ST-Ericsson selected Agilent Technologies' solution for characterizing RF transceivers, a key component of every mobile phone. The RF wireless and digital laboratory solution required capabilities for LTE, W-CDMA, GSM, TD-SCDMA, MIMO and DigRF v4.
"The characterization of our RF transceiver requires a huge number of complex RF and digital measurements mixed together," said Sylvain Bertrand, ST-Ericsson, RF broadband validation manager. "Agilent is able to accurately characterize 2G, 3G and LTE technologies in RF and over the DigRF digital bus used in mobile phones. The total solution significantly improves our time-to-market capabilities, while giving us the incredible platform flexibility and expandability required in today's competitive market."
ST-Ericsson's multi-standards testing of smart RF transceivers requires a broad range of RF analyzers and sources such as the Agilent PXA signal analyzer; MXG signal generator; DigRF emulator, adapter and tester; RF power meter; and precision power supply, plus software dedicated to the vectorial signal such as Agilent Signal Studio, 89600 VSA (vector signal analysis) and X-Series measurement applications.
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