Agilent Technologies has introduced a low-cost mobile-phone functional test system, the GS-8210, which includes a mobile station tester, test software, and an RF shield box with built-in antenna coupler. The tester is designed for the low-cost mobile phone testing market. The RF shield box offers the environment to simulate call operation, provide reliable test results, and avoid conflicts with real networks. Its software automates the user's testing program.
The GS-8210 system lets users perform functional testing on the manufacturing line, fault diagnoses, and adjustments on the manufacturing QA and repair lines, and “go/no-go” test at service shops. It saves floor space with the small footprint and an upgrade feature, allowing customers to add new firmware or hardware as needed, instead of buying new equipment. The tester supports GSM/GPRS/EGPRS and W-CDMA; future editions will include options for cdma2000, 1xEV-DO, HSDPA, and TD-SCDMA. Additional information is available at www.agilent.com/find/gs8210.