Conformance and Maturity for LTE Platforms Worldwide
May 20, 2010 -- Rohde & Schwarz - a leading test and measurement specialist - and Blue Wonder Communications - the independent design house and licensor of LTE-IP and system solutions - team up on LTE testing. The companies are determined to combine their key know-how and experience to provide leading edge LTE solutions for a fast deployment of LTE worldwide.
The activities address joint testing of LTE-FDD and TD-LTE functionality between Blue Wonder's BWC200 LTE-IP reference solution and Rohde & Schwarz' R&S CMW500. Furthermore both companies will be able to provide new features and functionalities earlier to the market due to exchange of product updates and test results. Especially during the implementation of 3GPP conformance test cases by Rohde & Schwarz a high performance device under test can significantly improve the confidence of the implementation on both sides and ensure successful certification of devices according to GCF rules.
"It is amazing to observe the momentum in the market for a worldwide deployment of LTE - no matter what region in the world. Advanced multimode LTE solutions addressing low power and advanced performance combined with powerful test equipment are key elements to it", comments Dr. Wolfram Drescher, Managing Director at Blue Wonder Communications. "Our partnership with Rohde & Schwarz enables the industry to seamlessly develop and test high performance LTE solutions with highest maturity level and total conformance, bringing a rich user experience to LTE customers. This is key for the wide adoption of LTE technology."
"Certification of LTE mobile devices is an important step into the commercial use of LTE in networks. Rohde & Schwarz has been the first T&M manufacturer to validate test cases with GCF in March this year. Together with Blue Wonder Communications as a testing partner, we will continue to provide high quality test cases to the industry" says Michael Altmann, head of Product Management Mobile Radio Testers at Rohde & Schwarz
About Blue Wonder Communications
Blue Wonder Communications is an independent design house and licensor of LTE-IP and system solutions. Serving the semiconductors and telecommunications industries, Blue Wonder Communications strives to become the leading provider for embeddable modem technology and system solutions supporting the next generation mobile standard LTE (Long Term Evolution). Customers will benefit from the advantage of an easy to integrate and cost efficient solution combined with optimized performance, size and power consumption. For more information, see www.bluwo.com.
BWC200 constitutes a complete LTE subsystem that can easily be integrated in System-on- Chip (SoC) platforms and consists of a complete physical layer including layer 1 hard- and software. It is a TDD/FDD multimode solution, up to category 4, yielding data rates of 150 Mbps. BWC200 is fully 3GPP Release 8 compliant and optimized for lowest power consumption and smallest chip area. BWC200 will be delivered pre-validated on the Blue Wonder development platform BlueGate and real-time tested against state-of-the-art protocol testers. It is part of a joint reference platform Blue Wonder Communications is developing in cooperation with its partners.
About Rohde & Schwarz
Rohde & Schwarz is an independent group of companies specializing in electronics. It is a leading supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, broadcasting, radiomonitoring and radiolocation, as well as secure communications. Established more than 75 years ago, Rohde & Schwarz has a global presence and a dedicated service network in over 70 countries. It has approx. 7400 employees and achieved a net revenue of € 1.2 billion (US$ 1.7 billion) in fiscal year 2008/2009 (July 2008 to June 2009). Company headquarters are in Munich, Germany. For more information see: www.rohde-schwarz.com