Agilent Technologies Inc.
The new software release of WLAN measurement application for X-Series signal analyzers supports the 802.11ac standard. In addition to supporting 802.11 a/b/g/n, the N9077A WLAN measurement application now offers one-button 802.11ac testing with a new option (4FP), enabling design verification and validation early in the product-development process.
The addition of TD-LTE and TD-SCDMA/HSPA options extends the signaling tester's capability to test UE functions, including voice calls, browsing, streaming, SMS, and MMS, to these new formats. They enable the tester to simulate multiple types of calls, including voice, data, and video, with data rates up to 2.8Mbit/s in the downlink. Likewise, the new TD-LTE option enables data calls with flexible uplink/downlink configurations, with data rates up to 87Mbit/s using Configuration 5. This added coverage complements the MD8475A's existing capability for FDD LTE, GSM/(E)-GPRS, and other standards.
MS269xA/MS2830A signal analyzers and MG3710A/MG3700A vector signal generators
The company has added three software packages supporting LTE-Advanced and five packages supporting IEEE802.11ac. The MX269020A-001 software package, developed for the MS269xA series and MS2830A, can be used to evaluate the characteristics of components and devices used for LTE-Advanced FDD base stations. According to the company, it simplifies modulation analysis of the multiple carrier waves comprising LTE-Advanced signals by providing a single-measurement operation. The MX269908A-001 waveform generation package provides a straightforward graphical interface (GUI) for generating LTE-Advanced signal waveform patterns. The MX269028A-002/001 software package that allows developers and manufacturers to use the MS269xA/MS2830A to evaluate signal characteristics of WLAN IEEE802.11ac devices. The MS269xA series can measure signal bandwidths up to 160MHz in the IEEE802.11ac signal bandwidth specification, while the lower-cost MS2830A can measure signal bandwidths up to 80MHz.
Rapid Test Designer (RTD)/MD8430A LTE Network Simulator toolset
The addition of Rich Communications Services (RCS) functional test capabilities include simulation of network elements and protocols required for testing Enhanced Phonebook and Enhanced Messaging functionality, including presence, capability discovery and chat, as well as Supplementary Services, such as call waiting, call forwarding, and identification presentation/restriction. These additions build on the existing RTD VoLTE-IMS Solution for audio and video calls with Mean Opinion Scoring (MOS) and SMS/IMS, furthering the toolset for IMS client, and device verification and performance testing.
Presented as the world's first 100G network monitoring system, this is a 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100G)-capable network-visibility headend that gives organizations the network access to monitor, analyze, protect and troubleshoot 100G network segments. The system can be configured to support LAN or WAN protocols, making it practical for deployment in both the data center and WAN environments, and enables organizations to continue using their existing 10G monitoring and security tools, which helps ease the transition from 10G to 100G, according to the company. The system provides support for two 100G or 40G monitoring ports, that are configured to capture traffic from both sides of a bidirectional link, in two rack-units. Traffic from each monitoring port is distributed in a flow-safe way across 12 ports of 10G, enabling the system to scale to support full-linerate 100G. The load-balancing algorithm used enables captured traffic to be directed to specific egress ports by flow and guarantees accuracy at 100G.
FTB/IQS-85100G Packet Blazer 40G/100G Multiservice Test Modules
These offer enhancements to CFP testing capabilities. The company says that the new CFP health check offers up-to-date, advanced and simple field commissioning and troubleshooting testing capabilities for individual optical channels supported on different types of 40G/100G CFPs. These include laser control, frequency, color-coded power measurements and CFP tracking information to address customers' concerns about CFP insertion and extraction. In addition, the FTB/IQS-85100G Packet Blazer modules support the CFP advanced-testing capabilities needed for lab qualification and to address interoperability issues. These capabilities include the newly introduced 40G/100G automated stress-testing capabilities with clear pass/fail verdicts, per-lane bit error rate (BER), signal conditioning, skew measurements and full management data input/output (MDIO) read/write access.
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