Aeroflex launched an LTE version of its TM500 multi-handset (multi-UE) test mobile equipment.
Up to 32 LTE handset UEs are provided in one multi-UE test mobile, which simplifies complex tasks such as functional network testing with multiple UEs and performance measurement of resource scheduling algorithms, Aeroflex said.
According to Aeroflex, an LTE cell can be loaded with multiple UEs using a repeatable time profile in a controlled test environment.
All 3GPP UE categories will be supported with maximum aggregate data rates of up to 75 Mbps on the uplink and 300 Mbps on the downlink, Aeroflex said.
The TM500 LTE Multi-UE provides the ability to operate multiple UEs on the same test platform using a single point of control.
In addition to functional multi-UE testing, the use of the same test platform enables specific tests that require UE co-ordination for which it is not feasible to use independent handsets, Aeroflex said.
Such tests include contention between UEs attempting to access the network together and the ability to check a network's response if multiple UEs behave unexpectedly or abnormally together.
Aeroflex said it has won a contract to supply a major infrastructure equipment vendor with the TM500 LTE Multi-UE test mobile.