Wireless Systems Design

WiMAX Measurement Solution Demonstrated At PlugFest

Participants at the WiMAX Forum’s recent public Mobile WiMAX PlugFest, an interoperability showcase in Taipei, Taiwan, were able to use Agilent Technologies Inc.’s Mobile WiMAX (IEEE 802.16e-2005) measurement solutions. The company’s Mobile WiMAX testing products include the Agilent MXG, Signal Studio, MXA, 89601A Vector Signal Analyzer software, and the E6651A Mobile WiMAX Test Set. These solutions provided PlugFest participants with PHY, MAC, and functional test capabilities not currently available with competing solutions.
In particular, the recently introduced MIMO capability on the E6651A Mobile WiMAX Test Set demonstrated the ability to test MIMO and other Wave 2 profile functionality. These upgrades include support for MIMO downlink (DL) STC, SM, and uplink (UL) collaborative MIMO measurements, and the addition of a second integrated-rf source and/or analyzer. The enhancements also provide protocols to support operating with the device under test in MIMO modes. The Agilent E6651A will also be enhanced to provide analog IQ connectivity for testing WiMAX baseband modules.

Additional information about Agilent’s WiMAX test solutions is available at http://www.agilent.com/find/wimax.

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