Renesas Mobile Corporation and Anritsu Deliver First MIMO Test Cases Approved by 3GPP

12 Aug 2011

TOKYO, Japan, August 12, 2011 — Renesas Mobile Corporation a premier supplier of advanced cellular platforms and Anritsu today announced that their industry leading collaboration in certification has developed and validated MIMO test cases which have been accepted by 3GPP (RAN5). Whilst MIMO has been available in the networks and some initial products are available, there have been no official certification requirements in place to ensure interoperability and consistency of the benefits of MIMO technology. With this approval, product acceptance by the mobile industry and operators can be put on a firmer footing which is essential as we move into wider market deployment of MIMO technology. The main benefits of MIMO technology are in bringing an improved user experience, from increased throughput, and higher network capacity for the operator.

 

Test case verification has been a long-term key strength of the Renesas Mobile modem team and at Nokia they created many of the 3GPP test cases working closely with Anritsu, the leading test system manufacturer, and others. Anritsu is the first test system manufacture that has implemented and validated the data and signalling MIMO test cases. The use of test cases is a key feature of the development process in Renesas Mobile which results in faster product approval and hence quicker time to market for our customers by ensuring that customers receive the maximum benefit from the industries investment in conformance test cases. Renesas Mobile products support MIMO as well as DC-HSPA+.

 

“Our industry leading collaboration in certification has been a core focus of our approach to product development since our days as part of Nokia Wireless Modem.” said Heikki Tenhunen Senior Vice President. “Our customers see the benefit through faster product approvals and the operators gain assurance on the quality and maturity of the resulting handsets.”

 

“Collaborating with leading modem teams has meant that we have been able to be the first to introduce cutting edge and complicated test cases.” said Mike Lee R&D director, from Anritsu. “Anritsu's flexible and fully featured systems allow the industry to prove the compliance of new features such as MIMO and expedite its delivery by chipset manufacturers.”

 

About Renesas Mobile Corporation

Renesas Mobile Corporation (RMC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723) and offers advanced and innovative products and services for mobile phones, car infotainment solutions, consumer electronics and industrial applications. Renesas Mobile's mission is to develop, productize and deliver communications centric semiconductor chipsets and complete hardware and software platforms built on these chipsets to meet the needs of our customers in these markets. Renesas Mobile provides complete cellular chipset platform solutions including powerful applications processors, leadership and industry reference cellular modems, highly integrated radio frequency devices and intelligent power management solutions. Renesas Mobile offers our customer complete system and software expertise to develop flagship devices more rapidly.

 

About Anritsu

Anritsu Corporation (www.anritsu.com) has been a provider of innovative communications solutions for more than 110 years. The company's test and measurement solutions include wireless, optical, microwave/RF and digital instruments, operations support systems and solutions that can be used during R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed devices for design into communication products and systems. With the addition of OSS monitoring solutions it has expanded its offering to provide complete solutions for existing and next-generation wireline and wireless communication systems and service providers. Anritsu sells in over 90 countries worldwide with approximately 4,000 employees.

 

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