Platform provides reliable testing of 3G and 3.5G broadband wireless network elements - Embedded.com

Platform provides reliable testing of 3G and 3.5G broadband wireless network elements

Tektronix announced the K1297-G35 protocol tester for mobile equipment makers and mobile operators. The platform allows the testing of new technologies such as HSDPA and HSUPA at data rates of up to four times 14.4 Mbits/s.

Network equipment manufacturers need to address risks associated with the rapid introduction of new technologies in order to maximize customer satisfaction and minimize operational expenditures. Test labs require high- performance test equipment capable of handling the peak data rates introduced by technologies such as HSDPA and HSUPA. In addition, the launch and deployment of new mobile network products requires simulation under high- capacity conditions. Tektronix' K1297-G35 lets designers test 3G networks under simulated yet realistic conditions. Test applications can cover user-plane traffic representing simulated voice, data and circuit-switched video applications, as well as control-plane traffic such as the signaling messages sent during network transactions. The tester provides the scalable platform needed to support multi-interface, high-performance as well as high-capacity test applications.

The K1297-G35 protocol tester supports functional testing of a wide range of interfaces in mobile networks. Software packages are available to address the most relevant interfaces within 2G and 3G networks, in addition to the latest technology trends such as functional testing of HSDPA and HSUPA; functional testing of circuit-switched video applications based on the H.324m standard; and Media Gateway functional testing, including support for Tandem Free Operation (TFO).

More information is available at www.tektronix.com.

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