Agilent expands LTE-Advanced baseband verification library

Test and measurement (T&M) vendor Agilent Technologies announced that the Agilent EEsof EDA W1918 LTE-Advanced baseband verification library has added support for 4G technologies including Adaptive Modulation and Coding (AMC) and Coordinated Multi-Point (CoMP).

The new modeling and simulation capability enables wireless system architects to model dynamic behaviors and performance at cell edges according to the physical layer (PHY) specifications of 3GPP Releases 10 and 11. This accelerates the design and verification process for 4G chipsets and infrastructure, enabling faster deployment.

In addition, the newly supported 4G technologies enable wireless infrastructure to tailor signals in marginal coverage areas to a particular mobile phone, using adaptive and cooperative techniques that go beyond simple 1:1 interaction between the transmitter and receiver.

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Agilent said this dynamic behavior makes validation of the PHY algorithms, RF components and link-level throughput progressively more difficult in R&D — both in EDA simulations as well as test equipment — because negotiation and interaction are often required.

The SystemVue simulation environment, Agilent’s platform for electronic system-level design, is able to reproduce these conditions in R&D with the help of the W1918 LTE-Advanced library.

“SystemVue stands alone as a development platform that can pull together sophisticated executable standards references like LTE-Advanced Release 11, accurate RF models, wideband test equipment links, and open algorithm modeling interfaces such as MATLAB, C++ and HDL,” said Frank Ditore, SystemVue product planner at Agilent.

TelecomLead News Team