A new system for testing the next generation of 4G phones that use Voice-over-LTE technology has been developed by Agilent Technologies and Brüel & Kjær.
“The Agilent and Brüel & Kjær solution enables operators and smartphone developers to make highly reliable and integrated Voice-over-LTE audio quality measurements,” said Andy Botka, Vice President and General Manager of Agilent's Microwave and Communications Division.
The system uses Brüel & Kjær’s PULSE analyser platform coupled with a Brüel & Kjær Head and Torso Simulator (HATS), and interfaces it with Agilent’s PXT wireless communications test set.
“The performance of our measurement systems relies heavily on the capability of the test equipment we support, so we are pleased to announce that, in working closely with Agilent, we now offer this complete Voice-over-LTE audio quality test solution to our customers,” said Lars B. Nielsen, Brüel & Kjær’s Telecom & Audio Market Manager.
Transporting voice over a packet-based LTE cellular infrastructure poses challenges that make voice-quality testing essential. The Agilent and Bruel & Kjaer solution combines standards-based test methods with real-world base station emulation, RF testing and functional testing into one unit, to ensure that the next generation of Voice-over-LTE phones meet user's expectations.
Brüel & Kjær’s PULSE analyser platform and HATS system support testing based on commonly used international standards such as ITU-T P.862 PESQ, 3GPP2 and 3GPP audio test specifications.
More information about Agilent's wide range of LTE measurement and analysis solutions is available at agilent.com/.
And further information about Brüel & Kjær’s telecom solutions is available at bksv.com/.
About Brüel & Kjær
Brüel & Kjær is a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of sound and vibration measurement systems. Brüel & Kjær helps its customers measure and manage the quality of sound and vibration in their products and in the environment. Focus areas are aerospace, space, defence, automotive, ground transportation, airport environment, urban environment, telecom, and audio.
Brüel & Kjær has an unparalleled portfolio of sound and vibration equipment, and is a renowned deliverer of innovative instrumentation, including sound level meters, microphones, accelerometers, conditioning amplifiers, calibrators, noise and vibration analysers and software. To see the full range of products and systems, please visit bksv.com
Brüel & Kjær also runs a variety of training courses, from basic introductions to noise and it’s effects to more specialised classes teaching customers how to get the most out of their equipment. Free, online training courses - conducted by our expert engineers - run throughout the year too. For all course registration details visit bksv.com/courses
Brüel & Kjær is a subsidiary of UK-based Spectris plc (spectris.com) which has annual sales of £1.1bn and employs around 7,500 people worldwide across its four business segments.