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LTE Conformance Test Cases for Agilent validated by 7Layers

Published on 24 September 2010

LTE Signaling Conformance Test Cases
for Agilent Technologies Equipment validated by 7layers

LTE User Equipment from Agilent Meets Core 3GPP LTE Specifications

7 layers, a global group of test & service centers for the wireless communications industry, is the first accredited organization to validate LTE signaling conformance test cases (also known as protocol conformance test or PCT) for the Agilent N6070A series Signaling Conformance Test and E6621A PXT Wireless Communications Test Set.

The validation process focuses on the highest priority tests, necessary for reliable interoperability of LTE equipment.

7 layers validation of the Agilent test solution is invaluable for equipment developers, accredited test laboratories and network operators to verify that protocol implementations conform to core 3GPP LTE specifications.

 7 layers has years of experience in validating and employing wireless test & measurement equipment from a large variety of manufacturers.

“We have already had in-house experience with the LTE technology and the validation of test cases, and were pleased to use this knowledge for the validation of LTE protocol test cases with the Agilent portfolio”, explains Mohamed El-Fikri, validation specialist at 7 layers.

“A straightforward process validated a total of 53 LTE protocol test cases for GCF (Global Certification Forum),establishing the Agilent solution in a commanding position for LTE conformance testing.”

“The speed and support provided by 7 layers has been indispensable in bringing our signaling conformance test solution to market,” said Guy Séné, vice president and general manager of Agilent’s Microwave and Communications Division. “Their understanding of the validation process combined with their knowledge of wireless technologies, especially LTE, has allowed us to bring validated Agilent equipment with LTE test cases to market quickly”.

Validation of the Agilent solution allows new and existing PXT users to extend the capability of the PXT to provide pre-conformance and conformance test capability in accordance with the 3GPP LTE standards. Engineers gain greater insight into the complex LTE protocol and conformance issues when using the N6070A series, which includes a Windows®-based user interface allowing operators to run defined test campaigns and providing results in an intuitive graphical logging screen backed by detailed results data.

By providing reliable conformance test solutions Agilent and 7 layers are helping the LTE industry move forward to widespread and reliable deployment.

Links E6621A PXT wireless communications test set N6070A series signaling conformance test Agilent’s LTE design and test portfolio

About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world’s premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, electronics and communications. The company’s 18,500 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $4.5 billion in fiscal 2009.

About 7Layers

7Layers is an international group of test and service centers, supporting wireless communications industries with test and certification expertise for technologies such as LTE, GSM, GPRS, W-CDMA, EDGE, 3G, TETRA, W-LAN, Bluetooth (R), GPS etc. End product manufacturers, component and reference design manufacturers as well as network operators and technology associations benefit from the 7 layers’ services. The 7 layers test & service centers in the USA, Germany, China, Japan and Korea work closely together in order to speed up certification and type approval processes.