LTE-Advanced carrier-aggregation compliance verified in HiSilicon chipset

November 26, 2013 // By Graham Prophet
Anite, wireless equipment test specialist, has verified Release 10 LTE-A protocols in HiSilicon’s latest LTE-A chipset, advancing development of LTE-A CA (carrier aggregation) capable devices.

Anite has verified that HiSilicon’s new Balong720 chipset, claimed as the world’s first LTE Cat6 platform supporting 20 MHz + 20 MHz carrier aggregation, conforms to the standard's requirements for higher data rates through combining spectrum resources. HiSilicon is the Chinese semiconductor venture that was formerly the ASIC design arm of Huawei.

Verification was completed using Anite’s Conformance Toolset – a protocol conformance and performance testing solution. The collaboration has resulted in the verification of new 3GPP RAN5 LTE-A CA protocol conformance test cases.

Anite says that it has achieved a number of key industry milestones, such as the first TD-LTE test case verification submissions to 3GPP RAN5 in May 2010 and the industry-first TD-LTE CA test case submissions in July 2013. To date, more than half of all TD-LTE test case verification submissions to 3GPP RAN5 have been provided by Anite using Hisilicon product.