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Renesas Mobile Corporation and Anritsu Deliver First MIMO Test Cases Approved by 3GPP

Validated Test Cases Will Result in Faster Product Approval and Quicker Time to Market

Anritsu Company and Renesas Mobile Corporation, a premier supplier of advanced cellular platforms, announce that their collaboration in certification has resulted in the development and validation of MIMO test cases that have been accepted by 3GPP (RAN5). With this approval, product acceptance by the mobile industry and operators is expected to be strengthened, which is essential to ensure wider market deployment of MIMO technology.

Test case verification has been a long-term key strength of the Renesas Mobile modem team. At Nokia, the team worked with Anritsu and other companies to create many of the 3GPP test cases. Anritsu is the first test system manufacturer to implement and validate the data and signalling MIMO test cases.

The use of test cases is a key feature of the development process in Renesas Mobile. The result is faster product approval and quicker time to market for customers by ensuring that they receive the maximum benefit from the industry’s investment in conformance test cases. Renesas Mobile products support MIMO, as well as DC-HSPA+.

“Our industry leading collaboration in certification has been a core focus of our approach to product development since our days as part of Nokia Wireless Modem,” said Heikki Tenhunen, Senior Vice President, Renesas Mobile Corporation. “Our customers see the benefit through faster product approvals, and the operators gain assurance on the quality and maturity of the resulting handsets.”

“Collaborating with leading modem teams has meant that we have been able to be the first test company to introduce cutting edge and complicated test cases,” said Wade Hulon, Vice President and General Manager of Anritsu Company. “Anritsu’s flexible and fully featured systems allow developers to prove the compliance of new features such as MIMO and expedite its delivery by chipset manufacturers.”

About Renesas Mobile Corporation Renesas Mobile Corporation (RMC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723) and offers advanced and innovative products and services for mobile phones, car infotainment solutions, consumer electronics and industrial applications. Renesas Mobile's mission is to develop, productize and deliver communications centric semiconductor chipsets and complete hardware and software platforms built on these chipsets to meet the needs of our customers in these markets. Renesas Mobile provides complete cellular chipset platform solutions including powerful applications processors, leadership and industry reference cellular modems, highly integrated radio frequency devices and intelligent power management solutions. Renesas Mobile offers our customers complete system and software expertise to develop flagship devices more rapidly.

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About Anritsu

Anritsu Company is the American subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for more than 110 years. Anritsu provides solutions for existing and next-generation wired and wireless communication systems and operators. Anritsu products include wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital instruments as well as operations support systems for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu sells in over 90 countries with approximately 4,000 employees.

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