Agilent Technologies offer the femtocell design and test capabilities. The femtocell design and test capabilities include the 3GPP LTE femtocell test system used to test the reference design.
Femtocells are also known as access point base stations and are small base stations, designed for indoor use in residential or small-business environments. Femtocells connect to a service provider's network through the end user's broadband Internet.
Agilent Technologies announced the femtocell reference design test solution in July 2008. The solution includes an Agilent MXA signal analyser with the Agilent 89600 series Vector Signal Analysis (VSA) software and the 3GPP LTE modulation analysis option. It provides RF and baseband engineers the signal analysis solution for physical layer testing and troubleshooting.
Other Agilent Technologies solutions include the MXG signal generator with Signal Studio software, in conjunction with the MXA signal analyser.
The Agilent MXG signal generators’ family of analogue and vector signal generators provides high-output power, advanced ACLR, fast switching speeds and high uptime.
Both the MXA and MXG signal generators are suitable for femtocell development testing and can be used in manufacturing, taking advantage of their fast measurement times and switching speeds to reduce test times.
Agilent Technologies also offer the Signaling Analyser in Real-time (SART) solution. Running the Distributed Network Analyser (DNA) platform, SART provides a high-performance test solution for end-to-end system verification, troubleshooting and optimisation.
Full drive test functionality is offered on Agilent Technologies E6474A network optimisation platform, which runs on a compact handheld Ultra mobile PC. The new handheld solutions allow wireless service providers to make unobtrusive measurements in sensitive locations also as they troubleshoot complex networks.
According to Agilent Technologies, they offer LTE, WiMAX(tm) and MIMO testing, along with base-station test equipment to meet customers' time-to-market goals with the femtocell design and test capabilities.
Agilent Technologies offer the femtocell design and test equipment, spanning the entire lifecycle, from R&D through manufacturing to network deployment and service assurance.