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September 15, 2010

Agilent Technologies Hosts Webcast on How to Verify the Data in LTE downlink signals

Filed under: LTE,Webcast — janetsmithagilent @ 9:48 pm

What:       The format of the LTE downlink RF signals are defined using a mixture of messages across several layers in the protocol stack, from the DCI to MIB and SIBs. This presentation shows in detail how some of the most important messages are built up, and how to verify step by step whether the signal you are dealing with is constructed according to the 3GPP Release 8 standard.  The presentation makes extensive use of the Agilent 89600 Vector Signal Analysis software application to show the link between protocol messages and the actual RF signals they control.

When:          September 28, 2010 / 10a.m.-11a.m. PT

Where:         Register Online or at:

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August 24, 2010

Two New Applications Notes for LTE Testing

Filed under: Application Notes,LTE — janetsmithagilent @ 5:48 pm

For engineers involved in LTE product design and development who need to meet tight schedules as they bring high-performing LTE products to market, Agilent has two new application notes on LTE design and test.

TD-LTE E-UTRA Base Station Transmit ON/OFF Power Measurement” describes the LTE TDD E-UTRA base station transmit ON/OFF power measurement—also known as the power-versus-time measurement— as provided in the Agilent N9082A LTE TDD measurement application.

Using SystemVue to Integrate a Flexible R&D Testbed for LTE” describes an integrated solution for testing wireless communication systems based on the quickly evolving LTE standard.  See how Agilent SystemVue is used to integrate all test instruments, create new test waveforms, enable advanced mea­surements, and provide a software reference receiver.

Where: registration is required to download the application notes.

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April 29, 2010

Agilent Technologies Offers Free LTE Design & Test Fundamental Webcast Series CDs

Filed under: LTE,Uncategorized,Webcast — janetsmithagilent @ 9:12 pm
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What:           The popular Agilent webcast series LTE Design & Test Fundamentals is available now in a two-volume set of CDs. Volume 1 includes five webcasts covering design & verification challenges, SC-FDMA, RF measurements for LTE, LTE protocol control and signaling, and more. Volume 2 includes seven webcasts covering MIMO, SDR, and the future of LTE Advanced.

Where:, registration is required to receive the CDs.

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April 16, 2010

New Application Note on Stimulus Response Testing for LTE Components

Filed under: Application Notes,LTE — janetsmithagilent @ 10:50 pm

The Stimulus/Response Testing for LTE Components application note gives testing requirements and considerations for LTE components.  It also provides test equipment setups, information on creation of LTE stimulus test signals for components, and analysis of LTE signals from components and transmitters.

Where:, registration is required to receive the application note.

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February 5, 2010

Agilent Technologies’ Case Study Available on LTE Layer 1 Verification using Agilent SystemVue

Filed under: Application Notes,LTE — janetsmithagilent @ 9:58 pm

This case study briefly discusses how Xilinx, Inc. verified 3GPP LTE hardware blocks using precisely configured test vectors from a credible, timely algorithmic. The solution involved Agilent’s SystemVue and Agilent test equipment.

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September 10, 2009

Check out LTE Measurements Forum

Filed under: LTE — janetsmithagilent @ 9:35 pm

Agilent is now hosting a forum in which participants can discuss LTE technical topics.  This forum provides a venue for the sharing of information useful to design engineers who are working on LTE chipsets, modules, and systems.

August 14, 2009

Agilent Technologies Delivers Four Technical Papers on LTE, MIMO at 4G World

Filed under: 4G World,LTE — janetsmithagilent @ 8:25 pm
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4G World in Chicago, McCormack Place, September 15-18

Visit Agilent Technologies in Room W-175B where we’ll be showcasing our latest LTE, WiMAX™, WLAN, HSPA, Femtocell, and MIMO solutions!

Join us for refreshments and mingle with our experts while you explore the test and measurement capabilities of our:

  • Design Simulation Tools
  • Signal Generation and Analysis Tools
  • Network Analysis Tools
  • Protocol & Device Validation Test Solutions with our partner Anite
  • Drive Test Solutions
  • Handheld tools for Spectrum Analysis / Cable Antenna Test
  • IP Network Device and System Test Solutions

The room will be open:

  • Wednesday, Sept 16, 12:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Thursday, Sept 17, 9:00am – 5:00pm

Register for our complimentary lunch and tutorials on:

LTE Transmitter/Receiver Design & Measurement Challenges.  This paper is focused on  LTE power and spectral characteristics and measurements, both in the time and frequency domains, as well as LTE digital demodulation analysis using a vector signal analyzer. It also will discuss LTE eNB receiver conformance tests as well as presents common RF rront end measurements.

 10 Things You Should Know About MIMO .  Spatial multiplexing and diversity techniques can incorporate multiple antennas and multiple receivers and require complex encoding of the channels, understanding fundamental concepts of MIMO and the types of measurements necessary to determine MIMO performance is critical to the success of LTE.  This paper covers system operation, signal transmission and recovery, as well as single and multiple input measurements.

Challenges & Considerations for Successful LTE/SAE Development & Deployment. Among the challenges posed by LTE and SAE are those involving the tasks of verifying operation and characterizing performance in an environment of rapidly changing standards.  Some aspects of the LTE/SAE architecture simplify network configuration, yet this simplification creates complexities for testing and optimization. As more intelligence moves to the edge of the network, key Radio Resource Management (RRM) functionality collapses into the eNB. This paper addresses the need to understand the basic concepts of LTE and examines some of the challenges that LTE/SAE brings.

 Wireless Drive Test Deployment Optimization for HSPA+, Mobile WiMAX and LTE Networks. WiMAX deployments are accelerating. LTE trials are well underway with the first commercial deployments planned for early to mid 2010. Do you have the RAN troubleshooting tools necessary for a successful 4G rollout? This paper presents the latest capabilities of Agilent’s proven E6474A Drive Test platform to efficiently deploy Mobile WiMAX networks. For those moving to LTE in new RF bands, explore the latest efficiency improvements in identifying and isolating interference sources during the spectrum clearing phase of your trial or commercial network rollouts. Validate propagation models and confirm network designs.

September 16  

      12:00 pm – LTE Tx/Rx Design and Measurement Challenges

      1:00 pm – 10 Things You Should Know About MIMO

September 17

      12:00 pm noon – Challenges & Considerations for Successful LTE/SAE Development & Deployment

      1:00 pm – Wireless Drive Test Deployment Optimization for HSPA+. Mobile WiMAX and LTE Networks

Each session is approximately one hour.    Additional Information:

August 5, 2009

Latest from Agilent Email Updates features LTE

Filed under: Application Notes,LTE — janetsmithagilent @ 5:35 pm


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