Test software verifies LTE small-cell products
Test & Measurement World Staff - October 12, 2012
Aimed at shortening product time-to-market, mimoOn has released mi!SmallCellVeriPHY, a suite of software tools for the verification of 4G LTE small-cell PHY (physical layer) functionality during the product-development phase.
The platform enables developers to revalidate the lower software layers after modifications to the hardware platform, as well as the upper protocol stack to ensure a robust, high-performance end product.
The test suite complements mimoOn’s mi!SmallCellPHY LTE PHY, mi!SmallCellSTACK prototcol stack, and mi!SmallCellSPECTRUM scheduling software. Central to the package is a MAC (media access control) emulator, which provides the necessary functionality to translate and inject test-vector data into the PHY layer. The MAC emulator can be adapted to interface with any Small Cell Forum-compliant MAC-PHY interface. In addition, customers can create their own test vectors or license packages offered by mimoOn for uplink and downlink function testing, uplink and downlink RF conformance testing, and PHY conformance tests.