CommAgility supports scalable 5G network tester for Viavi

The TM500 is a scalable test system for validating the performance of cellular networks, including 3GPP 4G, 4.5G, and 5G. CommAgility is supporting Viavi Solution in the 5G TM500 network tester. The system tests network performance as experienced by end users, across multiple cells and different radio access technologies.

Virtually all 4G and 5G base stations have been validated using the Viavi TM500, said Evan Gray, vice president product management at Viavi. CommAgility has supported TM500 with the development of 4G solutions since 2007.

He continued that the latest module has enabled the company to streamline the development process to upgrade the TM500 to 5G.

“We’re delighted to extend our long relationship with Viavi by providing signal processing cards for their 5G base station test systems,” said Edward Young, vice president and general manager at CommAgility. “By incorporating our standards-based processing boards they have been able to streamline development, and to focus efforts on customer requirements,” he added.

CommAgility’s hardware provides signal processing and flexible I/O options enabling OEMs to bring 5G products to market quickly. Baseband processing and RF cards include Texas Instruments SoCs from four to 16 DSP cores and Xilinx high-density Virtex-7 and Kintex-7 FPGAs, in a variety of form factors including AMC and VPX. The modules also provide fast, flexible I/O including Gen2 RapidIO, Gigabit Ethernet and PCI Express.

Viavi provides network test and monitoring equipment to communications service providers, enterprises, network equipment manufacturers, civil, government, military and avionics customers, supported by a worldwide channel community including Viavi Velocity Partners.

CommAgility designs and manufactures RF and microwave components, modules, systems and instruments for the wireless, telecommunication, satellite, military, aerospace, semiconductor and medical industries.

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