Renesas Mobile Corporation and Anritsu Deliver First MIMO Test Cases Approved by 3GPP
TOKYO, August 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Renesas Mobile Corporation, a premier supplier of advanced cellular platforms, and Anritsu today announced that their industry leading collaboration in certification has developed and validated MIMO (Multiple Input, Multiple Output) test cases which have been accepted by 3GPP (RAN5). While MIMO has been available in the networks and some initial products are available, there have been no official certification requirements in place to ensure interoperability and consistency of the benefits of MIMO technology. With this approval, product acceptance by the mobile industry and operators can be put on a firmer footing, which is essential as we move into wider market deployment of MIMO technology. The main benefits of MIMO technology are in bringing an improved user experience, from increased throughput, and higher network capacity for the operator.
Test case verification has been a long-term key strength of the Renesas Mobile modem team, and at Nokia they created many of the 3GPP test cases working closely with Anritsu, the leading test system manufacturer, and others. Anritsu is the first test system manufacturer that has implemented and validated the data and signalling MIMO test cases. The use of test cases is a key feature of the development process in Renesas Mobile. This results in faster product approval and quicker time to market for our customers by ensuring that customers receive the maximum benefit from the industries' investment in conformance test cases. Renesas Mobile products support MIMO as well as DC-HSPA+.
(12 August 2011) Contacts (for press only): Renesas Mobile Corporation David McTernan T: +44-7720-598390 Lisa Neitzel Porter Novelli for Renesas Mobile T: +415-975-2265