LTE Testing

LTE test equipment rental provides an excellent temporary solution to testing to standards that are in flux. Indeed in a number of areas the current development and implementation of LTE systems is running ahead of the formal 3GPP specifications. There are also gaps in the current specifications leading to a further need for flexible testing solutions provided by the rental of LTE test tools.

LTE (Long Term Evolution) is the project name of a new high performance air interface for cellular mobile communication systems. It is the latest step toward the 4th generation of radio technologies designed to cost effectively increase the capacity and speed of mobile telephone networks. Though LTE is marketed as 4G, it does not fully comply with the IMT Advanced 4G requirements. LTE is a set of enhancements to the Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) which will be introduced in 3GPP Release 8. Much of which will focus on adopting 4G mobile communications technology, including an all-IP flat networking architecture.

The LTE specification provides downlink peak rates of at least 100 Mbps, an uplink of at least 50 Mbps with RAN round-trip times of less than 10 ms. In addition it supports scalable carrier bandwidths, from 20 MHz down to 1.4 MHz and supports both frequency division duplexing (FDD) and time division duplexing (TDD).

 

Livingston provides a range of equipment that can help developers, installers and operators measure and therefore manage their network elements to achieve the required service and performance levels:

Livingston advantages of renting

 

 

LTE Test Equipment

Drive Test

MIMO Test

Network Analyser

Protocol Analyser

Signal Analyser

Signal Generator

Aeroflex
TM500 LTE Multi-UE

R&S
AMU200A Baseband Signal Generator and Fading Simulator

Agilent Technologies
E5071C ENA Network Analyzer

R&S
CMW500

Agilent Technologies
EXA Signal Analyser
N9010A

Aeroflex
3410 Series Digital RF Signal Generator

Aeroflex
TM500 LTE Test Mobile

Spirent
VR5 Spatial Channel Emulator

Agilent Technologies
N5241A PNA-X Microwave Network Analyzer

Spirent
AirAccess Wireless Network Emulator

Agilent Technologies
MXA Signal Analyser
N9020A

Agilent Technologies
E4438C ESG Vector Signal Generator

Ascom
TEMS Investigation

 

Agilent Technologies
N9912A FieldFox RF Analyzer

Spirent
SR5500 Wireless Channel Emulator

Agilent Technologies
PXA Signal Analyser
N9030A

Agilent Technologies
N5106A PXB Baseband Generator and Channel Emulator

Nemo
Outdoor

 

Agilent Technologies
N9923A FieldFox Handheld RF Vector Network Analyzer, 4/6 GHz

 

 

Agilent Technologies
N5182A MXG RF Vector Signal Generator

R&S
ROMES4

 

 

 

 

R&S
AMU200A Baseband Signal Generator and Fading Simulator

Cable / Antenna Test

Spectrum Analyser

Scanner

UE Test

Other

R&S
EX-IQ-Box Digital Signal Interface Module

Agilent Technologies
N9330A

Agilent Technologies
EXA Signal Analyser
N9010A

PCTel EX 2600/800

Aeroflex
7100 LTE Digital Radio Test Set

Agilent Technologies
66300 Series mobile communications DC source

R&S
SMBV100A Vector Signal Generator

Agilent Technologies
N9912A FieldFox RF Analyzer

Agilent Technologies
N9912A FieldFox RF Analyzer

PCTel EX LTE

Agilent Technologies
E6621A PXT Wireless Communications Test Set

Agilent Technologies
P-Series Power Meters
N1912A + N1921A

R&S
SMJ100A Vector Signal Generator

Anritsu
S331D/E

R&S
FSG Signal Analyzer

PCTel EX LTE 700/2100

 

 

R&S
SMU200A Vector Signal Generator

Anritsu
S332D/E

R&S
FSQ Signal Analyzer

R&S
TSMW

 

 

 

Anritsu
S820D

R&S
FSV Signal Analyzer

 

 

 

 

 

R&S
FSVR Signal Analyzer

 

 

 

 

 

Part of the LTE standard is the System Architecture Evolution, a flat IP-based network architecture designed to replace the GPRS Core Network and ensure support for, and mobility between, some legacy or non-3GPP systems such as GPRS and WiMax respectively.

For many manufacturers and operators it will be essential to gain early test, debug and validation of the new features of the specification. These include MIMO, HARQ, 64QAM in the radio network. There will also be significant differences between the new E-UTRAN and the existing UTRAN architecture as in E-UTRAN much of the radio resource management is devolved to the eNodeB (base station) which will now connect directly to the core network. LTE test equipment  rental provides a wide variety of solutions covering the air interface through to the core network to allow flexible measurement and tuning of solutions.

Livingston provides a range of equipment that can help installers and operators measure and therefore manage their network elements to achieve the required service levels:

  • Rent as long as you need the equipment
  • Only quality brands
  • No hidden costs
  • If equipment goes faulty, replacements will be supplied within 24hrs
  • When you have finished with the equipment, give us a call and we will arrange collection
 

  

Below are some application notes from some of our key suppliers along with some of the  equipment that we have to support this application. If you do not find what you are looking for then please give us a call as we are always interested in find solutions to your needs:

 

 LTE testing products available for rental:

 

Aeroflex 7100

LTE Radio Test Set

Agilent Technologies E6651A

Mobile WiMAX™ Test Set

Agilent Technologies N9010A-526

EXA Signal Analyzer

Agilent Technologies N9020A

MXA Signal Analyser

Agilent Technologies N9030A-526

PXA 26.5GHz Signal Analyser

Agilent Technologies N9330A

Cable and Antenna Tester, 25 MHz to 4 GHz

Anritsu MD8430A

LTE Signalling Tester

Anritsu S331D

Cable & Antenna Tester - Site Master (25 - 4000 MHz)

Anritsu S332D

Cable & Antenna Tester - Site Master (25 - 4000 MHz) with Spectrum Analyzer

Anritsu S820D

Cable & Antenna Tester - Site Master (25 MHz - 20 GHz)

Ascom TEMS Investigation Professional

Air Interface Test Tool

ETSA PVER506001

Wimax Radio Coverage Transmitter

Nemo Technologies Outdoor

Outdoor Drive Test Software

PCTel EX 2600

SeeGull EX LTE Scanning Receiver

Rohde & Schwarz CMW500

Wideband Radio Communication Tester

Rohde & Schwarz TSMW

Universal Radio Network Analyzer

Livingston provides a range of equipment that can help installers and operators measure and therefore manage their network elements to achieve the required service levels:

  • Rent as long as you need the equipment
  • Only quality brands
  • No hidden costs
  • If equipment goes faulty, replacements will be supplied within 24hrs
  • When you have finished with the equipment, give us a call and we will arrange collection

 

Livingston advantages of renting