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Anritsu Company Introduces cdma2000R Support for Signaling Tester

04-04-2006
MD8470A Gives UE Developers and Network Operators a Cost-efficient

Anritsu Company introduces cdma2000R 1X support for its MD8470A Signaling Tester, creating a uniquely small and highly integrated single desktop instrument solution in which user equipment (UE) developers and network operators can ensure cdma2000R 1X and PPP signaling and application performance. The MD8470A's size and price enables UE developers to deploy more testers in their laboratories to perform crucial signaling and application testing prior to submitting their products to network operators.

The MD8470A cdma2000R 1X option is based on a powerful cdma2000R network simulator using a Perl-based scripting API as its primary interface for performing system configuration, physical channel, and condition setup. The simulator controls the air interface and PPP message transmission and reception, supporting the PPP signaling protocols LCP, IPCP, PAP, and CHAP. Through this API, UE developers and test integrators can accurately control protocol signaling behavior to thoroughly test UE signaling conformance and operation.

With its multi-carrier/sector option, one MD8470A supports up to 6-way soft/softer handoff and two-carrier simulations. The tester can dynamically allocate and de-allocate sectors and channels, support user-defined air interface messages, and synchronize multiple systems, allowing users to develop elaborate network simulations that better simulate and test real life network and application environments. The MD8470A's internal PC running Windows XP allows standard UE drivers and diagnostic tools to be installed directly on the tester, enabling efficient one-box UE automated testing and validation.

The MD8470A cdma2000R option can be upgraded to support 1XEV-DO later this year, at which time the tester will support cost-effective Hybrid mode testing and real-time logging of protocol messages for cdma2000R, 1XEV-DO, and PPP in a single log.

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