27 Jun 2012
Tata Elxsi selects Ixia to validate LTE small cell software suite
Ixia has announced that Tata Elxsi has selected Ixia to validate its new LTE small cell software suite used in low-cost LTE home eNodeBs and enterprise femtocells and picocells.
Ixia’s IxCatapult test solution helps Tata Elxsi optimise the software suite functionality and performance and will ensure Tata Elxsi provides high quality advanced features to its global customers.
Tata Elxsi’s LTE small cell software suite enables system-on-chip (SoC) based implementations, including L1, L2/L3 and radio integration. The protocol stack for layer 2 and 3 is specially designed for small cell functionality and has several improvements and optimisations to suit SoC architecture requirements.
The IxCatapult test system was used to fully validate the functionality and performance of Tata Elxsi’s LTE small cell software implementation.
By emulating LTE user equipment and generating both control plane and user plane traffic, the IxCatapult system is able to ensure software functionality, performance, error handling and resiliency.
Improved performance over macro cells is an important market driver for femto, pico and micro cell access points – Ixia’s solution validates the readiness of LTE small cell devices to provide high quality services such as live conversational video.
Ixia’s wireless test solutions offer complete end-to-end performance testing of 3G and 4G wireless networks with a unique focus on subscriber modelling, QoE metrics and multi-dimensional tests for capacity planning.
Ixia tests all LTE eNode B variants, from femtocell access points to macrocell base stations, by emulating all surrounding nodes – including thousands of UEs/mobile subscribers, adjacent eNodeBs, the mobility management entity (MME) and the evolved packet core (EPC).
Tata Elxsi offers fully integrated reference designs for 3GPP Release 8/9 LTE base stations on various silicon platforms, comprising of layer 2/3 and layer 1 integrated with radio.
Tata Elxsi has a team of over 400 software and system engineers that allow Tata Elxsi customers to quickly implement the software across different silicon platforms, enabling rapid product deployment and speeding time-to-market.
“Tata Elxsi offers customers a full-featured solution for small cells and a strong professional services team that can help them take it to market quickly,” said Nitin Pai, vice president, marketing at Tata Elxsi. “Ixia’s IxCatapult helps Tata Elxsi ensure high product quality and performance in our LTE small cell software suite.”
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