|Tektronix Provides World's Most
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November 6, 2006
Partnership With LitePoint Yields New WiMAX Test Capabilities With
RSA-IQWIMAX Software for RSA3408A Real-Time Spectrum Analyzers
Beaverton, OR -- Tektronix, Inc. (NYSE: TEK - News), a leading
worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation,
announced RSA-IQWIMAX demodulation and analysis software, part of a
comprehensive test set to find and solve WiMAX design problems.
RSA-IQWIMAX software is a new application specific test tool for
characterizing and troubleshooting WiMAX device designs utilizing a
Tektronix RSA3408A Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer and is the result of a
partnership between Tektronix and LitePoint. With RSA-IQWIMAX and the
RSA3408A, engineering teams will be able to more quickly detect,
diagnose and resolve design issues improving time to market for WiMAX
end-user products, including consumer electronics, computers and
spectrum and modulation measurements on OFDM and OFDMA signals in
accordance with IEEE 802.16-2004 (fixed) and IEEE 802.16e- 2005 (mobile)
WiMAX standards. The RSA3408A captures intermittent or random events
that other solutions will miss enabling engineering teams to detect,
diagnose and resolve design issues more quickly. The combination of
RSA3408A Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer with RSA-IQWIMAX software is the
world's most powerful WiMAX R&D test solution, enabling engineers to
perform needed time-, frequency-, and modulation-domain measurements to
decompose signals and uncover anomalies, and generate in-depth analysis
for troubleshooting WiMAX devices at the design stage.
"With digital RF technology accelerating the move to packet oriented
network technologies like WiMAX, packet collisions and spurious signal
detection becomes much more complex. In addition, WiMAX services may be
sharing spectrum with other services operating asynchronously making
interference detection very difficult but critical to proper operation.
The RSA3408A with its unique ability to trigger, capture, and analyze
transient RF phenomenon is an ideal tool for WiMAX designers," said Rick
King, Vice President, Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer product line,
Tektronix. "The RSA3408A combined with the spectrum and modulation
measurement capabilities provided by RSA-IQWIMAX software creates a
highly-efficient and effective test set, providing WiMAX research and
development engineers the world's fastest time to market for new
component and module designs."
RSA-IQWIMAX analysis software is used on an external PC connected to the
RSA3408A by Ethernet or GPIB. Optionally, an engineer may load captured
data and analyze the results offline. Test results from the RSA3408A and
RSA-IQWIMAX software can be tightly integrated with LitePoint's IQmax(TM)
WiMAX Test System to form an integrated end-to end test solution from
R&D through manufacturing test. The single-box IQmax Test System can
test critical physical layer radio parameters for developers, volume
manufacturing test and quality assurance (Q/A) stations at the lowest
possible cost. Using Tektronix' RSA-IQWIMAX and the LitePoint IQmax
WiMAX Test System, R&D and production teams can share common test
algorithms and data formats, reducing production ramp-up time in
"Through our work with Tektronix, we are extending our successful value
chain approach for complete test solutions further into R&D," said Dr.
Benny Madsen, CEO of LitePoint. "WiMAX design, test, manufacturing, and
QA professionals who are concerned with lowering test costs, faster test
times, higher yields, better product quality, and faster time to market
will find benefits from the LitePoint and Tektronix collaboration. The
combination of Tektronix' RSA-IQWIMAX and RSA3408A Real-Time Spectrum
Analyzers with the LitePoint IQmax WiMAX Test System provides companies
with the world's most powerful end-to-end WiMAX test solution."
The Tektronix RSA3408A plus RSA-IQWIMAX and the LitePoint IQmax WiMAX
Test System address physical layer test needs from R&D through
manufacturing test. This complements the recent announcement from
Tektronix for the K1297-G35 WiMAX solution (see the October 24
announcement: Industry's First Mobile WiMAX Functional Protocol
Monitoring Tool Launched by Tektronix), the telecommunications
industry's first protocol monitoring platform for functional testing of
WiMAX products that are based on the IEEE 802.16e-2005 standard. The
K1297-G35 WiMAX solution for Mobile WiMAX equipment helps to bring WiMAX
out of the labs and into live networks. The complete offering spans R&D
through to deployment.
Ordering and Availability
The new RSA-IQWIMAX demodulation and analysis software is available now
for $9,000 U.S. MSRP. RSA-IQWIMAX software, the RSA3408A Real-Time
Spectrum Analyzer, and the K1297-G35 are available from Tektronix. The
LitePoint IQmax WiMAX Test System is available from LitePoint.
About Tektronix, Inc.
Tektronix is a leading supplier of test, measurement, and monitoring
products, solutions and services for the communications, computer, and
semiconductor industries -- as well as military/aerospace, consumer
electronics, education and a broad range of other industries worldwide.
With 60 years of experience, Tektronix enables its customers to design,
build, deploy, and manage next-generation global communications
networks, advanced and pervasive technologies. Headquartered in
Beaverton, Oregon, Tektronix has operations in 19 countries worldwide.
Tektronix' Web address is www.tektronix.com .
About LitePoint Corporation
LitePoint Corporation based in Sunnyvale, California, designs, develops,
markets, and supports advanced wireless test solutions for developers
and marketers of branded wireless products, for consumer electronics and
contract manufacturers, and for wireless IC designers. By leveraging its
in-house expertise in the design of wireless systems and ICs, LitePoint
has developed innovative test solutions to assure product conformance to
specifications, interoperability with other compliant products, and
overall product quality. LitePoint's test products address both R&D and
high-volume production, providing its customers with superior ROI,
accelerated time-to-market, improved manufacturing yields, improved
product quality, and increased profitability.
For more information, visit LitePoint at www.litepoint.com .
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