LTE module tester offers 80 MHz bandwith for RF ICs

March 11, 2014 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Advantest has expanded its T2000 platform with two test modules for RF ICs as they are commonly used in cellphones and WiFi devices. Both are offering a wide bandwidth of 80 MHz, enabling these modules to test according to 802.11ac and LTE-Advanced mobile communications standards.

The modules use vector signal generation (VSG) and vector signal analysis (VSA) software to meet the wide-range modulation challenges presented by today's most advanced portable electronics. Besides their large modulation bandwidth, the modules offer waveform generator software and modulation analysis software for 802.11ac and LTE-Advanced protocols. The modules differ in that the WLS32-A offers 32 ports while the WLS16-A is equipped with just 16 ports.

The products enable customers to establish high-speed testing procedures for high-volume productions. The T2000 platform is flexible and scalable enough to allow customers to change modules and configure the system widely to their needs. Typical customers are integrated device manufacturers, fabless chip companies, and outsourced semiconductor assembly and test foundries.