Rohde & Schwarz and Synopsys form LTE testing alliance

Rohde & Schwarz, a supplier of test and measurement solutions, and Synopsys, which owns telecoms IP and libraries, have announced a collaboration that should accelerate the design and verification of LTE-related equipment.

Synopsys is providing access to its standards-compliant reference libraries of algorithms for end-to-end simulation of uplink and downlink transmissions over LTE and LTE Advanced, while Rohde & Schwarz is providing signal generators, which have been verified against the Synopsys libraries.

The specific libraries that Synopsys is contributing are for its System Studio and SPW algorithm-design, while Rohde & Schwarz is providing its SMU200A and SMBV100A vector signal generators.

The move should enable engineers to be more confidence in generating standards compliant equipment, and will reduce the time it takes to test, and therefore time to market.

“A combined compliance approach significantly reduces the time to the first test and enables the most efficient interaction between our algorithm designers and system integration engineers,” said Robert Peloso, director of engineering management for InterDigital.

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“Ensuring full compliance between both simulation and hardware testing gives us an additional level of confidence in this verified approach. Just as important, bringing our advanced solutions in to the market more rapidly helps to proliferate the advances in wireless technologies more rapidly.”

Rohde & Schwarz recently attended the LTE World Summit 2011, which took place between 17-18th May 2011 at the RAI, Amsterdam.

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