Agilent unveils wideband DPD modeling platform for LTE-advanced

Agilent Technologies announced the release of its W1716 Digital Pre-Distortion Builder (DPD) software, designed to enable the high levels of wireless performance necessary for wideband standards such as LTE-Advanced and IEEE 802.11ac.

The software creates an interactive RF/baseband platform for 4G modeling by linking the user’s baseband DPD algorithms with trusted wideband test equipment, standard references and RF EDA software.

Armed with higher confidence in real-world performance, designers can now accelerate deployment of emerging communications chipsets, base stations and transceivers.

DPD technology helps address challenges in system performance and battery life for the wireless industry’s data-intensive communications formats. To date, it has been widely adopted in existing 3G and WLAN systems.

However, as new standards exceed 100 MHz of spectrum to achieve 1 Gb/s data rates, each facet of wireless system design is struggling to meet new bandwidth and linearity requirements.

The effect is being felt by hardware test instruments, baseband DPD algorithms, embedded signal processing chipsets, and RF/analog components alike. While solution providers rush to fill the gaps, market pressure is intense to demonstrate working systems.

To address this dilemma, Agilent  enhanced its W1716 DPD software and linked it to Agilent PXI Modular instruments to enable a wideband stimulus/response platform for interactive DPD
modeling of emerging and 4G wireless systems.

In order to connect customers’ DPD modeling efforts with their enterprise RF and baseband design flows, we integrated a vendor-neutral modeling platform based around industry standards with best-in-class algorithms, RF measurement science and RF EDA tools,” said Frank Ditore,
SystemVue product manager for Agilent.

Agilent Technologies recently launched seven new products and solutions for aerospace and defense segment.

These new products were announced by Arun Dogra, country manager and VP- Sales, Marketing and Support, EMG- Agilent Technologies.

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