TEKTRONIX UNVEILS G35 LOW-COST PROTOCOL ANALYZER UNIT.Tektronix Communications, Richardson, Texas Richardson is a suburb in Dallas County and Collin County, Texas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 91,803, while according to a 2006 estimate, the population had grown to 99,200. , a leading worldwide provider of communications network management and diagnostics test solutions, has announced the successful deployment of its powerful protocol analysis solution for effective and efficient development test of femtocell access point elements.
Customers seeking to develop femtocell technologies can use the G35 protocol analyzer to provide simulation and emulation of key elements of their femtocell designs including UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) The GSM implementation of the 3G wireless phone system. Part of IMT-2000, UMTS provides service in the 2 GHz band and offers global roaming and personalized features. core network interfaces over IP such as Iu-CS and Iu-PS, allowing a significant reduction of both cost and footprint of their labs' infrastructure as network elements can be effectively replaced by the test unit.
Femtocells, also known as personal base stations, have the potential to transform communications by making mobile devices the tools of choice, even in home settings. Tektronix' G35 protocol analyzer provides a comprehensive platform for functional testing of a wide range of interfaces for femtocell and all the latest mobile technologies.
In the past 18 months, femtocell technology has developed into a 'real world' technology that will work with any existing GSM or UMTS device and provide seamless handovers for voice and data services from public mobile to femto networks inside buildings. Femto uses existing technology but in a highly integrated, smaller form eliminating the need to change phones, networks or services and services that have fixed-line prices which present a real challenge to the fixed line service providers.
Tektronix' G35 provides protocol simulation, emulation and monitoring in a single, cost-effective unit that has already enabled the successful evolution from 2G to 3G and now to next generation wireless standards such as LTE (Long Term Evolution) See 3GPP. and Mobile WiMAX all around the world. The solution will meet network mobile equipment manufacturers and service providers' needs for powerful simulation capabilities for their development test environment, including simulation of voice and video over IP in a single, cost-effective solution.
"As a first-to-market provider of mobile test, Tektronix has been providing functional and load test solutions for 3G, mobile WiMAX and HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) See HSPA. technologies that address critical issues for our customers," said Richard Kenedi, General Manager, Functional & Load Diagnostics, Tektronix Communications. "We have applied in-depth knowledge and expertise to our femtocell test solutions. During the past months, we have helped customers create efficient femtocell test procedures, allowing them to validate functionality and performance of femtocells for seamless interaction with the public 3G network, a prerequisite for the success of this exciting new technology."
About Tektronix' G35
The G35 provides protocol simulation, load generation and monitoring capabilities in one integrated system. It's modular, high performance hardware and software platform allows for functional and load testing of all technologies in mobile communication such as GSM, GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) The first high-speed digital data service provided by cellular carriers that used the GSM technology. GPRS added a packet-switched channel to GSM, which uses dedicated, circuit-switched channels for voice conversations. , EDGE, CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) A method for transmitting simultaneous signals over a shared portion of the spectrum. The foremost application of CDMA is the digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800 MHz band and 1.9 GHz PCS band. , CDMA2000, UMTS, TD-SCDMA TD-SCDMA Time Division Synchronous Code Division Multiple Access , WiMAX and LTE.
About Tektronix Communications
Tektronix Communications provides network operators and equipment manufacturers around the world an unparalleled suite of network diagnostics and management solutions for fixed, mobile, IP and converged multi-service networks. This comprehensive set of solutions support a range of architectures and applications such as LTE, fixed mobile convergence Seamless switching between cellular and local networks for mobile users. The goal is to have a handset that switches automatically from the cellular network to the local, wireless Wi-Fi network when entering a building in order to save cellphone minutes. , IMS (1) See IP Multimedia Subsystem.
(2) (Information Management System) An early IBM hierarchical DBMS for IBM mainframes. IMS was widely implemented throughout the 1970s under MVS and continues to be used under z/OS. , broadband wireless access, WiMAX, VoIP and triple play, including IPTV (Internet Protocol TV) Also called "TV over IP," IPTV delivers scheduled TV programs and video-on-demand (VOD) via the IP protocol and digital streaming techniques used to watch video on the Internet. . Tektronix Communications is headquartered in Richardson, Texas.
For more information, visit http://www.tek.com/communications or call 469/330-4405.