Agilent and Lime Microsystems launch new method for testing wireless systems

Agilent Technologies and Lime Microsystems announced the
launch of a new method for testing and evaluating wireless systems.

The evaluation platform includes a suite of test
equipment and software. It helps in saving digital and software-defined radio
designers development time and cuts optimization cycles, helping speed new
products to market. 

Combining the transceiver platform from Lime
Microsystems with our suite of test equipment has given designers a
comprehensive, cost-effective method for design validation, even for
multi-standard radios,” said Robert Drollinger, marketing manager at

The Lime Microsystems evaluation platform and control
software allow users to adjust the transceiver’s uplink and downlink
frequencies from 300 MHz to 3.8 GHz, with no gaps, and to set the on-chip
channel filters to accommodate all cellular standards.

The LMS6002D flexible transceiver [from Lime
Microsystems] is gaining traction in a wide variety of market sectors,
including cellular small cells, software defined radios, public safety and land
mobile radios,” said Dale Wilson, director of marketing at Lime Microsystems.

With Agilent test equipment and the transceiver from
Lime, customers can generate digital IQ signals using a pattern generator,
convert these signals to RF, and analyze the RF signals with Agilent’s Vector
Signal Analyzer software on an Agilent Spectrum Analyzer or wideband

This setup is supported by Agilent software tools,
coupled with the Lime user interface, for optimizing the RF parameters on a
given standard or frequency band, providing a simple and fast method for
configuring the Lime transceiver. 

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