G/W test system, including Radio Resources Management (RRM) capabilities.

Thierry Cammal, general manager, Europe, Middle East and Africa for Freescale's Wireless and Mobile Systems Group, said, “With a platform capable of 3.6 Mbps today and a roadmap that has 10 Mbps chipsets in the near future, followed closely by 14 Mbps chipsets, Freescale is blazing the trail with HSDPA supported on both the i.300 and MXC platforms.”

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