SANTA CLARA, USA, Jan. 5, 2011:- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced the industry’s first commercially available 4G system design library for 3GPP Release 10 — the W1918 LTE-Advanced library. The new system design library is available as an option to Agilent’s SystemVue 2011.03 release software. Wireless system architects and chipset makers working to provide the 4G network 1-Gbps peak download speed can now use Agilent’s W1918 LTE-Advanced library for earlier verification of physical layer (PHY) algorithms and system performance.

Today’s explosion in smart phones is driving wireless operators to accelerate deployment of 3GPP Release 8 (LTE or 3.9G) networks, in order to deliver an order of magnitude increase in peak user capacity, and the improved user experience it promises. 4G networks such as LTE-Advanced promise to provide this capacity improvement, but they require a higher level of sophistication to deliver the necessary performance improvement.

Key features of W1918 LTE-Advanced library

  • support for new Rel10 features such as contiguous and non-contiguous carrier aggregation (CA) and downlink /uplink enhancements;
  • support for closed-loop coded throughput simulations with up to 8×8 MIMO with fading and active HARQ feedback;
  • simulation-based support for proposed MIMO over-the-air testing with standards-based fading, through optional W1715 MIMO Channel library;
  • overlay support for 3GPP Release 8; and
  • integration with Agilent’s signal generator/signal analyzer families, enabling early R&D validation of both algorithms and hardware.