VIAVI Solutions announced the launch of TMLite, a modified version of its flagship TM500 Network Tester targeting base station manufacturers.
This new solution enables vendors to increase engineering productivity and identify software errors by deploying focused functional test tools earlier in the development cycle. It also enables smaller vendors to gain access to the TM500 family with a more compact package.
Smaller scale manufacturers may not require the large number of carriers and high-capacity testing typical in traditional base station validation, but they still need early access to 3GPP features, as well as network parameters used by other manufacturers to confirm interoperability.
TMLite is an extension of the TM500, providing test capabilities trusted by leading manufacturers. It enables functional, system and performance testing for the latest 5G Standalone (SA) features, including FR1, FR2, FDD, TDD, and up to 4×4 MIMO, and delivers the RF, baseband and higher layer processing for one 5G NR carrier – on a single COTS server.
With TM500 family application programming interfaces (APIs) optimized for automation environments, TMLite tests can be compared with TM500 insights for efficient parallel testing and high-quality product development. Customers also have access to the unmatched VIAVI support model, providing access to engineering expertise in every region of the globe.