Mobile test set for 3GPP WCDMA release 10 standard

July 15, 2013 // By Julien Happich
Aeroflex' TM500 Test Mobile now features added support for the 3GPP WCDMA Release 10 standard, the latest evolution of the HSPA+ standards, which adds support for MC-HSDPA (Multi Carrier High-Speed Download Packet Access).

This enables a single mobile device to use up to four 5 MHz carriers and MIMO concurrently, across one or two frequency bands, taking the maximum data rate to 168 Mbps.

The TM500 Rel-10 MC-HSDPA L1L2 Test Mobile enables 3G infrastructure equipment manufacturers to perform rigorous testing of their MC-HSDPA base stations, speeding up the development of infrastructure equipment and its deployment in networks.

The new TM500 model provides full implementation of HSDPA Categories 1 - 32, including MC-HSDPA, MIMO, and 64QAM. Support for seamless reconfiguration from one to up to four carriers HSDPA and vice versa is provided via HS-SCCH orders. The flexibility of the TM500 means that Aeroflex is able to support any two frequency bands and any carrier combinations defined in 3GPP Rel-10 or Rel-11. Legacy features from Release 99 to Release 9 are also supported, including HSUPA categories 1-7 and Continuous Packet Connectivity. Layer 1 and Layer 2 test modes are supported now, with Layer 3 support in June and Multi-UE support for up to 64 UEs later in 2013.