Rohde & Schwarz and Signalion score an industry first with full HD video streaming over LTE - including RF tests in the uplink

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At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Rohde & Schwarz and Signalion raised the bar for LTE test and measurement by demonstrating full HD video streaming over LTE. Using the SORBAS test user equipment (UE) and the R&S CMW500 wireless tester, the two T&M specialists achieved an extremely high data rate of 25 Mbit/s.

For the first time, the streaming server of the R&S CMW500 used 64QAM modulation to transmit the data packets to the SORBAS test UE, which sent the received HD video to a PC with a display. In another LTE test innovation, in parallel with downstreaming data, the SORBAS test UE sent data to the R&S CMW500 via an LTE uplink to allow RF measurements.

The R&S CMW500 wideband radio communication tester from Rohde & Schwarz is an all-in-one solution that covers all phases of development and production. Its LTE implementation features layers 1 to 3 in the protocol stack, all of which meet the specifications of 3GPP eUTRAN release 8 up to category 4. In addition, the general-purpose tester offers scalable channel bandwidths from 1.4 MHz to 20 MHz. All 3GPP frequency bands up to 6 GHz are supported.

Signalion's SORBAS LTE test UE is an all-in-one solution for testing the air interface of LTE base stations in all phases of development. It features layers 1 to 3 compliant with 3GPP specifications. In addition, it provides all the important characteristics of an LTE wireless device in combination with wide-ranging test, tracing and logging functions. This makes it a comprehensive solution that fulfills all requirements for function, load and capacity tests on LTE base stations.

About Rohde & Schwarz

Rohde & Schwarz is an independent group of companies specializing in electronics. It is a leading supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, broadcasting, radio monitoring and radio location, as well as secure communications. Established 75 years ago, Rohde &

Schwarz has a global presence and a dedicated service network in over 70 countries. It has approx. 7500 employees and achieved a net revenue of € 1.4 billion (US$ 1.9 billion) in fiscal year 2007/2008 (July 2007 to June 2008). Company headquarters are in Munich, Germany.

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About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis.
The company's 20,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $5.4 billion in fiscal 2007.

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